An Oregon native, Emma grew up in the Eugene area and started a career in banking that spanned 15 years. Emma’s journey in the financial industry led her to Portland, the Bay Area and eventually southern California where she learned a great deal about business, leadership, homes and people.
The desire to get back to her roots, personally and professionally, brought her back to Portland. Emma’s love for design, the City of Portland, its diverse neighborhoods, and working with people to achieve their dreams made getting her real estate license the logical next step. Leveraging her experience in finance and the mortgage industry, Emma is known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability, personal touches and is a skilled negotiator with her client’s best interests at heart. Emma is driven each day by helping her clients find the home of their dreams, educating them throughout every step and making the home buying/selling process enjoyable and successful.
In Emma’s free time she enjoys traveling, decorating her home, making art with re-purposed materials and entertaining her fabulous friends & family.
Words From Emma’s Clients:
“Emma Frazier and Leia Carlton helped my husband and I buy our first home. They are simply the best. Overall, my husband and I were in the market for about 6 months and 8 offers. During that time, Leia and Emma were at our service and ready to help every step of the way. Even though it took us what felt like an eternity to find a home, they never made us feel pressured to do anything we weren’t 100% comfortable with. They negotiated us a great deal, procured what felt like 1,000 bids, and even caught some discrepancies in the loan paperwork during close. But, enough with the boring stuff. These two are fun. If you are anything like me, you will spend hours driving around Portland with your realtor. Do yourself a favor and don’t get trapped in a car with a dud. My husband and I looked forward to seeing Emma each week. There is a variety of competence in Realtors. When you work with Alt PDX you know you are getting the very best and will have fun along the way. I did.”
“As first-time homebuyers, working with Leia and Emma was a fantastic experience. First, we were so fortunate to have two Realtors working on our behalf, and they made a great team. Leia brought a depth of knowledge and experience, and her sage advice and good judgment were greatly appreciated during the offer and repair negotiations. Emma was gracious with her time, walking us through the offer contract line by line, and hunting down every roofing contractor in town to help us get an inspection. Overall, I am so impressed with their responsiveness, professionalism, and attention to detail. They managed all the contractors, tracked every open item, and helped us out every step of the way. The transaction went smoothly, we felt like we were in great hands the entire time, and I am so grateful for all their efforts on our behalf.”
“I chose to work with Portland’s Alternative Realtors because an agent of theirs named Emma Frazier came highly recommended from a friend. I have never been through the process of buying a home before and was terrified. After my initial meeting with Emma, I knew I was in good hands. She paid very careful attention to the details that were important to me in a home and helped sort the signal from the vast noise of the market / RMLS feed. In our searches, I could tell she has a very keen eye for foundation damage, poor workmanship, and a nose for smells that may indicate greater issues. She’s like a real-estate terminator. After we found the place that was right for me, she guided me through the buying process, shielding me from as much of the minutia and heavy back-and-forth typically involved in this process as possible. I travel a lot for work and was barely in town to deal with continuous meetings with inspectors, agents, etc. but Emma took care of it all, boiling down the main points for me with extreme clarity and providing inspection videos. She’s an expert translator of real-estate mumbo jumbo to the average apathetic human, such as myself. Following the purchase, she condensed all remaining work to be done in a nice bulleted list and even offered to set up bids from the trusted contractors she has worked with in the past. I felt a strong kinship with her and knew that she felt personally responsibility for finding the perfect home for me. I couldn’t recommend her and Portland’s Alternative Realtors enough. Nothing but love.”
“It was a pleasure working with Colleen and Emma. Since my husband and I don’t live in Portland, Colleen and Emma were really helpful when we visited to hunt for a rental property. It was a really good experience meeting them, and we liked how they prepared a list of neighborhoods to check out so that we get a sense of the city.
They were organized and responsive throughout the whole buying process. I would highly recommend your business on various social networks. Thank you for following up with us.”
“Emma Frazier was our realtor and she was outstanding. As first-time home sellers, she expertly guided through the complexities of selling a house. She was extremely attentive and responsive and struck a perfect balance between offering her well-informed opinion and empowering us to make the final call on difficult decisions. Emma advocated strongly for our interests in negotiations with the buyer and communicated clearly and promptly throughout the home-selling experience. We recommend her enthusiastically and without reservation!”
“My husband and I were looking to buy our first home in Portland. While still living in San Francisco. Needless to say we were pretty apprehensive about the entire process. However, our amazing realtor, Emma Frazier, made it very easy for us! We saw about 40 houses over the course of one long weekend, which meant we spent a lot of hours “trapped” in the car together, driving all across Portland. Emma was great. She understood what we were looking for and kept our moods high, even when we were starting to give up… When we finally found the house of our dreams, Emma took care of everything! Dealing with inspections, getting bids, negotiating with the seller, and keeping us updated every step of the way. If you’re looking for a realtor in Portland, Emma is your agent!”
“My wife and I found our experience with Emma Frazier from Portland Alternative Realtors to be top notch. We were first time home-buyers and a little intimidated by the process, but she made us comfortable with things from the start. She was also very flexible and able to roll with things when we wanted to buy a house very quickly in our search process, she was available basically at all times during the middle of the Thanksgiving/Christmas season (we closed 12/23) and gave us great advice on staying competitive for a house we really wanted that had multiple offers despite only being on the market a few days, and it seemed like she went out of her way to make the seller aware of our seriousness and promote our interests. Her advice and advocacy for us paid off as our offer was accepted. She was extremely thorough in the escrow/repairs/negotiation process and very consistent with communication even as we settled things amidst holiday travels. Would definitely recommend Emma/Portland Alternative to friends, so no hesitation spreading the word on yelp! We recommend Portland Alternative realtors and Emma Frazier very highly if you are in the market for a home in Portland!”
“Emma and Colleen are the best agents you could possibly ask for. Our relationship started with them when we were moving to Portland from out of state. They bent over backwards to find us the perfect house! They were in constant communication and even would Skype us from houses when we weren’t able to see them! So when it came time to sell that house we knew that there was no one else in PDX that we wanted to work with. They made selling our house a breeze! If you want agents that will go above and beyond for you with all your real estate need then these are the ladies to contact!”