Agent Carla Mink

About Carla

I offer my clients a fun and informative real estate experience. With my ability to truly connect to clients and my exceptional listening skills, I’m able to give a superior level of service. Some clients call me psychic (I wish I was!), but really it’s because I’m paying attention to everything!

I moved to Portland in 1999 and quickly realized that Portland is my place. If you live here you know. If you don’t you’re definitely missing out. I’m truly a die hard Oregonian and helping families find their perfect place to call home is my calling.

Recognize my name? That’s because I owned a retail shop on SE Hawthorne called Mink for almost 13 years. I designed and produced a local eco-clothing line, and served as the Vice President of Hawthorne Business Association.

I love helping clients buy and sell homes! This is truly the perfect career for me.

When I’m not working, I’m checking out the amazing food and drink scene, reading a novel (shout out to all the English majors!), hiking, camping, or playing in the river with my husband and two kids.

Carla Mink

Real Estate Broker

Licensed in the State of Oregon

office: 503.238.7617 x209
cell phone: 503.317.1302
fax: 503.234.9511

Words From Carla’s Clients:

“Carla really understands the market in Portland. I had a different realtor before I hired Carla and the property did not receive a single offer in over four months. After hiring Carla, she rebranded the entire property, had it back on the market within 2-3 weeks and after we listed, I had 4 offers in three days. She truly did an exceptional job from the first interview all the way through to the day it closed. I would highly recommend her for your realty needs.”

“Carla Mink was entirely wonderful in every way.  She was on top of my condo purchase from beginning to end, phoning, texting
and emailing continuously. I thought being out of town would be daunting and impossible in such an endeavor…Carla made
it easy.  She also kept in touch with my daughter in Portland, so the two of them made quite a team.  Needless to say, I will
want Carla to sell this condo for me when the time comes! Can’t wait to meet her.”

“Carla gave us great advice and was always available for a valuable brainstorm whenever we needed her. I highly recommend her!!”

“I had the privilege of working with Carla on two transactions, and I couldn’t have had better representation. First and foremost, Carla listens to her clients and the advice she offers is consistent with their wants and needs. At the outset, Carla described her philosophy and approach as client-focused – her primary goal is to act on your behalf and help guide you in the direction you want to take. True to form, Carla laid out a plan for me based on my wish list and timeline. She created detailed tracking spreadsheets for me and asked how I wanted to engage. Did I want to be involved in every detail, or be more hands off? How frequently and in what form did I want communications? What were the things I considered non-negotiable? Her considerate and thoughtful planning set the tone for our interaction, which was maintained through the transactions. Because one of my transactions was lengthy (by no fault of Carla), I had a lot of time to observe her work style. Carla is skilled at negotiating and a strong advocate for her clients. Even in tense situations, Carla is calm, respectful, and kind. I found that while quick on her feet, Carla is not reactive; she carefully thinks things through and gathers information so she can give you an informed perspective. And she offered creative solutions to challenges – things I never would have come up with on my own. There are a lot of other positives that would turn this review into a novel. I highly recommend Carla and her team at Portland Alternative – they made the buying and selling process a great experience.”

“Carla Mink is an absolute Rockstar. She absolutely knows her stuff, and worked tirelessly to get our deal done right and done fast. I highly recommend her.”

“Carla is an outstanding realtor. She used to own and run a local boutique in Portland and it really shows. Customization and service are her absolute strengths as a realtor. She is always thinking about the exactly right fit for her clients and, once the process becomes more formal, is always at least two steps ahead of what needs to be done next in order to meet deadlines and get the best value. From the first conversation we had with Carla about moving from our condo to a single family home, we were immediately a team of three. Throughout the process she checked in with us regularly and seamlessly tailored her suggestions to our desires. In the time of Covid 19 she was always incredibly conscientious about wearing masks, having hand sanitizer, observing social distancing etc. She was such a delight to work with that we quickly found and purchased an absolute gem of a home at a very reasonable price. She was in fact so good that she is now helping us sell our condo!”