Margaret is a 5th generation Oregonian with decades of experience understanding the history & evolution of this amazing city’s neighborhoods & homes. After starting off with a career in therapy, Margaret became a Realtor in 2009, after buying & remodeling homes in SE Portland helped her find her calling. Combining her passion for working with people, negotiating for their needs & navigating difficult situations gives her enormous pride in her work.
Knowing this city in & out makes Margaret an invaluable resource for people in search of their own, special spot in Portland. Margaret is fiercely protective of her clients, their goals & best interests. She is a trusted fiduciary for her sellers & buyers and honored by all that entails. She views her clients as life-long community members & neighbors. Margaret’s business has grown through referral, from friends telling friends about the knowledge & support she provides. She has sold hundreds of homes in the Portland area while honing a keen understanding of the many moving parts that achieve a smooth & successful transaction from start to finish.
When Margaret is not working, she is restoring her old 1913 Craftsman in the neighborhood that her father grew up in at the base of Mt Tabor, or camping & hiking in her VW van with her two boys plus puppy. Margaret’s favorite activity is finding all the PNW spots in nature with plenty of wifi coverage, because being able to negotiate & send an addendum on the banks of water or deep in the woods, is one of the many things that makes this pocket of the world so magical.
Real Estate Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon
office: 503.238.7617 x 208
cell phone: 503.891.6142
Full disclosure: I’ve known Margaret Gerlt outside of the realtor world for a few years. When I decided it was time to adult-level up and buy a house, I didn’t hesitate to ask Margaret, and oh boy, was I NOT sorry. She was able to take the friend hat off, and put her Realtor hat on during the months we worked together. She is professional, and will unleash her inner lioness when needed. We found the house we wanted pretty early on in the process, but getting to closing was an ordeal (tenant, other agent, sellers…..) and I can’t think of anyone else I’d want in my corner. Margaret is also a lender match-making magician. We’ve lived in our house a week, and I’m already excited to work with Margaret again in a few years time.
“My partner and I worked with Margaret Gerlt and could not give her a higher recommendation! She was thoughtful, prompt, intelligent, and caring. She stuck with us during a difficult negotiation period, even when we decided to walk away from that purchase. She didn’t miss a beat helping us get back out there to keep looking. Margaret got us not one, but two offers accepted under asking. In the end, my partner and I ended up with our dream home in our dream neighborhood! We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor.”