Agent Mary Sue Denninghoff

About Mary Sue

Mary Sue’s work ethic and professionalism, coupled with a natural and infectious joy for living in Portland make her a dream agent. From the moment you meet Mary Sue you’ll understand. She’s smart, funny, and will work night and day to make buying your new home a painless and successful process.

Mary’s Sue’s enjoyment in all things home make her an exceptional realtor.  As clients and friends point out, she loves cooking, gardening, organizing, and (seriously?) even cleaning. Selling houses means knowing everything about being home – something she prides herself in understanding from the inside out. Her former career in corporate publishing and advertising developed the organizational and communication skills that clients appreciate.

When not helping clients find the right home, Mary Sue enjoys spending time with her husband, preparing overly complicated meals, and trying every single fantastic restaurant in Portland.

Mary Sue Denninghoff

Real Estate Broker

Licensed in the State of Oregon

office: 503.238.7617 x103
cell phone: 503.380.1268
fax: 503.234.9511

Words From Mary Sue’s Clients:

“When we bought our first house, Mary Sue walked us through the entire process. She was respectful, helpful and fun! Mary Sue absolutely does what is best for her clients. When we had to sell our house, we knew that she would be our realtor again. She had earned our complete trust! Mary Sue’s easy-going demeanor, professionalism and knowledge, made a difficult process feel easy and manageable – twice!” 

“Mary Sue was my realtor in the winter of 2014.  She is the reason I own my dream home.  I didn’t really know how to “buy” a house, and I feel so lucky that I had Mary Sue’s professional advice, emotional coaching, and experiential knowledge.  She was also patient, and organized.  Like really organized.  People say that its sooo stressful to buy a house, this was not my experience.  Mary Sue basically took care of everything. She had the best recommendations for contractors, and inspectors.  She scheduled the appointments and made all the necessary follow-ups.  I just had to sign my name.”

“It was an absolute joy to work with Mary Sue. We could not ask for a friendlier, more patient, more professional or real person.  She helped us sell our old house and buy our new one, all within a month.  With all the stress and worry that accompany this process, she made it extremely easy for all of us. We have worked with a few realtors before and there are absolutely no comparison with the service we received from Mary Sue and Portland’s Alternative Realtors. We will definitely recommend Portland’s Alternative Realtors when and where ever we can.”

Mary Sue Denninghoff was my realtor extraordinaire!   This was my first home-buying experience and she was just fantastic throughout the whole process.  She really knows the area, knew what I was looking for, and helped me find it!  I cannot thank her enough for everything she did.  Couldn’t have done it without you Mary Sue!  I would recommend her and PAR without hesitation.

We feel so fortunate to have met Mary Sue.  She was such a great asset for us as buyers in a competitive market – a trusted advisor, a persistent advocate, a friend. She helped us through several offers and made what was otherwise an extremely stressful process much more palatable.

Mary Sue is the best realtor I’ve ever worked with.  She helped us buy a home and then sell our other home, and she was completely on top of every little aspect of both processes, including making appointments with inspectors and other people for quotes, looking up or making calls about permit and property information with the city, and keeping us well informed of how things were progressing.  And she has a great personality and good sense of humor to boot! Mary Sue was readily available if we needed to talk to her.  We frequently took one or all three of our kids to look at houses with us and Mary Sue was always welcoming, kind, and patient with them, even of our seven-year-old daughter’s many questions!  We would definitely go back to Mary Sue in the future if we need a realtor in the Portland area again.

“Through both our first-ever home purchase and first-ever home sale, Mary Sue was more like family than realtor. She worked diligently and patiently to find us the right fit in a very competitive market, and helped our home show its best when we decided to move on. Although we were bundles of nerves both times, Mary Sue was reassuring, calm and confident that we’d find the right path, and both times–thanks to her guidance–we did.  Mary Sue is savvy beyond her years, and the extra time she put into our purchase and sale made us feel like we were her only clients. We’ll obviously be using her for our next home purchase in Portland.”

“Just bought our first house with the help of Mary Sue Denninghoff, and it couldn’t have been a better experience.  She was there for us from start to finish.  She met us at all hours (nights and weekends) to help us see all the houses we wanted to see.  She scheduled inspections, took care of repairs, and frankly, took charge when the seller’s agent was a bit less than on top of his game.

Even in a crazy seller’s market, Mary Sue helped us feel calm about the whole process, and with her guidance we ended up with a house we love at a price we can afford.  Could not recommend her or Portland Alternative Realtors more highly.  The one time throughout the whole process that Mary Sue wasn’t able to make it to an appointment, Sebastian filled in and was incredibly helpful as well.  The office staff was professional and friendly.  Do yourself a favor, use Mary Sue and PAR.”