About Alison Derse


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Meet Alison

Real Estate Agent

Her name is Alison Derse (pronounced like “mercy’) and she is a Realtor at The Agency. Her love of wide open, green spaces, old homes with charm and character, creative energy, and the totally not over-hyped notion of building community with your neighbors drew her family and her from San Francisco to Portland.

Originally from Los Angeles, she started making her way up north, graduating from UC Davis with honors. From there, she started her career working in Business Development, Partnerships, and Marketing for fast-paced, high-growth tech startups like Yelp, Trulia, and Instacart in SF. The “wear 10 hats at once” mentality taught her the value of meticulous organization, thorough research, the ability to be nimble, and the experience to be an intuitive and strong communicator and negotiator. And most importantly, it’s taught her the value of relationships.

She represents buyers and sellers of all residential property types throughout the greater Portland, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego metros.

She sees herself as a real estate advisor and partner rather than a salesperson and prides herself in being able to patiently guide and educate her clients through each step of a transaction using clear and organized processes. Her commitment to serving clients with the highest level of integrity and dedication has established her as a trusted source for those seeking honest and informed advice about the real estate market.

Her innate ability to build fun and meaningful relationships has led her to real estate. She is a natural matchmaker, she loves connecting her community with jobs, relationships, and friends. This love of matchmaking has quickly snowballed into an organic career shift. She values the friendships that continue after the keys exchange hands.

These days, when she is not working, she loves to cook, entertain friends and family, travel, garden, pilates, Peloton, shop, read, hike, and chase her insane kids!

In the last few years, she has done several major renovations to her own home (demo’d a 750 sqft basement and re-imagined the space completely + demo’d two bathrooms and a yard). Needless to say, she can speak to construction from personal experience and is happy to share her lessons learned (there are many) and local resources with my community.

Whether you’re considering a move, a first-time home buyer, an investor, or selling your home, she’d love to connect and be a strategic resource!

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