Transaction Coordinator - Valerie Darnell

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A genuine interest in people and knack for client care led Valerie to begin her adventures in real estate as a licensed Realtor assistant in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

After relocating to Portland, Valerie gained experience as an office manager at a Portland boutique property management company and aiding in the launch of her husband’s Latin American Food Truck - and now brick and mortar. These positions gave her the skills needed to coordinate the intricate facets of any real estate transaction, from the very beginning to the handing over of keys. Valerie’s fascination for the ever-lively world of real estate and her sincere desire to help people with some of the most important and meaningful decisions of a lifetime, made her perfect for her current position as Home Team’s Transaction and Client Care Manager. Her detail-oriented nature meshes perfectly with the realm of transaction management and she loves the fact that no two deals, nor two days are ever the same. 

Valerie is a native born Oregonian with strong roots in northern California. Compelled by a love for culture 

and language, she studied sociology and later lived in South America. There she taught English, explored, met and courted her Colombian husband. After several years back and forth, she and Carlos now call Portland home. In her free time, she can be found having fun with family and friends, enjoying all the awesomeness that Portland and the great Northwest have to offer. Valerie loves dancing, yoga, dabbling in a multitude of crafts, and coddling her sweet orange tabby cat.


The neighborhood in which you reside? Piedmont

Favorite Portland Restaurant? Paiche

 Best Food Cart? Güero

 Portland's best kept secret?  I really can't say!

Favorite theater pub? Laurelhurst

 Coffee Shop Where you Would Most Likely Work if Not at the incredibly beautiful office space on Division? Heart Coffee Roasters

Dog person or Cat person? Both, but particularly crazy for CATS!