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Chris Balmes PC, GRI, e-PRO and her daughter, Lisa Balmes PC, e-PRO, opened Chris Balmes Properties LLC (CBP) to service the Portland, OR metropolitan area in 2007. CBP has licensed Brokers/Agents in both Oregon and Washington, which will allow the ability and experience to search the entire metro area for a client’s perfect home. We also have a bilingual Broker fluent in Spanish. CBP Brokers/Agents have been involved in many types of real estate; residential, short sales, REO properties, Fannie Mae HomePath properties, HUD properties, commercial, corporate relocation services, rural residential, new construction, investment properties, foreclosures, multifamily, and 1031 exchanges. This gives CBP a superior knowledge of building, remodeling, and maintaining a home. We are a recognized as a National and State of Oregon registered Women/Minority Owned business. Our company is also a HUD certified, which means we can list and write offers on HUD owned properties. CBP has a Property Management and Vacation Rental division as a service for our clients. Adding this service has allowed our clients the opportunity to sell, buy and manage their properties all with Chris Balmes Properties LLC.
The Portland Business Journal named both Chris and Lisa as 2013 Nominees of the Women of Influence List. CBP was also named as #33 Top Minority-owned Business in March 2012 and #55 Top women-owned Business in April 2012. The paper also named CBP as 2009 #12 Top Real Estate Firm., #18 in 2008 and #17 in 2007. This is a phenomenal milestone for us, as we formed the company in March 2007. We appreciate the support of our long time clients, vendors, friends and community for all the support.
2018 PMAR Masters Circle Managing Broker of the Year
"I entrusted Lisa Balmes to handle an extremely sensitive short sale recently. From the very beginning Lisa handled the case like a top notch professional and put my mind at ease. There were a few issues that came about during the process but being the seasoned veteran she is everything got handled efficiently. Lisa Balmes is the type of realty proffesional that provides excellent customer sevice by going above and beyond the call of duty to get the deal done. I would certainly recommend her services to both family and friends."
"Lisa is a rock star! In a matter of just a few weeks she helped us purchase a home, while finding a new broker willing to work with our unique situation. She then turned around and sold our old place in only 24 hours, encouraging us to list at an asking price above what we imagined possible! She was on task and promptly answered our questions, often before we knew to ask, and soothed our nerves with her calm, cool and collected manner. The vast list of professionals she has on her side including brokers, inspectors, movers, tree trimmers, we used without a single regret. Smiles all around when we look back on the entire process. We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa and her team."
--Darcie and Bart
"Lisa was recommended to us by a friend, and we were very happy with the recommendation! She is hardworking and prompt on answering questions or returning inquiries. At each viewing, she was honest about what she saw about the structure of the house, along with remodeling and resale potential. She was amazingly thorough and patient throughout the process, even with all of our nonstop questions! I'll be recommending her to anyone I know looking for a new home!"
- Samantha & Tom
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