Who we are.


As a banking and finance veteran of more than 25 years in the areas of retail, commercial and private banking, I have successfully managed the relationships of significant clients with individualized, high-touch and complex financial management needs.  By first taking the time to fully understanding their goals and needs I have successfully developed strategies to meet those goals and then deliver them in a manner well beyond their expectations.

It is with this same level of attention to detail and a well honed client services and process management skill set that I look forward to serving the needs of home buyers and sellers. 

For most people, deciding to buy or sell a home is one of the most important financial decisions they will make in life.  And while the average person buys or sells their home every 5 - 7 years, even the most well-seasoned buyer or seller can benefit from working with a sales professional that devotes their everyday efforts on their behalf. 

It is with this devotion that I look forward to serving you soon.


"Michael is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. He kept us updated and fully informed during each step of the home search, offer and purchase closing process. His advice during the purchase negotiation of price and terms was spot on.
With the rapidly changing economic and real estate environment, Michael was highly aware of what was happening in today's current marketplace. In addition, he has excellent knowledge of the local neighborhoods, considerable deal experience and high professional integrity.  Michael clearly distinguishes himself from many of his peers. It was a pleasure working with him and we recommend him without any reservations." Rod and Elsie N, Portland, Oregon (Buyer)

"Michael Kennedy is a very knowledgeable realtor! He loves what he does and he does it very, very well! He doesn’t just sell and find homes he is helping people and families find a perfect home to continue to make memories and to love and nurture each other! We will never use any other Realtor but Michael Kennedy!"  Don and Carol S, Portland, Oregon (Seller)

"Michael stays on top of the listing and sale and helps with miscellaneous items that need assistance.

I don't think you could ask for more from a sales representative on all levels."  Randall G, Happy Valley, Oregon (Seller)

"Michael Kennedy is bar non the best realtor I've ever worked with, and I've worked with several in 40 years of homeowning. Not only did he sell my difficult-to-sell home in Irvington, he then took on a condo I was renovating/selling that had sat on the market for 2 months prior to giving him the contract, and sold it at the very first open house! Give him a raise. Make him president! :-) He's also kind, funny, supportive, and has TONS of staying power and dedication to the project. He's the best!

Again, Michael took this over and sold it at his very first open house. I would have used him initially, but the condo was owned by my brother and he brought in his original realtor, so I had to use him for a bit until giving the contract to Michael. So: several weeks = no sale, ONE weekend with Michael = SALE. The difference was MICHAEL's staging, marketing and salesmanship -- he really got it done.

I found not only the entire staff but ALL of the ancillary services Michael has provided me to be of most excellent caliber. I'm very grateful.

This situation could have been really tough given the earlier sales record on this property. Michael made it a victory! Thank you, Michael Kennedy and Berkshire Hathaway!"  Mary M, Portland, Oregon (Seller)

"After a brief conversation with Michael Kennedy at an open house, and a few follow-up conversations by phone, I knew he was the right agent for me. Michael understands people, their personal struggles; is non-judgmental, professional, and highly intelligent. He has degrees in psychology and business, including an MBA, which makes him a great communicator as well as a knowledgeable businessman.

Michael Kennedy made sure to take on any sales activity that would burden me as a seller, including communication with renters, meeting contractors, following up with contractors by phone and email, persevering when contractors failed to communicate, and even helping me clear out a portion of my home before closing.

I would highly recommend Michael to my friends and family. It was a pleasure working with him. He is kind and humble, but most importantly, I trust him. Not only did he help me sell my childhood home, which was dear to me, he helped me purchase my current home where I am happily residing. Both experiences were overwhelmingly harmonious."  Clare B, Portland, Oregon (Buyer & Seller)

"Michael was available on short notice when I spotted a house I was interested in and we were able to put in an offer on the same day. I would have lost the house otherwise. Additionally he was very patient with all of my many questions and handled the inspection quickly for a seamless close.

Probably most importantly, he was extremely helpful with negotiating the terms of my purchase."  Connie V, Portland Oregon (Buyer)

"Michael Kennedy communicated a clear plan and documentation for marketing the house. He followed through on our agreement, and he kept me updated on the progress.

Michael had positive communication with other realtors, and he kept me advised.

Because no one was living in the house, and I was out of state, he made sure the house was presentable for showing. His taking pride in the home was obvious. I greatly appreciate his commitment. I would recommend Michael Kennedy to sell your house.  Joan Z, Lake Oswego, Oregon (Seller)

"Michael exceeded my expectations. We were in constant communication. He staged the home very well, handled all potential buyers and interested parties professionally and was proactive during each step of the process. I will definitely recommend Michael to others."  Heidi G, Portland, Oregon (Seller)

"Michael has been unfailing patient in responding to my many questions. He consistently recommended properties that fit my rather broad interests and because of this he helped me refine what type of home I was truly most interested in acquiring.

He consistently went above and beyond what one would expect from a realtor. I could have asked for nothing more.

Truly an exceptional professional."  Roy C, New York City (Buyer)

"You where amazing I couldn’t have asked for more"  Justin D, Lafayette, Oregon (Buyer)

"Michael came highly recommended to me by a friend. I was in a desperate situation, having lost a job due to illness and unable to work for several months. It was a very long winter needless to say. I was facing imminent foreclosure and felt I had nowhere to turn.

Finally I decided to try listing my home for sale and consulted my friend / neighbor Jackie. She advised gave me Michael's number and told me to call him right away.

I am so glad I called him. He is top - notch in my book. I was ill prepared , having never sold a home before. I also tend to procrastinate and let's just say it made the process just a bit more stressful than it may have been if I were more proactive.

He walked me through everything, was so patient and nonjudgemental I don't think I could have gone through any of this without him.

I would recommend Michael Kennedy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I'll say it again - he is Top Notch. Bar none."  Peggy R, Portland, Oregon (Seller)

"Michael Kennedy went above and beyond for us many times over the course of the 3 month purchase/selling process, by taking care of random details, like doggy daycare and helping with hauling trash away, etc.  Dave F, Portland (Buyer)

"Michael Kennedy exceeded my expectations by far. I would definitely choose to work with him again, and would probably not even consider anyone else unless Michael was unavailable. He went well above and beyond the call of duty, walking me step by step through purchasing my first home and thoroughly addressing every concern. Absolutely wonderful to work with."  Angela M. Portland, OR (Buyer)