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 My Experience- 

Summa Real Estate Group  & Simply DownsizingBroker since 2005, Lake Oswego, Oregon

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients while leading them through the home buying and/or selling process
* Assist clients identify housing options, and analyze values with comparable market analysis and appraisal techniques.
* Write contracts and negotiate terms and conditions with key individuals.
* Resolve problems with critical thinking and negotiation.
* Organize and file contracts and business correspondence for regulatory compliance.
* Design and create marketing materials for flyers, websites, mailers, and blogs. Monitor current materials as well as web site traffic with statistical systems and database management.


(OpenJoana Olaru

I've known Terri for several years and have always enjoyed her great positive attitude to tackle anything, and perserverence to get the job done. She's a knowledgeable, caring, professional that knows her stuff. I would highly recommend using Terri for your real estate agent.

Johnnie Birch
Software Engineer at Intel

Terri is far from your typical high pressure realtor. Instead of convincing you to buy a home, she insists on making sure you find the right home at an outstanding price. For me, her intuition and knowledge of the Portland real estate market paid dividends. While she is patient and thoughtful, rest assured she is connected and when you're ready to move she will be two steps ahead of you to ensure great results. Whether you're looking for a primary home or an investment, I highly recommend Terri as I truely believe you won't find a more capable and pleasant professional to work with. 


Brian Wagner
Community Arts Coordinator at Oregon Arts Commission

My wife and I worked with Terri in 2010 to find and purchase a home in SW Portland. Because of the problems in the loan industry, the many forclosed and short sale properties on the market, it was like no other house buying experience that we had ever had before. It was more difficult to find a property that did not have added complexities of multiple bank interests etc... Terri did a great job of taking our interests to heart and searching out the right properties for us to tour. When we made the offer on the house she worked patiently with us throughout the process while securing our loan and doing our due didigence on the house. 

About Terri Layton  

I'm a Portland native and have lived in many areas around the metro area.  College started at P.C.C to get my A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. At the same time, I was working for US Bancorp Mortgage and decided Mortgage Lending was more aligned with my interests than becoming a paralegal, so I stayed in the industry for 5 years doing everything from processing to closing and funding loans. 


I became a licensed Oregon Real Estate broker in 2005, and in 2006 received my B.S. degree with a minor in Real Estate Development from Portland State University. 


Now, I enjoy helping others find those great deals, as well as offering my expertise to those that are ready to sell.  I think I've reached my level of success by approaching each home with tenacity and passion as if I were buying or selling my own.  I view homes at their future investment value, not just their present.  


I like to keep my clients informed every step of the way, and I never push anyone in their search for a home.  It is a difficult decision, and you should wait until you walk into THE home and say "This is it!" Your home needs to fit you emotionally as well as financially.  



Higher Education Designations

2006 - "I studied property and market analysis and factors that determine property value. Also learned what it takes to go from dirt to a structure." 
GRI - 2011 - Graduate REALTOR Institute, is a nationally recongnized and considered the nations number one real estate designation. 92 hours of live course instruction in various areas of real estate.  "In todays competitive business environment you need more than just motivation and initiative to succeed."
SRES - NAR'S ACCREDITED SENIOR REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATIVE - 2011 -  A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs. "As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well?" 
ABR - NAR'S ACCREDITED BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE - 2011 -This is the foundation of training, skills, and resources to succeed in todays marketplace as a buyer's representative. -" I learned more effective ways to listen to my clients, put their interests first, and communicate better. This decreases wasted time, and increases my buyers success."
EPro - NAR'S TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION - 2008 -"I learned how to maximize social media technologies and techniques to communicate and market to more consumers online." 
 "These are all just letters without action; It's the action I take that gets me the letters, as well as helping you accomplish your success."