“Sometimes you just have to create what you want to be a part of!” – Geri Weitzman
It was early spring of 2007. There were tremors in the housing markets of California, but no one here worried much about it. Joni and I lived through the February 9, 1971 San Fernando earthquake in Southern California but we never expected anything like that when we moved to Oregon. California is home to earthquakes, even in their housing industry. Their prices routinely grow sky-high, and then get shaken back down to the ground. We’ve learned to ignore it as an inevitable event. Little did we know, within 4 months of our inception the mother of all quakes would shake the nation’s housing industry.
So much for foresight and good judgment! But if we lacked understanding about the size of the sub-prime quake, we did not lack vision and direction for what we knew would be the brokerage of the future. The colonial era of brokerages was past, and the new era was to be built upon a new model, one we called a Professional Cooperative.
We began on the 15th of March, 2007, with six brokers. By March 15, 2008, our first anniversary, our 30th Realtor® joined us making us the largest brokerage in McMinnville, and among the top three for size in the County. But while size may be a commentary on the attractiveness of our model, alone it may only mean we put on a better party!
Our goal has always been to be the brand of choice for our area, the greater Yamhill County area, one of the most beautiful places on the earth! We are accomplishing this with a sterling reputation, which we value more than gold and the highest level of competent service available for our clients. Since the past is the best predictor of the future, we are very optimistic!
Co-Owner & Designated Principal Broker
Managing Principal Broker & Co-Founder
About Bella Casa
Bella Casa Real Estate Group is a professional cooperative of real estate agents who love the Pacific NW and Oregon. Our brokers are licensed to sell anywhere in the state of Oregon but we choose to focus our work primarily in SW Portland, Oregon Wine Country, and the Willamette Valley. We have offices in McMinnville, Newberg, and Silverton, our brokers serve a diverse geographical and demographic areas:
Cities & Suburbs: Portland, Salem, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Canby, Tigard, Tualatin, and more
Small Towns: McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Stayton
Rural towns: Carlton, Yamhill, Dundee, Dayton, Amity, Lafayette, Sheridan, Willamina
We are free from the constraints of a centralized real estate bureaucracy, and we are free to conduct our practices with cutting-edge creativity and the finest personal local service. As a Professional Co-op we enjoy collegial professional relationships which sharpen our skills and challenge us to better, smarter, next generation services for you.
We want your business! We are eager to help you and hope to develop a long-term relationship. We trust we will be able to earn your respect and your personal referrals. That is the pre-eminent mark of a success. Please contact one of our brokers by email, or on his or her cell phone, for immediate response. We encourage you to take time to interview us to make a wise decision about who you will entrust the important tasks of selling your current home or buying your next home.
Bella Casa Real Estate Group