Category: Buying a Home (7)

PDX Green Team is proud to be certified as ADU Specialists

Portland is leading the country in sustainable housing as well as ADU construction. With specialty training from Earth Advantage, our team is excited to help our clients understand the world of Accessory Dwelling Units.

As our population increases and urban areas become denser, adding additional living space to an already existing property allows for rental income, multigenerational living, and flexibility of housing as an owner’s needs change through the years. The city of Portland is offering incentives for ADU construction, but they are not guaranteed forever. If you are thinking of building an ADU, now is the time! Our team can help answer your questions and connect you with resources to make the goal of building an ADU a reality.

Want to learn more? Here are some wonderful websites and classes that can help!

City of Portland’s Development Services – Our city’s guide to designing, building and permitting your ADU

Accessory Dwellings – A grand source of ADU info compiled by the local expert Kol Peterson

Small Backyard Homes –  A course on ADUs offered by Portland State University

Looking for a home with an already-built ADU? We can help with that too. Give us a call and we’ll help get your search underway.


Bio - Darcie

Darcie’s clients have been known to call her “Eagle Eye” as she pays close attention to all of the little (and big) details throughout the duration of the purchase or sale of their home, from condition issues to ensuring the terms of the contract have been met, it is her goal as a trusted advocate to make her clients feel well cared for.

Darcie brings a unique perspective to the business, with over 12 years experience working as a licensed Portland Realtor, she is also a native Oregonian with a background in the computer science and customer service industries. She prides herself on setting realistic expectations, being a clear and consistent communicator, while laughing and making a somewhat stressful experience as enjoyable as possible.

Darcie enjoys Portland’s vast and vibrant food scene, spending time with her family and working in her garden. She can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying a picnic and a glass of wine with good friends.

Darcie loves the tree-lined streets and grand old homes found in east Portland’s Irvington and Ladd’s Addition, because it reminds her of the South, and feels rich with history.

Designations and Awards: Principal Real Estate Broker, Earth Advantage Accredited, ADU Specialist, Certified Staging Agent, Portland Monthly Magazine 5 Star Realtor, Willamette Week’s Best Real Estate Agent 2016, Multi-Million Dollar Producer


Bio - Hilary

Hilary strives to make your home buying or selling experience rewarding. She proudly works as if each home were her own, and with integrity and respect, she is dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams of owning a little piece of our community.

Hilary has lived in the Portland area for more than 25 years. As a college graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Sociology, she has continued her love of studying people with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate trades. She prides herself in customer care and expert service.

A lover of travel, Hilary enjoys exploring places near and far. From the mossy trails of the northwest to the Big Apple to the ancient ruins of east Asia, Hilary is always up for a new adventure. Although there are so many amazing cities around the world, Hilary thinks that Portland is one of the most vibrant and beautiful places she has ever been to.

In an effort to keep Oregon green, Hilary takes great pride in leading a sustainable lifestyle. She grows fruits and vegetables at home, shops locally, recycles and reuses as much as possible. She believes in driving responsible cars, green building, organic agriculture, supporting local businesses, and voting with your dollar. She runs a sustainable business and would love to help you find easy ways to lower your environmental impact.

She admits, it’s hard to choose just one neighborhood that she most adores, but Hilary loves the SE Portland neighborhood she lives in – Montavilla! With walking trails over an extinct volcano, sunrise Mt. Hood views, a Farmer’s Market, great neighbors, a bustling commercial district with coffee, cafés, cute boutiques, and a beer/pizza/movie theater within a mile, how can you argue? Montavilla rules!

Designations and Awards: Principal Real Estate Broker, Earth Advantage Accredited, Earth Advantage Broker Advisory Board, ADU Specialist, Portland Monthly Magazine 5 Star Realtor, Multi-Million Dollar Producer