About us

Brian Porter

Thank you very much for visiting my website. I have been a real estate broker in Portland since 2003, and have been a top producing agent for JMA Properties for the past 10 years. I have the experience and skill set to help you buy or sell real estate in Portland, and I am happy working with both sellers and buyers.

A listing agent (works for the seller) is frequently a problem solver. He or she might face questions like... How can we get top dollar for our house on a large lot? Well, a land division might be the answer. I have done this before personally and with my clients. You might be able to sell a house plus a lot, instead of just a lot. What if I need to sell my house in order to buy a new one? You would need to identify the right property and market your home at a competitive price. We help clients navigate contingent sales and offers all the time. It is doable, even in our current market with low inventory.

In addition to being an experienced listing agent, I have worked with hundreds of buyers over the past 17 years. Buyer's agents need to be good at research, and they need to be good listeners. Buyers usually know what they are looking for, but sometimes the right property might not be available. In this case, the strategy might be to build an online profile for the home buyer, and when the right property comes on the market, an automated program will send an email to the buyer immediately. I will listen to your needs and help you find the right house!

I partnered with Amanda Folkestad earlier this year. Between the two of us we will get the job of buying or selling done for you. We have experience with investors, first time buyers, move up buyers, builders, new construction, condos, floating homes, land sales and more. As a team we work together to ensure that your home purchase or sale is clear and goes as smooth as possible. We have a great team of other people we work with as well, including; bankers, inspectors, handymen, contractors and a social media guru.

Feel free to reach out anytime. We are here for you.

Amanda Folkestad

As a Portland native and 3rd generation Oregonian I have extensive knowledge of our beautiful city. I even spent a summer working as a walking tour guide in downtown Portland and the underground tunnel system.

I love what I do. I love working with people to help them achieve their goals of home ownership. I love looking at homes and presenting them for sale. I enjoy staging and helping my clients get the best value. In the past 13 years I have worked with all types of folks and homes including condos, townhouses, land sales, floating homes, new construction and older homes. Now I live in Happy Valley with my family and am a board member at our neighborhood HOA and local public Charter School. I completely understand that life changes quickly and so do our housing needs and I’m a firm believer that we should love where we live. I’m here if you need to downsize, upsize, invest or otherwise.

I partnered with Brian Porter earlier this year. Between the two of us we have tons of experience in the Portland market. We are always available and ready to take your calls and questions. Working as partners has expanded our business and been really fun!

If you are new to the area or have lived here forever please reach out. Call, text or email me today - we can grab a cup of coffee and talk about homes!


Simmi Malhotra

I was born in New Delhi the capital state of India and that is where I got my academic as well as art and performance education . I moved to Portland after marrying a Portland native and have been living here for a decade now.

I worked as a professor in India and at Clatsop community College, Astoria & Seaside OR and taught English literature and Transitions in life, I also worked as the Southeast Asian linguistic consultant at Reed college Portland, I speak, read and write  Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and English. I have worked in front of the camera as an anchor for a health program on Indian TV and worked behind the camera as Assistant Art Director for the movie Life of Pi with Ang Lee and with Justin Kurzel for the Amazon series Shantaram.

I play music, paint in folk style called Madhubani and I am a trained Indian Classical dancer and have studied Ayurveda and Yoga in Rishikesh. I recently joined Brian Porter and Amanda Folkestad as the social media expert or Guru as they like to call it, I am enjoying my work here and am looking forward to helping people find their dream home. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able. But if you need us sooner, feel free to call Brian at 503-810-2219 or Amanda at 503-805-2098 with your questions.