“Amanda Newton was truly a pleasure to work with from start to finish! We were first time buyers and definitely nervous about getting into the market. Amanda was so knowledgeable not just about the market but provided us valuable insight into things that as first time buyers we weren’t aware of. This being a huge investment it was crucial for us to have an agent that understood our needs but was also honest and upfront about anything that may be of concern. We really appreciated how patient and attentive she was with us (we had a lot of questions! :slightly_smiling_face: ). She was so on top of everything that it was pretty amazing how smooth and quick the process was. We are now happily in our home and would absolutely recommend Amanda to anyone and everyone that is looking to purchase!”

Rachel Dallas

“Amanda Newton with Marcus Brown Properties helped me buy my home, then unexpectedly sell it a year later. Her attention to detail and vast knowledge of the area and industry helped us greatly in a crazy market as both buyers and sellers. She was on top of every deadline, which allowed us to focus on the other things going on in our lives. Her team takes amazing photos, markets the property and includes the little extras that give your home that extra wow to buyers. Both of our transactions included needed work, and she was able to guide us through repairs, contractors and other contingencies. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Shannon Bryant

“Derek Goude with Marcus Brown did an incredible job helping us purchase our first home in Portland. He really listened to all our needs and was there to help with every step along the way. His knowledge of the business and customer service really blew us away. We couldn’t be more thankful to have him by our side.”


“Don Courtney was absolutely fantastic to work with. He is professional, friendly, honest, and genuine. He does not try to ‘sell’ you and he truly listens to your ‘wants’ during the house hunting process.

We were first time home buyers in the very competitive Portland-area market and I would not want to work with anyone other than Don. He is very knowledgable about Portland and the surrounding areas. He is also totally on your side and will stand up for you as the buyer.”

Julia Kahle

“DJ and the team at Marcus Brown Properties were extremely helpful throughout the entire experience of buying a home for the first time. It’s a big commitment and they were knowledgeable and considerate of all my questions/concerns. We looked at a bunch of houses and DJ always gave me his honest opinion as well as a lot of inside knowledge that I had no idea about. The team at Marcus Brown helped me close on a great house and continued to help during the entire process. Good people. Would definitely come back for their services.”

Joe Stevens

“We had a great experience with Derek Goude . He was always there for us when we had any question that needs to be answered. He worked so hard for us. He went out of his way to make sure we got what we wanted in a house. If we buy another house in the future we would call him again for another home.”

Trent Sanden

“My experience purchasing a downtown Portland Condo through Marcus Brown and with Krista Hilton was absolutely first rate. Everything was tended to meticulously and in a very timely way. I’d list or search with M-B again in a heartbeat.”

James Catterall

“Amanda Newton was incredible at every step along the way. We were searching from out of state and her response to our questions was fast and thorough. Her knowledge of the Portland area is vast and her “facetime” visits to different properties made it easy for us to decide if we needed to fly up for a closer look. We’ve since introduced her to 2 other families that are looking and they are also thrilled with her level of service. She also had contacts with other extremely professional people that helped us sail through our loan. We will use Amanda on all future real estate deals.”

Judy Male

“My wife and I could not have asked for a better realtor experience when we decided to move to Portland. Marcus provided just the right amount of guidance, support and professional attitude though out our home buying experience. His knowledge of the real estate market in and around Portland is second to none. He was fantastic at helping us quickly focus in on what we wanted. When it came to escrow, Marcus and his team did an excellent job navigating us through the process and were always right on top of all tasks. What we can’t recommend enough is the fact that Marcus has and continues to go above and beyond. He has never steered us wrong when he provides contacts, contractors, local professionals. He seems to ensure he is connected to all the best people. You owe it to yourself and your family to meet Marcus if you are planning on buying in Portland.”

fritz boyle

“I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with Don Courtney at Marcus Brown to buy my first house. In Portland’s uber-competitive housing market, Don helped me land not one, but two successful offers…the first weekend I went out looking!! Don is super friendly and low-pressure, with excellent communication and availability and an incredible knack for making a deal. I look forward to calling him the next time I need a realtor!”

Liberty Karp