Kate Fulford


Once upon a time, a little girl named Kate used to play Office in her closet using her Dad’s canceled checks, a stapler, a rotary phone and miscellaneous paperwork. My dad was a Realtor and I copied his sales manner on my pretend phone calls. I was destined to be a broker.

I studied Real Estate Finance in college, but a trip to Europe led me down a path of marketing, branding, strategy, and project management for multi-million dollar web design projects.

Then the entrepreneurship bug bit. I opened a successful women’s clothing boutique in San Francisco and later I launched a stationery boutique here in Portland.

When my family sold our house and bought a new one, I realized my passion for real estate. I absolutely loved the process and how it engaged my right-side business acumen and my left-side creativity in equal measure. Plus, I have an intrinsic desire to help people meet their goals.

I live in NE Portland with my writer husband, 2 amazing boys and our feisty puppy, Pepper. I’m a lover of color and style, appreciator of gorgeous scenery, and am constantly amused by life with my silly family and friends. My love for design has led me into the remodeling business. My goal is to keep all the good vintage features and modernize as appropriate while injecting loads of style into the homes I renovate (and I can certainly help you visualize your remodel and find contractors and discounts to boot).

Buying or selling a home can be quite emotional. Possibly stressful. Hopefully amazing. The notion of home holds a special place in my heart – for home is where we live, where memories are made, and a reflection of you and your style and the way you live. My goal is to guide clients in their quest for the perfect home and manage the process with grace, smarts, and integrity – and hopefully a little fun!



Diane D

Kate is terrific! She never lost faith that we would find our perfect home in spite of a tough market and our many specific search criteria. Kate’s expertise was invaluable in helping us make an offer in a very short time frame that ultimately stood out among the others and got us our ideal home. She guided us through the negotiations for the repairs recommended by our inspector, responded to every question we had to help us in the process and calmly assisted us with coordinating all the details and paperwork from the various stakeholders leading up to the closing which helped lower our stress level. No other realtor with whom we have worked has gone out of their way to be as helpful as Kate was. Kate was fun to work with  and we highly recommend her. 

Emily Y

Kate Fulford has been amazing to work with! She brings such great energy and creativity to finding the perfect house for her clients. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find a house in the current market, but Kate  helped me strategize, negotiate, and close on my perfect house. Thanks, Kate!!

Tanja H

Kate helped my partner and I find a home in May 2021(a crazy time). Kate was so patient with us, and was really receptive to our boundaries. She is never pushy, but when we found a house we loved, she was on it! She gave us such good advice and really helped guide us through the whole process. I am so grateful to have had Kate with us during our first home buying experience. Thanks again Kate! We appreciate you!

Erik T

Kate is simply the best! She came highly recommended from some friends of mine, and I totally understand why. She is so freaking amazing to work with, she helped answer all of our questions. When anything wasn’t to her liking she took it on herself to get answers. When you are looking to buy or sell, definitely call Kate. Kate’s so amazing, I asked her to help my mom when she moves to Portland!

Jennifer B

Kate is a spectacular real estate agent. She is 100% the reason why our house sold above asking in less than five days! Kate rocks the design and the staging, she is super knowledgeable about pricing, trends, and strategy, and she could not be more responsive, professional, and just all around amazing. You can’t get better than Kate!

Emily H

Kate was kind and reassuring while we searched for a home during the current crazy housing market in PDX. She was eager to help us find our home and advocated for our needs, even in this sellers market. Great resource of knowledge and willing to ask her fellow colleagues for input while we navigated purchasing a home with a tenant present at the time.

Yuki Y

Kate is a very professional and knowledgeable agent. She also happens to be very caring and has a good sense of style for a home. This was our first home purchase and we had many questions, but she answered many of those in detail as well as took care of what needs to be done to close the deal. We were recommended by our friends and we highly recommend her too!

Lincoln C

Working with Kate to buy our home was an extremely positive experience.  The housing market in Portland is crazy and there is no way we would have been able to navigate it without someone as talented as Kate.  Not only is Kate wicked savvy she is also a true pleasure to be around and communicate with.  Her response times were always quick and she was a great listener who offered kind and sound advice.  We changed the style of house we wanted several times and Kate was always quick to adapt to our needs.  Having purchased a home with a different realtor a few years ago it is clear that Kate is exceptional at her job and I cannot recommend working with her enough.

Nicholas R

How can I say enough good things about Kate? She was very responsive to our needs throughout the transaction. When I called, she picked up and was ready to work every time. When it came to the job, she was exact, knowledgeable, creative and humble enough to say when she was unsure. She was quick to use her broad network and resources to accomplish our goals. Kate is a great agent. If you are considering her, don’t pass. She was fantastic to work with; super experienced.

Alan + Carina

Working with Kate can only be described as destined to be and were instantly magnetized to her colorful and sparkly personality from the jump. We know Kate had other clients at the same time as us, but we felt like we were her only ones given her attentiveness, availability, and responsiveness. She patiently and calmly saw over fifty houses with us spanning 12 weeks just after we moved to a new town during a global pandemic in a crazily unpredictable housing market during unprecedented times. She stayed confidently positive and helped assuage our doubts and fears when it felt like we’d never find a house. Her positivity rubbed off on us, and then, all of our team work paid off when we found our dream home! but! Kate’s work with us didn’t end just because we found a house: she guided us through the closing process, helped arrange all inspection-related appointments and gave us a wealth of referrals from her vast network for designers, contractors, roofers, and the like. We are continuously grateful for Kate’s perseverance, positive spirit, and expertise during our home search. We love Kate and feel so incredibly lucky to have found her! We 100% recommend that you reach out and schedule to meet Kate for your house buying or selling needs!

Jeffrey B

Kate is an incredible agent and business partner. We entrusted Kate to sell our home – beyond listing the property this also entailed prepping it to go to market through various renovations. Throughout the entire process to get it ready to list, Kate managed the project with ease – she brought in quality and reasonably priced contractors and ensured their work was completed properly and on time.By the time it was ready to list, the home really shined with such an amazing new look and paint job. The marketing package of photos and 3D walk-thru really helped showcase the beauty of the home, especially during this pandemic, and it’s no wonder why we had offers the next day. We were worried about timing to list and close considering the uncertain winter months that were approaching but Kate’s ability to swiftly get it ready to list and then sell the home really outperformed our expectations – we closed the transaction within 4 weeks of the offer (very little back and forth with the buyers) and the offers were also above expectations. Definitely want to work with her again for future projects. Thank you Kate!

Pam D


5 stars are nowhere near enough to convey how awesome Kate is. We are first time homebuyers and we were overwhelmed by how much there was to know. She walked us through every step with an upbeat and grounded optimism. She told us how bananas the market is and that we needed to be patient and to be prepared to be disappointed, but that we would absolutely find our home. She was 100% right. We were in a different state and did everything from afar. She was proactive and communicative and even though we weren’t buying a $$$$ house, we always felt like a priority. She has great ideas, a keen eye, and amazing negotiating skills. I could not recommend her more heartily!

Owen R

Kate was wonderful to work with. My wife and I sold our long-term rental property in Portland with (a lot of) her help. She was especially helpful in getting the house ready for sale. We did an initial walkthrough with her to better understand what were the most cost-effective improvements to make. She connected us with a number of contractors (e.g., flooring, painters), maintenance people (e.g., gutters, roofing, landscapers), and house stagers. She priced the property well, even in a cooling market. We still received multiple offers and we’re very pleased with the overall outcome. She was very responsive throughout the process. We will be referring our family, friends, and colleagues to Kate.

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