Tom Cotter Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter

Principal Broker

We have been here since 1992 and are among the ‘new locals.’ Tom is originally from Rhode Island and arrived in Portland via Santa Fe, New Mexico. Doug grew up on a farm in Iowa and lived in San Francisco before moving up the West Coast. We were drawn to Portland’s climate, gardens, beauty and arts scene. In our downtime, you may find us wandering around the Japanese Garden or the Portland Art Museum, hiking in the gorge, reading at the beach, or sipping something refreshing in our garden. We love it here!

We have worked as full time Realtors since the very early 2000’s. While most of our clients buy and sell in Portland’s inner city neighborhoods we have worked from Gresham to Hillsboro and Lake Oswego to Scappoose. Everybody has a different idea of what ‘home’ looks like, and we apply our breadth of knowledge to make sure you succeed in achieving your specific real estate goals.

Sellers – we commit to guiding you through this process. Get ready to enjoy a Tom+Doug Production from the first conversation through closing: preparation of your property to maximize its appeal, creation of customized marketing materials, evaluation of any offers and negotiation on your behalf. Throughout the process we minimize your stress by being available and communicating clearly.

Buyers – you have so many resources available to you! We will make sure you are aided by technology, not overwhelmed by it. Our evaluation of homes together will be aided by our knowledge of location and common issues (informed by attending countless inspections!) We listen carefully to what you are hoping for, making sure you purchase a property that truly meets your needs and supports your lifestyle.

Truly, our work together will be driven by your wants and needs. The first step is a conversation. Call us!

Karen and Rich, Portland OR

Tom and Doug are extremely attentive to all the little details that come about when selling or buying a home or property. We bought two homes with Tom and Doug and sold two properties with them. Simply put, you will not find a more professional real estate team. They do their research, communicate with clients on all the little nuances that may pop up and follow up quickly if any issues arise. They are meticulous with details! Just the kind of agents you want when selling or buying real estate!!

Kevin C, Portland OR

Tom and Doug were very attentive and handled all my questions with grace. They know their stuff! I would easily recommend them to any buyer or seller.

JLS, Portland OR

My husband was transferring to a job in AZ, so we needed to list and sell our Portland townhouse very quickly so we contacted Tom & Doug. They helped us through a process that can be very stressful ,especially if you are in another State. Thank you for your fantastic attention to detail & expertise!

Meg, Portland OR

Tom and Doug have been truly professional from top to bottom!! They made the process of selling and buying so much easier! Thank you both for working with us! We truly can’t say enough praises for both of you!!

Trudie W,  Portland OR

Tom and Doug impressed us as approachable, accessible and knowledgeable. Most of all they have that indefinable knack for making you feel as though you are their only client and are working for your best interest more than their own. From the first time Tom and Doug entered the home they treated us with dignity and sensitivity. They thoroughly outlined all that needed to be done for the sale – while keeping us in control! Some recommendations initially made us apprehensive (decommissioning an oil tank, an evaluation of the sewer system) because of the cost. But in their kind and sensitive manner, and great working history with contractors we soon realized that it was in our best interest to follow their advice.  These decisions we never regretted. It is amazing to us that the journey of house preparation and sale and inspection could move so smoothly. This is entirely due to Tom Cotter + Doug Beebe. All of their predictions, timeframes, and instincts were spot on. All of them. The house sold in less than 2 weeks and we now have valued friends who we would highly recommend again and again.

Zuser, Portland OR

They sold our condo in the Pearl District after another broker failed. They are the best. Wish that we could give them a gold star! We have now listed another property with them.

Lilta, Portland OR

We interviewed three different agents before deciding to work with Tom Cotter and Doug Beebe to purchase a new home and sell our old one, a 1906 Victorian in the Hawthorne Area of Portland.  While the others certainly had solid credentials, and similarly sold themselves as neighborhood experts, Tom and Doug showed they truly understood the vintage home they were dealing with, and how to prepare and sell it to the right buyer in a very finicky market.  We worked primarily with Tom day-to-day, with Doug’s support on our overall selling strategy and in open houses. What was most meaningful to us throughout our engagement was Tom’s warm professionalism and positivity.  We had multiple failed sales due to buyers’ loan issues or cold feet after inspection (our sticky wickets were a very tight/steep staircase and a 100 year old brick foundation).  With each transaction, we felt we were very well represented as sellers, and that Tom truly cared to achieve the best result for our family.  He finds a great balance between selling with urgency (we were balancing two mortgages after quickly securing our new “dream house”), and having the patience to get the right price.  With so many ups and downs, Tom helped us pull everything back together, take lessons from it, and soldier on.  We had a great personal connection (our toddlers couldn’t get enough of “Tall Tom”) and were ultimately very pleased with the final sale.

Barb and Joel, Milwaukie OR

We really appreciate the unparalleled service you provided for the sale of our home.  It could not have been smoother. Best wishes for your continued success.

Nancy Nurse, Tigard OR

I sold my home in less than 1 month because of Tom & Doug. They helped me set a reasonable price expectation, marketed my property brilliantly and guided me through the appraisal & closing process painlessly. They also helped me find the house of my dreams, in the location I wanted, for the price I could afford. Additionally, they were a joy to work with! Always took my calls, helped me relax with humor & grace and made possibly one of life’s most stressful experiences a tolerable one. I plan to recommend Tom & Doug to anyone wishing to sell or buy a home anywhere in the Portland area. They do not come any better than this team!!!

Grant, Portland OR

Tom was amazing! We entered into a very difficult market as first time home buyers and Tom was able to answer all our questions and helped us find our first home! Tom is very responsive in communication, knowledgeable about the entire home buying process, and most importantly, always looked out for our best interests. We could not have asked for a better agent to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Portland area!

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