Renting in Portland
Renting a nest? Whether you already live in Portland, or are making the move to the City of Roses, renting a home or apartment can be a great option. But the word is out about our beloved city, and the rental market has never been more competitive. Scouting locations, filling out applications, and scheduling landlord meetings...it's a full-time job!
Urban Nest to the renter-rescue! We offer hands-on assistance to alleviate the stress. We give you an advantage by dealing directly with property managers on your behalf - no need to go head-to-head with other applicants. We offer the same start-to-finish services to renters as we do for home buyers. We want you to find a great place and get the best deal on your lease arrangement.
Let's start the conversation.
Kim Minasian Sparks is a seasoned Realtor and our Rental and Relocation Specialist. With her years of experience, knowledge of Portland's distinct neighborhoods, and superior "matchmaking" abilities, she'll fit you with the place that feels like home.
Why it's worth it for you:
Moving to Portland? Maybe you're planning to travel to Portland prior to your move, spending a hectic week or weekend in a hotel, and crossing your fingers to find something ASAP. It's simply more cost-effective to hire an agent who's already in the know. From start to finish, we make your PDX transition a breeze.
Already a Portlander, or Portland-savvy? You've got a handle on what you want, but you may discover that dream apartment or home only to find a line of other savvy Portlanders ahead of you! Landlords tend to have the advantage these days, with plenty of hopefuls to choose from. We minimize your search time and help you snap up the best opportunities.
Don't miss your special gem! Portland is a city of pocket neighborhoods with distinct personalities, and new ones constantly popping up. If you're in a rush to move, you might overlook one that's just your style. Are you a bike commuter, car owner, or walk-aholic? Do you require gourmet coffee or craft beer within a certain radius? Have furry friends? Love the nightlife, or prefer peace and quiet? We find the spot that's right for you - and don't waste time on ones that aren't.
Your time is valuable. Many property managers don't work weekends. If you have a 9-to-5 job, making landlord appointments can be disruptive. If you're working late, the kids are sick, or you are simply in a hurry to move out, your rental search takes energy. Your time is valuable, and so is your peace of mind! Hiring an agent is a cost-effective way to weed out the time-wasters and put a laser focus on what you need now.
Be first in line and make a great impression. Landlords generally prefer to interact with a Real Estate professional who is available and knows the "language" of properties and contracts. By hiring a professional renter's advocate like Kim, you are showing a potential landlord that you mean business - and that you are an excellent choice as a responsible, pro-active tenant.