Susie has called PDX home for over 35 years and resides in Colonial Heights, a fantastic close-in SE neighborhood. She has a deep appreciation for the many styles of homes and micro-cultures that exist on both the East and West side of the city and is a wealth of information on life in PDX. This knowledge set, combined with decades of experience as one of Portland’s top realtors allows her to truly understand her clients’ needs and turn their vision of home into a reality.
She employs and works closely with her team of licensed professionals (Team Moran) to prep, market and sell your home for the best price possible and enlists her extensive network to find you the perfect home to buy -- often before it ever hits the public market. She is a true Portlander living, loving and selling Portland!
Certifications: Masters Circle Member Top Producer/ SRES Certified/ CNE-Certified Negotiation Expert/ Earth Advantage Certified
I received a BA from The University of Oregon, GO DUCKS!! I followed my passion in my first career, I was a Full Time Tennis Professional for 15 years. Interesting enough teaching tennis and selling Real Estate have many correlations. Both from the competitive side of things as well as the ability to coach a buyer or seller through the process of finding a home or getting their home sold. My education didn't end in the classroom, or on the tennis court, I continue to educate myself daily in the ever-changing Real Estate Market here in Portland Oregon.
My ability to understand the current and ever changing market conditions as well as to market and sell a home will help make for a very successful Real Estate Transaction.
I have taken the time and energy over the past 10 years to become a Certified Negotiation Expert, A Million Dollar Club Platinum Club Member, A top Producer for Windermere Stellar year after year as well as a member of the local and National Real Estate Organizations.
Whether your home has been recently renovated or your home needs a facelift, my Marketing plan will work for you. We believe in Stellar customer service so will tailor our marketing program to fit the needs of your home. From staging, to professional photography and videos , as well as access to our deep list of necessary vendors we go over and above to get your home sold quickly at the highest price. We will make this process as pain free as possible.
Understanding the buyer profile of your home is the core of our strategy. Understanding the value of the internet and how quickly buyers can obtain information is all part of our marketing strategy.
As a buyer, you will find our deep knowledge of the Portland Metro neighborhoods key to finding you your next home. We have access to properties before they hit the market which is so important in todays buying of Real Estate.
Real Estate has allowed me to merge four of my strengths into becoming a successful broker with proven results for my clients:
Passion for Portland + Business Degree + Home Remodeling Experience + Technology = Success
My goal is to negotiate the best outcome for you by using my extensive knowledge of the Portland area market, my experience with home remodeling and my exceptional problem-solving skills. I know buying or selling a home can be overwhelming but I am here to make it easy for you. I have a clear and effective communication style and there is nothing more important to me in the this process than a happy client.
I grew up on SE 40th and Hawthorne, the fourth of 28 grandchildren. My early years were spent developing a love for the outdoors in the Willamette Valley. Now I live in Northeast Portland with my wife and two children. We love everything Portland has to offer from the local music to the microbrews to the amazing food from around the world. Where else can you start your day with a perfect cup of coffee, check the forecast and decide to ski, surf, fish, kite surf or bike most any day of the year? My passion for Portland is endless.
Windermere Stellar Lloyd Tower is my support group. Working with me allows you access to an amazing network of the most collaborating brokers in the city of Portland. Collaboration creates rock-solid pricing advice before going live on the market, amazing internal networking opportunities for pre-listing buzz and access to up-and-coming properties that puts you at an advantage in this HOT market! Whether you are buying or selling, knowledge of upcoming listings is vital. Timing the market is so important!
-University of Portland, Business Management Degree ~ Education 100% self-funded
-Extensive Home Remodeling Experience ~ Including complete restoration of a 1902 farmhouse
-20 consecutive years in the Alaska Fishing industry as Vessel Captain and Deckhand, priceless refinement of work ethic, problem solving ability, communication skill set, and management skills.
-Broker with Windermere Stellar Lloyd Tower (Consecutive top-producing office)
-Member of the Susie Hunt Moran Team (Team Moran)~High Volume Portland East Side Producer
A real estate transaction is a very important part of one’s personal financial portfolio. I promise clear and timely communication to find out about your real estate needs and continued updates within the process from beginning to end. You will be kept in the loop of all that is happening with your transaction. With my ability to multitask I work diligently to make the entire process fast, efficient, and profitable for you.
Marketing & Research
There is never a second chance at a first impression. Top profits on homes start with proper market preparation which include: Professional marketing, photography, staging and property enhancement. These are key elements to getting your property under contract fast. However, the one aspect of market preparation that trumps all others is PRICING! Pricing a home perfectly is a mix of art and science. In addition to having the collaboration of other brokers in my office, I have access to the most current market data and resources to help you make the most informed decisions to reach your goal.
Internet marketing is huge! Statistics show that 95% of all residential real estate buyers use the internet for market information and listed properties. I subscribe to multiple syndicating services that feed my listings to all the major sites like Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, RMLS and Craigslist. When listing your home with me, it will be seen by thousands of potential buyers within hours of going on the market. Conversely, I also use the internet to help my buyers find the perfect house. I set up a custom search profile for all of my buyers that can be continually tailored to fit your needs. This system keeps us in sync with the latest properties to hit the market. When we find the perfect home to write an offer on, I prepare a custom report to help you make a winning offer.
The Next Step
I understand buying or selling a home is not only a financial investment but an emotional one as well. I am committed to fully understanding your goals and interests and building the trust necessary to make clear, confident decisions throughout the process. If you think we would be a good fit working together, please take the next step and contact me. Let’s meet for coffee so you can share your story. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I was born in Russia near the Black Sea and grew up in Tallinn, Estonia. The collapse of the USSR and ensuing uncertainty brought me to Portland in 1992. Fast-forward to now and I couldn’t be happier in our perfect city. I love spending time outdoors with my family whether it be family bike rides or chanterelle-hunting in the Tillamook Forest or tennis at Washington Park. I love sipping a Spanish coffee at Government Camp after a powder day on Mt. Hood and biking the Hollywood District on my 1945 Dayton Huffman cruiser.
I came to this city as an outsider and now, after years in real estate absorbing all of the wonderful things Portland has to offer, I am an insider ready to guide my clients through every step of the home buying or selling process. I know the Portland real estate market can be daunting to the casual observer but I can help navigate it and even make it fun!
I have had nothing but positive experiences with all of my clients and I look forward to many more. Give me a call or email today and let’s chat!
Best Regards, Lyudmila (Mila)
Lyudmila Leissler has now handled 4 real estate transactions for me. I return to her because her professionalism and the quality of her work are so high. She is smart, savvy, very detail-oriented, patient and a very hard worker. I have always felt very well served by her; she has saved me thousands of dollars during negotiations. She goes above and beyond; for instance, she attended my recent closing in a cast/brace, just a few days after a skiing accident! I know I can count on her. -J. Berck
My wife and I worked with Lyudmila Leissler for the first time. From the first steps, we understood that she is a very responsive and thoughtful person. She spent a lot of time working with us on different options looking for houses in Portland, Hillsboro, Tigard, Beaverton and Happy Valley. Lyudmila is a very professional realtor, she understands what buyers need and she tries to show exactly what we need. We were very happy to work with her, we found a house of our dreams. -V. Eisen
Lyudmila is awesome! She helped us purchase our beautiful home on Corbett Ave. Because of her expertise we were able to get the seller to pay for $13,000 in closing costs. She also helped navigate a touchy situation regarding an easement with the neighboring property. I would highly recommend her! -S. Kathuria
Simply put, I loved my experience with Mila! As a first time home buyer, I had no idea how involved this was going to be. These old Portland homes have so many issues and she seemed to know about anything that arose or who exactly to call for specifics. Asbestos removal, illegal sewage systems, total kitchen demolitions, easements, you name it! She never told me what to do but she always pointed out pros and cons of each place to consider. These usually involved things I would never have thought of and it always helped my husband and I arrive at a decision. Paperwork was sent to our iphones for easy electronic signature (so convenient!!!) and she was very flexible when meeting with us to see homes day and night. She is extremely professional but she has this hidden little hardcore side to her that I loved so much. Kind of like having a high powered lawyer representing you before going to court, I had zero worries about her negotiating on our behalf. She knew when things were overpriced for the area, even down to the block. She coached us on what she thought was fair and what our next moves should be. When we were losing hope in the hunt, she was hopeful and patient. I absolutely would have settled on something that wasn't quite right for our family if it wasn't for her gentle guidance. The house we found and snapped up within two hours is literally our dream house. We will be eternally grateful for her help and will absolutely work with her again if we ever move. In short, she rocks. -C. Kennedy
Lyudmila is a delightful person and very professional realtor. She was very helpful in suggesting what my home needed in order to be presented to the market, and when we completed the upgrades and she brought the home to the market it sold within the week. I could not be more pleased! -G. Jones
As first-time buyers, Lyudmila was able to put us at ease and take charge of the process. She is knowledgeable and goes out of her way to be helpful. She was very familiar with the area and was proactive every step of the way. We were also out-of-state buyers, and Lyudmila arranged all the signing and negotiations professionally and promptly. We were miles away and yet felt completely comfortable because she was there, representing us. Lyudmila was a pleasure to work with, the purchase was seamless and now we call Portland our new home.… -M. Semionova
I worked with Mila for several months while I searched for the home I recently bought in Portland, OR. She was extremely patient with me while I visited many different properties in the process of trying to figure out exactly what I was looking for. She was always friendly and non-aggressive, yet extremely professional, available, and an overall pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home in the Portland area. -C. Polites
I have been working with Lyudmila for several years now. I as a lender, I have the opportunity to work with many Realtors and I can honestly say that Lyudmila is the best of the best in Portland area. Her professionalism, job knowledge, people skills, and passion for what she does makes her stand out in the crowd. I trust her to take care of my clients, friends, and family. Thanks, Lyudmila!! -R. Stoker