Michelle E. Koury

Principal Broker | Licensed in Oregon

I’ve lived in Portland all my life and, as the child of two real estate agents, I developed a love for the industry at a young age. From tagging along with my father as a child, to high school and college positions in title and escrow, I had already built a strong foundation in real estate by the time I graduated from Oregon State University.

In over 25 years since, I’ve been a top-producing broker, a "Lifetime" diamond-platinum member of the Portland Metropolitan Association’s Masters Circle and a yearly winner of the "Five Star Service Award”, awarded to the top 7% of agents. I’ve had the privilege of serving a wide variety of buyers and sellers with needs as diverse as the homes they purchase and sell, and pride myself on providing an exceptional level of service, integrity and knowledge. (I’ve also been told working with me is fun!)

I take it as a compliment that many of my clients have returned for repeated transactions over the years, and often refer their own family and friends. Building long term relationships and using my knowledge and experience to help others is what I love about real estate! Reach out if I can help, I’d love to.

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"I am a Commercial Real Estate Broker, I will not sell residential - even my own home. Mine was a very complicated sale that had stumbling blocks that ranged from old house repairs, to complicated stucco work, to rock work to the City deciding to put in a sewer line that required an immense amount of work. Michelle put the house on the market and it was in contract in 6 days! She tirelessly worked through all the issues from helping find contractors (not easy in a hot market) to facilitating as I no longer live in Portland. I certainly hope that my clients find me as valuable as I did Michelle. I would recommend her in less than a heartbeat to anyone. Thanks again for the good job Michelle!"


"Michelle and her team were just amazing. They went out of their way to make this transaction run as smooth as possible. The response times were lightening fast, which is so important when trying to find a home to purchase. I highly recommend hiring Michelle Koury and her team for your real estate needs."

David & Nicole

"I've now purchased my third house with the help of Michelle and her team. This last one proved to be the most challenging as I was looking at a time when inventory was low and multiple offers over asking winning the day. Michelle encouraged me to keep looking even after I had to make the move to a rental...and she was right! The stars aligned and I was able to find a house in a great neighborhood. Michelle and her team were professional, encouraging, and assisted me every step of the way. I would highly recommend Michelle for anyone looking to buy or sell their house."

- Traci

"Dear Michelle,

Thank you for all that you have done throughout the process. I especially appreciate your kindness to Beth while she is out in Portland for the closing without me. That is really above and beyond! I certainly wish I could be there but it makes me feel good to know that Beth had help from professionals like you and Dan. I look forward to the next steps in selling our condo!"

- Charlie

"I have been reflecting on our work together. You guys have been super helpful. You really set me up for a quick move in and adjustment by asking for the appliances. That's such a great thing. Plus the plants, good ask! The offer was prefect, especially considering the appraisal!!!
On and on I could go but, long story short, thanks this is so awesome!!! You guys rock!!"

- Adam

"I have had the sincere pleasure of working with Michelle Koury since 2009 on 3 separate transactions and in two VERY different real estate environments.

In 2009, the real estate market was crashing and I was a single mom on a tight budget, hoping to buy a home in SW Portland - my priority was a safe neighborhood with good schools. I wasn't sure it was possible. Michelle helped me with the purchase of a sweet, 2 bedroom bungalow in Maplewood, which at the time was a sleepy, quiet little corner of Portland with a wonderful elementary school that anchored the community. I was overwhelmed by the process, but with her help, she made my dream a reality. I remember the first night I moved in to my new house, alone and surrounded my boxes, I noticed that the only water coming out of the shower was scalding hot. Not knowing whom to call or how to fix it, I called Michelle in desperation- she came right over with a wrench and fixed whatever valve was set incorrectly. I was so grateful and it's an example of going above and beyond for her customers.

Michelle helped me sell that same little house in the summer of 2015 when the market was HOT and Maplewood was booming with new construction - Michelle knew the market backwards and forwards, priced my house competitively, had a killer instinct on how to get it staged just perfectly to sell... and sure enough! We were able to sell it significantly above asking in record time.

I am now married with 2 step children, and Michelle helped my husband and I buy a house in SW that is absolutely perfect for our blended family of 5 (plus one dog and a cat)! She offered expert advice every step of the way, was so responsive to our questions and needs - last minute questions and urgent requests to look at properties (so critical in this crazy real estate market) and helped make the process go smoothly from beginning to end. She was there when we surprised our 3 kids and showed them our new house for the first time! Michelle is my trusted advisor and I am so thankful for her expertise and friendship."

- Jane

"My daughter, a Portland resident, wanted to purchase her first home in the Portland area. I was willing to help provide financial support, but living on the East Coast made it difficult for me to be in the area and to help with many important decisions. So instead, I needed to act remotely as a "virtual" support. Additionally, buying in the current hot real estate market demanded quick decision-making and action on our parts as well as that of Michelle and her team. From day one, Michelle was available to walk us through the home-buying process and she always kept me in the loop through frequent email and phone communication. Thanks to Michelle and her team, my daughter is now a proud first time home buyer and loves her new house.

Thank you Michelle!"

- Marilyn

"We are very grateful to and appreciative of our real estate agent Michelle Koury. With her expertise she guided us through the difficult seller's market in Portland. We were able to buy a house we like very much at a very reasonable price."

- Sandra

"I just wanted to give a big thanks to you for helping part of my families dreams come true with our new home. I just wanted you to know how very thankful I am to have been introduced to you! My family is doing great and loving the new home!!"

- Rebecca

We were first time homebuyers, and Michelle made the whole process go from daunting and overwhelming to completely understandable, manageable, and even fun. She always took the time to give us all the information and insight we needed. She was direct and efficient but we never felt rushed. It was clear that what was most important to her was that we got a house that felt good and right to us, something she repeated many times. Michelle’s years of experience made us feel like we were in good hands the entire time. Even after we closed on the house, she happily fielded questions from us on topics ranging from general house maintenance to emergency FaceTime calls about frozen pipes. We were so lucky to have her recommended to us, and we'll be recommending her to anyone we know who's looking for a home!

Sarra & Colin

We recently bought and sold with them and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent. We bought our new house for under asking price and sold the old house for well over!  Michelle's service included staging and recommendations for the sale of my house and I can't believe how well it paid off.  Michelle was always available for house showings or questions and accommodated our busy schedules. They communicated with us every step of the process. Michelle has many years of real estate experience and it certainly shows.  She is professional, attentive and caring through the stressful processes of buying and selling a house.  She has her finger on the pulse of the Portland market and shares her advice and gut instincts with you while also giving you autonomy to make decisions that are right for you. Thanks to Michelle I am now in the home of my dreams!

- Erin & Ryan

Erich and I are absolutely thrilled with the way you handled the sale of our house. We truly appreciated your professionalism, guidance and no nonsense approach to the sale. 

You treated us with respect and allowed us to make decisions but, you provided us with the essential knowledge that you have regarding the market and your vast amount of experience. Selling our house in three weeks and getting a fair and reasonable price was a great experience.

I can’t believe that anyone would use a realtor other than you if they are considering selling their home!!

We look forward to working with you again in the future either when we sell some of our rental property or if we purchase another piece of property.

Many thanks.

- Margaret & Erich

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503.970.5092 | mkoury@windermere.com | Windermere Realty Trust

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