Christi Lawrence is a 5th generation native Oregonian who grew up in Northeast Portland. Over the years, she has lived in Beaverton, NW Portland, the West Hills and she has resided in the Dunthorpe neighborhood for the past 28 years. She is the mother of six college graduates who all began their education in local public schools.
Christi gave freely of her time to many local non-profit organizations, and is particularly supportive of The March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, and the Portland based New Avenue for Youth. Prior to becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker, Christi was a Personal Banking Representative and a Bank Officer in the Real Estate Loan Division of First Interstate Bank. Christi's business philosophy has always been based on providing superior service.
Christi is a dedicated Real Estate Broker and she believes that it is her personal responsibility to add value to every transaction. It is her unique combination of creativity, negotiation skills, banking experience and attention to detail that distinguishes her. Over the years, Christi has received recognition for superior real estate service and for being a top real estate sale producer. Her ethics and energy provide her clients with the highest level of care while ensuring a superior level of satisfaction. Her love of people and her outgoing personality are readily apparent. Clients continue to rave about the positive difference and lasting impact she has made during the sale and/or purchase of their homes.
Christi and her longtime friend, Karen Durrett, formed their successful real estate team over 13 years ago. Karen is an excellent Real Estate Broker, a skilled negotiator and a very dynamic person. Christi and Karen provide their clients with an exceptional level of service while maintaining the highest level of client care. Throughout the years, they continue to receive special recognition for their level of service and volume of sales. Christi Lawrence and Karen Durrett are two amazing Real Estate Brokers and an exceptional real estate team!
Karen Durrett earned a Diamond Membership in the Portland Metropolitan Million Dollar Club her first year as a professional realtor with more than $5,000,000 in closed dollar volume sales. Quite an accomplishment! Her success has been consistent and is not only evidenced in volume but in her relationships with clients and referrals.
Karen is a former securities trader for a New York Stock Exchange member firm but took a break from trading to raise three children. During that time she volunteered for a number of organizations and chaired one of the largest fund raising auctions for the Boys and Girls Club. The March of Dimes selected her as a "Woman of Achievement" at their annual White Rose Luncheon because of her many volunteer activities. Through these achievements, Karen consistently demonstrates her ability to excel in all areas of her life.
As business grew, so did the demands and Karen joined forces with Christi Lawrence as her partner. Christi's background as a Personal Banking Representative and officer in the Real Estate Loan Division of First Interstate Bank is a great addition to the team. Together they have lived a combined 45 years in Dunthorpe. Both served as Presidents of the Riverdale Parent Teacher Club, chaired numerous fund raising efforts and have been involved in all areas of the community. Karen Durrett and Christi Lawrence...two names you can trust, one great team!