Laura Martin

“I’m passionate about streamlining the home transaction process and helping clients realize their goals.”

An established Principal Broker and a Million Dollar Club producer, I strive to be a trusted resource, making sense of the complexities inherent in the home buying process today and simplifying them for clients from beginning to end.

My deep understanding of the greater Portland metropolitan area and the unique personalities of its finest neighborhoods, inform every transaction. Fueled by consumer and market research, I share emerging trends and market insights with clients in order to make their vision of home a reality.

Laura’s Perspective

As a girl, raised in Colorado’s rural farming community, I remember going for family car rides to look at houses on Sunday afternoons, planting the early seeds that would soon yield my avid interest in real estate. My extensive experience in real estate finance (Ernst & Young and Kenneth Levanthal) and my former position as Controller of Melody Homes and the Colorado Division of Kaufman and Broad, uniquely position me to the needs of both buyer and seller, allowing me to reveal the bigger picture for my clients at Laura Martin Properties at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Having owned five homes in four different cities, I know what the home buying process can be and what it should never be. After living in Denver, San Francisco, Mill Valley and Vancouver, BC, when it was time to settle down to raise our daughter (now off to school at Chapman University), we knew Portland was the right fit. With its many distinct neighborhoods and districts and its friendly, close-knit community, shared values, and unparalleled quality of life, we chose to nestle into Portland’s Dunthorpe neighborhood. Living here has been a great source of comfort and strength for our entire family.

At Laura Martin Properties, I pride myself on personalized service and unsurpassed diplomacy for my savvy clientele. It’s why I focus exclusively on Portland’s landmark communities, showcasing the very best that the Portland metro area has to offer.


Discerning clients expect more than just an agent showing them a stack of listings. That’s why, I take the time to really get to know your needs, preferences and lifestyle demands, helping you to find just the right place to call home.

I believe my clients deserve market and community knowledge that can only be gleaned from being well-acquainted with a select set of Portland’s most exclusive neighborhoods, allowing me to bring you a variety of estate, heritage, and custom-built homes that may not yet be available on the open market. The personal service, attention to detail and commitment to building an enduring relationship with my clients and neighbors is what sets me apart.

When you work with Laura Martin Properties, the goal is not only to find you the perfect home but to help you get settled and familiar with the neighborhood, people, and schools. These are communities I care deeply about and hope you soon will, too.


Dunthorpe Properties consistently represented the largest market share of homes sold within the community of Dunthorpe. This level of expertise, paired with a stellar reputation within the community and among other real estate agents, ensured the homes I represented received the attention they deserved and the kind of exposure only these unique relationships could offer. Now, as Laura Martin Properties, LLC, I’ve expanded my reach in partnering with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty to bring you the very best that the greater Portland area has to offer.

Community & Service

I believe getting involved is one of the most important ways in which to positively impact our communities and set a lasting example for our children. Community service makes a real difference in lives of those it touches.

I currently serve or have served in the following capacities:

  • Past President National Charity League
  • Past President of Riverdale’s Parent Teacher Club
  • Member of the Portland Chapter of National Charity League
  • Currently serving on the Board of Trustees at the Multnomah Athletic Club


Laura Martin Properties, LLC at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty (formerly Dunthorpe Properties) is owned and operated by Principal Broker, Laura Martin.