Meet Rachel

Rachel Hemmingson

Broker in Oregon

Rachel Hemmingson

Broker in Oregon

We call it “real estate”. What it is — is relocating:  A very disruptive project.

Coming to this work in 2004 I’d been a self-employed, holistic healthcare provider for many years. I saw the holistic picture. And, as someone who’s Dad was 90 at that time, I especially saw the scope of the challenge for older adults. So much to figure out, so much help needed – – often not even knowing the right questions to ask.

What I provide

  • Listening: To know you, your considerations, needs and desires.
  • A pathway: Through the process, with a good sequence of steps and trustworthy professional help.
  • Resources: Trusted service providers whose professions you may never have heard of.
  • Expertise: I’ve done this awhile.  And, if I don’t know the answer, I know who does.
  • Humor: I mean – it’s not rocket surgery, right?  It’s stressful, but let’s keep it fun.


Seniors Real Estate Specialist — SRES®

I took the first Seniors Real Estate Specialist training that came to Portland. A year later the course was accredited by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). I’ve helped buyers and sellers of various ages, but the SRES® work is where my capacities are best used, and it’s the work I love most.

Other training and development

There are many letter-amalgamations certifications like GRI, CRS, ABR, CCIM, CIPS, etc. All have value. I’ve focused on a few certifications of interest to me and lacking the letter-cluster format:

  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • At Home with Diversity
  • EcoBroker (precursor to Earth Advantage)

I attained these within the first few years of my work in this field. In the near future I plan to get some of those letters as I add a focus on selling 2 to 4-plexes.

Along with my real estate services I am a Loan Officer specializing in home equity conversion mortgages. The purchase program allows me to help my clients sell with my senior specific support, and purchase with a financial tool letting them retain proceeds and/or purchase about double what they could using cash, and still having no mortgage payments in the end.

Please enjoy the short video below, featuring a story of one of my clients using this process. You may also visit my loan originator site here:

For you I offer education, advocacy, professionalism, support, and calming-down-ness.

Call me.


971-207-2806 (text)

Check out my consulting website for information about my services as a loan officer specializing in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages.

Her knowledge of the market, her experience in both reverse mortgages and real estate, made for a seamless and very easy transition.
Selling, buying, moving — all are some of the most stressful things in life. Rachel made it all seem simple.
Laurie Ogan

Client: Real Estate & Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase

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