Ross and Leah moved to Portland in 1999 after accidentally discovering this oasis of a city in a nationwide desert of strip malls and sprawl. They like to call Portland the ‘land of opportunity’. Why, you ask? Where else can you be successful real estate brokers while simultaneously leading double lives as actors and musicians? That would definitely be a bizarre combination in New Jersey but, in Portland, quite ordinary. In Portland, one expects that their straight-laced accountant is secretly oil painting between Yoga classes.
From the moment they arrived in Portland, Ross and Leah quickly fell in love with the vibrant energy of the people, gorgeous diversity of homes & neighborhoods, and exploding arts scene. Sharing the Portland State University Alma Mater, they decided to embrace it all: Ross and Leah became active real estate brokers in 2005 and quickly immersed themselves in the growing, eccentric city culture. Working with premier boutique Portland company Living Room Realty, Ross and Leah are known for their accessibility, integrity, professionalism, knowledge of the market, and passion for Portland.
When they are not busy representing clients or studying market trends, you can find Ross playing in his jazz trio “Echo Jazz Trio”, or Leah working with one of Portland’s theater companies (Portland Center Stage, Broadway Rose) on a production. In 2013, Ross appeared on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in NYC as Janis Joplin’s guitarist in “A Night With Janis Joplin”.
Ross and Leah are known for their passion for people and real estate. They are enjoying Portland’s growth and expansion all while embracing the quirks that make this city so special. Ross and Leah can help sell your house for the highest possible price, release you from the unpredictable rental market and secure your dream home as a buyer. They will answer any questions about the Portland real estate market and process, all while making you feel part of a strong team.
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What our clients say about us:“I have known Ross and Leah for many years. When it came time for me to purchase my first home, I knew they had to be my real estate agents for two reasons: they care deeply about the work they do; and, they’re very, very good at it. Leah and I had a two-hour meeting during which she walked me through every step of the home-buying process. Ross was available on very short notice to tour homes with me and to answer any questions I had about properties, strategies, or purchasing details. They referred me to mortgage brokers and inspectors who are the best in their fields, and when it came to negotiate and submit the offer, I knew that all involved had my best interests at heart. The entire experience was uncharted territory for me, but I was told that my purchase was the most problem-free they had experienced in a long while…I have to believe that this was due largely to the Seligmans’ passion and expertise. They are, simply put, good people, and they took very good care of me. I am in love with my new home, and am so grateful to Ross and Leah for helping to make my dream come true.” – Annie
“Ross and Leah are the best! We were first-time home buyers in this competitive market and Ross was amazing to work with. Super responsive whenever we wanted to go see a house, a good eye for potential issues or potential value when viewing homes, lots of advice for preparing our offers, incredibly helpful during the inspection period (and with a large set of reliable contacts to call up on for estimates, etc), and just above and beyond at every step of the process. Ross is great about laying out all your options and reminding you to be comfortable with any decision you make when buying a home, never lobbying you one way or another. We are so happy we found Ross and highly recommend working with Ross & Leah!” – Dave