Kara has essentially been in real estate most of her life as the daughter of Beth Earnest. When she is not selling homes, you can find her taking advantage of all Portland has to offer, whether it be playing at one of the many city parks with her young son and daughter, exploring local farmers markets, or enjoying eclectic cuisine. She is a fan of perfectly laid tile floors and the bursts of floral color spring in PDX brings.
"Beth was very responsible while she represented us as sellers. She responded to our questions very fast. Even when she was not able to help us right away, she would have her assistant answer our questions and help us immediately. Beth is very professional and very thoughtful. My mother in-law was happy about the whole process of selling."
"We have bought 2 and sold 2 houses with Beth and her team. As always very professional and just fun to work with. They understand our needs and are willing to keep looking with us till we find it. This last house we bought we racked up the miles during our search and they didn’t mind a bit, even when we started getting impatient they kept the mood positive. Great experience as always."
CHRIS CAREY & JOE HUMPHREY
"We got referred by a friend for considering Beth/Tracy as our agent. We really liked how they handled our need. Since this was our first buy, Both Beth/Tracy guided us through the process patiently. We would definitely recommend to our friends."
"Tracy, Beth, Jamison and team worked so hard to get me in to a house I love and I could not have done it without them. They were able to rescue me when 2 weeks before my closing, my lender wanted to push out my closing by 6 weeks! Their staff is very knowledgeable and creative. They are superheros in the housing world! Don't bother going to anyone else! I was trying to buy a home for several months before I had to take a year break due to some large medical costs. While I was building back up my down payment, Tracy made sure to check in and when I was ready, so was she! Unfortunately, I was looking for a diamond below the market, however, Tracy stayed positive and worked really, really hard to make sure I got in to a place I wanted and not settle for just something. She NEVER pressured me to look at houses outside of my limits, financially, location or features. With my RIDICULOUSLY high and hard demands for a house, Tracy happily showed me countless houses going way out of her way while appearing to genuinely want me to be happy even if it meant viewing more houses and submitting countless offers. I honestly can not say enough good things about Tracy Swall, Beth Earnest and team. I feel like I was working with good friends."
"I have had the pleasure of more than 20 years of experience with Beth & her associates buying or selling various homes and condo's for myself as well as my elderly mother. Every time it has felt like she's absolutely had our best interest at heart, as though we are close family. She has a calm demeanor & explains every step of the process – (which can often be an intimidating experience) in a very coherent manner. She has a "No pressure" attitude & will go over & beyond the call of duty to make sure you're happy with what is most likely your biggest investment.
She has a huge network of trustworthy professional, local tradespeople for when you need it. Her vast knowledge of homes old and new helps identify existing or potential problems and/or features which she is always absolutely honest & transparent about! We've noticed how fair she is both to us and the opposing side. With her it's never about a quick sell, it's about an enduring relationship therefore I would never go elsewhere!"
SAADI & SUSANNE NIKOO
"Beth Earnest was our agent when we bought our first home. We were so impressed by her and respected her so much, that she left a positive reflection in our heart and minds, for life. Beth was our top choice for a realtor when we decided to sell our house, 9 years later and buy our new larger house. Beth owns her own real estate company, Earnest & Associates. Which is a huge perk, since she hand picked her team, who run like a well oiled machine under her guidance. The entire team is Top Notch! They were always primed and ready to do what needed to be done to sell our house and find the perfect house for us. Tracy Swall, Beth Earnest and Jamison took good care of us, answered all of our questions and showed us many homes. The real estate game is a complicated one. We were so thankful to have the expertise of Earnest & Associates in our corner, guiding us along the way. We would recommend Beth Earnest and her team to anyone who would listen. They kept us on track, from getting our house ready to sell and selling it for TOP DOLLAR, to getting our keys for our new house and everything in between. They checked up on us, after we moved in to ask how things were going with our new house. That is a level of commitment, that doesn't end once they end their services with us. We were impressed for a 2nd time and will continue to use and recommend Beth Earnest & Associates in the future, if the need should arise. We are proud to call Beth Earnest & Associates our realtors and, now our forever friends. Their expertise, professionalism, attention to detail and care they give their clients, makes them shine in the vast pool of realtors. We highly recommend Beth Eearnest, Tracy Swall and the entire team at Earnest & Associates."
"Beth and Tracy are an amazing team. They were super flexible and willing to go anywhere we wanted. One time we drove way across town to see a house but once we arrived didn't even want to bother going in – Tracy didn't blink an eye! When we found our dream house Tracy and Beth worked tirelessly to iron out every detail. Beth anticipated several issues long before it came to light they needed to be addressed in order for us to secure our FHA loan. She had her negotiation strategies ready to go, everything went quickly and smoothly, and we scored a beautiful home. We would recommend Beth and her team 100%!"
WAYLON ZABRISKIE & ALI BARRESI
"I just purchased my first home with the help of Beth Earnest and her team. I highly recommend her!! Beth and her team of associates went above and beyond to help me find the dream home in Inner SE Portland. Not only were they extremely knowledgeable and helpful, they are such kind-hearted people, a true pleasure to do business with!"
"Kara and Beth were recommended to me by close friends who had worked with them. Kara was an excellent guide and quickly learned my style. She gave me room but wasn't shy about giving me her honest opinions and advice when needed. I really appreciated this balance. She was patient with my decision-making process and helped me narrow down the things that mattered most to me in a house. Once I was under contract, her expertise shone: we found a big problem on inspection and with the aid of Kara's skillful negotiating, the seller agreed to pay for over $20k of work. I was very happy with the outcome and I would recommend Kara and Beth to anyone."
"I would like to recommend Beth Earnest and associates to any friend and family for real help and support. My husband and I were novices about rel estate matters and this was first time buying a home. Beth and Tracy helped and guided us all the way through this purchase and explained minute details to us with patience. Also with their long term experience of working in this field and in this area, they gave us valuable suggestions and advice which were critical for us in decision making. The overall experience with them has been really well and pleasant and we got our 1st and beautiful home within a month of start searching."
SHAIMA NAHREEN & M. SHARIF HOSSAIN
"I knew what I wanted was focused in the assistance I thought I needed. Beth met every step of my requirement, every way, then stepped in on all the areas I haven’t even thought about! My home buying experience was flawless, thanks in very large part to the hard work and focus Beth and Tracy gave me. Thank you."
"It was an absolute dream working with Kara. She is the hardest working, most knowledgable and honest agents out there. With a real estate market that moves so fast like in Portland, I can't say enough how important it is to have someone who is always up to speed and looking out for you…I absolutely insist that anyone I care about considering buying a house or selling work with Kara. Kara is intelligent, diligent and takes pride in her work and cares about her clients. We LOVE our dream home and have Kara to thank for that."
"We chose Beth Earnest and Associates to sell our rural farm and purchase a home in Portland. That exemplifies the breadth of experience, skills and knowledge they bring to their work. Besides the professionalism, responsiveness, and effort they put into helping us buy and sell they are warm, friendly, and kind people. This is the sort of team you want to do business with."
"Jamison is a fantastic resource for those interested in purchasing real estate. She talked my husband and I through the real estate process. Not only did she speak knowledgeably about the housing market in Portland, she also provided information about the paperwork and step-by-step expectations for a first-time home buyer. I'd highly recommend Jamison and we will certainly be using her in the future!"
"Tracy was incredibly helpful, she showed my dozens of properties that I thought might be a good fit, she never got discouraged and her knowledge of the area and local quirks helped me to find a perfect home. Every detail of my home purchase was made easier by Tracy and the team at Beth Earnest. I highly recommend this knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, talented and friendly team."