Tam Hixson

Broker Windermere Realty Trust
With a strong commitment to excellence, I strive to exceed client expectations every step of the way. In alignment with Windermere Realty Trusts' core values, INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, and COMMUNITY are the foundation of my service.

Born on an Indonesian refugee camp and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I am the product of Vietnamese immigrants and a well-rounded Jesuit education. I graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's in psychology and master's in educational administration. After jump-starting my career with non-profits in Vancouver and Portland, I spent 10 years in the Bay Area working in leadership development and community engagement at my alma matre.

The common thread in my evolving multifaceted career has been the opportunity to accompany PEOPLE through a meaningful PROCESS to achieve a significant life goal. At Windermere, this continues to be my priority.

My approach is inclusive and service-oriented. Every person, whether buying or selling, should have an accessible and trusted advisor by their side. I take time to carefully assess my clients’ needs and goals then guide them to make informed decisions. I happily manage the details with organization and flexibility so my clients can stay focused on their goal.

As a HOWNW.com™ Certified Specialist (HCS) and Registered HUD Broker, I am in business to bridge the home ownership gap. The path to and benefits of home ownership need to be more attainable for deserving families.
Dec 19, 2018
Managing Principal Broker
I have worked with Tam since her entry into Real Estate. From both the perspective of being her Managing Broker and a peer - I could not be prouder of her. Tam repeatedly demonstrates her commitment to her clients, but equally as important to me and in conjunction with our companies commitment to the communities we serve - Tam's spirit of engagement, cooperation and commitment to helping build diverse communities is unparalleled. Tam represents not only our branch and our company - but the entire real estate industry extremely well.
Dec 18, 2018
Mortgage Loan Officer
I have worked with Tam on a few professional transactions with mutual clients. I ALWAYS feel confident that Tam will take great care of my clients. Tam delivers great service of course, but what I appreciate most is how knowledgeable and detail oriented she is. We have been in some situations where things got complicated and Tam navigated through it like the ROCK STAR that she is. Tam’s background in education helps her really listen and understand clients to make sure they really get what they need.
Dec 11, 2018
We love Tam!
Tam is working with us in our second attempt to buy our first home. Because we are new and really don’t know much about the process, it’s important to us to be working with someone patient, knowledgeable and above all, TRUSTWORTHY. Tam is all this and more! I feel so lucky to have her in our corner.
Aug 10, 2018
Tam is a skilled professional who was a real pleasure to work with. Tam is able to navigate the combative and fast moving market with a surgical precision. Tam was able to secure the first look, and first offer opportunities that are necessary in the competitiveness of the market. Tam continued to support us with every step of the process. I would recommend her to anyone who wants the support of a buyers agent. We have been in our home for a couple of months now, and we couldn't be happier with the entire experience.
Aug 7, 2018
Single momma
I cannot describe how awesome Tam was. She helped me with the buying process every step of the way. I felt incredibly cared for, and listened to. She knew exactly what I was looking for in a home, and helped me talk through big decisions. During the inspection process, she helped me make phone calls and provided many recommendations. I hope not to move again soon, but if I do, Tam will be my girl!
Apr 30, 2018
Priest Cabinets, Inc - Owners
We have been beyond satisfied working with Tam on our first home purchase. We originally met a year ago but came to realize we weren't quite ready to buy. Tam remained in contact, checking in, and sending market trends for the areas were were interested in. When we were ready to buy she patiently answered our questions and really made sure we weren't overwhelmed. She worked closely with our leaner and helped keep our timelines and documents on schedule. Tam made herself available to us at all hours during the week and weekends. She made our first time buying so easy and smooth that we were surprised by the process. Yes, its a lot of paperwork, anticipation and unknowns, but Tam made sure to call, text, email, and physically meet with us so we understood what was happening. She really took control of the complicated matters and left the excitement to us!
Even after we closed and are living in our home, Tam continues to make herself available to us. She really does care about her clients buyers satisfaction, happyness, and overall wellbeing. We will be recommending Tam to our friends and family when they are ready to buy!
Apr 16, 2018
From our first meeting with Tam, I could tell that she was going to help us find the perfect home. She helped us get clear on what we were looking for and provided expert guidance to help us find it. She was patient, enthusiastic, and professional throughout the process. She included our six year old daughter in everything from the initial conversation about houses to the final signing process. When I gave birth two weeks before the closing date, Tam arranged for us to sign papers with a notary at our kitchen table. She even checked out our new house to be sure it was winter-safe during a snowstorm and shoveled our walkway because she knew we were distracted by our new baby. She helped us buy the perfect home for our family: a big backyard where the kids and the dog can play, enough space for a guest room and a home office, and located within walking distance to our older daughter's school. I hope we won't have to buy a new house any time soon, but if we did, I would definitely work with Tam again. She was a calm, reassuring presence during a very busy and anxiety-ridden time. I recommend her to everyone who even casually mentions wanting to buy or sell a house.
Apr 16, 2018
Mortgage Lender
I've had the pleasure of partnering with Tam on several real estate purchase transactions. Tam is so wonderful and easy to work with. She is kind, patient and professional. I highly recommend her services, whether you are a possible client or a potential business partner. You are in great care with Tam!! She and I met through a nonprofit volunteer organization and have only had positive experiences together since.
Apr 15, 2018
Last year, Tam helped our family find our very first home and we could not have asked for a better realtor. From finding us an amazing mortgage broker, to viewing countless homes, to thoroughly walking us through loan documents and to answering all of our first-time home-buyer questions - she truly helped us every step of the way. Buying your first home can be stressful, especially in a market like Portland, and to have someone like Tam by your side as you make one of the most important purchases in your life is invaluable.
Apr 12, 2018
Sales Executive
Tam's expertise and likeability makes her someone you want in your corner. She is extremely passionate about her Real Estate practice and is one of the most organized agents I've had a privilege to work with. If you are looking for someone who can listen to your needs, communicate effectively and take the pressure off your shoulders during the home buying/selling process than look no further than Tam!
Apr 11, 2018
Project Manager
When my parents made the life changing decision to move from their home in Central Oregon to be closer to family in Portland, we knew that we needed someone that would be thoughtful, patient and thorough. We feel so grateful that when we chose Tam to be their realtor, we received so much more. In a very short time, Tam was able connect with our parents in a way that made them comfortable through a process that can be emotional and overwhelming. She thoughtfully and respectfully guided them through each step with ease. We highly recommend Tam to anyone that is looking for a partner through the home buying/selling journey.

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