Sarah Malarkey

Real Estate Professional Opt
My deep love of people, community and the satisfaction of feeling “At Home” is my absolute motivation in real estate. I feel finding the right home + community is essential to living the lifestyle you and your family dream of! 
I am a proud fourth generation Portland Oregonian on both sides of my family tree. I cherish my solid roots growing up on the east side of Portland in Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor and Irvington neighborhoods. These neighborhoods always melt my heart .... as they enriched my life and made me who I am today!
Hillsboro Is HOME today! Intel brought my husband and I to Hillsboro years ago. We love the small-town feel in a town that's truly growing! We've embraced this really special chapter of our lives with our family.

In Real Estate ..... My commitment to you is excellent communication and educating you on the market today. I will thoughtfully take you through the home buying / selling process step by step so you always know what to expect. My goal is to listen to your wants/ needs, be present from start to close and insure whatever comes our way ..... we get through as smoothly as possible!
I look forward to hearing from you! Together we will fulfill your visions, dreams and all expectations in this incredibly special HOME experience!

Real Estate isn't just houses.?
Real Estate = Home!
Pinned Recommendation
Nov 9, 2023
Sarah was the bright light in the unexpected need to move my sister to an assisted living apartment and sell her home. Sarah guided us through every step with smiles, thoughtful kindness and sensitivity to our situation and overwhelm. She led us with a positive timeline and daily doable steps. Sarah moved us from dread - to an enjoyable experience that resulted in a first day, full cash offer!
My sister, family and I - highly recommend - with heartfelt thanks - Sarah!
Nov 8, 2023
I feel extremely lucky in having Sarah as my realtor during those challenging times in the real estate market. She is a joy to work with. I am the first time buyer and felt very stressed and unsure, but with Sarah the whole experience was light and pleasant. I couldn't recommend Sarah more!
Oct 23, 2023
I am an agent based in LA- Sarah and I connected when I was looking for a partner to help a client buy a home in the Hillsboro area. She worked with her extensively from finding the home through the negotiation, inspections, contracts, financing assistance, and all other aspects of the process. We easily closed and she was diligent, calm, positive, and always available for me or my client's needs. If you are looking to partner with a true professional with a great attitude and the depth/knowledge of the local market you need to make the right choice, I'd strongly recommend working with Sarah.
Oct 10, 2023
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Sarah as my real estate agent, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the exceptional service she provided in selling my house. From start to finish, Sarah demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and dedication that exceeded all my expectations.
Throughout the entire process, Sarah exhibited an in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. She conducted a thorough analysis of comparable properties, helping me to set a competitive and realistic selling price for my home. This strategic pricing, combined with her expert marketing skills, resulted in a quick and lucrative sale that I am incredibly satisfied with.
Sarah was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly responsive and proactive. She was always available to answer my questions, provide updates, and offer valuable advice. Her attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the sale, from the stunning professional staging of my property to the well-crafted listing that highlighted its unique features.
The level of commitment that Sarah demonstrated was unwavering. She went above and beyond to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience for me, handling all the complexities of the transaction with ease. From coordinating inspections to managing paperwork, Sarah handled it all with utmost professionalism.
In the end, the sale of my house was not just a transaction; it was a positive and memorable experience thanks to Sarah. If you want to sell your home with confidence and achieve the best results, Sarah is the realtor you need by your side.
Thank you, Sarah, for your exceptional service and for making the sale of my house a truly remarkable experience. You are a true professional, and I am grateful for all your hard work and dedication!
Sep 20, 2023
Sarah won us over, to be our agent selling our home, by her bubbly personality, her knowledge of our neighborhood and choosing the right price for the value of the house. Sold house at asking price. Two other agents had given us at least $30,000.00 less.
Thank you Sarah for making this happen.
Sep 15, 2023
Sarah recently sold my sister-in-law’s condo. It was a wonderful experience. She came in with her bubbly and get- it - done attitude! She walked us through the process and was there to help us. The condo was barely on the market before we received a full ask, cash offer! Thank you Sarah for your expertise and kindness!
Jul 30, 2023
Consummate professional. A real pleasure to work with. Held our hand(s) through the whole process. Full asking price cash offer on day two. Would highly recommend Sarah!
Jun 23, 2023
Sarah is fabulous! She was our real estate agent when we sold our home in June 2023. Her experience and knowledge was very helpful through our journey has first time home sellers.

Sarah went above and beyond! From helping us stage our home, being present for our listing photography, answering our many questions, making sure we were competitively priced, and making our home shine. She is positive, optimistic, and a joy to work with.

Thank you Sarah!
May 22, 2023
Sarah was awesome in helping us to find and buy a home. She is always positive, energetic and pays attention to detail in the final closing process.

Sarah went above and beyond for us! We hope we can continue to see her as she has such a great personality, and we consider her a new friend.
Apr 21, 2023
Sarah is one in a million. She puts 100% into her clients. There was never any pressure to buy but when we were ready everything was made easy for us. Thank you so much for everything.
Apr 18, 2023
Sarah, was amazing. Very communicable and really felt like she was putting us first and only working for us. All my questions were answered timely and sometimes she sent information before I had a question. She really gets to know her clients and offers good sound advice - I really felt like I had a true advisor to help us navigate the purchase process. Highly recommend!
Apr 14, 2023
Career Coach
Sarah is amazing in all facets of the home buying and selling experience. Her attention to detail, flexibility, and joyful personality make the process go more smoothly. We have done 4 transactions with sarah - two home sales and two purchases. We love our new home and neighborhood - everything we were looking for, Sarah helped us find, and more! Thank you Sarah!
Mar 31, 2023
Retired high school principal
We are elated at our extraordinary good luck in having Sarah as our realtor during a challenging time in the real estate market. It would be difficult to imagine anyone better able to "keep us in the loop" than she. Very impressively, Sarah dipped into her commission to provide added benefits for prospective buyers, including a home warranty.

My wife and I will continue to enthusiastically recommend Sarah Malarky for many years to come.

Paul Erickson
Mar 30, 2023
Sarah listed our house in Arbor Roses for sale just after the market peaked in the middle of the summer of 2022. We'd expected to sell the house the first weekend, but the market had changed dramatically.

Sarah stuck with us throughout it all! She held open houses almost every weekend and promoted the listing anywhere and everywhere. She decorated the house, massaged the listing a few times, and even repainted the kitchen and den when she thought it would help with a particular buyer!

Sarah was fantastic and she saw things through to our eventual sale. I'm very happy that we found her and recommend her highly!
Feb 17, 2023
Exceptional! Words can't even describe my deep appreciation for all of her help. She has such a positive attitude. My sale was complex in nature, and she handled it so very well. I will most certainly recommend her to (have already) and will use her expertise/help in the future. She made the process so simple and I enjoyed working with her every step of the way. She's a natural. Thank you so so much Sarah! I will never forget all you did for me.
Dec 6, 2022
Sarah recently helped us to sell our Mom's home, and we really enjoyed working with her. She is extremely knowledgeable, and she kept us informed every step of the way. We would highly recommend Sarah for all of your Real Estate needs. We gave her 5 stars, but would have given her 25!
Nov 21, 2022
Sarah was able to navigate a rapidly changing market to ensure the best outcome for the sale of my house. She's great at advocating for her clients.
Oct 14, 2022
Our family had a delightful experience with Sarah Malarkey, she is an excellent real estate agent. Sarah is very patient, and was always available to show a home, in person or a video tour. On these tours she was thorough, spotting any issues and teasing out the property's highlights - as photos can be deceiving.

Sarah never wavered from being upbeat and positive. The team at Next Home was very responsive as well.

We are very happy to have worked with Sarah! We would highly recommend her to family and friends.
May 9, 2022
I can not say enough good things about Sarah. She is always in the know and on top of every detail. She is energetic and so professional, she truly made me feel that I was her only client which is an amazing quality. I am so lucky to have found her.
May 6, 2022
This was my first experience purchasing a new home. I had been working with another realtor who I was not really feeling good about. I was referred to Sarah by my cousin, Erica Harmon who is a mortgage broker for Crosscountry Mortgage LLC. Erica told me that Sarah was on vacation and would reach out to me when she got back. Sarah was on vacation for Spring Break with her family and sent me a text as soon as she heard I needed some help. She let me know she was on vacation and would come over and meet me as soon as she got back.
When Sarah came over, I instantly felt a connection. I had been trying to find a home that would accommodate my teenager, fiancé and my elderly mother. Sarah was so sweet and patient and really understood what our family needed
She went with us thru the entire process and then some. I had the best team working for my family and I mean WORKING 24/7 text messages, emails and calls with updates and answering questions. I appreciate all the work these galls did for my family. Sarah was a pleasure to work with and she helped us in so many ways!! My family and I absolutely love her, we found our forever home and Sarah made the process painless and explained the process step by step. I give Sarah 10 stars out of 5 for taking such good care of us!! Thank You Sarah!
Apr 28, 2022
Sarah is a gem. There are no words to describe how hard working and incredibly kind this lady is. If you want somebody that is incredibly kind, patient, knowledgeable, and hard working she is your person. I feel blessed to have had her help me out in this life event I had to endure. She is an angel. I have and will always recommend her to all my friends and family. Thank you Sarah. ??????????
Mar 8, 2022
We asked Sarah if she would help us in the purchase of our new home in St. Helens, asking her was hands down our best decision we could of made.

Sarah also helped us navigate some turbulence in a previous real estate transaction that she was not our realtor for. We are so incredibly thankful for her picking up those pieces that a previous realtor had dropped the ball on & really being there for us when she didn’t have to be. It speaks volumes to the kind of person Sarah is. She stands by ethics, & has a heart of gold which really shines through her work & with her clients.

Sarah went above and beyond any expectation we could of ever had for our realtor. She stands by you every step of the way guiding, answering questions no matter how small or trivial, & even stands by you after your purchase.

She has extensive knowledge of the Portland metro area market, we’ve watched her make dreams come true for neighbors helping them sell their home quickly for new adventures or find their dream home.

We couldn’t recommend her enough, she truly delivers the red carpet white glove service while helping you make dreams come true.
Mar 7, 2022
home owner
Sarah did a stellar job in helping us sell our house. She went above and beyond any thing i have ever seen from a realtor. I would highly recommend her to any one looking to buy or sell.
Feb 22, 2022
Sarah has been amazing to work with!
Jan 21, 2022
I hired Sarah to purchase my home in Hillsboro, and when marriage took me to Massachusetts, I didn't hesitate to hire her as my listing agent. As both a Buyer and a Seller's agent, Sarah was absolutely fabulous. She is an an expert at all things real estate: She knows everything about every neighborhood in Hillsboro, she understands all of the details about buying and selling, and she is incredibly responsive to texts and emails.

In both buying and selling, Sarah knew everything about everyone I needed to contact and hire, from the utility companies to plumbers to storage to mortgage broker to house stager. She went way above and beyond, was always patient and friendly, and always kept me feeling in control of the situation. She is always cheerful, happy to explain things, follows up and follows through. She works extremely hard but was always patient when explaining any detail I didn't understand. I cannot possibly recommend her highly enough.

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