Gresham’s Bill Kieselhorst helps dedicate clean water wells in Nigeria

Bill and Kathy Kieselhorst

Prudential Northwest Properties broker and veteran missionary Bill Kieselhorst traveled to Nigeria to help dedicate two wells paid for by the congregation of his church, Gresham’s East Hill. Through East Hill’s Advent Conspiracy movement, members of the church donated money that would typically have been spent on Christmas presents this past December. They raised more than $70,000, which allowed them to provide $20,000 in clothing and gift cards to local homeless students, along with purchasing clean water wells for the Nigerian villages of Fadan Karshi and Aban.

Bill, thank you for the difference you are making in the lives of so many people around the world. We’re proud to have you on the Prudential Northwest Properties Team!


Jason Waugh shares his thoughts on local market recovery

Jason Waugh

Jason, our COO and Lake Oswego branch manager, shares his perspective on the real estate market recovery in this article in Community Newspaper’s “A Salute to the American Home” special publication. Like many local real estate professionals, Jason believes the market has probably hit bottom as a whole and we’ll see a very gradual recovery.

Click here to read the article.


Teens Fighting Hunger supports Transitional Youth’s outreach efforts

Amy presents Prudential Northwest Properties president and Transitional Youth founder Bert Waugh Jr. a check for Transitional Youth

Amy Carlton, a senior at Lake Oswego High School, founded Teens Fighting Hunger to help combat childhood hunger. At the Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTOR’s 2010 First Citizen Award banquet today, Amy received the Future First Citizen Award. To date, Amy has donated 2,000 hours to TFH and helped raise $60,000. More than 350 teens have volunteered through the organization.

The organization harnesses the artistic talents of teens to make low cost, high quality products and sell them at local markets. Teens Fighting Hunger selected Transitional Youth as one of their local beneficiaries, and the funding Transitional Youth receives will help us continue to provide evening meals to local homeless youth in downtown Portland. 

Amy, we are so appreciative of your dedication to help fight hunger in our communities. Thank you!


Join us for an interview with Kim Dittler in the next Online Training series webinar

Join us for an in-depth interview with Kim Dittler, of the Lake Oswego branch. Kim was recently named one of the National Association of REALTORS “30 Under 30” rising stars in the industry and she will be sharing her secrets to success and discuss how she is meeting the challenges of our current market head on.

Thursday, April 22 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Register here.


The challenge is on!

The Columbia Tech Center office takes on the Clark County Northwest office in a challenge to see who can collect the most new underwear for donation to local homeless youth. The contest runs from April 15 to May 15 and all donations will be given to Transitional Youth, the non-profit organization founded by Prudential Northwest Properties president, Bert Waugh Jr. The winning office gets bragging rights and the satisfaction of knowing they are helping homeless youth. The losing office also gets satisfaction in helping street youth … and they have the honor or presenting the winning office with a photo of themselves in their underwear (over their pants, of course!). Stay tuned for progress reports … this is going to be a fun one!


David Somerville named QSC Agent of the Month!

QSC, quality serviceCongratulations to Lake Oswego’s David Somerville for receiving national recognition as Agent of the Month by Quality Service Certification, Inc!  

David was selected for this honor from among QSC’s 22,000+ members nationwide. He has attained an almost flawless record of consistently earning 100% client service satisfaction ratings on satisfaction surveys administered by Leading Research Corporation. David has achieved Quality Service Certified® Platinum status, representing the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, and late last year, he was also recognized as one of the Best of the Business, an honor bestowed on the top 250 real estate service providers in North America.   

100% service satisfaction like David and many of our agents have achieved is fantastic. Kudos to you, David! We’re proud you’re on the Prudential Northwest Properties team!


Lucy King named Jaycees Woman of the Year!

Congratulations to Lucy King for being named McMinnville Jaycees Woman of the Year in 2009!

Lucy has been a successful real estate Broker in McMinnville for 14 yrs and has been active on the Oregon Association of Realtors’s Professional Standards and Practice committee for 3 years, where she currently serves as Chairperson.

She has also served as Treasurer and on the audit committee for the Yamhill County Assoc. of Realtors and was recently appointed to the Board of Property Tax Appeals in Yamhill County. Lucy takes great pride in her knowledge & work ethic and has obtained the following special designations so she can better help her clients:   

GRI – Graduate of Realtors Institute        

ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative 

SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist

SFR – Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certification

Lucy, thank you for your long term commitment to giving back to your community and delivering exceptional service to your clients. We’re proud to have you on the Prudential Northwest Properties McMinnville team!


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