Tessa’s Story

Tessa’s real estate success is due in large part to her conscientious, professional, and ethical approach to real estate. These skills coupled with her highly successful business background and local knowledge makes her one of Oregon’s best real estate professionals. She is a cutting edge; detail oriented and numbers savvy real estate expert reaping great success in this market.

Tessa listens, and educates, calling upon her intimate knowledge of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Dunthorpe, SW Portland, The Pearl District and the majority of the greater Portland metropolitan area. She is up to date on ALL current market inventory, the latest in financing, the art of negotiation, and the fine print of the contract. And, even though it’s without doubt that she is a competitive businesswoman, Tessa maintains great relationships with her fellow agents throughout the industry.

Tessa’s own personal and professional networking pursuits provide her with community contacts that are essential to real estate success. As a West Linn native, she actively participates with many local West Linn, Wilsonville and Lake Oswego charities as well as non-profit organizations. She has volunteered and worked with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Union Gospel Mission and is actively involved in her local church.

Prior to selling real estate, Tessa was a Chief Operating Officer at a top 10 Portland Medical Legal/ IME company for six years. Not only has Tessa proven her business and entrepreneurial success, she firmly believes in the importance of building relationships with her clients and fully understanding their personal goals.

Tessa is a highly-devoted mom of two beautiful children Mia and Beckett and has been happily married to her husband Russ, a Lake Oswego native since 2009.


Some additional things about
Tessa you might want to know


With her experience and position as a local broker in conjunction with an extensive marketing background, Tessa has significant advantages she can use to sell your house.

Seasoned sales, marketing and analytical skills established by 10 years of corporate and agency experience.

She has an extensive network of brokers as well as local buyers and sellers to prospect on your behalf.

She specializes in all residential areas all across the state, doing business in the Greater Portland area, the Oregon Coast, Bend to Medford.


“Tessa was the constant professional. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior. I was amazed of Tessa’s knowledge and work ethic. Tessa made the process very easy and fun. Tessa possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker: she knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with her clients. I would be very happy to give Tessa my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their property or buy one. She did an incredible job both selling our previous home and helping us purchase our new house.”- B. Jodoin

“If you are looking for a trusted, hard working and smart Real Estate agent — that can get you the deal you need— Tessa Gold is your person. ” – BRT

“Tessa was a good listener, found me properties I would be interested in, promptly viewed those properties with me, researched each property thoroughly, and got me the information I needed to make a decision. Tessa is professional, thorough, detail oriented and works hard. You wont ever wonder whether she earned her commission or not.  After three weeks in a challenging market place, Tessa found me the place I was looking for. Most important, she helped me negotiate the deal I needed. The property I purchased was a bargain at the asking price, but she helped in negotiating even a lower price. If you are looking for Realtor, pick a smart one that works hard for you. That’s why I recommend Tessa Gold.” –Bob Tiernan

“Tessa Gold is one of the most professional people I have ever worked with, period. She works fast, knows her stuff, has great taste, pays attention to detail, and overall seems to have great mind-reading ability. On top of that, she’s also a great person! She’s the ideal Realtor for anyone serious about buying a home.”– R. T. (First Time Home Buyer)

“Working with Tess was a great experience. She was very knowledgeable about current trends and comps in multiple areas. Tess made herself available at all times and was responsive to calls and emails. We made offers on multiple properties and Tess was able to get the necessary paperwork drawn up quickly and sent to us via email for signature. Tess has great attention to detail recalling facts through conversation rather than needing them written down. Overall she was a pleasure to work with. Going forward when we look to buy and sell properties Tess will be our number one option.”- J.J. 

“Tessa negotiated  terms and managed the process professionally with selling agent, professional services and our mortgage company. She was a total pleasure to work with and made the process easy and efficient!” -G.C.

“I have bought many houses in several different states over the past 40+ years. Quite simply, Tessa is the most competent, friendly, professional real estate person I have ever worked with. There are not enough superlatives to accurately convey how wonderful Tessa was to work with. We feel like we have a new lifelong friend.”-S&B

“As a first time home buyer in Oregon, Tessa not only guided me through the process, but also through the various and distinctive communities in the Portland area. She was immediately responsive to all requests and was even able to help negotiate several items for us in a market environment where  buyers hold little power during the process. For anyone looking for a Portland area realtor, I’d highly recommend Tessa!” -C.N.

“My husband and I had the best experience with Tessa. She was so helpful, knowledgable, and incredible to work with! Tessa provided such great insight into the houses we looked at, and made it so easy to choose the right house. Her negotiation skills helped us get a great deal on our house. We would  recommend her to anyone!!” -E.G.