Portland Real Estate Broker
Bringing Sellers and Buyers Together
As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
After graduating from college, Krista Meili worked in sales and was briefly a stay-at-home mom. When she realized she wanted a challenge outside of the home, she got her real estate license while pregnant with her second son in 2006 and started her career shortly after. Now, Krista works out of John L. Scott’s Northeast Portland office and enjoys the sense of accomplishment she feels when she is able to help clients solve their challenges!
Krista considers herself a concierge realtor. Accordingly, she always tries to anticipate her clients’ needs and provide proactive solutions, tailored to their particular situation. She aims to make herself readily available to clients because she understands the stress that can come with any real estate transaction, and wants her clients to feel confident that she is supporting them.
Giving back is important to Krista, and she donates a portion from each home sale to the Oregon Humane Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Save the Children. She also volunteers at her children’s school every chance she gets! Krista’s hobbies include spending time with her children, running and cooking.
It’s true that Portland has a lot of nicknames: The Rose City. Stumptown. Beervana. River City. Bridgetown. PDX. I think it shows the affection Portlanders have for our city. Portland is in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. We enjoy tons of year-round outdoor activities. The Cascade Mountains with their year-round skiing and snowboarding are an hour to the east and the Pacific Ocean is an hour to the west. Willamette Valley Wine Country, which is known for its world-class pinot noirs, is a short drive away. But there are plenty of reasons to stay in the city too. Powell's City of Books is an entire city block of literary fare. Forest Park and Mount Tabor are both perfect for a hike or a picnic and you can’t beat the shopping and dining in the Pearl District or the art scene on Alberta and Mississippi Avenues. Our mild climate--with warm dry summers and cool wet winters--has given rise to the farm-to-table movement in local restaurants. Salmon, pork, and beef all come from local purveyors and they pair with locally grown produce and international flavors to make Portland a foodie's dream city. Portland has one of the lowest crime rates of a major American cities and the cost of living is low compared to other West Coast cities. Homes range from historic mansions in the West Hills and restored bungalows in inner Southeast to highrise condos in the Pearl and downtown and new construction and other up and coming neighborhoods. If you’d like to learn more about Portland let us know. We’d love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.
“Krista was awesome! She has been one of the most reliable, knowledgeable and compassionate realtors that I have ever dealt with. We will certainly use her again in the future. Krista went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and even engaged in staging some furniture in places that helped make the house look more presentable.""
From start to finish, Krista was with us every step of the way as we purchased our first home. We came away feeling like we got lucky finding Krista. She is such a joy to work with, and she ALWAYS has her clients' best interests in mind. As first time home buyers, we leaned on Krista and her expertise throughout the process, and Krista was always willing to talk us through every scenario and lay out all of our options so that we could make the most informed decision. Countless times throughout our home search, we looked at each other and said "it feels like we're her only clients" - because she's always there for you. From her attention to detail, responsiveness, positive demeanor, etc., we couldn't have found a better partner to work with. If you're just starting the process and looking for an agent, we'd recommend Krista a thousand times over.”
“I am very happy working with Krista. She is thoughtful, very knowledgeable about the city and real estate, on task without micromanaging and seemingly always available to check in. What I particularly appreciated was how professional, transparent and direct she is in communicating. I never had the sense she was blowing smoke or telling me what I wanted to hear, and any point of disagreement was handled with courtesy and respect. I'm looking forward to working with her as a buyer!”