Portland, Oregon Real Estate Agent

Helping individuals feel educated, empowered, and confident
about buying/selling property and building generational wealth

Serving Portland & surrounding areas

Helping individuals feel

about buying/selling property and building generational wealth

Being a good realtor is so much more than just closing a deal.

This journey is not mine, it is yours.

I am simply here to use my expertise to assist you and create an experience that honors you. We are all different humans who operate in our own unique ways. I am committed to honoring each of my clients and their needs in order to offer the best experience, because that’s what we all deserve.


How We Can Work Together



Buying a home is a BIG DEAL! I am here to make this process as enjoyable and smooth as possible. It’s important to have someone on your side who will go to bat for you and keep you protected. This process can feel overwhelming quickly, but with the right support you will be able to confidently navigate this experience.



It’s time to move on to the next dream! I work hard to make the selling process as seamless and straightforward as possible. My market knowledge and understanding the differences between what sells quickly and why, will allow me to intentionally guide and support you. I will help you prep your home in a way that will set you up to obtain a quick sale for the best price. 

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kind words


"Mercedes is very down to earth, and making it so easy to be ourselves in her presence." 

As first time homebuyers, Mercedes could not have been a better fit for my partner and I. She is incredibly knowledgeable and gave us highly constructive feedback throughout our hunting process; from narrowing down to what kind of house we wanted, to negotiating with the seller. It took no time at all for her to get a strong sense of our vision, and to send us dialed-in houses that fit our desired specs. She is very responsive, and was flexible in coordinating house viewings around our work schedules. Mercedes is very down to earth, and making it so easy to be ourselves in her presence. We had fun and shared some good laughs along the way, and felt very strongly seen by her; huge amount of gratitude.

past client

"Mercedes helped us realize our dream of becoming homeowners and we are forever grateful." 

We were new to the Portland market and didn’t know what exactly to expect. She walked us through every last step. We looked at over 20 homes and she was so incredibly patient with us (and our kiddos!) She was also very honest and transparent with us which helped us stay focused and realistic about what we could afford. (No buyer’s remorse here!) I work a crazy schedule and she was always quick to respond to our questions or ready to show a home no matter the time of day. She is passionate about real estate and it shows! Mercedes helped us realize our dream of becoming homeowners and we are forever grateful. I would recommend Mercedes to anyone looking to buy or sell in Portland!

past client

"She always listened to our wants, needs and most importantly concerns." 

Mercedes is amazing. She made our dreams of finding and owning the perfect house 
we could have ever dreamed of. She always listened to our wants, needs and most importantly concerns. Explaining everything in detail just to make sure we knew what to expect. She was truthful and gave her honest opinion on each house we looked into. She was on top of everything. Answering important questions we had, Paper work, setting up appointments to look at houses, keeping in close contact with our mortgage officer. We never had to worry about anything. If you want someone who has your back and is willing to fight for what you want you should most definitely choose Mercedes Kauhola.

past client

"Mercedes is truly amazing and has such a great energy!" 

We met her at an open house and after chatting, we knew right away we wanted to work with her. As first time home buyers, we really appreciated her advice and guidance. Throughout our home buying process, Mercedes listened and respected our wants, needs, and wishes for our house, and we never felt pushed or prodded to make decisions. When we went under contract on our house, she advocated for us and got us what we needed. We’re very happy with our home and we’re so glad we went through this journey with Mercedes. We will definitely use Mercedes as our realtor in the future. We’d also recommend her to our closest friends and family.

past client


Ohana Homes?

The experience here is just … different. At least that’s what my people say. And when I say “my people” I’m referring to my clients. Because they are more than just clients to me. The folks I work with are not just another transaction but they are amazing humans who have worked their asses off to make it to this moment and I see that. 

I SEE you. I HEAR you. I VALUE you. 

No two people are alike in the way they operate or communicate. We each move how we move because that’s what feels best to us.

That’s important to me and something that I am intentional about honoring because when we can all show up authentically and be met in that space, some real magic can happen.

And what else are we doing it for if not that?

from my heart to yours



Hi, I'm Mercedes

I am a Portland, Oregon Realtor and Broker.

I am not a “by chance” kind of person, so the fact that something led you here to my website brings me a lot of joy.

(Even more so if I get to meet you, too!)

Chances are someone referred you to me, or you found me while googling and you’re doing your due diligence. Which, I respect!

Anyone can help you buy/sell a house, but if you ask me, the vibe and energy is everything.

This is an intimate process and one that should be enjoyed. I learned this during my own home buying experience, and I have made it a priority of mine to provide my people with an experience that honors them and is one they deserve.


First Time Home Buyer Booklet

Buying your first home can be incredibly overwhelming because most people don’t know where to start. That alone is enough to discourage folks. Luckily it doesn’t have to be that way! This free guide breaks down the process for you, step by step, in a way that's easy to understand and takes the guesswork out. This has been such an amazing resource for all of my first time buyers and I hope that it is for you, too!

These are The Steps to buying your first home, as simple as possible, because that’s what we all need!

Free Download

Get in Touch

You’ve worked SO hard to get here and now you’re ready - YOU DID THAT!!

Let’s grab a drink, coffee or a treat, keep the good times rolling and talk about next steps!