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A Little About Me...

I was born in Russia near the Black Sea and grew up in Tallinn, Estonia. The collapse of the USSR and ensuing uncertainty brought me to Portland in 1992. Fast-forward to now and I couldn’t be happier in our perfect city. I love spending time outdoors with my family whether it be family bike rides or chanterelle-hunting in the Tillamook Forest or tennis at Washington Park. I love sipping a Spanish coffee at Government Camp after a powder day on Mt. Hood and biking the Hollywood District on my 1945 Dayton Huffman cruiser.

I came to this city as an outsider and now, after years in real estate absorbing all of the wonderful things Portland has to offer, I am an insider ready to guide my clients through every step of the home buying or selling process. I know the Portland real estate market can be daunting to the casual observer but I can help navigate it and even make it fun!

I have had nothing but positive experiences with all of my clients and I look forward to many more. Give me a call or email today and let’s chat!

Best Regards, Lyudmila (Mila)


Lyudmila Leissler has now handled 4 real estate transactions for me. I return to her because her professionalism and the quality of her work are so high. She is smart, savvy, very detail-oriented, patient, and a very hard worker. I have always felt very well served by her; she has saved me thousands of dollars during negotiations. She goes above and beyond; for instance, she attended my recent closing in a cast/brace, just a few days after a skiing accident! I know I can count on her. -Judy B

My wife and I worked with Lyudmila Leissler for the first time. From the first steps, we understood that she is a very responsive and thoughtful person. She spent a lot of time working with us on different options looking for houses in Portland, Hillsboro, Tigard, Beaverton, and Happy Valley. Lyudmila is a very professional realtor, she understands what buyers need and she tries to show exactly what we need. We were very happy to work with her, we found a house of our dreams. -Vladimir E

Lyudmila is awesome! She helped us purchase our beautiful home on Corbett Ave. Because of her expertise we were able to get the seller to pay $13,000 in closing costs. She also helped navigate a touchy situation regarding an easement with the neighboring property. I would highly recommend her! -Seema K

Simply put, I loved my experience with Mila! As a first time home buyer, I had no idea how involved this was going to be. These old Portland homes have so many issues and she seemed to know about anything that arose or who exactly to call for specifics. Asbestos removal, illegal sewage systems, total kitchen demolitions, easements, you name it! She never told me what to do but she always pointed out the pros and cons of each place to consider. These usually involved things I would never have thought of and it always helped my husband and I arrive at a decision. Paperwork was sent to our iphones for easy electronic signature (so convenient!!!) and she was very flexible when meeting with us to see homes day and night. She is extremely professional but she has this hidden little hardcore side to her that I loved so much. Kind of like having a high powered lawyer representing you before going to court, I had zero worries about her negotiating on our behalf. She knew when things were overpriced for the area, even down to the block. She coached us on what she thought was fair and what our next moves should be. When we were losing hope in the hunt, she was hopeful and patient. I absolutely would have settled on something that wasn't quite right for our family if it wasn't for her gentle guidance. The house we found and snapped up within two hours is literally our dream house. We will be eternally grateful for her help and will absolutely work with her again if we ever move. In short, she rocks. -Cassandra K

Lyudmila is a delightful person and a very professional realtor. She was very helpful in suggesting what my home needed in order to be presented to the market, and when we completed the upgrades and she brought home to the market it sold within the week. I could not be more pleased! -Gordon J

I worked with Mila for several months while I searched for the home I recently bought in Portland, OR. She was extremely patient with me while I visited many different properties in the process of trying to figure out exactly what I was looking for. She was always friendly and non-aggressive, yet extremely professional, available, and an overall pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home in the Portland area.
-Christiana P

I have been working with Lyudmila for several years now. I as a lender, I have the opportunity to work with many Realtors and I can honestly say that Lyudmila is the best of the best in the Portland area. Her professionalism, job knowledge, people skills, and passion for what she does makes her stand out in the crowd. I trust her to take care of my clients, friends, and family.
Thanks, Lyudmila!! -Ryan S