At the heart of it, the tale of Lake Oswego-based Harnish Properties is a story about family.
Yes, it's a financial success story, with Harnish Properties closing $122 million in annual sales in 2015 and $108 million in 2016 - and recently vaulting past $110 million in sales by July 1 of this year, achieving the highest sales figures in the State of Oregon.
Founder Kristi Harnish started selling homes and built her business in the early 1980's, through a time of 18 percent interest rates. For the better part of 25 years, she was the top or among the top three brokers in the State of Oregon, while raising three children with her attorney husband, Jon.
Son Justin grew up in Lake Oswego, went to Lake Oswego schools and gained the personality, tools and early skills that led to later success. After earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, Justin jumped into coast-to-coast business software sales, rising to the top 3 percent of his company.
All that changed, however, when Justin returned home to help his mother fight breast cancer. After that battle was won, Justin reassessed his priorities in life and joined the Harnish team. Today, he is Principal Broker/Partner for Harnish Properties and has been Oregon's Top-Producing Broker seven of the past eight years.
With a handshake, Justin and Kristi and the Harnish Properties team will help you understand what drives them, what makes them successful and why they strive for the same success for their clients.
425 Second St.
Downtown Lake Oswego