Santa came to Newberg!

We had quite a day last Saturday when Santa paid a pre-Christmas visit to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Newberg branch. Over 40 families and their kiddos had a fun time with Santa and they brought a generous assortment of food for donation to local residents in need of assistance. They collected two 40-gallon barrels of food!

Big thanks to Newberg Managing Principal Broker Ron Schock, photographer Kenneth Bunn, and all the Newberg brokers and local businesses that pitched in to create this fun, community-focused event. Most of all, thank you Santa for making the long trip down from the North Pole!

It’s days like this that make our hearts joyful. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!


“Give A Day Away” Was a Huge Success!

Our recent companywide Give A Day Away volunteer event was a tremendous success, thanks to all of our generous Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate team members who spent last Saturday helping others in our communities.

In partnership with the wonderful folks at Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland, our work crews went to four transitional home sites around the Portland metro area and put their landscaping and yard maintenance skills to work.

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Here are a few words from Jason Waugh, our President & CEO, who was joined at the Cordero House worksite with his wife Gia and their daughters…

Huge thanks to all of our brokers, employees and their family and friends for coming from far and near to brighten the lives of others. You make us proud!



Our Team in Sandy Makes the Holidays Brighter for Local Kids

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The annual toy drive in our Sandy branch is a HUGE success!

As they have done for over thirty years, the wonderful brokers and staff in our Sandy branch office held their annual toy drive to help make the holidays brighter for local children. They invite their clients and business partners — the whole community really — to their annual Open House party and ask that everyone bring a toy. The brokers supply the food (and more toys) and as you can see in the photo, it was a tremendous success once again!

Local Kiwanis members pick up the bounty and distribute it with food baskets to families in the area that could use a little help. They typically put about 400 food boxes together, and because they have information on file about the families (size, number of kids, etc.) they are able to do a great job of matching appropriate toys to a wide range of kids.

To everyone in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Sandy office, a big THANK YOU for supporting your community. You make us proud!

Prudential Northwest Properties Supports Lake Oswego Buddy Walk

Over 1,000 people turned out in support of the Down Syndrome Network Oregon’s 10th Annual Buddy Walk yesterday. The Buddy Walk is one of the popular community events our Lake Oswego branch supports each year, offering hot chocolate and coffee to participants and spectators alike.

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Lori Norstrom, Gayleen Weiler, Holly Siebenthall and Ryan Krause offer complimentary hot chocolate and coffee at the 2012 Buddy Walk

Special thanks to Janet and David Dalton of Dalton’s Northwest Catering for their generous contribution of time and beverages. And big thanks to all of the Prudential Northwest Properties agents, employees, and family friends that helped support this wonderful cause.

The Down Syndrome Network Oregon provides comfort and acceptance for families, friends and individuals with Down Syndrome. Funds raised at the Buddy Walk will allow the organization to fund many important programs throughout the next year. For more information, please email or visit


Prudential Northwest Properties receives Corporate Philanthropy Award

It’s a proud day for all of us at Prudential Northwest Properties!

In recognition of our charitable giving and community support, we received a Corporate Philanthropy Award from The Portland Business Journal today! Prudential Northwest Properties ranks in the top five of Oregon’s most generous medium-sized companies.

A sincere thank you to everyone on the Prudential team for your big hearts and continuous efforts to help those less fortunate, especially during challenging economic times. And special thanks to Bert Waugh Jr, for your leadership and compassion … you are an inspiration to us all.

Prudential Northwest Properties President Bert Waugh Jr on a trip to Uganda with Medical Teams International

Pru NW tapped for a Corporate Philanthropy Award!

Great news … the philanthropic efforts of our company are being recognized with a Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Portland Business Journal! 

We’re proud of everyone in the Pru NW family for your commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live, supporting Transitional Youth, and making Prudential Northwest Properties a company we’re all proud to represent.

Kudos to Bert Waugh Jr. for his leadership, his vision and his passion for helping others. Bert, thank you for creating a culture of caring that runs so deeply throughout our company. Prudential Northwest Properties rocks!!

Giving to others this holiday season and beyond…

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A little recipient of the Damascus/Clackamas Christmas project

Giving back to our communities is an integral part of the Prudential Northwest Properties culture. It’s what we do throughout the year. Now that the holiday season is upon us, the Pru crew has stepped up our giving even more. In addition to McMinnville and West Portland’s huge donations of Love Boxes for the soldiers overseas, here’s what a few of our other branches are doing to help their communities…

Hillsboro Branch Adopting a Family for the Holidays! The Hillsboro Branch has adopted the Anderson Family which consists of Mom, Dad and 2 boys, one with autism. Dad was recently laid off. Thank you Hillsboro Branch for giving back to the community and helping those in need!

Damascus and Clackamas Branches Provided Toys to Kids in Need! They collectively raised over $1,000 and then purchased and wrapped holiday gifts for 74 kids at the Annie Ross House (the only shelter in Clackamas County that accommodates entire families) and Clackamas County Women’s Shelter holiday party. Thanks to all the members of both branches for carrying on this annual project spearheaded by Amy Nelson!

Scappoose Branch Donating and Giving Back! The Holiday Spirit is strong at Prudential Northwest Properties! Many thanks and kudos to the Scappoose Branch in donating money to Toy & Joy, as well as giving money and food items to Columbia Pacific Food Bank. A special nod goes to Lisa Frahm and her daughters for braving the cold as Salvation Army bell ringers at Fred Meyer. Thank you, Scappoose!

Metro Branch Reaches Out to Seniors this Holiday Season … The branch is “adopting” several seniors at the Rainbow Adult Living Center and will be providing gifts to brighten their holiday season. Thank you, Metro!

Columbia Tech Center Wraps for Transitional Youth this weekend! Chad and the gang from CTC are gift wrapping at the Westfield shopping center on the 13th and proceeds go to Transitional Youth. Thanks, CTC!

Sandy Toy Drive

Sandy Toy Drive

Sandy Branch is holding their 29th Annual Toy Drive! The longstanding tradition of collection toys for kids in need carries on in the Sandy community. They also shipped off many Love Boxes to the troops overseas. Thank you, Sandy Santas!

Food for the Hungry in Central Oregon – Thanks to all of our Central Oregon agents for participating in the Crook County Realtor’s Christmas party and food drive for St Vincent D’Paul. They contributed over $800, and every dollar donated purchased 7 lbs of food. In total, they were able to provide over 5,600 lbs of food which will help feed about 90 families. Our offices provided over 700 lbs of food. Excellent job, Central Oregon crew!

Linda McClellan installed as CCAR board president


Linda McClellan

Prudential Northwest Properties’ Clark County NW Realtor Linda McClellan was installed as the 2010 board president of the Clark County Association of Realtors during the group’s annual installation and awards luncheon yesterday at the Heathman Lodge. McClellan was sworn in with four new officers and 10 board members who will preside over the association next year. The group will focus on lobbying efforts on behalf of the industry, said McClellan, who foresees a better year for local home sellers in 2010. In Clark County, home sales have made year-over-year gains since June, although sales are still off from peak years in 2005-07. “It would be really nice to see this trend continue,” McClellan said.

Linda joins these Prudential Northwest Properties brokers in leadership of their local REALTOR Associations during the 2010 term: David Tangvald, GRI – Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Lisa Frahm – Columbia County Board of Realtors. Thanks to all of these pros for giving back to our industry!

Janet Dalton recognized for community service

Janet Dalton

Janet Dalton

Prudential Northwest Properties’ Janet Dalton, a longtime member of the Lake Oswego branch and a strong Transitional Youth advocate, was recently featured in The Times for her exceptional community service contributions.  Read the full story here…

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, Janet! We’re proud to have you on the Prudential team!


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