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Charles Turner


Charles brings a wealth of knowledge to this team as demonstrated by the over 1000 posts written for our industry-respected blog, In addition, he brings to the position an MBA from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University and an undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College. His certifications include completion of NAR’s e-PRO and Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designations. He also serves as a Tom Ferry Coach. Like his wife and business partner, Jenny, Charles has a great love for his community and serves it as a member of the Ambassador Board for the Oregon Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition to a love of family, community, and real estate, Charles also enjoys sailing and cycling.

Jenny Turner


81 Sales in 2021

Jenny holds an MBA from Portland State University as well as an undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College. Her certifications include Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI). In addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate and being a licensed broker in both Oregon and Washington, Jenny has a passion for the communities she serves. She is past President and current member of the Fruit and Flower Development Center’s Board of Directors. She and her husband, Charles, reside in Northwest Portland with their son, Ryan. Her passions for family, community, and helping people achieve their dreams are evident in the diligence she brings to every transaction, relationship, and engagement in her life.

Alina Aliyar

503-964-7065 6 Sales in 2021 Personally, I have had the pleasure of buying and selling (and packing up) four of my own homes in three different states in under fifteen years. Buying & selling a home can be a stressful & anxiety provoking process, but the financial and emotional rewards are plentiful. My goal is to make you sure that you feel empowered, respected, and well informed as you make these decisions. As a French trained chef, I love to nerd out on kitchen layouts and consider the best places for herb & vegetable gardens. As a parent of two, I like to think about practicality, sustainability, and durability. Outside of real estate, I love live performance, gardening, and dad jokes.

Betsy Shand

503-545-8831 27 Sales in 2021 With more than 20 years of real estate-related experience, Betsy Shand has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers accomplish their goals! She currently serves customers of Lovejoy Realty and the Turner Team in and around Portland. Betsy is thrilled to work with families and individuals at all stages of their real estate journey. In addition to stellar negotiation skills and considerable marketing talent, Betsy brings advanced knowledge of mortgage banking, real estate strategies, wealth management and new financial services. She is a can-do strategist who always goes that extra mile to get the job done for her clients. Throughout her career, Betsy has closed over $180 million in sales within the United States and Canada. She has been a Portland area broker for the past ten years. And before that, she spent ten years with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Seattle. Betsy also devotes much of her time to work as a community activist. She trained with FEMA, Red Cross and Homeland Security on responsibilities and roles during and following disasters. Betsy even wrote a nationally published book for individuals, families, businesses, neighborhoods and communities on how to survive natural and man-made disasters. For her dedication to safety and preparedness, she was named Neighborhood Leadership Volunteer of the Year and served as grant-writing team leader for several citywide community projects. In her free time, Betsy enjoys cycling. Zillow Reviews
Betsy was nothing short of the best agent to work with in Portland. We went through 5 other realtors before we decided on working with her. She was the only agent who truly listened to our needs but who also helped guide us in the right direction and away from bad investments. As first time home buyers, we were very picky and she worked patiently with us for 8 months, taking us to see homes every single weekend. She was timely in her responses and ultimately played an important role in helping us close on the right home. The listing agent on the home we bought said, “although we received offers above yours, the sellers appreciated Betsy’s constant communication”. With an offer deadline approaching 3 hours after seeing the home, we were unable to get a hold of our lender. She was able to contact a trusted partner on the fly to get the offer in. If it weren’t for Betsy we would have not gotten the home. Betsy is one of the best at what she does, we are very thankful for her effort and help through the process and recommend her to anyone looking to find a home in the greater Portland area. — Stephen grzanowski
Betsy made finding a house in the time of coronavirus less challenging than I feared. I made a cross country move and Betsy and her iPhone camera took me on house tours. She had frequent contact with me about new listings and very promptly returned my calls or texts. She soon learned what I needed in a house and a neighborhood. I never felt pressured to buy any house, even as a month or two went by. Betsy gave me good reality checks on houses that she knew would not really meet my needs. She honored my budget: Even though I found the house we eventually bought, it having been listed only 38 minutes before I saw it on a website, when I immediately notified her, Betsy, using her contacts, got into the house scant hours later. Within hours our offer was accepted. During the inspection phase, she was a fierce, knowledgeable, effective advocate. A personable, excellent, experienced realtor. Two months in, I am very happy with the house and the neighborhood. — zuser20180105113023616
We just recently had a baby boy, raising our total of kiddos up to three and decided it was time to sell our townhome and move to a single story home with a yard and garden. The thought alone was incredibly nerve wracking to say the least, especially during a pandemic. Having an infant, two older boys who are doing remote learning, and working from home, evening time was our only time to sit and do anything real estate related. Betsy was the first agent who responded to us at a time that worked for us. She emailed and texted back and forth into all hours of the night, met with us during the evenings at the drop of a hat but most importantly, helped us navigate the entire process of selling our home, insuring we felt confident in our decisions and negotiations every single step of the way. She took the time to be thorough, clear, honest and upfront while handling/processing our decisions on this transaction. Her knowledge of the market, both local and statewide, and her background in the mortgage industry truly helped make this a seamless transaction. We couldn't recommend her more. — bogartandtwigg

Cassandra Samonte


Cassandra Samonte is a real estate professional serving Willamette Valley and the Portland metropolitan area. She began her career as a real estate broker back in 2018 shortly after she got certified as a yoga instructor with a local Portland studio. She pledged to apply the philosophies and teachings of yoga to her business by shifting her focus from just selling properties to creating life long, valuable connections with her clients. The most important part of Cassandra’s business is putting her clients first. A professional who pays great attention to detail, believes in listening to her clients, and following through. Cassandra was born in San Francisco but has lived in Oregon all her life. She is a versatile individual and strives to provide her clients with optimal service. Cassandra's clients needs are her main focus. From First Time Home Buyers, to seasoned Real Estate Investors and empty nesters looking to sell their home. Cassandra will help you understand what it takes to win in the current market. She will walk you through the process from beginning to end and even throughout your time as a home owner. Everyone that she helps in Real Estate are treated with the same consideration and importance. She is dedicated to help you sell your home or to help you find that dream home you have been searching for. You are invited to call or email her directly with any questions you have about buying or selling a home in the area.

Chandler Schur

717-491-0921 After growing up in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of South-Central Pennsylvania, Chandler graduated with a degree in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University. In Hawaii he met his wife Abby, and they relocated to Oregon, where she is from. After living in such a diverse community in undergrad Chandler came to the realization that his passion lies in making connections, building relationships, and helping people achieve their dreams. In Chandler's free time he enjoys attending Portland Timbers Games, finding new places to eat around Portland, and spending family time with his wife and two puppies, LuLu & Gatsby.

Cristian Penado


Originally from California, Cristian moved to Portland in 2017. While he grew accustomed to our rainy weather, he also fell in love with the outdoors and enjoys nature. At home he’s married and has 2 energetic dogs who love also love camping. At work, he’s our very own open-minded and tech savvy marketer, who’s always eager to learn new things. Allowing us to constantly evolve and provide the best digital marketing experience to our clients.

Danielle Wheeler


Eric Ryan

503-883-1693 22 Sales in 2021 Eric is motivated by connecting his clients with what matters to them most; a happier version of themselves. There are countless options when choosing a Realtor and working with Eric is working with someone who will patiently, yet promptly, deliver on commitments while keeping the home buying process exciting and fun! After growing up in the beautiful high desert of Eastern Oregon, Eric relocated to Portland in 2007 where he spent years in fitness and financial service sales before transferring his skills to his dream, real estate. In addition to helping connect others with their next home, he enjoys staying active through exercise both indoors and out, trail running, winter sports, cooking, and spending quality time with family. Zillow Reviews
Eric is so approachable and personable. My husband and I really enjoyed working with him because he kept it real and was patient with helping us pick what was best for what we wanted in a house. I appreciated him advocating for us through this process as we are first time home-owners. I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting to put in a competitive offer to get the home they want! — RachelKendall0
Eric Ryan was an awesome realtor! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering on buying a house. Any questions my wife and I had Eric was on top of it and got back to us with information needed and helped us understanding the process in buying our first home. — phillipdonalson13
We have truly enjoyed working with Eric in finding our new home. He was very helpful in all aspects of the home purchase. With Eric’s help, we were able to get all items completed as needed for the purchase and he kept us on track during the process, so we were able to close on time. I would highly recommend Eric and the Turner team to anyone looking for a realtor in the Portland area. — Liz Wortman

Jaimi Halchishak


As a lifetime educator with a passion for helping people, being a Real Estate Broker gives Jaimi the opportunity to assist clients in reaching their goals when it comes to buying or selling real estate in Oregon. Outside of work, she spends time with her children, hiking, cooking, and listening to music.