Who is ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com?

Hello! I am Gretchen Ahrens, owner of Columbia Gorge FSBO. My family and I moved to this region in the summer of 2007. In moving to the Columbia Gorge region, we were interested in a FSBO transaction, but found it difficult to find relevant and timely information. The FSBO market information was inadequate, mainly limited to classified ads and small “For Sale By Owner” signs. The need for one centralized regional FSBO venue was obvious. Additionally, I saw a need to present FSBO properties in a more professional manner, with lots of pictures and property information available for interested buyers.

One of the cornerstones of my endeavor is the local customer service offered. I'm here to walk customers through the process of marketing their real estate, from photographing your property, to featuring it online, to consulting on “staging” your home. This personal attention and local knowledge makes ColumbiaGorgeFSBO different from national FSBO websites. ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com serves the FSBO markets in the Oregon counties of Hood River and Wasco as well as Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington.

I have my Bachelor degree from Brigham Young University, with experience in design, marketing and education.  My husband, Mel, has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, with business experience in information technology, health care and resort management. We live in Parkdale, Oregon with our two sons, ages 16 and 18, plus four dogs and a cat.