Let us take the stress out of buying a home

You deserve to have an agent who cares about your needs every step of the way

Helping buyers in Columbia County, Oregon and the Portland Metro area.

You should love where you live, so why leave your home purchase up to chance? We know the greater Columbia County real estate market intimately. By taking the time to learn about you, your family, your needs, and your wants, your goals becomes our goals!
Every buyer’s goals are different based on market conditions, financing, location, and timing. Lea prides herself on finding unique solutions for her clients.

The home buying process

You have someone looking out for you every step of the way


Meet with Lea!

Not sure what you can afford? Haven’t been preapproved yet? Don’t know where to start? No problem! We will take the time to learn about your unique situation and recommend where to begin.


Let the search begin!

We go to work for you to find listings that fit not just your budget, but your personality.


Write an offer!

We will help you negotiate a fair deal on your new home and guide you through the home inspection and closing process.


Inspection time!

We will have a home inspection completed and then negotiate repairs with the seller on your behalf.


Sign and funding!

When funding is complete, the sale is recorded at the county recorders office.


Receive your keys!

And start your moving process.


What other buyers are saying about Lea

“Lea is absolutely the best! The knowledge this agent has is amazing! Not only did she make our commercial property transaction much more bearable, but has helped us in making great choices on our next residential purchase! I highly recommend Lea for anything from just asking questions and guidance to full on purchases. A lot of agents will blow you off if you aren’t ready to buy yet, she will take the time to make sure you have your ducks in a row to purchase with the time is right for you!!!” –  celeste438

“When my wife and I identified a property that we wished to purchase on which to build our new home, we had no idea what to expect, or how to negotiate with the seller about the price, conditions and restrictions, easements, anything really. Lea Chitwood was recommended to us, and from the moment we met her skill and professionalism made us confident that our interests were being protected and that no detail was being missed. Lea was always available to answer questions (and believe me, we had a million questions), and handled all of the paperwork and documentation, including many amendments to the sales agreement, that were required to close the sale. She was ALWAYS there for us. I cannot recommend Lea highly enough. She is thorough, professional, honest, knowledgeable, and has a deep understanding of her business. If we ever consider another real estate purchase (or sale), I know exactly who we will call, and that will be Lea Chitwood.” –  kentdcline

“Lea was the absolute best realtor we could have ever worked with. She was so patient, kind and an incredibly good listener. She is exceptional with her experience about housing developments, structure details, and resale values. We could tell she was prepared for us each time we saw her. She found our dream family home and we couldn’t be happier. She is an amazing person that we now call a friend. We will recommend her to all of our friends in St. Helens area and beyond.” – aekunders

Experience the Lea Chitwood Real Estate difference for yourself!