Born and raised in the Mt. Hood area, Sandi Strader knows well the special qualities of life her clients are searching for when they come to this area. Walks in the woods, playing in the creek, climbing trees and close relationships with her two sisters and family formed a strong foundation for her future. Honesty, hard work and long term relationships were a required part of life on the mountain.
For twenty years Sandi raised her daughter, Shana, in a similar lifestyle in Sandy. Shana graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in December 2003 as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Shana and her horse, Fancy, are three time Clackamas County Grand Reserve Champions. Shana's hard work has again elevated her goals. Her career at the prestigious Mid Columbia Medical Center has expanded her expectations and continues to ride and train her horse and the fun outdoor activities in Hood River, where she lives.
Sandi's parents have lived in the same home since 1948 near Marmot, and have been involved with many facets of the local area over the years. Her father is a retired contractor, which provided Sandi early experience with construction, the roots of real estate.
Sandi's professional background focused on financial management, being a Regional Credit Manager for Nike and previously with Portland General Electric. Sandi has owned her own businesses since 1984. Attention to details and well thought out, wise decision making are her top priorities with her clients.
For six years Sandi owned a busy horse stable in Zig Zag, in addition to real estate. Sandi and Dale recently bought a home in Sandy, where they now reside. Living in Sandy enables her to be in a "hub" location, available to all her clients.
Sandi has been a Realtor since 1992, specializing in properties from downtown Portland to Mt. Hood. Her credentials include ABR– Accredited Buyer Representative, CRS- Certified Residential Specialist and GRI– Graduate of the Realtor Institute. In 2005 she will complete her E-Pro designation. Sandi has been in the “Top 10%” of almost 300 agents in twelve offices of Oregon Realty from 2000-2008 and in the President's Club 2004, where she is in the Top 10 agents in the company.
Sandi believes in the philosophy "Living is Giving", and anyone that has ever worked with her knows that Sandi always gives her all, effortlessly, in everything she does. Call Sandi today, she is “Always more than you expect!”