Nannette was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska with family on both sides that went north in the 1940s. And though, she's lived in Salem for over twenty-eight years, her roots in the valley go back to the 1850s when her pioneer ancestors homesteaded what is currently the Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge in Polk County.
Nannette's pioneering spirit and tenacity are central in creating a positive real estate experience that serves her client’s interests. Nannette became a broker in 2008, with the express purpose of being a consumer advocate, not a sales person. She believes there is a difference. Those who work with her experience first-hand what she calls it her, "C.A.R.E. centered approach" which combines Consumer Advocacy, Resources, and Education to create total comfort, and a perfect fit in meeting her clients needs. She never limits agency for buyers or sellers by working with the other side in a transaction. She is there 100% for her client, as their representative.
The story behind her Purple Shoes goes back to second grade where she was given the title "If I Were a Pair of Purple Tennis Shoes" in an essay contest. She still remembers imagining she was a pair of purple tennis shoes while writing her winning essay. Early on, her natural ability to put herself into others' shoes stood out. Purple Shoes are just one way Nannette sets herself apart, and serve as a fun reminder that her clients' needs are her top priority, and she is there to serve with heart and sole.
Review by danverco921 on 2021-08-20
My husband and I were first time home buyers in a tough market, and Nannette along with her colleague Eva Emmerling were so wonderful! They were really in our corner for the long haul. We had to back out of the market last year due to rising prices and being unprepared for the sellers' market, but they stuck with us until we finally found our first home this past month! Professional, timely correspondence from both of them as well as patient with all of our questions as we went through the process of searching homes. Highly recommend either of these amazing realtors for either buying or selling your home.
Helped me buy and sell homes
Review by monikamyork on 2016-02-05
Nannette is more than a professional real estate contact. Barry and I have worked with Nannette for several years and would recommend Nannette to anyone who would like an agent who is not only extremely knowledgeable but also completely trustworthy!! She has helped not only my husband and I purchase a home who have bought and sold many times in the past, but also our daughters family who were first-time buyers as well. She is a kind and sincere person who does whatever it takes to help buyers and sellers achieve their dreams! She brings with her a sense of impeccable knowledge, but also listens to our ideas and concerns and has always gone above and beyond to meet our requests. She has become a member of our "family" and consider her to be a trusted and loving friend.
Review by djalexa92 on 2014-12-21
Nannette was a wonderful agent. She listened to what we wanted at all times! She explained the loan process to us in normal words. She is a great negotiator and relayed all our expectations to the seller! She is very knowledgeable and yet friendly! I would refer her to everyone who I know is buying and selling a home!
Review by zuser20151007084405293 on 2016-03-08
If you're searching for an agent, look no farther. I can guarantee you won't find anyone better.I honestly can't say enough good things. Nannette genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond for them. Her knowledge of the business, her integrity, her negotiation skills--just a few of her amazing qualities. And, seriously, the most responsive person I've ever met. Buying our first house seemed like a daunting and sometimes impossible task. There's no way we could have made it through without Nannette. We now have a beautiful new home and we have her to thank for it.
Review by opinionated1945 on 2016-05-09
Over the years, my wife and I have purchased and sold several houses using different Realtors. We can truthfully say that Nannette Martin tops the list. Nannette truly places her client’s interests foremost! When retiring and relocating from Arizona, we looked for homes in many locations in Western Oregon. Our search lasted over six months! Nannette would frequently and cheerfully travel many miles from Salem to show us prospective properties. She was amazingly patient with our many demands. Thanks to Nannette, we eventually found our perfect home and we couldn’t have done it without her skills as the consummate real-estate professional! In addition to placing her client’s needs above all, we found Nannette’s conscientious, professional representation included:1. Accurate market assessments2. Powerful and innovative marketing strategies3. Meticulous research and attention to detail; before and during the sale 4. Excellent negotiation skills to assure best possible pricing5. Vigorous sourcing of the best possible financing optionsTake it from two very satisfied clients, you will absolutely be best served by choosing Nannette Martin as your Realtor!
Helped me buy and sell homes
Review by averc83 on 2020-02-11
Second home bought with Nannette and she is like family to us, over and above anything we've ever experienced with other realtors. Fantastic communication and is not afraid to fight for our rights through both the buy and selling process. Can't recommend enough!
Review by Mel Cabusas on 2016-02-21
It was a little bit scary when we decided it was time to start the process of buying our first home. Luckily for us, our friends recommended Nannette Martin. From our first meeting with Nannette we felt comfortable and confident that Nannette would lead and support us through this new experience. Nannette was there for us every step of the way. She was endlessly available, always ready to answer our many questions, and share her knowledge with us. Nannette fiercely protected our interests and protected us, it felt good to know that our realtor had our back. I was impressed with the technical resources that Nannette utilized. The resources she used made many steps of the process simpler and she helped make the proceess accommodating of our work schedules. Nannette worked her butt off for us and helped us find the perfect home. We have already recommended Nanette to our friends. We will be forever thankful! We couldn't have done it without Nannette!
Review by getaholdofbp on 2020-03-31
We’ve sold and purchased two houses before this one and both experiences were disappointing, to say the least. Both times we were promised things that didn’t/couldn’t happen, taking advantage of our limited understanding of real estate at the time. Agents were unresponsive and we felt like we were stuck in a constant state of confusion. This time was very different.Nannette Martin of Purple Shoes Real Estate accomplished more in a very short time than any agent ever had before. Prior to listing the house, she was readily available to discuss options and strategies and explain, in detail, everything. This was a busy time and a volatile situation, given the coronavirus scare and we know Nannette was dealing with a lot of anxious sellers and buyers, yet she always made us feel like a priority.Nannette is very technologically savvy, and she used that knowledge to streamline the process and keep everyone safe. She is honest to a fault and extremely generous, going above and beyond to help her clients in creative ways. And her ability to anticipate any possible bumps in the road and circumvent them, was amazing, as well. All of Nannette’s knowledge and wisdom paid off. Even in these unprecedented circumstances, our house sold for top dollar in a single day! We could not have been more pleased with the entire experience and are extremely grateful for all her efforts.
Review by user5085615 on 2016-03-04
Nannette helped my husband and I purchase our first home in Salem. She has an amazing attention to detail and makes you feel like you are always a top priority! Even after dealing with difficult buyers she went above and beyond to make sure the deal went through and that we were never taken advantage of. She truly was our champion! Would recommend her to friends and family alike... she IS family now :):)
Review by gypsygeorg on 2016-02-17
Nanette went above and beyond in helping me sell my house. She was constantly encouraging me. I was going through a lot of stress with dire circumstances and Nannette helped me get through it. She was instrumental in getting people in to help me get my home and my belongings in order. I highly recommend Nanette. She was not only very professional, but also very compassionate.