Kirby Arkes


Favorite Portland neighborhood?

As a Portland native, its hard to choose. My current neighborhood is the Pearl District, specifically the Brewery Blocks. I’ve lived there for a combined 7 years, and I love having some of the city’s best beer restaurants right outside my door.

Best place you’ve ever been?

Portland of course! But, Vietnam is a very close second. The people, the food, the constant buzz of scooters and commotion… I can’t get enough, and I can’t wait to go back.

Greatest accomplishment?

I practically grew up on a bike with my Dad. My first memory is riding in the back of a Burley trailer, and till this day we go on week-long cycling trips together. As a result, I have camped in over 80 different towns in Oregon, and ridden through many more. Having experienced all of Oregon, including the places far off the beaten path, is something that I am very proud of. We are truly fortunate to live in such a beautiful state.

How would your friends describe you?

Always laughing.

One thing most people don’t know about you?

I own a horse, and competively horseback ride. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do.


About Kirby

My name is Kirby Arkes, and I have been a proud member of Sean Z Becker Real Estate since 2014.

Buying or selling a home takes more than a website search engine and a Zestimate. In today’s hyper-competitive market it takes an agent who is on top of every new listing, and is highly in-tune with current market trends. It takes an agent who is there for you to answer your every question, and help you every step of the way. I pride myself in providing concierge level service to my clients, making the process as easy, smooth, and fun as possible. I also pride myself in acting as an adviser to my clients, keeping them mindful of the important business decision that is a real estate transaction. Most of all, I love real estate. I simply love what I do. I can promise you that you will not find someone with more excitement, sincerity, and dedication when it comes to helping you buy or sell a home. Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday, early in the morning and late at night, I am always there to help.

As a native Portlander I am a cycling enthusiast, dog lover, foodie, Pearl District dweller, and Pacific Northwest explorer. I am a true Oregonian. I love calling this place home, and I am excited for any opportunity to help others call it their home too.


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Client Testimonials

“Kirby is by far the best realtor we have worked with in the last 15 years. We have bought and sold houses and have had generally dismal experiences until we met her. She was fun to work with, gave careful, well thought out advice, and listened to what we wanted. She made our priorities her only concern, rather than focusing on a sale. We never felt pressured, and she smoothly worked through the details of the whole complex process. We would never want to work with anyone else. Our new condo is everything we hoped it would be!”

Ken & Sheryll G.
Cultural District – Eliot Tower



“Kirby made the process of selling my long time home (a duplex in the Kerns/Laurelhurst neighborhood) a complete joy. She was professional, personable, and responsive. We received two full price offers with in a few days, and the process was as smooth as can be. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home, and will use her exclusively for all my future real estate needs.”

Mike S.



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