over forty years of experience in oregon

At Waldrop & Co., you get the benefit of over forty years of real estate experience, combined with all the perks of a family-run business: personal connection, genuine care, and amazing attention to detail. Read on to learn more about our team, and why we love what we do!

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Gary Waldrop , Principal Broker

Gary has been a Realtor in Portland, Oregon for 45 years. With his M.B.A from Oregon (go Ducks!) in hand, and after stints working for financial management companies and managing local and nationwide real estate firms, he struck out to create his own company and rules: Waldrop and Co., Realtors. He knows the city like the back of his hand, and has specialized in multi-family investments, residential sales, and flipping properties. He began flipping properties long before HGTV and reminisces when contracts could be written on a napkin, one could buy a house with a truck as collateral, and repair addendums did not exist.

He believes in personal service--doing business out from behind the “electronic screen,” offering representation with a handshake and the kind of honor that comes from standing behind a family name. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table when buying or selling in the PDX market. He hopes to retire soon--and spend his remaining days traveling the world on a cruise ship while also keeping up with his 14 grandchildren.


Kristi Tomlin, Real Estate Broker

Kristi loves selling real estate. She is a passionate, competitive person that uses her athletic background to her advantage. She will compete for you, cheer you on, and work hard to help you buy the home of your dreams. She loves to win bidding wars and counters and has the experience to do so. When selling your home, she will put her design and organization skills and passions to use: helping with curb appeal, staging, home sale prep, and throwing fabulous open houses thrill her. She sees through every single task and finishes what she starts--always prompt and quick on the draw with communication. While she enjoys traveling to PDX and working with urban buyers, her local niche is the Salem, Oregon and Willamette Valley market. She is fun-loving, hard-working, and professional. As an avid sun-seeker, exercise enthusiast, book-lover, and fashion-finder, she has passions outside of real estate--but will make you feel as though your sale is her top priority.


Kari Kleinke, Real Estate Broker

Kari is a fun-loving “people-person” who enjoys guiding clients through their real estate needs aspiring for a smooth and positive experience. Prompt and effective communication allows her to handle each transaction with poise and professionalism. Weaving thoughtful touches into her client’s experiences not only brings her joy, but creates a warm client relationship during what can often be a stressful time.
She will bring a relentless pursuit for client satisfaction, going above and beyond for those who put their trust in her.

When the phone is down, she is happily putting her family first, likely volunteering, teaching, or coaching on the field. In her mind, there’s always more room for Pinterest ideas to implement-including all things design and decor related!