As a John L. Scott broker, my mission is transactional excellence and client satisfaction. That means I work tirelessly to make your home buying or selling process as efficient, stress-free and lucrative for you as possible.
Cole Bridges has been in real estate since 2014. He held various roles in large companies and did everything from management to sales, marketing, customer service and account management before becoming a broker.
Cole is based in the John L. Scott Vancouver office and mostly works in the Vancouver area as well as Camas and Washougal. He’s an expert in the areas he works in, so not only can he talk to his clients about the pricing or local schools, but he can also describe the general vibe of a place and provide details on commutes, businesses, recreation and more.
He is an active member of his Vancouver community and coaches his children’s athletic teams and supports other local organizations with his time and money. Cole wants his clients to find that perfect home, but he also thinks there is far more to real estate than the actual transaction. After everything is said and done, the relationship is the takeaway.
Cole has a wide array of interests and loves the outdoors, camping, running, biking, swimming, coaching, lifting, soccer, football, basketball, baseball and softball. Life is never dull and he has trouble finding something he doesn’t want to be involved in!
It’s true that Portland has a lot of nicknames: The Rose City. Stumptown. Beervana. River City. Bridgetown. PDX. I think it shows the affection Portlanders have for our city. Portland is in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. We enjoy tons of your round outdoor activities. The Cascade Mountains with their year-round skiing and snowboarding are an hour to the east and the Pacific Ocean is an hour to the west. Willamette Valley Wine Country, which is known for its world class pinot noirs, is a short drive away. But there are plenty of reasons to stay in the city too. Powell's City of Books is an entire city block of literary fare. Forest Park and Mount Tabor are both perfect for a hike or a picnic and you can’t beat the shopping and dining in the Pearl District or the art scene on Alberta and Mississippi Avenues. Our mild climate--with warm dry summers and cool wet winter--has given rise to the farm to table movement in local restaurants. Salmon, pork, and beef all come from local purveyors and they pair with locally grown produce and international flavors to make Portland a foodie's dream city. Portland has one of the lowest crime rates of åmajor American cities and the cost of living is low compared to other West Coast cities. Homes range from historic mansions in the West Hills and restored bungalows in inner Southeast to highrise condos in the Pearl and downtown and new construction and other up and coming neighborhoods. If you’d like to learn more about Portland let us know. We’d love to show you around and help you find your perfect home.
“If you are looking for a knowledgeable realtor who cares about you, Cole is the right choice. I had a very short weekend to look at Camas and find a house for our family to move into in a limited time frame. Cole made sure to show me all around town as well as finding us a great house that met all of my family's needs and wants. Cole is also very knowledgeable about the growth of Camas and was able to steer us toward houses that would not only be a great home but good investment as well. He was a great communicator, very detail oriented, and fun to work with. He helped us put together a great offer and get the house we wanted that had multiple offers come in at the same time. We were doing a interstate move, and Cole was able to handle inspections for us when we were not in town. If I needed to use a realtor again, he would be the first and only one on my list, but I think we may have already found our forever home.”
– Amy Linder
“I highly recommend Cole Bridges. His determination, knowledge of the industry and very personable demeanor make him a perfect fit for almost anyone. Cole helped us sell our home in SW WA after we had relocated to Southern California. He went above and beyond his duties as a real estate agent by taking great care of our house and even mowing our lawn. After we received multiple offers, he was very helpful in advising us and guiding us through the closing process.”
“Once my husband and I knew we’d be retiring in Western Washington, we contacted a friend for a suggestion of a realtor who could help us. We were not disappointed. Cole Bridges was a great realtor for us. Not only did he know the SW Washington area, but he had lived and worked in the Olympia area as well. Since we weren’t sure exactly where we wanted to be, Cole’s knowledge of the western side of the state was very helpful, and we were able to explore many different locations. His primary area of expertise is Camas/Washougal, and we spent a good deal of time checking out the region. We were drawn a bit north of there to the town of Kalama – another spot on the Columbia River. Cole was persistent in helping us find the right house at the right price in the right area. We are thrilled with the home we’ve purchased there, and are very grateful for Cole’s patience and expertise. We highly recommend him.”