Welcome to PDX!
I'll admit it: I'm going to have you sign something right away. Oregon real estate law says I have to, at our first "substantive meeting." You'll have to sign something saying you got told about it a number of places in the paperwork as we move through your sale, in fact; it's kind of a big deal. There's even a brochure about it, which you should download and read.
Oregon is a state which allows for an agent to handle both the buyer and the seller in a transaction. I could do that. BUT I DON'T. My exception to the rule is if you want to do a transaction with a friend; in that case we'll all sit down over takeout and work out a price everyone is happy with.
I love what I do, and I hope that shows in the care I take to make your dream a reality. I am proud to have been named to the top 7% of Portland Realtors by Portland Monthly Magazine for three years running, and to be in the top 10% of sales at Oregon Realty in 2013.