My unique background as a lifetime local resident, licensed attorney, education in business, and mediation training, create an extraordinary skill set that is ideal for representing your real estate interests!
Lifetime Local Resident
I am lucky to be a life-time resident of Lane County, 5th generation Oregonian, and 3rd generation real estate broker. I especially appreciate the greenery and fresh air that we are lucky to have here in Oregon. When I’m not helping people with real estate, I enjoy learning new things, hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and my puppers!
I passed the Oregon State Bar in 2012 and my legal education and license have proven to be valuable resources in the world of real estate. As your real estate agent, I will provide you with exceptional representation to meet your real estate goals.
I graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 2012 and completed the Business Law program, Estate Planning program, and the Tax Law program. I am a double duck having also earned my BA in Political Science and a minor in Business from the University of Oregon.
I became a certified mediator in 2011 and have since spent some time volunteering with a local mediation clinic. Mediation and Real Estate are not so different. Two parties, with one mutual goal, but different interests to accommodate.
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
I offer my services to buyers in all price ranges, and regardless of whether you are buying a $100,000 property or a $10,000,000 property, I am committed to providing all of my clients with excellent service. However, I am also an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS). This provides my clients within the Luxury Home Market, a specialized service and provides me with additional tools to expose luxury homes to a target audience looking within that market.
I have been helping people buy and sell their homes since 2007 and would love to help you find a little oasis in the sweet spot of Oregon to call your own!
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Finding a real estate agent in another state to refer your good friends and clients to, when they decide to leave California, is no small under-taking. After chatting with a few Oregon real estate agents, I stumbled upon Eugene’s Alternative Realtors. What a name! “Alternative” perfectly described my friends so I dug into who these alternative agents were. Bingo, landed on Tawnya Madsen who has a background as a lawyer and mediator. It’s as if the heavens opened up…and after a Zoom call with my clients we all agreed it was a MATCH. Not only that but within weeks, they found a house they loved. Tawnya managed the transaction and took care of all the first-time buyer questions and concerns, coupled with the buyers not being local to the area during the process). I will be happy to refer Eugene home buyer future clients to Tawnya and know they will be in good hands!Susie W.
Tawnya is great to work with. She’s attentive, knowledgable, helpful and personable. As such, she’s the perfect representative for the agency. We’ve moved out of the area, but wouldn’t hesitate to use Tawnya again! Thanks for everything!Judy & Skip
Tawnya and I worked as a team in selling my property. She was always on top of what needed to be done. She always communicated to me and everyone else involved in a clear, concise way. Tawnya is a good problem solver with years of experience. Honestly, I cannot think of anything to improve upon. I bought my property through Eugene’s Alternative REALTORS and 6 and a 1/2 years later sold my property using Tawnya.Diane Zumer
(Tawnya & Todd) Very helpful, efficient, friendly and always had time for me. I would use them again.Ilona McClory
As we were out of state buyers, we did not have the usual amount of time to explore houses in Eugene. Tawnya’s ability to quickly understand what was important to us and guide us in that direction was invaluable. Tawnya helped with every aspect of the process – from lenders to inspections, repairs and closing. Every question was answered so quickly. We felt that Tawnya was always looking out for our best interests, and that’s a good feeling! I never imagined that we could have found a home that was perfect for us, so quickly. It wasn’t just luck! Tawnya is super hard working, intuitive, and professional. I highly recommend working with her!Kathy & Dave Maguire
We always appreciate Tawnya’s expertise, knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond. Thank you for helping us sell our first home!Yarasel & Nate Otjen
Tawnya is kind, personable, knowledgable and trustworthy. She also admits when she doesn’t know something (then finds it out) and doesn’t oversell. She even plays Devil’s Advocate with us!Will & Laura Johnson
Tawnya has a personal touch, desire to really understand clients, lack of judgement, helpfulness and thoroughness. I always knew it would be done right. You’re amazing!–Sam Sanders
Tawnya strikes the perfect balance of being friendly and approachable while also being extremely reliable and a stickler for the details (in a good way!). It was a pleasure to work with her and we will continue to refer her to everyone we can.–Sasha and Jason V.
Tawnya Madsen is by far the best realtor I have ever dealt with for so many reasons. I have worked with her twice in order to find and buy a house, consulted with her several times and also recommended her to friends, who have liked her so much that they in turn recommended her to their son and friends. She has an impressive foundation of legal, procedural and nuts & bolts knowledge regarding residential real estate that is beautifully blended with solid ethics, genuine warm-heartedness and a win-win mediation style. Her professional skills and demeanor are flawless. What always impresses me the most about Tawnya is that she fully respects your vision of what kind of home you want and need and she carefully works within the financial boundaries that you have determined as appropriate. Your needs are much more important to her than her own commission, a fact that is so truly self-evident in all Tawnya does that it feels rather awkward and superfluous to even mention it. She will be scrupulously honest with you about any situation, even difficult ones, and speak to you about it with kindness and professionalism that never leaves you feeling pressured or confused. Unless there is something absolutely preventing her, she responds to your calls and emails immediately and promptly addresses your concerns or needs. The bottom line is that Tawnya will always go the extra mile to help you and you feel extremely grateful to have her in your corner. Buying a house is terribly stressful and your life is on hold during the process. Tawnya understands this completely, and she provides you with an anchor within the storm of uncertainty and pressure that is inherent to the buying process. Although my relationship with Tawnya has been exclusively professional up until this point, I count her as a friend and will continue to recommend her without the slightest reservation to anyone looking for a realtor.–Alison Stanton
Tawnya Madsen did a great job. She was open to questions (and I had a lot). She was very supportive and gave me some very good and helpful advice. I love her attitude and it was a pleasure working with her. And she found a very nice house for me!!!
Thank you, Tawnya, very much.— Natalia Hicks
It was all so easy- an email, a phone call, a quick visit, and “pouf,” I had my house! Tawnya was great to work with, easy to connect with. And thank god she insisted on a home warranty!— Ruth Barker
We would absolutely recommend Tawnya!
Tawnya was friendly, great personality, reliable, goes above and beyond for us. Explained every step during the purchase process. Knowledgeable. Made our First Time Buying a house VERY easy and stress free!
Nothing to change. Tawnya was a God gift sent to us!
THANK YOU!— Sara and Rob Reyes
Very knowledgeable agent. Self starter. Did things without asking. Great advise and help with repair estimates! Keen observer.
We’re glad our son will be working with Tawnya to buy a house.— Gary and Linda Wallmark
(Tawnya) was always available – always responsive – knowledgeable- warm and friendly – patient and smart. I would definitely refer someone to you, Tawnya… Just as my daughter and her boyfriend referred me to YOU!— Valerie Sacks
Really easy to work with, very receptive at first contact, good follow up. I was happy with the whole process. I will contact (her) again should the need arise.— Judy Benson and Skip Shank
Tawnya is down to Earth, Real in her interactions and extremely knowledgeable about each phase of Real Estate transactions. I won’t even consider using a different agent as long as she is still in the business.
In both the sale of my home and purchase of a new house, Tawnya was top-notch. She is honest about what she thinks is best and was spot on all the way.— Teresa Myers
As first time buyers, Tawnya walked us effortlessly through the process. She was always responsive and answered all our questions thoroughly-often before we even knew what to ask! We felt like she was on our side and looking out for us. We were thoroughly satisfied, start to finish. Tawnya provided us with the information we needed for a smooth buying process. Thank you!— Grant and Sophie
Ms. Madsen was kind, professional and prompt throughout our home sale process! We are so grateful we waited until we found the perfect realtor to work with in Eugene! Would definitely recommend her to others!— Elizabeth Hoover
Tawnya took care of every detail. She was always available and her wealth of knowledge and experience took the stress out of a complicated sale and purchase. Thank you. Thank you for everything!— Cheryle Myers
Everyone was very easy to work with, attentive and professional. Communication was frequent and prompt. We truly felt our Agent wanted what was best for us.
We usually have recommendations for improvement, but Tawnya was so fantastic that we really can’t think of anything to add – she handled every obstacle splendidly.
Thank you for making the home buying process less stressful – especially for us, as first time home buyers!— Yarasel and Nathaniel Otjen
Tawnya was so easy to work with and she made the entire house buying process as stress free as possible with her relaxed, easy going, understanding disposition coupled with her knowledge, resourcefulness and helpfulness throughout the entire process.
Tawnya, thank you for persisting with me for the last 2 years. So glad to have worked with you!— Darci Athey
Tawnya went out of her way to be sure we Knew everything about a property and helped us find a loan when others said it would be impossible! You where Awesome Tawnya! We trusted your opinions and advice. Your experience and expertise made finding our home easy. Thank you!!— Pam Corvid
Tawnya was amazing! She answered our texts anytime day or night, she made time to show us properties all over Lane county. We were very specific about what we needed and she not only helped us find many properties that we would be interested in, but she also helped us secure a loan that worked with the property we loved. Tawnya was incredibly helpful and was a reliable source for information. She went out of her way to look into questions we had about zoning laws, water rights, land slide issues on properties and more. We couldn’t have gotten our home without her. I recommend Eugene’s Alternative for anyone who wants to find the right spot without all the heartache! Thanks again, Tawnya!— Pamela Alama
You made my house purchase very easy, very stress free. Any concerns I had were quickly taken care of. I couldn’t be happier with the way this purchase went. Considering my needs as a house shopper. Tawnya was the perfect realtor. Thanks.— Dennis Kelley
What did you like about your agent and experience with us? Efficiency & speed with which she (Tawnya) got everything scheduled for us. Overall it was a great experience- we got the property we wanted against stiff competition.— Hannah Porton & Matthew Carr
Everything about Eugene’s Alternative felt completely genuine. I never doubted your motives. I would highly recommend Tawnya to new home buyers and experienced.— Rowan Lowden
Tawnya was Excellent. She went out of her way for us so that we could make our purchase in a very short time frame. Very Professional , timely, easy to work with and great at her job.— Paula & Pete Tomczak
Tawnya went above and beyond what any other agent might have. She took videos of a house, worked up 3 deals, and met inspectors and fence builders. This particular move was the most difficult of my life for many reasons. Tawnya made the house purchase so easy that I never had to worry about a thing where the house was concerned.— Sherie Maddox
I would not have gotten my property if Tawnya had not been so quick to respond to my inquiry. I very much appreciated Tawnya’s support and knowledge. I was tired from such a long move and she kept me on track!— Diane Zumer
Tawnya is amazing! Very accommodating and quick to respond. She’s always available to help and has a great personality. We recommend her often.— Clint and Kelly Foley
Tawnya was professional, thorough, patient, and personable. [She] found us the perfect house. Yay!Chris Williams and Deena Berg
Tawnya found a buyer that was good. What I appreciated the most was her effort to get contractors, inspectors, etc. on the job quickly so that closing was done in a timely manner. Thanks, great job.— Mitchell and Stephanie
Tawnya was eager to help, worked hard to intuit our needs, and was prompt to answer our calls and texts. She worked well with seller’s agent to get us what we wanted. Long distance moves can be a nightmare, but Tawnya made things easy with her responsiveness. She was a joy to collaborate with.— Ruth & Dan
To Tawnya: Thank you too! I think we just helped each other! You are a good person, I am enjoy doing business with you. If have a chance, I think we will do other business. Thanks for your help too!— Yepeng Tian
Tawnya was always available to answer questions and show properties, offered great advice for selling my home and connected me with everyone I needed to make the entire process come together =)— Karena Norton
Tawnya was very responsive and always available to answer questions or show us a home that looked interesting. She didn’t push us to consider houses that were out of our price range or settle on a house that wasn’t right for us. Great experience overall – very patient and helpful.— Austin & Melody Meek
Tawnya was very wonderful to work with she was very informative and always on top of what was going on.— Cassy Gowin
Tawnya was early in her career(2008) when she helped us purchase our first home. She patiently helped us find a home that suited our need perfectly as well as our budget. What she lacked in experience at that time she made up for in effort.— Rick Glover
Tawnya took over in the midst of a difficult transaction so she had her work cut out for her. She was sensitive, responsive and helped us reach the end of a long drawn out negotiation. We would definitely work with her again.— Sara Garcia
We found Tawnya early in the process of buying our first home. Her recommendations for areas and home styles, as well as general tips for buying, helped us narrow our focus to select properties. Tawnya stuck with us over a few months as we saved for our down payment. She responded quickly to every question we had, which set her apart from other agents we were considering earlier in the process – for this reason, and because she provided great advice generally, we chose Tawnya as our exclusive agent.
She (quite patiently) guided us through many home viewings, and wasn’t afraid to give her experienced opinion on properties, which is invaluable when you’ve seen too many (or too few) homes in one day and lose perspective. When we showed interest in a property, she very quickly assembled information unavailable on Zillow or other home buying websites, which often gave us a better idea of the true condition and value of the home.
We finally found our home, and she helped us make an offer. Tawnya guided us through every part of negotiation and closing. She made several visits to our property to check on issues or concerns, and in doing so was — as always– professional and happy to assist. We purchased our home, and she continues to provide useful recommendations on local contractors for a few upgrades we’re making. Tawnya helped us through every part of our home purchase, making an otherwise stressful experience a pleasure. We look forward to recommending her to others, as well as keeping in touch for any future purchases or sales!–– Dan Christensen
Friendly, knowledgeable, professional service. I was immediately at ease with Tawnya. She knows Eugene backwards & forwards. She was always accessible and understood what I was looking for, always keeping within my price range.— Judi Brown
Tawnya never made us feel like any request was unreasonable, even when looking at many houses over the course of many weeks. We enjoyed Tawnya, which made the chore of looking for a house that much more enjoyable.— Casey Wilson & Jody Bramel
She was the best – first class in every way. She went through the whole process from beginning to end as if it was her house she was buying. We love her! Tawnya is the best real estate professional I’ve ever known. She impressed us so much we’re continuing to use her services. We recommend her highly. We actually think she’s the best!
What did you like about our company and your experience with us?Modern convenience with a comfortable/casual yet professional service. Nice people who work hard & efficient process with new options for expediting the tedious nature of paperwork. Our agent went out of her way to video properties, which was above & beyond.— Adam & Nicole Albright
Pam – you are a rock star & so is Tawnya. Your commitment to sticking with us through the years, with patience & friendliness will be something that stays with us for a lifetime.— Steven & Amanda Sutphen
Very responsive and on the ball throughout the whole process. The house we ended up buying was a last-minute viewing before returning to the East Coast. The house was barely on the market. Without Tawnya’s quick response and help in viewing the place, we would have missed it.— Carl & Moxie Loeffler
Tawnya did a really fantastic job! She is an excellent communicator. All communications were within a timely manner and all questions were answered and/or researched satisfactorily. Tawnya was extremely patient & kind with us. She was a trooper and stuck it out with us!— Leslie Tenmaers, Crystal Hibbs (Communications Guru), & Eric Stromberg
Wow. That’s neat that you guys have a YouTube page. We actually got the pleasure of working with one of your agents there (Tawnya), she did a great job, and we love the home. Still here a year later. The whole process was really pain free and surprisingly quick, even for our odd situation, LOL. Anyway, just thought we would stop by and say thank you again.— The Eberhart family