Cooper Realty LLC
Ernest Cooper

Ernest Cooper

REALTOR® | Broker


Ernest Cooper understands the importance of making the right decision to buy or sell a home. He has closed over 500 transactions with a net value of 138 million dollars in his past 15 years of experience as a Realtor. Yet his Texan charm and Pacific Northwest sensibility makes him a true partner in helping his clients obtain the best results with their home. Ernest was born in Big Lake, Texas in 1966. When his father was promoted at Phillips Petroleum, the family, including his mom and two older sisters, moved to Stavanger, Norway. Upon returning to Odessa, Texas he’d experienced the culture shock that moving and travel can have on a family. In Midland, Texas he studied business and real estate while working as an apartment leasing agent. Continuing his property management career, Ernest was continuously promoted to regions across the West like Palm Springs, Los Angeles (Hollywood, Culver City), Las Vegas, and finally to Portland, Oregon. During this time he was managing approximately 1,500 apartment units and commercial spaces across the Portland Metro region. He is proud to have improved the performance of many apartment communities and was a key figure in the sale and purchase of several properties across the West. Ernest then brought his original passion for real estate and his career experience in property management together. By becoming a Realtor in 2000, he brought together his experience in project management, budgeting, sales, financing, and physical site assessment with his in-depth knowledge of Portland metro demographics, taxes, and employment opportunities. He has obtained multiple industry-focused designations through continued higher education and awards based on annual production. After a recent transaction, his client Natalia said: I would highly recommend Ernest to anyone looking to hire a proven professional who adds a personal touch in everything he does. Ernest is one of the most resourceful, knowledgeable, caring, outgoing, professionals in our company and I am proud to have had him on my side with the ever-changing Real Estate market. Ernest lives in Portland with his husband Scott and two cats, Pearl and Raleigh. Together, Ernest and Scott have traveled across the continents from France to China. Ernest has completed two marathons and when he’s not running enjoys downhill skiing, lifting weights, and reading. Ernest is thrilled to open his home and invite friends over for excellent food, local wine, and great times. “In my book," he says, “the more, the merrier!
What Clients Are Saying

From the start we feel it was your strong, initial marketing efforts that ultimately found a buyer for us. Your continued progress reports kept us "in the loop" at all times. And at the end when Jeff started to get nervous because things were moving too fast, you kept it all together. We could not have done it without you.

Ernest, thank you for all your hard work and diligence. We both appreciate it very much. You have been more than just our broker - you've been our friend.

Jeff and Carolyn

Hi Ernest, I am more than happy to express how rewarding it has been to work with you. It has been a little over 6 years that we have worked together. Purchasing or selling real estate is a very personal, stressful, and exciting event in ones life, so it is of the utmost importance to work with Realtors that are hardworking, dependable, and trustworthy. These are the words that best describe Ernest Cooper. From start to finish he has never disappointed me. I have always appreciated his knowledge of the real estate business and trusted their insight when I had to make difficult decisions in regards to my sales and/or purchases. He is a true professional.

Charolette Jensen

I wanted to thank you for all your patience, your thoroughness and your time spent on my new expenditure. I know for a fact that you put many hours into getting me what I wanted. I felt that you had my best interest at heart during the entire process. Your professionalism was enough for me to keep you in mind for any of my new purchases or ventures.

Greg Trujillo

Ernest Cooper is a highly competent professional. In every interaction I felt he was working hard to get the best home for me. He is honest and caring and to have someone like Ernest in you corner when making such a lifetime purchase is incredibility reassuring. I will ask Ernest to sell my home and buy any in the future and can whole heartedly recommend him to anyone.


It was a pleasure working with you! If I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing. No task is too hard and no question to difficult to answer. You were friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable in regards to the Portland real-estate market.

Shaun Olcott and Erin Kaiser

When I was faced with the difficult task of selling my parent's home, I knew who to call.  Someone I trusted.  Within days Ernest's team had secured two full price offers. I am proud to call him my Realtor and my friend.

Tamara Callihan