Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
We were looking for an income property to 1031 into and we wanted to invest in Portland. We contacted Chelsea and told her we were under a time crunch due to the 1031 identification period and she found us several properties in our price range within a day. She immediately found us a 1031 intermediary in PDX and she then detailed the neighborhoods and she gave us reasons why the one we bought was the best investment. She based this on a trend in valuations, but more importantly on her insight into why she felt this neighborhood was turning a corner and would be one of the next hot neighborhoods in PDX. When we flew in and saw the remodeling of homes, the activity on the retail and restaurant side, and compared it to the location and ease of access to important things like freeways, parks, etc. so we made the decision and after some light remodeling she helped us coordinate the subs for, she helped us find a renter immediately and it was a smooth and easy transaction. Thanks Chelsea!
After living in Portland for several years and thinking home ownership in this competitive market was a pipe dream, some close friends encouraged me to reconsider it, and of course I wanted one of my closest friends to be my realtor! Yes, I was her first client. Was I worried that another realtor with more experience would do a better job? No way! Deanna puts her all in everything she does and she succeeds at anything she puts her mind to. I knew she was the right choice. When we found “the house,’ it had only been on the market for a few minutes. Knowing the urgency due to the competitive housing market, Deanna dropped everything and met us at the house within an hour to show it. I already own a home in another state, but Deanna still taught me a thing or 2 about the home buying process and developed a competitive bid that was chosen over several others. Knowing Deanna personally, I never worried about the process; she had everything taken care of and kept me up to date with every step. Whether this is your first home or your retirement home, Deanna treats you like you are her only client. She listens to your wants and needs and if your dream home/property is out there, she will deliver! Last but not least, her house warming gift was so completely thoughtful, it’s as if she read my mind! Watch out for Deanna- she’s quickly going to become the go-to realtor for Portland!
Kelly, Buyer, July 2015
As a friend and client of Deanna Cintas’s, I can confidently say she is exceptional with the ins and outs of real estate. Whether you want to purchase a home for the first time, or sell your vacation house, she is easy to work with and is a great communicator. I have known Deanna for a number of years now. One thing about her is she doesn’t quit until a job is done. Learning is definitely something Deanna is always doing – this keeps her ready for what comes her way. Among other things, she puts others before herself. Being vegan and having a healthy life style are important to her, and she does a lot of volunteer work for that community. Deanna’s outgoing personality and friendliness is what should make her your first choice for a real estate agent.
Richard, Buyer, August 2015
Deanna went the full mile to make our first-time home buying experience run smoothly. She was extremely flexible, responsive and a joy to spend time with. She went above and beyond to connect us with what resources we needed when going through the inspection and purchasing process. We would happily recommend Deanna for anyone looking to purchase in the Portland area.
Robert and Danielle, Buyers, January 2016
When we decided to buy our first house, we didn't know what we needed to do. We went to Deanna to help us out. She answered all of our questions very quickly, and guided us along the way. She helped us draft our offer letter, and gave excellent advice on what to offer. Deanna connected us with other great resources for the mortgage and the inspections. The entire process went smoothly thanks to her. After we closed on the house, she gave us very thoughtful housewarming gifts. If for some reason, we wanted to move to a new house, we'd definitely call on Deanna again.
Devin & Esther, Buyers, May 2016
Deanna made the process of selling my condo as easy as it can get. She offered advice on things to repair, walked me through the mounds of paperwork, and allowed me to do everything from across the country. When real life got in the way and I didn’t have a chance to do some of the repairs she advised, she took care of it for me. She was able to stage my house with the odds and ends pieces of furniture I left behind, produced beautiful photos and had offers in less than a week from when the condo went on the market for more than my asking price. While she left everything to me to decide, her experience and recommendations were valuable resources when determining the selling price, contract terms, and negotiations with the buyer. Deanna made everything so easy and I whole heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor to sell their home.
Raif, Seller, July 2016
Deanna is terrific to work with! She is attentive, patient, and worked hard to help me find the perfect place. Her professionalism and warmth are unparalleled. I highly recommend her!
Briana, Buyer, October 2016
Deanna helped me sell my downtown condo in the most seamless, professional, and stress-free process I could have hoped for.
She enlisted the services of a fantastic cleaner and photographer. She understood that I could do some of the necessary improvements to the space myself, and could hire a contractor only when needed for the other tasks. She offered helpful advice on which improvements were really necessary (in contrast to those things only I would ever notice), and in the final hours before photos/listing, Dee even contributed some elbow grease, herself.
She knew the market and understood how to create a strategy which not only resulted in multiple offers within days of listing, but also allowed me to understand who my buyers were and how best to work with them, while maintaining absolute professionalism in all our interactions with other agents, buyers, contractors, escrow and title officers. I was in town for part of the process and out of state at other points (including reviewing offers, accepting one, and closing); this was never an issue.
When my sadistic HOA rep delayed our closing slightly, Deanna knew exactly what to do, and the transaction was never jeopardized.
As others have said, regardless of how many clients Deanna has at the time, she can make you feel like you're the only one. If something needs to be done, it will get done. It was also a bonus for me that every person we hired was a woman involved in ethical and social justice activities, and that Deanna donates a portion of her commissions to charity. I would work with her again in a heartbeat -- in fact, I hope to do so soon
Kerri, Seller, March 2017
Chelsea was amazing! She was instrumental in every step of the process. From driving for countless hours to view homes, to helping coordinate with our lenders, to getting the necessary tests and appraisals, Chelsea was there every step of the way!
Couldn't have asked for a better realtor! Chelsea was so helpful and knowledgeable through the entire process of selling my home. She was always available to answer any questions I had, and had my house sold in a matter of weeks! Very happy with her and would definitely recommend her to others!