Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Heather came highly recommended to us through some good friends. In our case we were looking at Portland properties from afar. At the moment we live in Toronto and we are moving to our new house in December. So we knew we needed someone we could trust. After the initial introduction we had a good feeling, and that was reinforced and validated at every step of the way.
Heather was very, very positive. We had some fairly massive unforeseen difficulties with our financing (the bank didn't honor our pre-approval agreement, because the lender hadn't accounted for the fact that I was a foreign national. Our options were limited, and the odds of us finding financing were looking slim. Another agent would surely have told me that it just wasn't in the cards, and to try again another time once everything had been cleared up. Heather stuck with us, she used every resource at her disposal, called in every favor, worked long hours and did everything she could to support us through a very long uphill battle. She was ever the optimist, and drew from a wealth of experience to help to solve problems. Young as she is, she's been in the game for a while and her family has been in the real-estate business even longer. She has a great manner and quickly finds a rapport with listings agents, lenders, contractors, appraisers, all of the parties that you'll need to work with. If we'd had an easier time with our financing all we would have to say is that she is very competent an excellent communicator and that she made everything easy. For us, nothing was easy, but heather made it possible.
Heather always reachable, always there to explain where we were in the process, what needed to happen and why, what options were and what outcomes would likely result. She was there to offer advice but her focus was always to figure out what we were looking for.
We ended up getting our house for about 20k under what it was later appraised for, so I think that's gotta say something in regards to her negotiating skills. Heather's approach is very pragmatic, she understands the market and how it's been evolving, she doesn't play games, she communicates with listing agents and uses the all of the information at her disposal to make the smartest play. We had nothing but issues, and as stated above, she worked incredibly hard to work through them one by one, probably two by two some days.
I feel very grateful for all of heather's hard work, and I'm happy to have the opportunity to point some business her way. We also recommended her to a family member who is considering buying in the area.
This is the great broker I used here in Portland. Stumbled across her through the seller at an open house, but she did a most professional job as a dual agent. The circumstances of my condo unit here were unique and the mirror image of my condo sale in Marin, so I was comfortable doing some of my own due diligence plus hiring a great building inspector and an attorney to review the contract and provide some sage advice. Was careful as nowhere near as many disclosure requirements here in OR as are in CA. But if you need a Portland area broker/agent, I recommend Heather without reservation. She is a former teacher with young kids in a boutique practice with her very experienced mom and older sister and other agents.
Brigitte is very knowledgeable of the Portland real estate market and did an amazing job of pairing our needs with our budget to get us into the perfect home. Her experience of the market, responsiveness to questions/concerns, and friendly nature made shopping in a very competitive market enjoyable.
Heather has lots of experience, knows Portland in and out, and responds quickly to emails, texts, and phone calls. She's patient, organized, upbeat, and understanding. Buying a house in Portland isn't always easy, but when you're working with Heather, you have a huge advantage.