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Bought a home in 2014 in Northwest, Portland, OR 97209.
Working with Blake was perfect and easy. He made what in theory is a very daunting process (buying a house) into something manageable and clear. From showing us the unit for the first time to signing, he was able there to answer any of our questions and take care of all details. Blake walked us through all the negotiations and always had our best interests in mind.
Blake knows the market in Portland and he uses that knowledge to position his clients in a very favorable spot in the competitive market that is The Pearl District. He knows the history of our building, the selling prices of other units in our building and those in the area. He knows the idiosyncrasies of The Pearl and he is very able to paint a complete picture of what owning and living in this part of town means.
After closing, we were in Maine for Christmas and hadn't had a chance to get our keys made before leaving town. Blake went well beyond what was expected of him when he dropped whatever he was doing to let a contractor into our new home. It was truly amazing how responsive he was, even after the deal had been closed.
In summary, Blake is an absolute stud to work with and I highly recommend him. He's excellent.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Blake is a total dream to work with. He takes the sales out of the sale; and is sincerely interested in the success of his clients. He's genuine, he's straightforward, he's extremely knowledgable, and if he doesn't have the answer to something (which is rare) he immediately takes off running to figure it out.
He also goes the extra mile and supports his clients throughout the entire process, start to finish, and continues to check in to make sure everyone is happy. We would (will) absolutely work with him again in the future!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Blake brought a thorough knowledge of the housing market, and a healthy sense of humor, to the table which really helped in determining our asking price. His marketing plan for our loft was very professional and well executed. He exceeded our expectations in making the process smooth and painless. We will work with him again!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Blake does a great job, especially in the Pearl District. He helped us prep and sell our office condo on 8th and Flanders. We live in Seattle and Blake was able to take care of everything at the local level. Made it totally easy for us.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Blake is a phenomenal agent. I got a job out of state so I wasn't around to help with the selling. Blake took care of everything. He's got great attention to detail and was a strong communicator, which was even more important than normal with me being out of state.
When offers came in Blake helped me work through the possibilities and negotiate to a good close. And when things came up (as they always do) he helped take care of everything quickly and professionally.
If I move back to Portland you can bet I'll ask Blake to help me find a new home there.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Blake was great to work with. He helped us find the perfect condo for our family. He is so knowledgeable of the Portland area and was great to communicate with. We would highly recommend working with Blake, you will be happy and he won't let you down.
Greg and Molly Bartness
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR.
Blake acted quickly and professionally to guide us through the process of listing our rental property and getting it sold. He used his contacts in the industry to have a offer before the tenants moved out and prior to listing in the mls. We sold for more than we had expected to, and even though we are out of state the closing process went smoothly and right on schedule. I highly recommend Blake if you are looking for experience, knowledge, and a direct approach to real estate.