Cindy is AWESOME. We were moving from out of state and originally thought we'd be moving to Baker. Cindy spent an entire weekend with my husband showing him houses there, only to find a month later that we were actually going to be based out of La Grande! Cindy took it in stride; she was happy to schedule video tours for us, even though it was a little farther away. When I did finally come up for a house-hunting trip, Cindy again reserved her whole weekend just for me, and had an organized list of all the houses I had requested to see. Her background in contracting came in REALLY handy when we saw a house with a crumbling foundation (it literally fell off in pieces when we touched it); she is definitely not one of those agents who just wants to push a sale. I really felt that she cared about helping me find the right home for ME; as soon as I fell in love with the home we ended up purchasing, she said that she paid attention to my face during all the other showings. "You didn't light up at ALL the way you lit up at the first house," she said.
When it came time to make an offer (which we had to do from out-of-state), she was firm but not pushy about what a reasonable offer might be. I am a bargain hunter to the core, so when she recommended we offer the asking price, I was a little taken aback. "But, is it overpriced?" I asked. Within a few hours she had sent me a list of 6 months worth of comps, showing me that we were actually getting the house for a GREAT deal. "Plus," she said. "You clearly love this house. Don't make an offer based on what you think another offer might come in at. Make an offer based on what this house is worth to you...." GREAT advice, Cindy.
We are now happily moved in (or moving in, rather... unpacking takes FOREVER!) and I am SO happy we had such a supportive real estate agent to help us get here. I would recommend Cindy again and again. Like I said, she's just awesome.