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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Brooklyn, Portland, OR.
I feel my husband and I were incredibly lucky in our home search. We knew Emily prior to our home search and so when the time came we instantly knew who we wanted to work with. For our first showing we contacted Emily the day before and she was responsive and accommodating to our schedule. We saw our first home and it was a complete disappointment. When Emily saw our disappointment she immediately recommended another property close to our search area. That house didn't quite hit all of our wish list items but at that moment we knew we could trust in Emily's experience, knowledge and opinion. The second time we went out with Emily we hit our house on the first stop and we knew that was it. However, we wanted to see another couple properties to make sure we weren't jumping the gun. Emily was patient with us and supported our decision process. The only offer we put in was for the house we currently live in. Emily's advice during negotiations was honest, straight to the point and fair. It is because of Emily that we got our first home. Some say that it is a stressful and difficult process to buy a home but we were prepared, Emily was simply amazing and we can not say enough positive things about our home-buying experience.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Roseway, Portland, OR.
Emily is personable, friendly, experienced, honest, and an overall pleasure to work with. When something wasn't right for us, but we couldn't see it because of our newbie blinders, Emily snapped us back to reality and kept us moving. Her experienced eye caught numerous red flags in homes that we would have otherwise seriously considered. For that we're grateful beyond words and would not hesitate to work with her again.
We are still in the process of looking so I can't honestly rate Emily's negation skills.
She has been patient and tireless in helping us find a home in the fast paced Portland market. She is very open and honest and is a joy to work with!
Extremely helpful and responsive. I will directly contact her when I am ready to buy. She directed me toward the best home ideas for the price and provideded the contacts for credit checks and clears steps on how to buy when rady. She was very sociable and amiable.
Emily was very knowledgeable about the Portland area and it's different neighborhoods. I felt like she had a really good understanding of what I was looking for and what best fit me. I really appreciated her expertise and support as I was a new home buyer. In the end, I have the perfect first home and couldn't have done it without Emily.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Humboldt, Portland, OR.
Emily helped my wife and me find a house that we love during one of the hottest markets that Portland has ever seen. She also sold our other house within a week for much more than we were asking. Thanks Emily!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Roseway, Portland, OR.
I was a first time home buyer who thought I could do everything myself. I spent 6 months taking classes and reading the For Dummies Homebuying Kit books. After that, I spent another 4 months trying to track the market and going to open houses. I (not so quickly) learned, I needed help. After interviewing half a dozen realtors, I confidently hired Emily - and immediately felt the burden and stress lift from my shoulders. She knew my target neighborhood (NE Portland) better than anyone else I talked to. She also worked with my schedule, was available all the time, understood the type of house I wanted, and respected my budget. I liked her honest and laid-back communication style. When my dream house hit the market, she fought for me against a cash bidder AND WON! My mortgage broker said that only happens once every 10 times. I couldn't have done it without her. After a year of trying on my own, it only took us working together for 2 months from the point I hired her to closing on my dream house. She was amazing; I can't say enough positive things about her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone buying in the Portland/Vancouver area, hands down!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Sellwood-Moreland, Portland, OR.
Emily helped us sell our first home and buy a new home during summer 2013. She knows a lot about the market we were looking in, close-in east side Portland. Emily communicated well throughout the entire process and worked to make everything go as smoothly as possible. This was quite a challenge considering that we put offers on three houses before having an offer accepted, and the house we bought had significant issues come up during the inspection period. The home buying/selling process can be very stressful, so having a calm, experienced professional like Emily to guide you through it is essential.