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Team Ben and Johanna Reviews

Team Ben and Johanna
Principal Broker / Realtor (12 years experience)
16 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale

 
- Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014 - eeleitch
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Arbor Lodge, Portland, OR.
Ben went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an easy and successful home sale process. He helped me manage the remainder of my furnishings and other details that, because I now live out of the country, was very difficult for me to manage personally. I couldn't have asked for a better representative!
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/12/2014 - user7436073
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Cully, Portland, OR.
Johanna is amazing! I feel so lucky that I found her on Zillow. She helped us buy our dream home and sell our condo. She is honest and straight forward. I really felt I could trust her to look out for our best interest and make sure we got the best deal. She was really patient showing us dozens of houses; and she is very experienced and confident which makes her an excellent negotiator. We absolutely love her!
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Response from Team Ben and Johanna on 02/13/2014
Thanks Doug!! I really enjoyed working with you and Hannah and wish you much happiness in your new home.

 

- Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2013 - cullenk8
Bought a home in 2013.
We had a great time with Johanna shopping for our first house. She was knowledgable and on top of the end-to-end process, and m partner and I always felt comfortable we would not be hit with any surprises.

Johanna wanted to play it a bit more safe in regards to putting in an offer (we only put in an offer on one house and it was accepted), but had no problem going a bit lower at my direction. Totally understandable, it's probably more frustrating to buyers to lose one or more offers than to pay an extra couple thousand bucks.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Johanna to a friend or family member. She knows her stuff, is responsive via email, text and phone, and provided a great recommendation for financing (Advantis Credit Union, check them out) that really worked out for us.
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Response from Team Ben and Johanna on 11/09/2013
Thanks Cullen. I really enjoyed working with you and Stefanie and wish you many happy years in your new home!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
10/26/2013 - garrettburt
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Kenton, Portland, OR.
Ben helped me buy my first house. He came to me by recommendation and I have further recommended him to others. He sold a house for my father and offered great advice that we think increased the sale price.

Ben's a pleasant person to be around and he's not a phony. I don't think I'll ever use anyone else to buy or sell property.

If I were going to sum up why I like Ben in a few bullet points I would say:

1) He's patient. I never felt rushed by Ben. He'll take you to a dozen listings on a Saturday, if that's what you want.

2) He's honest and will let you know what he thinks of a property. He's not going to say every place is great in the hopes that you'll buy it and he'll get his commission.

3) He's a relationship builder, not a salesmen. Ben has a long-range view of how he views a client. He isn't just trying to make a quick buck.

4) He know his stuff and will be a real resource to anyone looking for a home.

5) He's not a snob. I've had personal experience with other realtors who are only interested in how much money you've got. Ben's not like that and is willing to help anyone looking for a place.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2013 - zuser20131006180711942
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Northwest, Portland, OR.
Ben is incredibly resourceful, responsive, and easy to work with. He got me into a great new place incredibly quickly. He also sold my old place at full price, and went way out of his way to move things along when the HOA was dragging their feet.
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09/27/2013 - user94009924
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Cully, Portland, OR.
Ben went out of his way to show us houses and pulled us through some incredible piles of paperwork! On something of this magnitude, it was a real relief having experienced help on our side!
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/27/2013 - user4635688
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Cully, Portland, OR.
This was our first time buying a home. The whole process went as smooth as a home purchase can go, and Ben was always there whenever we had a question. Sometimes a question we'd already asked! We bought through a special HUD program that most realtors don't deal with, but they got us through all the extra red tape without a hitch. Now we're settling in and still bothering Ben with questions about furnaces! Haha!
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08/07/2013 - user6552802
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in University Park, Portland, OR.
Johanna, Pete and I appreciate everything you've done for us. Thank you so much!

You couldn't have been more helpful with the sale of our home. This wasn't our first time selling a home, but it was the easiest. We received an offer very quickly and above asking price. When we learned that our oil tank was leaking and needed to be decommissioned, you helped us understand the process and when the work pushed our closing date back, you were instrumental in negotiating our new date.

You are a wonderful communicator with stellar negotiation skills. You are professional and experienced all the while having an ease to you that is calm and comfortable to work with. You were always available and responsive, even while on vacation.

We thought about selling the home ourselves, but couldn't be happier with our decision to work with you. Thanks again for your support and representation.

Take care,

Pete and Amy C.
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Response from Team Ben and Johanna on 08/11/2013
Thank you Pete and Amy! It was such a pleasure working with such great people! Stay in touch. Johanna

 

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07/27/2013 - jpwhite03
Bought a home in 2013.
Johanna was very patient + generous with her time.

She is knowledgeable about the Portland market, of course. But the thing that made her stand out was her ability to negotiate. After my bid was accepted, she was able to systematically negotiate a lower and lower final price. She understands when to push, and when not to push. In the end, I got my house for ~4% less than my original (winning) bid.
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Response from Team Ben and Johanna on 07/29/2013
Thanks Justin!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/21/2013 - user778910
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Woodlawn, Portland, OR.
We absolutely enjoyed working with Johanna on finding our first home. From the beginning she has always been very quick to respond, hardworking, flexible, perseverant, and helpful. She was available to help at all hours and even while she was on vacation. Johanna understood our wants and needs and was very accommodating to our situation. We were relocating to Portland from Los Angeles, which is difficult because we weren't able to see a lot of the homes first hand. She knew what we liked and our lifestyle needs, which made her the perfect ambassador in our absence. She was quick to know what things we would and would not like, and never attempted to push us towards anything that did not suit us. At times, we had about 5 different people in contact with Johanna and she was able to satisfy everyone's questions, comments, and concerns extremely well and with patience; even answering the same questions multiple times to multiple people. She made sure that we were very well informed from the beginning of the process all the way until the for-sale sign was removed from the front of the property. We would most definitely recommend Johanna to anyone looking for a home in the Portland area. We will be recommending her to all of our friends and will be using her services in the future for any of our real estate needs. Thank you Johanna, Meron and Jessie
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Response from Team Ben and Johanna on 07/24/2013
Thank you Jessie and Meron! It was a pleasure working with all of you and meeting all of your family. Let me know once you're moved in, so I can come by and say hi!

 

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1525 N. Willamette Blvd.
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