Rick Bean has been the best real estate agent I've ever had. I've purchased several homes in several states, and nobody has gone out of their way to be as valuable an asset as Rick has. He knows about neighborhoods, he knows about the market, and most importantly, he really goes out of his way to make sure you have a good experience. He knows what sort of house you want, but he also has a special intuition to also know exactly what sort of house you need. He's the real deal.
I bought my house from across the country, which can be a really stressful experience, but Rick made it easy. Rick was available throughout the process to meet with developers, agents, inspectors, and assessors again and again for me until we got the deal done. After that, he still made himself available to check up on my investment and meet with professionals as they needed access to the property. Now that the deal is closed, and Rick's obligation is over, he is still going out of his way to help me out, meeting with contractors on site while I prepare my move 2000 miles away. It's not something any agent is required to do, and most of them wouldn't even consider it. I really appreciate all Rick is doing and has done throughout this purchase.
Quite frankly, as long as I am buying property in Portland metro, I will never use another real estate agent again. He is stellar and I am so happy that I've finally found someone that I can count on.