For those buying a home or investment property, my level of service means a clear snapshot of the market and being first-on-the scene to hot properties. With inventory in the Portland market being at an all-time high, it is important to have a real estate professional who can respond quickly. Throughout the negotiation process, I will work diligently to protect your interests. From the first offer to signing papers, my goal is to ensure your transaction goes smoothly.
Relocation is not for the faint of heart. It can be draining both psychologically and emotionally. Even if you are excited about the prospect of living in a new city, it can be time consuming researching neighborhoods, schools and amenities.
Perhaps more difficult is finding a real estate professional who can truly help you during what can be a very stressful period. Relocation requires a realtor who not only can find you a great home, but also can minimize the psychological burden associated with moving. It's more than just being a neighborhood residential specialist; a good relocation agent should have a broad skill set.
Consider your relocation agent your personal tour guide. When you are new to the area, you should have a realtor who knows the city like the back of his or her hand. Quite often when a person relocates to a new town, they are looking to replicate their current living situation. A good realtor will show you a broad range of neighborhoods that will allow you a broader range of choices in your new home.
Fantastic communication skills are a must. In a market like Portland, it's imperative that your agent communicates with you consistently. A good relocation agent should ask a lot of questions about your lifestyle and priorities. Just as importantly, your agent should press you for your dislikes.
Your relocation should have a soft touch -- this is clearly a stressful time. A good agent should have the listening skills to know when to back off and when to be encouraging.
A good relocation agent should be respectful. Understanding your time and budget constraints is critical. Lining up properties, meetings with school principals or day care centers are just part of what I do to give you the information you need to make a sound decision.
I have helped numerous individuals and their families relocate to Portland, including employees from Yakima in Arcata, California move to Beaverton, Oregon. Employees moved all over the Portland metro area -- from Hillsboro to Tigard to Forest Grove to the Pearl. I understand the process and I would be happy to help you.