Testimonials

Sondra McFeters

Six years ago, my husband and I decided that we were moving to Portland. I had worked in real estate for about 7 years at that time and I knew exactly the kind of representation we'd need and want. I did a little research and was happy to find Sondra's office.

We had a small budget and high hopes as we flew to Portland for 2 days. We couldn't afford to make another trip back and knew we need to make and get an offer accepted over the weekend. Prior to our trip, Sondra and her awesome team had been scouring the local listings and sending us information about the area. As we knew nothing about Portland- we'd never even visited before. They explained neighborhoods, listened to our wants and needs and did everything they could to prepare us before our arrival.

We looked at 12 houses that first day. We made an offer and despite it being a multiple offer situation, we got the house! We left Portland excited and comforted knowing the team would be handling things until we moved 2 months later.  Working with out-of-state buyers adds an additional layer of work and they never seemed to mind. They scheduled and met inspectors and contractors for us during the process.  We were incredibly happy to get the keys to not only our first house in Portland, but our first house ever!

We became friends with Sondra and her team over the next few years. We had no intention of moving but Sondra stayed in touch, checking in occasionally to see how things were going. She even delivered a memorial tree for us to plant in the yard after our sweet dog died. More Friend than Agent at this point.

Fast forward to 2016. I was pregnant again and my husband and I started casually talking about finding a bigger house. We'd been hearing that the market was pretty crazy. Knowing we could potentially have a difficult time finding a house and getting a reasonable offer accepted in this market made it feel like much more of a challenge than before.

I looked online and didn't see very many properties we could afford that would be much of an upgrade. I found one adorable house that needed a lot of work (at the top of our budget!), but it was a total bust. We put our hunt on hold.

Then, I stumbled upon our DREAM house. This house had everything we'd ever said "someday it would be nice to have xyz". It was at the very top of our budget. Every fiber of my being said this is our next house.

Sondra did a great job helping us evaluate the home we didn’t get, and when we finally found this next house, Sondra could see that it was just right for us and she went right to work! She negotiated an accepted offer  even with other competitive offers! She connected us with a great loan officer and worked closely with him through the entire process. She gave us advice on prepping and listing our current home while overseeing all the negotiations and inspections at the new house. We benefitted a lot from her extensive market knowledge during both the buying and selling process. Not to mention her list of trusted contractors!

Sondra is the most professional and hard working agent I've known. I've worked with a lot of agents during my time in real estate and can honestly say that Sonda not only puts in the time and makes each client feel like the only client, but she works hard for you to help you achieve your goals. Did I mention that she is fun, too? We have zero plans to move out of this house but if circumstances change, we'd work with Sondra again in a heartbeat. I'll miss talking to her as much as I have during these last few months, but the good news is, we are still friends. Holly Green

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When we decided to move to the Portland area and needed to buy a house, our friends highly recommended Sondra to us and we are so glad that they did. We contacted her on a Saturday night and she had a list of homes to show us on Sunday morning! Sondra was extremely accessible throughout the whole process.

As first time home buyers, we were grateful for how knowledgeable Sondra is and how she never made us feel silly for asking question after question. We felt like Sondra truly cared about our family and we appreciated her genuine joy when we got the keys to our home.

If we are ever in need of a Realtor again, Sondra will be the only one we call! Randy and Shandra Ban
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I was in a challenging situation. My 3 labradors, 1 cat, and myself needed a home ASAP. I needed to leave an unhealthy marriage. Sondra was called into action. I gave her a few important criteria and the search began that day. I modified my needs a couple of times and Sondra responded with new listings immediately. It was like she understood from the get-go my urgency. No time was wasted. I never once felt I was bothering her or keeping her from another client. From first contact With Sondra to closing the deal, and even after, she was there like a trusted friend. She was open to any concern large or small. And believe me, there were times I didn't know where to turn for assistance.I don't believe any situation is above her skill level. I highly recommend Sondra McFeters to anyone who desires a home buying experience they will truely enjoy. Eileen Stevanus
 
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When I found this little house, I called Sondra right away.  Not only did she immediately reply, but she arranged for a showing the very next day and from that point on, Sondra stayed by my side. She guided me through the whole process of buying my house, making it go quickly and as effortlessly, for me anyway, as she could.  Sondra also made sure that this little house and I were a good fit and that I  would definitely be comfortable here.  She was constantly reassuring to me.  Am I happy with my purchase?  Yes I am!  And if I ever buy another place, Sondra will be the first person I call. Judi Carson

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I wouldn't be happy in my new home if it weren't for Sondra McFeters.  In fact, if it weren't for Sondra, I'd probably be renting a dingy apartment somewhere.  Instead, I'm nicely outfitted in a great condo that has everything I ever wanted in a home. It wasn't easy.  Sondra helped me look for my first house for seven months.  I was on a severe budget constraint, but Sondra blithely showed me all the bottom-barrel houses that Portland had to offer until I found the perfect cosmetic fixer.  She stayed in touch with me and gave me advice for the six and a half years that I owned and fixed up my first home.  When I saw my opportunity to move up she quickly helped me sell the house at a generous profit in a down economy. Sondra will probably be telling stories about my home sale for years. Sondra remained calm and logical throughout the process, smoothing over every bump with her diplomatic skills and her long career's worth of resources.  She clearly advised me on how to make a purchase that would again be a good investment, but also fill my needs.  The home sale worked out in the end and I'm happily installed in my new digs. I would recommend Sondra without reservations to anyone looking to buy a house in Portland, whether they are looking for a fixer or a million-dollar home.  She's smart, she's business-minded, and she's really fun to work with.  I feel really lucky to have her in my corner when when I'm buying or selling a home. Gina Kelley

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Glea Livingston

Dear Glea, How glad I am I found you! You helped me (and us) sell and buy surprisingly quickly in a down market and did so with consistently good humor, refreshing honesty, and dedication to the job.  Many many thanks again.  Betty Terry

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From the first moment we spoke with Glea, we were impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She understood immediately what needed to be done to reach our goals of finding a new home and then selling our current home. She stood beside us each step of the way guiding and making sure all of our needs were met. The team of people she recommended to remodel our new house and make repairs were helpful and kind. Once we put our home on the market, it sold in 19 days! In this market, no less. It truly speaks to her expertise. I cannot adequately express my gratitude for Glea and everything she did to make this challenging time for our family much easier. I have worked with other Realtors in the past and I will say withut question that she is THE BEST by far, not only as a professional but as a kind and caring person. We are so lucky to have worked with Glea. She is not just our Realtor, she has become a friend through this whole process.

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Matt McCormick

"To say that Matt was helpful in our house hunt and recent purchase is an understatement. In addition to his knowledge about the real estate market, he has a breadth of knowledge and expertise in all things related (e.g., septic design, construction, county utilities, etc.). Simply, without Matt, we  would not have closed on our first home yesterday. His patience, determination, creativity, and knowledge enabled us to make a dream a reality, even at times when it seemed impossible. Matt is without question, the most dedicated, knowledgeable, thorough, and unflappable agent out there! He made the home buying experience so much more enjoyable and was such a delight to work with. We give Matt the highest possible recommendation (20 stars!) and truly cannot say enough positive things about him and his practice!” Jennifer & Cody Bullock
 
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"I feel so grateful to have had Mr. McCormick as my representative in my recent home purchase process. He was truly everything one would want in a realtor. His negotiation skills helped me to get $30k off the asking price, the sellers paid closing costs, and they also completed about $5k worth of  repairs. All because Matt understood the market value of the home and the area, intrinsically. If you need a home in Tacoma, I would only recommend Matt as your realtor. His knowledge of the market and of the home purchasing process were paramount to me ending up with the right house at the right price. He was always available by phone, email, or text to help facilitate a smooth transaction. He's also a genuinely nice person. I cannot recommend him highly enough.” Mary Neff

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"I chose to work with Matt primarily because his easy going personality put me at ease. His general knowledge of real estate and local markets and his professionalism and respect for my time made him a clear choice.
I met Matt when I was buying my first home. At that point I was already committed  to another realtor, but he went out of his way to send me information on properties and made himself available to answer any questions I had. When it came time for me to sell my home to take a job in South America, I knew who to turn to. Due to the timing of my move the market was not at it's prime, but Matt knew how to play the pricing game just right. I moved to South America before the sale closed and Matt followed up with me almost daily until SOLD! I highly recommend Matt to both buyers and sellers. Whether you're a first time buyer/seller, looking for a family home or a property to flip he will keep you informed throughout the process even if you are living thousands of miles away!” Rey Arias

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Annette Hadaway

Thanks Annette for all the great work as our agent. In a tough market, you showed why you're one of the best in Oregon! Timely communication and holding our hands through the process don't seem like much, buy they are perhaps the most important details in making home sale go smoothly. Eric & Beth

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What an experience!  Annette ran the show the whole way, from representing the sale of our existing home to the purchase of our new waterfront home.  We chose EXIT for its outstanding reputation and Annette for her experience, friendliness and professional demeanor.  With Annette, we truly felt we would have a realtor that would be with us through every stage of the home selling/buying process. By allowing her to take the reigns (difficult for a self-admitted control freak) and apply her talents, she ultimately helped us get through the transaction with as little disruption to our daily life as possible.  She advised us on the home selling process, the reality of the home sales market, and then made some great suggestions on how we could make our home even more marketable. Some flyers, a successful broker tour and open house and a well-placed Oregonian advertisement made all the difference as we as we had an offer on our house in just 10 days.  We love our new riverfront condo and credit Annette's knowledge; experience and calming, yet confident demeanor in helping us make our vision for our future, a wonderful reality. Lana Duran

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Robin Healy

Robin took the time to explain the home buying process to me and I was a first time buyer. I took over a year to find my house and Robin was very patient with me the entire time. She answered all of my (many) questions and gave me honest advice. She knew my situation which ultimately led her to find me the home I bought. Robin was referred to us by a friend as were moving out of state. She was an island of sanity during a chaotic and stressful time. Christina S.

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This was our first house and house sale. She walked us through the process and explained everything that was going on. She was able to answer our questions and concerns and, "That`s my job. Don`t worry about it." She did her job. We didn`t have to worry. She clarified the reams of paperwork, took care of all the details while we were out of state and even out of country, and we got what we wanted out of the sale. Robin knows what she`s doing and was in constant communication so we knew as well. Rick & Melissa E.

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Robin is an awesome realtor and person. Robin is patient, always available, helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend Robin to anyone who wants to sell their house or buy a home! Ron & Heidi F. 

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Laura Olin

Laura is a Realtor who is on top of changing trends in the mortgage business.  She works hard and cares about the people she represents.  She is conscience of people’s time and is always punctual for meetings. She's a wonderful person to work with. Pam Brown

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Laura was very thorough, and we could see that she had our interests in mind. She is a great communicator and went the extra mile.   Sean Carroll

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Of course I would be thrilled to say that you are one of the most professional agents I have worked with in the last few years, especially in this critical market that we are having. You were persistent, kept moving forward when lenders were starting to give us a hard time and closed a deal that helped all of us, especially our builder. You were so excellent in keeping us informed as to what was going on, even in the face of the one lender that would not do the loan, for what ever was the problem.  You took our advice and tried the lender that we have used for quite a number of years. It all turned out for the good of our seller and your buyer.  We thank you very, very much. One thing I appreciated was the constant communication that we had; always informing us what was going on so that we could give our seller the straight scoop. Thanks Again, Sharon Giansante - John L Scott Market Center, Forest Grove, Oregon

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Our experience with Laura Olin was great! Laura is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful.   Having her represent our property was a pleasant undertaking during a very stressful time. We would highly recommend her services if you need to buy or sell a home.   Thank you, Michele & Wayne Grussmeyer

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Laura Olin helped us sell our home in Southeast Portland and move out to some property in Gresham.  From the very beginning of the process, she was clear, helpful and careful with details.  She was a wonderful interface between us and other realtors and smoothed all the processes over so that we had a positive experience. I highly recommend her!   Dana Jean Maginn

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Laura personalizes her professionalism!  Her path is to skillfully and reliably guide us through our transitions. We are certainly glad to have her on our team. Lynn Sims

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First off, we would like to start by saying Laura Olin is the best realtor we have ever had!  Her skills and resources in helping us find our dream home is unsurpassed!  We could always rely on her to have the latest listings on the market and she was always willing to work with our schedule when it came to showing us those listings.  Never did she have to reschedule an appointment.  When we did find the right home for us, she was willing to go the extra mile (or forty) to make sure all the i's were dotted and all the t's were crossed.  Her eye for the small details is exceptional.  She would always end her e-mails with the closing "Here to help", and believe us, she was!  We wouldn’t have been able to take this huge step in life without her by our side!!  THANKS LAURA!! Sincerely, Daron & Kristy Wallace

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Tricia Orazio

“We would highly recommend Tricia to sell your home. When we were gone for a few days she came over and watered our plants and checked on the house. Also, we had problems with a permit at closing and she took us downtown and stayed with us until it was resolved. She has a positive attitude!! We are happy to be in our retirement home now.” Gary & Glenda (NE Portland)

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“I recommend Tricia to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. I found her to be helpful, enthusiastic and optimistic. She even helped me with some cleaning and staging when it came time to downsize and sell the home.” David & Lorraine (SE Portland)

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