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Old 06-14-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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My sister is trying to find a house up in Portland around the Piedmont and surrounding areas. She has been using an agent that is a friend of a friend, but is not from the area she is looking at, so it's not working out too well. I told her to drive by the houses for sale in the area she likes and write down agents names from the listing signs and start interviewing, but was wondering if anyone on here knew anyone that was a top buyer's agent for that area?

Thanks all.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Please ask your sister to not be in a hurry ... it is a buyer's market that will get better for the buyer, IMHO, over the next 24 months at least.

She needs to know the neighborhood herself, not depend on a Realtor to know the ins and outs. Were I she I would read the two 'bubble' oriented blogs: Portland Housing Blog and Portland Real Estate Outsider. Although, as a group they trust Realtors as far as they can throw them, there is one who is mentioned as a straight arrow. PM me for a link to that website.

There are a couple Realtors who only represent buyers in town, since I have never used any of them my advise is to search them out and interview, asking if they have had anyone who bought in the neighborhood she is interested in and could provide references.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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I'm planning to move to Portland in a year or so. We had a preliminary tour with a Portland realtor referred by a trusted Sacramento area realtor. Her name is Vicki Walker and she works for John L Scott Real Estate. She lives in the NE, knows it well, and we felt she gave us good service, particularly as she knew we weren't serious for at least a year. I'm reluctant to leave phone or email on a public forum, however, you should be able to look her up. If you do, tell her BJ referred you. Good luck.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I'm planning to move to Portland in a year or so. We had a preliminary tour with a Portland realtor referred by a trusted Sacramento area realtor. Her name is Vicki Walker and she works for John L Scott Real Estate. She lives in the NE, knows it well, and we felt she gave us good service, particularly as she knew we weren't serious for at least a year. I'm reluctant to leave phone or email on a public forum, however, you should be able to look her up. If you do, tell her BJ referred you. Good luck.
Thanks. I'll find her. My sister lived up there in apartments for years, so she does somewhat know the area. The realtor she has is so far away, and not familiar with the area at all, so she's lost 2 houses already she was interested in just because they came up on a Friday, and by Monday were sold already, and the realtor wouldn't go look with her until the next week on wednesday. In this market I don't think that is too great of customer service. The distance makes it hard for her to go look at houses with my sister. She specializes more in Oregon City/Canby I think.
Anyway, thanks to both of you.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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My sister is trying to find a house up in Portland around the Piedmont and surrounding areas. She has been using an agent that is a friend of a friend, but is not from the area she is looking at, so it's not working out too well. I told her to drive by the houses for sale in the area she likes and write down agents names from the listing signs and start interviewing, but was wondering if anyone on here knew anyone that was a top buyer's agent for that area?

Thanks all.
Is your sister stil l looking for a house? If so, what are her requirements? I'm selling my house but it's not on the market yet.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Bubiles:
FYI: The Original post for this thread was back in June of 2008, about 18 months ago.

Phil
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