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12/21/17 Derek is our hero! He was on top of our needs. Found us our first home. And was supportive every step of the way. He is very personable and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone for a pleasant experience with buying a new home! Mallory L.
8/2/2017 Derek was an absolute joy to work with. He was not only professional and knowledgable, but made a very personal connection with us while searching for our property. He made the process easy to understand and was able to provide insight that I do not think we would find elsewhere. It helps quite a bit that he is a former contractor, as he was able to help us envision what projects we could do with our prospective houses. I would recommend Derek to anybody searching for a home in the Portland area or beyond! Woody T.
6/20/2017 As first time home buyers, we did not really know what to expect, what to look for, or how the whole process even really worked. Derek helped explain things, pointed out things on homes that he would have questioned, and then even took the time to walk us through the offer to explain all the legal verbiage in it. We really appreciated the extra effort he put in to make sure we were comfortable during the whole process. We ended up with an amazing home. Jonathan H.
2/16/2017 We just completed the sale of our home, and we have Derek to thank for that! He helped us price our home + acreage just right to have multiple full price offers. He helped us through everything, from finding affordable help to prepare the exterior landscaping, navigating through a failed first sale into an equal backup offer, and arranging all necessary tests and repairs, and negotiating a rentback. The whole process was so fast! I think we started talking with Derek about the *possibility* of selling our home late November, and we closed middle of February! When we originally purchased this property only 3 years ago, it had been sitting on the market for over a year. We did not imagine he would sell our house so quickly. His background in home construction is also very helpful, as we are purchasing a new home that is under construction. He visited the new home construction site to monitor progress, and has been in constant contact with the builder to get us status updates. We are very pleased with his services. Adam T.
Derek helped my wife and I buy our first home and we could not have been more thrilled with the process. In a hot Portland market, he helped negotiate the sale on our first submitted offer. Every aspect of the transaction was smooth and the communication was prompt. We look forward to recommending Derek to our friends/family and using his expertise on future real estate transactions of our own. Jlndzy
We first met Derek as the listing agent for a brand new house my wife and I were interested in. We ended up purchasing the house and having Derek representing us as the buyer's agent as well. I was cautious to do this at first because I felt he would side with the seller more. We ended up experiencing the exact opposite, Derek was so helpful in the negotiation and inspection process going to bat for us as clients. He was so helpful that we had him sell our townhouse after the purchase of our new house. Again, Derek went above and beyond for us and was able to get us a very good offer that we accepted after just 2 weeks on the market. The sale is final and we couldn't be happier with his kindness and expertise. We would recommend Derek to anyone looking for any type of home, he will simply do anything and everything for you. Brett D.
Derek sold my home in 2013 when I moved out of state and helped me buy my new home in 2017 when moving back to the area. He is most helpful, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. I am so impressed with his professionalism and guidance during changes in life. Sold in Newberg
Derek helped us build our first home! He went above and beyond to be present every step of the way. He made us feel like a priority, advised us along the way and pointed stuff out to the builders that we would’ve never thought to look at or for. Derek was honest, up front and patient.So if that’s what your looking for—definitely go to Derek! Stafford, Tualatin
Derek is customer-focused and has incredibly high integrity - which is important to me. He knows that transparency and honestly on the front end means no trouble or hassles on the back end. No one likes surprises and Derek works hard to avoid any surprises - for buyer or seller alike. I highly recommend Derek E.G.
Derek Colby was one of the first people we met when we decided to relocate to the Portland area. This turned out to be the beginning of a wonderful professional and personal relationship. Derek guided us through the process of learning a new area, finding the right neighborhood & home for our family and was always available during the months of construction and escrow. We have bought & sold numerous properties through the years, and Derek provided one of the best real estate experiences we have had. He is professional, knowledgeable & experienced in all aspects of real estate, financing & construction. But most importantly, he is a gentleman! His integrity, honesty & ability to focus on his client's best interests set him apart. We felt he handled our transaction with the same patience, care & thoroughness as he would for a member of his own family. We would (& have) recommended him to family & friends. A great on-going real estate experience! Fred & Sharon
My husband and I have worked with Derek Colby for the past two years. During that time he has helped us build and buy our dream house, rent out income property, and market other property. He is experienced in working with professionals in all areas of construction, property development, and real estate. We value and trust his advice and guidance completely and wholeheartedly recommend him for his professionalism, knowledge, work ethic, honesty, and integrity. He is approachable, down-to-earth, and straightforward with a depth and breadth of knowledge that is sometimes difficult to find in this field . When our family and friends need real estate services we recommend Derek wholeheartedly, knowing they will have the best available professional helping them reach their goals. Single Family Home in 2012

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