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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.

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