It was a big decision and a scary one as well. Before I decided to put my house on the market I sat down with Shawn Skinner, a broker at RE/MAX Equity Group. His knowledge and confidence in the housing market put my worries to ease. Shawn "held" my hand throughout the process. He first met with me and inquired about my goals, such as time frame and sale price expectations. After he walked through my house, Shawn gave me great feed back on what I needed to do to make my house market-ready. He offered many cost-saving recommendations as well. When my house was ready, Shawn formulated the marketing plan for my house including: scheduling a open house for realtors, scheduling professional photograhs to be taken, creating a tri-fold color brochure, and producing a website featuring a virtual tour of my home. The same day the website went "live", I received two phone calls requesting a showing the following day (Saturday). By Saturday afternoon I had an offer. The open house was on that Sunday. Shawn recommended that I wait until after the open house before considering the offer. Alas, I had another offer after the open house and another strong inquiry. I sold my house within 24 hours, and I absolutely could not have done it without Shawn and his knowledge and patience. He was attentive to my questions and concerns throughout the entire process. He made sure I understood, and most importantly agreed with, all the terms and conditions that go along with selling a house. He was reassuring and honest throughout the entire process. I give him many kudos and much appreciation! I would hands-down refer Shawn to anybody who is thinking about selling or buying a home. Thanks so much!
My boyfriend has actually worked with Shawn for years and purchased a couple houses through him. My experience with Shawn was great! He listened to what we were looking for and walked us through multiple homes. Shawn was always met us with a smile and positive attitude, making sure to fill me in on the process along the way, since this was new to me. After a handful of homes, Shawn was able to find us the perfect home and helped us through the purchasing process. He was always available for questions and very responsive to our concerns. We have been living in our house for over a month now. Shawn found us the perfect home in an amazing location - we couldn't have asked for more! If you're looking to buy a house, I would recommend Shawn without hesitation - I think he's knowledgable, a great listener, and very skilled at what he does.
He has a deep knowledge of the market in Portland and Clackamas County and is just a wonderful advocate for his clients. I successfully bought my first house and would not have been able to do it without Shawn's help. I was able to go and view the home I ended up purchasing the day it went on the market because of Shawn's diligence in looking at new listings for me. Then at the end of the day my house went on the market the home already had three very competitive offers on it including mine. After the offer was submitted, Shawn continued to work with the listing agent to advocate for me and the seller ended up taking my offer that Shawn had consulted with me on to make sure it was the best offer. I have also referred a friend of mine who was trying to sell an investment property and she also said that she appreciated Shawn's consultative approach.
He displayed a high level of expertise and knowledge of the industry and made what can be a intimidating experience much more comfortable. We were kept well informed during all stages of the selling and buying experience and recieved prompt answers to any questions we had. I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Portland Metro area.
But moreso, I particularly appreciate Shawn's ability to quickly understand (sometimes before I do!) the specific nuances that are important to me in finding a great home. And once we've found a place, Shawn's been proactive to address potential closing issues and bring additional value to the purchase. I've recommended Shawn without hesitation to several friends - and family.
Shawn managed to keep the process moving and kept he stress level low. We have recommended Shawn to our friends and they too have been very pleased with the service he provides. I will use Shawn again on my next purchase and I don't hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a realtor.
He was patient and flexible and always upbeat. We were moving to Portland from Seattle and were only able to look at homes a few times...but Shawn would spend ALL DAY with us as we raced from house to house on the list. When at last we found our perfect home, Shawn was great with the negotiations. He gave us honest and inciteful opinions about the house, neighborhood, and schools. Most of all, he was 100% involved in every detail of the process-- from making the offer, to scheduling the inspection and the sewer scope, to negotiating repairs and dealing with contractors. Buying a home from out of state should have been a nightmare, but he made it as smooth and painless as was humanly possible. This is the third home we've purchased and third real estate agent we've worked with...Shawn is the best, hands down! We's highly recommend him to everyone we know!!
In this competive market you need someone need a experience realtor like Shawn that will not only work hard and smart, but also quick to make sure you can get that home you want.
Very low stress and willing to go the extra mile. Buying a house is stressful, looking to buy a house from over 300 miles a way, is even worse. Shawn was willing to take me around and show me houses on a short notice that I was able to make the trek. Shawn is very well connected with lenders, contractors, and inspectors. If you have a time crunch, and can only make it on day he can't, he'll find some way to make it work. I couldn't have ask for a better agent to work with. Anyone planning to buy or sell a home in Portland, I'd 100% recommend Shawn.
He showed us dozens of homes over a couple months' time. Without fail, Shawn was always prompt, well versed in whatever repairs might be needed on a given home, great with advice about how much a home was actually worth, etc. As a first time homebuyer, I didn't know what to expect from a realtor but he exceeded all possible expectations. I came to trust his judgment because he earned my trust. He never tried to rush me into anything. In fact, he often suggested that I think about this or that angle before making a decision. I ended up with a lovely home at a great price. If you're in the market to purchase a home, do yourself a favor: call Shawn Skinner.
He was alway available with a friendly attitude.I will recommend he highly.We had a complicated situation and he handled everything professionally.
Throughout the process, I was impressed by Shawn's interest in what we were looking for, his diligence, and his resourcefulness. I can say that without Shawn, we would not be in our dream home today.
Shawn is very knowledgeable, well organized, and prompt. He went above and beyond in helping us find our dream home and worked tirelessly to make sure the deal went through as scheduled. He was very patient in answering any and all questions we had during the process. Most of all, he was very approachable, professional and a strong advocate on our behalf when necessary. Shawn made the stressfull process of buying a home a pleasant one. We love our new home and highly recommend Shawn Skinner as a broker!!!
We knew very little about the considerations for buying in this competitive market (so different from where we came!) and Shawn was very helpful and knowledgeable. Even beyond the "simple" act of finding us a great home perfect for our needs, his connections with reputable inspectors and other local services have been invaluable - during the sale as well as after. Another thing that I personally liked very much was his use of modern technology: he was always available via text message, he used online document signing where possible (great for someone like me who travels for work - I could sign from the airport!), and of course email/web. I would highly recommend Shawn for anyone, as I am so grateful for having had him recommended to me by a local!
We were looking for a very particular type of place for an investment property, and Shawn was a fantastic resource in helping us find what we needed. I have purchased six properties over the past decade with six different realtors but Shawn has been by far the best in every way. Shawn is very responsive 7 days per week at all hours and he always gets the information you need, quickly. I will definitely work with Shawn for all of my future Portland-area transactions and I recommend him to anyone.