Sale and Purchase in Parkrose Heights
Joan helped us both sell a house and buy a new one. Throughout the process, she was friendly, resourceful, knowledgeable and very responsive. She was consistently attentive to our needs and patient with our ever-changing minds. We sold our house for more than we imagined we could, and landed up in the perfect house for us. She helped us through all the rocky processes and made it easy breezy for us. We wouldn't work with anyone else, and we're very glad to know such a bright, talented and enjoyable person. She is both an excellent realtor and a lovely friend.
Joan did a great job for us! The 5 star rating we awarded Joan doesn't cover the half of it. This was a sad sale for us as following our father's death, we were selling our parents' home of 50+ years. We felt that she stood by us quietly ensuring that we were taking the right steps at each point in the sale. She arranged for a number of services to show the house at its best, and at the best price. She was able to hurry along the decommissioning of the oil tank when we were unable to do so. She helped us find a good escrow company who made the paperwork go very smoothly. Her advice through-out was spot-on. We highly recommend Joan.
We had a rental house in east Portland we wanted to sell and a limited budget to get the house in top shape. Joan did not rush us in any way and advised us over the course of 6 or 7 months until we were ready to put the house on the market. Joan gave us a highly accurate idea of pricing and a robust comparative doc for the neighborhood. We had a number of obstacles during the sale -- worst of which was a vandal breaking in. Joan was wonderful at communicating with the other party, keeping things running smoothly and advising us along the way. We finished a complicated transaction with buyer and seller happy and satisfied and house is great shape. Since then, I have recommended Joan several times. The friends and family to whom I have recommended Joan have been thrilled as well!
oan was an excellent agent who went to bat for us on unclear DEQ oil tank paperwork and also helped us negotiate in a seller's market. She gave excellent advice and definitely looked out for our interests. We would recommend her to anyone especially if you are coming in from out of state and need help with local procedures. She is very knowledgeable.
At the recommendation of a friend, we contacted Joan to help navigate us through the process of buying our first home. She was very helpful from the start; she suggested a lender (who was also very nice to work with and responsive), and once we were approved for a mortgage, I initially met up with her to describe what we were looking for, our price range and so on. After that, we began looking at homes, and she was very patient with us, and gave us honest and insightful opinions on the houses (quality or lack thereof), and her perception of how well a particular house might suit our needs. Once we bought a home, she came with us to the closing at the title company, and explained everything we were signing, and what the forms were for, far better that the title company employee did. She explains complicated terms and procedures throughout the entire process simply and clearly, is very accessible and pleasant to work with, and made buying a home for the first time not too scary! Highly recommended
Joan Rogers is everything you'd hope in a real estate agent. She's knowledgeable, thorough, personable, and isn't high pressure at all. Joan knows values of properties and doesn't inflate them.
Joan is organized, stays in touch with her clients, and answers questions no matter how minute they might be.
Our family would not hesitate to enlist her services again. She knows what she is doing and is successful at her craft.
Joan is not only a very capable professional, but also a lovely person. Joan was recommended to us by some friends. They raved about her and it was clear why as soon as we met her. She is very personable and easy to communicate with. Joan was able to take our somewhat vague set of home-buying goals and help us hone them until we knew what we wanted. Her excellent knowledge of the real estate business was invaluable as we looked at different properties. She was able to steer us away from potential problem properties and toward quality options. That said, she never said "no" to viewing a property and was open to tour almost anything I was interested in. Joan was always available by email and text, and I mean always. There was never a time when I was unable to get in contact with her. If Joan was merely and excellent agent, I would recommend her, but she is also really fun to work with. She made our home-buying experience easy and enjoyable! Thank you, Joan!
Barnes Road Condominium--Buyer
I came across Joan as a buyer, after another realtor failed me. I decided to contact selling agent myself (Joan). Her communication skills were impeccable! Fast and clear responses even in late hours. As a first-time buyer, Joan, made the process very simple and enjoyable! The best part, she works just as hard for first-time home buyers with limited budget, as me, as she would for million dollar properties. She would be there to answer a question or concern at a moment!. I absolutely enjoyed my home-buying experience with Joan at my side. Also, Joan connected me with an amazing mortgage broker, Martin Matsumura. Between Joan and Martin, I can't say enough for attaining a place beyond my expectations for a bargain price!
We found Joan through a friend after having a not so great experience with a different broker. Joan was able to find us our house on our very first outing after we had failed to find the right house for 2 years. Joan was very professional and helped us through some unexpected turns (like a party sewer line) and ultimately we bought our house for a lower price than our first offer, which doesn't seem to happen in Portland. Joan is great and I'm happy to recommend her.
Eastmoreland--Seller / Lake Oswego--Buyers
I've known Joan for quite a few years now, and she has always been responsive to my questions, thoughts, ideas, and dilemmas with a very thoughtful and deliberate manner. She is a bit unusual for a realtor (I think!) since she is not a typical salesman with a lot of jabber. She is sincerely concerned with getting you the best house possible for your budget and likes/dislikes. On the other hand, she has completed two great sales for me (a condo and a house), and I couldn't be happier with the outcomes. You absolutely can't go wrong with Joan!