Recently, I engaged your agency and specifically your broker Linda Skeele to sell my house at 6601 SE 38th. I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to Linda for her performance during that process. Her advice, counsel, and tireless effort in achieving a great result in near record time was very much appreciated. Not only was her sense of style (and humor) always in play but I was also impressed with the professionalism and knowledge Linda (and her team) showed throughout and the seamless way that non-trivial tasks were accomplished.
Our family has known Linda and her family for many years but this was the first professional interaction and it was everything I hoped for; she made it all look very easy and I am very grateful.
Linda kept me informed me of any new listings. She listened to what I desired in a new home and worked to match my vision. She was of great assistance in navigating the purchase. She provided personal and professional service. Linda know the neighborhood which was a great help. She was always available and resourceful. Frank and honest in assessing homes. Thank you Linda!
Linda Skeele is simply the best in Portland. I have referred her to everyone I know who's looking to buy or sell. She has sold a condo to my mom, a house to my sister, and a house to one of my friends and I anticipate sending her more business. Thanks, Linda!
Linda is very thorough and communicates in a timely manner. She always makes herself available at each step of the process.
Linda Skeele was an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent and advocate for us in a difficult position as long-distance sellers. Her advice, communication, and network of skilled experts meant that the experience we had selling a home with Linda was much less stressful because we could totally and completely trust Linda. This was important as we did not live in this area. As an advocate for us, she negotiated a price that was over online estimates for the house we sold, and over the asking price. She carefully lined up a "back up offer" in case the primary offer fell through. Linda is an example of a knowledgeable professional, with a wonderful network of contacts, who instills trust, and goes the extra mile for her clients. Linda made the difficult position of being a long-distance seller so much easier because she clearly and carefully explained each step, kept us regularly informed about the next steps, and made sure repairs and actions necessary in the selling process were done promptly and on time. This clear prompt communication and information about what was happening and necessary meant we could totally trust that Linda was looking out for us. Her hard work and being in our corner was clear in every phone call, email and we received.
"Linda was amazing. She was patient and her advice, guidance was invaluable to us as first time home buyers."
Linda is a professional. She was great to work and communicate with. Open and responsive to our interests and a great advisor throughout our search. When it came time to write and negotiate our offer she was invaluable and led us to a more successful outcome than we could have imagined.
"Linda walked us through every step of the process and was available any time for all of the questions we had."
"We could not have been better treated and continue to appreciate your most thorough approach to marketing and selling our home."
"Linda is very knowledgable of those central neighborhoods. She has handled two transactions for me in close-in NW and SW neighborhoods. She is absolutely the most competent and professional of the agents I have dealt with. Linda makes the process a pleasure and seems to know and understand many if not most agents in town. I have referred her to others in my firm, and without exception, they have thanked me profusely after the fact. I would not consider doing a residential deal in Portland without Linda."
"The best most amazing service/person in the world. Every expectation was exceeded beyond anything we could imagine. "
"Our service was Absolutely perfect! She was the most helpful realtor we have ever met. Made selling and buying our new home extremely easy and fun! We miss her! Exceeded our expectations all the time. The big thing that stands out in my head is that she called me the day before to see what kind of coffee I wanted from Starbucks... then she had that waiting for me when we went house hunting. Just above and beyond all the time. She was recommended to us by a family friend."
"Linda was on the ball and two steps ahead of the game. Also, she aggressively helped negotiate a good portion off the asking price."
"Was very helpful with repair addendum on the house we purchased. I have never had an agent that took control of getting things credited back."
"Excellent, her knowledge, expertise, sense of urgency, attention to detail and sense of humor made it an enjoyable experience even with the challenges that inevitably come up."
"Linda was a pleasure to work with, and since buying our first home, we really miss talking with her and seeing her on a regular basis. She made this experience a pleasurable one, and I will refer her services to everybody that I know that is in the market. Can not thank her enough."
"Outstanding. This was our third real estate transaction with Linda. She is knowledgeable, experienced, dependable and trustworthy... and a lot of fun to work with!"
"Linda was always on top of things. We would have questions about one thing or another and her response was almost always, I already took care of it."
"I'll put it this way... got an email at 2:13am, she was trying to find me a property before my 1031 time limit expired."
Andrew & Lisa Wall
"Linda was patient and excellent. No complaints."
"Everything Linda does exceeds expectations. She always has her clients best interests in mind. She is professional, knowledgeable and caring."
"Excellent service. Very knowledgeable and extremely hard working."
Tony & Karen Montanaro
"Linda is extraordinary!! Professional, knowledgeable and responsive."
Alex Gianola & Jon Sheck
"She made meaningful and intelligent recommendations about the homes and properties we were looking at. She was honest the entire time. She scrutinized things about the home/property that she thought we would not like or that could affect the value or our lifestyles in the future. She worked on a holiday to get us the home we purchased. She was not trying to put us into any home. She was always available by phone or email including nights and weekends. And she put our interests before anyone else."
Mark McLaughlin & Deb Cameron
"Linda went above and beyond the call of duty. She talked us out of buying 4 homes before we found the one we truly fell in love with. That's the sign of a great agent in my opinion. We have already recommended her to two other people. It was a great experience working with her."
Diane Hogan & Debra Chan
"She had our back dealing with my mothers estate. She was very knowledgeable and explained our issues with the title company."
"Excellent service and always available. Was willing to answer any and all of my repeated questions with grace and ease."
"Linda took over when another agent failed to make much progress. She stepped up the marketing significantly and we had several showings on a regular basis. She communicated well with us and was always available. I was pleasantly surprised she came to our signing and felt that showed her commitment to her clients."
"Professional, courteous, very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. We already moved out of town and the sale of our house was accomplished without any difficulties. Thank you."
"Linda has always exceeded our expectations. We worked with many agents over the years as we have moved around and Linda is by far the best agent we have worked with. She is professional, caring and extremely hard working."
"Complete and professional. She took care of everything. Linda is the best in town."
"It has gotten so much more complicated to sell a house, and we appreciate all your expertise, contacts, and sense of urgency in getting this all done for us in such a timely manner!"
Blake & Iwona Parrish
"Prompt, thorough, pays attention to detail, and is extremely personable. Probably the best experience we've had with any professional."
"Linda and her team were excellent every step of the way. She fought to get me the best deal and insured that all issues were resolved quickly and with my interests in mind. There was a clear night and day difference between the professionalism and quality of Linda and her team, and realtors representing the parties involved in the sale and purchase of our homes."
Carol & Joy Elliott
"Linda helped us sell our home and buy a condo. She kept us informed of anything important, advocated for us, was always available - even evenings and weekends - provided resources to help us etc, etc. We thought of Linda as a friend. We had a long selling process and Linda spent a lot of time doing what the buyers realtor should have been doing. We very much appreciate her abilities. She was always there to inform and reassure us during our selling/buying experience. We feel she is VERY good at what she does."
"Personal and with excellent communication."
Aaron & Kara Morris
"Linda was amazing. She was fun to see houses with and exercised great patience with us with a tremendous amount of humor and understanding while welcomed for a VERY long time for the right house. And when it came time to conduct business, Linda and her team got things done with efficiency and professionalism."
Carol & Ron Desrocher
"Linda went above and beyond for us during our year long house hunt. It was not easy because we were having difficulty selling out condo in New England. But it finally all came together with persistence."
James & Dorothy Goodman
"Linda went way beyond my expectations in arranging for many different tradesmen to assess the property and recommend corrections."
"This is the 3rd house we have bought or sold with Linda and there is none better!"
Gary & Cindy DiCenzo
"Linda is outstanding. She's smart, experienced, friendly, responsive, honest, frank, organized, and well prepared. She has her client's interests as her top concern and priority."
"Linda set up inspections very quickly. Was very responsive to calls and emails. Planned ahead and anticipated needs, kept the seller (who did not have an agent) on track and accountable. Provided lots of helpful contacts. Linda did a great job under difficult circumstances. She was a pleasure to work with and very efficient."
Mike & Manda Middlestetter
"Linda Skeele's level of service is akin to the Oscars of real estate. She is THE best in our book!"
Jim & Leslie Goldsmith
Just four years ago, we downsized, buying a one level home in Keizer.
After meeting you, we knew that we had found the person we wanted to sell our “forever” home of 35 years on Knapp Street. We began by following all of your great suggestions, realizing at each step that we had, indeed, made the perfect choice when we chose you.
When you called at 7:00 p.m. on that Monday evening, just two hours after the listing appeared on the internet to tell us that the first offer had just come in, we were totally dumbfounded. “This lady is a genius!” we said to each other.
On Wednesday morning, you called again. We made an appointment to meet that afternoon at your office. You ended that call with… “and be prepared to sign a lot of papers.”
Let me tell you that that was one interesting ride up the freeway, wondering whether there was a good offer, possibly one pretty close to the listing price. Of course, our star realtor didn’t have a good offer, or one pretty close to the listing price. You had seven offers--all of them well above the listing price! After a second round of bidding between the two highest offers, we were amazed and so grateful that you were our realtor.
We hope that the new owners of our “forever house” are enjoying it as much as we did, just as we are enjoying our new “forever house” with a connected garage, nice view of the golf course, one level and two granddaughters just a few miles away. We made our move at the perfect time for us and are thankful that we made the move when we did every time we step into our new home.
With the incredible real estate news in the Portland area, we occasionally check on our favorite realtor and see lots of great listings and lots of great “solds”. You were an honest, successful realtor when the market was anything but good. We are so pleased that you are reaping the rewards of those difficult years. When people ask if we are sorry we sold when we did, our answer is always, “Absolutely not!” We only wish that we knew anyone who needed an amazing realtor.
In addition to having been represented by the best in the business, we like to think that our venture/adventure with you as the beginning of the current prices in the area. Trendsetters has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
Four years later, we just wanted to say, Thank you, thank you, thank you—again--as we continue to wish you all the best.
Jim & Leslie Goldsmith"
"Phenomenal. Truly the best."
"Fantastic! Always available (tell that gal to take a day off!) fun and kept us in the loop. We miss Linda!"
"Linda was available at every step. She is amazing and we trust her completely. We have referred everyone we know to Linda and will continue to do so. She is a great realtor, but more importantly, a wonderful person who has her clietns' best interests at heart."
"She was exceptional. She advocated for us in so many ways. We always felt well taken care of during the entire process with so many ups and downs. She has a sixth sense for caring for her clients during the more difficult times. She's just a loving and caring person who loves her work and accompanying people on their journey of finding and selling their homes. We are lucky to have found her as I can't begin to imagine what it would have been like going through all we did without her."
Katie Bergerson & Amanda Dow-Allen
"From start to finish we loved working with Linda Skeele! She is such an expert in her field. Linda communicated with us throughout every step of the process from selling our home to buying our new home. We felt very grateful as Linda was always near her phone and found time to answer our questions or address our needs in the moment. She even answered her phone and wrote an offer for us while on vacation! Another reason we enjoyed working with Linda was the team of professionals she collaborated with. Her assistant, Whitney, was always very organized and on top of things that needed to be addressed. Linda and Whitney were seamless as far as being knowledgeable with both our sale and purchase. There were several other professionals we had the opportunity to work with through Linda’s recommendation, and we truly had a positive experience with each person (company). Linda is an amazing negotiator. She advocated relentlessly for our needs as both sellers and buyers. We’re beyond thrilled with the purchase of our new home! We now have a home that fits so well with our family, future plans, and overall happiness. We were extremely fortunate to have had Linda Skeele as our realtor. We could not have asked for more! She sincerely exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend Linda, and Windermere Stellar. (Thank you for EVERYTHING Linda! –Amanda & Katie) "
Linda Skeele is the bee's knees! She's the best! We hope to be in our current house for a long time, but we sing her praises every chance we get! She is proactive and always on top of things!!
Elizabeth Dawn Elkin Rev Trust
Linda is very communicative and was especially good at keeping us apprised of what was happening with the sale of the house. Linda is a very smart person, in addition to being an excellent realtor. She is also very hardworking and very communicative. She was a pleasure to work with and I'm happy we chose her to represent us in this sale.