“As first time home-buyers, we came in without any firsthand experience and didn’t really know what to expect from the home-buying process at all. We started by attending one of Sara’s seminars, which gave a great rundown of the overall buying process and what to expect along the way. This class got us excited to begin our house-hunt, and definitely helped us feel a bit more in control. We knew the steps and the process from the class, and had Sara’s expertise and unwavering support along the way. Throughout the process, Sara was such a great ally. From helping craft offers to coordinating timelines to showing us houses all over the area in a very timely manner, Sara did an amazing job of setting expectations and making the process fun! Always so positive and knowledgeable, Sara made buying our home a great experience, we can’t imagine going through all these steps without her.
Even after an offer fell through, Sara was there with fresh-baked cookies and encouragement. We always trusted her advice and appreciated her candidness and approach. We’ll absolutely be working with Sara again when the time comes and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.”
“We are so thrilled that we had Sara to help us through the process of buying our first home. She did an amazing job for us from start to finish. We had always been anxious about finding the right realtor, but as soon as we met Sara we knew we could trust her. She’s so genuine in addition to being extremely knowledgeable.
She not only helped us find listings to check out, took us all over town to look at houses (and bought us Slurpees on a particularly hot, smoggy day), and walked us through every step of the offer, negotiation, inspection, and signing processes, but was also available for every single one of our anxious texts and phone calls, day, night, or weekend. She gave us excellent recommendations for mortgage loan officers, home inspectors, even movers, all of whom were excellent.
Buying your first time can be a stressful experience to say the least, but Sara made it feel how it should: like a celebration. Thank you, Sara!”
“When we decided to buy a home, friends of ours referred us to Sara and working with her was such a great experience! She is knowledgeable, passionate about real estate, and an awesome person!
At the start of our buying journey we were outbid on the first home we were IN LOVE with. It was so disappointing. However, Sara was there to hold our hands and brush the dirt off. She got us back out there to look at more properties and truly found us our dream home!
Throughout the whole process Sara was always accessible (we texted and emailed her A LOT!), so helpful in teaching and guiding us, and she moves fast (which is so important in such a lightening speed market)! She also has an amazing list of preferred partners she likes to work with, who made the process so easy and great.
Knowing us, we’ll likely move again in a few years and Sara will absolutely be the realtor we call!”
“I don’t think I could ever thank Sara enough for finding me my first home. I am newer to the Portland area and a first time buyer with a limited budget. I had a short time frame to work with and had already been given the run around from another agent. A good friend of mine had recommended I reach out to Sara and I’m so grateful I did! I had emailed to introduce myself and gave a small novel of what I was looking for- what I knew I wanted, what I hated, and what I was willing to budge on. Within 15 minutes she had replied back fully on board to help me find my first place. Within 30 minutes she had already sent me a link to an RMLS listing page with a few condos to look over. We met the next morning to view one of those properties.
From day one Sara has been attentive to my questions and concerns (no matter how big or small), understanding of my frustrations, and always a great voice of reason when things did not go as I had anticipated. Sara always kept me informed of the processes and timelines of what to expect. When the road got a little bumpy, Sara used her extensive knowledge to protect me and my interests. She was always respectful and professional with all parties involved, and t always kept it real with me- which to me is amazing! I honestly don’t think I could have gone through the process of buying my home with any other broker.”
“As first time homebuyers, my husband and I spent a lot of time researching the process and interviewing agents and lenders. Within minutes of meeting her, we knew Sara was our buyer’s agent. From our first discussion we could tell that she genuinely cares about finding the right home and the right fit for her clients. We were struck by her honesty, professionalism and sweet-nature in comparison to the shark-ish agents we had met before her. That’s not to say she isn’t a fighter – we quickly learned that Sara can really swing a bat for her clients in an unfriendly seller’s market.
I honestly believe we would not have found the home and location we wanted if not for having made the choice to work with Sara. With our first baby on the way, and after months of looking at slim pickings and engaging in bidding wars, we were feeling resigned. Then, one day, the stars aligned. There truly is no other way to describe it. Through Sara’s networking we were shown a fixer upper, not yet on the market, in the heart of the town we wanted. We were able to make an offer before it was posted and completely avoid the bidding war that would’ve happened. The seller accepted. The sign never hit the ground. Our minds are still blown.”
“So you’re looking for a real estate agent, right? Well, you can go ahead and stop that search right here. You will not find a better one out there than Sara Gray. Sara was there for us every step of the way as we navigated the challenge of selling our first home and buying a new home in a very competitive market. Whether it was answering an anxious text at 10 p.m. or providing timely updates through every step of the process, Sara was an excellent communicator and never left us wanting for more information. She was knowledgeable about current market conditions, steadfast in her pursuit of answers when we were dealing with a challenging closing situation, and always looking out for our best interests.
Besides being awesome at her job, she was simply a pleasure to be around. I was honestly a little bit sad when we found our new home because I enjoyed having her as a house hunting partner! Go ahead, make the call. You won’t regret it. I am confident that she gives each and every one of her clients the same care and attention we received. Working with Sara will be the best part of your home buying or selling process.”
“Sara is a rock star broker. We are consistently amazed at her ability to turn a home purchase into an easy, low stress, and understandable process.
As real estate investors, we are high maintenance clients and we’ve asked a lot of Sara over the past few years. She has been responsive and knowledgeable at every turn and some of our best deals are directly attributable to having Sara on our team.
Recently, late at night we found a short sale listing online that we were interested in viewing. We sent Sara an email at 11pm (she emailed us right back) and by lunch time the next day Sara had shown us the property, submitted an offer on our behalf, and prepared a full market analysis on the neighborhood. That’s the kind of client focused service you can expect from her. She knows her stuff, she does what she says she’ll do and she does it quickly.
In a real estate market like this, you need an agent like Sara if you have any hope of being competitive.”
“I attended Sara’s first time homebuyer course about a year before I actively started looking for a home, and had spent a good chunk of time in between passively looking—i.e., tracking the Portland housing market and becoming absolutely terrified about being able to find a home that I loved that was also within my budget. Once I was ready to take the plunge, I reached out to Sara, and she made home buying seem like a breeze. She’s incredibly personable and fun to be around, while still always being extremely professional and diligent with all of the work involved. Sara always explained everything so I knew exactly what to expect, and I never felt overwhelmed or blind-sided. No question was ever too big, too small, or too silly.
More than just guiding me through the actual homebuying process, Sara was always a great voice of reason. In the (currently) crazy Portland housing market where it can become so easy to get caught up in trying to outbid everyone else, and you’re unsure about what you can or can’t ask for, or what you should or shouldn’t do, she dug up as much information as possible to help inform my decisions, and helped me think through anything I was unsure about, while keeping me grounded in what I had told her from the beginning about what I was looking for and what my priorities were.
My biggest fear going into homeownership was that I would wake up one day and have an overwhelming sense of buyers’ remorse, and working with Sara put all of those fears at ease. I feel so lucky to have worked with her to find a house that I love, and that I get to call my home now, and would recommend her to anyone searching for a home in a heartbeat!”
“There’s truly not enough space or time to say all the great things we have to say about Sara. She helped my husband and I buy our first home last summer and continues to be an amazing source of information and guidance even now – over a year later.
We were in the unique situation of living abroad when we first started our home search, but that did not deter Sara! She went above and beyond going to tour homes without us even in the country, sending us videos and photos and giving us detailed information on how each walk through went. We were truly impressed with her dedication!
You can rely on Sara to be responsive, honest, meticulous, knowledgeable and best of all sweet and fun to be around. She took the time to walk us carefully through the entire home buying process, answering any and all questions with patience and genuine care. When things got sticky with some of the agreed upon repairs on our new home, she was stern yet tactful with the sellers to get us what we were promised on the timeline we were promised. We had such a great experience working with Sara she has earned us as customers for life – whether she likes it or not! We couldn’t recommend her enough!”