It is my pleasure to write a glowing review for Jeanne. She recently helped us with our house sale. It was a complex process, made more difficult because my husband and I had already relocated to a different state. She was there for us from beginning to end. She had helpful suggestions for getting our home market-ready. She was a wonderful communicator and checked in with us routinely, and with every new development. Finally, we had a complex home repair that needed to be done — she helped us negotiate this, met the contractors at our home, and helped keep the buyers up to date. Thank you, Jeanne!
-Elizabeth Kehr (Sold a Single Family home in 2020
Jeanne Tobey is so smart and knows her job inside and out! She is honest, thoughtful and has so much experience, she knows all the tricks, ins and outs of real estate. She practices practical strategies to help move a deal. She has a great rapport with other realtors and knows how to naturally create new and positive relationships in all her transactions. She has helped us sell our house in the midst of the COVID pandemic and is currently finding us a new home. We’ve worked with Jeanne for over 13 years. She’s found and sold houses for both our parents as well. We trust her implicitly as she has helped us through some very difficult and drawn out situations. She is a complete pleasure to work with and is always willing to meet or speak with us at any moment we need her. She has great contacts with contractors, inspectors and service people that have worked with her. We love Jeanne and feel honored to be working with such a positive and intelligent individual.
-Christine bought and sold a home in 2020 in Concordia, Portland, OR
“If I had to rate Jeanne on a scale from 1 to 5 I would give her a 10! We briefly considered FSBO (For Sale By Owner) but am so glad we went with Jeannie instead. She was above and beyond anything you can hope for in a real estate agent. We were living out of State throughout the process and Jeanne took care of literally everything. Despite her other clients she always made us feel that we are her top priority. She kept us in the loop with every step without overwhelming us with information. She had all the connections needed to fix the house and make it presentable. In a slowing market she never lost her positive attitude, and frequently had new ideas how to make the house more appealing and competitive. She never stopped looking after the house and property keeping it clean and aired out. We trust her fully, which is always important but critical if you live far away. We highly recommend her!
-Katrin Rahmfeld sold a home in Irvington in August 2019
“Jeanne Tobey is a true professional. As I got my house ready for market I found her to be a very good and timely communicator, good market researcher, and pleasant with everyone involved. She was also hard-working and poised during the final price negotiations.
She keeps a helpful network of vendors available, including floor refinisher, landscaper, handymen, and stagers. Jeanne was effective from beginning to end.”
-Cathy Carkner, Sold a home in April 2019
“I cannot recommend Jeanne enough, whether you are buying or selling, or both. We have bought and sold three properties, and Jeanne has been the most professional, responsive realtor I’ve ever worked with.
We worked with her to sell our small condo during a slow period in the market. She had great insight on staging and pricing. Her predicted timelines were spot-on. She calmed our anxieties about finding a buyer during such a slow time. Her marketing materials really presented our property in the best light possible. Throughout the whole process, every I was dotted and every T was crossed. At closing she even received high praises from our buyer’s realtor for her professionalism.
She also guided us wisely through a complicated house-buying process. The seller’s realtor was frustratingly inexperienced and seemingly overwhelmed by the inspection/negotiation process. Jeanne made sure all of our concerns were addressed or negotiated, and we got the house that ticked all our boxes for a more reasonable price that we should have expected. She even had helpful referrals for repairs/renovations.?
I would absolutely direct anyone to her door!”
-Jo McDonald: (Bought and sold a Condo in 2019 in Downtown, Portland)
“We have worked with Jeanne for almost a decade and there are a number of reasons we go back and back to her for real estate help. Working with Jeanne is a dream come true. She knows the local neighborhoods and markets extremely well and she is super responsive. I’ve had her respond to a request on a Sunday evening within a matter of minutes. Jeanne is savvy on negotiating without being disrespectful to anyone. Her professionalism and just wonderful personality make everyone come out a winner. You absolutely cannot do better if you are buying or selling a house in Portland, OR.”
-Mary Abrams (Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Arbor Lodge, Portland)
“Jeanne Tobey is a true professional, while at the same time warm and so easy to work with. When I was buying a home, she took the time to find out what would be the best fit for me. I never felt pushed or pressured, but always supported through the process. When I was selling my home, she was able to do detailed research and advocate for me, helping me to get top dollar on my investment. Now I’m ready to buy another house, and I’m so pleased to be working with Jeanne a third time. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!”
-Shawna Archibald ( Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Humboldt, Portland)
“Jeanne was a true professional through out the whole selling process. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. She does an incredible amount of research on what is happening in the market and how it applied to selling my home. Due to work, I had to place my house on the market earlier than expected and was sold in 3 days. She was a big part of getting all the details organized (staging, yard work, painting).
If you go with Jeanne I’m sure you will have a great experience!”
-Bruce Skinner (Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Richmond, Portland)
“Wow. What can I say? Jeanne Tobey is magical. Our house needed to go on the market unexpectedly, and quickly. She was instantly responsive and had our listing ready to go live in less than a week. We followed every recommendation she made in terms of preparing the house for viewing, and ended up with competitive offers in the first few days. Throughout the process, she took care of every potentially aggravating issue with humor, grace and the utmost professionalism. We trusted her implicitly and it paid off. Selling a house can be emotionally traumatic and financially stressful, but Jeanne made it truly painless. Our house was the highest selling in our neighborhood in the past year! Not to mention it closed quickly – how is that possible? Our only regret is that we moved out of state, which means we’ve just lost the best realtor ever!”
-Heidi Schwegler (Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Kenton, Portland)
“Jeanne lived up to her (fabulous) reputation and I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone. If she wasn’t a good fit, she’d tell you. She helped us look at a gajillion houses over the dinner hour with endless patience. We had a ton of questions and she did a really good job of letting us know where she had expertise (most of the time) and where she didn’t know the answer. Her understanding of interpersonal communication, real estate, construction, and the market all came together to get us into a really great house. It was a complicated transaction and I’m confident we would have paid way more or (more likely) not gotten the house without her help.”
-Ray Brunner (Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland)
“Jeanne came recommended to me by three different friends all of whom had successful home buying experiences. Without a doubt I will be recommending her to all of my friends down the road. Jeanne is warm and smart and honest and really knows her stuff. I felt like I was in good hands throughout the entire process.”
-Larke Schuldberg (Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Montavilla, Portland)
“I met Jeanne thorough a mutual friend. I began my house search long distance while I was living in Chicago. Not being very familiar with Portland, Jeanne was able to help me zero in on the areas where to begin looking. I met with her the first time early in the summer season. Jeanne is an expert in Portland history and all of its neighborhoods and surroundings. She really knew how to steer me through the search process. Each day we met, she was extremely well prepared with current listings and properties to see. Driving through Portland with Jeanne was like getting a history lesson.
She was always prompt, efficient, knowledgeable, well prepared, but also extremely kind, caring, and personable. She listened carefully to all my questions and concerns, and addressed each one with great information. She was always very accessible at all times. She really knows the paperwork process; the titling, insurance, taxing, inspection, closing, and every detail of buying a property. She made the entire process go so smoothly, negotiating my needs with the seller, and making sure I had a perfect outcome before the closing. I was amazed by her constant attention to detail, and her lovely manner that was always so calm and approachable. I would give Jeanne the highest possible recommendation!”
-Nancy Deal (Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Montavilla, Portland, OR.)