“Ritchie is fantastic to work with and I highly recommend contacting him if you are looking to buy or sell a home. He has helped multiple people in my family both sell and purchase homes and I will use him again the next time I need a real estate agent. He is very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable of the market in portland, and never pressures you into making quick decisions you may end up regretting later. Buying a house can be really stressful and Ritchie made the experience fun. It was like working with a really helpful friend, not a pushy real estate agent.”
– Shannon S.
“I would completely recommend working with Ritchie if you are looking to buy or sell a home. He worked with my beau and I for several months and was able to educate us first time home buyers of all the things we needed to know. I loved the automated emails we were sent that were tailored to our taste and budget, they were extremely helpful in weeding things out and letting us jump on others we’d have never found on our own. Never once did we feel pressured or abandoned in the decision process. Ultimately we had several offers that didn’t end up going through (damn Californians with their cash offers) but we are still keeping our eye out for that special one and when the time comes, I know it will be Ritchie who’ll be handing us the keys.”
– Laura G.
“Ritchie was recommended to us by a friend and we were so happy to have found him! My husband was transfered to a different state so we HAD to sell our house, and sell it as quickly as possible! This was no easy feat as the timing of our move happened to coincide with the 2008 financial/real estate collapse… but Ritchie helped to reduce the stress of our situation and guide us through a difficult time period in the real estate market with honest, knowledgeable opinions and advise. At a time when few houses were selling, Ritchie managed to find a buyer for our house and negotiate the sale at a reasonable price. This would not have been possible had he not given us the sold advise he did or had he not worked so tirelessly to get our house sold. If you are looking for a real estate agent who knows his stuff, is on top of all the latest method for advertising your house, and who will be sincerely committed to getting the best deal for you, then Ritchie is the agent for you! He’s real and honest; you won’t be forced to endure the insincere, plastic-cheesiness you find with the stereotypical “realtor.” ” – Michelle P.
“Ritchie is a born and raised in Portland native with a great knowledge of all the neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. That knowledge helps him to give his customers lots of options for what they’re looking for and where those options are available. Ritchie is prompt, thorough, and attentive to his customers and he feels so much more like a friend than a business partner or realtor. What’s wonderful about Ritchie is that he’s honest; he’ll give you the pros and cons of a property, the pros and cons of pricing, what a property needs with regard to repair, and anything else. Ritchie makes the home buying process comfortable, honest, and fun with no stress or pressure. I’ve recommended him to all of my friends and family and will continue to do so. 🙂” – Becki K.
“Ritchie is great to work with and I highly recommend him. His advice and professional yet friendly support throughout my first home purchase process was priceless.” – Linda H.
“I love my little house and I have Ritchie to thank for finding it. It was actually the first house he showed us. We did take a tour of a few other options, but the first one was “the one”. Ritchie spent time finding out what we really needed and wanted in a house and did his research. He is knowledgeable about Portland and its surrounding areas. He’s also really easy to work with and very responsive. Purchasing a home is a big deal and it really makes the house buying process so much more pleasant when you know your realtor is going to be around to answer questions and help out. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.” – Erin M.
“Ritchie is absolutely amazing! Not only is he rock solid in his real estate knowledge but also in his understanding of people. I just bought my first house and Ritchie was so patient with me, taking the time to explain every detail — sometimes over and over. His industry contacts allowed me to build a team that clearly cares about what they’re doing and the people they’re doing it for.
It was a dizzying experience but I know I had the best group possible; I really appreciate all that Ritchie did for me to make it as fun and easy as it can be.”
– Deanna G.
“Ritchie is absolutely fantastic and I would whole heartedly recommend him. He helped us recently complete a transaction with a very difficult seller. The situation was absolutely ludicrous but Ritchie kept a level head during the entire transaction and did everything possible to make sure that the deal went through as pain free as possible. Definitely couldn’t have done it without his guidance and calm approach. Thanks again!” – Bental W.
“It was an awesome experience working with Ritchie! Very helpful and very professional. I’d recommend him to anyone and everyone. You’ll be very pleased.” – Pascal D.
“I just moved into my first home in February 2012 with the help of Ritchie. I had no idea what I was getting into and Ritchie’s walked me through everything. He really understood what I was looking for and was considerate of what I had to work with. There was no pressure to move quicker than I wanted to but he was always available when I wanted to jump on a showing quickly. After we put together my offer I decided to have the additional inspections done on the house and used the providers he recommended, and boy was that a win for me. We were able to get a lot of additional repairs and the entire sewer line was replaced, thanks to having that extra sewer scope done. Everyone he worked with was fantastic. When we ran into trouble with the other agent, the house, the bank, home insurance Ritchie was on top of it helping sort things out with me. After I got the keys to my new home there were problems with the condition of the house not meeting the agreed upon terms and even though the sale was already closed he jumped in his car right away to help me sort it out. This house had a lot of hoops to jump through to get it and had it not been for Ritchie I don’t know what would have happened. He really went above and beyond.” – Danielle P.
“Ritchie is a total professional and always advocates for his clients.” – Susan W.
“I am so grateful to Jenny for her role in the purchase of my first home. She stuck with me through a tough market with low inventory and lots of competition! I could always count that she was available on my time and excited to tour as many homes as necessary. I grew to really trust her advice and experience, and ultimately nabbed the house that exceeded my dreams! She is very professional and took all the time I needed to explain the closing process and negotiated with the seller to make this sale final. She’s a wealth of knowledge and refers only the top lenders and inspection companies. Not only do I consider Jenny an outstanding realtor, but also a great friend.”
– Jessica Lamb
“Jenny helped me buy my first home! She was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. I felt like she really listened to what I wanted and payed attention to this throughout the process. She did a great job of keeping me informed of listings and motivating me to keep on looking for that perfect house in my price range. She was able to do all of this without being overwhelming! She is also very knowledgeable about tile work and design, which came in handy.” – Grenwave
“Chris was wonderful. He really listened to my needs, which were quite specific! He respected my price range and he showed me all the homes that I asked to see so that I could compare and learn as we went. He gave me good sound advice when I asked for it. Together we found the perfect house! It was a fixer but it had ‘good bones’ and will go up in value as I finish what the DIYers began. I love my little house! Chris and I keep up on Facebook so that he can see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. He’s become not just my realtor but my friend. Thank you! Thank you!” – Robin Bush
“It has been my pleasure to work with Craig for years. He is the rare combination of an honest, savvy, consummate professional who also makes the typically nerve-wrenching real estate buying and selling process fun. Not an easy feat! Every one of my transactions has gone as smoothly as silk — I wouldn’t consider working with anyone else. He is, quite simply, a gem!” – Kathy Carlson
“We have worked with Craig Olson for over 10 years and through 5 buy and sell transactions. We could not imagine using any other Real Estate Professional. We always work with Craig as he is the most knowledgeable, trustworthy, reliable and “looks out for you” Realtor there is. HAND’S DOWN!
Craig displays a great deal of patience and never gives you the impression that you are taking too long or looking at too may houses. He is there with you in the search to find just the right place and encourages no compromises. He stayed with us during our last home search for 8 months, until just the right property came on the market, and it just so happened to be a short sale, which Craig made so much easier to deal with. He communicated with us often during the drawn out process and celebrated with us when we finally closed on our dream house.
Craig is more than just a Realtor – he takes a real interest in his clients and is truly dedicated to making the buying and selling process as stress free and exciting as possible. Craig is a true professional.” – Liz and Greg Heath
“One of the first thoughts I had after Craig helped me successfully navigate my first home purchase was a sense of sadness when I realized that I wouldn’t have the pleasure of interacting with him on a near-daily basis. I know that many of my friends who have also had great experiences with Craig feel the same way, and he won’t soon be having a lack of referrals coming his way from any of us. He doesn’t want to sell you A house; he wants to sell you YOUR house. He has a way of making you feel like the most important client he has, because he truly believes that and works so hard to help you. God bless the Swan.” – Glenn Moore
“Shalyn delivered outstanding results and a great experience! She helped me craft a well-honed vision of the home that I wanted. Her honest and professional approach gave me confidence to navigate through the buying process and comfort knowing that I was getting a great deal. I highly recommend Shalyn for her skill as an agent and being a genuinely wonderful and trustworthy person.”