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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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For me, the best things in life are quiet times shared with family, and friends both old and new. A good dog. A good friend. A great meal. A small celebration. A fly rod on a trout stream, fresh air on a back country trail.

I'm a descendant of Squire Boone, father of Daniel. I'm also descended from James Lynn, a remarkable man who epically led not one, nor two, but three large wagon trains from Missouri to the West. It seems natural to me that I might have a spirit of adventure and a fondness for the outdoors. When I was a kid, I had dreams that echoed the rugged Northwest, though (maybe other than in a previous life) I'd never lived here until Suzanne and I forged our way here in 1993 and opened Sterling Mortgage in 1994. 

One of five siblings, I was raised by great parents who always insisted on treating others by the golden rule. I worked hard to be a good sportsman, a true friend, and a fair businessman. During my career, I can proudly say that while the mortgage world imploded from a variety of ills, I always stayed true to my roots and helped thousands of folks buy their dream homes in a smart way.

With my Dad as the first of five Realtors in our family, I was steeped in the lingo and lifestyle of real estate for as long as I can remember. In 2014 and in true Portland fashion, I like to say I "up-cycled" my talents. Kind of like changing lanes at 70 miles an hour, I moved from the finance (mortgage banker) side to the brokerage (Realtor) side. Now I get to do what's felt "right" to me for many years...really advocating for my clients during the most important and complex transaction they're ever likely to undertake. 

Raising our kids in Lake Oswego, I've always enjoyed community through neighborhood association, schools, sports, and Scouting. We've moved out of the 'burbs, but continue to stay connected by friendships and traditions in town. Our grown kids are venturing out and I find it challenging and rewarding still to be a parent. It's easier than ever to love them, though. :) 

Suzanne and I have been together more than a quarter century. The spark when we met was her smile and her laugh. She's more patient and loving than I deserve. She's a great wife and mom, and treats every friend like a best friend. She's a gift, that's all there is to say. 

We're looking forward to Kona 2017, maybe a jaunt to Europe, and moving back closer to town after scratching the country itch for a few years.

 

Designations  

Hasson Relocation, Masters Circle

Our experience with Mike Hall has been incredible. To say that Mike is customer focused in an understatement! From the time we meet him he’s made himself available to answer all our questions. At the start of our relocation experience, Mike made time to talk with us and understand our relocation concerns. He provided literally a ton of reading material and daily online real estate updates. All this information was incredibly useful in helping us select our new home. I called Mike on Father’s day, he was out of town, but made himself available late in the day to view our new home. After viewing we stopped by his office and made an offer on the home that same day! Since that time he’s coordinated all necessary home repairs and most importantly kept me updated with status frequently. Through-out this entire process his professionalism has been unparalleled. He is truly a pleasure to work with and I consider myself fortunate that he represented us as our real-estate agent. I don’t know if [Hasson] recognizes superior performance, but Mike most certainly demonstrates positive customer qualities and [Hasson] should be proud that he represents you so well.

— Tom & Margie

As a part of Nike's relocation program, I was given the opportunity to be paired up with a great local realtor. After describing the type of person I was hoping to work with and the types of properties I was interested in buying, I was matched with Mike and this dude was everything we had hoped for and more. Mike was really patient with us. We knew what we wanted, and couldn't really find it, so he was really accommodating and help us think about other things we might want to explore, too. And he showed us well over a dozen homes, most of which were really cool and were home we considered, But we wanted to hold out until the right one came along. After a couple of months, Mike showed us a house and we knew it was the one. A beautiful custom-built home up in Forest Park on Skyline Boulevard that came with wooded acreage and even a guest house. From there, we were full speed ahead. On the day of closing, there were some complications with the mortgage broker . All along, Mike had been tremendous in his due diligence, and he told us early on that this "deal may have some hair on it" (Mike and his wife are very very familiar with the ins and outs of the mortgage industry). While the mortgage broker had assured us all along that there would be no issue, turns out that Mike was right. We dumped that lender, and he immediately helped us find a new lender who could help us close. Nobody likes to have to go through the mortgage process again, but the lender that Mike found for us was also a great local businessman, and this time we closed in two weeks without a hitch. We wouldn't be in our new house if it wasn't for Mike. The patience, knowledge, and authenticity were a game changer for us, and as long as we're in the Portland area, we won't work with anybody else.

— Michael & Emma

Mike and Jenna were a great team giving us total confidence in the home buying process. We chose to work with them based on their willingness to work with us from afar and for their knowledge and honesty. We are really grateful for the amount of time and effort they put into finding the right home for us. We only wish they were licensed in Florida to sell our current home!

— Allan & Johanna

Mike and team are an exceptional professional group. The expertise and attention to critical detail creates trust for a successful and pleasant purchase process. My husband and I would use their services again. We recommend them to our family, friends and business acquaintances.

— Deb & John

Trusted advisor. The best way I know of conveying Mike's help through this process. He has been in the industry for over 20 years, his mortgage background is a huge bonus in the home buying process. Mikes insights and guidance really helped our family in finding a great home. We are so grateful for his support and recommend him full-heartedly, if you are in need of a trusted advisor in one of life's biggest transactions, Mike (and his team) is your guy!

— Greg & Sarieah

Mike and the Team are great to work with. They are patient, professional, and knowledgeable and helped me find my perfect house, at a great price, in the best location. I was very picky, but they worked through all of the details to reach perfection. When it came time to purchase, they helped every step of the way too. Thanks!

— Brian

Mike and Jenna made a difficult purchase as painless as possible. It was all worth it in the end as I now have a wonderful home! They offered a great professional service with lots of patience and kindness. Thank you. They will be the only people I recommend to anyone buying or selling their home!

— Simon

2017 is bright! We're fortunate to be homeowners again, and can't thank Mike Hall enough for helping us achieve that goal! Appreciated his attention to detail, open communication, patience and most of all his expertise throughout the entire home search. He made it easy! Thank you so much Mike; this holiday season was special for our family - blessed! Highly recommend Mike and his team, the best!

— Marvelee

Michael has helped my family through multiple real estate deals (both buying and selling) and has done the things I value most throughout the process: communicate constantly, sweat the details, and be a strong advocate for us.

— Lennon

I’m am thrilled to tell you about the exceptional work Mike Hall has done for us. Seven months ago we found a “fixer” house on two acres on Cooper Mountain in Beaverton. Mike not only saw the potential in this house, but he had a plan for how we could pursue it. I am convinced that his efforts from the start, including presenting our offer face-to-face (uncommon in the email age) are what beat out other competing offers on the property. We didn’t know enough to ask the right questions, but Mike always did. When a survey discovered the house was encroaching on the lot line, Mike worked through months of negotiations with the seller, neighbors, and the County.. Through problems that would have caused most people to walk away, we kept going because Mike fiercely protected our interests at every turn. I also credit Mike for keeping the seller in the deal when they had other (easier) cash buyers waiting. Mike never made us feel like he was too busy to problem-solve or think creatively or pick up the phone and try a new approach. When negotiations over the lot line adjustment fell through, Mike said: “If we can’t move the property line, what about moving the house?” After first thinking he was a little crazy, Mike got a bid to move the house, and found a new lender who could handle the move. Mike negotiated a significant price reduction, to pay for the move and stay within our total budget. We love our home and hope it is clear that Mike’s creativity, attention to detail, and persistence is the thread that held it all together from the very start. We highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell.

— Xan & Fredrik

My husband and I highly recommend Mike Hall to anyone looking for a realtor. From the get-go his knowledge of the business was very impressive to us. With Mike you get a professional who not only specializes in real estate, but also in financing. He approached the sale of our house with tons of thoughtful research, and he took the time to explain every detail with us - from pricing our house to marketing - Mike kept us informed so that we could make the best decisions. If you are looking for a realtor who is an expert in the field, a great communicator, available when you need him, and an overall super nice person who earns your trust right off the bat...Mike is your guy!

— Pete & Jody

We were first time home buyers and given Mike’s name as a possible real estate agent. After meeting with Mike our decision to work with him was an extremely easy one. We talked to a few agents and Mike made us feel like he was someone we could trust while helping educate us on the home buying process. After deciding on Mike as our agent, we visited multiple houses, and decided to put an offer down on a home that night. Unfortunately, the owner had accepted an offer moments before ours was received. We were a little heartbroken, but Mike kept our heads up and started strategizing the next step. We found another great house, but of course this too turned into a competitive situation. The great part was that Mike had already prepared a contract for the new home before we had taken a tour, because he already knew it was perfect. He helped us through the competitive situation, brainstorming clever tactics to get the seller nodding in our favor. With Mike’s creativity and using my career as a leverage point to close the house…even with a lower offer, the owner chose us! Throughout the home buying process he was as much a friend as an agent as he cared for our needs at every stage. I could not image choosing another agent going through the process over again!

— Brian & Aubree

Mike spent several appointments speaking with us and we were very satisfied that we understood the entire process. He devoted as much time as needed to carefully and patiently explain each step in language we could understand. Everything that Mike explained would happen, did happen just as he said it would, despite our skepticism. He really knows professionalism inside and out!

— Joanne & Russell

Provided by Zillow

04/14/2015 - xeriksson

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Beaverton, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"I am convinced you will not find a more knowledgeable, responsive, or skillful broker than Mike. He listens carefully and is a true advocate for his buyer or seller. He is patient and encouraging through the many twists and turns that can accompany many transactions. Not only that, but he has a whole army of "people" (contractors, inspectors, land use experts, specialized mortgage brokers, etc.) that are equally as helpful as he is. When we sold, he worked quickly to list and sell our condo and handled the negotiations masterfully. He has a true love for houses and land, and when we were buyers, he helped us picture the possibilities in each unique setting. I can't recommend him any more strongly!"

— xeriksson

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