"We are finally signing papers for our new house today, and I am thrilled to take this opportunity to tell you about the exceptional work Mike Hall has done for us. Seven months ago we found a house on two acres on Cooper Mountain in Beaverton. That was the easy part and I say with certainty that we would never have gotten to contract, let alone to closing without Mike. It was a smelly, dirty, neglected house on a beautiful piece of property. I was certain it was too overwhelming to consider on our budget. Mike not only saw the potential in this house, but he had a plan for how we could pursue it and he helped every step of the way. I am convinced that his efforts from the start, including presenting our offer to the listing agent face-to-face (uncommon in the email age) are what beat out other competing offers on the property. He immediately listed and sold our condo at full asking price so our offer on the new house was not contingent on that sale. We took full advantage of Mike’s knowledge and his referrals to experts as we needed them. He was just as interested in details of the house and property as we were, and perhaps more so because 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, and made more referrals to experts who helped us immensely. Mike fiercely protected our interests at every turn, with important addenda to the sales contract. Through problems that would have caused most people (buyers as well as agents!) to walk away, we kept going because Mike was leading us through it. I also credit Mike for keeping the seller in the deal when they had other (easier) cash buyers waiting. From the initial offer presentation, he cultivated relationships to keep the seller’s focus on mutual benefits and the big picture. 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 presented a new idea: “If we can’t move the property line, what about moving the house?” After first thinking he was a little crazy, we got a new bid that would include moving the house, and found a new lender who could handle the move. Mike negotiated a significant price reduction, low enough that we were able to afford the house-move and the needed improvements and still stay within our total budget. Our friends and family think we’re crazy, but Mike doesn’t. As we look forward to the move and renovation phase after closing, we see a house that will beautifully meet all our needs and wants. We hope it is clear that Mike’s hard work, creativity, attention to detail, patience, and persistence is the thread that has held it all together from the very start. We have been and will continue to 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 sell 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

 

"I didn't know how he got it all done until I received a phone call at home one night from Mike with a question and realized he was at the office and it was 9:30 at night! Mike made our trip to Italy worry free, and it was a breeze to come back to town to sign the papers and have the deal closed. If only more things in life went that smoothly. Thank you!"- Mark & Heidi

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