Professional With A Capital "P"
Here's what I'd like potential clients to know about Margaret as a Realtor, not in any particular order: Professional with a capital 'P', but not rigid; and available with professional opinions, thoughts, and ideas. Listens well, is patient (we spent 2 yrs. shopping, and totally changed our direction during the process of exploring the greater Portland area). Obviously not high-pressure, and respected our style and experience. Is honest, open, and friendly: hey, even if you don't spend as much time as we did, it matters. Handles paperwork well, with no problems. Has lots of experience, and it made a noticeable difference from less-experienced realtors. We recommend Margaret without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a home in the Portland area.
-Catherine and Tom
Someone in Our Corner to Guide and Mentor Us
"Finding our first home was a daunting pursuit to undertake. With the countless questions we had, the competitiveness of the market, and our lack of home buying experience, we knew we needed someone in our corner that could guide and mentor us through this endeavor. Fortunately for us, Margaret Sansone was referred to us by our close friends, and from our very first meeting with her, we were completely at ease with the process. Margaret is not only a top notch realtor, she is also a top notch human being. She brought countless years of experience and wisdom to each home we visited, providing us with answers to the multitude of questions we had along the way. Margaret met us wherever and whenever we wanted and was always happy to take time to respond to a text or phone call we made to her. We cannot imagine being in our dream home today without the guidance, compassion, and honesty that Margaret provides in her professional relationships with clients. If you are looking for your first or next home, we highly suggest you contact Margaret Sansone today."
-Adam Lee and Rebecca Sexton-Lee
Both Professional & Connected
As home buyers and home sellers who have moved many times, we have worked with no better Realtor than Margaret! We are people who love to look, to see what's out there. Margaret was very flexible, and was also honest when we went beyond what we had discussed, and kept us from wasting time. She also worked with us on the sale of our home. She let us see what it was worth, and worked with us to maximize our potential! She was more than just our Realtor, she became our friend! We have already given her name and information to friends and family, and would recommend her for any real estate needs you may have! Margaret is professional, connected, and one of the hardest working people we know! We will look to her for any future needs we have, and we hope that you will too!
-Jim and Joan
Sold for Full Price in Less than a Week
"Margaret got our house sold quickly and professionally. We had bought another place before we listed. She gave us excellent recommendations on prioritizing the work we needed to get done and setting our asking price. We sold for full price in less than a week. Her experienced advice and attention to detail were fantastic. She kept in contact with the buyer’s realtor and managed a smooth transition for us. We would recommend her strongly and would be happy to work with her again."
Hard Working & Referred Several Times
We have known Margaret for several years. She has helped us and several other members of our family with their home purchases. Margaret knows the real estate market and she has always given us good advice on home values and purchasing strategy. She is always professional and hard working. We highly recommend Margaret to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.
-Larry & Pat Sherrick
Longest Running Clients
"We are probably Margaret's longest running clients....it literally took us "years" to find the right property for our family. She was always more than willing to show us "yet, another property!" We are so grateful for Margaret's professionalism, kindness and encouragement in purchasing of our new home, and the patience and compassion in the sale of our longtime family home. Her guidance in the long process of buying, then selling in a down market was invaluable, and we are sure it is the reason for our success. We would & have recommended Margaret to our friends looking to purchase or sell their home in "any market!" With Sincere Thanks
-Sue & Steve Ingram
"Margaret rocked!! She was more than attentive and patient as we purchased our first home. Her professional manner was friendly and efficient, making everything go smoothly. We will recommend Margaret to all of our friends and family."
-Greg & Sara Stiles
Accesibility, Flexibility, and Tenacity
"Working with Margaret to find our perfect home was a pleasure! Her accessibility, flexibility, and tenacity as a Realtor allowed us to find a property that met our specific criteria on a very reasonable timeline. Margaret exceeded our expectations, and it is with great enthusiasm that we recommend her services to anyone buying a home." -Katie & Nils Nordstrom
"Do two people who own 10 bicycles, and a 27 ft. long boat; need a space for an art studio AND a garage; like a country feel, but need to be within bicycling distance of the city, sound like easy customers? (And that is only part of the list of what we needed!)I don't think so. Margaret was great! She worked with us showing us a range of homes that had possibilities, and moved quickly once we found a great one. She helped us learn about the city since we were new in town. She was professional and fun! Our home isn't everyone's dream home, but it is ours! Thank you Margaret!"
-Abigail Spring & Steve Lacey
Tireless & Available
"I cannot say enough about Margaret Sansone. We could not have had a warmer, more professional relationship with her during our recent house hunting/buying experience. She was tireless in looking for a house for us in a Portland neighborhood where houses often sold in a matter of hours. She made herself available to us whenever we could go looking, always returned phone calls promptly, and educated us where necessary. She never hovered or was pushy. She let us take each house in on our terms. Equal to her strong professionalism is her depth of character. Margaret is a warm, interesting, genuine person, and someone of high integrity. She is a lot of fun to be around, and we trust her word. Finally, she not only tolerated looking at homes with our two children in tow, but was patient with, understanding and engaging of them. We remain so grateful to her for this. Margaret gets our highest marks!"
-Eileen & Chauncey Griggs
Margaret Sansone is a Fablous Realtor!
"Our deepest thanks for all of your help with the sale of our home. We were so excited to get an offer just four days after listing with you. You helped us work through the difficulties of finding a good contractor to do the required repairs and getting us to closing as soon as possible. We will definitely use you again and we have recommended you to our family and friends. Margaret Sansone is a fabulous realtor!"
-Jana & Eric
Sold in 1 Day!!!
"Margaret sold our home in one day and helped us get into our new home with a simultaneous closing. We can't thank her enough for everything she did for us. She spent a lot of time with us, and we couldn't be happier! We know we would not have had a better experience working with anyone else. Margaret is a true professional who we'd recommend to anyone in a heartbeat
-Will & Jenna
Margaret is Wonderful! We Love Her!
"Margaret kept us informed throughout the sale of our old home and purchase of our new one. She returned our calls and emails promptly. Margaret Sansone is wonderful! We love her!"
-Cate & Chuck Tennyson
Far & Beyond
"Margaret went far and beyond to help me sell my home! She was very professional and personable. I consider her a very good friend."
Way Beyond the "Call of Duty"
"Margaret went way beyond the 'call of duty'. She was helpful and supportive through this extremely stressful transaction. She stayed on top of everything, kept me informed at all times, and saved the day more than once to make sure the deal got done."
Took the Worry Out of the Experience
"Margaret is lovely and took the worry out of the whole experience of selling our home!"
-Judith & Steven Morris
"Rules of the Road"
As a parent helping our daughter buy a farm and a home for herself and her boyfriend, I had the pleasure of working with Margaret. As an attorney in New York familiar with New York real estate transactions, Margaret helped me understand the rules of the road and the market place in Oregon. Then, patiently, but as an advocate, she worked through very difficult negotiations with the seller and the seller's broker to help my daughter and her boyfriend get a fair deal on their first farm and home. After closing, Margaret continues to be the same resource that she was during the transaction. I highly recommend Margaret to all.
First Place to call Home and on a Farm!
We had a lot of requirements for our first home, because it wasn't just going to be a home, it was going to be a farm. We needed a place with water access, south facing slopes, enough open land, good soil, a barn or two and a cozy, beautiful home that didn't need too much work and wasn't too expensive. Margaret Sansone had a lot of patience with us as we searched for over a year for just the right place, and was always available to drive all over the outskirts of the metro region to look at properties. She sent us the listing for the perfect place we did end up buying before it came up in our searches, and guided us through the process of buying a home for the first time with much good advice. We'd recommend her to anyone searching a home, and doubly so if you're also looking for farmland.
-Melissa Streng and Dave Garlock
Count on and Trust
Margaret is an agent you can count on and trust as demonstrated through her kindness and dedication. Margaret held our hands throughout the year long home buying process for our first home. She was always there when we needed her for advice, to look at properties, to teach us everything we needed to know about home buying or to put us in touch with someone who could help us. Throughout our search Margaret became familiar with our tastes and helped us spot properties we would love. She always knew all the aspects to check on the rural homes we looked at and was very knowledgeable about what we needed to know specific to each property. Margaret's experience in rural real-estate was why she was recommended to us and she did not let us down. During our negotiations she was very thorough to include all potential issues that we were not aware of as first time buyers. We felt very reassured to have Margaret by our side for a very intimidating process.
-Kelly & Scott
" I would bet there isn't a better Realtor than Margaret. She was great! I will definitely refer her to anyone who needs a Realtor. She's SUPER!"
Sold in 4 Days!!
"Margaret sold my house in 4 days, made sure everything moved ahead, found me a house, and moved that to completion against heavy odds. Not only was she my realtor, now she is my friend. I'd definitely recommend Margaret to anyone
Presentation Made the Difference
"We're so happy with Margaret! We truly could not have gotten our home without her help. Among other things, she spent the evening presenting our offer in person to the sellers. They had gotten multiple offers and her presentation really made the difference for us. We're so grateful for all her hard work. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know!"
Sincere, Honest and NEVER Pushy
"Margaret has been sincere, honest, and NEVER pushy. She was always concerned about my needs--not her agenda. I couldn't have asked for more!"
Knowledgeable , Helpful, and Always Available
"Margaret helped my parents buy a home. We had bad experiences with a couple real estate agents, then called Margaret. She was fantastic! There is nothing I can think of that she could have done better. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and always available. I would highly recommend her to family, friends, anyone!"
-Sharon & Don Brown
No Way Could Margaret Have Been Better
"We feel very fortunate to have found Margaret Sansone when we were looking for our home. We can't say enough good things about her. No way could Margaret have been better!"
-Billie & Bruce Peabody
Thanks For A Great Job
"I want to say thanks to Margaret Sansone for the work she did for me in helping me get set up in my house. I found out that a Realtor does more than just look through listings to find available homes...we finally found a house that was perfect...However, we had to act quickly as I was leaving for business in Korea the next day. Margaret did a great job in taking care of the inspection and negotiations while I was in Korea. I was in daily email contact with her. She did all the work while I emailed and faxed her instructions. Because of her diligence, I moved into the house within one month of when I made the offer. Thanks for a great job, Margaret!"
Spot On Advice
I am a first time home buyer and a friend of mine highly recommended Margaret as a real estate agent. She knew many people who really loved their experiences of buying or selling a home with her. I needed someone who was patient and would be willing to work with me to find a place that met my specific requirements in this market. Margaret was perfect. Every advice she gave me was spot on and every prediction she made turned out exactly as she said it would. It was impressive. She advised me not to purchase places I was considering when I started to settle for less than what I really wanted in fear that I would not find a home in time. She found my dream condominium downtown before it was listed for sale so I was able to save thousands of dollars by avoiding a bidding war.
Throughout the whole process Margaret was very personable, patient, honest, and professional. She was always quick to respond to phone calls, texts, and emails. She worked really hard searching for a home for me. She would meet me ASAP whenever there was a listing I wanted to see in person. I could not have hoped for a better real estate agent than Margaret Sansone. I now have my dream home and a wonderful new friend.
Just a note to say many thanks.
Just a note to say many thanks for your help with this transaction. The sale of our rental house had every issue imaginable. From basic clean up to massive sewer problems, there were many obstacles to this sale. Without your help and perseverance the house would never have sold. You helped expedite repairs and you even helped expedite the buyer's lender! In the end, we had a full price offer within a week. Thanks again!
Thank you, Margaret Sansone!!
A hearty note of thanks to Margaret Sansone for assisting us with the successful sale of our 100 year old home after our unanticipated move out of state. From her initial inspection and walk-through of our home, Margaret helped us navigate the process of placing our home on the market and its successful closing with advice that proved spot on. She was very skillful in laying out issues and presenting choices in an understandable manner and then stepped back to let us make the final decisions that would work for us. She always seemed to stay ahead of what needed to be done and kept us well informed of all new developments. No property sale could have been managed more smoothly or successfully in spite of a collapsed sewer line and an oil spill discovered beneath our 1920's era buried oil tank. Using her knowledge of reliable, expert contractors she facilitated quick remediation of both problems. While her homesellers were wringing their hands from a state away, Margaret coaxed our buyer and realtor toward a favorable closing for all concerned. Most importantly, was her graceful manner and sharp business acumen which helped us throughout the process.
Alison & Jim Henderson
Margaret is so great that she can nail jello to the wall.
We looked at so many houses at different times, Margaret was available and willing to show us whatever we wanted to see, yet also got to know us enough to help us avoid houses that really wouldn’t fit. Always great to have a professional who actually becomes a trusted friend!
Great office team here also, they worked together to serve us as clients, and made this home purchase possible! Thanks! James and Joan Bedlion (Buyer)
Once again, Margaret was there for all our needs, from support to assistance, not once were we let down! Very satisfied. The level of support from this group was fantastic! Having others in the main office jump in to lend a hand was great! Farm property is never easy to sell, but this team helped us do just that! Wonderful experience. James & Joan Bedlion (Seller)
Knowledgeable, professional and infinitely patient.
"Our young family has been through two home purchases and a home sale with Margaret. She is knowledgeable, professional, and infinitely patient. She taught us a great deal about the process, empowered us to make decisions, and earned our unflinching trust. She always took the time to really understand what our goals were, even when they seemed to shift. Simply put, she is an impeccable guide through what can be a stressful and scary process. Margaret started as our real estate agent, but she finished as a great friend of our family and as the person responsible for putting us in our dream house. We recommend her wholeheartedly and without reservation."
-Mark and Katie"