"Mike & Barbara from the Barbara Nelson Reality Group were an amazing and trusted support for us in the complex process of selling and buying a house at the same time. With his incredible degree of follow through and knowledgeable approach we never felt overwhelmed as everything was already taken care of. We made the right choice in a Realtor.
- Noel Tavan & Mikela Kruger
"We decided to go with the Nelson Team after we had interviews with several realtors. Being the first-time buyer, we barely had an idea about the local real estate market, the neighborhood, the business process, etc. The only two things we knew about, one, we need a single-family house; two, the budget range we can afford. Since my husband can only be available during the weekend, we don’t have much time to do drive-by and checkout every listed house that might be suitable. We needed a realtor who could help us do some pre-screening work and come out with a short-list that we could check out. Barbara and Mike are those kinds of realtors who do work before and save the time and energy of the client. And their professional knowledge about the local real estate market, the neighborhoods, school zones, and about the specific details of each house persuaded us to choose and stay with them, which in the end turned out to be a right and happy decision.
Barbara and Mike work as a team which is another advantage because we could have a backup realtor without worrying about if she/he is available for checking out a house at the very day of listing or missing an open house day. They work together quite well. Both of them are very nice and helpful in answering questions and making timing recommendation. Barbara is very experienced with rich knowledge about houses (both designs and structures), neighborhood and market. Mike is familiar with the business process and led us through it in a very patient way.
With their help and our luck, we found our dream house in Hillsboro within just two weeks. Everything went fast and smoothly. Even the house was already in very good condition. Barbara and Mike, by going through the inspection report carefully, negotiated for us to have the seller do some repair work (minor but necessary). Our house is perfect for us and satisfies almost every bit of our requirements. We went through this whole house buying process in a happy and even funny way. And we are very appreciativ"
- Jian & Shifang
"Barbara & Mike of the Barbara Nelson Realty Group sold my condo in Beaverton in the most pain free way possible. They came highly recommended to me and now its time for me to return the favor and pass a recommendation onto the next would be seller.
I went into the home selling process afraid as I wasn't sure how well my home would show to potential buyers. Mike and Barbara came through and pointed out ways in which I could be certain that my home was ready to be shopped. They arranged showings and drew feedback from prospective buyers and from that point on I knew I was in the right hands. We were able to find a buyer and the BNRG team negotiated in my best interest all the way up to the end. The buyer asked for several repairs and with Mike and Barbara's help we ere able to navigate through and negotiate that list down substantially. In the end it closed smoothly and on time and I cant imagine it going any better.
I recommend Mike & Barbra to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They work together in harmony and constantly strive to please their clients. Don’t waste your time interviewing realtors, they are the right choice so give them a call.
- Andrea P.
"We purchased our home in Oregon seven years ago through Barbara Nelson of the Nelson Team. As this was a huge move from California to Oregon and my husband actually moved to Oregon first and was working 10-12 hours a day, Barbara actually went to the house to let the appliance people in to put in the new fridge. She was upfront and honest about everything.
We sold our Oregon home in May of this year, once again using the Nelson Team. Our home sold within 2 weeks. The Nelson Team does an awesome job putting together a binder with all the information a prospective buyer would need. The photographer they use to take pictures of your home, inside and out, knows just the right angle to display the positive aspects of your home. The pictures are posted on their website in order to take a virtual tour as well as in the binder.
- Phil & Jan
"We interviewed 3 realtors and picked Barbara Nelson Team because of their overall great attitude and the comfort we felt in communicating with them. We felt they would represent us well in selling our home and were not disappointed.
In a market where the average time to a sale was more like 6 months, our home sold in 9 days. Barbara showed true integrity in all aspects of selling our home, and never failed to do what she said she would. She supported us in turning down early offers as she believed in the true value of our home, regardless of the appraisal politics of the day. We ended up getting a full price, cash offer, which Barbara facilitated flawlessly. We would not hesitate to recommend her. Finding a realtor with our own interests in the forefront was an extra special blessing to us.
- Steve & Marilou
"I cannot speak highly enough about Michael Peterson! He was the fourth real estate agent I have worked with here in the Portland Metro area. Others only made it a day or two or they were dishonest, too busy , or were condescending. Michael not only blew them out of the water, there is no comparison.
I do my own homework and come up with long lists of properties I want to see. Others would shorten my lists greatly, but Michael would happily show them ALL to me and even would suggest a few I had missed or had just came on the market. He made it seem as though I was his only client, even though I know he had others and probably ones that would net him a much higher commission.
He was accessible whenever I needed him. He has a stellar personality, he knows the area very well, he knows his business very well, and is a very hard worker. He is very courteous, diligent, accommodating, he never makes you feel like your crazy (I am) or an idiot. He is very patient and unlike others, he listens to you!
I am so very impressed with him, I will most definitely be using him for future purchases and sales. I also highly recommend him to anyone needing an agent. In this crazy, FAST paced market, there is no better agent than Michael Peterson"
- Orrin & Elizabeth
"When we decided to sell our home, there was no question that we would hire The Nelson Team. Their experience is 2nd to none, and their approach is honorable.
When we listed our home, we had to get top dollar or we simply could not sell. Barbara is very knowledgeable about our area, and knew exactly what to focus on to sell our home. We were able to sell at full asking, and even negotiated an extra month in our home so we had plenty of time to find a new one.
There was a specific neighborhood we wanted, so The Nelson Team went door to door to find someone who would want to sell us their home. They were very successful! Not only did we end up in the neighborhood we wanted, we ended up on the very street, and in the exact floor plan we wanted!
We had a very unusual snag in the process, and Barbara helped us find the perfect lawyer. Not only did we settle in our favor, it cost us very little thanks to their combined expertise. And none of that interrupted our process, it all ran on time thanks to Barbara's sense of urgency.
If we were to ever decide to sell/buy a home again, there is no question that The Nelson Team would be the ONLY realty group we would hire."
- Bernard & Heather
"We have used Barbara on a handful of transactions, both buying and selling. Barbara has always been exceptional. She listens, understands what you are looking for and works for you. She isn't a typical broker and she never treats you like you are just a deal. She has been doing this long enough to be a great resource and she's still creative and helpful. We have done several real estate deals over the years and the only resource we won't do a deal without is Barbara Nelson."
- Kerry & Kim
"Mike was very helpful in the search for our house. We were really impressed by his honesty and willingness to go out of his way to help and make sure we got the right house. He facilitated the whole buying process very smoothly and ensure we were satisfied with the purchase. Thanks to Mike that we finally found the house we love"
- Gobind & Blair