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My husband and I had no idea where to start when buying a home in Oregon. Our good friends Joe and Liz (their review is below) gave us Helen’s information. We are sooo glad we worked with her because previously we were in communication with another real estate agent that did not know good pricing for the areas. Our friends would check with Helen and her predictions were spot on about certain houses being overpriced. Her experience and knowledge of the area saved us $100,000 when we almost wanted to put in an offer on a house that was overpriced. She guided us in the right direction to get an amazing house by the river in West Lin and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Helen!
23:36 20 Nov 20
As a first time seller of a condo, I needed a realtor who would be informative and very patient me. Lyle with Portland Creative Realtors, was a blessing to work with and made the process easy for me to get through, during a difficult time in my life. If you are looking for a realtor who isn't in a rush and who has your best interest at heart, I strongly suggest giving Portland Creative Realtors a call.
06:31 19 Oct 20
J. ROBERT SPENCER
18:07 17 Oct 20
I recently bought a new property. My native language is Spanish and Lyle Peterson made my experience easy and fast which I really appreciated. Thanks Lyle Peterson
18:07 09 Jul 20
Portland Creative Realtors are the team to hire. They are professional, efficient, affordable and simply get the job done. Wendy takes superb photos and Helen provides helpful advice, making for a good team to complete the sale. I highly recommend Portland Creative Realtors
22:55 07 Jul 20
N. R. Rohde
17:48 24 Jun 20
Lyle was a patient, thorough and helpful guide through our first home buying experience. He was very knowledgeable and on the rare occasion he did not know something he admitted it up front and found out the answers for us. He would give us his opinion from his experience but allow us to make own decisions. Between all of the professionals involved in buying a house he was the highlight of our experience.
20:10 18 Apr 20
Helen and Wendy sold our million plus dollar riverfront home. It was a difficult sale but Helen and Wendy did a great job working through all the details. Helen's expertise on the financing end of things made sure the buyer could find financing for this complex sale: she is amazing!Their eagerness to try something new (3D Zillow pictures) was fabulous. The 3D pictures were phenomenal and the drone video was as good as it gets. Wendy took that 3D camera (she had never used one before), learned its intricacies, and gave us a superb listing. Her can-do attitude to learn something new - and do it well - was refreshing. The house had been previously unsuccessfully listed with another great agent, but Helen and Wendy's efforts on the pictures and videos were as good as it gets.
19:04 19 Feb 20
I worked with Lyle last year, he made the already stressful search for a home so much better. He was incredibly patient and helpful. I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about buying a home.
03:14 07 Feb 20
Lyle was excellent to work with. He was always responsive when we reached out to him with questions regarding selling our home. I could not have asked for a better home selling experience! I recommend Lyle with Portland Creative Realtors to anyone I know that is looking to buy or sell a house.
19:21 05 Feb 20
When we decided it was time for our family to find our forever home we asked friends for advice. We were steered into the direction of Portland creative realtors and are so glad for that! After our first talk and getting all the details of our dream home lined up Lyle was on point in finding us listings. We started looking at homes and he was all to accommodating to help us in our journey to find our first home. After weeks of correspondence and searching we found our dream home. Lyle was on top of things and never left questions unanswered. He was so diligent in helping us understand how to become first time homebuyers! It made the process so exciting and not stressful like I've heard from other homebuyers.If you are a family looking to buy a home I highly recommend this family owned company. They will take all your needs and concerns as their own and make it a memorable experience. If we ever sell this home and look for another we will definitely be contacting Lyle! Thank you!!!
17:51 05 Feb 20
Lyle was a awesome realtor! He helped out enormously. He was very patient with our house hunting process, and always was willing to go the extra mile!
15:21 05 Feb 20
I've dealt with real-estate agents off and on for the past 20 years and I have to say that Helen and her family are at the very top in every aspect of realty. Helen has the knowledge and passion to give every client 5-star service at a most reasonable price. Thank you Helen and Lyle!
20:04 03 Feb 20
My realitor was lyle Peterson! I heard about him heard he was great!! Sure enough! He is a go getter! He showed me houses a wide variety . He doesn't just leave you hang when he has the time he will make it happen. he is there for your best interestsVery Honest . Lets you know whats up and keeps in touch. I just bought my beautiful house on the 28th of January 2020. And im very pleased. I plan on using him to sell my condo! Thanks Portland creative realtors! :)
23:55 30 Jan 20
Helen did a great job of helping my spouse and me to find the right kind of house we needed.
00:35 28 Dec 19
Helen and her team are knowledgeable, experienced and great to work with. She has sold two Portland homes for me and is recommended.
02:22 27 Nov 19
We were so impressed with Lyle, Wendy and the team at Portland Creative Realtors. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions regarding the home buying process; however, Lyle made the process so simple by answering all of the questions we had along the way. Lyle always kept us up-to-date with our new home and made us feel comfortable with our purchase. We definitely recommend Lyle, Wendy, and the entire team at Portland Creative Realtors.
02:36 22 Nov 19
Lyle provided a 5 Star rating in my book for his willingness to gather information and to share it with everyone we were working with. This fully helped move the process along in a organized fashion with in a timely timeline. Ahoy Lyle - Thank You - Larry
Dona and Larry Nixon
01:39 09 Oct 19
My husband and I have known Helen and Portland Creative Realtors for more than 12 years. We have used them to purchase 3 different houses. Helen has always provided us the very best advice , especially during negotiations. She is honest, fair and very attentive. We have also appreciated her great contacts (electricians, plumbers, etc.) We will never use a different company. I can not recommend Helen and her team enough!
22:27 14 Aug 19
Lyle was awesome, he made the whole home buying process a breeze despite our indecisiveness! We look forward to working with him again.
18:03 30 Jul 19
Helen was wonderful in helping us find the perfect home for our family. She is very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and really took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for in a home. Helen really wants her clients to find exactly what they are looking for, no matter how long it might take. She also helped us to sell our previous home. Helen gives excellent advice for prepping your house to sell, in fact ours went in a few days with multiple offers. I cannot recommend Helen highly enough, she is very professional and knowledgeable in her field, and also down to earth and a joy to work with.
01:02 22 Jul 19
Helen provided us with a flat fee service. With this service, she put up a sign in front of our house, took professional photos of our property, helped us create a brochure, placed a lockbox and put the house up on RMLS. The buying Realtors called us, as we were technically FSBO with limited representation, but when offers came through, we sent everything on to Helen through DocuSign. She helped us decipher and navigate the paperwork. It was the simplest process and her help was priceless!! Helen is extremely knowledgeable, kind, caring and just plain helpful! If you are looking for a guided FSBO process that is affordable, look no further! It won't be a waste of your money. Helen's knowledge of property values helped us earn an additional $12,000 on our property that we otherwise would have let go (because we didn't know better.) We are grateful to Helen. We were on contract within a week of listing and closed within 30 days. It was a seamless process. Portland Creative Realtors are the best in Portland.
06:09 21 Jul 19
Within six weeks our house was sold and closed and our new home was purchased and closed. Helen handled both the selling of our house and the purchase of our new house. Every aspect went smoothly from beginning to delightful end!
21:13 19 Jul 19
My wife and I reached out to Helen to purchase a house listed with Portland Creative Realtors. Helen paired us up with her son-in-law Lyle (also a licensed realtor) to act on our behalf through the purchasing process.Lyle was great. We communicated almost exclusively over email, and he was quick to respond.It's a family business.They happened to be selling what we wanted and I saw no reason to get an outside realtor involved. So we went with them and I'm glad we did.Cool beans.
01:21 13 Jul 19
Helen, was great. She gave me candid suggestions for maximizing my return on investment when remodeling my condo and referred me to a fantastic staging company who helped the unit sell in only a couple of days. I live in a different state but managing the sale of this unit via text, phone call, and email was a breeze. Helen's incredibly knowledgable about the Greater Portland area real estate market which is why I keep coming back to the company. This was my third time using Portland Creative Realtors and I strongly recommend them.
17:02 29 Apr 19
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Portland creative realty. Helen and Lyle are just so patient and helpful and have taught us so much over the years. We first became clients in 2013 and were so happy we have now used PCR for three other transactions and will definitely use PCR in the future. Helen is a wealth of knowledge and so helpful with decision making needs and thinking about creative options. We never felt rushed (after viewing many many properties) we are just so thankful we discovered PCR!
21:12 11 Apr 19
They stick with you until you find what you really want.
15:40 03 Apr 19
I have been using Portland Creative Realtors for years! Bought and sold several homes. Wendy is always looking out for my best interests. Highly recommended!
15:33 03 Apr 19
Helen is really wonderful to work with and very knowledge about various Portland neighborhoods (there are MANY they have different price points and characteristics). I was moving from out of state and she was very, very helpful, even going out to look at properties for me when I couldn't be there. When it took me a few weeks to arrive after closing, her husband stopped by the house regularly to keep an eye on things and he even helped keep the hot tub in balance. If you are local or out of state, you can't work with a better agent to find your dream home!
21:26 30 Mar 19
Wendy is an expert realtor who truly goes the extra mile for her clients. I worked with Wendy as I was buying my first home this past year, and I couldn’t have dreamed of a better realtor to help me through the entire buying process. She kindly and patiently coached me through every decision over the course of several months until I found my perfect home. I absolutely recommend Wendy and would work with her again in the future!
18:31 27 Mar 19
Wendy went above and beyond to help us in our home search. She has extensive knowledge of Portland and its ever changing neighborhoods. Being that we live in Reno, we relied on Wendy to help us narrow down our search. She went to homes we were interested in, took pictures, and even did video walkthroughs for us. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make the move to Portland at this time. When the time comes, we’ll definitely being using Wendy to help us find our perfect home. We highly recommend Wendy!Tim & Shelli Wolfe
16:30 25 Mar 19
I don't remember how we connected with Helen and Portland Creative Realtors when we moved to town, but I'm so thankful we did! Helen immediately took us under her wing and educated us on the local market. She has an extensive knowledge of all facets of Portland real estate: the area, neighborhoods, what's hot, what's up-and-coming, places to avoid, and family friendly areas. We took a LONG time to find the right opportunity (a couple years), but Helen always stuck by us and spent the time needed to help us. Her loyalty and commitment to helping us find our family home set her apart from all the others, and in the process we gained a valued friend. We couldn't be happier with Helen!
02:17 25 Mar 19
Portland Creative Realtors was extremely helpful. Wendy met us to show houses very quickly. She answered every question we had about each home she showed very qualified realtor. She also made the house buying process very easy and paperwork ran smoothly. Will reccomend to all my family and friends.
22:25 12 Mar 19
Wendy and the whole team at Portland Creative Realators are amazing! Wendy especially went above and beyond to help us find our dream home at the price we could afford and help us sell our house even though we had a difficult situation with an large impending HOA assessment. She was always available to ask questions of and would respond to texts or emails promptly. When there were any issues with our buyers or sellers Wendy worked tirelessly to find a solution. My husband and I spent days and weeks trying to find just the right house and Wendy patiently took us to every house we showed any interest in and never pushed us to make a decision. We would HIGHLY recommend her and Portland Creative Realators to any one looking to buy or sell their house.
Austin Elsa Herd
18:47 12 Mar 19
Where to start? Just shy of two years ago we relocated back to OR and I believe Helen must have looked at at least 50+ homes with my husband as well as communicating a ton with me while I was still out of state. Helen helped us narrow down our list of must haves and ideal locations. We decided on a home but the other realtor wasn’t onboard with selling the house so we moved on to house number two, sadly that homeowner chose not to fix any of the issues outlined in the contract so we moved on to house number three - it was the winner! Along the way Helen never lost her patience with us and our numerous questions and concerns. Fast forward to now, we are in the midst of selling a rental home - Helen walked through the property and gave input on what areas needed to be updated to be the most marketable we could be. We now have two offers in less than a few days. We’ve worked on both sides with Helen and cannot recommend her and her team enough!
01:04 22 Feb 19
We used Portland Creative Realtors to sell our King City Condo. They were very attentive to our needs and very professional every step of the way. Lyle was our contact and he communicated very well. In addition he took wonderful pictures of our property and within 24 hours of the listing going public we had an offer that went through to closing. I would highly recommend Portland Creative Realtors to anyone wanting to sell their property or if you are buying a property give them a call. They were totally upfront and honest and put know pressure on us. From the time we listed until we closed was less than 2 months. It could have been a couple of weeks sooner but we delayed closing to accommodate our needs.
02:32 13 Feb 19
I just had the privilege of working with Lyle Peterson from Portland Creative Realtors when he sold my home in Tigard, OR. Listing your home for sale is stressful enough not to mention closing the sale. Lyle had a way of explaining each step in a way I could understand it and was always willing to go the extra mile. I'll definitely be using Lyle again!
Desert Aero Design
21:53 25 Nov 18
We had the pleasure of working with Lyle. He helped us through every step, offering guidance and support, making the entire process easy and fun; it was like working with a friend we’d known for years 😊
21:21 19 Oct 18
Helen helped me tremendously in selling my home. She is very knowledgeable about older homes and what does and does not need to be done. My septic tank was rusted out and I was told I was within 300 feet (270 feet) of a sewer and had to hook up to it. There was no sewer on my street and the expense would have been tremendous to have one built on my own. She fought long and hard to come to an understanding that was fair to me and never gave up. She also brought in the buyer so my commission was only 2%. At most, it would have been 4% which is also better than most. Her husband, Robert, was also very helpful with things that needed to be done. I totally recommend her.
14:21 03 Oct 18
Lyle was great to work with. He was alway available to both parties and a tough negotiator but in the end he did such a great job both sides were happy they got a great deal. Great Job Lyle! Highly Recommend his services.
20:35 26 Sep 18
Our experience with Lyle was stellar. He was communicative throughout the process of selling our old house and buying the new one, and as we were doing our home search offered great insight on the properties we looked at.
21:37 13 Sep 18
Helen was our realtor when we recently sold and bought our home. She was super on top of every detail in both transactions. While we were on the hunt for houses and we found one we wanted to see she was very flexible with her schedule and always tried to get us to view the house asap. She is a very experienced realtor. We also didn't pay as much as we would've if we were to have gone to another realtor. Thx Helen!!!
14:06 30 Aug 18
We had the opportunity to use Wendy with Portland Creative Realtors to sell two homes. She is very professional, always available and determined to do a great job for you. She made this process so easy. The best thing about Portland Creative Realtors is that it’s family run. So if Wendy was on a showing, one of her family team members was able to assist. We never felt neglected. We would and already have recommended her and her company to others.
18:48 09 May 18
It was an absolute pleasure working with Wendy. She knows Portland like the back of her hand and will work tirelessly to find you what you want. She is an excelllent negotiator and makes sure to take care of all the little details we didn't think of. She found us the exact house we were looking for and got us a fantastic deal to boot.Unlike many real estate companies she is always available and gives you that personal one on one attention that’s important when looking for your dream home.We highly recommend Wendy and we wouldn’t think of using anyone else.
22:23 07 May 18
Wendy always responded promptly to our texts and messages. She did much more for us than we expected. She gave us her opinions but respected ours as well. We truly felt that we had an ally in the purchase process.
05:36 29 Apr 18
Helen worked tirelessly to find us the house of our dreams in the Portland area. She was available for us -- and we are quite demanding people! She took our texts late-nights. She walked us through the ups and downs relating to property purchase. She made our purchasing of a house from a state away an excellent experience. I would most definitely recommend Helen as a realtor to others. Thank you Helen!
Guy E White
02:49 21 Feb 18
I worked with Lyle at Creative Realtors to purchase my condo in 2016.Working with Lyle at Creative Realtors was a great experience.He was patient with me while I narrowed down what I was looking for, and showed me many options.He also did a great job at negotiating on my behalf.
21:45 31 Dec 17