Emerald Coast Realty -Depoe Bay
It is my extreme pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Jeff and Tammy Powell. I firmly believe they are the best real estate brokers on the Oregon Coast! My wife and I had owned a condo in Lincoln City, OR for a number of years and began the search for a home that we could share with our family and children. We contacted Jeff one Sunday afternoon when we saw a house that had their sign in the front yard. It was a rainy stormy day, and close to the close of business…not to mention it was late afternoon Sunday and the home was in North Newport. Jeff told us no problem, he would be there and drove down and met us. That fortuitous meeting led to a almost year long search, a couple of offers, and eventually the home we purchased that we truly love and are sure we will be sharing memories with our family for years to come in. Jeff and Tammy brought us consistent new updates on properties that were becoming available, even going and looking at them and sending pictures as well as thoughts on possibilities and or concerns if we were out of town. On a few occasions Jeff even crawled under some homes with me to look at systems or structural issues. To say we were picky was somewhat of an understatement (we had a definite idea of what we wanted), but to say Jeff and Tammy were patient could not be stated strongly enough. Through the entire process and search, we formed a trusting relationship with the two of them…even joking sometimes that “Jeff must cringe when he sees our number.” But it was that understanding that eventually led to the home we purchased. After viewing one property Jeff brought out a couple fliers and said he had found something but it was a little different than we had been looking for. We were very hesitant, but agreed to go take a look. He had brought two fliers…the first one he showed us of the two was the house we bought. By working with us, but moreover “listening” to us he had gotten to know us, and that knowledge led us to a place we fondly refer to as Home. We needed extensive renovations on our property and Jeff even helped us by introducing us to some contractors to assist. Working through the process and paperwork with Jeff and Tammy was fantastic. They were helpful, careful and thorough as we worked through everything with our lender. Being a business owner myself I am keenly aware of the importance of the people you work with and the suppliers/vendors you choose to do business with. It is my firm opinion that you could do no better than choosing to work with Jeff and Tammy. They are truly fantastic and help made a giant dream of ours come true! Thanks Jeff and Tammy!
Mike and Debbie Houston
My husband and I are from Southern California. We decided we wanted to come up to Lincoln City, Oregon to look into buying a second home. Our realtor down here recommended Tammy Powell to us. Within a day of our initial conversation Tammy sent us an email containing over 30 properties that met our criteria. We were able to pare down that list to 10 properties and we flew up to Lincoln City. We spent the day with Tammy looking at homes and she was so wonderful at showing us all that Lincoln City has to offer. We fell in love with the city and we were so happy and comfortable with Tammy. We ended up making an offer and buying a place. Tammy is so warm and welcoming. She is a very calm presence during what can be an extremely stressful and scary time for someone who is making such a major purchase, especially when that purchase is 1,000 miles away from home!! We had and have complete confidence in Tammy and we highly recommend her for any and all of your real estate needs.
Jill & Duke Smith
We would be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the excellent service received in the purchase of our home. Tammy's no pressure, honest approach to real estate coupled with the knowledge needed in today’s market made our purchase hassle free. She exceeded our expectation in all phases of home purchase. Her knowledge of the local market and go-getting attitude served us well in locating a property that met our preferences. Tammy's expertise in short sale and bank owned properties was invaluable and allowed us to navigate through to closing. Had it not been for her persistence and knowledge we’re sure we wouldn’t have been able to acquire our wonderful home. Tammy is the best of the best and we recommend her to anyone with real estate needs.
James & Sandy Wohl
We greatly recommend Jeff and Tammy Powell. We think they practically "walk on water"! Jeff helped us get the house in Lincoln City we wanted. He was wonderful to work with. His low keyed, non-pushy, hardworking, square shooting attitude is great! Jeff guided us through a short sale that took awhile but he persisted, kept us updated, and finally closed the deal. We could not have done it without him. We probably would have just given up. We lived in Iowa at the time so our phones and Internet stayed quite busy as he kept in touch. Jeff went beyond the "call of duty" checking things out for us, even measuring areas to see if certain pieces of our furniture would fit if we brought them, checking out the house periodically to make sure all was well until we could get moved out. The excellent service did not stop at the closing. He and Tammy have been invaluable in directing us to persons or businesses that were dependable for the work we needed done. With their great smiles, warm friendly personalities, professionalism, they are an asset to the community. They started out as Realtors but we now call them friends.
Larry and Judy Whittle
Buying a house is one the most intimidating things I have ever set my sights on. I am difficult to please, I have high expectations and prefer to spend as little money as possible. Consequently, I never thought I could find a real estate agent that would make me happy. After interacting with several agents over the five years it took me to get the house of my dreams, I would recommend Tammy Powell to any of my friends or family. Tammy worked tirelessly to investigate, call experts, get information from local and government agencies to assist me in making the most informed decision possible. You see, I don’t have cookie cutter tastes, I like things a little quirky, a bit edgy. My dream has always been to live near the water, a lake or on a river. Tammy was fantastic about keeping me well informed as to what I was getting into. During the escrow process, Tammy spent hours with contractors and experts working to get me the best price possible. I am a single female and have always been intimidated by much of corporate America because they seem to dehumanize individuals. Tammy kept everything on a very human level, consequently my world has gotten smaller and less intimidating.I could not be happier.
To anyone looking for a real estate professional,
I found Tammy Powell to be a competent, considerate, helpful, knowledgeable business woman who was there for my husband and myself 100% throughout our home searching and purchasing journey. Tammy assisted us in locating homes in our price range, with our criteria, in the location she covers and contacted other realtors out of her general area to assist in our house hunting needs. Were located to Oregon from out of state and Tammy assisted us greatly in our experience by checking out houses for us in person and letting us know if we should take the time to see them. We have an elderly grandmother who we care for and our new home had to have certain specifications in order to facilitate her care. Tammy checked out homes for us when we could not be present and using our criteria made our search much more efficient. Tammy explained to us how real estate works in the area, along with information like the difference between in town, mildly rural and truly rural areas. We came here from a large city and did not know what to expect in smaller communities. Tammy assisted us with finding us a local mortgage company and other professional needs such as home inspectors, roofers, cleaners, and so on. When we were unable to be physically present, Tammy assisted us by arriving to handle inspections and soon. Tammy sent us updates and photos of work, gave us several options on our needs, provided us with information about setting up utilities and so very much more. While I am sure that she was often very busy I often felt like a VIP client. She called to check in on us and our needs, responded quickly to emails and phone calls and liaised efficiently and effectively with realtors representing home sellers. Tammy helped us negotiate many items for our new home. Tammy added many unexpected personal touches to our interactions. I have told others about her and suggested that should they move, this was the person they want helping them buy or sell. If I move from this lovely new home that Tammy helped us purchase she will be the first call I make. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor. We were truly blessed to have met her and worked with her.