Portland Real Estate with Jamie McWilliams!
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A Little About Me
I grew up in the small farming community of Powell Butte, Oregon, which is just east of Redmond. I attended Oregon State Univeristy, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Business and a Minor in Communications. After college I moved to Portland and started my real estate career in 2006. I have built a business primarily based on referrals from satisfied clients. My passion for real estate and helping people allows me to provide homebuyers and sellers with a sense of security, knowing my first priority is making sure their needs and goals are met. Whether a client falls in love with the first house they look at, or it takes them 2 years to find the perfect one, I'm commited to making sure every client is well represented, informed, and happy!
Awards and Recognition
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 Five Star Real Estate Professional
" After 3 years of follow-up & extremely difficult market conditions, you helped us realize our dream of a wonderful home that we can raise our family in. Your not just our Realtor; we value you as a trusted friend." Dan & Cameron Roberts.
I highly recommend Jamie McWilliams to people looking to buy and/or sell a home. My husband and I have worked with her off and on for three years, and we have surely benefited from her professionalism and patience as she helped us through the process of selling our home and buying another one." Betsy and Jordan Willing
"Jamie is everything I could have asked for in a Realtor and more. I conducted the sale of my house from out of town. This created some challenges for me, however, Jamie helped bridge any challenge that arose. She really made the process as easy as possible.
Jamie is knowledgeable not only about buying and selling but also with structures, land, neighborhood associations, negotiations and so much more. Her exceptional communication skills and high ethical standards really set her apart. I only recommend professional when they provide exceptional service and I Highly recommend Jamie McWilliams!" Luree Hayes
"Jamie had previously helped us buy a property, so we knew she was knowledgeable and wonderful to work with when we decided to sell our house. Since we live out of town, we were able to count on her to take care of all the details. She followed up on everything and communicated with us every step of the way. She offered excellent advice and we felt she always had our best interests in mind. Jamie is incredibly patient and supportive. I would highly recommend her as a realtor for either a purchase or a sale." Steven and Ann
I have worked with Jamie now on 2 home purchases and have sold 1 home with her as our agent. My husband and I have also referred 5 of our closest friends to Jamie and they all have the same testimonials! Jamie is an amazing Realtor. She is very personable and has a great attention to detail. She is an excellent listener and has a great eye to finding the perfect home for you, your family, and most importantly your budget. She is also an excellent negotiator and will ensure you land at the best price! I know whether you are listing a home or purchasing a home you will be so happy you worked with Jamie!" Paul and Jessica Beck
"Jamie is collaborative and trustworthy. This is seen in her working relationships with her JMA colleagues, who cover for each other in case of need, as well as with other realtors. In regards to our home purchase, Jamie and the seller’s agent agreed to chip in to provide a home warranty to help bridge the gap between buyer and seller, and this enabled the sale to be completed.
This is also an example of Jamie’s skill in negotiating, evaluating a situation, and selecting a strategy or combination of strategies to maximize the chances of a successful outcome. Additional examples include choosing an appropriate offer and deadline, and if initially rejected, requesting to be placed in backup position. She provided excellent advice regarding factors to consider in responding to counteroffers, avoiding overextending in terms of our finances and the actual worth of the home, and ensuring that certain repairs would be addressed by licensed professionals.
Jamie is calm and nonjudgmental. She is good at getting us to think about various aspects of a property to help us get past “infatuation” to a more objective sense, yet without imposing her own opinion. She is a subtle yet effective teacher, answering our questions and guiding us in doing new tasks.
Jamie uses technology effectively to enhance communication and the process of making an offer and negotiating a deal. She is also a skilled photographer, giving an accurate and attractive representation of a property. We really like the photos she took of our home. A big help for us is her flexibility, many times arranging to show us a house on short notice. She is a nice person yet I can tell that in business interactions she is assertive and even tough, a great advocate for her clients.
She does her homework to find comparables and estimate value. In our home sale, she helped us understand how our house compared in the local market. Her advice saved us time and work on our house that would not have added to its selling price or saleability. We had been hoping for a higher price and an onslaught of offers, but once the house was on the market we realized Jamie’s evaluation was accurate. We thus felt comfortable increasing our flexibility and ended up with a quick cash sale that we feel very good about.
Above all, Jamie’s professional goal is for her clients to be fully satisfied with their purchase or sale decision. Therefore, she does not put pressure on clients, even if it means she would be losing a sale. In cases where we had second thoughts about an offer, she sought to understand our desires and decisions so that she could identify properties that were more likely to suit us.
Since we first met Jamie, she has married, purchased and remodeled a home, and given birth to a beautiful daughter. Over the years, we have enjoyed working with Jamie and getting to know her daughter, too. Having been a working mother, I know there can be a lot of pressure and I admire Jamie’s dedication to her family as well as to her profession.
Jamie serves her clients with excellence. We highly recommend her to prospective real estate buyers or sellers." Martha and Trandafir Iancu