review by Liz Wells
Laren Leland is simply the best.
As first-time home buyers, my partner and I were looking for an experienced, tech-savvy realtor that we could trust, someone who would patiently consider our wants, needs, and fears throughout the process without trying to sell us a house that wasn’t right for us.
During our home search, Leland created personalized tour itinerary packets for all the properties we would visit each weekend so we would have complete information about each house at our fingertips. This was so helpful, as we wanted to see a lot of homes! She also dedicated a lot of time to us, driving us around every weekend (and sometimes mid-week) in her car—which helped alleviate a lot of stress.
When new properties were listed that we wanted to see immediately, she would get the keys and come pick us up, asap, and she always offered excellent advice. She could see things we couldn’t at times, and wasn’t afraid to discuss issues honestly. Her point of view was invaluable, as we found our perfect home in just a couple of months.
During crunch times, she was there, often late in the evening and early in the morning, doing legwork behind the scenes to help us be as competitive as possible. Her professional connections also made it easy to choose a reliable and thorough inspector (Pillar to Post). She lit fires under people, when necessary, to keep everything on schedule. Overall, she negotiated for us with tremendous skill and got us the deal we wanted.
Beyond her attentiveness and expertise as a broker, Leland is a genuinely good person. Her respect for the environment (she’s a beekeeper!), her dedication to supporting diverse communities, and her commitment to helping queer families like ours achieve their dreams was really important to us.
Leland will always be a huge part of this milestone in our lives, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with our experience. We highly recommend her.
review by Aaron
We enjoyed working with Laren Leland to buy our first home! She is a great communicator and made herself completely available to tour houses with us and answer any of our questions throughout the entire before and after house-buying experience. She really knows the Portland market and did a great job negotiating with the sellers based on our situation. We love our house! We appreciate that she has still kept in touch with us since our sale; she has become a vital part of our network, and we recommend her to friends and co-workers whenever we hear they are interested in buying or selling. Outside of real estate, Laren’s dedication to the environment and the community is a true inspiration. An all-around great experience!
review by Ethan
Leland is a superb agent who can successfully guide her clients. She was easy to work with coordinating meeting at houses on short notice. She picked up on what I was looking for and suggested something that I would not have considered originally, but turned out perfect. I love my house and could not have afforded with without Leland’s help. I couldn’t be happier and I’d recommend her to anyone looking to buy in this super competitive market!
review by Theo
Annette Hadaway and Laren Leland were great to work with. Leland had lots of patience as we honed in on what we really wanted in a home and Annette showed why she is a Certified Negotiation Expert and got us our perfect home at the right price for us. I felt in excellent hand during the offer and closing process with Annette explaining each step in detail and she told care of all our questions and concerns.