"NOT ONLY IS SHE EXTREMELY COMPETENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE, SHE MAKES THE HOME-BUYING PROCESS FUN!"
As first-time home-buyers, we were nervous about finding an agent to work with. We wanted someone who we could trust, someone who would really take the time to explain the process and what our options were. About 30 seconds into our first phone call with Terri, we knew she was just what we needed! Not only is she extremely competent and knowledgeable, she makes the home-buying process fun! She is always quick to respond, and willing to go the extra mile. Even when we had all but decided on a house (which we wound up buying and loving!) she patiently took us to see a few more places to help us feel more secure in our decision. We're so happy we found her, and we definitely recommend working with her!
"YOU DID EXCELLENT FOR US, ALL THE DIGGING, FIGURING OUT-CALLS-EMAILS-TEARING OUT YOUR HAIR AND BITING YOUR TONGUE!"
We have had quite the year long relationship. You did excellent for us, all the digging, figuring out-calls-emails-tearing out your hair and biting your tongue! I will recommend you to my friends.
Thanks for all your hard work. This week is our 4th Saturday in a row hauling stuff here - I am pooped but love the place.
"SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT TAKES TO MOVE PROPERTY."
Anyone who is serious about wanting to buy or sell property should have Terri Fiyalko for their realtor. Her experience works for her clients.
Terri is so hard working and knowledgeable. She does a great job from excellent photography and presentation through the final paperwork.
She understands what it takes to move property.
"SHE LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED OR QUESTION UNASKED."
Terri was absolutely terrific. Although we had been working with her for over a year as we planned our move from Colorado to Oregon it came down to 3 very short weeks to find us a home. She was simply amazing!!! She was so thorough and dedicated that we purchased our home sight unseen (except for pictures) based on her recommendation.
[Note from Terri:... and *please* don't make me pick a home, sight unseen, again! My nerves couldn't take it. LOL]
Thanks to her organizational skills and dogged determination we closed in three weeks from start to finish. She left no stone unturned or question unasked.
It was a dream and a pleasure working with her and we will recommend her to anyone considering buying (or selling for that matter) a home. We could not have done it without her.
"SHE WAS ON OUR SIDE AND PAID CAREFUL ATTENTION TO ALL DETAILS THROUGH CLOSING." She doesn't miss a beat. With a great sense of humor and integrity to boot, she is the real estate agent you want working for you whether you are buying or selling
Terri is one of a kind. We have bought and sold several homes and have experience with several brokers. Terri is different. She is not just an honorable real estate agent, she is incredibly resourceful and knowledgeable. Terri is prepared. She never wasted our time and always went above and beyond with providing us with a full spectrum of information when we were searching for properties to buy. She is an amazing gatherer of information, valuable resource and the hardest worker one could hope to meet in her field. In a difficult market, Terri did her homework and helped us sell our house within a month. She was on our side and paid careful attention to all details through closing. She doesn't miss a beat. With a great sense of humor and integrity to boot, she is the real estate agent you want working for you whether you are buying or selling, and as is the case, Terri helped us to do both.
"ALWAYS INFORMATIVE, HELPFUL, ENCOURAGING, RESOURCEFUL AND NEVER PUSHY."
Terri Fiyalko was everything we could have hoped for in a rural realtor. She had good answers to all our questions and some we had not thought of. If there was something she didn't know, she would immediately go and find out. Always informative, helpful, encouraging, resourceful and never pushy. She was there as much as we needed her but was never intrusive. We were able to look at properties at our own pace but always armed with the maximum information Terri could muster to assist our search.
When we did decide to pursue the purchase of a property we liked, Terri was relentless in pushing the deal along so that nothing fell through the cracks; all this was achieved with grace and humor and the minimum of stress. Her deft handling of all matters from offer to closing helped us get the best possible deal we could have hoped for.
Terri was a joy to work with. We found a great realtor but we like to think we also found a new friend!
"YOU WENT OUT OF YOUR WAY FOR US, AND I KNOW YOU SAY THAT IS JUST YOUR JOB, BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU BRING AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF INTEGRITY AND CARE TO IT."
Just a note to thank you, Terri, for everything you’ve done to help us buy our first home! We have really been grateful for your dedication and humor and all the knowledge that you have to share. You went out of your way for us, and I know you say that is just your job, but it is clear that you bring an extraordinary amount of integrity and care to it.
We could tell from the get-go that you are a trustworthy and ‘with it’ realtor, and we have also appreciated that you
introduced us to other high quality people to help us along the way.
We wish you all the best and will be happy to refer our friends to you! Don’t be a stranger, we’d love for you to visit us at our new house anytime!
"TERRI IMMEDIATELY IMPRESSED US WITH HER TOTAL COMMAND OF THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL WORK ETHIC, AND HIGHEST INTEGRITY (NOT TO MENTION HER GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR)."
We had been searching the WEB for real estate and especially agents that were knowledgeable about rural property. Found Terri’s WEB site and e-mailed her about our real estate needs. WOW!
Terri immediately impressed us with her total command of the real estate business, professional work ethic, and highest integrity (not to mention her great sense of humor); she immediately went to work for us. We wanted a place in the country with a little space and after reviewing many 10’s of properties, we found our piece of heaven “out of Dodge.” It is difficult to convey how truly thankful we are to have found Terri. After such a wonderful experience, we consider Terri more than our agent but indeed a very good friend.
"THERE WAS NEVER ANY DOUBT IN MY MIND ABOUT YOUR SINCERITY TO DO WHAT WAS IN MY BEST INTEREST."
Want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU, my friend, for the outstanding job you did in marketing my property. Was it 2 or 3 offers in 9 days? WOW... I was impressed.
Never thought I'd be in a position of having to sell my home. I knew nothing. You were keenly aware of the position I found myself in. You made me feel comfortable. You were patient with me and walked me through the entire process with kid gloves.
I appreciated your honesty, your integrity, your total knowledge, your thoroughness and your positive energy. There was never any doubt in my mind about your sincerity to do what was in my best interest.
I also appreciated your professionalism. Yet, we began the process as business partners and finished the process as friends. You are a very gifted person, Terri. I am grateful for you and the find job you did on my behalf.
God's richest blessing to you always.
"... SHE NOT ONLY WORKS FOR YOU, BUT WITH YOU."
Terri came highly recommended from my son after buying his home, so I hired her to represent me in my purchase, which hinged on the sale of my existing property with another realtor. Unfortunately, these people were the in the office at 10am and out at 3pm.
Terri doesn’t keep office hours and was always available for us. Without her tenacity and go for it attitude I would still be at my existing property waiting for a close. She knew where to light the fires and strike the matches to get things done.
Like my son, I also highly recommend Terri, she not only works for you but with you.
"... YOU ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL REAL ESTATE AGENT"
Thanks for all your expert help with the sale and purchase of my home and farm. You are, as always, very professional and never leave a "T" uncrossed.
Your attention to details is amazing. Your customer service is exemplary. I plan on recommending you to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell property. I have to say you are not your typical Real Estate agent!
"...THEN I MET YOU."
After dealing with numerous Real Estate agents throughout the Portland Metro area, I was extremely disappointed in their inability to represent the property(s) they had listed. Their lack of knowledge and professionalism was concerning, to say the least.
Then I met you.
I gave you my criteria and you ran with it. Your knowledge of the properties you showed me, and your expertise in the surrounding areas, was astonishing. You came fully prepared with ALL the information I requested, and then some. Your professionalism and integrity in presenting a conditional offer was superb and painless.
I cannot express my gratitude enough. Your enthusiasm was instrumental in finding my dream property. And so here I sit in my own little 5-acre paradise, and I do mean PARADISE!
It was truly a pleasure working with you.
"TERRI MADE IT FUN LOOKING, KIND OF LIKE A ROAD TRIP"
It seemed every time we spoke with a Realtor, or a Mortgage person, they would promise the moon, but always wanted us to settle for something that we did not want, or had no use for. At times, they would not even call back as soon as they found out we did not have a bunch of money to offer. We also had a few credit issues. We just thought it would never happen.
One day I called about a listing. It was one of Terri’s.
After my initial phone call to Terri, it was several months until we did finally meet with her. Terri stayed in contact with me via e-mail, or with an occasional phone call. When we finally did meet with Terri, I felt as if I had known her forever.
She did not promise us the moon. She laid everything out, nothing hidden, straight out honest with us.
A little scared and somewhat intimidated our home search began. Our time was Terri’s time. She worked around our schedules 7 days a week. She took care of everything in a very personable and professional manner. Our intimidation quickly diminished, as Terri made it fun looking, kind of like a road trip.
Already having a great mortgage person who worked with us and found us the right program to choose, (Terri Recommended) we found a place, and it was time to make an offer.
It was everything we wanted. A great house, a barn for our horses, and 5 acres. Terri took care of absolutely everything from the offer, to inspection, and finally closing. She made it a pleasant experience. She really goes the extra mile for her clients, she has certain standards that she sincerely believes in, and practices. We would recommend her highly for the whole buying, or selling process.
In addition to home ownership, there is one more thing that we have gained since we made that first call to Terri, A new friend. Our contact did not end at closing.
"TERRI UNDERSTOOD NOT ONLY OUR ATTACHMENT, BUT THE UNIQUENESS OF OUR PROPERTY."
Our 47 acre farm of 17 years was a personal part of us. It was never a thought of just selling the house, but the hope a new owner would love it as much as we did.
Terri understood not only our attachment, but the uniqueness of our property. And she took the extra time and effort to present our "family farm" so that showed its distinct character and charm. I'm not sure we could have gotten through the sale without her, and her patient understanding.
She's the most informative agent I've ever dealt with. If there was something she didn't know, she went after it to get the answers. She went the extra mile - and then more! She's honest, straight forward, determined and has a great sense of humor. She was such a pleasure to work with, that we highly recommend Terri to everyone we meet.
"SHE HAS BEEN THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND TRUSTWORTH REALTOR I'VE EVER KNOWN. "
I have used different realtors in the past and never found one I trusted,or even liked, until we found Terri. She has been the most knowledgeable and trustworthy realtor I've ever known.
A year after we bought our house, with Terri's help, we still talk and I'm happy to share her name with friends and family. We didn't just get a new house, we made a friend.