My partner and I were referred to Suze by a family friend to help us find our first home. We had looked at several houses with Suze pre-pandemic. Of course things began to really get complicated as we were prepared to make an offer on a house but the stock market dumped and the future was uncertain. Suze’s wisdom and experience was apparent in her ability to assess the situation, listen to us and provide her expertise. She was a calm and confident presence throughout our home buying experience. We took a short break from house shopping to see how things might shake out in the world and then the real estate market. As we stepped back into the pandemic era of house shopping, Suze continued to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and warmth. She listened and watched as we voiced our needs and wants in a future home. Through her careful listening she was able to guide us towards homes that fit what we were looking for. When we first stepped into our now home, I think Suze knew it would be the one before we did…and she was right! It’s scary buying a home for the first time and we’re so grateful that Suze’s confident but gentle guidance encouraged us to take the leap in buying the home that is right for us.
-Karissa & Jack
I contacted Suze Riley through a Zillow listing for another property. I was thinking vaguely about moving from eastern Washington state to Portland, OR, for retirement. Suze contacted me quickly and we arranged to meet for a tour of a variety of Portland neighborhoods that might interest me. Along the way, she provided excellent local context and information about the kinds of properties and price ranges in various areas. I gave her a long list of “must haves” and “wants” for both a condo and a single family home. Over the next many months, she sent me listings that might meet my parameters and that gave me an excellent idea of the kind of properties that were available in my price range and in various neighborhoods. When the COVID pandemic hit, I had pretty much decided that I would put off my home hunting for awhile. But, she sent one listing that looked just about perfect. Since I was going to be visiting Portland in the couple of days that followed, she arranged a rapid appointment to view the condo. She nailed it! It was (and is) perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. She immediately put together an offer after advising me on the number of existing offers. I agreed to the amount, and my offer was accepted. From there on out, everything was very smooth. She gave me great advice on mortgage lenders and insurance providers, and everything fell into place cleanly and drama-free! Suze responded almost immediately to any email or text communication, was always extremely helpful in guiding me through the entire purchase process. Couldn’t have gone any better! And, it was the very first property I looked at!