From a "new to Portland" buyer
I cannot go on enough about how authentic, diligent, and effective Dave Sutton was. The number of 'exceeded expectations' is simply too long to list, but here are a few:
Worked with me off and on for nearly TWO FULL YEARS before we finally made the move cross-country and found our dream home. I am HIGHLY analytic when it comes to these things and performed a bunch of research, but Dave had supplied all of the intangibles that can't be found in an MLS report. Each viewing we made I feel like he was able to quickly pinpoint strengths and weaknesses that even an educated buyer just wouldn't be able to identify.
Never once was he unresponsive or anything but thorough, even though I'm sure at times he believed nothing would materialize from his efforts (I mean, it was nearly 2 years:).
He was flexible and ! generous with this time, and helped make a highly compressed and potentially stressful viewing schedule not only effective but fun. Seriously, I could go on and on...
If you want a trusted partner who is deeply knowledgeable, even-keeled, and highly responsive to guide you through the Portland home buying experience, look no further.
Dave is the best, and you all are lucky to have him on your team.
From a first time buyer
I recommend Dave Sutton without hesitation for assistance in buying a home! As a first time home buyer, Dave was extremely patient with me and worked with me for a period of a whole year in searching for my first home. I wished to buy a home that was a good fit for me and I did not want to rush the process. I felt no pressure from Dave to buy a home and he sincerely wished for me to be happy with my final decision. He was there for me every step of the way and he always had my best interest in mind. Definitely a very professional real estate agent and an overall great person.
From an out-of-state buyer
We were out of state buyers and so this made finding the right real estate agent even more important. Dave was amazing throughout this entire process. He was always patient and kind, even when we couldn't find anything we liked. He remained positive and committed to helping us find a home we loved. He was prompt to respond to any and all correspondence throughout. When the details of the closing became complicated, he was highly involved and a great asset during the process. He even attended our home inspection when we weren't able to be there ourselves! I would highly recommend Dave, he will do a great job for you as he did for us!
From a former renter
Dave has helped me for nearly a year in looking for my first home. We looked at many homes and at times it seemed hopeless that I would find one I liked within my budget. Even though I got discouraged with the process he never did. He was always cool as ice and was a straight shooter. We probably traded over 200 emails within that time and he never blew me off. I think the longest time I ever had to wait for a response was an hour, most of the time it was immediate even on weekends/evenings. We finally found my home and closing on it this week! He has been there every step of the way, has been a valuable asset for me, and I highly recommend him to anybody needing a Realtor.
From a seller AND buyer
We cannot thank you enough for all the many acts of kindness and sacrifices you have made to get this deal to work. Having you there to help my aunt through this difficult process was like having a loving family member there right beside her. I don't have the words to express how truly thankful my family is for all you have done. You're the best!
From a multi-purchase investor
Dave Sutton helped me purchase four rental properties in Portland OR. He is thorough, detail oriented, highly responsive and knowledgeable of all the processes involved in complicated real estate transactions. He listens well and really understood what I was looking for. He is a keen negotiator, even-handed, calm, steady, and very sharp. There were quite a few issues that arose, as they do in real estate transactions, and I found Dave to be helpful and reliable in thinking through the issues and my best course of action. I highly recommend Dave Sutton.