Greg was very responsive in all aspects of the sale of our home. He took initiative in problem solving and addressed some thorny issues delicately and efficiently throughout the process. When our first buyers terminated the contract a day before close, we were at a loss for how to respond. Greg was great in helping us understand our options and getting us to focus our energies looking forward, not back. We cannot recommend Greg highly enough! He is courteous, responsive, professional and really goes above and beyond the service you'd expect.
Gina and Stuart Hogue- NW Portland, OR
Greg helped us buy our first condominium in Portland Oregon 7 years ago. He did such an outstanding job, that we contacted him to sell that Condo, and helped us purchase a new one which was a significant upgrade. He helped to negotiate both the sale price of one unit and the purchase price of the new unit. He was always very pleasant to work with, very diligent to every detail, and always responsive to our needs. I can give Greg my highest recommendation without any reservations.
Stephen Taylor- NW Portland
Buying and selling a house involves so many complex details and emotions. True to the great recommendation given by friends who raved about his work, Greg provided expert guidance through his extensive and accurate knowledge, clear oversight and his thorough, timely and diplomatic communication. The sequence of what had to be done next in so many aspects of the process (negotiations for price, inspections, repair work and more) fit neatly into place thanks to Greg's loyalty in supporting us to make it all work.
Anne + Ralph- SW Portland
Simply put, Greg made our cross-country move possible. We were uncompromising in our wish list, plus we had a 3,000-mile journey each time we wanted to view a home. This plus a very hot market on the PDX side, meant that even if we “found” something we liked, our feeling was it would surely be sold before we’d have our chance to see/bid/etc. Greg worked diligently with us for over 7 months, educating us, running around town and doing anything/everything to facilitate us finding and buying the perfect home. Bottom line: Greg is a smart, savvy agent you’d be lucky to have on your side especially in such a challenging sellers’ market.
It was a pleasure to work with Greg. I really appreciated his expertise in guiding me through a selling process. A lot has changed in 27 years. His calm manner and prompt response to my concerns and questions was very reassuring. In addition, his knowledge of the market proved very helpful in negotiating the final sale. I highly recommend him. Thanks, Greg!!
Pam Hellings, SW Portland
Greg's solid understanding of the local market- down to the neighborhood and street level- along with his honest advice for preparing the house for sale, helped us to quickly sell our home above listing price. We were so pleased with his service and constant communication that we asked him to help us with buying our new home. Throughout both processes Greg helped ensure that the deals went through smoothly, while solidly negotiating on our behalf. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Portland area.
Dan and Wendy Porter- SW Portland + Wilsonville
We are very happy with the decision to use Greg as a real estate agent. He knows the market and he knows what his buyers are looking for. During our very first visit, he was able to give us an accurate quote for a listing price and provided several sound recommendations for getting the house prepared to put on the market. We would highly recommend him if you are selling a house in the Portland metro area!
Thank you and take care!
Stuart and Stephanie- SW Portland
I have dealt with a number of different real estate agents over the years and Greg is by far the best. He has a thorough knowledge of the area and quickly identified a shortlist of houses that were perfect for us. When showing us houses he was always available and met our scheduling needs. When there were complications, he was always had a way to solve them. He is everything a real estate agent should be: knowledgable, experienced, patient and honest. I highly recommend him!
Robert Farquhar- SW Portland
Our family was super happy with the services we received from Greg. He was very responsive to our emails/phone calls and always made time for us despite how heavy his case load was at the time. We felt like we had our very own personal realtor! He also fought for us every step of the way and always kept our interests and goals his main priority. I highly recommend Greg Lawler to anyone in the Portland area who is need of a realtor to buy or sell a house! We are so grateful for everything you did for us Greg! Thank you a million times over!
Jamie and Aaron Wegner- SW Portland
Greg was recommended to us by my sister-in-law and we are so grateful to her for the introduction. I spoke with Greg that first day and told him what we were looking for and he sent me a list of homes and told me what we wanted wasn't on the market at the moment but to be patient and that the house we wanted was out there. The next day he called and told me a house was about to be listed and that there was a brokers open going on that day and told me he strongly suggested we go by. It was the perfect house at the perfect price.There ended up being multiple bids and I believe the only reason our bid was excepted over a similar bid was thanks to Greg. He told me to write the seller a letter letting her know about our family and how much we loved her home. She later told me that the letter is why she chose us...THANK YOU, Greg! We are loving our new home! Greg exceeded all of our expectations. He also helped us find a great lender. Greg's help through every step of this complicated process was knowledgeable, professional and loyal. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I meant every word.
Kate and Kenneth Johnson- SW Portland
Greg Lawler of Windermere Real Estate was recommended to us by our daughter and son-in-law who currently reside in Portland. And we are so glad they did! Greg is an exceptional agent who took us step by step through the complex home buying process from identifying potential homes, making appointments, completing the purchase and sale agreement, negotiating with sellers and finding our home, which hadn't even come on the market as yet. He also referred us to a local mortgage broker for pre-approval and eventual conventional loan. Greg is highly professional, extremely knowledgable, very accommodating and quite affable. We give Greg our top recommendation and would not hesitate to refer family and friends to him and his firm.
Jim and Marcia Clark, Dayton, Ohio (Now SE Portland)
Carrie and I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided us during our recent home purchase in the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood in NE Portland. As you know, we really wanted to live in the Beaumont-Wilshire-Alameda-Grant Park area. With the inventory being as low as it was, we needed an agent who was responsive to listings as they came on the market and who was available when we had time to see houses. You were always there when we needed your assistance. More than just being available, you provided us sage advice on houses where were interested, but not fully committed. You helped us identify why a house was not the one for us. When it came time to offer on the houses we liked, you had a good sense for the market and for negotiation points. Lastly, during the inspection period, you were very assertive in representing our positions to the seller—to our satisfaction during the addenda and closing phases. Overall, we are very thankful for your service and we now have the house and neighborhood we so much desired for our family. Thank your for your expertise, professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.
Carrie and James Allison, NE Portland
My wife and I are thinking of relocating to from New York to Portland in the next few years. So 2 years ago we contacted Greg, who spent a day driving us around and educating us about the city’s neighborhoods, and generally giving us a great, in-depth view of Portland. It was incredibly helpful because when we were ready to buy a house last fall (for now, an investment property to rent out, but we want to live there eventually), we knew where we wanted to look. Since we live in New York, Greg spent the 6 weeks before we traveled to Portland sending us listings in our price range and in the neighborhoods we liked. As we gave our feedback on the listings, he was able to get a really good sense of what we liked and didn’t like. By the time we arrived in Portland to look at houses, Greg had narrowed down the list to properties that were completely on-target. There were several we really loved. He was honest about the pros and cons of each house and never tried to pressure us; instead, he gave us a thoughtful analysis of each home and then let us decide. When we settled on a house, Greg was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the whole negotiation and closing process. He recommended a wonderful property manager and since we were living in New York, he was more than happy to arrange for and be present for all the necessary inspections. He dealt with the homeowners for us, and made sure the house was in good shape when they moved out. Without Greg to help us, I don’t think we could have managed this purchase so smoothly. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone who is buying or selling a house in Portland.
Jeffrey Saks and Rita Maas- New York
Choosing a realtor to list your property can be a challenge, but after interviewing a few realtors, I went with my gut feeling - and Greg delivered in spades. His market analysis was comprehensive, well researched, and spot on. His advice draws from deep experience and his guidance proved valuable when negotiations grew complicated. Our property had challenges and Greg's suggestions were smart and effective in the end. The greatest asset he brings to the process, however, is his excellent communication throughout. Selling a house is an emotional, stressful transaction and Greg delivers a steady stream of updates in a calming, reassuring demeanor. I'd highly recommend his professional services.
Scott and Tami Barnard- SW Portland
Not having any particular personal recommendations, I had to conduct a sort of beauty contest to select the right realtor to sell my home. Greg blew the competition away in terms of his responsiveness and his empathetic manner. I'd send a question to everyone in the running and came to count on Greg's response within the half hour, whereas the others' responses ranged from a couple of hours to an entire day. Greg was very knowledgeable and had specific up to date information about things like schools that hadn't really occurred to me because I don't have kids. I'd lived in my house for almost a third of my life and invested a lot of heart soul and sweat into it, and Greg was sensitive to the emotional nature of the process. When I had a suggestion with regard to the ask price that was contrary to convention, he didn't hesitate to say "you know what, you're absolutely right". Greg was endlessly patient and pleasant, important in someone you're trusting with such a huge transaction and in someone you end up talking to every day for the duration. Now, as it happens, the duration in my case was very short as we got an offer after only 12 days on the market, but that only serves to recommend Greg all the more! In the end I don't think I could've made a better choice. Thanks Greg!
Carmen Humphrey, Beaverton
Greg is trustworthy and loyal. He is one of those people that you know immediately can be counted on. I never once felt like he was trying to pull the wool over my eyes or sell me something just for the sake of the sale. Besides his stellar character, Greg was "on it" and completely plugged-in to Portland real estate. Before Greg was our realtor, I signed on with three different realtor's email alerts for new properties in my target area. While working with Greg, it was interesting to see that Greg's new listings would reach me up to a day earlier than those other email alerts. In this competitive real estate market, those extra hours were critical. I was one of the first people to step into the house we ended up purchasing and the first person to put in an offer. Overall, the experience was fun and the end result was a success! I really couldn't have asked for more than that.
Liz and Joe Richards, NE Portland
Working with Greg was a pleasure. Greg quickly learned what type of neighborhood and style of home I was looking for and helped me to narrow my search. He went out of his way to make sure that I was informed throughout the process, he was flexible with his time and accommodated my scheduling limitations, and he offered skilled advice and opinion at each stage of the process. Greg clearly takes pride in his work and he pays attention to detail. Because of Greg’s help, I was able to get a great deal on a home that is far better than what I expected to end up with. I was extremely impressed with Greg’s skill, knowledge, and work ethic, and I recommend his services without hesitation.
Jeff- West Linn
Greg Lawler was recommended by a co-worker, as he had sold her house in a couple of days. We set up an appointment to meet him and we were very impressed with his knowledge of the market and professionalism. He knows what to do to sell your house and he will get the results you are looking for. If you listen to Greg and take his advice, I think things will go surprisingly well for you. He made some suggestions on what to repair and how to present the house we were selling. We took all his advice and sold the house in 2 days after listing- for full price. All through escrow, he helped us with every aspect of the sale including dealing at length with the new buyer and agent. Our experience with Greg could not have gone better. We have now used Windermere on 2 occasions and found them to be at the top of their field. Greg Lawler along with Windermere is the best combination available in the Portland area. Thank you again for all your effort.
Andrea and Dana Gilman- NE Portland
Greg was recommended to me by a friend who is a real estate attorney. I had decided to try to sell a condominium at a time when the market for condominiums in Portland was not good. I met with a couple real estate agents and decided to list my condo with Greg because he impressed me with the time and effort he put into his proposal and the list price that he suggested to me. He assisted me with preparing the condo to list, including help with finding contractors to do a little work. He held two open houses and kept me up to date on the traffic of potential buyers. When I did get an offer, Greg helped me navigate the negotiation process and achieved a better outcome for me than I thought I would be able to get. Overall, I was very pleased with his efforts and would recommend him to friends looking to buy or sell a property.
Amelia Heath- SW Portland
Greg Lawler came highly recommended to me by a family member to help me with the sale of my home. I was surprised and amazed at the way Greg immediately began working on the sale process. He demonstrated a very high standard of dedication and even spent his afternoon helping me rearrange my home furniture for the benefit of the listing photographs. My situation required me to move out of state very soon after the house was listed and Greg stayed in very close contact while keeping me updated and informed of the "walkthroughs" and overall progress of the sale. I believe that it was through his skilled expertise and good judgment in the market that the sale went as smoothly and quickly as it did. His level of professionalism and knowledge of the market is unmatched and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to a friend or another relative. Thanks again Greg.
Leland Rogge- Beaverton
Hey Greg, John and I would both say that you are the following: professional, committed to your clients, as well as capable and knowledgable about your real estate market. You provide ready support to your clients and you are very diligent in all aspects of a real estate transaction. We would certainly work with you again and refer you to anyone. Good luck and I hope to see you around the block sometime!
Susan and John Knight- Tucson, AZ
We knew we wanted to buy a home in Portland, but being based overseas we needed someone we could trust to be our eyes and ears on the ground. Greg fulfilled that role perfectly, sending us countless listings of houses that matched our criteria and helping us narrow our focus. As our arrival in Portland neared, Greg visited every prospective candidate, and he put together a great selection of houses for us to visit. We had a very small window to work with, but thanks to Greg’s invaluable help and availability we were able to make it happen within our short timeframe. We will definitely use Greg’s services for our future real estate transactions and would recommend him highly to anyone prospective homebuyer.
Nicolas and Karin- NE Portland
As new-comers to Oregon and also this being our first home-purchase we were referred to the perfect agent to help us in Greg. He impressed us from the get-go. He was diligent and hardworking toward our goal of finding our perfect home, but was also patient to help us thru every step. Always approachable day & night to answer any concern or to speak up with a concern or tip that would help us through the process. We've heard rumors that the home-buying process could be a constant uphill battle, but for us it was quite the opposite. From Day One to our Day of Closing, Greg made it an easy and smooth process by either using his talents or by pointing us in the right direction for inspections and the mortgage. It was a great experience and we got the perfect house for us. All thanks to Greg and his approach. We wouldn't hesitate using Greg again and would recommend him to anyone.
Dave and Kelley Mathis- NW Portland
When it was time to sell our home and purchase another, we knew immediately that we'd ask Greg to be our agent. He came highly recommended and in a very difficult market, we needed someone on our side who we could trust. We received an offer very quickly then turned around and purchased a home. Greg is highly skilled, has great advice, offers creative solutions and conducts himself professionally and respectfully. We've already recommended Greg to our friends and will continue to do so. Thanks Greg!
Randy and Stacy Smith- SW Portland
We met Greg almost four years ago when we contacted him to help us find a house in Portland. We were living in southern California at the time and were relocating for jobs. Greg diligently and enthusiastically sent us listing after listing. He knew exactly what we were looking for and personally handpicked a neighborhood for us and found a house that was just going on the market. We made an offer immediately from California and the sellers accepted! Greg made the process so easy and seamless. Just recently we decided to list our house. We were nervous that we wouldn't make any profit and might lose money. We met with Greg and he said he was having a lot of success selling his houses. In fact most were only on the market three weeks. We listened to what he suggested to get the house ready and within only three days our house sold!! The transaction was unbelievably smooth and Greg kept us in the loop the whole time. He and his family are now friends and we often recommend him, in fact our neighbor is going to be listing his house with Greg shortly! Thanks Greg for your professionalism and your friendship.
Michelle and Peter Bexelius- SW Portland
We attempted to sell our house three times in the past, including listing with one of the top agents in Portland. Each time we felt confident we would sell it, but for a number of reasons our property seemed to work against us and it never sold. Finally, we decided to go all out and make our fourth time a success. After interviewing several agents, Greg was our pick due to his professionalism, experience in our particular neighborhood, and knowledge of how best to price our house. We hired a Professional Stager based on Greg's recommendation, and the end result was it sold in 29 days at a fair price. In a tough market we could ask for nothing more. If you are considering selling your house we strongly encourage you to talk to Greg.
John and Kelly Fitzgerald- SW Portland
We first met Greg for a showing of a house he had listed. Very soon after that meeting we had him sending us listings conforming to our notions of what we wanted and where in a home. Greg's style is quiet, intelligent and focused, which was a welcome overlay to our somewhat uninformed and gun-shy approach to this major event. He kept us up to date with a steady stream of listings, explained things carefully, and Greg always kind, patient, and consistent even when we got cold feet at the eleventh hour with one near purchase. When we did finally settle on a house that we felt genuinely good about, Greg moved quickly and efficiently to get our offer on the table, and then moved the process along with the result that we were able to move in almost a month sooner than we expected. The whole experience was painless, and we love our new home. We will recommend Greg Lawler without reservation.
Jill and David Norris- SW Portland
After interviewing several agents, we selected Greg to represent us when selling our SW Portland home. His guidance as to the timing of the listing, and promotion of the home helped get people through the door, we accepted an offer the day after listing! He successfully steered us through a unique negotiation with the buyers. Throughout the whole process, Greg was always available and attentive, no matter how small the detail. His drive and hard work sells houses. We enthusiastically recommend Greg!
The Bassaninis- SW Portland
We understood that selling our home in this slow market would be a challenge. Greg clearly understood the market and the appropriate strategy for selling in our neighborhood. He also advised how specific price setting tactics could be employed to our advantage at various points throughout the marketing process. Greg's access to various staging, electrical and flooring repair sub-contractors was key at critical moments during the final negotiations. We've worked with several other agents in the past, and Greg's systematic appoach is the best we've seen. Many thanks for all the help Greg.
Matthew and Charlotte Spicer- Massachusetts
Greg helped us sell our house in a relatively short time, in a very difficult market. His strategic thinking, negotiating skills and marketing savvy enabled us to get a very good price for our home, and he also found us a great rental to live in while we looked for another property. Greg's passion for the business really shows in his integrity and follow-through. Working with him was a great experience.
John and Heidi McIsaac- SW Portland
Our first home buying experience was amazing. We received top notch service from our Realtor, Greg Lawler. He was easy to work with, helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable about what to look for in a home, what to think about and what to be wary of. He warned us about unsafe electrical panels, things that would be costly to fix and other things we wouldn’t have known about. He helped us buy a wonderful house with great bones and almost everything on our wish list. Greg went above & beyond to take the stress out of buying our first home and kept us well informed through the whole process. He went to bat for us on several issues and was a great negotiator. We are very happy in our new home and we owe a big heap of gratitude to Greg and Windermere!
Kelly and Brad Lewellyn- NE Portland
I recently moved to the Portland area and wanted to purchase a home right away. My daughter and her husband enjoyed working with Greg when they purchased their home and recommended him to me. I'm very happy they did. Greg made my real estate experience a very positive one. He went above and beyond to accommodate my needs and circumstances and to help make my search a successful one. He always made himself available for my many questions and responded to my emails with expediency. His advise was sound and reliable and I never had to question his commitment to my needs as a buyer. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Many thanks, Greg!
Merlynn Arnett -Tigard
I had Greg recommended to me by my mortgage broker, along with a list of other agents that he worked with. Greg, as it happened, was the first person I called and after a quick conversation became the only person I called. I got the impression very early on in my interactions with Greg that he had a great understanding of what I wanted in a home far beyond its size and location. I was looking for a "unicorn", a great deal, in a great location with everything I (as a first time home buyer) could ever want. Not only did I want the moon, but I was working on a fairly small budget in a town that is known for its high prices. Greg did an excellent job of sifting through the mess of homes for sale, and finding ones that he knew I would have a true interest in before showing them to me. Greg also kept the entire experience very low pressure, and always took the time to make sure I understood what to expect from the process. It took us three offers in as many months to finally land one, but when it all came together it was the best of the three. I truly got everything I wanted, and we stayed pretty close to my budget. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to work with Greg on this, and I won’t hesitate to give his name to anyone looking to buy a home.
Alex Black -Lake Oswego
What started as "Hey Greg, we might need your help to find out how much this property is worth", ended in the most pleasant real estate experience we ever had. Greg did a awesome job researching the value of the property and putting all the facts in a letter to present to the seller. The negotiation process was a bit of a challenge but Greg's professional and fact based knowledge was no match for the seller. We will recommend Greg (and we already did) to all our friends. Thanks Greg!
Susanne Wolf & Michael Hochdoerffer- SW Portland
We really don't know how to thank you enough for the amazing job you did for us. Within 20 minutes of talking to you, you had convinced me that the price had to go below a certain threshold to catch a bigger crowd. Within a couple of hours, you had toured our home. Within a couple of days, you had our home professionally and beautifully staged which showed buyers how their furnishings could fit into a slightly unconventional floorplan (resulting from renovations/ add-ons/ and upgrades to our 1920 Craftsman Bungalow). Two days later, you held an Open House with 12 groups coming through. Two days after that, you brought 12 Brokers through on a Broker's Open. 2 days after that we had TWO full-price offers on the day our daughter turned TWO. The house was sold within a week! In this market, it's almost impossible to believe that all of this happened so quickly, but it did. Because of you! Thank you for helping us through the period of repairs and for tending to so many details on our behalf as we focused on our major move to Arizona, a job change for my husband, and a million other little details that surfaced during our move. You made an incredibly stressful time so much easier. We would recommend you over and over again to ANYONE trying to sell a home in this difficult time (or any time). Every Realtor says they'll take care of you, market your home aggressively, be prompt in getting back to you, but you actually do all of that and MORE. We thank you so much and wish you all the best. We hope our home's new family is loving that house as much as we did.
Heidi and Dan Henderson-SW Portland
We just bought our first home after working with Greg and it was a very positive experience! Greg is "the dude"- he is a negotiator and gets the job done. His soft spoken manner and ability to work hard and make it all happen is very impressive. For us, the stress of wading through mountains of mortgage madness in this post financial crisis made things certainly difficult at times. Greg was patient and willing to assist where he could and we always felt that he had our best interests in hand. Mr. Lawler left the cheesiness of the "slick salesperson" behind and was a true friend in helping us land a wonderful home we could afford. He was open, honest, ethical and he always said what needed to be said to us and the seller (the seller was representing himself in our transaction). He was to the point and diplomatic and we can think of no better skill in real estate. I would not hesitate one second to recommend Greg to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home in the greater Portland area. If you want a cheerful demeanor, a great negotiator and skilled Realtor, look no further. We would not hesitate to say he is the best in the business. Thanks Greg!
Johan and Tracy- SW Portland
Greg recently sold my townhouse - it had been on the market with another Realtor for about 9 months with no luck. Greg was highly recommended to me through a mutual friend. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, realistic about the current market situation and very responsive. Greg went the extra mile to prepare my home for showings - he even pressure-washed my back deck. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone buying or selling a home in the Portland area.
Mikki Kelly- Oro Valley, Arizona
I needed to get into a house quickly, and Greg was instrumental in making it happen. As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions. He was patient, informative, and very responsive to any questions I had. He kept me in the loop and let me know what I could expect at each stage. He was proactive and took time to learn about me, my likes and dislikes, and worked tirelessly to get me into a home. He pointed out the pros and cons with each property, but never put any pressure on me. His knowledge and advice got me in a great house with time to spare. I would recommend Greg to anyone looking for a great real estate agent.
Chad Kosieracki- SW Portland
We quickly learned that buying and selling a home these days is not the same as it was several years ago. That being the case, finding a knowledgeable Realtor you can TRUST makes a huge difference. In our experience, Greg provided that difference. Greg represented us in two tandem transactions, the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. I can honestly say that He provided the insight, guidance, and creativity to make both transactions close. This was a very stressful time in our lives riddled with a number of issues beyond our control; without his assistance I doubt we would have completed either of the two transactions to our satisfaction. The main attributes that we felt separated Greg from others were his communications skills (he is an active advisor who kept us up to date with every detail of the transactions and was never pushy), his knowledge of an ever-changing market, his creativity in troubleshooting, and his honesty. We would highly recommend Greg to anyone looking into their purchase or sale of their home.
Andrew and Elizabeth Dow -SW Portland
I wasn’t in a hurry to buy a house as I was looking for a good deal in our slow market. I didn’t know what I wanted at first and took me some time to narrow down the location and the type of house I was looking for. It took me about 6 to 7 months until I found the right place at the right price. Throughout these months, Greg was always very patience and provided all the information I requested. Most importantly, he never rushed me to make a decision. He has lots of experience with today’s market and sales, especially short sales. He kept tabs on the properties that I was interested in and provided me updates we I needed them. I was always the first one to know when a new property was released and eventually I was the first person write an offer on a hot property that Greg found and now I have a home. After closing, Greg provided me with lots of contacts for fixing up my house and other important items I needed to know about prior moving in. Thanks to Greg’s massive effort, I found the perfect house for me at a great price.
Eric Yeung- NW Portland
Greg represented me on the recent purchase of a condo in the Pearl. I was introduced by a mutual friend and quickly realized that Greg was the perfect advocate. He was adept at understanding and explaining the circumstances of a "tricky" niche market. He was an eager winnower on my behalf and so saved me a great deal of time and effort sorting through local supply. When we did find the right property, Greg was an aggressive negotiator who clearly wanted to secure a "good" deal, rather than just a deal on my behalf. And he managed to do all of this with solid communication skills and an unfailingly pleasant demeanor. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
Bill Collins- NW Portland
My wife and I recently worked with Greg in selling and buying a new house for our family of four. Greg’s holistic approach to understanding all aspects of our family needs, along with his extensive knowledge of the greater Portland area (versus one, specific neighborhood) made the entire experience of selling and buying MUCH less stressful than it would have been had we worked with anyone else. We went against the old adage of ‘don’t mix friendships with business’ and are happy to say that with Greg’s thoughtful, committed, and collaborative style, our transactions were both successful from all angles and our friendship is even more solid than before. He involved us when we needed to be involved, insulated us when we needed to be insulated, and listened to our ideas on how we thought we could best market our house before we listed. Great work, Greg!
Richard and Jennifer Young- NW Portland
Greg did a fabulous job getting me into my new home. We looked at many homes before we found the right one. Along the way, he did an exceptional job explaining the short sale process and what to expect during my home-buying journey. As we looked at homes, Greg took the time to listen to what I wanted in a home. Not only did he find the perfect home, he agreed to show it on the 4th of July! Unfortunately, the seller's agent was challenging. There were two times that her actions nearly cost the deal. I walked away and Greg went above and beyond to smooth things over and close the deal. Now my son and I have a lovely home that's just perfect for us. Thanks, Greg!
Kimberly Iverson- NW Portland
Buying your first home is a BIG deal! I wanted to be sure I was working with a realtor I felt comfortable with helping me navigate all the new bylaws and regulations. I was looking for someone who wasn't pushy and listened to the things that were important to me. Greg was the perfect person for the job. He helped me buy a fantastic condo in the Pearl District. He listened carefully to what I was looking for, then carefully put together a list of properties to view. He helped me navigate the process of FHA spot loans during a tumultuous time in real estate. I was able to find my new home in time to take advantage of the first time home buyers tax credit. He is efficient and responsive. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Greg and I have already recommended him to all of my friends!
Katie Goodwin- NW Portland
I recently bought my home for my daughter and me. Greg was recommend to me through a mutual friend. In this economy, the ocean and mountains of buying a home can be overwhelming. I have owned two other homes in the past, but due to certain circumstances, I found myself as a first time homebuyer again. There were many new rules and regulations that boggled even my mind. Needless to say, without Greg’s guidance and experience, the process would have been a nightmare. Greg is a diligent, business minded, knowledgeable, and an excellent Real Estate agent. I cannot thank him enough for helping become a homeowner again.
Corey Rudolph- Beaverton
As first time homebuyers we needed a Realtor that was on our side. Greg's communication was always great and he listened to our wants and needs. He genuinely wanted us to be happy. We're busy parents so we couldn't be very flexible. He always made time to show us properties on our schedule. We're so glad we had Greg to help us through the process of finding our first home.
Brent & Heather Hara- Beaverton
Greg Lawler was always the realtor I knew I wanted on my side when I was ready to sell my house. He taught two of my children several years ago and was absolutely the most generous, enthusiastic, supportive teacher, a true role model for my kids. I knew his integrity and kindness would follow him as he pursued a new career. As expected… always upbeat, friendly, and most importantly, professional with my family. Greg not only did what was needed to sell my house, he went the extra mile with everything he did. I was a bit nervous, listing my house in these times of economic uncertainty, but with three teenagers, we needed more room. With Greg’s marketing ability, there was a steady flow of interested buyers and a continuous effort to keep me in touch with market conditions, pricing and timing. I was made aware of any new developments… evenings, weekends, always. I could not recommend Greg highly enough for his support, which was above and beyond business, from the initial contact through closing. Thank you Greg for selling my house so quickly and finding a beautiful home I never imagined owning.
Jackie Ball- Tigard
Hi Greg, I want to thank you for your professional attention on your recent transaction with Deborah DuFresne. She made the comment at our weekly meeting that she recently had a great transaction with a true professional and how much easier it was to close. I asked her after the meeting who it was and she said that you had made such a difference in the transaction. Thank you for your care and consideration to your clients
Carolyn Green, C.R.B
Branch Manager, Principal Broker, REMAX Equity Group
We highly recommend Greg Lawler to any prospective buyer or seller without reservation. He did an excellent job for us; he was thorough, reliable, and quick to answer queries and address concerns and was very accommodating when scheduling viewings. We really put him through the ringer, we had very strict requirements and were somewhat unwavering on these requirements which meant that we saw a LOT of houses (it took about a year) and all the time Greg was always pleasant and never made us feel that we were wasting his time. Because of this we were able to get exactly what we wanted in a “short sale” home. A lot of realtors will try to steer their clients away from short sales because they are very time consuming and the realtors don’t make as much of a commission…not Greg he was very willing to help us because his priority was to get us exactly what we wanted and that he did.
Craig and Kim White- Oregon City
Greg was instrumental in helping me find the perfect house for me and my son. He kept on the seller to complete the repairs in a timely manner, and helped guide the transaction to closure. He was readily available and offered sound advice at every juncture of the buying process. I am sooooo very excited to be in my new home, and Greg was a huge part of making it all happen. Great Job Lawler!!!
Mark Tracey- SW Portland, OR
We were referred to Greg by our daughter who had difficulties selling her home with another agent. Greg took over after many months of frustrations and sold her home in 3 weeks! In spite of the economic situation, Greg helped us to sell our home in 6 weeks. He was there with us every step of the way, and was always available to answer all our questions. He was thorough and professional, and always kept us informed and up to date. He even helped us patch holes in the wall to help us get ready for our first open house! We had showings almost daily, and Greg provided us with feedback to help us along. He always had our best interests as his first priority, and not simply the sale of the house. We would gladly refer Greg to anyone. He is the best agent we have ever worked with!!!
Steve & Gerry Abrams- Beaverton
My husband and I wanted to purchase a 2nd home near all of our children in Portland, and decided downtown Portland is where we wanted to be. I was the main contact with Greg. Trusting his guidance was no mistake! I found Greg to be really friendly, just like one of our 6 kids. We worked with Greg for 11 months before finally taking possession of the keys of a really lovely condo. Greg was there and looking out for us continually. Even checking in when things were quiet. If you want an agent who is professional, yet like family and not high pressure, Greg is who you want to contact!
Angelika & John Burles- Lakeside, OR
The main thing to know about Greg is he’s on the ball – head and shoulders above the other real estate agents my wife and I have used in the past. This spring we were both selling and buying a home and Greg was 100% on top of our situation as well as very generous with his time. He was available whenever asked to show homes or to help out with the various aspects of selling our home. His advice was calm and sound, but never preachy and he made it clear that while he would certainly express his opinion on a given question, it was always ultimately our call. Greg showed impressive diplomatic skills when a situation arose during the inspection on the home we were selling regarding some remodeling I had done without permits that was making the buyer very nervous. He was able navigate very quickly to the heart of the buyer’s concerns – unpermitted electrical work – and then offer a solution which was agreeable to all and cost efficient for us. Beyond diplomacy, we also benefitted from his great contacts as he was able to get one of the most experienced electrical contractors in the city, who has actually written a lot of the city code, over to our house within hours. This did wonders in diffusing the situation. Beyond this, Greg is an excellent communicator, returning all calls, emails and texts promptly. And I should mention, he’s a great guy – one that you’ll actually invite to your housewarming party.
Edwin and Monica- NE Portland
I would highly recommend Greg's services. He was very knowledgeable, endlessly patient, and ultimately, made the sale happen. My only regret is that we didn't know Greg, when we bought the house years ago- we would have saved ourselves a lot of money and trouble!
Sarabenet Sequeira- Bay Area, California
Greg Lawler has been my Realtor for almost 6 months. He came highly recommended, & I pass that recommendation on to you. Greg is friendly, kind, professional, knowledgeable, diplomatic, sincerely interested in exactly what I wanted, persistent, attentive & available. Not only did he find the perfect house for me...he is a man of integrity who cares.
Virginia Tracey- Sedona, Arizona
My wife and I were carefully insulated from a fairly difficult real estate transaction as a result of having Greg as our representative. The seller was in a difficult place and made all elements of the negotiation and eventual sale quite difficult. Greg kept all parties calm and focused on getting the house that my wife and I truly loved. I am not sure that without Greg running the show we would have been able to close on the house we both fell in love with. In the end, working with Greg proved to be one of the smartest move we have made. I have and will continue to recommend Greg to anyone that is looking for a house to buy or sell in Portland.
Lance and Meghan Larivee- NE Portland
We planned to relocate from Phoenix to Portland when we both retired in 2008. Before making the move we contacted several Realtors. From the start Greg seemed the most attentive to our needs and gave us the most information. We worked with him on and off for almost a year and a half. We had some rather limiting criteria for what we wanted, but he never tried to force anything on us or push us into a decision. If he didn't have an answer to a question, he admitted it, and tried to get the answer. When we found the house we liked, he negotiated us through the process with a difficult seller, ending in a deal good for both sides. He was always honest, straightforward, and hard working. We would recommend him to anyone.
Bonnie and Mitch Halfpenny- N Portland
Greg is genuinely interested in finding the Right Home to fit, we are extremely pleased to have worked with him. We were hunting for a home from out of state, and had never been to Portland before, so we were extremely pleased when we were referred to Greg Lawler by Susan Marthens a Portland based agent that we located online. He really took the time to find out exactly what we were looking for in a home. We had only 2 days in Portland so Greg made the most of our time meeting with us early on the first day of our visit. He was well prepared with a full array of listings that met our criteria. This was our first home purchase and he was extremely helpful in guiding us through the Portland area home market to hone in on the homes and neighborhoods that best fit our needs. After an initial day of viewing listings he sat with us to go over what we liked & didn't about what we saw. By latter that evening he called us with a whole new set of listings for us to view the next day. That second day proved to be the winner. He found us the perfect home in move-in condition right in the best part of the neighborhood we wanted to be in and it fit our budget. All thru the process he was extremely helpful in guiding us thru the various steps. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Portland area. His helpful "Can-Do" attitude & friendly personality were invaluable in making our first home purchase a positive experience.
Karen Urban & George Carleton- N Portland
As a busy couple, we were initially nervous about the time it would require to find and purchase our first home. Greg was fantastic through this process. He helped us choose houses to view that fit our needs, worked with us after hours, and within a week, we found our house! Further, the negotiation process was seamless thanks to Greg’s knowledge, patience, and professionalism.
Johanna Warren & Frank Obiesie- SW Portland
Greg provided our family with the absolute highest level of service from the beginning of our search through the final stage of closing. Since we moved to Portland from out of state, we had slightly unusual circumstances and a 9 month long remote search. Greg was always willing to re-arrange his schedule when we visited town, sometimes at short notice, and spend the weekend with us. After some last minute changes in our situation, we had resigned ourselves to ending up in a short-term rental. From out of nowhere, Greg located a fantastic home that wasn't yet on the market within walking distance to our favorite elementary school, where we wanted to end up. Beginning late Friday evening and working tirelessly over the weekend, Greg laid the groundwork for securing our position with the seller before the home was listed on the market. Throughout escrow, Greg provided the best professional advice and friendly support any first time home buyer can ask for, and was always available for our calls and questions. We wholeheartedly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Portland area!
Michelle & Peter Bexelius, SW Portland
We can't say enough about Greg and the services he provided. He is knowledgeable, always available and easy to reach. More importantly, Greg is so personable and made the whole process of searching for and purchasing a home enjoyable. He made sure he knew our wants and needs before searching for our home. For us the purchase process was stressful because we bought a foreclosed home; he did an excellent job guiding us through it. Greg made us feel comfortable from the very beginning; we would refer him to our friends and family.
Paul, Andrea and Cadence Kirby- Beaverton, OR
My husband and I met Greg at one of his open houses. The house he had listed was very nice and stunning, but unfortunately it didn’t fit our needs. Greg was very patient during that visit and answered all of our questions and was very knowledge about the area. Because of this positive first interaction, we decided to ask Greg to be our agent to buy our first house. It ended up working out great, as we chose the right and perfect agent. My husband and I knew nothing about the process of selecting and purchasing a house. Greg gave us all the time we needed and collected all the information to help us understand what we really wanted. From a professional side, Greg was knowledgeable and always available to answer all kinds of questions or concerns we had for him. From a personal side, Greg has a very warm and great heart. He cared about us as clients and also treated us as good friends. We are so thankful to have had Greg as our agent. Now we are very happy with the house we bought and we will definitely ask Greg to help us out again if we ever sell or buy another home.
Wayne and Catherine Zou- NW Portland
Greg Lawler is a great real estate agent. He is full of energy, enthusiasm and is very optimistic. He was very knowledgeable in helping me find my first home. He was very patient with me and answered all my questions, and I had lots. When I was excited about looking at a home and then discouraged because it didn't work out, he was very supportive and optimistic and gave very good advice. I looked at a dozen homes or more before finding just the right one. He walked me through every step of the process. I would not have wanted to do it without his help. I recommend Greg because he is very down to earth and laid back and will be very patient and informative and help you with whatever you need when you want to buy or sell a home.
Jeanne Beadle- West Linn