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“I am so impressed with Phil Wax's talent for handling a zillion details at once, and for his ability to think things through to the best solution.”

Shirley

“Your efficiency, positive attitude, and excellent listening made this house happen for us.  We truly appreciate your professionalism and personability.”

Mike & Suellen

Bob helped us out when we had to make an offer and have it accepted over a long weekend. We had on offer rejected and then had to come up with a second option rather quickly. Bob was very comfortable to work with and listens to your concerns, as it was a high stress time with us. He helped fill  us in with the pros and cons of the different neighborhoods. We ended up with a house we like and a great neighborhood. 

Steven Cloyes

Bob was the perfect agent for us -- smart, sensitive, experienced, persistent when he needed to be and gentle when he needed to be. I have already recommended him, and certainly would again and again.

Tricia Snell

When my family moved to Portland from Hawaii three years ago, we had absolutely no knowledge of the area. Bob was so patient and thorough in guiding us to a neighborhood that fit our lifestyle and budget. Once we found the house we loved, Bob's negotiation skills were revealed and we were even  happier to have him as our realtor. I would recommend him to anyone in search of a Portland realtor.

Denise Coogan

"You went over and beyond to help me get everything done to the house after I moved out."

Ron Mathers

Bob came highly recommended from a trusted friend. From the getgo he was an utmost professional. I had a messy situation in selling my house and he helped me navigate the course with knowledge, patience, and skill that comes from many years in the industry. His depth of character and  trustworthiness helped keep me at ease throughout the entire process. Without any hesitation, I strongly endorse Bob and The Portland Home Team to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

Art Pavlenko

We used Bob to buy and sell our house. At first we didn't have a realtor, we had a few people show us different places but no one stood out to us. Then Bob showed us a property and we immediately knew that he was the type of realtor we wanted to work with. He had excellent knowledge of the area and  understood what we were looking for with a great personality to match. We felt like we were very important as Bob would discuss with his team our situation and they would go through possible options for us. We eventually found our house and Bob was great with negotiating as well as explaining the whole process to us as my wife and I were very lost with this being our first house. 4 months later my wife got a job offer on the other side of the country, and it was already time to sell the place we just bought. We had one month to sell our house before we had to move, overwhelmed Bob took matters into his own hands and came and took excellent photos and held open houses. Soon enough we had a cash offer with our house only being the market for a little over a month, we cruised through the process of closing and even got money back!! We were terrified of having a short sale because we knew we couldn't afford to pay the mortgage and rent in our new place. Bob came through big time, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bob to anyone looking to buy or sell. Anyone I know of that is looking to buy or sell I will be sending them straight to Bob. As soon as my wife and I move back to the Portland area Bob will be the first one we call without a doubt.

Jordan Boase

Bob was very responsive to our needs. After the offer process, he showed his true value by finding contractors for agreed upon repairs, and dealing with their schedules to get the work done and the transaction closed on time. He took what could have been an overwhelming process to a first-time  buyer and made it very smooth. 

Greg Truax

Bob together with the Portland Home Team delivered a result above and beyond my expectations. They handled all the details of the sale in a very professional and concise manner. Communication was always straight to the point and I felt confidant knowing they had my best interest in mind from  start to finish. Bob and the Portland Home Team totally impressed me with their efficient teamwork, work ethic, communication skills and expert knowledge of the Portland real estate market.

Ashley Offensend

I give Bob Broad five stars for all aspects of his involvement in our recent home sale and purchase. He helped my wife and I sell our two homes so that we could jointly purchase a new home. The transactions were quick and efficient. Bob works extremely hard and provides highly personalized  service. We truly appreciate everything he has done for us.

Dave Clingan

Bob helped us find our new home and to sell our old one. As a Buyer's agent he was highly proactive in taking our requirements and finding a neighborhoods that we would like. He was incredibly great at finding the small details that he knew mattered to us about each property. He was patient and  helped shaped what we wanted, even when we didn't have the words to describe it.

Bob was incredibly detail-oriented and accommodating as a seller's agent. He started by getting professional advice on areas that needed fixing. He then helped us prioritize these items within our budget and connected us with contractors who helped us stay on track. Bob then aggressively put the word out about our house and provided daily feedback. To say his communication was awesome would be an understatement. We got what we wanted from our house, which is awesome in today's economy.

I'd work with Bob and Keller Williams again and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Shashi Jain

"My husband and I hired Bob Broad to help us find a home for our growing family, and we couldn't have been more happy with his work. Not only was he a pleasure to engage with, but it took us quite awhile to find the right house and he was a great adviser throughout. We were never pressured to purchase the wrong house, he was great at weeding out homes that wouldn't work to save us time, and he had wonderful insight into what features to look for based on our particular needs. At one point, we even considered making an offer on a home, and Bob pointed out a few structural issues that we had not noticed. Thankfully, we waited, and we now live in the perfect family home. It was right in our price range, and we LOVE it! At the end of the day, I can't speak more highly of Bob. We also hired Bob to sell our old house, right as the market took a real tank. After a few months, we decided to rent it, as covering two mortgages was tough for us. Bob was incredibly supportive and helped us in every way he could to ensure the house was ready to rent. We went through more than one agent to find Bob, and I would hire him again in a second!"

Lisa Morgan

"Bob Broad did an excellent job helping us to find and purchase a home. He quickly understood our criteria, provided solid market analysis and consultative advice, and negotiated well on our behalf to arrive at the final agreement with the seller. In addition, he was reliable, personable, and we had fun throughout the process. A great experience all around! Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert. -  Bob Broad of Portland Home Team is a realtor. Portland Home Team knows how to market homes and how to generate energy and excitement for their listings.They have the uncanny ability to attract the right clients to their listings, which result in their clients homes selling quickly in any given market. It has been our great pleasure to team up with such talented realtors, who are passionate in giving back to their communities, and committed to using their unlimited skills to bring outstanding results for their clients."

Lisa Shipley

"You listened carefully to our wants and needs and responded 100%.  You were completely “on our side, and we trusted you 100%!” 

Dennis & Jan

 "We appreciated your “non-sales” approach.  You ask what our requirements are up front and don’t try to sway us from them.”

Chris & Cathy

Phil Wax went far beyond my expectations in handling the complex aspects of the sale of my house.”

Nickie

“I felt that Phil went not only the extra mile on my behalf, but a second and third mile!  He carried me along the process with affection and wisdom. My sincere thanks for selling my house and helping me find this new treasure to live in!”

Aileen

"Bob Broad was excellent, period. I interviewed 6 different agents from various real estate agencies (Remax, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, etc) and Bob was the clear standout. Even at our very first meeting, his level of preparedness and marketing ideas was impressive. At our first meeting, his interview with me, he had several angles and ideas on how to best market my house in this tough house-selling time. Most impressive was that his ideas were not just the "same old" ideas: put your posting on RMLS, put up a sign with pretty fliers, hold one open house. He had several creative and unique ideas that I only heard from him. Additionally, I enjoyed the fact that he listened to me and my needs for selling my home. I was very close to going into short sale and every other agent I interviewed refused to believe that ANY house in today's market--especially in North Portland, where my house was--could possibly sell at fair market value. Bob was willing to work with me and come up with creative ideas to make sure my house was sold at fair market value, not a short sale, to protect my credit. At all times during the selling process, I was reassured to know that I had Bob in my corner. We spoke on a regular basis and changed our marketing strategy regularly based on feedback from house showings and my open houses. He didn't just list the house and let it sit. He was very active and responsive throughout the process which was helpful. I would fully recommend Bob to anyone who needs a real estate agent. Please interview him and you will see right away why he will bring a level of professionalism, experience and creativity to your home selling process. Thanks Bob!"

Niki Paulk

My first time home buying experience with Bob was fantastic. Being it was my first house I wanted to look at EVERY area around Portland and Bob was the guy to do that. He's very knowledgeable about neighborhoods and finding the right place for you. We looked at every kind of house imaginable and in  all areas. Bob was great through the whole process from recommending properties to helping me with the mortgage process. I have recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so! 

Mike Zaccaro

My husband and I purchased our first home in the summer of 2009. We met Bob to view a home that was for sale, and the moment we set foot inside the door he instinctively knew it wasn't what we were looking for. We'd only known him five minutes. His ability to read people and the care he takes in  getting to know what you want and don't want is impeccable. He was available by phone and email when we had questions, and got answers as quickly as he could. He really gave us personal attention and never made us feel pressure or urgency in the process. Buying a home can be overwhelming but I feel that Bob made it easy so it didn't get to that point. We have kept in touch and he was also a huge help in selling our home five years later when we were ready for an upgrade. I highly recommend Bob for his integrity, and his desire to deliver to you what it is you are looking for.

Melissa Ritchie

"Patient, thorough, knowledgeable, and kind, Bob Broad made buying my first home easy.Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert."

Nora Bauman

"Bob, your counsel, calmness, empathy and especially your six degrees of separation (!) from just about anyone we need is appreciated beyond words. Thank you so much."

Elizabeth Ramey

I credit Bob with getting me into my home in SE Hawthorne. Thank you Bob. The right professional is key to a smooth relocation from the East Coast to Portlandia. I knew Portland would fit my retirement needs. That special neighborhood, the perfect home and the correct price were key decisions. Bob  made it a great journey! I contacted Bob before retirement. We had a few telephone conversations before my Portland visit. I retired, rented a place in Portland and began the adventure. We explored many neighborhoods and visited quite a few houses in May, 2008. Bob guided me to my home . We started negotiations. I returned to NJ in June. Bob managed the many hurdles of the real estate purchase. it happened in September,2008. Thanks again Bob.

Jim Coppola

"I would gladly refer you business. I had a clear demonstration of how well you care for your clients."

Kayleen McConnachie, -- Key Bank

Bob represented the buyers of my FSBO (For Sale by Owner). By the time he and his clients came through I had plenty of experience with some very unprofessional realtors. However, Bob and his team were great to deal with from the beginning of submitting an offer all the way to handing over the  keys. What I liked the most about Bob was his clear communication, reasonable requests and quick follow-through. He was always prompt with his paperwork and I enjoyed his easy going personality that still came through in a professional manner. If I should need a realtor in the future I would recommend Bob to any of my friends or use him myself.

Ronna Newsom

Phil, your advice on how to make the house presentable, the absence of pressure from you during the time I had the house on the market, and your diligence in marketing the house during the most unfavorable selling season was really appreciated.  I will whole heartedly recommend you to friends and acquaintances.”

Zari

Not only did Bob broad patiently drive me all over the different neighborhoods, he educated me on Portland, the schools, the Max lines, etc... he negotiated the purchase price of my new home much lower than I had dared to hope! Bob has integrity, he is knowledgable and he is a wonderful person. I  highly recommend him. Bob and his highly qualified team, have helped us identify, negotiate and purchase 4 homes in Portland. I wouldn't go anywhere with anyone else. Bob is awesome.

Rovena Cardiel

"Bob Broad is one of the most forward thinking realtors I have worked with. He is always on top of the latest in marketing trends and not afraid to try new things. His marketing approach is creative, effective and uses the latest in technology. He takes excellent care of his clients throughout the buying/selling process and communicates well with all parties to the transaction. All of my escrow officers love working with Bob."

James Adair, Mortgage Lender, PDXHomeloan.com

"In the many transactions that I have worked with Bob Broad and his team, I have seen him to be a consistently effective advocate for his clients. He has a great way with people, and complete personal integrity. His passion for marketing and community building as well as his entrepreneurial spirit really set him apart from the pack."

Tootie Mackenzie, Business Development Representative, First American Title

Kathy, Katy-Jo, and I just wanted to extend our heart-felt thanks to all of you for working with us to acquire the home that Katy-Jo and Shay will be using for the foreseeable future.  We appreciated the often rare combination of personable and professional service that each of you provided to achieve this success.
 
We will certainly remember all of you fondly and, when next we need the services of a professional real estate firm, we will be sure to call upon the Portland Home Team.

David Viers

“Portland Home Team's service was awesome.  My only regret is that I should have gone to you first! Fantastic service, with caring professionals who listen to their clients, have an excellent read on the market, especially the neighborhood, and who go the extra mile to make sure everything goes well.  I highly recommend them!”

Kathryn