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Stefanie Otterson

Dwell Realty
5265 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Office: 503-522-4542
Cell: 503-522-4542

  • Stefanie Otterson is an excellent realtor to work with. She is professional in her presentation, timely in her communication, and candid about what needs to be done and how we can make it happen. Her composure through each step of selling my home kept me as at-ease and focused as it’s possible to be during an emotional and inevitably stressful process. I would recommend Stefanie not only for her strong market knowledge but also for her tenacity and high level of respect for the client/realtor relationship.
  • Stefanie helped us find the house of our dreams over a two year period from 2007-2009. She patiently answered our endless first-time home buyer’s questions and then supplied us with lots of helpful information and resources once we moved in. Since we were searching for a rather unique home and property, the number of homes we looked at reached into the 60’s, but Stefanie kept our spirits high until we found just the right house. During negotiations with the sellers, Stefanie was the total professional and spoke respectfully, but firmly, to each person she came in contact with in order to meet our goals. Buying a home can be stressful, but Stefanie kept us up-to-date on what to expect and when, and at the same time clearly communicated the process in detail to us. We are indebted to Stefanie Otterson and consider ourselves lucky to have had her as our real estate agent.
  • Stefanie helped me sell two homes and purchase one. She was there every step of the way to help with whatever I needed, from staging advice, to inspections, to finding the perfect home. She was always on the ball. She was quick to respond to any questions or needs and she took away the stress and worry of buying and selling. Stefanie took care of coordinating everything and was a dream to work with. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home as she made it all seem easy. Anytime I am buying or selling in the future, I won’t hesitate to enlist Stefanie’s talented skills.
  • Stefanie was a wonderful help to my husband and I in buying and selling our home.  Actually, several homes.  We first found Stefanie 2004 and she brought both professionalism and warmth to the process and guided us through the journey of selling our first house and finding another one to purchase.  In addition to being knowledgeable about the real estate process, Stefanie also has experience from the mortgage brokerage side of things which helped us enormously in navigating the financial and legal aspects of the process.  But more importantly to me, is not just how good at her job she is but the caring and honest person that Stefanie is.  Buying a home is stressful and Stefanie offered support and reassurance when things got difficult and eased the process with her willingness to listen and her understanding.

    We were so happy with our experience working with Stefanie that when we decided to sell our 2nd home and purchase a third we asked her to work with us again.  Only two years later we decided to move from the Portland area to Coos Bay and again asked Stefanie to help us sell our Portland house and buy a house in Coos Bay.  Not only did she help us arrange showings and negotiate sales long distance but she drove down to Coos Bay for our inspection, and found us a reliable inspector locally to help us out.

    We love Stefanie so much that she was an honored guest at our Wedding and we would reccomend her to anyone considering buying or selling a home.  If we ever moved again we would not even consider working with anyone else…although Stefanie has told us we are not allowed to move again for at least five years!  Anyone looking for a relator with experience, integrity, and knowledge, need look no further than Stefanie!

  • Stefanie has helped me sell and buy my homes. From the first moment I knew I couldn’t be in better hands. She answered any questions I had, some even before I asked them. Buying or selling can be extremely stressful but she takes that on for you and walks you through each and every step of the process. She always made sure I was informed of how the transactions were progressing. I think she is so terrific that I referred her to my parents when they were looking to buy a vacation home in central Oregon. When I am ready to buy or sell again there is only one person I will call, Stefanie Otterson.
  • As a first time home buyer, I struggled while looking for my first home until I met Stefanie Otterson. She is very well versed, tactful, polite, punctual and she instructs you with the heart of a teacher every step of the way. I never felt rushed or anxious during the entire process. With Stefanie, I bought my first home with my eyes wide open and could not make a higher recommendation than Ms. Otterson


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