Testimonials ___________________________________________________________________________________ If you wish to personally speak with any of the testimonials provided below, or wish to speak with some of Drew's recent clients, please contact Drew for their individual information. ________________________________________________________________________________ A.V. and D.K. We both bought and sold a house we loved with Drew, and he's never steered us wrong. His calm manner is a comfort through what can be a stressful time. He's always incredibly responsive, an assertive and savvy marketer, hugely patient, and we never felt any pressure either as buyers or sellers. We always felt like we were in the driver's seat, but with an informed and ready adviser/partner at our side who had our best interests in mind. Did we mention that, after following his advice about staging and refreshing, we sold our house in less than three days for significantly above the asking price?! ________________________________________________________________________________ L.K. Drew McCulloch is a great real estate agent!! I used Drew to purchase a house in 2004 and then again to sell the house in 2012 and buy another house in 2013. Drew makes the process very easy, and goes above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgeable on the real estate market, and has the expertise in every area of selling or purchasing a house. When we sold our house he hired a professional photographer out of his budget to make your house look the best it can. We sold our house in two weeks! Drew responds quickly to your requests. If I called, emailed or text, Drew would respond within minutes. I would highly recommend Drew. He is very friendly, kind and just around great to work with. ________________________________________________________________________________ S.F. I've bought and sold several residential properties and Drew without question is the best agent I've ever dealt with. We found Drew on the Zillow site and he assessed our needs and made immediate recommendations. The day after I first talked to Drew my wife was in Portland, we are from out of town, and she identified a condo and we made an immediate offer. Mind you I never met Drew in person before our offer, and we handled everything by e-mail and phone. Drew always got back to me immediately with the information I asked for. Drew has a high level of skill and knowledge in the information he provides and listens to his customers needs. He sent me comparable units sold, talked to the selling agent to get a feel of the buyer, and recommended a course of action. Upon acceptance of our offer, he listed our existing condo and in five days we had two offers above list price. Drew handled all negotiations and interactions with all the other agents. Once we had the offers both in place Drew helped me inspect and list out necessary repairs for the new unit and the unit I was selling needed work. Drew has a library of people to do repair, cleaning, appliance repair. The thing I loved was Drew always got back to me whether it was a weekend, or July 4th Holiday, he was always available and gave me a path to solve all issues, or acted as a sounding board to walk me through my options. When you deal with Drew, he makes you feel that your sale is the most important priority in his life, and that I value tremendously. Stop reading this review and give Drew a call! ________________________________________________________________________________ C. and A. R. We found Drew by chance on Zillow and we are so glad that we did! Drew is patient and positive. He does not pressure one into any decision. He educates and supports. Drew returned all of our correspondence immediately - even when he was on vacation in the middle of nowhere in Montana! He stuck with us when we wanted to see a ton of houses on a single evening - taking him away from his family for hours at a time. And he was there when we decided to pull back - giving us space to think and we felt we had no pressure at all from him to buy. We were first time home buyers and Drew taught us everything we now know. He was a kind and cheerful guide through what would otherwise be a stressful process. He made us feel confident even when I was asking, probably, the most elementary of questions. - of which I had many! We had a great experience with Drew and couldn't recommend him more. We plan to stay in touch with him now that our home buying experience is finished. Our three year old son is always asking where he is! ________________________________________________________________________________ C. and D. H. Drew exceeded all our expectations as our listing agent. We have worked with him before to buy property and have always been impressed. This was our first time selling a house, and his skill truly amazed us. He was very thoughtful and reasonable in his recommendations on how to prepare the house for sale. His marketing and networking brought an incredible amount of excitement to our listing. Through the negotiations and closing, he strongly advocated for us and succeeded in finalizing a very fair deal. In the end, we've closed less than six weeks after listing the house! Especially in this down economy, we could not have been happier. We always find Drew easy to reach. He's also always quick to take tasks on and see them to completion. He really takes ownership of the sale process. As the homeowners, we really had a very easy job in the end. ________________________________________________________________________________ S.D., Drew is the BEST! He is intelligent, straight-forward and extremely witty. Drew brought me up to speed on the Portland market and guided every step of our recent purchase... no easy task since we live in California. He fit house tours into his packed schedule at the last minute, took care of all the inspections and amazingly answered every communication within minutes -- I never, ever wondered how long I would have to wait to hear from him. In addition, Drew listened patiently about my ideal house and we now own it, at a great price -- thanks to Drew. I cannot recommend this kind, trustworthy man highly enough. Oh, and, ask him about streetcars. ________________________________________________________________________________ L.F. and J.O. Immediately upon meeting Drew, we knew we had found the perfect realtor to help us purchase our first home. Drew was friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive and accommodating to our needs. He was able to show us homes we inquired about on short notice, and throughout the whole process, was impressively responsive to emails, calls, and requests. With Drew's help, we found a home we loved within our price range within about a month and a half. As part of our contract with the seller, we asked them to provide permit documentation for some electrical work and a new beautiful new deck they had built. Little did we know that the deck wasn't quite built to code; we ended up having our closing delayed for about a month and a half because of this (largely because of the holidays and the city of Portland was very strict with their permitting process--we actually felt bad for the seller). Anyways, Drew did a fantastic job of staying on top of the situation and pushing the seller to get the work done quickly. He provided us with frequent updates. All throughout the process, and when the time came to finally close, Drew made all the steps very smooth for us and guided us through everything. We can't say enough just how much we appreciated his attentiveness and commitment to us as a client. We will definitely use Drew in the future for selling/buying, and would recommend him to our friends. ________________________________________________________________________________ K.C. I recently bought a house in Astoria, Oregon from a seller who was represented by Drew McCulloch. It was a complicated short sale, and Drew went to great lengths to make sure all parties involved were on the same page and understood their deadlines so the short sale wouldn't derail. He's an excellent leader who will take the reins if no one else will in order to ensure that the sale will go through. His Herculean efforts during closing made all the difference in my situation, and I'm a very happy owner because of it. ________________________________________________________________________________ E.R. and S. D. My wife and I started looking at condo's/townhouses in January, 2012. Over the year we went back and forth on wether we would purchase in Portland, but Mr. McCulloch stayed with us, listening to our likes and dislikes. We came close to purchasing several condominiums, but could not quite pull the trigger. Still he stayed with us and found a townhouse that more than met our need, being a perfect fit to our want list. In the closing process, he was more than thorough and helpful, making sure that we had address all the necessary items. He and his staff were very professional and his assistance allowed us to get the deal done with minimal effort. I would highly recommend him to someone looking to purchase or sell there residential place ________________________________________________________________________________ M.K. The best. He got top dollar for our house. His pricing help was accurate, he knew the market . he developed a superior marketing plan, including a very fine brochure. He was on top of everything and quick to respond to any calls, texts, or e-mails. Found appropriate homes to look at and was not pushy at all. When I called him he responded quickly no matter what day it was. ________________________________________________________________________________ K.D. I was most lucky to fall into the hands of Drew McCulloch! I found him unfailingly responsive, getting me information, forms to sign, putting me in touch with inspectors, radon testers, etc., etc. If there was ever a delay in the information that was forwarded to him, he kept me aware of the fact that he had not forgotten about the issue, but was just waiting on someone else. He has great knowledge of the home-buying process, and was wonderful about educating me as well. He maintained a scrupulous professionalism at all times, as well as a sense of humor. Not only does he make certain that the process is transparent at all times, he goes out of his way to avoid even the suspicion of conflict of interest problems. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone, and will seek him out in any future transactions I am involved in. I am grateful that he was a major part of my first home-buying experience. Thank you, Drew. ________________________________________________________________________________ P and T. Y. Just finished closing on our place in Portland, OR, and Drew McCulloch was outstanding from start to finish with his frequent updates and overall supervision of the project. Drew acted as our eyes and ears and facilitated each part for us as we are located out of state. He made very helpful and insightful suggestions before listing the property, which made sense and resulted in receiving a quick offer. Thanks, Drew! You're a true pro at this. We won't hesitate for a minute to recommend you to our OR friends who are in need of your services. Job well done and bravo for making this experience an enjoyable and positive one. ________________________________________________________________________________ G.S. and R.E., As our agent in purchasing a second home, Drew's attention to detail was exceptional. The process of buying a home is often thought of as stressful but NOT while working with Drew. He thinks of things before you do and takes care of any and all issues. I would highly recommend Drew for any transaction whether you are thinking of buying or selling a home. The process took approximately 45 days from the first bid on the house to closing. Drew was available for questions at a moments notice. As this was a vacation home purchase, Drew actually drove approximately 70 miles to attend the home inspection and report back all information to us that very evening. Drew was there every step of the way from counter offers to signing documents at the title company. As I said before, his attention to detail is phenomenal. ________________________________________________________________________________ B.O. and T.C., After interviewing several Realtors, I selected Drew to list my home. Drew advertised the home and handled all aspects of the sale. This included helping to determine listing price, taking excellent pictures and videos of the home, preparing a very professional booklet containing pictures of the home as well as an excellent online presentation including both the video and the pictures. The home was advertised on Drew's website, on the multiples, on Craigslist and in the paper. Even though the market is slow, we sold our house quickly. In the escrow period, Drew kept us informed every step of the way. Everything went smoothly. It was an easy sale. We got the price we wanted and very professional service. I never felt pressured and was always well informed. If I had another house in Portland to sell, I'd use Drew again without question or reservation. ________________________________________________________________________________ I.E. and T.P., Drew gave us quick responses to any requests we had. We have used 4 agents so far and he was the best. He is not shy to negotiate aggressively and handles paperwork with speed and skill. He was great to work with, intelligent, polite and knowledgeable, and I will use him again in the future. ________________________________________________________________________________ M. H. and A. S. Drew is an exceptional real estate agent. He helped us with the purchase of our first home and made the process so easy and painless. He had answers to all of our questions, went well above and beyond his job, and was always one step ahead of any issues that arose. He gave us piece of mind and we are now loving our new home. We highly recommend Drew, as he is the best choice out there and will make the process of buying less stressful. _______________________________________________________________________________ D.B. and A.V., Drew was a pleasure to work with and really hung in there with us through a long selling term. He was knowlegeable about current pricing trends, even under unusual market conditions, and always courteous and professional. ________________________________________________________________________________ D. and T. M., Drew contacted me about a property we were interested in for over a year to tell me it was up for sale. Drew helped us assess the properties worth and negotiate a very good price for the property. Drew walked us through the entire process and saw that every step along the way was completed to our benefit and satisfaction. Drew stressed due diligence through the inspection process and the deal was closed in a clean and punctual manner. Overall, the experience was excellent. This is the third property we have bought with Drew's help, and he also sold one home for us. Drew has an extraordinary sense of the housing market and has repeatedly lead us in the right direction. The properties we have purchased have all appreciated (even in this crazy market) and I credit much of that to Drew's expert advice and guidance. I would recommend Drew to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. ________________________________________________________________________________ M.M., Drew really earned his commission! From the beginning the buyer (the other guy) was rude and contentious. Drew was polite, of course, and persistent, with my best interests at heart. He worked through all of the buyer's demands with patience, always kept me in the loop, explained everything and answered my questions truthfully. I really appreciated the depth of his experience and his general optimism. He answered his phone every time I called and always tried to make things easier for me. I will never have to sell a house again but I will recommend Drew to everyone!! I hired Drew when my first agent was unsuccessful. Drew was always upbeat and realistic. When the inspections found some problems with the foundation of my 102 yr old house Drew did all the negotiations with the service contractors: foundation, oil tank removal, some beetle removal -- all these workmen were handled by Drew, saving me much anxiety. Drew goes the distance and more for his clients. This guy is truly a keeper. ________________________________________________________________________________ G.S., After our first meeting with Drew McCulloch we knew we were in good hands in regards to what would be an emotional sale of our family home of 45 years. With a down economy and a home that needed many updates we knew it would not be an easy sell. Drew did a fantastic job of marketing the home with flyers and on the internet. Drew was on top of every showing reporting the feedback to us quickly. in regards to the buyers opinion of the home and the price. From start to finish it took 94 days to sell and close the home at what we feel was a fare price in a down economy. Drew's professionalism was outstanding and I would recommend him to anyone considering the sale of their home. ________________________________________________________________________________ C. and C. F., This was the second time that we've used Drew's services. He helped us buy our first house 5 years ago and just recently helped us to sell that house and buy a new one. Our house sold in 6 weeks. We looked at probably over 30 homes. Once we found the right one the buying process went quite quickly. Drew is reliable, trustworthy, knowledgable and gets the work done. Even when a sticky situation occured, Drew came through for us. I would definately recommend Drew to anyone buying or selling a house in the Portland area. ________________________________________________________________________________ P. and A.C., Drew helped us find and buy our first house 6 years ago, and more recently he helped us find and buy a new house, and sell our old house. 6 years ago we were referred to a different realtor at the same agency. She worked with Drew, and so introduced us and Drew became our realtor. We were first time home buyers then, and were anxious and inexperienced. Drew was perfect- we couldn't have asked for a better realtor. He spent a lot of time in an initial meeting with us finding out what we were looking for, and then took us to many many places. When we walked into our first house, we knew right away it was the house for us. Things didn't go well initially and another bid was taken, then that deal fell apart, so we ended up being able to purchase the house. This was quite a roller coaster and Drew handled our emotions really well- we were really disappointed when we thought the deal wasn't going through, he helped us through that like a pro. We decided over a year ago that we needed more space and there was no question that we would call Drew again. We contacted him, and again he sat with us and in a detailed, long meeting he understood what we were looking for this time round. We looked at a lot of places, and then decided we needed to put things on hold for a year when our son arrived. Drew was great about this delay- he never pressured us, or contacted us during this time- he was patient and waited for us to get back in touch with him. We really appreciated that- Drew NEVER pressures you- he always gave us the time and space to make decisions. And, he set us up with an email alert that gave us info. on houses that met our requirements and neighborhoods and it was great to get to look at those while we were "on hold" so that if something really great came along, we could call him. We saw a house on an open house and contacted Drew that Sunday. On Tuesday we were at the house with 2 contractors (Drew arranged) to give us a sense of the cost of the renovations the house needed before making a bid. That is how Drew works- you mention an idea or something you'd like to do, and within the day (actually usually a couple of hours) it is done. Before we knew it we were bidding on our new house and again Drew's experience of the market was astounding. He gives great advice and his honest opinion on what he thinks the market supports for a price, but then IT IS ALWAYS UP TO YOU to give the bid/price that you want. Again, he NEVER pressures you. When it came to selling our house again Drew was a pro. His team put together the BEST marketing flyer for our house that I have ever seen. The pictures were outstanding, the layout professional but different from the "routine". Our house sold quickly - that was thanks to Drew. And with a baby at home, it was a blessing that we didn't have to deal with weeks or months of showing our home. We cannot say enough positive things about Drew McCulloch. If you use him you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Drew has a really great skill of getting to know you and what you want/need in a home and finds it for you. He has done it twice for us. He sold our house in record time. He was ALWAYS available for advice and responds in RECORD TIME. We are both busy professionals and Drew would always accomodate our schedules. We called him frequently for handymen, electricians, plumbers, roofers, cleaning people, flooring companies, etc... and we were never disappointed with his referrals. And aside from the business aspect of wanting an experienced, professional, available realtor- which Drew is, the other really great thing about Drew is that he is FUN TO WORK WITH. We were actually sad to not have reasons to call him anymore. Go with Drew McCulloch- whether you are buying, selling, or both- he will make it work for you. ________________________________________________________________________________ C.M. This was my first home and due to some extenuating circumstances, I was without transportation, Drew drove out of his way to pick me up and drive me around to look at potential properties, in which we didnt find anything that looked good, about a week later, a for sale sign caught my eye and I immediately called Drew. After I knew I was interested in this property, Drew took care of the rest. With a no B.S. assessment and professionalism as well as the feeling that your dealing with a friend thats looking after your best interest, I recommend Drew to my family and friends, hands down. I work overseas, so a solid realtor was key to getting this purchase done without all the headache. Good experience all the way. ________________________________________________________________________________ S.P and E.W., Drew was able to get our house sold in the short amount of time we had and for a decent price. He walked us through the whole process and helped us decode all of the paperwork involved in selling a house. The whole house sale went pretty smoothly thanks to Drew. I definitely had my doubts starting out that we would be able to sell the house within our short time frame, but somehow he managed to do it! We were under contract within 30 days of listing the house! Drew was very professional, friendly and always easy to reach or would return our calls or emails quickly. He is very knowledgeable about the housing market and helped us be realistic about current house prices. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. ________________________________________________________________________________ J.D., Drew was my real estate agent who helped me find a condo I bought this spring. I found Drew McCulloch incredibly helpful and professional as my real estate agent from the get-go. He was exceptionally low-pressure with me but got what I wanted for me immediately when I would want it. He did much research, was incredibly punctual and available to me, and he was always upbeat, friendly, and funny. He is excellent at intuiting when to step in to ask questions or offer the benefit of his experience, and when to leave his clients alone. His experience in the business helped him offer great advice to help me save money when negotiating my price. It was an incredibly positive experience working with him. ________________________________________________________________________________ K.W. and D.A. Absolutely first rate! Drew made the whole purchase process seamless. He anticipated our every need including taking digital photos of the house we couldnt visit as were purchasing from out of town. Very proactive and willing to help every step of the way. We appreciated his knowledge, professionalism and willingness to go that extra step. We will recommend Drew to our friends! ________________________________________________________________________________ B.R., Early on in the process I felt a pretty solid trust and bond with Drew. He is an honest and sincere person and is very good at what he does! ________________________________________________________________________________ A. and R.H., Drew is extremely approachable and friendly. He was readily available to help us look for houses and never made it seem like a burden. He was also pretty immediate in his responses and always told us what was happening next in the process. He also helped us find a mortgage broker and insurance agent since we were starting from scratch in the Portland real estate market. We love our new house that he helped us buy. ________________________________________________________________________________ L.M. and P.H., Drew was excellent, easy to reach, knowledgeable, very attentive, and had our best interests at heart. Very helpful with referrals for mortgage and other services. We cant say enough about how great he is as our broker! ________________________________________________________________________________ L.D., Excellent and very professional. I was extremely impressed by drew and his professionalism. I had complete confidence in him helping to handle the entire transaction. He was very organized and always one step ahead of the game making sure everything was done in a timely matter. I could have not have been happier with the service I received and will recommend Drew to anyone looking to buy or sell a house! ________________________________________________________________________________ O. and A.R., We worked with Drew as both a home buyer and seller. His service, guidance and commitment to his clients is superb. While I dont recall how we met, I nonetheless recall how many times we said we were happy to find him! ________________________________________________________________________________ P. and C.K., Great, thorough and proactive. We only wish that the lending institutions were as competent as Drew! We made the purchase from overseas and while this was a bit daunting at times, Drew made it easy. It was quite refreshing dealing with someone as astute as Drew and we would recommend him to anyone. This is the second time we have used his services.