Relocating to the Portland Metro Area?

"Relocating from Hawaii to Oregon, with no prior knowledge of the area seemed like a daunting challenge. Not so, thanks to Patrick! From the moment I saw his website I felt confident in his abilities. Not only was his website very user-friendly, it was informative and intelligently compiled. As a life-long resident of Oregon, his knowledge of the area was unsurpassed. His site promised that each e-mail or phone call would be promptly returned and it was true. With the thorough research Patrick and I did in advance, my husband and I were able to select our dream house on the very first day of house-hunting. Patrick is a pro at real estate!"
- Julie B,
Oregon City, OR

Patrick Sheehan's thorough knowledge, patient demeanor, and excellent negotiating skills make him a superior real estate agent. Through countless home showings, sometimes at last minute notice, Patrick offered sound advice without ever being pushy. When dealing with difficult sellers, he skillfully managed situations to our benefit. I highly recommend Patrick Sheehan.
- Justin C,
Tigard, OR
If you're relocating to the Portland Metro area, chances are you'll be looking for a well priced home close to amenities that match your family's lifestyle. Portland's suburbs can vary in school performance, property tax assessments and transportation. Be sure you're working with a Realtor® who can read between the lines and offer you candid advice and direction. Have you considered:

  • What do the local schools offer in academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities? Is there capacity in the schools to support expected growth?
  • Are there any political issues - such as annexations, bond measures or local taxes being considered? Will your community reflect your family's values and priorities, or will it contrast them?
  • How far is a certain neighborhood from downtown, the beach and the mountains?
  • What will your daily commute look like? Is there suitable transportation infrastucture to accommodate planned growth?

I offer relocation clients:

  • Digital Accessibility: I answer e-mail immediately and thoroughly. If you need a school report, property details, CC&R's, driving distance to work, places of worship or recreation - I do the legwork and get back to you right away. If you read or heard something about a neighborhood and want more clarification or information - call or e-mail me for a candid discussion. I am always available.
  • Preview services: When you're out-of-town, you often rely on a few grainy photos and truncated descriptions to determine what you would like to see. I can take the guesswork out of the process by previewing homes when necessary - making a site visit and photographing the property to give you greater perspective into not only the good - but the bad that the listing agent may not want you to see. I can also facetime or otherwise video conference you during the preview for instant feedback.
  • New construction expertise: There are dozens of prolific developers in the area; Stone Bridge, Pacific Lifestyle, Timberline, Polygon, DR Horton, Holt Homes, and more. Many of these homes are not even listed in the RMLS. I know the best developments and understand each's reputation for quality and value. Many offer great buying opportunity - others offer good reasons to look elsewhere.
  • No hassle research: Educating yourself on the lifestyle your family can expect is an important part of the job hunt. I am happy to work with you prior to a decision to move - to help you make that decision more confidently.

Investment Property & 1031 Exchange

  • 1031 Exchange: I'm experienced in multi-family tax-deferred exchanges, making sure we find an investment with the highest rate of return in the most rentable areas of town, spending the bre-minimum required to eliminate your capital gains tax liability.

Hopefully I've given you some compelling reasons to call or e-mail me about your relocation. Please feel free to browse using my search utility below, or contact me to find something you may not have considered. Either way, please bookmark this page, and come back often. I look forward to working with you!