As first time home buyers we knew we had a lot to learn about the home buying process and would need guidance from someone very knowledgeable, especially in this crazy-competitive market. Kris was amazing and exactly who we needed! She is so warm, patient, and knows all of the tricks of the trade! She went above and beyond in identifying exactly what it was we were looking for, and then found that perfect house, which happened to not even be listed, but had owners looking to sell. She walked us through every step of the process from start to close, making the recommendations that we needed along the way. It truly felt like she was a part of our team and we were in it together, which was such a comfort. We can’t thank her enough for not only finding us our home, but making it such a smooth and fun process. She is the BEST!!
We never expected the Real Estate process to be like this. My boyfriend and I consist of a seasoned homeowner and complete home buying novice, respectively. It is rare to agree on anything; let alone a Realtor. Then Kris happened via recommendation of a family friend. Upon our meeting, we had an instant connection. Kris was able to hold my hand through the process while simultaneously and thoroughly addressing my better half's scrupulousness. Home buying in the age of COVID-19 seemed like a long shot. Kris, a family-oriented Portland local, was there for us every step of the way, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes constantly in hand (she has a background in the medical field). That is merely one example of her thoroughness, but it translates into her overall process. We felt protected.
Professionalism aside, she is effortless to get along with and dare I say enjoyable to be around~ nothing we've experienced in a Realtor before (no offense to other Realtors). Patient, knowledgeable, willing to go to bat, and legitimately caring are just a few attributes that readily come to mind when thinking of her and our journey together. In the end we could not be happier with Kris, Portland, and our new home. We couldn't have done it without her...Thank You Kris! All The Love, Mary & Vince.
"Although it is of no surprise to you, we are wanting to let you know of our complete satisfaction with Real Estate Broker Kris Sholes who represented us in the recent sale of our property on Cook Lane in Tigard. Kris consistently demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, courtesy and energy as she expertly guided us through the process of preparing, listing, negotiating and consummating a successful transaction. We were very impressed with Kris as she consistently communicated with us, discussing the various details that required attention, pointing out options and making suggestions when necessary. Her many years of experience were vividly on display as she was able to foresee and avoid the numerous potential pitfalls that too often result in a failed transaction. Kris has developed a team of experts who were available to take care of the issues that arose as the sales agreement proceeded towards completion: title insurance and escrow people; landscapers; maintenance people; and septic system specialists were all very professional. Since we reside out of the area, we had to rely upon Kris to handle many of the tasks that would have normally been the responsibility of the owners, such as collecting the mail from the street-side mailbox, scheduling maintenance, and keeping a watchful eye on the vacant house. She even spent her own time trimming hedges, sweeping the walkways and mowing the lawn!
Having been a real estate broker myself years ago in California, I know what it takes to be considered a good agent—and Kris has clearly shown herself to be an excellent real estate agent.”
— Michael and Tina T.
"Kristin Sholes represented us in three transactions in the past year. We kept going back to her because of her integrity, enthusiasm, marketing skills and knowledge of the market. She totally stays on top the process and timelines to make sure your needs are taken care of in a thorough, fair, and timely manner. Kris is a pleasure to work with and we continue to recommend her to our friends and family. "
—Linda and Roger B
"I can’t imagine going through the house buying or selling process with any other realtor than Kris Sholes. I knew I was happy with my experience, but it wasn’t until I spoke with friends who had used various other realtors that I fully realized how above and beyond Kris is compared to other real estate agents. She became more than a business contact to my family; she became an actual family member. I not only recommend her to acquaintances who ask for referrals, I want her to assist my parents when they eventually move to the area. Kris was patient when we had questions or concerns and always answered them promptly and completely. When we first decided to place our home on the market, she arrived with a folder full of items that would inform us of every step in the process and a complete marketing plan. I was impressed and amazed. When I mention this to people who have chosen other Realtors, they have never heard of such a thing. As we entered each new step in our buying and selling process, she always anticipated every piece of information we might need and had it ready before we even asked. Kris is everything and more that you would want, expect and need in a real estate agent. She is informed, prompt, patient and really fun to look at houses with! I feel blessed to have worked with her as we sold our first home and bought our new one."
—Doug and Julie Swayne