“His attention to detail, follow through, and sincere desire for us to be thoroughly satisfied with our purchase have been greatly appreciated.” – J&J
We had the privilege of using Shawn’s services late last year and early this year in the purchase of our home. His attention to detail, follow through, and sincere desire for us to be thoroughly satisfied with our purchase (as opposed to the ‘quick sale’) have been greatly appreciated. We have purchased a good many…
“a few attributes that really set him apart from other realtors…”- Faith P.
Shawn helped us to buy a house last August after we had looked for over a year. We first met him while he was working as a seller’s agent at an open house we stopped by. We hadn’t committed to working with an agent because we didn’t want any extra pressure put on us. Both…
“We have worked with Shawn for many years with at least 7 property transactions. Shawn is very knowledgeable and a skill negotiator.”
We have worked with Shawn for many years with at least 7 property transactions. Shawn is very knowledgeable and a skill negotiator. He has high ethical standard and has always been a pleasure to work with.– from Google by Hung Tran, Seller
“Shawn Yu should be dubbed the ‘real estate investment therapist!'”
Shawn Yu should be dubbed the “real estate investment therapist!” He met with us over a year ago, listened carefully to our goals and dreams, ran some numbers and gave us advice on the direction he saw being the most financially sound for our real estate investments. He could have easily given us advice that would have benefitted him financially in the short-term but instead gave us a plan to better our financial investment goals for the long run and get us into our dream home.
We took the time to work toward achieving those goals and then he magically got us into our dream home as well. Shawn has a sense of calm and cool that in almost unheard of in today’s real estate market! He is always looking out for what is going to benefit his clients and is incredibly thoughtful in every move he makes.
During escrow, we were also very impressed by all of the communications from his team. Everyone was quick to respond and very helpful in finding answers to questions that came up.
We could not have been happier in working with the Shawn Yu team! Thank you all!!– from Yelp by Keely M., Buyer
“He listened to what we wanted and helped us understand things we didn’t really know about real estate.”
Shawn was great! He helped us first time home buyers navigate the market. He listened to what we wanted and helped us understand things we didn’t really know about real estate. He was super responsive and patient. We plan on asking Shawn and his team for any of our real estate needs in the future.– from Google by Maha Saber, First-time Buyer
“Considering that the market is aggressively mad right now, Shawn’s calmness and experience really helped us determine what was the right choice for us.”
Shawn helped us buy our first ever home in Portland. Even though the thought of buying a house in this crazy market during the pandemic was very daunting initially, working with Shawn made the process way easier and fun. Shawn was very patient with us as he helped us see many houses. He gave us great feedback and advice which helped us understand our options and made the decision making process much easier. Considering that the market is aggressively mad right now, Shawn’s calmness and experience really helped us determine what was the right choice for us. It also really helped that he was very responsive to our needs which enabled us to make offers quickly to properties that we were interested in. All in all, we couldn’t have gotten such a great house without Shawn. 10/10 would recommend!– from Google by Pradyumna Muralidharan, First-time Buyer
“Shawn wrote 10 offers for us over 5 long months of house searching, and finally helped us find our new home in the exact neighborhood we were hoping for.”
Shawn is patient, kind, honest, and did I mention patient? We found Shawn through a friend’s recommendation, and are so grateful to have had him by our side for our first home purchase. Buying our first home during a pandemic in a crazy Portland housing market was tough. Shawn always kept our confidence up as we placed offer after offer on houses. He was always honest with his opinions and our chances at getting a house- never sugar coating, but always keeping our needs in his best interest. Shawn wrote 10 offers for us over 5 long months of house searching, and finally helped us find our new home in the exact neighborhood we were hoping for. When you spend 5 months looking for a home day in and day out, your realtor becomes a part of your family for those months, at least it felt that way with Shawn. I would recommend him without hesitation.– from Google by Gina Cavallio, Buyer
“Shawn has expert knowledge of the PDX real estate market, which was very valuable to us as out-of-state buyers.”
Shawn has expert knowledge of the PDX real estate market, which was very valuable to us as out-of-state buyers. He helped us out a lot and we highly recommend him as an agent. Check out his YouTube channel as well for a taste of the expertise he brings!– from Google by Jeffrey Bautista, Buyer
“Shawn has deep knowledge of the industry and is able to offer such useful advice to both buyers and sellers alike.”
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
We have trusted Shawn to assist us in both buying a house and selling a house. Both transactions were complicated and Shawn was always more than willing to help guide us through from start to finish. Shawn has deep knowledge of the industry and is able to offer such useful advice to both buyers and sellers alike. We couldn’t recommend him more!– from Google, Yelp & Realtor by Faith Paladeni, Seller
“Shawn was very polite, always available for questions and went above and beyond in guiding and supporting me throughout the process.”
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
I had a great experience working with Shawn and team. Shawn was very polite, always available for questions and went above and beyond in guiding and supporting me throughout the process. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking on selling or buying a home– from Google by Sherwin Ocampo, Seller
“Shawn was willing to jump in a tricky situation, provided us with great ideas and leadership, and had an excellent response time.”
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
Shawn was willing to jump in a tricky situation, provided us with great ideas and leadership, and had an excellent response time. My wife and I were pleased to work with Shawn and his team while purchasing our home!– from Google by Donny Bradetich, Buyer
“The most beneficial part of Shawn’s fiduciary service was preventing us from overpaying for a house we fell in love with.”
I stumbled upon Shawn at one of his open houses we visited on the day our initial real estate agent cancelled on us. The following day he met with my wife and me to spend a few hours learning about what kind of house we were looking for. We’re new to the Portland area so he educated us on the different neighborhoods throughout the city and we discussed the areas that were best suited for our needs based on our price range and work commute time. The most beneficial part of Shawn’s fiduciary service was preventing us from overpaying for a house we fell in love with. He calculated a market value and negotiated with the seller’s agent to get that price along with credits toward needed repairs on the house. Even after we closed on the house, Shawn continued to help us by coordinating with contractors to get some work done prior to us moving in. He did a fantastic job advocating for us and guiding us through the home buying process.– from Google by Thomas Schroeder, Buyer
“Shawn flawlessly navigated the negotiations with the seller, discussing offer and counter-offer strategy with us with candor, but still leaving the final decisions to us.”
Thanks to Shawn’s assistance, patience, and advocacy, we are now living in our dream house! We highly recommend him to anyone buying a home!
A realtor located in Washington referred us to Shawn in case we decided to buy in Oregon. Even though we hadn’t yet moved to town and hadn’t narrowed our search to a particular area, Shawn agreed to speak with us over video conference. He made us feel comfortable and understood, even though we didn’t yet know what we wanted. Over the following couple of months we corresponded over email, and Shawn revealed his knowledge of the different areas in and around Portland, and helped us to figure out which areas would most fit our lifestyle.
When we moved to town, Shawn was readily available to show us houses. He made himself available to show us many houses. He helped us to recognize and articulate our priorities, as we discovered them while touring houses. It was almost as if Shawn figured out what we wanted before we had even realized what we wanted. We appreciated his honesty because as first-time home buyers, we were nervous about such a monumental purchase, and we wanted to be sure to make the right choice. And did we ever!
Shawn flawlessly navigated the negotiations with the seller, discussing offer and counter-offer strategy with us with candor, but still leaving the final decisions to us. He got us a really great deal! His professionalism carried us through the rest of the process, with him and his team addressing our questions and keeping us on track throughout. It was clear to us that he is well-respected by the others involved, including the seller’s realtors and our title officers. He seems to have a great reputation in the industry.
We highly recommend Shawn Realty!– from Google & Yelp by Mae V., Buyer
“This sale didn’t make him much money, but he treated it like a million dollar home.”
I asked Shawn to help my aunt get her home sold during a very contentious divorce situation. I could not be more pleased with Shawn, he is everything a Realtor should be and more! He is incredibly detail oriented, professional and gracious. From the first contact to after closing, he showed all along the way that he has the skills necessary to get a home sold for the absolute highest possible selling price. He assisted with staging, recommended repairs, and was an amazing communicator with all parties all along the way. This sale didn’t make him much money, but he treated it like a million dollar home. I am so grateful for Shawn and that I can refer clients to him in the future. I would recommend and encourage all of my friends and family to use Shawn in the Portland area! If you are looking for a Realtor to help you buy or sell your home, look no further than Shawn Yu.– from Zillow & Google by Jake & Katie Colter, Seller
“He is thorough in his representation of his clients. He is honest and personable.”
Shawn was very helpful. He is thorough in his representation of his clients. He is honest and personable. I have previously recommended Shawn. This is our second purchase utilizing his services.– from Zillow by redscorp26, Buyer
“As first time homebuyers, he taught us so much about the home buying process…”
I had a wonderful experience working with Shawn Yu. He found us the perfect home and we are very happy we chose him as our agent. As first time homebuyers, he taught us so much about the home buying process and he was always available to answer any questions we had. We had a great time going to see homes with Shawn. He was able to help us identify what we wanted in our house and in a price range and neighborhood that worked for us. We would highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a new home, and will be sure to use Shawn for our future home needs.– from Yelp by Katie B., First-time Buyer
“He was especially good at listening to our input and finding homes that fit that criteria.”
Shawn Yu was an extremely knowledgable agent and was great to work with. Every time we met with Shawn, we always learned new things and enjoyed going to see houses with him. He was especially good at listening to our input and finding homes that fit that criteria. He was very professional, and was able to answer our questions every step of the way. Shawn went above and beyond to make our home buying process as easy as possible. We would recommend Shawn to anyone and will be sure to use him in the future.– from Zillow & Realtor by Nicholas Ricciardi, Buyer
“He provided knowledge and experience to help me make the right choices.”
Shawn was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He provided knowledge and experience to help me make the right choices. He also negotiated a credit from the seller for my closing costs. I never felt pressure from Shawn to make a decision and always felt as if he had MY best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Shawn to any of my family and friends. He is a top notch agent and does a great job for his clients.– from Zillow by Jessica Barnett, Buyer
“He works HARD to get you the best deal he can, see it all the way through…”
Shawn helped us to buy a house last August after we had looked for over a year. We first met him while he was working as a seller’s agent at an open house we stopped by. We hadn’t committed to working with an agent because we didn’t want any extra pressure put on us. Both my husband and I really liked Shawn’s polite and knowledgeable manner right away and decided to give him a call when we were ready to work with someone.
Shawn was exceptionally patient and non-pushy throughout the whole buying process. I would say that we were probably more particular than the average client and Shawn never tried to persuade us down any other path. I would say there are a few attributes that really set him apart from other realtors we have previously worked with. #1: KNOWLEDGE. He knows houses, in and out, what to look for and what to be weary of. There were so many things that we didn’t notice that he made us aware of. #2: INTEGRITY. He’s not looking for a quick sale. Shawn is very genuine in his desire for you to be happy with your choice and it shows. #3. DILIGENT. He works HARD to get you the best deal he can, see it all the way through and steps into help whenever obstacles arise.
Shawn’s experience and knowledge make the process of buying a house so much easier. He would answer ALL of our questions and give his HONEST opinion when it was asked for. We are looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Thank you Shawn!– from Yelp by Faith P., Buyer
“Top notch service. Top notch person.”
Top notch service. Top notch person.– from Realtor
“He made sure that I was paying reasonably and treated fairly by all other parties.”
Finding a home that I like, making sure it has future resale value, and getting it at right price all together is not easy. Buying one for the first time, I had no idea how I was going do the second and third part myself.
Shawn was respectful and easy to work with throughout the whole process. In addition to being truly professional in getting things done, he was always willing to work extra for whatever was reasonable.
Nicest thing about him is that he wants his client to be happy in the long term. He will tell you when the things don’t meet his standard, even if it means more work for him. He made sure that I was paying reasonably and treated fairly by all other parties. As a result, not only did we manage to avoid a multiple offer situation, but we also earned some good seller’s credit as well as a home warranty, in such a strong seller’s market.
I had an out of state online lender. While things were mostly smooth, they didn’t work for almost a week and then tried to finish the closing document in the last minute. As they were causing lots of unnecessary noise and making every other nervous about whether closing will happen on time, Shawn stepped in and appropriately sorted out the situation.
I’d be happy to work with him again in the future as well as recommend him to others.– from Zillow by Nam K., Buyer
“He kept us up to date and was always certain that we understood our options…”
We recently moved to Oregon from Massachusetts. When my wife arrived in Portland to begin the home search, she interviewed three referred realtors. She opted to go with Shawn as she found him to be the most knowledgeable and well-spoken. We worked with Shawn and his team for two and a half months. During that time, we sold our house on the east coast, moved across the country and made offers on three houses in the Portland area. We retracted the first two offers after inspections uncovered expensive problems we would rather not deal with, then successfully concluded the third transaction.
Four things struck me as we worked with Shawn. First, he is a very good communicator. He kept us up to date and was always certain that we understood our options and the rationale behind his recommendations.
Second, Shawn has a keen sense of the market. He reminded us several times between September and October that the market was shifting from a seller’s to a buyers’ market and what had been the case a few weeks ago may no longer be true.
Third, Shawn was working in our best interests at all times. We wanted to get into a new house quickly so were more interested in getting an offer accepted than it being the lowest possible offer. He could easily have run with our higher offer proposals, but knew it wasn’t the best deal for us long-term and convinced us to go lower.
Fourth, and certainly not least, was his support team, especially Bo. We had little time to research and contact inspectors for each home, so it was a great relief when his team offered to provide a list of recommended inspectors and then coordinated appointments with all of the parties. Being new to the city and state, we really appreciated the information and experience his team provided.
We would enthusiastically recommend Shawn and his team to anyone looking for a realtor.– from Zillow by showtuneguy1, Buyer
“Shawn did an incredible job at looking after my interests…”
I moved to Idaho and I needed a trustworthy realtor to help me sell my property in Oregon. Shawn did an incredible job at looking after my interests and the whole experience was incredible!– from Zillow by elgatochester, Seller
“always giving me good advice on the homes that he thought had exceptional value”
I did a lot of searching and Shawn was very patient with me, always giving me good advice on the homes that he thought had exceptional value.– from Realtor by Mike, Buyer
“Shawn and his team handled the complexities of me being an out of state seller and was attentive to every detail.”
Shawn was highly recommended and deservedly so. Shawn and his team handled the complexities of me being an out of state seller and was attentive to every detail. The property was sold for the asking price in very short order. I would recommend Shawn with no reservations. He is great to work with and has become a friend that goes past the close of escrow. Satisfied Seller– from Realtor by David Cunningham, Seller
“Shawn was amazing at helping us buy and sell our home all in the same month.”
Shawn was amazing at helping us buy and sell our home all in the same month. We purchased a home in a very competitive market and was able to close quickly. Shawn and his team kept us informed every step of the way and the purchase happened with no issues. We then needed to sell our old house right away and he was able to get that done. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.– from Zillow by steverobo05, Seller & Buyer
“Shawn cam across a a very genuine and caring agent with great integrity, and he did not disappoint.”
I chose to work with Shawn Yu after interviewing 5 other agents to sell my home. I was an out of town property owner and wanted to have someone who would be my “eyes and ears” at the property, to help review all repairs and make sure that the property was being cared for while it was on the market. Shawn cam across a a very genuine and caring agent with great integrity, and he did not disappoint. It was a great pleasure to work with Shawn and his team and I highly recommend him!– from Zillow by user875134, Seller
“Shawn advised us to complete all the necessary checks before buying a house and made sure we understood everything.”
Shawn helped us a lot in choosing our first home. He was thorough in explaining to us all the steps in detail which was very useful for first time home owner like us. Shawn advised us to complete all the necessary checks before buying a house and made sure we understood everything. We really appreciate his help in finding our first home. He helped us in the bid for the house and also later on with the price negotiation after the house inspection. He also advised us what types of repairs are necessary and which ones could wait and would not hamper our life. I definitely recommend him.– from Zillow by mzaman002, First-time Buyer
“Shawn did not over-promise, but gave us feedback and ideas to make our house a little more marketable.”
Shawn Yu and team were excellent to work with. We had previously listed our home with another agent and it did not sell. After taking it off of the market for a bit, we interviewed multiple real estate agents and found Shawn Yu. Other agents interviewed included top selling teams in the PDX area who did not seem to want to list our house without dropping the price dramatically. During interviews, it was clear that we also needed someone who would respectfully guide us through our options and work to sell our home while navigating the selling process with small children in the home.
Shawn did not over-promise, but gave us feedback and ideas to make our house a little more marketable. From the first phone call, we appreciated his pace and conversation style. He took time to listen and gave us great feedback. We had a tremendous amount of activity on our house which required quite a bit of coordination and communication. It was all seamless.
Our home was listed at the same price as our original listing, and successfully sold. We are extremely happy with the result.
Shawn and his team worked with us on the purchase of our new home simultaneously with the sale of our previous home. On our purchase, we were in a multiple officer scenario where Shawn clearly laid out our options. We were able to discuss the positive and negatives for making our offer stand out and then we decided what would work for us. Thankfully, we were the selected offer and now live in our dream home. This could not have happened without Shawn and his team working so hard for us.– from Yelp, Zillow and Realtor by Savannah H., Seller & Buyer
“Shawn was unphased and continued to come up with strategies to get it sold.”
Shawn Yu and his team were wonderful to work with! Shawn is a very professional, very hard-working agent. He helped us sell our unique home. Shawn spent a great deal more time on our property than most agents would have. He gave us such good care. There was a time where our first set of buyers backed out, and we had to start all over marketing the property. Through the many challenges, Shawn was unphased and continued to come up with strategies to get it sold. As a result, we sold our home in the city, and were able to move into the country with our young children, to our ‘Dream Home’! Thank you Shawn and the Shawn Yu Team! We would recommend you to anyone.– from Yelp by Jason H., Seller
“Shawn helped us not only sell our home, but also in buying our new ‘Dream Home’.”
Shawn helped us not only sell our home, but also in buying our new ‘Dream Home’. He worked really hard to get our home sold for us.
We had a somewhat unique property and Shawn held multiple open houses. He communicated often about different strategies he wanted to use to get it sold. He kept at it, and even after our first buyers backed out, he aggressively marketed and worked hard to get it sold. We always felt like he was extremely professional and had our best interests at heart. He got it sold, and we were able to move on to our next adventure!
Thank you Shawn Yu and Team. We are very happy!– from Zillow by jhegstad007, Seller
“Shawn is one of the best we’ve experienced.”
Shawn helped us buy our home in Cedar Hills, Oregon. We have many years of experience investing in vacation home properties and working with a variety of realtors over the years. Shawn is one of the best we’ve experienced. He’s personable, professional, we’ve already recommended him to our adult children.– from Realtor by Kurt Bennett, Buyer
“He is very personable and professional…”
My wife and I have worked with many realtors over the years buying and selling vacation rentals as well as our own residences. Shawn was one of the best we’ve worked with. He is very personable and professional and I have already recommended him to my adult children. We’re very happy with Shawn and his team for helping us to buy our home in Cedar Hills.– from Realtor by kkbennett2000, Buyer
“He never pressured us and always gave us all our options.”
Shawn Yu was great realtor to work with. We had found our new home with him, and at the last minute we decided to sell our current house instead of renting it and he was so helpful in the whole process. He was wonderful in assisting us in through this process quickly since we don’t do this everyday. He never pressured us and always gave us all our options. He anticipated what questions we’d have and he helped us feel like we were making informed choices. We were impressed with Shawn’s responsiveness and his availability. He was always calm, cool, and collected the whole way through and we always felt we were in capable hands. He remained very professional at all times. We would strongly recommend his services to others anytime. Thank you again, Wilson & Tanell O.– from Zillow by Wilson & Tanell O., Seller & Buyer