Bela Barany - Testimonials

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Thank you very much for your extra efforts, above and beyond the call of duty.

.. Good selling!

Rod M. - West Linn

I met Bela at an open house last year in Oregon City.

At the time, I was interested in purchasing a home near Portland, but did not have an agent. I was immediately impressed with Bela. The home was beautiful, and it seemed like a good price, but how can anyone truly be sure? This is where Bela shines. He has a background in business and is more interested in numbers and evidence, than how a house "feels". He showed me a spreadsheet he created on his laptop with a breakdown on why the home was a good value. I have never seen an agent put so much research into every attribute of a home and neighborhood. Imagine Zillow or Redfin on steroids, that's what you get with Bela. I did not end up putting in an offer at the time, but after spending some time with Bela, I knew I had found my agent. The next few months were filled with showings, offers, and endless trips to Starbucks. During my home hunting, Bela always had home showings reserved in the most efficient manner. We wasted no time. The best part was, I never felt any pressure from Bela. He only wants to put you in a home if it's a right fit. I am a very picky person, and I'm sure there were times when any other agent would have lost their patience with me, but not Bela. He simply wants what is best for his client. When I finally found the home of my dreams, Bela walked me through the entire process. Home buying can be complex and nerve-racking, but having Bela by my side eased all of my anxiety. He knows the process like the back of his hand. He always made sure we were protected and looked after our best interests. Moreover, his negotiation abilities are superb and he will get you the best price. But, what impresses me the most about Bela, is his communication. Even though English is not his native language, his grammar and writing adeptness are of the highest degree. I highly recommend Bela Barany to anyone who appreciates a business acumen coupled with enthusiasm. His experience, professionalism, and attention to detail are exceptional. Bela is dedicated and it shows. He's a breath of fresh air.

Tuyen N. - Lake Oswego

We are in agreement on this: You are the best, I am so happy with the work the you have done and the professionalism shown!

Thank you so much.

Jeffrey M. - McMinville

My honey (BV) had a Happy Valley home that needed to be sold.

His best friend is a Realtor but after seeing the breeze I just went through, he also hired Bela. Bela has negotiated a terrific sale for him also. He saw an opportunity in an inquiry by a recently-divorced woman needing to occupy a quality newer home while her other home was sold. Bela negotiated $10,000 non-refundable Earnest Money, $5,000 of which to be released immediately and a $2,000/month leasing fee for four months. My honey got his first $2,000 yesterday and will get the $5,000 in just a couple of more days. Bela sold the home for more money than my honey felt he was going to gain! Another thing I notice with Bela is that he isn’t looking for a commission check. It would have benefited Bela to discourage us to do this and look for a faster commission check but he did what was best for Brian and his pay won’t come for about four months. On the referrals that I have sent him and the transaction he has referred to me I have seen this quality in him numerous times. Looking out for the interest of the client before his need to receive a listing or a closing. He is amazing and you are lucky to have him. Every opportunity I have to refer clients to a Realtor that I know is out to help my clients and meet their goals before his own will go to Bela Barany.

Sherry and Brian V. - happy Valley

We would love to have you host the open houses at Henry St.

this weekend. You always take such impressive notes and give great feedback. Bela, Once again thank you for your detailed feedback for the Open House at SE Henry St.

Broker Heidi

Bela, I am really impressed by how hard you work.

Even if this doesn’t work out, it still has been great pleasure working with you. Bela, I know I’ve said this before, but I really respect you and am learning a lot from working with you. You work so hard and take time to go over things in great detail and never miss anything however small it is. … Thank you very much

Broker Rujin

As with the rest of our experience with YOU, Debbie and I appreciate your constant communication.

Thank you VERY VERY much!

Roland DLR - West Linn

Thanks for this Bela!

I would like to tell you one more time how much I appreciate your special eye and composition detail in the images - you see things very uniquely and are able to capture the moment in such a fantastic way that others can see what and how you see. That is a unique gift and talent. I would encourage you to explore this and think about it in a professional sense. Not too many individuals share this gift of sight. Thank you for sharing.

Peter A.

After working with you on the sale of two homes, Kevin and I wanted to be sure you knew how very satisfied and grateful we were to you for your service to our family.

Bela, you were terrific! Your guidance regarding the sale of our home was perfect and resulted in a sale above our expectations. You made the process smooth and uncomplicated. During the complicated negotiations on the purchase of our new property, you provided invaluable guidance and assistance. Your representation of both the buyer and seller was fair and honest. I cannot tell you how much we appreciated and counted on that. You kept us informed, responded to our questions immediately and assisted us in working out details of the sale that benefited both parties. Who could ask for more! The process of selling a home and moving to a new one is exhausting. Your efforts on our behalf made it pleasant and a very positive experience. I cannot imagine selling another home without your expert assistance. Thank you again.

Kevin and Elizabeth L. - Milwaukie and Happy Valley

Dear Bela, We wanted to send you this letter to thank you for all the hard work you have done over the past few months to sell our house in Portland.

The Portland home was our first house and we decided to keep it as a rental after my job took us to Austin, Texas. When we came around the decision of selling the property we took a lot of time in finding the right agent to represent us. We were very lucky to find you. Both Nelly and I never felt concerned, worried or stressed as you guided us throughout the sale process. You took care of all the details on improving the feel of the property, working with our rental property management agency, contractor, inspector and all involved parties while keeping us constantly informed. You went beyond what other real estate agents typically have done for us in the past. The distance between Austin and Portland was never a barrier due to your incredible work ethics, high standards and integrity. Finally, you were able to find the best offer and coordinate for a very smooth closure. If we would ever go back to Portland we would not hesitate to have you as our agent once again.

John and Nelly A. - North Portland

Working with Bela was an absolute joy.

I purchased my first home with his help and his professionalism really helped me feel more confident during the search. He listened closely to my wishes and always came to me with great houses to look at. I couldn't be happier with the house I finally selected and I couldn't have asked for a more patient and detail oriented person to navigate the waters with. I plan on working with him again if or when I ever need to move.

Zachary F. - Lake Oswego


We have decided to accept your offer, it was very close and actually not much difference between yours and several others. We really felt that you had the best communication and were super responsive and the type of agent we wanted to work with." “We would like to say a big big 'Thank You!' to you and your team for handling everything so graciously over a holiday weekend and even late into the night.” “We don’t know what to say except “wow” and “thank you!” This is far beyond what we expected and you articulated each point very well and we look forward to what comes next. Thank you”

Josh and Sam - Beaverton

We are almost ready to take the next step in our journey.

John, you and Bela have been a blessing and almost predicted every step in this process. Thank you!

Kraig & Pam E. - N. Portland

Dear Bela, Evelyn and I wanted to say thank you for the terrific job you did in marketing our home in West Linn, OR and representing us during the follow up transaction.

We could not have asked for a better outcome in the sale of our home – a full price offer, with no contingencies from a pre-approved buyer, with a closing date that was dead on with our plans for moving out. Plus, all this 2 days before it was even publicly listed in the RMLS. You cannot believe how excited and relieved we were to receive your call informing us of the offer. This would not have been possible without the access you had to the network of real estate agents in the local area and the carefully crafted marketing plan you put together for our home. Evelyn and I interviewed and evaluated 2 other agents before selecting you to represent us. We both felt that you were genuinely concerned with our best interest, honest, willing to work hard to get the job done and most importantly, had integrity. You did not disappoint us in any of these areas. We felt you were always prompt and forthright with us, beginning with the market comparative analysis you conducted for our home to the follow up requests our relocation company required from the buyers in order to complete the transaction quickly. We were also impressed with your commitment to the West Linn Community and school system as represented by your sponsorship of the Music in the Park Concerts series at Tanner Creek park. Should our lives bring us back to the Portland metropolitan area, we would definitely reach out to you to help us with any of our real estate needs. In addition, we would also highly recommend you to others that might require the services of a professional real estate agent.

Ray and Evelyn O. - West Linn


We have decided to accept your offer, it was very close and actually not much difference between yours and several others. We really felt that you had the best communication and were super responsive and the type of agent we wanted to work with.

Broker Jennye

I have been a mortgage broker for over 10 years and Bela seeked my team and me out and targeted us for a business relationship.

Little did I know, at that point, what a blessing this has turned out to be! I now have the opportunity to refer my clients to an outstanding professional that is so personable and makes such lasting impression that I receive numerous “thank you”s and additional referrals from my satisfied clients because I referred Bela to them; he makes me look so good. Bela has earned my personal business. I have many choices of realtors that I have worked with for years. Recently, I had a rental to sell. I chose Bela because I know this isn’t a side job for him, he is committed to selling real estate! He gave me all the tools I needed to make an educated decision on what the sales price should be. He even took some WD40 to my lock set so when the buyers came to see the home they had a smooth entry. The home sold in 24 hours for $3,000 over the list price. I was extremely concerned about my home inspection… I was so pleasantly surprised with the buyers asked for $4,000 towards closing cost in lieu of repairs. I told Bela I would sign it, but he strongly encouraged me to explore the possibility of negotiating some of the buyer’s demand back. He felt out the selling Realtor and got an indication that the buyer would be open to negotiations. Bela went up and beyond what was required or asked to do and secured additional funds for me. The transaction closed without a hitch.

Sherry V. - Portland

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