We loved working with Michelle and John! This was our first home purchase and their experience and support gave us a lot of confidence in a chaotic market. They listened to our goals and took our input seriously. During the search, Michelle was so responsive and flexible - more than once, she showed us a house the same day it was listed. It was so nice to have the input of both Michelle and John as we were making our decisions; they guided us through the process with great advice, helpful insights, and plenty of patience as we found the perfect home. We had a great experience with Michelle and John and would highly recommend working with them.
Stephanie M. & Nolan J. (2021)
Michelle and John are extremely knowledgeable, thorough and attentive. I never needed to ask about anything, they were always two steps ahead. They had my back every step of the way. I would never go through this process again without them!
Nina H. (2021)
Friendly and responsive professionals who are genuinely invested in a great experience for their clients.
Jeanne & Brad V. (2021)
John is so helpful and so kind and gave his honest opinion on each home we looked at, but was never pushy about any of it. He was always quick to answer phone calls, texts and any questions we had - the whole way through the process. Highly, highly recommend and we will definitely use him again if we are in the market!
Alyson & Colton K.
Working with Michelle and John Leiby was an absolute joy! As first time home buyers my husband and I felt intimidated by this process, but Michelle and John walked us through everything we needed to know and answered all of our questions to make us feel comfortable. Michelle was incredibly responsive and everything from looking at homes to inspections to closing moved faster and more smoothly than we expected. It really felt like Michelle and John did all of the “behind-the-scenes” work so we were just able to enjoy this process and find our forever home! I appreciated that Michelle was generally neutral about a home and let me make up my own mind, but she would offer her opinion when asked- this was especially helpful as we are new to the area and she has a wealth of knowledge as a Portland native. She worked with us to find the perfect location for our lifestyle (right across the street from a park!) and enough space for our growing family. We have lived in our new home for a month now and could not be happier! We would highly recommend John and Michelle to all of our friends and any home-buyer looking for a smooth process with experienced realtors!
Amy & Willie C.
Michelle and John Leiby, were incredible! They made the difficult process of selling a home easy. Michelle checked in every step of the way and was incredibly respectful of our time. John even helped install our smoke detectors! Overall, we highly recommend the Leiby Team!
We loved working with John and Michelle. They were very responsive to every question asked and having them both working together was great because they brought different perspectives on the pros and cons of each house we viewed. They continued to help us through the process, even after closing, when several issues came up with the house we bought.
Betsy O. & Brett H.
Gerald & Diane Z.
It was through a leap of faith that we found Michelle and John Leiby. They were recommended by a friend and we took a chance. How fortuitous for us! My sister and I were looking in the surrounding areas of Portland with just vague ideas about the neighborhoods. Her knowledge of Portland helped us understand what would be ideal for us. Michelle gently guided us to a property in West Linn which was absolutely perfect. Michelle and John also skillfully helped us navigate through a potential bidding war that resulted in the purchase of our ideal home. We never once felt pressured and always sensed her priority was our best interests. We love our new home and feel grateful to have had such a capable team. They are, simply, the best!
John Leiby is awesome to work with- he would show me homes at short notice and never pushed me into buy a home that didn’t feel right. Even when I would be willing to see past some of the issues he would keep encouraging me keep looking till I found the right one! He also help me sell me previous house, everything went smoothly and John went out of the way to always explain the process and all my options at every step. I would highly recommend in having John help you find your dream home and sell your old one.
We were very impressed with John's expertise and professionalism. In addition to his knowledge of the industry and the complicated transaction processes, he was very respectful of our time and wishes and always responded quickly to any of our questions or concerns. We highly recommend John and his team to you.
Jeff & Laura K.
This year my wife and I decided to relocate from the East Coast to the Oregon/Washington State area. We were very fortunate to select John Leiby as our broker/agent.
During a week long visit to Portland John rearranged his schedule to accommodate ours and showed us over 50 homes. He is very knowledgeable of the Portland and Washington housing environment and is extremely conscientious in satisfying his client's needs as well as responsive to questions and requests.
Through John's efforts and assistance we were able to purchase a home in Camas WA which is being constructed. John's perseverance was essential in negotiations with the builder that were advantageous for us.
Dennis & Cathe D.
John always went above and beyond to be attentive to detail in explaining every step of the process and giving valuable advice on selecting a property. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and concerns but John guided us through the process to the perfect house. He always made himself available for house showings and was awesome to work with through the inspection period, even giving us a list of detailed instructions on how to address small issues ourselves. We appreciated the attention and will be recommending him to everyone!
Viktoria S & Sean L, Attorney's
What a ride! John helped us purchase a short-sale that took about a total of 7 months to close. He also helped us sell our house prior to that and it was a difficult home to sell! While we were waiting on the short-sale to close, John continued to show us other possibilities in the event that the short-sale fell through. He never once complained about the amount of time that he was dedicating to us through the process. He was always checking in with the listing agent and trying to determine where we were in the process and what we could do to get it moving more quickly. It was a very frustrating process but John kept us rational and gave us good options to consider when dealing with each road block that came up. Thank you John for all your hard work and patience.
Kirt & Anne H.
In my life, I have worked with many realtors. John Leiby is head and shoulders above all the rest. It impresses me that he managed all the "behind the scenes" arrangements and bureaucracy without any hassle to me. He is a very smart man who is polite and respectful with a sense of humor. He cared about me and my situation and clearly communicated every important thing to me, as it happened. I never had to remind him or prod him about anything. He was always one step ahead and on time with everything. He knows the system and navigates it expertly. The side-benefit is that he is someone that I would pick to be my friend.
Just a note to once again express our thanks and appreciation to you. Not just for your work, your expertise, your faithful persistence, but for you. I have a feeling many others would have walked away from this, and yet you persevered, even when taking less commission. We could not have accomplished this without your guidance and ongoing work, and we are very grateful. We will share your name and speak your praises to any and all we know that may need a realtor in your area. Thank you again, and blessings on you and your family in the future!
John & Stephanie E.
John is amazing. He currently has my house listed as a short sale, and he has been very consistent in marketing my home. He has kept me informed of the process the whole way through. Sometimes I think he is crazy for working with the banks the way he does, but he is very patient and the process has gone according to what John has said it would. I would highly recommend John and all that he has to offer. He came as a referral from my sister and I will be sharing his name with others as well. Thanks John you have been great and it is my honor to recommend you to my friends and family.
John and his Team were a breath of fresh air, they simply told me the truth about what it was going to take to get my home SOLD...and then they SOLD it!
John, thank you so much for all your help. I would gladly refer you to any of my friends and family.
Through multiple transactions, our agent John Leiby was outstanding in his attention to all aspects of our sales and purchases'. John was responsive to our calls and we felt confident with him in charge of the transactions. Thank you John!
L & T Woods
When one retires, we are faced with may decisions. Mine was either move now, or not at all. After not selling with my first agent, I was doubtful it was going to happen. Thankfully I was referred to John and he was able to better explain the process and what it was going to take to sell my home. John got it sold, and restored my faith in Realtors. He is the best.