What people are saying….
We had a very unique property that had a lot to offer. We needed a Realtor that could see that and help us find a buyer that recognized that value. Other realtors kept comparing our property to foreclosures and bank owned homes and couldn’t see past that mirage. We didn’t want to devalue our selling price. Thank goodness we found Becky Seim. Becky saw the value and the extras that made our home shine and sold our home when no one else could. Thank you Becky for the outstanding job and making our dream come true. My husband and I recommend Becky to sell your home. A Realtor that really works for you! Henry & Diana Oberbarnscheidt
This recommendation is written on behalf of Rebecca and Dan Seim, owners of Preferred Residential, a real estate brokerage and property management company.
In December, 2011, my husband contacted three property management companies regarding our newly acquired rental in Bend. Of those three, only Becky returned our call. She answered our questions about property management in general, and property management, in particular, related to our house on Revere Street. Because we live out of state, a professional, skilled and knowledgeable property manager was, and is, necessary. Preferred Residential filled the bill.
The short sale closed in record time. Also, in record time, the Seims brought the house “to occupancy.” Exactly six weeks after closing, a lovely family rented the house. It was no ordinary six weeks, as Dan and Becky coordinated tradesmen, including electricians, plumbers, roofers, as well as HVAC. “Attention to detail” comes to mind when recommending this company.
Becky, for her part, vetted renters, smoothed negotiations regarding rent and lease length, and tweaked the pet policy. Her advice remains solid. We trust her description of a situation. Each time, her honest clarity brought us to the right decision (for us).
Since then, they have vetted several other potential rental properties for us. Always a keen eye for the market in Bend, they have given us the necessary information to make a decision. Opinions are verbalized, only if we ask. Their business cards should have a by-line: Patience and Understanding! Retired folks are not known for coming to quick decisions!
Certainly I have left out some of their many skill-sets. That is due only to my lack of mastery of the written word.
This personable, capable young couple has managed our property with aplomb. Besides recommending them for any job they choose to tackle, we would like to consider them friends, as well.
It is our privilege to work with them.
John and Nancy Kraushaar
No one can beat the enthusiasm Becky and Dan Seim feel about their line of work, the area they live in or in doing the best job possible. My husband and I have purchased two rental homes in the Redmond area in the last couple of years and were pleased from the beginning to the end… and currently.
We live in Corvallis, so them working within our time we could make the trips over the mountain to initially look at possiblities was untroublesome. They stayed within the parameters we had set to minimize hours of looking and narrowed down perfect matches for us.
We have been incredibly happy with the tenants in the homes and the ease of any problems being solved. Whenever we have needed repairs to our homes they have done a great job of finding and managing contractors who could get the job done on time and at the right price.
Thank you! We really enjoy this amazing team!
John and Teri Gibbons
I have purchased and sold various homes in the last 30 years and I’ve never been more impressed by Dan and Becky Seim! Our 1st transaction with them was 3 years ago and we have purchased 4 more properties with them. One of the properties was even on the Coast, as a 2nd home, in a town where neither, Dan, Becky or we reside. It was a short sale and it went so smoothly. Start to finish in 6 weeks. We live in the Valley and even with Becky and Dan being in Bend, I’ve never had transaction go so well and kept so well informed with each update. Dan and Becky also assist us with property management of 4 of our investment properties inBend. They always contact us with any concerns that they or the tenants may have.
I have recommended Dan and Becky to other potential clients, even if they are not looking to purchase property in DeschutesCounty. Thank you Dan and Becky for all of your hard work, commitment and looking out for us.
Kim and Jeff
I am a Real Estate Broker in California but I have Becky Seim handle all my Oregon R.E. transactions. She does so with a very special sense of professionalism. I have worked with some top people in this profession, but none were better than Becky. I highly recommend her to any person in need of truly expert real estate representation. Ralph Lawler
Becky was fabulous to work with as we searched for the perfect home in Bend. She is sharp, prefessional and fun to work with. When our first favorite house fell through and I found the really perfect one the very next day, she leaped into action to make it happen for us. It is now our home and we love it! She kept us informed and guided us through the entire process. We highly recommend her. John and Margie
Becky is GREAT to work with! I live in SW Washington and my business partner lives inWest Linn, OR. We were shopping for a vacation rental in Sunriver, OR via long distance. Becky scheduled us to see about a half dozen homes in the resort within a few hours so we could drive back home to our families by dinner a couple weekends in a row! By the next weekend, she called me with a listing in Eagle Crest Resort that she recommended we check out. She emailed the listing and it was twice the house (3700 sq. ft!) of anything we could have bought in Sunriver for the same price range, with a beautiful mountain view and all of the same resort amenities that were important to us. Because of the long distance and not able to see the house until the following weekend. We had Becky do a walk thru of the home and take some pictures with her cell phone. As soon as she walked in she said, “This is it…You guys will love this house!” We trusted her and made a full price offer sight unseen as it was a short-sale property. Not to mention being in the financial services industry, we knew the horror stories and time of buying a short sale. Becky knew the entire process and really made the purchase a seamless transaction. She has a lot of knowledge of working with the banks and a great reputation/connection which I think helped speed up our purchase! When we finally saw the house in person, we loved it! More importantly our wives loved it! We had never considered Eagle Crest and if it wasn’t for Becky’s local knowledge and ability to know exactly what we wanted, we would have missed out on our dream vacation home!
Allen Kim & Zack Beck
My husband and I were moving from Washington state this last winter and planned to rent. As there is no single system for renters to view/sort through properties I was using every resource, calling everyone—every real estate office, in each town, craigslist, newspaper ads, etc. We were having trouble a) because I had to stay in WA to do my research and my husband was too busy with work (10-16 hr days) to be able to help while he was in the area, b) because we had an odd set of needs in what we were looking for, so our possibility pool was very limited.
I had called and left a message about a couple of Becky’s properties and when she returned my call I told her none of them were going to work for us. But “have no fear”… Becky, curious, asked what exactly we were doing that we had such specific needs for, so I told her. She said she would look at the houses on the market current and past, talk to the owner and see if they were interested in renting. Becky was the ONLY agent that offered to do that (I even asked other agents, during my continued search, if they would mind doing the same… they refused!)!! And she emailed me within 48 hours with two properties that would work for us!! Becky went above and beyond to help us find a house.
We liked Becky so well, that when the opportunity came a couple months later to purchase a house, we used her as our Agent; again, she went above and beyond. Being a busy mom, I do lots of running around and some of the things we had to do for the purchase of the house had to be done right away. One day, Becky called me and said we had to have the water test to the county that day by 1pm and she had the bottles for it. I was on my way out the door, so she offered to swing by the house and fill the bottles for me; I said that would be great. The deed was done and shortly thereafter we closed on our first home.
Becky was tremendously helpful and will go the extra mile for you to make sure that you, as a client, will be taken care of; she has touched base with us even after the sale to make sure we are happy with our home. She has been fantastic and we will use her again should we move, build or rent in theCentral Oregonarea.
As for recommendations… both my husband and I have already recommended her to numerous people and will continue to do so. You cannot go wrong with using Becky as your Real Estate Agent, for renting your property or for renting a property, so don’t hesitate. Happy house hunting!
~Tracy M. Bend, OR since Feb 2011
We could not decide on exactly what we were looking for in a vacation/rental home – in town, out of town in the woods? Becky showed us the best of both, with patience, perseverance and above all, professionalism. We enthusiastically recommend Becky to anyone we know looking for property in the area, and can show them our new, lovely vacation home – in the woods! John and Maggie