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As an Oregon Native with over 14 years in the real estate industry, including title and escrow and working for one of the largest developers in the Portland area, I have a vast knowledge of this business. Working as an Escrow Officer previously, I saw every type of transaction and worked closely to ensure a smooth process for everyone involved. Due to this experience I understand what happens behind the scenes. I know what potential issues could arise, which allows me to be proactive in finding a solution right away. My attention to detail, communication, and listening to my client’s needs, has been a must in order to successfully navigate through the buying and selling process from start to finish. My experience has been invaluable to me as a real estate agent and I feel it has definitely set me apart from the rest.

 

 

In addition to all of this, I absolutely love every minute representing my clients as their real estate agent and am passionate about this beautiful city. To me, it does not feel like "work", it feels like a rewarding career that was specifically designed for me. Every person that I meet, every dream that I learn about, every home that I sell, and every accomplishment that my clients and I achieve together throughout the process, is an honor that I am truly grateful for every day.

April managed the sale of a home I had. She was extremely efficient and professional. April has excellent communication skills. She has been very prompt in all her communications. Her knowledge of the real estate business is exceptional. She helped and advised me in my very best interests throughout the sale and closing. If I were to buy or sell property in the future, I would definitely first go to April to handle my business.

— Joel Leatherberry

April Jenkins was great! She found me exactly what I was looking for in what seemed like a couple of weeks! What a great experience. She also introduced me to a great lender. It was so simple and I would recommend her to anyone

— Jeremy Choi

This was our fist time buying a home. I don't know if all realtors are this helpful, but April Jenkins was a delight. We were shopping from California. It took us about three months of looking before we found our home, and April was there the whole time. She sent us the latest listings every day. If we saw something interesting, April would go see it in person and let us know her opinions. If she noticed something questionable, we were told about it. When we finally did find our place, April knew all of the inspectors, sewer scope people, contractors, etc. to call, and they were all honest and super friendly! When we went through the long process of closing, April texted us with updates daily, even ON HER WEDDING DAY. I'm going to go ahead and say that is above and beyond! Buying a home for the first time can be daunting, but April led us through the process in a smart and positive manner. She is honestly less concerned with selling a house than ensuring that her client finds a home they can feel confident and happy about purchasing.

— Ted Liscinski

April was very easy to work with. She was prompt with every communication and very accessible at any time we needed information. The closing of our house went very smoothly thanks to her speed at relaying information between us and the sellers.

— Zach Olsen

April was absolutely amazing! She was so patient, understanding, and thorough with my wife and I during the whole process. She took the time to call on weekends and off hours to help us both feel at ease with the purchase of our first home. Not only did she communicate well with us, but she also went to bat for us when necessary with the seller, seller's realtor, and contractors taking care of the repairs. The entire process was so smooth and we never felt like we were in the about anything. I would highly recommend April to anyone looking to purchase a home especially first time buyers.

— Dave Rodriguez

April is amazing and fun to work with. I echo the sentiments of others that she is extremely dedicated, hard working and detail oriented. She worked with me over a period of months to find my dream home. She was incredibly patient - making sure that this large decision was something I was really comfortable with making, communicating with me frequently throughout the process, weekdays, evenings and weekends. In both buying and selling a home, she was incredibly proactive and detail oriented. She provided me timelines for the transactions, checked in on all aspects of the deals and made sure I was fully informed and had access to all information I needed. I highly recommend April to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Not only does she do an excellent job, she truly cares that her clients end up with a home that they love.

— Anne-Marie Lentini

April recently sold our home the first day that it was shown. She worked closely with us during all stages of the sale. I highly recommend her to others.

— Ron Fitzgerald

April is a very dedicated and detail oriented professional. She worked diligently to make sure that our needs were met, and for us, our expectations exceeded. April is a very compassionate and caring person who does not forget her clients after a transaction is completed, but is available for followup and additional assistance if needed. I highly recommend April.

— Paul Van Note

April is an excellent communicator. She was able to precisely understand what we needed and helped us pin down the search to targeted types of properties within our budget. No waste of time. She is exceptionally hard-working, making sure all our needs and requirements are met. She often proactively thinks on our behalf and makes things very easy for us. Her passion for her work, to find ideal home for clients can be tangibly felt in everyday interacting with her. I think it's such natural passion that sustains her to work so hard to go above and beyond expectations. The fact that she's local and loves her city so much is also very beneficial for new comers like us. She's willingly a navigator, a consultant, a can-doer, a friend.... to help us start a new life in Portland. I highly recommend April as your realtor. You get far more than standard professional service.

— Sierra Fung

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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08/30/2017 - Tami.elliott1010

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $450K in Downtown, Tigard, OR.

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"Anyone looking for help buying or selling a home should absolutely choose April!
I can not say enough about the support I felt during this very emotional process. She was so patient, caring and really wanted to make sure we got the perfect house for our family. She felt so much like a friend by the end and I miss talking to her everyday.
April went far beyond my expectations in all areas. She helped us schedule all the inspections and helped us decide what items might be problematic now and down the road. She was so great at negotiating with the sellers agent on important issues. April also worked in the title business before becoming an agent. She came to our closing and was familiar with what we were signing, this felt so reassuring. She came to the house to give us the keys and even gave us a housewarming gift. She is the most genuine and caring professional I have ever worked with. Thank you so much, April!"

— Tami.elliott1010

07/18/2016 - kcofell06

Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Hillsboro, OR.

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"April just helped me buy my first home. In Portland's intensely competitive market I wasn't a strong buyer, yet somehow she was able to get exactly what I wanted. I can't say enough good things. She's a true professional and highly recommended."

— kcofell06

07/11/2016 - Nishgunasingam

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $600K in Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR.

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"April was referred to us by the company I work for when I relocated from the UK to Portland. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Every step of the process was handled excellently.
In initial meetings she helped us figure out the areas we should look at, and the type of house. We changed our minds a lot at first but this did not diminish her enthusiasm one bit. Being born and bred in Portland her local knowledge is as good as it gets.
April explained the complicated sales process to us very clearly (as we are from the UK) and was able to quickly answer the many questions we had. Her responsiveness was also always quick, even though she was heavily pregnant through our purchase!
The most obvious thing about April is that she cares about her clients and wants the best for them. The sheer amount of effort she put in for us made that apparent. Her friendly personality and empathy through a really stressful procedure helps the buyer a lot. But it also makes her a great negotiator (see more below).
We purchased a foreclosed home from a bank. This process was really long and painful - but April was on had every step of the way. Even though the house was sold "as is" she negotiated the bank to do many repairs, and when one of those (fairly significant) repairs were found to be inadequate she made them do it over! Also, due to the long purchase process our lender tried to charge us for going past our guaranteed lock in period for our loan. Again, April managed to speak to them and they waived the fee.
If you are looking to buy a house in Portland, you'd be foolish not to consider April."

— Nishgunasingam

07/06/2016 - jaebrodsky

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $500K in Richmond, Portland, OR.

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"April was fantastic to work with. She repeatedly went above and beyond to help me and to fix any issues that appeared. I was looking from out of town so she had to do a lot of legwork that I would have normally done while looking to buy.

All of the other reviews have mentioned her professionalism, friendliness, and local knowledge so I won't repeat them but they are all true! April found exactly what I was looking for in a short amount of time, recommended good inspectors during the buying process, and didn't wilt when it came to tough negotiations. If you've got an option to work with April, take it!"

— jaebrodsky

06/19/2016 - grassylee

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Aloha, OR.

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"April is *THE* most professional, amazing real estate agent I have ever met! And I have a lot of friends/partners who are in real estate.

She quickly honed in on our family's needs - even when they seemed contradictory at times. She was fast and thorough in advising us on properties we were interested in -- researching & vetting out each property & lining up showings for us.

I keep saying fast & quick, because the market in Portland/area is hot right now, & we didn't think we'd be able to get in & find a home in such a competitive environment. April truly advocated for us, every step of the way!!

Because of her, we were able to get almost exactly what we wanted: a well-built and clean house with character, enough bedrooms for our family & guests, lots of yard space with gardens & mature trees, and close to work.
I honestly don't think we could have done this without her.

April is a great communicator, enthusiastic about her job, and with a bright sunshiny smile the whole time. She has a wealth of knowledge & experience about Portland and real estate, and was amazing in keeping us informed about what to expect & next steps.

AND she gave us a gift basket at closing as a housewarming present that she made herself & looked amazingly professional but had very personal touches that you could tell she really knew us! Sooo sweet!!!

I almost want to buy another house just so I can keep working with her. We are already recommending her to our friends & coworkers.
SHE IS AMAZING!!!"

— grassylee

05/29/2016 - Jenniferenfield

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Canby, OR.

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"If it were optional to give April 100 stars we would do it hands down!!! Alas, 5 stars is the highest available so we will give her the best!! She was by far the most important and helpful person in our home buying experience!! She is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the process. She is patient and kind and walks her clients step by step through the lengthy, lengthy process. She is pro-active in seeking out the best options as far as what works best for you, her client. She is a superb communicator in that she keeps in touch regularly with any updates or changes. She has a vast network of resources that she utilizes to the fullest to ensure the most satisfactory result for her clients. She is very prompt in her response with any questions that you may have for her. I think over the course of our 2 months working together she received over 100 texts and emails from me. She was ALWAYS quick to respond. I can't imagine going through this process without April. We are going to recommend her to anyone we know who is in the buying or selling a home process. We guarantee that anyone who works with her will be 100% satisfied with their experience. "

— Jenniferenfield

05/21/2016 - Jffchavez

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Aloha, OR.

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"I was relocating my family to the Portland area from New York and I knew nothing about the market. My wife and I are so glad to meet April. She is warm, engaging, personal and very professional. She was incredibly patient while we figured out what we wanted. After listening to everything we wanted in a house she was able to guide us to narrow our selection and prioritize our wants. She recommended we look at a certain house she had in mind for us. It was perfect. April is someone you want on your side of the negotiating process. She is a great advisor in knowing advantages, pitfalls, good deals and bad deals. She obsessed the documents and specific writing to ensure we were protected and got the deal we wanted. She has great partners in the market place that work to her advantage when helping her clients. I highly recommend April. She will be the only person I call on to buy or sell houses. "

— Jffchavez

04/14/2016 - msmelzie

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in North Plains, OR.

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"I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it was working with April. She is an expert on the Portland market & worked very hard at finding us the perfect home. She listened, was extremely patient, & was present and involved through every aspect until closing. A true professional in every sense of the word."

— msmelzie

02/01/2016 - user1534748

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in West Linn, OR.

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"April managed the sale of a home I had. She was extremely efficient and professional. April has excellent communication skills. She has been very prompt in all her communications. Her knowledge of the real estate business is exceptional. She helped and advised me in my very best interests throughout the sale and closing. If I were to buy or sell property in the future, I would definitely first go to April to handle my business."

— user1534748

12/08/2015 - ansleykincaid

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Gladstone, OR.

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"Going into the home buying experience, we had no idea how vital our real estate agent would be to the process. April was extremely understanding and supportive in the search for our home, and her expertise really showed after we submitted the offer on our house. She introduced herself to everyone involved, streamlined all communication, and utilized multiple strategies to make our offer more appealing to the seller. Honestly we are still amazed that we were able to buy a house within our budget so quickly in such a competitive market."

— ansleykincaid

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