Cary's Customer Reviews

Recent comments from my clients...

"Cary always goes above and beyond throughout the entire process. She was attentive, quick to respond, and in our best interest. Cary is reliable and trustworthy - someone you want working for you on the sale or purchase of a home. She is the best!" ~ Elizabeth & Tim, June, 2017

"EXCELLENT!!! Super responsive and wonderfully thoughtful. She's amazing" Andrew 6/9/17

"Cary worked super hard to help us sell our house. I really appreciate that she stuck with us to the end and then did everything and more to make sure the deal closed. We are extremely grateful and appreciative! She always had an upbeat attitude!" ~ Desiree & Mark 4/5/17

"First time buying a home and Cary made it easy to understand and walked us through the whole process." ~ Kyle & Jasmine 4/7/2017

"Cary was wonderful, we were able to inject plenty of adventure and fun into a sometimes stressful experience. I'd use Cary again or recommend her in a heartbeat!" Jack 11/28/16

Cary was very professional and personable and we were very comfortable in handing our home over to her as our agent. Thank you, Cary, for your time and input, it was invaluable in setting a price for our home of 45 years. B & M 9/2015

We love our "New Digs" and this is where we belong! Bob and I enjoyed working with you and will never forget your help! S & B, 7/2015

"Cary makes you feel like you're her only and most important client. Working with her is a totally personal and delightful experience." James & Katy 1/15

"Cary was great. No matter what the situation called for, Cary was always on point. She put me at ease throughout the process and was a blast to work with." Elke & Lars 1/15

"Cary is an innovative realtor. She's been in the business a long time. Her experience and her knowledge of the Portland, OR market is stellar. She always tried to provide information and strategies that were helpful and useful in selling our property. She is an out of the box thinker and her support of her clients is second to none. She also shares a monthly newsletter regarding the Portland real estate marketplace, but it also includes current events and other informational tidbits. I'm a Portland resident and always look forward to reading it. An out of town buyer or a person looking to relocate would find this newsletter/blog informative, helpful and fun! We will use Cary for future real estate needs." Diane 10/2014

"Great service and helpful advice! I would use Cary as my agent again!" - Sandy 10/14

"My mom said: "When I move to Portland, I'm working with Cary Perkins." You're amazing! We're SO excited!" - James & Katy 10/14

"Cary Perkins is an outstanding realtor. She took our home, which had been on the market for 10 months with another Realtor, made some suggestions and changes and once she put it back on the market, she had the home sold in 16 days. She is the best! ~ 10/2014

"You are a legit realtor Cary. Most are not cut from the same cloth!" ~ Michael 9/12/14

"Felt like I was part of the family! Went above and beyond the call of duty. Had my best interest in mind." ~ MS 6/23/14

"Cary was patient fielding our concerns, was generous with her time and spent a lot of time developing a good relationship with the other agents involved, which greatly aided in our success." ~ LL~ 4/7/13

"Being a first time home buyer I was very stressed about house hunting. I had no idea what to look/the process for searching for a home. Cary guided me through the process and was a constant advocate and also looked out for my best interest. She was able to find me a home and "wheel and deal" the cost of the home into the range I could afford. As I first time home buyer, I could not imagine how stressful the process would have been without Cary. Also, without Cary I may not have found the home I love." - SS 3/16/14

"Cary Perkins is a fantastic realtor! I met her at an open house years ago and knew we clicked instantly. She is fun and engaging and can intuitively figure out your needs pretty quick!

You want Cary on your side of the deal - she is good on the bargaining table and does the research needed to determine if the deal is right. We used Cary to buy our house and then to sell our old house. Cary got us a deal that was 50k under the owner's initial asking. Then, at a time when the market was on its way down (2008), she got us a very high price for our sale at $73k more than we had paid 7 years prior (on a starter house). 1 year later the houses in that neighborhood were selling for 60k less! Oh and did I mention we closed the sale 2.5 weeks after we put the house on the market?

Cary Rocks! Hire her and listen to her! Deal done."
Tom & Sam 1/14

"Dear Cary - Thank you for your wise counsel, big heart and unending loyalty - even when you thought we might be making a mistake. The time you dedicated to our search, home inspection period and negotiations is the reason we have an amazing new home for our future. There is no one we'd rather have on our side. N&J


The best realtor ever! I wouldn't purchase or list a house with anyone else. She found us the unique house we were looking for and we love it just as much as the day it was first shown to us. Cary is a wonderful caring person, it was like looking for a house with a dear friend and a lot of fun. April W.

Great experience finding a home with Cary. She works very hard for her clients and makes the entire process fun. She is a positive person with a great attitude. Don't hesitate, call her now... you will love working with her.
John C.

Cary is amazing! She found me a lovely home in an ideal neighborhood and helped with a tricky situation caused by the seller's agent. In the end people I bought the house from loved Cary as much as I do! She's brilliant, fun, capable and honest. I recommend her with enthusiasm! Rita M.
We've worked with Cary a few times buying and selling homes and she's the best! Hard working, knowledgeable, honest and most of all, fun! Stacy W.

We thought we were about a year away from having a down payment for a house. A friend told us about an Open House that we should look at and we loved it immediately. We told Cary that the timing just wasn't right and she said she thought she could make something happen. This was late on a Sunday afternoon. By Noon on Monday we were pre-approved to buy the house! 3 weeks later we moved in. It all worked out great for the sellers, too, as they had to sell fast to take a job out of state. Hopefully we will never move again, but if we do, Cary is our realtor! Greg B.

With Cary Perkins you have a very smart woman who also happens to be hilarious and a good friend. Oh yeah, she helped me sell my rental property quickly! Joy P.

Canby, OR
Cary worked with us to sell our mother's home and we found her to be the consummate professional. She provided excellent consultation on staging, pricing and she developed a strong marketing plan for the sale of the home. As with most home sales, issues arose and Cary provided good guidance and strong assistance in the closing of the deal. We strongly recommend Cary as a listing agent. Mike M.

Cary Perkins has an intuitive knack for relating to and understanding her clients' needs. in the heart of the recession, she sold the home we'd outgrown and promptly got us settled into a bright, cheerful house that fit our current lifestyle. She went above and beyond our expectations. Add to that a fun, bright, articulate and well-read individual, and the whole home buying experience is a delight, not a chore. I highly recommend her! Nancy V.

Cary Perkins helped us sell our home in a very difficult environment. not only that, she was able to procure a second offer which allowed us to keep both buyers in check and keep from getting carried away in the fervor of the moment.
Cary is great fun to work with and always finds the bright side in every moment of the deal. She is outstanding and a real pro. Put her to work for you and you will happy from start to finish. Dave L.

Out of state seller and buyer, having Cary expertly handle both transactions, being knowledgeable about out of state transactions and incredibly patient with our slow time-table and fairly lengthy search. As a psychiatrist, I appreciated her warm and outgoing personality, as she connects with people with ease and humor! Technologically astute, very aware of current real estate market and almost instantly responding to questions and communications with electronic signatures to avoid travel, and the like were all smoothly done without pressure. Delighted to have worked with her over a year in completing the two transactions and will use again for the next move, if any! John G.

Cary is simply fantastic. It's easy to be cynical of realtors as the majority seem to want to put in minimal effort and take advantage of a rising market to make easy money. Cary not only knows her stuff, she also also has a wonderful attitude and a good sense of humor. She treats everyone professionally and worked super hard to help us sell our home. It was a pleasure to work with Cary, she's a rare gem that I would highly recommend! Annie Chen

We would recommend Cary to anyone looking to buy/sell a home in the Portland area, whether a first time buyer or someone searching for their dream house. She is so knowledgeable, and sets the standard for customer service, before and after the sale. Her attention to detail resulted in an unbelievably quick sale of our home during a tough market for sellers, and we felt confident in following her lead each step of the way. She's a jewel!! Genevieve V.

As a first-time home buyer, Cary was exceptionally patient and helpful; I felt totally comfortable asking her any/all of my many questions. Most importantly, I felt like I had an advocate through the whole process. She was thorough, reliable, honest, and of course SO personable, which made it lots of fun! I'm absolutely delighted with my investment and feel lucky to work with Cary. Leslie V.

Cary Perkins is such a fantastic Realtor! So personable, knowledgeable, and professional! She makes you feel like you are the only client she is working with at the time you are buying/selling your house. And she is so much fun! I highly recommend her!! Heather M.

Cary is a fantastic realtor! She knows here business inside and out, pays careful attention to her client's needs and wants, and works very hard to get the best price on either a purchase or a sale. We have used her both for the sale of our home in Portland a few years ago, and then again to purchase a home after coming back to the area from the east coast. I can not sing her praises enough and I recommend her highly! Amy P.

Cary sold our house in 5 days, and even cleaned our finished basement before the open house. She is the best! Elise N.

Cary is absolutely wonderful. She has a great business and real estate sense, she's logical and also knows the market really well. She exceeds the expectations while still being pleasant and patient. Thanks Cary for a great experience! Andrea D.

We really enjoyed working with Cary. She is really on top of the market and helped us find an amazing house. Highly recommended!! Greg R.

Cary was the greatest. She is patient, knowledgeable and gives honest feedback. I absolutely loved working with her. Kim R.

"Thanks so much for helping us keep it together over the past few weeks. You played your wild card, and as a result, we are the proud owners of a dream house that is just perfect for us! You are great at what you do, and we are happy to have you on our team!" -M.&B., July 2012

"We want to thank you, Cary, for making the process of buying our first home fun and simple! It really was easier and more enjoyable than we expected, and you played a big role in making sure everything went smoothly. Thanks again!" -J.&M., June 2012

"Cary, thanks so much for everything! You're the best realtor/counselor/friend a dysfunctional couple could ask for! We both appreciate you very much." -D.&G., June 2012

"Was just telling someone last night what a fantastic realtor I had. I really appreciate your heroic efforts to make this all work out!" -AKL

"Wow. You always amaze me with your cool. Thank you for making this easy!" -James

"As a real estate agent, Cary is detailed, organized, fast, professional, on time, and quietly aware of her clients' personalities. She intuits when to help, and when to back off. She is hip, current, and can be an immense source of hysterics and fun. As an agent, Cary did more for us than we were expecting. We knew this after our first meeting, and we know this three weeks after occupancy." -Audrey & Alexander

"Service from Cary Perkins was excellent, from putting together our initial pricing and marketing plan through the sale (four days!) and closing. Attention to detail, suggestions to maximize our return on sale, excellent follow-through and making an otherwise busy time fun puts Cary at the top of Windermere's (and all others') list!" -Bob and Sally

"Cary is the bomb!" -Elspeth and Ryan

"Thanks for having a big heart and for putting your kindness into action." -H.L.

"Cary was so helpful and walked me through the entire process. I so enjoyed her enthusiasm and professional style. She is a very classy professional! A delight to work with!" -Jill

"Cary always knew what to do and helped us keep our focus in the most intense situations." -T.J.W.

"I just saw the info on your Mt. Tabor home listing and I have to say I was blown away. The info you provided was flattering, concise and imaginative. I was a Real Estate Broker in the Los Angeles area for ten years and I would have been immensely more successful with more agents as thorough as you. I hope your clients know how lucky they are to have you representing them. Good luck and feel free to forward this to your clients." -K.B.

"I'm writing this letter to comment Cary Perkins, our amazing realtor. Cary has a great knowledge of Portland, enormous charm, and an extraordinary personality.

She stayed in close contact after we moved to Portland last fall, sending us daily updates on houses and condos and spending lunches and coffee dates discussing the pros and cons of houses -vs- condos and the merits of all the many beautiful Portland neighborhoods.

Then we found our dream home: a condo in the Pearl. Cary's expertise and professionalism really came into play as she led us through the process of bidding and then closing on the property, even though we were out of town part of the time. This is the fifth house we've bought and we've never felt so represented.

Now we're living in a home we love in a city we love, thanks in a very large part to Cary. As promised on her website, (her blog is also excellent!) buying our condo was an experience we'll "remember as fun and successful." " -Al & Janet

"You cannot imagine how much of a blessing you have been for me during this condo buying process. I really appreciate your attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and hard
work to keep this an exciting and fun experience. I'm so comforted by your expertise; you're such a great resource! Counting down to moving day!!" -Leslie

"It was so nice to see you today and I hope our house sells quickly. Maybe you'll have both the buy and sell side, as I'm sure your buyers love you as much as we, your sellers do." -Mo

"Cary is the gold standard." -Janet

"Cary Perkins is the best agent I've ever had. Through this whole process, she was always easy to reach. Most importantly, I feel that she is that person who I can trust with anything." -NS

"Cary held my hand and calmed my fears with good humor and fun. She made sure things went smoothly to keep me sane during what can be a stressful time. Leaving one's home of many years can be hard. Cary made it exciting for me." -Nancy D.

"Wow, we loved Cary! She was so real, so timely, so refreshing. She's a great person and Real Estate Agent." -T. & M.

"Cary was great, especially during negotiations. We love her!"

"Amazing! Represented me ideally. Exceeded my high standards. I'm recommending Cary to Everyone!" -Rita

"Cary is very efficient and she follows up and follows through on all the actions entrusted to her. She has made our first home purchase in USA (we are from Singapore) hassle-free. Not only is she knowledgeable, she is also very patient with all our questions. I can't think of anything she could have done better. Cary is PERFECT!" -Shirley

Cary Perkins, Windermere Foundation Board Member

Cary Perkins’ middle name is “FOUNDATION”. Being unique and uber-enthusiastic is just the way Cary is, and it shows in her support and creativity when it comes to the Windermere Foundation. She is always looking for the next way to raise some money...ideas just seem to bubble inside her.

Cary found a new level of participation for the Johnson office when she became our rep. Many agents are involved in community activities and she has inspired them to think, ‘Oh, can we get that to benefit the Foundation…’

The fun factor is never far from the top of the list in the projects, fundraising, or auctions she puts together. She truly is an inspiration and the money the Johnson office has raised during her tenure speaks volumes about her dedication.”

-Lynne Murphy, Managing Principal Broker
Windermere Stellar