What our clients say about us…
Our agent Katie Clark was so impressive. You could e-mail any question, (day or night) and immediately she would return your e-mail with an answer or tell you she would have it as soon as she was able to contact the right person. I would recommend Katie to any of my friends or family members if they were looking for a house to buy or sell. Our experience was fantastic especially since we lived 400 miles away during this entire process.
Working with the Clark group was a very GOOD and low stress experience for selling a property. They are very knowledgeable and very helpful with the many questions I had for them. And they always kept me up-to-date on the weekly progress. I will recommend them to all my friends and family.
The Clark group out of Portland, Oregon (clarkgrouprealtors.com) did just an excellent job working towards finding our home. So knowledgeable, such people of integrity with hearts of teachers. We had a two week window to find our house and they filled up our schedule, as if we were the only clients, with viewing houses and learning how to do it as first time buyers. Not to mention that they contacted us, no kidding, within eight seconds of signing on their website. Thank you for your services. I would teach your ways if ever I had the opportunity. Happy New Year to everyone on your team.
Referred Home Seller/Buyer
Home Buyer and Seller
We hired The Clark Group to sell our home and we had a good offer within a reasonable amount of time. Once we had our offer we quickly developed a tour of homes and Alex was always available to answer our requests. Alex negotiated our purchase to a price in which we were happy with the end result. As we approached both closing dates, Peter stayed on task with our home sale and ensured the borrowers met the deadlines for the sale of our home. Tanya managed all the paperwork and followed for all documentation needed from us the help with a smooth purchase. Overall everyone was very knowledgeable and made certain timelines were met which did reduce stress in a typically stressful time. We love our new home.
Ben & Lindsay Philips
Referred Home Buyer and Home Seller
Home Buyer and Seller
Peter Clark of The Clark Group is an experienced, knowledgeable and truly likable guy. Not only did he help my wife and I find our dream home in just a few weeks, he and his staff did a first rate job of helping us price our old home and get it sold. I have worked with several realtors in the past and I've never had the urge to call any of them again, but Peter will be my agent for as long as he remains in the business! When we were house hunting, Peter brought a schedule with him that had us seeing as many as 15 or 16 houses in a 3 hour period. We were amazed at how easily he kept us on schedule while never making us feel rushed. He paid close attention to things we responded to and made helpful recommendations of areas in which to search. On finding the perfect home, he helped us negotiate a good deal and ultimately got us our house! During the sale of our old home, he was available every time we called and always able to provide us with good advice while negotiating repairs and navigating the steps leading to the closing. Personally, Peter is a very warm and open gentleman with a lovely family. He's got a great sense of humor and is a delight to be around. If you need to sell or buy a home in the greater Portland Area, give The Clark Group a call.
The Wagners – Referred home Buyer / Seller
Home Buyer / Seller
We used The Clark Group for a recent home sale and purchase. We sold our home in 3 days and found another within the following week. With the help of the team we were able to cut our mortgage payment in half and move to an area with better schools and into a bigger home for our growing family of 5. Very satisfied with their service and would recommend them to others. Thank you for the referral to such wonderful professionals.
The Haring’s – Referred Home Buyers / Sellers
We worked with Alex and Tanya at the Clark Group (Keller Williams), and it was fabulous! As first-time home buyers, we didn't expect a HUD home to have such a difficult process; Alex went above and beyond to walk us through the process and get us into our home!
David & Alison – Referred Home Buyers
Working with The Clark Group was a great experience, my wife and I decided to sell a rental property to get rid of our debt and liability. Peter and Tanya did a great job navigating the whole process, we had some big stumbling blocks with the government shutdown and a very slow to close buyers loan! Thanks again to everyone at The Clark Group for the awesome job. Don't sell real estate on your own!
Devin & Jessica – Referred Home Sellers
To whom it may concern,
This letter is being written on behalf of the Sarker family to those out there looking to purchase a home in the Portland, OR area. We highly recommend The Clark Group as your primary Real Estate agent!
We first started our search for a dream home in Portland around August and the first agent we contacted was rather unenthusiastic in helping us (we’re very picky and like to “look” for a while before making any decision). We ended up moving away from this agent and switching over to Peter Clark and his daughter, Katie Clark, shortly after and boy are we glad we did! The Clark group quickly threw us on a criteria specific search tool, which allowed us to browse new properties at our own time and contact them if we were interested. The response time to our requests for showings was insanely fast and courteous. It’s no wonder we were able to find an amazing new home in such a short time frame (few months).
Without a doubt the best aspect of the Clark group: no pressure. Not once did Katie or Peter pressure us into buying a home nor did they ever attempt to “sell” a home and its features to us. We would walk into a property and they would simply state the facts and their honest opinion! This humble and honest attitude made a real estate agent feel more like a friend than a businessman. Most surprising was their ability to tell us NOT to buy a certain condo and instead continue searching since the right one is just around the corner.
These qualities may seem minor but they do point to the fact that the Clark group has been around and know their market. They know business. Simple as that. By being patient and allowing us to find our perfect condo, they’ve made a sale and bought a customer for life. If friends and family are looking for a home in the Portland area, you can bet we’ll be forwarding the Clark group’s contact information first thing!
Thank you Katie and Peter, we couldn’t be happier!Minhaz and the Sarker Family
We used The Clark Group as our buyer’s agent for our move up to Oregon from California and we couldn’t be happier with the service they provided. Katie was extremely helpful throughout the process and invaluable in our being able to find and purchase the right home for us. Katie’s went out of her way to help us out and we are truly appreciative of her. We can’t recommend The Clark Group enough and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for another real estate transaction.
Clayton and Jen Siemens
Thank you, and your team, for the fast sale of our Mom and Dad’s home and all your help in telling us what we needed to do to get it ready to sell. I will be using you and your team in the next 3 years when we sell our home. I will also be telling all our friends about you and what you did for us. Thanks for all your help.
We wanted to drop a
line to thank everyone for their part in our recent sale. It was
wonderful working with The Clark Group. We appreciated the level of
communication with regular updates. Peter is an experienced agent
with a great thought process. He took very good care of us in the showing and
sale of our commercial property. Alex did a fantastic job of arranging the
photo/video shoot of our property, and posting it on numerous sites/links
– great exposure. With the incoming offers, Peter guided us with
helpful and mindful input. We would recommend him and the Clark
Group to anyone needing assistance in purchasing or selling a property.
Feel free to share this with prospective clients and give them our contact # if requested.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Benjamin & Pam Lamb
To Whom It May Concern:
I had the opportunity last year to work with Peter and Alex Clark in the purchase of a new home.
Peter and Alex introduced me to an excellent software program that he had been involved with producing. The software program enabled intelligent searches of all the properties that fit my criteria in the neighborhoods I was interested in. It was extremely useful in giving me a “feel” for what was going on. It would, for example, flag when a property had a new price and notify me of new properties.
There were many homes I wanted to visit stemming from the use of this program. Peter and Alex were always ready and willing to look at each and every home I was interested in, providing professional advice, helping me to see and understand all the aspects of a property or a neighborhood that weren’t readily apparent to the casual observer.
When I eventually settled on a property, Peter and Alex were instrumental in the market analysis and ensuring negotiations. The property I selected ended up being a short-sale. There are risks and rewards with such a transaction and Peter and Alex's guidance and efforts with the seller and the bank proved invaluable.
I would highly recommend the Clark Group for any residential real estate transaction. They are seasoned professionals, highly knowledgeable of the greater Portland area and extremely pleasant to work with.
Recent Home Buyer
To whom it may concern;
My husband Dr. Matthew Bennett and I are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Alex Clark, with the Clark Group who represented us in our recent purchase of a single-family home.
Alex Clark guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit Alex and the Clark Group with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience.
This is our first purchase of property, and never have we had such a pleasurable experience. Alex and his team are savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten our dream home without them.
To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Alex and his expertise and we recommend him to everyone.
Working with The Clark Group was a great experience. My wife and I decided to sell a rental property to get rid of our debt and liability. Peter and Tanya did a great job navigating the whole process, we had some big stumbling blocks with the government shutdown and a very slow to close buyer’s loan! Thanks again to everyone at The Clark Group for the awesome job. Don't sell real estate on your own!
Jessica & Devin – Referred Home Seller
I asked our trusted financial advisor for a referral of a Realtor, and he sent me straight to The Clark Group. I had the opportunity to work with the lovely Katie Clark. As a first time home buyer I had MORE than my fair share of questions and when I started, I didn't even have a good idea of what I wanted to purchase. It was quite the adventure! Katie was so patient, and had some of the best customer service skills I had ever seen. When Katie would say she would call you back, she did. When she said she would email someone, she did. She was incredibly good with follow through I wish more people had her skills. She was always responsive, and emailed or called me back in a timely manner. When I had questions, she would get the answer. I could always trust that she was looking out for my best interest and was helping me view properties in a timely manner in a somewhat competitive housing market. Katie was also great at noticing details when you looked at a house. She would point out things I didn't see right off the bat- It was really great to have that second set of eyes looking at a place because she gave a great different perspective. I would HIGHLY recommend Katie to anyone I know that is buying a house, and when it is time for me to upgrade- she will be getting another phone call then! If you are looking for great customer service and someone who works hard to find you the best place to meet your needs Katie Clark outshines everyone else.
Tiffany – Referred Home Buyer
Peter and Alex Clark of The Clark Group were amazing! We dealt the most with Alex who was always quick to respond and answer any questions we came up with. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for an honest, efficient and excellent realtor!!!
The Johnson’s – Referred Home Seller
Lake Oswego Relocation
To the Potential Homebuyer,
Choosing the right realtor is crucial to your search. I know that from experience.
I recently relocated from another state to Oregon. I had sold my home of more than two decades in order to downsize. While I was incredibly fortunate to sell my home in less than 48 hours in a weak economy the experience was less than pleasant. At times I wondered just whom my realtor represented, the buyer or me. It was a nerve-racking escrow period, one of incredible uncertainty and unnecessary worry. You will not experience that with Peter and Alex Clark.
My intent when I moved here was to become employed and in about a year’s time begin to look into buying a small home. I really enjoy looking at real estate on line and came upon their website. Shortly thereafter I was contacted by phone by Alex. We talked a bit and he suggested that the fact I had equity this was a great time to buy. I really had not thought too much about the low interest rates, those change in a year’s time but decided to meet and discuss the possibility of buying sooner than later.
I met with Peter, at my convenience, after work. That is typical of my experience with this team. A call or e-mail enquiry was always followed up in a timely manner. I went out with Alex to look at property after work one evening. He was so efficient, knew my wants. One of the things I most appreciated was that he did not show me anything out of my desired price range, in other words he respected me as the buyer. I went home, totally interested in one of the properties. I had some concerns about a couple of issues but at no time did the team try to persuade me or sway my decision on the home. In a few days I made the decision to place the offer and the rest is history.
I know I made an awesome purchase, love my home and feel that I was treated with care and respect by this team…. I wish you the same experience.
Good Luck with your search.
“Out of State” Buyers
Peter and Alex Clark recently assisted us in the purchase of our new home in Wilsonville. Because my wife and I were moving into the area from quite a distance away, we not only required the usual information on homes for sale, real estate trends and the like; but also considerable information on the Portland metropolitan area and suburbs in general.
Peter and Alex were extremely helpful in providing all of that. Whether via email and video, or some other means, they always managed to answer our questions promptly and professionally.
Even when components of the transaction became complicated, they were at our side to assist, and to pave the way to a successful closing.
We greatly appreciate their help and guidance, and would wholeheartedly recommend Peter and Alex Clark to anyone wishing to purchase real estate in the area.
Baron & Christina Birtcher
To whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter as an acknowledgement and appreciation to The Clark Group. They took over our listing and worked with our bank to complete a short sale in record time and saved us from imminent foreclosure. All documents were sent in a timely manner, and they were quick to answer all questions and follow through with all communications. I would not hesitate to recommend The Clark Group to anyone looking to buy or sell property.
Condo Buyer – NW Portland/The Pearl
Janet and I want to thank you for your help with our recent condo purchase. You and Peter were extremely helpful. Your daily web view of listings allowed us to search from home for many weeks before beginning to look seriously. When it was time to look, you helped us to know which buildings were good investments and which buildings might be a problem.
Your knowledge of the downtown Portland real estate market was invaluable to us. You did research and got comparable values so we could see how one property matched up against another.
When we decided to make an offer, you were an excellent negotiator and you saved us probably $5000 as a result.
You linked us with a very competent mortgage broker as well, which we appreciated.
You have been very competent and available to us, while at the same time knowing when to “stay out of our way” to give us time to think, ponder, and make decisions that were best for us.
We would recommend your services to anyone considering buying property in the Portland area.
Gary Barnes and Janet lee
We are writing this letter to recommend and thank Peter and Alex Clark for their professionalism, outstanding advice and integrity throughout the listing and sale of our home in Clackamas, OR.
We originally put our home on the market ourselves and realized early on that we were getting nowhere quickly with the housing market in such a downturn. Fortunately for us, we were contacted by Alex and from that conversation he convinced us to set up our first meeting.
Boy, we learned “a lot” in that first meeting! Peter and Alex really impressed us with their presentation. This data and his explanations made it so much easier to understand the realities of what we were dealing with. We had no idea how many houses in the area were “short sells” or “foreclosures” were on the market.
Peter and Alex impressed us with their honest approach to our situation. They didn’t tell us what we wanted to hear to get us to sign. They were very forthright with all their information both good and the not so good and they offered constructive criticism in regards to the staging of the inside and outside of our home. This really let us know they had our best interest in mind first and foremost. It was nice to have their guidance.
It was obvious to us right off the bat that our house was getting the right exposure. We had at least 20-25 people come thru within the first two weeks.
As an example of how proactive Peter and Alex are; they arranged an open house almost every weekend and worked with our busy schedule. And whenever the flyer box was nearing empty, more flyers would appear on our counter. There attentiveness to our sale was obvious to us and appreciated. No detail, big or small, was overlooked.
We were more than thrilled that in just over 7 weeks (in spite of the depressed housing market) we received an offer. With the advice and consult from Peter and Alex we had a deal.
As all inspections and closings can be, there were a few tense moments, but with their patience and obvious ability to remain professional, and applying their years of experience, they guided us and the buyer through it, and the sale was final.
We truly cannot thank them enough for what they did for us. It was such a rewarding experience and without any hesitation we would and will continue to recommend them for their Real Estate services.
Thank you from both of us!
David Rosenstiel and Mary Ann Carron
Dear Peter and Alex,
I wanted to write you a letter to thank you for the outstanding service I received during the sale of my home. As you know, leaving my family residence was not an easy process based on my circumstances. You were not only supportive professionally, but also personally. It is challenging in this day and age to find and work with a company that maintains this level of professional integrity.
Additionally, I was impressed with your aggressive marketing of my home. It is hard to believe that my home sold in less than three weeks. Your suggestions for pricing were in line with the market, all comparisons were comprehensive, and the level of traffic through the house was impressive.
Again, thank you for your support in the sale of my home. I am looking forward to working with you during the purchase of my condominium soon. Please use this letter as my personal recommendation for a job well done. You helped to make a challenging personal situation much smoother.
Principal, Newberg Community Alternative Program
First Time Home Buyers
Dear Alex & Peter,
Now that we are settled, we would like to thank you for your help in making our dream of owning our own home a reality!
Being first time homebuyers can be stressful, but your knowledge and support made our experience stress free. We enjoyed working with the both of you and will definitely recommend you to our family and friends!
Sincerely, Daisha & Holly
Alex and Peter,
Kyle and I wanted to send you an email to let you know would impressed we are.
We have dealt with many realtors and have never had such immediate action as the two of you demonstrated last night. Every realtor could take a lesson from you!
Sam Flanagan and Kyle French
First Time Home Buyer
I would like to thank you for making my first time home purchase experience as smooth as possible. You took the time to educate me on the process and explain this to me in laymen’s terms. Your extra effort and time made me feel at ease with the largest purchase I had ever made.
You are both excellent Realtors and I would without question use you in the future and recommend you to anyone in the market for purchasing a home. Your Home quest software was also an excellent tool to use in the process of searching for a home.
Thanks are not enough for such a wonderful job.
Your friend, Zach Koellermeier
Beaverton Home Buyers
Peter and Alex,
We want to thank you for the attention to detail, caring and responsiveness that you invested in helping us find our home. You and Peter both took the time to listen to what we wanted and made this a very positive experience for Kim and me. You explained not only the process but offered your insights which added to our ability to make good decisions. Since this is Kim's first home buying experience the technology you used to help us search made it easy for her to narrow our choice effectively and saved time.
you again for your patience, professionalism and wisdom.
Scott and Kim
I enjoyed working with the Clarks and appreciated their attention to detail and my particular situation. Their initial presentation was consistent with my research and they took the time to listen to my goals and quickly convinced me that I had chosen the right people for the job. Their online marketing and outreach with their networks I believe was the key to showing my property to the largest population. The foot traffic was consistent in a tough market and I believe they brought the best offer to the table and helped me close on my property in a hassle and worry free environment.
Pete G. – Referred Home Seller
Out of State Investor.
Peter and Alex helped me as well as my family purchase & sell investment properties. Peter and Alex made the process easy, stress free, and efficient. They went above and beyond the expectations I had.
Not only did they find me a great deal, but they then helped me determine what fair market value was for the rental, find a tenant, negotiate a lease, help with move in, and has maintained contact with the tenants ever since. They did this as a favor to me, and I cannot thank them enough.
Since Peter and Alex have set up an official property management company for out of state clients like myself, I immediately took up their services and was again more than satisfied with the results.
Their market knowledge, negotiating skills, and ability to put deals together are all traits I have witnessed with Peter and Alex. I would not hesitate to refer Alex or Peter to my family, friends, or colleagues. I actually have done so already. I look forward to working with you both in the future!
All the Best,
Danny Liao, Investor
On 07 Feb 2011 I
asked for a referral to assist with my temporary relocation to the Portland
area. (I’m being transferred there for a project lasting 3-4 years. I planned
to keep my primary residence in Utah but wanted a condo in Portland.) Within
minutes of the request the phone started ringing. I decided to use Alex and
Peter Clark (The Clark Group). Alex hooked me up with a website that sent me
daily e-mails with properties that met my parameters. This was such a valuable
resource and helped me narrow my search criteria and get a "feel" for
the market. Even though I didn’t have a specific relocation date, Alex met me
in March and May When I visited Portland and he showed me several properties. I
found a condo complex I really liked but there wasn’t a large turnover and few
units were on the market. Alex cautioned me that if one came available we
needed to act quickly. He also indicated that a cash offer would make the most
sense. So, on his advice, I liquidated some non-retirement investments to have
ready access to cash. Using the website Alex set up for me, I was tracking a
pending sale on a 3-bedroom condo in the complex I liked. I was immediately
notified in June when that sale failed and the property was put back on the
market. At that time I was still in Utah but called Alex immediately and he saw
the unit that day. He reported back to me on the condition of the property. It
was a short sale and the listing agent said the bank would accept a cash offer
of $75K. (It originally sold in 2007 for $215K.) I instructed Alex to
immediately put in a full price offer of $75K. They also required verification
of funds (which I had thanks to Alex). I closed on that condo on 18 July.
Co-workers, the title company, and people at my Portland credit union all
couldn’t believe I was getting a 3-bedroom condo in that complex for only $75K.
Alex also put me in touch with contractor he’s used in the past. They are now
making repairs / clean-up and I plan to move in the end of August. In short, I
couldn’t be more happy with the help and support I received from Alex and Peter
Clark. When I asked Alex to write the offer (before I even saw the condo), it
was because I knew that he understood my needs and preferences. I trusted his
judgment and I’m very happy I did. I arrived in Portland late June for a home
inspection. That was also arranged by Peter and Alex with an inspector they had
previously used. I’ve bought and sold 6 properties in the past 30 years. I’ve
never had such a detailed and thorough inspection. In fact, the whole process
with the Clark Group was far superior to any other real estate transaction I’ve
Ric Belnap - Referred Home Buyer
I want you to know how much I have appreciated all the assistance you have given me to sell my mother’s house. Being an out of town seller, I didn’t want to just “Yellow Page” shop for a realtor. I asked my trusted financial advisor for a couple of referrals for a Realtor in Portland. He gave me 3 agents, and asked all the agents to call me. Peter and Alex were the first agents to call, and I immediately could tell they were not a typical Realtor team. You presented the best research and comparative documentation on how to sell my mom’s house, and it was very clear to me and my wife that we should use The Clark Group as our realtor.
Based on your advice regarding how to market the house in this rapidly declining market we received a qualified offer and entered into a contract within 4 weeks of listing. As you’re aware, my wife and I have bought/sold many homes due to my job relocations and we also invest in real estate, so we have dealt with many realtors over the past 30 years. You’re by far amongst the best, and would be our #1 pick if we ever had to do something like this again in the Portland market.
for your help,
Ken Kiest – Referred Home Seller
To whom it may concern,
Alex Clark, of The Clark Group, LLC, worked very hard for me as a buyer’s agent and I can recommend him without reservation.
This was my first house purchase and I knew little about the details of purchasing a home so I had many question. He was very patient, answering my questions and making suggestions as we went through the process. Once I found a home I wanted he did a great job of staying in touch with me and making it happen.
If I ever need assistance with a residential real estate transaction again, I would feel comfortable seeking his assistance.
We recently relocated from Memphis, TN to Portland and working with The Clark Group made one of the most important parts of the transition - finding the right new home - an enjoyable and expeditious process. Peter provided a comprehensive overview of all the neighborhoods that matched up with our primary objectives and introduced us to some areas of Portland that we had not considered previously. The overview combined with the online tools allowed us to refine our search and continue the decision process from Memphis. Once we found the perfect home, Alex's suggestions were instrumental in crafting an offer that was attractive for both parties and he stayed in close contact to ensure a smooth closing. From soup to nuts The Clark Group has been a pleasure to work with.
Diane & Sonny Sonnenstein
First Time Home Buyers
It has been a
pleasure for Mckayla and I to work with The Clark Group. Alex Clark has
been our realtor through this process and he has proven to have a wealth of
information. This was our first home buying experience so Alex was
monumental in providing information for us to make informed decisions about our
purchase. Alex has a great demeanor which allows him to convey a message
without pushing you toward a particular decision. He is very patient,
allowing the buyers to come to their own decisions with the information
provided. On the few occasions that Alex did not have an answer, he
researched our questions and promptly called back with answers to our
questions. Additionally, we have dealt with a few other individuals
(Peter Clark, Vicki Houston) within The Clark Group during this process and
they have all treated us with great warmth and respect. It is obvious
that Alex Clark and the rest of The Clark Group are a close, family run group
with a passion for realty. We thank you for your time and valuable
experience in finding the right house for us.
Jeff and Mckayla Garrett
First Time Home Buyers
My husband and I used he Clark Group, Keller Williams Portland Premiere to help use purchase our first home. We absolutely loved working with them! They helped us understand the whole process, gave their opinion when we needed advice, were easy to get a hold of and got back to us quickly, and are very friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a great realtor in the Portland area!
Julie & Patrick Goodman – Referred Home Buyer