Chris Stewart

17 years of work experience
Windermere Pacific West-OR / Alain
4285 Commercial St Ste 100
Salem, OR, 97302
(503) 779-4844

Ratings & reviews (43)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2015
mfholman
Helped me buy home
Over the past 10 years we have worked with 3 different realtors in the Salem, Oregon area. We have purchased two of the three properties with Chris and her husband Gerry. The two of them are extremely familiar with the market of the mid-Willamette Valley and seem to know how to link you to any service you might need during and after the sale. Aside from their experience, what seems to set them apart from the other realtors is a sense of them knowing when and how hard to push. One realtor we dealt with really tried to upsell us on properties we didn't need and drove us to way too many properties as fast as she could. Chris and Gerry work hard up front to find your priorites and find good potential matches. They will drive all over the region with you if you really need to, but they will not overwhelm or upsell you. In short, you can't go wrong getting Chris and Gerry Stewart to work with you to find your next property. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2015
tnoble
Showed me homes
We worked with Chris after coming to Salem in a search for a home. She listened to our needs and then helped us narrow down our options, when we finally settled on a house to offer on, she was great in the process. As we began to have problems with the lender Chris once again stepped in a and worked with us to get an answer and some resolution. Though the sale eventually fell through, Chris was invaluable to us through the entire process and we are grateful for her counsel and expertise. What a joy she was through a trying time. I would recommend her services to any and all, and I write darn few of these reviews and only for those who deserve the accolades. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2014
jennifer lessard
Helped me buy home
Chris is amazing! She held my hand through this process, which included weeks of looking at houses to find just the right home. She helped be identify what I liked/disliked about each home, so when I walked into my new home I knew it! My transaction included difficult negotiations due to maintenance issues at the new house. She handled it like a pro and got all the issues resolved plus some additional. When the seller took the appliances, even though it was written into the contract to leave them, she negotiated for restitution. She had a cool head and calmly walked me through each decision. She was always quick to respond to my questions and inquiries. Infact, my new home went on the market the night before I saw it. I e-mailed her to see it that night. The next day we were putting a offer on it. She is fair, listens well, is efficient and accurate. I would recommend her to my best friend and parents! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2014
jongreeley2614
Helped me buy home
Chris has a way of helping you feel little pressure in the buying experience. She also has a way of understanding your needs and trying to find properties that are not a waste of your time. Several times she would look at properties ahead of time so that we could eliminate the ones that didn't meet the basic needs. In the end I thought she did a fantastic job of helping me find the right house and helped in the timing of the offer etc...
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2014
marilyn eldred
Helped me buy home
Chris and Gerry were very professional they worked very hard to find a home that met my needs. I could not have asked for a more helpful, caring and knowledgeable realestate team. They were highly recommended and I was not disappointed. They found me the perfect house. Thank you to the best realestate team in Salem.
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2014
larjoyhoover
Listed and sold a home
I cannot say enough good things about Chris. She was so wonderful to work with. She let me know right away how and what needed to be done to sell my Mom's home quickly. The home was on the market less than a week and was under contract. Great job, Chris.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2014
rydin2
Helped me buy home
Chris was a pleasure to work with. She was referred to us by one of her long time clients. We found Chris to be very professional and responsive to our needs. She quickly assessed what we were looking for and adjusted on the fly as we refined our search. Chris was able to guide us through the process and was always there to provide guidance, voice of reason and support. We would absolutely use Chris again in the future and recommend her without reservation to others.
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2014
user030933661
Helped me buy home
Chris was great. She helped me through the whole process of buying a new home and did not get frustrated or annoyed while the banking situation was worked out and we had to make offers on multiple homes. I am just now getting settled into my house and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the salem area
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2014
lpeterson lmt
Helped me buy home
Chris was extremely professional and always available when we had any questions. Her friendly and positive manner made the whole home buying process a pleasant experience! We highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
karensea
Helped me buy home
Chris was great. She knew what we were looking for and provided good feedback on properties we inquired about. We are not from the Salem area, so this was very helpful. She was always on time and responded to phone calls and emails quickly. It's been a long time since we've gone through the buying process and found Chris very knowledgeable. Chris, and Gerry, were fun to work with in finding and buying our new home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2014
mekstebner
Listed and sold a home
Chris and Jerry Stewart are true professionals. Our house was anything but a typical sale, we had a buyer fall through right before the closing, and another offer that took almost 4 months to close. During the entire process, they were not only available, but supportive and informative. We were very impressed with how they always had our best interest at heart and how they reassured us when we were frustrated with the process. They also have experience and connections in the industry, which is so helpful. We would definitely recommend them to anyone and would use them again in a heartbeat to list or buy. We have worked with a number of realtors and they are at the top of the list! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2014
MichaelMacDonald11
Listed and sold a home
Chris is a true professional and we thank God for getting us in touch with her. Our selling experience was the most painless sale we have ever had and Chris was on top of the details every step of the way. Thank you so very much!!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2014
nelda myers
Listed and sold a home
We have bought & sold property over the last 44 years, in several cities. Our representation has been great from all who have listed and sold, or assisted in the purchase of our properties. Two of the very best representatives we would highly recommend are Chris and Gerry Stewart, who listed and sold our home recently. They are greatly competent, well informed, very attentive and listen to your needs and respond, and advocate for their clients on every level. We would deem them "experts in their field", as they really research the market and base their recommendations on facts, current trends, and future possibilities! We have a lot of respect for their integrity and ability to work well with both sellers and buyers. We felt well cared for and would definitely use them in the future. Choose them to represent you....you will be happy you did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2014
user14166893
Helped me buy and sell homes
Chris and her partner and husband Gerry proved to be the realtors tailored to my needs. Chris quickly produced a binder of information regarding the sale of my home, the information in which proved to be very accurate because we landed a sale in less than 48 hours. As my agent in purchasing another home, she and Gerry were equally effective. Chris kept a level head through some choppy waters and deftly guided me through the process of selling and purchasing a home. A better advocate couldn't be had, in my opinion. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2013
user0378155
Helped me buy home
She was very good and determined! After the first 2 houses fell through, we settled on a lesser quality house, but one we felt we could make into our dream home. We feel we have a new (and very cool) friend, and she is a true asset to your firm.
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user42993834
Listed and sold a home
Chris was instrumental in not only selling my parents' house but also providing the support and understanding that was needed during this stressful downsizing. I was concerned with my parents' emotional well-being as well as maximizing my parents income from the sale of their house. Chris understood both of these concerns and worked towards their success. The sale and move went well, better than I ever expected, thanks to Chris. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking for an experienced and conscientious agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user0151406
Helped me buy home
We were from out of state and Chris was willing to meet with us and show us houses when we visited Salem, but had not yet decided to move. She kept us updated on the market and we reconnected when we came out to Salem. Her willingness to work with us in the early stages and answer our (many) questions about the process in Oregon really made the transition easier. Also it was great to have Gerry's expertise to tap into. We love the house Chris found for us. Its in a great neighborhood and really suits our life. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user9841837
Helped me buy home
We live outside the State of Oregon and wanted to purchase a home in Salem over 1,000 miles away where our son could reside while attending Willamette University's College of Law. We received a referral to Gerry and Chris Stewart of Windermere Pacific West and I am pleased to report their services exceeded all our expectations. First, they worked with us by telephone and e-mail to establish parameters for our home search which, with their excellent knowledgeable assistance, was carefully refined over a period of several days. Next, they prepared a list of several homes meeting our prerequisites while providing advice regarding several other homes we inquired but which they did not recommend based on their knowledge of the area. Gerry then prepared a detailed report itemizing each of the homes he had previewed and suggested we visit when in Salem. We then made the plane trip to Salem to look at homes. We began early one Monday morning and over a three-day period reviewed over 20 homes. Gerry just kept moving along as we looked at each home he had included on his list of suggestions. There was never any pressure or hype at any point in the process, just objective information and straight answers to our questions. His stamina was impressive to say the least even though the temperature was unseasonably warm. Since Gerry is nearing the half-century mark in his career as a real estate professional, he does not appear to have any agenda other than to find the right home for his clients at the best price. We finally found a home which fit the bill for our son, made a reasonable offer and it was accepted all on the same day. We returned home the next day satisfied that we had made a wise choice. Gerry and Chris' services did not, however, end at that point. They recommended Perfection Inspection to perform a home inspection of the property and we were impressed with the thoroughness of the resulting report by Jim Allhiser. Gerry then worked with us in preparing a list of repairs to be performed by the sellers and the process was handled very smoothly. Chris, at our request, also provided recommendations for a cleaning person and carpet cleaning services, and contact numbers for all utilities. Escrow services were very competently handled by Robby Sue Erion of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of Oregon. Remarkably, the Sale Agreement was signed on July 3 and our son moved into his new home following close of escrow on August 2 with all utilities in place and a thorough cleaned interior! Looking back on the entire experience, we seriously doubt that the search, the sale agreement, escrow and getting our son moved in would have occurred as swiftly and as smoothly if any real estate agent in Salem other than Chris and Gerry Stewart had been representing us. The referral to them provided to us was worth its weight in gold and that is why we are pleased to recommend these outstanding people. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
user7520423
Helped me buy home
Excellent service from experienced agents. Would definitely recommend for any Real Estate transactions. Very knowledgeable and knows the area well. Pointed out items in contract I overlooked and saved me time and headaches.
Highly likely to recommend
07/18/2013
user1023181
Helped me buy home
We really enjoyed working with Chris. She is very nice and helpful. We saw many homes and she knew what we wanted. She would always respond quickly and keep in touch. If there was a home we wanted to see she would make it happen as quickly as possible. We would definitely recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2013
DeanaCostello
Showed me homes
I LOVE HER. SHE IS A TRUE DIAMOND. SHE FOUGHT HARD ON MY BEHALF FOR THE HOME I REALLY WANTED. SHE NEVER SHOWED FRUSTRATION TOWARDS ME WHEN I CHANGED MY MIND ON SOMETHING. I TRULY APPRECIATE HER.
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2013
user2201905
Helped me buy home
We enjoyed working with Chris on our real estate purchase. She did a good job keeping us on track, even with a difficult seller. She was always responsive and available for us.
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2012
user8703099
Helped me buy home
I am an out-of-state buyer who was looking for a house in Salem that I could initially rent and eventually move into. This is always a challenge, especially when a house comes on the market that appears to be ?the one,? at which time the potential buyer must make a decision sight unseen or lose the opportunity. Chris did a fantastic job navigating this process. She learned what type of house I was interested in, took the time to tour many properties -- both with me when I was in Salem and after I returned home. She sent me tons of pictures, communicated with me regularly, and finally suggested a unique property that needed updating but had good bones. This house did turn out to be my final choice. She ? along with her husband-partner Gerry ? then led a series of successful negotiations, guided me through inspections and appraisals, referred me to contractors (and even secured bids), oversaw work on the house that needed to be done prior to closing, helped me get set up with a property manager, and finally, accompanied me to the escrow signing and even my first meeting with the property manager. In short, Chris was truly there for me throughout the entire process, going beyond the call of duty to ensure my home-buying experience went smoothly and that I was satisfied. I look forward to staying in touch with Chris and unconditionally and highly recommend her services to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2012
user920850
Helped me buy home
Two things that are basic to me in a realtor are professionalism and ethics, and Chris and Gerry excel in both areas. But they go way beyond that. Our family was looking for a first home for one of our children. Since they had not been through the process before, I was impressed with how Chris carefully walked them through, listening to what they wanted and showing them houses within those parameters. And then, when their bid on a house they loved looked doomed, Chris and Gerry spent more than a day negotiating and creatively presenting them to the buyer in a way that helped facilitate the deal. Our son and his partner now have a house they love. My husband and I have been party to many real estate transactions in our life, and this is the one I would rate most highly in all aspects. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2012
user474759
Helped me buy home
We couldn't be more pleased with Chris and Gerry Stewart! My fiance and I were looking to purchase our first home, and needed realtors who could make the experience go as smoothly (and end as successfully) as possible. Chris and Gerry exceeded our expectations with their knowledge, patience and never-failing willingness to accommodate our needs and often tight schedules. Thanks to them, we found the perfect house in the ideal location, and were able to navigate a complex process from offer to acceptance. We hope to live in this house for a long time--but if we ever decide to move or sell, Chris and Gerry are the first people we'll call to handle the transaction! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2012
user718518
Listed and sold a home
Chris and Gerry Stewart are consummate professionals with a warm, friendly approach. In a very challenging market, they worked tirelessly and used their considerable resources and expertise to get my home sold for the best deal possible. They were always willing to listening to my concerns and doubts and they always gave me options to consider based on market research and years of successful real estate transactions. I highly recommend Chris Stewart and Gerry Stewart - they are honest, highly knowledgeable, and very pleasant to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2012
user950165
Listed and sold a home
Chris and Gerry sold a home for me and later on helped me with the purchase of a home. In all phases of the selling and buying process--listing, pricing a home, marketing a home, searching for a home that fits my wants, negotiating on my behalf, dealing with inspections and the inevitable surprises of real estate transactions--they make a superb team. They have valuable experience in handling both buyers and sellers markets, and they take the time to explain all the options so that I can make a wise choice. I have always been pleased with the excellent service they provide. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2012
sherrymaureen
Listed and sold a home
I first met Chris and Gerry when we needed an upstanding realtor to sell my dad's house after he passed. Their efficiency, professionalism, and ability to work with us made the process pleasant and successful. Recently, I had my own home to sell, unfortunately as a "short-sale" due to circumstances. I called Chris, who was very willing to accept the challenge. The process is more involved, but Chris helped us every step of the way, even when we had glitches. She remained positive and helped me remain positive to see it through to the end. I would work with Chris and Gerry again if I needed a realtor, because they were always just a phone call away, found solutions, acted quickly, helped me understand, and sold the house! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2012
cockermom
Helped me buy home
I bought my very first house from Chris, with Gerry starting the process, almost 5 1/2 years ago. Once I could verbalize what I wanted, having never honestly thought about what I wanted in a house, Chris found me the perfect little cottage size house in a safe, "talk over the fence" neighborhod with a huge, secure fenced back yard. She was very patient with me and always gently guided me to make my own decisions. If I were to ever buy another house, Chris and Gerry would be my first choice. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2011
ghumbard
Listed and sold a home
If you want to sell your home using real estate agents that are honest, professional, personable, and know what steps need to be taken to assure the sale is completed, look no further than Chris and Jerry Stewart. Since I listed my home on the For Sale by Owner web site I was representing myself as the selling agent. Chris and Jerrys professionalism helped me with the negotiations and paperwork in selling my home. The bottom line is that if I ever want to purchase another home, I will use them to find my next home. Look no further than Chris and Jerry Stewart, you will not be disappointed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2011
artwind
Helped me buy home
We can certainly recommend Chris & Gerry Stewart. They are very helpful with answers to any and all questions, and they voluntarily explain additional relevant issues that buyers may not be aware of. We found them friendly, prompt, and responsive.
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2011
LorrinKing
Listed and sold a home
Chris and Gerry Stewart are the best real estate agents I've ever worked with, and I've worked with many on the buyer's side and the seller's side. They kept me informed at every step of the process, and their analysis of the property market and the financial merket was impressive. I was dealing with a bankruptcy and foreclosure and never once did Gerry or Chris make me feel like a second class citizen because of it. Although I am not in the market for an agent right now I will definitely hire them above anyone else in the future, and I have and will continue to refer friends, family and acquaintances to them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
deborahjt
Listed and sold a home
Chris and her husband Jerry were wonderful to work with. I would recommend them highly and I will definitely use them again!
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2011
kcain001
Listed and sold a home
Chris and Gerry Stewart worked in the same office as I did and I found they they were incredibly knowledgeable about real estate in general, exceptional in their knowledge of local real estate in all aspects. I have asked them to manage selling several homes that came to me from previous customers since retiring from real estate. My customers have been well taken care of. A recent sale in 2011 was accomplished very quickly for our market in this area and an out-of-state seller was very pleased with the sale. Always professional, helpful, extemely responsive and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Chris and Gerry to anyone looking to buy or sell. You could not find a better real estate agent team willing to work for you. They work to make your transaction as simple as possible as well as getting the results you were looking for. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2011
crazydaycarelady
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I loved the fact we had not one great experience Agent working for us but two. They were quite knowledgeable and were easy to talk to about our concerns, thoughts and feelings. Upbeat, motivated and positive are three words to describe them.
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2011
jksmith303
Helped me buy home
Chris and Gerry Stewart are awesome people who are very knowledgeable about every aspect of the real estate business. When we were thinking about moving out to Salem, our son and daughter-in-law recommended them, because they had used them to help buy their house. Since they were very highly recommended by them, we also wanted to use them. They went the extra mile in helping us secure the house we are living in now. They have a thorough knowledge of the market and were a great help to us. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for honest people who take the time for you, and are willing to help each step of the way. Ken and Joan Smith Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2011
troyhake
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I have used both Chris and Jerry Stewart to find a home to purchase and to sell a home. They are both very professional. Always on time, always quick to respsond to calls or emails, very knowledgable about real estate and the markets, very good negotiating with sellers and buyers, and I could go on. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy or sell. You could not find a better agent willing to work for you to make your transaction as simple as possible as well as getting the results you were looking for. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/23/2011
ScottWood8
Helped me buy home
We were first time home buyers and we had such a good experience! Chris and Jerry were GREAT and they were very knowledgeable. I was so happy to have them working for us. I would highly recommend them to ANYONE that is looking to buy a house.
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2011
Mike Malowney
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Chris Stewart offers a high level of customer service, distinctive marketing and creative thought. She listens to her clients needs and wants, pays attention to details and uses the latest technology to market properties. Chris has an honest and open approach which makes her a great real estate partner and real estate professional.
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2011
Jennifer Webster
Listed and sold a home
Chris is an exceptional agent in my opinion. She is strategic and tactical all in one. Her marketing skills are amazing and we were able to sell our house quickly (even with the many obstacles we faced). I know that her skills are what sold our house! But wait, there is more. I think her middle name is customer service. While we have not been in the buying and selling market for a few years, she continues to keep us involved and updated regarding trends in the market! Her follow-through and service is beyond what I would have ever expected! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
SOZ1963
Helped me buy and sell homes
Chris Stewart has consistently proven to be an ethical and exceptional resource for us as an real estate investment consultant. Whenever I have a real estate question, I?ll call Chris. If she doesn't have the answer, she knows where to look and replies back in a timely manner. I have worked with Chris on multiple transactions and Chris is a true professional. IF you?re looking for a true professional realtor call Chris Stewart. I look forward to our continued professional relationship.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
creativeconcepts
Showed me homes
I've worked with Chris providing remodeling and home staging services for her clients. I've found her to be resourceful, informative and pro active -- something we don't see with all real estate agents!
Highly likely to recommend
10/19/2011
Kenny.Chapman
Helped me buy and sell homes
Chris is an ideal partner. I have had the privilege to work with Chris numerous times. She is knowledgeable; provides information promptly and efficiently; and is a great communicator. I would recommend her to anyone needing the services of an excellent Realtor.