Lee Eckroth

11 years of work experience
Town & Country Realty
455 NW Tyler Avenue
Corvallis, OR, 97330
(541) 286-6603

Ratings & reviews (72)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2015
randy bell
Helped me buy home
The first time I bought a house with a cut rate Real Estate "Professional" was vastly different to my experience with Lee. I learned so much more throughout this experience with Lee that will help me if I ever buy or sell again. My partner and I are so happy with the house that we found. Currently it is a sellers market and Lee kept us from making mistakes and making emotional purchases. I really didn't think we would find what we were looking for but we found all of the must haves while still having enough left over to make it ours. We could have bought something more expensive but wanted to keep things simple. Lee honored that. I never felt like he was trying to convince us to get into something we weren't ready for; even when that meant showing us a lot of houses. He never got impatient with us and didn't give up. I feel that we spent enough time with Lee to be able to say that he really is a good and honest guy who wanted us to find what was best for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
chilcotd
Helped me buy home
Lee Eckroth has been extremely helpful in using his expertise to guide us through the process of downsizing (or in his words, right sizing) a home. We have known Lee for several years and have always been impressed with his ability to see the positive side. We heartily recommend him to anyone considering purchasing or selling a home. Our confidence in him is strong enough to now list our larger home with him. A testimony to his caring ways is that you will find him active in many ways to make our community and better place to live. He is indeed a premier agent. David and Beverly Chilcote We feel that he is a pristine agent and Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
amsberrysteve1
Listed and sold a home
Lee helped us to sell our residence recently. My wife and I would use the following adjectives to describe Lee: competent, considerate, highly networked, responsive, creative , fun/playful, honest and values driven. We understand the great value of a great work team and Lee also has such a team supporting his business. Lee would return calls/texts promptly and understands human behavior well. Kristi and I do not hesitate recommending Lee for your realtor needs
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2015
user53708509
Helped me buy home
Lee is a superb Realtor. He helped us with the process of buying our first home in a mature, honest and enthusiastic manner, which are qualities we seek in people we do business with. Lee was always keeping us up to date with the behind the curtains parts of the negotiations. He answered our questions promptly and went the extra mile to seek information for us he did not have at hand. Lee works with a professional team which made us feel comfortable and assured us of a smooth transaction. We would use Lee's Realtor services again and we highly recommend him to friends and family looking to buy their home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2015
markgb
Helped me buy home
We picked Lee as our realtor because he had some fantastic reviews and appeared to be someone who would go the extra mile for his clients. I'm happy to say he was as good as everyone said. Lee worked with us patiently as we explored options - some of which never materialized and he wasn't getting paid then for the time he put into us. However, once we found a house we liked, even though it was a long shot, Lee threw everything he had into making things work and guided us through a somewhat complex and simultaneous process of making an offer and selling our own home within a very short window of opportunity. Lee was very honest with us and gave us his professional opinion of situations, never sugar-coating the negatives but also pointing out where he could turn the problems into opportunities. As it turns out, by working as a team, we were able to fulfill our ultimate goal and completed the process of closing simultaneously on two homes within 67 days of us seeing the house we wanted to buy, regardless of the pitfalls that occurred. I believe Lee was a major part of making this seemingly difficult double-transaction occur as smoothly as possible and we are very grateful for his care, attention to detail and professionalism. We don't plan on moving again for some time but will happily recommend Lee to anyone else who is looking or thinking of buying or selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2015
zuser20141005105351515
Helped me buy home
Lee helped us buy our first home, and we would absolutely use him again and recommend him to our friends! We found the process intimidating, and working with Lee made a huge difference for us.
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2015
CC97321
Helped me buy home
A couple of friends had both used Lee for their home purchases, and he came strongly recommended. As a first time home buyer, I wasn?t quite sure what the entire process entailed. Lee was always quick to respond and made sure all my paperwork was in order. He also kept me calm throughout the negotiation process :) When it came time for the home inspection, Lee recommended the inspector, set up the appointment, and was there with us as an extra set of eyes. Throughout the entire process, Lee is so attentive to you that you will feel as though you?re his only client. Even now, after the sale, Lee has continued to be a great resource and point of contact for any issues or questions we may have. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. In fact, I have a friend who will be looking to buy a house in the next couple years. Maybe I can get her on the Lee Eckroth bandwagon too :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2015
tom nakano
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have used Lee for 1 sales transaction and 2 purchases. All three transactions went very well. Lee always strives to exceed your expectations and he is very knowledgeable of the Corvallis/Albany real estate market. We would definitely recommend Lee and will use him again in future transactions.
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
luorz
Listed and sold a home
Lee Eckroth is an excellent real estate professional. He kept us in contact by sending letters and information periodically for almost ten years since we purchase this house. Ten years later, he is the professional agent to assist us to sell the same house at a price we expected. He provided all the necessary help and suggestions and work for selling the house for us. Thanks, Lee. Keep up the good work. Best for the new year.
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
kevin alsip1
Helped me buy home
Lee helped us purchase our house in May 2014 and we couldn't have asked for a more supportive agent. He promptly answered all of our questions, provided us with great advice and made many helpful recommendations. Lee was very friendly and appeared to genuinely care about what was best for our family. We always felt like he had our best interest in mind, and did a good job of both showing us properties we researched ourselves as well as suggestions he had in mind for us. He was also very knowledgeable and had great input on many different aspects of home buying that we may not have considered such as flood zones that require extra insurance or what to include when writing up an offer. We would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for a great agent to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2014
jgba02
Helped me buy home
This was our third home that we purchased. Up until now, my feeling was that the cost of an agent outweighed the value. Lee honestly changed this perspective and when way above and beyond what we expected. Thanks Lee!
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2014
vusos84
Helped me buy home
Lee helped us to understand the whole process of buying a new home. He helped us to find a loan officer to work with and helped us to use best strategies to negotiate for a reasonable price. He promptly answered all our questions regarding home prices in the area, real estate trends, possible problems regarding water damage in the area. He helped us to find good inspection services and promptly arranged their appearance at the site. Since this house had recent water damage at the crawl space which was subsequently fixed , he advised us about inspection of external drainage system which was arranged and done the very next day. No matter how questions may have been hard he tried to do his best and consult his resources to come to an answer.He also did explain to us every item written in the credit loan which very often can be hard to understand to a person who do not frequently use it. I would highly recommend Lee to other potential buyers. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2014
dorthbvtn
Listed and sold a home
Lee Eckroth made the sale of our home very pleasant and easy. He was on top on everything right from the start. He went into action practically the minute we decided to sell, and marketed our property to it's fullest potential. We asked Lee for a lot of advice, and he listened to our concerns and handled everything in a very positive and professional manner. We plan to use him for the sale of 3 other properties we own.
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - Thanks!!! It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to helping you accomplish your next real estate goals.
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2014
bobstawmi
Helped me buy home
My wife and I have nothing but superlatives for describing Lee as a real estate professional. A most knowledgeable and competent individual who truly cares about what he does.
Likely to recommend
09/29/2014
klgdraft
Listed and sold a home
I found Lee to be very positive and up beat through out the entire process concerning the listing of my house with him. When I listed the house there was still several college students living at the house who did not possess the best cleaning hygiene and the house was in need of new paint and many maintenance needs. Several months into the listing I was able to address the these hindrances that most likely delayed any offers to purchase the listing. Once I did my part to aid any listing agents desire to present a house that shows well, offers began to be received. Lee was extremely fair with me and willing to work as a 'team' addressing some of the concerns I had dealing with price negotiations, contingencies and closing costs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2014
john4015
Listed and sold a home
Lee personally worked with me to handle a challenging property sale due to the estate's unique characteristics and value far in excess of the local market's average price. Lee provided excellent assistance is setting value, creating marketing materials and establishing a first line of prospective buyers. When serious buyers appeared, Lee was able to help me work through the intricacies of creating a deal structure that worked for all. With Lee's help, my property had a buyer within 45 days of listing and a successful closing just 50 days thereafter. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks my friend. I appreciate you and your family.
Highly likely to recommend
09/14/2014
veronica irvin
Helped me buy home
We purchased our home while living on the other side of the country. We only had a couple of days to look for homes. Lee was very organized and helped us narrow down the house. He then took care of overseeing all the inspections and repairs. He and his staff were fantastic and made the process go smoothly. We would highly recommend Lee and his team to other home buyers.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for having me on your team. It was a pleasure.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2014
ramblingrek
Helped me buy and sell homes
Lee is fantastic. Lee gets things done in a way that keep the process moving forward in an upbeat, positive way. He is a good force in the universe, seriously, and has an amazing ability to come up with creative solutions that work. If there were such a thing as a "house whisperer", he'd be it -- he knows when and how to push the process forward, and is uber-responsive when needed too, but he also knows when it makes more sense to hold back and wait. He is thoughtful and active, all in the same person. Most importantly, Lee ALWAYS has your back. It's amazing. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - House Whisperer - love it :) Thanks for your kindness.
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
CAPAOR
Helped me buy home
Lee is Mr. Corvallis. We met Lee while we were considering moving to Corvallis and he took the time to welcome us and show us around town. He was very knowledgeable and served as a great tour guide. Anyone who knew Lee had nothing but great things to say so when we decided to make the transition, we didn?t hesitate to hire Lee as our Realtor. We were moving from out of state and we had a laundry list of what we were looking for in a home. I was only able to make two trips to Corvallis and each time, we did these whirlwind tours of back to back viewings. Lee prepared well for our trips and communicated through phone, e-mail, and even sent pictures and movies since we could not be on site. Due to our tight schedule and timeline the search became desperate but Lee helped us to stand fast and sure enough we found the perfect house. The house had some questionable areas as far as permits and boundaries were concerned but Lee ran all over the city obtaining the proper paperwork and information to close the deal. Because we were out of state, Lee handled all of typical closing procedures for us: the inspection, walk through, and even held the keys till we were able to finally make it to town. Not only does he know the territory very well but he pretty much knows everyone and can tell you just about everything there is about Corvallis and its people. His network of good people is broad and deep, from contractors, insurance agents, loan agents, city employees and beyond. By the time we made it to town I already had a network of people lined up for me. He can also tell you where the good eats are, the best biking and hiking trails, and how to get involved in the community. He is a wealth of information and is always willing to help, even after we closed on the house, he helped us with printing paperwork and getting copies of our deed for insurance and driving licenses. He goes above and beyond. Lee and his team, Jenny and Jessi work way too hard and we can?t thank them enough. We don?t consider him as just our Realtor but a really great friend. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much. So glad you and your family are in Corvallis. Lets ride!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2014
user9215118
Helped me buy home
Highest marks! Lee was careful not just to listen to us, but to ask good questions that prompted us to think more effectively about what we were truly looking for in a new home. I was impressed that he always seemed to have time to meet with us, and to run us around Corvallis looking at homes. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, with depth of expertise that comes not just from his professional life but also from his obvious commitment to the community itself. I never had the sense that we were an inconvenience or a task for Lee. Instead he was genuine, relaxed, and enjoyable to work with throughout the entire process. I can't recommend Lee highly enough. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS a bunch. You have an awesome home in a great neighborhood. It was a pleasure to be on your team.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
jbe888
Helped me buy home
When I received a job offer for a company in Corvallis, we met up with Lee on a visit before accepting to get a feel for the area. Lee greeted us with a 2 hour tour of the town highlighting the different areas. His immense knowledge of Corvallis was readily apparent and his genuine love for the town really shined through. He even gave us a greeting package after the tour. Needless to say after accepting the job offer, we made no hesitation in connecting up with Lee as we searched for the right house for us. Lee went out of his way to accommodate us in whatever we were looking at. When we actually ended up liking a FSBO house, Lee informed us that if the seller didn't want to work with a buyers realtor that he could send us to the right people to make sure the process went smoothly. He even predicted how the FSBO would operate as they already had a contingent offer on the house and through Lee's advice we waited everything out. In the end, we just closed on this house we liked from the get go and Lee was there all along providing valuable insight and guidance throughout the process. Once we made an offer, Lee took care of everything from that point and it was smooth sailing to close. I would highly recommend Lee and would not hesitate to use him if we decide to sell at anytime in the future. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much!!! It was really a pleasure being on your team.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
cdmyers1951
Listed and sold a home
I've bought and sold a number of properties over the past 10 years and working with Lee on the sale of my rental property in Corvallis was an absolute pleasure. Lee is unparralled in his professionalism. He was extremely knowledgable, responsive, and proactive in addressing issues related to my sale. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Lee to others looking for a real estate professional to support them in the purchase or sale of a property.
Response fromLee Eckroth
I am humbled. Thanks so much.
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2014
terresamorgan
Listed and sold a home
Lee Eckroth is the most professional real estate broke I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He helped me sell my Father's house and he not only gave me sound advice, but educated me in the areas I needed quick knowledge regarding. He was punctual in getting essential paperwork need to close the deal in a timely manner and was very supportive in the difficult decisions I was facing regarding my Father's continuous health issues - he remained calm in the storm, clearly showing an outstanding attribute. His honesty and integrity was also a win win for me! Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for the very kind review. I appreciate it and the opportunity to help you and your father :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2014
user0567108
Helped me buy home
Lee recently helped us purchase a property with our son, who was a first time buyer. He was incredibly helpful and went way above and beyond expectations to make sure we were all happy with our choice. He was also very patient with us while we made up our minds about what we were looking for and helped educate us all as we went through the process. He is very available and always responded quickly to our many inquiries. It took us 3 tries and many months to get the property that we really wanted and Lee stuck with us through the whole thing. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for having me involved to help make your magic happen :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014
cwclarke3
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were looking for our first house and Lee was recommended by a former client, who had a very good experience with him. He walked us through the whole process slowly with very little stress. He seemed to know the Corvallis/Philomath area history, neighborhoods and real estate market very well. We never felt any pressure towards any of his listings, which we appreciated and had happened with another realtor. He was always on top of any paperwork that needed to be done and made sure we closed on time, which may have annoyed our loan processor, but there's no denying that he was working hard for us. He was always honest with us and was easy to talk with, even with my job, which presented some challenges to communication. During the negotiations, he presented us with several options for counter offers and sound guidance in an area that made me nervous. We ended up with a house that fits us perfectly and within our budget. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
I really appreciate your kind words. It is awesome you are loving your home. You made it happen!
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2014
katytownsend81
Helped me buy home
Lee was fantastic to work with. He was extremely knowledgeable about the local market and helped us to make informed and educated decisions. He quickly grasped what we were looking for in a house and we directed our search accordingly. Lee guided us through the buying process and did a wonderful job of coordinating input from many different people. For negotiating tricky issues he was able to make quick and accurate assessments, and also anticipate scenarios that we as buyers might not have been aware for otherwise. Always extremely responsive by phone, text, or otherwise. We would most definitely recommend Lee. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2014
milo0010
Helped me buy and sell homes
Working with Lee was the best real estate experience we could have hoped for! He was incredibly responsive and attentive to our needs. He went way above and beyond all our expectations. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks for your very kind words. I appreciate you!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2014
user51035204
Helped me buy home
I recently purchased a house with Lee's help. He accurately assessed the type of house I was looking for and over a 9-10 month period showed me any house that became available that would fit my needs. He did not waste time showing me houses that would not fit. He showed me several houses that I thought looked right on line, and I learned to trust his judgement when he steered me away from houses that were not right for me and my family. It was helpful to view houses with Lee. He sees their possibilities and flaws. Lee was on top of the purchase every step of the way. I recommend Lee highly- and do so on a regular basis! Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks for the very kind words :) Enjoy the Ping Pong room!
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2014
user1045153
Helped me buy home
Lee Eckroth is a consummate real estate professional. Lee was able to fully accommodate our unique constraints (conducting the entire home buying process from Japan). He was available at any time of the day or night to meet our needs throughout the entire process; always pleasantly placing our requirements above his personal needs (e.g. sleep). Lee always provided us with well researched advice and an insightful perspective. I whole heartedly recommend Lee Eckroth to anyone in need of a Real Estate Professional, he will go above and beyond in his service every time. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much. You got an awesome and special home :)
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2014
anqi sun
Helped me buy home
Lee is the best real estate agent I've worked with. He truly understands the local market and I can trust his professional advice and integrity. Lee took care all the glory details in the transaction, paper work, repairs, receipts, etc., even before I asked. I am a very happy customer and will return to Lee for my future real estate needs.
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - Thanks! Those are amazing words and I appreciate your kind feedback. Y0u got an awesome property.
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2014
cdpsmp
Showed me homes
We had a great experience working with Lee Eckroth. I came into town without notice while planning a move to Corvallis and Lee was able to meet with me the very next day. He listened closely to what my family and I were looking for and spent time educating me about the Corvallis housing market, its history and where he thought it was going in the future. We were looking at properties within hours of our first meeting. He was happy to work with us on offers and research from a distance over the phone. He uses technology wisely to help his clients Most impressively, he was able to identify aspects of properties that we would really enjoy as well as things that would be more difficult for our family before I was able to put the pieces together myself. I really felt like he was on our side and knew what would and wouldn't work for us. I came to trust his judgment like I've never trusted a realtor's judgment before. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - that is super kind of you. Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to help.
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2014
daver53
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with a number of residential real estate brokers over the last 45 years and I can say without reservation that Lee Eckroth is the most competent, knowledgeable and responsive broker I have ever worked with. We live in Portland, OR and he listed and sold a home for us in Corvallis, OR. He went above and beyond helping us work through the details of addressing buyer issues and getting our home sold. You will not find a better person to represent you.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Big time thanks Dave. I appreciated the opportunity to serve you and your family.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
ullman0
Listed and sold a home
He advised us on how to prep our house and then sold it for top dollar in less than two weeks. He handled all the details. He made the whole process calm and fun. What more is there to say?
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for your wonderful words. It was a pleasure plus you allowed us to make a pretty cool home video :)
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
chuckatco
Helped me buy and sell homes
I've purchased a 4-plex while working with Lee. Over the last two years lee has helped me locate properties. He's always patient, efficient and responsive. He's a great resource!
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
karenraeflynn
Listed and sold a home
My home was in a location where it was difficult to sell. Lee worked very hard and did not give up. After the sale he took care of all the details including making small repairs to the house and arranging to replace two windows that were still under warranty. I lived about three hours away and did not have to make the long drive to take care of things. All the necessary signatures were taken care of online. He checked on my house during an extreme cold spell and I knew everything was in good hands. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks for the great review. I really appreciated working with you also and your friendship.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2014
user7157902
Helped me buy home
I have worked with several impressive real estate brokers, but Lee Eckroth is the best real estate broker I have ever met. He listened to our needs and desires and showed us a number of homes that met those criteria. When we left messages, he responded very quickly. When we needed someone to negotiate on our behalf, he was stellar. Although I had just met Lee, I knew I had a friend at my side. I recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. His honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS so much for your kind words. You got an awesome home in an amazing neighborhood.
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2013
brandondpearse
Helped me buy and sell homes
People in any service industry should aspire to be more like Lee. I didn't realize that this level of customer service was even possible, but Lee was the most helpful, professional, and friendly individual I've ever worked with. After closing on our house (which went in record time due to Lee's understanding) we still keep in touch with Lee. If a friend were looking to buy anywhere inside Lee's jurisdiction, I would not hesitate to recommend Lee and his team. Lee, as a more personal note, thank you for all your hard work. You truly are exceptional. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much. It was a pleasure to work with you on your first home. Love it!
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2013
baron mind
Listed and sold a home
Lee helped sell our home within a month. He was always available to answer questions and was very knowledgeable in all aspects of our transaction. My wife and I loved Lee's ongoing communication with us through the process which allowed us to plan and prepare for what item needed attention next. Lee has a great feel for the pulse of the community and with that came pricing our home with integrity. Whether you need to sell or buy a home, or are thinking about an investment property, Lee would be the expert you want guiding you through the process. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS so much for your kinds words and the review. It really means a lot.
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2013
user00616195
Listed and sold a home
Lee was very knowledgeable on the market in Corvallis and we very effective on selling out property in a very short period of time while maximizing our return. Lee stayed on top of, and expedited the sales process.
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS for the great review. It is a pleasure to work with great people like you.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2013
user3784369
Helped me buy home
Lee is the consummate professional. He pays strong attention to all levels of detail. His work is thorough and accurate. He has established strong working relationships with the community and uses these very effectively to help find the best result for his customer. He listens well to the customer, and has a very good sense of what the customer wants---but more importantly...what the customer needs. He is an extremely effective negotiator, and works hard to get the best deal for his customers. He helped me to buy two houses and to rent both. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS so much for the review. I appreciate you.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
dlangner
Helped me buy home
Lee was truly exceptional. He went out of his way to be so thorough both finding a home that fit all my needs, and then showing consistent diligence in making sure that nothing was overlooked. This has continued to pan out well for me, saving me money and time and resulting in a great place to live, and a good feeling about the decision I made to buy the property. Couldn't recommend a better real estate agent...
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS. You got a great home. I look forward to catching up.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
NWPines
Helped me buy home
Lee helped us buy a home in Corvallis in Dec 2012. We decided to work with Lee based on his local knowledge and experience with investment properties. I am a Financial Planner and have a good working knowledge of real estate transactions. As such, I have very high expectations and very specific requirements when working with a real estate professional. Lee exceeded our expectations throughout the transaction, which I must admit is hard to do. We will most certainly work with Lee again for our next transaction, and I would not hesitate to refer a friend, family member, or client to him. Most importantly, Lee is a truly great person. He is honest, positive, personable, and encouraging, and is without a doubt a credit to the local community. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
I really appreciate your kind words and being on your team.
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2013
JamesFurlo
Helped me buy home
Lee has help my wife and I purchase 3 properties and we couldn't be happier. While walking through a neighborhood, we saw an investment property we were interested in. Lee was the listing agent and met with us. While walking through the property, Lee got to know us and our goals. At the end he said something amazing, "This property isn't for you, but I would love to help you find a property that is right for you." Wow! It gets better. My wife and I were REALLY picky about the investment property we wanted. Lee worked with us for 18 MONTHS to find the right one. We walked through 20+ properties and made multiple offers. The entire time Lee stayed positive that we'd find something right for us. We eventually did - a duplex in need of some TLC - and Lee coached us on how to structure the offer. When an unexpected surprised was discovered during the inspection, Lee went to bat for us. He made sure the problem was taken care of and did a great job negotiating a solution and keeping the process moving. It was a crazy process that makes for a fun story only because Lee helped make sure everything worked out. It was a great experience and Lee has since helped us purchase two more properties. We HIGHLY recommend working with Lee. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much James. You and your wonderwife are inspirations to me.
Highly likely to recommend
09/06/2013
user73755988
Listed and sold a home
I was an out of state seller of a home I owned in Corvallis. Lee handled everything for me and I never had to travel back to Oregon during the entire listing, sale or escrow process. He handled all the details and even provided me extra services after the move out of my tenants prior to the close of escrow to get the home ready. He is very good with communication and the entire process was seamless thanks to Lee. I would recommend Lee Eckroth to anyone interested in buying or selling a property in the Corvallis area. Rick Watson California Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS Rick. I appreciate your kind words.
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2013
user95719583
Listed and sold a home
Lee is an outstanding real estate agent! His professionalism and commitment toward the sale of our home was most impressive. We greatly appreciated his regular communications and positive attitude throughout the process. Mike & Dana Strowbridge
Response fromLee Eckroth
I really appreciated working with you two also! You build great homes.
Highly likely to recommend
08/30/2013
user62329499
Listed and sold a home
Best agent we have had the pleasure to work with. Lee has handled to sale of two of our rentals. He is very efficient and enthusiastic. handles all the difficulties that arise, even hiring and monitoring contractors to resolve issues that came to light in the buyers inspection. Always easy to contact and kept us informed every step of the way. We are out of state and never had to be present for any part of the transaction.
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user7793241
Helped me buy home
Lee skillfully guided us through a recent home buying experience. He is most impressive in his ability to communicate in a timely, clear fashion as the process progresses. Lee knows and loves this region intimitaly, which is a huge bonus. Having been part of 7 real estate transactions over the past 9 years, I would say without hesitation that Lee is head and shoulders above the rest in his skill, professionalism, enthusiasm, and ability to successfully work with all the parties involved. Best realtor......ever!!!! Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks a bunch for your kind words. I really appreciate your kind works. Your last sentence even made my kids proud :)
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user9193438
Listed and sold a home
Lee sold our house in Corvallis. He gave us good, patient advice; sold it very fast and at a good price. I could not have asked for more. He advised on staging, what not to spend money doing and other deatils.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thank you for your great review!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user80219787
Listed and sold a home
Lee is incredibly diligient and hard working. He walked with us thru every step in a difficult process and was avaialble anytime day or night to answer questions. I recommend him without reservation.
Response fromLee Eckroth
I really appreciate the kind words. You have an awesome family and I appreciated being on your team.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user38826267
Listed and sold a home
Lee was very good to work with. We got what we wanted for our home and did it quickly. He was recommend to us by a friend and we would recommend him to anyone else.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much!! I am glad we were able to make some magic happen for you.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user47656564
Helped me buy home
This is our second transaction with Lee. He is very thorough with all transactions and has the best interest of his clients as the focus of his work. Lee knows the Corvallis market and gives honest feedback and suggestions on the transaction and gives thought provoking advice. I would highly recommend Lee for residential and investment property transactions.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for the kind words. Congrats on your second!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user3675246
Helped me buy home
Although I am not a frequent purchaser of real estate like some people are, I added up the real estate purchases in my life and came up with 13 through all the years. Lee Eckroth is BY FAR the best realtor I have ever worked with and will have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that I have an opportunity to do so. His organizational skills and follow up on tasks are stellar. It is a pleasure to work with someone who takes his/her craft as serious as I take mine. Thank you Lee for a job well done. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - very, very kind of you. It was a pleasure to be part of your team.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
R.W.D.
Helped me buy and sell homes
Over the years I have purchased two homes and sold one in the Corvallis Oregon area with Mr Eckroth. I've purchased and sold a home in Seattle and would have used him there if at all possible. No one knows the Corvallis region market better, or stays as well informed on State and National trends as Lee. I have heartily recommended his service to a number of people - those using him are equally impressed at his ability to listen, refine and meet their housing goals. He's very savvy about funding and other services related to real estate. I intend to purchase more properties through him in the future. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
THANKS so much for the amazing review.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
mmitev62
Helped me buy home
We bought three properties through Lee and it was a pleasure working with him every time. Lee took the time to understand what we were looking for, gave us unbiased recommendations on different options and found the real estate that fit our needs. He is easy going and very knowledgeable about Lin/Benton markets.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for your friendship and kind words. I am so glad your real estate is bring you rewards.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user6353833
Helped me buy home
Lee welcomed us to a new town and helped us to get to know the area. He spent time taking us around and really listening for what we were looking for in a home and neighborhood. When it came to working with the sellers and sellers agent Lee was on top of it all, keeping the ball rolling! Thanks Lee for all the hardwork and time you put into helping us find land to build a home for our family. We feel so blessed!
Response fromLee Eckroth
The blessings go both ways. Thank you for you.
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user7987316
Helped me buy home
He was very involved in our process from start to finish. He always worked with us on timing when we needed to view properties for purchase. He attended important meetings with our lenders and was there at our closing to make sure we did not have questions and that everything was clear. During the negotiation process he went above and beyond to make sure that the deal got done. He always seemed to do that little extra to make our experience a good one. We could not have been happier and would gladly recommend Lee and will definitely use his services again. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
WOW - THANKS!!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/20/2012
user82747498
Listed and sold a home
Lee did an absolutely amazing job selling my house. He did an extensive amount of homework upfront comparing other homes in the market and put in a great amount of time and effort to make sure my house showed at its absolute best. Within three days of listing my home, it was sold. Lee conducts business with the upmost integrity and is always the connsumate professional who truly goes the extra mile for his client. Any questions I had were responded to immediately, and he is an amazing problem solver as well. I feel so incredibly grateful to have had Lee as my agent. I couldn't have asked for more. Angela Kemp Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for your kind review Angela.
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2012
user0834652
Listed and sold a home
Lee was very helpful and went above and beyond in every aspect of the sale. We where out of state while selling our home and he was great about taking care of small problems at the house for us (i.e. lawn mowing, etc) so we didn't have to deal with the headache. He even helped tie up a few loose ends after the sale closed. I would definitely recommend Lee for anyone looking for a home in the area.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks a bunch. It was a pleasure to work with you also!
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user0650837
Helped me buy home
* Wealth of knowledge regarding the real estate market * Extreme attention to details regarding every step of the home buying process * Perfect for first time home buyers * Cutting edge and highly effective communication skills
Response fromLee Eckroth
I sure appreciate the kind words! I really appreciated getting to know you better through the process :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2012
user6338841
Helped me buy home
From the beginning of our interactions Lee was incredibly pro-active in presenting options, discussing pros and cons of locations, and guiding us on the path to home ownership. We truly feel as though the process was a partnership and that our best interests were continually upheld. Lee was instrumental in guiding us to our "dream home," and made the process enjoyable especially as first time home buyers. We have and will continue to recommend Lee Ekroth to anyone anticipating a real estate venture. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thank you so so much for your review. It was a pleasure helping you secure your dream home (it is awesome). This is a big year for you and it was a pleasure to be a small part :)
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2012
cb400f
Helped me buy home
Lee is an experienced, knowledgeable, and eminently trustworthy agent. My husband and I just completed our 3rd home purchase. First was with an agent in another state, second was without an agent, and Lee helped us with this most recent purchase. Having been through the process we weren?t rookies, but we also don?t work in the industry and this is not our area of expertise. We started by expressing interest in a short sale with some complications. Lee proved to be knowledgeable, and excited about learning more and ? my favorite part ? teaching us more! He made the process a low-stress, interesting learning experience for us; and the process of learning and teaching filled him with joy! We ended up viewing a few properties, and Lee made the entire process transparent. He communicated with us frequently; when there wasn?t much or any new information to pass along he?d pass along a quick message to let us know what he was doing. No matter how large or small the issue of the day, we felt we were included in the process. Up to the last moment ? and I do mean the very last moment ? Lee was working hard to make sure we got the best value for our money, while also remaining clearly ethical in his process. And, when the purchase was complete, he donated a portion of his fees to a local charity. He is connected to the community, knowledgeable, and ethical. I would strongly recommend Lee to my best friends. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Wow - Thanks for the incredible recommendation! :)
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2012
mhardy4
Helped me buy home
Lee's one of the best, most trusted real estate agents I've ever known. I couldn't recommend him more. Our first day together he spent hours driving us around the city showing us all the different neighborhoods. He gave us pros and cons of each, helped find areas that would work best for our particular situation, and even threw in some Corvallis history. He was available around the clock for questions and answered everything we asked in a very timely manner. After some very long days, and a few dozen houses we finally settled on one. He then walked us through every step and dealt with some difficult issues during closing. He not only helped us buy a house, but helped us adjust to a new community. It was a difficult transition but with Lee's help it was an enjoyable move. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
:) - Thanks so much for the recommendation. I truly appreciate it.
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2011
Magenta Shores
Helped me buy and sell homes
To whom it may concern, It is with great pleasure that we are writing to express our many wonderful experiences with Real Estate Professional Lee Eckroth. Lee has represented us many times in both buying and selling real estate. We moved to the US from Australia 7 years ago and it was our pleasure to meet Lee in our first month here. We rented one of Lee's investment properties for 6 months before we purchased our first home. We have been investing in real estate for 26 years and have dealt with many realtors in the US, Canada and Australia, and we have never had we had such a pleasurable experience. We like the fact that Lee is also a real estate investor himself. Lee is savvy, personable and knows the market. Each time we have worked with Lee he has guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching for houses, making the offer and closing the deal. When buying Lee has helped us through the sales process with his outstanding systems. We credit Lee with a smooth, stress-free home buying and selling experience. Lee is great at keeping lines of communication open during the whole process. We always feel as though we are his only client. Lee has a passion for Real Estate both residential and investment. He has created a wonderful team of people around him. On one of our sales Lee organized a stager (at his cost) to stage the entire house, I believe that was the main reason our house sold in less two weeks when other houses in the neighborhood were on the market for an average of over 9 months. The Mortgage Broker we work with now was a contact from Lee that we met 4 years ago. We have now worked with her in over 10 transactions with buying, selling and also re-financing. On one of our sales Lee organized for a cleaner to clean the entire house for us (at his cost) as we had two young children. Lee is great at creating solutions! Throughout the entire process Lee is always professional, conscientious, and motivated. Lee is most definitely trustworthy and we now have the priveldge of calling him a good friend. He has a wonderful family and we appreciate the true professional that he is. To reiterate, we are nothing but delighted with Lee and his expertise and we recommend him "highly" to everyone. Your sincerely, Mark and Louise Barnard. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thank you for your kind kind words and recommendation. We both know that team work creates success and it is a pleasure being on your team.
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2011
dhellin
Helped me buy home
We were new to town so Lee made an effort to understand what we were looking for and arranged for a few days of intensive viewing of multiple houses in various different areas. He had excellent local knowledge which helped us find the house that we wanted. He then helped us through all the steps in the purchasing process, all of which went very smoothly. Overall the house buying experience was as easy and as stress free as it probably could have been based largely on everything that Lee did.
Response fromLee Eckroth
It was a true pleasure being pary of your transition to Corvallis. So glad everything went great!
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
notinterestedinthis
Helped me buy home
I can't recommend Lee enough - he helped us handle everything that came up, including many things we didn't think about. Lee is an experienced, trustworthy agent.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for the gracious words and recommendation :)
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
spartacus123
Helped me buy home
Was patient in working with our vague and sometimes contradictory goals while looking for investment property in Corvallis. Gave constructive advice and provided guidance when needed. Did not push us into a bad decision and worked hard to make the transaction work when we found the right property. The sale was the least of his work. In addition to shepherding the transaction through closing, a majority of his effort went into finding the right property and then making sure we were happy AFTER the purchase was completed. Would use Lee for any real estate transaction in the area. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks for the great review.
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2011
snemanic
Helped me buy home
Absolutely fantastic. I was purchasing a home in Oregon while living in Michigan. It went smoothly in large past because of Lee. He is prompt and responsive to questions. In the rare instance he did not know the answer, he researched it and got the answer for me quickly. He was avalialbe for questions after the sale was closed as well.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thank you! You got an awesome home!!! So glad you are in Corvallis.
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2011
ajbsta
Helped me buy home
i can't imagine there being a better realtor than lee. he not only helped us buy a house, but after the purchase he has stayed involved by helping with a couple hurdles and being a great resource about the area. hire him and listen to him. you'll be glad you did.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks!
Highly likely to recommend
02/17/2011
rrolson7
Helped me buy home
Lee helped my husband and I buy our first home in 2009 - we first contacted him at the suggestion of friends. The first thing that impressed me was how carefully he listened to us discuss what we wanted. We ended up buying the first house he showed us because it fit so many of our criteria. During the entire process Lee was an amazing resource, and continues to be today. I'm not sure the sale would have even closed if he hadn't woken up in the night with a negotiation idea that would please both sides. Although I know buying a house is stressful for many people, our experience was a lot of fun and very informative, thanks to Lee's consistently high spirits, honest answers, and commitment to educating the people he works with. I have recommended him without reservation to my friends and colleagues. Less ... More
Response fromLee Eckroth
Many thanks for your recommendation and kind words. Your home is awesome!
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
mvanpatten
Helped me buy home
As a first-time home buyer, I went into the process a bit unaware and with high expectations. Lee worked with me - showing me homes, explaining the process, getting to know who I am and what my needs were. Ultimately, I ended up with the best property we could find and a good friend to boot!
Response fromLee Eckroth
I appreciate the kind words and great review.
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2011
jassyjohn
Helped me buy home
Lee is very professional, polite and honest. He helps you find exactly what you need and at the best price. He does not try to pressure you into quickly buying something that doesn't fit your needs. I have no prior connections with Lee, but I recommend him highly. Friends and colleagues of mine who have worked with Lee have had similar experiences.
Response fromLee Eckroth
Thanks so much for your kind words.
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2011
j21buse
Helped me buy home
Lee is amazing! We were first time buyers and he was so helpful and patient and really took time to explain things to us. He always went the extra mile and truly cares about his clients and is very passionate about what he does for a living. I cannot say enough great things about Lee...he is a wonderful guy to have on your team!
Response fromLee Eckroth
I really appreciate the review and kind words. So happy for you also!