"I have used Jeff for buying a home and selling a home. Jeff, more than anything, has kept in mind that buying and selling a home is usually the largest and most important purchase of one's life. Jeff bent over backward to make sure all the processes were easy and understandable. Jeff also had great comprehension, of what I was truly looking for, and did not waste my time looking at homes that "might" work. All in all, I believe Jeff wants clients and not just sales."
"Jeff Capen really knows Portland real estate and is thoroughly committed to his clients. What impresses me the most about Jeff is how he will go the extra mile to help anyone — even if they aren't in a position to be buying or selling a house at that particular time. He is willing to be a resource for anyone no matter what stage of the home-buying process they are in. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who has real estate questions who wants objective, professional advice about how to navigate this difficult market."
"Jeff helped my wife and me sell our house in the tough 2008 real estate market. His recommendations to prepare our home for sale helped us obtain an offer the first day the home went on the market. Jeff's experienced assessment of the resulting negotiations was invaluable in reaching a fair and timely closing. And, his help in buying our next house was equally expert and appreciated. I highly recommend Jeff."
"My husband and I hired Jeff and his team to help us find and purchase an investment property to fix and flip. Jeff did an amazing job scouting out numerous houses for us to check out all over the Portland Metro area. He is very detailed, and spent hours inspecting and brainstorming with us on each home…how we could best fix it, but also how we could get the best return on our money. He helped us find a great fixer with a view of the river, St John’s bridge and forest park. We love it so much that we fixed it up for ourselves and have lived there for five years! We have purchased many homes over the years and have to say that the process with Jeff was by far the smoothest and most stress free…thanks Jeff!"
"During a difficult and challenging time in the housing market, we had an excellent experience with Jeff as our real estate agent. He was highly informed and knowledgeable regarding the current state of the market. His suggestions on house repair and staging were invaluable. His professionalism was top-rate. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to highly recommend Jeff to any home owner or buyer."
"Jeff and The Dennison Capen Group were the best professional experience I have had in years. Their expertise, professionalism and friendliness made working with them a pleasure. I feel the patience and advice I received from them helped produce not just the best business result, but the BEST personal result for me and my family. I couldn't recommend them more highly!"
"Jeff and his team were amazing to work with! His expert guidance, and step-by-step support resulted in a 3-day sale for nearly 10% over asking price, all while the housing market was crumbling around us. Though I think of it as a magical experience, I know that it was truly Jeff's hard work and positive approach that made it happen. Thanks Jeff!"
"We are so glad we found Jeff to help with the sale of our home and the purchase of another. He was astute and innovative every step of the way, listening to our requests and challenging us to consider new ideas. We couldn't have been happier with the results."
"We recently worked with Jeff to sell our home and buy a new home. Jeff and his team are true professionals. They were on top of the many details needed to close the two real estate deals, communicated clearly and in a very timely fashion and were always willing to answer our questions. Jeff knows real estate and was supportive of what was best for our family. We trusted that he was negotiating in our best interest and knew that his whole team would be there for us. Thanks Jeff for a wonderful experience - we'll keep referring folks to you!"
"The Dennison Capen Group was extremely helpful in preparing our home for sale. Jeff had a firm grasp of what we needed to repair or polish, handled the staging and marketing, but most importantly, set a sale price that led to a cash offer within 48 hours. I would highly recommend Jeff and his team if you’re serious about selling your home."
-Kent and Erica
"On the homestretch of becoming a dad for the first time, Jeff still managed to provide us all the extra attention we needed in our search for a loft in the Pearl. We’ve bought enough properties to know the paper signing part can be tedious, but he organized and presented the details in such a way that it was remarkably simple - an incredibly smooth process. He provided sound and strategic advice around price negotiation as well."
"My experience working with Kira was fantastic! I was a first time home-buyer and very new to the whole process. Kira was extremely patient willing to help me find the house that was perfect for me. Any future real estate transactions I have will be done with The Dennison Capen Group, and I have already referred a number of my closest friends to them who have had the same wonderful experience I did."
"I just wanted to thank you both for all of your help with my first time home buying experience. Always willing to answer my questions, your guidance was invaluable to my entry into home ownership. I recommend The Dennison Capen Group to anyone I know who is looking to buy a home! Many thanks, my house is wonderful and the entire process was a lot of fun!"
"Jeff was great to work with. I kept waiting for the anxiety of buying my first house to grow, but Jeff and his team did a great job of educating me on the home buying process and were able to always manage my expectations. Searching, bidding and closing were all a breeze; it was a fantastically pain-free process. Jeff could win the Nice Guy of the year award, that’s for sure. But more importantly, he did a great job ensuring that I was comfortable and confident throughout each phase of the home buying process. I effortlessly found a perfect home that satisfied all of my demanding requests. Jeff came highly recommended by two of my coworkers who had recently purchased homes in different areas of Portland. Jeff did a nice job of listening to my needs and helping me identify the qualities I needed to find in my first house. I was at ease throughout the entire process and have nothing but glowing remarks for Jeff and his team."
"Jeff’s professionalism, organizational skills, integrity, and reliability are second to none. These are all absolute necessities for anybody buying or selling a home. Jeff helped us find a home we love and we highly recommend him."
"The Dennison Capen Group helped get us into the right home and the right investment property. That’s why we recommend them to our friends and family."
"Only 67 days from the day we moved to Portland to the day we moved into our new home. Being first time home buyers, Jeff took us through what to expect at every step of the process before we even began looking for houses and his advice never steered us wrong. We can honestly say with Jeff working for us, there was never a moment where we felt overwhelmed or pressured. He actually made looking at houses fun. If you’re looking for an honest, down to earth, no pressure realtor, look no further …… The Dennison Capen Group is for you. Matt Rockweit and Angi Orton We would recommend The Dennison Capen Group to anyone in a heartbeat. Jeff was indispensable in our home buying experience! Not only did he bring us his wealth of knowledge and experience, the whole team’s kindness and continued support is remarkable."
-Jack and Verity Kent
I was immediately impressed with the skill and professionalism I saw in Kira and Jeff. Seriously, I’ve never dealt with brokers who have shown such skill with people, such attention to detail, and such a high degree of professionalism and negotiation knowhow. These proved to be necessary when the inevitable issues arose between the seller and us; they were resolved quickly and easily with their creativity and savvy people skills. Kira and Jeff know people and they know real estate. I would recommend them to anyone! (And I like them both a lot too).
"I am enormously grateful that you handled the sale of my home. From giving me outstanding service when you provided me a detailed market analysis over a year before I decided to list my home to overseeing the massive remodel and recommending top-notch contractors and service people to meeting me at the granite store to help me pick out kitchen counters your professionalism, dedication and courtesy have been superior. In addition, I believe your knowledge of real estate negotiations & market trends coupled with your energetic and enthusiastic response to marketing my house resulted in my home selling in less than 6 weeks for a top dollar amount during an extremely bleak economic environment for home sellers. I am convinced that this outcome would not have been possible had I selected another realtor. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It has been a pleasure working with you and you will definitely be the first person I call for my future real-estate related questions or transactions."
"We found the service of The Dennison Capen Group invaluable in our search for a home. Not only did they understand our needs, but walked us through every process to give us a good understanding of what we would encounter. We found them to be as passionate about finding a home as we were. We feel lucky to have found them and will always use them for any future real estate needs."
-Blake and Jules Smith
"Jeff and the team at The Dennison Capen Group exceed any expectations of the traditional real estate broker. Their continued dedication to provide personalized service throughout the buying process and well beyond is something special, and their intimate knowledge of the Portland community is unmatched."
"I want to take a moment to thank you for your help with the recent sale of our home in Portland, OR. Your business acumen and willingness to take the lead as liaison in managing contractors, timelines, and the selling process was invaluable. Being in Montana throughout the entire process, I was always happy to receive your insights, timely updates and steady preparation for the next step in the selling process. It’s no surprise that we had multiple offers immediately upon the house being put on the market. In the current real estate climate, I think that achievement speaks for itself. The truly impressive aspect is that we were able to receive and accept a bid above the asking price. Your investment of time and energy into this experience has set the bar high. The fact that the selling experience was an enjoyable one is reflective of your skill and understanding of the marketplace, and of your clients needs. Thank you also for your patients and good humor as we worked through details on conference calls despite all the distractions our 2 year old son and newborn could bring. I will gladly refer your services to others, and ask for your services in the future if we find ourselves looking for property in Portland once again."
"The Dennison Capen Group team is a pleasure to work with. I have worked with them on numerous transactions and also have been personally represented by them. They are highly organized, great communicators and excellent negotiators. I can attest that they have a strong level of commitment to each and every client which is vital in this industry."
"Jeff is a positive and enthusiastic person who will take great care of you. This was my first time buying a home and Jeff did an excellent job of keeping me informed throughout the entire home buying experience. He went the extra mile making sure that all aspects of the process were dealt with in a timely and professional way. It was nice to know that when I called with a problem, I would get a response quickly, usually with a problem solved reply. This sort of competence minimized the intimidation of being a first time home buyer, and allowed me to enter home ownership with confidence. If you are in the home market, I definitely recommend these guys."
"Kira and Jeff are like the dynamic duo. They’re knowledgeable and attentive! They really care about their clients, always striving to meet the clients needs while maximizing the value of the investment."
"How can I only choose three attributes to describe Jeff, he fits them all. I met Jeff in 2004 at a networking group and knew the moment I met him that I wanted to work with Jeff. At that time Jeff was working in commercial real estate, and my partners and I were looking for a commercial property to lease for a wellness center. Jeff was great with all seven practitioners that were intending to practice together. Jeff took teasing well the first time he met the group of alternative healthcare practitioners in a business suit and wingtips (I am sure they were wingtips.) At our next meeting, Jeff wisely wore Birkenstocks. Jeff really went out of his way to find what we were looking for, and advised us well in the negotiations process. He was very informed, and educated us on what to expect and how best to approach a prospective commercial property owner. Even though Jeff is no longer working with commercial leases, he continues to offer support and expertise to our group should the need arise. My husband and I are now using Jeff's services to sell our home, and the process has been the simplest process I can imagine. We followed his recommendations for remodeling, and when we put or house on the market we had 4 full price offers within the first week, and accepted an offer on the 6th day. Again, Jeff prepared us well on how to show the house and what to expect. We are still in the process, and I don't worry about a thing - I know that we will be taken care of, and whatever questions or concerns arise will be dealt with easily. Jeff, aka Adonis, Rocks!!!"
"Jeff did an awesome job for us. Not only did he help us to sell our home quickly for a good price, but he also did a great job helping us to find our next home. And he did all of this, while my family and I were living in Europe. We could not have asked for more."
"The Dennison Capen Group was a remarkably supportive team for us both in purchasing and selling our investment property. They provided the resources, expertise, contacts, and the grunt work to navigate all phases of our deal and handled all of the people involved with the friendly professionalism that defines their Group. The Dennison Capen Group is a pleasure to work with and they get the job done!"
"Kira was both our selling and buying agent- she provided insightful market expertise and invaluable staging advice. The area where she really went beyond our expectation was the management of her network of contractors. It was such a seamless process to sell our home- I'm always surprised to hear co-workers complain about how much effort it is. We love Kira for her excellent commitment to client service."
-Stan and Denise Otani