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Just a few things our fans are saying about us

Working with Michelle and Darren resulted in an absolute success story! The professionalism of both of them is unmatched by all other Realtors we have worked with.


Michelle came to us through a referral and we had a fantastic experience! She has a very strong understanding of the Peterkort Woods community and Renaissance's product. I appreciated Michelle's expertise and attention to detail which created a seamless transaction for us. I enjoyed working with Michelle and would highly recommend her!  

Suzy Alexander - Portland OR

Firstly, we wanted to rate team Johnson's work as an eleven - is that number of stars allowed?

Honestly, Suzanna and I are so very thankful to have been introduced to you both.Your tireless, experienced, and patient guidance during the purchase of our first home was amazing and so very appreciated. Your tireless, experienced, and patient guidance during the purchase of our first home was amazing and so very appreciated. Suzie and I are now settling into our very first home and feel that you are both part of our life story now. Thank you so very much you two.

I would love to add for any software engineers, or simply HIGHLY detailed oriented people, out there - Michelle and Darren are your team. They will answer every single question, every specific contractual clause, and open every closet and attic door to make sure you are choosing your home with absolute confidence. 

Daniel & Suzie Martushev - Beaverton OR

Michelle encompasses all the qualities necessary to be an excellent agent. Her follow up, attention to detail, knowledge, availability, experience, relationship and communication skills are excellent. Even after the closing, she continues to be available to answer any questions or offer advice and support. I will definitely use Michelle and Darren in the future and recommend them to anyone I know who is in the market to sell or purchase a home. Simply The Best!

Jeff Smallwood - Portland OR

Trust and professionalism, these were the key qualities we were looking for in engaging the services of a real estate firm. Michelle and Darren exemplify these qualities and exceeded our high expectations. Their advice on crucial matters where the answers are not always obvious - be it pricing or evaluating competitive offers was always well reasoned. At the same time, they are open to ideas. Michelle's communications throughout the sale process were crisp and efficient - important to us, as we are residents of CA selling our OR property.

Overall, this was one of the best experiences we have had with a real estate firm. I am recommending Michelle and Darren to my immediate family and close friends. Their instincts are solid, something we have to rely on whether the market conditions are good or adverse.

Mohan Krishnamohan - California

My experience with Michelle and Darren was top notch - the best real estate transaction I've had to date. Both were very easy to meet with, made sure I was protected throughout every step of the transaction, and kept me "in the know" after every open house and showing our home received. Their experience and dedication made the process of selling my Happy Valley home (and getting the FULL asking price for it) a wonderful experience.

Adam Phillipe - Happy Valley OR

Michelle and Darren are terrific. They prepared us for showings and had us under contract in less than 3 weeks. They always stayed in touch responding to emails and phone calls instantly. Their expertise and sense of humor always kept us calm. They are a pleasure to work with.

John Speropoulos - Portland OR

Working with Michelle and Darren resulted in an absolute success story! The professionalism of both of them is unmatched by all other realtors we have worked with. The very professional publications of our house in multiple media increased the sale value of our house and we are certain shortened its time on the market. Both Michelle and Darren have shown an absolute dedication to making things happen demonstrating how much they both love their jobs. In addition to doing great work, both Michelle and Darren are very personable, full of laughter, and most importantly continue to convey very positive support. We are looking forward to working with both of them during the next stage of finding a new home for us.

George Radominski - Portland OR

Fantastic service. Very knowledgeable about the Renaissance at Peterkort Woods community.

Claudia Pieropan - Portland OR

Michelle and Darren actually made selling my Peterkort Woods home a pleasurable experience. Their knowledge, expertise, and commitment to excellence every step of the way is unsurpassed! Michelle and Darren were both an absolute joy to work with.

Lori Looney - Portland OR

Michelle was the first of three real estate professionals we interviewed prior to selecting Michelle and Darren to represent us. After our initial consultation with Michelle, we knew she was the one. We enjoyed working with Michelle and Darren. Their marketing strategy, level of professionalism, and diligence throughout the process was outstanding. We are very pleased we chose this dynamic duo. Michelle and Darren truly exceeded our expectations.

Carmen Delgado - West Linn OR

We first met Michelle and Darren Johnson when we bought our home in Sherwood in 2009. They were actually the selling office but we were so impressed with their attention to detail, and high-degree of professionalism we determined that we wanted them to represent us in any future real estate transactions. When we decided to put our house on the market we contacted them. We could not have been more pleased with their services. They not only are true professionals but also are very caring people who we are proud to call friends.

Linda Shipley - Sherwood OR

When I decided to put my home back on the market I knew how important it was to choose the right Realtor, I had listed it unsuccessfully last year. Darren & Michelle came to my home and presented their plan and I was sold immediately, as their professionalism was head and shoulders above other Realtors I had met with. Right from the beginning Michelle sold value, not low price. She advised me on preparing my home for sale and even helped me stage it. After some time, Michelle found a buyer who fell in love with my home and the offer came in very close to asking price (and higher than my listing price was last year). As closing neared there were issues with the sale of my buyer's home (a contingency on my sale). I am particularly glad I had chosen Michelle as she was patient, tireless, and thorough in protecting my interests through numerous amendments, all the while keeping a sense of humor and a caring attitude. It was always clear whose side she was on. I appreciated that she didn't hesitate to tell me what not to do just as much as what to do. Michelle has the business acumen of a lawyer, and the ethics of a doctor. Because they were a trusted partner for me from listing to closing, I can say with confidence, you will be happy you chose Darren & Michelle. They'll exceed your expectations.

Brian Hall - Tualatin OR

We were truly impressed with Darren and Michelle Johnson full commitment in giving us their best. Not only did they help find our wonderful condo in downtown Portland, but also sold it for us. Michelle stayed on top of every step required to make this a seamless process. As Realtors, we got the best we could ever ask for. Their perseverance lead to selling our condo, just in time for me to retire! Wonderful, caring, professional Realtors, that deserve "Kudos" galore for being there for us all the way! Highly recommend them to anyone!

Ron Davidson - Washington

To Whom It May Concern:
 My home in Sherwood (Parrett Mountain Estates) was listed for several years using multiple REALTORS. After such a long and frustrating experience with no positive results, I met Michelle and Darren Johnson when they showed my home to a prospective buyer. I was immediately impressed, not only with their high degree of professionalism, but they were both so warm and caring and showed a sincere interest to help in any way they could. With my current listing ending, I called upon them and my initial instincts really proved me right. In a short period of time they were the ONES to finally make that difference and realize the dream of enabling me to make that special move to be reunited with my warm and loving family in California.
In my lifetime of buying and selling real estate with other REALTORS, none can compare with what Michelle and Darren accomplished for me. They were always there for me, going even beyond the call of duty, immediately available returning calls, and when that special buyer finally came along the entire closing experience was amazing. I am so very proud to highly recommend Michelle and Darren Johnson and their team. On a score of 1-10 Michelle and Darren are definitely "10s". I will always be grateful that they came along and made this "Big Difference In My Life" and they will be my forever friends.

Judy Boehm - Sherwood OR | Relocation

The service we received from Michelle and Darren Johnson at Cascade Sotheby's Real Estate was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better Realtor team to guide us through the process of both selling our home and buying a new home within a months period of time. Michelle aggressively marketed our home and her experience and patience served us well. Her local market knowledge is invaluable and she was ready to show our home and look at others almost immediately when asked. Darren and Michelle are true professionals and we would recommend them to anyone who is in the market, and will definitely use them again.

Glenn & Janine Jacob - Tualatin OR

A comprehensive plan based on thorough research, full commitment to our family goals and complete engagement define Michelle Johnson's customer service. Endearing, yet focused on helping us through the process of selling our home, Michelle was EXCELLENT! We were thrilled that a friend recommended her to us and whole heartedly recommend Michelle. She sets the standard by which other agents in the real estate world only wish to achieve and customers desire to experience. Thank you Michelle!

Darrion and Kelly Bowers - Sherwood OR | Corporate Relocation

Michelle and Darren,
We wanted to send a personal note to use for your client portfolio expressing our appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding work and advocacy you showed us in our new home purchase along with relocation to Oregon. Our situation has gone through a myriad of changes in the last few years. Our daughter went off to college and both myself and my husband changed jobs. So, we decided to downsize our home and move to the cooler weather northwest and be closer to family. We started our search for homes on the Internet and quickly found many different websites. Each one had similar service offerings but yours became the one we kept coming back to for our home search. Having been a licensed Realtor in California for over eight years, I knew from personal experience what clients wanted and looked for in a real estate agent. Both of you from the beginning conversations were helpful and professional, asked the right questions and made recommendations suitable for our needs.
When we had narrowed our selection and decided to fly up to view the homes, Darren was able to assist us in finding the perfect one. We made the offer the following day from California and Michelle set up electronic signature use for us which made the whole process easy and less stressful. Additionally, Michelle and Darren recommended a mortgage provider in the local area we found easy and willing to work with us remotely. The process went very smoothly, quickly and effortlessly. We appreciate your representing us in our absence and trusted you to have our best interest at heart. And you did!! We are so very happy now and love our new home. Thank you so much for everything done for us. We recommend you to anyone needing real estate services.

Phyllis and Toby Weiss - Happy Valley OR | Corporate Relocation

We had a great experience working with Michelle & Darren. Due to a relocation across the continent, we were forced to sell quickly in the very tough market conditions of the summer of 2011. We were quite anxious about what would happen, and we interviewed several brokers to get a range of opinions. We felt that our property was unique, and that we should be able to find a family who would love it like we had. Most of the feedback, however, was that it was going to be tough, a long haul, and to be prepared to reduce our price expectations. When we met Michelle and Darren, their thinking mirrored ours - the property would sell itself if we got the right people to look at it. Their advice was great - confident, reassuring, and timely. They worked out a preparation and marketing plan, and we did what we needed to get ready, crossed our fingers and put it on the market... and ended up with an offer above the asking price in 12 days! Michelle made sure that the offer was converted, with personal attention to the inspection and appraisal, and the deal closed without a hitch. They were a pleasure to work with, very professional and highly competent, and the result speaks for itself. We would recommend them without hesitation.

Naoko & Don Carkner - Tigard OR | Corporate Relocation

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Michelle Johnson and her real estate team. I recently enlisted Michelle’s services to list a home in Sherwood which she subsequently, and very rapidly, sold. The entire experience was not only seamless but extremely pleasurable! I especially appreciated Michelle’s attention to detail, strong motivation, sharp acuity of market analyses and skillful marketing abilities. In my 30 years of working with real estate professionals, Michelle ranks as undeniably one the best. I look forward to working with her again on future projects and would not hesitate to recommend her to my friends, family, and business associates.

Steve W. Eck - Sherwood OR

Michelle is one of the most remarkable people I know in real estate, we work closely with Michelle and have for quite some time. She is an outstanding real estate professional. I have worked with Michelle on dozens of projects over the past few years, complex projects, projects that she had to pick-up on quickly and turn around. And I can tell you, and I am one darn straight shooter, this lady has never failed to step up to any task, do it right, do it on time and with total grace, respect, and integrity. You know, there really are only two kinds of people in business today, those who get the job done, and those who don't -Michelle is a get the job done person, all the way, all day, every day.

Charlie Nicks

In every profession including real estate, there are many who are good at their chosen field; there are also a much smaller number who would be judged better; and then there are a select few are known to be best among their peers. In our lifetime of experience dealing with real estate professionals, after working with you and your Broker-partner husband there is a new, unique category beyond best. That would be Darren and Michelle Johnson. You are indeed, in a singular class of your own. Most importantly, we need to acknowledge the positive personalism that characterized our working relationship with the two of you throughout the short period of time it took to find a legitimate buyer. Your energy and expertise exceeded all our expectations. You truly are better than the best.

Timothy & Rose Edwards - Sherwood OR

Michelle has excellent analytical skills and understands all facets of working with potential buyers. She has an amazing ability to work through difficult circumstances, which arise from time to time. Her work is detailed and exact. She has excellent verbal skills and is able to communicate her thoughts to various types of personalities without generating negative feelings.  She does not wait for direction, but looks for and suggest various alternatives when needed, then implements the selected solution quickly. Michelle has a high level of integrity and is self-motivated. Her honesty, strong work ethic, marketing expertise and aggressive strategies simply set her apart.

Tim & Joan Tope

Michelle, We both want to extend to you our thanks for your expertise in marketing and selling our home. Your ability to also mange the entire process, from listing to closing, made it much easier for us. We believe that your strategy and style is what allowed us to sell our home in what was a relatively short period of time. Thank you again for all that you have done for us. We truly enjoyed working with you and getting to know you.

Ed & Mary Brown - Sherwood OR | Corporation Relocation

After a frustrating time trying to sell our property For Sale By Owner, we decided to contact real estate agencies to interview. We chose Michelle Johnson after interviewing three different agents. She showed the most interest in what we wanted out of the sale. Her persistence up front and professionalism throughout the selling time are her top qualities. The transaction was smooth and we sold our property within a short time. The hassle of negotiation was gone with Michelle handling the process.

Lisa Albrecht & Donald Greene - Beaverton OR

It was an absolute pleasure working with Michelle Johnson. Michelle made the process of selling our home quick and easy. It was wonderful working with a realtor who clearly had our best interests in mind. From our first meeting to our closing Michelle made each visit informative and fun. A kind and caring demeanor paired with industry expertise makes Michelle the perfect Realtor. Michelle started as our realtor, but quickly became our friend.

Timothy & Nicole Coyle - Hillsboro OR | Corporate Relocation


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