Our past clients have so graciously allowed us to share their reviews and comments of their purchase or sale transactions around The Gorge.
Becky help my sister with the purchase of her new home. The whole process was effortless with Becky’s help and guidance. I would recommend Becky and Nan for any of your real estate needs. Rich Thurman
We had a wonderful experience working with Nan to buy our new home. She had wonderful insight on the area and what to look for. I highly recommend Columbia Gorge Realty, we will be using them for future real estate transactions. Thank you Nan! Kevin Perry
We would recommend without hesitation Becky and Nan of Columbia Gorge Real Estate. The sale of our home recently closed, and they made the transaction really easy. During the ten months our home was listed they advertised widely on the internet and in real estate publications. They were most helpful with suggestions and keeping us up to date. Bill Rumble
Becky and Nan worked hard to sell our home. We are pleased with their honesty and fairness in everything. We would recommend them highly to any one looking for or buying a house. Bill & Shirley Larson
Becky & Nan sold my home in one day. This is the second time in 3 years that I have used their service, both times was a good experience. They are very professional and have a lot of knowledge about what they do. I will use them again in the future.
Thank you Becky & Nan. Alice Dunn
We asked for Nan’s and Becky’s advice on how to best set up our house to be most marketable. They did a terrific job. They were always just a phone call away regardless of the time of day or day of the week.
They gave great advice on creating competition between potential buyers. Stephen Burdick
Nan was very helpful in the purchase of our home. She answered any questions that we had. She made it a lot less confusing for this first time home buyers. Dawn Nesta
They were very professional and willing to answer all of my questions. Since this was my first time to purchase a home guiding me through the process was a must. I would/will recommend them to my friends. I appreciate Becky a lot for all she did in guiding me. Carol Arbogast
Nan and Becky were great to work with during the sell of our home. They explained everything and kept us informed every step of the way. Nan was even there for the closing paperwork. We recently purchased a home out of the area and I wish our realtor here was as helpful and knowledgeable as Nan and Becky. Pam
Our family of four moved to the Columbia Gorge area without having a home to move into – and what we thought would take us maybe 5 weeks or so to complete took over 3 months. During that time Nan squired us around the area, looking at home after home (I’m guessing we looked at between 35 and 40 homes of all sorts), giving us insights into neighborhoods, helping unearth issues in homes we viewed, offering information that we, as novice home-buyers, would not have considered as part of the process and in-general being incredibly helpful. Honestly, without the expert assistance of Nan in our arduous task of house-hunting, we would probably still be homeless – or completely insane! She is smart, level-headed, knowledgable, professional and responsive – all with a great sense of humor. I honestly cannot recommend Nan and Becky’s services more. What was indeed a very painful and prolonged project was made tolerable by Nan’s patient support. When we’re ready to sell our home and move on, we’ll be working with Nan and Becky again… wouldn’t have it any other way. They’re golden Rena Westbrook
“ We have had TWO very pleasant, very successful, experiences working with Becky and Nan. Our first experience was when we approached them to sell our home in The Dalles. From the very beginning they made us feel totally comfortable and outlined their strategy for getting our home sold at a price we were not only comfortable with but excited about. It was very important to us that this “whole” process be well managed and as painless as possible. Happy to say they were very successful in delivering on the expectations they had set forth—it truly was a painless process for us from list to successful-close. Less than two years later we determined we needed to find another home in the area, we didn’t hesitate for a single second in calling upon them to help us find it. We again experienced the same superior level of customer service. Becky and Nan not only found us the home that met our difficult list of needs, they made sure we got it too! Their professionalism is very high, they are extremely pleasant to work with and their knowledge of the regional market makes Columbia Gorge Real Estate our #1 recommendation to anyone looking to sell or buy. It is with full confidence we can say, these ladies get results! ” Jon Compton & Cory Bernard
I used Becky to purchase a home recently. I selected Becky because I have trust in her ability as a realtor to protect my interest during the real estate transaction. She is extremely knowledgeable and this came in to play in the selling of my home. There was an issue with the buyers loan. Becky took charge found another lender and helped close the loan in 2 weeks, just to help me in the closing of the home I was buying. Becky received no compensation for this extra work for the sale of my home, but her dedication to help people has given her a great reputation. Becky exceeded my expectations by going above and be on in both transactions. Becky has an easy going, professional and business like personality that is comfortable to work with. I will use Becky again and would recommend Becky to my family and friends. Randy Griffith
“Nan and Becky were excellent to work with. They gave us recommendations on how to present our property and helped us to obtain the real estate we were interested in. Nan even came to be with us as we signed our papers both to buy and sell. We highly recommend them to anyone wanting honest, competent help with buying and or selling their home.” Bill & Bonnie Shupe
Becky and Nan help me sell the house I grew up in, it was a very emotional time and the were very supportive and understanding. They did an excellent job and I would recommend them to both buyers and sellers. Lisa Rundell
Becky is amazing at what she does! She is very willing and ready to do whatever is needed to make you happy and get you into the house of your dreams. I have nothing but positive things to say about her and I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation! lauren kipper
I was impressed with Nan. Our transaction was not normal. There were challenges at almost ever stage of the transaction. Nan gave great advise while maintaining a professional position, her company was the listing agent also. Negotiations were a challenge. The bank present some challenges and the closing company screwed up at the last minute. In most cases Nan had already headed off the problem before I even got a chance to call. She communicated with us at every point and if there was nothing going on just a “how is it going email” for good measure. Most of our communication was in email or texts. She is local, has local knowledge and local insights. Mike & Shirley Murphty
We really enjoyed working with Columbia Gorge Real Estate. We’ve purchased numerous homes and this was the fastest and easiest process we’ve encountered. Their coordination with the various entities made the purchase go so smoothly and quickly. We were very impressed and if we ever sell our home we will definitely use Columbia Gorge Real Estate. Highly Recommended! JC & Debbie Hansen
Becky was the 3rd Realtor we worked with here in The Dalles. She was so helpful in pointing out problems in homes we liked but still very professional. She kept us aware when looking in a geohazard zone and made sure we knew what kind of a house we were buying. As far as we are concerned, she is the best there is here in The Dalles and we have referred many friends/acquaintances to her and Nan. There is no better Realtor then one who loves Weimariners, is friendly, professional, and fantastic at what they do then Becky and Nan at Columbia Gorge Real Estate! nelston86
We highly recommend Columbia Gorge Real Estate! Nan did a great job helping us find our new home and was very patient when we took a 9+ month break on our home search. Nan is always quick to respond to any questions you may have and has a lot of insight regarding the area. We were so happy with our experience that we referred Nan to my parents, and she helped them find their new home! Jen & John Newcomber
Becky Schertenleib with Columbia Gorge Real Estate is a consummate professional. She patiently worked with us listening to our needs, desires, and dreams. She was very good to educate us on how each property either met or didn’t meet our objectives. As she listened and guided us she lead us to the perfect home for us. The offer and negotiation process was very professional being efficient and timely. Her good market information and advice allowed us to have a good experience and great outcome. It was because of her efforts that we have the house perfect for us and through an honor based, knowledgeable, and efficient process. I would highly recommend anyone use The professional services of Columbia Gorge Real Estate and Becky Schertenleib. Farquharson Family
If you are looking for a very positive experience buying and or selling a home, we would definitely recommend Columbia Gorge Real Estate. Becky and Nan are ABSOLUTELY the BEST REALTORS! They are very knowledgeable and will work hard to help make your dreams come true. The best decision we made was to call on them for help with our buying and selling. We are now living in our dream home, much thanks to them. Steve and Kathy Uhalde
Becky worked with Mindy and I for almost 2 years looking for our perfect home. She worked hard and showed us many homes over a period of time. Becky spent weekends and evenings helping us find the right home. We would highly recommend Becky and Nan’s services if you are looking to buy or sell. Dan McHale
THEY WERE VERY PROMPT AND PATIENT WITH US AS THIS WAS OUR FIRST HOME PURCHASE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BECKY AND NAN TO ANYONE EVEN THINKING ABOUT A HOME PURCHASE. HENRY POKINI
I am so thankful to have had becky as our realtor during our gone buying experience. We looked for several years and she never tired of sending us and showing us new places. She is very knowledgeable about the area, the process and things like financing and what will or won’t pass an inspection. We ended up in a place we love and she was there every step to help us out and her persistence with staying on top of things made our life so much easier! If you are looking for an agent in the area, please do not hesitate to call her up! Heather W
I want to express how wonderful Becky Schertenleib at Columbia Gorge Real Estate in The Dalles is.I started with a different realtor in Hood River but felt I was wasting her time as I didn’t have alot of money. When I talked with Becky, she listened to what I wanted and actually sent me homes for sale that fit my criteria. And always so upbeat and understood if I didn’t like it. She also treated my other half and myself with respect. Becky was there for any little question I had. She dealt with me for several months. And she found the perfect place that we are happy with. And my other half was so very picky. Becky is a superb realtor and you want a new home, go to her. Becky…Thank you for your time and help. Sincerely, Patti Richardson
Becky and Nan assisted us with purchasing a lot in Dallesport Washington. Becky had been assisting us for over a year, and consistently provided professional service during this time. I would recommend this firm to anyone seeking real estate services in the Gorge. David Brown
Becky and Nan recently helped my family sell our dearly loved dream home after we had to leave the area for my husbands work. They did an excellent job marketing our home and the pictures they produced for the web site showed how truly wonderful it looked in real life. Even though we were out of town when our home was on the market, Becky and Nan were in contact with us throughout the whole process. The negotiations went smooth and when the buyers had questions that only we could answer Becky and Nan were right on the spot with emails and reply’s even on weekends and evenings. If you are thinking about selling your house, we would HIGHLY recommend the competent duo that is The Columbia Gorge Real Estate. THANK YOU !! Joyce & Jim HIll
Absolutely wonderful to work with. Super helpful, got back to us when we had questions. Worked with our difficult schedule, and was very motivated to help us. We will totally work with this company again in the future. Jordan & Daniel Z….
After my experience selling a home with Becky I will never use a different realtor again. She has this great ability to balance determination with grace. She is extremely honest, caring, and has an amazing work ethic. I highly recommend Becky!!! Dena Sites
Moving to The Dalles from a different part of the state we knew nothing about the area. Nan and Becky were wonderful to work with. They shared their extensive knowledge of the area and as we searched for the right property they were quick to response to our phone call or email. They offered expertise in dealing with the city or county in a variety of areas. They are at the top of my call list for future real estate needs. Bill Canavan
I actually dealt with both sisters on this purchase. I have known Becky and Nan for a number of years. When I decided to purchase a home in the Dalles, I selected them to handle the sale. They handled the sale professionally and were in touch with us all the time. When things took a little longer then , they managed to smooth the waters! I would highly recommend either sister to use as my real estate agent again!! They did a great job! Geoff Moore
Thank you, Becky, for working your tail off for us! We appreciate you staying on top of all of the details of our house sale, and the purchase of our new place. You are the best! Lori Rosebraugh Nelson
My husband and I worked with Becky on purchasing a home recently and have had the best experience that we have ever had working with a realtor. She worked hard to find us the house that we loved and then helped us get into it when probably any other realtor would have given up long before. She had a lot of knowledge about the whole process and how to overcome the obstacles that came up for us. She kept us in the loop as soon as she heard any new information. She was always looking out for us even if it didn’t benefit her. We initially called Becky after another realtor wouldn’t make herself available to show us one of her listings. Becky made herself immediately available and didn’t make us feel like we were an inconvenience to her. We will definitely refer anyone else to her and feel like we have come away from this experience with not only a house, but a new friend.-Celeste
When we set out to buy our first home, we hoped to find some land and build. I happened to see a Columbia Gorge Real Estate sign on a nice plot of land and called the number listed. Having had a previous negative experience with another realtor, I was a little gun-shy and distrusting of the whole home building/buying process in general. One chance call with Becky Schertenleib changed that. We exchanged emails and a couple more phone calls that day and then connected to look at a few houses she thought might be a good fit for our family. We had decided that it wasn’t the right time to build, but it was the right time for us to buy. Meeting Becky in person was exactly what I expected after spending time on the phone with her. She was professional, gracious, and listened to everything I said. When she asked what we liked or didn’t like about a house, it was because she truly wanted to know. There was no pressure to like or dislike anything. She cared about what worked for our family that was her motivation, and I trusted her. The first house was just not the right fit for us, then we went up the street to the second house she thought might meet our needs. We walked in the front door and that was itâ€¦.we were home. Everything felt right. I must have told her 50 times, “I love this house”. With her easy smile that I would come to appreciate more and more in the coming weeks, she suggested we look at the other house any way just to know what was out there. We did, but house #2 was the one for us. And so the process began , we made an offer the next morning.
As first time homebuyers, we had a lot to learn. Becky took all the time we needed to explain every step. She offered gentle guidance and realistic expectations. Our journey to closing was not without some bumps in the road. There were definitely some days of discouragement and long waiting. But Becky was always there, waiting with us. It was a couple steps forward, one step back, even on days I wanted to scream, Becky was always calm and reassuring. I knew even if nothing went as expected, she had a plan B. Somehow she balanced it all with effective assertiveness when needed to get things moving. When Becky made a phone call, stuff got done. She is extremely knowledgeable – with instincts we relied on throughout our process.
With a million things happening in her day, she always took time for me. If I hadn’t seen for myself how busy she was from sun up to sun down, I would have thought I was her only client. I don’t know how she does it in the heat of the moment, she maintains her quiet calm. Straightforward, but gracious, encouraging but always realistic, all wrapped up with a great sense of humor Becky exudes integrity and professionalism on every level. I trusted her when our process began; I trust her still. She will always be part of our family’s story.
Becky and Nan just care about people!.not because they have to, but because that’s who they are. I could not possibly recommend anyone more highly.
Thanks, Becky, for helping us find our way “home”The Cox Family
As new residents of The Dalles, we were looking for a Realtor who was familiar with the area. We never dreamed we would find Becky and Nan at Columbia Gorge Real Estate. I responded to a Zillow ad asking to see a property and Nan replied promptly. Any time we needed something, they were quick to respond with thorough answers. At all times they went above and beyond to provide information that would help us make an accurate decision in our home selection. Since both Becky and Nan were raised in the area, they know pretty much every resident, business and home in town! Quite impressive to say the least! And they have the respect of the community. We are so pleased to have found this dynamic duo and highly recommend their services. Not only are they our realtor, they are now friends. Kurt and Robyn
Due to Becky’s expertise and thoroughness it was less than a month from the day we made our offer to purchase to the date we closed the transaction. She was always quick to response to all of our questions and requests. We would certainly use her services again as well as recommend her to others. Margaret & Denny
If you want someone who is very knowledgeable of the real estate business, Becky and Nan of Columbia Gorge Real Estate are the ones you want to help you. They are honest, caring and are highly respected in the Community. They are the best of the best. When we decided to retire in The Dalles, Oregon we spent several days looking at homes that met our criteria. After making our selection it was 25 days from the day of our offer to the closing. (Being preapproved helped speed up the process.) Becky and Nan will work tirelessly to help you.Two Years later they helped us to sell our home within 3 months. They led us through the whole process of offers, counter offers, appraisals, inspections and closing (what an adventure) of both the buying and selling of our home with integrity and patience.We are now on the road as full-time RVers, traveling and seeing the country. Thanks Becky and Nan. You two are awesome. Karen and Marty
Barb and I wish to express our appreciation for all the assistance you provided in helping us purchase our new home. You listened to our needs and focused our attention on those properties that were within our budget and met our requirements. We are delighted with our new home.
For those of us not in the real estate profession buying a home can be a stressful event but working with the two of you was a joy. We appreciated your integrity and your direct, honest, timely, and useful advice during all phases of the buying process; looking at homes, making offers, and closing the deal.
We wish you the best of success and recommend your services without reservation to anyone needing assistance in the real estate market. Blessings Pat and Barb Stone
My experience working with Becky Schertenleib was all I could have hoped for from a realtor. She was knowledgeable about the current market values and buying potential in The Dalles, OR. After cleaning out years of my mother’s accumulations and fixing a few minor cosmetic items that Becky recommended be done, I placed the home on the market the end of September 2013. Within 10 days, I received a full price offer! Becky took me step by step through the entire negotiation and buying process. She was always positive and comforting during the stress of selling my mother’s home. I would recommend her without reservation. Diane Froebe
A few years ago we were looking to buy a house in The Dalles. We met with several realtors before finally meeting Becky. We were extremely impressed with her knowledge and knew she was honest and fair from the get go. We had a great buying experience with her and Nan. A few months ago I started a new job in a new town. We knew we weren’t going to use anyone other then Becky and Nan. They were fantastic with listing and helping to sell our house after only being listed for two days! We would highly recommend these fantastic people. Andrew Davis
We absolutely loved working with Nan (and Becky!). They truly love what they do and it shows through their professionalism, customer service, and expertise. What other realtor would come to a THIRD showing of a house when she was sick or bring your missing dog home at 7am on a Saturday morning?! Nan was quick to respond to all of our questions and really took the time to get us into the house of our dreams. They’re both involved in the community and great people overall. I highly recommend Columbia Gorge Real Estate!! Tria Bullard
We recently put our house on the market and used the services of The Dalles Real Estate. Becky and Nan are both very professional and knowledgeable in the field of real estate. In these days of uncertainty and tough housing market it would be very difficult to sell your house without professional help. With the guidance of Becky and Nan we were able to list, sell and close within 1 1/2 months! We received nothing short of outstanding service from both of them. They come very highly recommended by us. Sincerely Dan & Jeannie Rodda
Nan & Becky were such a breath of fresh air to work with! They diligently marketed our house while we were 2000+ miles away on the opposite coast. Nan and Becky went above and beyond time and time again! They were always reachable by phone or email & happy to take our calls too. I would MOST definitely recommend their services to buyers, sellers or anyone thinking about investing in Real Estate. Thanks SO much Nan & Becky!!!! ~P&M
Nan & Becky~ The Best Realtors in the Gorge!! Thank you for all of your hard work, patience and expertise in making our Dream Home a reality!! Sheila & Willie Ross
My husband and I are both realtors from California and were very picky about who we chose to represent us in the purchase of a home in the Dalles. We set a high standard on what we wanted and expected from the professional that we chose. We chose Becky as our Realtor and were thrilled with our choice. Becky was knowledgeable of the area and comparable prices, extremely professional, paid attention to every detail, and really went the “extra mile” so many times on our behalf. Becky made the home buying process what it should be for a Buyer–enjoyable and stress-free. She is an honest, down-to-earth reliable person who we plan to gladly recommend to our family, friends or business associates who are thinking of moving to the Dalles! Gail Shannon
Becky and Nan, On behalf of my mother, Dora, and myself; we want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help in the sale of Moms home at 1831 East 14th Street, in The Dalles. My mother has Alzheimers and was not always aware of all the services you provided, but more than once commented on how nice, pleasant, and helpful you were in the sale of her home. Your understanding and patience with my mother during the sale of her home was exceptional and it was extremely comforting to me that I knew that both of you were there for her,
I also want to personally express my gratitude for all the help and assistance you provided me. With my Mom living in Oregon and me in Arizona, the sale of her home could not have been completed without the excellent customer service provided by you and Columbia Gorge Real Estate. You constantly kept me informed on all issues and were never too busy to answer my concerns, no matter how many times I called. Your expertise in the The Dalles Oregon market also provided us with a contact for an estate sale. This final hurdle enabled us to bring closure to our part of moving Mom to Arizona. Even after we returned to Arizona, you still remained vigilant in your efforts to keep us apprised of any final closing details. Again, thank you for everything. I t was a pleasure to get to know you and your company. Sincerely, Mary Liebertz
Thank you for ALL you have done to make this easy on us! We are SOOO glad we found you & we will plan on using you in the future!! Take care C & M Back
Thanks for all your attention to detail and good advice as we navigated through this transaction. You’re a rock star! Regards, Sandy and Gary
“Beck went above the call of duty when helping me get my house. I would recommend her to everyone; She is the best. I will use her again.” Barbara Nearing
Becky and Nan at Columbia Gorge Real Estate have been wonderful to work with. I met Becky five years ago when searching for a home in The Dalles. She knew what I needed in a home and was very professional in finding the possibilities. When I was ready to sell my home this year, Becky was always there to answer all my questions. I have always have considered Becky and Nan friends. I had moved from Beaverton and they were always there when I had questions about The Dalles and the area’s activities. I would highly recommend their company. Marjorie Meyer