Bryan Arakelian I have been serving clients, whether buyers or sellers, since 1989 and enjoy a strong referral business. Working by referral has enabled me to devote my time to the needs of my clients before, during and after transactions. It's important for me to always be their resource, and I really take being a trusted advisor seriously. Nearly all my clients come to me after hearing about my service and work ethic through another client of mine. It's really all about service, knowledge, and caring as a professional.
Bryan at a glance:
- Prestigious Hall of Fame and Platinum Club award winner.
- Referral business solidly built on service, knowledge, putting his clients first.
- Professional service throughout Portland metropolitan area including Vancouver, WA. "At-your-need" service tailored to individual clients from low-tech to high-tech focusing on reaching client goals.
- Comfort and ease in professional working relationships for all buyers and sellers from first-time to experienced.
As a mortgage banker with nearly 20 years’ experience, I appreciate a realtor who cares for this clients, is a great negotiator, has a keen attention to detail and represents his clients with the dogged determination to ensure the job gets done. Bryan exemplifies all of these traits and is the standard at which I compare all Realtors. We’ve worked together on countless transactions over the years, both business and personal and I know the client will always come first with Bryan. I highly recommend Bryan Arakelian for anyone’s real estate needs.
As a mortgage banker, I appreciate a realtor who cares for this clients and stays on top of a transaction at the level that Bryan does. He communicates very well, keeping everyone accountable. We’ve done multiple transactions together, and I know the client will always come first and the transaction will close on time. He has a wonderful team he works with, extremely efficient. Working with Bryan is a joy.
Bryan is one of a kind realtor. Not only was he available to meet on our schedule (usually evenings and weekends), but his knowledge of home construction is unparalleled. There were 2 different occasions where Bryan steered us away from a home due to issue with construction (1 for plumbing and 1 for siding). If you need a local realtor in the Portland metro area your search should end with Bryan Arakelian. He is also well connected with realtors in other cities as well. Give him a call. You won't be disappointed.
We used Bryan to buy our first home. He was completely patient with us. I think we looked at something like 40 houses before finding the right one! He just kept saying that we would know the right one when we got there, and we did! His low-pressure tactics were perfect for us and he made the entre process very easy. He has a great deal of experience and is super nice and fun. Plus, he’s probably the best guitar-playing realtor in the country! We highly recommend him to all our friends, and to all of you!
In the last 8 years I bought two houses and sold one through Bryan. The first I got because Bryan called me around 7 pm to tell me that a great house had come on the market. We went over and I immediately put an offer on it. If he wouldn't have called me that evening, I never would have gotten it. He is a very dedicated realtor and will work extremely hard for you.
We had an amazing experience in the selling of our house. We were in a difficult situation too as we live in China and getting our house ready for sale after renters was a bit difficult. Bryan took matters into his own hands and contacted contractors and family members to assist in our sale. He constantly made himself available to us and our different needs. The entire process was pain-free and profitable for us.
-Fred and Caron Olson
When I had to sell my mother's house I was overwhelmed. Bryan was recommended to me and I am very thankful. His perseverance, patience, and professionalism were extraordinary. When I had to deal with unexpected repairs on the house, Bryan knew exactly who to get quotes from and helped me schedule the needed contractors. I would highly recommend Bryan - he has the expertise and drive to make every real estate transaction a breeze.
Bryan has helped us through FIVE major real estate transactions. I have had experience working with four other real estate agents (twice before we met Bryan and then twice in a far off state) as a point of comparison. Let me tell you, real estate transactions go more smoothly with this man on your side for countless reasons. He is the best. It is impossible to have things go perfectly every time...I mean, it is real estate, and by nature there are many things out of everyone's control. However, we have had excellent experiences both because many headaches were avoided--Bryan is very proactive--as well as peace of mind that he was navigating the deal whenever problems arose (like inexperienced or poor agents on the other side, issues with the property, etc.). I cannot say enough good things about Bryan Arakelian, and everyone we have referred to him has felt the same way.
-Patrick and Kimberly Bauer
I thank my lucky stars I found Bryan Arakelian to be my realtor. He's great, for so many reasons. He's patient. He's smart. He's honest. He's hilarious. (He's also an amazing guitar player.) How did I choose Bryan? I was talking with my friend about his amazing house and was blown away with how little he'd paid for it, and I asked "who was your realtor?" Answer : Bryan. I was hanging out with another (unrelated) friend, asked about her beautiful house, and couldn't believe the good deal she'd gotten, so I asked "who was your realtor?" Answer : Bryan. This kept happening. Over and over. They were all very happy with their experiences, and with their houses. I wasn't sure if I was ready to be shopping for a new home. But Bryan never once rushed or pressured me in any way. Actually, one thing that really convinced me that Bryan has his clients' best interests in mind is that he, on a few occasions, advised me against considering a couple of potential (but problematic) houses (even though they seemed charming and I was spellbound). On one house, he tactfully noted that the electrical work had not been done to code, and was missing permits. On another, he revealed that the beam supports were insufficiently supported in the basement. Bryan's wealth of experience can help steer people away from houses that seem good on the surface, but are lurking disasters. Bryan's top priority is finding a great and sensible match between his client and an awesome house. This means long-term satisfaction. I recommend him strongly to anyone I meet.
We have worked with Bryan twice in the past 7 years and would not hesitate to call upon him again should the need arise. If my friends or family were thinking of buying or selling a home I would definitely recommend they meet with Bryan to get started. He helped us find a home, just what we were seeking. Then years later helped up sell that house to move up and expand! Bryan is a wealth of expertise and a great realtor.
-Steve & Deanna Steiner
Bryan will work as hard for any first time buyer with a small budget as he would for any wealth buyer or investor. He is vastly knowledgeable, an absolute professional, and genuinely cares about his clients being happy, not just making a commission. I simply can't say enough good things about Bryan. I have referred him to friends and family, and the have all been equally as pleased. In my opinion, best realtor ever!
Bryan is an amazing realtor who went so far beyond what I thought a realtor would do for us, even helping us install up to date smoke alarms. His professional, caring, and friendly personality made him a delight to work with and he was so thorough about all details of the both transactions. He's the kind of person I would like to have as a friend, and I would highly recommend him to anyone with real estate needs.
Bryan is an amazing realtor! He found the perfect match for our family when we were looking for our first home back in 2002. When we were looking to buy again in 2009, we knew we wanted him to help us. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, dedicated, fun to be with and even came to cook dinner for us after we moved. If you are looking for a realtor that will be there for you each step of the way, offer the perfect advice and help you with referrals, look no further.
-Dylan and Michele Morgan
Bryan epitomizes what is best about real estate agents. His knowledge is vast and his availability is endless. I highly recommend him! He will even go as far as making a "welcome to your new house" meal...even though it took us over 2 years to take him up on it. When your agent becomes a friend, that's when you've got a keeper. We recommend him to everyone, whether they are looking or not!
-Dylan and Liz Pollock
Bryan was extremely helpful and patient during the search for and eventual purchase of our home. We had a long list of desires and demands and Bryan was diligent in ensuring all were met. My entire family would highly recommend Bryan to anyone looking purchase a home.
-Jeremey and Renee Kibbee
After having a horrible experience with another realtor, Bryan was recommended to us by a friend. He helped us find a wonderful house for our first home and became a friend in the process. Several years later, Bryan helped us sell our home by offering great advice on last-minute upgrades to help it sell more quickly, how to stage the house to help it show better, when to strategically list it for peak interest, and by negotiating a great price for our home. Thanks to Bryan, our house sold in nine days, while others in our neighborhood sat empty. Bryan also helped us find a fantastic new home for our growing family. I can honestly say that we wouldn't have been able to purchase either of our homes were it not for Bryan and his team of professionals. Bryan's negotiation skills are top-notch, and his kind heart, easy-going demeanor put the other parties at ease. His honesty and integrity are unparalleled in an industry where it can be hard to trust that people have your best interest in mind. If you are reading this, your search is over. Nobody else you can find will care as much or work as hard for you. Bryan is a genuine good guy with a great heart and a real pleasure to work with. He will make what can be one of the most stressful times in your life an absolute blast. And, he'll even make you dinner once you move in.
-Steve and Christy Lent
Bryan helped us find our first house in Portland a year ago. I loved his responsiveness and flexibility. We were travelling back and forth between PDX during the week and Corvallis on the weekends and could only look at houses after work on weekdays. Bryan was very accommodating to our schedule and we were able to look at several houses before we were even ready to buy. I also really loved the e-mailings with house information such as cost, style, location and pictures. Bryan is very personable and a pleasure to be around. Because we were unfamiliar with Portland, he drove us to all the houses we looked at, offering interesting information about the areas we were in. I highly recommend him.
-Mona St Marie
Bryan is the most caring, knowledgeable professional I've ever worked with. In a process that involved buying and selling a house quickly, he was by our sides every step of the way and guided us to the best outcomes we could dream of. His patience, persistence, and real estate acumen are exactly what you want in a realtor. When we are ready to sell our current home, Bryan will be our agent!
I have purchased two houses through Bryan. He patiently showed over a hundred different houses to me and my partner over a period of two years, even though he knew we weren't quite ready to buy yet. He is a wonderful advocate for his clients, and doesn't hesitate to give his honest opinion, especially when he is concerned the house may not be what you are looking for or if something doesn't seem quite right about it, e.g. outdated electrical panels, permitting, foundations, etc. More often than not, Bryan remains friends with his clients long after they work together. I have referred Bryan to many of my friends and at least three other families have also purchased their homes through him. I recommend Bryan without hesitation!
I purchased my first (and only, thus far) house with Bryan. It was a short-sell and one that required deep industry knowledge of the sales process, title companies, lenders and banks. He made a very difficult situation seem easy and I've always felt that I had the best man in my corner. Since then, Bryan played (guitar/sang) at my wedding and we've shared several OSU vs. USC games together – OSU typically wins, but you'll never hear him admit that. :-) I give Bryan my highest recommendation both professionally and now as a friend. He's an amazingly talented, dedicated person – and one you want in your corner.
-Best, Matt & Jessica