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Zen Buddhist Master… of Real Estate

By Sean Patrick O'Feery, March 8, 2019

The internet is a funny thing. Scott and Michele called me to help them in their search for a home in Portland. That is always a welcome phone call, and, of course, I asked them how it is that they had gotten my information. I’m always love to thank the person who refers me. Scott simply let me know that they had found me on the ‘inter-net’.  Well, ok then, let’s get to work!
We had a great time, found them a great house and the sellers were exceptional.  It was pure joy working together.
After signing I asked more about how they found me on the “inter-net” as I don’t advertise online.
In 2015 a client turned friend had written a client testimonial as follows:

“Sean has the cool-headedness of a zen master. The home buying process can be an emotional roller coaster and problems can spring up without warning much like ninjas during the unrest of the Sengoku period in the Iga Province of Japan. Without Sean’s professional guidance and emotional support, we would have been completely nervous and slack jawed going through the process. When Sean is your real estate agent, you get:

•Help when you have no idea what you are doing

•Someone who stays in contact with you

•An expert who knows ALL areas in Portland (this is a big deal because there are more hot neighborhoods than Voodoo donuts)

•A genuinely nice person (he won’t judge you if you want shag carpeting and a mirror over the bed)

•A complete professional who knows how to do paperwork and submit everything in an orderly fashion (hello DocuSign)

•A person you can trust to meet the inspector and anyone who needs to come over to the house (he met my mother and impressed her socks off, which never happens!)

In summation, Sean’s yoda-like temperament helps you get through the home buying process without you losing your mind. If you don’t know what you’re doing, go see Sean. If you do know what you’re doing, go see Sean anyway. Buddha has been quoted as saying, Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. The next best thing is to just contact Sean. He can help.”


Scott had entered ‘Real Estate Agent Portland Buddhist’ in a google search and I was the only agent to come up, thanks primarily do to Faith and her review of our time working together.
Good fortune finds a way and it came in the form of Scott and Michele for me.
Thank you both for your trust when you found out I was simply a recovering Catholic. Congratulations on your new home!
If you would like genuine, focused and sincere representation in the sale or purchase of your home please call or email, providing excellent service has been a long-standing source of pride.

Sean O'Feery

Earth Advantage & ADU Specialist Broker

Hello my name is Sean Patrick O'Feery,   I am thrilled to give you the attention to detail and service that you deserve from a skilled, motivated and intuitive Real Estate agent.  I love this work and will make your purchase or sale to be as smooth, rewarding and exciting and it should be.
  • My business has been built on referrals; over 95% of my clients come to me from other happy clients, friends, family or trusted lenders.
  • Integrity is the most important component of my business.  My reputation is a reflection of the integrity I bring to my work and I work hard to earn it.  You can count on me to give you my honest and informed opinion that will serve you first.  My fiduciary responsibly is to you; my client and I hold this ideal to the highest standard.
  • Communication is essential!  I will provide you complete and timely information so you can make good decisions.  I will keep you informed to the next step and beyond at every point of the process from the introduction meeting to the closing and beyond.
  • Negotiation skills in this business are a must; I will be a fierce advocate for you throughout the process.
  • A broad knowledge of homes and their conditions. Whether it is a 1909 Craftsman or a LEAD Certified new construction it is important to have experience of what and where to look for quality or concerns. We have our own experience in remodeling homes and maintain good relationships with inspectors and contractors.
  • I am always seeking to refine my practice, learning new tools or to solidify my knowledge of our market, neighborhoods and the inventory.  You can count on me to be informed, skilled and up to date with the latest search and marketing tools.
  • I want to maintain our relationship to continue and to be a valuable resource for you.  I love to be of service.
As your buying agent: I am dedicated to having you feel cared for before, during and after the purchase.  I meet clients where they are at and find out how I can provide the best service. Every purchase is individually tailored to each buyer. My priority is to find the home you love in the best condition for the best value. As your selling agent: I am dedicated to having you feel cared for before, during and after the sale. I will work closely with you to identify your priorities. A complete marketing plan supported by the brokerage best known in Portland for marketing tools, skills and style that will serve you well. My consistent focus on every sale is to get you the best return from the most qualified buyers for the sale of your home. My neighborhoods: I live on the East Side and know the areas from Gresham to the inner East Side like a well worn glove. I love to work, shop and spend time on the West Side. I know the nuances of the West Side communities from downtown to Hillsboro. Oregon City is a great community and Tigard is no stranger. For me, it’s about finding what is best for you in the greater Portland area. I am happy to introduce you to the unique communities that make this area so great! If you want to know a little more about me- I love, live and breathe Real Estate. & I built a home with my dad. I know what a quality build looks like and some things to watch out for. The inspection period in sale or purchase of a home is an opportunity for me to shine. I have recently remodeled two homes with my wife and we own a couple of great rentals. Maintaining great relationships with vetted contractors is a must in my life and work.   I spend winters watching the snow reports of Baker, Steven’s, Crystal, Brundage, Meadows and Mt. Bachelor. Photo is circa 1993 coming down from Camp Muir on Mt Rainier… in Oakley Blades.   This is my wife. This is my child. My pets. My family. If you would like genuine, focused and sincere representation in the sale or purchase of your home please call or email, providing excellent service has been a long-standing source of pride. Sincerely, Sean O’Feery (206) 795-0703
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