Safford Carpenter - Testimonials

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I just want to start off by saying I almost never leave a 5 star review for anything, but Safford Carpenter our Relator exceeded my expectations in everyway.

He listened to us and worked with us every step of the way. When we wanted to look at open houses on our own, he sent us lists of open houses that met our criteria. When we wanted to view listings that didn't have open houses, he made time around our schedules to show us the houses. When it came time to make a offer he was able to inform us of local market conditions and coached us on creating an offer that would get accepted without overpaying. Safford did not stop once the offer was accepted. His excellent service continued as his network of professional contacts extended beyond mortgage brokers, but to home inspectors and building contractors as well, helping us to resolve issues with the contingencies and close escrow on time! Even after taking possession of the house, we have been impressed with his assistance with our home warranty and moving advice. In conclusion, I would not hesitate to recommend Safford to anyone. He was professional, skilled, and constantly available via text, phone and email. We could not be more pleased.

Todd Center

Wow he was such an excellent resource and help.

He just got us into our dream home even in this hot market. Very hard working and so responsive. I highly recommend anyone buying in the Salem area to work with Safford!

Julie Shadlow

We were first time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing until Safford came into the picture.

He was communicative, transparent and had all the patience for our odd working schedule. He put our needs before his profit in every step and connected us with super knowledgeable resources. If we didnt have Safford, we wouldn't have a home to call our own. 10/10 would recommend to anyone buying or selling. There's definitely a reason he was voted best in Willamette Valley in 2021

Mora Carpenter

We met Safford at an open house he was hosting.

We were new to Salem and were looking for a new realtor. We met at the right time, stars were aligned.....all that. Turns out that during a housing crunch, my wife and I weren't the only ones looking for a new house. Who knew? Safford was great, always positive and upbeat. He had seemingly limitless patience (we were probably pickier than we should have been) with us. Talked us off the ledge a few times when we'd get frustrated or discouraged but he never quit trying. Always quick to answer/return phone calls or texts and ever ready with answers to our myriad of questions. I'm not convinced he takes a day off, I can think of many weekends that we trudged around different houses. Ultimately we got the house we wanted in the neighborhood we wanted. No easy feat when like 4 houses a week come on the market. We appreciate all the hard work and fun we had with Safford, I can't recommend him any more highly.I don't know if he's the best or not as I haven't used every other realtor there is, but I do think he did a fantastic job and would absolutely use him again

Zillow User577

Our family has moved a lot around the country.

So we have crossed paths with lots of agents. There have been well meaning but ill informed ones, ones who couldn't be on time if Big Ben was their timepiece, ones who couldn't remember both of our names, many who thought we should buy the house they advised us to buy regardless of cost, ones who never returned calls and an SUV full of ones who played fast and loose with ethical issues. Safford Carpenter was none of these. Safford's greatest gift to his clients is his ability to listen to them. He recognized that we were sad to leave our home and told us that no matter how long it took we would find a house that would bring new features into our lives and new opportunities and ways to live within the walls of an initially unfamiliar home. Safford answered unending questions, soothing our concerns on so many fronts. We were doing what many of our generation are doing now. Downsizing. Sounds scary. And it is. Forces you to make choices and accept limitations but also allows you to see your future more clearly. We found a house; a very different house. A house that, for us at 76, has proved a challenge in some ways but in other ways is a bright and shiny, multi-windowed, safe space to see what is coming next. Our beloved home took some hard work to find its perfect match. Safford weathered "lookie loos", hollow offers and the vagaries of the marketplace. But it happened. We have his wonderful sales materials that were prepared for buyers, where our house never looked better. The video, the terrific tri-fold that looks like a photo love letter to our 100 year old home, will always remind us of those years. No matter the temperature of the market you will always be prepared for what is coming if you partner with this wise young man in any real estate needs you might have. Two very satisfied clients

Al Moore

Best decision we could have ever made!

Safford did an excellent job for us. We always felt like we were in great hands with his expertise. He impressed us right away with his professionalism and knowledge and he always kept us updated with great communication throughout the process. By far the best realtor we ever had.

Eva Hayden

Safford was a true expert to work with.

From day 1 of listing house to close of sale and simultaneous purchase of new home, he was there and kept me calm through the nerve racking parts! He has paired his industry know-how and sales knowledge nicely. But adding his project management + customer service skills to the mix is what sets him apart. Truly. I am so glad I made the decision to work with Safford for my recent transactions.

Lori Tisdale

If you want an agent who goes ABOVE and BEYOND, Safford is it.

He listed our place and within 5 days we had an accepted offer. We trusted him to help us pick the best offer for our wants and needs. Could not be happier with how well he communicated throughout the process and kept us well informed. He then helped us purchase our replacement property- this was a bit trickier in the current market. But Safford was on top of everything. He got us into our dream home. He went the extra mile to make sure it was a smooth transition, the perfect home for our family, and at a great price. Highly recommend

McKenzie Ramirez

We contacted Safford about a year ago to help us with a 1031 exchange on a rental property we owned.

He was a great communicator and dedicated to helping us accomplish our goals. It was very complicated in the competitive market at the time to put a deal together especially with the contingencies we needed. Because of some health problems that came up we decided not to pursue the exchange. Any future Real Estate needs we have we will not hesitate to call on Safford!

Theda Tawney

Our family posed a challenging situation.

We were selling our house in Salem Oregon and buying one in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. Safford took the stress out of the entire process as he guided us through each step. He assisted us in finding a realtor for our new home and kept him in the loop regarding our sale. A few repairs were needed on our home and he helped make arrangements and guided me through that process. He had our families best interest at heart. Safford is not only a wonderful realtor but a very nice person. I now consider him a friend and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home. He will take wonderful care and attention to every detail!!

Vickie Ashton

We cannot say enough good things about Safford.

He is an excellent realtor who goes above and beyond. I have never had a realtor help as much as Safford to meet deadlines and get the deal done, and his knowledge and network of business associates make the selling and buying process as easy as possible.

Jeff and Rebecca Mettert

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