Testimonials

Want to know what it’s like to work with us? Don’t take our word for it–just read what these clients, colleagues and partners have to say.

Sellers We’ve Worked With

“Integrity and partnership are the words to best describe working with Darren and Jeff of Abound Properties. I have bought and sold property in Portland for over 30 years and I have never had a better real estate encounter. They are fair, reasonable and have the highest ethical standards. They care about the community and all their developments reflect that commitment. One would be hard pressed to find a better partner for any real estate transaction.”

Carol Ann Kelsey
Recent Seller

“We appreciate you, too. Transparency, flexibility, and integrity go a long way. It’s a good path for business and life in general.”

Diane
Recent Seller

 

“Working with Abound Properties was an incredibly comfortable and transparent experience. Not having worked with investors before, I had certain assumptions, and Darren and Jeff proved them wrong. Not only were they professional and honest, but they showed interest in understanding what I was trying to accomplish and put forward offer terms that met those goals. I would highly recommend calling on them if you are considering selling your property.”

Steve Slocum
Home Owner

 

“Your team was very informative and really knows what they are talking about. You made me very comfortable with the situation, and moved very quickly. I am more than satisfied.”

Anthony
Recent Seller

 

“This message is to let you know that we truly appreciate the business association we’ve had with you.  You have been fair & straight with us.  Looking forward to a continuing association for the years to come.”

Jack Furman
Furman Properties

 

Buyers Who We’ve Sold To

“Jeff and his team have a keen ability to see projects from a builders perspective.  They put themselves in their clients’ shoes and evaluate opportunities with the commitment of someone with skin in the game.”

George Hale
Owner
H. Hudson Homes

 

Partners

“Everyone that I’ve worked with at Abound are polite, appreciative and easy to do business with. We’ve developed a great relationship and have done many closings together.   I look forward to our future transactions!”

Heidi Gamelgaard
Senior Escrow Officer
Fidelity National Title

 

 “The people at Abound Properties have earned their great reputation. They do what they say they will, pay their bills on time, and make it easy to work with them.”

David Scott
President
Silverado Funding

 

“I have collaborated with Jeff Stephens on a few real estate projects, Jeff is nothing short of a true professional. He is fun to work with and easy going. We were able to build a great working relationship quickly.”

Jennifer Watson
Broker
Living Room Realty

 

“I have known and worked with Jeff for nearly ten years.  During this time, we’ve worked together on dozens of real estate transactions.  He is incredibly thorough, timely, communicative and very easy to work with.  Jeff is also extremely reliable, as he always follows through on every aspect of the process and always does what he says.  I sincerely wish all of the folks I work with (in real estate and otherwise) were as dependable and professional as Jeff.”

Michael Leland
President
Mortgage Trust

 

“B&S Construction, LLC is proud to be a part of Abound Properties. Abound, with a philosophy of doing it right, allows us to completely revitalize homes to todays standards, with quality materials. We feel great about bringing older homes into current style with a feel the customer wants. Buyers are really getting a lot more for their money.”

Jim Bareinger
Owner
B&S Construction

 

“After nearly a decade of providing tax preparation and consulting for Jeff and his companies, I know first-hand the quality person and businessman he is. Jeff manages his company finances wisely and conducts his business with integrity.”

Mark Supplee
Owner
K&B Business Services

 

“Jeff was prompt, easy to communicate with and flexible. Our transaction was quick, easy and pleasant, and I am looking forward to doing more business with him and his team in the future.”

Julie Richard-Schutrop
Senior Advisor
Sperry Van Ness | Bluestone & Hockley

 

“I have worked with Jeff and found him to be very thorough and diligent with his real estate research. He has an eye for detail and has given our company the opportunity to work with his excellent professionalism.”

Tressa Rossi
President/Broker
Fox Management Inc

 

“After several years of helping manage investments and insurances for Jeff Stephens and his companies, I have seen first-hand the quality businesses he runs and the integrity with which he and his businesses conduct themselves.”

Greg Baldwin
Managing Partner
Matrix Wealth Management