Client Comments

I wanted to let you know how incredibly pleased I am with the great work you did.

It has been several months since you sold my mother’s home in Summer Place. I wanted to let you know how incredibly pleased I am with the great work you did. I knew this was going to be a difficult sale, not only because of the current economy, but because there were twenty or more homes for sale in this retirement community at the time the property was listed.

 I have been an attorney for 27 years and deal extensively with real estate issues, but you opened my eyes to several issues I never would have considered. I am glad you suggested the staging which you did incredibly well. It certainly added to the fact that we received an offer immediately upon placing the property for sale. Unfortunately, the offer did not go through due to the bylaws of this particular association, but you immediately went back to work, and we had two more offers within the next few weeks. I think you priced the house very well, and you did everything humanly possible to obtain the highest price for my mother during these difficult times.

My practice is extremely busy, and I appreciate that you were able to run with the ball and only contact me when you felt it was necessary. You handled many of the headaches with the sale, and I was free to concentrate on my own business. I would highly recommend you to anyone with the need for an experienced, talented, and compassionate realtor.

Please feel free to have people contact me if they have any questions regarding your abilities. You can also feel free to share this email with anyone that may be looking for an excellent realtor. My mother and I both thank you for your help. 


Todd Trierweiler, Attorney at Law

 Paula was so understanding, caring, and thoughtful of my parents.

Paula Wertanen was the most wonderful realtor to work with during the stressful time of selling my parents long time home.   My parents had to move out of their beloved home of 50 years when my father developed Alzheimer’s disease.   This was a very stressful time for our family and having to sell the home made it most difficult.  Paula was so understanding, caring and thoughtful of my parents and how they felt about selling the house.   She was kind, considerate, and always kept their wishes first hand. Paula worked very hard and staged the house and made sure everything looked great and was in good repair.   As a result of her hard work the house sold the first day on the market with six offers.    I would highly recommend Paula to anyone needing to sell their home in a timely manner and for top dollar.   She is a gem of a person to work with and very kind and caring.  


Paula was an excellent asset and guide throughout the entire process!

Being first time home buyers, we were so excited to work with Paula. She was an excellent asset and guide throughout the entire process of purchasing a home. She offered excellent advice, exceptional service, and expert real estate advice. On top of that she became a great friend, confidant, and advocate - especially in our complicated negotiations. We couldn't be happier with Paula as our agent and have already recommended her to friends. 

P.S. She is tech savvy!

-Josh and Alli

Her kindness and obvious expertise quickly earned our family’s trust.

Paula helped our family through the difficult process of selling my parents long-time home after my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She made many visits to see my parents and helped them understand the process, timing and other details involved in the sale. She was patient and very understanding of our particular needs and very flexible in altering the plans as circumstances required. Her kindness and obvious expertise quickly earned our family’s trust. She was very helpful in coordinating her efforts with the estate sale and with arranging the repair work and painting the house needed. We followed her advice and sold the house in only a few days for a very good price. The presentation of the house on the internet was beautiful and effective. I’d recommend Paula to anyone looking for a knowledgeable real estate professional.


I appreciate the special service you provided to me and my family.

 Paula,  I want to let you know how much I appreciate the special service you gave to me and my family in selling the two houses from the beginning to the end. I truly appreciate your time and dedication to this project. It would have been too much for me to handle alone.  You are fantastic!

May God fill you and your family with His love and grace.


- Ann


Your business manner gives us the confidence that you care and have the best in mind for us.


Just a quick note to say thank you and commend you for the exceptional talent you have had in making us as seniors feel confident in the confusing decisions required in the business of real estate.  There is no room for mistrust ? your confident business manner, joyful, caring approach and seeming endless knowledge has motivated us to have you help us in the sale of our home for the third time.  Our confidence in you is underlined by the fact that when you don?t know the answer to one of our many questions you calmly assure us and quickly search out the answer.  Your business manner gives us the confidence that you care and have the best in mind for us - yes, as ?old folk? we trust you and thank you!


- Lew and Marion


As a daughter of aging parents...


As a daughter I found having Paula on our team very helpful for myself as well as my parents.  One of the gifts that Paula brings to the process is her caring nature, and respectful attitude.


- Mari Lou 


Paula started out as our realtor but became a very kind and caring friend. 


My husband and I moved here from Illinois and a friend referred us to Paula at Prudential. When we were in the final days of closing I had to have my 16 year old four legged ?child? put to sleep. It was heart breaking for me. Paula called to check on me and sent a sympathy card. We have a 4 year old and Paula has told us about places we could take him that he would enjoy. I totally appreciate that kind of information since we’re new to the area. We’ve been in our house almost 6 months and Paula still checks in with us. Our overall experience with Paula and Prudential, have been excellent. Paula started out as our realtor but became a very kind and caring friend.


- Mark and Gina


This was actually a fun experience!


When I heard that Paula was going into the Real Estate business in 1996, I thought I’d give her a shot at selling my home. The term rookie was not part of Paula’s vocabulary. She hit the ground running and our home sold in 3 days! I thought it would be only appropriate to contact Paula in 2010 when we decided once again to move. This time she helped us with finding our new place. I appreciate her professional manner and ability to smooth out the nitty gritty details of our transaction. We highly recommend Paula to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property. This was actually a fun experience with no hidden agendas! Thank you Paula!  We look forward to sharing the fresh raspberries from our new back yard with you this summer!   


- Joe and DeeAnn


I would wholly recommend Paula to anybody.


Paula found us the perfect house in Vancouver. She was very professional and thorough. She did a price comparison to make sure we felt we got a good deal. With her attention to detail she discovered an abandoned oil tank that we had the sellers remove. That saved us a lot of money down the line. I would wholly recommend Paula to anybody.


- Jim and Gisela


In the future, when we buy and sell we will certainly use Paula again.


Paula was helpful from the beginning of our house hunting journey to the very end. She was patient while we tried to sort through our finances and was fully ready when we were. She dedicated her time to us and gave us all of the wisdom we needed when making a final decision. She helped us pay attention to details in the house that affect the resale value that we would have been unaware of without her. In the future, when we buy and sell we will certainly use Paula again.


- Jason and Ellie


She has a tremendous work ethic.


Paula Wertanen helped us sell our first house and also buy our second house.  We''ve known Paula for years and appreciate her integrity and the hard work that she does for her clients.  She coached us on how to ready our home for the sale, and she helped us stage it to make it attractive to potential buyers.  She also advised us on the work to do to make the home ready for sale, so we wouldn''t waste money on some non-important detail.  Once we had it on the market, it sold in about 2 months for our asking price.  She also made it easy to get into our new home.  We recommend her to anyone trying to buy or sell a home.  She has a tremendous work ethic and will stand by you during the whole process.  She cares about each client and makes sure you feel comfortable making the big decision to buy or sell a house.  Thank you, Paula!


- Sam and Karen


Paula is experienced in knowing how to market a property for best results.


We have known Paula for about 25 years, having attended the same church at the time.  Our first connection was when she taught our daughter in a preschool/ kindergarten Bible class through Portland Bible College. Years later, I looked her up and asked for help with our real estate investments.  She came on board and helped us upgrade 3 small rental houses to some newer plexes.  Then with her help, we upgraded our own residence as well, to a newer, nicer home. Paula is experienced in knowing how to market a property for best results, and she works hard to complete a sale.  She is persistent and full of wisdom to help accomplish the goals of her clients.


- Gary & Maggie