By Kimberly Dawn Neumann Sep 20, 2023 (Realtor.com) Would you be willing to buy a house if you only got to see half of it? That was a question that real estate agent Jason Gelios had to weigh when he was contracted in early 2023 to help sell...
By Lisa Marie Conklin Nov 16, 2023 (Getty Images) Homeowners often love to humble-brag about various aspects of their abode, from the size of their primary suite to just how many cars can fit in their garage. But the latest boast has nothing to do with square...
By Clare Trapasso Nov 13, 2023 (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) More first-time homebuyers have been successfully navigating the extremely pricey and challenging housing market. Despite the myriad obstacles in their way, first-time buyers made up...
By Lisa Marie Conklin Nov 2, 2023 (Getty Images) With today’s housing shortage, record-high home prices, and rising mortgage interest rates, buying a little slice of property can seem like an impossible goal to some. One budget-friendly workaround homebuyers have...
By Veterans United The VA loan program has backed more than 28 million loans in its nearly 80-year history. While its roots are in the original GI Bill of 1944, this mortgage benefit is in many ways more important today than ever. During a time of tight mortgage...
By Kimberly Dawn Neumann Oct 16, 2023 (Getty Images) While buying a home has always been a challenging milestone, today’s high interest rates have made this dream even harder to achieve. Over the past two years, interest rates on home loans have nearly...
By Sally Jones Aug 29, 2023 (Photo-Illustration by Realtor.com; Source: Getty Images) Inheriting property can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, you’re dealing with losing a loved one. And while you’re likely grateful for the inheritance, you also have to deal...
By Lisa Johnson Mandell Oct 11, 2023 Photo by Kindel Media: https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-shaking-hands-7578894/ You’ve finally found it: a home you’re swooning over and dying to own. From the exposed ceiling beams to the hardwood floors, this feels...
By Jamie Wiebe Oct 12, 2023 (David Sacks/Getty Images) A home inspector can make or break a sale for both sellers and buyers. It’s why, no matter whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection process can be somewhat terrifying! For sellers, it’s a stark...
By Karli Mullane Oct 19, 2023 (Photo taken by Jennifer Gilson, The Gilson Team) My husband has a habit of pausing TV shows right in the middle of the action to point out things about the background. “See those inset cabinets? That’s what I want one day,” he’ll...
I would highly recommend Tawnya. She helped me navigate the worst market Eugene has ever seen for buyers—and I'm a first-time buyer, no less, which made the process even more strenuous. Tawnya was warm, attentive, and energetic throughout the whole process. What I appreciate most is that her legal training makes her extremely knowledgeable, and she is a down-to-earth person who shares her expertise without coming across as pushy. If the property has visible problems, she will never hesitate to say "don't pursue this place, there are red flags here"—she is extremely honest and transparent. She wants to help the buyer find the best place for their needs, however complicated that process might be, and she is very patient.
Marissa Fox helped us get into the house of our dreams by listening to us and supporting us through the process. She is a fun and lovely person to go through the process with and never made me feel bad for asking questions. It's a crazy time to buy a house, and she made it seem easy.
Tawnya Madsen, of Eugene's Alternative Realtors, is hands-down the best realtor imaginable. She surpassed all of our expectations. She is more than competent (has a law degree along with all her other expertise), prompt, professional, comfortable to work with, and most of all, we had complete faith that she was making the right calls every step of the way!
My wife and I have worked with Tawnya through three separate transactions (two purchases and one sale), and we would highly recommend her to anyone. Tawnya is knowledgeable, attentive to detail, patient, responsive, and friendly. We always looked forward to our meetings with her, and we are absolutely thrilled with the new house she helped us purchase. And we couldn't have asked for a smoother or more stress-free transaction when she helped us sell our starter home. Thank you, Tawnya!
The absolute best realtors I’ve ever worked with. Tawnya is an absolute joy and amazing to work with. I cannot recommend them enough.
Tawnya Madsen is by far the best realtor I have ever dealt with for so many reasons. I have worked with her twice in order to find and buy a house, consulted with her several times and also recommended her to friends, who have liked her so much that they in turn recommended her to their son and friends. She has an impressive foundation of legal, procedural and nuts & bolts knowledge regarding residential real estate that is beautifully blended with solid ethics, genuine warm-heartedness and a win-win mediation style. Her professional skills and demeanor are flawless.
What always impresses me the most about Tawnya is that she fully respects your vision of what kind of home you want and need and she carefully works within the financial boundaries that you have determined as appropriate. Your needs are much more important to her than her own commission, a fact that is so truly self-evident in all Tawnya does that it feels rather awkward and superfluous to even mention it. She will be scrupulously honest with you about any situation, even difficult ones, and speak to you about it with kindness and professionalism that never leaves you feeling pressured or confused. Unless there is something absolutely preventing her, she responds to your calls and emails immediately and promptly addresses your concerns or needs. The bottom line is that Tawnya will always go the extra mile to help you and you feel extremely grateful to have her in your corner.
Buying a house is terribly stressful and your life is on hold during the process. Tawnya understands this completely, and she provides you with an anchor within the storm of uncertainty and pressure that is inherent to the buying process. Although my relationship with Tawnya has been exclusively professional up until this point, I count her as a friend and will continue to recommend her without the slightest reservation to anyone looking for a realtor.
Billy Clotere is the best realtor and he is with the best realtor company in our area. I sold 3 houses and bought 1 all using Eugene’s Alternative Realtors. I had no clue what I was doing. I was inexperienced. I was terrified. There was so much to do and I was running in circles. Billy took me from step one. He always made sure I had a next step ready and it was always in order. I would get lost and somehow he knew to come find me and put me back on the right path. I would get frustrated with all of the rules and laws and Billy walked me through step by step. He double triple checked everything. His experience and tenacity saved me from legal battles that I never saw coming. But he did. He sold all of my properties faster than expected and for way more than hoped for. He personalized my experience to me and my very unique situation. Billy asked the right questions. When I had questions he didn’t always have the answer, but he wouldn’t stop searching until he did. I was never left hanging out on my own. Billy was with me from way before start till way after finish. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Billy Clotere at Eugene’s Alternative to anyone buying or selling any real property. Thank you Billy for everything. I could not have done it without you! A year later and your tenacity is still saving me!
Tawnya knows the Eugene market well, answered calls, texts, and emails promptly, and was always available to show us homes. Since we are still relatively new to the area, it was a bonus that she went with us to the City to ask questions about the property, and helped us get estimates on repairs for an “as is” sale to make sure we knew what we were buying. She was there for us the whole time, right up to the closing. A+ service and a delightful person.