When clients hire me to help them sell and/or buy their homes, I feel a great sense of responsibility that I want to give them the best outcome. It’s my personality and it makes me very happy when I deliver it. Hi, my name is Shawn Yu and I am a Principal Real Estate Broker here in Portland Oregon.
#1 My proudest moment in my career:
I was very happy when I helped Jason’s family sell their unique home that the previous agent couldn’t sell and at the same time I helped them win their dream home in a multiple offer situation. I was even happier a few months later after they moved in, I was driving away and saw their 5 year old daughter walking in her new big backyard with her chickens following her. I’ll never forget that.
#2 How I do my business:
When I feel my clients’ trust in me, I find ways to make it happen for them. My brain constantly checks things out to get the best outcome for them.
#3 Why I do it:
I feel like I do become a part of my clients’ lives because I love hearing about … when they have a new baby… got promoted… doing so well…. in the homes that I helped them buy or helped them move to their happy places.
#4 Why people work with me and
#5 What to expect when working with us:
My clients tell me that they hired me because I’m Polite, Patient, Knowledgeable, Hardworking, a Very good communicator, Always give options, Caring, Professional, No pressure and Calm:)
Call/text Shawn Directly: 503-433-8400, Shawn@YuRealtyGroup.com
Certified Negotiation Expert in 2009
Global Property Specialist in 2014
FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent Winner of 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 (Portland Top 5% by Portland Monthly Magazine based on customer reviews).
Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon
Bi-lingual in Korean and English
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
*Korean real estate broker in Portland Oregon, USA.
Shawn helped us to buy a house last August after we had looked for over a year. We first met him while he was working as a seller's agent at an open house we stopped by. We hadn't committed to working with an agent because we didn't want any extra pressure put on us. Both my husband and I really liked Shawn's polite and knowledgeable manner right away and decided to give him a call when we were ready to work with someone.
Shawn was exceptionally patient and non-pushy throughout the whole buying process. I would say that we were probably more particular than the average client and Shawn never tried to persuade us down any other path. I would say there are a few attributes that really set him apart from other realtors we have previously worked with. #1: KNOWLEDGE. He knows houses, in and out, what to look for and what to be weary of. There were so many things that we didn't notice that he made us aware of. #2: INTEGRITY. He's not looking for a quick sale. Shawn is very genuine in his desire for you to be happy with your choice and it shows. #3. DILIGENT. He works HARD to get you the best deal he can, see it all the way through and steps into help whenever obstacles arise.
Shawn's experience and knowledge make the process of buying a house so much easier. He would answer ALL of our questions and give his HONEST opinion when it was asked for. We are looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Thank you Shawn!
- Faith P. (Buyer)
Shawn was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He provided knowledge and experience to help me make the right choices. He also negotiated a credit from the seller for my closing costs. I never felt pressure from Shawn to make a decision and always felt as if he had MY best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Shawn to any of my family and friends. He is a top notch agent and does a great job for his clients.
- Jessica B. (Buyer)
Finding a home that I like, making sure it has future resale value, and getting it at right price all together is not easy. Buying one for the first time, I had no idea how I was going do the second and third part myself.
Shawn was respectful and easy to work with throughout the whole process. In addition to being truly professional in getting things done, he was always willing to work extra for whatever was reasonable. Nicest thing about him is that he wants his client to be happy in the long term. He will tell you when the things don’t meet his standard, even if it means more work for him. He made sure that I was paying reasonably and treated fairly by all other parties. As a result, not only did we manage to avoid a multiple offer situation, but we also earned some good seller’s credit as well as a home warranty, in such a strong seller’s market. I had an out of state online lender. While things were mostly smooth, they didn’t work for almost a week and then tried to finish the closing document in the last minute. As they were causing lots of unnecessary noise and making every other nervous about whether closing will happen on time, Shawn stepped in and appropriately sorted out the situation. I’d be happy to work with him again in the future as well as recommend him to others.
- Nam K. (Buyer)
We recently moved to Oregon from Massachusetts. When my wife arrived in Portland to begin the home search, she interviewed three referred realtors. She opted to go with Shawn as she found him to be the most knowledgeable and well-spoken. We worked with Shawn and his team for two and a half months. During that time, we sold our house on the east coast, moved across the country and made offers on three houses in the Portland area. We retracted the first two offers after inspections uncovered expensive problems we would rather not deal with, then successfully concluded the third transaction.
Four things struck me as we worked with Shawn. First, he is a very good communicator. He kept us up to date and was always certain that we understood our options and the rationale behind his recommendations.
Second, Shawn has a keen sense of the market. He reminded us several times between September and October that the market was shifting from a seller’s to a buyers’ market and what had been the case a few weeks ago may no longer be true.
Third, Shawn was working in our best interests at all times. We wanted to get into a new house quickly so were more interested in getting an offer accepted than it being the lowest possible offer. He could easily have run with our higher offer proposals, but knew it wasn’t the best deal for us long-term and convinced us to go lower.
Fourth, and certainly not least, was his support team, especially Bo. We had little time to research and contact inspectors for each home, so it was a great relief when his team offered to provide a list of recommended inspectors and then coordinated appointments with all of the parties. Being new to the city and state, we really appreciated the information and experience his team provided.
We would enthusiastically recommend Shawn and his team to anyone looking for a realtor.
- Bob and Meredith (Buyer)
Shawn provided top notch service; top notch person. He helped me with a difficult property. Ethical, trustworthy. Can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Shawn.
- Stan W. (Seller)
I moved to Idaho and I needed a trustworthy realtor to help me sell my property in Oregon. Shawn did an incredible job at looking after my interests and the whole experience was incredible!
- Teresa B. (Seller)
Shawn was amazing at helping us buy and sell our home all in the same month. We purchased a home in a very competitive market and was able to close quickly. Shawn and his team kept us informed every step of the way and the purchase happened with no issues. We then needed to sell our old house right away and he was able to get that done. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.
- Steve R. (Seller & Buyer)
I did a lot of searching and Shawn was very patient with me, always giving me good advice on the homes that he thought had exceptional value.
- Mike R. (Seller)
Shawn was highly recommended and deservedly so. Shawn and his team handled the complexities of me being an out of state seller and was attentive to every detail. The property was sold for the asking price in very short order. I would recommend Shawn with no reservations. He is great to work with and has become a friend that goes past the close of escrow. Satisfied Seller
- David C. (Seller)
Shawn Yu and team were excellent to work with. We had previously listed our home with another agent and it did not sell. After taking it off of the market for a bit, we interviewed multiple real estate agents and found Shawn Yu. Other agents interviewed included top selling teams in the PDX area who did not seem to want to list our house without dropping the price dramatically. During interviews, it was clear that we also needed someone who would respectfully guide us through our options and work to sell our home while navigating the selling process with small children in the home.
Shawn did not over-promise, but gave us feedback and ideas to make our house a little more marketable. From the first phone call, we appreciated his pace and conversation style. He took time to listen and gave us great feedback. We had a tremendous amount of activity on our house which required quite a bit of coordination and communication. It was all seamless.
Our home was listed at the same price as our original listing, and successfully sold. We are extremely happy with the result.
Shawn and his team worked with us on the purchase of our new home simultaneously with the sale of our previous home. On our purchase, we were in a multiple officer scenario where Shawn clearly laid out our options. We were able to discuss the positive and negatives for making our offer stand out and then we decided what would work for us. Thankfully, we were the selected offer and now live in our dream home. This could not have happened without Shawn and his team working so hard for us.
- Savannah H. (Seller & Buyer)
I didn’t have to do much to sell the house. Shawn did most of the work. If they are Korean, I would say, go to Shawn Yu. If he was English or American or whatever, I would say go to Shawn Yu.
- Fred L. (Seller)
Shawn Yu and his team were wonderful to work with! Shawn is a very professional, very hard-working agent. He helped us sell our unique home. Shawn spent a great deal more time on our property than most agents would have. He gave us such good care. There was a time where our first set of buyers backed out, and we had to start all over marketing the property. Through the many challenges, Shawn was unphased and continued to come up with strategies to get it sold. As a result, we sold our home in the city, and were able to move into the country with our young children, to our 'Dream Home'! Thank you Shawn and the Shawn Yu Team! We would recommend you to anyone.
Shawn helped us not only sell our home, but also in buying our new 'Dream Home'. He worked really hard to get our home sold for us.
We had a somewhat unique property and Shawn held multiple open houses. He communicated often about different strategies he wanted to use to get it sold. He kept at it, and even after our first buyers backed out, he aggressively marketed and worked hard to get it sold. We always felt like he was extremely professional and had our best interests at heart. He got it sold, and we were able to move on to our next adventure!
Thank you Shawn Yu and Team. We are very happy!
- Jason H. (Seller & Buyer)
Shawn helped us buy our home in Cedar Hills, Oregon. We have many years of experience investing in vacation home properties and working with a variety of realtors over the years. Shawn is one o f the best we've experienced. He's personable, professional, we've already recommended him to our adult children.
- Kurt B. (Buyer)
Shawn was wonderful to work with. He is very kind, considerate and accommodating. He made the transaction very easy. Four different agents couldn't sell our house in the last six years. Hire Shawn, you won't be disappointed!
- Jim and Annette B. (Seller)
Shawn, you were fantastic! You were patient with us throughout the process and I am sure we may have required more work than some buyers. Although things did get complicated at the end with the sellers, without going into detail, we needed Shawn to pressure some points on the contract that weren't being held up on the sellers' side. He went to bat for us, and everything worked out as we had hoped. We got all that we asked for from Shawn and he remained professional and informative throughout the process. If you take the time to interview Shawn, you will come to the same conclusion we did. He is an honest and excellent agent. Shawn, if or when we sell, expect our call. Thanks for everything!
- Trevor and Karen (First-time Buyer)
Honest, sincere and courteous of our priorities. Shawn worked tirelessly to understand our aspirations for a home, while being mindful of our welfare while making a 20+ year investment. We sincerely appreciated his care, expertise and empathy while navigating the home purchase experience.
Due to the complexity of our transaction, I’m not certain we would have been able to purchase our current household without his persistence and creative salesmanship. Our home purchase should serve as a testament to the dedication Shawn gives to his clients and their satisfaction. I came away from the experience with a respected realtor and trusted friend.
I have great respect for the commitment and persistence Shawn displayed to make our home purchase. I would recommend him for anyone looking to get a home in the near future and when I choose to sell or buy my next property, Shawn will be my trusted advisor.
- Michael and Malia L. (First-time buyer)
We had the privilege of using Shawn's services late last year and early this year in the purchase of our home. His attention to detail, follow through, and sincere desire for us to be thoroughly satisfied with our purchase (as opposed to the 'quick sale') have been greatly appreciated. We have purchased a good many properties over the years from many agents and brokers, so this is no faint praise. I cannot more highly recommend Shawn Yu!
- Joe and Jerome (Buyer)
Shawn Yu was a great realtor to work with. We had found our new home with him, and at the last minute we decided to sell our current house instead of renting it and he was so helpful in the whole process. He was wonderful in assisting us through this process quickly since we don't do this every day. He never pressured us and always gave us all our options. He anticipated what questions we'd have and he helped us feel like we were making informed choices. We were impressed with Shawn's responsiveness and his availability. He was always calm, cool, and collected the whole way through and we always felt we were in capable hands. He remained very professional at all times. We would strongly recommend his services to others any time. Thank you again!
- Wilson and Tanell O. (Buyer)
Thank you very much for taking the time to work with us. We all think that you're an excellent realtor and really enjoyed working with you. Your patience, perspective, insights, kindness and consideration were greatly appreciated! We will certainly recommend your services if anyone we know is looking for a realtor in OR.
- Clint B. (Buyer)
Shawn was easily the most communicative realtor (or even person!) I’d met. As a first- time home buyer, I felt like I didn’t know my left from my right sometimes, but Shawn was right there to help me each time. In the rare times he wasn’t sure about something, he was very honest about it and was prompt to follow up on it. He worked around our busy schedule, and made himself available whenever we needed him, oftentimes in the same day. He also went the extra mile by clearly explaining each form we signed, and double-checking that the sellers met their ends of the bargain. He followed up so that we wouldn’t have to. Without hesitation, I can honestly say that we couldn’t have done this as quickly and easily without Shawn’s help. Thank you Shawn, for helping our American Dream come true!
- Chase and Young Eun (First-time Buyer)
Shawn is a brilliant real estate agent and has given my family a top-of-the-line buying experience. Throughout our process, Shawn was extremely accessible by phone, text and emails. Shawn demonstrates technological, financial, and communication competencies that buyers need to get for the best deal at the right time. Shawn is trustworthy, knowledgeable and a true professional in his field. He says that his focus is on complete satisfaction and he demonstrates that every single day in his work. We will continue to work with Shawn in the future and look forward to referring friends and family to him.
- Huy (First-time Buyer)