Ron helped me and my wife sell an investment property we've owned for the last 15 years and purchase a duplex that generates more positive cash flow. Needless to say we were VERY happy with our experience with Ron. Ron has decades of experience as a realtor and it showed. He suggested several easy things we could do to the home to make it more appealing to prospective buyers and helped us find people to do the work. He skillfully listed the home at an appealing price knowing it was going to create a bidding war in the hot market we were selling it in. It was listed on Thursday and by the following Monday we had five solid offers well over asking price. We sold it for 25 K over Zillows suggested market price. His expertise as a realtor also showed when we took the proceeds to find another property. He located a property before it actually went on the market through his extensive network of connections with other realtors in Eugene. We were able to purchase a property that was only 8 years old and under market value. Thanks Ron!!!! We are so grateful you were our realtor!!!
Thank you for being there for our family through our relocation. With all of the moving parts we had to manage, it was a relief to have you be a constant. We appreciate your ability to address issues calmly, as they seem to arise at the last minute. Our buying and selling of our home will be a great memory due, in part, to you!
Cliff, Karlee, Marcel
Thanks for your hard work that led to the successful closing of our duplex. You were professional and a real pleasure to work with through the entire project!
Gary and I enjoyed very much working with you to sell our house. You made the job go as seamlessly as possible & your advice & confidence that things would all work out as planned was much appreciated. Thank you for the flowers today and we were blown away by the gift certificate to Marche! It will come in very handy, as cooking will be a challenge for a bit.
Thanks again, Ron.
-Stephanie & Gary
I want to thank you for all of your hard work & moral support throughout my long & complicated real estate "saga". Your help & advice were invaluable! That Broadley Pinot Noir was pretty darn good too! I so appreciate everything you did.
You two are so passionate for real estate, life & civic duty ! I am amazed at your energy level to maintain a successful real estate practice & ongoing community participation. You are both highly admired as honest, trustworthy, hardworking, critically ethical & competent. Regards,
"It was a pleasure to work with you, and not simply because of your friendly and optimistic personality. You seemed "on our side" in every way. My wife and I never once had the impression that you made decisions based upon your personal interest; inexpensive homes were as thoroughly considered as pricey ones. We gratefully made use of how knowledgeable you are about neighborhoods, fair pricing and each property's potential. We appreciated your support during the month of trying to work with a seller who proved impossible to work with and your promptness to close a deal once we finally found the right place. You were so professional, yet never aloof. You were always matter-of-fact and informative. My most memorable moment was when the three of us entered a home with the sickly green carpet that was so long and unkempt. It was horrible and my wife and I both stammered, "It's so..." but were unable to find an appropriate adjective. Your mind worked more quickly, despite the shock: "rake-able", you concluded. Thank you fro not rushing the home buying experience. We ended up with a wonderful home we love." Sincerely,
-David and Ceri Slyke
Thank you, Ron, for being a competent and compassionate guide!
I appreciate you.
Thank you so much for all your help with the purchase of Erin's new home. She is thrilled & I can't wait to see what she does to make it her own! Thanks again and I enjoyed working with you!
- Jane A.
"We appreciate the personal service and enthusiasm during the sale of our home. Thank you Grace and Ron for making this a worry free process. Having an accepted offer after only 30 days listing was remarkable! Thanks!"
-Mr. & Mrs. Stripling
Many thanks to Bess for helping me with my recent rental property purchase! I so appreciate your help in finding an agent in CA to begin the sale process of that duplex when I didn't even know where to start; then, finding the property here in Eugene that turned out to be perfect for me (and my soon-immigrating family)! It definitely turned out to be smoother than expected and I'm thrilled!!
A native of California, I married my college sweetheart and we instantly moved to Oregon. After purchasing an undeveloped piece of land and building a home, Jeff and I worked on our family. We have 3 incredible kids that continuously make us really proud. I started in real estate in 1998 and I really enjoy it. I find that helping people find their dream home is a fantastic challenge. I am so excited to be connected with Equinox Real Estate and for all the opportunities that will come with this company.
If you are going to be either looking for a new house and/or selling your current one, I HIGHLY recommend my friends at Equinox Real Estate. Not only are they real people, they are extremely knowledgeable about the market, what works in getting your current house sold, and what it takes to help get you in into your new home.
Dear Ron and Bess,
Many thanks for guiding me so gently to the house of my dreams. You have the gift of doing business with heart and vision. I am the grateful recipient of your many gifts. All that.... and the trucks too! So glad to be in the "hood" with you!
Dear Bess and Ron,
We want to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge the fabulous service you provided as our realtors.
From the first meeting we felt confident that we had selected the right realtor. Your open and honest communication throughout the process was greatly appreciated; especially since this was our first time buying a home. We feel that the trust we were able to place in you as our realtors created a situation in which we were able to trust the process as well. (Not that we didn't have anxious feelings at times!) We are grateful for the real estate education you imparted throughout the process. Both of you took the time to answer our questions in ways that were easily understandable.
We felt as though we were your only and most important clients as you provided such personalized and responsive service.
We have already been telling our friends, family and colleagues about Equinox Real Estate and the both of you. We are happy to recommend Equinox Real Estate and will definitely call upon you in the future if we need a realtor.
-Lori and Jeff
I highly recommend Ron Blacquiere and Equinox Real Estate for your real estate transactions.
Ron worked on my behalf, as a buyer's agent, on a commercial office purchase. Throughout the transaction he was a pleasure to work with. He was a good communicator, resourceful and timely. All the normal challenges that arose were handled professionally and positively with a good outcome for all involved. I feel like Ron really cares about his clients.
I wouldn't hesitate to work with Ron again or to recommend him to others.
The first time I used Ron and Bess Blacquiere was in 1998. Ron was teaching a home-buying class and astonished me with his knowledge and experience in every aspect of buying, selling and managing properties. Because the realtor I’d initially contacted hadn’t sent me any properties to look at for weeks, I asked Ron to help me buy a house. Within a day or two he had 18 ‘good candidate’ properties in my hands. One of them fit my needs exactly. I’ve never in my life seen anyone work harder than Ron did to make it happen. I’ve been referring friends to him ever since.
Ten years later, my wife and I used Ron again after we married and decided to sell her house in the turbulent 2008 market. Ron knew the right selling price and the right approach to line up two prospective buyers the first day it went on the market. Both offered more than our asking price… even with the adjacent house about to go into foreclosure. Best of all, when Ron had to go out of town for a week, his wife Bess, also an experienced realtor, was able to answer my questions until Ron returned. Ron kept us calm when issues arose and we're still grateful for how smoothly the sale went through.
Ron and Bess,
I want to let you know how much we appreciate all that you have done for us!
Our dream of owning a home could not have been possible with out your willingness to share your time and knowledge with us. We feel blessed to know such wonderful people, who strive everyday to make the community in which we live a better and more positive place to live and prosper in. You continue to amaze us with your tireless effort to help others. Whether you are spending your weekend painting a clients house or spending your evening mowing their lawn, you truly go the extra mile to the best job you can and more!
You made our home buying experience a simple step-by-step process which otherwise would have been completely overwhelming. We felt like our priorities were yours too. Your enthusiasm and excitement made the process of buying our first home even more exciting! Thank you for continuing to share your knowledge and resources with us! We are looking forward to working with you both again when we dive into our next real estate adventure!
-The Phillips-Ferguson Family
Ron & Bess,
Thank you, thank you!!
Thanks for answering all my crazy questions and for all your work to make it possible for me to become a homeowner!
- Michelle Williams
Ron and Bess,
I wanted to tell you guys, that I'm so grateful to be living in my home again. You BOTH are so incredibly generous and loving people. I can never thank you enough. The work, love, and money you have put into seeing that my kids and my life got easier will never be forgotten . . . The house is great. Your help fixing up the house is what made it sell so fast. . .When I tell people everything you've done they can't believe how wonderful you are! Take care,
Dear Ron and Bess,
I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to personally let you know how much I appreciate all your hard work and success selling our house.
We wanted action and you delivered and I can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work. I could tell instantly that you have what it takes to get the job done and I also had an instant trust which is hard to come by these days.
I appreciate your integrity and honesty in the beginning with us and again, thank you for all your hard work. God bless you and keep you. Gratefully,
-Debbie S Adair
You might have met them at Lane Community College where Ron taught "How to buy a home or duplex" or perhaps while they sold clothing and jewelry at the Saturday Market. You may have passed them on the bike paths as they both enjoy running and cycling with their three children, Will, Nuvia and Makena.
More than likely you know Ron & Bess because they've helped you. They may have helped sell your home or found you a new one. In addition to being an excellent real estate resource with a thorough understanding of residential and investment real estate, Ron and Bess continue to demonstrate outstanding leadership and service . . . not only locally, but abroad as well. Bess is a Licensed Massage Therapist, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and currently studying to become a labor and birth assistant (Doula). Meanwhile Ron, also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, is a U of O Graduate and returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Recently, the Blacquiere family returned from living on the island of Cozumel in Mexico where Ron and Bess taught scuba diving while their children worked hard at learning Spanish.
As a perennial top producing REALTORS ® in the Eugene/Springfield area, Ron and Bess are consistently in the top 5% out of approximately 900 sales associates locally. Past clients return year after year as well as refer their family and friends to the Blacquieres because they value their attention to detail, superior customer service and their honest straight-forward approach.
“We are real estate professionals and take our profession very seriously. We rely upon years of experience, hundreds of closed transactions and knowledge of our surrounding communities, in order to work quickly and conscientiously to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.”
Seller’s properties receive a high level of exposure through the Ron and Bess’ innovative blend of television, newspaper advertising with photographs, internet marketing, and virtual tours, target mail-outs and more.
Buyers receive personalized care and attention, detailed property updates and hot new listings by phone and email, mortgage information and counsel, inspection assistance, education, and communication long after the closing date!
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