Chris Childress knows Cannon Beach real estate and I really felt she knew her market. She offered excellent advice, answered every question and helped us make informed decisions. Her attention to detail helped the sale go smoothly. She was an indispensable part of the team when it came time to sell our beachfront property. I most definitely will suggest her to anyone we know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home.Steve and Meri
In 2001 Mary Kay and I were on the homestretch from Santa Barbara--- up the coast through Pismo, SLO, Cambria and then along Big Sur to Monterey Bay. The purpose of the trip was a search for a beach get-a-way, a little piece of solitude where we could enjoy nature on weekends, holidays and hopefully in retirement. We continued north to Mendocino and from there up the long and beautiful Oregon Coast. Cannon Beach was our last stop before going home empty-handed to Seattle the following day. We were frustrated and pessimistic since we had found nothing suitable in over 1000 miles. We debated whether one more visit to one more realtor was worth the effort.
Duane listened carefully to what we had said we wanted but he somehow understood that we had been looking in the wrong places. He dutifully showed us properties that seemed to fit our requests for “close to town”, “on or near the water”, “rustic cabin” etc. etc. “I have one more listing”, he said as he hesitated a moment to pique our curiosity, “but I’m not sure it is for you.”
He opened the door and stood aside, out of the way, as the view drew us like a magnet to the two-story windows that faced the ocean. Both Mary Kay and I realized that we had been had. It was the classic Duane Johnson under-sell--- and the following morning we bought our dream house and a few years later we purchased the adjacent lot. All transactions went smoothly and we enjoyed our beach home for 17 years.
Alas--- time, aging and health concerns spare no one. In 2018 the time had come to sell our pride and joy. This time, Mike Henderson, with his knowledge of technology, the internet, and drone photography, worked closely with Duane and he sold our home in the first 3 days it was listed. The negotiations with the buyers went without a hitch and we could not be more pleased with the sale. In this age of technological realty there is still a place for hard-earned experience---with Duane Johnson you can have both.Thomas & Mary Kay
Anytime I tell someone of the sale of our Cannon Beach home, I automatically include “we had the greatest realtor”! From the moment we met Michael Henderson in the Duane Johnson Real Estate office, the experience of selling our house was incredibly enjoyable and smooth. He helped eased the bittersweetness of leaving such a wonderful location.
Michael secured us a signed sales agreement in 6 weeks instead of the year I expected it to take. Here is the most recent example of his resourcefulness: days before closing, there was a small repair I wanted to make. My normal channels were completely unavailable. Michael connected us with a licensed contractor to make the repairs within hours. I could not have been happier. They did an excellent job and at a very reasonable price.
Then, there are all the details he so excellently attended to during the listing, viewings, contracting, closing and moving process. As my husband said, Michael “went above and beyond the call of duty!”. His knowledge of both the realty and building industries is outstanding. For example, he has experience with home building that plays perfectly into issues that can exist in any residential dwelling.
He always made sure our home was well treated during viewings, for example, respecting our shoes-off policy. He helped us find new homes for many of the items we no longer could use. His patience and understanding greatly reduced the pressure of selling our beloved home.
Michael was always available for us, any time of day, any day of the week, by phone, text and email. I have a new appreciation for the life of a good realtor! His expertise was very impressive when it came time to work on the sales contract. For example, he eased us through a counter offer and all the details therein.
My husband and I highly recommend Michael Henderson as the realtor to represent your property or find your new home. We now count him as a valued friend, not just our realtor.Sincerely, Clare
Michele is awesome! This is our 4th home purchase and we have extremely happy with Michele's expertise in the Cannon Beach area. She knows everything from property history to sub contractors to lenders. We are out of state buyers who relied on her suggestions and she has not disappointed. If you are looking for a hard working high quality agent, Michele should be considered!Rick
Jeff Etchison was a pleasure to do business with when purchasing our home in Cannon Beach in May of 2018. All information needed about the property was well organized, questions which came up after the inspection were answered promptly and issues were resolved to our satisfaction. During the exchange of documents, the process went very smoothly and the turnaround was always expedited. We were under a time constraint to move from our previous home and Jeff showed a great understanding of this and guided the process along without missing a beat. He gifted us a lovely Cannon Beach inspired housewarming basket upon our move in. You could tell that his experience led to a successful transaction and his honesty, and attention to details leaves his clients pleased with the results. We would attest to that as well. Elly
It is with my great pleasure and gratitude that I share my comments on my experience with Michael Henderson, agent with Duane Johnson Real Estate, in the purchase of lot 13 located in Castle Rock subdivision at Arch Cape. I was introduced to Michael by a very good friend. I live in Bradenton Florida so my communication with Michael were by phone, e-mail, and text regarding the purchase of the property. I explained to Michael what I was looking for and that was a investment/vacation / future second home site. With Michael expert knowledge not only did he take full charge he found me exactly what I was looking for a beautiful ocean view property.
The experience at each phase of the purchase effort was superior; I appreciated his professionalism, attention to detail,solid great work, and his timely status updates, and dedication to get the job done from the beginning and throughout the closing process.
Michael was always on top of his game, and he was always quickly available when I had a question moving forward with the purchase. He patiently and knowledgeably walked me through the entire process. He clearly takes great pride in his work and doing everything for his clients. Michael's willingness to go the extra mile for me ,on many concerns that I had moving forward towards the purchase of said property and not being able to be there myself made the experience much less stressful for me. I felt I was always in good hands. I would highly recommend Michael, as his skill, professional demeanor, intelligence and perseverance are an asset to Duane Johnson and the real estate market.Sincerely, Dino
If you are looking for the best realtor in Cannon Beach, seek no further! Not only is Michele Johson great at her job she also is well connected. She knows almost every home in town by memory and you won’t find a nicer person with whom to work. We would recommend Michele in a heartbeat!Paul & James
We used Michael Henderson to handle the sale of our ocean-front home in Arch Cape. We live in the Midwest and thus we were not able to be present in person to oversee the marketing process. The long distance away from Arch Cape made it essential for us to have somebody on the scene whom we could trust. Michael fulfilled all of our expectations, and then some. He worked very hard to assemble information on our behalf that definitely made a positive difference on the sale price. Several difficult situations, arising out of governmental actions, occurred while our home was listed with Michael, and he was extremely helpful to help us solve those situations. Ultimately, we achieved our goals in the sale of our home on the coast. We would recommend Michael to everyone – he does it right!Brian
Michele Johnson is truly a joy to work with. She sold my house within a price range that usually takes a year. She educated me on the market in the area and proceeded to show me multiple properties. Once deciding on a listing, which was a condo, she facilitated a smooth transition for less than $20k of the original asking price. I would recommend Michele to anyone.Jeff