Garrett & Margaret Hering 

Forever grateful! As first-time home buyers, we were nervous about finding the right house and navigating what at first seemed like a daunting and complicated process. Our standout realtor Rachel Balmforth, who was recommended to us from a friend, made it all seem easy, helping us to refine our search until we found our perfect home in Portland, Ore., bringing much appreciated transparency to the process of buying it and helping us to tie it all up neatly in the end. We are forever grateful for Rachel’s work on our behalf. She far exceeded our expectations with her utmost professionalism and detailed knowledge of the market. Rachel was also a calming force, ever assured we would find the right home amid the extraordinary external circumstances that overlapped with our search (Covid, wildfires, etc.). We cannot recommend her more highly. 

Andrea Monto

Rachel helped me with the purchase of my first home and she was fantastic! She was knowledgeable, patient, and quick to respond. She advocated for me throughout the buying process and was realistic with me about my options and best next steps. She was happy to provide insight but also supported me with my decisions. She is very easy to work with and made the process super smooth. I cannot recommend her enough!

Igor Masic (fellow agent)

It was a real pleasure working with you. You responded in a timely manner, your communication was excellent and you did everything you said you would. Please let your clients know that they have an amazing agent. In this email i am openly asking your clients to send you their friends and family in case they need a home sold. Thank you one more time for your patience and professionalism. I hope we work together again. 

Sola Toshima

I’m a first time homebuyer, and was really nervous about what I was getting myself into, but Rachel was spectacular, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Rachel took time at the beginning of the process to detail exactly what I should expect. This could’ve easily been overwhelming, but she took great care in thoroughly educating me on the home buying process, and assured me that she would be there to help every step of the way. When it came to showings, she had a very flexible schedule, and was happy to meet me wherever and whenever it was convenient. She let me view the place and form my own opinions before offering her thoughts, and when she did, she had valuable insight to share. I never felt pressured or pushed into anything, and I very much appreciated her expertise as she was able to point out a lot of things I would have overlooked otherwise. Once I decided to put in an offer, Rachel was wonderful at keeping me informed as to what was going on, and I knew I could count on her to respond quickly anytime I had a question. She sent regular updates about who she was talking to, what decisions were being made, and timelines of when I should expect to hear back from her, the seller, and the bank. Thanks to Rachel, what could’ve been a stressful and convoluted experience seemed pretty straightforward, and I was able to go from thinking about buying a place to actually owning one much more easily than I would’ve thought. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her!

Peter Glanting

Rachel came highly recommended to us by a friend, and for good reason. She is a profoundly skilled realtor, as well as a very warm and hard-working one. Rachel made the home buying process stress free, even though she is very thorough. She warrants the highest praise, and I endorse her enthusiastically.

AshLee Lezama

We were first time home buyers. Rachel was very patient and punctual. She always made time to meet with us, we were never left waiting on her. There was even one day that we looked at 6 homes! That's a lot and she was patient as ever. She always kept us in the loop with updates on the process and answered Any and all questions. Rachel is fantastic and is passionate about what she does. Thank you so much Rachel. We will always recommend you.

Aaron Kerosky

My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Rachel as first time home buyers. She was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable about local trends in the market and the buying/selling process in general. We would highly recommend her to our friends and family, and have done so  already!

Alice Crosby

Rachel has outstanding communication which sets her apart from other agents. I work in real estate and know how important communication amount all parties is for a transaction to move smoothly so this was a main concern for me on my personal transaction. Rachel exceeded my expectations and I would recommend her to others.

Kayli Stix & Summer Luu

My partner and I were first time homebuyers and we are so happy to have worked with Rachel! She made the whole process easy for us and was always there to provide advice and transparency. She was incredibly helpful, resourceful, and always provided frequent updates or checked in to see how we were throughout. When we found our dream home, Rachel was able to help us quickly jump on writing our first and only offer. With her expertise, our offer was competitive and won! We were so incredibly happy how easy it was and we have Rachel to thank for making it happen — successfully and quickly! Rachel is a wonderful and insightful realtor with great positive energy through the entire journey. She will always keep your best interests in mind and make sure you are well informed during each step. We highly recommend Rachel to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

Matt & Jenna Crocker

Rachel helped my wife and I find our first home as newly weds. I cannot stress how helpful she was throughout the entire process. She was extremely responsive; responding to texts/emails almost immediately. We toured about 10 houses with Rachel. Before each tour, it was apparent she had done  her research about the property as she came with helpful information about each house and the area in which it was located. Rachel turned the transaction into a trusting working relationship. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone in the future.

Steven & Linda Blanchette

Rachel helped my family purchase our first home a few years ago, the entire process was smooth, thanks to her hard work and diligence. There was no question when it came time to sell and look for a new home that we would be going back to Rachel. We have been in our new, beautiful home for just over  a month and we couldn't be happier! Thanks to Rachel we were able to get our new little dream home.

Ron & Becky Wilson

We absolutely loved working with Rachel Bernhardt, and would recommend her to our friends and family looking at buying or selling a home. She really went out of her way to help us when we were experiencing a difficult situation selling our home.

We are so happy in the new home she found for us. Honestly, we could not have done it without her. Even when she was out of town, she sent another agent out with us. We were taken care of very well!

Anna Becker

I worked with Rachel for the purchase of my first home and she was great! She made everything about the process easy to understand and was very helpful in finding me the perfect place. I highly recommend Rachel as a Relator!

Nick Ritter

My wife and I were first time home buyers, and Rachel made the process very easy and transparent. She gave frequent updates, so we never felt out of the loop, and she provided helpful, honest advice.

Rachel Onishi

We began our home buying search two years ago. We were not sure where we wanted to live and what type of home we were looking for. We knew we wanted to buy a home to start our family, but that was about it. Rachel was extremely patient and walked us through this process. Rachel is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff! She made the process easy for us to understand and helped us make the best decision for our family.

Due to life circumstances, we had to hold off buying a home for an entire year. Rachel continued to check in with us and was ready to start looking again at a moments notice. When we decided to start looking for houses again, Rachel was available all hours of the day. We were very busy working full time, planning a wedding, and buying a house! Thankfully, Rachel was able to do a majority of the work for us and accommodate our hectic lifestyles.

We ended up getting our dream home thanks to Rachel. Rachel is more than a realtor. She is a caring and dedicated person. Rachel always had our best interest in mind. One of Rachel’s best qualities as a realtor is her compassion for others. When we experienced a problem, I could tell that Rachel truly grappled with these issues and worked effortlessly to come up with a solution that met our needs.

When you buy or sell a home, use Rachel Bernhardt as your realtor. I recommend her without any hesitations!

Andrew Usher

Rachel does an outstanding job! She listens to your needs, is professional and very responsive.

Shawnna & Jake Smith

Rachel was a very good at listening to what we were looking for, and making it happen. She was very easy to talk to, and she made us feel important and was super friendly with our little ones. We are now two weeks in our home that we just absolutely love! 

David Balmforth

I’m so happy that I worked with Rachel on the purchase of my first home! She was easy to talk to and always made herself available to show me homes. When I found the first house that I wanted to make an offer on she was able to negotiate with the seller and ensure that I got my offer accepted, even though there were multiple other offers in this tight seller’s market. During the transaction she was attentive and ensured that the entire process went smoothly and I was never left wondering what was happening next. She was also super friendly, fun and professional the whole time. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!

Janet Norman

I can't thank Rachel enough for her thorough service in purchasing my condo. It can be stressfull and Rachel is chill. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home!

Brian Karren

Rachel is far and wide one of the most professional, personable, and thoughtful realtors in the Portland Metropolitan Area. When it came time for my fiancée and I to purchase our first home, Rachel listened intently to our needs and wants and helped us feel comfortable through every step along the way to purchasing our dream home. Rachel worked around our busy schedules to make sure that we were 100% satisfied and comfortable in every decision we made, without making us feel rushed or lost in the process. Once we found the home that was right for us, Rachel and her team at Cooper Realty, LLC worked diligently to make sure the purchase was a success. Whether you are purchasing your first, or twenty-first, home, I would highly recommend Rachel for all of realtor needs! 

Amy Bell

Rachel is a true professional. Continually striving to give best inclass service to her clients. I would gladly recommend any homebuyer to Rachel as i know they would be in good hands!

Emi Kondo Melton

I am so glad we worked with Rachel to find our first home! She is friendly and organized, and paid great attention to the details of what we were looking for. She was always there for any questions that we had and always provided very thorough answers (despite some of our questions being very fundamental as a first time home buyer). Thank you Rachel, for being such a great real estate agent!

Steven & Linda Blanchette

Rachel is an amazing real estate agent! She recently helped us purchase our first home and made the process easy and very enjoyable! Rachel is very knowledgeable and quick to answer any questions we had and always made us feel like a priority. She is kind, hardworking and professional, we will definitely refer her to all of our family and friends. Thanks Rachel!

Rob Turnbull

Rachel was my real estate agent for my recent condo purchase - I recently relocated to Beaverton from the east coast. Without Rachel's local knowledge, advice on different offer strategies, and positive attitude in the face of Portland's very crowded and, frankly, stressful, house-buying market I don't think I would have landed the perfect home. She went well beyond my expectations and I have zero reservations recommending her as the realtor of choice when considering the purchase of a home in the Portland area.

Owen Dodson

Thank you Rachel for all of your hard work with the purchase of my house. Because of you, the whole process felt seamless and easy. Despite a curve ball being thrown at us right before closing, your professionalism and attention to detail put my mind at ease. I never once worried about the transaction because I knew that I was in good hands. I don't know what I would have done without you and Michael Robertson working together on my behalf. Thank you for being such an incredible real estate agent.

Eric Ashbrook

My wife and I moved to Portland a year ago. We began looking at houses early 2016. We stumbled upon Rachel at an open house. Best accident ever!. Rachel walked us through the process, current state ofthe market and what to expect (as we were first time buyers). We toured several houses and finally found the one we loved and made an offer. Unfortunately we did not get the first house as they went with another buyer. Rachel was honest and upfront about the competitive nature of Portland real estate and because of that my wife and myself continued to look while our offer was being reviewed. It was because of that we came across our future home. Rachel walked us through the closing process and has continued to stay in touch ever since and someday will sell us our forever home in Oswego :) 

Jaime Karren

Rachel is by far one of the most thorough, professional and dedicated Realtors in Portland. As first time home buyers, we were absolutely terrified but Rachel not only reassured us every step of the way, she made it fun and stress free! I can also comment on her integrity, we never felt pressured and she was always 100% honest with us. I would absolutely recommend Rachel and Cooper Realty!

Rachel Balmforth


Cooper Realty llc


Mobile: 5039390573


2301 NW Thurman Suite Q
Portland, Or 97210




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