"Lisa was recommended to us by a friend, and we were very happy with the recommendation! She is hardworking and prompt on answering questions or returning inquiries. At each viewing, she was honest about what she saw about the structure of the house, along with remodeling and resale potential. She was amazingly thorough and patient throughout the process, even with all of our nonstop questions! I'll be recommending her to anyone I know looking for a new home!"

--Samantha & Tom


"It has been a very good experience working with Lisa in finding and purchasing my father's new home.  She was very professional and efficient in her work and we couldn't have done it without her.  I would definitely recommend Chris Balmes Properties for your real estate needs!! Thank you so much Lisa- it was great working with you."


--Deanna & Dale


"I entrusted Lisa Balmes to handle an extremely sensitive short sale recently.  From the very beginning Lisa handled the case like a top notch professional and put my mind at ease.  There were a few issues that came about during the process but being the seasoned veteran she is everything got handled efficiently. Lisa Balmes is the type of realty proffesional that provides excellent customer sevice by going above and beyond the call of duty to get the deal done. I would certainly recommend her services to both family and friends."



"Lisa is a rock star! In a matter of just a few weeks she helped us purchase a home, while finding a new broker willing to work with our unique situation. She then turned around and sold our old place in only 24 hours, encouraging us to list at an asking price above what we imagined possible! She was on task and promptly answered our questions, often before we knew to ask, and soothed our nerves with her calm, cool and collected manner.  The vast list of professionals she has on her side including brokers, inspectors, movers, tree trimmers, we used without a single regret. Smiles all around when we look back on the entire process. We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa and her team."

--Darcie and Bart


"You are delightful to work with. Thank you. Not all realtors are created equal."

--Carmen Inclan, Vice President, Mortgage Banking Sales Manager NMLS#437127


"My husband and I just purchased our first home in May of this year,using Chris Balmes with Chris Balmes Properties as our realtor.The services she provided were outstanding, from the help of selecting a lender, finding the perfect home for our family and all the way through our closing process. We were informed through out the process of what to expect and when there were bumps she was quick on her feet to find a solution. I would recommend Chris, along with her daughter Lisa for a home purchase again and again. They surely made our family's dream come true of purchasing a new home and setting a foundation for our growing family."

--Nick and Desiree


"Chris, THANK YOU!!! We appreciate your time, guidance and advice making our first home purchase a success. Stay in touch and please stop by whenever you are in the area. :)"

--Kevin and Denise


"Chris Balmes was referred to me by a good friend who had positive experiences with her as a realtor. My fiance and I wanted to find a reliable, honest, and a results-oriented realtor. My then fiance, now spouse, was selling his house, I was selling my house, and we found the dream home that we wanted to purchase. In a span of 3 months, all these transaction happened successfully, without any hitch. She amde us comfortable is every thing that we had to do and she was always in communication with us. We purchased our lake home at the price range we were looking at, and we sold our individual homes at a good market price. We are very happy customers of Chris Balmes and have no hesitation in recommending her to any of our friends, and family and anyone else wanting to buy/sell their home/s in Oregon/Washington!"

--Therese and Mark


"The real estate market and process is ever changing. Chris Balmes is the professional you want handling your transaction. She has years of experience that will serve you well. The plus is that she also embraces the new technology that keeps her up with the latest marketing strategies. Chris is more than the person who markets your home. She has developed an extensive network of people who can help you through the entire process from listing through closing. She goes the extra mile for her clients. That is important when you are working with most people's largest investment."



"We were very impressed in how you treated us. We have seen quite a few homes in the past severl weeks. Our experience with the agents/brokers has ranged from non-engagement - not asking any real questions about our needs or showing any interest in us as a prospect buyer - to a professional like yourself. You asked some good questions, got us involved in a discussion about the people who live there now, and showed a genuine interest in what we are looking for. And, the goody-bag was just the cherry-on-top sort of thing that left us with a very good impression. As a sales director, I think I am more aware of this than others, and I think your style was much better than the many other people we have encountered."



"Bill Renfroe was referred to me by my attorney. I owned some industrial property with many complex issues that needed to be resolved. My attorney felt that Bill would be the best realtor to guide me through that process and eventually sell the property. I agree. His knowledge, attention to detail, endless patience and his ability to work with governmental agencies and a variety of people was amazing. The property has sold and I feel grateful to have worked with Bill."



"When we told our friends we were moving back to town, they immediately recommended Chris for our house hunt. Chris was responsive to questions at all hours of the day, enthusiastic during our search and negotiated a deal when we didn't think we would get one. We would recommend Chris to anyone looking for a Realtor!"

--Jon and Mark


"You will work with a family and they will treat you like family! :)"

--Matt and Heather


"If you are looking for a realtor who thinks outside of the box, supports her clients completely with a team of competent professionals and makes your home sale go as easily as it can possibly go, then Chris Balmes should be your realtor. Chris and her team will get you from listing to sale and on your way when you think it just isn't possible. We can't thank Chris enough for juggling a multitude of home sale details for us, allowing us to realize our dream of retiring to Arizona."

--Jean and George


"Thanks for all the help. Very glad I had you involved beacuse with all the crap they threw at us, I might have given up without your calming effect. :-D"



"Thank you for the wonderful service throughout the transaction. I always know I'm in good hands with CBP!!"



"As your Hudson & Marshall closing partner, we wanted to thank you for your participation during the closing process on 157 Northwoods, Cougar, WA 98616. We enjoyed working with you on this closing and look forward to working with you in the future."

--Hudson & Marshall


"Chris & Lisa, I just wanted to follow up and tell you how much Marty and I appreciate all you did for us in trying to sell our cabin. You both are simply the best, in the words of Tina Turner. lol :) Truly, though, you made that process so much less stressful and I wish it had gone through so you could have been paid for all your work. I will, for sure, be referring people to you as I still have a large clientele in the Portland area."

--Stacie & Marty


"Mama is so proud of you for helping me. It was truly great to meet you. Don't ever change the way you are with people. Your family is to be sure proud too."



"Lisa and Chris, we thank both of you for all of your help in steering us toward Rockaway and finding this place. Lisa you did such a FANTASTIC job working with us during the loan process. Selling two properties and buying one all at the same time is NOT something I would ever recommend to anyone. The paperwork alone about drove me crazy. I could not have done it without you and Chris guiding us along the way."

--Mike and Kathy