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Colleen Sabo originally hails from the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. Colleen grew up exploring all of the recreational opportunities that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer.
She graduated with a B.A. in Economics, she moved to Hood River, Oregon making it her home base while she traveled the globe as a professional Kiteboarder. After almost a decade of traveling and competing alongside the world’s best kiteboarders, all the while coming home to Hood River in between events and photoshoots, Colleen learned that there was nowhere else in the world quite like the Columbia River Gorge.
Now a permanent resident, she directs her tenacity and competitive drive towards helping her clients achieve their Real Estate goals. In addition to her successful career as a professional athlete, Colleen has experience in Sales, Marketing, has a keen eye for photography and has an extensive portfolio of published articles. This experience lends her well to the many hats that an agent wear.
In her free time, you can find her on the water, in the mountains, or working on her own home and garden projects with her husband and rescue pup, Joey.
We are midwesterners, and fell in love with The Gorge during our travels. During the Covid quarantine of 2020 we connected with Colleen online. She sent us listings and we ended up purchasing an acre of land in The Dalles WA. Kind of a crazy thing to do online, but Colleen was so amazing. She went to several locations and video taped the areas and land. We ended up putting a contract on the land and closed in July of 2021. We are currently working with a builder. We were able to visit the property prior to closing and it was just as we imagined. Colleen is very professional and follows up with every question we had, and they were many. Do not hesitate to work with Colleen as your realtor, she is the real deal. John and Elaine Rahoy
Colleen totally rocks. She was conscientious, incredibly knowledgeable and if she did not know the answer, she was quick on the turnaround to answer a question. She cares deeply about her work and clients. You will not go wrong with her as your agent.
Colleen represented me on several successful transactions. She is completely switched on, effectively responsive and unflinchingly battles for the details of the transaction.
We recently purchased a home in White Salmon with Colleen as our buyer’s agent and I can’t say enough good things about working with her. She has an abundance of local knowledge and is just an all around wonderful person to know and spend time with. Most importantly, she is great at her job. We all know that this is an extremely hot seller’s market and it’s easy to feel like you don’t stand a chance as a buyer. Before working with Colleen, we’d already lost out on a couple other homes in Hood River and were feeling defeated. When our home came on the market, Colleen came in with some creative ideas (ones I’d never considered or even heard of actually, even as a seasoned home buyer) to help our offer stand out against multiple others - and we won! Once we were in contract, Colleen worked tirelessly to line up multiple inspections and specialists for our 1936 home so we fully knew what we were getting into. She also helped us work through some major repair negotiations, also not an easy feat in a seller’s market with a backup offer in the wings. It was also wonderful knowing we were a part of the larger "Jen Dillard team" with access to their collective knowledge and resources. I am so grateful for all of Colleen's help and would highly recommend her as your Realtor in the Gorge area. Unmatched service, hard work and communication.
We happened to find Colleen through Zillow, and are so happy we did. She is targeted and responsive, and she gave us honest advice to keep our home purchase moving swiftly. A house is such big investment; we had a ton of questions and needs, but she answered every call and question and gave us great tips about living in the Gorge. We are so excited to be a part of the Hood River community, and will continue to refer anyone to Colleen! Thank you Colleen for helping us find our dream home!
I entered the Hood River real estate market looking to buy a house with a vague idea of what I needed/wanted and little to zero knowledge of the process to even put a house under contract. I never realized how incalculably valuable the guidance of a professional agent could be until Colleen took me under her wing. Her dedication to providing me with the best possible experience in finding a home in Hood River has been remarkable; booking showings to seamlessly work with my schedule, professional advice on potentialities of different properties pertaining to my budget and agenda, as well as good instinct (which is how we found the property we are currently making a move on. I highly recommend choosing Colleen when looking to buy a property in Hood River. You Don't really know what your options are or what you can do until you start looking and talking to pros like Colleen.
Colleen is a true lover of Hood River and the Columbia Gorge. She understands the value of finding the right home in the right place. She brings lots of local knowledge to the table and is an intimate member of the community. Friendly, knowledgeable, fast to react - Colleen makes you feel like your on a team when you work together. It's easy to love working with Colleen and I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Gorge.