Category real estate agent

One of my pet peeves – Bad MLS photos

If your home is currently for sale and you have it listed with a real estate agent, do yourself a favor and either pull up your listing on the public MLS site,, etc. or ask your agent to email you the client detail for your home. It’s really important that you know how your agent is […]

Will You Save Money By NOT Using a Buyer’s Agent?

If someone calls me directly about the house and they are not working with an agent, if they like the home enough to make an offer, I also become the buyer’s agent. It’s called dual agency. The seller is still going to pay the 6% commission but instead of splitting it between 2 agents, they pay me the entire 6%. So the seller is not saving any money, therefore there is no savings to pass on to you.

Bend Real Estate Statistics November 2008

November was a slow month with only 69 homes selling compared to 132 home sales last November. There are still a lot of short sales and bank owned properties getting attention but they’re not the only homes selling.    The home that sold for $150,000 was not a short sale or banked owned property. It was a […]

Bend, Oregon featured in USA Today

The Bend, Oregon real estate market was just featured (in a positive light) in USA Today. The article stated “it’s a great time to buy a home in Bend, Oregon.” I think this type of nationally published article is very important for the Bend real estate market for several reasons. Many Bend locals are unable to take advantage of this great buyers’ […]

Mirada Subdivision – New Homes From $169,900

My office is listing a new subdivision in NE Bend called Mirada. The neighborhood will be located at Butler Market Rd. and Eagle Rd. and will have 256 homes priced from $169,900 – $234,900. There will be a small homeowners association fee for upkeep of the grass medians and entrance signs. There are a few builders offering new homes in this price range and […]

919 Bond Street – Modern Living, Downtown Bend

I attended an event at the 919 Bond Building last night. Man that place is swanky. I instantly felt hipper the second I walked through the doors. The 919 Bond building located downtown was developed by Taylor Pickhardt Development LLC and features 4 modern condominiums, a street level restaurant, The Loft of Bend private wine club, full […]

Rocky Point Riverfront Townhomes

          I have to brag a little if I may. It’s no secret that the real estate market is slow. Many people that absolutely have to sell can’t and others that would like to don’t dare listing because they’re convinced they can’t sell. They won’t even try. At Rocky Point, we have sold 2 of […]