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Why Central Oregon?
If you've ever visited Central Oregon, that's an easy question to answer: because it's one of the most gorgeous settings in the country, with an unparalleled quality of life (can you tell I love it here?).
Comprising three counties-Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson -- and three main cities -- Bend, Redmond and Sisters, plus a handful of smaller communities (Prineville, Powell Butte, Tumalo, Sunriver, La Pine and Caldera Springs) -- Central Oregon is one of the fastest growing regions in the Pacific Northwest. With its combination of ideal climate (300 days of sunshine), extensive recreational opportunities, its entrepreneur-friendly environment and broad slate of cultural outlets, Central Oregon has proven a popular destination among young and old alike.
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There are a number of things that should factor into your decision about whom you select to represent you in your next real estate transaction. But what expectations do you have for the real estate professional you choose to work with? And remember, you do have a choice -- actually, in Central Oregon you have a lot of choices -- so don't settle for just any real estate broker; we really aren't all the same.
What qualities do you value in the people you do business with? Obviously, you want someone who's experienced, competent, trustworthy and knowledgeable, so consider more than just their skill sets. Think about the type of person you're most comfortable working with. Because the business of real estate is really a business built on relationships. As Realtors®, we live or die based on the success with which we satisfy our clients' expectations. And remember: The decision you make about the real estate professional you choose can affect not just the type of experience you have (i.e., an enjoyable one or a nightmare) but the quality of the process itself.
Those of us who take our job seriously spend our time focused on our clients, ensuring that they are well-informed, well-educated and well-prepared for every aspect of their transaction. Yet we aren't focused solely on the transaction itself, because we know our job doesn't end with that transaction. Our goal is to establish clients for life, so we follow up and nurture the relationships we have so they'll endure over the long haul.
Here's what you can expect from me:
I'm not a native Central Oregonian, but I love this place. Even before I became a Realtor®, I explored the area every chance I could get. And I love the business of real estate. I love making what can be a very stressful, intimidating process for my clients a positive experience for everyone I work with (that means clients, other agents, lenders, title officers, home inspectors -- everyone).
I'm passionate about what I do and give 100 percent of my focus to every task I undertake. I don't do things halfway. I was a journalist for 20-plus years, so I actually enjoy asking questions, solving problems and investigating issues. Research is my middle name.
But if you're looking for a fast-talking, appointment-driven, call-me-at-midnight-on-a-Sunday-if-it-means-a-sales-tonight style agent, I'm not your gal. I spent 25 years living life on the edge, and too much of the really important stuff (my family, friends, personal life, etc.) passed me by while I was out working myself sick. My approach these days is much more relaxed, and my business is, by design, primarily referral-based. I don't ever want to be too busy juggling transactions to devote the time to my clients that they deserve.
But if you're looking for someone who will work diligently to make your real estate experience a positive one, who will work closely with you to address each issue that comes along in an effort to find the ideal outcome, look no further.
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