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Central Oregon Appraisers are Very Busy

AppraisalsBend Premier Real Estate is fortunate to have Erik Chapin, one of our Premier Brokers who is also a  licensed appraiser, as an expert on the appraisal business in Central Oregon. According to Erik, Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on appraisals locally.

Erik typically operates with a lead time of 4 weeks to complete an appraisal.  At this time in 2019, he averaged twelve appraisals a month.  Last week over a three day period, he received ten appraisals on top of fifteen he already had. He is working six to seven days a week and is having a hard time keeping up. There are a number of reasons why there is such a backlog:

Why Are Central Oregon Appraisals Backlogged?

1) Low interest rates have encouraged

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Covid 19 Concerns Are Real

Concerns over the spread of Covid 19 have quickly changed how we conduct real estate sales in Central Oregon over the past few weeks. Shelter in place, social distancing, travel constraints, economic concerns, social changes, and just an overall fear of catching the coronavirus has really impacted human behavior. As a result, we are seeing two distinctly different groups here at Bend Premier Real Estate when it comes to real estate transactions. 

Get me out!

The first group was the first to emerge as soon as the panic set in. With predictions of massive layoffs and record unemployment, we started to hear concerns of potential job loses and uncertainty which resulted in people needing to pull out of existing deals.

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Bend Oregon Home Sellers Have OptionsMatterport Dollhouse

In this never before seen world with the coronavirus pandemic changing how we live our lives, having options on how buyers can tour a home is invaluable. At Bend Premier Real Estate, we invested as a brokerage in Matterport 3D two years ago. We currently own two cameras complete with all the set ups required and have two videographers trained to film these tours. 

For our sellers, the benefit of having buyers virtually walking through their home enables us to screen through buyers for whom the house may not work - all without physically being there. For buyers, the opportunity to view the home in 3D can help them determine if that property makes their top list and eliminates time and work in viewing homes which

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Bend Premier Real Estate Announces 2020 Top Producers

2020 Bend Premier Real Estate Awards Luncheon

At a recent luncheon, all Bend Premier Real Estate brokers were honored with additional acknowledgment provided to those who stood out with their real estate sales in 2019:

  • #1 Top Producer - Dana Furlan
  • #1 Top Team - Rachel Greenwald Rhoads and Kacey Taylor
  • #1 Individual Sale - Laura Curry
  • #1 Rising Star - Denny Osborn

The Pattie & Megan Serbus team was also acknowledged as a top producer.

Recognition was also given to the top 10 in total sales in 2020:

  • Sherry Ortega
  • Cate Cushman
  • Danielle Gates
  • Eric Andrews
  • Tina Roberts
  • Laura Curry
  • Stephanie Edgerly
  • Kathy Hovermale
  • Rob Lindberg & Jacque Martini Roberts (tie)

Brokers who had sales in

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Bend Premier Real Estate Broker Jack Zika Installed as New COAR President

COAR Christmas Party

Bend Premier Broker Jack Zika was installed as the new COAR president at the COAR holiday party on December 13th, 2019.  Besides being the new COAR president, Jack serves Oregon as the state representative of District 53 which covers much of Deschutes County, including Redmond. The Central Oregon Association of Realtors is fortunate to have such a influential person serving as president during 2020.

 

 

 

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17605 Vandevert Road Bend OregonCommercial Real Estate in Central Oregon

Bend Premier Real Estate is pleased to represent commercial clients in all aspects of their commercial needs, including leasing, sales, investments, tenant representation and consulting services. Our commercial Brokers know how to put a commercial deal together. Plus we answer our phones on weekends!

Bend Premier Real Estate Brokers Rachel Greenwald Rhoads and Kacey Taylors' new listing at 17605 Vandevert Road is 98.68 acres of prime development land bordering Caldera, with amazing access to the Cascade Lakes Highway. The property has been up-zoned to F2 with a Resort overlay allowing for a multitude of options, including but not limited to a zip-line park, water park, small house clusters, campground and RV

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Bocce Ball TournamentUp for Bocce Ball?

The Bend Premier Real Estate team made up of Lisa Wettstein, Debbie Walsh, Colleen Dillingham and Diane Lozito participated August 22, 2019 in Amerititle's 8th annual Bocce Ball Tournament. Over 48 teams were there representing the real estate industry throughout Central Oregon. Although they didn't win, the Bend Premier "alley cats" had fun and thousands of dollars were raised for Central Oregon charities. 

Congratulations on a well played tournament and thanks to Amerititle for this fun, annual event.

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June 2019 Spotlight on Local Business

first interstate bank spotlight on local business

Bend Premier Real Estate is thrilled to be named First Interstate Bank in Downtown Bend's featured local business for June 2019.  When visiting the bank at the corner of Greenwood and Wall Street, be sure to check out our display! And say hello to all the friendly people who work at First Interstate Bank.

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Karen Slater Parker Joins Bend Premier Real Estate

Karen Slater ParkerKaren Slater Parker joins Bend after years of experience representing buyers and sellers for 14 years on the Big Island of Hawai'i. While on the Big Island, Karen worked with families and investors of residential, condos, vacation homes and vacant land. She worked through the recession and helped with foreclosure issues and loan modifications. Karen enjoys working with first time homebuyers and strives to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress-free.

When not working with her clients, Karen enjoys walking her two Heelers, hiking, camping and fishing. She also enjoys entertaining and cooking big Sunday meals for family and friends. She is learning how to fly fish and

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