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6 Tips to Get Your Bend, OR Home Ready to Sell

The readiness is all, says Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and it’s true. While the Dane prince was never faced with getting a home ready to sell in Bend, Oregon, he sure was onto something about the value of being prepared. Here at Bend Relo, we know that making a home ready for its close-up is a team…

Selling Your Bend Home Now: 5 Tips to Get the Best Price

If you’re thinking about selling your Bend, Oregon home, you’ve likely heard the real estate buzz phrase, It’s a seller’s market. And absolutely, we at Bend Relo can confirm: it IS a hot-hot market for people selling a home in central Oregon, due to ever-increasing demand and record-low inventory. In real estate terms, a market…

Appraised Value vs Market Value: What a Sellers’ Market Means for Home Prices in Bend, OR

Bend Relo strives to deliver the best home buying or selling experiences for our clients. For people selling their home, we ensure clients get the full value from their home sale through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes beautiful, professional photos and video, plus expert staging and cleaning. Our signature full-service approach makes sure the…

The Bidding War: Build a Winning Strategy with These 5 Tools

We understand how disappointing it can be to miss out on a property due to a bidding war, and are here to say, Hang in there! As for any other competition, it pays to have the right equipment, and stamina is your secret weapon. We wrote about the bidding wars in the spring, and now…

Bend Relo Supports Guardian Group

Guardian Group is top-selling Bend Relo agent Stormy Clark’s pick to support this quarter with a $1,000 company donation and social media shout-outs. Guardian Group’s stated mission “is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States.” David Keyte initiated the…

5 Ways to Connect to Central Oregon Community During COVID-19

Relocating to the Bend, Oregon area? Wondering how it is you’re going to get to know your new community in this era of masks and social distancing? Sure enough, these are strange times, but the crew at Bend Relo is here to tell you: the spirit of our Central Oregon community will not be repressed!…

New to Gardening in Central Oregon? Myths & Truths to Get You Growing

Central Oregon Gardening Tips No one who lives in the High Desert will tell you with a straight face that growing a beautiful, bountiful garden in Bend, Oregon is easy. But, oh! Every local gardener will agree, the rewards of seeing the apple or plum burst into blossom in spring and collecting a bowlful of…

Can You Hire Your Dream Team Remotely?

How to navigate the remote purchase of a new home Way before the onset of COVID-19, more and more homebuyers were navigating not only the remote purchase of a new home, but also taking advantage of digital resources to feather the nest and prepare their new home for move-in. Bend, Oregon, sits at the cutting…

What Does It Take to Win a Bend, Oregon Bidding War?

A stunning natural setting and fantastic quality of life make Bend, Oregon an extremely desirable place to relocate, and in turn, a competitive real estate market. What that means is, simply meeting the seller’s asking price may not guarantee you the property you have your heart set on. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a…

Get to Know Your New Neighborhood, One Plate at a Time

Bend restaurants by the neighborhood If you were to ask the crew at Bend Relo for a list of their favorite eateries, you’d wind up with a globally inspired directory of deliciousness, with something to please every palate and preference. Many of our go-to hangouts have been going strong with pick-up and delivery options. As…

First-Time Home Buyers: How to Fast-Track Your Credit Score

It’s never too early in your Bend, Oregon, home-buying journey to set yourself up for success regarding the best possible rate on a mortgage loan. This is especially true for first-time buyers, who before considering buying a home may never have had to consider the impact of their credit score on a major purchase. A…

Can You Feel Confident About Buying a Home With Just a Virtual Tour?

Buyers often need to act fast in competitive markets like Central Oregon While the Bend virtual home tour is not new, never before has it been so essential to buying a home in Central Oregon. More than a photo gallery or slideshow, a video chat house tour provides the next best thing to being there—if…

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