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Harcourts The Garner Group

The Garner Group Real Estate

2762 NW Crossing Drive
Suite 100
Bend

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2762 NW Crossing Drive
Suite 110
Bend, OR 97703

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  • Erica Davis

    Erica Davis

    Erica DavisCo-Owner, Transaction Coordinator

    Erica manages the procedures that begin when a property is listed and end when the transaction is closed. She opens escrow, deals with lenders and appraisers and handles all paperwork to ensure timely closings to the satisfaction of all parties. Erica also coordinates the data systems involved with listing and transaction management to ensure accuracy and thoroughness in record keeping. She moved back to her native Central Oregon from Medford in 2003 to assume this pivotal role in the business. Erica is a licensed Broker in the state of Oregon.

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  • Sara LaFaver

    Sara LaFaver

    200202315Co-Owner, Managing Principal Broker, GREEN

    Earned designation: NAR GREEN Broker. Sara reconnected with The Garner Group Real Estate, LLC in 2009 to become the company's Managing Principal Broker. She has over 15 years experience in real estate sales and administration and title and escrow services. Sara was elected as a Local Director for Bend for the Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors for 2011-12 and was elected treasurer for the 2014 term. Sara joined Sandy and Jay Garner in 1999 as office assistant and became transaction coordinator and office manager after the team became branded as The Garner Group Real Estate, LLC. She earned her Oregon real estate broker's license in 2002.

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  • Shelley Griffin

    Shelley Griffin

    698502400Co-Owner, Broker, ABR, GREEN, Earth Advantage Broker

    Licensed since 2002, Shelley is ranked consistently among top producing agents in the Bend real estate market for both new construction and total residential sales. She is also an award-winning producer among agents in companies sharing the Harcourts USA franchise. Shelley was born and raised in Central Oregon and considers the region’s culture an integral element of her life. She has been with Harcourts The Garner Group since its inception. Shelley believes in giving back to the community and is active in local affairs. She belongs to the City Club of Central Oregon, is a fund raising committee member for The Bloom Project, and has joined Leadership Bend’s Class of 2016. Advanced training has earned Shelley certification by the National Assn. of Realtors as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and GREEN broker, and by Earth Advantage as an Earth Advantage Broker. Shelley’s commitment to client satisfaction has resulted in repeat business, referrals and testimonials. Some condensed testimonials: “Her knowledge of Bend and the surrounding area is amazing. She gave us the time we needed to tour many potential locations and listened carefully to our feedback. Her thoroughness before and her follow-up after the sale were beyond our expectations. We highly recommend her.” “Shelley helped my wife and me purchase our first home in the Bend area. We felt the entire way through that we were her only priority even though she is very busy with many clients. We really look forward to purchasing our next home down the road and Shelley will definitely be the Realtor we hire.” “Sales is mostly about the person, and you were the person we fell in love with. If we could use you for all of our transactions we would.” “I know what it takes to be a top producer. It’s not only long hours but persistence, a positive attitude, putting your client’s needs first, communication and knowledge of the industry. I have worked with and encountered some of the best Realtors in the business and know with confidence that Shelley Griffin is right at the top of them all. She is professional and thorough.”

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  • Alison Mata

    Alison Mata

    200106221Broker, ABR, CSP, GREEN, Earth Advantage Broker

    Alison Mata grew up in Central Oregon within the real estate community, and knows as much as anyone about residential real estate in this area. She joined her extended family in the business and has worked hard for nearly two decades to become the kind of realtor that her clients and other agents trust and respect. She is known for her kind, thoughtful professionalism, her honesty, and her willingness to do whatever’s required to ensure success for her clients and everyone involved. She is a constant communicator, as she’s learned it’s the little things that determine whether a transaction smoothly unfolds. She engenders loyalty, as her clients return to her for future transactions and enjoy referring her to their friends and family. Alison is consistently a top performer among Bend area real estate agents for residential and new construction sales. She has earned many awards within Harcourts The Garner Group for multiple years in a row, including most recently the gold achievement award for sales in the first quarter of 2017. She has distinguished herself with the following advanced credentials: Earth Advantage Institute STAR. Alison manages the many details involved in bringing new home neighborhoods into the team’s portfolio, and has been engaged in the conception and marketing such neighborhoods as The Commons at NW Crossing and River Camp at Mt Bachelor Village. Alison shares a hobby farm with her family, which includes her husband, two kids, three dogs, a cow, chickens, and ducks. Regular yoga practice allows Alison to bring her best and friendliest self to work each day. She encourages prospective clients to review her 5-star Zillow reviews and then meet her for coffee. This first meeting sets the tone for a warm, professional relationship with Alison that is far more important to her than any single home purchase or sale.

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  • Autumn Spence

    Autumn Spence

    GARNERBroker

    I moved to Bend, Oregon in 2005 with my family including our two dogs from Olympia, Washington. Let me help you live your best life in Central Oregon. Why Me? Passion for Real Estate Committed to Customer Service Continuing to Expand Knowledge About Me Wife & Mom of Three Boys National Hospice Foundation, Signature Events Council CareFlash, Advisory Board Member What is Next For You? Successful transaction with professional and timely response to your needs. Positive experience buying and selling your next home in Central Oregon. Achieve the next level of success and live the life of your dreams! I am committed to creating powerful partnerships and maintaining meaningful relationships.

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  • Brandee Remley

    Brandee Remley

    201212054Broker

    Brandee joined Harcourts The Garner Group in 2015 after receiving her Oregon real estate broker’s license. Her background in broadcast media marketing and sales provides client service skills that are successfully employed in the real estate profession. Every client has a unique set of needs and desires, and she makes it a priority to listen and work on behalf of her clients accordingly. Brandee grew up in Phoenix, Ariz., and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Broadcasting Sales and Management, with emphasis on marketing and advertising. This was followed by a 14-year career in major market radio advertising sales and marketing. Client service is a common denominator for media sales and real estate. Both are client driven and both involve the delicate art of negotiation, she points out. “My entire focus is on providing the highest level of service to my clients while paying close attention to the details, so they don’t have to. And communicating each step of the process along the way,” she says. Her experience has helped clients grow their businesses through effective marketing plans and now that experience is being brought to help sellers create a marketing plan that will use today’s technology and resources to create demand and drive traffic in a short period of time and help buyers find their dream home and achieve their long-term real estate goals. Brandee moved to Bend from Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2006, attracted by the outdoor lifestyle and quality of schools, she took an eight-year hiatus and stayed home as a full-time Mom and community volunteer. She was very active in the PTA and served as Treasurer and Vice President of the PTA board. She also volunteered at different school functions and served on event boards at High Lakes Elementary, Cascade Middle School and Summit High School. Community volunteer work is a priority, with her efforts currently focused on The Bloom Project and past volunteer at Bethlehem Inn, Bend Community Center and Smart Reader program.

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  • Carol Tobey
  • Jana Lamirande
  • Janis Grout

    Janis Grout

    200202044Broker

    Janis is a 23-year veteran of broadcast journalism who turned to real estate in 2001. A native of British Columbia, she moved to Central Oregon in 1976. Janis started the news department at Bend’s KTVZ-TV in 1977 and worked at three major TV stations in Oregon and Washington before returning to Bend, where she has lived for almost 30 years. While she has detailed knowledge of the real estate market throughout Central Oregon, Janis’ special knack is connecting buyers and sellers in the high-end residential market. She was a member of the original Garner Group team and moved her license to the new company when it became an independent agency in 2008. Janis’ husband Randy Grout is a home builder and member of the NorthWest Crossing Builders’ Guild.

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  • Jason Curran
  • Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith

    201224643Broker

    Before joining Harcourts in 2017, Jenny Smith spent the last 22 years in Learning & Development, serving as a Training Manager at various software companies and in the healthcare industry. Jenny received her Bachelor's degree from Linfield College and her Masters in Business (MBA) from University of Phoenix. Born and raised in Bend, Jenny's main motivation in joining the real estate community is to share her knowledge of the area and Bend's culture to home buyers and sellers. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced flipper, or looking to find your forever home, Jenny will be there every step of the way. Known and awarded for her professionalism and exceptional customer service, Jenny works tirelessly to give her clients 110%, day or night. Jenny's background in business management, sales, marketing and leadership gives her a unique ability to be an expert in all phases of the home buying and selling process. This, along with her attention to detail and commitment to honest and fair dealings allow her to serve real estate clients effectively. Jenny, along with her husband Steve, who was also born and raised in Bend, enjoy all that Bend has to offer, although camping at the many Central Oregon lakes is their favorite summer activity. Jenny and Steve are also 'foodies' and love entertaining and spending time with family and friends. While no kids of their own, Jenny and Steve love to live vicariously through their several nieces and nephews, spoiling them and attending all of their games and activities.

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  • Jody Tuttle

    Jody Tuttle

    850500010Broker, GRI, GREEN, Earth Advantage Broker

    Jody has lived in Central Oregon since 1975 and spent over 18 years in software development, most recently as a project manager, before entering the Bend real estate market as a licensed broker in 2005. She joined Harcourts The Garner Group in 2008, where she specializes in new homes, luxury homes and helping newcomers relocate to the Bend area. An active outdoorswoman, Jody was attracted to Central Oregon by the quality of life and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, geocaching and raising Border Collies. She is a former 25-year member of the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol and in 2007 was named National Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller. Jody’s Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation was earned through an advanced program for real estate professionals conducted by the National Assn. of Realtors. Jody has earned two advanced certifications relating to green and sustainable building practices. The National Assn. of Realtors GREEN designation is a certification awarded by NAR’s Green Resource Council  upon completion of a three-day classroom course focusing on fundamentals of green building practices, consumer awareness and marketing of homes built to green standards. She also has received her Earth Advantage Broker (formerly STAR--Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) certification from the Earth Advantage Institute upon completion of classroom training and a written test. The course provides an overview of  green home certification programs and offers participants a hands-on exploration of green building techniques and products.

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  • John & Shannon Kromm
  • Justin Earl
  • Kim Gilchrist

    Kim Gilchrist

    201216952Broker

    Kim is a licensed Broker with Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate. She is passionate about her community and highly knowledgeable about Central Oregon and the real estate market.  She agrees it is the quality of life that draws people to Bend and is exactly the reason she moved her almost 20 years ago from South Florida.   Kim met her husband here in Bend and they now have a beautiful 10-year old daughter and a sweet Labradoodle. When Kim is not hard at work selling real estate you can find her and her family on the slopes, trails and rivers enjoying the amazing outdoor life that Bend is known for.   Kim is active in the Bend community and has volunteered as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children), taught yoga at the Bethlehem Inn homeless shelter and is an active volunteer at her daughter’s elementary school and member of the PTA. Kim is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and avid mountain biker. She belongs to COTA (Central Oregon Trail Alliance) and OBRA (Oregon Bike Racing Association). Kim is also a connoisseur of handcrafted beer. So, if you are looking for a great place to ride, hike, practice yoga or enjoy a cold beer, she will be happy to fill you in on her favorites.   Kim is committed to integrity, honesty and professionalism.  She listens to the wants and needs of her clients and applies her professional skills to the task of finding them the best home in the best location that fits the lifestyle and needs of their family.  She is highly motivated and committed to providing clients exceptional support and guidance through every step of the real estate buying or selling process.  Her clients’ satisfaction is her number one priority.

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  • Lauri Miller

    Lauri Miller

    201207570Broker

    Lauri Miller brings a depth of financial experience and an active role in civic affairs to her present position as a licensed broker with Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Crest Resort for 19 years, accumulating experience on the financial side of real estate development. She obtained her real estate license and became affiliated with The Garner Group in 2013. A native of Wisconsin, Lauri moved to Portland after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Accounting. She worked as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG for three years before moving to Bend in 1987 and joining Eagle Crest as Controller. She became CFO a short time later. After a brief period of retirement to spend time with her family, Lauri spent five years as a consultant, including five months as Interim Financial Director for the City of Redmond. Lauri has been a member of the St. Charles Health System Board of Directors for the past seven years. She is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Bethlehem Inn, Seven Peaks School and Growing Tree Children’s Center and a past member of the Deschutes County Budget Committee.

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  • Lisa Connors

    Lisa Connors

    201212152Broker

    Those looking to purchase or sell real estate in Central Oregon find Lisa to be a valuable asset to have on their side. She is very well-connected, knowledgeable and a fierce negotiator. Lisa’s fresh & unique marketing strategies make for a smooth client experience, from start to finish. Lisa’s professional experience includes accolades & accomplishments from some of the most recognizable & premier companies in the country, including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Mondrian Hotel, Deer Valley Resort, Alyeska Resort, & cabi. At Jewel Kade, Lisa managed a sales team of over 150. Lisa is known by her peers to be efficient, collaborative and the woman who gets the job done. A philanthropist at heart, Lisa has personally devoted her resources to several local community organizations. Recognizing that there was a need for a civic-minded organization for women, Lisa co-founded 100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon, on track to raise in excess of $100,000 annually for local non-profits. Since its inception in mid-2014, it has quickly grown to be one of the largest 100WWC chapters worldwide. Having grown up in Chicago, Lisa’s passion for travel, languages & philanthropy began at a young age. Prior to moving to Bend, she has lived in some unique & varied places: Los Angeles, Marin County, Park City & Alaska. Lisa’s love for the Central Oregon lifestyle expands far beyond her Real Estate career, into a thirst for the outdoor lifestyle the area has to o er. Stand up paddle boarding, snowshoeing, skiing & hiking with her three dogs are among her favorites. Culturally inclined, she loves to cook & entertain and is always ready to share a bottle of bubbly.

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  • Lisa Smith

    Lisa Smith

    201208681Broker

    Lisa earned her Oregon real estate license in January 2014 following a 20-year career as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. She moved her license to Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate in June 2014. Lisa has lived in Bend since 1995. A native of California, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with degrees in business management and communications. The combination of sales experience on a professional level and residency in Bend for nearly two decades gives Lisa the background to serve real estate clients effectively. Lisa is a member of the Family Access Network Foundation board of directors. She and husband Davis Smith have two young children, son Cass and daughter Phoebe. They enjoy family outings and hiking. Lisa is also an active tennis player.

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  • Matt Garner

    Matt Garner

    200408150Broker

    Matt Garner, Marketing Broker, GRI, ABR, GREEN Matt obtained his Oregon real estate Broker’s license in October 2004 and moved from active real estate sales to the marketing department of Harcourts The Garner Group in 2015. He is a proficient photographer who provides professional-quality photos and produces virtual tours of properties listed by the company’s agents. Matt conducts marketing campaigns and provides direct marketing assistance to agents as well. A native of Portland, Matt has lived in Bend since 1991 except for a short hiatus in Portland where he was lead tea blender at Tazo Tea Co. Matt also has sold print advertising to Central Oregon retail and auto accounts. Completion of advanced training courses has earned Matt designation as Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and GREEN broker by the National Assn of Realtors. Matt is an eclectic enthusiast of snowboarding, mountain biking, horticulture, photography and automobiles. He lives in Bend with wife Lindsey, son Karson, daughter Caroline and Weimaraner siblings Bronson and Bridger.

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  • Melissa Albright

    Melissa Albright

    201218379Broker

    Melissa Albright has joined Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate as a licensed broker. She obtained her Oregon real estate license in 2016 and brings to real estate a career based on entrepreneurship, interaction with people and knowledge of Bend’s many attractions. Melissa and her family have lived in Bend since 2002. An enthusiastic civic booster, “I love where we live and I love to show people Bend,” she declared. As owner of the popular Little Bite Cafe in NorthWest Crossing for five years, she served as an information source for neighborhood visitors. “I have met many amazing people here who I have grown to respect and admire,” she said. Earlier, Melissa taught for eight years at Mud Pies and Lullabies pre-school in Bend. Here she became acquainted with many Bend families in the business community. “Their support helped me launch a successful business. Relationships such as these provide the foundation for success in real estate,” she declared. Melissa’s teenage years were spent in the Seattle area. She graduated from Mercer Island High School and majored in business at Western Washington University. She developed an interest in culinary arts and graduated from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, launching a career “mostly spent in the kitchen,” she commented. Melissa worked as a line cook, sous chef, opened three restaurants and had her own catering business, all in Washington state. She conducted cooking classes for Sur La Table, a specialty cookware retailer based in Seattle. Outdoor recreation opportunities and overall quality of life advantages attracted Melissa, husband Mike Albright and sons Riley and Jacob--now teenagers--to Bend. The Albrights are avid skiers, hikers and mountain bikers who “love to explore Oregon,” she said. Melissa has participated in charitable events for the Bend Spay & Neuter Project, Kids Center and Family Access Network. “Supporting local charities and local business is very important to me,” she said.

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  • Melody Lessar

    Melody Lessar

    200605270Broker, ABR, SRES, GREEN, Earth Advantage Broker

    A native of Gresham, Ore., Melody has been a licensed broker with Harcourts The Garner Group since June 2009. She first obtained her Oregon real estate license in 2007 while living in the Portland area. Her sales performance placed her among the top 100 Central Oregon real estate agents in 2015. Melody is certified by the National Assn. of Realtors as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). These designations come through advanced course work. ABR accreditation focuses on understanding home buyers’ needs and how to best serve them, providing specialized information and resources. The SRES designation educates Realtors on how to profitably and ethically serve the needs of clients aged 50 and above. Melody has also completed advanced training in the field of green building practices. The National Assn. of Realtors GREEN designation was awarded following a three-day course dealing with fundamentals of green building practices, consumer awareness and marketing green homes. Training for the Earth Advantage Broker designation (formerly Earth Advantage STAR--Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) included classroom work, site visits and testing. Brokers are able to identify home features and building products that provide greater energy, water and resource efficiency and create a healthier living environment for their clients.

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  • Mollie Jurgenson

    Mollie Jurgenson

    201109052Broker, ABR

    Mollie has lived in Bend since 1993, and since then has been involved with building and property investment along with her husband Kurt, also a licensed real estate broker. Mollie joined Harcourts The Garner Group in 2011 and enjoys meeting, interacting and helping people who need to sell or buy real estate or have questions that need to be answered. Mollie has earned advanced credentials as an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), awarded by the National Assn. of Realtors upon completion of courses that focus on home buyers’ needs and how to best serve them. Mollie is also a professional artist and art teacher. Her work has been featured in several major galleries in Bend and Portland, and is included in private and commercial collections across the United States. Her background in this area leads to an appreciation of architecture and interior design. “There are many homes that can be viewed as functional works of art, especially in NorthWest Crossing,” Mollie points out. Mollie’s other interests include archaeology, tennis, kayaking the high lakes and rivers of Oregon, and being a doting grandma to granddaughter Keairah Rose.

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  • Mollie Tennant

    Mollie Tennant

    201206399Broker

    Mollie Tennant first joined Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate as a broker upon earning her Oregon real estate license early in 2014. Later she put her real estate career aside to work full time as the Performing Arts Education Outreach Coordinator for the Tower Theatre Foundation. Mollie reinstated her Broker’s license in 2016 and rejoined Harcourts The Garner Group. Mollie is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with friends & family, entertaining, and enjoying all the outdoor activities in Bend and Central Oregon.

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  • Nicole Carroll Gould

    Nicole Carroll Gould

    201221466Broker

    Nicole is a genuine, hardworking Realtor that has a passion for helping both buyers and sellers meet their real estate dreams. Nicole has lived in beautiful Bend for over twenty years. Nicole’s extensive background in the dental field gives her the ability to nurture and guide her clients. Nicole and her family enjoy all of the fun outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer. Nicole has a strong belief that people can achieve anything that they set their minds to and this belief relates to purchasing a new home or selling their existing home. Nicole is there every step of the way guiding her clients through the real estate process. She values loyalty and integrity along with taking pride in everything she does for her clients.

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  • Patsy Roome
  • Phyllis Mageau
  • Rob Davis

    Rob Davis

    200008138Broker, GREEN

    Rob has held an Oregon real estate Broker’s license since 2001, first in Medford and more recently with Harcourts The Garner Group. A native of Oregon, Rob lived in Central Oregon from 1988 to 1996, when he moved to Medford. He returned to Bend in 2003 and affiliated with Harcourts The Garner Group as a Broker. Rob works closely with builders and developers of new home neighborhoods as well as in the field of general real estate. Rob’s background in management and sales includes 12 years in the HVAC business. Rob has earned the National Assn. of Realtors GREEN designation. This certification by NAR’s Green Resource Council came upon completion of a three-day classroom course focusing on fundamentals of green building practices, consumer awareness and marketing of homes built to green standards. Rob is married to Erica Davis, Co-Owner of Harcourts The Garner Group and transaction coordinator. They have three adult daughters--Trista, Jordan and McKenna and five amazing grandchildren.

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  • Sandee Prescott

    Sandee Prescott

    2012154460

    Sandee earned her Oregon Real Estate broker’s license in 2015. She has gained experience in building relationships with people during a career that has focused on secretarial, administrative and customer service responsibilities. This detail oriented, fast paced background provides the skills required to serve real estate clients professionally and effectively. Her real estate clients enjoy the immediate rapport and friendly, honest nature she posseses. Sandee prides herself on good communication and follow through in all aspects of real estate transactions. A native of Redlands, Calif., Sandee has lived in the Northwest most of her adult life, with a 4-year adventure living in the state of Maine. She and her husband Darren have lived in Bend since 2013. They have four grown children and two grandchildren. Sandee and Darren have been sponsoring a child in Kenya for 13 years through Compassion International. Matthew is now 16 years old and they hope to meet him one day. Other interests of Sandee’s include going to Oregon Duck football games, spending time with family, reading, hiking, restaurants and movies. She is fond of animals and has a senior dog, black lab Rocky.

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  • Sandra Mayer, PC

    Sandra Mayer, PC

    200009115Broker

    Sandra has been a licensed real estate broker in Oregon since 2001. She joined Harcourts The Garner Group in November 2014. Her prior real estate experience took place in Portland, Bend and Redmond as a builder sales associate, buyer specialist and broker. In addition to real estate sales, Sandra’s background includes experience in direct marketing, contract sales, business administration, operations management and the hospitality industry. Sandra is a native Oregonian who lived and worked in Hawaii following graduation from David Douglas High School in Portland. She graduated with honors from the University of Hawaii, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Sandra returned to Portland in 2000 and moved to Bend the following year to begin her real estate career. Before leaving Honolulu she served for 15 years as co-owner, vice president and general manager of Apollo Sales Group Inc., a contracting company specializing in solar hot water heating and central vacuum systems. She held a state of Hawaii contractor’s license during that time. While in Hawaii Sandra competed in competitive equestrian events riding both English and Western styles as a member of the American Quarter Horse Assn. Riding, she says, “was my passion for many years.” Her quarter horse Kolehana, now an impressive 30 years old, accompanied Sandra to Oregon and is in retirement at her Tumalo area home. Sandra’s recreational and fitness activities include yoga, walking the Shevlin Park Loop, rock landscape gardening, healthy crock pot cooking and occasional trail rides. Sandra is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Oregon

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  • Sandy Garner

    Sandy Garner

    801004094Broker, GRI, ABR

    Sandy is a native and lifelong resident of Central Oregon. She has held an Oregon real estate license since 1979 and has practiced continuously since then with realty companies in Redmond and Bend. She earned many regional, national and international sales awards over the course of her career. Building on this success, Sandy formed The Garner Group as an independent real estate company in January 2008. The business and number of agents have grown steadily, with 22 licensed Brokers currently engaged in real estate sales plus six staff and management employees. The company established a franchise relationship with Harcourts International in 2014 and is now branded as Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate. Much of Sandy’s career has focused on new home neighborhoods. She created the model for Harcourts The Garner Group’s business relationship with some of Central Oregon’s top home builders. She has worked with builders and developers to market successfully some of Bend’s landmark residential developments, including award-winning neighborhoods that made Craftsman period design Bend’s signature architectural style. One such, West Bend Village, earned a Governor’s Livability Award in 1997 from the State of Oregon. Sandy has earned certification by the National Assn. of Realtors as a Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). Both are achieved through ongoing advanced professional training and attainment of performance benchmarks. She is a member of the Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors Government Affairs Committee and has supported local charitable organizations through personal and company participation in fund-raising events. Sandy serves on the boards of directors of Partners in Care, one of the oldest hospice and home health organizations in Central Oregon, and Building a Better Bend, a non-profit organization that presents expert speakers in the field of sustainable growth and fosters discussion on how to apply their ideas locally. She was chosen by the Central Oregon Builders Assn. to receive the 2014 Gary Bunger Memorial Award for Industry Loyalty, based on involvement in COBA, industry accomplishments and civic activities.

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  • Sarah Jo Griffin

    Sarah Jo Griffin

    201213690

    Sarah Jo joined Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate upon earning her Oregon real estate license in July 2015. An Oregon native, she graduated from Redmond High School and later attended Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass., majoring in social studies. Sarah Jo’s work experience has focused on customer service in both retail and call center environments. This background has sharpened her skills in understanding the needs of customers and providing solutions that meet their objectives. This is a secure launch pad for a career in real estate. While manager of the electronics department at Target in Bend, Sarah Jo completed studies and earned an Associate degree in Business at Central Oregon Community College. She is fond of animals and an active volunteer in community and charitable endeavors including CRAFT (Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team) and a local food bank. Sarah Jo has been a member of NAGLREP (National Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals) since 2015.

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  • Sean Haidet

    Sean Haidet

    201010036Broker, Earth Advantage Broker

    Sean is a second-generation Realtor® who obtained his state of Oregon broker’s license in 2010. He has been engaged in real estate since 2010 and joined Harcourts The Garner Group in August 2011. Sean has completed advanced training in the field of green building practices. Earning the Earth Advantage Broker designation (formerly STAR--Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) involved classroom work, site visits and testing. Brokers are able to identify home features and building products that provide greater energy, water and resource efficiency and create a healthier living environment for their clients. Sean was a frequent visitor to Bend and Sunriver after his parents and his sister and her family moved from California in the mid 1980s. This followed his father’s retirement after 30 years in real estate. A career opportunity for Sean’s wife JaAnn brought them to Bend permanently in 2008. Sean managed Bend Bike ‘N Sport, which has since closed, for two years before securing his Oregon real estate license.. Born in Ontario, Calif., Sean grew up in San Luis Obispo, near the Central California coast. He attended San Diego State university, majoring in physical therapy while he worked as a life guard for the city. He trained and worked as an emergency medical technician in San Luis Obispo, later qualifying as a paramedic. He served for 15 years as a fire fighter/paramedic with the South Bay Fire Department in San Luis Obispo County. Sean and JaAnn have a son, Lance, and a daughter, Kylie. An avid bicycle enthusiast, Sean competes in road, mountain bike and cyclocross races in addition to recreational riding. He is a cycling coach with the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and coaches with the Central Oregon Rush Soccer League.

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  • Shelley Griffin

    Shelley Griffin

    698502400Co-Owner, Broker, ABR, GREEN, Earth Advantage Broker

    Licensed since 2002, Shelley is ranked consistently among top producing agents in the Bend real estate market for both new construction and total residential sales. She is also an award-winning producer among agents in companies sharing the Harcourts USA franchise. Shelley was born and raised in Central Oregon and considers the region’s culture an integral element of her life. She has been with Harcourts The Garner Group since its inception. Shelley believes in giving back to the community and is active in local affairs. She belongs to the City Club of Central Oregon, is a fund raising committee member for The Bloom Project, and has joined Leadership Bend’s Class of 2016. Advanced training has earned Shelley certification by the National Assn. of Realtors as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and GREEN broker, and by Earth Advantage as an Earth Advantage Broker. Shelley’s commitment to client satisfaction has resulted in repeat business, referrals and testimonials. Some condensed testimonials: “Her knowledge of Bend and the surrounding area is amazing. She gave us the time we needed to tour many potential locations and listened carefully to our feedback. Her thoroughness before and her follow-up after the sale were beyond our expectations. We highly recommend her.” “Shelley helped my wife and me purchase our first home in the Bend area. We felt the entire way through that we were her only priority even though she is very busy with many clients. We really look forward to purchasing our next home down the road and Shelley will definitely be the Realtor we hire.” “Sales is mostly about the person, and you were the person we fell in love with. If we could use you for all of our transactions we would.” “I know what it takes to be a top producer. It’s not only long hours but persistence, a positive attitude, putting your client’s needs first, communication and knowledge of the industry. I have worked with and encountered some of the best Realtors in the business and know with confidence that Shelley Griffin is right at the top of them all. She is professional and thorough.”

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  • Susan Breitenbach

    Susan Breitenbach

    201218412Principal Broker

    Susan joined Harcourts The Garner Group in February of 2017 after obtaining her Oregon Principal Broker License at the end of 2016. Susan brings with her 10 years of prior experience in Residential Real Estate Sales in Washington State. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in psychology, she obtained her Washington Real Estate License in 1991 and launched her real estate career. She built a solid sales record, and enjoyed helping clients accomplish their real estate goals. Susan and her husband moved their family to Cincinnati, Ohio and became retail store owners in order to spend more time with their young children. Missing the beauty and outdoor lifestyle of the Northwest, they expanded their business and opened an additional retail store in Bend, Oregon in 2005. In 2006, they moved their family to Bend and have embraced the quality of life that it offers, while running their business from home and volunteering in the community. Now that her oldest son in college and her youngest is at Summit HS, Susan decided this was the perfect time to resume the real estate career that she loved. She is very excited to be a Realtor again and help family, friends, and new clients fall in love with our beautiful, vibrant city and find their perfect home. Susan looks forward to educating first time home buyers about the buying process and guiding all of her clients through a stress-free buying and selling experience. Contact Susan by e-mail at susanb@thegarnergroup.com Office: 541 383-4360 Direct: 541 317-9909 Cell: 541 788-8481 Susan is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Oregon.

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  • Susan Durkheimer

    Susan Durkheimer

    200202198Principal Broker, CRS, GRI, Earth Advantage Broker

    Susan came to Harcourts The Garner Group in 2014 with years of experience in residential, rural and resort sales and brokerage management. She began her real estate sales career in Medford where she obtained her Oregon Broker’s license in 2002. Within three years she became licensed as a Principal Broker, after which she managed brokerages in Central Point and Redmond, Oregon while building a solid sales record. She moved to an agency in Redmond in 2006. Susan has earned the following professional designations through advanced training courses: • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. It provides recognition as an expert in residential sales. Presented by the National Assn. of Realtors® Council of Residential Specialists. • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). Realtors® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards and the sales process. Awarded by National Assn. of Realtors®. Earth Advantage Broker (EAB). By completing all requirements of the Earth Advantage Broker program, agents are equipped with knowledge about basic green home concepts, techniques, and features that are essential for the buying, selling, and marketing of green homes. A native of California, Susan was active with horses and rodeo while in college and later started a nursing career. She moved to Oregon in 1990. Susan and her husband Alan, live an active Bend lifestyle and are avid tennis players, golfers, and skiers. Susan also has a love for the arts, pursued through art classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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  • Suzanne Merrick

    Suzanne Merrick

    200203341Broker, SRES, Earth Advantage Broker

    Suzanne joined Harcourts The Garner Group as a licensed broker in February 2011. She has been a real estate professional in Central Oregon since 2002, when she earned her Oregon broker’s license. She was licensed in Hawaii prior to that time, beginning in 1999. Suzanne is certified by the National Assn. of Realtors as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). This designation comes through advanced course work and educates Realtors on how to profitably and ethically serve the needs of clients aged 50 and above. Suzanne has completed advanced training in the field of green building practices. Earning the Earth Advantage Broker (formerly STAR--Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) designation involved classroom work, site visits and testing. Brokers are able to identify home features and building products that provide greater energy, water and resource efficiency and create a healthier living environment for their clients. Suzanne was raised in Eugene and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Leisure Studies and Services. After graduating, she pursued a career as a tennis professional, teaching at Amelia Island Plantation in Florida and in Hawaii at the Maui Marriott, Hyatt Regency Maui and Kapalua Tennis Garden. While on Maui she was heavily involved in revitalizing the United States Tennis Association’s Tennis In The Schools program throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Suzanne spent 14 years in Hawaii before moving to Bend in 2002. Her parents, Joan and Keith Iselin, were long-time real estate brokers in Central Oregon. She had the pleasure of teaming up with her parents until they retired. Suzanne’s interests focus on Central Oregon’s outdoor recreation opportunities, particularly skiing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and fly fishing.

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  • Whitney & Claire :: W & C Real Estate Team

    Whitney & Claire :: W & C Real Estate Team

    201212400Broker

    Whether you are buying, selling or just have questions, my priority is making sure I exceed your expectations. I have a passion for my work but my main focus is making sure we build a strong partnership. Your house is your home--buying or selling is an important life event with emotional attachments. My goal is to make you comfortable and excited about the process of making a house your home from start to finish. If you are looking for investment potential, I will work hard to make sure you find the right investment that will provide you with the highest return possible. To ensure that I provide you the best service, I have partnered with Carol Donohoe, also an agent with Harcourts The Garner Group, who has been working in the Bend real estate market for 13 years. Her expansive knowledge, experience and certifications have won her multiple awards with Harcourts and placed her in the top 2% of agents in Central Oregon consistently through her career. My background is in Political Science, International Relations and Mediation. After traveling to Cyprus to study international conflict and mediation efforts, I found that I wanted to apply the same techniques on a local level. Paired with my prior experience in property management, I decided that working in real estate combines doing what I know from property management with what I love--working with people and helping to mediate for the smoothest transaction possible.

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    • Colleen Horton

      Colleen Horton

      Colleen HortonBookkeeper

      A Pacific Northwest native, Colleen has lived in Central Oregon since 1988 and has been engaged in accounting work since 1997. She served nine years with Harrigan Price Fronk & Co. LLP, a prominent Bend accounting and consulting firm, and before that was employed by Lumbermens Insurance of Bend. Colleen has worked on financial matters with Jay and Sandy Garner since 2004, first with Harrigan Price Fronk and now in her current position as an independent consultant, sharing her time between Harcourts The Garner Group and other clients in Central Oregon.

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    • Sophia Anguilla

      Sophia Anguilla

      Marketing

      Sophia Anguilla joined Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate in 2016 as a member of the Marketing Department staff. Her menu of responsibilities includes assisting agents with personal marketing, Internet and social media placement, charitable and community outreach activities, and planning events and exhibits. Sophia missed being a Oregon native by one year but grew up in Portland, attending St. Mary’s Academy and the French American International School where she became fluent in French. She continued her education at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, CA, earning a BA in Liberal Arts upon graduation in May 2015. Sophia was co-chair of Relay for Life for three years while at college. She has also performed service work in Sri Lanka and studied abroad for a semester in France. An accomplished equestrian, she is a member of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Assn. and has been riding for 12 years. She moved to Bend in June 2015 after many years of exposure to the community during the Oregon High Desert Classics.

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