Duke Warner Realty
Real estate runs deep in Susanna’s family, along with deep community roots. This former high school English teacher pursued her intense interest in houses, putting her right in line with her grandmother who started a successful real estate company in Florida, and her mother who practiced real estate in the Bay Area. As a Bend, OR real estate broker for Duke Warner and a mother of two boys, Susanna understands the importance of finding the right neighborhood and school district.
“My father emigrated here from Germany, and owned restaurants full of immigrant workers from many countries, so from early on, I’ve gained a unique ability to be comfortable with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds,” says Susanna. Personable and friendly, Susanna has a wide range of interests: She’s an avid runner, downhill skier, soccer player and coach. She’s actively involved in her children’s schools and advocates for families and children with special needs. Susanna also loves to read and knows a good deal about wines (two interests that combine well for a relaxing evening!)
Susanna says that she appreciates the professionalism and camaraderie she experiences at Duke Warner, as well as the mutual support all the brokers give one another. She first came into contact with Duke Warner through now-fellow broker, Jason Boone—she plays soccer with Jason’s wife, Karin.
As an 11-year veteran of Bend, and a mother and wife active in the community, Susanna offers a unique and useful perspective on the Central Oregon real estate market.
I’m an Oregon native with over a decade of Central Oregon real estate knowledge. I spent more than 10 years in Corporate America where I climbed the ladder of success focusing on data analytics and truly relating to people. I pride myself on providing the highest level of service, while being effective and efficient. My main goal is to manage my business with honesty, integrity and creating happy satisfied customers that honor me with repeat and referral business. My teammates and I have more than 25 years of real estate experience combined.
My background of client services and analytics allows me to provide you with the best service and the attention to detail that is required in the real estate industry. These skills allow me to be well qualified to represent both buyers and sellers and doing so allows me to have a high level of knowledge of the home buying process. You’ll find that by working with me, your best interests are my top concern and I’ll work tirelessly to ensure that.
Thank you for visiting our website, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you and I look forward to making your home ownership dreams come true in Central Oregon.
I have been lucky to call Bend home since 2006 and am excited to be part of the ever changing real estate market in our beautiful city. With over a decade in medical and pharmaceutical sales, attention to detail, relationship building and putting client needs first are my priorities. In addition, my strong communication skills allow me to help others achieve their real estate goals. Whether looking to buy or sell real estate in Central Oregon, my goal is to help clients every step of the way with detailed focus and integrity.
Outside of the real estate world, you’ll find me actively exploring all of Central Oregon’s seasons of recreation with my husband and two children. I also love to travel, garden and experiment in the kitchen. My daughter and I are Neighborhood Coordinators for the Bend Food Project and our local food bank. I love where we live and my goal is to share that passion with my real estate clients!
Christin founded her real estate career on the values of respect, honesty, integrity and professionalism—serving the individual goals and desires of her clients and colleagues with diligence, tenacity, compassion and, above all, attention to detail. Christin’s ultimate career goal is to provide consistent and uncompromising service, to enhance both her reputation and that of the Real Estate industry as a whole.
After completing two Bachelors of Science degrees at the University of Georgia, and living in all four corners of the United States, Christin chose to make Central Oregon her home in 2006. She immediately displayed a knack for property management and selling, and discovering the key to successful client representation—the ability to truly listen. Combining experience in event coordination, marketing, and in-depth study of the investment and rental markets in Central Oregon, she discovered the fuel for her uncanny ability to engage multiple markets.
Natasha has long been fascinated with the real estate business. Having been in positions of management in customer service-based businesses and title & escrow, her focus on customer service and ensuring that everything runs smoothly in a transaction is second to none. She enjoys working with the clients to explain the process and guide each of our clients along the way. She is passionate about providing the best experience for our clients through her attention to detail and effective communication. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and child.
Babette feels blessed and honored to be part of the Duke Warner Realty family since 1999. She has been a broker team member since 2007 and in that time she’s had many wonderful experiences and created numerous friendships. Babette is totally committed to her community, her country, her church, family and friends. She has three grown children and five grandchildren, whom she loves spending time with whenever possible, and she is happily married to a horseshoer. Babette loves to lose herself in gardening when home on her ranch. Babette joins forces with two of our other brokers, Lori Hickerson and Sally Knowles, to serve our clients in Eastern Oregon.
Larry Jacobs, a Bend Realtor™ specializing in Westside Properties since 1982, is perhaps best known by what his co-workers say about him. We asked our Brokers what they like best about Larry; here are some of the responses:
“There are too many things to list. I love that he reads and writes his own poetry, he takes camping vacations looking for arborglyphs…I love that whenever I see him driving, or downtown, or anyplace outside the office, he hardly ever recognizes me,” says Rob Eggers.
Shea Reiner adds, “He is a very snazzy dresser, and can tango!”
Our Larry makes us laugh and also happens to serve his clients with a great deal of knowledge and professionalism!
I am a native Oregonian who grew up in Salem, and plan to live here all my life. My wife and our three kids all know we could not be in a better place to live. All the years spent skiing, camping, climbing, bicycle riding and fishing in Central Oregon has instilled a passion and appreciation for all the area has to offer.
My life experiences, matched with many years in sales, has provided a great skill set to understand the financial and emotional complexities involved in such an important decision as buying or selling property. I have a professional attention to detail coupled with a relationship style that will help to achieve the expected results of a closed sale. My “customer first” philosophy will ensure that you find the home that is right for you.
Ryan grew up on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, is the son of a general contractor and spent much of his childhood around construction and residential building. He came to Bend in 2001 with his wife to start a family and immediately fell in love with the climbing and outdoor lifestyle that Bend had to offer. You can often find him climbing, camping, mountain biking and skiing with his wife and daughters throughout Central Oregon. “By listening closely to my client’s needs I build long term relationships,” says Ryan. He shows he cares deeply about people and advocates for them during all transactions to help them achieve their goals. Whether buying or selling a primary property, or investing in real-estate in Central Oregon, Ryan is a passionate real estate agent who cares about helping others and provides unparalleled service to anyone that works with him in Bend. Being a genuine Bendite, Ryan can tell you anything you want to know about living in Bend while showing you the best accommodations it has to offer, keeping you conveniently close to the serene and natural beauty in the Central Oregon environment Ryan can deliver you the locals touch.
As a Pacific Northwest native, Amanda looks forward to helping you find your path in real estate. After a decade of working as a Physical Therapist, Amanda changed her course and joined the Bend real estate community. She is personable and attentive to your needs while offering expert knowledge to help you achieve your goals. Amanda and her husband have three children, a labradoodle, and live an active Central Oregon lifestyle that includes running long distances, involvement in her kids sports and activities, and playing in the mountains with friends and family.
Kris Warner is Managing Principal Broker for Duke Warner Realty, Chief Broker Ringleader, and a genuinely nice guy. Kris is fourth son of Founders Kitty and Duke Warner who set the tone for this successful local company with their ethic of hard work and down-to-earth personalities. Kris tells a story about when his mother, Kitty, was honored at an awards banquet:
“Mom has never liked to be center stage, so when it came time to go up to the podium and accept the award, dad put on a wig, jumped up there and accepted the award in her place.”
Kris says, “Duke Warner Realty, much like Bend itself, has a long, rich history, but is always growing into new areas, redefining itself and embracing the future.”
Born and raised in Central Oregon, Kim has deep-seeded roots in the community. He has been actively involved in the real estate industry for many years. When he’s not working, Kim enjoys many of the outdoor pursuits that Central Oregon has to offer.
Pete Van Deusen brings more than 15 years’ experience in real estate sales, construction and land development. Pete is also an active general contractor which gives him the keen ability to see beyond a home’s facade, protecting you in your transaction. With a comprehensive understanding of the market Pete is skillful in strategic pricing, marketing and provides a trustworthy service every step of the way.
Lynette brings her talents, expertise and marketing knowledge to the team, having owned her own business and long experience in the corporate world. She is self-motivated, honest and dependable, with a talent to recognize her client needs. Client’s priorities are the first concern during the home-buying or selling process
Few families have stronger roots in Bend than Terry Skjersaa. His grandparents Olaf and Grace opened Bend’s first ski shop in 1939. With more than 20 years of experience in the ski and outdoor industry, Terry knows the area from the top of Mount Bachelor to the canyons of the Deschutes River, and all points in between. Terry enjoys spending time with his daughters Ellie and Jade, and his wife Renee. Some of his favorite leisure activities include skiing, cycling, camping and enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer.
Please also visit my website at Skjersaa Group
For the last 14 years I have called Central Oregon home. Drawn here by a love for outdoor adventure, and kept here by the great community. I have a passion for Real Estate and an eye for opportunity throughout our varying market.
I have spent nearly 7 years guiding my clients through some of the biggest sales and purchases of their lives. Navigating 584 unique transactions over that time has given me invaluable insight into the needs and expectations of my clients, the ability to foresee and overcome obstacles, and the skills to adjust to ever changing situations.
As a Real Estate professional, I do more than just list property. I coach, advise, market and negotiate; I build professional relationships to streamline business; I diligently pursue education and new knowledge to increase my effectiveness and remain up to date on the changes in this market. I am dedicated to continued growth in order to produce the best possible experience for my clients.
In short, I set my focus on bringing people together, overcoming obstacles and achieving client goals. Whether buying or selling, investing or building a dream, I dedicate myself to guiding clients through the process; providing a service and experience that exceeds expectation.
Jennie brings more than a decade of experience in the residential real estate and commercial lending industries to her role as Operations Manager for our team. In this position, she provides top notch support to our brokers and meticulous service to our clients through every step of the sales process. Since 2011, Jennie and her husband, Kenny, have been living the full Bend life on a 12 acre farm just east of town.
I am a certified real estate lover: I love homes; I love the process of building, remodeling, buying and selling them. This is a bug that started long ago. As a kid I would ask my Dad to drive me around just to look at the older, more interesting homes. It continues today here in Central Oregon–only now I do the driving, and I love to show my clients what our region has to offer. Moving to Bend in the 1970’s has gifted me with a deep knowledge of the area that my clients have found to be quite useful in their transactions.
I love Central Oregon!!! Let me put my thirty plus years in the region to your advantage.
Please also see my profile at Active Rain!
The motto I have had throughout my life: relationships and connections get things done. Strong relationships are the foundation of good business and key in helping clients sell their property or find the home of their dreams.
Whether working in group sales at a ski resort, selling newspaper advertising, or working in the film industry, my clients know that I have their best interest at heart in helping them achieve their goals. As your realtor, I will listen to your wants and needs, negotiate on your behalf, and will make the process fun and stress-free.
I am excited to be a part of the Duke Warner family after a life-long connection to real estate. I was raised on the east coast by a builder and an interior designer, and my siblings have gone on to become architects, builders and real estate agent/property managers. My husband and I moved our family to Bend in 2012 from Crested Butte, Colorado. Living in Crested Butte, and now in Bend, has given me a great love for the outdoors, a sense of adventure, and a strong appreciation of community.
I value my relationships with my clients and strive to exceed expectations and get the deal done, whether buying a dream home, investing in a vacation rental or selling your property.
I am Matt McCoun, “The Red Shoe Realtor,” and I am a native Oregonian born in Portland. My parents built a home in Central Oregon in 1982 from that point forward I knew I would someday raise my family in Bend. I spent 22 years in the Oregon lumber industry buying and selling lumber. The lumber industry taught me how important it is to go the extra mile every day, for every client in every transaction. I have a work ethic second to none and I believe successful business is earned on a daily basis through hard work and excellent communication. I promise to work harder for you and your family than anyone else on the planet. I am honored to be a part Duke Warner Realty and would appreciate the opportunity to “earn” your business.
Living in Eastern Oregon for 40 years, and a broker with Duke Warner’s Dayville Branch since 2007, Sally has enjoyed the outdoor living that Grant County brings. With 2 sons and 3 grandsons close by Sally splits her free time ranching, enjoying sports activities, and as of last year developing multifamily housing in John Day. Sally is a Grant County Chamber director and on numerous committees to improve and refresh downtown John Day. Sally, along with Babette Larson and Lori Hickerson, make up the dynamic team that serves our clients in Eastern Oregon.
Kit Korish is a lifelong Central Oregon Resident with over 40 years in Real Estate Business.
CRS, CRB, ALC, ABR, GRI.
Customers Come First! That’s the philosophy that has kept Fred Johnson in business for over 30 years in Central Oregon Real Estate.
Raised in Eugene, Fred moved to Bend in 1976 to be a ski bum and enjoy the great outdoors. Settling here with his wife and two kids, many years later he continues to “live, work and play” the Central Oregon lifestyle. He has always been active in the local community, participating in various committees & neighborhood associations such as the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee and the Old Mill District Advisory Committee, as well as teaching real estate classes at Central Oregon Community College. Fred is also active in the Central Oregon Associations of REALTORS, where he currently serves as a member of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committee, to help resolve potential disputes between interested parties. During his career, Fred has witnessed the growth of a small saw mill town into a robust community that is driven by tourism and the entrepreneurial spirit. Fred is passionate about the quality of life in Bend, Oregon, and he believes that through honest and fair dealings, his customers’ needs are always a first priority.
Talk Real Estate with Fred Johnson every Saturday on KBND Radio 100.1FM / 1110AM from Noon to 1PM.
Mollie is a Bend native. Her knowledge of the market and passion for the area is unprecedented. Her commitment to her clients is evident the moment you meet her. As a third generation Bendite, she firmly believes in the connectedness of her community. Mollie has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Interior design. She looks at a home from every angle to get the most for the money and to create harmonious spaces. She has a keen ability to read her clients needs and will hunt for their perfect home with bird-dog ability. Mollie is an outdoor enthusiast, with a background in dance and yoga. She and her two dogs live a short distance to Downtown Bend.
Please visit her other website at: www.skjersaagroup.com.
Lori has been a licensed Broker since 1996 and helped open the Dayville Duke Warner Office in 1997. She was raised in Grant County and spent her early years and most of her adult life working on a large ranch. Lori and her husband Billy have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She has been a 4-H Leader and Board Member for CASA. The Dayville office consists of Lori, Sally Knowles and Babette Larson and they work as a team to better serve their clients in Eastern Oregon.
Over 35 years experience in Central Oregon real estate…Carolyn Emick is committed to her clients, and her attention to detail, enthusiasm and knowledge are hallmarks of her career. Carolyn specializes in residential sales and listings. “I have made many wonderful lifelong friends, and look forward to helping more people enjoy the endless real estate opportunities ahead in this beautiful place,” she says. Here at Duke Warner, we appreciate Carolyn’s positive approach to helping people with their real estate needs.
Rob has been a top-producing Broker at Duke Warner for over 13 years. He’s also an avid fly-fisherman and outdoorsman, so if you want an expert Broker who can also give you the scoop on where to hunt and fish, he’s your man!
Rob is a happy husband and father who grew up in the central mountains of Colorado near Breckenridge. Prior to his real estate days, he worked as a fly fishing guide in Alaska, a ski instructor at Copper Mountain, an Internet advertising sales professional at Network Commerce/ShopNow.com and as a Business Development expert at InfoSpace.com, both out of Seattle. His sales background is bolstered by his BA in Psychology at Seattle Pacific University.
“I enjoy providing a service that matters,” says Rob. “When you sell someone a home, you are selling the American Dream.”
Rob, a die-hard Denver Broncos fan, is a fun, enthusiastic and compassionate person who puts the needs of others before his own. When asked what he most values in life, he responded, “Be kind to others, be respectful, be real, be thankful for the blessings you have, be the person inside you project to the outside world; if you are going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk.” These qualities have made Rob an excellent fit for the Duke Warner team.
Rob has been in the top 1% of Bend residential Realtors® over the past few years, due to his responsive customer service, negotiating skills and referrals. For the past ten years, he has statistically tracked the Bend real estate market, sharing results with his clients in a regular forecast newsletter.
Check out www.BendHomeGuide.com and contact Rob if you’re looking for a true market expert who is outstanding at communication and negotiation. He also makes the home buying and selling process fun (and might even teach you how to fish better!)
My long-lived interest in real estate was inherited from my mother whose focus was more on staging ( it was common to come home from school to every bit of furniture rearranged ), and also my grandmother who enjoyed a career in real estate down in the SF Bay area. My mom’s love of staging(before there was even a name for it) prompted my love of “makeovers”! In my first career out of high school I pursued this as a hairstylist. I threw myself into it with vigor, soaking up education all across the country, even across the ocean to Milan. My local clientele grew very busy and I worked in some of the best salons in Bend. The physical toll of this career made me realize it was time to pursue what had always been a passion of mine also…HOMES.
I knew right away it was a good fit! The consultation skills, making a person feel comfortable and taken care of in a potentially stressful situation, pursuing every bit of education in the meantime to best serve my clients, I love every bit of it. I pride myself on being prompt at getting back to clients and responsive at answering questions as they come up, even if this means going down to City Planning myself or whatever digging is required to find accurate answers. The fact that I have lived here since 1989 also serves me in this industry as I have lived in all four quadrants of the area and my kids have attended schools here, I know the pluses and minuses of different neighborhoods very well.
The final piece is that I did research before landing at Duke Warner, and could not have landed at a better brokerage. DW brokers tend to stay there for a long time and there is a reason for that. While we work as individuals under our principal broker, there is a definite team/family atmosphere. I love that there is a focus on our ethics and reputation regarding such. Many of those with years of experience, which are many here, are freely sharing of new information regarding developments in our ever changing real estate landscape.
I would love to help in your quest to either find the right space to call home, or the right buyer who appreciates and loves your current home!
I am a native Oregonian and have lived in Bend since 2004. I moved here with my family to raise our children in a safe, friendly place where we would have easy access to all the outdoor activities we enjoy. Growing up with a general contractor for a father, I have been around houses my whole life and have a strong understanding of construction and home design. I have also worked for many years in sales and management. Coming from a construction background as well as customer service, sales and management, real estate was a natural fit. I became a Real Estate Broker when I moved to Bend and quickly realized what a great career it would be for me. I have consistently been a top producer in my office and always receive great feedback from my clients about the service I provide.
I have found that in order to be successful in real estate, you need to put your client’s best interest first and adapt to the current market. I am consistently up to date on real estate market trends, loan trends, and the general economy in our area as well as in the nation. I pride myself on the wonderful relationships I create with my clients.
Fourth-Generation Oregonian With the Spirit of a Wanderer
“This is a relationship business, not a sales business,” says Aubre Cheshire, and that’s a good indication of how she approaches her career. “I value the relationships with my clients. I’m a matchmaker of sorts; I bring together the right buyer for the right seller to create a home or investment.”
Aubre brings a fascinating, diverse background to the Duke Warner team, along with property management experience. She was born in Bend and has lived all over Oregon, and is a fourth-generation daughter of an organic farmer in Redmond. Despite her local roots, Aubre’s education has brought her a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in philosophy…and she’s even learned a little Sanskrit, and ancient Indo-European language that’s the root of many languages on the Indian subcontinent—much like Latin is a root of many European languages, but even more ancient.
“I’m most proud of learning Sanskrit, which is probably only spoken by a few thousand people in the world,” says Aubre. “I’m proud of being able to sustain and keep my business through one of the worst recessions of our time, and make it out the other side in one piece.”
Aubre says that the Duke Warner team is “really like a second family—inspiring agents with a breadth of knowledge on the area and its market…and they have a lot of fun when the time calls for it!”
Her ultimate career goal is to create a sustainable business plan based on referrals. As she works toward that, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking the Badlands with her rescue dog, “Joy”, meditating and traveling the world when she can.
Amy brings her extensive experience in client driven industries to every working relationship and her commitment to helping clients achieve their goals is immediately apparent. A true people person, she has a strong work ethic, great attention to detail and a passion for Central Oregon Real Estate.
Originally from Victoria, BC, Canada, Amy studied Kinesiology/Exercise Science in college and then spent many years working overseas managing large-scale outdoor recreation/aquatics programs. While working abroad, she met her husband, who is a 7th generation Central Oregon boy and several years ago they settled on Bend’s Westside with their dog, TJ.
When Amy isn’t guiding real estate transactions or searching property for her clients you can usually find her outside enjoying the Central Oregon lifestyle. She loves the sun on her face, skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, trail running, stand up paddling and surfing.
Experience, Dedication & Integrity…
Katrina has been calling Bend home since 1993, became a licensed Broker in 2001 and joined Duke Warner Realty in 2003. “I couldn’t ask for a better company and family to work for.” Katrina has a passion for real estate and is grateful to live, work and sell the Bend lifestyle.
Katrina believes that her hard work and dedication to her clients along with serving them with the highest level of integrity are the keys to her success. She is experienced, reliable and has a vast knowledge of the area. Katrina offers excellent customer service, responsiveness and always keeps the customer’s best interests first and foremost.
The thing Katrina enjoys most about her job is forming lasting relationships, and she has built her business based on referrals.
Katrina likes to do business with this motto in mind: “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and how you leave others after an experience with you is your trademark.”
“Katrina is a long-time resident of Bend and an expert on the area. She handled every detail of our transaction with the highest level of professionalism and went way above and beyond our expectations. She is a gem to work with. ” – Susanne Margol Holmes
I have a passion for real estate, and you will see this in my work. I am a qualified, experienced and professional REALTOR®, and I have handled many different types of properties from single-family homes to industrial condos. I hold the Certified Residential Investment Specialist (CRIS) designation, which affords you the opportunity to receive detailed analyses of potential residential income properties, helping you make a better investment decision.
With my commitment to unparalleled service you will be able to find your perfect home, sell your existing home, and benefit from all the services a professional real estate broker can offer. I am organized, meticulous and manage my business with integrity. I want you to find what you’re looking for and to have satisfaction in knowing you are being taken care of by a professional.
My business philosophy is to counsel not to convince. My client’s best interest comes first, always. I am ready to help you with all your real estate needs. For additional information visit BendPropertySearch.com
As a long-term resident of Central Oregon, I look forward to facilitating positive growth and change in the community while helping my clients discover their perfect place in this region I call home.
I developed a passion for real estate, architecture and design at a young age. Growing up with a family in the construction industry exposed me to the amazing transformation of a wood-framed house to a home filled with life and memories.
I began developing my interpersonal and communication skills working in management for some of the most renowned artisan bakeries and coffee roasters in the United States. After 10 years, I decided to make the switch to Real Estate, bringing with me my attention to detail and ability to work under pressure, skills that serve my clients well during a real estate transaction. I take pride in serving my clients with the highest level of care and expertise, helping create a stress free and seamless experience from start to finish.
As a broker since 2002, I have had the joy of bringing together buyers and sellers while making every transaction as seamless as possible. Originally from Canada, Bend is the perfect fit for me as an avid outdoors person who skis, figure skates, mountain bikes and hikes. I have 5 grown children (4 in college) and enjoy going to their college games and meets all over Oregon in my free time. Growing up with property manager parents I have been around fixing up and selling family properties since I was young. I have even moved two houses through town! I would love to help you with any of your real estate dreams.