Managing Principal Broker at Bend Brokers Realty

Rave Reviews tell the tale

I’m Thom Gardner, Lead Principal Broker at Bend Brokers Realty.  I’ve been a Bend resident for 31 years. As a Bend Oregon Real Estate Agent for Buyers Only for the past 13 years, I’ve built an unparalleled reputation for integrity and absolute honesty.  The many reviews you will find above and on the web reflect that singular focus. If you are looking for a Bend Oregon buyer’s agent, I’m your guy.

When Thom is your Bend Oregon Buyer’s Agent, you are never passed off to a “team member”.

My clients rave about me and become friends, which is the best reward of all. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my old clients out at a pub, a restaurant, or a local event and having them call me over and thank me for my help. Many veteran brokers will let you hire them and then pass you to an assistant to do the bulk of the work. I promise you that I never will. The real difference between my business, and that of the average Bend Oregon real estate agent, is simple.

Pure Honesty, Real Intelligence, and Long time Local Experience. That’s Thom Gardner, and that’s Bend Brokers Realty. 

But what if I’m looking for an honest Bend LISTING agent?

I have an experienced Bend Oregon real estate agent for your bend real estate listing, trained in the same style of authentic, honest service. Shanda Kenyon.  She brings long term real estate skills to the Bend Oregon Real Estate purchasing process, and in 2020 has been busy getting well above list price for her many sellers, all of whom would be glad to recommend her.  Interested?  Just click her name or the Ready to Sell menu above to find out more about her and decide for yourself!

Authentic. Bend.

Our trademarked slogan, “Authentic. Bend.” comes from my clients.  Authentic is the word they often use to describe my style as a Bend Oregon real estate agent for buyers only.

 Authentic as one, Authentic Together

That phrase is the touchstone for our entire brokerage.  Rest assured, it will apply to you if you choose to let us help you buy OR sell your home in Bend. If you are looking for a Bend Oregon Real Estate Agent to list your home, Bend Brokers Realty is here to help! Contact Shanda Kenyon, and she will give you the very same personal service and high integrity you read about in my reviews.

Pure Honesty, Real Intelligence, and Long time Local Experience. That’s Thom Gardner, and that’s Bend Brokers Realty.

Meet Shanda Kenyon, your Authentic Listing Agent at Bend Brokers Realty

Shanda Kenyon
Licensed Broker in the State of Oregon

By Design

A former owner of a successful design business, I specialize in the listing and sales of both new and existing homes in the Bend area. Prior to selling real estate, I oversaw the marketing, public relations, and escrow transactions for a Coldwell Banker top 1% sales team in California. Utilizing my design background, I was influential in our relationships with builders and clients, carefully working with both the selection of materials and helping them make knowledgeable design decisions. My skill set also proved worthwhile in staging homes for sale, creating eye catching pieces paired with creative marketing strategies. Click Here to learn more about me.



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Bend Oregon’s Buyer’s Agent

I’m Thom Gardner, Managing Principal Broker of Bend Brokers Realty. As a Bend Oregon real estate agent I’ve spent the last 10 years of my career working for home buyers only.  My specialty is the home buyer, period, and I can’t be hired to list your home.  BUT YOU CAN hire my full service Bend real estate listing broker, trained in the same style of honest, Authentic, Bend style service!

But Bend Brokers Realty does list homes!

CLICK HERE to find out about the listing services offered by Shanda Kenyon. My handpicked, honest listing agent with tremendous experience in the process of marketing, promoting, staging, and selling your home.

Why does Thom only work with buyers?

Like your average Bend Oregon real estate agent, I started as a standard broker. One day I was a listing agent, trained to make a home look its best both in person and on paper.  The next day I was the critical buyer’s agent, trained to discover the underside of that pretty sheen to best serve my clients. I soon realized that my personality and intellect are best suited to the buy side, guiding and protecting my clients from bad decisions.  And that’s when I specialized, as a Bend Oregon Buyer’s Agent.

Longtime residence and experience benefits YOU

My skills are well suited to the side of Bend Oregon real estate where I can tell it like it is. Pure honesty makes me a powerful asset for the people I help buy Bend homes every day. Most are from out of town and have to take a leap of faith to place their trust in a local agent. Clients often tell me I earned their trust when I told them NOT to buy a certain Bend home.

Living in the Bend Oregon area for 31 years allows me to bring real local knowledge to the process.  I provide straightforward real estate and local Bend insights my clients can’t get anywhere else. I tell the whole truth about Bend homes, neighborhoods, and the Bend Oregon real estate market in general.  By doing that I believe I can best protect my clients from purchases that may not turn out well down the road.

Numbers are your friends

I post Bend Oregon real estate sales statistics each month, so buyers can see the reality of the market for themselves.  My goal is to make sure that you still like and respect me AFTER the home purchase. If I succeed, you’ll tell your friends who are looking to buy that you know an honest Bend Oregon Buyer’s Agent.  An agent who not only helped you buy the right Bend Oregon home, but also helped you avoid the wrong ones. I’ll be very blunt about any negative issues I see with your intended Bend Oregon real estate purchase.  When we are done, I believe you’ll agree you wouldn’t done it any other way.

Why a Buyer’s Agent?

Would you hire a general practitioner to perform surgery?  Then why would you hire a general Bend Oregon real estate agent to handle your purchase.  As a Mensan I bring a higher level of intelligence to your negotiation than my competition. I’ve worked ONLY with buyers since 2009, and know the buy side of the deal better than any Bend Oregon real estate agent.  This allows me to stay loyal to and speak frankly to the only side of the deal that matters to you – YOURS. Read more…

Buying from a Distance?

The hardest part of buying Bend Oregon real estate from afar?  Learning the truth about what’s happening on the ground while you are at 30,000 feet.  That’s where I come in.  I can set up a free portal for you on the Bend Oregon MLS system, so you can watch homes of your type in real time.  And, I make high quality videos (not phony moving pictures) of homes you identify, so you can decide whether it is worth a visit! Read more…

Regular Market Updates

I post the latest Bend Oregon sales statistics here around the 15th of every month.  And I provide pointed comments on the ever changing Bend Oregon real estate market.   You can view charts covering everything from Days on Market, to average sales price and inventory, to average price per square foot and see how they have changed on a yearly basis. Read more…

Let’s talk.

Contact me via email or phone to discuss what I can do for you!  I never make you sign a contract until we make an offer.  I believe you should be sure you are going to be happy with my work ethic before you commit.  You won’t find many veteran Bend Oregon real estate agents who will allow that, but it’s the right thing to do. Contact Me.

Let's Talk Thom Gardner
Licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon
(541) 480-7554

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