Meet Shanda Kenyon: Your Authentic Bend Real Estate Agent
A former owner of a successful design business, I specialize in the listing and sales of homes in the Bend area. Prior to selling real estate, I oversaw 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.
I strive to give clients exceptional service, and incorporate my individual design expertise into sales to offer an unmatched experience.
Why I’m Different
Raised in Fairhope, Alabama, southern hospitality is in my DNA. I genuinely love getting to know people and helping them attain their lifestyle goals, whether it be staging their home for sale, finding the perfect property to purchase, or negotiating with their best interest at heart. I am known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability, high tech marketing techniques, personal design touches, and authentic interactions with my clients. I strongly believe that being honest and not telling clients what they want to hear and educating them through the entire process builds trust and lasting relationships.
I mention lifestyle because I am not just listing or selling a piece of property and then moving on to the next client. A home is a very personal part of people’s lives and whether you are leaving old memories behind or preparing to make new ones, I am a friendly and knowledgeable face there to guide you through all aspects of the listing or buying process. I have had the pleasure of being part of a top producing real estate team in the past, and I now have a distinct advantage in being part of a long-standing brokerage here in Bend. The combined knowledge of such a team enables us to offer our clients invaluable local market insights and unmatched service on every level.
In My Free Time
Balancing my work/life these days includes chasing around three geriatric dogs, and spending time with my amazing partner in life and business, Thom Gardner. We try and break away to enjoy international travel, our boat, dirt bikes, local concerts, and the newest member of our family, “Betty,” our 16 ft Airstream.
Along with local volunteering, I also proudly help produce two music festivals: Joshua Tree and Guitarfish. These two family friendly festivals support local non-profit art foundations and water conservation.
I am blessed with this authentic lifestyle and I truly enjoy sharing it with my clients.
30 years of design experience Interiors
Staging Merchandising Floral & Event
15 years of experience with builders / new construction
15 years of marketing experience
10 years of property management experience
5 years of real estate experience with Coldwell Banker Real Estate
22 million in sales and top 1% five years in a row
Susan B Komen Race for the Cure Spirit Award Humane Society of Truckee
Habitat for Humanity “Women Build”
Kindred Folk Art
Joshua Tree Living Arts Truckee Follies
Summit High School Theater
Shanda is a reliable and creative individual who is willing to go above and beyond for her clients. She has the innate ability to read people, picking up on things that live between the lines and expectation of those she is working with.
Shanda has a great big personality and kept us laughing with her southern humor and stories. She has a true desire to make clients feel as though they are receiving the very best possible service and they only have to meet her once to feel that way.
She is a true gem! Her passion and professional experience provide a quality service that is immeasurable
In my opinion, Shanda is a “triple threat”! She prides herself in maintaining strict standards for her business practices, her creativity far exceeded my expectations and lastly, she has a very special gift of making everyone feel comfortable and confident in her ability to do the very best for them.
Shanda is such a pleasure to work with. She is honest, passionate, and authentic. Her positive and “go-getter” attitude makes you feel comfortable and well taken care of. We will happily work with her in the future!
Shanda is a true professional, knowledgeable in her field, detail oriented with the highest level of integrity. If you want to succeed on any type of project-you can rely on Shanda to perform.
Shanda is one of the most genuine ladies I have had the pleasure of working with. I always felt like she was on my side and had my back. She truly cares about what she’s doing and who she is doing it for. I hope to keep working with this lady in the future.
Shanda will not only brighten your day with her personality and presence, but her attention to detail and her creativity are unmatched. She has an eye for beauty and can read client’s needs and visions immediately. We trust her judgment and know that our best interest is always her top priority. Creating and developing relationships is Shanda’s specialty!
Shanda’s enthusiasm and energy in all that she does is contagious. Shanda brings an eye for detail, passion, and a commitment to follow through and deliver on her word. I 100% trust in working with Shanda, she truly is a person of character and I would have no hesitation recommending her.
Shanda is a power house of enthusiasm, even under the most stressful of situations. She can multi task like no one else we have ever met and does it all with a charming attitude. As “real’ people ourselves, we appreciate her honesty and authenticity. We hold her in high regard.
Shanda has a gift for turning the most challenging situation into a favorable outcome for everyone involved. She got us the upgrades and finishes that truly made our home “ours” without a battle or any frustration on either side. We can’t say enough great things about this lady!
Shanda understood the emotional attachment we had to our home of 30 years and she treated us like family instead of just clients. She worked tirelessly to make the process as comfortable for us as possible. She is just an all-around great gal and a joy to work with!
Shanda provided me with flooring, cabinet, paint, and other finish choices and even helped me make some architectural revisions using her eye for design. Her marketing strategies were also very beneficial in finding buyers for my new construction homes. Her ability to bring multiple skills to the relationship is a big draw for my company.