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Bend Office

233 SW Wilson Avenue, Suite 102

Bend, OR 97702

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Real Estate is a service-oriented business, and by following up on each transaction on a daily basis and always going above and beyond, I have experienced a very high success rate.  It is my belief, that a real estate transaction should be smooth, well coordinated, and as stress free as possible.

I am a very detail oriented person who takes great pride in protecting my client's interests, by being there every step of the way, from beginning to close of escrow.  Being available and returning calls promptly, as well as having a thorough knowledge of the market, highest standards, and commitment to excellence, all contribute to my proven success in the real estate field.

Continuing education is a top priority in assuring my clients receive the best service possible.   I have earned several designations, including CRS (Certified Residential   Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), SRES (Senior  Residential Specialist), SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified), CSP (Certified New Home Sales Professional), and Energy Trust Certification.  

In the calm and stable, as well as turbulent markets over the past years, many of these designations have proven to be extremely beneficial to my clients.  It has been my pleasure to be able to help many sellers and buyers achieve their goals and I would love to help you also.

Since 2005, I have enjoyed working in real estate in Central Oregon and have seen many changes take place.  When not working, I enjoy spending time hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading, cooking, and time with my family.  

Whether buying or selling your primary home, secondary home, or a lot in Central Oregon, I would be delighted and honored to work with you.

Designations  

ABR, CRS, CSP, EA Broker, SFR, SRES

Valerie Nelson was our real estate agent during our hunt for and purchase of our house in Bend. Simply stated, Valerie was phenomenal. She listened to our desires and concerns during our house hunting and gave us a very thorough and thoughtful analysis of how our lifestyle would fit with different neighborhoods in Bend. Valerie provided a clear picture of the housing market in Bend by providing links to online listings with comments about pluses and minuses of the houses listed. Through frequent and honest discussions about houses listed, Valerie counseled us on what we could purchase where and for what price. During this process, we provided feedback on what locations and features were attractive or unattractive to us. By the time we had sold our previous house and could make an offer on a house in Bend, we were completely in synch with Valerie. As it turned out, the house we purchased came on the market at a time when we could not travel to Bend to see it in person. We had by then gained so much trust in Valerie’s knowledge and judgement that we looked at the house online, loved it, got Valerie’s live report on the features and condition as she toured the house, decided it was the house we wanted, and made an offer that evening. Valerie coached us about important aspects of making a smart and attractive offer to the sellers who accepted our offer the next day. She was always in our corner during the closing process and even checked on the house during the weeks between closing and our move to Bend. We give Valerie Nelson our highest recommendation and so appreciate all her expertise, kindness, and generosity during our search for and purchase of our house in Bend.

— Bob & Pat Butler, Residents of River Rim in Southwest Bend

Saying ‘Thank- you’ is not nearly enough! You were magnificent during one of the hardest times of our lives, as we had to Short Sale our home. Your expertise in dealing with the bank, your patience with the long process, and your compassion towards us, was as real as it gets! We appreciate what you did and will never forget your kindness.

— JA

We appreciate your attention to all these details and appreciate how quickly you responded to our calls.”

— J.K.

We so appreciate your strong negotiating skills during the purchase and the inspection period! You clearly had our best interests at the forefront in everything you did for us, thank you!

— E & S

With my being out of state, you were superb in handling every detail of the transaction, as well as keeping an eye out for the house and making sure it was always in great show condition. Thanks for going above and beyond!

— R.Z.

We are so happy with our very first home Valerie! Thank you for explaining each step of the process and watching out for us! You made it fun for us and the kids!”

— HM

Valerie, because you were one step ahead and approached an agent that you knew was getting ready to list a home, we were able to get our dream home in the perfect neighborhood, at the right price, without the discouraging “multiple offer” situation that was so prevalent when we were looking. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

— S&L

Our family really appreciates all the hard work you did during the sale of our 83 year old mom’s house! We know what a challenge it was to work with her, but your patience was over the top, as well as your attention to every detail. It was much less traumatic for her, we believe, because of your caring attitude and level of experience. Thank you for helping to make her transition so smooth.

— D.H.

Thank you for listing and selling our rental property! Your suggestions of what needed to be done and your discretion with the renters was what made this a painless event. We were able to carry on our lives while you took care of all the details.

— L & G

I’m so glad I trusted you to list my investment property! You took care of everything, even while I was out of town the whole time. I will gladly refer you to my friends!

— PA

How amazing that you were able to not only sell our home so quickly, but also find us another one that fit our needs, PLUS coordinate it so that we were able to get into our new place, as we closed escrow on our home. Very impressive, thank you! It was more than we ever imagined was possible.

— T.R.

Valerie was excellent to work with! She was very helpful for tips to help make the home more desirable and she was wonderful at taking pictures of our home for our listing. She was very respectful of our concerns and wishes and was very professional. I would highly recommend her in a heart beat! She's also very quick to respond when we had questions. She also was very flexible with her time which was super helpful as we are a young family of 4. She was an all around 5 stars!

— M & D

Thanks Valerie! Job well done!

— Roy

Thanks for your skillful guidance throughout the process, once again. This is our third transaction with you as our agent, and we have not been disappointed!

— DN

Awesome! I am thrilled, really glad everything worked out today, thanks so much for all your help and I’m sure we will be meeting again in the future.

— S.A.

Congratulations on the closing! Thank you for taking such good care of my clients (and yours now). I know the ladies are very happy with your professionalism and the speedy COE.

— Michelle (Referring Agent)

Thanks for helping us out with the move an getting the house sold. We appreciated all the little extras you did along the way with us being out of town.

— J.C.

Valerie, You helped us through a most difficult time as we had to Short Sale our lovely home. It was very complicated, but you dealt with every detail beautifully! We especially appreciate your kindness during this rough time and your good communication and getting back to us so quickly whenever anything came up.

— RK

Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for your expertise in selling our home. We barely had to do anything and we thank you for handling all the details! Thank you also for your generous donation to the non profit group, "The Condega Project ", which is very special to us. It was such a pleasure working with you.

— R & S

We've been remiss in sending you a thank you note for all you did to assist us in purchasing our new home in Bend. You were a joy and pleasure to work with and I can honestly say that, in all our years of marriage and the myriad of homes we've bought and sold, that this transaction was the most painless and least stressful of all. Thanks again for all of your help in assisting us in our purchase of our "dream" home.

— Doug & Jane

We would like to thank you again for all your hard work which made the transaction go very smoothly and we will contact you for all our future home buying selling needs.

— Bakers

Valerie, I just want to thank you so much for all that you have done for us. You have gone way above and beyond. It makes us feel great knowing that you are looking out for our best interest.

— H & T

You are too awesome! Thanks for taking care of EVERYTHING!

— Jen

Thanks for all the work you did and for staying on top of it all!

— Natalie

We are so thankful for all your help in selling our home! We all but gave up until you took over….

— C & B

Thank you for being so nice & always helpful. I really appreciate you.....

— LS

Thank you so much for finding the perfect home for us! It was so easy to work with you.

— HN

We appreciate your attention to all these details and appreciate how quickly you respond…

— T & H

Valerie, Thank you so much for all of your efforts , so quickly !

— Pat

We continue to be amazed at how you cover every detail from top to bottom to assist your client during the process of closing..........Thanks again

— Jill

….. I look back on this whole experience and time and time again , your expertise and knowledge has been right every time, whether we chose to listen or not listen. It sure says something about you and your abilities.

— PF

You were always one step ahead and so were able to push things along fast for us. We really appreciated all your hard work.

— P & J

You are the best and go so far out of your way to make sure things are right.

— MF

Thanks so much for everything. You have been an awesome realtor! We will definitely be recommending you to people.

— J & J

Thanks so much for your help so far on this. We look forward to working with you again!

— R & B

Thank you for being "on top" of everything. You do make my life a lot easier. Love the way you respond so quickly.

— Liz

Thanks for your concern for the process ... it's comforting to have you as an ally.

— DN

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05/07/2014 - mama.papa.hayes

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Boyd Acres, Bend, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Valerie was excellent to work with! She was very helpful for tips to help make the home more desirable and she was wonderful at taking pictures of our home for our listing. She was very respectful of our concerns and wishes and was very professional. I would highly recommend her in a heart beat! She's also very quick to respond when we had questions. She also was very flexible with her time which was super helpful as we are a young family of 4. She was an all around 5 stars!"

— mama.papa.hayes

04/19/2014 - Larry.pauls

Sold a home in 2014 in Bend, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Valerie impressed me the first day we met. She was very professional and honest. She kept us informed on a regular basis and showed the local knowledge to make the best recomendation. It was a real pleasure working with Valerie. I didn't know her before but consider her a friend now."

— Larry.pauls

12/06/2013 - Heatherlerickson

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Old Farm District, Bend, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"We couldn't have sold our house without Valerie! Her knowledge, support and tenacity to provide superior customer service makes her a stellar real estate agent. I would recommend her hands down!"

— Heatherlerickson

10/14/2013 - Lmartusc

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Old Farm District, Bend, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"I'm not one to write reviews but Valerie just flat deserves to be recognized; not just for her integrity and professionalism, which are both impeccable, but for how effortlessly she utilizes these core real estate values. We moved 4 hours away and essentially entrusted our home to Valerie, never questioning if that was the right thing to do. Open houses, landscaping, contractors and property management - Valerie's coordination and communication skills are what gave us peace of mind and allowed us to continue on with our lives as she worked tirelessly to bring our sale to a close. I fear that if I embellish further this recommendation will not seem genuine. I assure you that it is; we are real people, writing a real review and we recommend Valerie to you. Eric & Laurie"

— Lmartusc

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