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Cascade Sotheby’s CEO predicts biggest brokerages will survive next downturn


Deb Tebbs – CEO of Deb Tebbs Group

BEND, Ore. – What’s the key to success when it comes to selling your home, ranch or land in Central Oregon? It all comes down to choosing the right broker who is not only experienced but also has an attention to detail so that you can have confidence that your best interests are represented during every phase of the Real Estate transaction.

Thankfully, the Deb Tebbs Group continues to be a leader in the Central Oregon Real Estate market and has thrived following the last economic downturn.

In a recent interview with the Bend Bulletin, CEO Deb Tebbs discussed how she got started in Real Estate and how her attention to detail and commitment to excellence has paid off in here career.

Get To Know Deb Tebbs

Deb Tebbs built her career as a real estate broker by listing high-end homes in the Bend area, but her most memorable transaction involved a ranch in Eastern Oregon.

In 2009, a man looking to buy land contacted her from out of state, and she agreed to show him around. Tebbs didn’t know much about ranch land, but she didn’t let go of the opportunity, even after the search extended to Joseph.

“I go tour all the ranches there,” she recalled. “Learn about ranches; learn about cows; learn about hay; learn about everything.”

The client ended up buying a ranch in Colorado, but that wasn’t the end for Tebbs.

One of the ranch owners was so impressed with her work on behalf of the potential buyer, she said, that he decided to list his property with her.

“So, that was a $30 million transaction,” Tebbs said. “And the reason why I got it is that I just was not afraid to go learn about it, was not afraid to go do it. Fear is a thing that holds back most people.”

The ranch owner also saw the marketing value of listing with a nationally branded franchise, Tebbs said, and that’s why she’d brought the Sotheby’s International Realty franchise to Bend in 2006. Tebbs said recognition of the Sotheby’s brand among California buyers helped build her brokerage, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, into Central Oregon’s largest by annual transaction volume.

Cascade Sotheby’s brokers handled more than $1 billion in transactions last year, and about $700 million of that was in Central Oregon, the firm said. The next-largest local firm, Coldwell Banker Morris, had $363.6 million in transactions last year, according to Central Oregon Association of Realtors.

Source – Bend Bulletin

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To get started with selling your home in Bend, or elsewhere in Central Oregon, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here.


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