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Bend Office

233 SW Wilson Avenue, Suite 102

Bend, OR 97702

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Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 agents in Central Oregon, top one thousand agents in America, and   Top Producer 2014 with The Hasson Company Bend, Karen Malanga brings experience and enthusiasm when helping match buyers with the perfect home or investment property. She fights for her buyers and works tirelessly for her sellers. Karen appreciates Bend real estate and is experienced with the challenges that today's market brings to the table. In that ever-changing market, Karen's transactional experience keeps her market knowledge current.

Karen, a 19-year Bend resident, is experienced in REO sales and helps Central Oregon companies recruit and retain their best talent by introducing newcomers to everything Bend has to offer. Working alongside Hasson’s relocation team, Karen accesses the best resources to help ensure a smooth transition.

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara and is a strong supporter of the arts and the Bend community. She has just been elected to the board of the Assistance League of Bend. In addition, she supports the Tower Theater, Mary’s Place, Saving Grace, Healthy Beginnings and the new St. Charles Cancer Center. She spends her down time exploring the Central Oregon outdoors with her family, skiing at Mt. Bachelor and supporting her children's goals. Her family runs the non-profit, Prescribing Hope, which operates three clinics along the Mexican border.

If you are just starting your search for your next home or real estate investment, please sign up for HomeTracker in the left column. You will receive daily emails of homes that match your specific criteria. And when you are ready to see a home or two, just give Karen a call.

Designations  

CDPE, CSP, EA Broker, Hasson Relocation, Masters Circle

Languages
  • Spanish

Thank you both for all that you did for me. I knew I was in great hands and love your professionalism.

— Sue

You may not remember this, but in late December, you provided some information that allowed me and my partner to contest the tax assessment of my property in Ochoco West, in Crook County. As a result of your help, we were able to reduce the assessment substantially, which will allow us to save this year and in years to come. Thank you again!

— Peter Livingston

Dear Karen, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work with my home purchase in Awbrey Woods. I couldn't be happier with the customer service that I've received from you & Pahlisch Homes. I appreciate all the extras that make my home lovely & unique. I've already recommended both you & Pahlisch Homes highly to my friends & family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

— Stephanie Canfield

Congratulations on being named one of REAL Trend's Best Real Estate Agents in America.

— Jen

Thank you so much for being an integral part of the 4 Peaks Music Festival. We can not put this festival on without the support from businesses and I so appreciate it!

— Stacy

Karen, Thanks for your vision of Newport Landing and helping us see it! We look forward to a beautiful life in Bend.

— Jen and John

Karen, It was such a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you, not only for taking the time to meet with Dave and I, but also for the referrals. The quality, commitment and professionalism of your work is evident. You can count on the same high standards from myself and the rest of the SolAire team.

— Peter Grube

Karen, Thank you for guiding me through the home buying process, your expertise was so very welcomed. Your attention to detail and diligence in seeing to the home inspection report was outstanding. I hope that we keep in touch and that you have the chance to work with my parents in the future. I know that my mom in particular was pleased to find someone who would listen to her thoughts and concerns in regards to home buying in Bend.

— Justine

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06/30/2015 - Wolf von Pankow

Showed home in 2015 in Mountain View, Bend, OR 97701.

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"Ok I admit it: I randomly picked agents to contact from Zillow's highlighted “Contact Agent” section of each property listing. I figured that all agents were pretty much the same . . . boy was I wrong. From the handful of agents that I picked in different locations, only one stood out as truly superior: Kristin Marshall. The agents I interacted with ranged from the boorish and arrogant to the sophisticated, prompt, respectful, and knowledgeable. I'm sure you can already guess where Kristin landed on this spectrum. Her local knowledge was impeccable; her candor and patience were refreshing; and her focus and ability to navigate the ever changing “buyer's wishes and needs” was amazing and impressive. If Kristin represents the “average” agent in Bend, then Bend must have something truly special going on, but I doubt this is the case. Kristin is simply above the average-way above. She's at the pinnacle of Realtor excellence, and is a true class act."

— Wolf von Pankow

06/25/2015 - zuser20141119073857354

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Awbrey Butte, Bend, OR.

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"Karen and Kristin provide the best service in the business ... really a dream team! They were very patient with me during the process. I changed my mind many times on what and where to buy. They were very prompt, professional and know the market very well. I couldn't be happier with my new home. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new home in Bend. Amy Slagle Swanson"

— zuser20141119073857354

04/22/2015 - user7248789

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Century West, Bend, OR.

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"Karen helped us with our last three real estate transactions - she made everything easy and stress free. Because she is so knowledgeable in the real estate profession we had no worries. I could not imagine going anywhere else for our real estate needs.

Kristin"

— user7248789

04/22/2015 - user1729327

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Southwest Bend, Bend, OR.

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"Great service and always friendly. Nest Bend is very good at helping clients buy and sell homes. They provide honest feedback about seller’s expectations, as well as helping buyers find the right house in the right location. Their knowledge of the Bend real estate market is unsurpassed. And they took care of all the paper work details helping us negotiate contracts for both selling our home and buying a new one. I highly recommend Nest Bend if you are thinking about buying or selling a house in Central Oregon."

— user1729327

04/15/2015 - maverickmarshall

Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Century West, Bend, OR.

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"There is only one thing I could say about the Nest team; they are superb to any other realty group I have ever experienced.

Never have I been made to feel some welcomed and any quirk or odd request I made, they did everything possible to accommodate me; within reason of course!

They cater to their client's needs and wants, they know Bend like no other, and they work tirelessly to get you into something you love! They honestly care for their clients.

Choose no one else but the Nest Team, otherwise, you'll regret it!"

— maverickmarshall

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