Safety First

To our Valued Clients, Customers, and our Brokers

In light of recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it has become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented event. We understand our clients will continue to have housing needs, but the health and wellbeing of our agents, clients, friends, tenants, families, and community will remain our top priority.

We are implementing the following precautions to address the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus:

• Adhering to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) protocols and guidelines, at a minimum.

• We are balancing the needs of our clients who have housing needs while limiting open houses, avoiding large gatherings, and encouraging creative, efficient ways of exposing or showing homes during this crisis.

• We are maintaining a high level of cleanliness practices in all of our offices. While we assess the safety of doing so, we will continue to keep open. 

For those attending open houses:

We are encouraging our agents to show homes virtually or by appointment only, but we are allowing individual agents and sellers to make that decision for now. We recommend the use of booties, soap, wipes, and hand sanitizers in common areas.

For our clients:

We are prepared to move our business online, from virtual meetings, video tours, FaceTime/Skype showings, hands-free open house registration, electronic payments, digital signatures, and online transaction management system. We are working hard to protect our clients, agents, staff, tenants and landlords to prevent the spread of disease, while doing our best to continue helping you buy or sell homes.

At this time, our offices are open but may close as needed. We encourage the use of phone, text, and email when communicating with our agents. We will move all scheduled events, trainings and seminars online. We will support our agents and help them effectively service your needs while ensuring their comfort and yours with how best to deal with this challenging situation. You are encouraged to call-in to speak with an agent and to set up appointments in advance.

Please visit our website for office and broker contact information.

www.CascadeSothebysRealty.com

We hope that you stay healthy as we all navigate this together.


Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves Record $114 Billion in Global Sales Volume in 2019

Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $114billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual U.S. sales volume performance in the history of the brand. $102 billion USD of the global sales volume was achieved in the U.S., marking another record accomplishment for the brand.

“In 2019, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand continued to achieve solid growth,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer for Sotheby’s International Realty. “The brand expanded into new countries and territories and entered new markets in the U.S. We continued to make strategic business decisions that benefitted both our independent sales associates and affiliate companies. I am immensely proud of the hard work and dedication from our vast global network, and I look forward to continuing this momentum in 2020.”

2019 Achievements

Propelled by a strategic business move in March 2019, when Sotheby’s International Realty integrated its affiliate network and company-owned brokerage into one global organization, 50 new Sotheby’s International Realty offices were opened, bringing the brand’s presence to 1,000 offices in 70 countries and territories and more than 23,000 affiliated sales associates worldwide.

Sotheby’s International Realty continued to lead the category with the roll-out of exclusive marketing affiliations and first-ever technology launches, announcing it will soon unveil a new, fully integrated website. The brand’s existing website, sothebysrealty.com, saw another record year with more than 34 million visits, a 14 percent increase year-over-year. In addition, Sotheby’s International Realty was the first real estate brand to launch and implement mixed reality to its Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty sm augmented reality app, which merges the real world with virtual home staging. The platform can be utilized in various homebuying and selling scenarios, and particularly benefits agents and developers to help prospective buyers envision their new home. To support the daily business needs of the network’s more than 23,000 independent sales associates, the brand unveiled Current by Sotheby’s International Realty® a robust marketing suite of technology tools consisting of best-in-class and exclusive apps, which provide sales associates with a distinctive and competitive edge in the market. For partnerships, the brand entered into an affiliation with Bloomberg.com as the exclusive launch sponsor for a new luxury properties marketplace.

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand and its independent sales associates continued its support for New Story, the brand’s charitable partner and a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As a result, 83 families, who were among those who lost their homes in the 2017 earthquakes, were able to move into their new homes in Morelos, Mexico. A total of 153 homes in Haiti and Mexico were funded through the initiative.

Global Growth

This year observed significant growth for the brand’s existing affiliate companies in the United States through recruitment efforts and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Most notably, the brand increased its market presence in Brooklyn, New York; the Greater Boston area, Massachusetts; and Indiana. The brand also entered several new key markets last year, expanding the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s presence to 43 states across the country.

Outside the U.S. the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved more than $12 billion USD in sales volume and continued to expand into key markets around the world. In Europe, the brand grew its presence in Monaco; France; and Berlin and Binz, Germany. New offices were also opened in Doha, Qatar; and Paphos, Cyprus, expanding the brand’s global presence in marketing luxury listings. In the Caribbean and South America, the brand saw growth in Zapallar, Chile, an upscale residential community located two hours outside of Santiago; and agreements were signed to expand into the Anguilla territory. In the Asia-Pacific region, new offices were opened in Tauranga, New Zealand; and Port Douglas, Hobart, and Perth, Australia.


2019 Yearly Market Reports

Our 2019 Yearly Market Reports for Central Oregon, Portland Metro, Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Southwest Washington, and Southern Oregon are here.

Our Market Reports offer an overview of trends, insight and existing market conditions in key communities throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The reports cover the history of key areas, communities, and sectors such as residential, residential with land, townhomes and condos, farm & ranch.

You can see all of our reports below or by visiting CascadeSothebysRealty.com/Market-Reports.

Central Oregon

Columbia River Gorge

Oregon Coast

Portland Metro

Southwest Washington

Southern Oregon


Home Buyers Brunch and Bubbles

With employment up and interest rates staying low, 2020 is looking like a great time to buy!  Join us for a fun, interactive Home Buyer’s Brunch where industry professionals will share their knowledge on the home buying process in today’s market.  Buying a home is exciting but can come with a lot of questions and sometimes even fears, this makes sense, buying a home is one of your largest investments you will make.  

We will have Matt Bassit, Branch Manager at Northwestern Home Loans along with mother-son Realtor team; Melanie and Josh Maitre at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty to walk you through the entire buying process, sharing different loan programs that can meet people’s specific needs and even specific first time home buying programs, how to successfully navigate through a tight housing market and get through the possible hurdles along the way, in this type of market why it is even more important to have a Realtor that represents you and answer any other questions or concerns you may have.

Our hope is for you to walk away with all your questions and fears answered and leave you with nothing but hope for 2020 and the year you become a homeowner! 

No commitment.  Just information…and free Brunch & Bubbles!

RSVP is appreciated!
Melanie Maitre – Melanie@TheMaitreGroup.com | 541.480.4186
Josh Maitre – Josh@TheMaitreGroup.com | 541.678.3341


January First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Bend

Please join us for First Friday on January 3rd at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St., Bend OR) from 5-8 PM to enjoy the artwork of Thomas McIntyre

This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and hosted by The Maitre Group

First Friday Artist (left: Thomas McIntyre) and our hosting brokers (middle: Melanie Maitre and Right: Josh Maitre

Artist Bio:

 “As long as I can remember I have been moved by moments filled with texture, color and simple beauty.  I am drawn to things that are tangible in nature and real.  Be it years of patina worn by a trusty piece of steel, a rock shaped by the lashing of waves over millions of years or an old scrap of wood weathered through time, hanging onto the memories of its past seen through the remnants of years of coated paint.  These things are special to me, they always have been. They tell a story, one that evokes honesty is full and rich in history, that is unique to itself and not only are they beautiful, I find them thought-provoking and this is how I paint.​

Years ago I thought I’d give this painting thing a try.  During one of my first attempts, I was not happy with what I had done so I grabbed a piece of flat steel and scraped the paint off of the canvas. I was using acrylic paints, a mix of heavy and light bodies and some iridescent medium.  To my surprise, I created something that looked like it had been there for thousands of years. I was floored by the textures throughout and how the contrast between warm and cool and matte and gloss colors came together yet continued to be their own.  I realized right then, this process gave me that same feeling I get when I stumble upon one of those simple moments that I so love.

I try to create something that is not only aesthetically pleasing for a room but an interesting conversation piece, something that someone will have to walk up to and really investigate. I hope to arouse a sense of wonder and curiosity about my process and encourage people to come up with their own ideas of what it means and looks like to them”.

Exhibitions:

Untitled Gallery Padova, Italy 2019

Marco Antonio Patricio Gallery Padua, Italy 2019/2020

I.A.F. Paris, France – 2020

I.A.F. Innsbruck, Austria – 2020

I.A.F. Padova, Italy – October 2019

NYA Gallery Tribeca/Manhattan New York – 2020​​


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Grand Opening Event for Vancouver Office

On Friday, December 6th, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty’s hosted a grand opening event for its 3,185 square foot gallery-style office in the Riverview Tower located at 900 Washington Street in Vancouver, WA. Over 70 people attended the event.

According to CEO Deb Tebbs, opening the Vancouver office is extra special to her. “Since we opened in Portland a few years ago, we had our eyes on this great town, and we truly appreciate the brokers that helped us launch. I am also excited to announce we recently hired Adam Williams to lead the office as a branch manager. He is exceptional at helping our brokers grow their business.”

The Sotheby’s brand has attracted some of the top brokers in the area, already producing over $100M in sales this year, including Heather DeFord and Donna Roberts two of the top brokers in SW Washington.

The brokerage also announces it is having its best year yet and projects $1.7 billion in closed real estate. 

  • 330 brokers
  • 14 offices serving the Pacific Northwest
  • 59% year-over-year sales growth in Portland Metro including SW Washington

Cascade Living | December 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and the Willamette Valley.

Click below to see the newsletter for your region:

Central Oregon
Columbia River Gorge
Oregon Coast
Portland
Southwest Washington
Willamette Valley


Christy Benton Has Joined Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Bend, Oregon – Old Mill Office

Originally from Portland, Christy’s adventurous spirit has taken her to Seattle, Alaska, and then in 2003 she fell in love with Bend and moved here to raise her three children with her husband. She is a business owner of a sportfishing lodge in Alaska, a commercial fisherman, and has worked in the customer service industry for over 30 years.

Christy enjoys all the opportunities that real estate can provide and takes advantage of the continuing education courses provided to better serve her clients. With several designations including the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialists (SRS), an Earth Advantage Broker/ADU Specialist., She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Central Oregon Association of Realtors.

Christy believes every client deserves exceptional service and brings honesty, integrity, and a positive approach to the table every time. She loves the whole process of real estate. Meeting new clients, helping with staging, highlighting the home in photos, working through the transaction, and seeing the excitement of her clients having their dreams come true.”


Cascade Living | November 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and The Willamette Valley.

Click below to see the newsletter for your region:
Central Oregon
Oregon Coast
Columbia River Gorge

Portland
SW Washington
Willamette Valley