Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Signs Top Luxury Broker Matthew Tercek

LAKE OSWEGO, OR – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty continues to grow its presence in the high-end luxury home market with new premier brokers signing on under the internationally-renowned Sotheby’s brand. Already in 2018, the brokerage has welcomed 47 new agents in Oregon representing $401.4 million in closed revenue.
Now, Cascade Sotheby’s welcomes one of Portland metro’s premier luxury and new construction real estate experts and top producers, Matthew Tercek. Tercek, who leaves another prestigious luxury real estate company in Lake Oswego to join the Cascade Sotheby’s team, produced more than $30 million in closed sales in the last 12 months and brings many of his illustrious listings with him. Click on the photos below to view more information.

“I made the move to Cascade Sotheby’s to better serve my clients—the internationally-recognized Sotheby’s brand has the established presence and prestige in markets that are now looking to relocate in the Pacific Northwest,” says Tercek, who sees a significant influx of prospective buyers from the Bay Area, Seattle and Asia looking in Oregon and recognizes the power of the network. “The implementation of digital services has always been an important aspect of my business. Being able to leverage the innovative marketing tools, technology and team that Cascade Sotheby’s offers brokers will result in a better client experience from start to finish.”

According to a recent report by the real estate professional’s resource Keeping Current Matters, a trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory and demand in the premium and luxury home market versus the starter and trade-up home market, and what that in turn is doing to prices: inventory continues to rise in the luxury home market which is causing prices to cool.

One of Cascade Sotheby’s principal managing brokers in the Lake Oswego office Michael Babbitt points out that as the premium and luxury home market is turning into more of a buyers’ market, there is all the more reason sellers need brokers expert in selling higher end homes. In fact, of special note, the average price point for Cascade Sotheby’s agents is 33% higher than other agents in the Portland and SW Washington market.

“Cascade Sotheby’s is honored to sign such premier agents like Mathew—he’s a proven expert in the luxury home and new construction categories and we welcome him to the team,” said Deb Tebbs, CEO and franchise owner, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Signing so many new brokers already this year is an incredible testament to the reputation of our team, the power of the Sotheby’s brand, a world class network, and global reach to larger markets.”
Kitchen Island
Cascade Sotheby’s, which has expanded throughout the Oregon and SW Washington real estate market, reported $1.3 billion in total transaction volume in 2017, representing $32 million in company revenue and a 325% increase in sales growth in the last two years. With 300+ brokers and 10 strategic office locations in Oregon and SW Washington, Cascade Sotheby’s is rated in the top 25 among Sotheby’s affiliates.
“Our brokers offer a white glove experience to all clients regardless of the price of their home and anticipate the clients’ needs to deliver some of the best service in the market—that’s the hallmark of our success,” says Tebbs.


Cascade Sotheby’s – Featured Broker at NW Parade of Homes to Showcase Work of Top Area Builders

CAMAS, WA – Excitement is building, as we draw close to the launch of the 2018 NW Natural Parade of Homes. The 41st anniversary of the event, organized by the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA), is happening over three weeks in September (7-23) and will be staged at Parklands at Camas Meadows. The NW Natural Parade of Homes showcases innovative home designs, fully furnished and beautifully landscaped, offering the finest in architecture, materials, heating and appliances. For the first time, SW Washington’s premier home show will be headlining 10 homes over $1M.
Parklands Golf Course
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is honored to be the featured brokerage in presenting truly exceptional examples of custom home construction from some of the most exceptional local builders.
“The Parklands was selected, in-part, for its location, lot sizes, marketability and subdivision layout being conducive to hosting a show,” said BIA Executive Director, Avaly Scarpelli. The luxury gated community was developed by Kevin DeFord and Aaron Barr, featuring 41 lots ranging in size from 15,000 to 18,500 square feet, according to DeFord. The mixed-use development also includes five commercial buildings, called The Archery, with a total of 90,000 square feet of space, and 24 living units on the top floor of one of the buildings. DeFord, a Camas resident, is president and founder of Nex Generation LLC, a real estate development and acquisitions company. He is excited about the opportunity to showcase the residential portion of development.
Parklands Site Map
“The site sold itself,” DeFord said. “It will have easy access and plenty of parking, it’s not a constrained site. There are a lot of easy positives that go along with that. From any developer’s point of view [being part of the Parade of Homes] is an asset and something that adds value to the neighborhood. The Parade and the vision that goes with that is a great blessing to have as part of our development.”
Toward the center of the development there are nine acres of open space, which allowed the majority of the houses to be located either along the golf course or green space. There are also walking trails within the development that connect to the Heritage Trail on the south side of Lacamas Lake. Each house’s design is extremely unique, reflecting the styles of all of the builders associated with this project. “What we didn’t want to do is sell all the lots to one builder, and have five floor plans that come in as part of the neighborhood,” he said. “Every home in here is custom designed and built. We think that will make it a truly unique neighborhood that fits Camas, as well as the community.”
According to DeFord, the development was master planned to take advantage of the small-town atmosphere that already exists in other parts of the city. “We think it really fits together well with the surrounding pieces and uses that are already there,” he said. “With all of the other development that is going on around us, I view this as a satellite east downtown Camas. With the amenities we’ve established, once these rooftops start going in, you are going to see people gathering there on Saturday morning for coffee, shopping and walking the trails and bicycling.”
SW Washington’s premier gated/golf course development has been carefully and intentionally designed to meet the needs of homeowners looking for the ideal site to build their custom dream home. This highly-sought after location is truly unique and offers the best of luxury living in one of the fastest-growing population centers on the West Coast. Builders represented with homes in the Parklands at Camas Meadows include Axion Luxury Homes, Cascade West Development, Doriot Construction, Gecho Homes, Generation Homes NW, Sam Vilhauer Construction and Soaring Eagle Homes. View the development video.
Axiom Luxury Homes
Axiom Arcadia
As a premier Portland and Vancouver luxury home builder, Axiom Luxury Homes is continually asking themselves just what makes a home a luxury home. They realize the definition of a luxury home is different for every customer, and therefore they strive to go above and beyond in all aspects of their home building process, making each home a “Luxury Home” for their clients.
Axiom Vista
Axiom Luxury Homes understands that honesty, integrity and overall homeowner satisfaction are the cornerstones to their long-term success. They build every home not only to satisfy their clients at the end of the project, but focus on providing so much more than they’ve expected, that they will use them again in the future.
Cascade West Development
Cascade Cadence
For more than 25 years, Cascade West has provided fine homes throughout the Pacific Northwest with superior value and distinctive styling. They specialize in listening to their home buyers and then customizing a floor plan to translate their needs and dreams into reality. Cascade West is sometimes known for the large, the lavish and the luxurious homes featured throughout the year in tours and parades — but they’re much more.
Cascade Eagle Peak
Their focus isn’t on selling or building the biggest house, but on understanding their client’s needs. Once the have a comprehensive framework for how their clients plan to use their space, the rest is just filling in the blanks (with a lot of awesome stuff). Working together and becoming totally immersed in the way your home looks, feels and functions is what Cascade West is passionate about.
Doriot Construction
Doriot Timberline
For 34 years, Doriot Construction has built their livelihoods on their unwavering drive to help clients transform their dreams into reality. From the simple to the lavish, they’ve experienced it all, and can assist you in every step of the process. From luxury custom home design and construction, to land acquisition, due diligence, land use issues and engineering, no project is too small or too big for their knowledgeable crews. Doriot also offers a full-service remodeling, specializing in complete interior and exterior makeovers. Partners with the area’s finest suppliers and subcontractors, Doriot provides the highest quality workmanship and pricing.
Gecho Homes
Gecho Maldividian
Innovative homes designed and built by Peter Gecho have been a fixture throughout Washington and Oregon for over 30 years. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Gecho’s creative vision maximizes the characteristics of each home by incorporating its features into the surrounding environment. Every design exhibits a unique personality, constructed from only the highest quality materials and finishes. A “Showcase of Homes” winner, Peter’s process is highly collaborative, allowing clients to become fully invested in the experience.
Generation Homes NW
Generation Homes NW - Madison
Locally-owned, Generation Homes NW is a fresh experience in homebuilding, where your ideas come to life with a team of passionate builders, designers and trade partners. Owners, Aaron Helmes and John Colgate bring over two decades of building and design experience and remain focused on providing the best service possible for every client. Known for open designs, large rooms, flexible design options and floor plans, a simple process and clear communication, Generation Homes NW builds beautiful communities in the best locations in Clark County. Generation’s mission is simple: provide the best products, design and customer care.
Sam Vilhauer Construction
Sam Vilhauer Joella
The choice for clientele seeking custom living spaces in the Southwest Washington/Portland Metro area. With over 25 years of experience building spaces clients love to live in and call home, Sam Vilhauer Construction has not only built some of the areas most stunning homes but a reputation as the best. From the design phase, through landscaping, Sam Vilhauer Construction (SVC) is well regarded as a leader in the custom home and remodel arena.
Soaring Eagle Homes
Soaring Eagle Black Pearl
Matthew Clarkson, of Soaring Eagle Homes, has been building custom homes in Clark County for more than two decades. A big part of their success has come from listening. Taking the time to first learn what you envision and how your home must live, allows them to build beautiful, livable homes that stand the test of time for both form and function. They’ve created unique and personal havens for countless families in the Clark County community.
Soaring Eagle Maker
They have a unique ability to artfully blend the talent of hand-selected, experienced craftsmen in this area, which makes each and every home they build go beyond what their clients need, into more than they imagined. Their history of industry leadership allows them to advise on even the most unique requests, their high touch ensures collaboration each step of the way, and the end result is a stunning, one-of-a-kind home that fits the lifestyle of each individual client.


The active City of Camas is perfect for families in any stage, with gourmet restaurants, hot new breweries and coffee shops, shopping and entertainment. Just steps away from each property, a therapeutic trail winds through the community and connects to Camas Meadows Golf Course, a highly-acclaimed Parklands-style course. Nearby, Lacamas and Round Lakes call to kayakers and paddle boarders, while hiking, biking and other outdoor recreation is convenient and abundant. Whether you are visiting the course for a round of golf, exploring the trails and natural activities, or simply enjoying the incredible views from your back deck, your home at the Parklands has the location, access and comfort you’ve been looking for.
The last time a Camas development was featured during the Parade of Homes was in 2002. The 2014 and 2015 Parade of Homes, both held at developments in Ridgefield, each attracted approximately 15,000 people. “We’ve had pretty consistent attendance over the past couple of years, but are hoping with this incredible site in Camas that attendance will be significantly increased,” Scarpelli said. Mayor Scott Higgins explained that he anticipates the event at Parklands at Camas Meadows will provide an opportunity to display what is special about Camas. “I have been trying to get a Parade of Homes in Camas for four years,” he said. “I do think this is the best of the best. It’s a great way to showcase Camas. It will be great for the community.” Click here for $2 off the regular price of admission. Buy tickets.
Heather DeFord
Heather DeFord is a SW Washington native, and the listing agent for all remaining lots at the Parklands. One of the top-producing real estate brokers in SW Washington, Heather is known for providing the highest level of personalized service to her clients, tailoring her approach for each property, client and project. Offering more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of property sales, Heather understands the unique needs for luxury residential properties, multi-family, investment properties and developments. She is a skilled negotiator who will leverage her extensive experience and depth of marketing services to help every client achieve their real estate goals in this constantly-evolving market. As a Certified Luxury Broker, she understands that luxury is an experience, not a price point – and Heather strives to ensure that each of her clients has the luxury experience they expect and deserve.
Through her alignment with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Heather has access to the broadest local, national, and international markets available. Backed by a brokerage that has the scope and reach of Cascade Sotheby’s, Heather is prepared to offer clients the absolute best, at levels that far exceed other brokerages in the same market. Heather also believes community involvement is essential to balanced living, and she is invested in many of SW Washington’s philanthropic endeavors and events. Check out Heather’s BLOG page to learn more.
Rachel and Peter Gecho
Offering the highest level of service and unsurpassable attention to detail, Broker, Rachel Gecho, is highly regarded for managing the expectations of her clients with unrivaled personal attention while ensuring that each transaction is as seamless as possible. Working alongside her husband, Peter Gecho, also an agent with Cascade Sotheby’s, as well as a General Contractor, building custom homes, Rachel’s competitive nature makes her a natural negotiator and for going above and beyond what is expected.
Gecho Homes have been a fixture throughout Washington and Oregon for over 30 years. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Gecho’s creative vision maximizes the characteristics of each home by incorporating its features into the surrounding environment. Every design exhibits a unique personality, constructed from only the highest quality materials and finishes. A “Showcase of Homes” winner, Peter’s process is highly collaborative, allowing clients to become fully invested in the experience. Nothing short of stellar, The Maldivian, a Northwest contemporary Gecho design, is located in the Parklands at Camas Meadows, showcasing their signature architectural elements.
Donna Roberts
Donna Roberts is a Managing Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s and based out of the Vancouver, WA office. Licensed since 2005, Donna has listings on both sides of the Interstate Bridge and quickly became one of the most successful agents in Clark County. She has consistently been recognized as a top 1% broker in the county. Her dedication to providing her clients personalized, professional service is her number one priority. Donna’s knowledge, integrity, and willingness to work hard have earned her a reputation for excellence with her clients and peers. Leader of the Donna Roberts Group, she has an amazing team of highly experienced associates, knowledgeable in transactions for either state.

References
https://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2016/may/17/camas-meadows-development-will-be-featured-in-2017-parade-of-homes/

Cascade Sotheby's Lists Home Featured in "Pop Classic" Twilight Saga

ST. HELENS, OR – The Pacific Northwest has seen its fair share of media exposure over the past few years, as affordable production costs and ethereal environments have provided backdrops and sets that help bring scripts to life. From the original television series Portlandia, to a laundry list of cinema classics such as Animal House, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Goonies and Stand by Me, and more recently the movie Wild, starring Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon, Oregon has often been featured in the starring role, due to its diverse landscapes, and most importantly its proximity to Hollywood.

Enter Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, who have just listed the charming home prominently featured in the Twilight movies and affectionately known by fans as “Bella’s House.” The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by American author, Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The series has grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts. The first installment, Twilight, was released on November 21, 2008.  The second installment, New Moon, followed on November 20, 2009, breaking box office records as the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history, grossing an estimated $72.7 million.  The third installment, Eclipse, was released on June 30, 2010, and was the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX.

The series was in development since 2004 at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation of Twilight that differed significantly from the novel was written. Three years later, Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the film. After Twilight grossed $35.7 million on its opening day,  Summit Entertainment announced they would begin production on New Moon; they had acquired the rights to the remaining novels earlier that same month.  A two-part adaptation of Breaking Dawn began shooting in November 2010 with release dates of November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012, respectively.

The current owners of “Bella’s House” share some of their memories of what it was like to play a “role” in the Twilight Saga.
2002 – “I got a call from a friend telling me about this house in St. Helens that was about to be listed. I drove out and made the corner onto 6th street. Going up the small hill past the no outlet sign the house rose up majestically and I said out loud ‘Wow! This place could be used in a movie.’ ”
2007 – “While sitting down with a bowl of chicken soup for dinner there was a knock on the door. The man at the door said he was a location scout for a movie company. He said the director really liked the house and was wondering if he could shoot some photos of it. After that I had many visits from the production staff.”

“As the film was to shoot both inside and outside of the house, I met the production designer before filming. He said that he loved the fact that the house had its original windows and doors and that it hadn’t had all of its character remodeled out of it. They painted most of the inside of the house and told me after they finished filming, they would restore it to my colors or they’d paint it any color I’d like or I could keep their paint job. The designer said if I kept their colors, I could stand in one corner of any spot of the house the room might be blue, the hallway would be yellow and the next room would be green, and all three room colors would compliment each other. The yellow would be the color at the center of the house that would tie it all together. It’s really amazing how beautiful the paint colors are in the house. If you ever have the chance to have your room colors picked by a production designer, you won’t be sorry. They had every door in the house dipped to remove 80 years of enamel paint and did a hand rubbed oil finish on them.”

“I’ve kept the house as it was from the movie. The choices the filmmakers really made the house shine. Production was done and the film was about to be released. I sat down to watch the television and a trailer for Twilight came on the screen. To see a picture of the very house you’re sitting, in followed by an image of the very room you’re in, is a sensation that very few will ever know.”

“When we first saw the movie, we watched it in the Columbia Theater in St. Helens. The town was used as a stand-in for the town of Port Angeles. There is a close-up shot of Bella standing in the kitchen right in front of a small square cabinet left of the fridge. My wife leaned over and said, ‘Hey! I know what’s in the cupboard.’ I myself, always think of the scene where Charlie meets Edward for the first time. He’s cleaning a gun at my dining room table, in my dining room, sitting on one of my chairs. That is really a crazy thing to see on a big screen.”

Want to live in a movie house in St. Helens, Oregon? You’re going to love all of the charming details including the leaded glass dining room china cabinets, and hardwood floors throughout this wonderful home. Contact Principal Broker, Andrew Ferranti for a tour. View the full listing.


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Ultimate Pacific NW Dream Home

World-class property first time on market in one of America’s most desirable cities

PORTLAND, OR – Sometimes location, location, location is only part of a larger premiere luxury experience that is sure to entice even the most discriminating buyer. One of Oregon’s most esteemed real estate professionals, Veronica Park, a Principal Broker at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, just listed a 10,000+-square-foot custom signature home and accompanying 4,500-square-foot guest house that takes sumptuous contemporary design to a new level.

According to Park, this estate built on a sprawling 5.5 acres was painstakingly built from scratch over a four-year period by the present owners. Every feature reflects flawless craftsmanship, state-of-the-art amenities and authentic resort-style design. Located 10 minutes from downtown Portland where some of America’s finest restaurants and famed microbreweries line the streets, the property is located on the Persimmon Country Club Golf Course, and includes four putting holes on the home’s grounds. From the master suite windows, a painters’ vision of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams can be seen with different lighting throughout the day. View the listing video that will provides prospective buyers a clear visual understanding of this rural gem’s attributes.

When asked about her first impression of the property, Park replied: “I was so impressed by the attention to detail in the home building process, down to the exotic woods and stories the owners told of how they themselves wet each board to mold it into place. It means so much as I love every aspect of the building process. I grew up in a home that my father built from the ground up. I understand the blood, sweat and tears that go into a project in order to make a dream home a reality,” she said.

This three bedroom, five bath country compound includes a two-story master suite featuring a wet-bar on the second floor and a built-in hot tub. The primary residence boasts a large indoor saltwater pool surrounded by tropical plants and spa complex that includes waterfalls programmed by phone and accented with luxurious finishes. The main residence includes a lower level theater, wine cellar, great room and three flex rooms with high-end media and appliances that can all be tailored to a new homeowners’ tastes.

As to how this home is consistent with Cascade Sotheby’s level of real estate excellence, Park said “It correlates exactly with the type of listing Sotheby’s proudly presents across the globe. It also speaks to the fact that, a lifestyle is not a price point: it is the experience. The placement of the home nestled in a country setting on the golf course is easily accessible to the mountains for winter fun as well as our beautiful coastline. It is truly a unique estate that commands attention.”

Veronica Park is no stranger to real estate. She grew up on home building sites with her father, who was a local Lake Oswego (Oregon) builder in the early 80s. It wasn’t long before she became a Broker and began helping local families of all walks and budgets with the American dream of home ownership. The same is true today. Park is completely invested in helping people with widely varying financial resources find their first home or upgrade to homes with vast possibilities. A true country girl at heart, she is very experienced in the nuances and variables that accompany the sale of estate acreage, vineyards and equestrian facilities. Every client whom Park has represented comments that it isn’t about the dollar amount, but truly helping people navigate all that is involved with purchasing a home they adore that fits their lifestyle.

Please contact Veronica Park at 503-250-0667 or email her at veronica.park@cascadesir.com to see this one of a kind retreat or other listing.


Real Estate and Equestrian Passions Support At-Risk Youth

LAKE OSWEGO, OR – Riding horses since only 7-years old, Laura Piccard, a broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Lake Oswego, realizes how fortunate she has been to be able to combine her two greatest passions – horses and real estate. Inheriting her mother’s love of riding, Laura claims that it’s in her blood. Taking care of the horses and cleaning stalls fueled her appetite to ride, as she began competing at an early age. Now, as an adult, Laura maintains an affinity for equestrian activities and any opportunity to ride. An avid equestrian and a horse owner, she is a frequent competitor in hunter jumper horse shows across the Northwest.

Laura has lived and worked in Brussels, Belgium before entering real estate. Having experienced another culture, she has developed a network of relationships with international clients, enabling her to better serve their particular needs and understand that there are unique lifestyle attributes that they might find appealing in the Portland area. With over 10 years of industry credibility, Laura’s exceptional talents in navigating property transactions highlight her invaluable advice, guidance and care to her clients in all stages of their process. Being associated with an iconic luxury brand is what initially drew Laura’s interest in working with Cascade Sotheby’s, but it was also the fact that they were differentiated by their reputation for a high-level of customer service. It’s not just about price point, it’s the story that you’re delivering to the buyer. Laura’s equestrian background has made her an authority on horse properties. Her current listing at 33207 SE 6th St., Mt. Laurel/Washougal, WA, perfectly illustrates the type of residence she relates to. View the property video.

The Oregon High Desert Classics (OHDC) is held in sunny Bend, Oregon on the beautiful 40-acre J Bar J Youth Services Ranch. The two-week hunter/jumper competition showcases top riders from the Western United States and Canada and includes junior athletes and Olympic competitors. With snow-capped mountain views and grass arenas, this show is sure to inspire. The show offers an array of amenities such as six arenas, six schooling/lunging rings, on-site barns for up to 600 horses and great dining and shopping just six miles away in Downtown Bend. Over $150,000 in prize money is at stake as horses and riders of all ages and levels compete throughout the week in classes such as the Grand Prix and USHJA International & National Hunter Derbys. Sponsorships help create the show ambiance and are instrumental to the success of OHDC and J Bar J Youth Services to continue to provide services through their six programs. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is a white-ribbon sponsor of this year’s events: Pre-Adult Equitation, Ariat® National Adult Medal and the OHJA Jr/Sr Medal. Laura is scheduled to compete in the Adult Equitation 40-49, the Ariat® Medal and the OHJA Junior/Senior Medal events.

J Bar J Youth Services offers innovative options for at-risk children, youth and families working toward self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. The program outcome is to produce healthy adults who contribute to society. Founded as a working ranch for juvenile offenders, the agency has grown and now includes eight program areas to address the growing needs of challenged youth in our community.  Stephanie Alvstad, Executive Director, J Bar J Youth Services, says, “The Oregon High Desert Classics raises money to support at-risk youth. We have found the horse show community to be very generous in their compassion for the challenges our youth have to overcome. This show has contributed more than $2.6 million towards helping kids over the past ten years. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you!”

A former resident of the homeless teen shelter summed up his experience with this; “The LOFT (homeless shelter program) has helped me with many things. They helped me get back in school. They help me with my medical and dental needs. They make sure I am eating well. Most of all, the staff at the LOFT makes me feel like there is someone who cares.  Another youth who graduated from the Ranch had this to say; “J Bar J influenced me to become not only a productive member of society, but someone who I don’t mind looking at in the mirror in the morning. I learned how to take accountability for my actions and create a life for myself that I’m proud of.”

The horse show also provides a venue for youth involved in the programs to work. Boys from the Ranch interview for positions as groundskeepers and kitchen staff for the show. The money they earn is often put towards any restitution they need to pay. Girls from the Academy at Sisters serve as wait staff for multiple events under the Patrons Tent during the two weeks of the show. Community service is a strong value in all of our programs and the horse show is a perfect opportunity for the kids to help out.

Originally called the High Desert Horse Faire in 1989, this event was transferred to J Bar J Youth Services in 1992 and renamed the Michelob Classics. J Bar J owns a forty-acre cattle ranch east of Bend and operates a rehabilitation program for boys that have been in trouble with the law. The boys provided the labor needed to transform the property into a suitable show facility. To establish the grass rings, the fields were laser leveled, going down about six feet to put in rock and gravel. This provided a solid base for the grass rings. The boys continue to work the show every year, which gives them the opportunity to earn money to pay restitution. Learn more about J Bar J Youth Services.

Everyone has a different story to tell. Everybody has a different experience to share. And I love that I get to share the stories and experiences of my clients. To learn more about Laura Piccard, watch her broker film.


Cascade Sotheby’s Ranks as one of Nation’s Top-Producing Brokerage Firms in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report

Bend, OR—Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has ranked as one of the top real estate firms in the U.S. in sales volume according to RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Report. Cascade Sotheby’s, which has expanded throughout the Oregon and SW Washington real estate market, reported $1.3 billion in total transaction volume in 2017, representing $32 million in company revenue and a 325% increase in sales growth in the last two years.

According to the recent announcement by RISMedia, the biggest brokerages have a mutual philosophy: expansion. And Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is no exception.

Cascade Sotheby’s recently acquired the expert talent of high-producing brokerages including Metolius Property Sales in Sisters and The Donna Roberts Group in Vancouver. The firm also signed as the exclusive listing agent for all Franklin Brothers homes and developments in Bend as well as the new luxury home development, Grand Peaks at Sisters. Cascade Sotheby’s also recently recruited a $22 million-a-year broker in Southern Oregon to leverage the emerging vineyard real estate activity there.

The firm’s 10 strategic locations include two offices in Bend, and retail presence in Sisters, Lake Oswego, The Pearl District/Portland, Lake Oswego, SW Washington, and at the Oregon Coast in Gearhart, Cannon Beach, and Manzanita. Together they form the most expansive luxury real estate network in the Pacific Northwest.

Cascade Sotheby’s is one of the elite 25 Sotheby’s International Realty® franchises in the U.S. in the billion-dollar volume category and is one of the top franchises in closed sales revenue in the entire Sotheby’s International Realty global realty network.

“We maintain a laser focus on statewide expansion, broker development, and innovative technology to support sales—all of this continues to strengthen our market share and vital commitment to our growing team of high quality producers,” says Deb Tebbs, founder and chief executive officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our brokers have earned an impeccable reputation for white glove services for buyers and sellers at any price point. We welcome all clients who know that the Sotheby’s brand brings a coveted cache at any price level of home or location.”

Since the company’s founding in 2006, management has focused on white glove customer service at any price point—by building an industry-leading team, innovative sales platform, and proprietary technology network for its brokers. As a result, Cascade Sotheby’s added more than 80 new brokers statewide in 2017 and is the dominant firm in Central Oregon, with over twice the market share of the next closest competitor.

“Our brokers offer a white glove experience to all clients regardless of the price of their home and anticipate the clients’ needs to deliver some of the best service in the market—that’s the hallmark of our success,” says Tebbs.

The growth continues and Cascade Sotheby’s is poised to continue shaking up Oregon’s booming residential real estate market.

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Interested in learning more about real estate market conditions Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Portland and SW Washington? Our latest Market Reports look at statistical data on the area, the number of homes for sale in comparison to the number of homes selling as well as what is trending in different market sectors. In addition to these quarterly reports, up to date hourly snapshots on specific neighborhoods throughout Central Oregon can be found on the homepage of our website.


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Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty partners with Evoker, Inc. to showcase passion, personalities of brokers

Bend, Oregon (February 16, 2018)— Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has a keen understanding that real estate success is all about bringing its brand to life and building personal relationships with clientele. With that mission in mind, the brokerage has inked a deal with Evoker, Inc., a Chicago-based micro-branding company, to create short films that tell the passion, commitment and stories of Cascade Sotheby’s brokers.
Cascade Sotheby’s first set of Evoker films launch today on YouTube and Vimeo. Please take a moment and view some of these amazing films. They represent brokers in four main regions – click on one of the following links to view the playlists: Central Oregon, Portland, SW Washington and the Oregon Coast.
“In real estate like in any business, decisions are made based as much on personal relationship and engagement as they are on the reputation of the corporate brand,” says Deb Tebbs, chief executive officer and founder of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “These individual broker films are literally works of art that really set our elite team apart in the market as we continue to build relationships with buyers and sellers alike throughout Oregon and SW Washington.”
What makes a Cascade Sotheby’s broker remarkable? Commitment to what they do. A passion for serving people. A love of the place they call home. The brokerage believes Evoker films distinguish both the Sotheby’s global luxury brand and the remarkable talent that choose Cascade Sotheby’s to call home. The stories are compelling and engaging—and offer a truly personal look into the passion and lives of some of the company’s top talent.
“We expect these exquisite films to really position the talent Cascade Sotheby’s has recruited to the team, and set our brokerage apart as clients are seeking exceptional services and global marketing reach in a very competitive landscape,” says Michael Kosmin, chief operating officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “After seeing the first round of film production, there’s no question these compelling and passionate creations will win the attention of clients looking to work with the best.”


Cascade Sotheby's International Realty partners with Tesla to create unique experience for local brokers and clientele

Portland, Oregon (February 5, 2018) – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which embodies the long-held Sotheby’s tradition of quality and expertise, this week partners with Tesla to host a unique broker and client appreciation event at the Portland Tesla dealership. Brokers and local clientele of Cascade Sotheby’s are invited to test drive their Tesla dream car at the February 8th exclusive event which also features other fine products including prized Oregon wines, Tiffany jewelry and local chocolatiers.
“At Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, we pride ourselves on being connoisseurs of life—this involves understanding, and taking the time to appreciate, all of the precious things that go into making a life extraordinary. We want to share this with our growing client base,” says Dori Olmsted, principal broker. “This event will continue to shape community understanding of what our brand stands for and like our parent, Sotheby’s, the kinds of contributions we make to the communities in which we do business.”
Cascade Sotheby’s brings clients the benefits of a world-renowned brand
Sotheby’s is one of the world’s most recognized and respected luxury brands, having served discerning auction buyers and sellers since 1744. Founded in 1976 to provide independently owned and operated real estate offices with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network, through its association with the Sotheby’s brand, is uniquely positioned to serve the luxury real estate market. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand continues to define the meaning of luxury by providing unparalleled personalized service.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which exceeded $1.3 billion in closed sales in 2017, continues its innovative approach to uniting extraordinary lives with extraordinary homes building on these statistics:

  • $30 million in company revenue in 2017
  • 325% sales growth from 2015 to 2017
  • More than two times the market share in Central Oregon than closest competitor
  • More than 250 brokers across Oregon and SW Washington
  • More than 80 new brokers signed in 2017 alone
  • Average price point for Cascade Sotheby’s agents is 33% higher than other agents in Portland and SW Washington
  • 11 offices in Oregon and SW Washington

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty announces new lending partner, Academy Mortgage

Portland, Oregon (January 31, 2018) – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty announces a new partnership with Academy Mortgage to provide lending services to brokerage clientele. Academy is Oregon’s fastest growing mortgage company according to 2017 CoreLogic Data. Academy lenders will have a presence in all Cascade Sotheby’s offices in Oregon and SW Washington to better serve homebuyers with leading mortgage options.
“Academy Mortgage’s presence in the Pacific Northwest and reputation for A+ service and products align perfectly with the Cascade Sotheby’s brand,” says Michael Kosmin, chief operation officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “Academy is one of the top independently owned purchase lenders in the U.S.-they close home loans quickly and efficiently while making our clients feel comfortable every step of the way.  Their affiliation with Cascade Sotheby’s will be a huge asset to our clients.”
According to Academy Mortgage, unlike banks and mortgage lenders that consolidate operations and service offsite, Academy has the distinct advantage of being a direct lender, which means all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled at local branch offices. Branch offices – and now lending representatives at Cascade Sotheby’s offices – have the tools and resources in-house to expedite these processes, resulting in a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“We are honored and privileged to partner with this great company and these amazing industry leaders – the partnership provides a unique synergy as both companies have experienced a tremendous amount of growth and momentum in the Oregon and SW Washington market,” says Patrick Welberg, Pacific Northwest Regional Manager of Academy Mortgage. “Cascade Sotheby’s also shares our commitment to giving back to the local communities in which we do business-we are looking forward to partnering with this excellent brokerage on community services initiatives as well.”
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty franchise owner and CEO, Deb Tebbs, was the first on the West Coast to secure a Sotheby’s International Realty franchise to launch in Central Oregon in 2006. In 2015, she was awarded the franchise for Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages in Portland, Lake Oswego, SW Washington and the Oregon Coast. Portland is the last metro market in the nation for a Sotheby’s International Realty real estate presence.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, which exceeded $1.3 billion in closed sales in 2017, continues its innovative approach to uniting extraordinary lives with extraordinary homes building on these statistics:

  • $30 million in company revenue in 2017
  • 325% sales growth from 2015 to 2017
  • More than two times the market share in Central Oregon than closest competitor
  • More than 250 brokers across Oregon and SW Washington
  • More than 80 new brokers signed in 2017 alone
  • Average price point for Cascade Sotheby’s agents is 33% higher than other agents in Portland and SW Washington
  • 11 offices in Oregon and SW Washington

About Academy Mortgage

Academy Mortgage is one of the top independent purchase lenders in the country as ranked in the 2016 CoreLogic Marketrac Report. It is the company’s mission to become 1st CHOICE in delivering the dream of sustainable homeownership by inspiring hope and building prosperity in the lives of its employees, homebuilders, real estate agents, and in the communities that it serves. Academy is headquartered in Draper, Utah; has more than 330 branches and 3,200 employees across the country; and is licensed to originate loans in 49 states and Washington D.C.

About Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Harnessing the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty expertly represents the most distinctive properties at every price range. The firm’s 11 strategic locations throughout Oregon and southern Washington form the most expansive luxury real estate network in the Pacific Northwest. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokers are masters of their craft, combining local expertise and global connections to artfully unite extraordinary places with extraordinary lives. The firm achieved a billion dollars in sales in the first 11 months of 2016, joining only 25 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in the world with this distinction. Exceptional service, continual innovation, and unrivaled market knowledge continue to set Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty apart as an industry leader.