Bend’s continued growth, small business culture and outdoor lifestyle, have earned the city top recognition in publications such as Forbes and even landed Bend in the list of top cities to relocate. Recognizing the trend of relocation to Bend, Holly Perzynski set-up her real estate business with Total Property Resources as our Relocation Specialist. Having moved from Seattle and experienced the challenges of relocation herself, this was a perfect fit. Holly has a true passion for helping her clients make a smooth transition to their new hometown and routinely goes above and beyond to make their move successful.
Relocating to a new location presents a lot of unique challenges. Once you’ve made the decision to move to Bend, now what? Maybe you’ve never been to Bend before, or you have a house in another city or state that you need to sell prior to relocating. Holly understands the challenges relocation brings and has worked to make the transition a smooth one for her clients.
So, where do you start?
Starting with the tools found in the Bend Chamber’s Free Relocation Packet and having an experienced ally, such as Holly, is a must! Not only can she inform you on the ins and outs of your new hometown, she can assist with taking care of your home selling needs in your current location.
Holly says, “It is all about who you know and strong lines of open communication. Finding an agent who is connected with other brokers in other markets and has a solid list of go-to people that are also excellent at communicating such as lenders, home inspectors, contractors, house cleaners, landscapers, movers, etc….. will make this process go much smoother….. it isn’t about just selling a home to a buyer, it is about making this process as smooth as possible. I feel like a play matchmaker throughout my day.”
Developing the relationships necessary to make this all happen takes a lot of time, active networking and often an investment in tools or resources. Another component to bringing this all together is the unique relationship Total Property Resources has forged with Leverage Global Partners program, an international network of top producing independent agencies. The agencies who have been chosen to join Leverage have been vetted and trusted with the exclusivity of being Leverage’s “one and only” representative in their market. Brokers who are connected to this community can offer their clients an incredible market advantage when buying or selling real estate whether it is local or global.
With the help of Leverage, Holly’s recent success story serves as a testament to the power of having the right connections in real estate. Holly had a client living off-grid in Denver, Colorado who was interested in relocating to Central Oregon. Their unique living situation called for an out of the box marketing approach. In Colorado Holly was able to match them up with Chantel Campbell with the premiere brokerage Madison & Company, located in Denver. Chantel was a great fit for the clients because of her progressive approach to marketing this unique property. Her expertise resulted in the sale of their property in record time! Meanwhile, in Oregon, Holly was able to help them create the next chapter in their journey and find them a home in Sisters that was reminiscent of their life in Colorado while supporting their new lifestyle in Central Oregon.
“Being connected to outstanding independent brokerages that excel in their local market allowed me to connect my clients with a great agent.”- Holly Perzynski
What makes a relocation specialist an invaluable asset is their ability to work, often remotely from their clients, to find the home that will make them happy in their new town while being unable to have clients view each home as they come on the market. The broker must be in-tune with the clients and have strong, open-lines of communication. If you find yourself looking to relocate out your area, be sure to seek out an agency that has a relocation specialist or extended network of referrals.
Below are a few photos that captured this unique Colorado property from Chantel’s listing…