Bend Oregon’s Most Experienced
Buyer’s Real Estate Broker

20+ years in Bend. 9 years as a Broker. 6 years representing only Bend Oregon Real Estate Buyers. Mensan intelligence, Pure Buy Side Honesty.


NEW– Watch or Listen to my 2015 Bend Oregon Real Estate Statistics Year End Review Video- HERE





I am a Bend Oregon real estate pure buyer’s agent.  Like other Bend real estate agents, I started as a standard broker, working both sides and switching hats from the “sunshine and rainbows” listing agent, to the analytical and much more realistic buyer’s agent.  I quickly realized, however, that I didn’t enjoy the “reality distortion” of the listing side.

My skills are much more suited to the side of Bend real estate where I can and should tell it like it is.  I am a  powerful asset for the people whom I help buy Bend Oregon homes every day, most of whom are from out of town and must place their trust in someone here in Bend, while the majority of Bend real estate agents have lived here less than ten or even five years!  I love to help people, and to give them real estate and local Bend insights they can’t get from anywhere else.  As a pure buyer’s broker I’m able to tell the whole truth, not just the convenient truth, about Bend Oregon homes, Bend Oregon neighborhoods, and the Bend Oregon real estate market in general.  And in doing so, protect my clients.

I post Bend home sales statistics every month, so that buyers can see the reality of the market for themselves, without any fluffy real estate agent speak to skew the numbers.  My goal is to make sure that you like and respect me AFTER the home sale.  If I succeed at that, you will tell your friends that you found an honest agent who you felt you could trust, who gave you valuable Bend real estate insights you wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, and who not only helped you buy the right Bend home, but also helped you avoid the wrong ones. 

My clients rave about me, and that is the best reward of all.  There’s nothing like seeing my old clients out at a pub or a restaurant and having them call me over and thank me again for what I did for them.  The real difference between my business, and that of most other Bend Oregon real estate agents, is simple.  Pure Honesty, Real Intelligence, and Longtime Local Experience.

My husband and I found Thom on the internet while we were researching for a summer retirement home. With very short notice we asked Thom to put together a list of houses for us to visit and we flew into Bend. We spent several days with Thom and found him to be extremely professional, yet very friendly and warm. We were delighted to work with him and found our home within a few days. I highly recommend Thom. You can trust that he knows what he is talking about.

Cynthia Knudsen
Cynthia Knudsen

Why a Buyer’s Agent?

You don’t hire a general practitioner to perform surgery, and you shouldn’t hire a general real estate broker to handle your purchase.  As a Mensan I bring a higher level of intelligence to your negotiation than my competition, I have worked ONLY with buyers since 2009, and understand that side of the deal better than anyone in Bend, Oregon.  This allows me to stay loyal to and speak frankly to the only side of the deal that matters to you – YOURS. Read more…

Buying from a Distance?

The hardest part of buying Bend Oregon real estate from afar?  Learning the truth about what’s happening on the ground while you are at 30,000 feet.  That’s where I come in.  I can set up a free portal for you on the Bend Oregon MLS system, so you can watch homes of your type in real time.  And, I make high quality videos (not phony moving pictures) of homes you identify, so you can decide whether it is worth a visit! Read more…

Regular Market Updates

I post the latest Bend Oregon sales statistics here around the 15th of every month, when they come out.  You can read my pointed comments on the ever changing Bend Oregon real estate market as you view charts covering everything from Days on Market, to average sales price and inventory, to average price per square foot and see how they have changed on a yearly basis. Read more…

Let’s talk.

Contact me via email or phone to discuss what I can do for you!  I never make you sign a contract until we make an offer, as I believe you should be sure you are going to be happy with my work ethic before you commit.  You won’t find many veteran Bend real estate brokers who will allow that, but I believe it’s the right thing to do. Contact Me.