What Our Clients Are Saying
We are in the business of creating a superior real estate experience.
Here are some recent testimonials that attest to the value of our brokers.
“I can’t thank Stefanie enough for all her advice, support and understanding. I really appreciate her going the extra mile for us!” – Gayle V.
“Stefanie worked hard showing us properties in our price range. Her knowledge of the area gave us a good sense of where we wanted to be. Kathy and I have bought and sold over 20 properties in our years together. This was the fastest, easiest, and most pleasnt experience we have encounterd in a real estate transaction. Due to Stefanie’s hard work and dedication we found the right house for us.” – George & Kathryn R.
“Stephanie was absolutely perfect for us. She’s very skilled at what she does and we wouldn’t even consider using a different realtor in the future. We’ve asked her to sell our condo for us once it’s ready because we like dealing with her so much. She’s incredibly knowlegeable, thorough, and dedicated to her clients. Everytime we started feeling stressed, she was there. We fully let her run the show with making offers and negotiating and have no regrets. She was clearly keeping up on all the reports and paperwork and knew more about the house than us in the end. I trust her completely and feel lucky to have a favorite realtor now.” – Aaron E., Bend
“Stephanie worked to help us find the perfect house for us. I always felt she had our best interests at heart. She was always responsive and timely in returning calls and answering our questions. She is a knowledge , friendly and positive person and was a pleasure to work with.” – Sally T., La Pine
“Experienced, Accurate, and Reliable.” – Juan C.
“Stefani was a terrific advocate for us which was critical as we were out of state. She was tireless in dealing with our problems and helping us get out of tight spots! She maintained decorum through it all and found a buyer when many wondered if it was possible to sell a portion of a time share at any reasonable cost. I would highly recommend stefani to any prospective sellers.” – Alison H., Sunriver
“You are an awesome Realtor and I wish they all were like you. I really appreciate you and thank you for all you do!” – Mary R.
“Thanks Mitch! We are starting to get settled and it’s feeling like home. I love it!” – Milena J.
“Thank you for helping me find the right place for me and my animal family!” – Karen N.
“Mitch, I wanted to thank you for all the time you spent helping me out in looking for a place in La Pine.” – Neal G.
“Mitch Darby was very responsive in setting up a showing on property I received via e-mail from him. This home is in a very desirable senior park Co-op where sales occur in a very short time. Mitch’s prompt action allowed me to make a quick offer that he immediately presented to the seller’s agent to secure the purchase. Mitch is excellent at returning calls and e-mails whether late at night, weekends, etc.” – Bruce S.
“Mitch was extremely knowledgeable about the various communities within central Oregon and went out of his way to answer all of our questions. And since he’s also a registered architect, when we had questions about design & construction, he was able to answer those as well!” – J. & R. Taylor
“Hey Mitch, I want to thank you. I won’t lie, prior to speaking to you, I spoke to 2 maybe 3 other brokers. Some of them reminded me of car salesman – not really paying attention to my needs. You’ve corresponded with me professionally.” – Neal G.
“Mitch, thank you for the effort you put out on our behalf.” – Cathy M.
“Mitch – Dude, you rock!” – Randy C.
Good Life Realty Team | Brenda Hawkins & Robb Chaffin
“We were looking to purchase property for a long-term build in Central Oregon. We feel so fortunate to have connected with Brenda and Robb. While we anticipated a long process of watching property listings, we discovered the ideal property much more quickly than expected. Brenda and Robb were very responsive, which helped us make a quick offer and secure the property. In the closing, there were some tax and title issues to sort out and Brenda handled and communicated, these clearly and confidently. Their local knowledge and connections were invaluable. As a buyer, it was a totally smooth positive process and we are thrilled with the result. We would highly recommend working with Brenda and Robb!” – Sam and Kammy, Oregon (Buyer)
“Brenda and Robb did an excellent job of planning our listing. Data regarding recent sales of comparable properties were thoroughly researched and a sound strategy for the timing of our listing, photography, internet exposure, open house showings, and handling of buyer offers was suggested and implemented. Robb was exceptionally helpful in taking care of logistical issues and Brenda was accessible to answer questions and address issues at virtually any time of day. A great team who served our interests well. Thank you both!!” – Scott Bolling Eagle Crest (Seller)
“This was not my first home-buying experience, but it has been by far the smoothest, most satisfying, and most pleasant by far! Brenda and Robb are such a great complementary team to work with. Their combined knowledge of the community, rear estate etiquette, and market are complemented by their friendly, laid-back personalities. Throughout the entire process, I was always at ease knowing that I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Brenda and Robb to anyone who is looking for a home. Thank you Good Life Realty for taking such great care of me!” – Devin Sezgen, Bend, OR (Buyer)
“They were amazing, SUPER helpful, booked a remote showing on Mother’s Day via Zoom for us, and have gone the extra mile on every aspect of the sale.
Have been right with us offering insights into the Sunriver market, help, and assistance since the first showing they did with us. They have been fabulous. Knowledgeable, helpful, and always going the extra mile.” – Bryan Platt & Morgan Anderson, Sunriver, OR (Buyer)
“Brenda was excellent! She was both knowledgeable and helpful and went out of her way to make the experience pleasant for us. I will recommend her to others!” – Claudia Hardwick Sunriver (Buyer)
“Brenda helped us purchase a home in Redmond during the fall of 2020. The market was intense and everything we liked had multiple offers over asking on the first day! She put in a lot of time and endless energy to make sure we saw every house we wanted; she suggested great homes to us; and helped us all the way through from the inspection to closing. It was a very difficult market, and we were impressed by Brenda’s work ethic throughout the process.” – Stephen Gladieux
“Brenda Helped me through the home buying process during a really personally challenging time. She was knowledgeable about the area and current market. She was incredibly helpful at every step of the process.” – Jacque Rose
“From the moment you received the lead from our local agents you were off and running with great speed to get the house ready for sale. You had to deal with many obstacles, including the fact that we’re out of state, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and the property needed considerable improvements. We would not have been able to accomplish this without your guidance and special efforts. Thank you for making the entire process seamless.” – Michela Fuller
“Knowledgable, personable, and helpful. Went above and beyond to ensure a smooth buying experience. Coordinated all activities in a timely manner and served as a liaison between myself and legal entities when I wasn’t available. Would highly recommend to anybody looking to buy or sell in Central Oregon.” – Brian Smith
“Brenda was excellent! She was both knowledgeable and helpful and went out of her way to make the experience pleasant for us. I will recommend her to others!” – Claudia Hardwick
“On behalf of Ed and myself, we want to send a sincere thank you for selling our property in Bend, Or. From the moment you received the lead from our local agents, Barbara Wilson and Maureen Riggs, you were off and running with great speed to get the house ready for sale. You had to deal with many obstacles, including the fact we’re out of state, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and the property needed considerable improvements. We would not have been able to accomplish this without your guidance and special efforts. Thank you for making the entire process seamless. We appreciate it and look forward to working with Berkshire Hathaway in the future.” – Ed & Michela Fuller
“Knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. Went above and beyond to ensure a smooth buying experience. Coordinated all activities in a timely manner and served as a liaison between myself and legal entities when I wasn’t available. Would highly recommend to anybody looking to buy or sell in Central Oregon.” – Brian S.
“Excellent support. She went out of her way to show me many, many, many houses (at least 50? I didn’t really count, but know I saw so many more than most people.) She was always pleasant and professional.” – Jennie J.
“She was perfect – Thanks Brenda!” – Tenise & Bret
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Brenda Hawkins. Communication was always quick and thorough. Brenda worked hard for us on the purchase of our home and my husband and I found her to be an invaluable resource throughout the entire process. Without hesitation, I would absolutely recommend Brenda Hawkins for your next home purchase.” – Tiffany & David
“Brenda is highly professional, experienced, and willing to go (and drive!) the extra mile to find a good match for her clients. She knows the geography well of a complex, large, growing area. I was uncertain at first exactly what type of property I wanted to buy but Brenda was patient, really listened to me, and clearly paid attention to my reactions to different properties. We work working long distance for much of this, but she kept me looped in and informed the entire time. I will recommend Brenda to anyone considering purchasing property in the Bend/Redmond/Sisters area.” – Debra M.
“Kevin was awesome from start to finish. He was professional, reassuring, friendly and knowledgeable. The use of quality signage, professionally taken home pictures and quality colored flyers led to the quick sale of our home. Kevin had marketing strategies in place including things like open houses in the event that the sale took longer. Kevin was easy to reach and kept in communication throughout the entire process. Kevin cares about the well being of his clients. Ratings say it all and Kevin was nothing short of excellent for me.” – David C.
“Thank-you, friend.” – Bill C.
“Christine Larsen has been integral to marketing my property. She is professional, polite and super knowledgable about the region. She helped pull in resources to fit my needs. I highly recommend Christine if selling or buying vacant land or homes.” – Roman B.
“Christine Larsen went the extra mile, showing us a ton of properties on a limited time frame since we are from out of town. We found the perfect property – she nailed our needs exactly! Thanks, Chris!” – Pam L.
“Sold our property in Sunriver in record time. So happy with Chris that we used her expertise to help us find and purchase our new home in Sisters!” – Gary & Judy
“Karen has been a god sent! She was patient in helping us to figure out exactly what would fit into our plan for property in the area. She was ever patient as my wife wanted to see everything, everywhere, in the whole area. She was awesome to work with and we look forward to utilizing her services in the future! Can not give a higher recommendation then I give Karen, you will be lucky to work with her.” – northwestiron
“Karen assisted me in buying a parcel of land in Powell Butte, OR. She was very responsive and helpful, and the deal closed without a hitch. Since the closing, I have been working on building a house on the land, and Karen has been very, very helpful with finding a loan and a builder. I highly recommend Karen — she goes way above and beyond what is required. She is also super nice!” – Hunter F.
“Karen did a great job finding the home that met our needs (in one weekend). Took us to multiple homes. When we found one that met our target, she provided insight on the price range we should offer(multiple offers were presented). We were from out of town so it was really helpful that Karen helped keep the process moving quickly and facilitated communication between all parties.” – user2395317
“Karen was so good to us. She was patient and very informative. We felt like friends right away and she understood our needs and concerns. I felt no pressure in anyway and she would always try to accommodate us. Very professional. We loved working with Karen and would again in a heartbeat!” – kelley ann317
“Karen was super diligent and knew our wishes and executed them. She went above and beyond contacting the listing agent as soon as the house was back on the market. This gave us an edge, and we were able to move quickly and get exactly what we wanted. I would very much recommend Karen.” – toolman51
“Karen was great to work with! She was always available night or day for any questions or concerns we had. This was my wife’s first home buying experience and Karen paid extra attention to making sure she knew what was happening and why. Thanks Karen!” – KJ & Camille
“We met Karen at a showing and immediately connected with her. She is very personable, professional, and never pushy. She was always available and answered our questions quickly. She thoroughly investigated the many aspects of the property and process. We are so happy that our paths met. Karen handled everything professionally and beyond. She was there for the inspection and closing, which was not only supportive, but comforting as well! We are so grateful to have found her and would not hesitate to share our experience with anyone in their home search. SUPERIOR!! Karen was the perfect person to guide us through this process.” – David & Diane R.
“She was unbelievably efficient and thoughtful and flawless in her execution. An absolute star! I am not an easy client to work with – I can be quite demanding and in this case, I had little time to deal with issues. She answered all my questions completely, quickly, and with the exact amount if detail I needed to be comfortable. She is also unbelievably patient…wow! It could not have been smoother and a fantastic result!” – Kim W.
“Karen Whiteid is an outstanding agent. Throughout the entire repair process she was “on the ball” and kept us informed as to the progress on the repairs. In our opinion she did a stupendous job and is one of the best agents we have worked with in 46 years of selling our various homes. Thank you BHHS for such a wonderful agent .” – Kerst & Linda Bosma
“Karen was extremely friendly and knowledgeable! She went out of her way to make sure the transaction went smoothly for everyone. Although it looks like I quickly ran through these answers, “excellent” is exactly how I would have to describe the service we received from Karen! After working with her on this transaction, my husband and I have already spoken with her about future transactions and we consider Karen a very good, new friend! =)” – Laurie Murdock
“Karen has the whole package – knowledgeable, hard-working, and a great communicator, both with us and the other parties. She always went the extra mile to make sure things were taken care of in a timely manner. We have recommended her to other people and they agree that she is amazing.” – Daron & Jodee Hill
“Just an overall amazing experience with Karen. Berkshire Hathaway has a great agent in her. Would use her again if we find the need to move and purchase a house.” – Jason Taylor
“She proved herself on the buying end of house in Central Oregon so she definitely deserved the opportunity to sell the home as well. Would make the same decision again if given the opportunity. Great person to work with.” – Blake Creagan
“Karen is the best. She worked really hard to get the house sold and nobody is more responsive to questions/concerns. We have recommended Karen to two other parties and she is now handling their transactions. I know they are both extremely happy with Karen.” – Daron Hill