The Cheerful Realtor
Phone: M: (541)678-8988 (541)678-8988 mobile
Phone: O: (541) 382-4123 (541) 382-4123 office
Licensed in the State of Oregon

The Cheerful Realtor

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Knowledgeable.  Genuine.  Ethical.  I am the Cheerful Realtor, deeply rooted in the community with a finger on the pulse of Central Oregon.

As an agent raised in Bend I've been through various stages of growth here, even when deals were done by handshakes.  I attended grade school through high school (Lava Bears!), coached high school cheerleading and gave back to the community that raised me, the pride of this city and its roots go deep.  I moved away for college and then returned, happily, to raise a family.  One can literally do everything here (except, possibly, plan a wedding in predictable weather!), but working remotely is common, and taking advantage of the mountains, rivers and breweries is welcomed!  With over a decade of sales and marketing experience, entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness built throughout many long term relationships, I bring a wealth of expertise about buying and selling Bend area real estate and relatable experience.  You'll likely find me running a trail, attending a concert, or attending an art class with a kiddo in my spare time, but I take my role as a trusted Realtor very seriously. 
    I like to say I have an eye for design and a vast knowledge of the particulars that make Central Oregon what it is today in this highly competitive market. I have taken my coaching approach in negotiating contracts because of the constant feedback from peers and prospects that good communication and response time was the most difficult thing to find in a local realtor.  To me, your investment in property has many facets and possible outcomes, so I like to inform clients as much as possible and accept the challenge of finding an agent on top of their game.  Thus, The Cheerful Realtor brand was created.  I aim to provide honest and valuable guidance, like a coach, through a real estate transaction so that you remain content and comfortable at the close.  Economics in college, that was difficult.  Raising teenage daughters, constantly challenging.  Balancing business, family, self care and pandemic changes, that's a wild ride that one strives to conquer; but is best with good company! 

As the Cheerful team grows, expertise in farm & ranches, to a starter home and investment property and commercial leases, we do it all, because it's fun and we like to serve, honestly.  It's not the same in every state, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information in the Central Oregon market who will give it to you straight.  We are eager to help you with your questions and advise you in this demanding market and advocate for you. Here are some of the things we can do to earn the opportunity to be your Realtor.

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter to you- not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.  Once we find it, I'll walk you through the process to ensure confidence and comfort.

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you'll look for someone who will not just advertise your home, but market it in creative and multi-faceted ways to show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing.  I will hold your hand through this, I want to take the stress out of the process, so you can rest, feel confident and educated.  I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.  I am honest and dependable, I will not tell you anything just to get a sale.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.  I'm happy to sit down and discuss options. 


"So I had the pleasure of working with Leah this summer/fall. She and I actually worked on three property transactions simultaneously which added a level of complexity to the situation. I am a very detailed, hard driving individual and seldom have others keep up with my pace. With that said, Leah was totally on her game with not only relevant market data but a real understanding of working hard and being responsive. She works in a very experienced office which gives her access to other good heads in the industry. I would highly recommend Leah in either a buying or selling transaction."

  -Scott M., Client

"Just an amazing, easy, smooth experience. I couldn’t of asked for anything more from Leah. I had constant communication throughout the whole process of selling my house. Anytime I had questions Leah would always get back to me promptly and professionally. If you are looking for a realtor that is 100%, 100% of the time, Leah is the only choice. Again, couldn’t have asked for more."

  -Vic, Client

"My husband's and my experience with Leah was that she is, quite simply, a superlative broker. She is honest (even when that entails risk), extremely knowledgeable about the Bend area and the preposterous market here, tireless in her enthusiasm and in the gift of her time, energy, and advice -- and a joy to spend time with, over and over again. When it came time, finally, to bargain for us she did so brilliantly and to totally winning effect. There is no way I would consider going with another broker."

  -Mary & Jim, Client

""I've worked with Leah on both a commercial space and a home purchase. She also worked with my mother when she purchased her condo so I have LOTS of experience working with her, and there is a reason for that... She goes above and beyond what is expected. Her instincts are wonderful and her sense of urgency (which is needed in this market) is necessary. She's very responsive and proactive and her advice is golden. The last time we worked together, I contacted her on Tuesday telling her I was ready to buy a home and by that Sunday, I had a contract on the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood. Last year, I had a similar experience while looking for a commercial space for my business. She found me the perfect location at the right price in less than a week and negotiated the lease terms so that I didn't have to lift one finger, just sign on the dotted line. Couldn't have done it without her and that's why I highly recommend trusting Leah with any of your real estate needs.""

  -Summer R., Client

Coldwell Banker Bain
486 SW Bluff Drive
Bend, OR