Martha Hendrick moved to Central Oregon in 2001, delighting clients with her charming
Southern hospitality. Combining an approachable personality with over three decades of solid, successful real estate expertise, Martha offers an experience that transcends mere business transactions.
“Martha is as warm and welcoming as her Southern accent,” says Bend client Sally Murphy.
“More important, she has over 30 years in the business and has strong knowledge and intuition about the market and the individual needs of her clients. Martha gets the job done!”
“Martha listens, then takes what you have to say and provides feedback that’s exactly what you asked for. She goes out of her way to understand your needs and then matches the best solution to meet (or exceed) those needs,” says client Chris Otto.
Martha’s interesting background reveals a passion for education and helping others. Graduating high school as Valedictorian, she went on to earn a BA at Baylor University in Waco, Texas., This was followed by an MA in English and Latin Studies at Baylor as Chapter President of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Elected Mortar Board member. Martha continued to postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and College of William
and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, culminating in her thesis on the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
After many successful years as a teacher, and then professor at the University of Arkansas and Baylor University, Martha launched a full-time real estate career in 1983. “I think my passion for homes and real estate first started while helping at my father’s smalltown construction supply business. Each day after school I would walk to his store and spend my
afternoons surrounded by builders, remodelers, and skilled craftsmen,” Martha says. She built a company that was a model for real estate brokerages in Houston and quickly entered into the top 10 independent companies of a rapidly expanding market. In 1997, Greater Houston’s Builders Association selected Martha as REALTOR of the year out of
over 10,000 nominees.
In December of 2000, with several offers from franchises and independent companies,
Martha sold her brokerage to Prudential Real Estate and moved to Bend to be near her daughter and family. After settling into Central Oregon , the developers of Pronghorn recruited Martha to their sales team. Always up for a challenge, Martha accepted the
opportunity to grow the new luxury golf development and she and her sales team negotiated $75 million in real estate by the end of September 2005.
Martha’s reputation as a business consultant and real estate coach quickly caught the attention of other developers and soon she was traveling to build onsite sales teams at communities in California and Washington. . However, Martha’s passion quickly returned to the Bend luxury real estate market. For years, her business approach to real estate marketing has earned the trust of residents in the Broken Top, Awbrey Glen, and Awbrey Butte communities.
Many of Martha’s clients are not just repeat clients; they also refer her to family and friends. Her philosophy of life and business is to truly serve others and put their interests at the forefront. Perhaps nothing exemplifies this more than than the written guarantee she maintains for each of her clients. . Martha explains, “Mutual agreements, should not be about compliance but compatibility—working together as a team toward common goals.”
Martha believes in “clients for life,” not just transactions, and she believes that the Realtor you work with has to be the best fit for you. Martha also knows it is important to participate in the community she serves. After serving many years on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Houston, she now supports the Central Oregon Humane Society, Abilitree, and The Bloom Project of Bend. Please contact Martha at 541.815.8300. For a snapshot of Martha’s recent deals with Strategic Realty click here.
What Clients Are Saying About Martha…
“Martha loves what she does… and when someone loves what they do, they’re better at it.”
— Liz M.
“You helped us find our home quickly and made the whole process go smoothly by attention to every detail. Martha is a trustworthy, kind, caring individual. We just love her!”
— The Fowler Family
“You always made us feel like we were your most important client. We would never buy or sell without Martha.”
— John and Rachel W.
“Martha gave my wife and me the absolute perfect real estate buying experience. Martha took time to get to know us and our personalities before leading us out to the market. She is a pro – and impressed us with her candor, feedback, suggestions, and delivery. Martha, you really are the best!”
— Keith B.
“Martha kept us informed all along the way. She is very professional, and beyond that, we like Martha – it is nice to work with someone you like.”
— Sheri J.
“What more can you say about a REALTOR® who helps you sell your house in 10 days when everyone says no new listing can sell? Martha is the best of the best. She gave us great advice about what it would take to sell our house and she was right on all accounts. Thanks to Martha, we were able to leave behind a very tough home market and make our move cross country with ease. Instead of a year’s worth of bills, we’ve got cash ready to put down on our new home. What a pro! Thanks again Martha.”
— Wendy B.