You can stand out or fit in. But not both.
These are challenging times in real estate, and whether you are trying to get the best buy or looking to maximize the return on the real estate you already own, Strategic Realty is here to help. With extensive experience in residential real estate, commercial real estate, and industrial property sales, we can help you determine your best move.
We specialize in helping you see the market, and guiding you through the pitfalls that can occur. With over 500 successul transactions, there is a good chance we have experience in your situation.
Strategic Realty has built its reputation on brokering unique properties in unique situations concerning real estate in Oregon. Our goal is to extract as much out of the market for our clients as possible. Each property is looking for only a single buyer, and we use our distinctive methods of network marketing and personal contacts to locate that special person for each of our clients. We think through the likely prospect profiles, control the presentation, and pride ourselves on our ability to turn interest into offers. We represent our clients’ interests to the utmost and take our fiduciary obligations extremely seriously.
Originally hailing from Houston, Texas, Kerry has spent the last 20 years actively making his living from the Central Oregon real estate market. A licensed Oregon Principal Broker with over 24 years in real estate brokerage, Kerry has played the role of broker, builder, developer, consultant, and confidant for the largest names in Oregon real estate. As a gifted speaker, who has given national presentations of subjects from marketing strategics to technology integration, Kerry’s more recent focus has been on helping businesses, individuals and banks find their way through this ever-changing economy. When there is a major correction in the market, few people’s advice is more sought after than Kerry’s.
Kerry is continually sought by people with properties that seem to be “market resistant.” A banking client was impressed as Kerry sold two residential properties at prices 22% and 26% above the bank’s appraisal in the declining market. Kerry always awes people who have become frustrated with the real estate market and helps guide them through the process every step of the way.
Catherine Emert is a Central Oregon native, growing up in La Pine, Oregon. Catherine spent her life exploring all that Central Oregon has to offer. She was raised to love and appreciate the diversity of the area and the people who live and visit here. Her real estate career started by working as a bookkeeper and managing over 100 Home Owner Associations in Central Oregon and venturing into property management as a tenant specialist for a large property management company in Bend, Oregon. She was the Director of Information Technology for the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®/MLS of Central Oregon and leverages her unparalleled experience of real estate technology for you.
Catherine’s addition to our team gives Strategic Realty, LLC a tremendous boost in our capability to drive innovation while increasing service to our clients. Her knowledge and love of our area is hard to find and her drive to make each client feel like a friend or family will make you feel like you have someone on your team every step of the way. She listens to all of our clients needs and communicates every step of the way up to closing and well after she wants to make sure every client feels they have someone they can trust. Communication is one of her strongest assets and works hard to solve all problems down to the smallest detail.
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 Williamand Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, culminating in her thesis on the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Andrew Smith comes to Strategic with two years of experience in the Central Oregon real estate market. He has a true passion for helping others and giving back to his community. After relocating to Bend, Oregon, he knew that he wanted to assist people in moving to the incredible place he now calls home. Andrew has served honorably in the United States Army and is a retired combat wounded veteran. While he was serving his country, he developed strong accountability and organizational skills that shine in his real estate career.
Lee Peltier, an Oregon Broker, grew up in Louisiana and moved to the Central Oregon wife his wife and 3 amazing children in 2013 from Virginia. Before Lee made the switch to real estate he spent 23 years in the restaurant industry as a chef and restaurant owner. You may have had the privilege of having one of his amazing meals here in Bend at Upper Terrace Eats before he decided he wanted to join the Strategic Realty team. Lee brings a contagious energetic personality to our team and is always ready, willing and able to assist clients. Lee’s determination and dedication to his clients allows him to give each one the attention and time they truly need.
Michele Dearden is a principal broker with over 30 years of experience. Selling homes to Michele is about creating lifelong joy for her clients. Clients can expect a warm and compassionate experience when working with Michele. She prides herself on her compassion, abilities to listen, and analytical mind.
Michele relocated to Central Oregon from Southern California over 14 years ago. She currently lives in Redmond with her husband and 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Jake and Josie. During her spare time Michele enjoys deep sea fishing in Mexico. In addition, she recently pursued her passion for food by receiving her Associates of Applied Science of Culinary Arts. Michele combines her love of people and cooking by entertaining. Michele believes in buying local and enjoys shopping at the local farmers markets.
Jamie is an Oregon native and loves the tight knit community that Central Oregon offers for her to raise her 4 amazing children! She has lived in Central Oregon for 5 years after relocating to be closer to family that has been here 21 years and loves the 300 days of sunshine and outdoor lifestyle it offers. She has been married to her amazing husband Ben for 5 years and they enjoy all the opportunities Central Oregon offers their 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls) ages 11-17!
Jamie is very family oriented and close to her parents, who only live a mile away! One of her favorite things is to get all the family together on her 10 acre property for amazing quality time! Her children are all very active in sports and Jamie enjoys rooting them on every chance she can! Jamie comes to us from Wyndham Destinations with 11 years of experience as a leading top producer! With her sales throughout her career being in the top 1% of the company we know she will be a great fit with our team!