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Meet Michelle

Michelle A. Rea (Shelly) is an entrepreneur and innovative thinker. She brings 17 years of retail management and team coaching to her real estate clients and colleagues. She has been selling real estate since 2009. Shelly has great knowledge of the strategies in representing both buyers and sellers in today's market. She has her ABR and is the principal broker of Engel and Voelkers Bend. Shelly loves matching the right house to the right people. Shelly has traveled the northwest extensively and has lived in Bend for over 34 years. She enjoys long walks in the mountains and the beautiful sunsets Central Oregon is known for. Michelle enjoys her hobby of interior design. She loves listening to individuals and their life stories. She owns a philosophy of what you give is what you get. Her motivation stems from believing in yourself and celebrating who you are!

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Kendra Appelbaum

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Kendra’s lifelong passion for architecture, design, interiors, and all things luxury fueled her desire to leave the world of retail and pursue a career in the ever-changing, inspirational world of real estate. That's why Engel and Voelkers is such a fit for her. Because to her, it’s more than a house, an investment, or a piece of the planet. A twenty year resident of Marin and now newly to Bend, Oregon. Kendra owned two iconic fashion boutiques in Marin, this firmly establishing her as a tastemaker in the county with deep contacts. An outdoor enthusiast as well who has traversed the trails and sailed the waters, Kendra's keen knowledge of the both the Marin market and Central Oregon with its unique storybook neighborhoods, price-points, and micro-climates are invaluable assets she enthusiastically shares with her clients.

Whether touring new homes for inspiration or discovering the unlocked potential in a particular property, Kendra brings a creative eye and an unwavering work ethic to each and every relationship, new or old. Kendra’s client first mentality, energy and drive, and connections to the best architects, designers, and contractors make her the perfect fit for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Through her own personal real estate experiences Kendra understands that both buying or selling a home is one of the most important and emotional decisions a person will make in their lifetime, and she is committed to helping her clients navigate the process with patience, discretion, honesty, and a few laughs along the way.

Whether it’s clothing, interiors, or real estate, everyone loves Kendra’s magic touch. “We’ll have what she’s having” is a credo that has followed her through her fashion and styling careers, and has led her to the mother ship of real estate. Because style is style…whether you wear it, surround yourself with it…or, if you’re Kendra, live it. When Kendra is not serving her real estate clients, you can find her shopping for a client (she's still an on demand interior designer and fashion stylist), running through the redwoods or the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon with her canine son Beaumont, or having a dance party in her living room with her 11 year old daughter Addison.

What Clients Are Saying

I have known and worked with Michelle since 2010, both in her capacity as an assistant to a broker and as an independent broker. I found her to be professional and extremely knowledgeable. I was impressed by her patience and accessibility at all times. Michelle went out of her way to help us in areas that did not necessarily relate to the actual sale but concerned us with regards to renting our current home and using contractors in the area. She has a wealth of knowledge. Most of all, she is very kind, hardworking, cheerful and professional. Thank you Michelle for making this a pleasant experience for us. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home for business or personal reasons.

PJ Johnson, Bend, Oregon

Michelle was very knowledgeable about pricing in our area. She was great during negotiations! We will be using her in the spring when we are ready to purchase our next home.

Jill Z Bend, OR

My experience with Michelle Rae has been great and planning on working closely with Michelle in the future.

Randy Petz

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