I have been fortunate to live in many places across the country but after my family and I moved to Bend, Oregon in 2005 we've never looked back. With it's great lifestyle, natural beauty, entrepreneurial spirit and strong sense of community Bend is a wonderful town to live in!
What's important to you?
Are you a first time home buyer or looking for a vacation home? Do you want to upsize, downsize or move closer to family? Whether you are buying or selling residential or investment property I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
I've had a career in sales since graduation from the University of Missouri. In 2012 I joined Berkshire Hathaway NW Real Estate. Selling real estate is a natural fit for me. I enjoy building relationships with my clients, the transactional process from start to finish and have incorporated my interests in interior design, staging and architecture into a successful real estate career.
- B.A. English Literature, University of Missouri-Columbia
- Member of the President's Circle 2015-Top 4%. nationwide.
- #1 Listing agent in Bend branch 2015.
- Member of The President's Circle 2016--Top 4% in sales nationwide.
- Chairman's Circle-Gold 2017--Top 2% in sales nationwide
- Chairman's Circle Gold 2018--Top 2% in sales nationwide
- #1 Listing agent in Bend branch 2018
- Member of the President's Circle 2019
- Chairman's Circle-Gold 2020--Top 2% in sales nationwide
- ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers a commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.
- SRS (Seller's Representative Specialist) designation elevates professional standards, enhances individual performance and is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of real Estate Brokerage Managers who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
- Luxury Collection Specialist
"We can't thank Lynda enough for the incredible job she did for us listing our home in Broken Top. We have several rentals in Bend and purchased them from other agents and never found an agent we felt did the kind of work we expected, until Lynda! We were so impressed with the detail that she exhibited when selling our two rentals that we could think of no other agent to sell our own home.
Lynda demonstrated her strengths as an agent. She took care of every detail from using some staging of her own, finding the right wording to advertise the property, making sure that the photos were perfect, bringing in contractors to clean windows, check systems and make sure that everything was top notch before hitting the market. All this Lynda accomplished in a week!!
Upon getting an offer, which Lynda never pushed us to accept, she showed another strength, negotiating skills. Lynda calmly took us through negotiations suggesting the best way to bring the offer to fruition.
If you would like our phone number we would not hesitate to give it to anyone who would be interested in hearing why Lynda surpassed other agents. We have so many instances of all that she did to sell our homes that we can not list them all but would love to share with others. Thank you, again!"
Andy & Chris Ehlers-Hardie
"We found Lynda to be the most prepared and enthusiastic broker of any we have ever worked with in the past! She was tireless in her hard work, dedication to our interests, providing resources and contacts to assist us in every aspect of the process. Lynda is a wonderful communicator and available to answer all of our questions and keep us in the loop. She was always considerate and honest!!"
Peter and Mary Jo Deuel
"We are Phillip and Jean Au, who have owned our Broken Top property here in Bend, Oregon since 2004. We asked Lynda Walsh from Berkshire Hathaway to assist us in the sale of our home in the Fall of 2020. Our plan was to get our home ready for sale when we traveled to our other home in Massachusetts. Lynda immediately assisted us in taking outdoor pictures of the house while the weather was nice; staging the interior of the home and taking wonderful interior pictures of the house to post on line. During that first week of October, Lynda hosted multiple open house showings, and the house sold for full price in less than one week. From that point on, Lynda continued to be meticulously detail oriented, and she helped keep the closing process on time.
She was available by phone or email 24/7 and responded to our concerns almost immediately, regardless of the time of day. Professional, courteous, caring and conscientious; Lynda helped to make the selling of our home smooth and straightforward, even during the COVID pandemic. We give her our highest recommendation."
Phil and Jean Au
"Lynda Walsh assisted us with the sale of my parents’ home in Broken Top in 2019. We have worked with many real estate agents over the years and can say with confidence that Lynda is the best agent we have ever worked with.
Lynda has shown that she can handle difficult and challenging situations with ease. During the sales process, my dad passed away, and she went above and beyond to make us feel at ease with all the necessary steps in the process, and offered us support and comfort during these challenging times. She stepped up to the plate to handle and deal with a water issue in the ceiling caused by an ice dam, and met with contractors to make sure that the problem got resolved. Her visits to the hospital to see my dad and visits with my mom were greatly appreciated.
I can’t say enough about her professionalism and attention to making sure that everything is taken care of. Her market knowledge within the industry is remarkable, and she negotiated a fair sales price for my parents’ home. She does a great job of listening to her client’s needs and is extremely responsive to questions, emails and tasks at hand and shows great attention to details in making sure the home is ready to be shown. I have the highest level of confidence in her. Our transaction went smooth and we closed on time. From assisting with moving and packing, adding final touches to the home for the showings, staging, to the final closing, Lynda went above and beyond to make it all happen. Even after the sale, Lynda has been in constant contact with us to see how we are doing and making sure my mom is doing ok. I would highly recommend Lynda Walsh to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is hands down the best in the business and if we ever need to sell or purchase a home again, she will be our first choice in real estate agents."
Mark Van Hilton
"Lynda listened to all my needs and did an outstanding job of picking out places for me to look at that addressed those needs. Once we found the perfect place she guided me through the entire process of purchasing my new home. She was very professional and always stayed on top of things. This experience was one of the easiest and smoothest purchases of a home I have had. Not only did I find my new home I now consider Lynda a lifelong friend. Thank you Lynda for everything. "
"I was referred to Lynda 5 years ago when I wanted to purchase a home. When one I liked came on the market we wrote an offer immediately and Lynda made it happen. Her knowledge of the market, excellent communication skills and caring nature made it go smoothly and efficiently for every one involved. Lynda’s expertise made buying a home so much easier. I highly recommend her!"
"Lynda Walsh met with us several times and listened to our thoughts for the sell of the home. She always was very responsive to any questions and offered guidance. This was the 2nd time we worked with Lynda - 1st as a buyer and then as a seller. We highly recommend her for any real estate transaction."
Kerry & Teresa L.
"We met Lynda Walsh at an Open House when we first transferred to the Bend a few years ago. Lynda made a great impression because she was very knowledgeable & approachable. Although we ended up purchasing a new construction home, we immediately thought of contacting Lynda when it came time to sell our house. Lynda went above & beyond to ensure the sales process went smoothly and the closing was a success. We were so pleased with our working relationship with Lynda that we've recommended her to our friends & neighbors! "
Bradley and Michelle D
"Lynda is a great agent. We had a vacation home in Bend that we were thinking about selling. Lynda took us around for months looking for another larger home in Bend that would meet our needs. When we decided to sell, Lynda began to immediately tell people about our home. When she formally placed it on the market, she sold it in one day at the full asking price, which was the exact price that we wanted for the home. (Lynda then helped us as our agent on the home we decided to purchase.) We couldn't have been more pleased than we were working with Lynda."
Carl and Tami A.
"Lynda sold 2 of my properties recently. She is the most dedicated realtor that I know. Lynda works very hard to get the sale done. if you are looking for the best call Lynda. She will get the job finished."
"Could not have had a better broker. Lynda exceeded all our needs and expectations. She anticipated our questions and concerns and smoothly addressed them before they became issues for us. She worked remotely with us for almost five years, was always responsive to us, and was always available when we made trips to the area before we were prepared to buy. She made the whole process painless and almost fun. We were so impressed with her and her level of professionalism that we sought out a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agent in Virginia when we were ready to sell our home there."
"Lynda is a fantastic agent. We worked with her in finding our home here in Bend and we couldn't be happier. She was patient in showing us many different neighborhoods, however, we were most impressed with her work ethic. If we had a question, she was always quick to respond with a thorough and knowledgable answer. Our negotiations and closing went very smoothly, thanks largely to her coordinated efforts and professional attitude. She was warm, hard working and thoughtful - everything you'd want in an agent. I highly recommend Lynda for your real estate needs."
Christina and Rob Moyer
"Lynda did a fantastic job in selling my house. I had an accepted offer within a few days and she went above and beyond to make sure my house was staged and photographed well. She was always available for open houses and selling related appointments which was very helpful considering my busy schedule. I would recommend Lynda to anyone looking for an agent willing to go the extra mile. She is very dedicated and hard working."
"I feel truly grateful to have been referred Lynda Walsh, by the neighbors to my parents house. She was so proactive and confident, and understood the area better than I could have hoped - especially in lieu of the other agent I had spoke with prior to meeting Lynda. Considering our unique situation (house still under Living Trust from the death of parents, the fact that my brother would need to sign all official sales documents due to his status of Personal Representative for the Estate, and me not living in Bend), she was a wealth of information and help. From staging and photographing/video making the house to look its best, to meeting with contractors when no one else was available to do so, and aiding me in finding the right contractors to get the house in "Sale Ready" condition, I cannot rave enough. The timely sale was a huge accomplishment, and for the price we were looking for. Best outcome I could have dreamed. Thank you Lynda and Berkshire for everything!"
"Lynda was just magnificent through the whole purchase process as well as after sale support and interest. Follow up and answers on individual items including market analysis/values ..absolutely superb. She made herself available at a moments notice. Lynda is a true professional and one we completely trusted. I should know as I was a dedicated agent in Northern CA for 35 years before moving to OR. We recommend Lynda to serious buyers or sellers without hesitation."
Scott and Ginger F.
"Lynda contacted me immediately when I started a search on line for a home, and was very professional and helpful. What I admired about Lynda was the willingness to work within our budget, the type of home we were looking for and the location. She emailed us several options to review, as we were in another location, and helped fine tune the search for houses we were interested in. When we did go look at houses, she was patience and very organized, never made us feel rushed or pressured. The first house we looked at we ended up purchasing, and that was amazing. We love our new home! Thanks to Lynda!"
Christine and Dave M.
"Lynda was recommended by friends who do their homework before selecting an agent. I was not disappointed when I did my own research. After choosing Lynda, I soon saw positive results toward a sale. Throughout the process, Lynda's guidance was spot on. The real blessing in the process was getting to know Lynda; I came to truly admire her professionally and personally. Lynda is just the finest kind of person."
"Lynda's natural ability and professional attitude were instrumental in helping me prepare my home for sale that I had shared with my wife and family for many years. She then helped me to purchase a new town home after the loss of my wife. With her can-do attitude, excellent marketing skills and hard work on preparing the home for sale she made it easy for me during this time on my life. She has become a personal friend and I admire her for working so hard to get the transactions successfully completed. I highly recommend her to anyone."
"My wife and I met Lynda at Zydeco a couple years ago when we were visiting from Bethesda, MD. We had been researching the real estate market since spending the Summer of 2011 in Bend. We exchanged cards with Lynda, and had a brief conversation shortly thereafter. We liked the Miller Heights area and our goals were very specific. After losing out on a FSBO house in MH, Lynda offered to cold call each of the homeowners in this community on our behalf. Buying a home in Bend took many twists and turns--and throughout the entire process Lynda was professional, courteous, responsive, and supportive. She was a great advocate, and was never pushy or overly opinionated. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Lynda again on future real estate needs, and we highly recommend her services."
Dan and Yvonne M
"Lynda Walsh did an excellent job for us in all aspects of our transaction and we would highly recommend her to all our friends."
"I would like to tell you about my experience with my realtor Lynda Walsh.
But first a little bit of background about my career in Marin County, California. For 40+ years I was a property developer, homebuilder and interior designer. I loved to flip properties and really enjoyed the process of transforming homes and also designing new homes. In the course of doing that, I was involved in many, many real estate transactions both as a buyer and a seller. I interacted with some of Marin County’s best realtors and for the most part they were very good.
However, I never met a truly outstanding realtor until I became involved with Lynda Walsh, of Berkshire Hathaway. It is difficult to describe how much attention to detail Lynda gives to her clients and to each transaction. Her professionalism and wisdom about the market is insurmountable.
I have worked with Lynda as both a buyer and a seller several times. Our first real estate transaction involved the sale of my home in Broken Top, on the west side of Bend. The home was on the large side and filled with 40 years of accumulating memorabilia, furniture and art.
I wanted to downsize to a smaller size home, preferably a townhome.
Lynda was so helpful in getting my house properly staged for sale and also walking me through all the things I needed to let go of in order to downsize.
This was an emotional time for me.
All my dining room furniture, which was very sentimental, needed to be released, along with a trove of other things. Lynda gave me great advice on consigning pieces and good places to donate to.
In both of our desires to get the property on the market quickly, Lynda helped arrange for window cleaning, painting and carpet cleaning. The house was speak and span within a week, beautifully staged and on the market!
On the buy side, Lynda identified a great townhome that needed a remodel and cosmetic facelift. Lynda knew that this was in my background and something that I enjoyed. She negotiated the price expertly and made sure that the seller complied with all the repairs necessary.
Before COVID-19, she always attended the closing of all her property transactions.
Recently, I hired Lynda to sell my remodeled townhome and also to represent me in the purchase of a new property.
The sale of my property went very quickly within a few days of being listed and Lynda negotiated a full price offer. However, a few days before my scheduled move to the new town home I had a sudden pipe break in the wall. This caused flooding on the main floor and also into the crawlspace.
Lynda was there immediately to hand hold and give me support and direction. The dual property transaction, which involved a sale and a buy, was scheduled to be a simultaneous close. Lynda worked very hard and diligently to get my buyers and my sellers to agree to extend the timeframe. She was over at my property everyday to make sure the repairs were being done in a time conscious manner.
She talked with all the parties continually. This included the buyer’s financial lenders, the disaster remediation company, my seller’s agent, my buyer’s agent and my contractor.
This involved so many phone calls often well into the night. She never never will leave a stone unturned.
While on a weekend vacation, she left a dinner engagement because she felt like she needed to talk to the flood remediation specialist. The issue involved the possible need for a mold report and she wanted a letter to go out ASAP that weekend to my buyers.
The buyers had the letter In their hands by Sunday afternoon!
I know I have written quite an epistle here. I have only done this because Lynda is such an exceptional agent I just want potential clients to know what an intelligent, hard-working, caring woman she is. Lynda truly goes way above and beyond the normal course of duty of a real estate agent!
You will be very fortunate if you choose to have her represent you. She truly cares about each of her clients."
"Lynda invested the time to listen to what I hoped to achieve in the sale of my house and she then presented and executed a comprehensive game plan for the marketing of my house that exceeded my expectations. I honestly could not have hoped for a better outcome."