Testimonials - Best Bend Homes for Sale


We have used John and Sandy Kohlmoos for over 8 years in multiple real estate transactions in the Bend, Oregon area. They have consistently shown a high degree of professionalism with SUCCESS in getting transactions done. We have used them both for sales and purchases of multiple properties for our business and well as ourselves. In the most recent transaction, which was a short sale, John and Sandy worked extremely hard with a very difficult bank that seemed to change it’s mind and strategy daily, as they brought in new people all the time. Through John and Sandy’s professional approach, and consistency, we were able to complete a successful transaction. Most other realtors would have quit and gone back to their day job, but John and Sandy made it happen….I highly recommend this team.-JW

My wife and I were looking for an investment property after the market downturn that could double as a vacation home and have enough income potential to make a significant dent in the overhead of the property. I was pretty focused on the city of Bend for its social aspects and opportunistic pricing. I stumbled on to John after filling out an interest card at Tetherow. While I did not have a timeline for a purchase, John gently pointed out all of the opportunities in the region at the time, thankfully so. After outlining my parameters and touring quite a few homes in Bend, John pulled together a packet of amenities, selling histories, and general information on Sunriver, believing this was a better location for our needs. We must have toured 35 properties in Sunriver. Some were a little dated, but we found a gem on the 18th hole that we felt could be used as a premium rental and serve our families needs. Now, several years later, we have had some of our greatest family memories in the home and it is exceeding our income expectations.-DG

John and Sandy were not only very professional and knowledgeable about the local market, but extremely patient with us in this challenging real estate environment. It is very satisfying to know that your agent is willing to see a difficult transaction all the way to the end. Their communication with us was consistent and thorough and their attention to the details was impressive. We highly recommend John and Sandy to any sophisticated and demanding buyer or seller!-KB

John and Sandy helped me throughout the house buying process – from the three year search to the day I closed. They were always readily available. John came to look at properties with me… sometimes on extremely short notice. Once I made an offer, they stayed in constant communication with me. I never felt ‘in the dark’ about anything. They even called me back while on vacation! Buying a house is an easy process with them – they fully explained everything and let me take my time figuring it all out. They also worked very well with the realtor involved in selling the property I chose.
Overall I will probably never use any other realtors. They are friendly, down to earth, detail oriented, easy to work with, and they actually made it fun! Great people, great realtors, HIGHLY recommended. I still plan to take John up on his offer to give me a snowboarding lesson sometime too! :-)-RH

We ‘met’ John and Sandy via this website, engaged with them via email, and then finally met them in person a few months later. Very helpful, never pushy, great follow up, and excellent ‘local knowledge’ made them a pleasure to work with!-JD

We are a family that has had the good luck to meet John and Sandy over a decade ago, where we purchased a home in the Parks. Back then they worked separately and we bought the home through John. We hit it off immediately and became friends. We also had Sandy sell that home about 5 years later to upgrade to something that better fit our new family size. Sandy both sold that home and we bought a new one through her in Bend. Our experiences with them are multiple and span several years, so I believe I have the ability to speak confidently on this subject. They are the consummate professionals. You will never feel like they could have done something more. They put their heart and soul into their work. They are hard working and believe in what they do. The real estate market has changed immensely since we first purchased a home, and they have kept up with the changes. Whether that is adapting to new technology such as Facebook or smart phones, the bottom line is that they still put in the time and effort to get you the what you want, and for that there is no shortcut. -SH

John and Sandy Kohlmoos have been our agents for almost ten years and have represented us both in listing and buying properties. In every transaction they have exemplified the highest standards of their profession. We recently completed a very tricky short sale and John and Sandy were on top of the game, communicating clearly, organizing all the details and making sure it was as stress free as possible. Having bought and sold property for the past thirty years, we have never had the confidence or trust in any agents like we do in John and Sandy. Even though their performance has been exceptional in all areas of the game, it is their caring and integrity that have made them not just our agents but also our friends. They have a way of making the entire process seem seamless, easy and fun.-SG

Sandy Kohlmoos was a true professional every step of the way.  She had a lot of patience as we searched for our “ideal home” in Bend.  She always honored our opinions and decisions.  She was always available for us too.  Even after we moved in, she has continued to help us.  She even found a buyer for our spa.  We call her a friend! -JM

John was honest and down-to-earth.  He knew his product, and his low key approach was perfect for us.  Here is someone with a wealth of experience, the ability to change with changing needs, and with an attitude that puts job before ego.  I believe a more complete package would be hard to find.  I do not hesitate to give him my highest recommendation. As an aside, I’ve never seen someone so old ride a snowboard the way John Kohlmoos can!  -SH

Sandy did a terrific job selling my cottage in The Parks community in Bend.  I had complete confidence in her, and knew that if anyone could sell it, she could!  She has a quiet, effective manner that both buyer and seller can’t help but appreciate.  I would heartily recommend her.  -BA

You made sure my concerns were addressed and problems resolved to my satisfaction. Thanks again, John, and much success.  -SM

We are grateful to you, Sandy, for the help you provided us in our Bend home search.  You were easy to work with and quick to understand the type of homes that appealed to us. You went the extra mile with phone and email to keep the communication open.  We would recommend you without hesitation to any of our friends who are considering buying or selling a home in Central Oregon.  You are our first choice for future real estate transactions.  -SB

I’m familiar with the requirements of good business management.  There is no doubt in my mind that John Kohlmoos has the considerable skills, temperament and integrity needed.  As far as I can tell, John’s golf game is the only thing that’s preventing him from getting excellent scores in everything he does.  But, I’m confident he will, with time, overcome that challenge.  –BF

Sandy, you did a wonderful job for us during the purchase of our new townhome in Bend.  From the first interaction, you carefully listened to our requirements, analyzed the local market, and provided us with excellent options.  Because we were out-of-town buyers, you acted as our eyes and ears and did not waste any of our time.  We especially appreciated your prompt follow up and attention to detail after the offer was accepted.  We’d highly recommend your services to any prospective buyers in the Bend real estate market.  Your knowledge, professional level of service, and caring personality were greatly appreciated.  –KM

John was about perfect . . . he directed with a firm hand, but had a fine give-and-take relationship with his subordinates.    He handled my requests cheerfully and promptly.  He was always cordial and good humored, yet took our comments seriously.  –JM

Sandy was very knowledgeable about the area, and most enthusiastic about Bend as a place to live.  Sandy did not disappear once our offer was accepted or after close of escrow.  Though we were still living in Southern California and needed periodic assistance in Bend, she cheerfully helped with everything we asked her for.  Would we recommend Sandy Kohlmoos to others?  You had better believe it! -EK

John, we couldn’t be happier!  You were very understanding, wanting only the best for our well-being.  I respect the fact that you never once bad-mouthed anyone to make yourself look good.  We really like the house, the area, and you.  Thank you for helping us to keep the dream.  We love our home!  -TB

Sandy, we wanted you to know that we certainly appreciated your work in helping us to find oru new home in the Broken Top community of Bend.  We have purchased many homes over the years, and this was by far the easiest.  I’m sure you’ve heard this before . . . the number one thing we noticed right away is that you were a good listener.  The next thing that really helped move the process forward was your knowledge of the Bend market.  You always seemed to have time for us and work around our availability.  Thank you again.  -MT

I appreciated your professionalism and service during the stressful days leading up to our closing.  Your calm and reassuring manner was a welcomed relief.  We could count on you to return our phone calls and give us straight answers.  –PD

At all times, Sandy was completely professional, honest, organized  . . .  while at the same time, warm, friendly, and attuned to our needs.  Now we couldn’t be happier.  I know for sure, if it hadn’t been for Sandy, we wouldn’t be loiing in this beautiful place.  She’s great!  -JS

My association with John began when my husband and I were considering relocation to Bend.  We received invaluable help from him with his professional as well as pleasant approach.  Through the entire process, he was there with answers to any and all questions.  I consider it a pleasure to know him both as a professional and a friend.  –VM

Sandy, thank you for all you have done for me.  I know it’s your job, but you were a pleasure and very professional.  It was a very smooth transaction.  -MM

Our business relationship has become a real friendship.  This is a result of John’s strong business ethic of honesty.  He was straightforward in his approach.  He was always there for us.  This, plus the fact that John is one very nice guy!  -BS

There are many things that can be said about your work for us, Sandy, but the one we appreciate most is that you were conscientious.  While there is no way to make the purchase of a home an effortless process for novices like us, you came as close to it as possible.  Given the fact that the entire transaction occurred long distance (including times when we were traveling), everything within your power came off without a hitch.  You were consistent and steadfast in serving as our advisor and advocate.  When you didn’t know the answer to a question, you said so and found the answer.  You were attentive to us, even after the deal closed.  -DH

Today, I am living in a place I love.  I have John to thank for “rescuing” me.  He has a low-key and professional manner of working with a client that is comforting.  His assistance helped calm my concerns; I knew I was in safe hands.  I guess the bottom line is, would I buy from John again?  Yes. Unquestionably.  –JL

Hard to believe we have been here a year now.  Frequently we mention that this would never have happened without your constant communication with us.  We appreciate your follow through and honesty.  We got answers to questions.  Obviously, you made an impression or we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of purchasing another home from you!      -PR

We are thrilled to be living in our new “dream” home in Bend, and feel that without John’s help we would be living in just “another” house.  John did and outstanding job for us.   –JN

John was a great help to us in buying a home in Bend.  We felt that he really cared in a very professional way.  We appreciated his intelligence and his caring.  He helped to make our move a very happy experience. -RG