Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty appoints managing principal broker to lead Central Oregon growth

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Brokerage taps talent of Marta Boelens to guide the company’s growth and broker development in Central Oregon markets

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Cascade Sotheby's International Realty offers global marketing reach and tools for Oregon real estate listings.

Cascade Sotheby's International Realty has an incredible reputation for excellence and absolutely dominates the Central Oregon real estate market.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty continues its steady growth trajectory with a new managing principal broker to lead momentum and broker development in its thriving Central Oregon markets.

Marta Boelens comes to Cascade Sotheby’s from RE/MAX in Bend, where she recently acted as managing principal broker and principal broker. Boelens, who has a reputation for being at the forefront of trends and data that serve buyers and sellers alike, is active with the Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR). Currently she serves as State Director and is on the COAR Board of Directors and Oregon Association of Realtors Board of Directors. In addition, she currently is the Chair of the MLS Executive Committee and also sits on the Professional Standards and Budget Committees for COAR.

“Marta has an incredible reputation for broker development and support—she knows nuances of both the high desert market and real estate industry in general that will really help brokers hone their client services,” said Deb Tebbs, founder and CEO, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “With Marta’s focus and attention to market trends and broker advancement we expect to capture even more market share in our Central Oregon markets.”

Boelens will be responsible for brokerage growth, business and team development in Cascade Sotheby’s Central Oregon markets. She excels at helping brokers grow their business and achieve success through business coaching and organizational development.

“Cascade Sotheby’s has always been on my radar—they have an incredible reputation for excellence and absolutely dominate the Central Oregon real estate market,” says Boelens. “With the Sotheby’s global reach, advanced marketing tools, technology and professional development services, the value to any broker looking to grow their business is just impeccable.”

Boelens joins Cascade Sotheby’s statewide senior leadership team of Patrick O’Rourke, Michael Babbitt and Dori Olmsted, all premier managing principal brokers, in the Portland Metro / SW Washington markets.

“I hope to promote positive, collaborative relationships with agents through personal and professional development and support making Cascade Sotheby’s an even a stronger presence in the market,” says Boelen. “I’m a huge believer that greater success is founded on engaging and inspiring one another.”

Cascade Sotheby's International Realty franchise owner and CEO, Deb Tebbs, was the first on the West Coast to secure a Sotheby’s International Realty franchise to launch in Central Oregon in 2006. In 2015, she was awarded the franchise for Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages in Portland, Lake Oswego, SW Washington and the Oregon Coast. Portland is the last metro market in the nation for a Sotheby’s International Realty real estate presence.
The brokerage, which surpassed $1 billion in closed sales in fourth quarter 2016, continues its drive in the metro markets building on these statistics:

  • Double the market share from its closest competitor in Central Oregon in total sales volume in the region for 2016
  • 20% growth in market share in Portland metro and SW Washington from Q1 to Q2, 2017
  • Tripled sales volume in Portland Metro market from 2015 to 2016
  • Average price point for CSIR agents is 33% higher than other agents in Portland and SW Washington
  • Grown from four offices in Central Oregon to 11 offices and 240 brokers throughout Oregon and SW Washington in just 12 months; signed 65 new brokers in the Portland/SW Washington markets in one year

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.

About Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Harnessing the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty expertly represents the most distinctive properties at every price range. The firm's 11 strategic locations throughout Oregon and southern Washington form the most expansive luxury real estate network in the Pacific Northwest. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokers are masters of their craft, combining local expertise and global connections to artfully unite extraordinary places with extraordinary lives. The firm achieved a billion dollars in sales in the first 11 months of 2016, joining only 25 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates in the world with this distinction. Exceptional service, continual innovation, and unrivaled market knowledge continue to set Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty apart as an industry leader.

Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220

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