((L-R) Shelley Griffin, Sara La Faver and Erica Davis | Photo by Emily Alper)
Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, a Bend real estate agency founded in 2001 and based in Bend, announces the grand opening of its new location at 444 SW Sixth Street in downtown Redmond. The 2,500-square-foot office has space for up to 15 agents.
The Garner Group was founded by longtime Central Oregon realtor Sandy Garner in 2001, who got her license in Redmond in 1979. The brokerage was officially incorporated in 2008, the same year it opened its original location in the Northwest Crossing neighborhood of Bend. The Garner Group joined the internationally acclaimed Harcourts franchise in 2014 and is now owned by Garner’s daughters Shelley Griffin and Erica Davis along with her niece, Sara La Faver.
“We recognize that Redmond is an important market in Central Oregon,” said Harcourts The Garner Group co-owner Erica Davis. “This community is lively and thriving — there’s a reason it’s called the hub. The spirit of thoughtful growth in Redmond is what drew us back to the place we grew up, and we are thrilled about doing business here.”
The new space was designed by Tekneek Architecture and completely remodeled by SunWest Builders. Historic Redmond images such as Robert’s Field, Sixth Street, Downtown Redmond, Deschutes County Fair, the Redmond Reindeer Ranch, Buckaroo Breakfast and Peterson Rock Garden line the walls, all sourced from Redmond Historical Society. Erica and Shelley have fond memories of stopping into Eriksen’s Stationary, which was in the very same building their business now occupies, to buy their mom’s Stevens Ness real estate forms and walking the rows of Hallmark cards as children.
“‘Pay your mortgage first’ was the age-old adage adopted early on in The Garner Group,” said Sara La Faver, co-owner of Harcourts The Garner. “The family network that has made up the agency from the start prioritized building wealth and stability through home ownership. That same priority exists today in the belief that agents at The Garner Group are helping people not only have a deeply rooted sense of being home, but of financial stability for the long haul. Investing in Central Oregon real estate is near and dear to our hearts.”
Harcourts North America is made up of 1,300 agents in 45 offices, with The Garner Group ranking number one in per agent and total office sales volume production. Shelley Griffin is ranked the number one agent in residential sales for all of Harcourts North America. The Garner Group is currently ranked number eight internationally.
About the Garner Group:
Harcourts The Garner Group is a full-service real estate agency specializing in residential real estate in Central Oregon with offices in Bend and Redmond. The Garner Group is comprised of only full-time real estate agents guided by a leadership team with a combined 100+ years of experience who themselves consistently rank among the top agents in the country. While buying and selling real estate can be some of a person’s most important financial transactions, The Garner Group’s knowledge, connections and hard work have earned them clients for life, one home at a time. Founded in 2001, The Garner Group is known for its relentless pursuit of what is right, a focus on the wellness of their agents and a focus on giving back to their community.
Harcourts began their journey as a real estate company in New Zealand in 1888. Since then, the group has expanded to 840 offices in ten different countries around the world. Specializing in residential, commercial, and luxury real estate, as well as property management services, Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate company in the world.