Diana Barker - Principal Broker
My real estate career began in 1981, working with my father in his real estate company. During that time when interest rates were pushing 20% most of the time and the economy of Central Oregon was slow to stopped, I learned a lot about being creative to help people buy and sell real estate. Nothing was simple during those times.***When Eagle Crest Resort opened west of Redmond in 1985, they hired local real estate licensees for the sales staff - and I went to try a new and different adventure. I met many great people there and many of those clients are still friends today.***In 1988, I returned to my real love, general real estate.***In 1989, something bit me and I started a new real estate company in Redmond. It started as a fun little office in downtown Redmond and grew to one of the largest companies in town. In 1997, I joined with Windermere for the technical and moral support I needed to continue to grow.*** Owning a real estate company, I found out, is more than I really wanted to do by myself. So in 2000, I merged the Redmond office of Windermere with the Bend office. Though I continued to be in ownership, we employed a full time manager for day to day supervision. I liked being relieved of those duties so much that just last year I gave up ownership altogether.