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We are dedicated to you.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, we want you to have the best experience possible.

There are many houses for sale in Bend, Oregon, but only one will be your nest. Finding the perfect match for you and your family takes an experienced real estate agent with deep roots in Central Oregon. If you’re selling a home or property, you’ll discover that our negotiation skills and marketing efforts are unmatched. It’s our passion to be with you every step of the way. Or perhaps you are buying a home or land – it may be your first home or your fiftieth – you’ll find that we’ll work for you like you’re our only client.

That’s the kind of service that you deserve and it’s the kind of service that we, the NestBend Real Estate team, are proud to provide. We can help you find the ideal home. Contact us today to start looking for your perfect nest!

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Who we are.

The NestBend Team

Karen Malanga

Licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon

I believe that being a realtor® is so much more than helping people to sell and buy homes – it’s about building relationships. We treat every client as if they deserve all of our attention – which they do! And because of that, we end up working often with repeat clients and their friends and families. And that’s exactly what makes me love what I do.

And about living in Bend? It’s my nest and the home that I love. In my down time, you’ll find me exploring the Central Oregon outdoors with my family, restoring a cabin at Paulina Lake, skiing at Mt. Bachelor and supporting her children’s goals.

About Karen:

Karen Malanga brings experience and enthusiasm when helping match buyers with the perfect home or investment property. She fights for her buyers & works tirelessly for her sellers. Karen appreciates Bend real estate and is experienced with the challenges that today’s market brings to the table. In that ever-changing market, Karen’s transactional experience keeps her market knowledge current.

Karen, a 22-year Bend resident is experienced in REO sales and helps Central Oregon companies recruit & retain their best talent by introducing newcomers to Bend. Karen accesses the best resources to help ensure a smooth transition. Her Principal Brokers and Earth Advantage Designations illustrates her extensive knowledge and concern for our environment.

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara and is a strong supporter of the arts and the Bend community.

Kristin Marshall

Licensed Broker in the State of Oregon

Why do I love my job? There’s nothing like handing people the keys to their very first home or helping families that have outgrown their homes find a better fit. Growing up in the real estate industry, I’ve come to truly appreciate the Real Estate market and know the meaning of ‘home’.

I’ve lived in Bend now for more than a decade. My husband and I have chosen to raise our three boys here in Central Oregon – we’ve found our nest. I’d love to help you find yours.

About Kristin:

  • Part of the #1 Top Producing Team at Hasson Company Realtors in Bend, OR 2016 and 2017
  • Handled hundreds of real estate contracts as the Transactional Coordinator for a large, local builder.
  • Expert on Bend neighborhoods and school districts.
  • Experienced with first-time homebuyers.
  • Experienced with buyers whose families have grown and need a larger home.
  • She supports KIDS Center
  • She volunteers at the local public schools
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Accredited Earth Advantage Broker

Jonny Malanga

Licensed Broker in the State of Oregon

Growing up in the real estate industry, I understand that diligence and attention to detail are essential to smooth transactions – you can count on me for both. Whether it’s promoting properties through social media and marketing channels, creating attractive and effective brochures, assuring that signs and flyers are ordered and in their proper place or reviewing paperwork for accuracy; I’m not a licensed broker, but I work hard to make your transaction flawless.

About Jonny:

What our clients say.

Karen and Kristin provide the best service in the business … really a dream team! They were very patient with me during the process. I changed my mind many times on what and where to buy. They were very prompt, professional and know the market very well. I couldn’t be happier with my new home. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a new home in Bend.

Amy Slagle Swanson

There is only one thing I could say about the Nest team; they are superb to any other realty group I have ever experienced. Never have I been made to feel some welcomed and any quirk or odd request I made, they did everything possible to accommodate me; within reason of course! They cater to their client’s needs and wants, they know Bend like no other, and they work tirelessly to get you into something you love! They honestly care for their clients. Choose no one else but the Nest Team, otherwise, you’ll regret it!

Doug Belunes

Great service and always friendly. Nest Bend is very good at helping clients buy and sell homes. They provide honest feedback about seller’s expectations, as well as helping buyers find the right house in the right location. Their knowledge of the Bend real estate market is unsurpassed. And they took care of all the paper work details helping us negotiate contracts for both selling our home and buying a new one. I highly recommend Nest Bend if you are thinking about buying or selling a house in Central Oregon.


Karen, Just a quick note to say thank you for all the top-notch recommendations you gave me for local resources. I’m now working with Allison Glasier on several items and she is fantastic. And of course, Matt Vogel was also amazing. Its so great to have local experts with unbelievable customer service and client relations. Thank you!!!

Tammy Wisco

Why Nest?

Surrounded by wilderness, Bend is a special nest. It’s our pleasure and our commitment not just to find our clients a house to live in, but a nest that truly feels like home.

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