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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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Award Winning Real Estate Team

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 local charities.

About Karen:

Growing up with real estate in her blood, Karen is a true professional full time Realtor focused on Central Oregon and her clients. Realizing that her appreciation of Central Oregon combined with her desire to be of service could lead to a satisfying profession, she set out to create her real estate career in 2004. “I’m privileged to work with my children who have exceptional insight, knowledge, and expertise in real estate and building relationships. We are a close family jointly focused on our goals, the three of us are quite a force in local real estate.”

Karen graduated from UC Santa Barbara and entered pharmaceutical sales learning sales and service from the ground up. Moving to Bend from Southern California in 1995 was an inspiration and an acknowledgement of how wonderful it is to experience life with so much nature surrounding us.

  • Principal Broker ReMax Key Properties
  • #1 Top Producer at Hasson Company Bend, Oregon 2016 and 2017.
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 agents in Central Oregon, top one thousand agents in America.
  • Top Producer 2009-2017 with Hasson Company Bend, Oregon.

Kristin Marshall

Licensed Broker in the State of Oregon

Kristin’s experience with Central Oregon real estate allows her to understand a home’s unique presence and character. Her creative, enthusiastic and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s desires to the home that’s just right for them.

Working with a local builder in town combined with years as a partner in the NestBend Group, Kristin has handled hundreds of transactions and closings.

Living on Bend’s west side, Kristin is well connected and actively involved in the community. Her passion for the area and helping clients achieve their own dreams is her constant motivation.

Whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect distressed property, finding a vacation retreat or providing help in the luxury market, she knows and has experienced it all.

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.
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • 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
  • 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. Being a newly licensed broker allows me to update you on listing activity, host open houses and show homes. It’s all very exciting!

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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