Rob Marken is the owner/broker of Bend River Realty. Rob opened Bend River Realty Inc. in 2005 after a very successful career in real estate, starting in 1989 with Century 21. Rob felt he could give his clients a personal hometown experience. Rob now enjoys helping people achieve their real estate goals in a fashion customized to the clients needs.
We believe that honesty and integrity are essential aspects to assisting our customers. We strive to provide excellent customer service while assisting our clients as they meet their real estate goals.
In his 25 plus years as a Realtor, Rob Marken has sold nearly 1000 homes in the Central Oregon Community. Few real estate agents can rival Rob’s experience and success. Born and raised in Bend, Rob knows our community like only a native can – schools, neighborhoods, activities, culture, community events, climate, our local economy and more.
In 1992 Rob went to work for Frank Ruegg Company, which was a high tech cutting edge office in its day. In 1995 Rob went to work for Manzanita Properties for 2 years. Manzanita Properties became Re/Max Manzanita where Rob worked for another 8 years… working his way to being a top ranked agent nationally. While with Re/Max Manzanita Rob earned the national award for top sales Realtor… multiple years in a row.
Rob says, “I believe I can find the the right home to match the family I am serving. I’ve had lots of practice. Most of my clients become lifelong clients — they keep coming back to me when they have need of a real estate agent. I guess that means I must be doing something right!”
Kendra (Lite) Williams is our Operations & Marketing Manager. Kendra brings 12 years of real estate experience to our team. Kendra has worked as a Buyer’s Agent for ReMax (South Metro Portland), Transaction Coordinator for Keller Williams (Lake Oswego) and Sales & Transaction Manager for NorWest Realty (Bend, OR). Kendra has worked with hundreds of clients, lenders, escrow officers and builders.