MEET HUNTER FINCH: Principal Broker, BANDON PROPERTY
"It is an exceptionally beautiful area, with very clean air that always smells good…things are slower here. It's a healthy place to live," explains Hunter Finch, principal broker at Bandon Property on the southern Oregon coast, when describing living in Bandon.
Buyers, primarily from California and Arizona, are drawn to Bandon's privacy and seclusion, along with the vast natural beauty. "I think people who lead high stress, demanding lives want a place where they can go and not feel those stresses and demands. They may purchase now for the investment, but will expect to move here in 5 to 10 years," says Hunter.
The area is also home to the exquisite Bandon Dunes Golf Course. With its location on sand dunes 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the world-class courses are frequently rated #1, often above even Pebble Beach. "You go up there, " says Hunter, "and it's like you are in a different world."
TELL US ABOUT YOUR USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HOW IT HELPS IN YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS
Hunter: Our buyers are sophisticated; they want answers and information. They want more and more photos, aerials, videos, information on taxes, local government-our website and upcoming travel guides which describe in detail the life on the southern Oregon coast, introduce and educate our potential buyers. We e-mail back and forth and may communicate that way for several months before we see them here; we can go back and forth and I can really hone in on what they're looking for.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING IN BANDON?
Hunter: I came here on a break from my career in the advertising business and was planning to go back to it but ended up staying after meeting several people in the real estate business. There is a perception that it rains in Oregon all the time and that is not at all true. We have beautiful, long stretches where we don't have any rain for months. In our charming Old Town, you can have a delicious lunch or dinner and with the views, you are really just in a different place.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR COLLEAGUES IN THE BUSINESS VIEW YOU?
Hunter: Real estate here can be complex and challenging, but also fun and enjoyable. I have excellent relationships with the brokers here. You have to have mutual respect and be able to talk to each other one on one.
Leverage Global Partners is pleased to have Hunter Finch and Bandon Property as our partners in the Network.
- Bandon Property