I would highly recommend working with Bill Panton of Duke Warner Realty. He was very accessible and flexible, working with us while we were planning our move from Portland to Bend. He helped us narrow down our options within our "want list" and within our price range. At no time did we feel pressured in anyway. We got straight forward advice about safety, schools, distance to shopping, etc.; all priceless information for someone unfamiliar with the area. Having lived in the Bend area since the 1970s, Bill knew the area's history-everything from property developers, to city utility history, future zoning issues, etc. We got the house we wanted, under the asking price with great representation during negotiations. Thanks, Bill!