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Beyond the Ranch

"For the Outstanding Service That You Deserve!"

Hi, I’m Carol Swendsen, real estate agent, and welcome to Bend, Oregon! Sitting at the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River, cradled by the Deschutes National Forest, Bend is the seat of Deschutes County and Central Oregon's largest city. It's the center of a metropolitan area with many museums, microbreweries, historic districts, parks, performing arts venues, and Mirror Pond. Residents and guests alike love it for its outdoor sports and recreation, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, paragliding, fishing, and more. It's also a popular tourist destination for the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort and Cascade Lakes.

When buying or selling real estate here, my team and I are loyal, trustworthy, think outside the box, and go the extra mile for you. I’m a real estate broker with Beyond the Ranch, a division of Coldwell Banker Bain, and my love for real estate and helping others is what inspired me to get into this business. I moved to Central Oregon in 2005 to fulfill a dream of my family’s. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 35 years, doing everything from opening and running several fitness facilities and a wellness center to getting certification as a fitness and aerobics instructor.

When working with Carol Swendsen, real estate agent, you now get someone who cares about your fitness as a home buyer or seller. Your financial, emotional, and preparation fitness to understand the market and what to expect throughout the process. I’ve sold numerous residential homes, gentleman ranches, large farms, and luxury homes all over Central Oregon. I also have experience with 1031 exchanges and commercial real estate. I continue my real estate education and commit myself to go the extra mile for my team’s clients. That’s my I’ve earned my ABR®, SPA, SRS, RENE, CLHMS™, and Global Luxury designations.

Whether buying your dream home, selling your first home, dealing with land, ranches, working farms, upsizing, or downgrading, you’re our top priority. We answer phones, emails, and messages quickly, and there’s always someone reliable available to help you. We listen to what you want and seek, and we do our best not to waste your time or ours. We also have connections with local lenders, escrow, and title professionals. In experiencing many one-of-a-kind situations, we’re able to think outside the box when helping you list or buy a home, creating opportunities that work for you. No matter your situation, we’ll meet your needs with outstanding service!

Specializing in:

  • Single-family homes, condos, and townhomes
  • First-time buyers and new construction
  • Commercial and investment properties
  • Raw land, farms, and ranches
  • Luxury and waterfront homes
  • Relocation and downsizing
  • Short sales and foreclosures
  • Comparative market analysis
  • Listing and staging specialist
  • Seller’s representation


  • Bend
  • Redmond
  • Terrebonne
  • Prineville
  • Sisters
  • Powell Butte

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