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Rob Overstreet fulfills his real estate dream

In Rob Overstreet’s new office at Coldwell Banker Bain Realty in Sisters, there’s a poster with a quote from the great American man of letters, Mark Twain:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.”

That’s a statement Overstreet lives by. When he dreams of doing something — he does it. Back in the 1970s, that meant homesteading a property in Okanagan, Washington. Later, it meant moving with his wife, Becky, to Sisters, remodeling homes, including their own. During that time, Overstreet dreamed of getting into the real estate business — and now he’s done it.

“When my wife and I moved here in 1999, I wanted to get into real estate,” he told The Nugget. “I’m not going to sit and ‘always-wished’ I had done this.”

With encouragement from broker Mike Mansker, Overstreet took the plunge, studying for his license last year. Signing on with Coldwell Banker Bain was an easy decision for him.

“I just like the office here in Sisters,” he said. “I came and just felt very comfortable. Great, awesome crew here — everybody’s concerned about everybody else. It’s a great establishment.”

Throughout his working life, Overstreet has always focused more on building relationships than crafting deals.

“I always wanted to make a friend before I made a deal,” he said.

With his background and experience, Overstreet is interested in helping clients who are selling their home. He knows how to stage a home and create curb appeal. On the buyer’s end, he is looking forward to helping clients who “maybe see the potential in something, a piece of property.” He knows how to take a “fixer-upper” and make it shine.

“I love farming, I love building,” he said. “I’m a real do-it-yourselfer.”

He forged those traits right out of high school, in 1975, when he built his own home in the Okanagan Valley in Washington, not far from the Canadian border.

“That was a tremendous experience,” he said. “Kind of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ living, you know?”

When his in-laws bought property in Tumalo, Rob and Becky came down to visit — and fell in love with Sisters. When they moved here, both went to work at Oregon Log Homes. Rob also worked for a time at Big Country RV. And they remodeled two houses — one to sell and another to live in.

All that experience ultimately pointed to his current career, and built an ethic that has always served him well.

“I’ve always tried to put the client’s interests first,” he said. “Everything else falls into place.”

Contact Rob Overstreet at [email protected] or 541-280-9563.


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