2495 Cascade Ave.
Hood River, OR 97031
Licensed in Oregon & Washington
Among my best assets is that I’m a genuine, down to earth kind of gal who sincerely cares about my clients. Sincerity, honesty and loyalty to my clients are the cornerstone of how I conduct my business.
Working tirelessly, with compassion and understanding, I feel allows me to provide the best possible service while maintaining a relationship that is real. While every real estate agent these days has access to an abundance of information, I sometimes feel the human connection is lacking when it comes to business and real estate.
I purchased my first home in 2007 & it was then I was able to experience first hand just how it feels from the perspective of a buyer to go throughthat process. It changed how I approached my business as a Broker and given me an entirely new understanding and appreciation of what my clients go thorough emotionally when buying or selling a house.
As a result, I have a much greater and more personal insight into my client’s needs and concerns on every level which has enabled me to become an even more effective advocate on their behalf. In addition to the professionalism and expertise you’ll receive from me as a highly trained and experienced agent, you can be confident that I truly understand the process and am here for you on that personal level which often gets lost in the frenzy of it all. Sounds pretty basic, but applying this personal experience to my business relationships has been a tremendous transformation and has resulted in exceptionally smooth transactions for my clients.
My name is Kris Kendall. I first visited the Columbia River Gorge in 1996, fell in love with the area and moved to the Portland area shortly thereafter. My decision to relocate from So. Cal was for many reasons, but it was only after I had made Hood River my home that I became truly aware & grateful for my decision to make my home in the Northwest.
Rich in culture, a strong sense of family and an amazing abundance of recreational opportunities, the area is regularly listed among the country’s best places to live, work and recreate by many national magazines. In any direction I can choose between dozens of outdoor activatities including Yoga, hiking, biking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, standup paddling, swimming, fishing, skiing, climbing, horseback riding, camping and much more. Many of the activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking and fishing for salmon and steelhead, enjoy world-class status. And, all of these activities, along with excellent dining and more leisurely pursuits, are in the midst of spectacular scenic wonder, from the rivers to the dramatic foothills, lush forests, spacious valleys and snow-capped mountains.
I can’t imagine a better place to call home. Each community in the Gorge possesses its own unique charm and offers the type of familiarity that is distinctive and extraordinary in this day and age of expansion and growth. One of the greatest assets of the Columbia River Gorge area is just that - the feeling of true community and after living here I have made so many amazing friends that have come to be MY family. In my opinion the residents who live here, although diverse, appreciate the natural beauty and surroundings the Gorge offers, love being healthy and physically active, and have a vested interest in family as it relates to the community. All of these characteristics are fantastic and make the area even more desirable.
During my years working full time as a Realtor in the Gorge I’ve earned my GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute and CRS, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), & Epro Accredidations & continue to consistently take classes to remain current in my field. I love the challenges my career provides and the deep sense of fulfillment of helping people achieve their dreams.
As a buyer, you can trust that I will work tirelessly, applying my years of experience, to help you find your perfect home or property. As a seller, as your listing agent I will go above and beyond to find the right buyer for your home. I bring win-win negotiating skills to the table, along with persistence, patience, honesty and integrity. I am detail oriented, organized and an extremely hard worker. If your plans are to move out of the area, I can also put you in the care of a competent agent in the city or town you are moving to that will be an expert in that area.
Communication, honesty, loyalty and authenticity is what I feel the most significant components of any successful relationship whether it is personal or business. My sincerity and genuine caring for people provides me with the ability to truly listen and hear the needs that my clients are communicating.
I can be contacted on my cell phone directly 541-490-0427 or text/email.
I grew up in the quaint little beach town of San Clemente in Southern California.
Much of my youth and time as a young adult was spent at the beach in the salty ocean waters, swimming, surfing, training others and competing in beach competitions & triathlons while I worked as a California State Beach Life guard for 15 years during the summers. My winter months were spent working in the commercial/television and film industry and attending college where I received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology, Kinesiology, Physical Education and Sports Medicine with a minor in Nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1991. I then landed a position as an associate executive manager and personal trainer at a large corporate fitness facility in Irvine California. It was during those early years of being a personal trainer and lifeguarding that it became clear to me that I loved working with people from all types of backgrounds and is why being a real estate agent is the perfect career for me.
I moved to the Northwest in 1997 and discovered the Gorge transitioning from a surfing career becoming an avid windsurfer $ Mt biker. My move to Hood River came 4 months after having my daughter Neilly. Hood River is were we have grown our roots.
I’m a very active person and I take advantage and enjoy many of the outdoor sports and activities that the Columbia Gorge offers. Windsurfing, kite boarding, skiing, running, horseback riding, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, swimming, and mountain biking. My other passions include the practice of yoga, amateur photography, and lots of community involvement , my career and most importantly being a mom. I am very much involved in the local schools & community arenas offering my time and efforts in support of the foundation of what the Columbia River Gorge community supports….children and family!
In closing, I must not leave out the most significant and important part of my life today. It is the pure joy and fulfillment I find have found in being an active and involved parent to my daughter who is reaping the amazing benefits of being raised in this community. She continues to blossom in ways I could not have imagined & I atune credit to much of the environment we live and the people who surround us! Hood River and the Gorge are just that special.
In closing what I can say is that myself, my daughter and our Cream English Laborador "Kanyon" are well intergrated into this wonderful community and gorgeous scenery and ever more grateful to call the Gorge "HOME!"
Designations & Awards
CHMS Certified Residential Specialist Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Seniors Real Estate Specialist® NAR's e-PRO® certification