About The Johnson Group

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Drawing on more than 20 years' experience and a deep knowledge of the Central Oregon market, our goal is to help you make the most informed investment decision — whether buying or selling — based on current market conditions. Our exceptional communication skills, expert negotiation capabilities, and superior marketing strategies translate to money saved for our buyers and money earned for our sellers.

Our mission is that when a project is finished, our clients are delighted with the process as well as the results.

Ruth Chancellor | Principal

Meet the Team

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Matt Johnson

Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon

As a leader in Bend real estate sales for the last 20 years, Matt has helped hundreds of individuals and families reach their real estate goals. His multi-faceted career in real estate started over two decades ago with his father's family-owned firm.

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Cody Johnson

Broker, Licensed in Oregon

A native of Bend, Cody’s knowledge and passion for this region have created a foundation for a successful real estate career. He is known for his consistent accountability, professionalism, and commitment to successful outcomes for his clients.

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Darby Gilkison

Team Assistant

A 25-year resident of Bend, Darby has developed an extensive knowledge of the local community and real estate market. Her warm and friendly demeanor, coupled with her strong work ethic, makes her an invaluable asset to the Johnson Group.

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What Our Clients Say

We had a great experience buying a home with Matt as our realtor.  After unsuccessfully working through our list of 'top five homes' Matt said, "we really should visit this under-construction home".  It turned out to be perfect.  We made an offer the next day and had a signed agreement the day after.  As we neared move in date, Matt worked tirelessly to keep everything on schedule; he worked effectively with the builder, the builder's agent and our bank to get us into the home.  Now a year later we couldn't be happier with our perfect home.


Our experience of having Matt Johnson as our realtor for selling our home was a very positive. He had the expertise to guide us in making important decisions regarding how best to have our house ready to show. During the discouraging times when we were getting a lot of viewings but no offers, he kept assuring us the the right buyer would come along at the right time and sure enough that is what happened! We appreciated the feedback he gave on those who viewed our home. It really helped us with decisions and actions that were needed to make our house more appealing! I would highly recommend Matt to anyone wanting to have a great experience selling their home.


After our initial meeting with Matt, circumstances made us wait to list our condo for several months. During that time Matt was patient, encouraging and always promptly available to answer our questions and give us advice. Once we were ready and listed it, his experience and well informed knowledge of the local market helped us sell the property quickly, in a slow market, for a higher than expected price. Matt is a good listener; he understood and validated our concerns while also gently informing us of things we were naive about. We never felt any pressure and the whole experience was pleasant and easy. We would highly recommend him as a realtor.


Matt was a pleasure to work with and his pivotal guidance made our 2020 purchase in Bend possible. He never left any questions unanswered and we really appreciated his pragmatic nature in our very competitive market. We would highly recommend him.


Matt did a great job and helped us buy a home in a competitive, low inventory market. We will be calling him again when we are ready to make another deal.


Matt has been so easy to work with, has understood what we need and what we don't, sometimes better than us. He is really relatable and easy to talk to, and definitely puts his customers first. He's the only realtor we would hire in Bend.


We met Matt Johnson through whatever real estate app we were using so didn’t know much about him. However, he responded to emails quickly and was able to help us narrow down our search based on our needs/wants and got us into 8+ houses in one day and a brand new listing the following day- in July 2020- as we were still dealing with the unknowns of Covid. He then handled our real estate transactions remotely and seamlessly. He also provided referrals for a contractor and others who have proven professional and reliable. We highly recommend Matt!


We met Matt in 2012 when we purchased our house in Bend. I was so impressed with his knowledge and skills that when we created our Wills, I instructed our Executor to be sure to contact Matt to sell our house. I've never done that before. So when we decided to sell in 2020, we contacted Matt. True to form, Matt did an exceptional job selling our house, being professional and keeping us informed all the way, and we sold our house for what we wanted. I would recommend Matt for buying or selling any residence in Bend or Central Oregon. Thank you Matt for all that you have done for us.


We were introduced to Matt Johnson through a friend referral. He was so helpful and responded so quickly that we immediately changed realtors to work with him. What a great experience! Matt was quickly there for us, and helped with great suggestions. The entire buying and moving experience went so smoothly, and Matt gets the credit! Thank you! His suggestions were always right!


Ryan was a pleasure to work with. He was continually patient, kind and willing to dig into details when we had questions about various properties. We are very happy with the commercial space that Ryan helped us with.

Oliver & Tammy Wisco, Dermatology Health Specialists

We were very pleased with Ryan’s efforts in Leasing our property. He was a good communicator and worked hard trying to find tenants. In the end he helped us find a great new tenant for our property that was a good fit.

P&M Properties, LLC

I am very pleased to be able to share my experience regarding Ryan Amerongen and his team at RE/MAX. Ryan provided the highest level of service to represent my best interest, with honesty and integrity. Ryan goes above and beyond to make sure every detail has been reviewed, and each question has been answered. I absolutely recommend Ryan and his team to anyone looking for a real estate professional. I will definitely be using Ryan for my residential and commercial real estate needs!

Bob Libby | Warming Hut, LLC
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