Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS)
Ken, an Arizona native, relocated to Central Oregon from Scottsdale in 2001. Central Oregon is now truly "home" and is the ideal place to raise his family, thanks to the large variety of outdoor activities and nearby family members. Ken joined Birtola Garmyn High Desert Realty in 2002 and has consistently been a top-producing Buyer Specialist for Team Birtola-Garmyn. His credentials include: Certified Investor Agent Specialistâ„¢ (CIAS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABRÂ®), e-Buyer Specialist (eCertifiedÂ®), and he was awarded the Sales Associate of the Year from 2003 through 2016. Ken is driven to provide exceptional customer service by being accessible and organized. He is committed to listening and effectively communicating with his clients to meet their needs. As a member of Team Birtola-Garmyn, Ken is continually working to achieve "Mucha Results." Ken enjoys long distance running, mountain biking,paddle boarding and spending quality time with his son Dillon and daughter Sydney.
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Awards & Designations
Broker of the Year: 2003 through 2017. (14 Years)
Client Testimonials: http://www.zillow.com/profile/kenmucha/Reviews/ highly likely to recommend by kevlore - 01/14/2014
I worked with Ken Mucha to purchase a home. The transaction was Nov-Jan and involved a home in "Midtown."
Some highlights of working with Ken: Ken had a good sense for the market, where it was and where it was going. Ken was very responsive and was willing to show houses under urgency because the good ones were going quick in Midtown. Ken understood what I was looking for and was able to show me properties that were within my range from the home features, location, price, etc. He discouraged me from putting an offer in on a property that I probably wouldn't be happy with in the long run. He was right.
Ken Mucha is wonderful to work with! by Gayle - 01/13/2014
He is professional, experienced, conscientious, with integrity. It has been a delight to work with Ken. This is our second home purchase with Ken. I have not only recommended him to several friends, but plan to use his services again. Thank you Ken! Gayle and Richard
Ken Mucha by CJ - 01/09/2014
My agent, Ken Mucha, worked with me for over a year to find the right property. He quickly responded to my requests to see a home even on short notice. Ken is very knowledgeable, professional, and positive, always telling me "something will come up". My criteria for property was specific and he never questioned it but rather stayed focus on finding something that matched my needs.
Ken Mucha is Top Notch by Josh and Missy Geary - 10/07/2013
Ken did a great job helping us find our new home. He was always available to answer questions and did a great job setting up a search engine that would help us look at homes in the area that we liked and that were in our budget. He is very knowledgeable of the area and knew what we were looking for so would advise us of any properties that he thought would fit us. He worked with directly with our bank to help speed up the process and simplify things for us. He did a great job working with the seller's agent so that our purchase would satisfy both parties and the transaction went through perfectly. I would recommend Ken to anyone looking for a home in Central Oregon. I don't see how you could find anyone better. Thanks again Ken!
Amazing, tireless, creative, personable buyer's broker! by Yvonne Lawson - 09/13/2013
If you are looking for an amazing, tireless, creative, personable buyer's broker, look no further than Ken Mucha. I contacted Ken over a year ago looking for a house in Central Oregon. As we are not from the area, Ken set me up with a computer generated search tailored to my criteria which Ken would change on the fly for me -- weekends and evenings included. In fact, it got to the point where I was embarrassed to call or send something to Ken after hours as his response was so immediate and thorough, no matter what the hour or day. After working with me for several months, Ken was able to narrow down my search considerably. As he is constantly viewing properties, I were able to contact him with properties that were of interest and he would give me his opinion. If he hadn't seen the property or I was particularly interested, Ken would go and view the property on his own and create a virtual tour for me. When Ken found that we eventually bought, we trusted Ken enough to place an offer on it without having seen the interior. We ended up with an amazing house that we love. I am so appreciative of all the effort that Ken has put into getting us this property. He is truly a wonderful broker. He is also extremely well connected and continues to be a great resource even after the house purchase. I cannot recommend Ken enough. He is easily the best broker I have ever worked with.
You will not find a better realtor. by Shockedbythe Awesomeness - 09/10/2013
Ken Mucha listens closely to your needs/wants in a home and works hard to find them for you. We have bought/sold six homes over the years and Ken stands out as being the best realtor we've worked with. We can not recommend him enough, simply the best.
Ken by Ron - 08/23/2013
Ken has helped us to buy 2 houses in Bend and we could not be more satisfied. He was professional and guided us in making smart real estate investments. He was responsive and always kept us informed during the process. I would absolutely recommend Ken!
Ken Mucha is great to work with by Jeff B and Jana P - 08/12/2013
We moved to Bend from out of state and had limited times/dates we could make it there to see houses. He worked around our schedule, spent as much time with us as needed and took us back to see houses we have already viewed, at our request. He worked late nights, weekends and was always just a phone call away to answer any questions we had. He made our out of state transition a very easy one and would definitely highly recommend him. Jeff B & Jana P
Ken Mucha by Gary and Andra Smith: 07/12/2013
I am very impressed with Ken. He is quickly responsive to phone calls, texts, emails. He stays right on top of things, informing us all the way, especially of potential problems he wants us to be aware of. We were buying a low end property, so he could have put little time or energy into us, but we never felt he did. I highly recommend him to any buyers and hope in the future, he'll be available to sell properties for those who have loved having him in their corner before.
Bend Oregon Land Purchase! by Bill and Toni Montgomery: 07/07/2013
Bill and I worked with Ken Mucha for 2 years to find the perfect lot for us. He has been a great help and we will continue to use his expertise for any future purchases in the Central Oregon area.
Bill and Toni Montgomery - Vancouver, WA
Ken Mucha is 5 star by Al & Erna Jamison! 06/27/2013
Ken is great. We looked via the internet for a couple years before moving to Central Oregon, and Ken patiently maintained a periodic, but not intrusive contact with us. After selling our home, Ken efficiently located a number of listings, toured with us, and quickly sensed the type of home in which we'd be interested. He is wise counsel during the negotiation process, and obviously understands the often shifting dynamics of negotiating for a home. We always knew he advocated for us. He also went well out of his way to ensure we were satisfied, even superintending the placement of our personal belongings in the new home garage before we were able to arrive. We highly recommend Ken as the consummate professional and an agent one can place unqualified trust in the extremely important task of successfully locating and purchasing a home.
Thank you Ken Mucha by Dan and Jeannie Rossos by Dan Rossos: 06/20/2013
We have just been successful in purchasing our second property in the Bend/Redmond area. Because we had such a good experience the first purchase using Ken Mucha, we decided to gain his assistance with the second search. Ken demonstrated a personal investment into listening to our specific needs and desires. He was always a phone call away and checked out every possibility. Sometimes we would be discouraged and ready to settle or give up, but Ken would encourage us to be patient and stay the course. He has an intimate knowledge of demographics and investment prospects. Not only did he surpass all of our expectations as a realtor, but he is a joy to work with and takes the job from a professional relationship to personal friendship. We are very happy with both of our purchases through Ken Mucha and would recommend him strongly to anyone.
We recommend Ken Mucha with Team Birtola-Garmyn High Desert Realty by Alan and Beth Fitch: 05/11/2013
We just closed on our vacation property in Crooked River Ranch. Ken was very professional and detail oriented. The escrow closed on time and Ken was very knowledgeable on all points of the buying process.We highly recommend Ken Mucha for your next real estate purchase in Central Oregon. We will definitely let our friends know.Alan and Beth Fitch
Ken Helped Us Realize a Dream by Mark and Karen - 05/09/2013
We live in another part of the country, so our home search in Bend could have been difficult and time consuming. It turned out to be actually very efficient, as in working with Ken he seemed to sense what we were looking for and always had very viable candidates for us to view. Communication is a very strong asset of his, which was important to us. His recommendations for lenders and other services have been spot on as well.We would recommend Ken to anyone who is in the market for a home in Bend.
Ken Mucha by Grant & Steve Ann Dunn - 04/28/2013
Ken Mucha worked with us via the internet for several years while we waited to sell our home on the Oregon coast and start our move to Central Oregon. When we finally moved we rented in Bend and searched for a house. We relied on Ken exclusively; we viewed properties in Bend, Redmond and Prineville with Ken having good woking knowledge of all these areas. We were never pushed or hurried, just advised. After 5 months, we chose a Remond house and Ken provided advice and help through closing. Thanks Ken.
Thanks to Ken Mucha by Bob and Susan McPherson - 04/25/2013
Ken Mucha helped us find a very nice home in Bend. We have been looking for about eight months and he was very patient with us. He had recommended a certain neighborhood at the beginning and that is exactly where we ended up. He is very professional and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him as your real estate agent.
Persistence! by Burl and Kris Smith - 04/24/2013
My wife and I have been looking for a house in the Bend area for over two years and Ken Mucha has assisted us for the whole time. He showed us numerous houses and his knowledge of the area, his persistence and his patience with us finally paid off and we were able to find our dream vacation home.
We highly recommend him in your search for real estate!
Thank you Ken for sticking with us through the process
Burl and Kris Smith
Ken Mucha did a great job for me. I was living out of the area, and I shopped for a home over several years using the web search tools and whenever I could get in to town. Ken was very patient when a few times a house I was excited about online turned out to not be right when I later was able to visit it. He never put any pressure on me, and always made time to show me properties whenever I was in town.
by Rhegli - 03/25/2013
Ken Mucha is a true professional.
We have been working with Ken for the last five or six years, mostly from 2500 miles away. He has been very patient and helpful in our search; we appreciate his opinions, knowledge and professionalism. If you are fortunate enough to be moving to Bend , Oregon, Ken is the man to contact.
by Ross and Christine Bampton - 02/28/2013
Most enjoyable working with Ken!
Ken did a fantastic job for us, On top of things every step of the way. If you are looking for a realtor in Central Oregon this is your man.
By Jeff & Patti - 02/26/2013
Mr. Mucha has been an excellent realtor!
He has worked vary hard finding the right house for me and has kept me up to date through the whole process. I couldn't have found a better person to help me get my dream home.
by L. Joseph Olshewski - 02/22/2013
Recommendation for Ken Mucha.
Ken Mucha is the epitome of professionalism. He is skillful, patient, prompt, and is always prepared to offer guidance when sought. It's obvious that he loves helping find homes that fill his clients' needs. Working with Ken is like working with a good friend.
by Mike and Kathy Hughes - 02/18/2013
Our First Home.
Ken Mucha was our realtor and he went above and beyond to insure that my husband and I found our dream home. My husband needed to have a shop to work in and I needed a move-in-ready home to bring our newborn to. We also had a limited budget, but Ken made it work. Long hours and many viewings later I'm writing this review from my new living room. I would highly recommend Ken and his team to anyone looking for a new home in Central Oregon.
by Christina - 02/13/2013
Ken Mucha did and excellent job!
Ken is a very honest realtor. He gave us the truth about homes. This helped us to make a great decision and one we are very happy with. It was delightful to work with Ken. He was punctual, considerate, knowledgeable and trustworthy. It was overall a very good experience. Thank you
Gayle Austin - 02/05/2013
__________________________________________________________________________________Great service by Steve
Ken was remarkably patient. No pressure and had no issues with how long we took to make our choices.
Steve and Kandi Schaible - Purchased Home (12-7-2012)
Ken Mucha is an excellent choice for prospective buyers!
Ken worked with my husband and I for six months to find a home that fit some specific needs we had. The one thing that I want to say in this review is that Ken ALWAYS made time for us. He is a consumate professional and knows the realty business inside and out. Thanks to Ken, we now own the beautiful home in Central Oregon we've been dreaming of.
Rhonda Foster - Purchased Home (12-17-2012)
Ken was the help we needed by Tim Foster
Rhonda and I had a specific property in mind and Ken kept working with us for several months until we were happy! Ken also set us up with a home inspector that saved us several thousands of dollars!
Thank you Ken!
Tim Foster - Purchased Home (12-17-2012)
Professional results by David
Ken was extremely helpful and diligent in following up on details. i would recommend his services to others looking to purchase property in Central Oregon.
David and Marian Anderson - Purchased Home (12-11-2012)
Ken knows his stuff!
My wife and I have dealt with numerous realtors over the years, but Ken Mucha stands out among them. We are impressed us with his knowledge, persistence and professionalism. Rest assured, when Ken promises to do something, he will follow through. This particular quality is noteworthy in any business setting, but in our case, it was especially so. Bend, our new home, is over seven hundred miles from our former residence.
Jay and Eleanor Pauley - Purchased Home (12-20-2012)
Professional Ken Mucha!
We are real estate investors with properties in 4 states. Recently we met with Ken Mucha to discuss investing in the Bend, OR market and came away impressed with his understanding of the local market, his incredible attention to detail, and his professional follow-up in all areas.
Ken definitely stands out as an ally to anyone looking to invest in property or acquire a personal home.
We left Bend with one property and intend to return to deal with Ken in the future.
Michael & Kalina Moore, Greywings Group – purchased home (11-9-2012)
Ken and the whole Team Birtola were Great!
My wife Michelle and I were casually looking at homes while visiting our daughter here in Bend. After a few other experiences with other local agents, we were about to give up, feeling like we were shopping for a used car. We did a lot of our own research first and really liked the High Desert Realty website. We contacted Ken and he was able to meet with us and show us several properties on our limited timeframe. He wasn't pushy, advised us well and showed us properties that were right on target. Long story short, we bought a home and the experience was great. Ken is always very responsive to email and phone calls, always followed through and has the support of a great team at the office. We even got a free moving van to help move our daughter in. Couldn't be happier.
Dirk and Michelle - purchased home (10-31-2012)
Ken Mucha by Marci
Working with Ken to purchase my first home was a very positive experience. He offered a great deal of insight about the area, builders, community as a whole, which I hadn't thought of, that resulted in my purchasing a home and location that I'm extremely pleased with. Ken was quick to reply to my questions, and his replies were thoughtful and informative. I recommend Ken without reservation for his knowledge, integrity and professionalism.
Marci Muschamp - Purchased Home (10-19-2012)
Buying our home in Bend, Oregon!
After an unsuccessful relationship with another realtor that covers the Bend, Oregon area we switched to Ken Mucha at Team Birtola with High Desert Realty. Working with Ken was like whistling while you work: easy, fun and the process seemed to fly by. He is not only knowledgeable but also professional and friendly. We highly recommend anyone looking for a "buyers" real estate agent for the Bend area to choose Ken Mucha. You won't be disappointed!
The Fishers – purchased home (10-16-2012)
Buying a Home Made Easy!
Ken took care of everything for me in purchasing my home in Bend. Being a remote buyer I depended on Ken for taking care of everything in the Bend. He made the process simple and easy. He found me the right house and he put me in touch with other local businessmen for financing, title, and insurance. I could not have asked for an easier process. I recommend Ken to anyone looking for a home! You won't find anyone better.
Lee H – purchased home (9-14-2012)
Thank you, Ken Mucha!
Thanks to Ken Mucha, we were able to find our perfect investment property in Sunriver. Living in the Midwest, we needed someone knowledgeable and honest to be our champion, and Ken was the perfect choice! Not only did he have the best technology for keeping me informed, but he is also honest and trustworthy. As a buyer, I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. He was also patient, as we fumbled around in the beginning trying to learn and understand the market. I recommend Ken to anyone looking for help finding property in Central Oregon. He's fantastic!
Joe Zeimentz - purchased home (6-22-2012)
Ken went above and beyond!
Our true thanks to Ken! Ken went above and beyond in helping us finding the right house in our price range. He was available for all our questions and concerns at almost any time and always returned our many phone calls and emails promptly. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable, kind and a great coordinator and communicator. We are very happy with the house he found for us (out-of-state investors) and are looking forward to doing business with Ken again. Thanks!
Karina Krasomil-Osterfeld & Karl Osterfeld - purchased home (6-12-2012)
Ken Mucha is one in a million!
Ken Mucha stuck with us through a 3 plus year process where we changed direction several times before deciding exactly what we wanted. He continued to send us countless listings, letting US decide which met our needs and then gave excellent advice on the ones about which we would inquire. I think it speaks well of Ken that without fail he returned our many calls and emails with incredible promptness. He "held our hand" with negotiations and aftercare throughout the process when we finally found exactly what we wanted. He is someone we learned to trust...never pushy and very honest. We highly recommend Ken to anyone we hear looking for property in High Desert country. He is very knowledgeable and 100% professional in the highest sense of the word. He has integrity and represents what is the best in the Real Estate business.
Marge & Merle Thom - purchased home (6-5-2012)
Ken is Amazing!
Ken is just amazing. We live about 150 miles away which could have made things difficult, but he made sure it wasn't. He worked around our schedule and always had a great series of houses to show us when we came to town. He assisted us with many offers over the course of a year and was instrumental in keeping our spirits up when something would fall through. In the end he was able to pull out a short sale that probably moved him closer to some gray hairs, I'm not sure someone else could have pulled it off, but he did. I fully recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. You won't find anyone else that is more fully in your corner.
Billie and Jon Krutch - purchased home (5-18-2012)
Ken made our transaction easy...
Ken was very patient with our process. We started receiving automated emails with our criteria more than two years before our first purchase with Ken. We live over 3 hours from Bend so a good agent was very important. Whenever I wrote to Ken and asked a question he gave us quick and honest feedback. Once we found the home, he went and took extra pictures, sent them to us, walked us through a short sale process and took care of every detail along the way. Being remote this was important. He coordinated the inspection, the property manager and the renter that was in the home. We will definitely do business again with Ken!
Susan and Michael Day - purchased home (5-15-2012)
Ken Mucha was prompt and professional in his responses!
The day we found the property on Ridgewood Dr we called Ken to arrange a showing. Ken scheduled an appointment the same day. Within 10 minutes of the visit to the property we made a full price offer. Ken has us come into his office right away to sign the offer paperwork. He also suggested that we give the seller until 8:00 pm of the same day to accept or reject the offer because he saw there might be a bidding war on the property. He was right and it worked, by 8:00pm we had received an accepted offer on the property. A one day wonder and wonderful for us. The property did end up getting 2 back up offers the next day.
Ted and Ginny Gladu - purchased home (5-11-2012)
Ken Mucha did a fantastic job for us!
We can't say enough about our experience in working with Ken Mucha finding us our dream home. He was always there to answer any question we had. He called us with updates on a regular bases. I would recommend if you're looking for a home to give Ken a call. You won't be disappointed.
Mike & Lynndee Hargous - purchased home (4-26-2012)
Ken Mucha has proven to be an amazing Realtor.
We had little experience with home shopping and were wary of getting a hard sale. Spur-of-the moment contact and without much guidance from us, Ken scheduled a one day tour. He provided sequenced maps, home and area details, plus precision driving. He has a skillful and patient style with exceptional follow-up service. The personal touch with a visual tour that he recorded of our new home among numerous other gestures, revealed his sincerity for customer satisfaction. It's a pleasure to have had such great service and we highly recommend Ken Mucha.
Sarah and Charles Gradek - purchased home (3-5-2012)
Ken Mucha is the best agent we have dealt with.
His advice is reasoned, timely and sound. Ken was always available to answer all our questions. He was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure we were learning everything we could about the houses we were looking at.
James and Jen Olmsted - purchased home (2/22/12)
A New Title for Ken - "Realtor for Life"
That's how we feel about Ken. We were one of a four family partnership trying to buy a communal vacation home in Sunriver - I'm sure we were any realtor's nightmare scenario. Then, on top on 8 buyers, the house failed to meet code requirements. Through 6 offers and counteroffers, Ken persevered, and we are now the proud, excited, and not to mention thankful owners of our dream vacation home. No way, no how, would it ever have happened without Ken to steer us through it. That's why, like it or not, Ken's our "Realtor for Life".
Tim and Connie Smith in Olympia - Purchased home 12-30-2011.
Ken Mucha is great!
Ken helped us buy a parcel of land. We found him to be so efficient and helpful that we used him to buy a house about a year later. He knows the Bend and surrounding areas very well. We weren't looking at really high priced places, but Ken always made us feel valued and made time for us. I would recommend him to all. He's easy to get along with and a great realtor.
Tom Stewart and Colleen Yamamoto - purchased home 10/21/11)
Ken Mucha is a RockStar!
Ken went out of his way to continually assist us (for over 3 yrs., I might add) in finding our perfect home. He worked closely with us, even keeping up to date during his vacation. He is very well organized and a master at making sure all parties involved are well informed, up to date with proper documents containing everyone's contact information (a nice touch). He was always available when needed. He's a smart, well mannered, and a heck of a friendly guy. We could go on and on... Suffice to say; this company is the right company and in our eyes, he was definitely the right man for the job! Thanks so much Ken!
Mike and Cindy Martin - purchased home (10/04/11)
Excellent Service from Ken Mucha.
Ken worked with me for over a year to find the right home. He never gave up and was always available when I had a question or wanted to see a property. He always responded within 24 hours of a phone call or email. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to purchase a home in Central Oregon. He is very professional and knows the business and the area. I love my new home and I am so glad he was my realtor. His team in Bend is also very friendly and accommodating. If you want the best, call Ken!
Mary Weeks and Dianna Pickens - purchased home (8/24/11)
Ken Mucha is a very good agent.
Ken was very helpful in every aspect of our home purchase and we were so lucky to have found him. Thank Ken!
Fred Williams/Gwendolyn Gwilym - purchased home (06/27/11)
Professional, courteous & persevering!
My association with Ken Mucha & Prudential High Desert Realty began in the fall of 2010. Their office was highly recommended by a close friend. The task was to find a suitable home for my move, back to America from Sweden, to beautiful Bend, OR. This process was tedious, due mainly to the distance between us and the 9 hour time difference. Ken worked tirelessly in assisting me to locate and review Central OR listings. He & my friend looked at homes here in Bend on my behalf & I concentrated on the internet, reviewing potential properties he so skillfully recommended. It was not an easy task, considering the communication requirements. Ken did his job with such precision, keeping me up to date and with his superb help I/we eventually found what is now 'my home'. I feel so fortunate & thankful for his unwavering efforts and couldn't be happier with the outstanding final result. What a guy!
Mel Bornstein - Purchased Home (06/03/11)
Ken Mucha #1 in our book!
From the start all the way to the finish, Ken Mucha was there for us every step of the way! My husband and I moved here from Northern California and fell in love with Bend. We talked with a couple of different agents, but because we had some financial issues found these agents were more interested in just selling a house instead of helping us buy a home. Finally we met with Ken Mucha at Prudential and found him to be "our agent".
It was a long and tedious process for everyone involved but Ken was there every step of the way. He was always available to answer his phone, get us the address or any other information we needed at the time. He is kind, courteous and professional in every aspect. Without Ken's help we would still be renting. He sold us our beautiful home and we are so thankful for all his hard work and help. We love Bend, OR. If you are in need of a real estate agent it would be our suggestion, go with "THE BEST" Ken Mucha!
Gary Kitowski - Purchased Home (6-3-2011).