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Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate Brings Harcourts CEO, International Auctioneer to Trinity School Fundraising Event for Third Straight Year

Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate
April 26, 2023

Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, a long time supporter of Trinity Lutheran School in Bend, brought Harcourt’s CEO Ben Brady back in town for the third year running in order to serve as the school’s 29th annual fundraising event auctioneer. Brady, an accomplished professional auctioneer with 16 years of experience in luxury sales and auctions under the Harcourts brand, helped the school raise over $325,000 in the Bid for Kids paddle raise portion of the evening.

The event’s theme, Havana Nights, featured live music, dancing and events, games and activities for attendees. The school’s goal is to raise $12MM and borrow $6MM to complete their new building project by the summer of 2025.

“We absolutely loved seeing Ben in action raising money for deserving families and children at Trinity,” said Sara LaFaver at Harcourts The Garner Group. “Ben has a knack for engaging people, storytelling through the auction platform and galvanizing folks around fundraising efforts unlike anyone we’ve ever known. We are honored to have him leading Harcourts and helping out in our community.”

“Ben was the real MVP of the entire auction night!” said auction chairperson Heather Salvesen. “He took our event to the next level with his enthusiasm, expertise, charisma, wit, and professionalism. For someone of Ben’s skillset, who is in such high demand, to come to our local non-profit, private school and generously contribute his time and talent means the absolute world to us. The past three years that Ben has graciously served as Trinity’s auctioneer for our singular large fundraising event have been the 3 most successful auctions in the school’s history. We are creating a legacy at Trinity Lutheran School to bless all current students and families and all future generations of Trinity Saints with quality faith-based education, which is a critical part of how we fund that legacy. We are so very humbled and appreciative that Ben has partnered with our school to elevate our event and our efforts to serve our kids.”

Harcourts North America is made up of 1,300 agents in 45 offices, with The Garner Group ranking number one in per agent and total office sales volume production. Shelley Griffin is ranked the number one agent in residential sales for all of Harcourts North America. The Garner Group is currently ranked number 8 internationally.

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ABOUT THE GARNER GROUP: Harcourts The Garner Group is a full-service real estate agency specializing in residential real estate in Central Oregon with offices in Bend and Redmond. The Garner Group is comprised of only full-time real estate agents guided by a leadership team with a combined 100+ years of experience who themselves consistently rank among the top agents in the country. While buying and selling real estate can be some of a person’s most important financial transactions, The Garner Group’s knowledge, connections and hard work have earned them clients for life, one home at a time. Founded in 2001, The Garner Group is known for its relentless pursuit of what is right, a focus on the wellness of their agents and a focus on giving back to their community.

ABOUT HARCOURTS: Harcourts began their journey as a real estate company in New Zealand in 1888. Since then, the group has expanded to 840 offices in 10 different countries around the world. Specializing in residential, commercial, and luxury real estate, as well as property management services, Harcourts is the fastest growing real estate company in the world.