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Bend Office

233 SW Wilson Avenue, Suite 102

Bend, OR 97702

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Sam DeLay has been recognized as a finalist in REALTOR Magazine's 30 Under 30 Class of 2016, an annual distinction awarded to 30 "rising stars" in the real estate industry. 

"We are so proud of Sam," said Edie DeLay. "In every transaction, he shows dedication, professionalism and courtesy. He works extremely hard and always keeps his clients' interests at the forefront in all he does."

"The Hasson Company is a special organization filled with quality people," said Sam DeLay. "To have a place among them makes me extremely grateful. It's because of this company, including its leadership, support staff and my fellow agents that I have the opportunity for this national recognition with REALTOR Magazine."



Sam joined Team DeLay in 2012, and has quickly become one of the most respected brokers in the Central Oregon market. His professionalism, commitment and diligence combined with his warm, personable and upbeat attitude have earned him the respect of his clients and peers.

A native of Central Oregon, Sam grew up helping his dad build houses, and he has a deep respect for the value and meaning of a home. "Home is truly where the heart is, and I love being able to help people reach the ideal of owning their own home."

Sam's knowledge of home construction and his astute business sense help him provide innovative and thorough service to his clients.

Sam says his most important job title is "Daddy." He and his wife Jen have three children–Grace, Calvin and June–and family time is filled with bike riding, coloring, reading, playing catch and wrestling. Sam spends any spare time outside of serving his clients and raising his family at the Crossfit gym or enjoying a beer with friends at one of Bend's local craft breweries.


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Sam was great to work with, very knowledgeable of the greater Bend area and extremely responsive. I cannot state enough how timely he responds to everything, whether it be a question from you, the other agent, title company, etc. He'll also give you his honest opinion. He helped me sell my home in Bend which was vacant at the time it was listed, during the entire close process he would always check on my house to make sure it was safe. Little things like that are why I would overall would highly recommend Sam.

— James E.

Bought our first home with Team DeLay six years ago today. Made the entire experience seamless from end to end, closed on time and made us feel like their first priority the whole way through. Had always heard horror stories about real estate transactions and was a bit nervous jumping in head first but they took care of us and made sure we were satisfied every step of the way. Would place my trust in them again in a heartbeat. A+

— Josh B.

Sam and Team DeLay are simply . . . THE BEST. How many businesses actually DO what they say, WHEN they say (or before!) they're going to do it? Flawless execution of details and timely, proactive communication are the norm in a industry that can be sorely lacking in these areas. And . . . a full price closing in less than 30 days. We'll not hesitate to utilize their services again!

— Michael V.

Sam Delay is among the most exemplary professionals I've ever had pleasure of working with. He was always on the ball. Quick to respond. Pro-active. Hustled. Considerate of me and everyone we interacted with. Had a keen attention to detail. I could go on and on - but it suffices to say - I HIGHLY recommend that you work with Sam when you're looking to buy or sell your next home!

— Travis T.

We had a truly wonderful experience working with Sam and Team Delay! Sam worked hard to help us find a home that was a perfect fit for us, and more than anything he made the whole process a smooth and positive experience. Buying a home can be confusing and overwhelming, but Sam (as well as the whole team) always took the time to explain everything to us, answer questions fully so that we felt we understood everything every step of the way. He was knowledgeable and thorough - always thinking a few steps ahead to advise us on each step of the way, and has even remained in contact after closing to answer any questions and ensure that everything is going alright! I would highly recommend Sam and Team Delay to anyone looking to buy a home in the Bend area!! Thanks, Sam (and team!)!!

— Brian & Bethany H.

We recently entrusted Sam Delay to sell our two rental duplexes in Bend and were completely impressed with his excellent service and attention to detail. Sam was an excellent negotiator and stayed in touch with us through a very fast closing period. We would highly recommend Sam to list your next property knowing that he will be attentive to all of your needs.

— Dave & Nancy M.

Thank you Sam and Team Delay for making what can be an overwhelming process much more enjoyable. Sam has been a pleasure to work with and has truly listened and allowed us to come to our decisions understanding as much as we can along the way! We met Sam as we were looking at new construction to purchase and he was the right person to help us get our current house ready and sold quickly. He is professional, hard working and personable. A great combination. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sam, we're just waiting for the chance!!

— Michael & Joni U

We were on our third home buying adventure when we were fortunate enough to have stumbled upon Sam Delay. He listened to what we wanted, was very professional, but personable as well. We would trust him with any other transactions in the future, and highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home!

— Scott & Chelsea S.

Sam Delay was awesome to work with in the purchase of our first home. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, honest, patient and was quick to provide thorough responses to all of our questions. We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. Thanks again Sam!!

— Raul & Shalea Z.

Sam DeLay is personal, professional, negotiates well, is with you through every step, and supports you through every detail. He helped us purchase our first house in Bend, Oregon, and we could not have done it without him.

— Alex & Breezy W.

"My husband first met Sam DeLay months before I did. That's because I didn't want to move. Finally, I was coerced into meeting Sam, and I too fell quickly into a trusting relationship with this man who never pressured, always listened, showed so much patience and acceptance. Sam would spend hours sharing information on different points of view. He is amazingly accessible, and kind and positive at every turn. It's such an important relationship on so many emotional fronts and he is a calming influence. He is just the right amount of technical and personal combined. He knows the details are important and he understands the dance between managing different parties. He's extremely fair and reasonable. You always feel like he has your back and acting on your behalf. I trusted Sam at every move and when you have that, you can accept when the news isn't always what you want. There are so many balls in the air on a buy or sell, and he never drops a ball. Watching Sam work makes me have a whole lot of respect for what good realtors do. What I appreciate about him as much as anything is he is so positive, has the highest integrity, and always leaves me feeling happier after talking to him. What a blessing and a gift to have had Sam handle our home selection."

— Doug & Julie W.

"Sam DeLay has become our 'family' realtor. He has exhibited nothing less than professionalism combined with compassion; knowledge and patience. He is always willing to help; explain and research whatever is necessary. He keeps us informed each step of the process and all with a smile! We will definitely be recommending him to family and friends."

— Laura T.

"Buying a home in Bend seemed like just a dream until my husband and I were referred to Sam Delay. Sam went above and beyond for us, and we gave him a run for his money. Working with us for almost one year, he guided us through four different home transactions (three didn't go through due to home inspection complications). He stayed positive and kept us going the entire time, but was never pushy, like some realtors can be. He really listened to our wants and needs and stayed very patient. He treated us like friends–talking with us, never down to us–and made us really feel like he was taking the best care he could. He even entertained and made 'friends' with our twin 3 year olds. Sam has been amazing and has become our family realtor for life. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Sam DeLay and his team to anyone. Thank you Sam, you're the best!"

— Jeremy & Sarah M.

"I just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your help in purchasing our home. I didn’t think our trip to Bend last August would involve purchasing a home, but I guess that was part of the grand plan. With very short notice you were able to make arrangements for us to see homes while we were here on vacation. We were very pleased with you, Tim, Mark and Sabrina. You all went out of your way, and kept us informed about the progress of the sale. We never felt out of the loop. The financial team was on top of everything and helped us to get a timely closing. Great teamwork from everyone! We would highly recommend you and your team to anyone buying or selling."

— Bob & Leona

"We didn't get to experience a full transaction with Sam, but if we did, we know he would've carried us through smoothly. Without a doubt, he had our best interest in mind at all times. He's very patient and very knowledgeable, which is very comforting as a buyer. We would definitely be repeat clients if we go back to Bend."

— Shannon A.

"Working with Sam DeLay has been a dream. From shopping around for a home, to the final purchase, Sam has been there for us all the way. When we were searching for a home, Sam really honed in on what we were looking for. He had great advice on what we might be interested in and what we should stay away from. When we we decided on a home, he helped us figure out the right offer that was accepted very quickly. During the closing process, my wife and I were very busy with work, kids, and were on a two-week family vacation. Sam made the whole process smooth and seamless. And I love that he uses Docusign! I wouldn't think twice about using Sam again and you shouldn't think twice about bringing him on as your new real estate agent."

— Kesten M.

"I just want to tell you: you are awesome! We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you. You are so diligent, honest and sincere. We couldn’t have picked a better realtor!"

— Sarah M.

Loved working with Sam and Team DeLay in the purchase of our home - very knowledgeable, competent, quick, and super responsive throughout the whole process, from the first meeting all the way through to getting the keys. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommended!

— Andrew S.

Sam worked super hard for me from start to finish on my home purchase. He offered me tons of guidance and support along the way. As long as I'm in Central Oregon, I'll be working with him any time I get the opportunity. Best experience I've ever had with a realtor! Thanks Sam!

— Josh Garner

Sam and Team Delay have been awesome!!! They have been so easy to work with and have made our first home buying experience so easy. They have helped every step of the way and have always been easy to reach to with any questions or concerns we've had. I would HIGHLY recommend them!

— Jodi N.

We could not have worked with a better real estate agent than Sam DeLay. He was a true professional and was invaluable in leading us through the home purchase process from the very beginning to the conclusion. He communicated with us at every step to keep us informed and was diligent in handling all of the paperwork and addendum's. He obviously knows his craft and we would utilize his services again if we were to sell a home or purchase another one in the future. Our hats off to Sam and team Delay.

— Jim and Barb H.

I couldn't recommend anyone higher than Team DeLay with The Hasson Company. Working with Sam has been easy, painless, and enjoyable throughout every phase of the home buying process. You absolutely feel you're a number one priority at all times, regardless of the amount you are spending. The great part is all of Team DeLay is working with you towards the same goal, and you will be taken care of by Edie, Sam or Maureen any day of the week at any time. If you are looking to purchase a home, there is absolutely no other way to go.

— Brandon P.

Finding a house can be a very stressful time. But with a good realtor that can all change. My wife and I were just searching for our first home and we were looking for an upbeat, enthusiastic, and passionate realtor to help us. We definitely hit the jackpot when we met Sam DeLay. Sam was there whenever we needed him and was working round the clock on getting us exactly what we were looking for. We had our ups and downs with finding a home because of the market here in Bend, but Sam never quit working and was always available for us. Sam's selfless attitude and diligence was very admirable and helpful. Now that we have found our first home, thanks to Sam, we have not only met a great realtor but a great friend as well. I give Sam DeLay the highest recommendation not only as a realtor but as a person as well. Thanks for everything Sam and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for helping make our dreams come true.

— AJ & Meredith N.

We want to let you know what an outstanding agent Sam DeLay is. We have worked with several agents in the past buying and selling homes. Sam is by far the best agent we have come across. Sam is efficient, dedicated, true to his word, ethical, and honest. He fulfilled every request promptly and was always honest. He is an agent who truly knows his client and has their best interest at heart. Sam even took time out of his vacation to keep us up to date and informed. He is very professional and a person others can count on. Sam is the agent we will recommend to others and use in the future to sell and buy our homes.

— Mike & Shawna S.

As a builder that has been both large and small in scale; we recognize the importance of a leading real estate expert and team. Weathering down turns and gearing up for more active markets takes adaptation, perseverance, hard work, experience and most importantly; integrity. The DeLay team provides that and more for Pahlisch Homes.

— Dan Pahlisch

We just recently moved into our new house in Bend, and a good part of our success in acquiring this home is due to Sam. For reasons too complicated to go into, getting this house was a long-shot. Sam was diligent, knowledgeable and patient in working out the kinks. He was cheerful and optimistic throughout the whole process, which meant a lot to us. He was just what we needed, and we are thankful to have had him as our agent.

— Pam W. & Sy M.

Sam DeLay and Team DeLay at The Hasson Company in Bend provided the best service we have ever received from a real estate agent. Their professionalism and responsiveness were beyond the call. My wife and I currently live in Seattle and our circumstances were very time dependent for finding a house. We provided Sam with a detailed list of our “must haves and nice to haves” for our new home, and Sam tirelessly combed through the Bend home inventory and came up with an exceptional match! Sam exceeded our expectations in every detail from initial meeting through closing. Even while Sam was on vacation, his Team DeLay colleagues filled in and the transaction never missed a beat. We would not hesitate to use Sam and Team DeLay again and recommend him to future house hunters.

— Mark and Pam D.

Edie and Sam, Kevin and I just want to thank you both for being so great to work with. You both made a complicated process much easier and seamless. Thank you for the "welcome home" gifts for all of us :) That was very sweet of you both to think of all of us. We are very excited to move into our new home and we thank you for being so integral in making that happen

— Kevin & Cherstin C.

This has gone so smoothly! Edie DeLay and Sam DeLay are the BEST!

— Leslie M.

We highly recommend Sam as a Realtor! He was readily available to us and responsive to our questions. He advocated for us through the whole purchase process and really listened to our needs as buyers. His calm and centered approach was nice to work with in this busy market.

— Drew & Holly

Sam is thorough, available, timely and diligent. He does what he says and more. It's his integrity and work ethic that continues to set him apart.

— Charlie W.

Sam is quick to read a person's intentions and desires accurately. Most of all, he takes positive action with your best interest in mind without delay.

— Michael V.

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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10/04/2019 - zuser20140423080050513

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $325K in Bend, OR.

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"Sam was so awesome. We had an unconventional loan and instead of just brushing us off, he called and found out everything about the loan and then he hit the ground running. He answered all of my texts even when I was annoying and texted more than once a day. He found us houses, kept us up to date from what he found out from the lender, and he was always so friendly & we just enjoyed our first time home buying process so much because of Sam and Hassan realtors. Thank you guys so much."

— zuser20140423080050513

01/02/2019 - kvspringfield 1500

Showed home in 2018 in Larkspur, Bend, OR 97701.

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"While searching for houses online we were connected with Sam and we felt like we hit the jackpot! From day one it felt like he was focused on us. He went above and beyond in giving us his attention; he listened to our needs; and gave us great suggestions on our search for a home in Bend. He was always responsive and professional, getting back to us right away whenever we had questions. And we appreciated his honesty (especially being from out of town) about the pros and cons of different areas. He provided excellent guidance at every stage of the process, and was extremely helpful in putting together our offer and counteroffer. Beyond that he was just friendly and fun to be around. We highly recommend him and his team!!"

— kvspringfield 1500

12/11/2018 - corinnperry

Bought a Apartment home in 2018 for approximately $200K in River West, Bend, OR.

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"Couldn't have asked for a better first time home buying experience. Sam was enthusiastic, responsive, patient, honest and flexible to our needs. So thankful to have been referred to him and we look forward to working with him again in the future!"

— corinnperry

11/09/2018 - matthew b nelson

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $625K in Old Farm District, Bend, OR.

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"Sam is a stud and won't let you down. He sold our home as planned and was very professional. Great communication. Great presentation. Sam gets the best recommendation I can give."

— matthew b nelson

10/31/2018 - Michelle

Bought a home in 2018 in Butteville, Aurora, OR 97002.

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"We recently moved to Bend from out of state and happened to bump into Sam during our initial house hunting trip. Our best decision was choosing Sam as our realtor, and he truly is amazing at what he does. We felt like Sam was always on the same page as us and he was able to interpret what we were looking for and that's hard to do while house hunting from out of state! He ALWAYS went above and beyond what we asked of him, by providing periodic videos of our home being built, the neighborhood, coordinating shades being installed in our home before we moved in, etc. He also wasn't hesitant to contact various stakeholders on our behalf, whether it be selling agents, the mortgage company, the home-builder, etc. Sam made it feel as if we were local, as he acted as an extension of us. Bottom line, Sam is head and shoulders above the rest in our opinion, and we have already recommended him and will use him again!"

— Michelle

07/15/2018 - Cindy

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Boyd Acres, Bend, OR.

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"Sam is the man.
He is incredibly personable, has an eye for detail, and takes time to explain each step of the process. He goes the extra mile every time."

— Cindy

06/07/2018 - zuser20161017155906242

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Mountain View, Bend, OR.

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"I recently bought my first home in Bend and Sam was such a help throughout the entire process. He made the home buying process seem so easy and understandable as he navigated through the shark-infested waters that is Central Oregon real estate. He worked tirelessly to find a home that was a good fit for me and did not shy away from being honest about the homes we saw. He was highly accessible and responsive and has a gift for teaching and explaining without being condescending in the least. Thanks for making this a stress-free experience!"

— zuser20161017155906242

04/12/2018 - daisysexton619

Bought a home in 2018 for approximately $375K.

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"We recently worked with Sam on a home purchase here in Bend and were blown away by his professionalism, honesty and responsiveness. Sam is caring, genuine and easy to work with. He has extensive knowledge of the Central Oregon area which was helpful with deciding on areas of town. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to use Sam as our buying (or selling) agent again in the future, and plan to refer our friends and family to him for their real estate needs. Thank you Sam for making our home buying process an enjoyable and stress-free experience!"

— daisysexton619

01/27/2018 - Kaleb Riley

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Old Farm District, Bend, OR.

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"My wife and I just recently bought our first home and Sam DeLay has been nothing short of amazing. As first time home buyers we had really no idea what we were doing. We said over and over again how easy Sam made this process. He was always just a text or call away. We truly believe that credit is due to Sam and the way he works with his clients. We will be using and recomending Sam for years to come! Thanks man!"

— Kaleb Riley

01/27/2018 - rhart10

Bought a home in 2018 for approximately $350K.

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"I can't say enough good things about Team DeLay and especially Sam who was our primary contact. Throughout the process of buying my first home, a very stressful endeavor, Sam was there with answers and proactive problem solving. He went out of his way not just to keep us updated on the progress of our home as it was being built but also sent us pictures and videos encouraging us to keep patient while our beautiful new home was finished. He also took the time to get to know my wife and I personally and understand where we were coming from as a family. If there were more than five stars I would give them!"

— rhart10