Supporting Our Team

At BST Realty LLC, we love supporting one another. One way we did this recently was by sponsoring Silver Falls Sasquatch. Jackson Sherwood, Broker, is a part of the bicycling club! We got this snazzy hat as a thank you for our sponsorship. We also love supporting organizations like SACA in Silverton and Shangri-La in Salem. There are so many wonderful ways to help in our community. And, it feels really good to be a part of strengthening it. Another way to think about it is that we are supporting our team in real estate and beyond.

Supporting Our Team


When it comes to our agents, we make sure a solid foundation is set when they come on board. Whether they’re experienced or new to the real estate game, we offer mentorship and training opportunities for any level. In other words, we meet our agents where they are at and provide the support they need. We love to see when some of our seasoned agents take on a mentorship role with our newer agents. And, when those newer agents get more experience, they also can help in return. This type of effort makes our team even that more tight-knit. And, it makes it fun! We provide a supportive community environment for everyone to thrive.


If you’re interested in joining the team, we have flexible plans that fit your lifestyle needs. There’s no corporate fee or lead fees to worry about either. Our leadership team is here to support you. Because, when you flourish, we do, too. Our offices in Keizer and Silverton are also fully equipped if you’d like to meet with a client in person or over video conference. We have cloud-based systems that enable you to work remotely. We find that all this flexibility with the latest in technology offers an optimal environment for our agents to do what they do best! Because, after all, we are simply the best, and our team environment reflects that.

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Buying or Selling on the Coast

At BST Realty LLC, we have agents that in-depth knowledge of what the Willamette Valley has to offer. But, did you know we also have agents who can help you out if you’re thinking about buying or selling on the coast? That’s right, we may have offices in Keizer and Silverton, and we are also able to help you with your real estate dreams in so many places! From the lush greens of the valley to the cool blues of the coast, whatever color palette you’re thinking about, we are here to make sure you get there!

Perhaps you’re thinking the mountains of the Willamette Valley are more your style. Or, maybe the ocean is calling your name. At BST Realty LLC, we’ve got you covered. No matter your lifestyle, we will listen carefully to make sure you’re on the pathway to your real estate goals. This may mean a cabin on the outskirts of Sublimity, or perhaps a home in McMinnville that’s close to your favorite wineries. It would be right in the heart of Salem, or a beach bungalow in adorable Manzanita. Whatever your preferences are, we will provide simply the best service to get you to where you want to be.

Imagine waking up with the waves greeting you at your window, or being able to take a short jaunt to get your favorite cup of coffee downtown. We get that each person has their own way they want to live life, and that’s beautiful. Oregon has so much to offer, and we’re here to help you navigate the real estate process. Our agents come from a variety of backgrounds and are experts of the Willamette Valley and beyond. Are you ready to begin exploring what it may look like? Let’s get started on this amazing journey together!

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Meet Emily Villarreal

Meet Emily Villarreal! Emily is one of our wonderful agents who loves helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. She’s an expert at knowing what the Willamette Valley has to offer. Also, she has experience in construction work from a family business. This means, Emily knows a thing or two about all the potential that a home can have! At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have her as a part of our team!

Meet Emily Villarreal
Emily provides simply the best service when it comes to her clients!

Emily also has a background in counseling. This makes it so that Emily truly listens to her clients’ needs and requests. Knowing what a client wants is key to helping people get their dream home. Emily likes to be the guide and advocate for her clients. She loves being supportive during the entire process. It’s okay how much time it takes, she wants to make sure that her clients are getting to where they want to be. When things get tricky, Emily’s there to smooth things and see the bright side of things. She is also persistent and makes sure nothing gets left on the backburner. Ultimately, Emily loves making her clients’ lives easier and more enjoyable when it comes to buying or selling a home.

Emily and her amazing family!

Emily chose real estate for many reasons. One of which is that she just enjoys getting to know people and their unique perspectives. She also likes seeing the different architecture that is out there. BST Realty LLC was number one on Emily’s list of brokerages because of connecting with Michael Kemry, Managing Principal Broker. Over time, she also loved the community atmosphere and flexibility that BST Realty LLC provided. In addition to real estate, Emily continues her practice in addictions counseling.  In her spare time, she keeps busy with her lovely five children and husband. We are so happy to have Emily with us! Give her a call, and get started on your real estate dreams!

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Our Ultimate Goal

Where the road takes you in real estate may be a bit uncertain, but that’s okay. We are here to help you figure out the best way to navigate through the entire process. It’s actually still about the journey rather than the destination. Because the journey usually determines where you end up. Our agents are experts at understanding the terrain when it comes to real estate. Sometimes there may be a bumpy road, but we’re here to make it more smooth. We are here to help alleviate any kind of stress you may be feeling. Because our ultimate goal is to help people achieve their real estate dreams.

Our Ultimate Goal
Let’s see where the road takes us! We’ll be there to support you at every point in your real estate journey.

Think of us as an advocate and a cheerleader all in one. Our agents are fierce negotiators. At BST Realty LLC, we listen deeply to what you have to say because your values and goals are important. We want to make sure that we’re providing simply the best service to get you to where you want to be. In fact, we won Best Real Estate Company in the Willamette Valley for 2021. So, of course, must continue upholding that type of quality service. As far as the cheerleader role is concerned, we also love to celebrate wins with our clients! It’s lovely when all the pieces come together, and our clients are happy. Because, after all, when our clients flourish, we do, too.

Even though summer is winding down a bit, it’s always a good time to explore possibilities in real estate. Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, there are great resources we can connect you with. It’s also a good time to make a plan for what the future may look like. Perhaps that means getting a lender or determining the value of your home. Or, perhaps you’re ready to make the leap because now’s the time! Either way, we will do simply our best in helping you achieve your real estate goals and make them a reality! Give us a call, and let’s get started on this journey together.

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Meet Kim Buslach

Meet Kim Buslach! Kim is one of our wonderful agents that is an expert at knowing what the Willamette Valley has to offer. She loves working with people and hearing their stories. This comes from being a travel agent and having expertise in project management. This means, she is good at organizing all the moving pieces, which is a valuable skill when it comes to the buying or selling of a home. Kim genuinely cares about what her clients’ needs and wants are and makes sure they achieve their real estate goals. If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate, Kim is a great person to call!

Meet Kim Buslach

Kim chose BST Realty LLC for many reasons. One of the biggest ones was that she thought she could truly be who she is. And, because of this, she is thriving and closing deals. If there’s a question she has, she is able to find the answer no problem. Our leadership team at BST Realty LLC is here to support our agents. Because, when they flourish, we all flourish. We are so happy that she chose us, and love the unique set of skills she brings. And, of course, this helps our clients get what they are wanting when it comes to a home.

Flexibility is a key aspect as to why Kim enjoys her work. She’s able to plan and prioritize the days the way she’d like. Outside of real estate, Kim loves to spend time with her 10 grandchildren and travel. With travel, she likes to visit tropical places and has some plans for Europe and Asia. A fun fact is that her dog is famous and starred in the Pup Academy! With all that Kim has to offer, she is a must-call! We are so happy to have her on our team. Contact Kim if you’d like to make your real estate dreams a reality!

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Simply the Best Team

At BST Realty LLC, we are a close-knit crew. We like to have fun together, and we also are there to support one another. That’s one of the many reasons why our agents love being a part of the team. There is mentorship, and a lot of the time friendship, too. From being on a dodge ball team to raise money for a high school event to handing out pies to clients, we love doing things that show our support and appreciation. We believe that the strength of our team is also reflected in the work that we do. In other words, simply the best team, and this shows in how we work with our clients and our community.

Simply the Best Team
We love working together and having fun!

Our Agents – Mentorship and Excellence

When our agents come on board, they are provided with one-on-one mentorship from our leadership team as well as group trainings to maximize success. Because, when one of us thrives, we all thrive. We also offer flexible plans that are available to fit their lifestyle and needs as well as a very supportive community environment. Not only that, but our cloud-based systems enable even more flexibility for our agents to work from just about anywhere. This ability to work from anywhere is highly beneficial to our clients as well. We get that life can get busy, and sometimes things need to get done in the virtual world. At BST Realty LLC, we accommodate our clients to the best of our ability. That means we are glad to meet in-person or virtually to make sure our clients’ real estate goals are achieved.

Our team also supports our community through and through. We love being able to champion one another on. We get what it means to be a local business and to support local organizations. It’s a wonderful thing to be a part of such a wonderful community, and here’s to growing together more and more! If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate, or if you’re also contemplating property management for your investment, we got you. Just give us a call, and let’s get started!

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We Appreciate Our Clients

Our clients are one of the big reasons our work is rewarding. We strive to do great work because we want to ensure that our clients receive simply the best service. What does “simply the best,” really mean? It means going above and beyond the requirements of the job. It means if there are bumps in the road, we don’t bail. In fact, we dig our heels in even more to make sure that the road gets back to being smooth. We appreciate our clients wholeheartedly. When you work with us, you are working with a trusted advisor for your real estate goals.

We had so much fun handing out delicious pies to our wonderful clients!

That’s why client appreciation isn’t just one day a year, but every day. However, we love the excuse to celebrate and bring community together. Especially, if that means bringing out some delicious pies from the Willamette Valley Pie Company to show our appreciation. Real estate is a big deal, and we know it. When we go through the real estate process with our clients, it brings us closer together. It may be because they’re first-time home Buyers, and this marks the first time that they will get to own a home. It may also be experienced Sellers who are attached to all the work they’ve put into a home and want to make sure they get the value they put into it.

We meet wherever our Buyers or Sellers are in their real estate journey. We listen and advocate for them because that’s our job and we take it seriously. So, thank you to all of our clients out there. We appreciate you coming back again and again, because you know that you’re in good hands. When you thrive, we do too. If you’re new to real estate, just look at the proof. We’re the Best Real Estate Company in the Willamette Valley. And, if you’re still curious, give us a call, and let’s talk about it. Let’s start this journey together.

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BST Family

The BST family is growing in more ways than one! We’d like to congratulate Brokers Freddy Ruiz Jr. and Chelsea McKinney. They both welcomed little bundles of joy last week! We are excited for both of their families and their new journey with a little life being brought into the world. At BST Realty LLC, we love our community, and there have also been some new additions throughout the year that we would like to share with you!

Aren’t they precious? We can’t wait to see how they grow and change!

Jenna Robles, Managing Principal Broker, welcomed a new baby boy in April. Brittney Black, Managing Principal Broker, also welcomed a baby girl last fall. And, Sophia Kusnetsov, Broker, also welcomed a baby in 2020. My, now that’s a lot of babies, and we haven’t even counted the adorable grandbabies either! BST Realty LLC is growing in so many ways, and we are excited about what the future holds. We value family a lot, and we think of family as something you can be born into, but also family can be who you choose to be in your life. There are so many beautifully different ways to have a family, and love is the common thread that connects us to one another.

We value our community, and we are here to support one another and to cheer each other on. If you’re looking to start a career in real estate, please don’t hesitate to connect with us. One of the many great things we offer is mentorship. And, some agents become friends along the way, too. In about the last two years, our sales have more than doubled. We thrive because our community thrives. If you’re a Buyer or a Seller seeking valuable guidance on your next big steps in real estate, we are also here to serve you. We are here to help you figure out what is best for you and your real estate dreams. Give us a call, and let’s get started on this journey together!

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Meet Chelsea McKinney

Meet Chelsea McKinney! Chelsea is one of our wonderful agents who loves helping people find the perfect home. She has a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification. This means she has the expertise to help military families find a home, even if they are out-of-state. It also comes in handy for anyone who is thinking of making the move to Oregon, but can’t be there to view properties in person. If you’re looking for a broker who will guide you at every point in the journey, even if that means virtually, Chelsea is the person to call!

Meet Chelsea McKinney

Relocation Expertise

Chelsea was born and raised in the Willamette Valley. Therefore she understands the area in-depth as well. She can also relate to families who are moving to new places because she moved to the east coast for a bit because her husband’s military duty called for it. She provides her clients a means to experience the property if they can’t be there to view it. For example, Chelsea may go view the property, take videos, and more in order for clients to make the most informed decision. Chelsea has a huge heart for the military and veterans. And, she understands how to connect her clients to the right resources to make sure VA benefits are utilized to the utmost. At BST Realty LLC, we are a proud affiliate of the Homes for Heroes program. This helps people like veterans potentially save money on the purchase or sale of a home.

Chelsea spending time with family outdoors!

Spending time with family and doing woodworking with patriotic themes are some of the things she enjoys when she’s not doing real estate. She loves going out kayaking, too, and enjoying all that the Willamette Valley has to offer. Chelsea is an expert of the area and a relocation specialist who is there to help you at every point in the real estate process. When it comes to Sellers, her relocation expertise also has a benefit. She is knowledgeable about how to make sure her Sellers’ home has the most exposure to ensure the best offers are coming to the table. When it comes to buying and selling real estate, Chelsea is a great broker that will help guide you at every point in your journey. Give Chelsea a call, and get started!

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We are Simply the Best, Baby!

We are simply the best for many reasons, but one of them is most definitely our wonderful agents. Our agents are well-versed in how to help their clients reach their real estate goals. Each one of our agents gives a unique point of view and skill set as well. In real estate, agents are known to take their work “home” with them. That means, they are working hard for their clients to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. It also means that family is sometimes integrated into what they are doing, too. In a way, we think of our BST Realty LLC team as family. And, we are simply the best, baby! We are there for each other, and we help cheer one another on when there is a success. When one shines, we all shine!

Simply the Best, Baby!
Erica Rumpca, broker, with her little helper!

Our Awesome Agents

Our agents care about their clients and are fierce negotiators. In a hot market like we are in right now, it’s good to have an agent who knows how to guide you on how to best present your offer as well as connect you with valuable resources to make the most informed decisions. If you’re a Buyer and a bit nervous about making the leap into homeownership, we have agents that can teach you about the real estate process and help you at each step in the journey. If you’re a Seller who has owned a few homes, we also have agents who understand how best to showcase your home to reach the goal you’re wanting to achieve.

Are you an investor? We also have agents experienced in selling rental homes as well as commercial real estate. Not only that, but we also provide property management services. At BST Realty LLC, we’ve got you covered. We are simply the best in real estate. In fact, we just won an award for Gold Best Real Estate Company for Best in the Willamette Valley. Let’s get started on this journey together and make your home dreams a reality!

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