Meet Jackson Sherwood

Meet Jackson Sherwood! Jackson is one of our wonderful agents at BST Realty LLC. He brings his experience of working in the corporate world coupled with his love of helping people to real estate. Born and raised in Silverton, Jackson is also an expert in the Willamette Valley. Jackson specializes in timber and rural properties. If you’re thinking about buying that farm you’ve always wanted or perhaps moving to “greener pastures” for a quieter life in the country, then Jackson is the person to call!

Jackson IS a Rock-Star Producer!

Jackson’s Journey to Real Estate

Jackson was working in the corporate sphere when he realized he wanted a change in his work-life balance. He was helping his family with some home improvements and realized the deeper he got into understanding homes, the more interested he became. Jackson also loves just looking at homes. So, it was an easy transition into real estate. It allowed for him to have more flexibility and spend more time with family, which was a big plus. Jackson is an avid outdoors person. And, this draw brought him to his specialty in the buying and selling of timber and rural properties.

He loves to drive the country roads, and meet up with clients to walk the property and get an in-depth feel of what it truly has to offer. This also may mean connecting his clients with a timber company or an agronomist to better understand how the land may be utilized based on the clients’ needs. And, sometimes he even takes his mountain bike out to explore the terrain even more!

Jackson having fun outdoors with his adorable daughter.

Family Time and the Outdoors

When Jackson isn’t doing real estate, he’s spending time outdoors and with family. He loves growing up in the Willamette Valley and having so much yet to explore. Whether it’s driving and enjoying the beautiful scenery, or getting out there for bow hunting and mountain biking. He also loves to cook for people. And, his wife just got him an awesome open grill to do more of it. The kiddos are another added bonus, and he likes the moments where he gets to pick up his daughter from school and hear about her day or go camping with the family.

If you’re a Buyer or a Seller that’s interested in pursuing a new way of life in the countryside, Jackson is your agent. He’ll help you every step of the way. Whether it be figuring out how to do a timber transaction on a rural property or connecting you with an expert on how to best utilize the land for producing food and living off the grid, Jackson has you covered. He adores the outdoors and helping people find a place that checks all the boxes. At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have Jackson as a part of the team. Give Jackson a call, and get started on your dream homestead!

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Meet Wendy Smith

Meet Wendy Smith! The center of her life has been families and homes for quite some time, so it only seems natural that she’s an expert when it comes to the buying and selling of homes! We are proud to have Wendy on our team. Wendy has so many wonderful qualities that make her simply the best when it comes to serving her clients. She is a down-to-earth mom who enjoys helping people. And, she will go up to bat for her clients using her expert negotiating skills to make sure they get what they want and then some. With Wendy’s love of working with people and an open and honest approach, she makes her clients feel right at home.

Meet Wendy Smith
Wendy awarded with Top Producer and 100%-Capped in 2020!

Wendy’s Journey into Real Estate

Wendy was a stay-at-home mom for about 16 years, so family is super important to her. It’s from that lifestyle that it only seemed logical to hop into real estate once the kiddos got older. It just made sense because she loves being with people and the flexibility to also spend time with her four daughters and husband. It’s simply the best of everything that she loves. In fact, her spouse’s work in the timber industry has also helped make her an expert when it comes to timber transactions. We are so happy that Wendy chose this path into real estate. She has made our community stronger. Wendy enjoys being an agent with BST Realty LLC because “…the people are genuine and with people’s best interest at heart.” It makes sense that Wendy would fit right in with our crew!

Exploring all that Oregon has to offer with her lovely family!

Buyers and sellers alike may sometimes feel stressed during a transaction. However, Wendy sees this as an opportunity to help them navigate that time and, “bring some peace and confidence,” whatever the situation may be. When asked about her approach, Wendy says, “My end goal really is just to be able to help people.” This type of attitude not only is present as an agent but threaded throughout her life. As you can tell, Wendy is an agent you want on your team. So, give Wendy a call, and start the pathway to your home dreams!

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Meet Angela Lopez

Meet Angela Lopez! Angela is quite simply the best when it comes to real estate. At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have her as a part of the team. In fact, Angela is one of our top producing agents and was #1 in sales in 2020. That means she is good at closing deals for her clients. Angela brings her extensive experience in the lending industry along with her impeccable research and negotiation skills to help serve her clients in the best way possible. She loves being able to help her clients get to where they want to be.

Meet Angela Lopez
Angela happily helping clients close on a home!

Journey into Real Estate

Angela has expert knowledge of the lending process with 10 years of experience at a mortgage lending company. While working there, she learned about loan origination, underwriting, processing, and appraisal. This allows her to help her Buyers navigate and understand how loans work and the entire loan process! After the 2008 crash, Angela helped close 25+ offices in multiple states. This is when she realized that a career in real estate may be right for her. A career in real estate afforded her the flexibility to be with her family more and also to help people. And, Angela truly loves helping people.

Angela awarded Top Producer for 2020!

Born Mentor

Angela loves being a resource for people. When it comes to her clients, she loves to be able to help first-time home Buyers better understand the entire process. For example, Angela helps her clients gain a better understanding of the loan process and appraisals. Angela is a born mentor, and she also uses this skill to help new agents at BST Realty LLC get better acquainted with what real estate is about. And, for that, we also appreciate her so much!

When Angela isn’t doing real estate, she’s spending time with her husband and two sons. She especially loves cheering on her sons at soccer, and one of her sons now plays soccer at Western Oregon University! Angela also enjoys photography and takes out her camera when she can to capture the beauty of the Willamette Valley.

Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, Angela is a wonderful agent that aims in supporting you at every point in the journey. With her in-depth expertise and proven track record of success in real estate, Angela is a must-call!

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Your Home Pathway This Spring

Signs of spring are all around. In the Willamette Valley, you can begin to experience the wonderfully delicate Trillium plant blooming among the ferns and clovers beginning to emerge. This may signal to us the need for starting anew and being more open to possibilities. When it comes to buying or selling a home, it may feel a bit overwhelming at first. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to help alleviate any stresses you may have. That way, your experience is more enjoyable. Especially, when it comes to something as important as a home. Let’s figure out your home pathway this spring!

Your Home Pathway This Spring
Spring is a time to open up to possibilities in homeownership! Just like this lovely Trillium greeting you on the trail.

Simply the Best Service

At BST Realty LLC, we have experienced agents who are ready to serve you. We provide simply the best service for your and your family. When it comes to being a Buyer, that may mean connecting you with the resources you may need to determine what type of home is best suitable for your budget. If you’re a Seller, that may mean connecting you with resources that will showcase your home’s unique features. The world of real estate may feel complex, but that’s why we are here to help make it more enjoyable. That way, you may focus on other matters like determining if the style of home is right for you, job responsibilities, and more.

We are here for the long run. We believe in maintaining long-lasting relationships. That’s because we value our community. When our clients flourish, we flourish. And we are here to help support you at every point in your homeownership pathway. Whether you’re thinking about buying or selling, let’s talk. Let’s explore what is possible for you and your family. From there, we can devise a plan that best suits your wants and needs, and checks all the boxes. Give us a call, and let’s make your real estate dreams a reality!

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Serving Up Simply the Best

Spring is in the air! At BST Realty LLC, we are here to serve up simply the best service to our clients. We help first-time home Buyers who are wondering how to make the first steps. And, we are there for sellers who may have owned a few homes and want to make the most out of the equity they have built up. Within the last year, it has been a bit of a doozy. However, at BST Realty LLC we have been thriving. Our sales have nearly doubled within the last couple of years. We have learned to adapt and change with the times, and that means we are also helping our clients flourish. It means a lot to us to help our clients get to where they want to be. With spring in full swing, there are many possibilities in the air this springtime!

Let’s explore all the potential of your home dreams together!

We love helping Buyers get the home they have been dreaming about with their family. We have experienced agents that are ready to educate and support you every step of the journey. Whether it be not knowing how to find a lender or what day to make sure your earnest money is in, we are here to champion you throughout the process. The same goes for Sellers. Our seasoned agents will help you get what you want. We have skilled negotiators on our team to help at each part of the journey.

If you’re finding yourself getting the itch to make the move, let’s talk. With springtime getting ready to be in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore. It’s also a great time to plan out a strategy that will get you and your family what you truly want in a home. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to listen and support you, so let’s begin this journey together! Let’s figure out the best home path for you!

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Home Dreams Blossom

At BST Realty LLC, we love serving our clients. We are here to support you at every point in the journey. With our talented agents, we can help serve you in many ways. This includes whether you’re considering a home out in the country with some acreage, commercial property, or perhaps you’re a first-time Homebuyer that wants to make an offer on a cute bungalow. We are here to help your dreams blossom!

home dreams
Let’s spring into all the possibilities!

If you’re a Buyer, is a great time to start looking for the home you and your family have been thinking about. Getting all your ducks in a row as it were is a good first step. That means, securing your financing so you if you find the home of your dreams, you’re able to make the strongest offer you can to help ensure your best chance of getting it. At BST Realty LLC, we have skilled agents that are expert negotiators. Especially, in a climate like today. With some homes being sold above asking price, you have got to figure out the best way to make your offer shine. And, we are here to help put your best offer forward.

If you’re a Seller, it is also a great time for you. At BST Realty LLC, we have agents that will help you navigate the process. This means, making your home shine as much as possible. That way, people who tour it may truly experience how great of a home it is. Our agents are also great at not only presenting offers but helping to figure out ways to get what you want out of selling your home.

At BST Realty LLC, we are ready to serve you. Whether you are interested in buying or selling a home, we are here to help you through the entire process. So, give us a call, and let’s begin this journey together to make your dreams blossom! Let’s get spring into action with your home!

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Simply the Best Property Management

At BST Realty LLC, we love providing the best service for our clients. Did you know that we also provide property management services? If you’re a landlord or an investor, BST Realty LLC can help figure out a plan that best fits you. The property management side is led by Uriel Santana and Jenna Robles.  Uriel does the legwork and works with clients while Jenna does more of the behind-the-scenes work utilizing her tech-savviness. They make the perfect team serve you and your property management needs. And, of course, BST Realty LLC is also always here to serve you with your real estate needs and dreams, too!

Meet Uriel Santana!

Property Management at its Best

Uriel is one of our brilliant agents and loves working with buyers and sellers. However, when Uriel proposed the idea of beginning a property management side to BST Realty LLC to Lisa Santana, his wife, now the sole owner of the brokerage, it sounded like a great thing to add to an already flourishing real estate business. Uriel brought his over 30 years of management experience working at a local grocery chain, so it just made sense that his management skills would translate easily into this field. BST Realty LLC champions the community, so this would also be another way to work with the community more. Uriel and Jenna now manage multiple HOA communities as well as independent residences. During the strange time of COVID when there have been renter moratoriums, Uriel has managed to not only make the landlords happy but also figure out ways tenants can make payments that are sustainable to their current situation. It’s wonderful when all parties are beyond satisfied with how they are being treated.

Uriel on the job wherever he may be!

“I take care of the property as if it were my own,” says Uriel. That means, that BST Realty LLC treats landlords’ property with the utmost respect and care. And, that’s only half of the equation. Uriel also makes sure that tenants are taken care of, and pays close attention to details like maintenance. Uriel and Jenna are also members of the Salem Rental Housing Association (SRHA), which means they are keeping up to date with property management laws and legislation, so that way their clients are also in the know and can make the most informed decisions.

At the heart of it, Uriel enjoys helping people. And, that’s what BST Realty LLC is all about. We want to support our community because we love it so. We are proud to have Uriel and Jenna leading property management as well as cultivating it. If you’re thinking about buying, selling, or renting…give us a call. We are here to help serve you, whether it be managing property or real estate!

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Meet Lisa Santana

Meet Lisa Santana! Lisa is the sole owner at BST Realty, LLC and Managing Principal Broker. She has almost 20 years of experience providing phenomenal service to her clients. Lisa is an expert negotiator and compassionate listener. Not only that, but she grew up in Oregon, so she has in-depth knowledge of it. One of the reasons she chose real estate was because she also just really loves looking at houses. She enjoys the excitement of showing a new home to a Buyer. Lisa also specializes in working with seniors, and she finds it rewarding to help families make a smooth transition. If you’re a Buyer or a Seller, Lisa is the person to call. She helps her clients at every point in the real estate journey, and she does so with quiet confidence and grace.

Meet Lisa Santana! She helps her clients at every point in the real estate process.

Growing Up and Choosing a Path of Real Estate

Lisa moved around a lot while growing up. This was also the start of her loving to see new homes. She remembers how it was fun to pick out new bedrooms. Later on, she helped her family find their home, and she thought this may be something she could do professionally. She had to ask herself the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” At the time she had been a stay-at-home mom for 17 years with three children who she home schooled for 11 years, and she decided that it was time to venture into real estate.

Since then, Lisa has been enjoying working with clients and building long-term relationships. She built a local business with Dixon Bledsoe, of which she is now the sole owner. At BST Realty LLC, there are many benefits to becoming an agent. The biggest reason is having a heartfelt and strong sense of community. Mentorship is also key to cultivating community and making sure that all agents feel supported and receiving the tools they need to be successful. Not only that but also connecting them with resources that will help them grow and learn even more.

Lisa and Dixon celebrating being recognized as Business of the Year in 2018 by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Photo Credit: Our Town Jim Kinghorn

BST Realty, LLC has offices in Silverton and Keizer, and also provides property management services. Uriel Santana, Lisa’s husband, and Jenna Robles have been doing a fabulous job with the property management division as well as being real estate brokers. Uriel and Jenna offer education to tenants and make sure that landlords are not only receiving rent on time but also that their properties stay in tip-top shape. There are also some plans in the mix to begin revamping the Silverton location. So, please make sure to keep a lookout for what changes are going to be made!

Lisa and her husband, Uriel, celebrating Lisa being honored as Realtor of the Year in 2017 by North Willamette Association of Realtors.

Family is Everything

When Lisa isn’t doing real estate, she also enjoys time with family. Lisa loves to knit, and her adorable dog, Remi. She also loves taking her annual rafting trip with her husband, Uriel. They’ve been taking this trip for many years, and she loves the feeling of just being out in nature. She especially loves being on the pontoon boat. And, she’ll even take her knitting out camping, too. Of course, Lisa loves spending time and babysitting her grandkids. She has 10 grandkids and counting, so let’s just say it’s a full house!

Enjoying time with family and all those grandkids!

Supporting Community

One thing that people may not be aware of with BST Realty LLC, is how we are involved with our community. This is because we truly value and cherish it. It’s community that gets us through the hard times, and it’s also community that helps us flourish. We are involved after-school programs, Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA), Silverton Sheltering, soccer teams, the Silverton Dodge Ball Fundraiser, supporting programming that combats military suicide called Active Heroes, supporting Homes for Heroes as an affiliate, and more. Lisa says, “We work really hard to give back to our schools and the heroes among us in our community.” And, some of the money BST Realty LLC receives is given back to our community.

In addition to this, Lisa serves on the Kiwanis Board, and is currently serving as Past President. She is on the Silverton Kiwanis Club’s Committee for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, because she believes that books should be accessible to all children. And, the Kiwanis Club will be having a spelling bee in the near future, so please lookout for next year’s event in 2022. Service in the real estate community is also important. Lisa serves as the Treasurer for the Mid-Valley Association of Realtors and the Willamette Valley MLS Board as a Director. Supporting community is first and foremost a priority to Lisa.

Lisa is the person that you want on your team when it comes to real estate. She’s a community and business leader. Lisa has a proven track record of excellence. Whether you’re interested in buying or selling real estate, Lisa will be there at every point in the journey. Give her a call, so you can start making your dreams a reality.

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Meet Freddy Ruiz Jr.

Meet Freddy Ruiz Jr., one of our fantastic agents at BST Realty LLC. Freddy makes himself available at all times for his clients and uses his creativity to make them shine. We are so proud to have Freddy on the team! Freddy was born and raised in Salem, so he really knows the area and the Willamette Valley. He witnessed how Salem has changed over the years. Freddy remembers riding his bike down dirt paths with his friends around new developments popping up around his neighborhood. Now, he loves being a part of that change and helping his clients find the perfect home.

If you’re interested in buying or selling real estate…Freddy is ready support you in your journey!

Growing Up

From an early age, Freddy was exposed to the ins and outs of real estate. He grew up in a family that bought fixer-upper homes and sold them. While growing up he remembers loving to spend time at the Coffeehouse Café, Jimmy Guitar Planet, the YMCA which is now the Ike Box. And, he still frequents the Gov Cup that has undergone name changes throughout the years. He did photography for shows at places like the Doug Bar. He eventually started up the Space Concert Club (which is now the Infinity Room).

Then, eventually decided to pursue a career in real estate. Freddy loves everything Salem has to offer including being close to just about everything. Like the mountains, the ocean, wondrous hiking trails, and more. With Freddy’s expert knowledge of the Willamette Valley, he is well-equipped to help his clients find the home that’s right for them.

Cultivating Community

Freddy has a degree in Graphic Design from Chemeketa Community College. And, he likes to utilize these creative skills with his clients. He uses his tech-savviness to make sure everything’s fast and easy for his clients. Freddy aims to keep the process, “simple, affordable, and smooth.” Freddy also really enjoys working with people and developing long-lasting relationships. Just like the relationships he’s built over the years with the Salem community.

Freddy also loves the freedom and community that BST Realty LLC provides. Because it offers the flexibility to be creative, but also mentorship and support. At BST Realty LLC, our goal is for our agents to be their very best when it comes to real estate. This means supporting our agents for who they are, and their unique skills and talents.

When Freddy isn’t practicing real estate he’s spending time with family. He has an adventurous side and likes to do fire-spinning with his wife and go to festivals like the Oregon Country Fair or even Burning Man. Freddy continues upping his skills with doing some fire poi and juggling two batons, and he also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends. If you’re looking for a real estate agent whose an expert in the field that will get the job done well, then Freddy is a must-call!

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Meet Erica Rumpca

Meet Erica Rumpca! Erica deeply values her community and enjoys helping her clients figure out the best way to get the home of their dreams. Erica is an expert at understanding all that the Willamette Valley has to offer, because she was born and raised in Silverton. She is also well-versed in knowing about schools in the area, especially after raising a blended family of six children. When she isn’t doing real estate, she’s running Silver Falls Engraving with her husband. Erica also is the director of the Silver Fox Foundation Board, and a member of the Silverton Elks Lodge. Not only that, she helps coordinate and run Donate Dodgeball Tournament. If you’re looking for an agent who understands and values community in the Willamette Valley, then Erica is the person to call!

Meet Erica Rumpca
Erica and her wonderful family by Whitney Ulven Photography.

A People Person with Great Negotiation Skills

Erica loves working with people. Before becoming an agent, Erica worked for almost 30 years at a local manufacturing plant. While there, she was focused on customer service, sales, project management. When it comes to real estate, she knows how to navigate the terrain of negotiating real estate deals, so that her clients get what they want, and all parties involved are better for it. Silver Falls Engraving is also a part of Erica’s life, and she enjoys the idea of getting creative with client gifts! And, now, she’s doing an amazing job helping her clients find the home of their dreams.

Erica and her family goofing around and having fun!
Photo credit: Whitney Ulven Photography

Community Leader

We are proud to have Erica as a part of our community at Bledsoe Santana Team Realty, LLC. She strives to find the perfect fit for her clients and loves helping people. Erica understands that buying a home can be one of the biggest decisions that one makes, and she’s there to support her clients every step of the way. With Erica’s expert knowledge of the Willamette Valley combined with her great enthusiasm for her community, she’s a fantastic agent to have on your team. We know that we love having her on ours. Give Erica a call, and start making your real estate dreams a reality.

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