Meet Melissa McKeown

Meet Melissa McKeown, one of our great agents! Melissa makes sure that her clients receive simply the best service. She does this by connecting them with the right resources and providing guidance to make the most informed decisions. Melissa also deeply understands what it’s like to move around a lot as well as apply for VA loans. Because she is the proud spouse of a military veteran. These skills also help anyone who is moving from out of state. Overall, Melissa’s goal for her clients is to ensure they feel secure during the entire process and reach their goals.

Meet Melissa McKeown

Melissa decided to do real estate after a long career as a veterinarian technician. It was time to make a change into something that offered her more flexibility. During a time when a lot of parents had to adjust to virtual learning for their children at home, Melissa felt that nudge to make the leap into a real estate career. She takes the buying and selling of homes seriously. Melissa realizes that a change in a home can make a difference in someone’s life. It’s like “finding that new happiness.” Melissa chose BST Realty LLC for many reasons, but one of them was that her best friend, Alisha Burk, Broker, was a part of the team. She enjoys the networking and camaraderie that BST Realty LLC provides. We are so happy to have her on our team, too!

When Melissa isn’t busy doing real estate, she’s enjoying travel and the outdoors like going camping with her family. Melissa is also involved with her kids’ sports and coaches basketball and baseball. She has a creative side and paints in her backyard and enjoys landscaping and gardening. One thing to know about Melissa is that she sees the glass as half full. In fact, her friends sometimes comment on how positive her outlook is on life, no matter what is served up. This perspective helps her see all the possibilities at hand when working with her clients. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, Melissa is the person to call!

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Dream Goals

If you’re a buyer or a seller, sometimes it’s hard to think about what the perfect real estate journey may look like for you. It may take time to figure out what you truly want and need when it comes to the entire process. That’s okay. We’re here to help you every step of the way. We get that it may be a huge milestone in your life. Whether it be your first home or a home you’ve cherished for years, we are here to help you with that transition. We provide simply the best service because we believe in helping people achieve their dream goals in real estate and uplifting our community.

Dream Goals

How to Get There

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may not know where to begin. Perhaps you’re wondering about how you may finance the purchase of your first home or don’t know whether you want two bedrooms or four. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to connect you with the resources you need to make the most informed decisions. And, we are also here to tour homes with you. That way, you can make a decision you’re comfortable with in the long run. Sometimes it takes touring a few homes to begin to realize what you want in your life.

If you’re a seller, maybe the first steps to putting your home on the market seem difficult. How could you put a price tag on the home that’s given you priceless memories? We have a team of agents that are experts at offering a competitive market analysis. This analysis offers a lens into what that value may look like.

It also goes for when it comes to offers on a home. If you’re a buyer, we have agents that will help put your strongest offer forward that also accomplishes your goals. If you’re a seller, we will make sure to present all the offers to you, so that way you can make the best decision for you. Our team is composed of seasoned negotiators. If it comes time to make tougher decisions, we will be there to add clarity. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to help guide you and advocate for you. So, let’s get started on this journey together. We can’t wait to help you achieve your real estate dreams!

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Spreading the Holiday Spirit

Holiday cheer is something we like to spread around! At BST Realty LLC, we love giving back to our community. One of our agents, Chelsea McKinney, is doing just that with the donating of books to kindergarten and elementary school students. Chelsea is passionate about spreading the gift of reading to youth. And, she has gotten a book for each child in four different elementary classrooms at Mulino Elementary School. This encompasses every kindergarten and first-grade child there! We love it when our agents demonstrate such generosity in our community. Spreading the holiday spirit is a wonderful thing to do! 

There are so many ways to give back to one’s community. And, during the holidays it’s a great way to start the New Year, too. When a person gives back to their community, it not only helps others but also warms their hearts. In a way, giving back is also treating yourself to feeling good. At BST Realty LLC, we have gladly been involved in supporting the community during the holidays. This includes having a Christmas tree at our Keizer Office that has special tags on it. These tags indicate what students/families may need for the holidays, and we love to be a part of it. What are some ways that you lead with the holiday spirit and contribute to your community?

Honestly, we love giving back to our community 365 days a year. And, Chelsea is thinking of making her book donation even more throughout the year. We are so proud of how each one of our agents supports our community, because each agent has a unique way of helping it shine. When we lift each other up, then the whole community is better for it. This holiday season, we are wishing you joyous moments with your loved ones. And, that the generosity of the holidays continues throughout the brand New Year ahead.

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Meet Mary Cam

Meet Mary Cam, one of our expert agents! Mary makes sure that her clients are well taken care of, and that their real estate goals are achieved. She also offers over 20 years of experience in building homes. This means, when it comes to new construction, Mary has you covered and understands the complexities that may come with it. She is also a floral designer. Mary loves helping her clients make a great first impression for staging a home to sell. In addition to that, she is also bilingual and speaks both English and Russian. With all Mary’s expertise combined, she’s a wonderful broker to be on your side in real estate.

Mary’s Real Estate Journey and Style

Mary’s decision to get into real estate was easy. She was already in it when it came to the building homes. Her kids were grown, and she thought it was a good time to become a broker and get to know the other side of things. Another thing in alignment was her ability to transform spaces with her eye for aesthetics and floral design skills. Angela Lopez, Broker, was a big reason why Mary Cam chose to be a part of the BST Realty LLC seem team. She also enjoyed the sense of community and mentorship that came with it. In fact, some of BST Realty LLC’s holiday decorations are courtesy of Mary Cam! Now, when it comes to her approach with her clients, it’s all hands on deck. She makes sure she is in great communication with them. Communication is key, and Mary keeps her clients in the loop continually throughout the process.

Mary Cam’s floral design skills for our Keizer Office Christmas tree!

When Mary isn’t doing real estate, she is focused on family, her floral business, and growing tropical plants. Family is an important piece with celebrating over 25 years of marriage to her husband and having raised two great kids. She also adores creating floral arrangements, especially making Christmas arrangements that sparkle. Mary loves to make people happy. And, she thinks that real estate and flowers are some of the best ways to do that. If you’re thinking about taking the next steps into real estate, Mary will help guide you and make your experience even that much more beautiful.

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Meet Jackie Zurbrugg

Meet Jackie Zurbrugg, one of our fantastic agents! Jackie is a seasoned real estate broker with immense expertise. She brings her wisdom and know-how to better serve her clients. She truly listens to what her clients want and makes sure to present them with options that best suit their needs and preferences. Jackie enjoys helping her clients reach their goals, and loves to be there at the finish line to celebrate with them at a close. She describes herself as plain and simple with her approach to real estate. It takes great expertise to be able to present the complexity of real estate in a way that is easily understandable. And, this is second nature to Jackie when communicating with her clients.

Meet Jackie Zurbrugg

The Goal

Jackie’s main goal is to make sure her clients are happy in the end with their decisions. This means, if her clients want to take their time, that’s just fine. She is along for the journey to support them every step of the way. A big milestone like the buying or selling of a home sometimes takes time. There are also other times clients just know the house they want right off the bat. The point is, it’s different for everyone. Flexibility is another reason that Jackie likes real estate. She likes being able to go from place to place and meet different types of people. Not only that, she also loves that she’s constantly learning new things. That way, she may better serve her clients with the most up-to-date information in real estate. 

When Jackie isn’t doing real estate, she’s spending time with family and being outdoors as well as keeping up with her three kids. Her family raises a small flock of sheep as well. Jackie has fun trying new things out and would like to learn to play some musical instruments at some point. Real estate is a part of her life though, and we are proud to have her a part of our team. If you’re looking into buying or selling real estate, Jackie is a great person to help lead the way to make your real estate dreams come true.

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Meet Brianna Brookfield

Meet Brianna Brookfield! She is one of our wonderful agents! Brianna is also BST Realty LLC’s Office Assistant at our Keizer office. She does a fantastic job of making sure her clients achieve their goals. One of the ways she does this is by giving them the space they need to truly think about what they want in a home. She listens carefully to what her clients want and need in the buying or selling of a home. Brianna says that good communication skills are key to making sure her clients get to where they want to be. She leads with an honest approach, so that way her clients may make the most informed decisions on their real estate journey.

Brianna’s pathway into real estate started with her sister, Brittney Black, who is also a Managing Principal Broker with BST Realty LLC. Brianna saw what her sister was doing and the welcoming atmosphere of the team. And with this, she became interested in becoming a Broker herself. As an Office Assistant and Broker, Brianna is able to understand the in-depth nature of what goes into a transaction. This knowledge is so valuable not only to her clients but also in supporting our team!

When Brianna isn’t doing real estate, she enjoys her time outdoors. She especially loves to scuba dive and has explored the Pacific Northwest as well as more tropical places like Hawaii. This inherent need to explore and experience new things translates well into her role as a Real Estate Broker. We are so proud to have her on our team. If you’re thinking about taking the “plunge” into buying or selling real estate, give Brianna a call! She’ll help you navigate the waters to achieve your real estate dreams.

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‘Tis the Season

December is right around the corner, and people are getting ready for the holidays. At BST Realty LLC, we get into the holiday spirit by supporting our community in different ways. One of those ways is to give gift boxes to students/families who may need a little help this year. The idea is simple, pick out a tag on the Christmas tree at our Keizer Office, and fulfill someone’s wish list. ‘Tis the season, and in a way, you could think of yourself as Santa Claus. I mean, why do you think Santa always looks so jolly? It’s because Saint Nick is going around the world giving presents.

Tis the Season

Presents can take so many different forms. And, when it comes to people who may be in need, it just makes sense that the generosity of the holidays is shown through serving our community. We adore our team, our clients, and our community. You make us who we are, and we help one another shine. Our team is comprised of some very talented individuals who also have big hearts when it comes to helping out one another. We strive for simply the best service when it comes to our clients. Because, when our clients flourish, we do too. When we think about all the people in our community, we are so thankful.

This holiday, think about how you’re going to celebrate and support your community. At BST Realty LLC, we think about who needs support as well as making sure we support local businesses and organizations. Another simple way to spread more holiday cheer is to remember to shop local. Whether you’re donating to a non-profit or buying locally, we hope that it warms your heart. We are grateful to be a local business that serves so many. And, we are looking forward to all the holiday festivities to come. How might you be like Santa Claus this year?

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Rainbows are Everywhere

In the pacific northwest, we are no strangers when it comes to the rain. Some people welcome it, while others would rather have a bit more sunshine on the horizon. With the rain sometimes comes rainbows. A rainbow can add a bit of hope to an otherwise dreary day. Did you know that rainbows are everywhere? It’s just the way the light hits the angles just right in the sky that makes them visible. At BST Realty LLC, we want to make each experience as magical as a rainbow. There can be some rainy days, but there is always that hope that a beautiful thing will occur to get you to where you want to be. There are endless possibilities when it comes to your home journey, and we are here to guide you.

Our agents’ expertise helps clients in whatever stage of life they may be in. For first-time home buyers, it could be just learning what it entails to become a homeowner. For experienced sellers, it could mean examining priorities with how they’d like to make the next move. Our agents also bring unique experiences that make them specialists in a particular field. Some of our agents know residential through and through, while others specialize in rural properties. In addition to this, other agents understand what means to buy and sell commercial properties. The point is, we have so many talented agents, that you are bound to find one that matches what you’re looking for in a real estate broker.

So, the rainy days are here. But, that doesn’t mean your real estate journey has to stagger. Even though the market may be slower, it’s still a great time to look for homes or strategize a plan for the future. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to make sure that you reach the goals you have set. And, we are here to advocate and support you at every point in the journey. There may even be a rainbow to greet you at the end.

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What gives?

Sometimes, when it comes to the holidays, things can begin to feel a bit stressful. There is planning to see family from afar, tackling a homemade dish you may have never cooked before, or trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. You get to a point where you think, “What gives?” The real question though is, “Who gives?” It’s the people that make up our community and support it. And, when zooming out to view the bigger picture, one can plainly see there is a lot of love out there. At BST Realty LLC, we are all about supporting our community. As a local business, we get how important it is to make sure the people closest to you feel safe and comfortable in their lives. This is the effort we provide for our clients, too.

Buying a home can be an emotional rollercoaster. It can also be an adventure where learning and growth happen. It’s a big milestone, so it makes sense that people may be emotionally invested in what may be their potential home for years to come. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to help you navigate the real estate process, alleviate the worries you may have, to make it a more enjoyable experience. Our agents are experts in the field and will help you at every step in the journey. Plainly put, we love helping people reach their goals and then some. It goes back to the idea that when our community thrives, so do we.

Selling a home can also bring up emotions. Maybe it’s a home you’ve raised a family in. Or, perhaps you spent a lot of time remodeling it on your own. Either way, we can have some attachments to a home that tugs at our emotions. That’s okay. We are here to listen and make sure that you achieve your goals as well. We want to make sure that although you may have a teary-eyed goodbye when you shut the door, that you are happy with the outcome. And, you are looking forward to what is ahead in your real estate journey. Give us a call, and let’s figure out a plan in which we can best support you and your dreams.

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Hitting the Trail

Fall is showing off its beautiful colors and signaling a transition into the colder winter soon to come. In the Willamette Valley, we aren’t strangers to the changes of the seasons. And, like real estate, there will always be ebbs and flows with how the market goes. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced seller, it’s never too late to start up a plan with us. At BST Realty LLC, we are experts in the field and will help you strategize. Hitting the trail and achieving your real estate goals is our specialty. And, quite honestly, it’s our honor to serve you.

The inventory is sometimes a bit slimmer in winter. However, that doesn’t mean that it may not work out to your advantage. If you’re a buyer, there may be fewer people looking for a home, and that means less competition when it comes to offers. If you’re a seller, you may also get more of a chance to shine, since there may be fewer homes on the market. Many homes go on the market in spring and summer. It can be for many factors, like it being easier when school is out for summer. Although, the colder months may offer you a diamond in the rough for possibilities with your home dreams.

At BST Realty LLC, we have a talented team of agents. Each agent offers a unique set of qualities to best serve you. We support one another as a team, and this tight-knit group offers a collective knowledge that is hard to beat. If you’re thinking about buying or selling during the fall and winter months, let’s talk. The same goes for if you’re thinking about the future. Whether it be this week or a few years, we are here to help you plan out and strategize to reach your real estate goals.

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