Welcome to 2022

Welcome to 2022! We are so excited about what this year will bring. 2021 was an awesome year filled with many firsts as well as successes. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our brilliant team and amazing community. When our community flourishes, so do we. And, this is at the forefront of what guides us in the work that we do. Here are just some of the milestones and changes that occurred in 2021:

• Voted Best Real Estate Company in the Willamette Valley
• Brokerage Name Changed to BST Realty LLC
• Now 100% Woman-Owned
• Updated Silverton Office
• Sales more than doubled over last year
• Added 14 more agents to our team!

Welcome to 2022

Upon reflection, these changes have created a trajectory for even more growth and potential for the future. Our expert team of agents continues to have successes that have made it so we have more than doubled in sales over the last year. Although the proof is in the numbers, we also couldn’t say enough about how proud we are to have the team that we do. There is a culture of supporting one another and having fun, too. We also have some great news! We will be opening up an office in Molalla coming up this month! It’s located on 103 E Main St Suite #1, and we are excited to see you there.

We will continue to strive to provide simply the best service. This is threaded throughout our work. Did you know that if you bought or sold a home with us in 2021 that a portion of the proceeds went to support community services? These are services such as SACA, the Warrior Battalion, and the Keizer Community Food Bank, and more. We believe in supporting the community, and we are thankful to be a part of it. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, look no further. We are here to support you in your real estate dreams and make them a reality! Here’s to 2022 and all that it brings!

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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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Keizer Miracle of Christmas Light Display

The Keizer Miracle of Christmas Light Display is a time-honored tradition in the Gubser neighborhood that has been going on since 1984. It’s about viewing the twinkling lights and also offers an opportunity to give back to community. Does your neighborhood have any traditions you look forward to celebrating each year? Taking a drive with loved ones to see the holiday lights is something that almost everyone can do. And, while you’re in the car, perhaps turn on your favorite holiday tune for a sing-along. Or, even better, taking to the sidewalk and singing a carol or two. Getting in the jovial spirit is and supporting community is what we are about. At BST Realty LLC, we love celebrating all the uniqueness that each neighborhood brings.

December 25th is right around the corner. This means Christmas and Santa Claus will be arriving. Whether it be leaving out cookies (the gluten-free kind) or going to church and lighting candles, there are many traditions that people celebrate together. Tradition is such an important thing. It’s a reminder of where we come from, and also a gauge of where we are in life. It makes sense that New Year’s Eve (NYE) is soon to follow. NYE can be a huge party, a time for reflection on the past year, or a bit of both. However you celebrate during the holidays, we are wishing you some quality time surrounded by love.

At BST Realty LLC, we believe in supporting our community 365 days a year. Each year around the sun is such a gift, and we are thankful to be a thriving local business due to our team, our clients, and our community. The saying goes, “It takes a village.” And, we are proud to be a part of such a supportive and loving village of people in our community. So, if you get a chance to go on that drive to the Keizer Miracle of Christmas Light Display, we hope that you leave feeling more uplifted and joyous while going into the New Year. Cheers to you and your loved ones.

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Trust Your Marbles

Trust in your real estate broker is crucial to have when making major life decisions. At BST Realty LLC, we have long-term relationships with our clients, because we know that trust may take some time, too. Perhaps it’s because you’ve had some less than desirable experience in the past before working with us. That’s okay. We understand the importance of building trust. It’s a foundational block to making sure that your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. As Brené Brown puts it, trust is a bit like adding and subtracting marbles from a jar. Now, if you’re new to hearing this idea, let’s elaborate a bit more on how to trust your marbles.

Trust Your Marbles

When you’re with someone, and they do something that demonstrates trust to you, you add a marble to that jar. It could be that they remembered an important day in your life, or they came through for you when you were having a tough time and needed someone to listen. It’s about showing that you’re reliable. It’s also about confidentiality. And, this goes both ways. You wouldn’t want your friend to talk badly about you, but you also wouldn’t want to necessarily hear your friend talking about others either, right? At BST Realty LLC, we do our best at representing our clients without getting into needless gossip. It’s about making sure our clients have all the information they need to make the most informed decisions. There are so many ways to build trust.

Each time someone demonstrates that you can trust them, you drop another marble into the jar. And, sometimes those jars become full! If you have jars full of marbles, that’s wonderful. If your jars aren’t that full, we are also here to help with that! Ethics is important to us, and we love building relationships that last. In other words, we are in it for the long haul. If you’re looking to build a trustworthy relationship with a brokerage, then look no further. Let’s talk, and get started on this grand real estate journey together!

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Holiday Tradition

Each year in December, people ring in the season by celebrating with a holiday tradition or two. Perhaps it’s hanging the calendar to countdown how many days until Santa arrives. Others it’s lighting the first candle of the Menorah. Dancing, storytelling, and African drumming could also be how you celebrate. In Silverton, one of the traditions is the lighting of the Christmas tree in the middle of town. Many families come out to see Santa Claus give the signal to light the tree. A simple but very momentous moment for all the kiddos to experience. However you may celebrate, it’s truly a special time of year.

The Silverton Christmas Tree

At BST Realty LLC, we love how the people that make up our community are unique. Each person has a different way of thinking that makes all our lives that much richer. We have offices in Keizer and Silverton, so if you’re looking for another festive holiday activity, the Keizer Miracle of Christmas Lights Display is also an amazing sight to behold. Our agents also bring different qualities and experiences to the team. And, this makes us that much more knowledgable when serving up simply the best service to our clients. During the holidays, we also give back to our community in different ways. It makes us feel good to help out families that may need a boost during the holidays by getting things like clothes and toys for the kiddos.

Our community is so very important to us. And, maybe it’s the wintertime that makes us think a bit more inward about what we’re doing in the world, that makes us also want to express our love and gratitude outward during the holidays, too. At BST Realty LLC, we hope that you have a wonderful, and are also ringing it in with joy come the New Year!

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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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Thankful for Our Community

During the holidays, it’s easy to get lost in the details. But, one of the ways to zoom out and view the bigger picture is to do good things for others. It not only helps lift them up but lifts up everyone involved. The goodness a person feels inside after helping someone that is in need is irreplaceable. Taking a moment to look outside ourselves opens up a completely new world of possibility. At BST Realty LLC, we are so thankful for our community. Each year, we give back in many ways. It’s because we believe that when we help others, the entire community benefits. Are there ways that you give back to your community?

Thankful for Our Community

Holiday Giving

We have a lot of things happening during the holidays. And, if you’d like to be involved, too, here are just a few ways! At the Keizer Office, we’ll have a tree to hang donation tags from the Keizer Chamber for local youth that need items in the community. Also, there is a Shangri-La donation tree, too, that’s better for if you’d like to donate online. So many ways to give, it’s sometimes hard to choose. But, here’s a hint, go with your heart.

It’s not just the holidays that we think about our community. A portion of what we earn goes back into the community through the year. To wonderful organizations like the Warrior Battalion and Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA). We’re proud to be a part of our community and to support one another. At BST Realty LLC, hope that your holiday is plentiful. And, that your heart is filled to the brim with gratitude like ours.

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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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Meet Dixon Bledsoe

Meet Dixon Bledsoe, REALTOR® and former owner, a foundational piece to what makes BST Realty LLC simply the best. It’s hard not to know of Dixon. He is a key player and a valuable contributor to our community. When it comes to real estate, he brings decades of wisdom and savviness that few can match. Dixon believes in his heart of hearts that people deserve good representation no matter what. He loves to help people reach their goals with the most successful outcome possible.

Meet Dixon Bledsoe

How it Began

Dixon played an integral role in putting what is now called BST Realty LLC on the map. He and Lisa Santana, sole Owner and Principal Broker of BST Realty LLC, teamed up around 2008. Their successful partnership led to them starting a local brokerage together. Brittney Black, Principal Broker, also came on board at the time and provided wonderful support to the blossoming local business. Over the year’s their success grew. Dixon has since transitioned from partner and is an amazing contributor to BST Realty LLC. The brokerage has grown into a thriving business sales increasing each year and more wonderful agents coming on board to the team. After all, when you provide simply the best service, you tend to attract people of the same caliber.

Wisdom and Expertise

When it comes to expertise, Dixon’s wheelhouse covers a lot. He’s a certified Fine Home Specialist, a Home Residential Specialist, and a Military Specialist. From millennials to seniors, Dixon loves the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. This is also true for types of properties. Dixon loves working in residential, rural, commercial, and much more. He offers a lot of knowledge, and he’s also not afraid to go figure it out. The world of real estate is constantly changing, so being adaptable and a problem-solver is crucial when it comes to being successful.

As you can tell, Dixon is a person you want to know. Especially, when it comes to real estate. When Dixon isn’t focused on real estate, he enjoys spending time with his family. He’s got some lovely granddaughters he spends time with, and he also likes to tee off at the golf course. Dixon also deeply cares about his community. He’s involved in many local organizations, and he wants people to realize that everyone plays an integral part in lifting each other up. If you ask Dixon whether his glass is half full or half empty, he’ll let you know, “My glass is half full and I’m darn glad to have a glass.” At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have Dixon as a champion on our team. If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate, Dixon will meet you with wisdom, honesty, and integrity every step of the way.

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Meet Kanysah Rogers

Meet Kanysah Rogers! Kanysah loves helping people and also having fun while doing so. If you’re in the market for buying or selling real estate, Kanysah will work hard for you to achieve your goals. She’s a fierce negotiator and goes 100% to bat for her clients. A bonus is she likes to keep it jovial and light-hearted with her clients, too. Kanysah takes her clients’ wants and needs seriously. And, makes the real estate journey as enjoyable as possible.

Kanysah felt a strong pull to become an agent with BST Realty LLC. From the testimonials she’d read to meeting the people, she knew that this was a place she wanted to be. Kanysah brought with her skills and knowledge in real estate also a background in the medical field and being a stay-at-home mom. In other words, Kanysah has always enjoyed taking care of people. She also loves being able to explore Oregon more with her clients and all the different homes that are out there. Some of the other reasons she also loves real estate is the flexibility it affords as well as her interest in the design and aesthetics of homes. In fact, she has a huge Pinterest page dedicated to homes!

We are so happy to have Kanysah with us at BST Realty LLC. She has been an amazing contributor and team player. When Kanysah isn’t doing real estate, she’s enjoying time with her family outdoors on dirt bikes and quads, or snowboarding at Mount Hood in the winter. If you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate, Kanysah is there for her clients 100%. She’ll take your dreams and goals seriously, and you may have a couple of jokes to take with you, too. Give her a call, and get your real estate journey started!

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