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 Sheldon Lesire

Meet Sheldon Lesire

Meet Sheldon Lesire, one of our wonderful agents at BST Realty LLC! Sheldon uses his knowledge of home loans and background as an educator in his real estate expertise. Growing up, Sheldon would hear his dad talk about his work in home loans. Later on Sheldon started working with kids in Junior High at Eugene Field, and realized he loved working in education.

Meet Sheldon Lesire
Sheldon celebrating a closing on a home with his client!

A career path in special education

Sheldon’s career path veered in the direction of education. He learned while going to college that 80% or more of youth sent to juvenile detention centers may qualify to be in special education. From that point on, Sheldon sought out to make sure students were getting the support they needed so they would be more likely to succeed in life. That’s why he chose the professional path of special education.

Joining the Team!

Sheldon eventually bought a home in Silverton and no other than Dixon Bledsoe was his real estate broker. Dixon noticed how Sheldon’s background was so perfect for real estate, that he asked him to come on board! Sheldon thought about it, and realized it was aligned with what he was doing in life, and moved toward becoming a real estate broker. When asked how Sheldon thinks his professional background in education aligns with real estate, he said, “It’s all about people and being able to explain fairly complicated concepts. It’s also really important to be connected to the community and have a problem solver’s attitude.” With real estate, sometimes things don’t go as they’re anticipated, however Sheldon says that’s just a part of it, “We can’t just throw our hands up and it’s done. We’ve got to be creative and tackle things one by one.”

Sheldon having fun celebrating a close with his clients!

Since March, there have also been some changes with how education and real estate are conducted. Sheldon works for Silver Crest School, a part of the Silver Falls School District. He noticed more growing pains with the school system in general, because some students benefit much more with in-person classes. The good news is that there have been some changes in fall to accommodate for students who really need that in-person teaching experience.

Achieving Your Goal

Sheldon also noticed that real estate seemed very well suited for an online platform, and has adjusted well. Some of the most rewarding things about both real estate and teaching are when he sees someone get that look on their face that shows, “I’ve got it!” Sheldon reflects on how it’s, “the best thing in the world,” when a person he’s working with achieves their goal.

At BST Realty LLC, we are proud to have Sheldon on board as well as our many stellar agents. We are a proud affiliate of Homes for Heroes, and teachers are just one of the groups of essential workers who may qualify for this home program! As we have discovered with Sheldon, we have agents that are multi-faceted with a lot of valuable experience to offer when working with their clients. We’re here to help you in the buying and selling of your home, and to make the process as seamless as possible. Give us a ring, and let’s start talking about how to make that happen!

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