Just Being Neighborly

Mister Rogers is the type of guy you may like to have in your neighborhood. How do you experience the kindness of neighbors? Is it through a welcoming sign in their yard? It could also be how they’ve planted some gorgeous flowers that may brighten your day. Perhaps it’s the neighbor down the street that’s selling local honey. Or, a neighbor that keeps an eye on your home while you’re on vacation. There are so many ways to experiencing a home. And, one way is your neighbors. Just being neighborly is sometimes just the way to be. It helps cultivate community and grow stronger relationships.

Sometimes a sign in a neighbor’s yard serves as a reminder to be kind to one another.

At BST Realty LLC, we value community. It starts at the root of who we are. From mentoring agents to taking special care of our clients. It expands outward into the greater community as well. We love supporting local businesses because those are the people who live in our community. And, we are stronger when we support one another. We also help support valuable organizations like SACA, Active Heroes, After School Activities Program – Silverton, Shangri-La, and Keizer Community Food Bank. Because we believe that helping others is a duty and privilege. In fact, it’s a bit like Mr. Roger’s neighborhood.

We feel like it’s as simple as just being neighborly in our community. And, giving to others also is a way of giving back to oneself. We are also are a proud affiliate of the Homes for Heroes program, which is designed to help people who give so much to our communities as well.

The Homes for Heroes program helps people like teachers, health care workers, and veterans save a bit of money when it comes to the buying and selling of a home. It makes sense to help support people that have helped educate our little ones and keep us safe. If you’re a Buyer or a Seller, we are here to help you at every point in the journey. Because, quite simply, we care about serving our clients in simply the best way possible.

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Write Home About Deer Friends

The Willamette Valley has so much to offer, especially some interesting neighbors. In Silverton, there’s a deer herd that likes to make its way around town. To the point that it makes for a natural stopping of traffic. Kids “ooooh,” and “ah,” while adults might be tapping their thumb on the steering wheel. And, still, other adults also have big smiles on their faces at capturing a beautiful moment when nature intersects into their daily routine. Perhaps it’s a little perk when you drive home and find some deer smack dab in the middle of your yard…looking up cautiously and wondering what the lights and fuss are about from your vehicle. You may want to write home about deer friends!

Write Home to Deer Friends
Sometimes the deer are just happily tasting the new grass in the front yard when you pull up. Photo by: Michael Kemry

Deer Sightings in Your Neighborhood?

Have you ever noticed a cute little furry creature munching on some of your lovely roses? Sometimes people think they are a nuisance, while others adore these creatures and find them a fun addition to the neighborhood. When has there been a time you’ve spotted a deer near your home? Or, out and about on errands? These little sights from nature are just one of the many things that add to the character of our gorgeous state. We’d love to see your photos of deer! Just @BSTRealtyLLC on Instagram for a chance to show your neighborhood deer off…perhaps they’ll become even more famous!

If you’re looking to deter deer from your home, then choosing plants they don’t think are very tasty is a good start. Or, possibly getting a fence that is higher than a deer can jump. There are also scented sprays that deer smell and don’t like too much. If you’re looking to attract deer, then putting out a few apples would most likely do the trick, however, who knows what your neighbors will think! There’s plenty of vegetation for deer to eat anyway in the lush Willamette Valley.

Whether you’re a fan or perhaps would like the deer to mosey on through elsewhere, your neighborhood is a special place to observe the wondrous wildlife of the Willamette Valley. If you’re looking for a neighborhood that’s more deer-friendly or one that may be a little less teaming with wildlife, give us a ring. Let’s figure out the perfect type of home for you and your family.

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