Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

In Oregon, we have the pleasure of having so many different places to experience nature. Near Salem, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is just another one to add to the list. It’s great for birders who want to catch a glimpse of the Canada Goose and other migratory birds. It’s also a somewhat easy and moderate area to hike. So, families or others who like to stop and smell the…wildflowers may also enjoy it. At BST Realty LLC, we love introducing our clients to all the many wonders that Oregon has to offer.

It makes sense that a lot of people choose their home in Oregon. In the Willamette Valley, there are so many perks and beautiful places to visit. You have the coast that is just over the mountain ridge or the temperate rain forest. Not only that but the wetland areas that old oak trees inhabit. Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge has more of a plains feel with wetlands and deciduous trees mixed in. If you’re new to the wildlife scene, then that’s fine. It also has educational and interpretative signs to help you explore the environment even more. You’ll also learn that a refuge is a place to quietly observe the wildlife rather than be front and center. It’s a place to just be. And, ways of giving back and supporting the wildlife refuge.

At BST Realty LLC, we love supporting our community and also appreciate all that Oregon has to offer. That also comes to all the different homes that are out there. Our agents are experts of the Willamette Valley and beyond. Each agent offers a special and unique perspective to help their clients get to where they want to be. However you may be starting the journey, we are here to help you at every point. Even if it means doing a couple of switchbacks uphill to get to that great view you’ve been wanting and dreaming about. Give us a call, and let’s start this journey together!

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Minto-Brown Island Park

Minto-Brown Island Park is an oldie but goodie. It’s a little gem in Salem that offers so many things to do! Whether you’re an avid dog walker or love the amazing wildlife sanctuary that it is, there is a lot to choose from. If you’re looking to have a celebration outside, there is also a park shelter available for reservation! In the last decade, the brilliant bridge that arches over the Willamette River is also something to experience. Nearby there is also Salem’s Riverfront Carousel that children and adults that are kids at heart can enjoy.

Minto-Brown Island Park

It can be a park that offers solace or a place that you can socialize with friends. In fact, there are so many other wonderful outdoor places to visit in the Willamette Valley, too. Perhaps you’d like to go north and visit the Willamette Mission State Park. Another favorite is Silver Falls State Park where you can marvel at many waterfalls along the trail. Yet another is Scotts Mills Park, where you enjoy the water with a little fewer people around. If you’re into preserving these places, there are plenty of ways to volunteer, too. Like, volunteering to do trail maintenance from time to time. Giving back to something you may use frequently throughout the year is a great way to show your appreciation.

Think of these parks as an extension of where we live. We are so lucky to have all this access to nature. At BST Realty LLC, we love what the Willamette Valley has to offer and supporting our community. We offer simply the best service to our clients because we truly enjoy helping people with the milestones in their lives. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, we’re here for you at every point in your journey. We will advocate for your needs and work hard to make sure you achieve your real estate goals.

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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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