Meet Emily Villarreal! Emily is one of our wonderful agents who loves helping her clients achieve their real estate goals. She’s an expert at knowing what the Willamette Valley has to offer. Also, she has experience in construction work from a family business. This means, Emily knows a thing or two about all the potential that a home can have! At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have her as a part of our team!
Emily also has a background in counseling. This makes it so that Emily truly listens to her clients’ needs and requests. Knowing what a client wants is key to helping people get their dream home. Emily likes to be the guide and advocate for her clients. She loves being supportive during the entire process. It’s okay how much time it takes, she wants to make sure that her clients are getting to where they want to be. When things get tricky, Emily’s there to smooth things and see the bright side of things. She is also persistent and makes sure nothing gets left on the backburner. Ultimately, Emily loves making her clients’ lives easier and more enjoyable when it comes to buying or selling a home.
Emily chose real estate for many reasons. One of which is that she just enjoys getting to know people and their unique perspectives. She also likes seeing the different architecture that is out there. BST Realty LLC was number one on Emily’s list of brokerages because of connecting with Michael Kemry, Managing Principal Broker. Over time, she also loved the community atmosphere and flexibility that BST Realty LLC provided. In addition to real estate, Emily continues her practice in addictions counseling. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her lovely five children and husband. We are so happy to have Emily with us! Give her a call, and get started on your real estate dreams!
At BST Realty LLC, we are here to serve you and your real estate needs. We know that sometimes it’s hard to get started on a dream or goal you may have. That’s why we are here. We are here to help guide you through the real estate process and make your dreams blossom into a reality. Whether you’re a first-time home Buyer or an experienced Seller, we can adapt and change to your needs. It’s because we’re experts when it comes to real estate, and we love it when our clients flourish.
Investment and Property Management Services
We also specialize in investment properties as well as property management services. Our motto is that we will treat your property as if it was our own and keep you informed when it comes to the changing landscape of property management. We get that it’s tough to juggle all the things that life has to offer, and that’s why we are here. Think of us as a guiding compass to help get you to where you want to go.
We have a stellar reputation and were voted Best Real Estate Company in the Willamette Valley for 2021 this year. We are grateful for that award. In fact, it only makes us want to try harder and achieve higher levels of excellence to serve as a model for how real estate should be conducted. This also applies to supporting our community. After all, we are a local business, so supporting local is just naturally something we do.
So, if you’re in the market, we’ve got you covered and then some. We may even have some fun along the way. Our agents are experts in the field and will serve you in simply the best ways possible when it comes to achieving your dreams. Let’s get started and make your dreams blossom into what you’ve been waiting for!
As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market.
“In June, newly listed homes grew by 5.5% on a year-over-year basis, and by 10.9% on a month-over-month basis. Typically, fewer newly listed homes appear on the market in the month of June compared to May. This year, growth in new listings is continuing later into the summer season, a welcome sign for a tight housing market.”
This is good news for buyers who crave more options. But even though we’re experiencing small gains in the number of available homes for sale, inventory remains a challenge in most states. That’s why it’s still a sellers’ market, giving homeowners immense leverage when they decide to make a move.
Buyer Competition and Bidding Wars
Today’s ongoing low supply, coupled with high demand, creates a market characterized by high buyer competition and bidding wars. Buyers are going above and beyond to make sure their offer stands out from the crowd by offering over the asking price, all cash, or waiving some contingencies. The number of offers on the average house for sale broke records this year – and that’s great news for sellers.
The latest Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says the average home for sale receives five offers (see graph below):For buyers, the best way to put a compelling offer together is by working with a local real estate professional. That agent can act as your trusted advisor on what terms are best for you and what’s most appealing to the seller.
Home Price Appreciation
The competition among buyers is driving prices up. Over the past year, we’ve seen home price appreciation rise across the country. According to the most recent Home Price Index (HPI) from CoreLogic, national home prices increased 15.4% year-over-year in May:
“The May 2021 HPI gain was up from the May 2020 gain of 4.2% and was the highest year-over-year gain since November 2005. Low mortgage rates and low for-sale inventory drove the increase in home prices.”
Rising home values are a big part of why real estate remains one of the top sought-after investments for Americans. For potential sellers, it also means it’s a great time to list your house to maximize the return on your investment.
A Rise in Home Values and Equity
The equity in a home doesn’t just grow when a homeowner pays their mortgage – it also grows as the home’s value appreciates. Thanks to the jump in price appreciation, homeowners across the country are seeing record-breaking gains in home equity. CoreLogic recently reported:
“…homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 62% of all properties) have seen their equity increase by 19.6% year over year, representing a collective equity gain of over $1.9 trillion, and an average gain of $33,400 per borrower, since the first quarter of 2020.”
That’s a major perk for households to leverage. Homeowners can use that equity to accomplish major life goals or move into their dream homes.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling, there’s no time like the present. Let’s connect to talk about how you can take advantage of the conditions we’re seeing today to meet your homeownership goals.
We are simply the best for many reasons, but one of them is most definitely our wonderful agents. Our agents are well-versed in how to help their clients reach their real estate goals. Each one of our agents gives a unique point of view and skill set as well. In real estate, agents are known to take their work “home” with them. That means, they are working hard for their clients to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. It also means that family is sometimes integrated into what they are doing, too. In a way, we think of our BST Realty LLC team as family. And, we are simply the best, baby! We are there for each other, and we help cheer one another on when there is a success. When one shines, we all shine!
Our Awesome Agents
Our agents care about their clients and are fierce negotiators. In a hot market like we are in right now, it’s good to have an agent who knows how to guide you on how to best present your offer as well as connect you with valuable resources to make the most informed decisions. If you’re a Buyer and a bit nervous about making the leap into homeownership, we have agents that can teach you about the real estate process and help you at each step in the journey. If you’re a Seller who has owned a few homes, we also have agents who understand how best to showcase your home to reach the goal you’re wanting to achieve.
Are you an investor? We also have agents experienced in selling rental homes as well as commercial real estate. Not only that, but we also provide property management services. At BST Realty LLC, we’ve got you covered. We are simply the best in real estate. In fact, we just won an award for Gold Best Real Estate Company for Best in the Willamette Valley. Let’s get started on this journey together and make your home dreams a reality!
At BST Realty LLC, we make sure that our clients understand every step in the real estate process. So, if you’re a first-time home Buyer that’s a bit nervous about making the first steps toward your goal in homeownership, we are right there with you. It’s a bit like a hike. If you’re new to the trail, you may be a bit more cautious with how you approach it. And, that’s perfectly natural.
New to Real Estate?
Being new to real estate, you may have the same kind of feeling. If you have questions about home values, lenders, and inspectors, we’ll help guide you. It’s just part of the job, and we genuinely love helping people. We enjoy connecting our clients to resources that will help them in the long run. The steps toward homeownership can be both a learning experience leads to amazing growth and possibility.
Experienced with Big Goals in Mind?
That also goes for Sellers who may have had more experience with homeownership. We have well-versed and experienced agents to help make sure that you achieve your goal. Our agents are known for being fierce negotiators as well as good at empathizing with tough situations. We get it, a house is a place that many life milestones and memories are made. The more time and energy you spend in a home, the more connected you feel to it. And, we want to be there for you to make sure you get the value you want out of your home.
When it comes to buying or selling, we have expert agents ready to help you. We want to make your life not only easier with the real estate process, but also more enjoyable. If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate, we are simply the best at providing stellar service to our clients. In fact, you can access those brilliant reviews on our website to see for yourself. Let’s get started on this journey together and make your real estate dreams become a reality.
Meet Angela Lopez! Angela is quite simply the best when it comes to real estate. At BST Realty LLC, we are so proud to have her as a part of the team. In fact, Angela is one of our top producing agents and was #1 in sales in 2020. That means she is good at closing deals for her clients. Angela brings her extensive experience in the lending industry along with her impeccable research and negotiation skills to help serve her clients in the best way possible. She loves being able to help her clients get to where they want to be.
Journey into Real Estate
Angela has expert knowledge of the lending process with 10 years of experience at a mortgage lending company. While working there, she learned about loan origination, underwriting, processing, and appraisal. This allows her to help her Buyers navigate and understand how loans work and the entire loan process! After the 2008 crash, Angela helped close 25+ offices in multiple states. This is when she realized that a career in real estate may be right for her. A career in real estate afforded her the flexibility to be with her family more and also to help people. And, Angela truly loves helping people.
Angela loves being a resource for people. When it comes to her clients, she loves to be able to help first-time home Buyers better understand the entire process. For example, Angela helps her clients gain a better understanding of the loan process and appraisals. Angela is a born mentor, and she also uses this skill to help new agents at BST Realty LLC get better acquainted with what real estate is about. And, for that, we also appreciate her so much!
When Angela isn’t doing real estate, she’s spending time with her husband and two sons. She especially loves cheering on her sons at soccer, and one of her sons now plays soccer at Western Oregon University! Angela also enjoys photography and takes out her camera when she can to capture the beauty of the Willamette Valley.
Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, Angela is a wonderful agent that aims in supporting you at every point in the journey. With her in-depth expertise and proven track record of success in real estate, Angela is a must-call!
Spring is in the air! At BST Realty LLC, we are here to serve up simply the best service to our clients. We help first-time home Buyers who are wondering how to make the first steps. And, we are there for sellers who may have owned a few homes and want to make the most out of the equity they have built up. Within the last year, it has been a bit of a doozy. However, at BST Realty LLC we have been thriving. Our sales have nearly doubled within the last couple of years. We have learned to adapt and change with the times, and that means we are also helping our clients flourish. It means a lot to us to help our clients get to where they want to be. With spring in full swing, there are many possibilities in the air this springtime!
We love helping Buyers get the home they have been dreaming about with their family. We have experienced agents that are ready to educate and support you every step of the journey. Whether it be not knowing how to find a lender or what day to make sure your earnest money is in, we are here to champion you throughout the process. The same goes for Sellers. Our seasoned agents will help you get what you want. We have skilled negotiators on our team to help at each part of the journey.
If you’re finding yourself getting the itch to make the move, let’s talk. With springtime getting ready to be in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore. It’s also a great time to plan out a strategy that will get you and your family what you truly want in a home. At BST Realty LLC, we are here to listen and support you, so let’s begin this journey together! Let’s figure out the best home path for you!
At BST Realty LLC, we love serving our clients. We are here to support you at every point in the journey. With our talented agents, we can help serve you in many ways. This includes whether you’re considering a home out in the country with some acreage, commercial property, or perhaps you’re a first-time Homebuyer that wants to make an offer on a cute bungalow. We are here to help your dreams blossom!
If you’re a Buyer, is a great time to start looking for the home you and your family have been thinking about. Getting all your ducks in a row as it were is a good first step. That means, securing your financing so you if you find the home of your dreams, you’re able to make the strongest offer you can to help ensure your best chance of getting it. At BST Realty LLC, we have skilled agents that are expert negotiators. Especially, in a climate like today. With some homes being sold above asking price, you have got to figure out the best way to make your offer shine. And, we are here to help put your best offer forward.
If you’re a Seller, it is also a great time for you. At BST Realty LLC, we have agents that will help you navigate the process. This means, making your home shine as much as possible. That way, people who tour it may truly experience how great of a home it is. Our agents are also great at not only presenting offers but helping to figure out ways to get what you want out of selling your home.
At BST Realty LLC, we are ready to serve you. Whether you are interested in buying or selling a home, we are here to help you through the entire process. So, give us a call, and let’s begin this journey together to make your dreams blossom! Let’s get spring into action with your home!
Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year.
If you are one of those sellers, you may find these 4 tips helpful in getting your home sold more quickly.
1. Make buyers feel at home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in this house! According to the Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors,
“83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that,
“One-quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged.”
2. Keep it organized
Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized! Before the buyers show up, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. It is also a good idea to put out some cookies fresh from the oven or a scented candle. Buyers will remember the smell of your home! According to the same report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers.
3. Give buyers full access
One of the top four elements when selling your home is access! If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunity to find a buyer right away. Some buyers, especially those relocating, don’t have much time available. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one.
4. Price it right
As we mentioned at the beginning, more inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the greatest amount of buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market!
If you want to sell your house in the least amount of time at the best price with as little hassle as possible, a local real estate professional is a useful guide. Call them today to find out what you need to do to sell your home more quickly.
We have some great resources for you on our Seller’s page! Here is a link to our “Seller Advice”!