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Anita Borgaes Realtor Principal Real Estate Broker McMinnville Oregon

Anita Borgaes
Principal Broker | Realtor

Whether you are a real estate buyer, investor, or seller, I serve you with an intention-driven practice that starts first and foremost with your goals. Buying, selling, and investing in real estate are significant events. I specialize in lending you my experience to help make your journey seamless and profitable.

My background includes serving in the Air Force Reserves, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon, providing support on a crisis hotline, corporate business management, establishing Wine Country Properties as Principal Broker, and owning a real estate portfolio that includes a variety of income earning investment properties. This experience has given me a highly driven work ethic, effective financial and business strategy, successful negotiation skills, and perhaps most importantly, a unique understanding of people and the ability to connect and communicate.

Twenty years ago, I started rehabbing and managing rentals with a combination of private money, seller financing, and conventional funds. When the 2008 recession appeared on the horizon, I became a short-sale real estate broker and transacted hundreds of short sales for homeowners and investors. This work transcended into building a portfolio of multi-family, vacation, and extended stay rentals.

There are three sides to real estate: 1) the sticks, bricks, and straight numbers, 2) the entrepreneurship within real estate, and 3) the human elements of satisfaction and prosperity. I understand all sides, and more often than not, they merge beautifully.

When I’m not enjoying what I do professionally, I love spending time with friends, family, and my “other half,” Larry. We are learning how to be hobby farmers and just adopted a rambunctious labrador retriever named Dudley.

Ben Nelson Realtor Real Estate Broker Newberg Oregon

Ben Nelson
Broker | Realtor

I have been a part of the wonderful Yamhill county and surrounding areas for the past 15+ years. It’s where I’ve raised my family and built my business, and where I continue to have a passion for seeing positive changes and experiences for the area and for those who also call it home. As a Realtor I am education first, and always looking at a clients situation from a perspective of multiple solutions to make sure they know and understand all their options, as well as the process they can expect. I love working with people and helping them get from where they are to where they’re trying to get to. Whether a buyer, seller or investor, everyone has unique circumstances and goals they’re trying to achieve; so shouldn’t everyone be treated as such? I think so.

My past experience and path is a little different than most, starting in the in-park manufactured home sales world while also pursuing my own real estate investments. Within that I’ve done many remodels, owned rental property and built buildings from the ground up, among other things. I’ve added in residential real estate sales over the past years, and feel this range of experience gives me a well-rounded view of the housing market as well as a large amount of knowledge and perspective to bring to the table when working with buyers, sellers and investors.

I am a huge proponent of owning real estate – first and foremost your own home, but also moving on at some point to owning additional investment real estate for yourself. I absolutely love the game of real estate, and have seen the life changing impact it has made on many. I’m passionate about helping others achieve those same results, reaching whatever goals are personal to them, and helping them learn what it takes to make that happen.

Larry Stevens

Larry Stevens
Director | Owner

Larry is the backbone of Wine Country Properties in all facets. He has brought to the table years of experience ranging from industrial construction to business finance and management. He has built the infrastructure that supports the Brokerage Team, Vacation and Extended Stay Rentals.

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