“Treat you like one of the family”
The oldest real estate and property management brokerage in the Willamette Valley, Ned Baker Real Estate attributes their success to the deep values of honesty, integrity and service. Owners Levi and Donna Wilson are proud to carry on the name that has long been respected in the community; continuing to represent property management and sales clients that have been with the company since it was founded 45 years ago.
Their staff is keen to all aspects of residential property management. They have experience, systems and tools in place to insure everyone is always treated fairly. Clients can be confident that their best interest and investment is always protected and in good hands. Many of their property management clients live out of state or even abroad.
Coupled with property management, their real estate brokers have always been among the most productive in the industry. Assisting clients in purchasing or selling their personal or investment homes is an integral part of the business. Specific experience with rental homes make them the top choice for sales of residential investment properties.
Sincere respect and treating clients with the utmost professionalism is always the top priority. “Treat you like one of the family” will always be the level of service that you can expect from the Ned Baker team.
From then to now…
Ned Baker founded the company in 1973 and shortly after recruited his wife and later son John to help build the business. Ned and Margaret transformed the then two early 20th century homes into the quaint office that is still home to the Ned Baker Team today. Ned was the 1980 Salem Association of Realtors President and Margaret was the first ORPAC Realtor for Life Member. Margaret often used the phrase “kill them with kindness” and this continues to ring in the walls of the office to this day. Margaret passed away in 1991 and later Ned in 2010.
John Baker continued to carry out his parent’s legacy and is still highly respected in the community. Along with many other community recognitions, John was the 1990 and 1998 Salem Realtor of the year and the 2000 Oregon Realtor of the year.
Levi Wilson started with John Baker in 2001 as a broker after being referred to him from a mutual friend at church. John sold the company to Levi and his wife Donna in 2011 and retired to Central Oregon in 2013 one day after the brokerage’s 40th anniversary. Donna continues to grow the property management division of the business while Levi leads the sales team. Ned Baker Real Estate is currently managing around 600 properties in the Willamette Valley and has consistently been a top performer as a small sales brokerage for many years.