Ray is in the 19th year of his real estate career in Salem, Oregon. Ray earned his real estate license in 1997, then wishing to gain even more expertise in the business, obtained his Principal Broker license in 2006. Ray’s goal is to represent his clients with integrity and make an inherently stressful situation as hassle-free as possible. His acute attention to detail and his determination to protect his clients assures that his goals are met.
Ray has a beautiful family with Sherri, his wife of 35 years. They have 4 children that continue to bring them great joy. Dan is the oldest, and is married to Mandy. They have 2 daughters, Hadley Hope and Harper Joy, who are Ray and Sherri’s oldest grandchildren. Dallas is their middle son, and he recently left the USMC as a captain to get back into the private sector. Bryan is the youngest son, and is married to Lindsay. They are the proud parents of granddaughter #3, Winter Jayne. Ray and Sherri were finally blessed with a daughter, Elizabeth, who is the youngest of their four children. She played college softball at NNU, got her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and is a RN in Kalispell, Montana.
Ray served on the Board of Education at Chemeketa Community College for many years, and has been involved in his church even longer. Ray values the relationships that he establishes with his real estate clients. He treats every client like they are part of his family, knowing that God has put him in this position to help people. Ray’s clients keep coming back to him because he takes his fiduciary responsibility very seriously and gives them an amazing real estate experience.
Jeanette van Niekerk
Jeanette brings over 20 years of customer service experience to Paramount. Out of those 20 years, there have been 2 jobs that have left a lasting impact on her and the person she is today. One, is serving in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years. The other is being a Flight Attendant with Alaska Airlines. She believes that there is so much we can do in our everyday lives to make a lasting impact with people we meet. Never underestimate the power of listening, being empathetic, having understanding, giving someone a smile, or going out of your way to show someone they matter. Jeanette’s heart is for everyone to feel loved and accepted. Those are just a few of the traits that she lives by day after day.
Jeanette and her husband Abe have been married since 1999. They have two children, a son named Tristan and a daughter named Athalia. Jeanette admits, that, although her family is her everything, none of them would be the people they are today without their relationship with Jesus. He is truly the back bone of their family and she wouldn’t want it any other way. As a family, she said they like to stay active, travel, and spend as much time as they can together as her kids just keep getting older.
Lastly, one of her greatest passions is getting involved in helping to bring awareness to Human Trafficking! It is the 3rd largest international crime in the world, making a profit of over 32 billion every year and it is happening in our back yards. Her family also loves to sponsor missionaries and fill the needs of those
Let Jeanette use her servant’s heart to assist you in any real estate needs you may have.
Jeanette L. van Niekerk
Ray and Jeanette are assisted by Jamie Unger who has many years of Real Estate assistant experience. If you are looking for brokers to listen to you, teach you, protect you, and find a solution to your real estate challenges, give Ray, Jamie and Jeanette a call!