Meet The Team
John Tate came into real estate after more than three decades of successful sales and leadership experience with corporations on the national, regional, and local levels. His professionalism and unique ability to connect with people, along with his great attitude, and work-ethic resulted in many awards and accomplishments along the way. John was an invaluable asset to the companies he worked with because of his bottom-line commitment to serve the needs of his customers. These qualities have taken John far since he entered real estate at the suggestion of his sister in 2004.
John is an avid reader, a student of history, and a collector of historical memorabilia. When John is not serving his clients and family, he likes to relax with a good book, or an exciting football game. John and his wife enjoy spending time with their grown sons, their wives, and beautiful grandchildren at every opportunity.
Family is important to John, not just his own, but the families of those he serves as clients, and those he works with. This value shines through on every level of his interactions, and in the work he does with clients in reaching the best real estate solutions for them and those they hold dear.
When changes in the economy created challenges with the real estate market that forced many brokers out of business, John rolled up his sleeves and has not only persevered, but thrived. His can-do attitude and willingness to research and find solutions to his clients' problems has transformed him into one of the leading experts and achievers in real estate. Not only do clients seek his guidance, but also his fellow REALTORS®. This level of success is evidenced not just by the Chairman's Circle Gold award, putting John in the top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents nationwide, but in the repeat business and recommendations that have come from grateful and satisfied clients.
Amy Richardson was raised in New Jersey and slowly moved her way to the west coast, settling in Salem in 1995. Amy earned a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Colorado State University before moving to Palo Alto. For 12 years Amy called Palo Alto home, working for 6 years as a paralegal, then 6 years in the catering business. Amy and her family then relocated to Salem, where she spent 20 years as a stay-at-home-mom raising three children.
Ready for a change, Amy entered the real estate business in 2015. Owning and managing rental properties, plus a background in sales, helped Amy prepare for the challenge. As a real estate broker, Amy loves helping people find solutions for their housing needs and thrives on the competitive environment and multiple facets of a career in real estate.
Amy is athletic, spending much of her free time running or doing yoga and enjoys volunteering at local schools and sporting events.
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Born in Colombia, Veronica’s family moved to Las Vegas, NV where she grew up. After high school, she studied Business Administration and Nutrition Science. Veronica has been a licensed Broker in Nevada since 2005 with Berkshire Hathaway. While in Nevada, she enjoyed volunteering at Project 150 for homeless children and The Animal Foundation. She moved here just 3 months ago and in her spare time she likes to hike, cook, garden and spend time with her boyfriend and their pet Boxer, “Hank”.
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Karen Edelblute was born and raised in Yreka California and moved to Oregon September of 1995. She has owned and operated different types of businesses throughout her life and has worked as a Domestic Violences Advocate/Human Services prior to moving to Salem Oregon with her family. Those experiences have helped shape her and guide her to this place in time. With her passion for people and enjoying the challenge and negotiations of real estate she knew that this was something that would be enjoyable. The true enjoyment for Karen is seeing the excitement of her clients when they find the perfect home and shares in that journey. Karen and her Husband, Christian enjoy working together on updating and remodelings homes. She likes to spend her free time reading books, gardening, pursuing the internet and spending time with family. She looks forward to working with you and helping YOU through YOUR journey!
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