Real Estate Associates

PO Box 84 103 N Main Street
Joseph, OR 97846
Phone: 541-432-4060

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Ken Wick-Principal Broker

Ken Wick has been a Wallowa County resident for over 30 years. Ken started Outback Outfitters (a wilderness horse packing business) in the late 60's, and operated it until 1992 when his oldest son took over. Ken then attended and graduated from the Metro School of Real Estate and became licensed in 1993. He has completed the required education and has become an Accredited Buyers Representative and is also a Graduate of the Realtors Institute. In addition he has earned the coveted "CRS", Certified Residential Specialist", designation. Wick has served on the Wallowa County Planning Commission for over 10 years with 4 terms as chairperson. The Wick family resides on and operates an 1,150 acre cattle/horse ranch, which renders a knowledge of the county and acreages in this area only learned by experience.

Judy Willis-Principal Broker

Judy Willis is the Co-Owner/Principal Broker at Real Estate Associates and has been selling real estate in Wallowa County for approximately 13 years. As a native Oregonian Judy spent over 10 years on a dairy and was involved in the calf feeding and milking of 200 head of Holsteins. She also spent over 10 years in the banking industry for a Savings and Loan. Judy and her husband purchased property in Joseph in 1984 and have been full time residents going on 15 years. Besides enjoying the beauty of Wallowa County, the people, the weather and the small community atmosphere, Judy enjoys the real estate business. For her, the most rewarding aspect of the occupation is meeting a lot of really great people from all different walks of life and being involved in the excitement and satisfaction of clients making that right real estate sale or purchase. Their enthusiasm is catching! Having the client happy is her #1 goal!

Linda Warnock - Broker

Linda Warnock enjoys working with all buyers and sellers and specializes in every aspect of real estate sales and service. Linda has an unblemished career in real estate and a reputation for thoroughness, honesty, reliability and trustworthiness.

Kent Sands - Broker

Kent Sands has been a full time Broker the past three years at Real Estate Associates, and has helped his clients buy both residential and farm and ranch properties. He looks forward to helping you find and buy the property you desire or assisting with any of your real estate needs.

Karen Raminha - Broker

Karen RaminhaI have been a realtor for California and Oregon for almost 30 years. Many hours of classes, and seminars, plus my many interests and hobbies help to enhance my skills in the real estate business. My husband, Dan Raminha, who is the son of a Morro Bay ranching family had been visiting Wallowa County for many years, and the first time he brought me to the county, I fell in love with not only the beauty of the area, but also the warm friendly people. This was an ideal location to call home. ‘It’s the kind of place that just keeps pulling you back until you just have to be here full time”. In the past 45 years, Dan and I have made life long friends in the Wallowa Valley. I’m a graduate Realtor’s Institute, (GRI) Accredited Buyers Representative, (ABR) Council of Residential Specialist, (CRS) and I strive to keep up with the ever changing world of real estate by attending many different schools, seminars, and classes. One of the classes I attended was a strenuous weeklong course, which included subjects on financing, agency, client representation, and other real estate related subjects. I also keep my California Realtors license current and maintain a working relationship with many California Realtors. Currently Dan and I live on ten acres between Joseph and Enterprise and we enjoy camping, horse back riding, hunting, and landscaping our property. I spend my spare time caring for my gardens and ponds. I love to quilt and have made over 75 lap quilts for local nursing home residents. Other organizations I belong to are the Wallowa County Board of Realtors, the Wallowa County Quilt Guild, Oregon Cattle Women’s Association, NRA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Eagle Cap Shooters Association, National Association of Realtors, and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and attend Enterprise Christian Church. I also started Hometown Hero’s Support Group, and mail out about 30 boxes a month to our local soldiers serving overseas. I strive to provide the quality of service everyone is looking for and few find. I look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs, and promise to provide you with kind, courteous, and professional real estate service from agents who have a high degree of integrity and honesty. I haven’t done my job, if you haven’t exceeded your dreams.