Marcia Branstetter, Broker, GRI
office: 503-873-3545 ext.318
I was born and raised in Tillamook, Oregon and was graduated from Chemeketa Community College (Salem Vocational Tech, in 1965) as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I worked in the medical field for 3 years until marrying Mason and joining him as he pursued his military career.
The next 21 years were spent raising our 4 children in many stateside and overseas assignments and volunteering in support of their activities. I was a professional Classroom Mom, Cub Scout Leader, acolyte mom and chauffer. I was also active in several Officers’ Wives Clubs.
We returned home to Silverton in 1989 upon Mason’s retirement from the US Army. During our military service we moved 16 times and became very experienced in real estate sales and purchasing. Often we would keep ownership of a property even though we had moved on to another area. People started asking us questions and as we shared our expertise it became evident that we should consider a career as a real estate professional.
I was first licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson in 1989. I am a graduate of Norm Webb Real Estate School, Oregon Real Estate Institute and numerous continuing education seminars. I am a past President of the North Willamette Association of Realtors and served on many Realtor Boards and Committees.
I have been involved in the Silverton community; serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Library Budget Committee, Twilight Court Board, Senior Citizens’ Center Board, and served as a deacon at church.
I have four grown children.
* The oldest; Mason II and his wife, Wendi live in Milwaukie, Oregon are proud parents of Sarah Lilly, 18 yrs old and Molly Rose, 15 yrs old. Mason is the first Principal of Verne Duncan Elementary School in Happy Valley and Wendi teaches first grade.
* Micha is married to Rick Christman, a millwright with Redbuilt in Stayton and they live outside Turner, OR. Micha works in property management with our company. They have three boys; Marshal 18 yrs old, Macoy 17 yrs and Dylan 15 yrs old.
* Matthew completed Officer Candidate School and is a First Lieutenant in the Oregon National. He is a veteran of two tours in Iraq. He is a graduate of Portland State University in computer engineering. Matthew is married to Jenny, a RN, and they have a 10 yr old son, Matty, a little girl Emma, 8 years, and 3 yr old son, Jesse.
* Meredith also is a real estate Broker at Silverton Realty, and a part-time RN at Silverton Hospital. She is married to Ryan Wertz who is a Field Specialist for a major seed company and a Real Estate Broker. They have a 15 year old son, Trysten, a 9 old daughter, Marley Ginger, another daughter, Finley Jean, 8 years old, and a 5 year old little boy, Ryggs.
I have many interests and will try just about anything; we most recently went zip-lining and para-sailing in Mexico. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family and especially those 12 grandchildren.
Gardening is a passion as is riding on our Harley Fat Boy with my husband as chauffeur. I read when I can; sew when I need to; and can make my garden produce when I have too. I also enjoy RVing and traveling.
I have over 40 years (has it really been that long?) experience in buying and selling real estate. Your real estate transaction is my highest priority. My highest compliment is to receive a referral from you, friends and family.