BIL Willis, as a native Oregonian, has lived most of his life in Oregon. He graduated from Gresham Union High School in 1964, and from Oregon State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management. BIL spent a little over two years in the U.S. Army as a aide-de-camp to two general officers and as a company commander.
After his military experience, BIL worked in forestry for about 10 years, including owning his own small logging and consulting forestry business. In 1977 BIL became associated with Marcus Realty, Inc. in Gresham, Oregon. In June, 1990 he joined RE/MAX in Portland, Oregon and was associated there until December, 2004. BIL then joined ERA Freeman & Associates in Gresham, Oregon where he is the principal broker and co owner.
BIL is active in the community as well as several REALTOR organizations. He served as 1989 President of the Greater Gresham Board of REALTORS, 1997 President of the Oregon Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS), as well as serving on the boards of directors of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Assn., the Columbia Gorge Seventh-day Adventist Church in Troutdale, Hoodview Junior Academy, the National Association of REALTORS, Oregon Assn, of REALTORS, and the Portland Metropolitan Assn, of REALTORS, the East Metro Assn, of REALTORS, the Board of Managers for the Oregon Real Estate Forms Corp., LLC and as a Regional Vice President for the Council of Residential Specialists. BIL currently serves as a RMLS director from East Metro Association of REALTORS.
BIL, his wife Nancy, live on their tree farm near Corbett. They are active in the community and regularly support the Columbia Gorge Seventh-day Adventist Church in Troutdale where BIL serves in various responsibilities. Their hobbies include horses, rock hounding, music, hiking, gardening, traveling, and people. BIL and Nancy are currently passionate about singing in a gospel quintet and speading the gospel around the Pacific Northwest through music.
BIL is constantly educating himself; he has received the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, the highest attainable in residential real estate, as well as the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation, the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, the Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designation and the e-Pro Certification. This means that his clients can be assured that BIL is well prepared to meet the challenges in any home buying or home selling scenario.
BIL, along with his able assistant, Rhonda Reedy focus their energies on serving their clientele with the utmost in professionalism, dedication and integrity, which are the cornerstones to his real estate practice. His goal truly is to be your "REALTOR For Life."