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Direct503-212-5034
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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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I am a dedicated Real Estate Professional with The Laue Team and Hasson Company Realtors.  I am committed to quality customer service and always put the people I serve first.  My goal is to help your family build wealth and find that “perfect” home while building a lifetime relationship based on excellent service and clear communication. I hope to earn the position of your “Personal Real Estate Planner for Life.” 

I am honored to be one of the four talented members of The Laue Team who combine their skills to give you the best service possible.  Our team has an "extended team" of home inspectors, escrow and title personnel, and contractors and service providers that will assist you with every need you have in your real estate transaction.  Our clients call us regularly for service recommendations after the sale and we are  always willing to be of assistance.

Prior to coming on-board with The Hasson Company, I attended the University of Portland on a Division One basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Sociology.  I then played professional basketball in Australia and upon returning to The States went directly into the education program at Oregon State University.  I graduated in 1999 with a Masters in Education and taught and coached at the High School level in Salem, Oregon for five years before making the decision to become an administrator.  I returned to George Fox University to earn an Administrative Degree and accepted a position as an Assistant Principal. I then spent six years as an Assistant Principal in the Sheridan School District.   

When I’m not helping you realize your real estate goals, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Mason and Luke, and my wife Kiesha. I also enjoy playing golf, basketball, snowboarding, and listening to music.

I commit to being there every step of the way to make this process as easy as possible. I want you to focus on the joy of owning your new home and I will worry about the details. Our team of Real Estate professionals will be working along with us at each stage of your purchase.

As a member of The Laue Team, I know I can offer the best service possible to you with over seventy-five years of combined experience.  Our team of professionals makes sure there is always someone available to meet your needs.  I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with you.

“Rick successfully managed the recent purchase of our home that included the additional challenge of relocating from out of state. He was patient, consistent, responsive, and reliable throughout the process. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable of the Portland metropolitan market, and experienced in purchasing/selling rural homes with larger property along with homes in neighborhood developments. It was a pleasure to work with Rick and I highly recommend him and the Laue team if you are considering buying or selling a property.”

— Scott and Christie

“Rick, we sincerely appreciate all you have done to make our house closing go smoothly. Your professional attention to every detail as we gained knowledge about the house helped us so much!”

— John and Sandy

“Excellent!!! We have now bought and sold with Rick Brainard. He went above and beyond both times. Our recent transaction ran into some pretty major and unfortunate surprises. Rick took the lead on getting the right people out to make the necessary repairs when we were too overwhelmed to figure out what to do. He also did lots of open houses and was always GREAT with communication.”

— JJ and Sarah

“We worked with Rick Brainard when purchasing our home! He was a pleasure to work with and he was always there to help with questions. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to family and friends!”

— Brian and Kelly

“It was truly a pleasure working with The Laue Team. They’ve been great! We really appreciate all of the attention and expertise. We are sure to recommend The Laue Team to anyone we know looking in the future.”

— Taylor and Kate

“I can’t say enough about the quality of service and value that I received in working with Rick Brainard and the entire Laue Team in the sale of my home in West Linn and the purchase of my new home in Lake Oswego. Rick’s knowledge of the market, his great demeanor and negotiations skills and his genuine desire to achieve his client’s goals make him the perfect choice whether your buying or selling. On the sale of my home; Rick and The Laue Team put together a great marketing plan. In terms of using of print and video media; the marketing materials they put together to sell my home were extremely effective and well surpassed the competition and my expectations. The bottom line is that my home sold within the first week of being on the market at a price that well exceeded the listing price. Moving from a Seller in a Seller’s market to a Buyer in a Seller’s market presented a whole new set of challenges and Rick worked hard on my behalf to find the perfect new home for me at what turned out to be a great price. At times when I got discouraged as a buyer in this market; Rick always reassured me that together we’d find the perfect home for me and in the end that’s exactly what happened. Whether you’re interested in selling or buying a home; in my opinion you couldn’t work with a better agent than Rick Brainard.”

— Jerry

“We could not be any happier. From the first phone call, to meeting Rick that first day, we knew we were in good hands. Rick and The Laue Team have gone above and beyond anything we could have expected or asked for.”

— John and Julie

“The Laue Team definitely exceeded our expectations. From day one our realtor, Rick Brainard, impressed us with his work ethic and commitment to finding us the right home. We were expecting a long process, but with our criteria in mind, Rick previewed many homes on our behalf and significantly reduced the amount of time we needed to spend. I appreciate his drive and enthusiasm and can definitely recommend the Laue team to anyone looking for a new home."

— Sean and Stacey

“Great experience. Rick was fantastic and we appreciated his approach. Rick did not put any pressure on us but guided us through the process as a trusted adviser. His recommendations and insights were appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rick to friends and family (even the in-laws)”

— Muneer and Rubina

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11/05/2018 - meganpeck519

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $825K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"Debi Laue, Kat Granum, and the rest of the Laue team are above and beyond anything expected form a real estate team. There is no other team I would work with to sell or purchase a home. They have the expertise, kindness and assertiveness needed to make these things happen smoothly. They are a well oiled machine and I would recommend highly."

— meganpeck519

10/02/2018 - jebookert

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Wilsonville, OR.

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"Rick helped us sell our home and buy a new home. From start to finish we had a great experience. We initially had an offer on our home that wasn’t what we were hoping to sell for, and Rick’s understanding of the local market helped us decide not to accept the low offer. Soon after we had a great offer that we accepted. Can’t really say enough to capture how happy we were with this entire team."

— jebookert

09/20/2018 - jkevinlester

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $1.0M in Wilsonville, OR.

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"Debi Laue and the entire Laue Team were great. Their professional and personal help was outstanding. From the beginning to the successful conclusion of both the sale of our home and purchase another, their guidance was invaluable. We chose the right company and highly recommend the Laue Team"

— jkevinlester

08/06/2018 - user770693

Sold a home in 2018 in Willamette, West Linn, OR 97068.

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"Rick has sold two of my homes as well as helped me purchase two homes. He and his team are so professional and outstanding to work with! You truly know that they care about you. I highly recommend the Laue Team and Rick Brainard!"

— user770693

07/30/2018 - kathy mcknight5

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $475K in Woodlawn, Portland, OR.

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"I worked with Kat Granum of the Laue Team to find me a home in Portland, Oregon. I am SO SO SO SO HAPPY she was referred to me and that I got to work with her! She is all about you and what you want and need. I live in Virginia and buying a home across the country is stressful, let me just say. But every time something came up from the seller, Kat worked with me to resolve it in a calm, patient manner. I kept thinking "this isn't going to work out...this is going to fall through," but Kat remained calm and as always, worked it out so I was happy with the outcome. I cannot recommend her enough--I'd send her to any family or friend who wants to buy a house in the Portland area. My sincerest thanks for a wonderful home-buying experience (how many people get to say THAT?!)."

— kathy mcknight5

05/29/2018 - advntrstine

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $450K in Sherwood, OR.

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"Rick Brainard and the Laue Team were phenomenal to work with! Rick's professionalism, clear consistent communication, friendliness and expertise made our home buying experience so smooth and enjoyable. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Rick Brainard to anyone looking to buy or sell their home; his knowledge and responsiveness won't disappoint!"

— advntrstine

05/25/2018 - weneedalice

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $700K in Happy Valley, OR.

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"Nic and the Laue Team were great to work with. We used them to purchase a home and then again when we sold that home! We were so thankful for Nic’s attention to every detail. Our house was marketed and sold very quickly as a result. The entire process was seamless!"

— weneedalice

05/23/2018 - zuser20170830204159192

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $375K in Silverton, OR.

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"This was my second time selling a home with the Laue Team. My first experience with Rick Brainard was excellent. My second experience with Nic Wilson was excellent as well, albeit in a different way. Every home sale is different, and Nic distinguished himself by helping us through a more complicated and emotional home-selling process. Nic was incredibly responsive and went above-and-beyond by doing a fair amount of hand-holding and encouraging for us. He helped us weather the emotional storm while maintaining, along with the rest of the Laue Team, exceptional technical expertise and transaction processing. Honestly, I could not have asked for a better realtor. I highly recommend Nic to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

— zuser20170830204159192

05/22/2018 - clarissasouthwell

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Molalla, OR.

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"We highly recommend Nic Wilson and the Laue team! Nic went above and beyond for us when selling our home recently, making a very stressful time a lot simpler. He is a great negotiator and was happy to talk us through each step of our difficult sale. My parents and both of my siblings have used Nic when buying and we will definitly use him again in the future!"

— clarissasouthwell

03/29/2018 - lynnalouie

Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $550K in Wilsonville, OR.

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"Debi and the team were extremely professional and friendly. Our house sold within a week of being put on the market and she found us a perfect new house. The timing worked perfectly and she ensured that all of our needs were exceeded. Thanks Laue Team!"

— lynnalouie

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