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Laurie Thiel

Laurie Thiel

Principal Broker


"Laurie Thiel is a treasure for RE/MAX Equity Group as our office principle broker. She offers realtors a wealth of sales experience: having worked both on a high production team, as well as a stand-alone agent. Before accepting the Managing Broker position for RE/MAX Equity Group's Lake Oswego office Laurie was a Top 10 % realtor year over year. You'll find Laurie is the real deal: she walks the talk. Laurie offers positive coaching to assist you with your real estate success. She is personable, incredibly organized, very tech savvy, and is there when you need a professional sounding board. Laurie has no hidden agenda: your success is her ultimate goal."

~Michael Biehler, Top 10% Agent, RE/MAX Equity Group

I am grateful for the help and all the support you have given me over the last few years. You bring a positive energy and caring touch to the office and business, which I so appreciate. You are always accessible and ready to answer questions and step in to assist for which I am so grateful, so whi
le it is not necessarily a team sport, you definitely create a team atmosphere that is appreciated.
~Linda Heinrichs, RE/MAX Equity Group

Laurie is extremely professional and personable in all her activities. She has done a fabulous job in her management responsibilities with the Lake Oswego office of RE/MAX Equity Group. She h as created a culture of sharing, caring and competency not seen in all offices. Kudos to Laurie!! Thanks so
much for all your efforts!!
~Alan Mehrwein

"Laurie is a accomplished professional broker who brings a very positive personal touch to the daily oversight & management of brokers from all levels of this business. Laurie consistently demonstrates by her own attitude & focus what it takes to be successful in this highly competitive career without sacrificing other aspects of life essential to making an individual happy & healthy. Her approach to bringing out the best in the broker willing to put in the work is refreshing yet challenging, highly focused on excellence yet enjoyable. I'm looking forward to a better years ahead in a profession I've been in for 30 years & Laurie's leadership has played a significant role in my determination! "
~Kent Whitaker, Broker

As a long-distance client in California, we needed an advocate for our home in Sherwood, Oregon. More importantly, we needed an experienced realtor who was a true fan of Sherwood and all that it had to offer to the family who would buy our house and call it ?EURoehome?EUR?. We wanted a realtor that was active in the community and the schools. One who knew the ins and outs of what it?EUR(TM)s like to raise a family in Sherwood. Laurie was that person for us as a neighbor, friend, and long-time resident of Sherwood. Laurie knew most every home in the area like the back of her hand and could be at our home whenever we needed her there. Laurie was extremely professional, client minded, a good listener and adviser, easy to work with long-distance, and efficient to the schedule as we sold and closed on our home in the time frame we had hoped for. For us, it was not just a home we were selling, it was the whole package and we needed someone who lived it. That was Laurie Thiel.
~Trish Hahn | Home Seller

After a random encounter while Laurie Thiel was showing a house, we knew right away her personality would be perfect to help our family find the perfect place to live. She helped us with a fairly complicated home build situation and then when it was time to sell our old house, she went above and beyond to help the sale happen quickly and smoothly. I appreciate everything she did, but most helpful was all the legwork she did to get the repairs done at our old house, all in a quick timeline. She is amazing and I recommend her to anyone I can!
~Karla & Brian Yoshinaka | Home Seller & Buyer

Laurie sold another rental property for us recently. Like before, she took care of every little detail from beginning to end. She made it so smooth and easy for us. We can't ask for a better realtor!
~Tyrone & Bonnie Wei | Home Seller

Laurie Thiel got us through our home purchase with a great attitude and was very pleasant to deal with. We would recommend her to all our friends and family as she did a great job.
~Arlee and Ling Niemi | Home Buyer

Laurie was referred to us a year ago when our realtor was no longer able to work with us. Laure jumped right in to the process, quickly learning about our dreams for a home and learning who we were as people. We quickly realized that she had great intuition and was able to sense exactly the kind of home we were interested in purchasing. We were also impressed with her high level of professionalism and prompt, thorough communication.

We finally found a place we loved, and put in an offer, but were unfortunately unable to meet an agreement with the owners. We felt rather defeated, and decided to take some time away from the home buying process. I always felt some guilt about how much time Laurie had spent with us during the process- time that she never got paid or compensated. Laure never once mentioned this, and gave us the time off that we needed. She still kept in touch, occasionally sending us an email about a place on the market, but never pressuring us to start looking again.

A few months ago, we abruptly decided to try again. We quickly found a house we loved and realized we needed to move fast, getting an offer together before anyone else realized how amazing the house was. Laurie moved quickly right along with us, and made the entire home buying process smoother than expected. We moved into our home less than two weeks ago, and feel blessed to have a place that is ours. We couldn?EUR(TM)t be more grateful to Laurie for being by our side the whole time, supporting us and working with us, and then celebrating with us at the end.
~Christie Crowder | Home Buyer

Laurie Thiel recently helped us in both buying and selling homes. We were very impressed with her knowledge of Sherwood and her quick response to our questions. She went above and beyond our expectations setting up immediate showings and negotiating an offer within four days of listing. Then when issues came up during closing, she was in frequent contact to keep us informed and our stress levels under control. My husband and I would happily refer her to anyone needing a realtor.
~Chris and Liz Busby | Home Seller & Buyer

When it was time for our family to relocate from Eugene to the Portland area, we asked a few good friends for a recommendation for a great Realtor. Without hesitation, a friend sent us Laurie's name and a link to her website. She responded quickly to our inquiry and went out of her way to make tim
e to meet with us whenever we made the trip up from Eugene. She patiently and tirelessly worked with us while our home search was broad and exhausting...and she helped us narrow our search and find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood for our family. While we were in Eugene, she kept an eye on every new listing that came on the market and let us know when a "need-to-see" home popped up. When the perfect Woodhaven home in Sherwood was listed, Laurie moved fast to get us an appointment and worked with us to negotiate a great offer. She walked with us every step of the way, and even after all the papers were signed and the keys were in our hands, she was still there to help us with everything from finding a great contractor to locating the best local wineries and restaurants. We could not ask for a better Realtor or a better friend!
~Evan & Hollie Perlmutter | Home Buyer

I have worked with Laurie on several real estate transactions and have found her to be what I would describe as an intimate professional. She clearly understands the business and works very hard to accomplish your family?EUR(TM)s goals while reducing the natural stress resulting from big decisions.
I like Laurie?EUR(TM)s straight forward nature and find her easy to work with. I think the clearest indication of my trust in her ability is the number of deals that we have closed with Laurie, as I think that we are up to four in my family! She is the best.
~Patty Van Austen | Home Seller & Buyer

About a year ago we signed papers to build a new home in a retirement community in Utah. Due to some medical issues we knew we would not be able to put our Oregon home on the market until we had actually moved to Utah, and yet we wanted to avoid any prolonged delay in selling our home. Market analysis, market timing and a willingness to negotiate transactions over a considerable distance were critical factors in deciding on selecting a realtor. We consider ourselves very fortunate in having the services of Laurie Thiel. In our face-to-face meetings before our move she presented a very professional plan of action. Once we had moved she took it upon herself to get the home ready for viewing. I think it was on the market for 3 days when Laurie delivered us an offer. Our counteroffer was accepted, technical issues required by the lender were resolved by Laurie in an upfront and timely manner. Our transactions have been completed to everyone's satisfaction. thank you, Laurie.
~Bernard and Jan Danylchuk | Home Seller

We recently relocated to Portland and didn't know any realtors in the area. When I asked people in my office for some names of realtors Laurie's name kept coming up. Laurie was very accomodating and made sure she knew exactly what we were looking for. After our first day of showings we were all on the same page and every showing we had there after was right on the mark. This was important because we didn't waste any time looking at homes that weren't a good fit. Once we decided to make an offer Laurie really stepped up to make sure we got the house we wanted at the right price. She gave us some great insight on where we were looking (schools, traffic, family activiities) and made sure we got the home for the right price. I would recommend Laurie to anyone looking to purchase a home.
~Matt & Melissa Hartwell | Home Buyer

I was referred to Laurie as our RE/MAX Realtor. She has gone above the call of duty finding us a house in Portland/Tigard Oregon. She is professional and understood exactly what we were looking for in a home. She asked what I was looking for up front and then when we would view a home she took mental notes as to what I liked and didn't like. Then steered me to homes that would best fit our needs.

I dragged her to quite a few homes in several days of looking. Once we found the home she supported us so we could move in quickly, just as we had requested. She had all move in information ready and has supported us with all of our follow-ups.

I would recommend here to anyone.
~Tom Mikesell | Home Buyer

Our family had the task of trying to find a home in the Portland area while still living out of state. Working with Laurie made this daunting task go smoothly for us. Her expertise of the area and up to date knowledge of the market made it easy to narrow our focus on the properties that had our de
sired features. Laurie would preview homes to help narrow the search further, and was available on several occasions with very short notice so that we could fly in to look at selected properties. After closing on our home, Laurie even offered to help us with a task or two to ease the transition into our new home while we finished with relocation.
~Chad & Christy Haddock | Home Buyer

My husband's employment brought our family of five from Delaware to Oregon. We were so fortunate to hear about Laurie as she was highly recommended by others in the Portland area. We spoke several times over the phone prior to our visit to the area as she asked us exactly what we were looking for. She then sent us emails with numerous house listings to look at. Laurie was flexible with her time and spent several long days with us when we came to Oregon on a house hunting trip. She made a stressful time much easier as she knew exactly what we were looking for and knew the area well. She took us to some great neighborhoods keeping in mind that we have three children. Our house hunting trip was short, and Laurie walked us through thirty-four houses in two days. I was so glad that she helped me keep track of each home with our likes and dislikes listed. We found a wonderful home for our family that fit every request we had and then some! We highly recommend Laurie due to her flexibility, knowledge of the area, patience and expertise in the real estate business.

Laurie helped us throughout the process and followed up even after we closed on our house. She has been so willing to help in every situation from getting around town to getting utility service and making sure we were comfortable in our new home. Laurie follows through and goes above and beyond what is expected. We highly recommend her!
~Eric & Heather Wood | Home Buyer

We recently had the pleasure of working with Laurie Thiel to purchase a new home for our family. Laurie was referred to us from a good friend and we could not have been more impressed. Laurie took the time to get to know us as individuals and listened to our needs in what we were looking for. As picky buyers, Laurie listened to what was important to us and kept this in mind throughout the process. She has many characteristics that set her apart. She is professional, honest, listens to her clients, knowledgeable about the market, a great communicator and simply understands her customer's needs from a family perspective.

In addition to running a great business, Laurie also helped us through the process with referrals to many other services to help make the purchase, inspections and move as easy as possible. Laurie and her team made the process easy and kept us informed every step of the way. Laurie has earned a customer for life!
~Tim & Lily Ekberg | Home Buyer

Laurie was very helpful, professional and supportive throughout the entire selling process of our property. Her expertise extended into other areas like property management, repair, staging and whatever was needed, she was there for us. We couldn't ask for a better agent. We would definitely use
her again for our future real estate needs.
~Tyrone & Bonnie Wei | Home Seller

Having to sale the house you raised your children in due to a divorce in the midst of the worst economic times in decades could possibly be one of the most difficult things one has to do. The right realtor makes all the difference in these conditions!! The agent has a lot to balance from the emotional trauma of the parties divorce to allowing the clients the time to adjust to the horrible financial loss one takes in a down economy. Laurie Thiel was that perfect realtor for our family in the midst of this situation!!

I wanted to thank you for all the work you did to sell our home. You successfully navigated us through an extremely challenging cycle of the real estate market. Your leadership of not only knowing the local market but also facilitating results of other agents allowed us to finalize our sale during a time of significant uncertainties and complexity. We appreciate your knowledge, skill and ability to keep all parties positive and focused to the end. Throughout this process your professionalism was exhibited above all others and it became crystal clear that we had the right person for the job. Thanks Laurie!
~Steve Jedan | Home Seller

My family and I recently relocated to the Portland Metro, and I asked some of my co-workers if they knew a good real estate broker. Laurie's name was mentioned to me several times. I knew from the minute we sat down to talk that Laurie was going to be a great person to help us with our home search. She listened to our needs and was patient when we looked at 14 houses on a Saturday. One of the great qualities about Laurie is that she is very knowledgeable about the market, trends and neighborhoods. When we described our ideal home and neighborhood she would nod her head and say "I know some great neighborhoods that would fit what you are looking for." She would offer her opinions, but did it in such a way that it never felt overbearing. Since we are new to Portland, Laurie was also a great resource for various services we needed. She even helped us find a great mortgage broker! All in all our experience was the best home buying experience possible and I owe that all to Laurie. I will recommend her any chance I can!! Thanks Laurie!!
~Megan Sailors

Laurie Thiel sold our house within 15 days on the market! A true professional every step of the way. She is thorough and an excellent communicator. Guided us through making tough decisions with the wisdom and experience we needed. Was sensitive to our circumstances but realistic about what we needed to do to get the house sold in a timely manner AND at a good price.

Together we worked out a plan that we all felt good about and she was faithful - actually going above and beyond her role as a Realtor. She has an awesome team of people she works with making every detail a pleasant experience - from Contractor referrals we needed to prep the house to the people we worked with at the closing.

I highly recommend Laurie to friends as a Realtor. A Rock Star!
~Debbie Ransom | Home Seller

When we moved to Portland, we began working with Laurie on the recommendation of her manager based on our needs and the market. She was attentive and right on in her recommendations, advice and knowledge of the areas we were interested in. During our five-year stay, we kept in touch with Laurie, and
although we no longer had a business relationship, she was free with her time to help us with the real estate resale aspect of improvements we were considering for the house. When it came time to sell, Laurie was our only choice. Despite the difficult market, she was fearlessly optimistic, and her marketing package and updates on area sales and factors affecting buyers was always available for the asking. She's fully connected in the market, from old-fashioned flyers at the house to Facebook, and we enjoyed a thoroughly satisfying experience and, as importantly, a successful outcome from the sale of our house in a uniquely challenging market. We consider her our friend as well as our advocate and would unreservedly recommend her to future clients.
~Mark & Delle Kemner | Home Seller

Laurie Thiel is a real estate pro! She is extremely knowledgeable, very much a strategic thinker and has excellent communication and negotiation skills. Laurie has handled two real estate house sales for us in the last 10 years. Both transactions were successfully completed in a seamless manner.

We highly recommend Laurie for all real estate projects. Her dedication to her clients is exemplary and you won't find anyone with better attention to detail skills. It has been a pleasure having Laurie manage our real estate business.
~Douglas & Beverly Sherfey | Home Seller

We were first time home buyers and completely clueless. Laurie came very highly recommended and exceeded our expectations. Even though it is a buyers market it seemed like everyone was against us, but Laurie helped us over every hurdle. Laurie was very attentive to the things we needed and wanted, even when they changed daily. She is everything we could have asked for in a Realtor.
~Chris & Cat Berg | Home Buyer

Making the decision to purchase or sell your home is a life changing event. My husband and I chose to work with Laurie Thiel because a trusted friend had referred her to us. Throughout the whole process we had a great experience selling our home and purchasing the new house. She was relaxed and fun yet always very professional. She offers a lot of experience and understanding about how to best handle your situation and will walk her clients through every step of the process. I always appreciated her suggestions and input but in the end she left every decision up to us to make so that we were comfortable and pleased with the end result. Bottom line is that selling/purchasing a new home can be a long stressful process and you want someone that is going to protect you and have your best interests in mind and we feel Laurie did that for us. We are thrilled with our new home and couldn't ask for anything more.
~John & Jessica Tsui | Home Seller & Buyer

Laurie is an awesome person. She found the perfect house for our family. Dealing with her was a joy. She listens and takes the time to find out what works and what doesn't in choosing a house. Before we found Laurie my wife and I sort of had an idea of what type of house we were looking for but didn't know how to go about it. Laurie took the time and picked our minds and came up with the perfect house for us. You would be foolish not to go with her on your next house.
~Mike Gettinger | Home Buyer

Laurie Thiel, Thank you for making our first home purchase easy and memorable. With it being our first time buying a house we did not know very much about what to do, or how to go about finding the best home for us to start out life together. With your knowledge of real estate you made it easy to eliminate the possibilities, making the experience more enjoyable for us. You also made us feel comfortable around you like we were house hunting with a friend. When we first met you said what 3 things do you expect of me? We said Knowledge, Flexibility, and Quick response. You came through for us above and beyond. We really appreciate it and would recommend your services to anyone.
~Shaun & Amanda Weisz | Home Buyer

Laurie is a family friend of ours. She spent over a year working with us on finding the perfect home for our family. She was very understanding of how picky we were in choosing our home. She broke everything down and helped us understand the process we had to go through in buying our home. As first time home buyers, she made it stress free and very easy to do. She was there for every little question and detail that we had. We definitely recommend working with Laurie!
~Ashley Rodriguz | Home Buyer

Thank you Laurie for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all of the crucial and important steps.

Your knowledge and experience in the Portland area real estate market has been invaluable to us and the treatment we received from you was first rate. You made us feel like your only client. We sincerely value the relationship we have with you and are counting on it to continue for years to come.

We will recommend you to anyone buying a house or building a house in the area - It has been such a pleasure to work with you!
~Christopher & Marlene Parker | Home Buyer

Thanks to Laurie's professionalism and diligence we are in our dream home. Laurie made the potentially stressful situation of buying and selling a home a smooth transition. Laurie made us feel like we were her only clients when we really knew she had many other transactions going on. Laurie kept us up-to-date with frequent communication. The voicemails she left would explain what was going on then end with, "But I've already taken care of it." We would absolutely recommend Laurie to any friend or family member that was looking to buy or sell a home.
~Kimiko & Talitha Bandy | Home Buyer

My husband and I were in the market for a new home due to the birth of our son and our desire to have my mother close to provide daycare. I had owned my home for 11 years and did not know any realtors. Laurie was referred to us by a family friend who's children had both successfully purchased homes with Laurie's assistance.

My mother, my husband and I met with Laurie on a Thursday to discuss our housing needs - which was to find a house with a mother-in-law unit or two separate residences within our price range. Laurie managed our expectations by letting us know that our special needs could take up to six months to find the right fit, but that she would begin a search right away.

By the weekend, she had emailed us with a number of properties to consider. We chose three homes to see in person. Laurie showed us the homes on Tuesday and we had made an offer on the perfect property for our needs by Thursday. We couldn't believe we found our new home within one week of beginning our search.

Throughout the entire process Laurie walked us through our options, helped us make informed decisions, and made the entire process painless. We would definitely use Laurie again should the need arise and recommend Laurie to all of our friends and family.
~Julie Cody | Home Buyer

I can't believe how easy Laurie made it to sell our house. She went out of her way to help us, and was available around the clock to answer our questions. This was definitely a stress-free process thanks to Laurie's professionalism and energy. Our house sold in less than a week, and we got what we asked for it. The next time I sell a home, I'll definitely give Laurie a call.
~Jonathan Adams | Home Seller

We would recommend Laurie Thiel to anyone. She made our out of state move as painless as possible. Every detail was handled, and we were kept well informed of each development in the sale of our house via phone calls emails, and her website. She was patient with all our questions and was always quick to return calls and emails. Laurie is a true professional and we were very lucky to work with her.
~Dodge & Kate Bamberger | Home Seller

Laurie is a joy to work with! She is very in tune with her clients and makes sure she understands what their goals are and Laurie is meticulous to
ensure those goals are met. Laurie really understands the real estate business and is able to apply that knowledge to the benefit of her clients.
We look forward to interacting with Laurie again soon!
~Stan & Jackie Hall | Home Seller & Buyer

My husband and I were very happy to have Laurie as our realtor when we were in the market for our first rental investment property. Laurie is very knowledgeable in this area and was able to successfully, and quickly, direct us to the best opportunity. Laurie knows the market and territory so well
that we did not have to waste our time researching; Laurie did that for us. And, she was able to give us valuable rental advise even after the purchase. When we are ready for our next real estate opportunity we will definitely work with Laurie again. She is not only our realtor; we consider her to be a friend as well."
~Mitch & Helen Lushenko | Home Buyer

You were such a big help in finding our home, thank you so much. You knew what we were looking for and were so patient with us during this whole process. Finding and buying a home can be a very stressful experience but you really helped us through it. Thanks again.
~Danae Trapp | Home Buyer

We would like to recommend Laurie Thiel to anyone in the market for a new home. We were first time home buyers, and Laurie took the time to make sure we were educated and comfortable every step of the way. She answered all of our questions patiently, and kept us well-informed of all the steps involved. She made sure she knew what our family needs and wants were, and was always on the lookout for homes that fit those needs. Laurie is on the ball! She was able to work a deal for us on a house with very short notice and under the pressure of competing offers. She made a potentially stressful life event pleasurable and worry-free. Laurie is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with.
~Juergen & Betsy Steinhart | Home Buyer

Laurie listed the house I ultimately bought. I did not have my own realtor, and did not want one. Laurie handled the entire transaction, acting as the go-between for both me and the sellers. I was impressed with the professional way she handled herself. I quickly became confident that she had a
clear understanding of the boundaries she needed to mind as she walked the line between me and the sellers. I appreciated her warmth and responsiveness, and her patience when it was necessary.
~Marion Pratt | Home Buyer

Thank you so much for being such an advocate for us. We really could not have done this without you! We are still pinching ourselves the house is great, thanks to you. You really do a fabulous job.
~Todd, Bridget & Liv Quinn | Home Seller & Buyer

The search for our first home was a long one. We spent nearly an entire year looking for a house we could call our own. I spent hours online researching neighborhoods and sifting through the many houses on RMLS. I wasted so much time going to see homes that looked good on the various websites but disappointed in person. When we decided to go with a realtor, we were happy to find Laurie Thiel. She was willing to provide information on several areas and took the time to ask my husband and I questions to help narrow down our search. She used her years of experience and knowledge about Portland (and the surrounding areas) to help find a place we could call our own. Laurie was honest and did all she could to make the quest for a home one that we could actually enjoy. Her professionalism shone through in every aspect of our search and the home-buying process. She was flexible and always willing to make time for us. We are grateful for her hard work and help. We have been in our home for over a month now, and we can proudly say that it's the best investment we have made. We put our faith in Laurie and she put great efforts into doing her best for us.
~Michael & Jennifer Cooper | Home Buyer