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About Us

Our Vision

Empowering outstanding agents to help people fulfill their real estate dreams


Our Mission

Fostering genuine success


Our Values




Innovative Growth


Our History

In 1983, most of the major players in the Portland area real estate market had either gone under, sold out, or merged to stay alive. Not exactly a promising landscape to start a new real estate company, even if you’re a native to the area and familiar with the territory.


Yet, on January 16, 1984, Kurt Dalbey and John Tachouet opened the doors of The Equity Group, Inc. Realtors with a total of six real estate agents in less than 1,000 square feet of office space in Raleigh Hills.


In 1985, Kurt and John recognized the potential in the Sunset Corridor area and opened the second Equity Group Realtors office. That year also brought Jim Homolka into The Equity Group Realtors family. Jim’s roots in Washington County and strength in strategic planning made Beaverton the obvious choice for the next Equity Group location.


The combined effects of a recovering Portland Metro area economy, rapid population growth and careful planning by The Equity Group Realtors brought a new office in Lake Oswego in 1988.


With solid west side achievements, the time came to expand to the east side. The first office opened in 1991 near the junction of I-205 and Highway 224 - the heart of the Sunnyside area.


Offices in Gresham, the Lloyd Center (Broadway), Hillsboro, south Portland, and Vancouver followed.


On December 11, 2000 The Equity Group Realtors formed a partnership with RE/MAX, LLC to become RE/MAX Equity Group. Since then we opened a new office in Canby and Camas.


At the end of 2015. RE/MAX, LLC sold RE/MAX Equity Group to Chuck and Chad Ochsner, broker owners of RE/MAX Alliance in Denver, Colorado. The sale puts broker owners back in charge of the company, providing greater flexibility in responding to agent needs in a fast paced industry.


How did RE/MAX Equity Group achieve such solid results? One word is all it takes to sum up the reason for our  success — "Agents!"