Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Brand Presence in the South Puget Sound Area with the Addition of Better Properties DuPont Lacey Yelm 


Shared Commitment to Exceptional Service is Driving Force Behind Acquisition 

Seattle, Washington, January 3, 2034 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, is pleased to announce its further expansion in the South Puget Sound area, with the addition of Better Properties DuPont Lacey Yelm, which will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate under the leadership of Jason Waugh. 

“We are so humbled, proud, and excited to announce our acquisition to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate,” said Nicole Braam, former owner and designated broker, and Chelsea Bamrick, former owner and managing broker. “From the moment we met Jason, Melanie, and their amazing team, we have been beyond impressed. We share an aligned focus on company culture and core values, which include honesty, integrity, servant leadership and always putting people first in how we serve our community. We knew we had found the right company with the right people to move our vision forward, and continue to realize the goal of supplying expert, reputable, real estate services to our local communities.”  

“We are excited to expand our real estate service area to the wonderful people and communities of DuPont and Lacey through the acquisition of Better Properties DuPont Lacey Yelm. Chelsea, Nicole and the team of real estate sales professionals and support staff are of the highest quality. There is a shared commitment to creating an exceptional real estate experience for everyone we serve. It is a perfect cultural fit.” 

Nicole Braam and Chelsea Bamrick will continue to remain actively selling real estate for the company under the team name Braam Bamrick & Co. Real Estate Services and the 40+ Better Properties brokers will continue to work out of their established offices in DuPont and Lacey, Washington.  

“Our goal in selling the brokerage,” continued Braam and Bamrick, “was to partner with a securely rooted company with an established infrastructure and like culture + leadership style to allow for greater expansion, scalability, and growth to take care of what we have grown into a successful company to include our amazing brokers, employees, management, admin and supporting affiliates. We are so much stronger when we work together!” 


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate  

Founded in 1942 and running jointly with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is a full-service residential and commercial real estate firm with 900+ brokers and staff. The company serves the greater Seattle and Portland metro areas, plus Southwest Washington, Central Oregon, the Yamhill County wine region, the Oregon coast, and from Salem through the I-5 corridor to Roseburg.   

The company’s deep Northwest roots are complimented by the fast-paced global expansion of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the few organizations entrusted to carry the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. It is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Circle, ranking among the top 20 companies in a network of more than 50,000 real estate professionals. Its clients benefit from one-stop shopping for mortgage loans and insurance through Prosperity Home Mortgage and HomeServices Insurance, and in the Seattle metro area, title services through Equity Title of Washington.    

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals are independently operated subsidiaries of HomeServices of America, the nation’s largest provider of total home services and highest-ranking residential brokerage in the U.S. in 2021 sales volume.   

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About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices   
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices across 11 countries including, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Bahamas, and India. In 2021, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $179.9 billion (USD) in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.