No one knows the Portland, Oregon real estate market better than Aaron Rian, and no one works harder for his clients to bring him or her the best deals, whether their goal is to buy or sell property. Rian was born and raised in the Portland area where he continues to live to this day. His extensive firsthand knowledge of the area gives him a powerful perspective on its most advantageous real estate opportunities. This brings immense value to his clients. That in turn has brought Rian top-level recognition for the excellence of his work. In his five-plus years as a real estate agent, Rian has been a Top One Percent Portland Metro Realtor and a Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer. He also won back-to-back Top Real Estate Agent awards from the Portland Monthly magazine in 2011 and 2012, and he was recently added to the “Registry of Business Excellence ™” by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals organization. Rian has also begun to make his mark as a thought leader in the American real estate industry. He has appeared in such national publications as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and was recently featured in Top Agent Magazine. His first book, Out Front: The Art of Closing a Deal, will be available on Amazon.com later this year. Currently, Rian supervises thirteen staff members at The Rian Group and Keller Williams Realty. Rian and his team are on track to close over 199 transactions with a value of nearly 66 million dollars in volume in 2012. In his spare time, Rian enjoys traveling and sports of all kinds. He is an avid Portland Trail Blazers and L.A. Lakers fan and provides sponsorships for local high school basketball and football programs. He attributes his competitive negotiating skills to his experience running a lemonade stand when he was six.