Rick Harris is the principal broker and rainmaker for Rick Harris Real Estate Group, a top-ranking team with John L. Scott in Ashland, Oregon. Harris has over 30 years of in-the-trenches experience in residential and commercial sales, land development and new construction. He has owned and operated independent real estate companies and franchised brokerages, and has personally closed well over 1,000 transactions. Harris is also a dynamic trainer and strategic facilitator for real estate businesses, associations and MLSs across the United States. He actively volunteers in REALTOR® leadership at the local, state and national levels, focusing on MLS issues, political advocacy, technology and emerging issues. He lives on a small ranch in southern Oregon with his wife, Ellen, their two standard poodles, three horses, two cats and Niblet, the wonder goat.