Nicole Braam

REALTOR® | Managing Broker | Team Owner

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Proudly Serving the JBLM & Area Communities
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About Nicole Braam

❤️🏘 Meet Nicole Braam 👩‍💼🔑 REALTOR® | CEO, Owner, Leader & Designated Broker

Better Properties DuPont | Lacey | Yelm | JBLM - Your Team of Real Estate Experts

Proudly serving the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) & Surrounding Areas

Why me?

Real Estate is a Very Personal Decision, I’m Here to Help You Make it...


Passion + Trust + Experience 

Passion is what motivates us all. When it comes to real estate, my passion is to serve you with trusted guidance along your home buying or selling journey. Through many years of helping lead my clients to meet and exceed their real estate goals, I have gained extensive valuable knowledge in negotiation strategies and unique marketing techniques while also providing trusted in-depth insight of the current market all while providing consistent open communication. Let my experience work for you! 


Since 2006, Real estate had always been my dream career but due to my husband's Army career and military moves, we waited until we knew we would be "home" before putting down the roots of a business. When we fiinally made it back to being stationed at JBLM, WA, with my husband on his last leg before retirement, we knew it was our GO time! My real estate career journey started in property management services as the real estate market was just recovering from the 2008 housing crash (and I am ever so thankful as it mae me learn EVERYTHING the hard way) as my challenging experience started right from the start. While I became knowledgable in property management services, my heart kept pulling me to real estate sales, that was my calling - to help people find their new home & sell when they leave or outgrow the area. But I quickly realized real estate was and is much more than that...It's the life changing experiences, love & memories that I get to be a small part watching new parents take their baby into their new home (where you can already picture them crawling everywhere & all of the amazing memories they will share); helping retirees who've outgrown their home downsize into their "own space" where they can enjoy the golden years; helping first time homebuyers finally realize their dream of buying a home / investment property; helping people realize the outcome of their home investment when they receive the most money they've ever had deposited from their home sale to achieve financial freedom; or, like in the start of my career, I help people who can't or do not want to sell their home and turn it into a rental property source of income! Whatever the reasons you want to sell, buy or rent out your investment property, my heart is in what is important to you. Your goals are my goals, your dreams are my dreams, and my real estate company & team are here to ensure what is important to you is what we do 💛

Are We a Good Fit? 

Sold over 400+ Homes

Honorably Served 650+ Clients

Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews

Real Estate Broker of 10+ Years

Designated & Managing Broker

Owner & CEO

Proud Retired Army Military Spouse & Boy Mom

Voted Olympian’s Best of the South Sound since 2017

Top 10% for Sales & Client Experience among Local Brokers

Listing Specialist

Negotiation Expert

Homebuying Expert

Military PCS / Relocation Expert

Well-versed in VA Loans + FHA & Conventional Loans

Zillow Premier Agent & Rated “Best of Zillow” since 2019

REALTOR / Member of the National Association of Realtors & Thurston & Pierce County Realtor Associations

Owner & Proud Leader for Veteran & Military Spouse Owned Small Business

Life Outside of Real Estate... 

• 17+ Military Spouse & Mom of 2 Boys

• Pacific Northwest Obsessed 

• West Coast Born & Raised

• Traveling: Too many places to go, Not enough time! 


Little-Known Fact... 

My husband and I met at the hotel restaurant where I was working. He was staying in Texas while he was on a short temporary duty assignment with the Army. We knew right away that we were meant to be together. He was stationed at JBLM, WA and when he left a week later, I sold all of my belongings that couldn’t fit in my car and drove the 36 hrs from Corpus Christi, TX to JBLM, WA (in two days no less) – we’ve been together ever since for the past 17yrs! The military became a huge part of my life from that point on...

I was always told if you can’t say it best yourself, find someone else to say it for you… 

“Nicole and her team’s effort, expertise, and can-do attitude made our home-buying and -selling an extremely enjoyable experience. From day one, Nicole arrived well-prepared with market analytics and patiently explained the current housing market, ensuring our expectations were met. We never had a question unanswered, concern unaddressed, or paperwork undone. We plan on referring everyone we know that’s in the market to buy/sell their house to Better Properties. Thank you for an amazing experience! “ - The Wamlsey Family 

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