Portland Five Star award winners


Kenny Yoder

Partner, Owner, Principal Broker
Home Team Realty
2511 SE 33rd Pl
Portland, OR 97202
Office: 503-893-2129
Cell: 503-953-2894

The Home Team began years ago with the idea that a team of Realtors could provide our clients with a higher level of experience and service than we could as individual agents. Our way of working together encourages collaboration, pools resources and knowledge, and most importantly, ensures constant availability to our clients even during our vacation and family time. We named our company “HOME TEAM REALTY” because we are so proud of and dedicated to our team model.

Our team works together in an open office environment and utilizes centralized communication methods so that each team member is always up to date on our clients’ goals and transactions. Our unique system and organized use of the best real estate technologies allows us to share relevant information with each other in a timely and seamless fashion.

CARRIE & KENNY own Home Team Realty. They bring 30+ years of real estate knowledge and experience to the team. They provide client care, negotiation, and transactional oversight. Possessing fierce negotiation skills and a knack for finding the right “deals”, they are there every step of the way.


Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. to identify service professionals who demonstrate professional excellence and provide quality services to their clients. The Five Star Real Estate Agent program is the largest and most widely published award program for real estate agents in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or on the final list of award winners.

The Five Star Professional research team contacted thousands of recent homebuyers, consumers and industry leaders to identify Portland-area real estate agents who stand out in their industry and community.

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Kenny Yoder

Partner, Owner, Principal Broker

Phone: 503-893-2129

Kenny is an Owner/Partner/ Managing Principal Broker at Home Team Realty. As a dual- licensed Principal Broker in both Oregon and Washington, Kenny brings experience and resources to represent clients on both sides of the river. In 2005, as a young married college student, he purchased his first house which inspired him to obtain a real estate license soon after.

Kenny quickly gained a dedicated client base through honest professionalism and great real estate instincts. Now as an Owner/Partner at Home Team Realty, Kenny specializes in pricing strategy, investment properties, and remodel projects.

Kenny has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology as well as certificates from Advanced Buyer Representative, EarthAdvantage, and iRep. His psychology degree coupled with his natural mediator personality allow him to expertly negotiate the best deal possible on behalf of each client.

Kenny’s experience as an owner of multiple rehabbing companies over the last 15 years provides expertise to help clients navigate real estate construction and investment opportunities. He even helped manage the installation of an in-ground pool in his own backyard in 2017! He genuinely enjoys the challenge of finding great investment prospects and coaching clients through the rehab process.

When not searching for the perfect house, Kenny's off on adventures around the world with his wife and two boys. Many of the trips include surfing, snowboarding, and film festivals. While Kenny enjoys adventuring, there’s nothing like returning to his SE Portland home's backyard which proudly earned a photo in Portland Monthly, featuring his pool, wood-fired hot tub, and outdoor fireplace.

Carrie Richardson


Phone: 503-893-2129

Carrie is an Owner/Partner/ Managing Principal Broker at Home Team Realty. Dual- licensed both Oregon and Washington, she started her real estate career in 2000, shortly after graduating from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark. Her background as member of the Oregon State Bar gives her a unique perspective in our industry.

Carrie has thrived as a broker with strong negotiating skills, attention to detail, and a reputation for providing caring support throughout the home buying and selling process. Above all, she prides herself on maintaining the highest professional standards in her work.

Clients value Carrie for her knowledge, perseverance, and insight. She has built her business on referrals and repeat clients, helping countless satisfied customers make profitable real estate decisions. She is consistently listed as one of the top 100 brokers in the Portland area.

Carrie is also active with the local real estate leadership. She has served on the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors PAC, and was Chair of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Board of Managers where she appreciated the opportunity to help write and improve the forms and contracts that all Oregon Realtors use.

A Chicago native, Carrie moved to Portland in 1994

because she wanted to live in a beautiful place with easy access to the great outdoors. Her favorite outdoor activities include whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, and camping with her husband and 11-year old daughter. She built a new home in SE Portland in 2013 and loves cooking in her spacious kitchen and entertaining on her 4th floor roof deck.

*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.