Licensed Principal Broker in Oregon
James Hauge has served the real estate needs of the Salem-Keizer community with integrity and good will for over twenty years. Thousands of referrals and testimonials attest to his accomplishments as a broker. James studied business at Chemeketa, Portland State University and University of Portland. He earned his Broker’s license in 2001, worked at Prudential Real Estate in Salem, and then, seizing an opportunity, purchased Legacy Real Estate from a colleague in 2010.
Over the next ten years, Legacy flourished under Hauge’s leadership. The brokerage grew from eight to forty brokers, and expanded ten times its size in gross volume production — up to $150,000,000 in annual sales. Legacy Real Estate earned the highest percentage of top 100 brokers of all similar sized firms. Legacy was also in the top five for average commission per broker.
In 2020, after a decade of building an impeccable reputation in Willamette Valley, and landing himself in the WVMLS top producing brokers years in a row, James negotiated a merger between Legacy Real Estate and Salem’s local RE/MAX Integrity branch. And in 2022, Legacy Real Estate became an independent brokerage once again.
James got his start working in residential real estate, but is now sought after for his expertise in new construction, land sales, development, condominium sales, multi-family housing and commercial real estate. He is a rare breed of realtor; one who is also fluent in the language of developers, builders and commercial investors. He has brokered many subdivisions, including Misty Meadows in North-East Keizer, Woodscape Green in South-East Salem, Crawford Crossing in Turner and Pringle Creek in South Salem. Hauge has a true depth of experience and he is well-equipped to guide his clients from the feasibility stage to the project close-out and sale. On his commercial deals, Hauge works with owners and tenants from concept and design to fully executed leases or sales contracts.
Hauge stays grounded by his faith community, including the Divine Foundation, a 501c3 which he started as a way to connect with the community and help encourage children through music. Through it all, the most important part of his life is his true Legacy — his wife of 15 years and their four children.