About Us

First American Real Estate, Inc. is a full-service residential real estate firm working in Monument, Colorado Springs Peyton, Fountain, and Securtiy, Colorado. Our mission is to help our clients make good use of real estate either as a home or as an investment.  We work with home buyers, home sellers, and we manage rental properties for investors.

The name First American Real Estate, Inc. represents the core belief that owning personal property is a primary way to advance individual liberty and freedom.  Just as our founding fathers understood it, we recognize and celebrate the direct correlation between owning personal property and liberty and freedom.  As we work with our buyers, sellers, and tenants, we seek to help them make real estate investment decisions that build their wealth and independence.

May we serve you in the same way? 

Meet the Team

Ray Brown, BA, ABR, ASP » Broker Owner
Ray Brown

I was born on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I lived in this small town on the gulf coast until I was around 11 years old. We moved to the west, starting in Nevada, then moving to Utah, a short time in California, and finally I landed for good in Colorado. I graduated from Golden High School and attended college at Colorado Christian University. I've lived in the Pikes Peak region (Colorado Springs and Monument) since 1999. My wife originally suggested I become a Realtor after we bought our first home in 1992. After a few years working in call centers, I decided to make a change in career and I became a Realtor. I love what I do for a few reasons: I get to help people realize their dreams, I get to help people who need someone they can trust, and I get to help people when they need someone to help them navigate a tough situation.

Perhaps the best part of my job is that as I work with people on real estate, I sometimes get to develop a deeper relationship with them and their families, and I get to become a resource for their friends and family. In a very real way, real estate is merely a platform for helping people in personal and professional ways, which is what I really like doing.

Rachel Barton » Licensed Agent
Rachel Barton

I am a native of Southern Colorado, now residing within walking distance from Old Colorado City and adjacent to the majestic foothills of Manitou Springs. I love this place I call home.

As a wife and mom of three incredible boys, I am constantly researching and promoting a lifestyle that will keep Colorado a great place to live.

As a business women and entrepreneur, my goal is to provide valuable knowledge to those that call Colorado home or those looking to reside in our community. Since purchasing my own home in 2011, I understand the concerns that come with the buying and selling process. Prior to my real estate experience I have a background in the medical field, so continuity of care and building strong relationships is imbedded in my ethics, and I strive for my client’s best interest. I decided to start a career in real estate because of my desire to continue an independent livelihood, a passion for preservation and renovation of personal property, and the opportunity to help people find their “forever home”.

During downtime, I indulge in time with family, music, cinematic and cultural arts, animal advocacy, healthy and simple living.

I look forward to the opportunity to provide a personal touch as we work together finding a home that’s right for you.