Born in Madrid, Spain in 1964, Rick along with his family immigrated to  the United States in 1969. In 1973 the Arnau family settled in Vancouver B.C.,becoming Canadian citizens shortly after that. Rick speaks both english and spanish fluently.
Rick spent his younger years growing up in the west end of the city of Vancouver.  Then in 1989 made the move to Abbotsford along with his wife Brenda. The new couple wanted to buy their first home and start a family. Abbotsford was then and still is a great place to put down roots. They found affordable housing and the quality of living that they were looking for.  The "City in the Country" has been home ever since, not only to Rick and Brenda but their three growing kids, Hunter(20), Christian (17), and Olivia (13) as well. 
Previous to real estsate Rick worked in printing sales. He specialized in corporate identity developement. Prior to that Rick worked for the firm Terra Engineering where he was a lab technician.
Rick joined Re/MAX Little Oak Realty in 1993 after interviewing every real estate office in Abbotsford. Their reputation and the proven Re/MAX system made Little Oak Realty the clear choice.
Since becoming an Abbotsford Realtor Rick has earned a membership into exclusive production and sales achievement clubs like the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's Medallion club and the RE/MAX President, Executive and 100%  clubs and has recently been inducted into the RE/MAX "Hall of Fame".
Those affiliations are hard earned and Rick is proud to be included in their membership however, the following are his most coveted "awards"...


To Whom It May Concern;
I happened across Rick Arnau while searching the MLS for a house. I was NOT looking for a Real Estate Agent at the time, had had too many bad experiences and decided I was better off on my own. I met with Rick so that he could show me the house. Within the first hour I was so impressed with not only his knowledge of real estate but his kind pleasant manner. Rick definitely went over and above all that I had ever come to expect from a Real Estate Agent. The property that I put an offer on was marked below market value. Rick took it upon himself to go to city hall and spend an entire day researching the property. He called the prior owners to find out all he could about he property. Rick even called the company that had done a Geotechnical report way back in the nineties, and spoke to them regarding it. All of this was done on his own, he was never asked by myself to try to get this information. I have bought and sold several properties in my lifetime, but never and I do mean NEVER has an agent done so much.
I cannot recommend Rick Arnau enough. He is truly the best Agent I have ever come across.
                                                                                          Roni McDonnell

Rick, thanks for being a part of the Re/MAX team and for all your hard work and commitment. We appreciate your performance and the contribution you provide.
Robert H. Cherot
Regional Director
Re/MAX of Western Canada
We listed and sold our home with Rick Arnau who was concerned about our interest throughout the entire process. We highly recommend him.
Stuart and Corrina Baynton
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Rick Arnau as a professional Realtor. During my association with Rick I learned of several outstanding qualities which I believe distinguished him in his field.
Mr. Gary Erickson
We found Rick to be a person of integrity, tenacity and creativity. We predict that all of his clients will experience the same level of satisfaction in working with him that we did...
V. & G. London
Rick thank you for your patience, honesty and hard work. I will gladly refer you to others..
Elaine Amor
This is just a note of my great appreciation for Mr. Rick Arnau's service during and after the sale of my condominium. Congratulation on having such a fine partner...
Kathleen Menyasz
Dear Rick, We want to thank you for you unfailing assistance during the past few repeatedly demonstrated putting your client's interests first and any monetary gain second...we will recommend your services to everyone we know.
Robert and Myrna Jones