With over 15 years of real estate experience, Rick’s background provides him with a wealth of knowledge in a wide range of areas including residential sales, investment real estate, short sales and renovation projects. Over the last three years, Rick has successfully negotiated over 200 real estate contracts with a 100% close rate. His vast experience combined with his superior negotiating skills provides clients with the highest level of service. Rick is dedicated to not just hearing his clients, but listening to and understanding their needs and goals. By taking the time to establish close relationships, based on mutual respect and trust, Rick is able to provide each and every client with individualized service from listing to closing and beyond. Rick brings enthusiasm and displays tremendous focus on every project he works on, whether it’s a first time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor. His integrity, dedication, sense of humor and commitment to unparalleled service makes him a true pleasure to work with. Rick was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has extensive personal and professional knowledge of the North Shore suburbs as well as the many city neighborhoods. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he traded Currency and Equity futures. When he is not working, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, playing golf and traveling.
Clients are saying:
"Rick understands client needs, is proactive looking for solutions and goes the extra mile to help his clients. I would definitely highly recommend him."
"There are simple real estate transactions, more complex ones, and then there was the sale of our home which (finally) went through. And on a much simpler front, the purchase of our new home as well. For both transactions we used Rick Richker. I really can't properly articulate how impactful it's been to have Rick by our side every step of the way. Whether it's returning calls/texts almost instantaneously, going far beyond what any typical real estate agent would do to help during every step in the process, or calmly putting up with all of the emotions that can arise, Rick has been truly amazing! I can't recommend him strongly enough."
"Rick was AMAZING! He was referred to us so strongly by close friends, so we expected he was going to be great to work with. But, when all was said and done, we wouldn't be in our house if it weren't for Rick! We were the buyers on the deal and he was so invested to make sure things went as smoothly as possible - really going above and beyond our wildest expectations. He was professional, personable, caring, and even fun despite the hiccups through which he helped us navigate. We truly cannot recommend Rick with enough emphasis! I cannot imagine a better agent and, if/when we are ready to buy or sell again, we will, without question, be working with Rick again! THANK YOU, RICK!!"
"Rick was amazing! He sold our house in less than a day in a neighborhood that had over ten on the market that were sitting for weeks! His advice was smart and sensitive. We were selling our mother's house who had passed and he knew how to provide his opinion without pressure, give options, and had endless connections to make every service happen quickly and priced fairly. This included wallpaper removal, construction, plumbing, electric, painting, masonry work, HVAC, and more. He supervised the work which allowed me to continue working. He made it easy for us. Rick is a great communicator, has a great sense of humor, and handled EVERYTHING. We feel so lucky that he was available to work with us! We would recommend him to anyone!"
"We had a house that hadn't been updated in 30 years and a neighborhood that was filled with unsold inventory. We hired Rick as our broker because of his honesty and because of his experience in upgrading houses with just the right amount of money to sell quickly. Despite a ton of houses on the market in the immediate neighborhood, our house sold in 10 hours before the first public showing. And we didn't have to break the bank to make the house sell-able. Rick was professional and honest throughout the entire process and we recommend him as a broker for anyone looking to buy or sell."