Rick Whittemore

Rick Whittemore

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Rick’s unofficial real estate career began in the early 2000’s when he purchased his first investment property to “flip”. He quickly discovered that he had a passion for architecture, design, discovering/evaluating great properties and investments. This passion was reinforced a number of years later when he moved into and renovated a mid century ranch style home and was a finalist on HGTV’s show Bang for Your Buck. Rick was hooked.


Soon after this move, Rick decided to turn his enthusiasm into a career and has never looked back. Rick has the experience, knowledge, and drive to deliver a world-class experience to each of his clients from first time buyer to relocating corporate executive and everyone in between.


Why hire Rick? His innate ability to understand his clients needs, extensive knowledge of real estate, market knowledge, and his network of contacts come together to help Rick offer his clients a full range of services. These services compliment and enrich the buying/selling experience. Rick would love the opportunity to put his extensive experience to work for you!


Rick believes in the importance of technology and the value it can bring homebuyers and sellers. He is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and its applications to real estate.




  • Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing


  • Property Specific Marketing


  • Negotiation Expert




  • ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative


  • SSFR - Short Sale Foreclosure Resource


  • SRS - Seller Representative Specialist 


  • Relocation Certified


  • Member Chicago Association of REALTORS


  • Member Illinois Association of REALTORS


  • Member National Association of REALTORS




Born and raised in Santa Barbara California, Rick got his introduction into real estate by his father who practiced in commercial real estate. Rick attended Fresno Pacific University. Having lived in California, Texas, and Illinois has given Rick an opportunity to experience an enriched and broad spectrum of multicultural clientele. Rick is currently licensed in Texas and Illinois.


Rick never stops:


Marketing, learning, showing, selling, communicating, innovating, caring, and working for each and every one of his clients.


In his free time Rick loves exploring the city with his partner and spending time with their 4 Golden Retrievers.





Clients are saying:

"Rick did a wonderful job with the sale of my condo. He kept me informed and was straightforward and honest with me at all stages of the process. Handled like a true pro!"