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Doug Blum

Richard ‘Ricky’ puts his client’s needs first and is a strategic resource when buying a home in Chicago and the North Shore area. He is extremely dependable and made the buying experience easy.

My wife and I were looking for our first home in Chicago and or the North Shore as we were undecided about the city and or burbs. As first-time home buyers and being novices to the process, Ricky was able to provide knowledgeable insight and details every step of the way. We had lots of questions and Ricky always made himself available and was prompt to respond via the phone, text, email (day or night).

Ricky first set up a home search for us based on our very extensive criteria of what we were looking for in our home in the city and burbs. There were times that we were out of town and being that the market moves so quickly (winter/spring 2021), Ricky went to various open-houses and provided virtual tours for us since we couldn’t be there in person. He was very detailed oriented in the offer/contract phase and was hands-on during the inspection and attorney review process.

He was always honest, emotionally intelligent and knows how to deliver updates, suggestions and messages (even when it’s not the best news, like being out-bid).

Ricky’s knowledge of the Chicago and the North Shore market is well versed, he makes it a priority to get to know his clients and provides advisement so we could make the best decision for the long-term. If you are looking for a collaborative, communicative agent who puts your needs first, someone who is going to walk you through the end-to-end and be present throughout the homebuying experience, Ricky is your man! – Doug B