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Broker / REALTOR®
Son of an Air Force Officer who has lived in several different countries and many of the states in the US. Skilled in Negotiating, Consulting and Facilitating transactions. Owner of several different businesses including food industry, painting and remodeling as well Owner/Broker/Bic of HARDY REALTY.
I am an expert in the Triangle area with over 30 years experience of RE. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. I offer "monetary credit" to the members of our Armed Forces, Teachers as well as Police wanting to purchase or sell a property. Here are more things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
HERE TO HELP!!
" (5 STARS) Selling or buying a house can be stressful. That's why you want to someone who'll make it less so. Rick is a very personable guy with a great sense of humor. He also has the patience of Job. We were searching for "the" house and took forever, but he never gave up on us and gave us our space. He's been in the business for a long time and will help you make sure you do all the stuff you need to. He's been in the area for along time and knows all the neighborhoods and schools. He knows lots of other realtors (he was the President of the Realtors Group) to extend your network. His partners: attorneys, financial people, inspectors and appraisers are all first rate. We did tons of financial research and comparison shopping and ended up with Rick's group as the best deal. If you're buying he'll work with you in the way you want—he'll find you a house, or he'll dig deep on a house you find online. If you're selling, he'll help you show the house in the best possible light and work"
-Geoff Dunkak, Client
"(5 STARS) We met Rick at an open house he was hosting. The house was not near what we were looking for, so he focused on developing a relationship with us in those 1st few minutes. Rick is first and foremost a good listener. He worked tirelessly & patiently to find the right match for us. He was gracious through dozens of site visits with my wife & I. We were looking for a home w/history & architectural detail; a great yard & a nice neighborhood. Rick embraced this & made it fun. We would work with him again in a heartbeat & highly recommend him. He was also a great resource for a plumber & electrician.""
-Steve Miller, Client
"(4 STARS) We're not even close to closing, but Rick has been amazing. He's like a coach, a cheerleader, team mascot, and star player rolled into one incredibly knowledgeable and fun-to-work-with package. He's a great resource and has become a great friend. I imagine that when the process is over, I'll enthusiastically upgrade Rick to five stars! (He has to work towards something, right?)""
-Nina Baltierra, Client
"(5 STARS) I first met Rick as a coach for my son's soccer team many years ago. My son and I both liked Rick's enthusiasm...he is (and was) the perfect blend of kindness and firmness. That's why I knew when I began to look for a house that Rick would be the perfect advocate. Not only did he have great enthusiasm throughout the process, but he had a lot of patience with mine and my partner's requests (there were many). We also benefitted directly from Rick's vast experience in the real estate business. He knows a great deal about the minutiae of purchasing a home and about protecting the interests of a client. I'd gladly recommend him to anyone, not only as a real estate agent, but as a dependable friend.""
-Peter Piche, Client