3 things that describe Rick: Knowledgable, experienced, integrity
Rick helped my wife and I buy our first home in the spring of 2010. He made it an exciting experience. Rick's knowledge of construction, design, and overall craftmenship helped us make an informed, confident decision when we began negotiations for our home. Rick was with us every step of the way, and was quick to update us on any changes the homeowners were making.
He was a great negotiator and a great point of contact for when we were stuck with how to proceed. We couldn't have been happier choosing Rick as our agent. It's hard to find an agent with integrity these days that is focused on the buyers needs, rather than focused on getting the sale. Friends of ours had bought a home shortly after we did. They hated the experience, and complained how the agent was against them negotiating and only wanted to do what he thought was best. I wish we had spoke to them earlier and got them in touch with Rick!
If you want a buying experience with as little stress as possible (there will always be some stress when buying a home), and an agent who puts his clients needs first, Rick is your agent.