Rick Bellairs has helped buyers and sellers throughout McHenry County since 1992: from Crystal Lake to Wonder Lake, from Huntley to Harvard, from Marengo to McHenry and of course all around the picturesque Woodstock community and the rolling wooded area of Bull Valley. He has sold in all price ranges from starter homes to million dollar estates.
After successfully completing a required education program he received the GRI designation (Graduate, Realtor Institute) and has also been awarded the CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist), the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential field. The CRS designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Rick has the experience to help make your real estate transaction smooth and successful.
Rick Bellairs´ family moved to Woodstock in 1969. While attending Woodstock High School he began a career in radio alongside his father, Mal Bellairs. He worked at the family owned radio station in Crystal Lake from 1972-1984.
In 1984 Rick took a job at a new English language radio station in Tokyo. He says he loved his time in Japan but after 4 years he decided it was time to move on. He took the long way home, heading west. Rick spent 4 months backpacking through China and Tibet, then a month in
Thailand and a month in Nepal where he trekked to Base Camp at Mt. Everest. Then he went on to India, Turkey, what was then Yugoslavia and on through Europe. In all he traveled by plane, train, boat, bus, donkey cart and foot through 15 countries over 15 months.
After his trip around the world he returned to Woodstock. While back he met Ellen and they were married a year later. Ellen is a school teacher in McHenry and has 2 children from a previous marriage, Tessa is a Graduate of the University of Illinois and Brennan is a Graduate of the University of Iowa.
Rick and Ellen have traveled back to China several times in recent years to adopt their daughters Mallory and Jade. Rick enjoys playing with his kids and watching them participate in various sports. He enjoys fine dining and sushi, skiing, swimming and volleyball. He also enjoys time with his family and friends and obviously travel.