What a wonderful experience it has been to work with Richard! I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family. He is knowledge of the market as well as his wonderful negotiations skills are definitely wonderful qualities in an agent.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $575K in Fairmount-Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA.
Richard did a fantastic service for us. He was extremely helpful and patient in the process of looking for the right property (we ended up buying a house in the Art Museum area). He assisted us in a quite complicate negotiation with the sellers (a construction company), as well as with the loan application process. He was also extremely instrumental in renting our house in the suburbs, taking care of the contract and all paperwork. I would like to point out that he always responded every email, phone calls, and txt msgs immediately. I would recommend Richard without reservations.
Bought a home in 2011 in Poplar-Ludlow-Yorktowne, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Rich was wonderful to work with. He quickly and competently answered any questions we might have had along the home buying process and worked hard to make sure we got the best deal and best experience. I would recommend him to anyone selling or buying a home.
Sold a home in 2010 in Fairmount-Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
I chose Rich because I trusted him, his expertise and judgment. He was not someone who tried to close a deal solely for the profit. He also sought a satisfied customer. He sincerely cared that it was about finding my first home. Rich was also flexible with catering to my needs. I engaged Rich for buying and selling my home. I have referred him to friends and acquaintances who were all satisfied customers. I should note that I experienced challenges in trying to close the sale of my home. The closing dates kept getting moved. Rich stayed on top of other parties beyond his expected duties. During closing, I was told by others about how persistent and diligent he was in making the deal happen. I highly recommend Rich.
Showed home in 2012 in Center City West, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
We are currently in the process of looking for our first home to purchase and we finally found an agent who puts our best interests first. Rich is everything that we had hoped for. He is intelligent, honest and always attends our appointments very prepared. It is apparent to us that Rich truly strives to make the house purchasing process run as smoothly as possible for his clients. He is always available whenever we have questions and is follow up is terrific. The constant communication is comforting because we always feel “in the loop.”
Rich is also very patient. Thus far, we have seen several properties, both condominiums and houses. Most realtors would probably have become very frustrated with us already, but Rich treats every appointment as if it was our first.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to have Rich as our agent. I would highly recommend him to anyone. We look forward to working with Rich for the rest of our lives.
I've been working with Rich Astrella since 2010 and have bought three (3) properties through him and currently continue to look for more purchases. I was impressed by his work ethic and high level of integrity and professionalism. I would have no reservations recommending him to a friend or family member.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Pennsport-Whitman-Queen, Philadelphia, PA.
Rich was really helpful and knowledgeable about the real estate market. I learned a lot while looking at different properties with him. Mostly about how the market was fluctuating, property taxes, tax ebatements, mortgage contingencies and all the way down to the home inspection. He was very responsive with all the questions that I threw at him, and was able to recommend great and helpful people to help me along with the home buying process. Definitely will be using his services later down the road when I go to sell, and purchase another property!