I met Richard years ago when a co-worker recommended him. He was friendly, professional, confident, and extremely knowledgeable about homes--so much that I had no idea I was his very first client. Throughout the 25+ years, I've purchased 3 homes and sold 2 with Richard as my real estate agent. With each move, he's taken the time to learn what I want in a house, what I'm willing to work with and what are the deal breakers. With his knowledge and expertise of home construction, he's able to identify problems and issues with a house so that we, as potential buyers, never had surprises in inspections and were able to negotiate better purchase prices. I recall in one house, he kept looking around, pointing out cracks, uneven floors, saying something wasn't quite right. Near the end of the tour, he found the 4 inch crack in the foundation causing all those problems. In another home, he noticed a sag in the floor, but there was a huge Newfoundland that liked to lay there. Richard felt something wasn't right, and when we finally got to the basement, he discovered a car jack propped up on bricks in place of a floor joist. When we last house-hunted with Richard, my wife and I were interested in home, ready to make an offer. We drove by it one Sunday, and found Richard there. Seeing a termite system at the house had bothered him, so he returned to look for damage. He'd crawled through both crawl spaces and the attic checking! He also noticed in this same house a cracked shower basin, which allowed us to negotiate a significantly lower offer. Richard is truly concerned with helping his clients find a quality home that meets their needs. Looking for a home with him means very few, if any, surprises at the home inspection (which usually happens after you're already vested in a house), and few surprises after you've purchased.