In the years before to his move to the Outer Banks in 1992, Rick grew up vacationing in Nags Head and fell in love with the area. Rick is an active musician, a huge hockey fan and player, loves to travel, and embraces the lifestyle the Outer Banks has to offer which includes fishing, boating, paddle boarding, and relaxing on the beach.
Prior to Rick's real estate career, he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in New York with a degree in Accounting and worked as an Insurance Accountant in Boston, MA. His financial background has been an asset in assisting clients in purchasing coastal real estate.
Rick has lived in Binghamton, New York, Olean New York, Ellicott City Maryland, Weymouth, MA, Boston, MA, and Concord, MA, and now resides in Nags Head, NC.
Rick is a licensed Realtor and Associate Broker with Outer Banks Blue Realty Services, recognized as One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine. Rick has been licensed in Outer Banks real estate since 1993 with over 20 years of experience, specializing in representing clients in purchasing and selling single-family residences and income properties for all areas of the Outer Banks. Rick has a vast knowledge of the Outer Banks not only with real estate but also with all that the area has to offer such as the different school districts, neighborhood information, social and cultural activities.
Consistently a TOP Realtor, Rick has amassed more than $150 million in sales since 1993. As a Resort Real Estate Specialist at he continually looks for ways to improve sto better serve his clients. By earning the CRS, GRI, ABR CDPE, and CMP designations, Rick has the experience, skill and confidence to assist home buyers and sellers at all levels.
"I am a customer driven Realtor dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my years of real estate expertise to work for you! "Home Work" is what I do best!"
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field and recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Only 5% of all REALTORS have earned this prestigious credential
Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)
Awarded for completing extensive real estate education in marketing, agency, property management, sales, and law.
Accredited Buyer Representative Designation (ABR)
The designation requires extensive training on buyer agency practices and procedures, passing a written National Exam, and having actual experience in Buyers Representation. More that one million people in the United States are licensed to sell real estate and of those licensees, fewer than one in 500 is an Accredited Buyer Representative.
Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE)
A real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in todays market, specifically short sales.
Certified Marketing Professional (CMP)
Awarded by the National Association of Home Builders and is based on sales and marketing experience in the new home building industry along with meeting extensive education requirements.
Committees - Outer Banks Association of Realtors; Grievance Committee, Finance and Budget Committee, Chairman MLS Committee, and 2 year Director on the Board of Directors.
Awards - RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Platinum and Silver Club, 100% Club