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Richard helped me buy and sell my first house.

He was professional, prompt, and communicated exceptionally. Great guy to work with. Thanks Richard!

Maryna Lane

Paul did a great job.

He did not hesitate to meet us at various sites on various days. His experience with construction along with real estate made me very comfortable moving forward with purchases. Thank you Paul for always being able to be reached Kurt

Kurt Trierweiler (Account Manager)

Paul is a great agent!

Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He went above and beyond for us.

Logan Ryan

Derek sold my home in Battle Creek quickly and efficiently.

My search for a new home in Lansing took a few months, but he was always on the ready to show me any property that I was interested in. His knowledge of the industry is second to none. Derek is very professional yet friendly and outgoing. I would happily and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the area.

Teresa Westcott

Paul Derby, is an absolute professional as well a wonderful human being.

In my opinion, the best realtor I have ever worked with.

Brett Pickett (Technology Professional)

Paul is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to what you need to know for buying a house.

I was a first time homebuyer, and the amount of exposure I got and confidence from what Paul taught me made signing our contracts much more comfortable. He worked hard to make sure he was meeting our needs and keeping us looking at the long term for houses, living or resale. I’ve already recommended him to friends and they’ve come back with gratitude for getting to work with Paul. I plan to work with him for the eventual next house!

Andrew Keith

Excellent agent, I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Scott C

Richard is a great realtor!

He is very professional and more importantly, very patient! I am a first-time home buyer, so I literally knew nothing at the beginning. He walked me through everything, and taught me a lot of things about houses/condos. He has been extremely helpful - he did not just what a realtor should do, but way beyond that! I have to say, without him, I would not have my own home such soon. My condo (a townhouse) needs some updates, and Richard has been helping me with everything else! I just moved here few months ago, and as a first-time home buyer, I don't have any connections here and knew nothing about remodeling a home. Besides that, I am busy with my job, so I have no time and energy to take care of the work. Without him, I would not dare to buy this condo. So, I really appreciate Richard's work and help. Thank you Richard! Highly recommend if you need a realtor!

Yuting Wu (Research Scientist)

Teresa was a pleasure to work with.

She was responsive and very helpful. I would highly recommend her.

J. Broooks

Derek is a hard-working trustworthy realtor.

I would highly recommend working with Derek if you're looking to buy or sell a house.

Neil DeMeester

I met Paul last year and took a chance that he would be able to assist me in getting my step-father's home sold.

I did not have a lot of experience in this arena, and needed a lot of help and advice. The home for sale ended up needing a great deal of work and Paul graciously advised me every step of the way. He was always willing to go the extra mile, including meeting contractors at the home so I wouldn't need to take even more time off work. The house has finally sold and everyone (especially my step-father) is very happy. My next job for Paul will be finding a new home for my significant other and me. We're looking forward to it. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough.

Colleen Bethea

Teresa does an excellent job of meeting her clients' needs!

She lives several miles from where we were searching for a new home. She was more than willing to meet us for showings when it was convenient for us. She is very attentive to matching client desires to what is available on the market. Her years of real estate experience and knowledge shine through; as does her compassion for people. Thanks, Teresa!!

Julie Vermett-Pollok

Rich, kept us updated at all times throughout the entire process.

He went above expectations. Glen

Glen S

Derek was amazing to work with, always on top of things, quick to respond and very knowledgeable.

He made the search for our first home easy and we even moved in sooner than expected. I cannot recommend Derek enough!

Summer Womble

Paul was great to work with he kept me on Track to pick the best place for my goals and investment!

Will definitely work with him in the future!

Anthony Bryant (Electrician )

Paul was beyond helpful and I Could really tell that he wanted the best for me and my family!

Defiantly not someone who is just trying to sell you anything. Recommend to everyone

Trystan hayes (Buyer )

Rich Child worked with us to purchase a home and to sell a condo.

Rich is a consummate professional. He’s on top of everything and keeps his client very informed. If I make another purchase or sale I’ll ask Rich to handle it.

Valarie Erwin

Paul did a fantastic job of helping us sell our apartment.

He gave great advice for preparing it. He worked through the comparables and suggested the perfect market price, In the end, he was ablw to not only bring in multiple offers, but we closed at more than the asking price. Throughout it all he was friendly and professional. Very responsive to any calls, texts, or emails.

Gretchen Dziadosz

Teresa was very professional and went above and beyond for me when buying and selling a house.

Liz Atkins

Teresa was great to work with to sell our property.

She was quick to respond and communicate through the entire process. She moved the process quickly with just 10 days from listing to closing on the property

Jason Gnegy

Teresa is an amazing person to work with and very knowledgeable in her field of work.

She has a nurturing personality and has supported me through some difficult times. She goes out of her way to help you. My family was met with crisis and had to make quick as well as important decisions and Teresa was right there to help. She never seemed stressed or frustrated, and always followed thru on each and every step. She is very professional and listens to your questions and concerns with answers and recommendations based on her own experience. I would highly recommend Teresa if you are in need of a professional that treats you like family.

Bonnie Dunn (Senior Provider Enrollment Specialist)

Paul was amazingly helpful, friendly, competent and professional throughout our entire homebuying process.

He was always honest and up front about issues and complications and approached every property with a critical eye, always providing valuable advice and feedback. I would recommend Paul to anyone who wants a thorough and truly caring person to help them with their homebuying or selling experience.

Paul Velbel

Teresa does a great amount of work for you in her job.

I am wholely happy with her ethics and ablety to get the job done. Again thank you Teresa for a job well done .

Anonymous

A review alone cannot express how much Rich has helped me, and continues to do so.

He went above, beyond and came back again with my home buying experience, and always did it with a smile, and helpful attitude. He is highly knowledgeable, smart, funny, and a very skilled negotiator, with a large network of contacts; from lenders to inspectors to other realtors, if I ever needed anything he knew a reliable and trustworthy person to handle it. I wouldn't want anyone else helping me through such an important event in life as buying my first home. I consider Rich not only as my realtor, but as a role model, someone to count on, and also my friend. Thank you so much Rich. 10 stars out of 5 Niles Rognon

Niles Rognon (Independent Contractor)

Paul was great to work with, very understanding and knowledgeable.

This was my first time selling my home and he kept it real for me and I appreciated that.

Tami Osborne

We met Paul through a Zillow home show request.

Right off the bat, his personality resonated with my husband and me. He was knowledgeable about each home we visited, and patient as we waited for the perfect home. His background in construction was a bonus as we examined areas of homes requiring attention. Throughout the whole purchase process he kept us informed and coordinated with the selling agent, lender, and title company to make things as smooth as possible for us. I highly recommend Paul if you are looking for someone to help you find a home.

Tammy Smith

I worked with Derek for many years as both seller and buyer agent and it has always been a pleasure.

I would highly recommend Derek as a buying or selling agent.

Thomas Nilles

Paul was great.

Just about anyone can facilitate the purchase or sale of a house, but Paul knows his market and the people working within it. That is worth its weight in gold. The relationships he has with other people in the area smoothed over what could have been bumps in the road. It made a anxiety-inducing process much less stressful. If you want someone who knows the market inside and out, that would be Paul and I could not recommend him more highly.

Christine Curtis

Paul was great from start to finish Knowledgeable, responsive,great personality… helped us understand the market… listened to what we were looking for and then helped us find our home… so grateful for all of his help

Thomas

He is a great professional realtor.

His skill is beyond your imagination. He loves what he does. Paul helped get my first investment property, I’m happy about it.

Muzappar (Omer )

Very helpful and responsive through the home buying process.

Would highly recommend!

William Weber
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Average Rating
"We had a great experience with Richard Child as our realtor. He is as honest as they come and goes above and beyond for his clients. He responds quickly to emails, if he didn’t pick up when I called, he would call back promptly and he was on top of every detail from start to finish. He helped us find the perfect home and made the entire buying and selling process go smoothly. A good realtor can make all the difference in buying a new home and while I hope we can stay in our new home for years to come, if the time comes to buy another house, we would hands down go with Richard again. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Call Richard Child."
5 /5.0
by alisha sturgis
"Richard was acting as the Seller's Agent for an investment home we purchased. He was an incredible joy to work with and we completed the purchase using him as our Buyer's Agent as well. He presented the property in a fair and balanced way (it was a purchase "as is") and we believe we got a fair deal. He was completely responsive and knowledgeable throughout the process, even though we know he was dealing with family challenges at the same time. It's obvious he really enjoys what he does. We've already started working with him on selling a condo and he has given us many valuable referrals and expert advice on preparing the property. He already has found a potential buyer. Highly recommended! I did not rate Negotiation Skills above adequate only because we haven't had benefit of that skill yet! But, I'm confident we'll see his negotiation in action on the condo sale."
5 /5.0
by erwinda52
"Rich is probably the best realtor I’ve ever worked with in 5 home purchases in Michigan and the Chicago area. He really knows the area well, and specifically the complications involved with condominium purchases. There isn’t a single condo association he isn’t familiar with, and has seen many of the units already so can tell you what to expect if one comes on the market, I.e. the history behind the units, whether they were built as condos or apartments and then converted; if they’re maintained well, and if there’s anything in the bylaws you should be aware of AND (especially important for condo buyers) if there are any special assessments coming up. This information is often hard to dig up for realtors who don’t know or aren’t interested in learning; I was VERY lucky to have Rich smoothing the way at every point when I found the place I wanted. He had an inspector lined up right away once the offer was accepted, and all along the process he seems to know the best people to get the job done rapidly but thoroughly. The inspection report was the most detailed I have ever seen; fortunately there was only one minor problem but Rich knew the buildings already and that they had been built as condos and so I had a good feeling going in. The deal took less than 2 weeks from the initial offer to close. I am very happy with the way Rich followed up with the title company, where due to a problem caused by my bank, I talked with several people regarding the closing and everyone at the title company knew Rich and were more than happy to answer my questions. I can’t say enough about what a great, easy, experience it was working with Rich and I highly recommend him for ANY real estate transaction; you won’t find anyone more knowledgeable or pleasant to work with!"
5 /5.0
by megdrex
"This was our first time working with Richard and I’m so glad we did. If it wasn’t for Richard, I can honestly say we wouldn’t have gotten our dream home. We had a great experience with him and will be working with him to sell our old home."
5 /5.0
by sharris088
"I have recently completed my fifth real estate transaction with Richard during the last year and a half. All five transactions were successful. He worked very hard to help me get my last home in great shape to list. It sold very quickly. I would highly recommend Richard to handle all your real estate needs."
5 /5.0
by denisephen55
"Richard is a great realtor! He is very professional and more importantly, very patient! I am a first-time home buyer, so I literally knew nothing at the beginning. He walked me through everything, and taught me a lot of things about houses/condos. He has been extremely helpful - he did not just what a realtor should do, but way beyond that! I have to say, without him, I would not have my own home such soon. My condo (a townhouse) needs some updates, and Richard has been helping me with everything else! I just moved here few months ago, and as a first-time home buyer, I don't have any connections here and knew nothing about remodeling a home. Besides that, I am busy with my job, so I have no time and energy to take care of the work. Without him, I would not dare to buy this condo. So, I really appreciate Richard's work and help. Thank you Richard! Highly recommend if you need a realtor!"
5 /5.0
by YutingWu6
"I would highly recommend Richard for selling your home. He was knowledgeable about the local market, offered helpful tips for selling the home, and was an outstanding communicator. He was very organized and kept me apprised every step of the way - from the listing to the closing. He was always available to answer my questions and was genuinely concerned about me during this whole process. Richard is a very personable and reliable man and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him to sell my home."
5 /5.0
by fletkelinda
"Richard is more than a realtor. As a first time home buyer, his knowledge, experience, care and zeal made my purchase extremely comfortable, transparent, and fair. I tell people all the time how lucky and grateful I am that I found Rich as my agent. Responsive, highly knowledgeable, smart, and good humored, I always know I can call Rich and I will have great advice and a tremendous advocate there for me. He has made a HUGE positive impact in my life and I am eternally grateful. I proudly consider him not only a terrific realtor, but a role model and a friend.I recommend him to anybody and everybody who's looking to have a great real estate experience.5 stars isn't enough, seriously. Thank you so much Rich!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20170724182249917
"Richard is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and focused on each search. I appreciate his efforts to curate the search to my criteria and research the property closely. (I didn’t get a million emails for properties that were not going to fit my criteria.) Ultimately, I have my dream home because of my dream realtor. His optimism and efforts made my transition a million times better. His honesty, class, and knowledge are priceless."
5 /5.0
by AngelaMarie763
"Once we clearly defined what we were looking for, he helped us find the house that was perfect for us. Then he kept us updated on all the details and was always just a phone call away."
5 /5.0
by jon8089
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