Voted by our local Issaquah/Sammamish residents best Realtor for 2016
"We first encountered Bob in February 1986, and he has been our realtor ever since. There is NO one else to use. He is THE BEST!!! The real estate market has changed a great deal since 1986, but with every purchase and sale that Bob has brokered for us has been done with the utmost professionalism. Bob knows how to maneuver the market whether you are selling or buying. Today's market requires a realtor to be creative in the listing and how to secure a solid buyer. If you are the buyer, Bob evaluates every aspect of the property, and he has a quick eye to determine if it is a good deal or not. He once told me "you can't buy this house because it is on the main road, but you can buy the house next door." Fortunately, we have listened to Bob's sound advice at every turn, and the real estate transactions have turned out to be perfect for our family and changing needs. "
— The Malcher Family
"We were referred to Bob through a friend who said he was “the best realtor I’ve ever met.” Now I know why. The Seattle housing market is insane, but Bob is masterful at navigating that insanity with years of experience and a kind and caring approach that puts everyone at ease. Bob helped us find a home, gather info, and most importantly, he positioned our offer meticulously. We were so blessed to have worked with him!"— The Pena Family
"We appreciated working with Bob as our real estate agent. We were impressed by his knowledge and integrity in his field. Bob walked us through the process of selling our home and helped us to find our new home! The transaction went smoothly because of Bob's experience."— C. Lathrop
"We found Bob Richards to be a very knowledgeable, detailed professional who looked out for our best interest. During the sales process and all through Bob pointed out some very valid issues and provided solutions to discuss. We would recommend Bob without any hesitation or reservation."— G. Kiss
"Before our initial conversation ended, Bob thanked us for calling him, we appreciated that polite touch. As Bob walked up to the house he took in many details and it was obvious he knew the neighborhood, the builder and the positive selling points. Bob answered calls and emails quickly and provided great advice when asked. He took time to explain legal details in a manner we understood. Our house sold as quickly as Bob promised and well over listing price. He is a total professional and we highly recommend him."— Davis Family
"Extremely knowledgeable about our market. Always professional, he listens and worked with us to get the best sales price for our home. We have bought and sold several homes over the years and would rate Bob at the top of Realtors we have done business with."— The Vonas
"Perhaps our experience was a little different from many home sales in that it was done long distance. As soon as we listed our home with Bob we moved to Northern Cal – so, our selling experience was done via text, electronic messaging, Authentisign, and many, many phone calls. Bob was absolutely excellent in insuring our complete understanding of “just where we were in the selling / closing process” through one of these electronic formats. Felt like we were next door. Bob also ensured that communication process through our escrow company, CW Title. Through his communication he made a potential crooked road straight & relatively easy to follow. Thank You !!!!!” — THE SCOTTS
“We continue to be very satisfied with Bob’s help with buying and selling homes. We just closed on the sale of a very unusual house which took some special attention to figure out the best approach for marketing. Bob’s long experience and close attention to details really did pay off for us. We were amazed at the tasteful way he staged the house without additional cost over his commission. This was the fourth time we have relied on his service, and it is unlikely to be the last.” — T. SILVERMAN
“Selling your house can be a bit of a scary thing. For those of that don’t do this very often there are a lot of unknowns and uncertainties. I interviewed several agents and it was pretty obvious that Bob was head and shoulders above the others. Here are a few things that Bob nailed: – my home was priced perfectly to maximize the sell price – it was immaculately staged – he masterfully negotiated the sell price and conditions of the sale – he was very responsive and proactive throughout the process including after the sale which is when you can expect service to drop off. I am really glad Bob represented me.”— R. Leggett
“Bob was really easy to work with. He worked really well with the listing agent to secure our dream home. Our favorite thing about Bob is that he is a great resource to have when touring a property. He was able to point out flaws and positives about each place that we might have overlooked as new home buyers. That continued even after we purchased the home. On our final walk through, he still was pointing out tips for upkeep and maintenance of our home.” — S. Thomas
"As a first time home seller Bob made the process very understandable, nearly effortless, and overall a wonderful experience! His experience and expertise is unmatched in the area. I highly recommend Bob Richards for any real estate need you may have." — S. O'Neill
"From start to finish, Bob Richards is the consummate professional. I have never had a home sale go so smoothly. He took full responsibility for making sure every step of the process was anticipated and continued to flow towards a flawless completion. And he stepped in many times with just the right resolution to what could have been a deal breaker. "What will it take to sell your home for top dollar, and quickly?" Bob had all the answers and delivered 100% - more like 1000% - whether he provided recommendations and advice, or stepped in personally to handle himself. If it needed doing, he made sure it was done, and done well. He helped us prepare for the sale, with excellent advice as to what to do, and not to do. He provided recommendations for first-rate contractors - he is extremely well-connected. He told us the truth about what was needed in a very professional and courteous manner. We followed his spot-on recommendation for a pre-inspection. He even stepped in and supervised the needed prep-work, when we couldn't be present at the house (we live thousands of miles away and had to leave before everything was done). When we didn't have the time to handle donations of some larger items, he took charge and did it for us. He even stepped in and personally blew off the roof, and re-pressure-washed the driveway for best curb appeal when he determined that was necessary. That is way above and beyond the call of duty. That is Bob. He and his wife, Judi, did a beautiful job staging the home. It looked amazing and so inviting! And this was all included in his standard real estate fee - no extra charge. He is THE expert who had a well-thought out strategy for putting our home on the market, which was tried and true due to his extensive experience. And it was a quick sale, and he knew exactly how to price our house, how to schedule the open houses / showings, and how to encourage and receive the multiple offers with ease. He knew the potential pitfalls and deal breakers and was proactive in managing them so they became non-issues. All parties were well served by his excellent management of the sales process. I would choose Bob Richards, again and again. I cannot say enough about his professionalism, his personable and friendly approach."— The Millers
"Bob had the expertise to find the right buyer for our property quickly. He is a good listener, has local expertise, and did his research with the city on new land restrictions which determined how our property would be best marketed."— J. ELLIS
"We have never had to sell a home before, Bob made the process seamless. We had our home sold in 4 days. Bob was exceptionally professional and thorough. He kept us informed always of every step along the way, what to expect, and was always on top of things. Bob is knowledgeable and experienced. His market analysis, negotiation skills, and real estate advice was exceptional. The house was well staged and I firmly believe this was a deal breaker for the sale of our home. We would definitely use him as our agent again and would highly recommend him to others. Bob rocked our sale!"— M. BEATH
"Excellent knowledge and outstanding real estate advice. All of my questions were answered promptly and in detail. Bob went above and beyond to make sure my home purchase went smoothly."— J. BARNHART
"We're very glad that we found Bob to help us find our home. The other agents my wife and I interviewed didn't want to meet in person but said that they'll see us at the first home we saw or lacked attention to detail. When I called Bob, he invested the time to meet with us in person and understand our needs and educate us about the market. Over the two months we worked with Bob, he was always honest, very responsive and professional. The best thing we liked is that Bob stopped us from making offers on homes that don't fit our needs or may have difficulty selling in a down market. When the home we eventually bought hit the market, Bob gave us a good idea of what price level we should make an offer at. He also negotiated well when the selling team threw a few surprises and had some tough asks. We went with Steve and Michelle at Penrith home loans for our financing needs. I'd love to work with Bob and the financing team for our future needs."— V. MUNIYANDI
"Bob Richards produces! We have watched Bob working in the Klahanie area over the last 20 years and knew that when the time came that he would be our realtor when we sold our house. As a matter of fact, we bought our house from him. When we contacted Bob six months ago about the possibility of selling our house, he was very patient, providing thoughtful guidance and without any pressure to get on with it. Two months ago, when we finally determined that the time was right, he immediately outlined in detail what we should and shouldn’t do to prepare out house for sale in a short time. We wisely followed his advice. With the aid of a good market and his guidance we quickly sold the house. Our bottom line advice is to sign up to sell your house with Bob Richards and follow his advice to the letter. You can’t go wrong!"— THE HENNS
As a professional realtor my goal is to give the highest level of care and help to every one of my clients throughout the entire transaction. Explaining every detail and communicating all information so my buyers and sellers always know what is taking place with their home sale.
As a longtime Eastside resident, I am passionate about selling real estate and continue to implement new technologies to ensure my clients the very best chance of obtaining their goals as they buy and sell.
I will do everything in my power to make sure at the end of our transaction you feel happy to refer me to your friends and family.
Please call or email with any questions you may have.