Specializing in the Eastside communities of Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond, buyers and sellers alike are drawn to Bob Richards' deep knowledge, years of experience and dedicated professionalism. A third generation Eastsider, Bob has an insight into the area that is unparalled. Bob has been helping his clients buy and sell properties on the Eastside since 1983. Clients are so pleased with his service that referrals have become a mainstay of his business. In fact, because of his longevity in real estate it's not unusual for Bob to help the children of established clients purchase their first home.
Clients often comment on Bob's relaxed, professional style and his excellent listening skills. He prides himself on not just listening, but truly understanding each client's needs and then delivering the best possible result.
Bob draws on his years of experience to educate each client so they know exactly what to expect. For buyers, that includes explaining the differences between individual neighborhoods and builders, and outlining how to present the best offer based on the unique market conditions. For sellers, Bob has a proven marketing system that allows him to obtain the highest offer with the greatest chance of closing. For all clients, Bob utilizes his exceptional negotiating skills and extensive access to all the latest technology to achieve the outcome that best meets each client's specfic needs. He knows that to serve his clients well, he has to continually advance his skills.
Bob's reputation for great service is built on great communication. When you call his number, he answers – not an assistant or an office manager. Bob's clients have the peace of mind of knowing that he is available seven days a week to answer all their questions and solve any issues that may arise. As one client put it: "We felt secure in Bob's knowledge and understanding of our situation. Everything that Bob explained to us that would happen during the transaction did happen."
Born and raised on the Eastside, Bob has a strong dedication to his community. Bob founded the Annual Klahanie Food Drive in 1988 to benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Since that time, the yearly event has provided more than 160,000 pounds of food to needy families in the area. Bob's ongoing care for the community was recognized in 2009 when he received the Seattle-King County Realtor's Community Service Award.