Your Local Real Estate Connection
Credentials – Rick holds three highly respected real estate designations that qualify him as a residential specialist, a commercial specialist, and a distressed property expert. Few realtors hold one of these designations; only a handful holds all three.
Commitment – Rick is committed to his clients full time. He listens to their unique needs, provides a realistic outlook on what clients can expect to achieve in the current market, and guides them through the real estate process from start to finish – all while pursuing his clients’ needs with passion and heartfelt drive.
Character – As a professional, Rick is tough, thorough, efficient, competent, resilient, and tenacious. As an individual, he is loving, caring, and compassionate. He takes great pride in knowing that his clients will do business with him again and recommend him to their family and friends.
"We will always be grateful to Rick Keefer for the expert, good-natured, resourceful way he guided us to the successful sale of our house in San Anselmo. We had worked with Rick before, so we knew his qualities. We were sure that he would see us through the emotions and calculations and contacts involved in selling the house that had been our home for 48 years. He did.
Rick's 24 years of experience in Marin and Bay Area real estate probably contributed to his patient understanding when we told him a year ago that we were ready to sell and then discovered that we were not. No worries, he said, and we knew he meant it. When we came back to him this year, this time for real, he told us clearly what to expect and he kept a firm hand on every step. He managed an excellent photo shoot for the website and made sure the place looked great online. He delivered the documents needed at each stage, ready to sign. We had moved to Hawaii and we returned to Marin just once during the process, so Rick stepped in dozens of times to deal with more details than you might expect any real estate agent to want to handle. He made countless trips to the house to check on cleanups and repairs to damage left by tenants. He scrubbed tiles; checked irrigation timers; shopped for a new screen door; and showed us in many ways, small and large, that our beloved house was in good hands. County-mandated replacement of the sewer lateral ran into problems--electric lines close to sewer lines, a neighbor worried about digging around his tree roots. Rick consulted his network, found the perfect company to do a trenchless replacement, oversaw the work and made sure that we, the neighbor, and the sanitary district got the result we all wanted.
Rick listened carefully to all of our concerns. He answered every question promptly and cheerfully, even when that meant replying to several emails and text messages a day, and from the start we knew we had a dependable partner in the largest financial transaction of our lives. The pricing he suggested wasn't just optimistic; it was accurate. His advice about negotiation was cool and objective: For instance, when a couple of contingencies came up in the final moments, we wanted to humor the buyers by giving them everything they asked for. Rick said, "You could do that, but they're not going to walk if you offer them half." And he was right.
Rick was, and will be the next time if there is one, the right real estate agent for us."
John and Katherine