I am a career Realtor since 1978 living my entire life in Whatcom County. My comprehensive knowledge in the real estate industry includes familiarity with the housing markets, property values, and available inventory. My expertise with listing & purchase documents, financing knowledge, and my negotiating skills will be a huge asset to you. I have team support to cover all aspects of every transaction. My wife, Joan, serves as my full time licensed office coordinator, she is available in our office to handle details from the beginning to the end of your transaction. In addition, Joan has competed her ASP designation, and will assist you as an Accredited Staging Professional to professionally stage your home for sale. I have been among the top agents in company sales performance every year for the past 32 years. Over 90% of my business comes from return clients or referrals from previous satisfied clients.


In July 2011, Joan and I look forward to celebrating our 35th wedding annversary. We still enjoy the role of parenting our youngest, Alec, who is a delightful 16 yr old--filling our lives with fun and excitement as only a teenager can! One of our greatest pleasures right now is the role of grandparents. We have seven beautiful grandchildren ages 8, 6, 4, three 2 year olds plus our newest addition, our beautiful adopted grand-daughter who arrived last June from Ethopia! We expect a 2nd grandchild from Ethiopia to arrive this spring! Our family of 7 has exploded to include 3 daughter-in laws, a son-in law as well as our 7 grandchildren. We`re delighting in watching our family multiply and seeing our kids discover God`s unique plan for their lives! Together, we`re passionate about the outdoors and enjoy camping in the summer, cross country skiing in the winter and cheering our kids on at their sporting events! I am actively involved in the community serving on the School Board of Lynden Christian as well as being an active member of the Mt Baker Rotary Club.


You`ll notice the difference when someone has a passion for what they do. I won`t waste your time, but get the job done for you. Choose YOUR Realtor as you`d choose other professionals like your physician or attorney. You could save thousands. Interview me for the job. Let me show you a smooth, hassle free transaction. I promise you, you`ll notice the difference!!


"Rick's service was above and beyond excellence. His attention to detail and weekly updates were added value. I am recommending him at every opportunity." "Great service! I was always kept informed, and the staging made our home stand out above others." "Rick provided outstanding service. He was easily accessible, informative & guided us step by step through the whole process of buying a house. He was knowledgeable of the market. We would refer him to anybody." "I liked the way Rick & Joan directed the process. We could always call on them to find out what is next and they were ready to lead us to the next step. I never felt that we were being ignored or put off." "Excellent! We really liked the weekly update calls and the staging and the excellent communication by Rick!" "It was great having such a professional and conscientous Realtor." "Rick and Joan are the best you could get!"