” I would use Rich and his Realty Group again without question”
I wanted to send a note regarding my experience with Rich Harty and the Harty Reality Group. We began working with Rich in August of 2014. Since that time we have looked at a very large number of houses. The areas that we focused our searches in changed a number of times as well as the type, style and price range. He dealt with these changes in direction with grace. Rich’s background in construction and his honesty about the pros and cons of a house were very refreshing and stopped us from making a mistake more that once. Rich was not there to sell a house, he was there to help us find a home. His willingness to come out to show houses on short notice, to review the houses that my wife found, and to take the time to just talk us through various situations was above and beyond. I would use Rich and his Realty Group again without question, recommend him to anyone looking for a house, and consider Rich a lifelong friend.
“…Rich is the best!”
Richard was a consultant for my wife and I when relocating from Chicago to Arizona. Through Richard’s networking and connections within NAEBA, he connected us with a local Phoenix Realtor/Broker and we purchased our new home in 3 days. During the entire process Rich followed up to make sure we were taken care of. Whether relocating local or out of town Rich is the best!
“Like a very knowledgeable friend…”
After 6 months of searching for a home, we had been disappointed a couple of times with the kind of service we received from our Realtors. It seem like our low budget (50K-75K) was deterring Realtors from making an effort in helping us find a home. They suggested we wait until we had enough money to afford a more expensive property. They crushed our dream of becoming homeowners and we almost gave up, but that’s when we met Rich (our real state miracle!) It was such a blessing and joy working with Rich. I would like to point out, no budget is too small for him so please don’t hesitate to contact him. I agree with every single review made by previous clients of Rich.
If you do your research, you will see that everyone that has hired Rich has only good things to say about him. “Rich felt more like a very knowledgeable friend than hired pro”. Rich truly knows the business from A to Z. He is knowlegable, honest and trustworthy. He will never hesitate to go above and beyond in your best interest. Simply put…RICH HARTY is the BEST in his field and there are no words to describe our gratitude for all he did for us! Therefore, if you’re in search of buying a home, do yourself a favor and contact RICH HARTY at (847) 266-8242!
“Passion for getting the deal done…”
I hired Rich to help me navigate the murky waters of first-time home buying. Good thing I did! Rich’s knowledge about all things real estate proved to be invaluable in getting me a quality home for an unbelievable price.
Not only did he know the local market inside and out, but his knowledge of how houses are put together was astounding! This is a professional who really does know the business from A to Z.
His many resources and connections to people in his profession meant that my choices were well informed and not blindly made. He virtually had answers for all of my questions, however inane. He also remained calm through the whole process, something I failed do.
Throughout the whole process Rich felt more like a very knowledgable friend than a hired pro. He speaks his mind when he feels someone may be about to make a mistake. His passion for getting the deal done in my benefit rivaled my own.
Simply put, on a scale of one to ten I rate Rich’s overall performance as a ten and a half. The extra half being added because he went above and beyond many times, in my best interest.
Bottom line is I couldn’t imagine using someone else to buy another house and if you’re smart and you want a pro to get you the best deal, then call Rich Harty. I did and I’ve never looked back! Thanks Rich!
“Advised, assisted, and advocated…”
Superstorm Sandy was the third strike for me in 2012, following my husband’s death, and the loss of my house. It took many months to even get temporarily situated, and my efforts to move out of that area seemed permantly stalled, until I was lucky enough to find you. With my credit ruined, I only had limited savings to work with, and whenever other real estate agents I spoke to figured that out, they stopped returning my calls. You not only returned my calls, but despite knowing I was looking for the cheapest property I could find, you worked so hard for me, anyone would have thought I was buying a million dollar mansion with a commission to match. You not only protected me from anyone else taking advantage of me, but you protected me from myself, because I was so desperate to restart my life I was prepared to settle for almost anything. You managed to keep me waiting until even on my tiny budget, you found a house for me that I could really love, and I have since found out it’s worth many times what I paid for it.
You advised, assisted, and even advocated for me, and I never could have coordinated my move from half a country away without your help. Please feel free to offer my contact information to any serious homebuyer with questions about working with you. I’d be happy to share my experience.
“Personal approach and building expertise…”
We choose Mr. Harty after interviewing him and one other agent. Although both were qualified, we went with Rich because of his personal approach and building expertise. He was very helpful in setting up visits to a variety of homes. We worked with him for over two months before we chose a home. He worked with the other agent and helped us negotiate a price. As first time home buyers, Rich was very patient with us and very helpful. We would gladly recommend him to anyone else. He also was there on the day of the closing and the walk through. Thanks for your recommendation of Mr. Harty.
“Truly grateful we are for everything you’ve done”
I know you’ve told us many times that all the extra things you’ve done for us are just part of your “service”. But Amanda and I just want you to know how truly grateful we are for everything you’ve done for us to help us find our new home. I really don’t want to think about what it would have been like doing this with anyone else. We are truly grateful and just wanted to show a little token of our appreciation. Again we can’t thank you enough.
Alex – we moved from Ohio in February and Rich helped us locate our home, arrange the team for financing, legal, appraisal and assessment. His brother is an expert construction owner and was there to help make sure the property is quality. We were extremely happy with Rich. He was very thorough, patient, highly reliable and very knowledgeable. We loved working with him and highly recommend his services.
Hope this helps.
Hey Alex! Congrats on looking for a new place with your wife!! I would HIGHLY recommend Rich, and have to many of my friends – he actually came as a referral to me from a friend. I think he really listens, puts in the time and work, and actually cares! I also really appreciated his contractor background knowledge, so he could tell me what needed work and how much projects would run, to factor into my buying budget. I didn’t make a big purchase, just a junior one bedroom studio, but it was my first purchase and obviously very important to me. Rich treated me like I imagine he would with any buyer and really fought for me at the end when things were getting stuck. I couldn’t recommend him enough.
Please let me know if you have any specific questions.
Best of luck!
“I am so grateful to have had Rich’s help in finding a Condo.”
I am so grateful to have had Rich’s help in finding a Condo. I didn’t even know that buyers agents existed, and I had found my way to National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents at naeba.org on Thanksgiving day. I signed up the site to find a buyer agent and Rich contacted me that evening, Thanksgiving evening!
He spent quite a bit of time asking exactly what I was looking for and set me up with a website I could log into to see condos that met my criteria. I found ones that I wanted to look at, we met and looked at a few places.
I found a place I liked, he helped me with negotiation then helped me find a great home inspector and an excellent lawyer. He helped me with any questions I had, which I had more than a few, and I’ve got a condo now!
I recommend Rich and the Harty Group. I was a bit afraid that since I was looking for a cheaper place, that I wouldn’t get the best help or that I would need to pay out of pocket for an agent, but there was no need to worry. I am so pleased with the service Rich provided! He really knows his stuff and seems to enjoy doing what he does, helping people find their new home.
“I would recommend him to anyone that is buying a home.”
As first time home buyers, my husband and I had a lot to consider. Though there were certain things that we didn’t want and wanted. We worked with an agent for months and were getting nowhere. I started looking for someone else as we did not have a contract and the guy just wanted to show us homes he was selling that didn’t even remotely meet our specifications (double dipping to the max). (Dealing with this was especially difficult because we were relocating from GA to IL.) I found Rich online and gave him a call. Within a few hours he had our own website login with over 100 homes (most of which we had not ever seen) that all fit within the requirements I provided. I went through each and made comments/questions to which he promptly responded… and even had done his own digging to find out different information such as mold issues and flooding zones and made recommendations based on the findings. A week later our offer was accepted on a home. That was August of 2012. Four years later, Rich still reaches out to us occasionally to see how things are going. I would recommend him to anyone that is buying a home. As a buyers agent, you don’t have to worry about someone selling you something you don’t want. He really listens to your demands and does his best to deliver. If we ever move, we will utilize him for the purchasing of any future homes.
“Rich is the best out there.”
My wife and I have used Harty Realty Group to purchase two homes. Rich is the best out there. He catered to our needs and showed us countless properties. When we finally found the home of our dreams he was able to refer us to an amazing inspector and gave us A+ service from start to finish. We will refer Harty Realty Group to all of our family and friends! Thank you Harty Realty Group!