Our Family Realtor

"Rich is an outstanding real estate agent. My family and I have bought and sold 7 properties with him over the last 30 years. He knows the market and really works hard for his clients. You can't go wrong with Rich Raap."

- Jim Morici - morici@mfa-law.com

Seller & Buyer Client

"Rich has been my agent for more than 15 years. There is NO ONE that I trust more than Rich. His knowledge, flexability, and patience are a true testimony of his character. He is some one that I call a, "friend"."

- Paul Tolson - cardb7@comcast.net

Multiple Sale Client

"Very informative.Keeps you up to date on every step of the buying or selling process. Rich makes good recommendations during the selling and buying process. I have used Rich multiple times to buy and sell and each and every time was a flawless transaction. I have in the past and will continue in the future to recommend Rich to family, friends and neighbors."

- Dino Ferrici - dino.ferrici@sbcglobal.net

Sold two flat & purchased a single family home

"Richard found a cash buyer for our two flat in the Humboldt Park area and was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area where we wanted to buy. He was very patient in showing us the many properties we viewed. He was recommended to me by my Sister whom he also helped find a home. We would without a doubt recommend Richard to any family or friend!"

- Gloria & Manuel Rivera - undertakermama@aol.com

Bought a home in Skokie

"We highly recommend Rich as your Buyer's agent. We were first time buyers in a seller's market and looking for a turn-key home - which can be quite stressful when you've found "the one" with multiple offers on it. Rich consulted us through the offer process and we were able to close on the second house we had placed an offer on. Our overall experience was smooth and we would not hesitate to use Rich again in the future if needed."

- Jennifer Rock-Klotz - jrock012@fiu.edu

Sold Family Home

"Richard did a great job selling our Mother's house after she passed away. I will definitely call him when I am in the market for my next home. He was always available for us if we had any questions or concerns. We never felt pressured to accept any offers we were not happy with!"

- Don Bacia - donbacia@gmail.com

Sold a two flat in Cragin

"Richard helped us sell a two flat in Chicago. We interviewed three real estate agents, and Richard by far was the most professional, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. He was great at communicating with us throughout the entire process, and within one week, we had several offers, one of which we accepted."

- Dave Madsen - dmadsen@woway.com

First Time Homeowner

"Thank you for helping me find and purchase my first home. Looking, much less buying a home, is such a major undertaking. You made it easier. You stood by my while I looked as some "very interesting" properties. You kept my wishes in mind, through it all. Thanks for braving all kinds of weather and for your understanding when breaks from searching were much needed.

When I had questions, you were up front, your monthly newsletter was and still is a wealth of information, and you provided specifics when I requested help for the "next steps". Patience with those who are new to home buying is a must and you showed it every step of the way. Thank you. I will pass along your name and number to those I know who are home hunting. Good experiences will always go a long way in earning referrals. You earned mine."

- Mary Galvez - mmglavez@gmail.com

Sold a home near Harlem / Irving

"Truly a professional and so helpful, I felt he went above and beyond in helping sell a family member's home. He kept me abreast of all matters and had many resources to help me in all areas of selling a home, such as legal, cleaning, etc."

- Nancy Lupo - n.lupo@sbcglobal.net

Satisified Seller

"Rich was recommended by a relative. He was the BEST agent I have had the pleasure to meet! He handled all the problems and issues and explained every detail with the utmost of patience! He was always on top of every detail. I feel that Rich went above and beyond expectations! Rich is the BEST and I highly recommend him!"

- AnnaMarie Haden - a_haden@hotmail.com

First Time Buyer

"I choose Rich Raap because a family member used him and gave me his number! Rich meet all my expectations and more. I was very happy with his real estate knowledge and will always recommend Rich to any friend buying or selling!! Rich took myself and husband to look at many houses and was always very helpful to us. He would always give us his opionion on things when we needed it!! Rich also was very flexible with his time for us as we have small children!! Rich Raap is a great guy and I would recommend him to anyone!!"

- Patricia & Matt Lane - jal0602@yahoo.com

Buyer & Seller Client

"Rich helped me find a new home and sell my existing home. He is well versed in real estate research tools to enable you to make the best real estate decisions. I was impressed by his professionalism in his dealings with buyers, sellers, agents, attorneys, and others. If you're looking for someone with integrity to represent you, then Rich is definitely your man. Rich, thank you for all your time and effort on a job well done!"

- Mark W. - titans1120@comcast.net

First Time Buyer

"By chance my husband found Richard at an open house. We decided to work with him during our house hunting experience becasue of his dedication to us as his clients. It was a long process, but Richard never made us feel pressured into any decision. He offered great tips along the way that we found useful when purchasing our home. He was with us at every house we were interested in looking at and flexible to meet OUR busy work schedules. I did recommend him to a relative and told her she would not feel pressured and would be pleased. I was confident that he would be able to assist her in her stressful house hunting experience. I was glad that I was right since she is now a proud homeowner. Richard is willing to go the extra mile, literally, to help ease the stress of planning and setting up your own appointments. Not that I plan to sell in the near future, but I do plan to continue recommending him as a realtor and support system for anyone I know buying and or selling. Purchasing a home is a very stressful and life changing commitment that needs the support Richard is willing to offer."

- Jennifer & John Edwards - travj1979@hotmail.com

Sold Parent's Home

"Richard Raap has a good reputation in our area. At a time when real estate was taking a tumble earlier, Richard advised us realistically of what we should expect. He is honest and fair and has a great deal of experience behind him. I would recommend Richard to any one of my friends in the area."

- Mary Kay Sirotiak - mksirotiak@comcast.net

Mortgage Broker

"Having worked in the Real Estate industry for over a decade, I have had the pleasure to work with Richard Raap on numerous transactions. His communication skills and knowledge in Real Estate is tremendous. He is always available to help ensure a smooth transaction, fulfills his commitments and besides being a very likeable person, he is someone that you can trust."

- Christopher Eastman CRMS - ceastman@integramtg.c

Out-of-State Seller

"I live in Indiana and Richard was there to help my mother sell her Chicago condo after having lived there for 32 years. His professionalism and patience was terrific. It made the fact that I did not live in Illinois no issue at all. His use of e-mail to make sure I had all current market information was most important to me. We enjoyed working with Richard very much and would recommend him to anyone."

- Janice Replogle - janrep@att.net

Sold Condo in West Rogers Park

"I recently sold my condo in West Rogers Park in 2 days! We had multiple offers and ended up selling for $3,000 over the list price. This was certainly possible due to the skills of my broker, Richard Raap. Mr. Raap has tons of experience in the real estate field, along with precision marketing that contributed to the condo selling FAST! There wasn't one hiccup in the entire process. I really wasn't prepared for how quickly this all happened, and I could not be any more pleased! Go with the best, and go with experience!"

- Carol Divencizo - cjd1846@yahoo.com

Multiple Property Client

"We choose to work with Mr. Raap based on his integrity and knowledge. We expected him to find us what we were looking for in a home, and he exceeded our expectations. What impressed us the most was his honesty and willingness to educate us on buying/selling a home. I would recommend Mr. Raap to anyone who is in the market for buying/selling a home based on our experience with him."

- Irene Beecroft - peace1950@hotmail.com