Relationship Based Real Estate

**2012/2013/2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Recipient, Portland Monthly Magazine**

5-Star Zillow Premier Agent - See my profile at: http://www.zillow.com/profile/ricknbean

Rick is a real estate broker licensed in both Oregon and Washington. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors®. He specializes in exclusive buyer representation and relocation. Rick is nationally accredited as a buyer's representative (ABR) and a short sale and foreclosure resource (SFR). He is also nationally certifed as a negotiation expert (CNE).

Rick is a multi-million dollar producer who provides expert and reliable service to his clients. He is committed to success and strives to satisfy his client's objectives at all costs. His personable and professional character allows Rick to build and maintain solid relationships, which explains why his business has grown mostly from referrals and repeat clients.

On a personal note, Rick grew up in Portland. He attended the University of Oregon where he graduated cum laude from the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business. Despite Rick's busy schedule, he still finds time to give back to his community. Rick volunteers his time to support local charities and causes. He is passionate about officiating high school basketball. He has been a member of the Portland Basketball Officials Association since 2003.

Cell: 503-849-8199  E-mail: rbean@jmaproperties.com  Web: http://rickbean.jmarealty.com

"Attentive, Responsive, Results!"

Testimonials:

"I was in a nearly impossible situation, relocating for a new job, living in a hotel, and pregnant wife waiting on the other end of the country back east. I only had a few weeks to find a home where I can spend the next several years raising a family.

Rick was very diligent in making this happen for me. No telling how many homes we looked at, but we were actually out looking at homes on his Birthday! His dedication to my situation was very much appreciated. We also appreciated the personal relationship we developed through the process. He also had a great love and appreciation for our home state of Tennessee, and we liked that.

As is, we found the perfect home! Thanks Rick!"

"We hired Rick after dumping the awful broker who made the sale of our previous home a traumatic and expensive disaster. On the buy side, we'd been working with her and one other brokerage firm -- they both kept sending us listings for houses that were absolutely not what we were looking for: giant, badly-designed, cheaply-built McMansions built on postage stamp-sized lots in unwalkable cookie cutter neighborhoods are not our thing -- but that's what one broker kept sending us. The other sent us lots of really depressing, tear-down cottages on too-small lots in undesirable neighborhoods -- thinking we'd want to build there. Rick sent us exactly what we asked for: interesting, creatively-inspiring, well-built homes with room for a pool and a kids play area -- emphasis on Mid Century Modern or NW Contemporary. We actually found one house we were ready to make an offer on early on. But Rick said, "This house is priced $100K over its value. I am not letting you buy it at this price!" He was right to tell us to wait. After several months, we found our dream home, $200K cheaper than the one we wanted to buy. He negotiated very well for us while still being kind and respectful to the seller -- a very kind elderly woman who was making the traumatic move to senior housing. Thuggish Buyers' Brokers who beat up on vulnerable owners are as undesirable to us as buyers as the cowardly broker who gave away far too much and always played the Beta Dog as our sales agent. Long story short: we won a bidding war between five different buyers on our dream house, even though our offer was not the highest. Rick Bean has been there all the way through escrow. And he's had some great tips along the way. What more can you ask of a broker?"

“This is the real Rick Bean. Not like those other guys. Rick helped me buy my first home. It's amazing the hoops we had to jump through but Rick is a real pro at making it happen. He will be my agent throughout my entire portfolio building process.”

"Our goal is to relocate from out of state to the Portland area.  We contacted Rick via his website and he patiently answered any questions we had as we searched online for a potential new home.  After several months, we visited Portland and Rick was invaluable to us in narrowing down which specific area would work for us. He spent two days showing us a sampling of properties from condos to rural country properties, from Lake Oswego to McMinnville.  Our time with Rick was extremely enjoyable and stress free.  He is prompt and a very safe driver. He was excellent at listening to what we really want and he evaluated each property as to how it would fit our needs.  It was clear Rick's goal was to really help us find our new home not just make a sale. You often hear realtors say it is all about relationships but with Rick, it is clear this is not just a sales phrase. My husband and I both highly recommend Rick for anyone's real estate needs and we look forward to completing our relocation with Rick's assistance."

"Rick helped us purchase our first home in 2012. Our experience with Rick was above and beyond what could be expected of any real estate agent. From the very beginning, it was very clear that Rick was very focused on meeting our needs and finding a property for us as quickly as possible. His professionalism mixed perfectly with his jovial nature that made the buying experience an exciting and fun time for my fiancé and I. What we enjoyed most about working with Rick was his patience, which is a lacking quality for many agents. No matter how many houses we looked at, we never felt pressured to rush into a deal. In the end, we ended up getting our dream home at 15% below asking price. I can't say enough good things about Rick and would recommend him without reservation." 

“I cannot thoroughly express how much we value Rick as our realtor. In 2010, my husband and I decided it was time to buy our first home. Not knowing the process was daunting but Rick walked us through every step of the way. His friendly personality and honest, open attitude are assets that we highly value. He never pressured us or forced us towards a property, he gave us his opinion when we asked for it, and he was (and is) very gracious and prompt at answering our emails. Rick knows the Portland market, the neighborhoods and has the guidance to find the right fit for the right owner. We could not be happier with our home!!! Rick is not just about making the one sale; he wants to build long-term relationships with his clients. And he has with us! We are now making the rounds once again to start building our property investment portfolio- and we wouldn't use anyone one else!”

“Rick has been a wonderful agent to work with throughout our first-time home purchase. He was great at figuring out what we really wanted in a home and helped my husband and I think through each place we saw to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. He also has a lot of knowledge for the various Portland neighborhoods. He responded to all questions very quickly and worked around our schedule to set up meetings and viewings. He is very knowledgeable in the process and confident yet relational from start to finish. We had a wonderful experience!”

“Our home search and purchase transaction could not have been a better experience and I would not hesitate to recommend Rick. We plan to move again in around 3-5 years and I will be insisting that Rick be our realtor. He has an unparalleled local knowledge, was able to get our purchase price down to right in our budget, called me the second anything moved or changed throughout the process . . . AND . . he is a fun guy to hang with on home tours. Rick is absolutely the best agent in Portland.”

“Rick listened to my family's needs/wants. He recommended new homes to see based on our comments, which were a good fit. I felt completely comfortable working with him as did my 6-year-old grandson. I would recommend him to everyone and plan on doing so when my daughter and son-in-law want to move to Oregon.”

“Rick was and still is a wonderful, detailed, and reliable estate agent to have on your side! We relocated from California to Portland and he made the move so very easy (yes it can be done).  We had 10 days to purchase a home and we did it!  It was a "Ricks Pick". We had our list and he took that and found his picks and we both ended up happy!  Oh and he was very kind with our dog!  Points for that! We will use Rick again!  Big Hugs to you Rick.”

“We have been exceptionally pleased with Rick. He goes above and beyond the call of duty time after time.  He has made looking for a house easy and mostly enjoyable and has literally travelled the miles to help us find a home just right for us! The offer is still pending and he sends me weekly updates.”

“Rick gets things done.   He is extremely responsive, quick to action and a great guy to be around. When we first met Rick, we showed him a place we liked online and he called that instant and got us in the place 10 minutes later! When things got tricky with the HOA, Rick helped me work with the condo association manager to get the answers I needed.  He regularly emails me updates and always returns my calls promptly.  Rick made the home buying experience smooth and we will definitely use him again!”

"We had a very positive experience working with Rick to find and purchase our new home. Coming from another region of the country, we depended on Rick to help us learn the market here and find the home we were looking for. We were not disappointed. On a number of occasions in the several month process, Rick could have steered us to close a purchase with a word or two of encouragement, but these houses were not the best fit for us. Rather than just closing a deal and moving on, Rick stayed with us, counseled patience, and the outcome was in our best interest."

"Rick is a exceptional realtor and a wonderful, caring person. Working with him was far better than all the previous realtors had been in trying to sell a house in this depressed economy. He found us the best neighbors for us. Rick went far beyond any realtor in physically digging to locate the sepic tank. I can't imagine anyone else going to the extent he did to help get the closing done. He's like family to us. Thanks, Rick and God Bless You."

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