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I have just recently purchased a home through Ric which took
over the 4 months of searching, Ric and his team are extremely
knowledgeable about the area and provided that guiding hand in regards to the
subtleties of one location versus another. Another mention is Ric's
patience throughout this search. I was personally all over the map in
regards to what we were looking for in a home/location and wasn't the easiest
client to plan for.
Once we decided on a home, Ric went into overdrive.
His counsel and knowledge of the process let me relax and let the process play
out. If something was not correct, Ric had the solution prior to
even advising of the issue. I certainly hope each Amgen Colleague has the
benefit of dealing with Ric as I am 100% sure my experience is the 'norm'.
If there is a person to whom I may contact directly to
articulate my satisfaction with Ric as well as obvious importance of having a
local agent assist newly on-boarded Amgen employees with their relocation,
I would be happy to help.
We recently relocated to Thousand Oaks, CA from NJ.
As one can imagine, relocation is never easy and can be quite daunting. Working with Ric has been an extreme pleasure because he
is knowledgeable about the area, an expert in relocation, and caters to the
needs of the buyers. He has successfully
managed to win on negotiations that allowed for us to purchase the home we
desired, at the price we were comfortable with and made the process quite
seamless. Ric was always responsive, objective and consistently
championed for us. We would most certainly recommend him to anyone!
Simon & Sophie Clowes-
Moving has got to be one of the most stressful events but moving from nearly 2,500 miles away adds another layer to that for sure. Thankfully we were able to work with Ric who made the whole process so much easier to manage. He was always available when we needed him and able to get answers to any of our questions very promptly. He knew the area inside out and was not only great a Realtor but also a great source of local information. If anyone is looking to work with a realtor in the area that is versed in all that needs to be done especially with complex relocation issues then I would be more than happy to recommend Ric again and again. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to speak further.
Sandeep & Namrata Dutta-
Prete has been a pleasure to work with; he was quick to understand our
preferences and needs. Ric has intimate understanding of the local
real estate market, including the size and models of houses available at
different price ranges, maintenance costs, the pros and cons of
different neighborhoods and schools. Ric's deep knowledge of
the local and state laws, required permits, general understanding of
house construction methods in the area, and the closing
process was particularly helpful for a person relocating from out of state
Ric, we really
can't thank you enough for everything you've done and all the help, support and
patience you've provided throughout this process. We were incredibly fortunate
and are immensely thankful that you were our guide, representative and friend
throughout this process. I really do hope that we can remain in contact because
you've been an invaluable source of information and I know we would very much
like to find a way to properly thank you for everything you've done. If there's
ever anything you need from us, or if we can be of any help to you, please
don't hesitate to ask, we are firmly in your debt.
David and I want to thank you for helping us to find our new home and locating close to our kids. You did
such a wonderful job - so professional and yet so personable. We are thrilled
with our home and the lovely neighborhood and look forward to many years of
Over the past seven years, I have had the pleasure of
working with Ric Prete on a few occasions to both buy and sell my first house
and then again to purchase my current home.
From the beginning, he listened to what I wanted and delivered on it! He
and his team were prompt, professional, reliable, and went the extra mile to
make sure I had a wonderful experience. I
am now in a beautiful home I love, in a wonderful neighborhood and truly
believe that it’s because Ric didn’t give up when other agents would have.
I have heard horror stories from co-workers who, working
with other realtors, were made to feel like they were just a number. I kept hearing how their agents were never
reachable to begin with and then would take days to return calls or respond to emails.
Talk about making you feel insignificant! That was not the experience I had working with
Ric. Every time I called, he either
answered the phone or returned my call within a couple of hours. If I sent an email or text, the same prompt
response was received. I have now worked with Ric for three transactions and
each time I felt like I was his only client. Even a month after closing on the
purchase of my home, I turned to Ric for help when I ran in to an issue and
like the pro he is, he helped me immediately! Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I would
highly recommend Ric Prete and his team.
Dominic & Anne Marie Marasco-
Dear Ric, Thank you for all your help and expertise with our relocation to California. We are thrilled to be in our new home in Santa Rosa Valley and even happier to have an incredible backyard to enjoy as a family. We know the deal took many turns and we appreciate your attention to detail and guidance. The gift basket was beautiful as well. We will get unpacked and get some food stations ready for a nice family and friends BBQ this summer. Thanks for all you did to help us with this transition.