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Rick Sheppard is a seasoned veteran and Associate Broker in the Philadelphia and suburban real estate markets and is based in the area he grew up in – the Perkiomen Valley region of Montgomery County, PA. He’s a published blogger, real estate investor, landlord, and entrepreneur. As a licensed realtor since 1988, Rick Sheppard has worked with literally hundreds of sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, real estate agents, and various other industry professionals. His belief is that the most important task for real estate agents today is to get the client – buyer and/or seller – successfully to and past the settlement table. An essential part of his job begins after a sales contract has been signed by a buyer and a seller. The home inspection, mortgage, title, and municipal processes are complex and can easily cause a sale to fall apart. No one wants to find out 6 weeks into a transaction that there will be no settlement. Rick’s motto: “The best way to solve a problem is to prevent one in the first place”. Accordingly, he manages his transactions closely, making sure every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed.
When you read reviews and testimonial letters from Rick Sheppard’s many clients, you’ll notice a common theme. In short, Rick treats his transactions and his clients the way he likes to be treated – with care and respect – the Golden Rule. He asks questions, listens closely to the answers, and focuses hard on handling the transaction in the best way to fit each client’s unique needs. The Golden Rule philosophy is especially evident when Rick is negotiating on behalf of a client, a skill he is particularly good at. Ever hear the expression, “Find something to do that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Well, Rick’s come pretty close to that with his career in real estate and he sure appreciates it. Says Rick Sheppard, “I receive countless thank yous, smiles, warm handshakes and heartfelt reviews from my clients and colleagues. How can I ask for any more than that”?