As I watched the quick cash sale of the condo next door, I decided it was a good time to sell and move into a senior living community. Someone I respected recommended Ric Goodman and Kim Paton. I had another realtor in mind, but out of respect for my friend, I called for an appointment with Ric and Kim. I was so impressed that I introduced them to my son, and very soon we signed a contract. A week from signing the contract they scheduled an open house. Before the open house they had scheduled a photographer to make a video of the condo, and the listing was on line. Thirty people attended the open house, and a few days later, Ric and Kim brought us 10 offers, which they had vetted very carefully. Three of the offers were cash. One offer came in at list price, but Ric suggested that we counter over the asking price. That buyer quickly accepted that counter, and we were in a 21-day escrow.
That escrow process was the easiest escrow I’ve experienced. A month after signing the contract with Ric and Kim I moved into my new senior community. I was daily in awe of how easy that process had been and how satisfied I was with the outcome. I just couldn’t stop grinning.
In the process of working with them, Ric and Kim shared information regarding the organization they formed, HARP (Housing Advocates for Retired People), offering other services to help Seniors in their transition process and also the fact that they are members of a Senior Advisory Council, which is dedicated to assisting seniors in planning for their long term care.
I carry Ric’s and Kim’s business card in my wallet all the time, ready to quickly recommend them to anyone who might have the need of a great realtor.
_ Lenona Carlburg
Thank you Ric and Kim for all of your help. I had not moved in 32 years and did not have a clue where to start. Your guidance and expertise helped me through the process. (Not to mention your patience) which left me feeling I was in good hands. I always knew I could call you and you were there to help me out. I would recommend you to all of my family and friends.
- Freita G
Kim and Ric and their team were very familiar with the market and immediately gave me some ideas on how best to market my condo. I especially appreciated about what repairs or improvements were cost effective and most sought after by prospective buyers. I felt extremely comfortable and was not pushed into any decision but rather was given all pertinent information with which to make my decisions. You sold my home and arranged for me to get a reverse mortgage on a new home so now I have a new home with no mortgage payments. Relax and do yourself a favor by calling HARP today!
- Joseph and Claudia H.
My husband and I needed to relocate across country and needed to sell our home quickly. However, we had many on going remodel projects going at the time and my husband had to leave. I was in panic mode trying to finish everything myself and pack up 20 plus years and 5 kids worth of living to get the house on the market. Kim and Ric and their HARP team walked me through the process and helped me prioritize my remodel jobs, gave me pep talks and support when I needed it the most. The day I said I was ready for the house to go on the market, a sign showed up like magic and within 11 days the house was sold. I am still amazed how quickly and smoothly it all happened. I still have my sanity and a beautiful new home. Thanks Ric and Kim, I could not have done it without you.
- Mary Thibault
I was scared when I had to move out of my home that I have lived in for 41 years. I was sad and heartbroken to leave my memories and security. Ric and Kim gently guided me thru the change and took time to talk with me and sit down and tell them my home story. They were open with me and very compassionate while helping me to move forward with the move and sale of my home. I knew that I needed to move to a place that would help me with my day to day activities. They helped me to find the right home to move to and had the resources I needed to make my move. And they continue to send me cards and say hello frequently.
- Mary Beth S.
My husband and I needed to find a one story home. We spent a lot of time looking on the typical sites with frustrating results as we would find a home and when I would call on the home, it would already be in pending or sold. I received Ric and Kim’s mail piece and called them. We set up an appointment for what they called a “needs assessment”. It was exactly what we needed. They sat us down and asked us the pertinent questions as to what we were looking for, what we needed in a home and what we wanted. I found out that want and need are quite different. They took their time with us and helped us to find the home that we wanted and needed. I would highly recommend them to my family and friends. They made the whole process easy and actually fun.
Very pleased, - Jim and Cynthia J.
With your teams help we succeeded in finding a new home and moving our “Grandpa” without any of the hassle or doubt that I expected. Your team handled everything including the disposition of his old home. WOW! Didn’t think we could ever get that much for his home. Couldn’t have been done without your guidance and expertise! I knew as soon as we met that Grandpa was in good hands. On a personal note, Grandpa is doing well and with the funds you helped secure he’ll have everything he needs.
- Francis and Joseph H.
My mother passed away and I was devastated. After the services I didn’t know what to do and where to go? Luckily I found Ric and Kim with HARP and they assisted me by giving me all the direction and information I needed in the disposition of my mother’s estate. I knew that their team of professionals had my mother’s and my best interest at heart. They rightfully have earned my trust and commitment to pass on these words of gratitude and encouragement to anyone to use HARP’s services.
- Cathy W.
Follow-up, personal care and diligence! These days you forget how it was in the old days when you had a personal relationship with businesses. When you called and there was a friendly, thoughtful, and caring voice on the other end. Ric and Kim of HARP are different because they developed a relationship with me that gained my trust because they listened to me, answered my questions, took time to explain the very complex technicalities of my situation, and never forced, urged or pushed any decision. They were extremely knowledgeable and always returned my calls, texts, and emails quickly. All the team were extremely polite, dependable, smart, and professional. Call HARP when you want honest, caring and successful advice!
- Mark and Linda R.
Thank you is just not sufficient because you went the extra mile for me in selling my late Uncle’s home. You did it all from arranging for the disposition of his old furniture; getting much needed repairs and cleaning; to staging the home; to negotiating a great deal! Plus, we were out of town so I had to rely on you for everything. Thanks again!!! I admit that sometimes your honest opinions were a bit hard to take but as you said they were the reality of his home and the market. No sugar coating or fluff as everything you told me was proven true. You saved me time and enormous amounts of money. Ric and Kim are extremely honest, efficient and hard working for their clients!
- Frank S.