"We had the good fortune to work with Richard when we moved to Boulder from out of state. He came highly recommended to us by a co-worker and our experience was great. The market was very competitive and the little inventory that was available was moving quickly. We leaned on Richard's knowledge of the area, schools, quality of life, as well as many other factors and found a great home.
He is equally professionally and personally and made my family feel very comfortable during the entire process."
Steve Nadler and Julie Chang
"My wife and I moved to Colorado from out-of-state and really needed an experience real estate professional to help us learn about the Boulder area. Richard did a great job in showing us around the various neighborhoods (as well as nearby cities) and educating us on what to look for. He was extremely patient with us and never hurried us into a decision. Once we found our home, he guided us through the entire process without any surprises. Seven years later when we sold our house, Richard again came to the rescue and made the entire transaction incredibly smooth even though we were both now in Washington State! He was our advocate on the ground; getting the house ready for sale and working with the buyer's agent to help us with a timely closure. Through the use of electronic document signatures, everything was handled remotely without a fuss. Richard did such a fantastic job for us, I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
If we ever move back to Colorado, he's our real estate agent!"
Roy and Lisa Musil
"A friend referred me to Richard Ackerman in 1992. I had decided that I wanted to purchase a home. I had attempted to work with several real estate agents, who wouldn't give me the time of day, because I planned to purchase a home for less than 75k. My friend told me that her realtor was fantastic. So, I contacted Richard. He responded immediately. He never made me feel less important because I couldn't afford an expensive home. I appreciated Richard's honesty and frankness. He was realistic, patient, and energetic in his approach to finding me the perfect home. Richard told me that his belief is that it doesn't matter what a client can spend, he wants to ensure that the buying experience is good and that client will return when she is ready to sell and/or purchase a new home. I have returned again and again to Richard. I value his opinion. He has bought and sold homes in the Boulder area for 30 plus years. He is competent and I trust him. I would never use any other Realtor. I highly recommended Richard to any individual who is looking for a capable, competent, honest Realtor. Richard will work to ensure that you get the best deal possible. When you buy with Richard, you know he is working for you and your investment.
My name is Elise Orme. My telephone number is (303) 217-1703. I would be more than happy to speak directly to anyone who would like to hear firsthand about my buying and selling experience with Richard Ackerman."
"During a tough time in the real estate market, Richard made the sale of our house a breeze. His responsiveness, constant communication and updates and tireless work to find the right buyer was wonderful. The marketing his office did was phenomenal and he was always thinking of new ways to reach potential buyers. The sale happened quickly and smoothly thanks to Richard. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a consummate professional to help buy or sell a property."
Leigh and Michael McMahon
"Over the last fifteen years, I had the pleasure of working with Richard Ackerman buying one house, and buying then selling another. He made the process painless and comfortable on all occasions and I will seek him out in the future. I highly recommend him."
"My late husband and I have been working with Richard Ackerman for many decades and multiple transactions, property purchases and sales, and have always received prompt and effective results. Since Richard has been in the Boulder area marketplace for so many years he is well versed in where and how the market is moving. Also, his extensive contacts allow him to connect with buyers and sellers for more effective sales. A more trustworthy and enjoyable person you cannot hope to find to work with for your real estate needs. Plus, his wildlife photographs are delightful conversation starters!"
"Richard Ackerman has been our real estate agent-of-choice for multiple transactions. We first met at an open house he was hosting in the Gunbarrel area some thirty-plus years ago and at that time he offered to hold our infant son---diapers and all---while we inspected the property! That meeting resulted in his first sale, but I'd venture to guess that even now, as a seasoned pro, he still would offer similar help, if needed. Efforts like that, we've found, are typical of Richard's encompassing method of service. He's a skilled professional who knows how to handle and resolve difficult situations and he applies these talents directly to the needs and best interests of his customers."
Joel and Chris Thies
"Richard has helped my husband and I to buy and sell 3 houses. I would highly recommend Richard as a Realtor to anyone in the Boulder area. He is excellent to work with and he is efficient, effective, professional, and willing to show as many houses as you want to see, as many times as you want to see them. He is also fun to work with and makes the buying and selling process easy."
Christine and Brad Koppang
"Richard has represented us in several residential transactions since 1993. He is extremely professional, competent and ethical. He puts his clients first and knows how to get the 'deal done'. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you cannot go wrong with Richard."
Jay and Kathy Montgomery
"Richard Ackerman is the consummate Real Estate professional. He knows the market well and is very responsive to his client's needs. Working with Richard both to purchase a house (corporate relocation) and to sell our house (because he is excellent at what he does) was very comfortable for us. We never had to worry about trust, knowledge, professionalism or second guessing the decisions he made 'with' us. We knew we could rely on his skill, knowledge base and experience. Richard Ackerman is the whole package in all things Real Estate. He is part of our family now, and we regard him as a trusted friend. Thank you, Richard, for all you do!"
Carl & Cathy Floyd
"In 2002 Richard guided me through the process of buying my first starter home. I was glad to have him there showing me prospective properties, advising me on inspection findings, suggesting financing options, offering negotiation strategy and preparing and explaining to me each of the many documents required at closing. I was so pleased with the processes and Richard's professionalism that when it came time for my wife and I to expand our family and purchase a larger home we knew Richard was our choice."
"Richard was instrumental in helping me through the process of buying my first home. I was relocating for a new job in Boulder and had many other things on my mind besides the home buying process. Richard listened to what I was looking for and advised me about different locations and home types. After I decided on a home Richard made the process through closing go seamlessly. When it came time to leave Boulder there was no decision to be made on finding a Realtor, I called Richard immediately. I have recommended Richard to many friends and colleagues and their experience has been the same, outstanding!"
"Richard Ackerman is always thinking about his clients.
He makes their interest his main priority.
He is honest, open and makes excellent suggestions and recommendations. It has been out pleasure knowing and working with him."
Lenore and Alvin Katz
"Richard has always been my go to real estate guy. He helped me obtain my first townhouse and then handled the upgrade to my second house. After starting a family there, Richard then helped us find a bigger and better house for our new family. Finally, he worked really hard to get us our last deal and it was fantastic. Thank you again Richard."
"Moving to Colorado was one of the most stressful events in our lives, however in our search for a home we can truthfully say that our stress level was almost non-existent after meeting Richard Ackerman. Richard not only showed us quality homes, but his knowledge of the area and his ability to understand what our needs were made him a perfect Relator for us. If we ever decide to list our home and move we would not hesitate in signing Richard on as our agent."
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olsen
"I have had the opportunity to work with Richard Ackerman for the purchase and sale of two different homes. In 1992, Richard helped my husband and me find a beginner home that would allow for a growing family. Richard was knowledgeable regarding the market and he took the time to present homes that matched my interest in gardening. Richard was prepared with information regarding lenders, interest rates, and the mass of information of which a first time buyer like myself was oblivious.
In 2000, my husband and I sold our beginner home since we were in need of more space. As we looked for a new property, Richard guided us in preparing our home for show. As a result of Richard's expertise, my husband and I sold our home for double the cost of our original purchase price.
After living in our second home for 15 years, our children were launched and our home was too large. Again, Richard guided us in getting the home ready for show. The family who ultimately bought our home were sticklers for details and without Richard's guidance, I would have been overwhelmed with trying to meet the expectations that were presented. Richard was calming and pragmatic as he walked us through the numerous tasks that faced us. He kept us apprised of deadlines and was prepared with his list of A+ businesses who could complete some of the work that needed to be done. Our home sold within two months of being placed on the market and again, my husband and I walked away with a profit.
I have recommended Richard as a Realtor to at least one other person that was in the market for a home. Richard is knowledgeable, professional, and attentive to the details that present themselves when buying or selling a home. Although I am not currently in the market for a property, I will contact Richard without hesitation when the time is right."
Lydi Maine Pope
"In 1998, the real estate market was similar to today's--lots of buyers and not enough inventory. My husband and I like to research our purchase decisions carefully, and this trait was working against us in a hot housing market. By the time we would decide to make an offer, three or four other buyers had beat us to the table.
Richard Ackerman helped us in four ways. First, he quickly grasped our definition of an "ideal" house. Second, he alerted us to properties before they officially came on the market. Third, when we found a house that seemed ideal, he walked us through the steps to take and how quickly to act to boost our chance of securing a deal. Fourth, he went to bat for us in the negotiation process, helping us land important concessions from the seller.
We are still in the same house--17 years later. Through all these years, Richard has stayed in touch with us. If the Town sends us a property tax valuation that seems too high, Richard helps us research whether we have grounds to contest the valuation. He does not charge us for this service.
In choosing Richard, you are getting a Realtor who will help you for life--not someone who's just in the business for the commissions.
Thanks for all the years of great service!"
The Steere Family
"We had the pleasure of working with Richard Ackerman of RE/MAX of Boulder while selling our home on Lee Hill Drive. His knowledge and experience in the Boulder market was incredibly valuable during the process. He spent a great deal of time to make sure that the home was priced and marketed well. His attention to detail, impeccable follow through, and access to the latest market analysis made us feel as though we were in good hands from beginning to end. In addition, he is just an all around great guy with values we appreciate. His professionalism and experience sets him apart and we highly recommend Richard to anyone buying or selling a home."
Fonda and J.T. Mueller
"RE/MAX, and more importantly their Realtor Richard Ackerman, did a fantastic job helping us through a home purchase in the Gunbarrel area of Boulder, CO. Richard has a strong understanding of the local market and was quickly able to focus our home search to the right neighborhoods and home types to meet our needs. He was flexible with his time and timely with his advice--both important factors since we were relocating from out of state. He was patient when the situation required it, and appropriately direct when necessary too. We have been very happy inhabitants of our home for over 5 years and have recommended Richard to others as they look for a new home in the area. Richard came highly recommended to us from a long-time family friend and we are more than happy to recommend Richard without hesitation or reservations."
Bryan and Susan Cooper
"If Boulder is truly "surrounded by reality," then Richard is the last person there with his feet on the ground. Richard is the best around because he knows his turf."
"Richard helped us purchase our home in Boulder. We knew exactly where we wanted to be but the house we wanted was a bit of a fixer upper. Richard helped us navigate the issues facing us so we knew exactly what we were getting into before we even made and offer. It is a year and a half later and we are very happy with our purchase. We would recommend Richard for anyone looking to purchase a new home."
"Richard has been helping me with real estate purchases or sales since I first moved to the Boulder area in 1991. He is highly knowledgeable about the Boulder/Northwest Metro market, well-versed in all matters of real estate, and always quick to respond to questions and concerns.
With the Boulder market almost always limited in selection, when looking to purchase, Richard's guidance helps you to be in the best possible position when making an offer. When selling, Richard's expertise contributes to getting top dollar for your home. In both cases, he remains on top of all steps needed along the way to make the transaction go smoothly.
Buying and selling can be stressful, so if you want an experienced Realtor on your side, give Richard a call."
"Richard helped us greatly selling my mother's house. He guided us through a couple of complicated issues, making the sale go through smoothly and at an excellent price. He comes highly recommended by my wife and I."
Dr. Brion Wollam
"Richard has helped me sell a house in Longmont, and purchase two condominium apartments in Boulder. In each case, he saw to it that the process went smoothly and successfully. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local market, and the professional skills to make sure that everything works to his client's advantage. In addition, he's personable, patient and reliable, which makes him a pleasure to work with. I recommend him to anyone who's looking for a Realtor."
"Richard's considerable knowledge of and experience in the Boulder area real estate market places buyer or seller instantly at ease. Richard is confident, ethical, fair, logical, thorough, fun, patient, extremely hard-working, well-connected, honest, and makes you feel like you are his most important client."
The Rev. Susan W. Springer
Richard Ackerman: An honest and reliable man who goes way above and beyond to make his clients feel like they are they are the most important people he is representing. A true professional with a true compassionate side.
A friendship that will remain long after he gets the job done.
Bob and Pat Adolf
Richard assisted me in both the sale of my home in Louisville and the purchase of a duplex in Lafayette. I couldn't have been more please with the entire process. It was swift, easy, and I was delighted with the results. In selling my home, Richard advised me about what updates would have the most benefit, helped me to determine a price, and aided me in sorting through the offers to choose the one that made the most sense for me. He worked with the purchaser of my home to ensure moving dates could coincide with the closing on my new home while accommodating my ailing parent. There were six offers on the home I bought, and I truly believe that the home was offered to me in great part because of Richard's expert ability to negotiate and because of his 30-year reputation and respect in the real estate community.
Richard's professionalism is exemplary. He showed me only homes he knew would work for me, was diligent about returning calls and answering questions quickly, provided excellent advice and counsel when asked, and did a wonderful job of handling all of the paperwork for both transactions. The whole process was quite painless and actually enjoyable for me, and I was more than satisfied with the price I received for the home I sold and am equally delighted with my new home. Best of all, I always felt that I could trust Richard and could rely on his integrity and experience to help me make the best decisions for my future. I highly recommend Richard Ackerman to anyone seeking a positive, efficient, expert, and satisfying real estate experience.
Jan and I greatly appreciate the amount of effort and imagination Richard Ackerman gave to the sale of our house. We felt very confident in his years of practice in Real Estate and conclude that we could not have found a better representative for us and for our home. His self-confidence and experience were very reassuring and calming given the usual nervouseness of the seller. Both of us applaud Richard's ability, experience and manner. We conclude that the following description of his guidance through the complex business of selling a home.
We had complete confidence in Richard's honesty and professionalism. We have always felt our interests came first. And we experienced Richard's consideration of our age.
With our regards, Chuck and Jan Squier