Rick’s unofficial real estate career began in the early 2000’s when he purchased his first investment property to “flip”. He quickly discovered he had a passion for architecture, design, and a knack for discovering and evaluating great properties and investments. This passion was reinforced a number of years later when he moved into and renovated a mid-century ranch style home and was a finalist on HGTV’s show Bang for Your Buck, Rick was hooked.
Soon after this move, Rick decided to turn his passion into a career and has never looked back. With his passion for the business, Rick has the experience, knowledge, and drive to deliver a world-class 5-star experience to each of his clients from first-time buyers to relocating corporate executives and everyone in between.
Why hire Rick to work for you? With his innate ability to understand his clients' needs, extensive knowledge of real estate, market knowledge, and his network of contacts come together to help Rick add value to each transaction with a full range of range of services that complement and enrich the buying and/or selling experience. Rick would love to put his extensive experience to work for you today!
Rick believes in the importance of technology and the value it can bring homebuyers and sellers. He is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and its applications to real estate.
- Residential Real Estate Sales and Marketing
- Property Specific Marketing
- Negotiation Expert
- Accredited Buyers Specialist (ABR)
- Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SSFR)
- Seller Resource Specialist (SRS)
- Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
- Relocation Certified
- Member Austin Board of REALTORS
- Member Texas Association of REALTORS
- Member National Association of REALTORS
Rick has watched Austin grow from a mid-size city to the booming metropolis it is today. Rick has not only experienced Austin, he has lived it! Rick has called SoCo, Great Hills, South Austin, Allandale, Round Rock, and Buda home. In his free time, Rick loves exploring the city and spending time with his 4 Golden Retrievers. Rick would love to put his extensive experience to work for you today!
Rick was exceptional to work with. My wife and I were living in a different state while trying to sell our condo and from the very beginning, Rick instilled a confidence and trust that our needs would be tended to, even from afar. He was quick to respond to questions and extremely empathetic in all our interactions. He was always willing to go the extra mile, for example, we had some electrical work that needed to be done and he coordinated the work since we were no longer living in town. I highly recommend working with Rick. He's down-to-earth and extremely sincere. Thanks Rick for all your help!
Rick did a wonderful job with the sale of my condo. He kept me informed and was straightforward and honest with me at all stages of the process. Handled like a true pro!
I would just like to thank Rick again for everything. We started the search 6 long months ago we saw countless listings with Rick. We got beat out but he always stayed positive and told us the right one would come along. We finally saw an MLS listing for our "perfect" home, Rick was able to accommodate and take us to the listing hours after it appeared on MLS. We had the offer submitted not long after and here we are 6 months later with keys to our home. Thanks, Rick - look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Five-star recommendation to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Rick is attentive, knowledgeable, and a wonderful advocate for his clients and their needs. Rick worked closely to help align my wish list with the available options and I am lucky to have worked with him.
As my second time working with Rick, I cannot emphasize how professional and easy to work with he is during what can be an arduous, stressful process. This time, I sold and bought at the same time. Rick kept me calm, was forthcoming with all elements of the process and kept a great sense of humor. It should be obvious to everyone why he's rated so high as an agent - the proof is in his work.
Best representation of our interests. Don't look any further if you want your deal done effectively and efficiently. Thanks!
We have been working with Rick for a couple of years now and if you are looking for ultra fast response times and professional handling of your real estate transaction you are at the right place. We highly recommend choosing Rick Whittemore as your partner for all forms of real estate transactions.
Rick helped my husband and me for over a year find the right home for us to buy. He was extremely patient with us as we were first-time homebuyers. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of realty and gave us sufficient insight that enabled us to make the best and safest decision and investment possible. He was easily reached via e-mail, telephone, and/or text message. He often met us on very short notice to visit properties that interested us without hesitation. We could not have asked for a better home buying experience, and we owe that all to Rick. We are now proud owners of a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom condo! Thank you, Rick!
My broker Rick Whittemore is very in touch with the market. His pricing strategy worked and my listing sold within a few days. I would recommend his talents to anybody looking to sell their property! He's the best!
Rick is best in class! He was with us every step of the way, taking time to explain everything to us as first-time buyers. He went above and beyond to connect us with vendors, check in at the right times, and provide honest recommendations to meet our needs and "wish list". Rick made this process exciting - as it should be! No pressure, no rushing at all. As someone in the business of building brands and developing consumer loyalty and retention strategies, I can tell you that Rick represents his company very well and stands out among his peers. He's an expert and he is so thorough. Not one detail slips through the cracks. We would never even consider partnering with anyone else. We trust him completely. If there are any other questions or specific feedback I can provide, I would love to. Thank you, Rick, for being our leader and champion throughout this entire process. We have our dream home, thanks to you. You have to come to our stock the bar party and see it when it's all painted and furnished!
Rick is the BEST! He made the process of buying my first home easy and fun. Before even looking at properties, Rick walked me through the process and what to expect. He connected me with the appropriate people to help figure out what I could actually afford and made sure to provide help where it was needed. Rick then did a great job of lining up properties that matched my wants and needs, while also ensuring we stayed in my budget. Along with showing me what I thought I wanted, Rick also exposed me to neighborhoods and different building options that I hadn't thought of or even know existed. It was great to see all my options before making a decision. Once we found a place I loved, Rick was great about walking me through the process of making an offer and then worked hard through the negotiations to make sure I got the best deal possible. Again, Rick connected me with great people, including attorneys, house inspectors and mortgage lenders, to help ensure the deal was a success. After everything had gone through, Rick still made sure that I was set with moving and getting settled. His helpfulness didn't stop even after everything had wrapped up. Besides being awesome and creative through the whole process, Rick really took the time to get to know me. He felt more like a friend and I am happy that he still stays in touch. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent, and I already have recommended him to various friends. I can't thank him enough for all his help. Thank you Rick!!
I can't imagine having worked with an agent other than Rick. His expertise, patience, and organization were such an asset as I purchased my first home. Before we started touring properties, he thoroughly explained each step of the buying process and answered any questions I had as a first-time buyer. I never felt pressured to look at properties that I wasn't interested in, and he made sure to make the best use of both of our times when we toured properties. He's an excellent communicator so I always knew the status of the purchase as we got closer to the closing date. I would certainly insist that my friends use Rick for their next purchase!
Rick is an amazing real estate professional. From the start of the process, he took the time to find out what I really wanted and showed me properties that fit those desires. Once we went into a contract on a place, he was with me every step of the way. I closed on Friday, December 12 and it was the smoothest home buying process I've ever had. I credit this in large part to Rick! I've already referred him to several friends!
Great customer oriented service, very fast response times, superior market knowledge. Goes the extra mile to complete transaction efficiently and effectively.
Rick Whittemore was outstanding. I had not anticipated the difficulties - emotionally and financially that would arise in selling my house. Rick was the consummate professional at every stage of a long drawn out process. He was a counselor, mediator, advisor, and calm supportive presence throughout. He worked with the buyers, attorneys, and handyman effectively. He truly went above and beyond the realtor 's duty. I am so grateful and absolutely could not have done this without him. I would recommend him without reservation.
Rick was an incredible asset during our home purchase! He was always available for questions and turned things around very quickly. He also helped us find the best people to work with (legal team, home inspectors, home repairs) which has been extremely valuable. Rick truly went above the call of duty and helped us get our dream home!
Rick uses a very honest approach while showing properties at the same time leaving the buyer with all information that is needed to make a good decision. In the buying process, I was most affected by his ability to keep me calm & his faith in my deal was what made it happen in the end. Rick went out of his way to communicate for all parties when no one else was talking. I appreciate all of his hard work & would most definitely refer anyone to him.
I don't give 5 stars that easily, I am sure most have great intentions, but it's been my experience in business few deliver consistently. I am in front of hundreds of people. I actually first contacted Rick as a cold call, driving by a property that he had his phone number on, I also was talking with 2 other realtors trying to find the right person, I was really impressed with Rick, and continue to be. Here's why: Our first showing he brought, in order, a list of every showing we would be seeing, he also emailed where and what time to meet, he does this with each showing consistently and didn't insist that we drove with him. That's probably when he returns calls. He also informed us, creatively and instinctively, of different loans for our needs and how to acquire them, he listens, he doesn't pick up other calls when he's showing, he is respectful of that, another person we had answered 20 something calls within an hour, not Rick. He has come into my business and patronized our business. I dislike when someone wants your business but doesn't use yours. When you are with Rick, he doesn't have a million things on his mind, he is with you. He has never been late, he is competent and I know I'm in good hands. I haven't seen him in negotiations yet because we aren't at that stage, but I know he will get the job done. Lucky we found him.
Working with Rick was really a pleasure - he was responsive, organized, supportive at the emotionally difficult parts of buying a home, and able to come up with really good recommendations based on our tastes. He also worked with a great team of people - legal, mortgage, etc - to help us move at a very fast pace through close. Total time between first contacting him and closing on a home was less than three months. Thanks, Rick!
Rick is a GREAT agent with a capital G! He is very knowledgeable and personable. He was truly interested in finding the right property for me Highly recommended him! He was a pleasure working with Rick. He treated me and my small sale like it a was buying a multi-million dollar sale I hope am able to recommend him. He deserves the business!
Rick has been an excellent help in buying our first home. I don't know what we would have done without him! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the housing market and very attentively guided us through a nearly year-long search for the right property. He was always available to us (day or night), and very patiently explained to us everything that we needed to know in order to make an informed decision. Not only is Rick an incredibly knowledgeable agent that tackled every issue that arose during our purchase, he was also a pleasure to work with and helped us have a few laughs. I highly recommend Rick's services and have done so already to several of my colleagues.
Marissa & Adam K.
First-time homebuyer here. I worked with Rick and my experience was great. Rick is a true professional; knowledgeable, unassuming, responsive, and courteous. During the searching and property viewing process, Rick provided unbiased and helpful advice when I asked for his input. I ended up buying a place in a neighborhood I liked but did not know much about. Rick really did his homework on what I was looking for and knows a lot about the areas many neighborhoods. He also advised me on what I should offer when I found a place I really liked--and I now live in that home! Rick is not pushy or anxious. He is a true pleasure to work with and will act in your best interest. I will recommend Rick to my friends and he will be my first call if I plan to buy or sell.
Rick was very helpful with the purchase of our new condo. He was very nice and was always willing to show us homes that met our criteria.
Where do I even begin: I cannot say enough positive things about Rick. From the very beginning, he was professional, prompt, humorous, respectful and knowledgeable of my needs and wants. I opted to purchase a short sale property, which meant Rick and I were "in it for the long haul." I feel Rick is innately in tune with his clients, knowing this is likely one (if not the biggest) financial transactions of their life. He kept me calm over matters, which were trivial and was very honest with me over items, which might be "deal breakers. “I could not have been happier with him and truly mean this: I will recommend him above all Realtors I know.