q Received from Bruce Zipf, 2009, President of the company that owns Coldwell Banker (named NRT):
Dear Richard, You are among the best of the best. Given that NRT was recognized once again this Spring by Real Estate Magazine as by far the strongest "Power Broker" in the nation, agents truly have to be exceptional to stand out in our company. However, your performance last quarter was exactly that: exceptional. I am pleased to inform you that you have earned the distinction of being named to NRT's Top 1000 agents for the first quarter of 2009. Your superior professionalism and sales leadership have placed you among the elite top 2% of all agents in the industry's strongest company. Your achievement is even more impressive given that your high level of production occurred during what many now feel was the most challenging quarter of our professional lifetime. You have truly proven that you are the best of the best. I am extremely proud that you are part of NRT and I sincerely appreciate all that you do for us. Thank you for your efforts and best wishes for continued success.
q Received from Mark Spaulding, a fellow agent working in another company wrote to my manager:
As the buyers' agent on the Hansom transaction I want to take this opportunity to give you some feedback on working with Richard Von Sternberg as the listing agent. In short; he did an exceptional job. Far beyond what is typical for agents listing REO’s. Richard was responsive to information requests, provided timely paperwork and documentation, and made the buyers side feel he was working to make our concerns and requests relayed to the seller in a professional manner without pre-judging the requests or suggestions. With a pool leak to tackle, this escrow is one that could have easily gone awry and cancelled, however, due to Richard’s representation, matters were dealt with quickly and well articulated; ultimately with a successful result.
As a local agent representing both buyers and sellers, I will keep an eye on Richard’s listings. He was a pleasure to work with. His representation of your company as a listing agent is an asset to your business.
q Received from Kristina and Micah Ashley:
We bought our first house in August with Richard. Working with Richard was a complete joy. We looked forward to looking at houses with him, which was often. He is available all the time, either through email, phone, and even texting. Richard always had our interests at hand, and was completely honest with how he felt about the different properties. He would say the good things that we would like about them as we walked through, and he would tell us the bad things about it as well. My uncle always said to me, "The best real estate agents tell you what you won't like about the house," and Richard did exactly that. You not only get to work with an expert on properties, but you also get to work with a genuinely kind person.
q Received from Ben and Megan Kaun:
Richard helped my husband and I purchase our first home in February 2015. It was a pleasure working with him. He is honest and has an extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of the real estate process. His vast network of helpers came in handy many times during our deal; if anything went wrong or we needed professional help he knew the best person to call. Our deal was complicated and there were many times when I thought it wouldn't go through but he was able to expertly negotiate through every tough situation. In a time when nice houses in good neighborhoods in our area often have multiple offers and bidding wars he helped us pay under the asking price for our house. Our lender said it best; of the thousands of agents in our area Richard is at the top.
q Received from Xin Weng:
Richard helped me with my home purchase in Mar. 2015. He was very professional, responsive, and communicated with all parties closely throughout the process. We had a very challenging deal due to some delay caused by the lender, but his persistent efforts ensured everything went through in the end. He is honest and has great personality. It was a pleasure to have him as my agent and we became friends after the deal was closed. Highly recommend him to anyone who wants a dependable and knowledgeable agent!
q Received from William Scott:
Richard von Sternberg is an outstanding real estate agent. He has a
wonderful 'bed side manner', is available 24/7 for questions and problem
solving throughout the buying and/or selling process, and is also a generous
and free spirit. It was a pleasure to deal with him.