I moved to Long Beach in October 2010, and knew nothing of the area. Michael Richards was referred to me by a colleague. In a short amount of time, Michael helped me find a furnished apartment in the Aquas buildings. His knowledge of the area and downtown living really impressed me. He was able to negotiate my rent down to a rate the landlord and I were both pleased with. He even called several months into my lease to check on my status. His customer service was without a doubt, the best I ever delt with. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone in the market to rent or buy.
I tried different agents with no success. I met Michael at an open house and he was very knowledgeable. He made my open buying experience very positive.
Michael Richards is an extremely professional agent. He is a responsible, dedicated, and knowledgeable partner for any real estate transaction. Whenever questions would occur during the escrow process Michael had the answers. If the inspection revealed that a repair needed to be made prior to closing, Michael had a team of professionals at the ready in order to complete the necessary repair quickly and affordably. I can recommend him without hesitation!
I found that Mike Richard’s assistance was invaluable when I bought my home in Simi Valley in 2010. He proved to be very helpful at all stages of the purchase and closing of escrow and made what has been a difficult process in the past, much easier with his professionalism, courtesy and responsiveness. When I started to look at a second property in the Long Beach Beach recently, I had no hesistation in asking Mike to help me again.
What an amazing expierence we have had working with Michael Richards. We met Michael a few years back when we were in the process of purchasing a home in the Long Beach area. We weren’t sure of the area we wanted to buy in and he was so great in giving us a good range to look at so we could get a feel for what we could afford in a few different areas in Long Beach and even Lakewood. What was so wonderful about our expierence was that it took us 3 years to buy our home and throughout that time Michael was there helping us along the way. He really listened to my husband and my needs and wants in what we were looking for and never gave up on us. He always kept in touch with us giving us updates and market information to keep us in the loop. The day we found our perfect home Michael was ready and quick to respond to help us make our offer. In just a few short weeks we had our perfect home with all the wants and wishes we had been looking for. To us Michael is more than an agent he is a great friend. We are very lucky to have been introduced to him and are happy to pass along his name to all of our friends and family and anyone we hear looking for a home to sell or buy he is your guy.
Michael helped me find a home in the Lakewood area. He knew the neighborhoods like the back of his hand and he’s absolutely tireless in his work ethic. If you are looking for a straight shooter who knows the business, he’s your guy.
We used a few agents before being recommend to Michael and he made the others look like first graders – there really was no comparison. Michael was great to work with and made the home buying process very easy for 1st time out of state buyers. His knowledge of the market, proactive suggestions and use of technology was very helpful in our decision making process. Michael is also very timely and extremely responsive and we wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to any new home buyers.
Michael Richards is a top notch agent. He is professional, prompt, and communicates well. Michael is the type of person that will go out of his way for his client. He is based in Long Beach/South Bay area; however, I decided to look at places in the Inland Empire. I expected that Michael was going to tell me that he couldn’t go out that far to look at houses with me, but I was wrong. He drove 60 miles to look at houses with me in Corona and put in the extra work to research the market over there.
His experience in construction also gives him an edge on the initial showing. He let me know of problem areas on some flips that we saw and gave his recommendation to pass on those houses. Other agents might have tried to make a sale right then and there, but Michael is truly looking out for this clients best interest. A+
I have closed two transactions with Michael to date – both on multi-family residential. He has extensive knowledge of the marketplace, is professional and well-organized and he has stayed involved in the transaction even after it has closed to make sure the seller completed all of his post-closing obligations and to assist with market info when vacancies have occurred.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael. He knows the area that he sells in and once I accepted an offer on my home, he was very thorough and stayed on top of things to the end. He looked out for me and made the whole process so easy. When I’m ready to buy my place in Liesure World, I will definitley be calling him to help!
Michael Richards is a great agent he is not lazy like most agents , he can work with anybody and he will get you the most money for your house and if your looking to buy he will get you the best deal, contact him if you want things done right
2014: Michael not only helped me buy my condo in 2009, he helped me sell it in 2014 when the commute to Irvine was getting too long for me! He’s an amazing agent and the only one that I will use when buying and selling a house in Southern California.
2009: I was looking for a home for months before I met Michael. After working with him I selected my condo in a matter of weeks. He is amazing to work with during the search. He sat down with me and we figured out what I needed, wanted and then he found it. You couldn’t ask for a better agent. It’s been 4 years since I’ve bought my place and I still feel that I could contact him for information and home improvement suggestions. Look no further for an agent!
I met Michael over a year ago when my parents were looking to purchase an income property in the Long Beach/Seal Beach area. He did a great job working with my parents to find the perfect property. He even was able to calm my dad’s nerves during all the paperwork process being that my parents lived out of the country there was quite a bit of extra steps that needed to take place. Now a year later he still keeps in contact with our family helping out when he can when one of our units becomes available.
He was especially helpful for us in making a successful bid for this property. My wife and I are also grateful for the help he gave us after the sale in recommending local contractors who all provided excellent work. We plan to use him again when the time comes to sell this lovely house.
My husband and I were extremely happy with the knowledge and help Mr. Richards provided us. We bought a “difficult” property. The house was a probate sale. Mr. Richards helped us navigate the process and attended the court date with my husband. He also referred us to a very helpful mortgage broker. In the end, what could have been a complicated and intimidating purchase, was made relatively stress free by Mr. Richard’s dedication to his clients, knowledge and professionalism. I highly recommend him.
Met Michael at an open house and knew right away I wanted him to be our Realtor. He is very knowledgeable and you have no trouble getting a hold of him. We are currently working with Michael to sell our home that he helped us purchase a few years ago. I would recommended him to family and friends and we look forward to working with him again and again.
Michael was very knowledgeable and professional. He put a lot of effort into our sale and took the initiative more than once to provide more information for both parties. He worked around an existing tenant situation diplomatically and had numerous open houses.
Escrow went smoothly and we are happy we decided to go with Michael Richards. We would recommend Michael for your real estate needs.
Needed a rental property that would accept my dog. Michael stepped up to help. Extremely knowledgeable and kept me up to date everyday on available properties
Still working with Michael and have only extremely positive things to say. I have had more than one dealings with Michael regarding selling properties and not only has he gotten them sold at a very nice price but also provided great assistance in getting them ready for sale. So regardless the property’s circumstances give him a call and let him help you.
Micheal really knows his stuff. His experience is really reflected in his work. He walked us through our home buying experience answering all of our questions and really going above and beyond to get all the things we needed. We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend him.