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A strong background in sales, property investment, and entrepreneurial experience, Rich approaches real estate with a mix of hard work, dedication and discipline. He specializes in residential sales throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties including Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and downtown Sarasota. His experience with waterfront and island properties makes him a trusted resource and guide for buyers and sellers. Always available, those who know Rich attest to his honesty, loyalty, and ability to efficiently focus on his customers’ needs. He also prides himself on being a highly-trained and proven negotiator.

Rich is originally from New Jersey and has owned or managed several global-reaching manufacturing companies specializing in the automotive, aerospace/defense, and telecom industries. He is also a seasoned investor with a 20-year track record in residential and commercial properties, offering exceptional insight to customers looking to purchase or sell a primary home, vacation home, or make guided adjustments to their real estate portfolios. Rich studied Political Science at the University of Arizona.

Outside of real estate, Rich brings his drive and competitive nature to a number of other interests. He is passionate about competitive dog sports and has owned both German shepherds and Beligian Malinois. He is also an avid golfer and Texas hold ’em player.

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