"From first conversation till final closing Rich was there to see us through. Rich assured us that he would find us what we wanted. I wasn't so sure at the start. After 15 possible homes and 4 offers we found the perfect home. When Rich said we should be 85% excited "
Louann Portage Michigan
Proposed price $599,900
Rich's knowledge of the West Michigan Area is an asset to any buyer or seller. He goes above and beyond what his client's expect in every type of market. He works with all buyers and sellers.
Rich is a three time quality service award winner and a 3 time Pinnacle Quality Service Award winner. , his clients felt that Rich did an outstanding job, giving him an overall satisfaction rating of over 98%. He is a Four time Master's Ruby Award for sales (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. Rich was nominated as Realtor of the Year 5 times from 2016-2020. In 2018, Rich was elected as a Director for Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors where he served from 2019-2021. He is still involved with GKAR and is on several Task Force groups and Committees.
Rich started working with Century 21 in 2013 and loves being an agent with C21 Affiliated. He enjoys being a mentor to incoming agents and and is a member of The Closers Group in the Portage, Michigan office.
Rich is an Assistant Coach for Parchment High School's Varsity Baseball Program and was named Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association's Assistant Coach of the Year in 2020.
He loves playing golf, cooking for his friends and family and traveling the U.S. with his wife. He also enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids in his limited spare time.
“From first conversation till final closing Rich was there to see us through. Rich assured us that he would find us what we wanted. I wasn't so sure at the start. After 15 possible homes and 4 offers we found the perfect home. When Rich said we should be 85% excited ”
“A trusted friend recommended Rich. I wasn't disappointed. He went many extra miles to find me the right home! Great buying experience. Rich really put in the time for me. Much appreciated, I will recommend Rich and his team to anyone without reservation!”
“Rich was very informative and willing to listen to our needs. Rich was always there to answer questions and give us recommendations if we had questions. Rich communicated extremely well with us and always kept us up to date on what happening regarding inspections and the closing details. I highly recommend Rich for your real estate needs!”
“We've been trying to sell this property for a long time, Rich helped us to sell this and get our asking price for the property. He worked hard to make everything work for both the sellers and the buyers. Rich handled everything professionally and efficiently. We had a time crunch on the day of signing and he helped to make it happen in a timely fashion! Thank you Rich for helping us to sell this property! Your hard work and persistence really paid off! Thank you!”
“Rich was excellent to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with this estate.”
“Thanks for everything Rich ”
“Having known Rich on a personal level first, it seemed a no brainer to use him as a realtor due to his kindness. Though, this transferred into his business practices more than we even could have expected. Rich was attentive to our needs, timely and patient. It was clear he was always advocating for our best interest in the process. His knowledge was so beneficial to us as first time homebuyers. We would recommend Rich to anyone in the home buying or selling process. ”
“Rich Laporte was very easy to work with and he was very helpful in guiding us on everything we needed to do as our parents house was in a trust!! Always kept us updated on everything going on with the sale!!”
“Rich managed my VA loan extremely well and I would recommend any veteran using a VA loan to go through him. We couldn’t of asked for a better real estate agent/broker. He was always there for us day or night and would respond to us in less then 5 minutes each time we had a question. We are extremely satisfied!! ”
“I had the opportunity to work with Rich LaPorte for many years in real estate. I left the area for 10+years and upon moving home Rich was the only realtor I considered calling. He knows the business inside and out and has kept in contact with me while I was gone. A consummate professional with a fun sense of humor, my purchase and closing were great!”
“I have worked with Rich LaPorte in the past and would recommend him 100 % of the time. There is no other realtor I would trust such a big transaction with. He is patient, knowledgeable and one of the best guys I know personally and professionally speaking. Thank you Rich for handling our purchase and sale of our home with the upmost care and professionalism! ”
“With the current state of the real estate market we knew we needed a realtor who understood our location, goals, and needs as sellers. Rich is someone I have known for 10 years and is someone we knew we could trust. On top of that we knew how important it would be to work with a realtor who was available at all times during such a fast paced market. Rich was there for us every step of the way and not only made our selling experience stress free but fun! The relationship and trust we have in Rich not only as a realtor but as a friend is why we will continue to work with him in our future real estate ventures as well. Thanks Rich and Century 21! You exceeded all of our expectations.”