5136 Lovers Lane Suite 104
Portage, MI 49002
"Rich's knowledge was invaluable. I couldn't have navigated the purchase of my home nearly as fluidly without him. He was there for me every step of the way. I didn't know him before the referral but now he feels like family. Turley, I cannot speak highly enough of him. "
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Proposed price $599,900
4 Beds / 2 Baths
Proposed price $179,900
3 Beds / 1 Baths
Proposed price $150,000
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.
“Rich's knowledge was invaluable. I couldn't have navigated the purchase of my home nearly as fluidly without him. He was there for me every step of th” ... “e way. I didn't know him before the referral but now he feels like family. Turley, I cannot speak highly enough of him. ”
“Rich was so detailed oriented and cared about us as people, not just clients. He made sure the house we bought would be a wonderful home for us and di” ... “dn't push us to buy the first property we saw. Communication with Rich is like talking with a good friend. You can contact him whenever with questions and he will respond as quickly as possible. He is funny, kind, and very compassionate. He knows the Kalamazoo area well and we were given great advice on what areas to search in. We are so grateful for all of the help he provided with getting us into our first home. Everything with our closing went so smoothly and we were in our house just under a month from when our offer was accepted. Rich made the process seamless and made sure we understood every step. Rich LaPorte was the best realtor and I will recommend him to everyone needing to buy/sell their home.”
“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 pu” ... “t 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 question” ... “s. 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 bus” ... “iness 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!! Alwa” ... “ys 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 e” ... “state 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 rea” ... “ltor 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!”