Your Wake Forest & North Raleigh Area Specialist
We know that buying or selling your home is one of the biggest decisions that you will ever make and there are many challenges that can arise along the way. Our team is committed to making the entire process of buying or selling as enjoyable and as stress free as possible.
Real estate is a relationship business and we never forget that, but in order to succeed in today's market you need an agent that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Choosing an agent who is a creative marketer, excellent communicator, patient, skilled negotiator and an expert in the local market will make all the difference in the world. These are the things that we pride ourselves on and that we believe help build relationships for life.
What Makes Us Different:
Local Experts - We understand the local market better than most because we are residents. A thorough understanding of the ins and outs of each neighborhood, schools, local activities & events and market trends are priceless tools in used in the buying or selling of your next home.
Communication - I believe that constant communication will make your real estate transaction a lot easier and will help us effectively meet your goals and needs. From listing/offer to closing, we will always keep you in the loop with the pertinent details. Once a day, once a week, by email, phone or text - whatever works best for you!
Marketing - We will always get your home the exposure that it deserves. Your home will be marketed on the local MLS and syndicated to over 50 websites and search engines. We follow an aggressive 10 step marketing plan with the ultimate goal of selling your home for the highest amount in the shortest amount of time.
Technology - We utilize the newest and most powerful technology available to give our clients every resource required to stay ahead of the market. RaleighRealEstate-Listings.com is the only tool you will need for searching for your next dream home.
We Care- About our clients. Your goals, your needs and your family are the things that are important to us. We always keep your best interest at mind and strive to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for our clients. We hope to create lifelong relationships with each and every family we represent.
Looking For Your Next Home:
I will sit and genuinely understand your needs and work with you patiently until we find you the best home not just a house. I'm someone who tries to match your lifestyle with the right community based on your short and long term needs...those with the best schools, wide range of community amenities to enhance your lifestyle.
Looking to Sell a Home:
I'll work with you to price your home to maximize it's market appeal, we'll get your home staged to highlight all the best features to prospective buyers. Your home will be advertised in print, direct mail and most importantly online to over 140 home related buying sites. Full service, full time... every nuance is handled from start to close.
I'm resourceful and creative to do what it takes to get your home sold..quickly and for top dollar that's why we offer the 90-day sell it or our fee is free Guarantee!
Re/Max, the world's most respected & recognized brand in real estate and a strong reputation for the most productive, experienced and knowledgeable agents
The Tortora Realty Group continues to provide BEST IN CLASS service and be a professional, well respected team with a support team all working together with one single goal....to help our clients get the Most in Today's Real Estate Market.
Rick continually achieves Sales Achievement awards that include: Fast Tracker 2008, Executive Club 2009, President's Club 2012-2017 and inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame in 2018. Rick is adept in social media, highly creative in internet marketing on Facebook, Instagram, ADWERX and others.
Every listing receives the 100% involvement and the full attention of Rick. From the initial Listing appointment down through to the Closing table he'll be alongside you to guide & answer any questions.
Rick is an longtime resident of Wake Forest and specializes in Wake Forest, Wakefield, North Raleigh, Rolesville and all of Wake County.
His background in finance, his personal experience in real estate investment and sharp business insights are major factors in his ability to help his clients recognize each opportunity. If you’re looking for the perfect property to suit your lifestyle, or want to sell your property for the best possible return, you want to work with a professional who is driven to help you achieve your goals.
National Association of Realtor's
North Carolina Association of Realtor's
Triangle Multiple Listing Service
Graduate of St. John's University with BBA degree in Business/Management & Marketing
90-Day Performance Guarantee to get your home SOLD!
Rick is a great agent. He helped us buy and sell. He helped us stage our home so it would look its best. We sold in 48 hours! He showed great skill negotiating with all concerned to help us complete the sale. Rick is patient, reassuring, and most importantly, hard working! We were looking for a place for about a year and we were about to give up. We contacted Rick and he helped us find our house very quickly. He represented us well with the builder and helped us get to closing with very little worry. We give Rick the highest recommendation!
Both my wife Tomeka and I want to say thank you and tell you how much we appreciated working with you on the sale of our home. We can't tell you how much we appreciated every detail, from start to finish, that you provided and how smooth everything went. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Just to let you know and your past and future customers, you only have one chance to make a first impression and you knocked the ball out of the park with a sound solid real estate knowledge of the needs and product we were selling. This type of customer service doesn't often exist in today's world, and we appreciate the professional image you portrayed of the men and women who sell real estates for a living. I am sure others in your organization can appreciate and learn a few things from you. You sold our home in three days after listing. Amazing effort on your part and our excellent product made the transaction successful. You were very professional and courteous. Again thank you for the wonderful and professional job that you provided to us. We will definitely give you a call if ever we plan to buy a house in this area and we will make sure to give you as a reference to anyone that we know who will be selling or purchasing a home in your area. Thanks and keep up the great work!
As first time home buyers, we relied on Rick heavily throughout the buying process. He was always accessible through email and phone and always gave non-biased advice. I never felt like Rick was just trying to sell us a home - he wanted us to buy our dream home. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the home buying process. During the negotiation process, he always kept out best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Rick!
Buyer & Seller
Rick is an outstanding agent! I've actually worked with Rick as both a buyer and a seller. He was a tremendous partner and resource to me during both experiences. As a buyer, he was patient and showed me many properties within my price range. As a seller, he was very diligent in making sure my home was prepared to be listed and very helpful during the showings and negotiation process. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Buyer & Seller
This agent is a professional, knowledgeable person who puts his clients above everything. He is truly caring and will go to all ends to help you achieve your end result. Rick advised us the good and bad of every house he showed us and helped us to make a decision. He negotiated to get us some changes. Now we are selling a house. He advised us on a good selling price and told us how to stage the house for showings. He advertised for us and held an open house. There are no questions that went unanswered. His advise to us proved very valuable.
Our experience with Rick was very positive. He is a very personable and professional guy , with a very competitive market he was able to continue our search and help us find our forever home. Highly recommend calling him.
Rick is one of the best real estate agents I have work with and know in relation to home buying process. He is completely dedicated to his clients. Rick goes above and beyond his duty as a real estate agent to make sure to listen to the needs of his clients. Rick found a home for my parents and that wasn't an easy task. We ended up working with an online lender and had the worst experience. However I have to say without Rick's support and knowledge this could have never worked out. I appreciate him and all that he did for my parents. Rick is a kind and compassionate person. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy or sell real estate. We cannot imagine not having you along to help us through this. Thank you for replacing bad memories with good ones - Priceless. Your overwhelming generosity has left our family speechless. Thank you!
07/11/2018 Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Franklinton, NC. Rick was wonderful every step of the way. Communication was excellent and he did great on the negotiations. He had a lot of helpful suggestions and knows a lot of people in the area such as cleaners and locksmiths who were great to work with after the sale.
My husband I began looking for a house in October of 2017 and didn't finally close on our home until May 2018. In a very competitive market, Rick helped us stay up to date on any new listings meeting our criteria and also stuck with us through 6 different offers. He was an advocate for us and didn't push us at all. He gave his opinion when he felt things were not up to par, which was extremely valuable for us as first time home buyers. We were so lucky to work with such an honest and caring realtor and would recommend him to anybody.
Just to let you and your future customers know, you only have one chance to make a first impression and you knocked the ball out of the park with a sound solid real estate knowledge of the needs and product we were selling. This type of customer service doesn't often exist in today's world, and we appreciate the professional image you portrayed of the men and women who sell real estates for a living. I am sure others in your organization can appreciate and learn a few things from you. You sold our home in three days after listing. Amazing effort on your part and our excellent product made the transaction successful. You were very professional and courteous. Again thank you for the wonderful and professional job that you provided to us. We will definitely give you a call if ever we plan to buy a house in this area and we will make sure to give you as a reference to anyone that we know who will be selling or purchasing a home in your area. Thanks and keep up the great work! Robby & Tomeka Brown Your Satisfied Customers Heritage, Wake Forest