Testimonials

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested.

Thank you to my clients for the kind words:

"Rick has helped my family with many transactions, both buying and selling homes over the years. We have all been very pleased with the outcome of these transactions. He is a very knowledgeable, honest, and trustworthy person. We will continue to use him as OUR realtor in the future. "

Kristy N., Valparaiso

"Rick is a wonderful realtor! He is very quick to respond to messages and questions and is very helpful in every step of the process. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the entire home buying experience and I am glad that I chose him to help me find my home!"

Teri B., LaCrosse

"Rick has helped me purchase a home in Portage, IN. He has been excellent to work with. Rick comes to meetings well prepared and I felt like he is really working on my behalf. I hope to continue to work with Rick."

Anis R., Portage

"Rick is amazing. I was pretty picky on what I wanted, and where I wanted it. He was patient and we found a perfect home!"

Jenny L., Wanatah

"Rick was very friendly and patient with us. He is Knowledgeable in his profession. We were comfortable with him during the showings and very informative. We would recommend him to our family and friends."

George and Esther R., Valparaiso

"So thankful for Rick Lahey of McColly Real Estate for being such a great realtor, but most importantly a kind and humble person!!! Please consider him for all of your realtor needs."

Teresa G., Valparaiso

"Rick is a true professional, very knowledgeable and helpful. He is always very pleasant, displaying an enjoyment for his job. I would recommend him to anyone interested in moving to a new home. He listens to his client's needs and tries his very best to please him. Thank you, again, Rick for all you did in helping me find what seems to be the perfect home for me."

Judy M., Valparaiso

Rick is the Man! From start to finish he was professional, helpful and friendly. We would recommend him and McColly highly!

Joanne and John W., Porter

Probably one of the hardest working realtors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Always takes your calls and emails or responds very quickly if not immediately available. He will meet with you at 10pm or 6am, whatever works for you. He knows the market and is a great advisor. Rick was just an absolute pleasure and a consummate professional. I would highly recommend him, whether selling or buying. On top of all that, he is simply a nice person.

Jim and Sue C., Valparaiso

I highly recommend Rick Lahey. He sold my house in about three months. Not only that, but I was overseas during the whole process. Rick basically took charge of the inspection, fixing minor issues with my house, and the closing. He was extremely patient and responsible. I am fortunate to have found Rick as my agent, who was recommended to me by a trusted colleague.

Yun X, Valparaiso

My husband and I planned to move 100 miles away and needed an efficient home sale. We were referred to Rick Lahey through family and found that everything we were promised about him was true. Rick is professional, punctual, helpful, and resourceful. He made the sale of our home feel easy. After our initial walk through, Rick provided to us some helpful tips both verbally and through McColly documents/check lists for the successful sale of a home. After we cleaned and de-cluttered, Rick worked with our schedule to take inviting and well framed photos of our house to ensure the best viewings online. We were happy to see our home displayed on multiple online sites and received prompt notice of all scheduled showings. I especially appreciated how well Rick communicated with me and my husband. I always knew when showings were scheduled and when buyers were interested. Rick went above and beyond foreseeing and handling any possible complications with our sale. He goes out of his way to be helpful: coming over to unlock my front door when I locked myself out and bringing me a shovel when I had already packed mine! We were incredibly pleased with the services that Rick provided as our realtor and we would hire him again. He prepared us for the worst and advocated to earn us the best. Thank you Rick for treating us like family and helping us through the transition of selling our home.

Taylor and Courtney W., Valparaiso

We chose Rick because we have dealt with him in the past in other situations. He is professional, detail-oriented, fights for the best interests of his clients, and in our opinion, is amazing at what he does!!! If you want the best real estate agent in the region, you choose Rick Lahey!

Matt and Katie Z., Wanatah

Rick was amazing to work with. He is patient, kind and answered all my questions. He made me feel comfortable with the purchase of my new home. It was reassuring working with someone who is so good at what they do. I feel like I was working with the best.

Amanda M., Porter

Rick is an amazing agent. I found a property that was a perfect fit for my family and he was able to assist me from start to finish through the buying process and enabled me to close exactly one month after first viewing the property!

Lindsay B., Valparaiso

Rick is very easy to talk to regarding anything pertaining to the purchase of a home. He follows up when he states he will and clearly explains the process. Rick's kindness and patience when there were times I asked the same question more than once would help walk me through the process until I understood. 

Barb C., DYER

We were repeat clients for Rick. He did a great job when we bought our home and years later when we sold. Rick makes the process easy and has great knowledge. He is very helpful throughout the process. 

Larry and Debbie D., VALPARAISO

We were referred to Rick by friends of ours. Rick was a pleasure to work with. His friendly demeanor made house hunting easy for us to find our first home. It seemed like he was always available to meet. 

Jon and Nicole B., VALPARAISO

It was a pleasure to work with Rick. He gave us valuable information and honest guidance throughout the process of selling our home. He was great at answering our questions and getting back to us quickly. Rick advised us to put home on the market quickly and we had quite a bit of interest right away: 6 showings in 2 days and sold in less than a week.

Mike and Pam C., CHESTERTON

This is the 4th home we have sold with Rick, so there is no question we would recommend his service. We were impressed by Rick's quick, fast, service on this latest transaction. Our home sold in less than a week. He is the "JJ" of Real Estate. 

Tim and Vickie P., VALPARAISO

 

From our initial meeting to the closing Rick excelled in communication, advice and follow through. What I liked best was Rick's approachability. I was comfortable contacting him as needed without concern that I was being a nuisance. His easy going personality fostered a comfortable relationship. What stands out most to me is how accurately Rick read the market.

Brenda B., VALPARAISO

 

Rick has very impressive local knowledge and we are very satisfied with his service. Rick was very responsive and accessible, even while he was on vacation. He always was able to meet our needs regarding timing (viewing homes, meetings, etc.)

Dustin and Kathleen S., VALPARAISO

 

Rick went above and beyond his duties as a Realtor. We both sold our existing home and bought a new home through Rick. He gave us advise when needed and was a voice of reason when things did not go as planned. He kept us well informed. We would and do recommend Rick as a Real Estate Agent. When and if we need one again we will be seeking Rick's expertise.

Mike and Amber R., PORTAGE

 

Our whole family has used Rick to buy and sell homes and when it was my time to buy a house, there was no need to find a another realtor. Rick is available and willing to show any house at any time. He is knowledgeable and will let you decide what house you want. He is not pushy and will let it take as long as it has to to find the home of your dreams. I would recommend Rick to anyone. Your can call or text him any time of the day. He is always in the mood to work for others. Rick is always by your side from start to closing and beyond.

Dillon R., LAPORTE

 

Rick was an excellent realtor. He knew the areas very well and was able to give us more information than just locations. He was also very knowledgeable of the homes themselves and pointed out concerns that we would never had noticed. I felt like he always had our needs in mind and I never felt pressured to make a decision unless it was my own. I recommend him highly and will use him if I am ever looking to purchase again.

Billy R., PORTAGE

 

Looking for a home and moving is never an easy process. And for me it was not just finding the right home but understanding everything else that went with it. Rick Lahey not only helped to find us a home, but was extremely helpful in making sure that I knew exactly what information I needed and where to get it. And because of his willingness to go the extra mile I was confident going into closing. He returns calls and gets needed information to you quickly. He made the whole process very easy. My family and I could not have done this without Rick's help. I would recommend Rick Lahey to any one in need of real estate.

MaryAnn O., VALPARAISO

 

Rick Lahey is a phenomenal agent. He's professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and super friendly. He guided us through the process of selling our home and gave us his expert advice along the way even referring us to service professionals to help us with some repairs after our home inspection. We felt like family and he was always available and willing to go the extra mile. You can tell Rick loves what he does and is a man of his word---definitely a cut above the rest. We highly recommend him without ANY reservations!

Alan and Laurie F., VALPARAISO

 

I originally listed my home with Rick a few years ago in 2012 during a difficult seller's market. Although it didn't sell the first time I listed the property, I thought so highly of Rick's professionalism in the way that he did business with myself in particular that I decided to re-list my home with him again for a second time in early May of 2014. Rick not only has a wealth of knowledge regarding the real estate market here in NW Indiana, but also has exceptional customer relationship skills. He is extremely friendly and was very prompt in returning phone calls, emails and text messages whenever I had any questions or concerns about selling my home. Rick not only gets the job done, but does it with excellence and integrity. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone in the NW Indiana area looking to buy and/or sell a home. You will not be disappointed with his outstanding service!

Nate R., CHESTERTON

 

This is the second time I've used Rick to purchase real estate. The first was in 2002. I was impressed with him then and even more so now. His knowledge and expertise make you feel confident in the decision and the process. I have and will continue to recommend Rick to anyone I know looking to buy or sell property in Northwest Indiana.

Larry Z., CHESTERTON

 

Rick was excellent in every way during the listing and selling progress. We feel that he will go above and beyond to assist you with any needs that you may have. A week before our tentative closing date, we had a severe storm with record rainfall. There was damage to the roof, which caused a leak in the living room. We got right on the situation with the insurance company, However, we were having trouble locating any contractors who could get to the job before closing. We called Rick to see if he knew anyone who could do the job. Rick did suggest someone that he knew, and that company was very prompt in not only starting the job, but finishing it in time to close. We feel that because he has been in the business so long, he does have a lot of relationships with people in the community that he can connect you with to assist with preparing your home for the market. or even getting it repaired at the finish line.

Cyrilla M., VALPARAISO

 

I am a first time home buyer and Rick was recommended to me by a friend at work. I was very nervous, a little scared & felt overwhelmed about the process but working with Rick eased all of those feelings. He was easy to reach, explained things very well and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. He always listened to my request and answered every (of the many) question in great detail and on terms I could understand. Rick was very honest and trustworthy throughout and always had my best interest at heart. I would highly recommend Rick as a realtor for anyone but especially a first home buyer.

Lauren C., VALPARAISO

 

I have worked with Realtors for over 30 years and Rick is head and shoulders above the professionals in this industry. Rick always goes the extra mile. I welcome the opportunity to attest to the integrity, knowledge and kindness of this fine man.

Keith H., VALPARAISO

 

Rick is a highly knowledgeable and hard working. He is very easy to work with along with being a very nice person. I would recommend him to family & friends easily.

Susan F., VALPARAISO

 

Rick Lahey worked with my husband and I for several months as we looked for our first home. He was extremely helpful in the process, and made us both feel comfortable. Rick was always available to assist us in viewing homes, and he provided great insight into the neighborhoods and surrounding areas. My husband and I both complete trust Rick, and we would and have recommended him to many of our friends. He is not only an excellent realtor, but he also is a man of integrity. Lindsay and Carl H.

Lindsay and Carl H., VALPARAISO

 

Rick Lahey's experience in real estate is evident through his knowledge of the market, excellent communication and negotiation skills. Our move across the country to Valparaiso with young children was flawless, thanks to Rick and his dedicated team of professionals!

Karolyn and Bob F., VALPARAISO 

 

Rick was an awesome realtor. Our process was overwhelming and sometimes messy with certain caveats we were forced to weave through but he sold our house in 2 weeks, found us the home of our dreams, helped us get through the craziness of banks/loans/etc. with step-by-step and almost daily advice at times, basically held our hands through the whole entire process from "we're thinking about selling our house" to movers unloading at our new place, worked through some buyer issues for the homeowners of the house we moved out of, and closely assisted in negotiations with the builder of the new house (and builders can be quite challenging at times!). He gave guidance when it came to showing and selling our home, and always provided very timely feedback of home showings (of which there were about 20 in 2 weeks-time). He is friendly, incredibly responsive, and always made us feel like we were his top priority. I hope that I don't have a move in my near future but if (and when) I do, I will undoubtedly be calling Rick...and will (and have) recommend him to anyone else I hear looking for an excellent realtor.

Katie and Kyle L., VALPARAISO

 

Rick Lahey was the realtor we chose to list my mom's home. He worked professionally and diligently to show the home to potential buyers and get it sold quickly. Any questions we had about the process were answered promptly and explained so that we understood. We valued his expert opinion and were completely satisfied from the day the for sale sign was put on the property until the day we closed on the house.

Rich and Mary R., KOUTS

 

From the first meeting to list our home with Rick to the closing we were very satisfied. Rick walked us through the selling process, pointed out the details that would enhance the sale. Rick also worked with us to establish a price on the home based upon a thorough review of home sales in our vicinity. He also notified us in advance of any viewings by prospective buyers. When proposals were made he helped us with the various conditions placed on the proposals and made sure our interest in the sale were protected. Rick took the worry out of the sale of our home and we were indebted to him.

Mike and Sonia M., VALPARAISO