According to NAR (National Association of Realtors®) We are the first in the Pocono Area to receive the RSPS Ceritfication. Please review our website for further details.
Get to know Jeff Rickert
Welcome to The Poconos!
We would like to introduce ourselves. Our names are Jeff and Heather Rickert. We have personally invested in real estate since 2000 and, as realtors®, we specialize in two distinct areas. One area of specialty is the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where we help buyers and sellers of investment properties and vacation homes. Our other area of expertise is the Souderton and North Penn School Districts, including Harleysville, Skippack, Lederach and the Borough of Souderton.
Jeff & Heather have been a residents of Arrowhead Lake (Monroe County, PA) since 2001. We are natives of the Souderton and North Penn School District since 1993. Jeff has been an active member of the Harleysville Community Fire Co. since 1995 and has been the Deputy Emergency Operations Coordinator for Lower Salford Township since 2002 as well as Fire Marshall of Lower Salford Township since 2006. We have also kept busy by raising our 3 adopted children.
We made our passion our profession!
See you at the next bonfire!
We are the only realtors in the Poconos with our Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) designation.
Certifications and Designations:
RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist) NAR (National Association of Realtors®) PMAR (Pocono Mountain Association of Realtors®) Trend MLS Services Flex MLS Services
If you are looking to invest in real estate, upgrade to a larger home, or even downsize, call us or fill out a contact form and we will be happy to assist you with your real estate needs.
Jeff & Heather Rickert
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New Resort Certification to Serve Growing Second-Home and Resort Market
To better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate sector, a new certification for REALTORS® called the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is now offered by the National Association of REALTORS®. This certification program was launched in January 2006.
According to an NAR survey, more than 140,000 REALTORS® currently work in resort area and second home markets.
"The RSPS certification program recognizes the vitality of the second home market," said Dennis Johnson, 2007 chair of the NAR Resort & Second-Home Committee. "Serving the resort and vacation real estate market has come of age at a time when the second home market has never been stronger and savvy buyers increasingly demand the expertise of a real estate professional with proven knowledge of resort and second-home market conditions."
The program consists of two core courses and two electives. REALTORS® or consumers interested in learning more about the program may log on to www.Realtor.org/Resort or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800/874-6500, Ext. 8393.
An NAR study of second-home buyers showed substantial growth in the second-home market. The study indicated that investment property and vacation homes make up a significant portion of the overall housing market, accounting for more than one-third of residential transactions. Acquiring a second home has grown in popularity over the last 10 years and in particular since 2003. Sales of second homes increased 16 percent in 2004 from the year before. NAR also estimates in a study of second-home owners that the typical vacation-home owner is 59 years old, while the median age of the investment property owner is 55.
2006 First year in real estate.
2007 Was named rookie of the year.
2008 We received the International Bronze Award; 2nd in Sales Volume Closed Buyers Side, 3rd Listings Volume Closed Sellers Side, 1st Buyers Sales, 1st Listings Taken, 2nd Closed Units. In Addition Heather received Most Driven Award in our office of 72 agents. Internationally we received The International Bronze Award.
2009 We received the International Silver Award; 3rd in Sales Volume 2.5 mil, 1st in Total Number of Buyers Sales, 1st Listings Taken, 1st Closed Units. In Addition Heather received Most Inspirational Person. In 2009 our office had 78 agents.
2010 We received the International Gold Award; 3rd Total Listings & Sales Volume 5.5 mil, 2nd Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 3rd Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units.
2011 We received the International Double Gold Award; 1st Total Listings & Sales Volume 6.9 mil, 1st Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 1st Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units and Most Valuable Agents.
2012 We received the International Double Gold Award; 1st Total Listings & Sales Volume 7.4 mil, 1st Sales Volume Closed Buyers, 2nd Listing Volume Closed Sellers, 1st Total Number of Buyers, 1st Total Number of Listings Taken, 1st Total Number of Closed Units.
2013 International Double Gold Award
2014 International Gold Award
Testimonials for Jeff Rickert
Very knowledgeable of the area, guidance in selling our home and really went above board in marketing our home. We had also referred Jeff and Heather to friends who were interested in purchasing a home and were equally pleased.
Both Jeff and Heather always found time to meet with us, advise us and help in all areas of the sale of our home. They understood our personal needs at the time of the sale and did everything to see that the transfer went smoothly. They promptly answered all of our questions and kept us informed via the internet. We could not have been more satisfied with their professionalism.
Great team to work with!! They have a perfect mix of knowledge and have a laid back sales approach. Highly recommend this agent in searching for your new pocono home. We would list our property for sale with Jeff and Heather as well.
Jeff and Heather were professional throughout the entire home buying process. They were very knowledgeable about the area and were great at educating us on the types of homes and communities available in the Poconos. Our questions were promptly answered. They listened to what we wanted and helped us find the best home to fit our needs. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a home in the Pocono area.
Jon & Debbie Austad02/23/2016
These two are the best when it comes to Arrowhead Lake. They know the ins and outs of the community, houses and local area. They provided us with excellent, fast and personal service. They had many contacts in the area to help us with closing, loans and repairs. Thank you for making our dream of owning a second home come true.
08/07/2015 - neva13
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Long Pond, PA.
Jeff and Heather make the perfect team. We knew we wanted to find the best realtors for the job, especially since we were looking to purchase a home 2 hours away from us in the Poconos. They see and think outside of the box, and encouraged our vision to transform a lakefront chalet into a desirable and successful vacation rental. All the details of the transaction were amazingly taken care of without missing a beat, thanks to their organization skills. And their knowledge of the area, along with providing top notch contacts in the area, helped us acclimate rather quickly, as not knowing where to turn for help with plumbing, electrical, landscaping, etc etc can become quite daunting without knowing who is the best around. 5 stars to Jeff and Heather, full service professionals, and great people!
05/30/2015 - jamess1947
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Pocono Lake, PA.
Jeff & Heather did everything they promised. Kept the marketing program going, arranged appointments & got feedback, good advise on pricing and meeting our objectives. Also most knowledgeable on arrowhead lakes development. We definitely recommend them
04/15/2015 - poconuts48
Sold a home in 2013 in Lake Harmony, Kidder Township, PA 18624.
THE RICKERTS CREATED A VIDEO OF OUR HOME, SHOVELED OUR WALKWAY ONCE (WHEN WE WERE OUT OF TOWN), SENT US WEEKLY, COMPUTER GENERATED UPDATES ON VIEWS OF OUR HOME AND ALSO GAVE US SUGGESTIONS FOR STAGING OUR HOME.
04/07/2015 - user7936113
Sold a home in 2013.
Did a nice job for me on a property that had failed to sell while listed with a competing agent. They really know the area and have a lot of enthusiasm for what they do. Would recommend.
03/31/2015 - thebeltzfamily
Bought a home in 2015.
Rickert Reality was the seller's agent in a recent purchase I made in the Poconos.
Heather's professionalism and attention to detail was not only helpful, I honestly think the deal would never have been done without her.
I highly recommend this real estate company.