Richard has been a Realtor successfully representing buyers and sellers of real estate in the DFW area of Texas since 1995.
Richard strives to provide top-notch service and to ensure that his client's listings have a very strong online presence for maximum exposure, and also that his buyer and tenant clients have a strong experienced agent on their side of the transaction. Innovative and effective marketing is one of his specialties. Richard is also very experienced at handling new construction transactions and luxury leases as well. Richard was the sole exclusive listing agent for all pre-sales and sales of a highly successful large new luxury town home development near downtown Dallas. Richard's many years of experience and involvement in the Dallas community has made him very well versed in the many neighborhood pockets and nooks of Dallas and most surrounding areas. Richard also loves modern architecture as well as historic homes, he is also a member of Preservation Dallas, where he received his certification as a Historic House Specialist several years ago. Richard actually grew up in a beautiful restored 1870s Victorian 4 story 14-room house on the Hudson River in Westchester, NY, where he enjoyed extensive sailing during the warmer months.
Richard completed his HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Business Management and Marketing at Exeter Business School in Devon, England, U.K.
"I enjoy always increasing my knowledge of the international finance environment since I finished business school in England, and I always have trusted preferred mortgage lenders available to provide excellent finance services to my clients."
Richard has co-chaired the local MLS meetings as well as serving on committees for the Dallas Area Board of Realtors including: Forms and Contracts, as well as the Leasing and Property Management committees, and the Government Affairs Committees.
When he has some free time Richard enjoys playing tennis, running, going to art galleries (his Mother Elisabeth Schalij is an active and well known artist from The Netherlands who paints in her studio near Joe Pool Lake most days of the week). Richard is also a "car guy" and loves automobiles, especially performance cars, and he has raced Porsche Turbos on amateur track day events. He also loves his Australian Silky Terrier which he named "Akemi" which is Japanese for "bright beauty".