I am fortunate enough to have amazing clients. From time to time I solicit testimonials from them. I always strive to be a calming influence in my transactions to keep thinks moving smoothly. It is nice to see that is usually reflected in the testimonials that I receive.



“Based on everything we’d heard and read, as first time home buyers we were prepared for a lengthy, painful process. To our happy surprise, it really couldn’t have been easier. Rick helped us navigate the competitive Raleigh market and made every step a breeze. Best of all, he gave us his honest opinion. Rick is responsive, knowledgeable and isn’t in the business of getting buyers into just any home. 10/10 would recommend.”… Emily and Brian L. Raleigh

“Personally, I have had eight real estate transaction in the RDU area since 1994. My experience with Rick Wellington has been the best by far. Rick brings the highest level of experience, expertise and most importantly integrity and trust to his clients.”  Tom C. – San Diego, CA

Rick was my rock! He guided me through the nuances of selling my home and buying a new one…and I had lots of questions! Hey, he knew things to tell me that I didn’t even know to ask about. His suggestions for preparations for selling my home were very helpful. He was right on top of contacting the buyer’s agent as the sale progressed, he reached out to the seller of the home I bought on all kinds of issues, and kept me informed all along the way.  He had reputable contacts for issues such as inspections and repairs. OK, he didn’t pack my boxes, but he make the selling and buying experiences so smooth, I had time and energy to pack boxes myself.  Thank you, Rick!… Jan H.- Raleigh

“Our family selected Rick to assist us with selling our previous rural home and helping us relocate to the downtown area.  Rick assisted us every step of the way, with staging tips and handyman referrals to get our our previous home in top sale condition.  Our new home was partially constructed when we discovered it, and Rick’s good taste and patience were huge assets as we selected flooring, tile, paint, and fixtures.  Rick is professional and unflappable, and I highly recommend his services” – Ken and Christine C. Knightdale to Raleigh

“Rick worked with my husband and me over a couple of years. Due to job changes and health issues, our purchase was delayed, but Rick was patient. When the time was right, he listened to our needs and helped us find the right home for our current stage of life. He is very knowledgeable of the local  real estate market and provided us factual, honest feedback to our questions and concerns as we viewed various homes and properties. I would highly recommend him.” – Emily and Buddy V. – Raleigh

“While Rick excels in all categories (for example, knowledge of local market, pricing and staging), his intelligence coupled with calm, pleasant and rational demeanor is what helped me successfully negotiate the sell of 2 homes and purchase of 3 homes in the North Raleigh area. The last sell and  purchase was during 2010 and the market was extremely unstable, not to mention the mortgage process was beyond strange—rules regarding loan documentation seemed to change by the hour. Rick remained objective and calm throughout as we knocked down one hurdle after the other, negotiating with lenders, closing attorney’s, and of course the buyers of my existing home and the seller (JP Morgan Chase) of my new home. I have and will continue to recommend Rick.” – Paul B. – Raleigh

“Rick listed and managed the sale of our home last year. Being novice home sellers, my husband and I were apprehensive. It had been so long since we had sold a house and the whole concept of staging a home and preparing for the market was overwhelming.Rick came highly recommended and we felt at  ease with him as soon as we met. Putting a house on the market involves many emotions and Rick made us aware that selling a house is very different from selling a home. With that in mind, pricing our house and preparing for the sale was easier, even in a slow market. We appreciated Rick’s easy going manner, professionalism, ability to explain details clearly, as well as excellent negotiating skills. Even at the closing, there were no surprises. And, Rick always gave us his full attention, always available to help!” – Sue and Mike R. – Raleigh

“Both our buyers of our old home and the seller of the new one ended up throwing us a lot of “curve balls” which really elevated our anxiety level. But, no matter how stressed out, difficult, or upset we got, Rick remained a steady, reassuring, and even comforting “rock”. He helped us to tackle  (or in most cases tackled for us) every challenge the other parties threw our way. It was so great talking to Rick daily, that once the whole process was completed, I still feel like calling him!” – Steve and Kenny – Raleigh