Real estate veteran Rich Bassford knows a thing or two about reaching success. From humble beginnings as owner and operator of an automotive business, Rich has spent the last seventeen years building a standout career in the Quad City real estate market. Since his second year in the business, Rich has consistently achieved multi-million dollar production levels, allowing him to showcase the best of what the Quad Cities has to offer.
In 2014, after having over fourteen years of success in real estate, Rich and his wife Kim opened their own RE/MAX franchise, RE/MAX Elite Homes, located at 1485 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265. The state of the art building features all of the newest amenities. The building has offices for over twenty-five agents and an unlimited amount of work at home agents. The building features a beautiful nine foot wide water wall leading into the elegant conference room and a large cafe area for a shared agent work space. Other amenities include a coffee bar, a twenty foot long covered outdoor pavilion with grill, and a stone waterfall. In 2016, Rich and Kim opened a second RE/MAX office, RE/MAX Elite Homes QC, located at 3709 North Harrison Street , Davenport, IA 52806. The Davenport office has offices for over forty agents and an unlimited amount of work at home agents. It also has a large cafe area for a shared agent work space and a coffee bar. Some of the features unique to the Davenport office include a bubble waterwall, three conference rooms and full kitchen.
As a former student of Moline High School, Rich later procured designations in Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). Rich has worked in real estate for seventeen years and with
RE/MAX since 2004. Rich's client first philosophy has proven that effective customer service is still alive and well within the real estate market. His unique combination of integrity, communication, and in-depth market knowledge has allowed Rich to build many positive, long-lasting relationships with his clients. Rich makes a point to always be accessible to his clients, opening the door for quick and effective communication. Employing three full time assistants, Rich ensures that his clients will always be taken care of.
An outstanding work ethic comes naturally to Rich, which is clear by his numerous awards. He has been and is currently the #1 volume producing RE/MAX agent in the Quad Cities. He has over 1,100 closed transactions in his career.
Rich has been a long time supporter of Children's Miracle Network (CMN) donating a portion of every commission check to the charity. In 2013 Rich and a friend rode their jet skis from Moline, IL to the Gulf of Mexico, a 1,300 mile, six day trip, to raise over $15,000 for Children's Miracle Network from generous donors. You can view photos and details of the trip on his website www.ToTheGulf.com. In addition to his busy real estate career Rich also loves to spend time with his family and friends, riding his jet ski, fishing, and traveling.
Rich has many goals for the remainder of his career, one of them is to help as many people as possible achieve their dream of home ownership!
There are many qualities and skills that go into an excellent real estate professional; integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing expertise, effective negotiation skills, and a high quality professional network. All of which are hallmarks of how Rich works.
Past and current #1 volume producing RE/MAX agent in the Quad Cities
2016 Winner of “Broker/Owner of the Year” from the RE/MAX Central Region
2015 Winner of “Broker/Owner of the Year” from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region
Over 1,100 transactions closed
Licensed in Illinois since 2000
Licensed in Iowa since 2002
Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) Accreditation
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Accreditation
RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2016
Achieved the 47th place for Real Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” out of 10,000 agents in 2015
2014 winner of “Trendsetter of the Year” from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region
Achieved 201st place across America for Real Trends “The Thousands” out of 1,000 agents in 2014
#1 in RE/MAX Residential Sales Volume in QC 2012-2015
RE/MAX Platinum Club Award in 2008, 2012-2016
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award winner in 2010
#2 RE/MAX Highest Number of Residential Transactions in Iowa/Nebraska region in 2008
RE/MAX 100% Club 2005-2007, 2009-2011
Executive Club in 2004
Chairman’s Club in 2003
Honor Club 2001-2002
Presidents Club in 2000