I don’t know where to begin. I have said to Richard “thank god for you” so many times that I would now like to write a review. I am a 100% service-connected disabled Vietnam Veteran that no Real Estate agent wanted to help. I contacted Color Realty from an advertisement in a local magazine. I left a message and within a short amount of time that same day Richard Harris the Broker called me back. Just a little back story I lost my best friend, support system and the person that I shared a home with for 25 years due to Covid. She passed away in our leased house. I was lost and was unsure how to navigate my way out of my new predicament. Richard came over evaluated not just my future real estate needs but also my situation in general and jumped into action. At 71 years old, I never thought I would own a home and at first, I assigned Richard with a task of finding me a warehouse building to live-in so I could work on my cars and be left alone. Richard gently turned that ship around and shared with me that I was capable of using my Veterans benefits and retirement income to afford an actual house with a two-car garage. Also, I could no longer afford to keep living where I was on one income so Richard spoke to the landlord and negotiated an affordable rent until I could move into my new home. Additionally, using Veteran benefits and using a VA loan is a major problem in this rapid environment; agents and owners appear to be discriminating against VA transactions because they take extra time, etc. Richard immediately realized what was happening and he went into full advocate mode and very assertively compelled that my interest were going to be heard to the point that he made it known and stayed in contact with a State of California Investigator as a back-up source if we were going to be continually ignored during our pursuit of a property. Ultimately, we found a beautiful, gated community that has many activities. So not only will I be living in a brand new, custom, beautiful house on a large lot with a two car garage, I can also participate in regular classes and group events so I can slowly get back into a social life rather than trying to escape by living in a dark and dingy warehouse. If anyone wants a one-on one advocate Real Estate Broker who will relentlessly persevere regardless of the situation you will quickly understand that Richard with his kind heart is also like a protective lion when it comes to advocating for his clients. I wish him the best and I truly believe he is a blessing. I have told him many times I know my cherished Mary sent you.
Mark P. Claremont, CA.