How many people can say their realtor is also their trusted friend, and a part of their family? We can! We never would have guessed it when Rick Baribeau drove us through neighborhoods as an overwhelmed, naive newlywed couple, we would find not only our first home, we would forever be linked with a trusted advisor and a caring friend. Through the years Rick has served as both advisor and mentor, even as a handy-man reference guide. Rick was always there to take our nervous phone calls, as unknowing first time home owners with a “what do we do about…” To the bigger questions and concerns on how to lower our mortgage rates.
Rick walked us through the very overwhelming steps of purchasing our first home, and when our family of two, grew to a family of four, with little ones bombing around our starter home, Rick was there to help us find the perfect match to our growing family needs, landing us in a family friendly neighborhood, complete with the picket fence dream. With our boys getting older and the thought of retirement not too far away, Rick was there once again, helping us sell a home in a “tough market” and navigating us to what we now call our dream home.
Our family has been blessed with a beautiful home in a perfect neighborhood, where we can create a lifetime of new memories. We have Rick Baribeau to thank for his selfless and thoughtfulness over the years, who we are lucky to call our friend, and who will always be a part of our family. And when the day comes when we are looking for a warm climate to migrate to for winters, we can assure you, the first phone call we make will be the one to our dear friend, Rick Baribeau.
Todd & Michelle
Rick Baribeau is a pleasure to work with. His knowledge, network, familiarity with the region and keen insights stem from decades of experience and from having grown up in the area. But what really sets Rick apart- he is simply a lovely human being who actually cares about other human beings.
We were referred to Rick by a family member who had purchased a home in Brunswick with him earlier in the year. Living in Massachusetts while searching for a home in Maine made our availability to look at homes inconsistent at times but he accommodated our schedules and was flexible. “Uncle Rick” also made no complaint when our toddler had to tag along one day and he seemed to get a kick out of the fact that my wife’s 100 (!) year old grandmother enthusiastically joined for showings on another occasion. Once we found the house that would become our new home in Cumberland, Rick offered appropriate guidance through all aspects of the process from the offer to the inspection to the P&S to the closing. He was very communicative, maintained a pleasant relationship with the seller’s agent and was comfortingly present for the inspections, assessment, final walkthrough and the closing.
Moving is inevitably a stressful event, particularly when moving from another state with a small child. Having Rick on our team absolutely minimized the stress during the purchasing process. Without reservation, I highly recommend Rick Baribeau.
M. Roach, November 2016
Rick is a local guy with a lot of connections. We contacted Rick about listing our home in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. He was excited to help us through this major decision and put us at ease with the process. To our amazement, Rick called a couple of his ‘clients’ and was able to sell our home within a week, before it ‘officially’ hit the market and being listed on the Multiple Listing. Satisfied? Absolutely! He made this major process seem very simple. We have, and will continue to refer friends to Rick.
Doug and Nicky Niven
We have purchased two homes with Rick’s guidance- our first as a newly married couple and, more recently, as a family of four with two young children. Through both sales, Rick helped us keep things in perspective, gave us his opinions, and always kept our best interest in mind. He got to know what was important to us, and where we saw ourselves in the future to help us make the best possible decision about where we’d make our home. We can’t imagine ever buying or selling a home without Rick, as he truly makes you feel like family.
Dallas and Kaili Phillips
Rick has been our realtor for more than 10 years. We would highly recommend him to anyone needing a realtor in the Brunswick area.