Principal L.R.E.ARichard Patterson is a name familiar to most local residents and a name synonymous with the area's prestige property marketing, having been the proprietor and franchisee since 1986.
Commencing his career as an accountant, Richard found that while looking to purchase his first home, he had an immediate interest in property. Deciding on a career change, Richard was to study and gain his license while selling property in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. Two years later, an opportunity arose to buy an established agency in his home area, and shortly after he was approached to join the Richardson & Wrench franchise group. Over the ensuing years he has won many of the company's prestigious awards and is held in high regard by his colleagues. In 2016 Richard was presented with the Director's award - the most highly regarded award within the industry and in 2017 for highest auction clearance rate, this is the third year in a row he has won this award.
Richard has nurtured the business for over three decades, experiencing all economic climates and positioning the business as one of the dominant agencies in the area for residential sales and property management. The development of the business over the years has included the acquisition of many rental portfolios, resulting in the company managing one of the largest property portfolios in the area.
An innovative, pro-active and progressive manager, Richard's role is all encompassing, from maintaining overall control of the business to managing his team, while maintaining an unsurpassed sales record; ensuring there is never a compromise on ethical behaviour. His long standing affiliation with the Real Estate Institute of NSW is acknowledgement of this.
Richard's commitment to delivering the best possible result for his clients is renowned and has earned him the respect of his clients, his colleagues, industry partners and the general community. Providing quality advice is the cornerstone of his business.
Richard, Melanie, and their two daughters, have enjoyed the privilege of growing up in the fabulous backyard of leafy Lindfield on Sydney's North Shore.