Testimonials

My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you. See what my clients have said about my real estate services...


Rick Belben already has a very strong presence and reputation in the Apopka area, so we knew when it was time to sell our home in Apopka, he was the right choice. What we didn't know to expect was the extreme high level of service we would receive. From the initial phone call to review our home to the closing day, every square inch of our home selling process was a breeze because of Rick. Our biggest complaint with other listings we had seen is that a majority of realtors do not take quality photos. Rick Belben literally did a photoshoot with a high end camera and took his time to showcase our beautiful home. He explained every detail, answered every question and offered all the right recommendations. If you are in the Orlando area and need a realtor...well stop looking, because Rick Belben is it!

Sam V - Apopka, FL


I have to say Rick Belben is the most caring and professional realtor I have ever met. I had to short sale my home and had some personal complications but Rick helped me get through everything and went above and beyond in order to help me sell our house. Whenever I hear of anyone selling or wanting to buy a home in the Apopka, FL area I always recommend Rick. He is great with communication and truly cares about the well being of his customers. Rick is an extraordinary man and I will always be grateful for what he did for my family.

Evelyn - Apopka, FL


There are a lot of realtors to choose from as you all know. This is the reason we chose Rick. Before we even thought of selling, he came by to get a copy of the Covenants & Restrictions for the HOA. Not having anything but a paper copy, he took, put it on pdf and sent it to me. That impressed me! He didn't have to do that but he was thoughtful enough to do it. So, when we decided to sell, he was the one we called. Doing something like that for someone he didn't even know, that's the kind of guy I wanted in my corner. He listed our house and got quick results! We listed in December and were in our new home in February (the 14th actually - a nice Valentine present). He knows the area and will do right by you.

Jan M - Apopka, FL


We felt as though Rick was a true agent; looking out for "our" best interests. We felt confident with him after our first meeting. He is extremely knowledgeable. He has integrity, is upfront, and is straightforward. Although he has a great deal of expertise, he let us make the final decisions on many matters. He stood by us through the whole process. We felt VERY confident having Rick as our agent.

Paul C - Apopka, FL


I highly recommend Rick Belben, especially if you are looking to buy a house in or around the apopka area. He is always available and knows his stuff. Besides being an awesome agent he operates with the utmost integrity, making sure to make the situation right no matter what it takes. He is someone you can really trust!

Nick J. - Apopka, FL


I needed to find a trustworthy agent to sell a home and honestly, you will not find anyone better. He knew the area, he went to the house, sent me pictures and did exactly what he said he would do in the time-frame he gave me! I'm out of state, so everything was done over the internet. Truly amazing experience! Thanks again Rick!

Oliver - Apopka, FL


Rick and JoAnn Belben are a pleasure to deal with. Their experience in the local market helped to price our home correctly and sell it quickly. We highly recommend the Belben Realty Group.

Skip - Apopka, FL


Could not be more pleased with Rick Belben. From our initial meeting to final closing, he was always on top of things. His experience in real estate in the Apopka, FL area and specifically the Rock Springs Ridge subdivision is unsurpassed. Gives you straight answers. Buying or selling, you will not go wrong contacting Rick to work for you.

Billy - Apopka, FL


Rick has sold our homes and helped us find a new one. Rick really knows his market. He is hard worker that does his best for his clients. Most of all he is a straight shooter you can rely on. We highly recommend Rick and his wife. We will use Rick again.

Wayne, Apopka


If this rate sheet had six or sevens he would have received sevens. I would definitely recommend Rick if you are buying or selling a house. Thank you Rick for all your help.

Scott - Apopka

Rick Belben is the best! He is very knowledgable, helpful, thoughtful and skilled. He made my home buying experience wonderful all the way around! MELISSA Bornstein


 

We've bought two homes one with Rick one with out. Our first home we used a well advertised company, big company figured good service. We didnt realize how horrible they were untill we started working with Rick. Rick made it a point to show us a few different homes to help us as well as himself fully understand what we wanted in a home, I said home not a house for a reason and Rick understands this difference. So much so sadly I dont see needing his service again for quite a long time, however anytime I hear someone speaking of house hunting I throw Ricks name into the conversation.  He is by far the Best Realtor!

R.K. Apopka, FL


 

Rick was fantastic to work with. He stuck to the price max. that I gave him and always spoke frankly and honestly. He never tried to convince me to make an offer and never tried to sell me something that was out of my budget. I would definitely recommend Mr. Belben.

Justin F. Apopka, FL


 

I have to say Mr.Belben is a very knowledgeable realtor, very patient and very helpful. He helped me find my property after seeing many homes. My family has used him many times as well and we are very thankful. He is very professional and he is highly recommended.

F.P. Apopka, FL


 

Rick worked with my wife and I to literally find our dream home. Which was very difficult since my wife and I had different ideas about what that was. Additionally we both required a really good price and were willing to wait for it. We did take a very long time but Rick was patient and always helpful. Because the house we bought was a short sale involving two banks and our offer was very low Rick had to work for 6 months to get to closing. I hope he doesn't have any more clients as tough as we were but I am very grateful for the dozens of homes he showed us, the knowledge of our area he has and his patience. 

J.W. Apopka, FL


 

Rick is amazing and he went above and beyond all of my expectations when I purchased my home. I would NEVER consider calling anyone but Rick when I'm ready to purchase my 2nd home. Truly the best!!

Sandy M


 

Rick Belben! Hands down best Realtor, ever!!!! Just sold my house in Rock Springs Ridge, Apopka and we walked away with a nice profit! When we moved here from Michigan three years ago, he helped us find this house in RSR and totally sold us on living here! He lives in RSR, why wouldn't he love it?! We had almost made some other bad choices and he directed us out of bad situations. Whew! If someone is looking to move in the area, and they are looking on the internet, Rick is who they will find! He OWNS the internet web searches for this area! And his focus IS Apopka! Check him out..... www.RickSellsFlorida.com.
There is no better choice! He's not pompous like others. He's a real down to earth person and he will treat you and your family like a real person too! If you really want to sell your house and you want it to move in a timely fashion, Rick is your man!

Julie V, Apopka FL


 

The entire process of selling our home and buying our new home went smoothly. Rick was optimistic, yet honest, from the beginning. His confidence put us at ease. Everything that he said would happen, did happen, on schedule. We were very impressed with his knowledge and experience. We did have to call him to get updates, but he always got back to us quickly and was available if we needed him. We had a very positive experience with Rick Belben.

J. Lamay Apopka, FL


 

I highly recommend Rick for any of your Real Estate needs. He took the time to listen which can be hard to do in stressful situations, such as going thru the buying process. He has a great feel for the market and finding that special home. I will definitely use Rick and Joann during my next purchase.

Jon D. Apopka


 

Rick and Joann are not only great realtors, they are awesome people. I relocated two years ago from Syracuse, NY. I met with Rick everytime I visited in Florida for a whole year while I was waiting for my home to sell up north. Rick was always cheerful and helpful. I knew very little about the area, and Rick's expertise was so invaluable in helping me find just the right house, in the right place! He guided me through all aspects of the move, from the search, financing, insuring and anything else I needed help with. He and Joann made the whole process a breeze, and we had a lot of fun too! Best realtors ever!!!!

Edwina B Apopka, FL


 

Rick helped me find & buy my house 4 yrs ago. He did a great job. He was very patient in showing lots of homes and walked me through all the closing stuff. Highly recommend.......

Keith M. Apopka, FL


 

Rick and Joann found our home in Alaqua Lakes / Longwood while we were still living in Toledo after getting to know what we wanted. They called, we flew down, and we bought. Very thorough, very responsive, no pressure, great people.

Nancy H - Longwood FL


 

Rick and Joan are experts at what they do. Their home base is in Orlando. I moved from Jacksonville to Orlando in 2006. I had gone through several companies to see my house. For a while I was paying two house payments!! Not a good thing ...

They went all the way from Orlando to Jacksonville and sold the house!! What else can I say?

And they worked with me on the new house! They are the best!! Yep, the best!!!!

H.R. Apopka, FL


 

Rick is very through, a wonderful person and provides excellent service. He seemed to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend him! 

Heather M. Apopka, FL


 

Details.  Excellence is in the details.

 

We decided to move our entire family and life nearly 1000 miles away.  We knew this process would involve some significant decisions and no doubt, some confusing scenarios.  Selling our home and everything involved in it would easily be at the top of the list.  We did what most people do who don't know where to go...we researched the internet.  Through our research, we found 3 agents that we wanted to speak with.  Rick was one of those.  His website was put together well and his vision on the sales process was what we were looking for.  We interviewed all three agents.  Rick was the only one who came prepared to our first meeting.  He gave us a professional copy of all our comps and a detailed explanation of what we could reasonably expect throughout the process.
 

In the two weeks that our home was on the market, Rick kept in touch with us daily, often multiple times.  He always made sure we had options, we understood the options and what the ramifications were of each decision.  We truly had a consultant and an ally in Rick.  Throughout the paperwork, closing, and post sale process, Rick has remained in contact with us.  He even gave us great advice on the house we purchased 1000 miles away.  We can't say enough about how good of a job Rick did for us.  We recommend him for buyers and sellers.  His attention to detail and his great communication are his greatest assets.  Thanks for the great job Rick.....and listing, selling and closing on our home weeks earlier than you said you could! 
 

Jack and Michelle Sharp
Macungie, PA


Great job helping us find our home. Always work with our schedule to get out to see homes and often accommodated us last minute. Took the time to answer questions and still does!! Even with the last couple days and all the frustration, always kept us up to date and pushed to get things moving in the right direction. Thanks Rick, we love our new place!

Ashleigh Jans


Professional, honest and friendly are the first things I think of to describe Rick Belben at RE/MAX Gold Partners.

I have worked with a number realtors over the years and non-have matched up to the service that Rick has given us. Rick was instrumentalist in finding us our new home and his advise on all aspects of our purchase was invaluable.

When we decide to look for a in home in the Orlando area we contacted a number or realtors with no real success, as we lived so far out of State it was not easy for us to keep making wasted trips to Orlando to view properties that were not what we were looking for. We found Rick via his website after emailing him with our needs I was amazed when My phone rang 5 minutes later & it was Rick calling to discuss our requirements in more detail.

Within a day Rick had found and forward us a number of properties, he also gave us detailed advise on some of the areas we were looking at. In all our dealings with Rick he has been prompt with all communications throughout the process were excellent.

Like most people now, our time is so limit that we could not afford to waste it on so called professionals that do not do what you want or when you need it. I have no hesitation in recommending Rick Belben and have done so to a number of my friends with great success.

I can sum it up in one sentence. I wish I could deal with people as professional and friendly as Rick everyday.

S.M. Apopka