My name is Ryszard “Richard” Pela and I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Originally from Poland, I migrated to the U.S. at the age of 8 and lived in Rhode Island until I joined the active duty Army in 2003. During my military career, I was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC and Pearl Harbor, HI with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. While stationed with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in Hawaii I took part in several missions to Vietnam, Germany and Poland in search and recovery missions to find and bring home remains from our missing service members from past conflicts.
After ending my military career in 2012, I pursued my passion in real estate. I enjoy helping people sell their homes, as they end one chapter of their life and seek to start the next, as well as helping buyers find their dream homes. I’m also a real estate investor actively buying, fixing and reselling homes.
I am married to my beautiful wife Cynthia who is a graduate of Campbell Law School and is a real estate attorney with Hutchens Law Firm and we have one son Michael who is quite the joyful handful.
Ryszard has been absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only is he friendly, but he knows Fayetteville and the surrounding areas extremely well, and is always just a call or text away. Ryszard was expecting the arrival of his second child during the time we worked with him and he still made sure that he kept us informed of all things having to do with our pending offer. I would recommend Ryszard to anyone looking to buy in the area.
Richard is an outstanding agent. He truly succeeded where other agents failed. My house sat on the market for 8 months with little to know showings while dealing with my previous agent. Richard had a showing within the first two weeks of taking over and did an excellent job negotiating on my behalf and turning that first showing into a sale. What really set him apart was his diligence in keeping me informed every step of the way on the status of my house sale. I didn't have to pull information out of him and wait weeks for return emails and phone calls. He always responded to my inquiries on the same day with complete and accurate information. I highly recommend Richard to anyone looking for a results oriented agent that can get the job done!!
Wonderful agent that helped us understand the process and details of buying our first home. He was constantly communicating with us which was especially important since we were out of the state. He also was quick to prepare all the necessary documents needed for the home and would explain what they were to us. Wonderful.
Richard was outstanding from our search start through the final closing actions. He was very responsive to our many questions and flexible to meet our every request during our house search. He adapted to our changing price points and preferences in house styles and locations. Richard worked tirelessly with the selling agent and the loan originating office to accomplish all the checklist items well before our scheduled closing date. We found the perfect house for us and could not be more pleased in all the services he provided.
Being from out of state, we really did not know the area to which we were moving. Mr. Pela did a fantastic job finding us the perfect home that was close to work and shopping. He was also excellent at helping us understand the home buying process since this was our first home. He constantly communicated with us, even while out of state, to make sure we were signing everything we needed, as well as getting us better purchase incentives. He was very nice and professional and would definitely recommend him as your realtor!
Ryszard was very professional and was flexible with his schedule to allow me easier opportunities to look at houses. Overall, I had a great experience working with him.
Ryszard is a great realtor and really takes the time necessary to put together a great listing. Our house sold for nearly asking price and also much faster than we expected. I highly recommend him as a realtor. I truly believe it sold so quickly because of the work he put in and suggestions he made.
Ryszard is a consummate professional and one of the most motivated realtors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He made quick work of listing the house and did a fantastic job of supporting us throughout the entire process. There was not a moment that we couldn't reach him- day or night, weekday or weekend. If you are looking for an agent that will work FOR YOU, look no further than Mr. Pela; you will not be disappointed.
Mr. Pela contacted me frequently via text and was very helpful.
Richard went above and beyond and helped to make sure our house was ready to be sold and then continued to work to make sure that it sold. Our previously realtors were unable to sell our house and Richard sold it in less than a month! Cannot say enough good things about Richard!
Military guy trying to buy a house while transitioning out of the military and working another job as well. Found all the help I needed with mr. Pela. He was lightning fast and made the home buying process simple and easy.
I would like to express our sincere gratitude to him for his untiring efforts helping us sell our house. He is the absolute epitome of a motivated professional. Richard went far beyond his expectations.
Mr. Pela is very professional and thorough. Exceptional service.
Mr. Pela was courteous, professional and always played it straight with me. He stayed with me through the whole process step by step. He made it seem very simple and easy.
An extremely hard working and honest realtor. I was very surprise to see list how far he would go out of his way to put our house selling experience go. He put weekends and long hours with having contractors paint, carpet, and repair items that needed attention. He even met lowes to have new and updated appliances delivered.
We followed his expert advice and each and every time it paid off.
Mr Pela knows the market, the area, and really does everything possible to help make your purchase/sale go as smooth as possible.
Put your trust in this fellow veteran. He has the knowledge and experience that you will NOT find anywhere else.
I would also like to mention he was our third realtor. The other two we let go simply because they just couldn't pull it off, they putno effort or time into us and our property because they had to work for the sale, and they were lazy.
Mr Pela is amazed is from day one. He laid out the plan, sold our house, and we are thankful for his professionalism, knowledge, and hardwork.
Wonderful to work with. Would recommend him to friends and family. We are military, stationed on the other side of the country so we all had to adjust to time differences for contact and to coordinate work etc.
Seller mistakenly did not complete the 4 sections which is why only one star in each. She just gave the 5 stars in the main area and left good comments. I attempted to have Trulia correct it but they are unwilling to assist in making the correction as she meant to leave 5 stars for everything.
Great realtor to work with as a first time home buyer. Always responsive to text and emails after normal working hours. Walked me through the entire process in a way I felt comfortable and in control. Plan on working with Ryszard in the future for buying and selling houses in the local area.
Great service and skilled agent. We were pleased with his punctuality and hard work. We would definitely work with him again. He takes great listing photos as well
Helped us sell our home quickly and connected us with another realtor in the state that we were moving to. Kept us informed of everything that was going on.
Very organized and knowledgeable person. I would recommend him to anyone that's trying to sell there home.
Has a great knowledge of the area and responds quickly at all times of the day. Dedicated to helping us. Would definately recommend to other potential home buyers.
Ryszard made our first experience selling a house a great one. He was very professional and answered all our questions and concerns in a thorough and knowledgeable manner. His efforts resulted in our house being under contract within a week of being placed on the market. It was an extreme pleasure working with him and we would recommend him to anyone.
Everything we asked for and wanted he delivered. No matter what time we called or texted he was prompt and always answered back. Very attentive and guided us through the whole process. There isn't a better realtor out there.
Ryszard was extremely helpful in helping us buy our new home. We received his name through USAA and from the first call he seemed to be at our beck and call. He provided us with a list of available properties, and with met us at the time we specified, at the place we determined, and was very knowledgeable about the home and the builder we were interested in. He drew up the documents for our offer, submitted them to the builder, and before we arrived home had verified that our offer had been accepted. After that, he advised us as to our proper procedures in applying for our loan. and answered all our questions pertaining to the purchase. I would most certainly use his services again or would recommend him to any of my friends to assist them in any real estate dealing. We were very happy to have Ryszard assist us in our purchase.
Robert & Harriet Hawthorne
My husband knew him from the military and thought that he would be a great person to work with. He handled the sell of our property with no problems even though we are living out of state. We did everything over the internet and phone.
He was great and would recommend him and use his services again.
He responded quickly even with me being located in a different state. I received multiple offers resulting in me getting the sale price I was expecting. He answered all my questions and worked with me to make the transition smooth and painless. Would not hesitate giving him a call if I'm looking to do another transaction in the future.
I actually linked up with Ryzard through Trulia when I requested more information about a property. That property was terrible, but he proceeded to show us many more that better suited our needs. He is super responsive and really works non-stop to find the right property for you. If you want a seamless, low-stress buying or selling experience, definitely work with this guy.
We worked with Richard for almost 3 months to find and buy a rental property. He was immediately responsive to our very first email to him and quickly followed through our every request. After finding the right property, Richard made our buying process simple and stress free. He was exceptionally prepared for every encounter and we couldn't have asked for anything more...and I wouldn't expect anything less from a military veteran.
I have known Ryszard for years, we have served and deployed together. When unforseen circumstanses forced me to list my new home, I chose to trust him. His professionalism is unparallelled. He is knowledgeable and thorough. He gave honest and detailed explanations and expectations. My home is listed and he provides updates as to the amount of traffic it is generating often. I am confident that he will help me through this difficult time keeping my goal as his priority.
As a Military family it is tough and stressful buying your first home. Richard must of showed us 10 homes before finding us "THE ONE". His experience and professionalism guided us the whole way with no blind spots. Richards phone is always on and you can always contact him with any questions you may have. I will always recommend him for buying your first home. Thank You Richard, ESSAYONS!!
Richard has been amazing the whole time. My wife and I had no clue where to start or who to talk with and Richard helped us go in the right direction.
We're currently closing on a house that he helped us find, and was able to get it well under asking price, almost all the closing costs, and a new roof.
If you are looking to buy a house, look no further, Richard is your guy!
Currently working with us to sell our home. Very professional and knowledgeable. Great communication, kept us informed throughout the process. Great agent!
Ryszard helped me buy my first home in Fayetteville. He was patient and listened to what I wanted. He was able to work within my budget to find me exactly what I was looking for in a nice area. He guided me through the process of buying my first home start to finish. He was always willing to help and responded quickly and professionally to any requests or concerns. I would certainly work with him in the future and recommend him to anyone that is looking for a competent, intelligent agent who listens and works hard to find a house that can be turned into your next home.
From start to finish Ryszard did an excellent job for my wife and me finding for us the perfect house. We were relocating from over 300 miles away and he set up a number of houses for us to look at. He was readily available to answer our questions and from making the offer to closing Ryszard quickly provided us and our mortgage company with any documentation needed. He truly made our home purchase an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
As a home builder with 20 years experience I have met
A lot of people in the business.
I can truly say that Richard Pela possesses the rare
combination of hard work, honesty ,success, and perhaps
most important is a pleasure to work with.