Rick Giese, RE/MAX First  

Expert assistance and advice in real estate short sales, lender negotiations and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program


We had serious doubts if Dad’s house would sell in what many have described as one of the worst housing markets in decades. The house required both material and cosmetic repairs. Rick demonstrated his expertise, providing a reliable general contractor, ensuring that all repairs were performed on time and within budget as well as help with staging the house. Despite our fears, they sold his house in a short time for a price that we are very pleased with!

– Kim and Jamie Maltese, Washington, MI 

With great apprehension, we approached the prospect of selling our house and moving to a retirement community. Houses were lingering on the market for months. We were worried about all the stuff we had accumulated over the years. These and other concerns nearly paralyzed us. In the midst of these concerns, we engaged Rick Giese and his team to represent us in the sale of our home. They were absolutely marvelous. Every time that I got worried, Rick was there to comfort me. Our house sold for very close to our asking price within a week after it went on the market.

– Ralph and Mary, Warren, MI 

We can’t begin to tell you how grateful and happy we are to have been referred to you by Susan.. It was marvelous how well and how quickly you handled sale of our mothers’ house and dealt with all of the issues regarding her belongings. You were the right people at the right time and did all the right things. If you have to transition, service like yours is the way to go! We would be happy to recommend you at any time to anyone!

– Sam & Sandy Harrington, Eastpointe, MI 

Rick Giese helped immeasurably in the sale of our condo by doing a lovely job of helping us stage it for sale and providing us with daily information about the interest of potential buyers. When the first buyer had problems obtaining a mortgage due to the current credit situation, they were quick to find us a second buyer and we still closed within a month. We appreciated his energy, perseverance, real estate knowledge and the friendly interaction with Rick in selling the condo. We wholeheartedly would recommend Rick Giese to anyone wishing to sell their home.

– Frank and Hilda Moss, Clinton Twp, MI

Rick Giese helped me the through the ups and downs (mostly ups) of selling my home of many years. If you ask me they are wizards!

– Patricia Ismon, Clinton Twp , MI

It is my pleasure to refer Rick Giese to anyone considering the sale of their home, especially those planning to move to a retirement community. His  keen understanding of the market, and consideration for my mother’s needs at a turning point in her life, enabled us to sell her home quickly with a minimum of stress to her and our family. I was impressed with Rick’s  efficiency of making the house presentable for showings, professionalism with kindness in dealing with my mother; and the speed of the home-selling process. We were thoroughly satisfied with the experience, and especially the ease with which they carried out the details on our behalf.

– Kurt Hamberg, Sterling Heights, MI

Thank you for all of the help you gave me in selling my home. It could not have gone better. You have a great team of people you work with. I appreciate getting to know all of you!

– Nancy Newton, New Baltimore, MI

Thank you for your expertise, hard work, advice, answered questions, patience, fortitude, and energy in selling my home! You have an  incredible team that helped me from start to finish with my new senior apartment.

– Joyce Hanley, Warren, MI

Rick, sure are glad we called you. You did a great job selling our house at FULL price! We recommend you all the  time!

– Doris & Klaus Meyer. Shelby Twp. MI

I want to thank you for your excellent assistance during the sale of my house in Roseville, MI. You were very easy to work with and appeared genuinely interested in seeing that I received the best deal possible. I truly appreciated this since you were acting as agent for the seller as well as me, the buyer. I never noticed any bias. Additionally, you were very accommodating in your availability. I would recommend your services without reservation looking to downsize into a condominium..

– Shelly DeLuca, Washington, MI 

After nearly two years of searching, Rick found for us a truly remarkable condo that meets every one of our stringent criteria. We continually marvel at the commitment, perseverance, and kindness they demonstrated throughout this sometimes frustrating process. They are one of the most impressive problem solvers we know, to the extent that events which for others might be perceived as minor crises, they handle them as though they were imperceptible bumps in the road. Rick your advice and guidance is impeccable. If you are searching for consummate, experienced professionals, kind beyond compare, and ones who, in a world of “hearers,” actually listens to, and connects with, people, we are certain you will be delighted with Rick Giese at Remax.

Michael  & Corrado Minimo, Macomb Twp, MI

Rick allowed us all to breathe a collective sigh of relief. He showed outstanding professionalism during this process. We thank Rick for all of his efforts in selling the home of our mother (in-law) who, we know, can be very difficult. We would recommend Rick Giese to everyone!

– Bob Powell, Chesterfield, MI

While we relaxed at our home in Florida, Rick Giese looked after the marketing and sale of our home in Harrison Twp. He represented our unusual, custom built, home with the same appreciation and enthusiasm for it as we have had for the past 2 decades. We are convinced that his hard work and positive energy allowed us to sell our home in less than 30 days and for more than the asking price.

Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Goldstein, Harrison Twp. MI

Thank you for your outstanding work in selling my home on Homestead. Your marketing efforts showcased my home and subsequently my house sold within the first 3 days on the market for a full price sale. Previously, you sold my home on Donaldson in Clinton Township which enabled the purchase of my dream house on Homestead that you found for me. You negotiated multiple offers on the Homestead house with a finesse that allowed me to enjoy a sale within the first week on the market. We have a long history together given that you also sold my home of 22 years on Suburban in Warren. That house sold in three weeks with a gratifying result. This was a challenging time in my life and I remember how you alleviated all of my stress in the transaction. I want to thank you for your loyalty, sincerity and compassion over the years. I am glad to call you my friends.

– Linda Candor, New Baltimore, MI