Attorney Richard J. Rosa is the co-founder and co-owner of Buyers Brokers Only, LLC, an exclusive buyer agent real estate firm with offices located around the Greater Boston Area.
Rich is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts, a member of the North Shore Association of REALTORS®, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS® and National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. Rich also served on the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents' board of directors, and he was the treasurer for five years.
He publishes the Massachusetts Home Buyer Guide, a real estate blog, and formerly published MassForeclosed.com, a Massachusetts foreclosure blog. You may be interested in reading the Merrimack Valley Magazine article Rich wrote about why you should demand 100 percent loyalty from your real estate agent.
Rich an instructor at Massachusetts first-time home buyer classes through BLUE, Inc., a non-for-profit organization that provides home buyer education. The home buyer classes that he teaches are eligible for the certificate required to obtain a MassHousing loan.
Rich has been interviewed for real estate articles and quoted in several publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe (another Globe article), Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, The Eagle-Tribune, Haverhill (MA) Gazette and Boston Magazine. He also has written guest posts on The Boston Globe's Boston Real Estate Now blog about procuring cause and landlord-tenant issues. He currently writes about real estate on Boston.com's Boston Home Buyer Education blog.
Rich graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern University's School of Journalism with a Bachelor's of Science degree in 1991 and earned his Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 1995. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. He also is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.
Rich works full time as a real estate broker and is located in Buyers Brokers Only, LLC's Haverhill, MA office, which is located at 200 Merrimack Street, Suite 301, in historic Downtown Haverhill. He can be reached using email or by calling his mobile (978-835-5906). You also can view Rich's LinkedIn profile, Trulia profile, Zillow profile and ActiveRain Real Estate Network profile. You can follow him on Twitter too.
Rich grew up in Bridgeport, CT and lived 11 years in Boston before purchasing his home in Haverhill, MA (1997). He lives with his wife, Anne Marie, and twin sons.
Rich has helped home buyers purchase single-family homes, condominiums and multi-family properties in many Eastern Massachusetts cities and towns, including Haverhill, MA; Bradford, MA; Boston; Andover, MA; North Andover, MA; Chelmsford, MA; Amesbury, MA; Melrose, MA; Westford, MA; Burlington, MA; Woburn, MA; Wilmington, MA; Winchester, MA; Wakefield, MA; Arlington, MA; and many other communities in and around the Greater Boston Area.
Rich also has helped home buyers relocate from New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, California and Europe to Massachusetts.
Client: Pui N.
"Rich made my new home purchase experience easy and worry free. He has given me invaluable advice during the process and has even helped me after the house closing. Thanks Rich!"
Bought: Single-family Home in Tewksbury, MA
Client: Frank P.
"Rich, I can't thank you enough for all the work and guidance you provided during my search and purchase of my new home. Your expertise in the home-buying process coupled with you being an attorney proved to be an invaluable combination, which gave me a comfortable feeling that you were working for me, and only me, as a buyer. Your price was only the commission split on the sale, which was paid by the seller, not me. I will surely recommend you to family and friends. My advice to anyone buying a home is to forget [other] real estate agents, use the buyer brokers/attorneys at Buyers Brokers Only, LLC. I hope we can do business again in the future."
Bought: Single-family Home in Haverhill, MA
Client: Arabela & Sam T.
"Rich was very responsive to all of our requests and incredibly knowledgeable. We really appreciated all of his advice and guidance. He is the best broker a home buyer could ever wish for. We are so grateful to have had him on our side."
Bought: Single-family Home in Andover, MA
Client: Jennifer & Phil L.
"Rich Rosa and David Kres provided consistent and valuable representation. It was an entire year of searching before we finally found what we wanted, and Rich stuck with and maintained faith in us every step of the way. Also, the combination of buyer broker and attorney gave us an added level of security which made it easier to sleep at night."
Bought: Single-family Home in Tewksbury, MA
Client: Jing D.
"Rich, As I am slowly converting this condo into a home, I'd like to take a step back and thank you for being my realtor, lawyer, and all-around homebuying guru. I really appreciate you sticking by me through flooding short sales and a disorganized closing attorney. Your professional and friendly demeanor really made my first time homebuying experience a pleasant (and fun) one! One aspect I'm particularly impressed by is how great of a team you and Dave are - never skipping a beat! I feel very fortunate to have found Buyers Brokers Only and wouldn't hesitate to recommend BBO to anyone. You really went above and beyond. "
Bought: Condominium in Boston (Allston), MA
Client: David T.
"As a first-time homebuyer, I had a lot of questions and concerns. Rich Rosa always answered my questions and addressed my concerns promptly. I would absolutely look to him for my next purchase and have recommended him to my family and friends."
Bought: Condominium in Lexington, MA
Client: Satyen M. & Rajee A.
"When we started looking for a condo, we realized early on the benefits of having a buyers broker represent our interests and clear up the home-buying jargon. We found links to Rich's name on several websites and found favorable reviews. After a brief meeting with Rich, we liked what Rich had to offer in his services and decided to work with Rich. Rich did a fantastic job from start to end. We are thoroughly satisfied with the service provided by Rich Rosa and would recommend his services to any new or existing home buyer."
Bought: Townhouse in Amesbury, MA
Client: Joel A.
"I'm very pleased that I contacted Buyers Brokers Only, LLC to assist me in the purchase of my condo. Dave and Rich were very responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions to pose. It is evident that Dave and Rich are very flexible regarding scheduling to see properties and also with phone calls. I enjoyed working with them and will look to them again in the future."
Bought: Condominium in Salem, MA
Client: Joe & Kathy L.
"We are very pleased. If you want something done you should use Buyers Brokers Only. Rich Rosa is an outstanding person to deal with. He gets things done. He knows his job and does it well."
Bought: Condominium in Haverhill, MA (Short Sale)
Client: Allsion & Keith P.
"Rich was recommended to us by friends when we were starting to look for a house (and had no clue how to do so). He tirelessly, for 8+ months, drove hundreds of miles to look at every kind of house imaginable with us. He made house and town recommendations based upon our criteria and helped us make good decisions about those we did look at. He was invaluable when it came time to enter negotiations, and he always did a great job at communicating on our behalf to the sellers. Plus, his expertise kept us from becoming involved in some potentially very messy deals. With his help, we found and purchased our first home. Rich made the home buying process (and our lives) so much easier than had we chosen to undertake it ourselves!"
Bought: Single-family Home in Carlisle, MA
The following interview was on The Money Show, which has aired on various Boston Area radio stations for more than 20 years. Rich discusses exclusive buyer agency and other real estate topics, as well as a little about the history of Buyers Brokers Only, LLC.
Rich can be reached using email, by calling his mobile (978-835-5906) or by filling out our contact form. You also can search the entire multiple listing service for free with your own customized MLS account.