Bob Richards started his real estate career June 1, 1992. Originally from Salt Lake (Sugarhouse / Parley’s Way area) and an Honors graduate of Westminster College in Marketing, Bob’s career path was destined to be in the hotel management arena. However, while owning a couple of rental homes by the UofU and as Sales Manager of The Inn At Temple Square, Bob pursued his real estate license to know how to become a better Landlord. In addition to all of this, Bob and his Dad owned a book store in Bountiful, UT; Temple View Book & Tape. Needless to say, he had practically zero free time. But Bob’s always had that work ethic.
After receiving his real estate license, Bob received some recruiting form letters from ERA Brokers, Coldwell Banker and Century 21 in St. George, UT which basically said, “if you’re thinking about selling real estate, come to St. George”. So in early May, 1992 Bob spent a long weekend interviewing with each Broker and selected to begin his career at ERA Brokers Consolidated, managed by Thayne Houston. Within 4 weeks,Bob took a major leap of faith and moved to St. George starting a new career not knowing a soul in southern Utah let alone how to build a real estate business.
Bob found a rental in “The Wedge Apartments” across the street from Dixie State University and spent Summer Quarter in a lower level unit. Unfortunately, he had “party boys” above him who every night would have their music loud and drinks continually poured. So, with Bob’s best friend, Jeni Dog (a Sheltie), Bob ventured out from 10pm-1am and learned the southern Utah streets, markets, prices, picked up flyers, and got an idea where to focus his attention in business. At 1pm, he and Jeni would go to bed and be back up at 6am to go to work. That’s how he learned about southern Utah!
Thankfully, Bob had an outstanding Broker, Thayne Houston, who was there to help, guide, and direct Bob into being a successful Realtor. Bob will forever be grateful for Thayne’s counsel and friendship and is considered as one of the major reasons why Bob’s a successful Realtor. He is one of Bob’s heroes and idols in life.
The saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is true because in October 1992, Bob married Becky Duncan from Bountiful who he had met and dated for a number of years prior to moving to St. George. They met at Bob’s book store. After our marriage, we found a rental home together and worked hard to purchase our first home for $55,000 behind Harmons Grocery Store off 700 South in St. George. We’ve owned the home ever since.
In January, 1998, Bob was involved in the purchase of RE/MAX First Realty from the previous Broker along with other Realtors to form a “best of the best” brokerage where 12 of the Top 20 agents were under our roof. It was a powerful and amazing experience for a lot of years but the tide changed where philosophies and direction of the business didn’t coincide with my business practices or desire to keep the customer first.
In 2014, Bob moved to Keller Williams, St. George on 1624 S. Convention Center Dr.. Based out of Austin, Texas and an internationally known and recognized company, Keller Williams adhere’s to the highest standards of ethics, morals, values, and professionalism. Those used to be found at RE/MAX but were compromised. Bob’s integrity means a great deal to him and he wanted to surround himself with other Realtors and a corporate culture that held the same values with a solid, honest core belief system.
Bob has sold over 5000 homes, land, condominiums, townhomes, etc. in his 25 years of being in business and continues to grow Bob Richards & Associates daily to exceed expectations of his clients and to make sure service is first and foremost always “paying it forward”. For ALL of your real estate needs, contact Bob Richards and CONSIDER IT DONE!!
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Rebecca Bundy is a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. She specializes in working with Buyers within Washington County, including St. George, Hurricane, Washington City, Ivins, La Verkin, Toquerville, and Santa Clara.
Through her commitment to excellence and personal service, Rebecca has become a highly regarded Realtor in southern Utah. Rebecca is familiar with both the new home construction and the residential resale markets. She has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to market your home effectively, and to help you choose the right neighborhood for your family.
Rebecca was born and raised in St. George. She is active in the local community and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. When not working, you can find her at the gym pushing herself to be stronger, faster, and better. Her hobbies include hiking the red rocks of Snow Canyon and Zion National Park, running the streets of St. George and laying out under the sun at Sand Hollow.
Rebecca’s credentials and professional affiliations:
National Association of Realtors Utah Association of Realtors FlexMLS Board of Realtors Washington County Board of Realtors Master Certified Negotiation Expert
I was born and raised in Southern California, however I’ve been here in St. George, Utah since 2001 and I absolutely love it. I attended Dixie State University and then settled down and became the lucky mother of two beautiful girls, Ava 11 and Savannah 8. The three of us enjoy all the things that St. George and the surrounding areas have to offer. Some of our favorite things to do are travelling, boating, 4 wheeling and wakeboarding. We feel so lucky that all this beauty happens to be in our back yard.
With having said that I am also extremely passionate about my work and the team I’m fortunate enough to work with. I am Bob Richards and Associates Listing Coordinator. My duties for our team include: assisting with the advertising, promotion and marketing of all of our listings we have For Sale. I set up and track most of the showings at each home and collect and relay feedback to all our Sellers on a regular basis. I am also a licensed agent on our team so when you choose Bob Richards and Associates, you’ve got 5 LICENSED agents ALL working for you. It’s a WIN, WIN!! I look forward to working with Bob and the team to help SELL YOUR HOME!
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In 1992, our family moved from California to Southern Utah. St. George has captured my heart ever since. There is beauty in every direction you behold. The options of places to go and see are plentiful. From the serenity I get to be at home to the excitement and challenge of my favorite sport, Pickeball, to the variety of trails this city has to put in for our enjoyment are astounding. This City is literally whatever you want it to be. I’m Mari Bott and I LOVE St. George and Life!
My story for getting in to real estate begins back in 2004. I grew up as the oldest child of Deaf Parents and I have dedicated my life to bridging the gap between the Deaf and Hearing world. I’m a national and state certified ASL Interpreter and I once owned an interpreting agency for 14 years. Thru my life experiences, I have made it my mission to make sure that every transaction, and every person I work with, fully understands the process and the contracts one enters into when purchasing their home. It’s personal to me. My whole goal is finding the one home that you intuitively know is yours! I know this town and the neighborhoods well. When we meet, I will listen and analyze your needs, do the research and sift through and study the potential homes to get the intended results. I find such joy in seeing YOUR joy! It’s all about your home, your refuge, your sanctuary.