A few thoughts from clients...

We initially chose Richard to list our house because of his professionalism. We were not disappointed. Although we picked a down market to try to sell, he stuck with it and persevered and got the job done. We are very pleased with our interactions with him from start to finish. The fact that he was present at all showings, was important to us. He made good suggestions to all potential buyers and all questions were answered and followed through. He knows the area very well and has lots of good "connections". We would choose him without hesitation if we needed to sell again.
Thank you Richard!

- Wayne & Pam Hebert

Richard made searching for and buying my vacation home a very easy, efficient and seamless process. Excellent responsiveness, guidance and support from start to finish.  Would highly recommend.

- Dr. Dave Bright

Richard Budden has sold two houses for me in the past few years. This was during a very difficult time in the real estate market when prices were declining and the market was flooded with listings. His thoroughness and attention to detail in researching comps was very helpful in determining an appropriate selling price then followed with a fantastic job photographing and advertising real estate. He is, by far, the most well-informed, hard-working agent I've ever encountered.

- Rob Comfort

Here is my testimonial, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
Richard is, first, an Eastern Shore gentleman; he is, second, a top-notch real estate agent.  He understands and exemplifies "life on the shore," and as such he was able to guide me through a year-long search to my perfect second home on the shore.  I appreciated his honest, no-pressure sales approach as much as his professionalism.  I felt like he really cared about matching me with my dream home, and from the start of my search all the way through to the closing, he was by my side.  Richard is responsible for helping me achieve my long-held dream of homeownership on the Eastern Shore.  I have great respect and gratitude for Richard, and I highly recommend him.

- Karen Pupke

Richard Budden is hands down the best real estate practitioner on the Eastern Shore.  His steady hand, years of experience, and knowledge of the ebb and flow of this magnificent area makes either buying or selling a home with Richard dramatically less stressful, and at times even enjoyable.  I can't imagine doing a transaction in the greater Chestertown area without him.

- Steve Clemons

Richard helped my husband and I buy a farm on the water in 2016.  We didn't know that this is what we were looking for at the time but with Richards help we now have an awesome property for all of our family and friends to enjoy.  The amount of time and personal attention Richard gave us was above and beyond what I expected.  If we ever need help with real estate again on the Eastern Shore Richard would definitely be getting a call. Thanks!


- Kim and Jason McKenna

I first met Richard in 2005 when I was looking at a historic property in Chestertown. Richard was very instrumental in the successful acquisition of the home.  He is very knowledgeable about the Eastern Shore and provided resources to help me do my homework about the area and the property in question.  Since that time Richard has kept in touch, always informing me of new developments in the area as well as other properties of interest.  Now that I have worked with Richard for six years I am even more impressed with his knowledge and integrity.

- Paul LiCausi

We cannot say enough nice things about our dealings with Richard Budden.  We purchased the Chestertown property on Washington Ave.  Richard's assistance was above and beyond.  We WILL be recommending him to all our family and friends who will want to move here when they see our beautiful home. I will be happy to share my positive experiences with Richard, Coldwell Banker, Chesapeake Real Estate.

- Chris Kelsch

Richard was the realtor who helped me purchase a home in Chestertown and then helped me sell my prior home here as well. Richard has excellent judgment and knowledge of the housing market on the Eastern Shore. He is with you every step of the way; whether buying or selling, and no matter the price range. You won’t find a better realtor.

- Charles Lerner

Cathy and I would like to thank you for all of your efforts that made our property purchase a smooth and painless process.  You provided us with top of line service on all counts: Your knowledge and experience in the real estate market was invaluable.  The listening, coaching, negotiating, follow thru and closing skills you provided to us made for a smooth and enjoyable experience for all parties involved.  Should we list a property in the future we will most certainly be requesting your services.  Please feel free to use us as a reference at any time.

- C. William & Catherine Clark

This man is simply the best you can get buying or selling a property. I cannot thank Richard enough for the high level of professional and devoted service, representing and selling my farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. As some know, selling a property while one lives abroad can be a very stressful matter. I needed a realtor who I could safely put my trust and confidence in. A Realtor who would be communicative, attentive and possessed the expertise to get the job done! Richard Budden was the best I could find and he superceded his already impeccable reputation. Daithi, Co Kerry, Ireland

- Daithi

I met Mr. Budden back in 2008. Recently, he helped me sell my house in Kennedyville. What could have been an overwhelming experience, was pretty much stress free with the advice and council of a Realtor who really cared. The house was sold in three months and then his real challenge started, helping me find a home. The first thing he did was helped me decide on the location which was a very small area as I wanted to be close to my family.  And then I had a pretty high standard of what I thought should be in this house. He was very patient and showed me many homes and each time I was like “no that's not it !” But one day we went thru a house and immediately we both knew this was the one. He stuck with us making it a very smooth and easy settlement. He felt like family by the time all was completed .

- Sadie Yoder