Florida’s Gulf Beach Real Estate Specialist


Don’t give in to the typical stress of buying and selling real estate!  I make it easy with decades of experience, the utmost professionalism, and expert knowledge of Pinellas County.  When you work with Rich, you work with the best.


You DESERVE the BEST the Gulf has to Offer - I Can Help You Find It!

Tampa, Florida Skyline

My Expertise Meets Your Needs!

Specializing for OVER 30 YEARS along the Beach from St. Petersburg Beach north to Clearwater Beach & Dunedin.

Also, your specialist for the surrounding areas of Seminole, Belleair, Largo, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.




Finding Your Ideal Home Can Be Hard


I make it easier!


  • 32 years in Real Estate Sales & Marketing
  • Expert on Pinellas County
  • Attention to Detail & Ongoing Service

Rich Rippetoe is without a doubt the hardest working person in real estate

He is top-notch – available whenever you need him, constantly working as your advocate to make the sale. He knows his market inside and out. He knows where it’s been, and where it’s headed and will help you make the most informed decision about buying and selling your home. This is the second time we’ve had the opportunity to buy a home with Rich and we can’t speak highly enough about the experience. It was a very tough negotiation that started with Rich saying, “You never know if you don’t try.” We never imagined it would happen but Rich was able to put together an incredible deal for us. In listing our home, he has provided extensive research about its value, has supported us with guidance on properly staging the home and we are confident there is no one better to have on our side. In a sea of options for real estate agents, Rich Rippetoe stands out as one of the best.

Heather Mariscal

I bought and sold 6 homes. By the experience with Rich Rippetoe was the most pleasant.

“I bought and sold 6 homes. By the experience with Rich Rippetoe was the most pleasant. Rich did exactly what he said he would do when he said he would do it. Our house was on the market four days before we had an acceptable offer. I was out of town during the weeks prior to the closing and the day of the closing. Rich made sure everything was in order. Rich kept in touch with me during this time and always let me know if I had any item that i needed to do. It was truly a pleasant process.”

George M and Gloria J Gill

We would recommend Rich to all of our friends

Rich and his team are consummate professionals. They are responsive to every request. Selling our home with Rich was a good experience for both my hubby as well as myself. We felt that our opinions were readily considered and respected. Rich’s market research helped us easily arrive at a sales strategy that worked well.

Debra Manning

Rich was knowledgeable to the “Nth” degree

Rich was knowledgeable to the “Nth” degree. Not only that, patient & kind under “unusual “ circumstances. I will return to him for future real estate needs, for certain

Scott Marshall

Rich was everything one could hope for in an agent.

It is with great pleasure and sincere appreciation that I write this letter about our experience with our real estate agent, Rich Rippetoe. Rich was everything one could hope for in an agent. He was very responsive by phone, text, and in person. He was very willing to show us as many properties as we wanted to see before we decided to purchase. In fact, he is so honest that he advised us against a purchase that would require more of an investment than we could ever recoup. Not only did Rich help us with our purchase in Seminole, but he was also available to answer our questions as we were selling our home in south Florida before we relocated to this area. The depth and breadth of the answers Rich gave us clearly demonstrated the extent of his knowledge and expertise in real estate. We purchased from a seller who was quite difficult. Rich’s interpersonal skills were exceptional. He was able to smooth things out in every instance. Once we did our final walk through the day of closing and realized that a thorough cleaning was in order, Rich arranged for that cleaning at his expense as a courtesy to us. Rich is undeniably an asset to your office; however, more importantly, he is a great asset to the parties he represents in transactions. The combination of his great personality, boundless knowledge and unrelenting work ethic are a dynamic combination. We are so grateful to have had Rich help us with our purchase. He truly sets a standard of professionalism to which everyone should strive.


Betty & Paul Feuerberg

Rich did a fantastic job with the sale of my fathers house

Rich did a fantastic job with the sale of my fathers house ,he always kept in contact with me and my siblings. He was very understanding and guided us well. THANKS RICH!!!”

Ananda Musso

Rich Rippetoe is the best!!!

I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Rich Rippetoe in the selling of my condo on the Isla Del Sol Island. Rich is the total real estate package agent. He has your best interest in mind when selling property for his clients. Rich offers nearly 30 years of real estate expertise and does everything throughout the selling process to maximize his client’s financial goals. I would definitely recommend Rich Rippetoe to anyone seeking to sell their property on the Central Coastline of Florida.


John Mutz