Rich Rippetoe Real Estate
19139 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
(727) 902-1437
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Rich has been a Gulf Coast Sales Specialist for over 28 years

Tampa Bay’s Coastal Connection since 1990

Serving ALL your Real Estate needs for the Bay Area and the Beaches!


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Upon first meeting with Rich , you automatically sense his professionalism, confidence, and experience. You are immediately put at ease with his personality style. He delivered more than promised and went above and beyond what any realtor would do. He is courteous, respectful and always prompt to answer calls and texts. His team including Sue Deasy again surpassed our expectations. We referred many friends to him without hesitation. Truly an outstanding realtor and will work with him again.

Mariane and Jim

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, 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

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, 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 at 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

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. Rich Rippetoe is the best!!!

John Mutz

Rich was a pleasure to have as our real estate agents. Our questions were always answered promptly. We would highly recommend him as you will receive the best service any agent can provide. Rich worked extremely hard given the difficult Covid 19 situation and notwithstanding sold our home. He is very professional, organized and has a wonderful personality going above and beyond for his clients. We sold our home while out of the country, but Rich always kept us up to date. We highly recommend Rich for all your real estate needs. Thank you Rich for all that you have done for us.

Anna & Raffaele

Rich and his team are the 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. We would recommend Rich to all of our friends.

Debra Manning

Sold many properties. Bought many properties. I don’t use hyperbole; you were truly the best realtor we worked with. 

Craig Sherman

It has been a distinct pleasure to work with Rich Rippetoe during our search for an investment property.  Through no fault of his or our own, this search lasted much longer than we anticipated—over two years to be exact!  I’m pleased to say that Rich was always there for us and maintained communication throughout, updating us on new properties that came on the market, changes in the market and just keeping us motivated in our search.

Throughout that time, Rich remained positive & upbeat.  He continued to send us listings, showed us multiple houses, speedily returned our calls, wrote up contracts & negotiated on our behalf.  We greatly appreciated his knowledge of the real estate market, house construction & potential money pitfalls—on a number of occasions, he spotted & pointed out serious flaws in homes to be avoided.  We heartily recommend his realty services!  It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Rich Rippetoe in the search for our home.

John & Gail McCoy

Rich Rippetoe set a new high bar for what it takes to be a top-notch real estate professional. Not only does he have the expertise and knowledge of the real estate venue, but he represents his client with respect and utmost consideration of his client. We highly recommend Rich to anyone looking for the best person to meet their real estate needs. Thank you Rich for all you have done for us!

Joan & John Dwyer

Rich Rippetoe handled the sale of our home with professionalism while also making us feel he was personally involved in achieving the best outcome possible for us. We appreciated his knowledge of the market and the tools he used and made available to us to showcase our home and sell it quickly.


Don & Jan Kucerik

Over $100 Million and 225 Homes SOLD from 2017 to the Present!


Tampa Bay Real Estate Sales & Marketing Specialist ~ Rich Rippetoe

Over $80 Million SOLD in 2017 – 2019!

Top 1% of Sales in Pinellas County

Welcome to the official website of Rich Rippetoe with Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty – one of the top 10 Coldwell Banker Affiliates in the nation! Rich specializes in the marketing and sale of Real Estate along the Gulf Beaches and surrounding areas of Pinellas County. With over 28 years Real Estate Sales and Marketing experience, Rich is truly “Tampa Bay’s Coastal Connection since 1990.

Rich’s experience and specialties include:

  • Waterfront & Resort Property Specialist
  • Expert in Primary and Second Home sales along the Gulf Beaches and surrounding areas
  • Investment Property Specialist to include Foreign Buyer and Seller property sales
  • Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty has over 40 years experience on the Beach! We are the Beach Specialist!



For the biggest investment of your life, count on Rich to handle the transaction with the utmost in professionalism & care! When working with Rich Rippetoe, you will share the benefit of his knowledge and expertise – he will make what some fear as a complicated process, very smooth and easy! For your next move, contact Rich Rippetoe and start enjoying your life on the beach!

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Rich Rippetoe
(727) 902-1437 – Direct
(800) 475-2862 – Toll Free
(727) 595-1604 – Office

Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty, Inc.
19139 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
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