In the market for a new home or simply looking to see what’s on the market? You’ve come to the right place! This page is designed to educate you on today’s market and also inform you about how the John Rice Team can assist you with you real estate needs. Click on a link below for more information, or feel free to search all homes listed in the West Michigan Area below – you can start searching right now and even set it up to alert you when new properties come available that meet your criteria.

What is a Buyer’s Agent?

“Buyer agency is defined as a principal-agent relationship in which the broker is the agent for a buyer, with fiduciary responsibilities to the buyer. What does that mean? It means that as a buyer’s agent you are tied to the buyer, and that all of your loyalties are to the buyer.

Buyer agency is a relatively new concept for the real estate world. In the past, agents were Seller’s Agents, working for the person who signed a contract employing them to sell real estate. Over time that arrangement resulted in too many misunderstandings. A buyer working with a Seller’s Agent often regarded that person as his agent, and felt free to make confidential statements, not understanding they would be passed on to the seller.”(selected text from

The John Rice Team, is here to ensure you have you are not only protect but that you have fun and that buying a home is the most enjoyable experience it can be.

We are passionate about you finding a home that fits your needs.

Here’s a list of a few things you can expect:

Custom Searches Emailed Directly to you with school links, aerial photos, and interior photos, and virtual tours

  • Working together to find homes that meet your criteria and help you focus your search on the ones that are the right match.

Prearranged house viewings to fit your schedule and save you time

  • Open houses are an amazing way to see homes but taking the time to contact several listing agents (Who are working for the seller) and attempting to select your home entirely on your own, is time consuming and the “perfect” house or area can be overlooked.
  • By working together on the selected homes that are right for you, you’ll save time, be more effective in finding the right home, along with have an industry expert to guide you along the way.

CMA- Comprehensive Market Analysis

  • What have other houses in the area sold for?
  • Are there others on the market?
  • Current market conditions

Information on:

  • The Latest homes on the market
  • Cost Comparisons
  • Historical Appreciation
  • Homes that fit your criteria
  • School report information

Home Warranties available

Your Privacy and Time respected

  • Throughout the years of working with buyers one thing holds true for everyone: this is your time frame. You get to choose how long, how short, how fast or how slow, you’d like to go through the process. We absolutely respect your needs and appreciate communicating them.

We handle everything from beginning to end including:

  • Buyer Negotiations- How many homes have you negotiated? We’ve negotiated hundreds and love to put our negotiating skills to work for you
  • Home Inspection connections- Ensuring you’ve purchased your home with your eyes wide open is part of how we help you. We make sure that you’ve had the proper rights to inspect the home and know what you are buying, along with the proper clauses to minimize your risk from beginning to end.
  • Mortgage Services – if you need a strong contact in the industry – we can help
  • Title and Closing Services
  • Worldwide Relocation Services

We’re a local company with national exposure and the power of a national brand! – Locally Owned and Operated

What’s next for you?


Time for more space? 

Let’s connect and discover the best plan for you to achieve your dreams! 


A better floorplan does not have to mean a smaller space. Sometimes all you need is a home with the same parts in a better arrangement. 

first time home purchase

Congratulations on making the first step toward purchasing your first home! This is an exciting time. Let’s talk through what you are looking for.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

We have worked with John multiple times now, both buying and selling homes. We 100% recommend him and he’ll always be our go-to realtor for any future real estate needs. John is experienced in the industry and well-known and respected. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable, on top of being an all-around nice guy. He is responsive and answered all of our questions along the way. We asked John for several referrals for other services (lender, cleaner, etc.) and we were very happy with all his suggestions. John is honest and will listen to your concerns/opinions. He is never pushy, but gives great advice based on his years of experience. We are so thankful for the guidance we received from John to make our recent home buying and selling experience successful and quick! If you need a realtor, call John.
G&E Webb
John Rice is hands down one of the best realtors in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. We have utilized him as our realtor on two separate occasions, once over 10 years ago, and again over the last several months to buy/sell. He is incredibly knowledgeable and uses his expertise to help guide you in your choices throughout the realty process. He is professional, kind, has impeccable attention to detail, responsive, and clearly loves what he does. Choose John for your realty needs…he is the best of the best!
Amanda W
We moved to the Grand Rapids area 11 years ago and John was very patient as we found our first home and made the experience absolutely seamless! When we were ready to sell and buy again we knew to reach out to John. As we remembered and appreciated, John is an absolute professional and was and advocate for our best interests at all times during this wild market. We found great value in our new home and he helped us get top dollar for our sale. Grateful to have him on our side though the whole process. You won’t be disappointed!
Lance W
We have worked with John to sell 1 home and buy 2 homes and he is an incredible realtor! He is professional, prompt with communication, honest and patient. We had quite the list for what we were looking for and John was always available to answer questions and get us in to look at a home. His knowledge and connections in the industry made both the buying and selling process go smoothly. We simply cannot recommend John enough!
Chase and Nicole O
We can’t say enough good things about John. He is an awesome realtor! We bought our home with his help and just recently sold it with his help. He is highly knowledgeable about the Grand Rapids area market and his expertise and professionalism has shown through both times we worked with him...John is a wonderful communicator and a genuine person. His sincerity has been evident in his commitment to making the purchase and sale experience as seamless and informed as possible. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have worked with John and strongly recommend him without reservation!
E&T VanBuskirk
It was a wonderful experience working with John. His professionalism, honesty, experience, and knowledge of the Grand Rapids market, helped us in multiple ways. John sold our home in one day, was honest about what we could expect from offers, and was spot on. As we progressed toward finding our new home, again, he was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, home values, and history of the homes. We are more than happy to say, that he helped us find our dream home within our budget! Anything I needed, he was there through emails, texts, or phone calls. He definitely put in a lot of work for us. Without a doubt, I will ask for his assistance again when the time comes. Thank you John!
T&A Lascari
John helped us sell our house when we moved out of Grand Rapids 3 years ago and recently helped us purchase a new house when we moved back. He is very professional and knowledgeable of the area and market. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.
S&K Weber
Purchased and sold with John, he is: Professional, an extremely good communicator, precise, and acted on our behalf 24/7. He kept us up to date on listings for purchase and preparation advice for selling our home. He was knowledgeable about neighborhoods. Photography for sale of our house was impressive. We were appreciative of the guidance regarding making offers, inspections, when to list our home, writing contracts, detailed review and presentation of offers on our home and being realistic about our purchase of new home. Great experience, Great Realtor.
J&G Junod

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