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Masters Club Member

Welcome to Homes By Rico!

The goal of this Sacramento Real Estate website is to attract as much attention as possible to your Sacramento home. The Real Estate industry has been in Rico Castillo's blood for over 25 years now. His knowledge of technology, real estate marketing and social media is constantly evolving. He has been a top Coldwell Banker real estate agent in Sacramento County for many years.


If you are thinking of selling a home, townhome, residential income (1 - 4 unit buildings), or other Real Estate, there are many Realtors to choose from in the following towns: El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Elk Grove, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Natomas, West Sacramento, and Sacramento.  In fact, thousands!  It really matters who you work with!  Working with a top-producing Realtor won't cost you more.  Most likely, it will save or make you money!  Let us earn your Real Estate business.  You've come to the right place if you are looking for a top Real Estate agent in the areas above - who always has your back!


We would like to give a very big “thank you!” to all of our clients and Real Estate colleagues for helping us get to where we are today - one of the top Real Estate agents in Sacramento County!  We appreciate you!


Ready to FIND Your Perfect Sacramento Home?  Contact Us and Start Packing!

CB Estimate

Get an INSTANT Estimate on Your Sacramento County Home*

Learn your home’s value so you can tackle the real estate market with confidence.

*This is an estimate only and is not an appraisal. The CB Estimate provides an estimated market value of your home generated by a proprietary algorithm using aggregated data collected from third parties and public records and is intended to provide you with a general value of the property. The actual appraised value of any property may be higher or lower than the estimated market value provided by the CB Estimate.

Yes!  Selling your Sacramento home or buying a home in the Sacramento Metro can be this easy!

Explore our site.  Our goal is to give you as much information about the Real Estate process of selling your home and buying a home because we want you to feel comfortable in making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.  If you can't find what you're looking for, then let's talk.  Consultation is always FREE and you are never under any obligation.  

At Homes By Rico, we want to be your Real Estate resource for selling and buying residential real estate!

Visit us regularly and don't miss any new videos, blog posts, articles, tips, and advice, because we will continuously keep adding more content for you.  Happy Exploring!

Sacramento Real Estate Done Differently

We get it, buying a Sacramento house can be fun, exciting, and energizing.  A fresh start in a new place.

But selling a Sacramento house can be stressful.  You're probably thinking... "Is right now the best time for me to sell?"  "How can I make the most money with the least hassle and interruption to my life?"  "I know several agents in the area, but how do I know which one is actually the best one to help us?"

Sell your Sacramento House Stress-Free

When you work with a trusted local real estate group like Homes By Rico, our experience and knowledge of the area work for you!  Our expert real estate agent team does the heavy lifting to make sure you get the best offer and gets you to the closing table the fastest.

We offer our clients a personalized experience to deliver you more money and a better selling approach than any other Realtor.  Reach out to us today!

Just some of what our happy sellers and buyers have said about our services:

R Hartpence, Seller and Buyer

"Rico has been great to work with over the years. He has helped me and my family buy and sell 2 houses with zero hassle. His responsiveness to our needs was on point and he took the time to walk us through every question we had. With Rico you feel like family and you know that he is looking out for your best interest. That is what makes him special.."

R Kinsella, seller

"We made an offer on a home that was not contingent on the sale of ours. But, we needed to sell our house - and fast - in hopes that it would close before our new home did. We interviewed Rico on Wednesday. He had a very thorough plan for his approach and our plan was to list the next week on Thursday. Change of plans - we called him the next day and asked if he could get our home listed TODAY...and he did! Our home was listed that same day, complete with beautiful photos;. he held an open house Saturday with lots of traffic, we had multiple offers and accepted one on Tuesday. The sale of our home closed within 14 days without a hitch. Rico is kind, responsive, and knowledgeable. With a background in mortgage lending, he was able to offer insight that other agents can't. We asked to use the same title company we were using for our transaction, as that would have made the transfer of funds effortless. Rico insisted on using the Coldwell Banker title company, which added a layer of complexity that could have been avoided. Other than that, Rico was a miracle worker that did everything in his power to make us feel as if we were his most important client."

C Stellmacher, Seller and Buyer

"Rico is an awesome realtor. He did a great job helping to navigate us through this ever changing housing market. In addition, Rico educates you during the process to ensure that you are making informed decisions. I highly recommend utilizing Rico for your home purchase/selling needs!"

Online Showing Report

We are here to guide you every step of the way in the selling process – making sure you know what to expect and answering any questions you may have.

You’ll know my comprehensive internet marketing strategy is working when you see the Insight online showing report. It shows you how many views or click-throughs your property received on major real estate websites like,,®, Trulia and more. This tells you that your home is presented and priced to grab buyers’ attention.


RealSure® Program

In collaboration with Home Partners of America, the RealSure program from the Coldwell Banker® brand gives you a guaranteed Cash Offer on your for-sale home*, so you can move forward with confidence.

  • Get a Cash Offer now from RealSure – good for 45 days.
  • We’ll continue to market your home for an even higher offer.
  • You can accept or decline the RealSure Cash Offer within 45 days. If you decide to decline it, there are no fees or obligations.

Ask us at Homes By Rico how the RealSure program can help you move on to your dream home.

RealSure® Program

The RealSure program empowers you to make confident choices when selling your home and provides flexibility for when you buy a new one. It is designed to give you greater assurance and control.

In collaboration with Home Partners of America, the program includes RealSure Sell*, which gives you a guaranteed cash offer for your home while we continue to market it for a higher price. And RealSure Buy*, which lets you place a bid on a new home, even if your current home hasn’t sold yet.

RealSure Sell provides:

  • Flexibility to get the best price
  • Ability to receive an even higher offer

RealSure Buy provides:

  • Home Value Statement allows you to make an offer on your next home as if your current home is already sold by removing any sales contingency
  • Take comfort in knowing your home will sell even if a third-party buyer drops out
  • Flex Stay offers you up to four weeks to remain in your home after selling to RealSure while preparing to move to your next home
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RealVitalize® Program

When you list your home with Homes By Rico, we can help you make the needed improvements and repairs to prep your home for sale at no cost to you until closing, using the RealVitalize program. There are no hidden fees, interest charges or markups. Most homes using the program sell at or above list price*.

Services Available:

  • Staging
  • Appliance Purchasing & Installation
  • Cleaning
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades
  • Handyman Services
  • Curb Appeal Enhancements
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Carpentry
  • Drywall & Insulation
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Moving & Storage
  • Junk Hauling
  • Much more

*Based on Coldwell Banker property spotlight marketing plan usage data reported through May 31, 2020: On average, sellers whose agents use the plan benefit with a 1% higher sales price.

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Rico Castillo

Broker Associate / Start Packing

Masters Club Member

Direct: (916) 934-3146

Office: (916) 355-0202

License: 01234643 CA


About Homes By Rico

As a local Sacramento County Real Estate business owner, we take great pride in helping residents sell their homes for the most money.

At Homes By Rico, we firmly believe in honesty and accessibility for all our clients.  With a real estate market that is on the seller's side, we have the local knowledge and proven marketing strategy to make sure you sell your house for the most money possible, while also providing a stress-free experience.

Here's How It Works...

Step 1:

Our team researches your property and the area's home values to provide you with a free Home Value Report.

Step 2:

We recommend a target "sales price" and provide you with a plan to sell that will give you the most money possible, while also selling within your timeframe.

Step 3:

You'll have the peace of mind of knowing that you'll always pay a fair commission with us, and you can cancel at any time.

Step 4:

From Listing to "Sold, " we take care of the details so that you can live your life.

FREE Home Valuation  Report

If you're wondering when the right time is to sell a home or how you can get the best price for your house, our team at Homes By Rico are experts at selling in Sacramento County and the surrounding areas.

We will provide you with a FREE Home Valuation Report and discuss your selling goals.

Yes!  Selling your house or buying a home can be this easy!

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