Rich Blenz graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1999, earning a degree in Engineering Management. Rich served for five years as an Armor Officer in the 3rd Infantry Division including a tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rich received many military awards to include the Bronze Star Medal. Upon completion of his military obligation, Rich decided to pursue a career in real estate.
Rich became a licensed sales person in 2005 upon graduation from Barney Fletcher Schools. He spent his first three years as a Realtor with RE/MAX Around Atlanta All Stars in Fayetteville. During this time, Rich honed his skills as a listing agent, buyer’s agent, and a negotiation expert. Under the tutelage of great mentors and applying his relentless work ethic, Rich’s sales team achieved the distinction of “Top Sales Team.”
With the market downturn of 2007, Rich seized the opportunity to transition into non-traditional real estate. He quickly established himself as a HUD and REO expert in the Metro-Atlanta area. Rich frequently appeared as a distinguished speaker at various investment seminars. Rich taught countless investors the basics of building wealth in real estate while also sharing his secrets to success for winning bids on HUD and REO properties.
Rich earned his Associate Brokers license in 2008 and currently serves as Qualifying Broker for Vestlet Realty LLC and Vestlet Property Management LLC. Along with his broker duties, Rich has achieved the distinction of “Top Sales Agent” for Vestlet Realty LLC the past eight years. Rich reached a significant milestone in September 2013 with the closing of his 1,000th property. His career closed transactions places Rich in the top 1% among more than 25,000 agents in the Metro-Atlanta area since 2005.
With the stabilization of the real estate market, Rich now splits his focus between representing buyers and sellers of traditional properties while also marketing properties for the asset manager representing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Rich is dedicated to being the best Realtor in his profession. His hallmarks of success include his relentless work ethic, knowledge of the industry and marketplace, communication skills, and focus on achieving results. Rich currently resides in Fayetteville GA and in his spare time enjoys working out, attending sporting events, playing golf, and spending time on his farm land in Barnesville GA.