Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate
1710 South Eastwood Drive Route 47
Rick Bellairs' family moved to Woodstock in 1969. While attending Woodstock High School he began a career in radio alongside his father, Mal Bellairs. He worked at the family owned radio station in Crystal Lake from 1972-1984.In 1984 Rick took a job at a new English language radio station in Tokyo. He says he loved his time in Japan but after 4 years he decided it was time to move on. He took the long way home, heading west. Rick spent 4 months backpacking through China and Tibet, then a month in Thailand and a month in Nepal where he trekked to Base Camp at Mt. Everest. Then he went on to India, Turkey, what was then Yugoslavia and on through Europe. In all he traveled by plane, train, boat, bus, donkey cart and foot through 15 countries over 15 months.He ended his travels in time to join his brothers and sisters for a surprise 70th birthday party for his father. While back he met Ellen and they were married a year later. Ellen is a school teacher in McHenry and has 2 children from a previous marriage. Brennan is a Graduate of the University of Iowa and Tessa is at the University of Illinois.Rick joined Harding Real Estate in 1992. After successfully completing a required education program he received the GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute) and has also been awarded the CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist-- the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential field). The CRS designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.Rick and Ellen have traveled back to China twice in recent years to adopt their daughters, Mallory and Jade. Rick enjoys playing with his kids and watching them participate in various sports. He enjoys fine dining and sushi, skiing, swimming and volleyball. He enjoys time with his family, friends and obviously travel.If you are thinking of making a move let me go to work for you! I am a Full Time - Full Service REALTOR. I have sales experience throughout McHenry County: from Crystal Lake to Wonder Lake, from Huntley to Harvard, from Marengo to McHenry and of course all around the picturesque Woodstock community and the rolling wooded area of Bull Valley. I have experience in all prices having sold homes from $60,000 to million dollar farms. I hope I can help no matter where you plan on moving.