About Me:

I was born and raised in Delaware County and I am a graduate of Ball State University with degrees in Finance and Business Administration. I have been involved in real estate for over 20 years, initially with the investment and construction of new homes and now as a realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Groups. I co-founded and was President of Regal Inc., an established marketing and sales firm for over 25 years.

Prior to that, I was Manager of Budgeting and Strategic Planning for an environmental firm and did business planning and development for a regional CPA firm.

I have served on multiple non-profit boards and am a trustee for The Bridge Community Church of Muncie. I’ve been married for over 33 years. I have two children, one grandson, and two black lab.

I like to travel, hike, golf and ride motorcycles. I enjoy all sports and outdoor activities and I especially enjoy spending time with my family.

For more information about me visit my RE/MAX page here.

Indulge in Fall Fun Here In East Central Indiana

The chill of fall is here and there are many activities around East Central Indiana to warm up your spirit. From family-friendly activities to spooky haunts, Rich Lee has a few activities that are sure to spark your interest in all of the things East Central Indiana has to offer.  Civic Hall Performing Art – […]

Enhancing Curb Appeal for the Fall & Winter Season

The start of fall has arrived, and winter is right around the corner; it’s time to transition your home’s curb appeal to embrace the cozy, inviting, and most wonderful time of the year. Boosting your home’s curb appeal can be a simple project. With a few strategic changes, you can create a warm and welcoming […]

Embarking on End-of-Summer House Hunting with Rich Lee

The end of summer marks a unique and opportune time to dive into the real estate market, and with the guidance of a seasoned professional like Rich Lee, the journey becomes all the more exciting. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for a more suitable one, the end of summer presents a window of […]

House Hunting in East Central Indiana with Rich Lee

What should I look for in a home? How do I stay within my budget? Where is the best area for my family? These are all great questions when searching for a new home. Rich Lee with Re/Max has the answers for you. Narrowing Down Your Home Must-Haves Looking online for a home can be […]

Your Real Estate Solution: Understanding the Home Shortage

Indiana, like many other regions, is currently facing a shortage of homes for sale. This situation poses unique challenges for potential buyers and sellers in the real estate market. However, with the expertise and guidance of professionals like Rich Lee at Re/Max, individuals can navigate through this housing shortage successfully. In this article, we will […]

Make Your Move to East Central Indiana

East Central Indiana is a great place to call home, with its combination of small-town charm, natural beauty, and bustling cities. Nestled in the heartland of America, this region boasts a rich history, vibrant culture, and welcoming community. One of the biggest draws of East Central Indiana is its affordable cost of living. Housing prices […]

The Housing Market and Home Shortage

Are you in the market for a new home in East Central Indiana? You’re not alone. With its affordable cost of living, excellent schools, and vibrant community, more and more people are flocking to this region in search of the perfect place to call home.   However, with the high demand for housing in East […]

Is Now the Right Time to Purchase a Home?

There is no right or wrong when it comes to the decision on the correct time to purchase a home. Purchasing a home comes with many steps and can be a tedious process. Is the market suitable? What do I need to buy a home? How do I find the right realtor for me?    […]

Family-Friendly Spring Activities in East Central Indiana

Spring is near! We’ve got the perfect list of activities to get you and the kiddos out of the house this spring break. East Central Indiana has plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained.   St. Patrick’s Day Parade A Muncie tradition, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Friday, March 17th at 6:00 pm. […]

Common Questions from First-time Home Buyers

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting and question-filled process. Many first-time home buyers have inquiries about the entire home-buying process. This is common among most buyers, and we are happy to help you navigate your process to your new home!   What do I need to begin the home-buying process?  The answer is simple; a […]

Home Maintenance Tips for Winter Weather

It’s officially wintertime! With winter comes winter weather which Indiana is no stranger to. Make sure your home is comfortable and oblivious to the weather outside with these maintenance tips to keep you warm.  Furnace Check  It is imperative to get your furnace maintenance routinely. A furnace should get inspected at least once a year. […]

Winter Wonderland Curb Appeal

Tis the season to be jolly and show your Christmas spirit with your whimsical home decor. Winter curb appeal is a fun and impressive way to get potential buyers interested in your home. Here are some tips to help you make your home the most festive on the block!   Lights String lights are a […]

Renting vs. Buying: Why You Should Consider Buying a Home

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to whether someone should rent or buy a home. When making a decision of moving into a new space, renting and buying may come into play and there are important factors to contemplate when deciding. Both renting and buying have some benefits depending on a […]

Fall in Love with East Central Indiana, Make Your Move!

Searching for a new home is never an easy feat. There are many important factors that go into play when considering where to live. What school district, what community, what type of lifestyle do you want to live? Moving to East Central Indiana, you will be sure to fall in love with all that it […]

What to Look for When Touring a House

What to Look for When Touring a House Are you in the market for buying a home? When touring prospective homes to buy, it’s crucial that you look beyond the design and aesthetics of the home.  You need to look at potential costly repairs and updates in the home. Here are some things to look […]

Summertime Curb Appeal & Home Staging Tips

Summer Curb Appeal & Home Staging With the right curb appeal and staging decorations, buyers will be more compelled to purchase your home no matter the time of year. When selling your home in East Central/Central Indiana contact Rich Lee as your realtor, he will guide you to have the right curb appeal and staging […]

Summer Activities Around East Central Indiana

Summer Activities Around East Central Indiana Need more motivation to make your move to East Central Indiana? There are many activities ranging from family-friendly, to an adult night out. Making this a move you won’t regret with a great selection of activities waiting for you. Here are a few: Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame We […]

East Central Indiana Resources for Pet Owners

If you are a dedicated pet owner moving to East Central Indiana, you are probably scoping out resources for your furry friends to make sure they have the best quality of life in this new setting. Well fear not, because there are many dog parks, doggie day cares, and pet sitters for all animals to […]

Springtime Curb Appeal

If you plan to sell your home this spring or summer it is important that the exterior of your home welcomes prospective buyers even from the street view. While the exterior of your home should reflect your personal decor style, it is important to remember that when deciding on curb appeal you want to choose […]

Homes to Withstand the Seasons

Homes to Withstand the Seasons – Inspections Summer weather is a beautiful season to be looking at homes in east-central Indiana. While the sunshine weather allows home buyers to see the house at its best, it is essential not to overlook the details that will be important in the fall and winter months. One of […]

Building a Community in East Central Indiana – Hosting a Party

One of the best parts of living in east-central Indiana is the local community. Hosting friends and family over is a highlight of being a homeowner. However, during the snowy winter season, outdoor parties aren’t the most popular. But that shouldn’t stop you from hosting a social gathering. Here are some top-tier tips for your […]

Five Reasons Why Winter is the Best Time to Sell Your Home

There is no need to wait until this spring to put your house on the market! Many homeowners believe that winter is not the ideal time of year to buy or sell a home when it is the BEST time of year to buy or sell. Here are some reasons why you don’t need to […]

Make East Central Indiana your Place of Residence this New Year

Indiana, home of the Hoosiers, has a lot to offer for potential residents. You can skip the rush of city life and settle down in more of our tight-knit cities in East Central Indiana for a long-lasting home. Living in East Central Indiana has many perks that you would be honored to call your home. […]

Spend the Holidays in East Central Indiana

It’s that time of the year for happiness and cheer! Spend the holidays indulging in fun activities with friends and family. Whether you are trying to create memories with your kids or looking for a romantic winter date night, there is something for you! Here are a few activities around East Central Indiana that will […]

Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Picking a location to move your family is a difficult decision but knowing that the place you choose has activities for everyone year-round makes it a little easier. Let’s explore some of the best Fall activities in East Central Indiana! Falls Park Boo Bash Enjoy the fall weather at Falls Park Boo Bash in Pendleton, […]

Best Outdoor Activities in East Central Indiana

When deciding on a place to move, outdoor activities can be a huge selling point for those who enjoy exploring nature. Luckily in East Central Indiana, there are several places that the whole family can enjoy. Let’s explore the hidden gems together! Prairie Creek Prairie Creek Reservoir boasts 3.3 miles of water recreation and more […]

Best Breweries in East Central Indiana

Many times when someone is moving their first thoughts are about the physical space or home they will be occupying, but the community in which you choose to live is just as important! What amenities, events, or resources does a community have that make you want to build or purchase your home there? One resource […]

East Central Indiana has Many Family-Friendly Places and Activities!

When raising a family, living in a community that offers family friendly activities and places can be a huge help! Parents are always looking for something to do with their children, or to keep their children entertained while educating their young minds. East Central Indiana has a variety of options for young families. Let’s dive […]

What does East Central Indiana have to offer you: Coffee Shops

Before you move, it’s important to consider the community you’re relocating to. What elements does a new community have to offer you? One thing many homeowners find valuable in their community is a local coffee shop for morning caffeine stops, meeting places, reading breaks, and alternative workspaces. Let’s explore some of the best local coffee […]

Local Shops to Furnish Your Outdoor Living Space

Spring is ending, which means it’s time to start getting those outdoor spaces ready to use! Last month we discussed some factors that relate to planning the perfect outdoor living space for you. This month we’re going to dive into more of those factors and make some suggestions of where to shop to furnish your […]

Envisioning the Perfect Outdoor Living Space for You

Spring has sprung and it’s almost that glorious time of year when we can move our parties, lunch appointments, and coffee dates outdoors! Though the weather is still a bit chilly, now is the time to start planning your ideal outdoor living space. Due to the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in home […]

Shopping Central Indiana for Aesthetically Unique Decor

Calling all independent souls! Do you march to the beat of your own drum? Often find singular, and interesting pieces the perfect addition to your eclectic abode? Well, this is your lucky week! Last month we divulged several antique stores in Central Indiana, but this month we’re focusing on a few places that specialize in […]

Shopping Local for Antique Additions

It’s true what they say, age adds character. In interior decoration, this maxim is evident in popular home design shows. Celebrity designers on Fixer Upper, Good Bones, and Home Town all clamor toward antique shops when hunting for cozy home-filling pieces, such as reclaimed wood boxes, dusty steamer trunks, or musty classic books. Styles come […]

Shopping Local for Custom Comforts

When the pandemic took over the majority of 2020, many individuals coped with the stress of isolation and home confinement by tackling home projects or rehab. Others saw this time as the perfect opportunity to put their homes on the market, intent on searching out their dream house. Overall, 2020 was dominated by a massive […]

Be Dazzled by Indiana Holiday Light Displays

2020 has been a challenging year for all. From statewide lockdowns, to virtual school, to social distancing, everyone has had to adjust to new behaviors and a new way of life when facing the pandemic. We’ve all missed out on traditions and events, whether it be a graduation, a wedding, a summer fair, or other […]

Decorate Your Home for Success

For many, ’tis not the season for real estate. But the good news is that the potential buyers who do venture out in the cold Indiana winters are serious about buying a house. Selling your home during the holiday season means you may need a crash course on how to decorate your home for the […]

Selling Your Indiana Home in Autumn

Even though the weather has cooled, real estate is hot during the fall season. Vacations have started to slow down as the kids go back to school and you can now focus on selling you home! Here are 5 tips on how to sell your home this autumn! Clean Up the Yard When selling an […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Move to Indiana

Indiana is a whole lot more than cornfields and racing. Beautiful summer sunsets, colorful leaves, glistening snow, and bright, colorful flowers blooming are all part of the beauty living in the Hoosier state. With a reasonable cost of living in most cities across the state, Indiana could be the perfect place for you to call […]

Neighboring Know-how: 4 Tips to be a Better Neighbor

Hello, Neighbor! Welcome to the neighborhood!  Have you recently bought a home within a neighborhood? The first step in having good neighbors is being a good neighbor. Master these four qualities, and you will be the best neighbor on the block! Say Hello If your neighbor has yet to introduce themselves within the first week […]

5 Landscaping Tips to Spruce up Your Home This Summer

Whether you are looking to sell your home this summer or just want to make your home more inviting, the time is now to get started on updating your exterior. Sometimes that may look like a fresh coat of paint, new siding, or maybe repaving the driveway. Today, however, we’re talking about something straightforward, affordable, […]

Staying In is Going Out: The 2020 Outdoor Living Room Trend

One of the coolest products of the recent minimalist home trends is the recognition of the simple beauty of the outdoors. The trees, bushes, and grass are the best summer decorations a homeowner could ask for! So why not take the indoor living out? There are all kinds of amazing accommodations out there for your […]

7 Unique Restaurants in Central Indiana Trying to Survive COVID-19

Some businesses in Central Indiana are struggling to stay afloat amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately for some, a service that will always be needed is quality dining. Central Indiana has more to offer than one may first expect, and today I want to shine some light on local cuisine that deserves some love. Zydeco’s Cajun […]

Selling Homes in the Millennial Market

Gen Y, The Digital Generation, whatever you want to call them, millennials are a viral trend of discussion. Why? Because they are rapidly becoming the biggest consumer market in the world! Millennials have already become the most educated generation, with 54% of its population having a bachelor’s degree or more, and with such knowledge comes […]

How Safe is Your Home?

Every homeowner wants to feel the safest at home. However, some of the biggest home hazards are the hardest to detect – that is, until they happen! Today we’ll be looking at the most common household dangers and how you can stay on top of them.  Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection Fire hazards are commonly […]

8 Home-Organizing Questions for the New Year

Almost any person you ask about New Year’s resolutions will say something about getting organized. Whether they want to better organize their calendars, their wallets, or their eating habits, a person’s living space will always reflect their discipline to organize other areas of their life. No matter how much you eat, how you spend your time, […]

5 Improvements for your Home in the New Year

Whether you’re hoping to get the house you’re living in sold this upcoming year or just want to invite more people over to your current residence, now is the best time to start thinking about changes, big or small. Here are a few things to ponder when looking at ways to improve the space you […]

Selling: Are you ready for a new home?

Selling your family home is hardly ever about building your financial portfolio. For most of us, it’s usually a matter of necessity. A growing young family or a changing lifestyle usually demands extra space. Maybe your kids are old enough now that they need separate rooms. If you have outgrown your living quarters — for […]

5 Golden Tips for Selling During the Holidays

The holiday season tends to be a stressful time of year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a time to sell your home. Here at Rich Lee, we want to make the whole process easier for everyone so you can stress less about selling your house and can focus on family, friends, and food. […]

Homebuying: Renting vs. buying: Where do you land?

You’ve always been told that owning a home is the ultimate American dream. Imagine renovating your master bath into a mini spa or choosing your favorite appliances for your dream kitchen. Or just getting to repaint whatever room you want. Plus, there’s the potential for financial gain when you own. But renting has its own […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Your Home

Many homeowners will tell you how emotional it was to buy their first home, but you rarely hear about their experience selling it. It’s only natural to grow attached after creating so many wonderful memories, which can make selling a challenging process. Fortunately, you’re not in it alone. Together, we can simplify the process and […]

3 Tips to Repel Halloween Haunts from your Home

Halloween brings a lot of excitement and fun to people, but for homeowners, sometimes it feels like a hassle. According to an article in USA Today, claims for home theft on Halloween increase by 60% and claims for vandalism increase by 19%. Here at Rich Lee Real Estate, we want to be sure that Halloween […]

5 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Real estate is not something that people often think about, homeowners included. However, there comes a time every once in a while where every consumer is plunged back into the real estate world headfirst, whether it be out of need or interest, and with it comes all of the theories, hacks, assumptions, and horror stories. […]

What incentive is better than money?

Are you wondering how to avoid getting into a fast and furious bidding war once you find your dream home? Even if you can afford to pay more, it’s not always the best move. Money is one thing that turns sellers’ heads, but it’s far from the only incentive when you’re competing with other buyers. […]

Appraisals: Don’t Pay More Than What It’s Worth

It’s finally happened — after months of searching, you’ve found your dream home. It’s the perfect size for your growing family, the kitchen was just remodeled and there’s a huge deck for entertaining. And best of all, the seller accepted your offer! As we near your closing date, your lender will want to verify the […]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting time but it is important that during the buying process you have a clear idea of what kind of house you are wanting to purchase. Here are a few factors to consider when buying a home. Location, Location, Location When you buy a home there are many things you […]

3 Ways an Inspection Helps You Sell

Like many homeowners, you might be hoping to capitalize on the hot summer homebuying season to sell your house for a pretty penny. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make enough for the beach house you’ve been eyeing or for a long summer getaway. But first, you’ll need to get your home ready to sell. And […]

Buying With Friends Isn’t Like Renting

You’ve been living with your best friend since freshman year of college, and it’s been a blast. So why not pool your money and go in on a house together? After all, it’s easier to buy when you have two incomes. It’s true that co-buying a home with friends or family can make it easier […]

DIY Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Yourself

How handy would you say you are? Can you fix a leaking faucet or install a new backsplash? Do you own all the drills, power saws and sanders used by the pros? It can be tempting to DIY it all — especially if you’re on a budget. After all, you can have an active role […]

Don’t Get Blindsided by Closing Costs

Have you ever decided to buy something, only to find out about additional costs at the end? The last thing you want is to be surprised by unexpected fees – especially at your closing. You’ve made your financial calculations. Extra charges at the eleventh hour could make all your plans go bust. But you can’t […]

Don’t need it? Then don’t pay for it.

You know all those fantastic home features you hear your friends gushing about in their new home? The top-notch school district and Jacuzzi? The spacious third level and even more abundant yard? Well, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things. But they’re not right for everyone. In fact, for some buyers, they might even […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Presale Home Repairs

You’ve decided it’s time to sell your home. Your neighbor just sold for a pretty penny, but they also spent a lot on remodeling and renovations. Does that mean you need to upgrade your home to sell? Is it worth trying to sell as is? Or will your home be passed up and stuck on […]

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