Ricky O'Neal Co-Founder DRE# 01936207
Growing up in the Sacramento Area, Ricky has created a networking base that has amounted to vast familiarity throughout the community. Alumni of San Francisco State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography and land use planning, Ricky was a project manager for a successful land use planning and development consulting firm. Over the span of seven years, he was heavily involved in numerous housing development projects all throughout El Dorado, Sacramento, & Placer Counties with expertise along the Hwy 50 Corridor. Additionally, Ricky has also been a small business owner since 1996, allowing his diverse and infinite personal network to expand. This experience has equipped him with the in-depth knowledge of the Tri-County area, allowing him the ability to fulfill your real estate needs with ease.
As an agent who’s an expert in the hyperlocal market, Ricky brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise concerning buying and selling properties. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Using past and present experiences, he is the kind of person to help bridge gaps between people and what they are looking for, serving as a valuable asset for his clients. Since 2012 Ricky has been a co-owner of the Martell O’Neal Real Estate team – the #1 team in the Folsom Area for the last six years. As a leader and developer of people in his organization, Ricky’s passion is to provide opportunities that help people find fulfillment in their personal and business lives.
Outside of work, Ricky has a wonderful wife and two children who find it important to give back to the community through different avenues.
"Basically, they were AWESOME. Ricky and Brian would fill in for each other when busy and they both exceeded all of our expectations. They were fast to solve any of our obstacles and soothed our nerves. And, they know what to do to get home sold, FAST." - Marilee W.
"My situation was very tenuous and Ricky was extremely personable and sensitive toward me. Living in my home for 35 years was difficult to part with; I raised my children there, so it was not an emotionally easy process. He was very compassionate but he was always professional and understanding. When I was moving he even offered to help with boxes or packing, so it meant the world to me." - Judy S.
"Ricky was great! We had never sold a home before and didn't know what to expect and it went really smoothly. He got our house on the market and in less than a week later it had an offer... we were really happy we went with Ricky!" - Mark & Chloe K.
"#1 In the sales business everyone tries to find the most honest representatives that will give you the real story, after a couple of days Ricky had great credibility with me. I would hire him for my own business. He was able to turn a lot of no’s into maybes then those maybes into yes’s with his determination. You can tell that his focus is getting the job done and caring about those on both sides. He is innovative, creative and friendly but professional keeping me on board through that entire process." – George
" Great experience super accommodating and definitely recommend him. Even though my home was a small older home Ricky never shorted any amount of effort working with me. He could have been working with million dollar homes yet never gave me any less service. This says a lot about him as a person to put no shortness of time and energy into my property a lot better than my last agent. I highly recommend him." – Mike & Jessica
"I cannot sing the praises loud enough. Ricky is an amazing professional, he comes totally prepared-all the statistics and photos to back up his numbers, but will make you feel as comfortable as your closest friend (first visit!). Ricky is soft spoken and extremely thoughtful-don’t let that fool you; he remembers what you like and want and can converse on any subject you wish. It must be very difficult when trying to meet the approval level for two people at the same time-both talking at the same time! ! Always calm and attentive makes the entire house buying and selling event feel like “time to get together and strategize and shop”. I know he has too many clients to count, all wanting him at the same time PLUS…. he does have a family who wants him. Customer service is the most difficult industry but coupled with what is at stake for people when buying and selling their home, the stress level is over the top – Ricky makes it look easy and “keeps things chill” he would be great as a Psychologist. Ricky is a “no pressure” kind of agent, yet everything happens quickly…. Ricky shares just enough about himself to compel a person, to sincerely care about his family and personal world. Sadly, when the papers are signed the sales are final, you don’t want to say farewell; at this point he is better than family. " - Rebecca S.
" I really enjoyed The team aspect of the group. If one person could not answer a question on the spot another person on the team could. It truly felt like a team effort from the group. This approach is much more effective than a single agent by themselves. They had each others back which made me the seller feel very secure and confident in the transaction. Brian, Ricky, and Michelle are amazing at what they do. This was the 3rd home I have bought and sold with Brian and Ricky. I will never use anyone else." - Matt J.
"The Martell and O'Neal team are amazing! I know Brian and Ricky personally and their knowledge base of the industry and community is top notch. They are also extremely involved in the community and donate hours of their time to the City of Folsom and the Sweet Dreams Foundation. I would highly recommend their real estate team to buy or sell your home!" Rick C.
"I recently seeked a professional team in Folsom to help with a short sale residential property and Ricky went above and beyond what was necessary. He was able to secure the property, conduct the escrow process, and manage the closing paperwork all while keeping me updated and informed throughout the entire process. I would HIGHLY recommend him to all my friends and family." - Steve B.
"We enjoyed working with the Martell O’Neal Real Estate Team. Ricky O’Neal, our agent, was attentive, knowledgeable, and consistently provided us with quick responses whenever we had questions. He kept us apprised almost daily on the status of our transaction and eased my mind numerous times when I worried that something might go wrong along the way. Ricky was always optimistic and confident that we would find a home that we would love. He was right. He provided us with unwavering support and guidance throughout the entire process and this was very much appreciated. We put a lot of our trust in Ricky and he placed high value on that and effortlessly became our advocate, always keeping our best interests as the top priority. I personally feel smarter and more knowledgeable about the whole home selling and buying process now because Ricky took the extra time to thoroughly explain each step along the way. This is empowering to me. One of the things we admired most about Ricky during this process was his ability to quickly and creatively solve problems. There wasn’t anything that came up along the way that he wasn’t able to fix or find a solution for. Ricky is the type of person you would want working alongside you during this exciting and momentous period in your life. We would absolutely refer all of our friends and family to the Martell O’Neal Real Estate Team should they have any real estate needs."- Voldseth Family
Ricky O'Neal and his team were great partners during our first home purchase. Ricky walked us through the process and spent several days showing us houses. Once we found a house, his team was helpful and responsive through the whole escrow process and made sure we had everything that we needed and met all of our deadlines. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! - R. Liberat
Ricky, thanks for not letting us lose the house... haha! But seriously, thank you! We genuinely appreciate all of the support and expertise you provided us with during the process. Thank you for making yourself available to us when we needed clarification and for answering the many questions we had along the way. Thank you for your guidance and patience. We are grateful to you and your entire team for you part in helping us realize one of our dreams. Our family is very much looking forward to creating many new memories in our new home. - Chris V.
"Many thanks to the whole team for helping us sell our home and buy a new one. We appreciate all of your hard work!" - Veronica V.
I had a fantastic experience working with Ricky O'Neal and his team through the process of buying our first home. They were extremely responsive, walked us through every step in detail, and made it easy for us to get into our dream home. Extremely professional, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with! - Lindsey Reynolds