As a full-time realtor since 1993, clients benefit from my knowledge of local properties & waterways. My core business is based upon client referrals.
    As a seasoned realtor, clients benefit from Richard's extensive local knowledge of properties and waterways. Since 2003, Buyers and Sellers have turned to me for insight about Eastern Shore properties and the market. My core business is based upon client referrals, which I attribute to the integrity and commitment I offer clients. Clients benefit from my extensive knowledge of local properties and waterways. I provide resources for 'Second Home' buyers to facilitate a smooth, turnkey solution. I enjoy introducing 'newcomers' to this unique and beautiful area and all it has to offer.


    I live with my family in Chestertown and am involved in several community programs which which provides insight for my business. Currently, I sit on the Board of Chester River Assoc. so I can keep abreast of what is being done to preserve our waterways. For over 20-years I have been an active volunteer in Boy Scout Troop 130 and assist as an Eagle Scout Advisor. I am a ham radio operator, and participate in the Kent County Amateur Radio Society and Emergency Management program.

    My Client Testimonials

    Richard Budden is hands down the best real estate practitioner on the Eastern Shore. His steady hand, years of experience, and knowledge of the ebb and flow of this magnificent area makes either buying or selling a home with Richard dramatically less stressful, and at times even enjoyable. I cant imagine doing a transaction in the greater Chestertown area without him. Steven Clemmons
    Richard Budden has sold two houses for me in the past few years. This was during a very difficult time in the real estate market when prices were declining and the market was flooded with listings. His thoroughness and attention to detail in researching comps was very helpful in determining an appropriate selling price then followeds with a fantastic job photographing and advertising real estate. He is, by far, the most well-informed, hard-working agent I've ever encountered.
    Richard was the realtor who helped me purchase a home in Chestertown and then helped me sell my prior home here as well. Richard has excellent judgment and knowledge of the housing market on the Eastern Shore. He is with you every step of the way; whether buying or selling, and no matter the price range. You wont find a better realtor. Charles Lerner

    My Experience

    • Richard is a top-producing real estate agent serving Eastern Shore clients since 2003.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • In 2013, Richard was honored as a member of Coldwell Banker's International Sterling Society. He was also the #1 Agent for Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate for Chestertown and Kent County.
    • 2014 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society
    • 2017 Coldwell Banker International President's Circle

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    Will There Be A Real Estate Market in 2022?

    Will there be a real estate market in 2022? The answer depends on whether you are a Buyer or a Seller. Here's the skinny: there is no inventory. That's not hyperbole. That's a fact:These numbers include the career listings: the overpriced, the falling down the houses that only a mother could love. The nice properties - the phat pads, and the fully updated and low-maintenance gems – get sold in 0 days on market. The "market" never sees them. If you're a seller, 2022 is going to be ...
    Feb 16, 2022 Buying a Home

    TAKE THE PLUNGE!

    Calling All Polar BearsOn February 3-5 crowds of brave souls will sprint into the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the Maryland State Police 26th Annual Maryland Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge. Donations and goosebumps will be raised in this challenging fundraiser that has become a tradition at Sandy Point State Park. This frosty frolic supports the Special Olympics with year-round athletic training and competitions. What began as a dash for donations has evolved into a fantast...
    Dec 28, 2021 Community

    BAY DREAMING

    Winter Boat Show Wish List Starts HereIt's never too early to search for your dream boat. Spring comes fast to Maryland and brings boating fever out in most of us. Winter boat shows are the greatest way to see, touch and board new models, get ideas for upgrades, buy accessories and plan for the upcoming season. These two venues will keep you comfy and entertained while you shop for your hot, new toy!CHESAPEAKE BAY BOAT SHOW, January 21-23, Maryland State Fairgrounds in TimoniumThe...
    Dec 28, 2021 Lifestyle

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