Rick is the Executive Vice President of Marketing at RealtyTrac, the country's leading provider of foreclosure information for investors, consumers and real estate professionals.
Rick previously founded CJ Patrick Company, a consulting firm that helps real estate, financial services, and technology companies develop a position of competitive advantage and use it to drive business strategy, marketing, and sales.
An accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in consumer and B2B marketing, Rick was formerly an Executive Vice President for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, responsible for PR, Social Media and Corporate Communications.
Rick was the Chief Marketing Officer of Ten-X, the leading online real estate marketplace, where he started in July of 2013 as EVP of the company’s Auction.com business unit. Prior to that, Rick spent eight years at RealtyTrac, where as SVP he was responsible for marketing, business development and data operations, and won the Stevie® Award for National Marketing Executive of the Year. Before RealtyTrac, Rick developed and executed sales and marketing programs for technology companies such as Fujitsu, JD Edwards, Toshiba, and Hitachi; start-ups like Tickets.com; and consumer brands including Pizza Hut, Acura and Cox Communications.
One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Rick has appeared regularly over the past 15 years on CNBC, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR.
Rick is a member of the Corporate Board of Governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the Advisory Council of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and the Board of the Technology Council of Southern California, and was included in the Inman News Inman 100, an annual list of the most influential leaders in real estate in both 2013 and 2014.
“The government’s foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance program have created an unprecedented situation – historically high numbers of seriously delinquent loans and historically low levels of foreclosure activity,” said Rick Sharga, executive Vice President of RealtyTrac, an ATTOM company. “With the moratorium scheduled to end on July 31, and half of the remaining borrowers in forbearance scheduled to exit that program over the next six months, we should start to get a more accurate read on the level of financial distress the pandemic has caused for homeowners across the country.”11 August 2021
“People have always been interested in real estate investing, but it’s gone from spectator sport to more of an active game given the ability to do more and more online,” said Rick Sharga, executive vice president at RealtyTrac, which provides property data for investors. “You put up the money and someone else buys the real estate and manages it for you and sends you a check every month.”11 August 2021