Richard was born in Worcester and spent his early life in Hong Kong, moving to Northampton in 1956. He was educated at Great Houghton Preparatory School and The School at Wellingborough. His Estate Agency career started in 1972 when he joined the local firm of Chartered Surveyors, Berry Bros and Legge Limited. Between 1972 and 1987 Richard worked at the Northampton and Kettering offices as Partner specialising in the valuation, marketing and sale of residential property. Richard is also an experienced property auctioneer and is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents and a Fellow of the National Association of Auctioneers and Valuers.
In 1987 Richard became a Director of Nationwide Estate Agents where he was Corporate Clients Director handling the sale of new homes and the sale of properties in possession on behalf of lending institutions.
In 1993 Richard returned to private partnership to form Richard Greener Estate Agents and in 1998 he expanded the company to include Greener Rentals & Property Management. In 2010 Richard joined the Auction House UK network of sale rooms accross the country and now conducts regular auction sales throughout the year.
Richard is a resident of Boughton near Northampton where he lives with his Wife, Maria and their youngest son Benjamin. Their eldest son Nicholas is following the family tradition having graduated in 2009 with an Honours Degree in Estate Management and is now working alongside his parents as a Senior Valuer.