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This is what you need to know about working with a good Metro Detroit area realtor and Oakland County’s lakes area real estate expert. Russ works all over metro Detroit. He lived in the Livonia area for 23 years and grew up downriver. He sells houses in Royal Oak, to Fenton, to Ann Arbor, to downriver. He has added lakes area specialist to his list of accomplishments and his goal is to make your next move easier. Some of his previous clients have shared how easy Russ has made there home search or selling process. Working non-stop, to make sure you’re getting the best experience possible. Russ makes your home searching process a priority by answering all you questions in a timely manner and those few things he may not be sure of he researches and quickly responds back to you. Russ has the knowledge and the tools to help advertise your house, or to pin point exactly what you want and need in your new home! Working with Russ Ravary will change your opinion about the home selling and or buying process. From something that may have been stressful to something easy for you! Russ does the work and puts in the time, when working with Russ you will surely see the difference. Just read on to see what his previous clients and current friends have had to say about their real estate experience with Russ!
I first started looking at real estate listings online nearly a year ago, but at first I thought I´d never really buy one. I hadn´t been paying attention and thought I still couldn´t afford to buy a place. I also had no experience in buying a home and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I bought. For most questions I would search online, the topic had been discussed on Russ´ blog. Not only that, he was local. Over the summer, I finally decided to start physically looking at houses and Russ was the only choice.
My preferred method of contact was email and he always responded in a timely fashion. He was patient with this first-time home buyer, and worked with me through my initial bid process. I was surprised when they accepted the bid! The transaction went smoothly, with Russ patiently answering any questions and concerns I had. From the first time we looked at houses to the closing was exactly one month. I´ve been here five months now and people still marvel at what I got for the price I paid. When I requested a plumber, he was able to provide one was lived close by and was economical.
Thanks for everything, Russ.
~ Christine M.
I wanted to thank for helping me get my Milford condo. I know I limited my chances of finding the “perfect condo” by wanting a certain small area. But you came out here whenever we found one. It took me a year of looking but finally we found one that was the “one”. It was a short sale which I knew nothing about. You told me about all the problems that might happen with a “short sale” and some of them did. You were good about re-assuring me about the length of time short sales take. But we finally got the condo! Thank you from Courtney and I.
A year ago my husband and I started looking for a house with the help of Russ Ravary. We thought this search would take a long time. With the technology we had available we were successful after 3 months. It took us over a year to find the house the last house we bought. We know what we wanted exactly. Russ used the Internet and e-mail to keep us up to date on the houses that had just gone on the market, the length of time they were on the market, and all the public record data. I never thought I would have a house on a lake with all these features.
My biggest obstacle was putting our house up for sale. When we put the bid on the new house and it was accepted, Russ said it was time to put the old “For Sale” sign up. I wasn’t ready! First we hadn’t told any of our neighbors, second we weren’t quite done putting the finishing touches on the house and third we were going on vacation and I didn’t want people in the house while we were gone.
It took over a week for me to be convinced that this was the right thing to do. After several talks at our kitchen table I said yes. Russ knew the faster we got the house up for sale in the spring the better our chances were to sell it. The sign went up the day after we left for vacation. I was worried on Sunday because that was the first (and only) Open House. On Saturday we were on our way to the airport to come home, Russ called us with the news…there was a bid on the house! I couldn’t believe it the house was sold in a week!!!! Homes in our market were taking over six months to sell.
People always ask what we did to sell the house so quickly. My answer is to trust your Sales Agent. He/she is in this business and deals with it everyday so you need to trust his/her expertise. Some of the advice we got was to get rid of the clutter, make it less personal and the big one remove the flowered wallpaper. Russ was forthright in giving advice on how to make the home more saleable. Sometimes I did not like what Russ had to say about the house, but we did what he said. And it worked. We sold it in 7 days for 97% of the selling price. It was a combination of luck and doing the rights things to get the home ready for sale. Russ came through 3 times telling us what to do.
Luckily, I (we) listened to what Russ say. I’m so grateful for everything he did for us, we are now enjoying our new home…sorry Russ for making you a little crazy!
Russ Ravary should play the lead role on your home buying team*.
Russ is a workaholic: he’s going to be at the showing twenty minutes early, he’s going to have a folder of comparables, he’s going to have details on the neighborhood – even if you emailed him late the previous night.
Russ is experienced: he has a deep knowledge of many Metro Detroit communities (Livonia, Plymouth, Northville, etc.), he has worked all types of transactions (foreclosures, short sales, etc.), he has previously handled the problem you’re going to run into when purchasing your home (in fact, he’s probably blogged about it).
Russ is adaptable: he has been early to adopt new technologies, he has been quick to adjust offers to changes in the marketplace, he has been ready to meet the personal needs of his clients.
Russ Ravary was my real estate agent, and I have recommended him to my friends.
* I would also recommend finding a good: lawyer, home inspector, credit union, title company, and insurance agent (home, life).
My Husband and I have been in our new home for about a year now and we both feel that it would not have been possible without your help. We wanted to write and let you know that we appreciate everything you have done for us. I want to thank you for showing us around and negotiating to help us get an excellent home that meets all of my needs. I was impressed with your knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools, businesses, parks, recreation, restaurants and home prices. You are my #1 Realtor and I will recommend you to my family, friends and any one else who need to buy or sell real estate.
Nabila & Joe
My husband and I chose Russ to be our real estate agent after a friend highly recommended him. We were moving here from Canada and only had a few days to look at homes. When we came in to town, Russ went far above the call of duty. He had thoroughly planned our 2 days and had numerous homes lined up for us to view. After talking to us briefly and asking us a few questions before our arrival, he new exactly what types of homes would be ideal for us. After searching for a short time he found the perfect home for us.
After the sale, Russ even met our painters, carpet cleaners and home inspector at our new home since we were still out of town. He also gave us detailed lists of available utility companies, schools, cable services, cleaning companies, house cleaners, fun things to do and wonderful restaurants in the area. Russ made the entire experience enjoyable and easy. He has a laid back, genuine personality and my entire family felt comfortable with him immediately. He feels like a friend not just our real estate agent.
I would HIGHLY recommend Russ to anyone with complete confidence.
“I was looking for a realtor and not knowing anyone in the business, I looked online. I heard from several people, but it was Russ with his no-nonsense approach that sold me. I asked what my first step should be and Russ stated immediately that I needed to get pre-qualified before looking at any properties. Great advice! After receiving my pre-qualification letter, Russ and I looked at many properties. As a first-time home buyer my knowledge was very limited, but Russ was more than willing to advise me on my best plan of action. We looked at many properties together and Russ was always on time; most of the time early for our appointments. He made my first experience of buying a home stress-free. If anyone asks me “Can you recommend a good realtor?” My answer would be, “Yes. Russ Ravary.”
As you can see working with Russ Ravary is the best real estate decision you can make! Russ Ravary works hard, so you and your family can enjoy this process. As he knows finding the right house for your family is a big deal! But he also remembers that it should be a stress-free and exciting time! When you start working with Russ Ravary you will see this difference. To get started give Russ Ravary a call or send him an email at (248)310-6239 & firstname.lastname@example.org.