Russ Helped sell our house quick!

Metro Detroit Real Estate testimonial

Livonia Mi

A year ago my husband and I started looking for a Metro Detroit home 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!

If you are looking for a home in the Metro Detroit area I would recommend Russ to anyone that wants to sell their home in this tough real estate market.  It may be tough to swallow but Russ will tell you the truth about the Metro Detroit Real Estate Market and what you have to do to sell your home.

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