Top Oakland County realtors

If you are buying or selling a home in Oakland County you are probably wondering what makes a top real estate agent in Oakland County Michigan? There are probably thinking of different things. Let’s see if you think the items I list below are on your list of what makes a good real estate agent in Oakland County. One of the first items people think about is amount of sales.  Sure selling a lot of homes is important but there are caveats to that being one of the reasons to pick a real estate agent.  Sure selling and helping buyers buy lots of homes is important, but the numbers get convoluted when there are teams and buyers agents.  There are teams out there that have 20 to 50 agents out there.  Sometimes even more.  So when you divide up the number of sales by the number of people working for the team the numbers usually are not as impressive.  Absolutely you want to hire a person that get the deals closed.  Numbers are somewhat important.

Check out some of the items that you should consider before you sign up and work with any realtor. You do not want to make a mistake that will cost you thousands or have you being remorseful after your real estate transaction is done. You want to hire the best realtor so you do not have the stress. You want the real estate transaction to go smoothly and easily.  

  • Is the real estate agent full time…..A full time real estate agent will be more focused on the job and you.  If they are part time with another job, or even a stay at home mother you may not get the attention you need.  If they cannot leave work to show you a house or come to a closing or a home inspection then you are not getting full service. You want an agent that will be responsive to you and to the other agents.  If they cannot answer a phone during work hours your negotiations on your home deal may stall or fall apart.  You do not want that.
  • Is the the Waterford realtor experienced…..Experience is really important when you have issues.  It is easier to solve a problem when you have already dealt with it before.  Or if you have made a mistake with dealing with the problem before.  After all we all do learn a little when we make a mistake.  So an experienced agent will be better at handling the problems.  Also an experienced real estate agent will know how to write an inspection addendum or any addendum that is needed to a purchase contract.  This could really hurt you and cost you thousands of dollars.

        For example I recently represented a seller.  A buyers agent wrote an addendum requesting certain repairs.            Unfortunately the buyer’s agent did not write a good addendum spelling out what the buyers really wanted and a specific time line.  They are now upset because they learned a fireplace they asked to be cleaned out needed $8000 worth of repairs.  They should have had a professional home inspection.  The buyers agent should have written in the addendum a time line for the work to be done and that the buyers wished to have longer time to re-inspect the chimney after it was cleaned.  The sellers did exactly what the agent requested on the addendum but it really was not what the buyer was expecting the seller to do.  The buyers thought one thing but it was not what the buyers agent wrote.  A common fault of inexperienced agents.   

  • Does the real estate agent respond well?  If you call a prospective agent and it takes a day to get back to you then it may be the same way throughout the whole real estate deal.  Unfortunately in real estate time is of the essence.  Sellers do not wait a day if they have other offers.  If you have to wait a day to put in an offer or get a response from your agent you may be losing out.  Hire a good realtor that does respond. 

As one of Metro Detroit and Oakland County’s top realtors I have 21 years of experience.  I am full time agent that is responsive.  Call or text me if you are looking for a good realtor.  248-310-6239  I work and have two great home buyer programs….Michigan home town heroes program and my home buyer bonus program.  Or if you are selling I have some of the lowest real estate commissions out there.

Read some of my testimonials below and then call me

Russ was great to work with. Very friendly and knowledgeable of the local and surrounding housing market. -Dave R.
Russ was an amazing realtor. He has helped us buy a new home and sell our old when we needed to upsize our home because our family was growing. He was always available when we wanted to see homes. But the Russ’s biggest assets were the ability to get the price we wanted when we were selling and to be able to answer all my questions and calm my fears when I was worried. I would highly recommend Russ to anyone. -Heather F.
Russ was Great in helping to sell our house in Farmington Hills, also help us buy our Condo in South Lyon. Very quick on returning our phone calls.  If we had questions, he knew the answers! We would highly recommend him to be your Real Estate agent! Very smooth transaction for both homes sales at the same time. All done in a 60 day period! -Linda W. 
The service provided to us by our realtor Russ Ravary was simply outstanding.  Not only did Russ help us find our dream home for a great price, but he also sold our house for top dollar in less than three days!  The professionalism, flexibility, & overall quality of service provided by Russ far exceeded every expectation we had.  If you want a realtor that truly cares about the customer, operates with integrity, & will work diligently to ensure all of your needs are meant then we strongly recommend you contact Russ.  After closing he even gave us a kayak to use on our new lake!  Thank you for making our dream come true! -J.W.
Found the perfect home in Highland but needed to sell our house in Livonia to get it.. Russ came through with both the purchasing of my new house and the selling of my Livonia house!!! His knowledge of both areas was a tremendous advantage in our transactions!!  Time to enjoy lake living now!!! -David A.
Russ is a true professional with the experience and expertise needed to sell my home. Would work with him anytime I needed to buy or sell a home. His insight is how to present the home for sale proved to be spot on. -Brad D.


 If you need a really good realtor in your corner to help you get a good deal and help you solve any issues that arise give Russ a call.  


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