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When looking for a top real estate agent in the Metro Detroit area, relying on the reviews of previous clients can be a huge help. Russ Ravary is local realtor that serves all of Metro Detroit and can be considered an Oakland County Realtor, or Livingston County real estate agent, or any of the 3 counties around metro Detroit.  He has many great reviews, from many satisfied customers on Yelp, Trulia, Zillow, Houselight, and Angies List.


The difference with the reviews from his clients, is that you can tell they didn’t feel like just clients, they felt like they were working with a friend. Russ is a dependable, honest, and experienced, Michigan real estate agent professional. One who strives to make the home buying, or selling process, as easy for you as possible! From putting you first and making sure you get the best deal you’re comfortable with. To using his advertising techniques and knowledge to reach a huge buyers audience when selling your home. Or providing facts on lakes, mortgages, etc. to ensure you understand everything you need, in order to make your decision before buying a home. These are just a few of the things you can expect when working with Russ. Take a look at what his previous, and lifelong clients had to say about their home buying/selling journey with Russ.


Not only does he rank as one of Michigan top 2% of realtors, but Hour Magazine has consistently honored him for being one in the top 5% of Metro Detroit real estate agents.  He has been honored by Angies List as a super service provider for several years, honored by Zillow as one of the best real estate agents, and in the top 1% of Trulia agents.  Russ is considered to be one of the nations top real estate internet marketer that helps sell his clients homes.  He has even written two books on real estate.

Check out Russ Ravary's testimonials and reviews. Here is a brief bio about Russ Ravary Metro Detroit real estate agent



Russ helped us to find our Lakefront Home. He is very knowledgeable and always has your best interest in mind. We looked for almost 1 year viewing over 40 homes. Russ never pressured us or tried to "sell" us a home, he is a very patient real estate agent. What I also appreciated was the fact that he responded usually within a couple of hours by phone or text and tries to set up a showing as soon as possible, which is the key in a seller's market. Having an agent with many years of experience and knowing the local market is key in the negotiation process. Having Russ on your side makes this foreign process (for first time home buyers) a very smooth and and enjoyable experience.  We definitely recommend Russ, if you plan to buy a home in SE Michigan! I also highly recommend visiting one of his internet homepages to do some research on the local lakes. Lots and lots of information that you couldn't get anywhere else.

-Jochen W.

Russ was my third realtor, trying to sell a house I owned in Michigan. I live in Pennsylvania. The house was part of an estate. I owned it for three years. The first two realtors were terrible, compared to Russ. The first couple years I owned it was a real headache for me. 
After I hired Russ, the burden was lifted. Russ actually kept an eye on the place for me. He would call and say this needs done or that needs done. If I didn't have the resources to take care of it, with my permission, Russ would find someone for me. He was great.
He only had to call me a couple of times because, he sold it so quick. We met. He told me, and showed me, what I should list it for. He told me what to expect for a selling price, which I got. I got it in just a few months.
I called Russ this month, 4 years later, and he still remembered me. As Russ had explained when I listed it, I may, and did, have to sell on a land contract. I contacted Russ because the buyers decided to pay it off early. I called him a little anxious. The buyer's bank is calling with a list of things I need. No problem, Russ had taken care of that, escrowing stuff with the title company, at the time of sale. The only thing I had to do was figure a little interest and he showed me how to do that.
I sure am glad I hired him.

-Danny T. 

Russ has now sold 2 houses for me and got me into yet another. Russ is awesome with his diligence, and fantastic on his follow up and keeping me informed. If you are looking to buy or sell your home you will be doing yourself a service in hiring Russ to make it happen. You will be kept informed every step of the way and find the perfect home for you and you family. Thanks again for all of your hard work Russ!

Russ was very helpful during the entire process. He went through our home with us and told us how we should arrange things and what to remove so that it would show well. He had a frank discussion of pricing with us and made suggestions, but always did as we asked and was never pushy. Having never sold a house before, he walked us through what we should expect and explained fees and processes with us. He took very clear and flattering pictures of our house for the listing. He was always very prompt with communication and answered any questions we had.
We had to move out of the state before closing, and Russ kept us in the loop very well. He advised us and guided us during the whole process and made the entire thing much less stressful on us than it could have been. We really appreciated Russ's knowledge and experience, and I would recommend him as a seller's agent.

When I was a first time home buyer in 2012 I was new to the in's and out's of real estate. Russ took all my questions, concerns, and frustrations with the home buying process and made me feel comfortable. In 2015 when we decided to sell our house Russ was the first person we called. Our house wasn't an easy sell due to the size, however Russ was able to get us a great offer and made sure the process was smooth from start to finish. I always recommend Russ to anyone going through the home buying process because of his knowledge and professionalism. Once you buy or sell with Russ you become part of his Real Estate family and he does everything he can to help make your buying/selling experience an enjoyable one.

-Amanda L.

Russ helped sell my home within a few weeks of it being on the market. Not only was he able to sell it quick he was able to get the amount that I was asking. Russ also helped me purchase my new home. He met with us to review our wants and needs. And by the evening he was send us home to rank and view on his website. By the following day he had already schedule home viewing based off your ranking. We viewed several homes. Although we were picky Russ always remained professional and responsive.  After a few week of this Russ call me one day and said he had a home he would like us to visit. We did and I'm proud to say that we purchased that home and have been living in there happily since August. I have and will continue to refer Russ to my friends and family.

Russ is a excellent realtor and professional in every way.  He managed the sale of our house from preparing it to look as good as possible before any showings to the close.  He also recommended a handyman who completed all of the projects required at a very resonable cost.  He also managed all of the buyers concerns throughout the process so that the closing was on time and went very smoothly.

I highly recommend Russ to anyone making a real estate transaction.

Never selling a home before, I needed help with the process. Russ was always available to help with any questions or concerns I had.
Gave great suggestions on how to help sell the house and kept reassuring me the process would go well.
He was right in less than a week I had 5 offers and had sold the house.
I would recommend Russ to anyone buying or selling a home, he is very personable and professional from beginning to end.

Russ was an awesome realtor.  My parents referred him to me.  He had helped them buy and sell a house several years ago.  Russ sold my house over listing price in 8 days!  He took the time to tell me how to get the house ready for sale and it really worked.  Then he helped me find a house that was perfect for me! I would recommend him highly to anybody!

-Shilvonne A. 

Russ recently helped me purchase a home, this was my first time and i was extremely nervous. I was nervous i would get a realtor that didn't really work hard to get me the best deal possible. that was not the case with Russ, he tried and did everything he could and used every bit of his knowledge to get me a deal on a home i was satisfied and comfortable with. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor for my first time buying a home and i'm so glad my friend refereed me to him. I also know that he help my friend and his wife sell their home in order to purchase another better fitting to their needs now that they have a kid and one on the way. He was great with them and they swore by his knowledge and experience that i would be just as happy as they were working with him. The best choice i made was listening to hem and working with Russ as my realtor. I totally recommend him to anyone in any situation looking to buy or sell a home!

-Aaron H. 

Russ helped me sell my home in Wixom in under 10 days.  He came through my house prior to listing it and told me what I should do to make the home appear spacious and uncluttered.  It was amazing what taking out a few pieces of furniture and removing the clutter makes.  He then was very patient with me as I wanted a specific type of home in downtown Milford.  It took us 6 months but I got the home I wanted.  I would highly recommend Russ to anybody!

-Bob R. 

Russ Had just helped me with my home and figuring out what to do and the best way to go about it. i am getting ready to list my home and he is a great adviser. He knows the ins and outs of real estate which make it easy for me to make the best choice possible for my family and I. We are looking for a lake home now and he is truly knowledgeable. i can't wait to see some of the houses he has sent us and to see what our home sells for. this whole process is a lot and being our first move since we bought our first home, and we are looking for a very specific property style, while also having a long list of wants and needs to go along with it, working with a realtor that can deliver is and was very important to us when we were trying to find someone. Russ helped us from the very first phone call and every since. We totally trust his opinion and it hasn't steered us wrong yet. If you are looking for a realtor with lots of experience i would try calling Russ he has helped us so much already and our journey has just begun.

-E. H.

Russ has worked with dozens of my clients in the last few years.  He is knowledgeable about the mortgage process and keeps the whole process moving.  When I need more documentation or paperwork he gets it done quickly so the clients can close on time.  It is a pleasure to work with a realtor that knows his business and knows how to solve issues when they arise.  I have closed all the transactions I have started with him.  That is a record I wish all real estate agents had.  My clients love working with Russ and I will keep sending him more clients.

Russ was an awesome Realtor.  We were first time home buyers so we were a little unsure of what to do, or what to look for when buying a home.  Matt, a friend of mine had bought a house through Russ before and recommended Russ so we thought we would give him a try.  
We wanted to be near family, friends, and work so it limited the number of cities we wanted to live in.  We wanted a good city with good schools and easy highway access, too.  Most of all we wanted an updated home that we would not have to spend thousands of dollars to get it the way we wanted.  
Russ was patient and showed us every house we wanted to see which is great because some realtors are so pushy.  He never pushed us to buy.  We had the freedom to choose the house we wanted.
Russ helped us put together a solid offer so we got the newer home we wanted.  We are loving our home and have made it our own.  Russ is an awesome Realtor and I would call him and recommend him to any of my friends and co-workers.

We highly recommend Russ to help you in your home buying and selling process.  He is very professional, knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with.

He initially came by the house we were selling and took a tour and let us know what he thought would help in the sale our home.  We listened to his advice and received three full price offers the same day it went on the market.  Needless to say we were elated.

He also worked hard to help us find our dream home and made the overall process very easy for us.  Anytime we had questions, he was very quick to get back with us and even went out of his way to make sure things went as smooth as possible.

My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Russ.  If you take his advice, you will not be sorry.

We will definitely be recommending him to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell their home.

We had been looking for a certain type of property for nearly 2 years.   Russ was extremely helpful in narrowing our search.  He was always available to answer questions and worked with my wife and I on the final price for our new home.   He provided us with a comprehensive list of home and septic inspectors.  If the need arises I would definitely use Russ again and recommend him to colleagues and friends.

We were considering selling our lake cottage last year and had contacted a few realtors. After my husband passed away this past March, I found the information he had saved with some notes to contact Russ Ravary. I called Russ to sell the cottage. From the day we met at the cottage to list it until the day we met again at the closing to finalize the sale was less than two weeks!!! Russ knows the real estate business well. There was no stress on me and everything went smoothly. He returns calls promptly and is very easy to work with. When I decided to look for a condo, Russ is the one I chose to work with. I have very recently closed on the condo he showed me and have just listed my current house for sale with him. Russ really listens to you, offers suggestions based on his experience, and seems to really care about doing a great job for you.

-Donna S. 

Russ was an amazing Realtor to work with, I had a tight timeline and many demands in a house that I was looking for and Russ was able to meet and exceed my expectations in an extremely fast timeline. Once Russ found the home I was looking for, he took over and worked directly with the seller and my mortgage team to make sure everything was achieved successfully and ahead of schedule. I was able to close earlier than expected thanks to Russ's ability to drive the process along. He has a very pleasant personality and not the typical pushy realtors that I have used in the past. He will be open and honest about a house you look at and has vast knowledge of the market for price points. I want to thank Russ for partnering in the home buying process with me as he truly was a partner and asset to me rather than just a realtor. Looking forward to working with him on my next home purchase! I highly recommend Russ to anyone out there looking to sell or purchase a home. Class act!!

Russ rocks! From our first conversation I had good feelings about working with Russ. He was quick to tell me everything that I needed to know about selling my house, and he understood that I was looking for somebody to take care of everything possible since I had a very busy schedule. In the end I got more than asking price and I only had to move out and sign paperwork! I highly recommend Russ, he will get the job done.

We were connected with Russ through a program with our mortgage company. We really lucked out being first time home buyers. Russ was very knowledgeable and patient with my wife and I. We had a LOT of questions and he was happy to answer all of them very quickly either over the phone or in a prompt email. We are very grateful for all the help Russ gave us in finding our first home and we couldn't be happier. We have recommended Russ to 3 different family members and friends. They have all had similar experiences and I know they will use Russ again in the future.  

-Chris & Sara D.

I used Angie's List to find Russ.  He is extremely punctual, professional, and communicative.  Russ is a man who you can trust!  In fact, we will use Russ in the near future when we sell our rental townhome.

My wife found a job in Charleston SC and was given only two weeks to relocate.  We listed our house on Feb 14, my wife left on Feb 15, and we had our first offer on Feb 19.  Our offer was only a little below asking, but it was significantly more than expected. All of this during the dead of winter where the HIGH  temperature never went above zero

Russ is a genius at marketing and he uses every popular online real estate service.  All of the paper work was handled by Russ and his team.  In fact we handled closing by express mail and we did not have to spend the money to fly back to Detroit for closing.

The whole sales of our home, and the relocation happened so quickly it is good to look back in retrospect and remember what a God send Russ was in selling our house and helping us during the transition.

We sold our home in Macomb County and wanted to live on a lake in Oakland County.  After doing some online research, we knew Russ was the one we wanted to work with to find a lakefront home.
We always received email updating the homes that met our search criteria.  Whenever we wanted to see a home Russ was extremely prompt in getting us an immediate showing.  After a long search we were able to put in an offer on the perfect home for us, that being said, it seemed to be the perfect home for many people. It came down to #highest and best... With Russ's knowledge of lakefront property he was able to guide us in making a smart informed decision.  Russ really went to bat for us when submitting our offer, and we believe he was very influential in the seller accepting our offer.  We have since closed on the property and was very impressed with how smoothly the closing process went.  It was a pleasure working with Russ his honesty and integrity is refreshing, we would highly recommend him whether buying or selling!

We had known Russ Ravary for several years before we had him list our home. When my husband accepted a position out of state we wanted to sell our home quickly and for full market value.  We called Russ and he agreed to list our home. Russ walked through our home and was very detailed on useful insights for pre-listing renovations/staging and effective showings. We followed all of his advice. Our home received two full-priced offers simultaneously within two weeks of the listing. Each offer had different contingencies and Russ walked us through each offer to explain the best offer for us. Russ was a proactive facilitator during the sale negotiations/due diligence. Russ went above and beyond the duties of a realtor: he stopped by to calm emotions and help find required paperwork; he was in contact with our title agencies for the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home and saw all tasks to perfect completion. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. Russ has that perfect balance of knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done.

Had a nice canal front home on a large lot in Waterford.  My kids had grown up and moved out so the house had gotten two large for me.  Russ came in and helped me price the home the way it was.  I did not want to spend a lot of money upgrading the house.  He put my home all over the internet and we had many showings.  Due to his listing on websites many other agents do not....we found a relocation buyer that loved the house.  His marketing campaign helped sell my house.  If you have a house in Oakland County I would tell you to call Russ. 
Thanks so much!!!

-Mike M. 

We transferred from Illinois to Michigan and looked for homes for approximately 8 months!  Russ was extremely patient with us never pressuring us to settle.  We were looking for a lake home and stumbled over  Russ' Michigan lake web-site.   It was apparent after talking with him he was extremely knowledgeable about bodies of water on the east side of Michigan.  Russ was also very dependable and responsive anytime we had questions.  He  worked hard coordinating unexpected issues for the closing and was very reliable.

Russ is the best real state agent you can find in this area.  He has helped me twice to buy a home.  For my first home we spent almost 6 months looking for something me and my family liked.  Russ kept showing us as many properties we liked without getting PUSHY.  He never tried to influence our decision to buy a particular property but was always there to help us make a right decision.
He showed professionalism, expertise and excellent knowledge of the area - Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester Hills and everywhere else.
For my second house as well he quickly became available and helped us search our new home.  
Russ also helped us sell the first house and walked us through the entire process really well.  He did all the advertisement, photos, write-up and everything it takes to sell a house. He even mopped my floor and helped us in getting it painted.  Did I mention, I wasn't even in Michigan when Russ helped us sell the house?
Like I said, if you are in the area looking for your next house or planning to sell, give a call to Russ...without any doubts.

-Anurag B. 

Russ was recommended by a friend of ours who used Russ to buy his home a few years back.  We wanted to buy downriver, but we were worried that Russ would not go that far.  We were so happy that Russ was able to show us houses late at night, on Saturdays and Sundays.  Whenever we need to go see a home, Russ worked it out in his schedule to make time for us.  We were scared of the home buying process.  We had heard stories about inspection problems, appraisal problems and mortgage issues from our friends.  It seemed like our friends had all sorts of problems buying our home.  With Russ we never had a problem at all.  His team of mortgage people and inspectors were great.  Russ stayed on top of the mortgage lender and headed off the issues before they became a problem to us.  We had several concerns with the home inspection but Russ' negotiation skills helped us get what we wanted.  If you are going to buy a home anywhere in the Metro area I would say call Russ.  He works all of Metro Detroit and he will treat you like you were an old friend.

I am the fourth person in my family to use Russ.  My sister bought a house through Russ, my grandmother sold her house with Russ, my mom and dad sold their house in Livonia and bought their new lake house in Brighton through Russ.  His expertise has helped my family find solid homes that are not money pits.  Homes that are going to appreciate in years to come.  I love my new home and it is a perfect fit for me and my dog.  I am sure my family will be using him again when we move and your family will be in good hands when you use Russ.

Russ Ravary was our Real Estate Agent that went way above our expectation of any Real Estate Agent that can do for his client.  "He treated us like Family"!  He saved us on two homes, that we thought was our dream home, which could off been a money pit.  He educated us on what to look for in homes with basement.   If we didn't have him as our Realtor, we would of made the biggest mistake of our life.  Thanks to his knowledge, and all his help, we found the right home that will bring us peace of mind, security, and best of all, a wonderful investment for the future to come.  
Thank you Russ!
-The Black Family

Russ was an awesome realtor. He sold my non-conforming home in an awful market in 2009 and helped me to find the house that I purchased this past fall. I had a unique situation with a limited budget. He was never going to make a huge commission on my purchase, yet he was passionate about finding just the right place for me even after looking at 150 houses. We had it down to a system and it would only take us 2 minutes to know whether the house was right for me. He would immediately go to the basement to check out the structure of the house and I would look at the layout. He would tell me when he, in all good conscience, couldn't sell me a house. He knew my situation and what I was and wasn't capable of as far as maintenance. He showed me what to look for and what to stay away from. With Russ I never felt like it was about commission, it was about finding the right home for me. Where other realtors would have dropped me, Russ assured me he was in it for the long haul. I'm now in the perfect home and couldn't be happier. Thank you, Russ. You are my hero!

Russ was extremely knowledgeable in helping us find a home on the lake. He knew all the areas and had good information on the lakes we visited.  He went above and beyond just sending us the current listings.  He also found us listings and previewed the homes to see if they fit our criteria.  He spent many hours with us and we found the perfect home because of his attention to detail. We highly recommend him to our friends and family.
-Bill & Pam K.
Russ was a tremendous help in finding us a home that was within our budget. He was patient, considering we didn't really know what we wanted and he made excellent recommendations until we found one we liked and that worked for us. He always made us feel like we were the only people he was working with. This is our first home purchase and Russ is someone I will recommend as well as use again when it is time to purchase another home. Thanks for your help Russ! You made the process so easy.

-Amanda S.

We had worked with Russ before when we bought a home in 2014. When we were ready to sell our second home, we only called Russ. He took care of everything, and we had four offers in two days--three for asking price, and one for above asking price, which was the eventual buyer. Russ makes everything so easy with his online forms. We only needed to meet twice, once at listing and the other at closing. Couldn't be faster or easier.

-R. L. 

Excellent realtor.  Handles an estate sale perfectly.  Sold in a week and closed soon thereafter.   5star

Buying by first home couldn't of went any easier. Looked at a lot of house and I got great feedback from Russ. Very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.

Have worked with Russ for years - Very hard working, knowledgeable, and honest.  He has listed and sold multiple properties of ours and our friends in record time!  HIGHLY recommend with zero hesitation!!

Russ was great to work with. Very friendly and knowledgeable of the local and surrounding housing market.

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.

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!

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!

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!!!

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.



Russ Ravary is not only a real estate agent for Oakland County lakes area, but a complete Metro Detroit Realtor.  He has bought and sold homes as far south as the Fermi plant and west to Dexter, Howell, and Pinckney.  He has helped buyers and sellers in Fenton, Harrison Township, Grosse Pointe, and Oxford.  Russ has no limits to where he is willing to go, in order to get you the house of your dreams or sell your home.  With today's technology and ease of getting the correct information Russ has access to your local real estate information and what is happening in your market. Russ will do what it takes in order to get you where you need to be. He is among the top real estate agents in Michigan, and when you work with him you will understand how he got there. Michigan real estate agent reviews are a great way, for you to see, what type of agent you could potentially be working with. And with Russ Ravary’s reviews… I’m sure, you will be pleased to find, he is just the right realtor for you!

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