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s 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.


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 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 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!

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. 


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