I been around Metro Detroit suburbs most of my life. I know the best Michigan cities to move to and the worst cities in Southeastern Michigan. I grew up in Allen Park so I know the downriver area and Metro Detroit area well. I have lived in Livonia Michigan for 22 years and moved out to White Lake about 5 years ago. I lost my wife Marianne to breast cancer a few years ago. She was a great lady and was a four time cancer survivor. I was lucky in life to have shared 22 years with her. Cancer is such a horrible disease. I support cancer research so all types of cancer may someday be cured.
Over my life I have been exposed to many different trades. As a young man I worked at GM Hydramatic on the line. I once owned a landscaping company, worked in the construction business so I learned about the basics of home building. I have many friends in the construction trades which comes in handy when my clients need work done on their home. I spent 4 years in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne (infantry) and the Special Forces Training School (parachute packer) when I was younger down at Ft Bragg.
Ryan our son went to Catholic Central and currently works in at Meijers headquarters in Grand Rapids. He and my money went to Michigan State University. I just don't know if all my money went to scholastic education! But the money train finally came to a halt and he is on his financial feet. He even bought a home in Grand Rapids.
I have been in the Metro Detroit realtor helping make moves easier for buyers and sellers since 2001. Helping people find the right home and helping them find financing with the right lender and loan officer is a great business. I know the Metro Detroit suburbs well. I can tell you about it's history, the neighborhoods, events, local schools. I work with a lot of Michigan relocation home buyers. They love my knowledge of the area. I try to help my clients get the information they need to make a sound decision. I want them to find a home they want. Whether it takes them looking at 10 or 80 homes I take the time to help you find what you want in your price range. I would say my business is 50% sellers and 50% buyers.
We can help get your home listed and sold so you can move on to your next phase of your life. We are great at helping you stage your home to sell and guide you in making the right decision on pricing your home. My goal is to make your moving process easier. I sell about 60 homes a year! I can help you get your Metro Detroit home value instantly
During the summers here in Michigan you will either find me out in the garden, or on the lakes during my spare time. I still love to fish, water ski, and knee board. There is nothing like all of the recreation areas that are close to Metro Detroit. If you are looking for home on or off the lake I can help you get a good deal. I can help you find a nice weekend retreat or a year round home on the water in the metro area.
Whether it is an small $50,000 investment home or an $2,000,000 home I can help you find and close on your dream home. I will send you Metro Detroit home listings and take you out to see the homes you want to see. I will get you the comparables, the neighborhood information, the city and tax info. So YOU make the right choice to sell or buy.
We work hard for you. It shows in our results. We are in the top 2% of the top Michigan Realtors
You can reach me most anytime! I answer my phone and get back to you right away. Sure sometimes I am on the phone or with clients but I will call you after I am done. I like it when clients read and become more informed by reading home buyer articles. I love taking people out to find their Metro Detroit MI dream home. Helping to point out possible problems, and solutions, checking with contractors for repair costs is just some of the many things I do. By having a Michigan mortgage background I can help ease the financial process and explain to clients so they understand it fully. After all your Michigan home is one of the biggest investments you make in your life. You should understand how much your taxes may go up, what the steps are in buying a home. I know the Metro Detroit suburbs, The questions I do not know I will research and find out the answer. (In fact I was a consultant to a billion dollar hedge fund on what is going on in the metro Detroit real estate market) I can help you get the information you need to make a good choice whether it is a relocation to Michigan or a lake home in West Bloomfield MI.
I am also very good at staging a home to sell. It may seem like extra work, but those sellers that follow my advice sell their homes faster. Buyers in the last few years want up to date and well maintained homes. I can help point out what needs to be fixed, what furniture needs to be taken out. What knic-knacs need to go. I can show you how to make your home more open and inviting when I come out with the market analysis. The object is to sell your house for the best possible price preferably without much work and very little money.
And the best part is that I like to negotiate. Whether I am putting in a low offer on a purchase or countering back on a low ball offer I work hard to get you the best price. So feel free to go to my websites to get more free metro Detroit real estate information (Livonia real estate and Wayne County MI real estate) and to my blog site to get a feel of who I am while being able learn about your local real estate market. (Metro Detroit real estate and Oakland County lake homes)
TOP 1% Nationwide Realtors according to Real Estate One
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|Russ helped me sell my house. I called him up and he came over to tell me what to do to get the house ready for sale. He helped me price the home. I got more than I expected for the house. I would recommend Russ to anybody that is looking to buy or sell a home!|
Buying or selling a home in the suburbs of Metro Detroit? I know the area well and understand what is happening in our local market. I will work hard to help get you the best deal possible.