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Russ Ravary
(248) 310-6239
Lakefront homes in Oakland County Michigan

Are you looking for the best real estate agents in Oakland County, maybe the top realtor in West Bloomfield, reviews of real estate agents in Milford, or testimonials of real estate agents in Novi.  When hiring a top realtor in Michigan you want a real estate agent that is experienced.  Russ Ravary has over 18 years of experience and knows how to solve problems when they come up.  After all you do want a smooth transaction.  The second characteristic of a good real estate agent in Commerce, White Lake, or Farmington Hills is that they are good negotiators.  Russ has helps hundreds and hundreds of home sellers and home buyers keep more of their money in their pocket.  It is all about getting a good deal so you make money when you buy and sell a home.  You have to know how to negotiate not only the price but also negotiate out home inspection issues.

When looking for one of the top realtors in Michigan you want a real estate agent that communicates what is going on with the transaction, and is truthful with you.  Whether you are selling a piece of Highland real estate, a lake home in Oakland County, or a home in Northville you want a top real estate agent that will look out for your best interests and help you close the deal.  Local reviews from past clients is one way of learning how Russ Ravary ranked as one of Michigan top 2% of realtors has treated his clients and why they like him.

Another one of the characteristics that you want from the best realtor is that they are full time.  If this is just a second job to make a few extra bucks, then look at that reason.  It is just about making money... it's is not that agents career.  Some of the best agents in Metro Detroit sometimes give to make the transaction close.  You do not want an agent that cannot answer their phone because they are at work at another job.  Life is hectic enough.  If somebody has a full time another job, which one is more important to them.  Definitely not the 2nd real estate job.  So hire a top Metro Detroit real estate agent that has great reviews.  That has many years of experience, that is full time, that will respond quickly back to you, and is a good negotiator.

Check out some of Russ Ravary's reviews and see why Detroit's Hour Magazine ranks him in the top 5% of Metro Detroit realtors     




Russ has been an Angies List Super Service Provider for many years

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 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


Zillow has ranked Russ Ravary as one of the best Agents in America

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.

-Katie C.


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 has been the top individual agent out of 150 agents in his office for 4 years 

Russ Ravary is an outstanding Realtor. To say he had to work hard to land me a home is an understatement as I was the pain who wanted a Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae home. I landed a 4500 square foot dream home (now that I've put lots of work into it) for $129,000.00. It is a six bedroom, four bathroom lakefront in West Bloomfield. He protected me with a "subject to inspection" clause. I knew what I was getting into. But four years later, it is insured for $469,000.00 and climbing. I also bought a rental around the corner which I intend to flip soon. Russ will be my selling Realtor.

-Julie F.


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.

-Matt P.


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.



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