Real Estate Agent Russ Ravary
Russ Ravary
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Michigan relocation specialist

I am interviewing to be your Michigan relocation specialist.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I have been a metro Detroit real estate agent for 14 years.  I am a full time real estate agent that sells about 60 homes a year to both first time home buyers and experienced home buyers.  Some people believe that it is okay to be part time or new to the business.  I disagree totally because an experienced agent knows how to handle many situations that come up because my clients have been in them before.  

I know how our purchase agreement can protect you.   Tonight I got a call from a part time agent that negotiated the inspection repairs verbally.  The negotiations fell apart.  The new agent's client's $5000 deposit may be lost because she did not follow the contract.  She failed to put the repairs requested in writing within two days.  She did it verbally.  So the seller can legally keep the deposit because they were never notified in writing of the inspection issues.  Would you want that new agent representing you?  Or do you want a Michigan relocation specialist that has years of experiences and has sold hundreds of homes?

I have seen new agents or part time agents fail to write a good addendum or fail to do an inspection in the specified time period.  Their client lost their chance to do the inspection.  Would you want to buy a home without an inspection?  An experienced Michigan relocation specialist knows how to negotiate, where to go to find answers.  Experience matters when you are moving to Michigan.  That is where my expertise and experience will help you with the real estate documents, negotiations, inspections, and closing.

Sometimes real estate transactions may be different from where you came from.  Every state is different on who does the title work, what the customary fees are, and who pays the transaction.  I will try to explain as we go what to expect here in Michigan.  One of the biggest challenges for me and you may be the different kinds of real estate markets there are when moving from one state to another.  I recently had this challenge.  My relocation client came from Chicago and sold their high end house.  They had to accept a $50,000 below list price offer to get their home sold.  It was more of a buyers market in the high end market in the suburbs of Chicago at the time.  Welll they came to Michigan and the areas they were looking in was a sellers market.  The good homes were selling in under 30 days.  Sometimes they were selling in less than a week.  So as there Michigan relocation specialist it was my job to get them past their Chicago experience and get them to understand the market they were in.  At first they wanted to offer 15-20% below the list price.  At that time in the Michigan real estate market they would have been laughed at.  They had to realize the differences in the two real estate markets and it was my job to gently explain it to them.  Never an easy chore to tell somebody after they took a beating in the last place they moved from that it was not the same way here.  

AS THEY SAID IN THE WIZARD OF OZ.....YOU ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE.  Real estate is local and having an local agent that will help you get a home at a good price for the type of market we are in.  I have had the same experience when we could put in a low ball offer in and the city my clients were coming from was hot.  I saved those clients quite a bit of money.

Being full time means that you are out dealing with Michigan homes and real estate daily.  I am one of those workaholic people that gets up early and is in the office before 9 to get my paperwork down.  Then I am in the real estate trenches showing and listing homes.  As you can tell I know technology and the internet because that is how you found me.... on the internet.

I believe that your home is going to be one of the biggest financial decisions you are going to make when you relocate to Michigan.  So it is my job as your relocation realtor to get you the information you need to make a good financial decision.  I want you to call me when you go to sell your home.  I want you to make money whether you have to leave in 5 years or 20 years from now.  Of course I cannot guarantee what the Michigan real estate market is going to be like, but if we buy a home at a good price and do not over pay for it you should be able to do it.  Little factors like odd layouts, where the home is located, or unusual features make actually make the home worth less.  You do not want to buy a home that is on a busy road and pay the same price as if it was in the back of the subdivision.  Sometimes homes like that are worth 10 -15% less than similar homes further back in the subdivision.  That's what I am here for.

Uaing this website as a guide along with input from other people should help you narrow down what cities you like and where you want to be.  Michigan and the Metro Detroit area is a great place to live and I think you will love it here.  Whether you want to take the time to investigate the local cities on your own or you may be too busy and have to rely on co-workers, human resources, or family members and friends.  Metro Detroit is a large area  with many great safe communities with good schools.  If you talk to residents of towns like this in the Detroit suburbs most residents of the town will tell you theirs is the best.  The bottom line is that you will have choices on where to live.

Of course there are towns that have higher crime rates, higher insurance rates, so-so schools to poor schools that you may want to stay away from.  That will be your choice as again I know people in those towns that have a good life and no issues with living there.  My job is to provide you with the local knowledge so you do not over pay.    I will make sure you have the resources and the local knowledge to make a sound financial decision on the homes you chose.  I am honest  and will work hard for you as your Michigan relocation specialist.  So give me a call.  I have worked with most of the major relocation companies to help their clients find a home.

My cell is (248) 310-6239

Russ Ravary

Michigan relocation specialist

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