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Chris Russell

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AgentTeam

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Broker/Owner (22 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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I had zero knowledge of the real estate industry. Chris was able to help me navigate through the process, answer any question I had and provide sound advice that proved to be beneficial for the final result. He has excellent negotiation skills, was honest about what could happen and helped me get into the perfect home within my budget and timeframe.

  

04/15/2015 - bcandi
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Liberty Township, OH.

I had zero knowledge of the real estate industry. Chris was able to help me navigate through the process, answer any question I had and provide sound advice that proved to be beneficial for the final result. He has excellent negotiation skills, was honest about what could happen and helped me get into the perfect home within my budget and timeframe.

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03/26/2015 - wolfcat1209
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Cincinnati, OH.

I purchased the MLS listing package only. Listing was easy and Chris + team did an excellent job with listing. Went the extra mile to put lockbox and sign on my house very late at night b/c of immediate showing requests. Scheduling with the app was easy, very convenient. Downside is that you cannot see agent info when it is just a showing and there were times in which I needed to touch base with that agent. Had to contact Chris to forward agent's info and most of the time this was done in a timely manner. Buyer's agents seemed to be very confused with a FSBO house via an agency listing. Had numerous agents tell me that they contacted Chris regarding various issues and he did not respond so they eventually contacted me. I understand from the perspective of Chris and his team with the service being limited, but seems to me that there could be better communication rather than being nonresponsive. I will use this service again if needed, sold my home in 2 weeks.

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I am sorry that the other agents involved were confused by the process. We communicated very clearly in the agent section of the MLS that this was a limited service listing and that they were to contact sellers directly. The problem here was that those agents did not read the clear notations that we made in the listing. We have a remarkable track record for responding to calls and other messages quickly, and we have no record of agents contacting us about this property which went without a quick response. I am glad that you sold your home so quickly without having to pay those extraordinary agent fees. You join with a large number of people who have benefited by our great service. As a matter of fact, 85% of our flat fee listings sell within 40 days. Not bad for limited service!

 

  

01/13/2015 - adam valencic
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Milford, OH.

We used Chris's flat fee MLS listing service to sell our home in Milford. A full service realtor (not plumtree) told us that we'd never sell it without her help, and that she'd list the property at $225k and sell it within a month. We had already de-cluttered, taken professional level pictures (Used DSLR camera and Photomatix program), and I work from home and can field calls/respond quickly. Despite all of that, this "other" realtor had us spooked...until we called Chris. He assured me that his flat fee MLS service was a great fit for me based on everything I just mentioned, and we went with him and listed at $230k with a 3% buyers agent commission. The next day, we had a sign in our yard, a lockbox on our door, full MLS listing and started receiving requests to show the house via text message from a program that was also part of the flat rate. Within 48 hours, we had an offer for $229k and the house was sold! Throughout the process I did have a number of questions and Chris was VERY responsive and extremely helpful. Chris ended up saving us $6,500 in seller's commission that would have been a complete waste in our situation, as the house didn't need marketed or sold. If you can take good pictures, price realistically, and respond quickly - the flat rate option is for you. If you can't do that stuff... I'd still go with Chris, just use his full service option.

Thanks Again Chris - we've already recommended you several times! -Adam & Jenna

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01/03/2015 - user1529249
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Dayton, OH.

Working with Chris was a great experience! We knew we wanted to try and sell our house on our own, but didn't want to miss anything, and Chris was there to help us through the process. Chris acted as a consultant - we took our house photos on our own, but he gave us advice on how to take them. We wrote our own blurb, but he gave us advice on what to include and how to write the blurb. He made sure we had all the paperwork we needed, when we needed it. (We needed papers on a Sunday night, and we had them within minutes!) He was always available for questions, and very responsive. We would highly recommend working with Chris and Plum Tree!

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03/19/2014 - matthewbelwooddtq
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Maineville, OH.

Highly organized and prompt in his service- the entire experience was made easier by his calm demeanor and positive attitude throughout the process. Was able to get from listing to closing in a short amount of time. I have not had this kind of attentive care with other real estate agents I have worked with in the past.

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05/31/2013 - user7176024
Sold a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $275K in West Chester, OH.

We decided to move right before the real estate bubble burst. That decision left us with both our former and current house under our ownership which was a situation we surely did not desire. Using some pretty innovative measures, Chris was able to sell our former house and helped get us out of a deep financial valley.

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05/06/2013 - user68254522
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Liberty Township, OH.

Chris sold 3 high-end rental duplexes for us at a time when the real estate market was not conducive for investment property sales. Banks were really tightening up their requirements when loaning money for rental property, and appraisal values were at an all-time low. Chris served as agent for the buyer on two of the duplexes and spent hours helping both of us work through negotiations to reach a fair price. He worked closely with the agent for the buyer on the third duplex, and was also able to secure a fair price for that property. Chris coordinated inspections and repairs for all of the properties. Selling these duplexes was a critical part of our retirement plan, but we really didn't think we would be able to find buyers due to the real estate market slump. Not only did Chris find buyers, but he also maneuvered through many obstacles to help close all three deals within a year's time. He is very professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and efficient! We would highly recommend Chris to both buyers and sellers!

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05/03/2013 - user54445394
Sold a home in 2011 in Auburn, New Miami, OH 45013.

Real estate transactions can be very burdensome and overwhelming. After all, they are among the largest dollar transactions we make in our lives. The last thing you need to deal with is real estate agent that is inexperienced and uninformed or one whose followup and attention to details is lacking. Choosing the right agent might be as important as choosing the right doctor. In my experience, Chris brought expertise, passion, attentiveness and personal care to the whole process. I felt a great deal of confidence in his guidance and he was always upfront and honest. We had to maneuver through a couple of significant curve balls in our real estate transaction and Chris was always prepared and armed with the information and answers we needed to make our decisions and deal with the other party. Spend just 15 minutes with Chris and his team and you will be certain you have found the perfect agent!

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05/02/2013 - user9060119
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Liberty Twp, OH.

April 29, 2013 Christopher Russell of PlumTree Realty went the extra time consuming miles to find the perfect home for my daughter and her family. Mr.Russell was sensitive to the needs in finding a home that was not only affordable but good quality. This made me feel very comfortable and trusting that PlumTree would find them this home. The time and effort Mr. Russell took to fulfill these needs was unmeasurable. His patience with us was applaudible. I personally recommend PlumTree Realty because of the dedicated and trustworthy service you will receive.

Jean M

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05/01/2013 - user8966814
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $100K in Cincinnati, OH.

Chris was a pleasure to work with! Throughout the entire process of buying our first house, he was extremely responsive and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Once we placed an offer on the house, he negotiated extremely well to get us a great deal all around. Additionally, he is extremely friendly and approachable, and he makes the entire process seem like a breeze!

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