Profile picture for Russ Sweet

Russ Sweet Reviews

Russ Sweet
Realtor, Broker (10 years experience)
3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Consulting

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014 - user9157658
Bought a home in 2014.
Russ was very thorough in keeping us updated on the latest properties including price changes before they were on other sites. He was knowledgeable about the area and gave us great insight to the properties available. We recently bought a townhouse after looking for almost two years. He was very patient and always easy to reach.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2014 - dinolar7
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Naples, ME.
Russ Sweet was the perfect agent for our recent purchase of our new home. He was direct and to the point and answered all our questions. We really appreciated his truthfulness. I would highly recommend him as your realtor/agent. He was also ver helpful with info we needed and where to get them done. Thanks Russ! A-1!!! Five star on all!
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2014 - vcroyrn
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Poland, ME.
I had my home listed with another agent for 8 months, with several showing and no offers. I then enlisted Russ to reappaise my home, set the correct price and my home was sold within a month. He negotiated well for us. I had to drop the price further after home inspection. He helped me to understand why this was needed and how it would benefit me. He also sends me listings almost daily in the event that I want to purchase another home. It is very helpful to see what is happening with home locally. I have been very pleased with my interractions with Russ. Thank you. Vicki Roy
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2013 - roxanne11030
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Raymond, ME.
Russ was professional,effecient, helpful, and patient in helping us through the buying process. Most importantly, we felt we could trust him with all our questions. We are so very grateful that we found him, and grateful to have found the house that we did through him.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013 - barbbeckwith
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Naples, ME.
When I asked Russ to be my real estate agent I was a first time home buyer. Nervous and confused by the whole process, Russ put my nerves at ease and assured me he would walked me through the process step-by-step. He did exactly that! He showed my husband and I several properties; all of which were scheduled around our very busy lives. He was always there to take our calls and answer any questions we had. When we found the house that was perfect for us, Russ coordinated everything from the offer to the closing. Russ worked extremely hard for us in closing on our home (short sale). Our patience and his diligence paid off! We bought our home at an amazing price and will definitely make a profit when we sell it! Because our family has grown, we plan listing our current home with Russ and buying another one. Thank you Russ for making our dreams of homeownership a reality! We look forward to working with you again!!

Barbara Beckwith Naples, Maine
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2013 - gaylemeans
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $25K in Bridgton, ME.
After selling a condo in Maine several years ago I signed up to receive real estate listings from Russ. He was extremely patient and every few years would inquire if we wanted to change the parameters of our search. Russ kept us on his email list and now 10 years later we were finally ready and contacted him. He showed us houses we found via the internet and suggested others that matched our criteria. He met with us at our convenience to view homes, some more than once. Russ successfully negotiated for us and we are now settled in a beautiful home in Maine. My husband an I would enthusiastically encourage perspective buyers to contact Russ.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2013 - user8591169
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $575K in Raymond, ME.
My wife and I recently purchased our second home from Russ and we found Russ to be very knowledgeable of the area . Russ would always get back to us in a timely manner and always met us in any type of weather . From past experience having Russ on our side when we were negotiating the sale price was an added bonus for us after he helped us find our dream vacation home ..We have recommended Russ to all our family and friends, and personally found Russ trustworthy and always helpful . Michael Weiss
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013 - user8369746
Bought a home in 2010.
When I bought my lake house in Maine, I made a cold call to a local real estate office for assistance. I was given Russ to work with. It was my good fortune as Russ turned out to be everything you would want in a real estate agent... knowledgeable, responsive, connected... and my family and I landed a wonderful lakefront home.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013 - user0000719
Bought a home in 2010.
We had been looking for a lakefront home for several years and we had a number of criteria that we wanted. Russ was great about only showing us houses that met those criteria, he was knowledgable about the different lake areas and he was honest about his assessment of the properties we saw realtive to what he knew we wanted. Russ never pressured us, he was patient and he understood our willingness to wait until we found the perfect match. The sellers of the house we bought were difficult to deal with and he did everything he could to shield us from that.

We would recommend Russ to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

- Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2013 - user5672862
Bought a home in 2013.
I worked with 5 different agents in the past 4 years and I can honestly say that Russ is by far the agent that I enjoyed working with the most. I would highly recommend him.

Russ is responsive, friendly, knowledgeable about the region, and real estate in general. He is always happy to share his knowledge and his style makes what is often an incredibly stressful process smooth and enjoyable.

In Late 2012, when we first started looking for our new home (had not yet signed with a buyer agent), I called the listing agents of properties that we wanted to see. I called one agent and was told they would not even show me the property they had listed unless 1) We had a pre-approval letter in hand and 2) We signed them as our buyer agent. I said thank you and hung up.

When I found a property that Russ had listed, I called and asked to see it and mentioned the conversation I had with the previous agent, and within half an hour he had scheduled showings of both properties for us. We went out several times with Russ to see properties that either we found online or that he recommended and his laid back manner always put us at ease. Russ was always very accommodating to our busy schedule. He would offer advice or insight about the property or the area, but without any agenda behind the advice. When we didn't like a place he would give encouragement that we would eventually find the right home for us. While viewing properties he puts on no pressure at all, there is no typical salesman persona, it feels like he is just there looking at the house with you.

We ended up making an offer on a short sale, (which wasn't listed as such), and read up on all of the nightmares about the process and pitfalls of trying to buy a short sale. When we said let's offer this amount, he didn't put any pressure on us to increase it, he said, "That is a perfectly reasonable offer." (The initial offer was accepted, by the seller and the bank) Russ helped facilitate the short sale process and the sale went through with ease. We closed on the house in about 45 days, and could not be happier

We really enjoyed working with Russ, he allows you to navigate your way though the process, offering guidance and wisdom when necessary, without pushing you in one direction or another. You never feel like he is in it to make money, but more to help you make the best decisions and choices for what you need.

If I didn't end up in the home that I intend to spend the rest of my life in I would definitely enlist his help again.
Profile picture for Russ Sweet
Response from Russ

 

Contact Russ Sweet

Email successfully sent!Submission failed!

Professional Information
Address:
Lakes Region Properties
692 Roosevelt Trail
Naples, ME  04055
Phone:
(888) 635-1953
Cell:
(207) 209-2336
Fax:
(207) 693-6216Click to view
 
Websites:
Website
 
Screen name:
Russ Sweet
Member since:
05/28/2013
Licenses:
  • BR913897 (Broker)