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Russ Sadykhov

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TEAM RUSS

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
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Luxury Homes,
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I tend to be more of a do it yourself type (I like to create my own lists for homes to see, run my own analyses, etc.) My initial inclination was to just pick the cheapest realtor to get through the process, but decided against this given the size of the investment and reading a few horror stories. Working with Russ was definitely a pleasure and I could not have been happier with my choice. 1) He was super responsive. I'd text him on the weekends, in the evenings, throughout the day and there was always a prompt response. 2) Negotiation skills. In a difficult market for buyers, Russ was able to convince the seller to give us a discount for repairs. I did not even think this would be within the realm of possibility in the Bay Area 3) Read on the market. Russ' read on the market was often times correct. 4) Process management. We had a a lot of issues emerge throughout the process due to my wife's financial position and investments. Russ was able to buy us the necessary time and offer up solutions to resolve these challenges. 5) Contacts. Russ has some amazing contacts that are just as responsive and do great work. My brother got contacts for Russ to expand his home. In the end we ended up with a beautiful home. The process was stressful, but Russ made it much more palatable than it otherwise would have been. When it comes time for us to sell our home and move to another, there is no question that I will be picking up the phone to call Russ.

  

05/10/2015 - otokupe
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Newark, CA.

I tend to be more of a do it yourself type (I like to create my own lists for homes to see, run my own analyses, etc.) My initial inclination was to just pick the cheapest realtor to get through the process, but decided against this given the size of the investment and reading a few horror stories. Working with Russ was definitely a pleasure and I could not have been happier with my choice. 1) He was super responsive. I'd text him on the weekends, in the evenings, throughout the day and there was always a prompt response. 2) Negotiation skills. In a difficult market for buyers, Russ was able to convince the seller to give us a discount for repairs. I did not even think this would be within the realm of possibility in the Bay Area 3) Read on the market. Russ' read on the market was often times correct. 4) Process management. We had a a lot of issues emerge throughout the process due to my wife's financial position and investments. Russ was able to buy us the necessary time and offer up solutions to resolve these challenges. 5) Contacts. Russ has some amazing contacts that are just as responsive and do great work. My brother got contacts for Russ to expand his home. In the end we ended up with a beautiful home. The process was stressful, but Russ made it much more palatable than it otherwise would have been. When it comes time for us to sell our home and move to another, there is no question that I will be picking up the phone to call Russ.

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04/30/2015 - BrandonWadley
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $675K in Downtown, San Jose, CA.

Russ is the man. I thought buying a home was going to be a nightmare, with Russ is was truly a fantastic experience. From the moment I clicked his listing on Zillow, he was prompt, called me within 5 minutes, he asked me a few questions to get an idea of where I was in my process and to get an idea of what I was looking for. I was just exploring the idea of buying a house, but 1 month later I was moving into my dream house. First off, Russ is just a great guy. We clicked really well, he listened to what I was looking for, got to know me personally, and drove me around to 12 places our first meeting in his Tesla Model S (I work there so that was icing on the cake!). He helped me self discover what I really wanted, then helped me go after it. He was always available by phone, text and email, even late at night. I put in 2 offers initially and he helped guide me every step of the way, not pressuring me, getting me out of the bidding war that the other Realtor was trying to play. 3rd time was the charm. I saw a listing go up on a Thursday at 11am on Redfin. I texted it to Russ, he immediately asked if I'd like him to pick him up to check it out at lunch. I couldn't get away from but I told him I wanted it. So, he tells me he's going to drive over there right now, take a video of the place and send it to me, and If I like it we can take it from there. I was pleasantly surprised, I loved it. So we put an offer together and submitted the next morning. We got a counter and I accepted that evening. Soon after a competing bid came in $30K above mine but the way Russ positioned my offer, it was more attractive to the seller. I went to see the place in person myself Saturday morning before they even held the open house, and I pushed the docusign button while in the house. SOLD! Time to celebrate - He took me out to my favorite karaoke bar when I got the keys and I made a new friend! I even had an issue with my dishwasher the first week I was there and he made a call, had his guy come out and fix it free of charge! He helped me through the whole escrow and loan process which is a terrible system. With Russ's expertise he was able to answer every little question I had. He is incredibly smart and knowledgeable. He used to work in finance in SF for years, but his personality is much better used in the field of real estate. I would seriously recommend Russ to my friends and family when they are looking at buying a house. You'll never customer service this good anywhere. Russ is seriously a rare find in the sea of notoriously terrible Realtors.

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04/22/2015 - scottcornelius5
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.1M in Almaden Valley, San Jose, CA.

Hands down one of the best real estate experiences - ever! Russ and his team (aka Team Russ) were solid partners during the prep and sale of our home in the Cambrian Area of San Jose. We interviewed several realtors and chose Russ due to his reputation, his solid marketing plan, and keen understanding of "how to sell." Russ is patient, detail oriented, is very easy to deal with, and is there to help the seller every step of the way. Team Russ was ready to help with referrals for professional services (cleaning, painting, staging). Partnering with Russ was one of the best decisions that we made- and we will be repeat partners with Russ for our next home. Kudos to Team Russ (Russ, Parker, Juliann) for a job well done!

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01/04/2015 - user41639245
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Warrior, AL.

Having Russ as our real estate agent was the best decision ever. My family and I would not be in our home if it wasn’t for him. We were relocating from another area and knew very little about local neighborhoods, schools and nearby activities. Russ was very patient and on a short notice helped us view over 30 homes which helped us narrow down neighborhoods and ultimately find the perfect home. Russ prepared a very aggressive offer on our behalf, negotiated for 2 days with the seller and ultimately got us the house for our original offer price! After the purchase we needed to furnish the place and get it ready for move in before the family arrival. Russ arranged a stager and a furniture company to do all of that for us in just under 3 days. I highly recommend Russ and his team for your real estate needs.

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12/15/2014 - pcampo326
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Rose Garden, San Jose, CA.

Russ is a very professional and knowledgeable in the business of real estate. He helped my family purchase our first home from apartment living. He was very aggressive when it came down to putting our offer, which was the ultimate reason we were picked.

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11/18/2014 - fatimazanova
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $775K in Campbell, CA.

There is nothing "impossible" to him :)

Russ did an amazing job winning a dream-house for us from the first try! He is #1 negotiator! Thank you, Russ!!!

He is super responsive, positive, and friendly professional. I really like his tech savvy attitude: he saved so much time for us by using e-sign system. Our previous "old-school" agent was torturing us requesting to show up several times in his office and spend many hours signing tons of paper.

Russ works with a great team of mortgage specialists. They are also very fast and efficient.

Russ provided us with a very professional home inspector who checked our house before closing the deal.

I will recommend Russ to all my friends.

Once again, thanks for all your hard work! You are the best :) Hope to see you on our housewarming party! :)

Fatima & Emin

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10/30/2014 - zuser20140928205206931
Sold a home in 2014 in East Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

Russ is a great agent who really came in at the last minute to save the day. We were working with another agent on the sale of our house, when out of personal obligations he could no longer be our sales agent. We interviewed two different agents to replace our original agent and Russ got the part because he is such a poised and competent realtor. He kept us on our intended original schedule and with the aid of his wonderful team got our home sold above listing.

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09/02/2014 - user3463004
Bought a home in 2014 in South Shore Port, CA 94089.

Russ is the man! He helped us buy a house is a ridiculously competitive market. We were first timers from out of the area and were completely overwhelmed. We realized we needed help asap and called Russ. From day one he showed us houses, set us up with a listing site and was available 24/7 answering our million questions. On the third outing we found our house. He negotiated and negotiated and negotiated some more until we got it—no small feat in Sunnyvale with our budget. He worked round the clock for us making what could have been a terrible experience into a positive one.

Russ is super communicative, honest, hard-working and really fun to spend a saturday with! If you are looking to buy a house in Silicon Valley, I highly recommend getting Russ to help you.

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Response from Russ on 10/31/2014

Thank you for your review! I'm glad I could help get you into your home :) It was my pleasure serving you.

 

  

07/30/2014 - user684804
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $775K in East Murphy, Sunnyvale, CA.

He is awesome! He was not pushy and accompanied us to see the homes we wanted to see each weekend. Having him there was great because he was able to get helpful information out of the selling agent that I would have never known to ask. Russ really knew the market well - a dream for first-time home buyers like my husband and I! Regardless of what town we were in, he was able to give us insight into things that were important to us: schools, good vs. bad areas, trends, etc.

With the home we just bought, he worked tirelessly into the night. He met up with my husband after work to set up a showing, waited with him at a local Starbucks going over numbers until I got finished with class at 10pm, took the two of us to see the house (worked with the owners to let us see it that late!), and then drafted up all our documents that same evening, which didn't finish until well after midnight. We have had such a great experience with him and I hope you do to!

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Response from Russ on 08/15/2014

you know who is awesome? you are awesome! Thank you so much for the review!!! enjoy your new house :)

 

  

07/13/2014 - bluelight633
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA.

Russ helped me purchase a beautiful house. He was excellent throughout the entire process. I am a first time buyer and he answered all my questions in details he gave many useful advises and explained all terminology and details of the closing process. It was an awesome experience as a first time buyer for me.

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Response from Russ on 08/15/2014

it was an awesome experience for me as well. thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to help you