James Rusch-Michener Real Estate Agent at Realty One Mountain Desert

James Rusch-Michener

Real Estate Agent at
Realty One Mountain Desert

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Land Specialist

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Agent Highlights

James sells properties fast - selling more than 43% quicker than the average Prescott agent.
James gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Prescott agent by 14%.
James is a SFH expert - working with over 67% more single family homes than the average Prescott agent.

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More about James Rusch-Michener

Patience – it's a rare quality in today's hurry-up world – and the cornerstone of my personal touch business approach. Time and attention are gifts that I give freely – listening while my clients share their dreams and goals, then answering their questions and helping them explore their options without pressure. Because of my previous positions as an Enrollment Counselor with Grand Canyon University & five years as a Personal Banker with Wells Fargo Bank I feel strongly that I have the experience necessary to assist people though life changing situations. To ensure a successful experience, I use all of my talents and expertise to help guide you through this unfamiliar and sometimes emotional process. My decision to enter the field of real estate evolved from a unique opportunity shared with me as I observed and learned from my guardian, Steve Collins, as he excelled in his ...
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Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021


Northern Arizona University BS

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Negotiation Expert for Seller and Buyer


Top Proformer 2015, Top Proformer 2016, Top Profomer 2017, Rookie of the Year , Top Volume 2017, Top Sales Volume 2018, Top Resale Agent for Better Homes and Gardens for 2019, Top Sales agent for Better Homes and Gardens Bloomtree Realty for 2019

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James Rusch-Michener's Reviews & Ratings

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James Rusch-Michener

  • James listed and sold my home

      James Michener is a bright, skilled, honest, professional who is a gentleman, a rarity today. He sold our house twice within two months. The first buyer canceled a few days before closing due to the COVID 19 Virus, fear. James did not let that discourage him. Within a few weeks, he sold our house again and closed it. Whether you are selling or buying a home, James is the most exceptional real estate agent you will ever find, and we know this to be true since we have sold many homes over the years. James does what he says! A man of his words!

    • James listed and sold my home

        James was super helpful in getting connected with his team and taking time to explain marketing and other seller strategies.

      • James and I connected, but did no business

          James is the most unethical, unprofessional realtor I've ever encountered. He does not deserve to represent sellers as he encourages them in their listing for no immediate acceptance of offers until 5 days, yet puts it under contract within 12 hrs of listing. This tactic harms buyers and wastes their time & cuts out sellers' profits. He has no regard for the human element in real estate and only sees dollar signs for himself & does care about people. His license should be revoked.

        • 08/11/2014 - Bought and sold a home in 2014.Called anytime when we had questions and he always answered and made us feel like his only clients. Definitely was on top of the whole process from start to finish. Great guy. Would use him again in a heart beat and recommend him to all.

          - esweilenmann
        • 04/17/2015 - Sold a home in 2015.Mr. Michener is completely personal, professional and has a very creative use of technology. My house and a separate property are in escrow. His use of aerial and in house photos are very clear and complementary. His recommendations and attention to detail are spot on. Would we recommend James to others? Absolutely. Would we use James in the future? Absolutely. Thank You James.

          - tmas86327
        • 04/17/2015 - Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Dexter, Prescott, AZ.He is one of the hardest working agents I have ever worked with (and I work with hundreds of agents on a regular basis). He is personable, honest, and a great Realtor! I didn't give him more stars in process expertise because he is fairly new in the business (even though he has done more deals in his first year than most Realtors do in their first ten), but what he may lack in experience, he more than makes up for with a great attitude and rare work ethic!

          - joes28
        • 04/20/2015 - Sold a home in 2014 in Castle Canyon Mesa, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.Dear Potentiel Buyer/Seller It is with great pleasure that I reccommend James R. Michener and his team. I met James during the Summer of 2014, he was selling agent of a neighbors home and spoke with me during neighborhood yard sale. I mentioned the possbility of selling my home in the near future, he gave me card and said he would be happy to help if and when the time came. We spoke a few times after that, not neccisarily about realestate matters, ranging from family, football, hiking and camping. He never pressured me. When the time came for me to move on James and his team helped me throught the process of paperwork to be filled out. During the showing process, they took care of everything. When an offer was made, James answered all of my questions as unbiased as he could. He never seemed to be trying to influence my decisions, educating me on my choices. James Michener and his team are a pleasure to work with, and I am honored to give them my endorsement. Sincerely, Sheryl A.

          - sheryl0609
        • 05/18/2015 - Bought a home in 2015 in Castle Canyon Mesa, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.James was a joy to work with, not only is he friendly and personable, he is knowledgeable about real estate and the local area. We had fun buying an older home that was a foreclosure so it was a challenge to say the least. He was with us every step of the way, and was happy to show the house several times to us and family members. We got the house for under asking price and were very happy with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend James to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Prescott area!

          - kimharrisnd
        • 05/18/2015 - Sold a home in 2014 in Fleury, Prescott, AZ 86304.To Whom it May Concern, It is with pleasure that we share comments on our experience with James Michener in the listing and sale of our home. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, including the appropriated level of communication with us. All tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of professionalism, competence, humility, integrity and grace. Thus, we highly recommend James for your residential real estate needs. Respectfully, Michael & Darla Peloquin

          - mpeloquin
        • 05/19/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Dewey, AZ.If you want an agent that is hard working and attentive to detail, James is the one to hire. He impressed me the first time I met him while he was "door knocking" for sale by owners. I have extensive experience as a real estate (retired) agent and he was convincing and showed great repose and listening abilities. He and Kiera were also my agents when I purchased my new home. Keira did a great job in representing us in that purchase. They have also kept in contact with us since we first hired them in 2014 to sell our home.

          - kcider94
        • 05/20/2015 - Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James is very professional. We had our house for sale by owner. He knocked on our door wanting to talk with us about considering listing with him. That is something that I normally don't like, but we gave him the opportunity to tell us what he would do for us, liked his personality and was impressed with his demeanor. We listed with him, our house went under contract. He helped us through some difficult situations with the buyer of our house. Everything worked out. He is a hard working agent, ambitious and easy to work with. He has a great personality and it has been a joy working with him. I would highly recommend James.

          - kkato94
        • 05/22/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was the best realtor I could have hoped for. He wrote a letter about himself, how he could help to sell my home and dropped it in my mailbox. James then called to follow up. He called a few times and finally we met. James was not pushy at all, certain he could have my home sold. I had two full price offers in 5 days! James is the most professional realtor, loves what he does and will work hard to sell. Thank you James!! Sincerely Carol Beckman

          - magetta1951
        • 05/22/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James sold one of our rental properties for. We were going to do a FSBO, but James' presentation of his marketing plan convinced us to hire him as our realtor. In the end he brought us more money (even after commission) than the FSBO would have! He handled everything very professionally and went above the line to duty to help us sell the property. We sold the property while on cruise and James's ability to work us thru the process via email was tremendous as I needed a lot of computer assistance. We will use James again and would (and have) highly recommended him to others.

          - georgeveit5
        • 05/24/2015 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James and Keira went above and beyond to accomodate our family which recently relocated to the Prescott area from out of state. We had alot of questions which they always made sure to respond quickly to. Would highly recommend!

          - user65299216
        • 05/30/2015 - Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was very knowledgeable and great at follow up. We would gladly recommend him to all our friends and family members. He helped us purchase our home in 2014.

          - littlegg2910
        • 07/02/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.Flawless sale and closing! Excellent communication on a property that was more difficult than average to sell. Highly recommended to anyone needing residential or commercial real estate!

          - hillkilby3
        • 07/10/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Dewey, AZ.Here I am six months later and the people still are impressed with how fast my house sold. My wife and I were so pleased with all the personal touch things they did to make this happen. I have people I both know moving and also leaving that I will send to Mr. Michner, God blees

          - bobossler
        • 07/29/2015 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Chino Valley, AZ.James' sense of urgency with showing new listings as soon as they were listed was amazing. He was very professional and kept us informed throughout the process. James knowledge of the real estate market helped us in the buying process. I will definitely use James again and refer him to my friends and family.

          - christopherphillips51
        • 08/04/2015 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Dexter, Prescott, AZ.James is the "Best". We have known him for many years and find him to be an outstanding young man. His transparency is so appreciated in making such large purchases as real estate. We love his honesty, communication skills, quick responses and outstanding personality. He really goes the extra mile to make sure you are getting the attention you deserve and that you are clear about every aspect of your education as to the community you are buying into. He is a very professional and has a great work ethic. We feel so blessed to have had him available in our last purchase and so highly recommend him to everyone searching the area for property.

          - thisisthemom1635
        • 08/06/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James Michener made the process easier and quick... James knows the area well, great photos, resourceful, and has a good presents on social media.

          - Jackie N DanielMartinez
        • 09/18/2015 - Sold a home in 2015 in Castle Canyon Mesa, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.I would recommend James at Bloomtree to anyone looking for a realtor. Not only did he sell my home in record time he was understanding of my situation. I wasn't just 'a sale'. He was always prompt in returning phones calls and when addressing any of my questions or concerns. He has knowledge of the area and assisted me in finding a new place. He made what can be an overwhelming situation into a painless process. Thank you James!

          - Erica swick
        • 09/23/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Dexter, Prescott, AZ.I recently had the pleasure of having James R. Michener as the selling agent for a property listed in Prescott, AZ. He is an outstanding realtor and I would highly recommend using him as your agent. Despite being a cheaper house and remaining on the market an unexpectedly long time, James worked extremely hard to sell the property staging multiple open houses and tours. He also offered helpful suggestions on how to make the house more desirable, such as which improvements were vital and affordable, and which would not make enough of a difference to justify their costs. James also has many very friendly and professional contacts that made the maintenance and improvements relatively painless. Another great aspect of working with James was his flexibility and understanding of my needs as a seller. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to back my decisions 100%. In short, I look forward to working with him again for my next real estate transaction.

          - randy_shepardson
        • 09/26/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.I had my house listed By Owner on Zillow and James contacted me regarding his listing it. When I decided to go with a realtor I interviewed several and chose the team of James Michener and Keira Rapson with Bloomtree Realty in Prescott, AZ. It turned out to be a great decision. They are very professional, knowlegeable and helpful in every detail. The sale of my house closed yesterday and James and Keira kept me informed and all the balls rolling along the way. I owe them many thanks.

          - vickiopks
        • 10/05/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Dewey, AZ.We were in the process of remodeling a home recently acquired in order to sell it immediately. James Michener located us on his own initiative and offered excellent marketing and sales advice. The home was located at 11293 E. Manzanita Trail, Dewey, Arizona 86327. The home was located in the Prescott Valley Country Club. As a result of James' long real estate experience in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona, we retained him as our listing agent. The home sold in less than 10 days for the highest price per square foot ever obtained as of the sale date in the Prescott Valley Country Club. We were very pleased with his assistance and experience.

          - ford211553
        • 10/12/2015 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.James is a true professional. His knowledge of the tri-city area and the home buying process was outstanding. James made himself available to us and worked around our hectic work schedules. I highly recommend James to anyone buying or selling a home!

          - kelseysecor1129
        • 10/29/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Chino Valley, AZ.James was in touch with me every step of the way, it made this experience almost enjoyable. I really appreciate his professionalism and definitely would recommend James if someone approached me on my experience.

          - auge david
        • 11/09/2015 - Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was very attentive to our needs and returned phone calls/ follow up in a timely manner. James and his team are very knowledgeable about the market and are very ambitious to help you achieve your home buyer/seller goals. I would refer any friend or family member to them for all of their real estate needs.

          - sheenamarena
        • 11/26/2015 - Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Chino Valley, AZ.James was a total delight to work with. He is very professional and personable. He knew I wanted to sell my house quickly and he and his partner accomplished that. He even followed up with me after the closing to see how things were going. Definitely a rare breed in this hurried world.

          - cahud99
        • 12/01/2015 - Sold a Vacant Land home in 2015 in Fleury, Prescott, AZ.James is the hardest working realtor I have ever met. He has excellent communication skills and the drive to make things happen. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James to anyone looking for a realtor.

          - jordan palmer
        • 12/03/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was very professional and patient during some very trying negotiations with a very difficult buyer. He did everything he could to bring that deal to a good end. When that didn't happen he immediately put all his energy in getting us another buyer for our house. Within a week we had an offer that had a great outcome. James called us almost daily to keep us informed every step of the way. He is without a doubt passionate and educated about his profession. We would trust James to handle any future real estate sales for us.

          - cjs5769
        • 12/03/2015 - Justin FuscoBought a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.Pleasure to work with James throughout the buying process. Buying a home can be tough and he was patient and accomodating without ever projecting his wants or needs into the equation. I appreciate his ability to make a complicated process go smoothly. I highly recommend securing his services.

          - Justin Fusco
        • 12/10/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott, AZ.Very professional and offers his opinion when asked on various matters concerning the sale of the property. Also very persistent in assisting the seller arriving at a price and decisions whether to lower the price when not sold and to what degree. Overall a very professional realtor and gentleman; a pleasure to do business with.

          - user032375
        • 12/14/2015 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was great to work with. He made the whole process easy. I would recommend him for your next real estate transaction. He knew exactly what to include for the counter offer so it would get accepted rather than countered again. He asked my opinion but all I had to do was read and sign. It was a great experience.

          - darlawood1
        • 01/10/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2005 in Prescott Valley, AZ.It has been a pleasure working with James. I find him to be an aggressive realtor, honest, a listener and knowledgeable in his field. He kept me informed weekly and advised me on pricing my lot. He also knew the area and new about the CC&R's and County restrictions. Kathleen Stowe

          - stowe kathleen
        • 01/10/2016 - Sold a home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James sold a property of ours in October 2015 and it was a fantastic experience. He represented us flawlessly, ensured our best interests were met, and took care of everything. There were a few points where we disagreed with the buyer's requests and would have walked but James expertly negotiated in a way that kept all parties satisfied. He is also a skilled relations manager which is a critical attribute in this line of business. If James isn't the best real estate agent in the area already, he should be!

          - ryanthowson
        • 01/10/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was very knowledgeable and friendly through out the whole process. He did everything he promised and was very honest being it was the first time I have sold a home. I have recommended him and will continue! Keep up the great work!

          - user02457668
        • 01/12/2016 - Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Dewey, AZ.I worked with many Realtors in past Real Estate Transactions. James Michener is by far the most courteous and professional Realtor, I have ever worked with. His work ethic along with his character and integrity exceeded my expectations.

          - zuser
        • 02/18/2016 - Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Chino Valley, AZ.Very awesome group of people to help us buy a home. Danae is a great realtor. She showed our dream home, everything went smoothly and now we are home owners.

          - hjsouthway
        • 02/21/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James was professional. James and his staff were very helpful and always returned my calls and answered my questions. I would recommend their agency with no concerns of their ability to do the job.

          - 66comet
        • 02/21/2016 - Showed home in 2015 in Dewey-Humboldt, AZ 86329.James is so nice to work with. He is very thorough and always available. He always gets back to me and I don't have to wait long. It's rare to work with someone who is genuinely concerned for peoples situations. He's a great realtor!

          - sdm40
        • 02/26/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Dewey, AZ.You will not find a nicer real estate agent around. He is a joy to work with. He is always professional , patient and goes above the call of duty in all that he does ! He made sure of our needs to be met and humbly met them all. Even after our house sold, which was immediately , he kept in touch to make sure we had a place to live. As senior citizens ,we appreciated his knowledge and consideration for our us. Robert & Cheryl Seconder

          - loveorecks
        • 03/08/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Dewey, AZ.Keira and James were indispensable partners throughout the home selling process. Their professionalism, innovative spirit, strong work ethic and dedication to creating a seamless customer experience was exceptional. They demonstrated seasoned expertise, pragmatism and resourcefulness as we moved through the many nuances of our real estate transaction. At every turn, they made themselves available to listen to our needs, provide sound advice and take action on our behalf. I highly recommend Keira and James to anyone seeking intelligent, caring, and engaged professional realtors to represent them.

          - user576910
        • 04/10/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott Valley, AZ.Our experience with James and Keira was incredible! Listed house on 3/7 sold on 3/12, closed 3/31. You certainly can't argue with those results. Keira was very pleasant and helpful thoughout this experience.

          - bjsundell
        • 04/14/2016 - Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 in Prescott, AZ.James was very responsive to any questions or concerns that arose. The advertising and use of social media was impressive. My property sold the first day on the market for full price and cash offer. He stayed in touch throughout the process . I would recommend James and his associate, Kiera for any real estate need.

          - nannaheadaz
        • 05/05/2016 - Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott, AZ.James is adept at handling difficult situations with professional aplomb and ease. He has a quick wit which helped make selling and buying a home in one week easy. I highly recommend James as both a buying and selling agent.

          - ladybugtmb
        • 05/06/2016 - Bought a home in 2016 in Prescott, AZ.James and his team are 100% hard working, honest, efficient, and very very responsive. It was a pleasure for us to have the whole team behind us all the way. Fully Recommend & we will be using him for future real estate also ! Thank you for helping us into a dream home James! --Ken & Meaghan

          - strattok
        • 06/25/2016 - Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Prescott, AZ.I would recommend James for real estate issues in the Prescott area. He is willing to listen but makes realistic recommendations as to what a seller might ask. Once there is agreement he is steadfast and responsive in trying to get the seller the best deal he can. James is worth the money we paid him.

          - coyotehills
        • 07/12/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James Michener was a pleasure to work with in selling our property. always there to answer questions and return calls. We didn't get quite what we were asking for the property ,but we were satisfied. I would recommend James or use his services again.

          - mlthomas0327
        • 7/22/2016 - Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott Valley, AZ.In my previous experience with realtors, they have been more responsive. Perhaps, he is very busy because he is has a lot of business? We performed over $10,000 of improvements to the property to make it ready to sell and had two offers within 24 hours of being placed on the MLS.

          - AZDanTheMan
        • 07/22/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott, AZ.James Michener is a consummate professional. He was on top of every aspect of the preparation and sale of my home. When assessments were required he immediately provided highly qualified people to provide objective evaluations. The highlight of such support was his recommendation of Richard Galion, an electrician that was as personable as he was competent, and which saved me perhaps $10,000. I am most pleased with James, and have only the highest regard for him.

          - dond78
        • 07/25/2016 - Bought a Vacant Land home in 2016 in Prescott Valley, AZ.James Michener has been professional, quick to respond, and always follows up for any questions or needed information. We at Bancroft Homes would recommend James for any Real Estate need. Bill and Lorana Bancroft Bancroft Homes

          - bill vci
        • 08/28/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Prescott, AZ.James has represented me in the sale of several properties, and will also be my realtor of choice when I get ready to sell my remaining properties. He is someone who continually demonstrates knowledge of current markets, and is able to impart that information in a clear and concise way so as to define realistic expectations on my part. I trust him to negotiate on my behalf, and know that he has my best interests at heart. I was kept informed immediately of any procedures and/or offers throughout the process of selling, and received documents pertaining to pending sales in a timely manner. James also demonstrated a continual positive attitude, which was greatly appreciated. Jerry Bourassa

          - jjbpt
        • 09/14/2016 - Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Prescott Valley, AZ.Moved 1700+ miles to the Prescott area and James was a tremendous asset to our family. So pleased with the home he found for us and getting us up to speed with local events and fun places to go/visit.

          - johansen kate