Michael Russo Real Estate Agent at RI Real Estate Services

Michael Russo

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  • Probate
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  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Land Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
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Agent Highlights

Michael has great Condo experience - having sold 49 more condos than the average agent.
Michael is a SFH expert - working with over 86% more single family homes than the average Warwick agent.

More about Michael Russo

Michael is a native Rhode Islander with over 18 years of Sales and Marketing experience in different capacities. In recent years Michael has negotiated the sale of 1,000+ homes totaling over $300 million in sales for his clients nationwide. The experience of working in many different market conditions has taught Michael a great deal about current market trends. If you combine this knowledge with his relationship and negotiation skills, he can simply offer more to a transaction versus others. This combination will maximize his future clients investment, whether it be buying, selling or investing in today’s real estate market. Michael is a certified DRS Agent belonging to the exclusive network of real estate professionals around the country committed to assisting physicians with their residential real estate and relocation needs. With the DRS Agent designation, Michael has clearly ...
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  • Top RI Real Estate agent 2018, 2017, 2014

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Michael Russo's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Michael is an excellent Agent. After meeting him at an open house, we knew that he and the house wwere the perfect match for our family. Michael walked us through the process of making and presenting our offer and then "held our hands" as we went through the daunting financing portion of buying our home. Through it all, Michael was patient, kind, and always looked out for our best interest. I He even stopped by a few days after closing to make sure we were doing okay in our new home. We would highly recommend Michael for your home buying and/or purchasing needs. He is certainly one of a kind!

      - Jasmine, East Greenwich
    • Mike was excellent to work with. My husband and I were relocating from Atlanta to Rhode Island due to a job transfer. We knew nothing about RI, but Mike showed us the best areas for our family. We found a great house in a great neighborhood. Mike was very patient with us. He showed us as many houses as possible for 2 full weekends, since we were having to purchase the home while still living in Atlanta. Mike walked us through the home buying process and was readily available for all of our questions. He did a great job helping us buy our first home. Mike was very knowledgable and responsive. He did a great job negotiating and got us a great price on our home. Mike was also very helpful by giving us great referrals for contractors, inspectors, etc.

      - Lauren, East Greenwich
    • Mike helped me through the difficult process that was a short sale. From the very beginning, he advised me of the challenges we'd face and set realistic expectations for me. I knew this would be a long and tough process but Mike made it easy by being so accommodating. He developed a plan, utilized his professional contacts, and basically handled everything for me! In the time it took to get the deal done Mike had "sold" the condo 3 times, overcome the fact that our complex's FHA loan qualification status expired, and helped me get the place ready for showings. It would be hard to understate the difficulty and stress involved in such a process, but Mike stayed positive and reassured me he and his team would get the deal done. He really came through for me! I would highly recommend his services!

      - Linda, Cranston
    • Mike Russo was better than any buyers agent we thought we would ever find. He was wonderful at listening to our needs and wants, did a great job of sending us updates throughout the search, and he was supportive of us at each step, even through closing on the house. He looked out for us when we didnt know what to do, and he was always one step ahead of us, offering suggestions, giving us referrals, and helping us be prepared for what was next. He is knowledgeable about the market as well the different areas in Rhode Island. Furthermore, he is assertive about getting you what you want. Before our search for a home began, my fiance and I made a list of what we were looking for. Even though we only told Mike what we needed, he helped us find a home that had every last one of our wants as well. Mike was such a good realtor that we count him as a friend.

      - Leo, Riverside
    • My wife and I were very impressed with the level of service and attention we received from Mike. As a young couple buying our first home, Mike did a fantastic job of guiding us through the home buying process. He also went surpassed our expectations by attending our house inspection when we were away on vacation, going to the property to find answers to any questions we had, and offering his honest assessments of the properties we viewed. We recommend Mike without reservation.

      - Christina & Jose, Providence
    • Mike was great! He knew our situation as we were selling and buying at the same time and he represented us as a buyers agent moving from MA to RI all within 30 days or so. He found us properties and took the time out of his weekend to line up several showings. Good agents are tough to find and Mike is the type of guy who will tell you the good and bad about properties. He has excellent communication skills as well as a good listener and always tries to find what your looking for in a particular area and price range. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

      - Brian, Cranston
    • We cannot say enough about Mike's professionalism and knowledge. He was so thorough in researching every home we were interested in that we had complete confidence in our final choice. Even though he's very busy you never feel neglected or that any of his other clients are more important, which is a skill not all agents have. He also stayed very proactive and involved during the financing process, helping to ensure that we closed on time, which was a really big deal for us. The best part about working with Mike is that he helped to negotiate a deal that was so good our new neighbors are talking about it!! You won't go wrong with him.

      - Devon, Edgewood
    • Michael Russo was a life saver for me. My employer transferred me from Virginia to Rhode Island. I had an extremely short amount of time to get relocated. I gave Michael a laundry list of my needs and within 1 day of visiting he found the perfect place to live. I highly recommend Michael Russo for all real estate needs. "Mike, Thank you, again!"

      - Chris, W Warwick
    • Mike worked very diligently to locate, show and negotiate a great price on our new condo. He sent me listings every day so I could review and select condos I wanted to view. Mike worked within my time frame to show many listings until we found the right unit. He then negotiated a great price and helped expedite the closing. MIke was there every step of the way and more. If your looking for a real estate professional that will work hard for you, he's your man.

      - Greg, Exeter
    • Mike Russo is on top of his game! From the first day onward I knew that I had made the right decision to go with him. He helped me find the best home in my price range, helped me to negotiate the price down and also to seal the deal. Dealing with my lender was a headache, but Mike made it so much easier by staying on top of things. He answered my emails, phone calls and texts almost immediately. His schedule revolves around yours and he is always on call. He's extremely personable, and he makes the whole process simpler from beginning to end. It would be silly NOT to choose Mike as your agent.UPDATE: I decided to sell the house and, of course, I chose Mike to be my listing agent. He came over to see the house and made some suggestions of minor improvements/repairs that I could make to increase the value of the house. I headed his words and the house was soon on the market. I was afraid the house would sit, but it sold within two weeks! Once again, Mike made the whole process seamless from end-to-end. I am now a repeat customer and I can recommend Mike both as a buyer's agent and as a listing agent. In fact, I'll look him up again when I move back to RI. Save yourself time and effort and choose Mike; he'll get the job done!

      - Josh, Warwick
    • After researching homes for our move from Miami to Providence, we needed a realtor. We checked out reviews on Zillow since it was the main tool we used to research properties. Of three realtors we called, only Mike followed up and maintained contact. He asked basic questions to understand what we were looking for and created a search agent that e-mailed us newly listed homes that met our criteria every day. He helped us narrow our initial list of 20 homes to our top seven, called each realtor and made appointments to view them in a four hour window the morning after we arrived in Providence. Mike greeted us at the first house at 9am with a clipboard, neatly organized with a printed detail sheet on each property, in the order wed be visiting them. He inspected the homes along with us and provided feedback that proved highly valuable to us during our decision making process, which had a tight window. That day was Friday, September 14 and we wanted to purchase a house by the end of the month. Mike made it happen for us. Once we felt secure about our top choice, we submitted an offer that was below asking price, but what we believed to be reasonable. Four hours later, Mike called us to tell us it had been accepted. We were elated, but we needed Mike's assistance to cover many more tasks since we were in town only for the weekend. He didnt just find us a house. He stayed with us until the deal was closed.He set up and attended an appointment with an inspector, contacted a closing attorney, returned to the house again for a final review with the selling agent to make sure it met fire code, and walked us through the entire closing process remotely. Less than two weeks after first seeing the house, we closed on our new home and packed our bags to leave Miami on September 28. Mike was waiting for us with the keys when we arrived in Providence. We were fortunate just to find an experienced, responsive realtor after reading a few reviews. But Mikes knowledge about old homes and his ability to point out the big ticket repairs to be wary of were crucial for out-of-towners like us looking for our first New England home. We will definitely be giving him a call when we are looking to upgrade our home in a few years. Anyone else who decides to work with him won't be disappointed. Thanks again, Mike.

      - Sean, Providence
    • We were under a time constraint and Mike made sure everything was set for us. He is extremely efficient and responded quickly via email and phone. He made us feel comfortable with him immediately, which made the process enjoyable. During our house hunt he answered all our questions, looked out for our best interest and gave us plenty of options. I would recommend Mike to anyone!

      - Joe, East Greenwich
    • I originally met with MIchael back in the spring with a plan to purchase a home by year end. He laid out a plan and provided me with detailed listings that met most of my specific requests. Once we found the home I wanted to purchase, which by the way with no pressure just knowledgeable advice, we began negotiations. His consideration to detail and responsive return times made this rather painless. Overall from start to finish I was impressed with his expertise and detail in every phase of the transaction.

      - Peter, North Smithfield
    • I had a condo that was impossible to sell and had been on the market for several years. When Mike stepped in, I knew he was going to work like crazy to make the sale and I was confident that he had my best interests in mind. Throughout the entire process, Mike communicated with me regularly and made sure I was up to date. In the end, Mike was able to sell a property that other realtors just could not sell. He is efficient, organized and I highly recommend him to anyone.

      - John, Pawtucket
    • From start to finish, Mike finessed a very tricky real estate transaction with the utmost skill. From intricate details with a VA Loan to handling back-to-back closings like second nature. All of his recommendations were spot on! Has many contacts that are really top notch who facilitated the transaction with their best in the business knowledge. I highly recommend him and will refer anyone I know that needs a PRO Realtor. Thanks Mike!!!

      - Ben, Hope Valley
    • Mke did a great job helping us find our home. He was very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in and he also helped us to see the potential in the property we purchased. As first time homebuyers, Mike was able to get us a closing attorney and a home insurance agent - both for very reasonable rates! We are very happy with our new home and all the help Mike was able to give us

      - RDS, Narragansett
    • Michael was very helpful, informative, and was able to find me the perfect house that had everything I was looking for. He defiantly keeps your likes and dislikes in mind and he was very accommodating. I would highly recommend him!

      - Laurie, Warwick
    • Mike was incredible during our move to Rhode Island. We had a short period of time to find a house and close and Mike made this extremely stressful situation smooth and easy. Since Mike is from Rhode Island, he knows what the good areas are and the ones to stay away from. During our closing, Mike handled everything for us since we were unable to be there. We would definitely recommend Mike to anyone moving to Rhode Island.

      - Joel, Cranston
    • Mike was extremely helpful in helping me buy my first home. I attempted to work with a handful of other agents prior to finding Mike and he was by far the most helpful and responsive person I worked with. The entire process would have been much more difficult if I had not found Mike and his associate Kevin. We found and bought a home we loved faster than I would have ever imagined possible with their help.

      - Barry, North Kingstown
    • We moved from out of state and Mike was exceptional at helping us find the perfect house. He was very knowledgable of the area and was honest about the various locations, which was extremely helpful moving to an area that we knew little about. He was always responsive to any questions we had. We would definitly recommend Mike for anyone moving to RI.

      - Jenn, W Warwick
    • We used Mike Russo as our realtor for a long distance relocation. He came highly recommended to us and far exceeded our expectations. We had a short amount of time to find a house and a tight budget, and Mike helped us find the perfect house. As soon as we contacted him, he got to work immediately on finding listings for us. We only had a weekend in Rhode Island to find a house and Mike spent all weekend with us, helping us find the right place. I highly recommend Mike as a realtor for his timeliness, commitment to his clients, and dedication to helping you find the perfect house.

      - Buyer, Cranston, RI
    • I would highly, highly recommend Mike to anyone needing a home in RI. My husband and I relocated to Providence from the Midwest for medical residency and were on an impossibly tight schedule...and expecting a baby. We didn't think we could possibly find a home in the limited time that we had, until we met Mike. Mike simplified and expedited every aspect of the process for us, making it possible for us to find a wonderful home with only two weekends spent in Providence. He was attentive, knowledgeable, accessible and patient as we navigated the process. He is also extremely well connected to some amazing professionals for every step of the home buying process. He treated us as if we were his top client, when as first time home buyers we were at the very low end of his clientele. He did an incredible amount of groundwork for us, from the home inspection to the closing, enabling us to complete the process remotely. We will not only be using him again, we will certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.

      - HRS, Warwick
    • I couldn't say enough about Mike Russo...My husband and I relocated to the Providence area from the Midwest for medical residency and had about 2 months to find and close on a house...all while expecting a baby and continuing to work full time. We didn't think buying was possible until we met Mike. He worked very hard to streamline the process, do the groundwork for us, and expedite everything to enable us to find a wonderful home in just 2 weekends. All this even though as first time home buyers we were far from his most expensive clients. We were able to complete the sale and closing almost completely remotely, with Mike and his incredible colleagues doing everything they could to help us through the process. His expertise, attentiveness, and responsiveness were top-notch, as were his network of legal and other professionals. We would certainly encourage anyone to utilize Mike for there real estate needs, especially if you are relocating from out of state.

      - Heather, Warwick
    • We recently bought our first home and had the pleasure of having Mike as our real estate agent. His patience and quick response with our many questions put our minds at ease every step of the way.He was especially helpful in negotiating a great deal for us and working diligently to make sure our closing happened on time. We would highly recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for an agent who is professional, knowledgeable,and hard working. Thanks so much Mike!!

      - Katie, Pawtucket
    • Mike was fantastic to work with from start to finish. He took the time to really understand what my husband and I were looking for and pursued it aggressively. He was dedicated, professional, and responsive. A+.

      - Julia, Narragansett
    • As a military family, we are used to having to move every few years. However, our most recent move was the quickest turn around yet. When our first realtor didn't work out at the last minute, Mike was able to step right in. He managed to line up two full days of showings in just one day. He was knowledgeable, dependable, and easy to keep in contact with, even while we were out of state preparing our previous home for the move. We would highly recommend Mike to any family looking to relocate from out of state.

      - JT, Kingston
    • From the beginning Mike knew what we wanted and was able to find a house and get it to fit in our prince range. He was very professional and was constantly in contact with us throughout the entire process.

      - Kristen, Gaspee
    • Michael was an excellent agent. Always there when I needed him. When I needed to look at the condo again, he was there. I bought a condo and he sold my home. I highly recommend him. Thanks Mike.

      - Eric, Lincoln
    • I can't say enough about the positive experience I had working with Michael. Michael is extremely detailed oriented and responsive to all questions/comments. Emails and phone calls were all returned same-day, if not within minutes. Perhaps more impressive, Michael was able to solicit multiple bids on our home within 30 days in a challenging real estate environment and successfully negotiate/close the transaction within 60 days. I would highly recommend Michael and his team.

      - HK, Darlington
    • If you are looking for a hard working and honest realtor that will treat you with respect and that will be there when you need him...Michael Russo is the guy you want!My husband and I were referred to Mike by a friend. With Mike's hard work and dedication, we closed on our home in mid October. When we met Mike we knew right away that this was the realtor we wanted. He treated us like family and made us feel like we were his only client. He almost always answered his phone when we needed to reach him and if he didn't, he called us right back. His knowledge and experience helped us make some difficult decisions and when we needed a nudge in the right direction he was there. He is very respectful and very friendly. It was a pleasure working with Mike and when we are ready to purchase our next home we will definitely be calling him!

      - Brian, North Smithfield
    • My husband and I were looking to sell our house and upgrade to a larger, more updated home. Our home was small and on the more difficult side to sell, but Mike was able to sell our home and found us our dream house in the exact location we wanted. As with most house sales and purchases, there were ups and downs throughout the process, but Mike stayed positive, was incredibly encouraging and was confident that everything would work out. He was absolutely correct! Mike was dedicated, responsive to our needs and just an all around great real estate agent to work with! I highly recommend Mike for your real estate needs!!!

      - PL, North Kingstown
    • We enlisted the service of Michael after reading postive reviews on several websites. We had a condo which we were looking to sell. Michael was nothing short of professional and was always available when we needed him. After 6 months on the market, our condo sold!!! We recommend Michael to anyone who is looking to buy or sell!!

      - Bethany, Cumberland
    • Michael was recommended to us by 2 of our co-workers who purchased a home with him. For us, he was familiar with our situation due to previous experience with our co-workers. We wanted a quick close and he was able to guide us in our home search, put us in contact with a mortgage broker (whom we used) and in contact with an insurance salesperson (whom we used). He was thorough and asked all the questions we didn't know to ask. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and most of all honest and friendly. We've already referred him to our friends who are in the market, which I think is endorsement enough.

      - MJF, Cranston
    • Mike was referred to us by someone we trust implicitly, and we were very, very happy with his work. Throughout the process of purchasing a home he was very professional, easy to contact, knowledgeable, and clearly had our best interests at heart from the day we met him through the day of closing. Knowing this was our first home, he even helped us sort out details with utilities and arranging for post-closing repairs. We highly recommend him and will be sending our friends to him at the first opportunity! He's really just a fantastic realtor, and we can't recommend him enough.

      - Tam, East Greenwich
    • I was recommended to Mikes agency by a co-worker, and then we were set up with Mike based on the town where we wanted to buy a house. When we looked at houses, Mike came with us to give us his honest opinion about the value of each house and noticed things we didnt. We felt comfortable with him right away because it was easy to see how knowledgeable and experienced he was. Once we found the house we wanted, he led us in the right direction and made sure we got the best deal possible. As first-time homebuyers, we were very fortunate to have him as our realtor. Anytime we had questions or encountered any type of problem, he responded very quickly and knew exactly what to do to resolve the matter. Not only did his expertise stand out, but he also took the time to reassure us whenever we had concerns. We cant thank Mike enough for all that he did to ensure the whole buying process went smoothly. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house. In fact, we speak very highly of him to all of our friends, and have already recommended him to two friends that are planning to buy in the same area in the near future.

      - Sri, Lincoln
    • With Mikes guidance, I recently purchased a home which involved several moving parts. Despite being a complex transaction, Mike made me feel at ease throughout the process, with his immense knowledge of the real estate market and home buying process, and his calm demeanor. Mike was very responsive, knowledgeable and easy to approach with any and all questions or concerns I had. I highly recommend Mike for his knowledge, professionalism, and honesty.

      - M Smith, Cowesett
    • Mike was referred to us because of his experience with helping doctors relocate (in our case, my wife is a 1st year resident). If you are a doctor that's moving to the RI or MA area, I can only give you one piece of advise... CALL MIKE! He completely understands the time constraints, financial limitations, and difficulties that young doctors are experiencing when looking for a home. Mike has been an incredibly knowledgable resource for my wife and I during the purchase of our first home. We found a home and completed the purchase in about 60 days.

      - Brian, Warwick
    • Mike was a godsend to my wife and I as we purchased our new home. Mike was extremely knowledgeable and developed a good relationship with us while the process went on, and wasn't pushy like you see in other salespeople; he genuinely cared about getting us the best house in the best location at the best price. His patience with the details and intricacies of the VA loan proved invaluable. I truthfully can't think there is anybody out there better in the real estate profession than Mike.

      - Jon, Greenwood
    • I was most impressed with Mike's negotiation skills and his knowledge of home value. I felt that he aggressively negotiated on our behalf and helped to get a great deal. He also had a lot of knowledge about housing plans and contacts with government authorities. For our purchase there was a serious concern over the sewer system and Mike knew who to talk to to get more information which put us at ease. He is also very responsive and easy to reach with any issues. I would highly recommend him to others

      - Rob, Warwick
    • Since this was the first home I had ever sold, Mike helped me every step of the way. He patiently guided me through the entire process and based on his authenticity and incredible reputation, I trusted him implicitly. He is extremely professional, personable and knowledgeable and I have and will continue to recommend any buyer or seller in Rhode Island to him. Kudos, Mike!!!

      - Sara, Cowesett
    • Professional, Personable and very knowledgeable! Mike was a big help as we searched for our first home! Thanks to him and his services we were able to purchase our 1st home without any issues! He made the entire processes stress free. Thanks again!!!

      - Christie, Somerset
    • Today was a roller coaster day. Got an early call that we wouldn't be closing on the house today, but my agent, Michael Russo, went an extra ten miles pulling strings and calling out others for screwing up. Without Mike we wouldn't have closed today, possibly at all. Thanks Mike, for all you did for us. Anyone looking to buy or sell a house give Mike a call.

      - CF, Warwick
    • Mike Russo is an extremely knowledgeable Realtor with a large professional network and access to many home seekers/buyers around the state. My husband and I decided to sell our home for a bigger house due to our growing family. This was a stressful process with 2 small children. Mike made the whole process practically painless and was fast acting, answered every call, text, and email right away and was always more than accommodating to answer any questions we had about the whole buying/selling process at length. He brought us offers almost immediately and we sold in under 3 weeks. I would recommend Mike to anyone without hesitation. He is definitely a master at his craft!

      - Tina, North Kingstown
    • My wife and I were first time home buyers returning to Rhode Island after a few years living out of state. Mike was recommended to us by our mortgage broker, and we couldn't have been happier with how things went. From our initial phone call with him to our closing date, Mike was a true partner in our search for a home. He was never difficult to get in touch with, was sensitive to our work schedules when it came to showings, and provided great advice during the bidding process. I have every confidence you'll be as happy working with Mike as we were!

      - John, Cowesett
    • I really enjoyed my experience working with Michael. As a first time buyer, his knowledge and responsiveness were particularly helpful and appreciated. I highly recommend him.

      - Josh, Downtown Providence
    • My experience with Mike was excellent my house in Warwick was sold in just two days. He understands the market as my house was priced just right. He kept me up to date with any issues with my old house and my new house and any issues that arose were handled promptly. Far and away the best real estate agent I've had and would definitely use him again.

      - MB, Warwick
    • Mike is extremely knowledgeable about the market as my house sold in two days. Every issue that occurred during the whole process was handled quickly making for a smooth experience. I strongly recommend mike for any real estate needs and I would use him again without hesitation.

      - The Bence Family, Hopkinton
    • Michael was knowledgeable, responsive, and an excellent communicator whether it be in person, telephone, or e-mail. He was very polite, professional, and had a good sense of humor. It was a pleasure doing business with him.

      - The Bucks, South Kingstown
    • When we moved to Rhode Island in 2012, Mike showed us a few homes in one day, placed an offer which was accepted in 24 hours, and assisted us with a remote closing two weeks later. We would have used the words "thorough" and "dedicated" to describe Mike back then, but he certainly earned those stripes many times over during our most recent experience. We found a large property in our desired neighborhood with "potential" to be our long term home, but it had a list of issues that the seller promised to remedy before the sale. The seller said the issues would be resolved within 3-4 weeks. We wished. Through complication after complication, Mike stayed on top of the seller and the seller's agent to make sure things were moving along. The sellers made mistakes prolonging the process to over three months to close, but it would have never happened without Mike's guidance. We're grateful for his persistence, but his local knowledge of specific potential complications associated with our type of property and the municipality helped us to avoid further delays. We're also grateful for his patience and sense of humor when dealing with situations that would drive most people nuts. His contacts with mortgage lenders and insurance providers assisted us in securing competitive rates. In the past two and a half years, Mike has assisted us in purchasing our first home, a rental property and now a long term home in Rhode Island. Thanks, Mike! We don't expect to need you again for a while, but we'll continue referring you to our friends to keep you busy!

      - Antonia & Shawn, West End
    • Mike was a true professional. He took into account all of my needs/expectations/wants/limitations and provided me with valuable information about available homes/condos to help me decide which ones were worth looking at. He never tried to show me a home that was out of my price range, and was all about getting me into a place that was good for me, not a place that was good for him or his commission. Anytime I contacted Mike, he was very quick with a response, and did a great job of researching places ahead of time to determine whether or not they would fit into my criteria, thus eliminated visits to places I would not be happy with. It was a great experience overall, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy in RI

      - KJ, Buyer, Pawtucket