Russell Sheerin
RRS, SFR

Exceptional Service...Exceptional Results!

Toledo/Maumee Office, OH
3410 Briarfield Blvd., Suite C
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 861-7700

Russell is a results driven real estate professional who has received numerous awards throughout his career.

Sellers; Need help listing and selling your home for the most money the current market will support? Working with Russell helps that happen and makes the experience a good one!

Buyers; looking for good direction and the best "bang for your buck" I make that experience a good one as well!

Sellers; Don't you think my being able to offer the "100% Money Back Guarantee" program when selling your home will help drive higher traffic and a higher sales price?

Buyers: Won't you be reassured with your buying decision knowing you can turn your home back to my firm and receive a credit for the entire purchase price?

Contact me to learn more about this amazing program!

Full Time Licensed Realtor in Ohio and Michigan since January 2005.

Top producing Realtor since 2005.

2016 Ohio Association of Realtors and Toledo Regional Association of Realtors President's Club Award of Distinction Award recipient.

Lifetime Member in the Ohio Association of Realtors and Toledo Regional Association of Realtors President's Club.

20 years of experience running an advertising agency helps in marketing and selling real estate for my clients.\

I provide valuable insight, help and direction to clients looking to purchase property in both Ohio and Michigan.

Contact me for a no cost consultation and Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your property. Be sure you know it's market value before selling!

 

Buying your first home can be an exciting, yet often overwhelming, experience.

These 10 tips will help you navigate the process.

 

1. Clean up your credit.

If you have poor credit, you are a bigger risk in the eyes of lenders. You’ll pay the price in the form of higher interest rates. Higher rates can reduce the amount of home you can afford or keep you out of the housing market altogether. Make a point of paying auto loans, credit card bills, and other payments on time and in full. If you want help developing a plan, you can contact a housing counseling agency, often at little or no cost.

2. Save.

You may need money for your down payment, closing costs, moving and other expenses. See down payment assistance program for more information.

3. Get preapproved for your loan.

A lender can tell you generally what you can afford and how much you can borrow. This will give you an edge with sellers in a competitive market. See a list of lenders near you who offer our home buyer programs.& nbsp;
 
4. Be realistic.

Your dream house could quickly turn into a nightmare if you spend more than you can really afford. Pick a house with a mortgage payment that will allow you to be comfortable in other aspects of your life.
 
5. Consult with a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are invaluable in providing information about homes and their neighborhoods. In addition, if you hire a real estate agent as your representative, he or she will be working on your behalf and may get you a better deal on your home. Most of the time, buyer’s representatives are paid out of the seller’s commission. Our Preferred Real Estate Professionals are licensed agents who have taken our “Financing Dreams” class.
 
6. Research the neighborhood.

A good real estate agent can help you with this. Check out the ratings of the neighborhood schools. Even if you don’t have children, this could be important when you try to sell the house in the future. Also, make sure you know the proximity to anything that might be deemed undesirable, such as airports and major highways, and ask your real estate agent for zoning information on any areas surrounding the home and neighborhood.
 
7. Make any offer contingent on an inspection.

Even if the house looks perfect to you, chances are that it’s not. A professional inspection can help you understand the condition of the property and identify problems you may encounter in the future. To find a home inspector in your area, consult the American Society of Home Inspectors.
 
8. Ask the seller for utility bills or estimates.

Costs for electricity, gas, and water can add up. Sellers should be able to provide copies of bills or estimates to give you an idea of what to expect.
 
9. Don’t change your financial status.

From the time you decide to buy a home until you actually close on the loan is not the time to make major changes in your finances. Don’t quit your job, don’t buy a new car or make any other large purchases, and don’t stop paying your bills. Changes like these can result in even a preapproved loan being denied before closing.

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