About Russell Arkin
A DMV resident since 1977 Russell knows the District of Columbia, Fairfax and Arlington Counties extremely well. He has been a close observer of the local real estate market as a Realtor for 20 years and an investor, builder and attorney for more than 40 years.
“My focus is to provide intelligent, transparent and responsive service to my clients. Of greatest importance is that my clients understand the market so that they can make profitable decisions. Selling a home, whether to an investor or by listing it with a Realtor, represents the largest financial transaction of most persons' lives. Each of my clients deserves the high level of attention so that their interests will be fully represented. This involves analyzing each transaction in the context of the current market, making sure my clients understand those conditions and then formulating an appropriate strategy that will lead to a successful result.”
Russells experience includes having been an attorney, builder, property investor and Realtor. Russell’s clients tell him that the combination of his experiences provides a skill set to effectively represent their interests.
On our website, you will find detailed information about how we market our client's homes to achieve superior results. You also can hear what our past clients have to say about us at russellarkin.com/testimonials
Our intense focus is to provide advice to homesellers to acheive the most profitable result within their time frame.
After successfully selling hundreds of homes in the area, I can tell you with confidence what works and what doesn't to get your home sold for the best results:
FACT: There is no substitute for proven, aggressive and effective marketing on your home.
Effective marketing calls out to the buyers most qualified to buy your home. The right marketing on your home will say the right things, be in the right place at the right time, and compel qualified buyers to pick up the phone to find out more. The process of attracting buyers to your home cannot be left to chance. The exact words used to promote your home are critical. Our advertising is so effective that, at any one time, we are working with a database of over 300 qualified buyers.
FACT: According to Real Estate consultant Bernice Ross, a lower commission does not guarantee you will net more on your homesale. There is a "Big Lie" in real estate.
It's the lie that reducing the commission always results in more money for the seller. Nothing could be further from the truth. Virtually all sellers want to obtain the highest price possible for their property. No matter what you are selling, maximum exposure to the marketplace is the critical factor in achieving the highest price possible. Companies and agents who cut services in exchange for taking a lower commission often cost clients much more than the extra one to three percent they save in commission. Depending on price, the cost can be tens of thousands of dollars.
FACT: There's a big difference between just selling your home, and getting your home sold 'right'.
There are many things to do to get your home sold for the best possible result. An agent who operates all by themselves really has to hussle to make it all happen the way it should, and it's tough for a 'lone wolf' when s/he's juggling more than one listing. Important details sometimes fall through the cracks. I know this from experience because I used to operate on my own. But just as doctors, lawyers and other professionals hire assistants to handle the small but important details that do not require their expertise, ten years ago I pioneered this same process in the Real Estate industry and thus have an excellent Team to ensure that you are always our top priority, and that we are never too busy to address your needs.
FACT: Listing a home for an unrealistically high price almost always results in an unrealistically low selling price.
The price a home sells for is subject to the law of supply and demand. When a home is priced too high vs comparable homes in the area, prospective buyers won't bother to view it. Why? Because they are able to view homes with similar features that are listed for a lower price. As a result, the home that is listed too high sits on the market for a long time causing prospective buyers to assume there is something wrong with it. In order to get things moving, a price reduction is often required, and in the end, the home can end up selling for much less than it would have if it had been priced correctly in the first place.
According to data from the Northern Virginia Assocation of Realtors, The Russell Arkin Group sells their listings for 3% more money than the average agent and Sells them more than twice as fast. See important graphs below. Choose your agent wisely. Your bank account will appreciate it. We Promise!
We Have Over 4,500 Buyers in Waiting registered on our website!
Here is a recent screenshot of the Home Buyers that are looking to buy a home today!
If you look closely you will notice that I have over 4,500 home buyers looking for a home AND 1,519
*Seller and Russell Arkin must agree on price and time
of them are High Quality Home Buyers that need a home ASAP. Within 72 hours of listing your
home for sale, we will activate a "Search and Match" of your home features to the buyers in our database.
We are so confident of selling your home at your price, that I guarantee it in writing.