About: The Savannah area is a great place to live and as a Savannah resident for over 30 years I know it like the back of my hand. So no matter what type of home or neighborhood your looking for, I will find the perfect home for you. You will benefit from my years of negotiation experience as a contractor,...
About: The Savannah area is a great place to live and as a Savannah resident for over 30 years I know it like the back of my hand. So no matter what type of home or neighborhood your looking for, I will find the perfect home for you. You will benefit from my years of negotiation experience as a contractor, business owner, and Realtor. Your satisfaction is my highest priority. I've been a Georgia state licensed contractor since 1988, a multi-million dollar producer since 2004, qualified for Distinguished Sales Society since 2005. You will appreciate my straightforward professionalism, enthusiasm and sense of humor. I can assure you that your next home buying experience will be your best. So give me a call or email and I'll put my experience to work for you. Russ KillSee More
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I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE OPPERTUNITY TO WORK WITH RUSS KILL RUSS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING MOST HONORABLE PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN. RUSS IS A DEVOTED FAMILY MAN AND HE LIVES HIS FAITH. RUSS IS A VERY FINE PERSON AND AN EXCEPTIONAL REALTOR. I WOULD SUGGEST HIM TO ANYONE WHO IS BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY. HE WILL EXCEED THEIR EXPEXTATIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
Elizabeth A. Christensen Libby
I have known Russ Kill for over 20 years, and I highly reccommend him. He has a very professional attitue and a great work ethic. He just a down to earth good guy.
Russ is an expert when it comes to understanding the market drivers that affect home value in the Savannah area. A lifelong resident who has a background in general contracting, he can tell you not only about the neighborhoods, builders and history of an area--he can tell you about the construction quality of your home's features. As an agent, he's persistent and resourceful. He is a very good advocate for his clients, whether on the buy or sell side. I'd recommend him heartily.
Russ was recommended to us by a family member who had dealt with him in the past. We were moving from out of town, and we wanted a realtor who would be honest with us concerning good neighborhoods for us to live in and to point us in the right direction. Russ has an extensive knowledge of this area. He knows all the neighborhoods and was very informative and helpful during our home buying process. I would tell any of my friends that Russ is honest, helpful, and always follows up and stays in touch long after the home has been sold. We moved here and already had a friend when we arrived.
Russ takes his business seriously and is a true professional. I enjoy his straight forward style and honesty. cv
Russ was referred to me by my Job. After discussing with Russ my expectations, he was on point. He listened to us, and communicated every step of the way. He is kind and a professional. I would recommend Russ a hundred times over.
Dear Realty South: I would reccommend Russ to any one of my friends relatives or aquaintences. He was very caring helped us a lot through paperwork and called often to see if there was anything we may need he could help with. He had any information we may had need of, it no,t he got an anwser. I am sure he will be a great asset to your company. I wish the many other realators were as good as Mr. Kill. Mr Kill listed our home when we faced foreclosure and helped with the paper work we did not know how to fill out. He did his very top best for us. Our impression was a caring man first, then a business man who knew his business well and how to handle it. "Call Russ to help you get the home of your dreams within your budget" I have his phone number. "Call Russ, he will sell your home and assist you how ever he can". He will be a blessing just as he was to us.
Donald & Linda Hunt
1. Russ was recommended to us by a family member. This family member was originally with another agent but received little response. He changed to Mr. Kill and his house sold very soon. 2. We had lived in our house for 34 years and didn't know what to expect. Russ was very knowledgeable, helped us to understand the buying/selling process and was always accessible. 3. We were impressed with with his knowledge and understanding of the market and his ability to show our house. We had friends who were trying to sell their house and they were surprised with the number of showings we had. Russ also made a few helpful suggestions that probably helped to sell our house. 4. Russ knows how to sell your house. He was always available to answer our questions and calm our fears. I would gladly recommend him to our friends!
Janice W. Ddonaldson
Russ Kill was referred to us through a co-worker. He was exceptionally professional and polite. At the time we were not even in the US but he made us feel like he was our next door neighbor. He took the time to look for the best properties and the best area in Savannah. As I said before, we were moving from Germany and Russ made us feel welcome to the area and was very honest about the pro and cons of every area we were interested in. We definitely recommend Russ to our friends and family
Lourdes and Hiram
Russ went above and beyond as a real estate agent. He listened to and found a home which met my expectations. Additionally, he was very responsive and answered the many questions that I had as a first time home buyer. Most importantly,even after closing, he has remained a resource and makes himself readily available.
I was moving to another state where I did not know anyone. The moment i first met with Russ I could tell he was a kind, honest person. I immediately felt comfortable with putting a major decision in my life into his hands for guidence. To assure I got the perfect place, he inquired information from me of things I wanted that I had not even thought about. I would recommend Russ Kill to anyone and everyone that plans to relocate around the Savannah area.
Deborah Huff Kraus
Russ has always been very professional. He keeps in touch with the customer. From a lender's standpoint, he is always well informed of the property being purchased. He provides what we need to process the loan in a timely matter.
The only realtor in Savannah that I will ever use!
.We were purchasing a house and went through Russ. .We have high expectations and Russ delivered. .Selflessness and knowledge of his arena. .If you want the best, call Russ.
I began working with Russ Kill almost 3 years before purchasing a condo in the Historic District of Savannah. I found him to be professional in every way, responsive to my needs, and very knowledgeable about the housing market in Savannah. I have recommended him to several people since purchasing our home. I still consider him to be a resource for community services as needs arise. He's the best!
RUSS is amazing. He was always available for consultation via his cell phone. He was our advocate in the purchase process. My wife chose RUSS & he went beyond our past, typical realtors. I would definitely refer a friend and even an acquaintance to RUSS as OUR realtor.
Russ represented my wife, Stephanie, and I as a buyer's agent when we bought our first home. We told Russ our budget and what part of town we were interested in, and he did the rest. Russ was invaluable at every step in the process, from showing us potential homes to helping us make an offer to educating us on what to expect at closing. I would recommend Russ to anyone looking to buy (or sell) a home in the greater Savannah area.
My wife and I were relocating with my job and we found Russ on the internet and sent him an email to ask about a home we were interested in. He, no kidding, called us within 10-15 minutes after I hit send. I was initially very impressed with his knowledge of the area, the housing market and his ability to make me feel at ease. Russ is an extremely friendly and approachable person. His honesty and integrity is beyond reproach. During the offer process, the sellers were dead set on the price they wanted for the house. This made things difficult for us considering we really loved the house. I was stressed. Russ did all the work. I remember he called me and said, "Jim calm down everything is fine. I am a poker player." He was able to talk them in to paying all the closing costs and come down a little on the total price listing. I have recommended everyone I have come across that is either selling or buying a home. I most HIGHLY recommend him as your realtor. He is the best in Savannah at what he does.
Russ is a very pro-active agent. He is great to work with and he gets the job done in a timely and professional maner.
Thomas J. McNamara
Russ is extremely knowledgeable about the local real estate market. He's an honest man and works tirelessly to satify his clients. I have worked with several real estate professionals and Russ tops the list by far. David
Russ Kill has always been a plelasure to work with. He is a very honest and caring person that looks out for his customers, buyers and sellers. His knowledge in the field makes him a very interesting agent and makes you feel safe in your purchase
I met Russ working with him on his personal loan and always enjoyed working with him. I have done several Real Estate transactions with Russ and he has always been very Professional. Clients also enjoy working with him. I would recommend clients to use Russ to help them with their Purchasing needs, I know that he will guide them in the right direction and look out for their needs.
My reason was advertisement. Russ far exceeded my expectations although I was a first time homebuyer. He worked really hard and listened to all my concerns to find me a home that I really loved! We spent alot of time together. I would recomend Russ and let them know how hard he worked for me, that he has alot of experience and that he is very familiar with all parts of Savannah. I will use him again when I need an agent.
Russ Kill is one of the nicest people I have the pleasure to know. I consider myself fortunate to call him a friend. He is forthright, knows his industry and is intellectually honest. A breath of fresh air to be sure. I would not hesitate to engage him as a buying or selling agent. In fact I would seek him out and recommend him highly. No one will work harder for you or treat you as well. He's a keeper.
Elton J Lormand Md
Russ is very knowledgeable and his customer service skills are outstanding. I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
He will ALWAYS be MY Realtor!
I have worked with Russ on the sale of a condominium I own in Savannah. The current housing problems have left me in a very bad financial situation. Russ has been very caring and worked deligently to help me with my problem. I would recommend him to anyone needing a kind, honest real estate professional to help with the sale or purchase of a home.
Anna Marie Tyson
Russ Kill is a Stellar Agent. My family was in need of an Agent that knew Savannah well, had honesty, integrity, and tenacity. We were fortunate to have found Russ. He proved to be all of the above and then some. He handled our properties quickly and got top value for them in a very short time frame. I have since recommended other family members to enlist Russ' help and again he came through for us. I would not use any other Agent in the South Eastern Seaboard!
Dwayne E. Mitchell
My husband and I have known Mr. Russ Kill for many years now. We were very fortunate to meet him and his family. Mr. Kill is a caring and all around genuine man. He is always eager to help you find the best home or property that suits your needs. I was extremely impressed by his kindness and work ethic in helping my husband and I find our first home. We will not hesitate to use him again, hopefully in the near future. I would recommend Mr. Russ Kill to any one of my friends. He has actually helped a few co-workers find not only a place to live, but a home! He made the whole house buying experience so easy and painless.
I used Russ to evaluate my home in Summerville, SC on value and estimated total on the market time. His estimated selling price was spot on and the house sold within the timeframe he estimated. He is honest, straight forward and extremely knowledgeable. Just as you should expect from a true professional.
I consider Russ a friend and an honest real estate agent.He went the extra mile in helping me sell my father's service station and a family home in Savannah, Ga . I live in MD and had may dealings from afar.I could not have oercome many of the obstacles I encountered with these sales withot his extra help. Iwould reccomend him highly to anyone in need of a competent and honest real estate agent.
Russ Kill is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor that I have met. His experience as a contractor along with his work ethic makes him the best choice when looking to buy or sell your home!
Russ understood from the start what we were looking for, we did not waste any of our precious time to look around. He went way behond the call of duty to accomodate our needs and schedule. His help was very much appreciated, I certainly would recommend him to any of my friends, for his courtesy , kindness and understanding of our needs. Thank you Russ
Jc Beauvalet & Jill Eversole
Russ kill is an exceedingly professional individual. Thorough and attentive with all the details involved in buying a home. I would use his services again without hesitation, and recommend him to anyone as a great real estate agent that will actively work for you. Going well beyond your expectations.
Russ Kill is an honest hardworking real estate agent. He went above and beyond what we expected.
Russ Kill is an honest, dependable, straight forward agent. He treated our family as if we were his own through our transition to the Savannah area. He has kept in touch over the past 5 years and is the only Realtor I recommend in Savannah. He handles his business with integrity and moves quickly without being pushy or obtrusive.
Russ went above and beyond, right from the start. He is the consummate professional – and his knowledge of Savannah and the Low Country seems endless! No surprise, we chose to work with Russ based on a referral from a friend, and are proud to say we were one of his first clients! His background in construction served us so well, as he was able to answer questions we had about potential remodel work. However, Russ was always very clear to give information – not influence. We never felt pressure. As an army family, moving is part of the package. Russ helped make the move in to – and out of! – our Savannah home a breeze. We were fortunate to move from clients to friends with Russ and his family - even enjoying our wedding celebration with them! I just wish he could PCS with us each time so we wouldn’t have to hunt for another agent!
I have worked with Russ in multiple transactions. He is a true professional and exceeds expectations. Russ is able to understand my needs and educate me about the ever-changing market. I recommend him to my friends and family.
My mother acutally reffered Russ Kill as an real estate agent, and that was why I choose him. My expectations were just for my first home buying experience to be a learning experience and to get through it with out too many head aches. Russ Really made it a great experience. If I know of any friends looking to buy a house I will refer them to Russ. He is friendly, proffesional, and very helpful.
Russ was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He is very professional and thorough. Russ went above and beyond our expectations which in turn helped the deal close in a very timely fashion. Unusual for this day and age! We highly recommend him for your real estate needs.
Syndie and Matt
We worked with Russ when our son moved to Savannah to begin Pediatric Residency training. Russ listened attentively to us, and asked questions when clarification was necessary. He offered his opinions and advice but never pressured us to make decisions or to accept his suggestions. We always felt that he wanted us to find the property that would best meet our needs. We were impressed with his honesty, his knowledge of the Savannah real estate market and his patience. Of course, his calm demeanor and friendly personality also made it easy for us to work with him.
Pam and Esmond Arrindell
He is one of the most professional realtors I have worked with. I have and will continue to recommend Russ to all my friends. He always takes good care of my company.
If your are looking for a reliable, honest, and hard working real estate agent, I would highly recommend Russ Kill. He is very professional ,w arm, and personable. Russ is also an expert in the Savannah market, and his customers receive the extra benefit of his knowledge of construction and electrical systems (he owned his own electrical contracting company for years). I live in MD, but I am a former Savannah resident. My family had a need to buy a condo for a relative in Savannah in a very short amount of time (less than 1 month), and Russ found a beautiful and affordable condo that fit all of our specific needs (first floor unit, walking distance from a bus stop, safe neighborhood, etc.). We actually didn't see the unit until the morning of closing, and Russ made all of this happen via phone calls and e-mail. The closing was quick and flawless, and our closing attorney told us that Russ has a fantastic reputation in his field. Russ spent quite a bit of time on our behalf, and we appreciate all that he did, but especially his kindness. I can recommend Russ with absolutely no hesitations.
Maureen Murphy Dustin
Russ impressed my husband and me from the start. He exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the business in regards to his excellent communications with us in the most timely manner! He is honest with the reality of the market today and extreemly knowlegeable in the real estate network.
Russ was our buyer's agent 5 years ago when we bought a "fixer-upper" in Kensington Park. We had no idea where we wanted to buy (this was our first home). Russ was extremely patient and accommodating. He took us out to Pooler, Ardsley Park, Windsor Forest and Kensington Park (where we fell in love with the neighborhood). He was extremely accessible and returned our calls promptly. He made himself available when we needed to look at homes and kept us updated when new homes in our price-range showed up on MLS. Russ's background as a contractor was particularly helpful. He was able to help us envision the potential of some of the older homes. I have sent many of my friends to Russ for their real estate needs and I would highly recommend him to any seller or buyer. You will definitely get superb customer service!
Russ not only sold my previous home but found the perfect new home for me and my family.
I have worked with Russ in the past and was very impressed with his work ethics. He does what he says he will do and is an excellent communicator. I appreciate his directness, rather than someone that beats around the bush. Russ works non stop to find buyers for his listings, he currently has two condos under contract for us. I would highly recommend Russ to anyone I know in Savannah who could use his services. He is always the professional. I have worked with him in the past and was extremely impressed with his energy and drive to service both the seller and the buyers. was confident that he would find buyers for our condos, and I was right!
Mary Noviello Project Director Montecito Investments
As a local real estate appraiser, I have found Russ to be honest, reliable, and, above all for me, easy to work with. I have recommended his services to many people over the last 9 years, and have always felt very comfortable doing so. This is particulaly important to me, since my greatest business asset os my own reputation, which I refuse to endangerin any way. I know I can depend on Russ to do what's right, and to do it well.
My husband and I used Russ Kill to both purchase and sell our home just outside of Savannah Ga. We just happened to drive by his office and he was open. He worked very hard to find us the home of our dreams, within our budget. He was professional and courteous at all times. He also was incredibly understanding and patient as we were first time buyers and then sellers. Although it was a certainly a learning process for all, I would recommend Russ again.
Russ is a true professional and really knows the business. My wife and I are completley satisfied! Paul F Savannah Ga
Russ was handling all the condo sales where I was looking at a place to move. He contacted me when one was available and he litterally walked me through everything I needed to do. He was very efficient and timely with responding to my inquiries. He handled my concerns and questions in a friendly and professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Russ to anyone looking for a realtor to work with. He is a full service realtor ready to give more than 100%. Thanks to Russ, I'll be living out a long-time dream in Savannah, GA
Mary Louise Lyons
I worked with Russ Kill when I was selling my home back in December 2008. He made the process effortless.
Micah N Sasser
We chose to work with Russ because we know him personally and he's a wonderful realtor!
Joe and Michele Brannen
Russ is by far the most professional agent I have ever worked with. He is very enthusiastic and will bend over backwards to find what you need. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.
Heather and Jason Hart
Russ's commitment to LIFE and FAMILY, is what impresses me about him! That is why i chose Russ, he has been a friend for years. I was extremely disappointed in the market price, but that was no reflection on Russ, just the market. Russ Would be a great realator for anyone, that is my recommendation!
John C. Simmons
Russ is an honest and skillfull professional. I've know Russ for several years and had the honor to work with him on a project and see these qualities first hand.
Russ is a wonderful realtor, but even more than that, he has become a wonderful and trusted friend. My husband and I knew absolutely zero about the Savannah area, and rather than Russ feeling like an all business realtor, he felt like a warm and friendly tour-guide! A great listener, with years of experience, Russ was able to narrow our house search to homes with the right feel for us. It was a pleasure doing business with Russ and I whole-heartedly recommend anyone looking for a home in the Savannah area to put your confidence in Russ Kill.
My husband and I chose Russ based on the warm words of praise from two of my coworkers, both of whom had excellent experiences with him when buying their own homes. Russ took us step by step through the process of buying our first home without any kind of pressure or sales tactics. He was as honest and forthright as he could be about his thoughts on a house - especially when it came to structural or building issues (his contractor background is a definite plus!). Russ also helped us weather some completely unforsee-able disasters (the ones that always come with trying to close on a house) by always being prepared for a "worst case scenario". Ultimately, we ended up with a home that suits us perfectly at a price that was BELOW our budget! I would recommend Russ anyone who is looking to buy - or sell, in fact. (everyone was happy when we came together to sign papers, always a good sign!)
It was a pleasure to work with Russ in the search for our new home. He is extreemly knowledgeable about the Savannah area and was very effective helping us narrow down our search based on the requirements we gave to him. Additionally his background in construction and contracting was invaluable to us as he educated us on the construction techniques, practices and potential issues unique to the Savannah real estate market. I would highly recommend Russ to my friends and family if they were moving to this area.
I belive that the thing that impressed me most about Russ, was the personal involvement into buying the house that he did. He didnt pressure my family into anything, he took the time to investagate each neighborhood where the houses were located so he could tell us which neighborhood seemed to be the safe choice for my family. He made sure the bank was doing their job so everything could get done on time. Thank you Russ. If I ever buy another house I would defently use Russ again.
Russ Kill is hands down, the most professional and cooperative Realtor we have ever dealt with. Our questions were always answered and our phone calls were always accepted. He's not just a 9-5 type of guy. He is there for you no matter what time of day or night and will do the best he can to fulfill your household needs. Throughout the entire house-buying process, he ensured that it didn't become a harrowing experience. Russ is no longer just our Realtor, but a family friend. Thank you so much Russ.
Russ helped a ton during our home buying and selling process. He became a friend and my family enjoyed his company. I would recommend him for your home searching needs, he is a "Straight Shooter"
Russ Kill went above and beyond for us during the sale of our house and the purchasing of our new home. With the housing market as it is these days, I wasn't sure if we were going to sell. Russ was very honest (without being rude) about the property, and what we should do to it to make it sell. We simply listened to his suggestions and our house was sold after being on the market for a few weeks! With the purchase of our new home, we told Russ what kind of home we were interested in. He simply listened to us and found us houses to look at that met our criteria. We even looked at a few more than once. He was very patient with us. We fell in love with the house that I am sitting in now. Russ went above and beyond all expectations of a real estate agent to get us this house. I am so happy here. Thank you Russ Kill!
Russ Kill is truly the best realtor around. His experience, dedication and work ethic truly amazed us and helped us to acquire an amazing house at an unbelievable price. Russ truly cares about his clients and getting them the best house possible. He proved this to us many times over, during our process. Thank you Mr. Russ!!!!!!! We appreciate all that you have done for us! The Still Family
I was highly impressed with Russ's professionalism and determination to might all of my needs. I had very specific requirements regarding location, size, and price - Russ not only found the perfect home which I ended up buying, but also provided a large selection of alternative options. I would highly recommend Russ to anyone looking to buy a house in the Savannah area!
My husband and I knew that we were dealing with a tough real estate market when we decided to sell our home. When we met with Russ, we discussed our goals in selling our home and he gave us helpful suggestions to make it more marketable. He aggressively marketed our home and secured an offer that both my husband and I were very happy with. I highly recommend Russ...he is a true professional!
Driving around, husband and I saw a house for sale and called Russ Kill, the listing realtor on the sign, to schedule a showing. He was able to show us the house that evening even though it was a weekend. Russ has a very relaxed way about him and a great reputation. (we called around to check up!) We, of course, kept in close contact with our attorney throughout the process, but were comfortable working directly with Russ, so we went through the entire purchase without a buyer's agent. The entire process went flawlessly, which, being first time buyers, was quite a surprise. Russ was always able to get us in the house when we needed to and was quick to facilitate communication with the seller. Russ was there from start to finish, and has even called to check in after closing. Honestly, I am wary of realtors - and Russ really impressed me. We appreciate all of his help and demeanor throughout the process and would quickly recommend him based on our experience.
Displaying: 7 Most Recent Answers
Answered: Mar 4, 2012
Timothy, There are many homes to choose from. Please feel free to contact me. I live in Chatham county and sell homes in this area everyday. Russ
Answered: Nov 11, 2011
It's a great time to be buying a townhome. Interest rates are super low and plenty of inventory. Call me and I'll walk you through the entire process. Russ Kill, Realty South 912-844-4600
Answered: Dec 6, 2010
Congrats on being in the right place at the right time! All you need is a great Realtor with plenty of connections. Call me Russ Kill, Realty South of Savannah, 912-844-4600, or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Answered: Dec 6, 2010
Hello, Congrats on the decision to become a homeowner and you could not have picked a better time. You will want to choose a seasoned Realtor who knows the Savannah area and has plenty of connections with lenders, inspectors and others to make your purchase or rental a smooth one. I can be YOUR Realtor to look out for YOU. Call me, Russ Kill, Realty South of Savannah; 912-844-4600 or email; email@example.com
Answered: Aug 9, 2010
In answer to: Onsite Security Officers?
Andrew, that is an excellent idea but the costs must be spread out over a large number of homeowners to keep it going. Many of the neighborhoods that you see do not have a functioning HOA these days but you could try to approach homeowners in certain neighborhoods and ask if they have an HOA who is running it. Neighborhoods like Magnolia Park, Fairway Oaks, Kensington Park, Oakdale, Ardsley Park, Mayfair, Paradise Park, Windsor Forest, Georgetown and the islands like Isle of Hope, Whitemarsh, Talahi, Oatlan and Wilmington. You'll need to make some cold calls but that is the only way to get the ball rolling. Good luck, Russ Kill
Answered: Jun 26, 2010
In answer to: Do you have any pictures of the interior?
Sorry, It just went under contract.
Answered: Jun 16, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country! First, you need to get qualified with a lender and while you are at it talk with them about your plans. They will guide you through the financial aspects of purchasing a home. Then find a good Realtor that you trust as you will be forming a team... You, Your Lender and Your Realtor. The process should move smoothly but can be time consuming with banks moving very slowly when they are disposing of foreclosed properties. Good luck and call me if you have other questions. Russ Kill, 912-844-4600