Prior to earning his real estate license, Russell worked in securities for a great number of years, specializing in commodities, stocks, and mutual funds. His background in finance gives him firsthand knowledge of reading investments and understanding shifts in the market. “I can sit down with a client, regardless of their goals, and walk them through the benefits of their investments, and since I have an understanding of the cost of borrowing money, I am able to help my clients find the right property for them, and also determine the best finance options, too.”
Helping people is Russell’s favorite aspect of real estate, and business in general. “I like finding that ‘Diamond in the Rough’ for my clients, where a home checks off all the boxes and is exactly what they are looking for.” In order to best help his clients, Russell is a steadfast believer in building a solid foundation of trust. Honesty and a sincere approach to client relationship building creates instant credibility and a connection with others. “Buying a home is the biggest investment most people make in their lives. Because of the magnitude of the decision, it is imperative that my clients and I trust each other, and they know that Their interests, are my number one concern.”
Russell served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 ½ years and his time in the Marines instilled demonstrable leadership qualities that he still proudly displays to this day. “Traits learned such as Justice, Dependability, Judgment, Initiative, Integrity, Loyalty, Knowledge, Unselfishness, Bearing, Enthusiasm, Tact, and Endurance, are important qualities in a Marine, as well as a Real Estate Agent,” says Russell. Understanding how to work with people on a fundamental level, while working toward accomplishing their goals with them, has been paramount to Russell’s success as a REALTOR®.
“My wife Diane and I have been married going on 38 years. Thirty of those years, have been spent with a passionate commitment to family life growing up in the beautiful city of Menifee. My family and I love living in Menifee and helping families find their first home, or expanding into something bigger with the new additions to their families. “Tell Me What YOU Want, What YOU Really, REALLY Want.”‘