My Family has known Russell for years, so when we needed a realtor naturaly we turned to him.
Christine F. ~ Long Beach, CA
He's Whatever!! Just kidding! Russell is a true professional. My son used him over a year ago as a first time buyer. Russell was there every step of the way. From showing numerous properties to writing offers to the inspections and more. Russell took the time and had the patience to answer every single question my son had. Even now my son will call Russell for random things, and Russell promptly returns his calls. We highly recommend Russell.
Dewey B. ~ Lakewood, CA
My family just purchased a home through Russell. I cannot say enough good things about his service. He was available anytime we needed anything, weekends, day or night. I would highly recommend Russell to anyone and when time comes I will call Russell for any property needs we have.
Hot O. ~ Santa Maria, CA
As you can see from my reviews I take my 5 star qualifications seriously.
Earlier this year I was challenged with moving my mother from Lakewood to be closer to us. At the age of 70 it was only going to be more dificult as time went on.
A close high school friend who I've been close to ever since recommended Russell Johnson. I was my lucky day. My family is overwhelmed with good feelings and emotions as the house is closing escrow today.
When I met with Russell at my moms house I could tell from his demeanor and conversation about the neighborhood that he knew his business and the area. We quickly established a target range for the house to sell quickly. My mom was very nervous and terrified by the "what if's" but Russell treated her with kindness and compassion. He was aware that moving a 70 year old widow from her home of 40 years was not easy.
Since I was not living close to the area any more it was important that I find raltior that I could trust. I trust Russell. I feel fortuinate to have met him as does my mother and family. As issues popped up Russell would inform me, and literally take care of them. Plumbers, termites, broken windows, smoke detectors, ect...if it was big enough it would get added to the escrow, if it were small he would take care of it out of his pocket. My mom was safe from people trying to shake her down during this fragile time.
As we were heading up north today to have my mom enjoy her golden years, we want to give thanks to the guy and team that made this a reality.
Jamie C. ~ Lakewood, CA
We purchased a home in Lakewood and the process was very smooth. From the open house to signing the documents Russell was there to to make the process easy. we appreciate his level of professionalism and knowledge. We strongly recommend that anyone who wants to buy a house in California use Russell.
Jenna T. ~ Costa Mesa, CA
My lending team works very closely with Russell Johnson on many of his purchase transactions. He certainly knows his stuff and he is an advocate for his clients. I know I can go to him as a resource for any real estate questions I have. Not to mention he is fun to talk to and will definetly make you laugh. When I am ready to buy a house, I will definetly be using Russell.
Johhny S. ~ Huntington Beach, CA
I've known Russell for the better part of my life. he is a fantastic freind, coach, and one of the best realtors in the business. Working with his clients is a pleasure. They are always overwhelmed with the service he provides and usually don't stop at one property. They're clients for life.
Justin F. ~ Stanton, CA
I have used Russell as my agent for purchasing 2 homes and selling one. He has been very helpful and was willing to walk me though everything throughout the entire process. He does everything possible to make sure that his clients are satisfied and informed and that the process runs as smooth as posible. I would definetly recommend Russell to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Michelle C. ~ Long Beach, CA
Russell Johnson is an amazing realtor. He will go out of his way to assist you in all possible means. he has assisted many freinds and family with their real estate needs, Russell isn't just a realtor, he is a friend.
Mike R. ~ La Palma, CA
I have used Russell for many years in the real estate business. I have bought and sold 7 houses in the past 10 years. He is the only realtor I'll ever use. He has been a great help and he makes things happen. He is not only a great agent he has become a good friend as well. He is there for you 24/7. Couldn't ask for anyone better.
Moxie N. ~ Long Beach, CA
My wife and I are so naive, as are most to the whole real estate market. Russell Johnson more than provided the comfort and confidence in our jouney to a new home. The security he afforded us was every step of the way and this made our home buying experience very enjoyable. Our best interest was always his priority and he worked so tirelessly to make sure we were taken great care of. We would never think of using another realtor. He is the very best
Nathan H. ~ Lakewood, CA
My wife and I were looking for our first house and as you can imagine we were very nervous and had a lot of questions about home ownership. I was refered to Russell by one of my co workers and was I glad I contacted him. Right from the start Russell was attentive to our needs and was very flexible with his time. I often work late hours and Russell was willing to show us houses or meet at his office after normal working hours which was a huge help. We were looking at houses in Long Beach and Lakewood which was right in his wheelhouse. He knows the areas well and saved us a lot of time by giving us insight about houses and areas that we might not have thought of.
He was very respectful of what we were looking for and what our budget was and he always gave us an honest opinion. It felt like he was looking for the perfect house for us. When it came time to make an offer he walked us through every step which made the whole process stress free.
I couldn't be happier with the house we bought and the quality of service Russell provided. Weve been in our house for 2 years now and Russell keeps in touch to see how the family is doing. I would highly recommend him. You will be gaining an amazing realtor and a great friend.
Russell has sold 2 houses for us and helped us in buying 2 others. We would not use anyone else. We've known him for several years. He helped us through a trying time when I lost my parents and had to sell their home. We didn't have to worry about one thing. He took care of everything. Even though we have lived in our house for 13 years I still call Russell for advise whenever I need anything, even a handyman.
He always has a quick answer for me. Last week I needed a termite guy. He had the guy over in a heartbeat. He not only recommended the guy but was there when the work was being done. He didn't have to do that but did. Nothing was in it for him. I just can't say enought about Russell. He is not only a great realtor, but a great and devoted father and grandfather. Those things speak volumes about his chraracter. He is honest and knowledgable. When he sells your house or sells another one to you, you have gained a life long friend.
Sue W. ~ Lakewood, CA
Used Russell a couple of years back to sell our parents home. He handeled everything from start to finish with ease. Would and have recommend him.
Tim H. ~ Sun City, CA
Russell was there to help us every step of the way of our buying our first home. He gave expert advise and was always quick to gather new listings to show us. he even drove us an hour and a half away to show us houses in the area we ended up buying.
I was so pleased with the selling of my house that I wanted to write you a letter.
To whom it may concern,
I would recommend Russell Johnson to anyone buying or selling their home. Russell is on top of every aspect from start to finish, and he has great follow through. He takes all of the stress out of the buying or selling of your home, and he will guide you every step of the way. I was so pleased with the way he handled the sale of my home and it is my pleasure to recommend him.
You may call me anytime for more information.
Paula Briggs | Crawford Freight Systems
6285 E. Spring St. Suite 537
Long Beach, CA 90808
During our divorce my husband and I decided to use an agent neither of us knew. We also decided not to use an agent that was referred to us by any friend or family member. We called 3 local agents neither of us knew. We were very fortunate to find Russell. The entire procedure was thankfully stress free. He was very honest and professional during this difficult time and got our house sold for what we considered to be top dollar. We both would highly recommend him.
Wayne Piercy ~ Retired Lakewood, CA Mayor
I recently sold my home in Lakewood and the realtor who marketed and handled the sale was Russell Johnson of Coldwell Banker Star Realty. The home sold for nearly full price and in less than one week.
Russell was an outstanding realtor throughout the process, keeping us posted on all maters pertaining to the sale and even coming back early from a fishing trip just so he could finalize some last minute details. Now that's HUGE!
I would recomment Russell without hesitation for any of your real estate needs.
My house was on the market for 180 days with a realtor who assured me that it would sell quickly. I didn't receive one single offer and decided not to relist with that agent. One of my co-workers recommended his agent -Russell Johnson. I met with Russell and his first order of business was to try and figure out why my home didn't sell. There was no scripted sales pitch, just a straight forward plan he assured me would work. Thirteen days after listing with Russell my home was in escrow. I am very greatful for Russell's help and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Russell Johnson sold my home in six days for the exact price he told us. He helped us through every step of the selling procedure which was far more complex than we imagined. I was extremely pleased not only with the results, but with his professionalism.
He was amazing and we both would recommend him.
Rus"sell" Johnson has sold 3 homes for me and homes for 5 friends of mine. The first time we spoke I interviewed 4 agents -3 of which promised me the world. Russell was by far the most honest and straight forward. he wasn't just telling me what I wanted to hear. The first home he sold for me took two weeks, and I got exactly what he told me I would get. If you want an honest hard working agent... Rus"sell" is your man.
Patrick Luyben ~ Sales Representative
I have used Russell now for both of my purchases. The first time was in the purchase process of my first home. This is normally a very nerve racking event that can have the tendency to drive a perfectly sane person crazy. Every single one of my questions were answered by Russell which gave us an incredible sense of calm during this time. We found a beautiful house in our budget that he was able to get under market value. Without his hardwork, knowledge of the industry, and ability to move fast throughout the process we would not have been able to fine and secure our dream home.
The second successful purchase that we did was for an income property in Bellflower, CA during the beginning of 2013. The only thing that was different this time was the lack of jitters as we knew we were in good hands. Russell found multiple properties that could help generate an additional source of income for our family, and worked tirelessly to make the short sale happen. Once again we received a property well below market value -which is netting us a positive return every month, and has helped us build equity in the property already.
During both purchases the whole process was streamlined and honestly very smooth. I have heard horror stories from other people who have purchased houses or investment properties in the last 5 years but mine could have gone any better. Russell knows the market, the people, new rules and regulations, and will utilize all of his skills to make the purchase a dream come true.
I would recommend, and have had friends and family that I love and trust use Russell. I have never heard of anyone ever having a negative experience with him. His ability to go above and beyond for his customers is second to none, and he has been excelling in selling for longer than I have been around.
Last year I listed my home with an agent that a relative of mine recommended. She seemed to know what she was doing and was very aggressive. After 120 days (the minimum time she would accept) and only one very low offer I had to make a change. I called a couple of local agents whoe name I was familiar with and that's when I met Russell. He was very upfront and told me exactly what it going to take to get my house sold.
I can recommend him without hesitation. He did a superb job for me.
I have used Russell for all of my homes and have referred him to several friends and relatives. He has always done a great job for me and continues to prove it in all types of market conditions. He markets homes with skill and knowledge. I will always use Russell.
Before putting my home on the market I interviewed 3 local agents. I had been advised to do that prior to signing a listing agreement. One of the agents told me that I could expect more money than the other two. Also, he told me I would get front page advertising in the local paper. Not only that, but he told me he already had a buyer for my home. I chose this agent obviously. What a huge mistake. Not only was my house listed way too high (I trusted his judgement on that), but I saw no advertising at all. After three months of waiting and three more payments I called Russell Johnson who was one of the original three. We made a small adjustment on the price and I agreed to allow him to do an open house -something my first agent told me was a waist of time. My house was sold in one week.
His honesty and marketing skills are second to none.
At the time my wife and I decided to divorce our home was the most expensive home in Lakewood. I knoew it was not going to be easy. We needed an agent willing to spend his time and money on a tough marketing job. We also needed an agent who would not take sides and be respectful of our situation. We were both very pleased that we found Russell. His hard work and professionalism helped us in a very trying time. I would highly recommend him.