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Back in January of this year I looked on Zillow to find a local agent who is experienced in short sales. I found Russ atop the list of agents meeting my criteria and decided to give him a call, and that was the best decision I could have made. Russ was fantastic to work with and was extremely knowledgeable with every step of our short sale. I understand that short sales are never easy and it takes a special breed of agents to handle everything that comes with listing a short sale, but Russ was more than we could have hoped for. My wife and I needed to sell because of a job opportunity out of state and fully plan to return to Oregon someday and will definitely look up Russ when we get back, and will only give his name to others as a reference. He is a true professional who knows his business very well and my wife and I cannot say enough how much we recommend him.

We were recommended to Russ from a co-worker and we were definitely not let down at all!! He was great to work with! I am not a patient person to work with and he had his work cut out with us with our wants and major needs. He took major consideration with our family and worked with us to get us what we wanted. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He was very quick to respond with all my impatient questions and was patient with us. Great realtor and an awesome, genuine guy that takes the time with you, goes through the house to check things out with you, and honestly cares about his clients. Great to work with him and would recommend him to anyone!

As a buyer's agent, Russ was top notch. Very responsive, great advice and counsel, and deep knowledge of home construction as well as the local market.

Russ helped me in selling my home in Beaverton, OR (Sexton Mountain area). The home sold within 30 days and closed with only minor issues (which Russ helped resolve quickly and efficiently). My home sale involved me being out of state for the duration of the sale and close and Russ did a great job to market, sell and close the property with me in another state. Russ did extensive research of the area in proposing the sale price. The offer that was accepted was fair and Russ did a good job of negotiating it. I would highly recommend Russ.

My wife and I met Russ in September of 2011. He showed us a home an hour after calling him for the first time. As soon as we walked in we knew we didn’t want to buy it. We let Russ do his thing and my wife and I were very impressed. Because of Russ’s knowledge, personality, and being in need of a realtor, we immediately started communicating with him with what we were looking for. Over the next 3 months we looked at roughly 10 homes. On a Saturday afternoon, on short notice, Russ showed us a property that had just been reduced in price. The wife loved and needless to say we had an offer to the seller’s agent within 2 hours. We closed November 4 2011. Over the 3 months we worked with Russ looking at homes up till the final days of closing, there was never a communication breakdown between us and Russ. He was very attentive and patient with our needs. He is very knowledgeable about the area, current market, process, and most important, writing contracts. If you are in need of a realtor, rest assured by working with Russ you will have an easier time closing and self assurance thing will get done right the first time and within a timely manner. We were very blessed to have found Russ and look forward to working with him in the future. Thank you Russ, you’re the best. Best Regards, Amanda & Joey

— Amanda & Joey

Russ facilitated me to sell my townhouse during the off-season in 3 1/2 months (from listing to closing) where two realtors before I hired him had failed and brought me only low offers. Russ went the extra mile and decorated my place, even bought a light bulb when needed, which was extremely valuable given my physical absence from Portland. I highly recommend Russ for other realty transactions.

Russell Homewood from the Hasson Company worked with my Mother and me to sell our home in Portland Or. As we live out of state, he handled everything. When several unexpected problems surfaced he rolled up his sleeves and delt with them. In the end it went together like a well oiled machine. He was remarkably professional and efficient in every situation. We sincerely recommend Russ Homewood and the Hasson Co. to anyone. Sincerely, Etta Saunders Theola Dreyer

— Etta Saunders & Theola Dreyer

Russ was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and helpful not to mention down to earth. I am a young single lady and I felt very safe with him. I would recommend Russ to everyone I know!

Russell is a delight to work with, starting from calling us within 5 minutes from contacting him via Zillow, then continuing with sending us the listings, answering on emails very promptly while being very patient and calm, driving us around Portland Area in order to show us the houses (supporting docs neatly prepared, appointments scheduled, all on short notice from us). When we found the house, he proved to be patient and skillful negotiator (saved us money by being more patient than us!) and handled *everything* until the closing by himself (we needed to return back to another state), the only thing we needed to do is to electronically sign the docs (yes, Russell, makes it that easy for the clients!). I would recommend his services to my friends should they wish to buy a house in Portland Area in a heartbeat!

Russ is wonderful with work with! He listened to our must-haves and nice-to-haves, and showed us homes accordingly. When we found our dream home, Russ immediately put together the paper work to make ours a really strong case. This was crucial in clinching the deal, since the home already had another offer at the time. He gave us really great advice, and is very knowledgeable about the area and market. He also knows quite a bit about construction. Another thing I really liked about him was that he was not at all pushy, unlike some other realtors I had worked with in the past. He was always on top of things, and responded very quickly to our emails and phone calls. I hope to work with him again next time we buy or sell a home!

Russ went so far beyond the call of duty to make a housing deal crossing two states, two lenders, three buyers and sellers, and countless mortgage, real estate, and title agents that he deserves a medal. He worked with me long distance for over a year to find the perfect home for me and my daughter, went out of his way in negotiations. He knew exactly what to offer, what to ask for, and what to warn against. Even when I disagreed with him, it turned out he was always right. He listens completely to what you want in terms of price, location, and home amenities. He never tries to "oversell" you and in utterly honest about everything from neighborhoods to your expectations. I have done somewhere in the vicinity of 18 real estate deals in my life, and this is without question the finest agent with whom I have ever dealt.

We chose Russ as our agent to sell our home because of the strong references. Our choice was a good one!! Russ is professional, skilled, tactical, and thinks about how to make the deal work for everyone. We were very impressed. He is strong not only in how he marketed our property, but in how he presented it, and negotiated the deal. Russ's communication with us was exemplary and prompt. Given that we lived out of the area we appreciated the extra effort with Russ's professional communication. I would highly recommend Russ to anyone interested in selling a property and would work with Russ again in purchasing. He does his homework and knows the market. Thanks Russ for a successful transaction!! Karl and Linda, Portland West Hills

— Karl and Linda

We are very satisfied with the way Russell handling the whole process. Our house was sold quickly and we will definitely hire him again for future transactions. Highly recommended!

We got Russ’s recommendation from a very good friend of me and my wife. Russ is a wonderful person to work with. Being immigrants and first time buyers, we did not have enough knowledge about the housing market and about what key things to think about in buying houses, Russ patiently helped us explain everything. He is down to earth and we never had the slightest hesitance asking even the most basic questions. He really knows his stuff! He is honest and worked within our budget and most importantly within our interests. He was never pushy at all and very accommodating to our needs. My travel job meant I was available only on weekends and he always adjusted his schedule for my wife and me and been extremely responsive. During our initial home tours, he asked us questions on what we wanted in the house and quickly figured out what type of home we were looking for and narrowed down homes that really interested us. After we chose our house, he helped close the deal in a timely fashion keeping us updated all along. He made great recommendations for mortgage brokers and all other local contractors in order to get us started for the home experience. We are really happy with our new home, thank you Russ, you are the best! Will highly recommend him, can’t go wrong with him. New home owners, Bull Mountain area Mainu and Abhishek

— Mainu and Abhishek

Russ found us a house in Oregon that we loved. He took the time to take us to 10 houses. He was very knowable. When it came time to sell our home we called him again to help us sell the home we loved. He paid for a stager to come in and tell us what we needed to do to sell the home. And because she and Russ knowing the business we sold the house in 30 days. I would recommend Russ any day to either sell a house or buy a house.

We've used Russ to both sell and buy a home. Both transactions went smoothly with solid communication during the entire process. But what I find most impressive is that I feel I'm still a customer of Russ. Since our meeting he has gone out of his way to introduce possible real estate investment opportunities and excellent recommendations on vendors and products for home projects he knew we were involved in well after the houses had closed.

I contacted Russ several years ago when we were looking to buys new home. I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He helped to find us our home and a neighborhood that we just love. At that time we kept our previous home rented it out for a few years. When we were ready to sell it I immediately thought of Russ . We had an open house scheduled and he had it sold before that happened. He will get the job done for you.

Russ worked hard for me and always answered my questions (I had a lot). The whole process of buying a home was less stressful because of the way he handled everything. Working with Russ was a pleasant experience!

Russ was responsive from day one. In fact, I first contacted Russ in 2013 and after doing a market analysis, decided to wait until 2014 to place the house on the market. As promised, Russ contacted me in April and we got the process started. Russ was a great advocate during negotiations and was open and honest about the the transaction. I have already asked Russ to help sell a 2nd home given his excellent service on the first one.

Russell was the best agent we had (there were 3 before before him). We looked for the right home for almost 2 years and were able to find the home we love only with him. His professionalism showed in details: always pointed out the good and bad in every house we looked, very thorough in inspections, always quick to respond to questions and concerns. As first time home buyers his knowledge and help in contracts made the process less stressful. The most important thing ( what we value the most) is his honesty, he would not sell you a bad house.

“It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.” - Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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10/03/2017 - karas56

Sold a Other home in 2017 for approximately $350K in Neighbors Southwest, Beaverton, OR.

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"A little over six years ago Russ helped me buy my home so there was no hesitation to have him as the broker to sell. Russ spent time to review the property, understand my goals for the sale, and provide helpful pointers to achieve those goals. Once the property was listed it sold within three days - and met all my expectations.
Russ knows the market, was able to provide similar properties, explained how my property compared, and what I should expect in terms of offers and timelines. All this played out just as Russ noted.
I needed extra time in the house before I could move and Russ helped negotiate an appropriate timeline and cost.
Russ also was helpful through the signing/closing process - keeping me posted on the status of the close and accompanying me to the signing.
Besides a high level of professionalism, Russ is also very personable and got to know me and that made the entire process more relaxed and enjoyable (this was the case for buying and selling of my home).
I highly recommend Russ for anyone and have done so with co-workers and friends."

— karas56

05/19/2017 - rgalvarado58

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $700K in Beaverton, OR.

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"Russ is a fact-based agent with plenty of experience. I've used him twice and wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to a friend. He was especially valuable in the final negotiations."

— rgalvarado58

04/08/2017 - jimlowpri

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $625K in Forest Park - Linnton, Portland, OR.

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"Russ provided insight and input over the course of our repair/remodel prior to us listing the house. Once we listed the house he did a great job of marketing the property. Russ has a excellent macro perspective of the market. His follow through and attention to detail are commendable. Bottom line, I would gladly use him again."

— jimlowpri

10/07/2016 - user5903745

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $550K in West Tigard, Portland, OR.

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"We had a great experience with Russ. We had a complicated purchase and Russ was able to skillfully navigate the process. It would have easier for him to point us to different homes but he helped us land the home we really wanted.

Russ responded quickly to calls and requests. When we buy or sell again we will be reaching out to him."

— user5903745

09/28/2016 - zuser20141011132640124

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $300K in Bridlemile, Portland, OR.

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"Very knowledgeable about all that goes into buying a house!!! He knows everything about everything, and will make sure you get what you want. Easy to get a hold of and friendly. I would recommend him to everyone!"

— zuser20141011132640124

09/05/2016 - texastesla

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Banks, OR.

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"Russ helped us with a complicated home sale (with an inexperienced buyers agent and new lender's agent) - we had several problems due to their inexperience, but Russ was able to recognize what was happening, and politely step in and get things fixed - several times. During the high-stress closing period (stretching over 2 weeks) he was in constant contact with us to keep us up to date and understanding what was happening. So very glad we had Russ on our side to keep things moving along and advocate for us.

Compared to that home sale, the purchase of our new home was a breeze...but again, because Russ made it so. He even worked on a holiday to write up an offer when we found "the place". We highly recommend Russ to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Portland metro area."

— texastesla

08/22/2016 - ljtronnes

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $300K in Vose, Beaverton, OR.

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"You will be very happy and thank your luck if you get Russ for your broker. He is smart and a thorough master of real estate knowledge. Also pleasant and easy to work with. Patient with answering questions. Definitely earns the highest rating."

— ljtronnes

06/25/2016 - zuser20150619071257379

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $400K in Summerlake-Scholls, Tigard, OR.

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"We where buying a home and somehow we end up with Russ. Russ is probably the best agent that I ever seen. He is always 3 steps ahead in everything. He knows all those little things that can help you to buy a house. I guess it comes with experience."

— zuser20150619071257379

05/04/2016 - amglennlm

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $875K in Childs, Lake Oswego, OR.

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"Russell helped me find and purchase a home in a great neighborhood meeting my long list of difficult requirements.
He carefully planned several outings to look at prospective locations and properties. When it came time for negotiations on the home I wanted to purchase Russell was hard working, important to me he quickly responded to my calls and Email.
Russell was excellent and I would highly recommend him."

— amglennlm

03/07/2016 - zuser20150928215158113

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $725K in Beaverton, OR.

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"Russ had detailed knowledge of local area to include building material issues, such as defective siding, roof, construction, kitchen appliances, heating fuel systems, water supply systems, sewage systems, and overall history of neighborhoods. He had detailed information for the recommended inspections to include home, drainage system, and radon. He was well acquainted with various contractors in the area to get quotes and assessments of potential property issues. Also, he was well acquainted with most agents in the area making the communication between buyer and seller much easier. His Process and negotiation skills were excellent resulting in the correct amount of guidance and advice. He was very thorough and paid close attention to details. He was very informative regarding CC&Rs for many of the neighborhoods and resourceful in resolving potential easement issues and questions. He was relentless in showing multiple properties that met our needs. Several properties were shown to us a few times to get more detailed information. Overall very satisfied."

— zuser20150928215158113

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