Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
5 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563-3017
Carol Russell has been a full time realtor since 2003 and continues to be a true advocate for her clients. Her knowledge of the East Bay real estate market, strong negotiation skills and experience has created extraordinary results for her clients. In this fast paced and competitive market, Carol is the guide that you need and deserve!
"I was delighted to meet a realtor I could trust to look out for my best interests. Carol was delightful to work with, has a good eye for detail, and made my purchase experience seamless. She is very knowledgeable regarding quality of construction (her husband is an architect). She made my purchase stress free. I love my new home and I am grateful I met Carol. If I have any real estate needs in the future I will not hesitate to contact her. She is the BEST!" - Ruth
"We have known Carol Russell for over 10 years and she is an asset to have as a real estate agent and a friend. She was integral when purchasing our home in Honolulu, HI in February 2007. She is a great negotiator, very creative and treats her clients like family. She saved us almost $40k thru strategic planning and being resourceful. We are extremely happy with our purchase and Carol made our purchasing experience as seamless as possible. In July 2013 we moved to the SF Bay Area and ironically Carol and her family also moved to the SF Bay Area around the same time. We kept in touch and when we decided to sell an investment property in Concord, CA, there was no question who would represent us in this transaction. When I contacted Carol she meet me at the property and quickly prioritized what repairs would make the biggest impact that fit our budget. She orchestrated the painters, flooring crew, fencing team, locksmith and trash removal company to get our property ready for the market. From the open house to signing at the title company, she made the process nice and easy. All I have to say is full price, all cash, close in 10 days, Carol Russell, you want her on your side..." - Sam and Candy Kong Kee
"We met Carol at an open house and were impressed with her professional and caring attitude. When asked questions about the house she had listed for sale it looked like she was well prepared and very knowledgeable. We were convinced that she would be a great agent to help us look for our future home. It was an absolute pleasure working with her all the way from finding our new home through the closing process. She understood exactly our needs and preferences and worked hard to find us options that matched those needs and preferences. She was an expert in negotiating and making sure that we received the best beneficial outcome once we found the home we really wanted. She guided us through the closing process and made it a stress-free experience. Carol was always approachable, responsive and extremely professional. We truly recommend her to everyone." - Katrin and Roger Torres
"I ran a nationwide organization that purchased , rehabbed and flipped residential properties in over 35 states and 100 cities. We had local brokers we worked with in local communities, and Carol was our Oahu representative. I wish I had a Carol in every community we did business in. I don’t say this lightly.
Carol displayed excellent follow thru and took responsibility to solve problems rather than just burden me with every challenge she had. She took responsibility for helping locate and engage contractors, and did site visits for us to verify the quality of work being done before we would pay the contractors. She has excellent construction knowledge, and she was also responsible for determining what the value of the property would be once we finished our rehab, and was responsible for selling the asset for us at her determined value.
All of these things she did , and was more consistent and accurate in her pricing than the vast majority of brokers we worked with nationally.
In fact, I am retired now, but I only continue to speak to a couple of agents nationally. Carol is one of them. I wish I could find reasonable priced inventory for Carol to work on, as I have that much confidence in Carol, and I know that with a project in her hands I won’t have to spend substantial time myself following up on it." - Michael Wick
"Carol represented us recently on the purchase of a house. She did a wonderful job. She is so easy to work with. The whole family enjoyed working with her. She is easy to contact, very detailed and kept us up to date every step of the way. We had a quick close and she worked diligently to bring it to fruition. Thanks, Carol. We were so pleased. The Patterson, Barnes family."
-Marla Patterson, Client