I have had the pleasure of working with Sharon and Robert twice over the past two years, once in selling a unique duplex property and once in purchasing an older property in need of repairs and some updating. I have found their integrity and local market knowledge to be unsurpassed.

For selling, their understanding of local market nuances plus the amount of detailed information they provide in the listing is very helpful in allowing prospective buyers to determine whether the property is a good fit, which makes the selling process much more efficient. In fact, I received several strong offers from buyers who had yet to set foot on the property.

For buying, they are very respectful and patient so that I did not feel pressure to pursue any particular transaction, and there were several occasions where they were able to let me know a particular property was coming to market before it was listed.

Their excellent service even extends past transaction closure as they happily provide referrals for local contractors regarding repairs and upgrades, which is a great benefit when buying an older home.

Kevin Rigdon

Dear Sharon & Robert,
A small remembrance and a special Thank You for a job well done.
We wish you and your family health and happiness.

Genevieve & Tom Dunn

I was referred by a mutual friend to Seal Beach Realty for the sale of my house and I could not have received a better recommendation!

Despite a complicated domestic situation following the finalization of my divorce, Robert and Sharon went above and beyond to ease the communication between our two parties in order to expedite the sale of our home. A few months later, they helped me finalize the purchase of my current home in Seal Beach after a long search to find my forever home.

In addition to their thorough understanding of real estate law, Robert and Sharon also have extensive knowledge of all the neighborhoods throughout Seal Beach and the surrounding areas, which enables them to assist with both the sale and purchase of a home.

Should I ever need to engage in a real estate transaction again, I will not hesitate to rehire Robert and Sharon for their dedicated and personal attention to their clients, their ability to clearly and concisely convey information, their understanding of California real estate law, and their familiarity with the area.

Terri Lantz

Our relationship with Sharon and Robert began 10 years ago when we came across an opportunity we hadn’t planned to pursue. It was during the Great Recession of 2008. We have learned through the Russell’s that when opportunity knocks, you open the door and open your eyes.

It was an old house, not our first, but we saw the potential to build a pool in a large backyard, a rarity in Seal Beach but something we wanted for our growing family. We were introduced to Sharon through another agent and immediately, we took a liking to her warm personality. We ended up purchasing the house during risky times but Sharon’s excellent advice gave us the courage.

The second house, a rental property that Sharon and Robert helped us to purchase, I am convinced the seller accepted our offer because they, too, bonded with Sharon.

With our most recent house purchase, the stars aligned once more. When we inquired about it, it turned out Sharon and Robert had already considered it! Great minds think alike and we had learned to keep our eyes open. Over the years, they have shared and approached us with countless opportunities.

Sharon and Robert are so honest and sincere that it's easy to trust them and their expertise. They are super-knowledgeable about home construction and repair. They have given us great advice with each house we toured of how we could do small things to improve the value of each home and through a comparable review of comps. They’ve also steered us away from homes that wouldn't be the best value for us. They truly understood the real estate market and expertly helped us navigate the process.

Sharon has become a most trusted advisor but she has also become a trusted friend. We’ve felt like family throughout the home-buying process, and there’s no better way to go about conducting business. Our relationship with the Russell’s didn’t end with the purchase of one property 10 years ago. They’ve continued to foster our relationship by keeping in touch and sharing real estate insights and opportunities. It has certainly made real estate fun and we have been very fortunate with our 3 homes!

For both personal and business reasons, we highly recommended the Russell’s!

Roger and Michelle

Dear Sharon,
We'd like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your professional effort towards our purchase of the property on 8th St. in Seal Beach.

During this transaction you guided us every step of the process which made the transaction gone smoothly and enjoyable.

Your professional, knowledgeable and experience of the real estate market in Seal Beach are valuable to the people involved in this business.

Many, many thanks from Laura and I to you and Robert.
Sincerely Laura and Cuc

Hi Sharon and Robert,
It was a pleasure working with Sharon and Robert of Seal Beach Realty; they recently helped us to sell our property in Old Town and to help us purchase our "forever home" just a few blocks away. We wouldn't have looked elsewhere for a realtor for Old Town; Sharon and Robert have an amazing knowledge of Old Town properties and are well connected with potential buyers and sellers in the area.

As a team they were always available to us, provided us with excellent guidance for preparing our home for sale as well as negotiating our new home purchase.

We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with Seal Beach Realty, and we happily recommend Seal Beach Realty if you are looking to buy or sell a property in the Seal Beach area.

Brad and Gwen Hontz

My wife and I had such a great experience working with Sharon and Robert.

In our home purchase we needed an aggressive partner for our price negotiations and process.

Not only did they work hard during the sale, they also worked with us on all the renovations we needed by helping us with all the contractors and repair companies after the sale was completed.

They really went above and beyond.

Eric and Lisa Johnston

We first sought out Seal Beach Realty when we purchased our first home after meeting several other agents. At that time, it was a seller's market and it seemed like the houses were selling as soon as they were placed on the market.

Sharon was extremely knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods that we were interested in, and was able to show us places as soon as possible. Because of her years of experience in Seal Beach, we received a lot of historical information about different houses that we were interested in, which was much appreciated.

We purchased a house with her assistance and she made the whole process as smooth as possible, from the paperwork to inspections to closing. We closed on time as promised and Sharon was wonderful at keeping us informed every step of the way.

Since that first experience, we have used Sharon and Robert for several more home purchases. We have referred Seal Beach Realty to other family members, who have also successfully purchased houses in the Seal Beach and surrounding areas. They have all had excellent experiences with them as well. Seal Beach Realty has earned our trust and admiration time after time and we appreciate their expertise, professionalism and results!

Another Happy Seal Beach Resident.

Dear Sharon & Robert,
Thank you for all your kindness and time. Your professionalism and thoughtfulness are remarkable.
We look forward to working with you in the future.

All the best to you,
Ron and Tere Bennett

Sharon and Robert helped us purchase our dream home in Seal Beach. We were so lucky to have found them because they possess all the traits that you would want in your realtor: honesty and integrity, hustle and tenacity, attention to detail, and a strong understanding of the housing market. Most importantly, they were very friendly and made us feel comfortable during the entire process of purchasing our home. We truly felt that they had our best interests at heart. We would not be able to buy our dream home without Sharon and Robert's help. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.

Michael & Wen

You Are Awesome
And by awesome, I mean totally awesome.
Sharon & Robert,
Thank you so much for your help in selling my mom’s house.
You guys were great to work with. If the time comes for us to sell our house in Seal Beach, you are the ones we will come to.

Mike Westmoreland

I wanted to write you a note telling you; thank you very much for all your work in selling my Seal Beach house.

I remember 22 years ago when I bought the house. You did a great job for me then as my buying agent. I am glad 22 years later I returned to you to be my selling agent.

Seal Beach is a special place to me. It is a one of a kind community. I kept my house there for this long because of my fondness for Seal Beach and with the dream of returning to it someday. Renting it out over the past decade and a half has caused a lot of wear and tear on it, and I know it wasn’t an easy sale because of all the differed maintenance.

But you were able to get me the deal I needed to make the sale work and for that I am very appreciative.

Please thank Robert for me for all his hard work too. I know you work as a team. You both had it all in order and together every step of the way and gave me straightforward, no nonsense answers when I had questions. I love that.

Steve Matzinger

Note that accompanied beautiful flowers and gift certificate to Captain Jack’s Restaurant in Sunset Beach, CA.

Sharon and Robert,
Thank you once again for the PERFECT HELP. Proved to be everything we could have hoped for.

Love from the Schoelkopf family

Thank you so much!!!
I will forever be indebted and grateful.


Sharon & Robert,
We want to thank you for helping us get our house sold. You 2 make a fantastic team.
We love it here in Idaho and wish we made the move years ago.
Really enjoying the seasons! Keep in touch and take care!

Mike, Sherry & Wes Hansen