Russell Real Estate Services Testimonials

"Danielle Kelly was great to work with, she was patient and took her time explaining the process, as I was a first time homebuyer.

She was eager to get us new listings that fit our wants and needs in a new home. She helped us negotiate the price and gave us support all the way through the process. I refer her to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her."

Buyer, Brook Park OH

Maria did such a great job helping us find a house and helped us out with finding a better mortgage company to go with after our bank would never call us back.

She is a great person.

Jason Cline

Stan and Denise made me feel like I was their highest priority.

They did it all. They always made time for me and worked around my schedule. You guys are wonderful! Catherine Brumfield

Catherine Brumfield

Client Feedback on Matt Dunlavey How fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5 How well did your agent use technology: 5 out of 5 How helpful was the support staff: 5 out of 5 How good was the auxiliary services we recommended: 5 out of 5 How did the closing go: 5 out of 5 How close did we meet your expectations: 5 out of 5 How likely are you to recommend us: 5 out of 5 Services used: Both How did you find us: Referred by a Friend Your most memorable moment Him walking our target purchase neighborhood with us, passing out flyers (that he made for us) in hopes to find our next home in a market that was very dry at the time.

The moment you'd rather forget? We lost the first home we wanted because we weren't far enough along in the sale of our home to safely put in a bid. We were very disappointed at the time. Turns out he was right for being so cautious for us. We ended up in a much better home and are now very happy! Testimonial Matt handled the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home. He came up with several great ideas to not only market our home, but also to find our new one in neighborhood that didn't have much to offer at the time. He's knowledgeable, passionate, and seems to think outside the box. We are very happy! -D. Meade

D Meade

Josh has been incredible to work with through the most difficult transaction I've ever had in 30 years.

He's a true professional who I would recommend to anyone. His compassion for his clients is a trait that all Realtors could learn from moving forward. He might be a newer Agent but he'll be a huge success! He's a 5 Star Realtor that I wish I could recruit but he loves his Manager and the Company!

Judy Gorbett Darwal

Thank you David Allen Axford for helping my wife and I sell our house!

He went above and beyond with open houses, keeping us informed, and checking on things when we didn't have time! He used professional pictures in our listing and would update or use a different angle every couple weeks to keep the ad fresh and updated. The buyers asked us to have a septic inspection and David immediately offered to schedule and be there when they arrived before we even had a chance to think about our time constraints. He was so accommodating with everything! Anytime we called/text/emailed he either answered or responded within 30 minutes. This was our first time selling a property and he provided answers to all of our questions. We look forward to searching and buying our next home with him!


Review Rating: 5"Scott was extremely knowledgeable about the area in terms of price point and market conditions.

He was attentive, responsive and made the stressful situation of having to quickly sell our house a breeze!"jdj9133475 Clague Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070


Scott was amazing.

He made the process of selling my home go very smoothly. He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions and address any of my concerns. He kept me very informed every step of the way. I was always able to quickly get ahold of him. He went above and beyond.

Jennifer Kallister

Darleen was unbelievably fantastic as handled many many various obstacles and seemingly unreachable people in her efforts to get us FINALLY into out new home---which we love.

I truly believe that if not for all her hard work and persistence in dealing with all the many issues and complexities required to purchase our new home that we would not have it or be in it today!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still singing her and Tom's praises to all my friends and others who inquire about our moving experience. Tom & Darleen also sold our Horse Farm. She was referred by another client who Darleen had sold their horse farm and sold them another home. Ralph & Carol MacDonald

"Diane was awesome in helping us make out home purchase from a distance.

.. She made time for us to look when we had the time and helped file all the different paperwork when it needed to be done. We love the experience and recommend her to everyone!!"

Danielle Quintana

It has always been a pleasant experience working with Josh, through business and as a friend outside of business.

He is dedicated to his work and devoted to his family with the upmost respect. He has an honest and straight forward approach on all aspects of life. Josh is someone you can be glad to say you’ve had the opportunity to meet and know.

Paul Konich


, 2013 As First Time Home Buyers, Nadija was so helpful and anticipated all of our questions, it took us a very long time to find our perfect home and she was patient and positive. Patrick & Carolyn L.

Patrick & Carolyn L.

Joshua Leonard is a wonderful man.

He is trustworthy, honest and caring. He is an amazing father to his four children. He is a great friend. He loves to make people laugh. Joshua Leonard adores his job as a Real Estate Agent. He goes above and beyond to help in all aspects of the home buying experience. The reason I know this is because, I am his wife. We are so blessed to have such an amazing man supporting us in every aspect of life. And we completely support him and the love he has for his career as a Realtor. So give Joshua Leonard a call today! I promise you won’t regret it. Have fun buying the house of your dreams. Start the journey to finding your new home!

Amanda Leonard

Lisa went above and beyond my expectations!

She got both of my properties sold and closed quickly. I would highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs!


Josh helped us buy our home in march.

Through the house hunting process josh was very patient with us. Josh was always available and always answered any questions we had. If josh did not know an answer he would always find it and get back to us promptly. We would definitely use josh again if we ever decided to buy another home

Suzanne Perry

Maria was enthusiastic, professional and very helpful.

Her marketing was outstanding. She is the one to chose if you are selling a home! I would highly recommend her services.

Priscilla Blanchard

Darleen was an advocate for me as the buyer and knows her stuff!

!! She was referred to me by my sister. She also sold my sisters house and sold them a horse farm. Michele Gehring

Michele Gehring

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us.

You are truly well-orgainized, well-connected, and evergetic, all of which help you do your job excellently........Tom and Deborah

Tom and Deborah

"Danielle was more like a friend not a realtor she helped us out with the process made a quick n Easy to understand how it works I would recommend her for anybody she's really great person.


Seller, Strongsville

My experience with Lori has been great.

She is professional and did a great job showing and selling my house.She goes above and beyond what would be expected.She is also a very sweet and caring person and has become a very good friend.I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Elizabeth Boggs


This definition means that Darleen & Tom were awesome, responsive, personable, communicative, and just plain were the best agents ever! Proof- house sold in one day! They were referred by our neighbor who had used them several times.

Melinda Taggert

David made me feel as if I was his only client.

Every question was answered or researched by him. His professional manner was demonstrated every time I changed directions in the search for the perfect home for me. I would highly recommend him to my friends.


Lisa was great to work with despite the fact that we were searching the market when not much inventory was available, and we were being quite picky.

She was awesome.

Aaron Garcia

"She's and Excellent and exceptional agent!

Me and my husband had a difficult time finding our dream home , we had so many frustrated moments but Daine worked so hard with us and was very patient ,, she showed us a lot and a lot of houses until we found the one .. She's amazing without her we wouldn't have got our beautiful dream home. Thank you Diane for your support and hard work.. You handled everything so professionally .. Ur the best!"

Reem Darweesh


, 2013 I could not have asked for anyone better than, Nadija. My experience was an amazing one with her helping us find “our home”. You should be extremely happy having her on the Russell Team. Michael & Robin H.

Michael & Robin H.

Scott was extremely diligent and worked very hard to get our house sold.

We were not local to the area once we moved and he went out of his way to keep us informed if the house needed any attention. He even re-hung a closet door that had fallen off so that we didn't have to drive all the way there to fix it. He is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone.

Julie Brown

Josh was very easy going with the house purchase.

He was not pushy by any means and always available when we had questions. Extremely informative and fun, which made the first time process less stressful. I’d highly recommend him to anyone- first time buyers or not!

Courtney Henry

Scott Smith from Russell real estate was very helpful and thorough.

He made sure we had everything done in an orderly and on time manner and when the seller became difficult to work with Scott worked tirelessly and professionally to do what needed to be done to ensure a smooth buying process. We would not have gotten the house we wanted if it weren't for Scott.

Bradley J. & Erica Taphous

I have worked with Darleen in the past and I know I can always trust her.

I have also referred other clients to Darleen. She not only worked with me on my property but also sold my neighbors property.

John Stephens

She was on top of things and helped in Any way to found a house .

When we had questions or a problems after we got keys she helped us get answers. She made sure we understand all paper work before we signed.  She was always happy and never made us feel she had some place or wanted to not be there.

Joan Dunfee

Client Feedback on Matt Dunlavey How fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5 How well did your agent use technology: 5 out of 5 How helpful was the support staff: 5 out of 5 How good was the auxiliary services we recommended: 5 out of 5 How did the closing go: 5 out of 5 How close did we meet your expectations: 5 out of 5 How likely are you to recommend us: 5 out of 5 Services used: Buy How did you find us: Referred by a Friend Your most memorable moment Matt's honesty and attention to detail during the house walks The moment you'd rather forget?

I honestly enjoyed all my moments with Matt Testimonial Matt Dunlavey is an extremely hardworking, tenacious, and honest realtor. He made the process clean and clear. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a realtor. Referral A friend who expressed an interest in buying a home. I have passed along Matt's contact information to him


Maria was enthusiastic, professional and very helpful.

Her marketing was outstanding. She is the one to chose if you are selling a home! I would highly recommend her services.

Priscilla Blanchard

--I have bought and sold with Terri and Carol.

They are very client focused and not high pressure at all. Terri is very patient and was willing to take the time to make sure I found just the right house. She went the extra mile to get answers when there were some concerns about a house I had put a bid on, including going to city hall to ask questions! I was selling when the market was down and she was a great resource and very supportive, not letting me get discouraged when it took longer to sell then I'd hoped. They both are a great source of information on the market and can help you price just right to sell. They don't stop when an offer has been made--Terri stayed very involved through the whole process and helped things go smoothly. My buyers were taking longer to get financing then they thought they would, and I was worried about losing the house I'd put a bid on, but Terri stayed on top of things and helped everything get sorted out. I've recommended them to friends and family, and everyone who's used them has been very happy.

Susan C.


Joshua Leonard was amazing with his suggestions and intuitive advice. He is very knowledgeable and helped my husband and I every step of the way from the listing of our house on Friday to going into contract less than 24 hours later! We’ve had listings before , but never have we had such an at ease experience as this. He made the whole thing seem like a walk in the park. This is a realtor that is truly there for the average family. Thanks Joshua it was a pleasure doing business with you and your team!

Shelly Farnsworth

Geoff Lloyd was our home buying realtor.

He did a tremendous job for us. I appreciated his help and guidance through the whole process. It made the transition much easier having his help!

Gary Miller

-- Great experience have been dealing with her for the Last 18 years since I bought my 1st home from her back in 1998 and then at least for five years looking for our home we just bought.


"A complete honor to work with Danielle.

She was very dedicated to making sure we got the house we wanted. Literally rain or shine she was there for us. Even though there are many obstacicles in buying a short sale property she made it easy with just a little patience. She was fantastic." Buyer, North Olmsted

Buyer, North Olmsted

Past experience.

Darleen is family and other family members are or have been agents at Russell Real Estate Services. Aside from that, Darleen has a proven reputation for being professional that goes above and beyond for her customers.

Kathleen Wallace

I would highly recommend Maria Grimm.

She has been very helpful and so supportive of all our questions. She has gone beyond being a realtor and has become a very trusted friend. It has been a real pleasure working with Maria.

Irene Brunot

"Danielle was wonderful!

She helped us a lot with the loan problems we had and also was a great support system for us. If we sell in the future we would definitely use Danielle again."

Buyer, Middleburg Heights OH

I would highly recommend Darleen & Tom Crow!

! They are excellent at selling property quickly. They are very firendly and great to work with. I have used Darleen & Tom in the past. Suzanne Lusher

Suzanne Lusher

The team at Russell in Medina especially Josh Leonard is by far the best experience I have ever had with buying and selling a home.

These guys and gals worked around the clock and provided the up most customer service in helping me. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a home or selling.

Thomas Kassimer

Scott Smith was always there when we needed him and we are glad to have met him and also very happy to have had him sell our property.

He is a great guy and an asset to Russell Realty.

Jeffrey P. & Andrea L. Rade

Scott Smith is an undeniably good real estate agent.

He brings experience, knowledge, and positive results to the table. He is courteous, friendly, and affable. Scott works very hard for his clients. We have worked with him several times and would definitely use him again in the future.

Monica Avramovich


Leonard is knowledgeable and willing to accommodate others busy schedules. I would highly recommend Mr. Leonard to friends, family and colleagues.

Melanie Norton


Maria helped us so much and was never pushy about anything. She made us feel comfortable every step of the way!

Makayla Meers

Josh delivered services far beyond what I expected to receive.

I recommend Josh to anyone, he was professional, friendly and he definitely looked out for my best interest.

Scott Ervin

"Terri was great!

I recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor."

Steve D.

Darleen & Tom are truly an asset to your company.

Tom & Darleen are very knowledgeable and are willing to take the time to solve any issues or answer any questions. They are very honest and make selling a home very comforting. I will recommend and keep coming back to your company as long as they are there. We sold another home and bought this home with them many years ago and then recently sold this one too.. Thanks again for the great experience!!!! Vic & Ronda Susak

Vic & Ronda Susak

It was a real pleasure working with Lori on the Grimes transaction; as she demonstrated her caring, professional style of going beyond expectations.

Communication is key for any successful transaction, especially for a lender like me, who cherishes any real estate professional following up on the process through closing. The result of providing world class service, is what Lori provided to her client and mine. We now have Raving Fans of our business model.

Richard Cyngier

Maria was wonderful!

Would recommend.

Stephanie Santos

We have used Russell Real Estate Services twice now in a short period of time.

Each time we chose to work with Lisa Eyring and Geoff Lloyd. Anytime we had a question or any concern, Lisa had addressed it immediately. I would definitely recommend Russell, and happily recommend Lisa and Geoff.


Maria was wonderful

Shirley Metheny

Josh was excellent!

He was very honest and hard working! He helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and was able to answer all of our questions and concerns!

Breeann Landis

April, 2013 Nadija demonstrated outstanding professionalism, working patiently and diligently to meet our requests.

My experience with, Nadija met my expectations. We met, Nadija during an Open House organized by her. We liked the way she presented the house. She provided a lot of information and was able to naturally connect with us. Christinel & Liliana M.

Christinel & Liliana M.

"Diane has been a great asset to all our realty needs, what ever needed to be done in the transactions she made sure everything went smooth and kept things on track for a quick closing.

We highly recommend her to handle your real estate needs. "

Jay & Sharon Thomascik

Maria- We are so thankful that you were our realtor.

You must have showed us 40 houses, was willing to do research on a house we were interested in and make several calls on our behalf. Several times at last minutes notice you showed us houses and even added houses to our "tours" as they popped up on line. We really enjoyed your positive attitude, willingness to do whatever was necessary, your knowledge of the houses and that you knew what we wanted and only showed us the houses that you knew fit our requirements. Once again, I want to thank you for making a newlywed couples dream come true. Thank you for being the best!!! Billie, Nikki, Mike, Taylor and Alysha Kepich

Nicole Kepich

We were quite satisfied with the showings and making sure our house was closed up securely afterwards.

Donald and Betty Cather

Donald and Betty Cather

- Terri and Carol are great to work with.

Terri represented us as buyers and was able to find the perfect home for our family. Would highly recommend regardless of whether you are buying or selling.

Adam J.

Maria was Outstanding through the whole process.

We had ups and downs but she never let us lose sight of what our end goal was. Maria made us feel like family. We walked away with a beautiful home and a great friendship. I would recommend Maria Grimm and Russell Realty .

Carla Cline

Yes, very happy with level of responsiveness to communications.

Ryan Franks

Yes, Maria went above & beyond expectations.

She was there to answer and explain all our questions and concerns and was extremely flexible.  Maria goes above and beyond!

Ally Romanini

Darleen was an outstanding agent!

She represented us very well, taking care of us in all Real Estate matters. Her communication and real estate experience made the transaction in all areas seamless! Darleen was an Outstanding Agent!!!!!!! She was referred to us from a friend who also has used Darleen as their agent. Pat Hamilton

Pat Hamilton

Maria was wonderful

Shirley Metheny

David made a difficult time extremely easy for us.

Took pictures, the house sold in 2 days! Couldn't have asked for a smoother process. Just fantastic to work with!



, 2014 Nadija was helpful and professional. Even during a time of personal hardship she was always available to assist us. She is worth every penny of commission. We couldn’t ask for more. Her advice and assistance saved us several thousand dollars during negotiations. Ryan K. & Rebecca C.

Ryan K. & Rebecca C.

-- We were interested in buying our first home.

Terri worked with us and helped us find the perfect one! She worked with us every step of the way. Terri provided many options to look at, would give advice, and answer any questions or concerns we had. She was wonderful to work with and we would definitely work with her again in the future!

Kelly N.


, 2013 Nadija was outstanding to deal with. Was very pleased from initial meeting until closing of home. Darrin U.

Darrin U.

Josh was professional, knowledgeable and very helpful.

I recommend using him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Trent Koller


, 2015 Highest level of professionalism; Agent showed genuine enthusiasm for promoting the sale of my house. Very pleasant personality. I asked a lot of questions, and Ms. Vodopivec never expressed impatience regarding this. Lise M.

Lise M.

Both have gone above and beyond to make my sale and purchase as easy as possible!

Shane Abicht

Client Feedback on Matt Dunlavey How fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5 How well did your agent use technology: 5 out of 5 How helpful was the support staff: 5 out of 5 How good was the auxiliary services we recommended: 5 out of 5 How did the closing go: 5 out of 5 How close did we meet your expectations: 5 out of 5 How likely are you to recommend us: 5 out of 5 Services used: Buy How did you find us: Referred by a Friend Your most memorable moment He went above and beyond my expectations, especially when it came to the closing.

I couldn't have done it without him! The moment you'd rather forget? There were NONE. Testimonial I would highly recommend Matt to anyone and everyone. He truly had my best interests at heart, and worked hard to find me what I was looking for. Moving here from another state is difficult enough, and he took a lot of pressure off of me, for which I'll always be grateful for. Thanks Matt!

Extremely professional service keeping me updated every step of the way.


Darleen is a delight to work with.

She was very accessible to us when we had questions. We are confident in her knowledge & expertise in the real estate business. This is the third time we have worked with Darleen, and we are extremely happy ith the results. Beyond these facts, caring person, and we sincerely call her a friend...someone we can count on. Jim & Judy Leffingwell

Jim & Judy Leffingwell

It was with great pleasure being able to work with Joshua Leonard, He is very hard working gentleman with very informative information.

The honesty and integrity that he provides is exceptional. I look forward to working with him in the near future.

Ebony Brown



James Hungerford

Maria was personable, trustworthy and very knowledgeable.

She was there for us from start to finish!

Michael Oiler

Darleen was excellent and very helpful and ready to answer any questions and went out of her way to be of assistance Charles Ryba

Charles Ryba

Since the beginning Geoff and Lisa were very professional and friendly.

Always listening to our needs and helping in any way possible through the whole sale process. They know what they are doing and give the right suggestions. We highly recommend Geoff and Lisa.


Lisa and Geoff sold our home last year and bought us a fair price that we were both happy with.

We are looking forward to working with them after the holidays to find our next home. Both my wife and I are very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone we know.

Dave and Maxine Koontz

David was enthusiastic and proactive about getting our house sold!

He made sure to always keep us updated, and even helped us with inspections by being at the house when we couldn't. I would absolutely recommend David!

Lindsay Shockley

Maria Grimm was phenomenal to work with!

My experience was perfect.

Stephanie Santos

June, 2014 Nadija was extremely helpful and is an excellent communicator.

She hung in through some outrageous conditions and made the home buying experience seamless. Chad C.

Chad C.


, 2013 Nadija was very professional but at the same time very personable. She was very prompt with any kind of communication from early morning to evenings to weekends. So yes, I would definitely refer Nadija. Mike & Jasmine C.

Mike & Jasmine C.

Darleen & Tom gave me 200%.

Always available to answer my questions and concerns. Always positive and gave me great ideas re: staging my home. They helped me get it ready to sell. I have bought and sold 6 homes through Darleen & Tom. They are the BEST!!!!! Donna Bogusz

Donna Bogusz

I want to thank Lisa Eyring and Geoffrey Lloyd for being so kind knowledgeable and help full.



"Danielle is amazing and patient!

If you're a first time buyer or someone with multiple properties - she will give you balanced advice and make sure you are comfortable with any move. More than that, she is compassionate and a family-centered person who understands what motivates people."

Buyer, Olmsted Falls OH

Client Feedback on Matt Dunlavey How fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5 How well did your agent use technology: 5 out of 5 How helpful was the support staff: 5 out of 5 How good was the auxiliary services we recommended: 5 out of 5 How did the closing go: 5 out of 5 How close did we meet your expectations: 5 out of 5 How likely are you to recommend us: 5 out of 5 Services used: Sell How did you find us: Other Your most memorable moment As a retired realtor, I've seen some challenging transactions, and this was definitely up there.

He was able to navigate an incredible selling price while being fair to both parties. He provided outside of the box marketing that helped to obtain the out of state customer. The moment you'd rather forget? I enjoyed every moment

Past Client

She was on top of things and helped in Any way to found a house .

When we had questions or a problems after we got keys she helped us get answers. She made sure we understand all paper work before we signed.  She was always happy and never made us feel she had some place or wanted to not be there.

Joan Dunfee

We have bought a new home and sold our old home through Joshua Leonard.

He is the most professional realtor we have worked with and made the entire process as seamless as he could. He always kept us informed and educated. He had our best interest in mind and gave us the personal touch and attention that should be commended among his peers. He will be highly recommended to anyone we know that will be looking to buy/sell a home.

Sonny Luciano

Lori did a fantastic job staying on top of my short sale purchase and helped me step by step with the whole process.

This was my first home purchase and she truly made it an easy process. Lori stayed one step ahead and I would recommend her to anyone!

Ben Kerner

Darleen assisted me in every facet of the process and made it go go as smoothly as possible under the circumstances when the bank appraisal came in under the selling price.

I feel she did a great job for me. Jean Goforth

Jean Goforth

Geoff was very professional, honest, and helped us through this process.

This was new for us and his expertise and professional advice helped make this move seamless.


Maria was with me all the way.

She knew what I like and what I wanted in a home. Maria was always very supportive to me even when I would get frustrated. Maria was very helpful to me in getting the financial help that I needed. Maria was always there for me. I couldn't have done it without her.

Virgie Thrasher

Darleen & Tom have sold and helped me buy many properties in the past.

They are very professional and cared about my needs. This equals personalized service. James Rising

James Rising

David was fantastic with us.

Listened to what we were looking for and was very patient with us. He understood our needs and took care of us. Very professional, yet easy going. David made buying a home pleasurable!


Darleen is the BEST there is!

Referred from my Uncle who has bought and sold many homes from her.

Joran & Sarah Cottom

Maria was personable, trustworthy and very knowledgeable.

She was there for us from start to finish!

Michael Oiler

I would definitely give Lori a 5 star rating (6 stars if available).

She is very responsive and extremely personable, which makes her wonderful to work with. Her attention to details made us very comfortable with her selling our house in just 13 days. She works hard and was available whenever we needed her, day or night. A true pleasure to work with.

Shelley & Richard Frieberg

Maria was helpful in every step of home buying!

Lauren O'Brien
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