About

The long road to becoming a real estate professional began for Bruce Russell 40 years ago. After completing his military duties in the Marine Corps, Bruce returned to school and studied marketing and economics. He has been in sales & marketing since 1977 and became a licensed REALTOR in 1998.

Bruce is proud to be associated with the #1 real estate office in the North San Fernando Valley - Pinnacle Estate Properties. They specialize in marketing properties and working with buyers in Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, West Hills, North Hills, Reseda, Winnetka, West Van Nuys, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita and neighboring communities.

Bruce is a native of Los Angeles and moved to the San Fernando Valley 36 years ago after spending most of his life in the South Bay area. Soon after moving to the valley, Bruce married Susan and they have two children, Cody and Kate. Kate joined the Russell Team in 2014 as a licensed realtor and assists Bruce with marketing homes and working as a buyer's agent.

TESTIMONIALS

Lisa & Scott Tyler
18222 Rayen St.
April 8, 2017
As we sat in the escrow office signing the papers at the end of what was an incredibly smooth and quick sale of our first home, my husband and I commented how glad we were that we went with Bruce to handle the listing. Throughout the whole process, I felt like I had a dad checking in on me every morning making sure I was doing what needed to be done. He knew great people to help get things done and new what would and wouldn't be necessary to make the house ready to sell. Bruce and Kate have a terrific team to take beautiful listing photos and videos. They put so much into the listing, my husband and I felt they really earned their commission and we wouldn't have wanted to go through the process without their expertise.

Ruth Ancheta
Seller - 18723 Sunburst St.
December 28, 2016
We've sold houses in the past, but we never got this much help from a real estate agent before!
We had to sell my parents' house this year. It hadn't been changed much in 40 years, and we'd seen others like it sit on the market with repeated price reductions before selling.
Bruce and Kate showed us how to fix it so it would appeal to buyers, and when we had to move away before the work was done, Bruce took over my "project manager" role and made sure the work was done right. The results were beautiful, and the house sold at a good price in less than a week. These two are experts.

Bruce & Tiffany Mao
Buyers - 18723 Sunburst St.
December 10, 2016
Bruce is absolutely amazing. He and his daughter, Katie, helped us from beginning to end in purchasing our home. Many realtors can give off the feel that you're just working you for a commission. But, with Bruce, he generally cared about us throughout the entire process and looked to do everything he could to help us out. We never felt that he was just trying to squeeze money out of us and instead, always worked with our best interests in mind. It didn't matter if it was with our lender or the escrow company, he took charge and did all that he could.
Even after the sale went through and we got the keys, Bruce is still helping us out with any questions or concerns we may have and responds asap. We would recommend Bruce and his daughter many times over. If you can, use him as your agent!!

Bill Booth
18928 Knapp St., Northridge
August 24, 2015
Bruce - Wanted to say thanks for all your help with the Northridge house. Over the past years, your recommendations on repair, cleaning, A/C, etc. were very, very helpful. And ultimately, the experience selling the house went very well. Very much appreciate your help in "project managing" the prep - from the contractors to trips to the store, to color selection. Also appreciate your help with the clean-out work, including the many donations we had to manage.
It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you all the best moving forward.


Esther Kirkendall
6418 Enfield Ave., Reseda
June 24, 2015
My essay on way Bruce Russell is awesome:
As a buyer's agent:
-Bruce REALLY knows the SFV, and his knowledge was important to us as first-time home buyers.
-He's totally honest in his assessment of the pros and cons of houses you're considering writing an offer on. Even if it means he'll have to show you more houses if you decide to pass.
-He's great at working with couples who are looking for different things in a house.
-Bruce is there to help ease the anxiety during the process from beginning to close.

As a seller's agent:
-Woah, he takes his talents to a whole new level.
-Prep for sale: Organized, efficient, assertive, extremely well connected to contractors, and he's an amazing photographer. He helped us line up contractors at great rates to get the work done immediately. Contractors seem to drop what they're doing when he says he's going to list a house in a week. And his photos for online listings are gorgeous.
-Listing: Bruce guided us on a listing price that would get us multiple offers and a quick sale. We accepted an above asking price offer a week after it was listed. And he gave us daily updates on agent viewings and all anticipated offers as soon as he knew.
-Escrow: Bruce is awesome at guiding you through the whole process of negotiating contingencies and repairs following the house inspection, and ensuring the sale goes through. He went ABOVE AND BEYOND anything we ever expected from an agent to help us as the seller, and to make sure the buyer is getting what they are paying for.
We'll be closing escrow today, thanks to Bruce

Chris Dehaan
7931 Lasaine Ave., Northridge
January 18, 2015
After 37 years in my home, it was time to downsize and move. I interviewed several well-respected realtors in my area. Bruce Russell was recommended by a friend, and I immediately chose him as my realtor when he and his daughter met with me and answered all of my questions with candor, thoroughness, patience, and without any pressure. As a single woman with a disability, I was concerned about safety issues inherent in showing my home. Bruce put me at ease and I felt safe throughout the entire process.

I can't say enough about his integrity, professionalism, thoroughness, and kindness. He was available on a moment's notice, day or night, brought paperwork to me directly to help conserve my energy, and produced an amazing video of my home that drew buyers in and got the house sold in only two weeks. He and his family also went beyond the call of duty by actually moving a large piece of furniture I was unable to find a home for and taking it to Habitat for Humanity. Bruce is intimately involved in the Northridge community, its preservation, and restoration as well. He represents the best kind of professional, citizen, and neighbor, and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone ready to sell their property.

Ana Gonzales
16930 Tupper St., Northridge
January 15, 2015
Bruce Russell is one of the most professional and knowledgeable real estate agent you could ever hope to work with. My husband knew Bruce from the sale and purchase of his previous homes. When we made the decision to sell our home and our rental property, Bruce was the only agent we considered and our loyalty was well rewarded. We sold our two houses in less than 6 weeks. When it came to finding our new home, Bruce was patient and always available to answer any and all questions that we had. He searched diligently and helped us find our perfect home. Should we decide to sell or purchase a new home again we would not hesitate to call Bruce Russell. He is the best!

Bob & Lorraine Joyce
9829 Etiwanda Ave, Northridge
August 8, 2014
Bob and I still talk about how amazed we were to have our Northridge home sale go so quickly and smoothly. We attribute that to your experience and skill. When you and your daughter, Kate, initially came to our home for your presentation, Bob and I were very impressed with your knowledge, organization and both yours and Kate's enthusiasm and energy - it was contagious! Little did we know our home would be sold within a few days of being listed on the MLS! It was priced just right - your suggestion - which was a challenge since there were not many comps for our custom home.

The escrow process went smoothly, thanks to you. Phone calls were answered very quickly and you always kept us up to date on all aspects of our listing. Our six offers could have been daunting for us, but you made the process simple and kept us well informed. To our delight, our home sold for over the list price. We had all the confidence in you to do things right - you are person of integrity!
We will most gladly, recommend you to our friends.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the sale of our home!

Gretchen & Kelsey Gordon
10908 Bismarck Ave., Northridge
March 16, 2014
Bruce Russell and Kate Edwards (Russell) took such amazing care of us throughout the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to managing the sale of the home we have lived in for nearly 20 years and helping us find our new home, they handled the sale of our rental property -- all at the same time! Anyone who has sold or purchased a home knows it can be stressful, but Bruce and Kate walked us through everything to ensure we were comfortable and informed, which made all the difference in the world. A great team to work with!

Graham & Laurie Cathers
9422 Wystone Ave., Northridge
November 26, 2013
Dear Bruce,
Laurie and I would like to thank you for walking us through the process of selling our home. Taking it from point A to Z was quite an undertaking and without your skill and expertise we never could have pulled it off.

Its truly been a pleasure working with you and Pinnacle. At the end of the day were very glad we chose you because we needed every bit of your years of experience to make it happen.

We highly recommend you as a realtor to anyone who might be interested.

Penny Jessup
11232 Petit Ave., Granada Hills
I am very happy to highly recommend Bruce Russell to anyone who is interested in selling their home or buying a new one and would like to again thank him for his professional service and friendly assistance in the recent very successful sale of my Granada Hills home.

His expert guidance and honest advice made the entire terrifying process less daunting for me in what otherwise was an extremely stressful year for me.

I truly appreciated his regular contact and thorough follow-up during the entire process via phone calls, emails, and meetings at my home. I also appreciated that I was never made to go out of my way; he was always considerate of my time and accommodated my schedule, not his.

Please know how grateful I am for the efficient manner in which the whole sales transaction was conducted. I can honestly say that I felt as if I was Bruce's only client and that the sale of my home was his top priority. He offered his undivided attention to all aspects of the sale. Because of his attention to detail and unbelievable marketing strategies and photographic skills, he sold my home in one weekend with an unprecedented 26 offers!

This is the second time Bruce has represented me. He was my agent when I bought my home. Because he so skillfully negotiated that purchase and because of his high standard of integrity, I chose to use him to sell it. He exceeded my expectations and will forever be my hero and a friend!

Mike & Risa Goldie
8944 Rathburn Ave., Northridge
Awesome, thanks so much Bruce!! We appreciate all you have done for us. You have been professional, responsive and always willing to help us out with whatever was needed. It has been a pleasure working with you also and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone searching for an agent.

Tiffany Huie
8741 Darby Ave. #4, Northridge
Bruce, thank you for all of your hard work selling my condo. You definitely went out of your way to work with my tenants. I appreciate you trying to keep the process stress-free - especially with a new baby! I will definitely recommend you and Kate to anyone I know. It was so nice working with you.

Ileana De Biscuccia
9001 Lindley Ave., Northridge
Since the first time I interviewed Bruce on 3/13/13, I realized he was the perfect choice for my real estate needs (selling my home), due to his experience, knowledge of the area, work ethics and honesty.

I appreciate his dedication, professionalism and the high quality of service he provided. Regardless of your real estate needs, selling or buying a home, I will recommend Bruce.

Amy & Richard Padilla
9344 Texhoma Ave.,Northridge
My husband and I recently sold our home in Northridge and bought another home in Northridge. I was really worried in the beginning of this due to selling and buying. Well I found Bruce Russell with Pinnacle Estate Properties and I have to say it was smooth sailing. Bruce told us not to worry - that he had many years of experience handling the process of selling and buying.

Bruce sold our house in a short time and found just what we wanted in the area we wanted to live in, also in a short time. Bruce was also very helpful in making sure both escrows closed on time. This is the third home and the third agent we have used. We have never experienced all the nice things that Bruce did for us. We want to give all our thanks to Bruce.

Darlene Mees
17341 Dearborn St., Northridge
Bruce - My brothers and I wish to thank you for the manner in which you handled the sale of our parent's home. I knew from the moment I met you we were making a perfect choice to list their home with you. You not only came prepared to back up the details on our listing but you demonstrated your knowledge and expertise for our specific community.

When parent's pass on it is a difficult time and dealing with estate matters becomes very emotional. You were there for us every step of the way. You went well above the call of being a realtor to ensure all we needed to do was taken care of properly. I especially appreciate the manner in which you supported my brother, John during this process as it was especially difficult for him. If I ever have the opportunity to refer someone to you in the future I will be most confident in doing so.
Thank you so much!

Robert A. Ennis
9430 Shoshone Ave., Northridge
Bruce - Many thanks to you and Cody for the manner in which you handled our house sale and the many hours of effort you both put into the sale of our house. It was a pleasure doing business with you and I appreciate the way you kept us informed of all the transactions along the way. It is hard selling a home you have lived in for 48 years, but you made the experience a pleasant one for both my wife and myself. Good luck in the future and I am sure all your clients will have the same type of help that makes your worries disappear and all transactions become a pleasant experience.

Ray Arujo
18139 Osborne St., Northridge
Thank you both so much for helping me sell my house and helping me find my dream home. You successfully allayed all my anxieties about my house and priced it just right: the multiple offers came in and the house sold quickly. You skillfully and expertly helped me navigate all aspects of selling a home, from listing to closing.

Your expertise helping me then find a new home which was perfectly suited for my son and me was impressive. This was no easy task, and though your patience never wavered, I realize that finding something just right for me was not at all a simple task. The moment I stepped into that very special house you found, I knew that I was home.

I have found your knowledge and experience to be priceless and would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.

Fransya Dharmawan
8807 Lindley Ave., Northridge
I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in selling my home. You were both very professional in guiding me through the process and you worked very hard to market my home. Your knowledge and love for this neighborhood was also helpful.

Because of your efforts, we received multiple offers and you negotiated with the right buyer who was able to close escrow early. You were readily available to answer my questions and I thought you were always looking out for my best interest. I would recommend your services to family and friends.

Carmelina Cutujar
17556 Tribune St., Granada Hills
We were very happy with you and Cody in helping us sell our house. You truly know the market and all your suggestions to make the home more attractive to buyers really paid off. You also helped us price our listing so that it sold fairly quickly in an unstable market.

We were impressed also with all the attention and hard work you put into selling our house mainly having all the open houses and your friendly rapport with the potential buyers at the open houses. All these factors makes you guys the best as far as we are concerned and we would recommend you to anyone that is in the market to sell.

Teresa & Henry Elvira
8931 Garden Grove Ave., Northridge
We would like to thank you for a job well done. It was a pleasure working with both of you. As you know, selling and buying a home can be a trying and difficult experience. With your professional guidance and assistance we were able to make a smooth transition in a timely manner. After meeting with you, it became evident that not only were you an expert in your field but also extremely professional, dedicated and very knowledgeable. We always felt that you had our best interest at heart and wanted nothing but the best for us. We feel honored to have met and worked with the Russell Team.

Russell & Helen Morgan
8932 Amigo Ave., Northridge
I think it was remarkable that you and Cody were able to move our house so quickly in such a slow market. You evidently have the right combination of advertising strategy and local knowledge to make things happen.

Robert & Dorothy Mosher
18209 Marilla St., Northridge
Bruce & Cody - We could not have done it without you. You responded to every phone call, every question and made excellent recommendations. Thank you.

Roger Walker
18728 Nordhoff St., Northridge
Your service, cooperation, and honesty plus repairing the house for selling to completion has been excellent and satisfying. I could not ask for a better business transaction or a more friendly arrangement.

Nadia Guirguis
14069 Remington St., Arleta
We felt that your service was extremely professional and prompt. I greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication towards the sale of our home. We will definitely seek your service again in the future and will refer you to friends and family with the highest recommendation.

Myrna Wills
18637 Calahan St., Northridge
Bruce & Cody, The 2 of you were just great! I don't know how the sale of my home could have gone any better, especially in this tough sell market. You are pros!

Ants & Virve Leps
18216 Osborne St., Northridge
Bruce did a great job selling two houses for us. He worked speedily & very professionally & was a source of much needed & useful information.

Victor & Alissa Tenorio
8900 Wilbur Ave., Northridge
We always appreciated how you thoroughly handled our questions and the quick return calls you gave us. As you know, we were happy with the amount of people that came to see our home each week.

Robert Carroll
18361 Lahey St., Northridge
Excellent Service! Unlike most realtors, I felt very comfortable with my decision to use Bruce & Cody and fully confident that they would always work in my best interest. They were truly professional & hard working. Thanks guys. You made this a much better experience than expected.

Marty Tanaka
18215 Rayen St., Northridge
I want to thank you again. I doubt somebody else would have gotten us over $630,000 for our home. Nailing the right price so the house would move was an art. I don't think it was luck because you have sold so many homes in the neighborhood. You also did a lot of marketing that other agents don't do. You're the best. GOOD SELLING!

Pam & Bart Orrick
9738 Etiwanda Ave., Northridge
Great, Wonderful, Fantasic! Bruce, we couldn't have done it without you. You made things very easy in our difficult times. We would be happy to recommend you highly.

Ami London
9009 Geyser Ave., Northridge
Your service was very thorough, gave me timely updates and practical advice even while I was out of town for an extended period of time. I feel I made the right decision to utilize your service for the sale of my house. Thanks Bruce & Cody.

Lorne & Nancy Dunsworth
19135 Prairie St., Northridge
We were very pleased with the service we received on the sale of our home. You helped us will all aspects of the sale and provided excellent professional guidance. Thank you for your help.

Jeremiah & Veronica Gonzalez
8150 Etiwanda Ave., Reseda
Bruce was always available. He is very knowledgeable and knows the area very well.

Jeff Glanzrock & Kathy Levine
18239 Gresham St., Northridge
Pro Service, easy to work with. Thank you Bruce!

Alva Johanson
8922 Chimineas Ave., Northridge
I had moved 80 miles away - completion of "Northridge House" - "Chores, readiness" - looked hopeless. Bruce handled everything - estate sale, repairs, permits and clean-up - in an efficient, caring way. He kept me and my family informed of progress - even making two long distance house calls and arranging two meetings which meant long drives - all done in a professional manner. Instead of a "nightmare" move, the sale became a pleasant realty.

Esther Johnston
9017 Rathburn Ave., Northridge
You were very kind and helpful. You love the Northridge area and it shows. Keep up the good work and thanks for your help.

Joe & Marie Fasone
18156 Herbold St., Northridge
Bruce, I thought you were very professional. You have a lot of patience. You were very considerate of our privacy. Thanks for a great job.

Bill Jancar
8957 Darby Ave., Northridge
Great! Very knowledgeable, any questions needing answered, Bruce was quick to respond and would explain your question in a way that you could not misinterpret.