Russell started his real estate career with the Professionals Surfers Paradise, then in Cavill Avenue, in 1985. After completing his diploma in Real Estate Practices in 1986, Russell was appointed Manager of the office in early 1987.
Three years later, he was approached with an offer to manage the Professionals Mudgeeraba office, which he did until 1996, taking the office to the Top 5 in Queensland.
However, in 1996 Russell made the decision to return to Surfers Paradise and joined Gold Coast icon Max Christmas at his Orchid Avenue office, specializing in the sale of prestige and absolute beachfront apartments but active in all areas of the market.
Russell has now sold multi-millions of dollars-worth of Real Estate, and continues to specialize in the sale of prestige and beachfront properties from Main Beach to Broadbeach.
He has also become a specialist in the sale of luxury condominiums at the world famous 'Palazzo Versace'. His first sale there in 2001 has since been followed by more than 70 sales there, including three of the Penthouses.
Russell was the Number One salesperson for Max Christmas Real Estate for three of his last four years there and rejoined the Professionals at their new office in Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise in February 2005, when Max Christmas closed their doors and Max went into semi-retirement.
Russell was also the Number 1 salesperson for the Professionals, Surfers Paradise, after his return, and was ranked in the top three for the Professionals Group for Queensland.
He describes himself as being 'fanatical' about customer service, follow-up and punctuality and has enormous pride in his work.
Russell has been a fully licensed Real Estate Agent since 1987 and is also a qualified Real Estate Trainer. He was also a Licensed
General Auctioneer for more than 10 years.
In August 2009, Professionals Surfers Paradise was re-branded as PRDnationwide, and ironically, the office is in the same location where PRD began over 34 years ago!