Clients return to broker associate Geoff Russell again and again for many reasons — notably his sales record and service-oriented approach. He is a consistent producer, selling one of Houston’s most expensive houses ($6,000,000) a few years ago. “I always do what I say I am going to do,” says Geoff. “I’m in regular contact with my clients, and I make sure they are always aware of what is happening in their transaction.”
Geoff is also frequently complimented on his wit and sense of humor. “I think it’s important to keep things light during the heavy decision-making processes of buying and selling,” he says. “I find a sense of humor is something my clients practically require.”
The son of an aviator in the U.S. Navy, Geoff’s general likeability may be attributed to meeting so many different types of people growing up. “My family lived all over the United States, moving every couple of years,” he says. After graduating from ‘Ole Miss’, he came to Houston in 1974, and has lived in the Hyde Park area for the past 23 years.
Geoff had no trouble choosing a career path, he says. “I’m a born salesman.” He developed his natural sales ability as the manager of The Shop of John Simmons, a store in Houston’s famed Galleria. He transferred these skills to real estate in 1978 because “houses were the biggest thing I could think of to sell.”
Geoff specializes in residential single-family homes and townhouses in Houston’s “Inner Loop,” as well as the Bellaire, Galleria and Memorial areas. His interests include cars, reading, movies, travel, architecture and design. He is also a supporter of animals and the environment.