Testimonials

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I have worked with numerous realtors in purchasing houses over the past three decades in Cambridge Massachusetts, Montreal Canada, and Orange County California; Russ Evans is the best realtor of them all. He is the best because he had the answer to every one of my questions within a day — questions on laws, permits, processes, inspectors, house details, appraisers, and loan procurement. In fact, if it were not for Russ, my wife and I wouldn’t have the spectacular house where we now reside in Newport Beach because Mr. Evans solved the numerous “impasses” between the loan officer and us. In addition, he was excellent in negotiating important aspects the closing timing that were crucial to the deal. My favorite Evans’ accolade is that he’s smart (logical, rational, well read), yet modest. If only all agents could have a fraction of his abilities! – Brian A.


Russ Evans provided excellent professional service from day one. My wife and I felt at ease working with Russ. We didn’t hesitate to ask many questions for Russ during the sale of the home. Answers came timely and always addressed the  issues. Russ was great, fielding the questions from my wife and I and the buyer and kept us informed of all results in a timely manner. Russ was amazing staging the home and worked with a great photographer who presented a brochure with great images and specifications in a professional manner. The whole family loved the brochures provided by the McMonigle Team. Inviting the neighbors to the first open house was fantastic. We have talked to a number of neighbors who loved the hospitality. The whole process was conducted in a professional manner. Russ presented a great market analysis of similar homes in the area. All this hard work resulted in a full price offer the first day the home was listed. The 30 day escrow was perfect. Russ was great at providing timely communication each step of the way. My wife and I would gladly refer these professionals to a future buyer or seller.–John B.


Russ provided for an excellent experience. He went out of his way to make sure I understood all aspects of purchasing a home in California. He helped me choose the right home for me, even if it meant it would take more of his time. He is the most personable and honest realtor I  have ever met. The experience was stellar. In fact, he will be our realtor for the purchase of another future property. Amazing!–Rey S.


Russ was extremely professional and patient. We had experienced a few negative interactions with several other realtors prior to Russ. He was knowledgeable and would obtain information on whatever questions we inquired regarding the property that he was not absolutely sure about. We would highly recommend Russ to anyone buying or selling a home.–Kim B.


Russ were very professional and guided us through the house sale process. Whenever we had questions he was quick to respond. His knowledge and experience was extremely helpful to us in making decisions regarding sale. I definitely would recommend him. Thank you Russ! –Paul88832


My experience was excellent . Russ was extremely knowledgeable, his negotiation skills were excellent, his attention to detail and his professionalism were the best! I never had to wait or wonder what was going on . Thank you again, Russ, for making this transaction so smooth.–Michele G.


“HIGHLY recommend! Russ’s expertise combined with his supportive, professional and enthusiastic approach made a stressful transaction fun. He did a fantastic job showcasing and marketing our property to the masses. And we got an offer in less than ten days, and closed weeks later. Look no further! He’s the best!”Colleen O.


“Hello all. Based on this rating system, I see a problem. Great people deserve the highest possible rating that you can give. It’s not about stars or any symbol you want to come up with. It’s about honest individuals doing what they say they’re going to do, so that the percentage you give for them for all of the professional attention, just feels like great value. Russ will make your real estate experience something you’ll want to share with others. But to play by Zillow’s rating system, I’d have to give Russ, 6 Stars. He sold my home in less time than I could have hoped for and for that, I am grateful. Just stop looking and go with Russ, he’s simply the best. Good luck and happy house hunting.”  –Ric M.


“I had some friends moving to Orange County from Manhattan, NY; they were in a frustrating situation with a lazy agent and after weeks of struggles finally reached out to ask me to step in. I gave all the details to Russ so they could get connected; literally, within a week, they were filling out an   application on a beautiful place to call home.  Russ never missed or phone call and he is diligent about understanding the needs of the client.  Most importantly, he’s honest and is someone you can count on to get things right.  I highly recommend Russ for any of your real estate needs.” –Sam H.


“My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Russ Evans with our recent relocation from Manhattan to California. He was in a word “outstanding”! Patient but guiding, offered his opinions as a “pro/con” for each property we expressed interest in and never left our side during the whole process. We are thrilled to have found our perfect place and we have Russ to thank! It’s all about the right person to help, and for us…Russ was spot on! We found our forever real estate agent!” –Mark T.


“Having moved 18 times in my life, it’s important to me that my real estate agent is not only knowledgeable, but personable as well. My husband and I have been guided by Russ Evans for several years and find him to be a brilliant negotiator with our best interest at heart. Russ is easy to work with, willing to spend the time, an expert in the field, and extremely responsive. I just can’t say enough.” –Criss S.


“We have just moved from Manhattan to Orange County and after our original agent was not able to provide the time in seeing rental properties we happened upon Russ Evans….luck was with us that day as he was everything we needed and more. He made the process of finding a rental property not only easy but fun. If I could give him ten stars I would. We will definitely be using him once our lease is over to purchase our home.” –Cherise T.