About Russ

I am an independent agent. I do not have a team of people working for me. The buck always stops with me. My business is based upon personal relationships with my clients. It's about you, not about the sale. When you have a question, you will speak directly with me. I will personally handle all the details to make sure your transaction goes smoothly. I appreciate the trust and confidence of the buyers and sellers with whom I work. I take that responsibility seriously and will always do my utmost to represent your best interests.

With 35+ years as a real estate professional, I have built strong relationships with attorneys, mortgage lenders, home inspectors and a variety of trusted vendors who are vital in the home purchase and ownership process. My RE/MAX Essential office staff is beyond comparison when it comes to providing excellent customer service. In addition, I have an expansive network of real estate professionals throughout the United States and internationally on whom I can rely to assist my buyer and seller clients outside the Wilmington, NC area. I’d welcome the opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to help you meet your real estate needs.

Here are some details about me:

  • Home town: Maple Shade, NJ
  • Rutgers University, BA
  • Towson University, MS
  • Maryland Institute of Art – studied photography
  • United States Army Security Agency
  • Vietnamese linguist
  • Awarded Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal
  • I’ve been a grade school teacher, a bicycle shop manager and an office manger
  • Married to artist, Nancy Noel May
  • We live with our rescue/reading therapy dog, Sadie
  • Past board member and president of the board of directors, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
  • I enjoy photography, travel and, of course, selling real estate