Welcome Russ Starner
Russ attended J. Sargeant Reynolds College and Virginia Commonwealth University for Business Administration and Management.
Before entering real estate…Russ was a designer for the State of Virginia Highway Dept. and also a waiter for several years developing his people skills. He became one of the “top 20” servers in the United States for TGI Fridays Restaurants. He then went into restaurant management and traveled the United States as a national trainer for Darryl's Restaurants.
Russ entered the real estate profession at a very young age in 1986 and achieved Broker License status in Virginia & Florida. He has also been recognized as “real estate agent of the year” for his entire company three times.
Over the years Russ has attended thousands of hours of seminars, trainings, and coaching from some of the great ones in history such as Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Floyd Wickman, and Mike Ferry. Russ is a graduate of Tom Hopkins' “boot camp” and Floyd Wickman's “Sweathog boot camp”. Floyd Wickman's boot camp is a 3 month intense training class and Russ was the top “listing agent”, “sales volume agent”, and “#1 overall agent”!
He is a “Graduate of the Realtors Institute” and also earned the “Certified Residential Specialist” and “Real Estate Master” designations . The CRS designation has been awarded to less than 3% of all Realtors nationwide and is earned through passing several extensive real estate courses and generating a top level of sales volume over an extended period of time.
Russ has trained, mentored, and coached thousands of agents… many of whom have gone on to become some of the top producers in the real estate industry!
Russ was Vice President of Planning & Development and a member of the board of directors for Youngblood Realtors, which then became a multi-office RE/MAX franchise. He then transferred to Florida where he became a trainer and coach with a RE/MAX office. Two years later he was hired by Real Estate Professionals where he helped open and manage a branch office.
Russ joined EXIT Real Estate Professionals and was promoted to VP of Growth & Development. He created and developed a training program that was recognized as one of the best in the industry. The training program was credited for helping grow the company from one office with 60 agents… to a five-office operation that became the largest office in the EXIT system with over 400 agents!
Russ joined the staff of EXIT International’s Real Estate Training Institute in September 2006. He became the Senior Trainer and eventually took over all of the daily training through EXiT’s Interactive Television system. He trained thousands of EXiT agents across the U.S. and Canada from his studio providing LIVE training 10 hours/day. Russ also coached agents offering weekly coaching sessions.
Russ joins the Hampton Roads Military Relocation Team with great anticipation of helping its agents reach their maximum potential.
We are excited to welcome Russ to The HRMRT Family!