REALTOR® ABR® SRS™ SRES®
Southern Arizona Specialist
For more than 50 years, I’ve called Southern Arizona home.™
I’m a Southern Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson. I’ve spent most of my life living and working in Arizona communities. I’m a full-time resident, working with both buyers and sellers in Green Valley, Sahuarita, Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona.
Prior to selling real estate, I served in senior leadership roles in Fortune 100/500 companies for more than 20 years, developing advanced skills in sales, operations and marketing. Now, as a REALTOR® with Tierra Antigua Realty, I’m part of Southern Arizona’s largest, locally-owned real estate agency. I’m an experienced buyer and seller myself, having purchased and sold more than a dozen properties of my own over the past 2 decades.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Southern Arizona, you’ll experience unsurpassed service and professionalism at all stages of your real estate transaction. I welcome the opportunity to assist in your next home sale or purchase. Please call or email or text to schedule a no obligation consultation.
Benefits for Buyers:
Russ Fortuno has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. The ABR® designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation — only 3 percent of Realtors nationwide have earned this distinguished credential.
Before beginning the process of shopping for a home or visiting open houses, buyers should always secure the services of their own real estate agent. Best of all, when you work with me to buy a home, representation costs you nothing. Buyer’s Guide.
Benefits for Sellers:
Russ Fortuno has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS™) designation by the Real Estate Business Institute of the National Association of Realtors. The SRS™ designation recognizes real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential in professionally and ethically representing sellers.
All sellers benefit from a full-service marketing plan and professional representation. Best of all, I’ll offer you a low, flexible commission plan that’s designed to meet your goals and put more equity back into your pocket. Seller’s Guide.
55+ Community Specialist
Russ Fortuno has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Council of the National Association of Realtors. The SRES® designation recognizes real estate professionals who specialize in the unique needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
I specialize in working with buyers and sellers in Green Valley’s 55+ communities, including Rancho Resort, Sonora and Quail Creek in Sahuarita.
WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING…
Best Realtor I ever had!
I listed my home with Russ and he had an offer for me within 7 days. I had listed with two other realtors with no success. I have bought and sold several homes in my lifetime and I will say that Russ is the best realtor that I have ever had.
— G.S., Green Valley AZ
We listed our house to sell in Sahuarita with Russ. This was a long distance sale as we were out of state when we listed. Most everything was done over the phone and with online e-signing. Russ answered all questions very quickly and followed up with details and items that were needed for the seller at closing. A+ service!
— D.C., Sahuarita AZ
Can’t thank him enough!
Russ was very helpful with respect to the hunt and purchase of my home in Green Valley. I valued his input as far recommending homes and all the additional info as far as resources in the area. He had to deal with me being in Pennsylvania and handling most of the work long distance. He reviewed the potential homes based on my wants/needs and continually send me lists and updates. By the time I got to Arizona on vacation we went thru the list, visited sites and made a choice in one day. I would gladly recommend Russ to any possible client in the future. Can’t thank him enough.
— M.F., Green Valley AZ
I put my trust in him and he didn’t fail me
I left the area early in the selling process, Russ handled everything for me and kept me informed about what was happening. He answered all of my questions promptly and did all of the extras that needed to be done. I put my trust in him and he didn’t fail me. I do recommend him for handling the sale of your home, and for finding you one to buy.
— J.A., Sahuarita AZ
Russ was very helpful during the entire process. His online document signing and website were a hugh asset as we were moving from out of state. Very professional and aware of all the details we needed to know to be successful in our home purchase in Green Valley.
— K.L, Green Valley AZ
Can’t say enough good things about Russ
Couldn’t have asked for a better realtor!! Russ was very friendly and professional, very knowledgeable, great at negotiating and had a great strategy for everything. He kept us up to date and did all the heavy lifting for us. He took the time to find houses that matched our needs, took care of setting up our inspections and handled any issues that came up during the process. Russ made the house buying process smooth and stress free. Really can’t say enough good things about Russ. We had zero complaints. We definitely recommend using Russ as your Realtor.
— J.M., Tucson AZ
Very professional approach to all aspects of our transaction. His handling of this purchase allowed us to have total confidence that we were being represented by the best real estate agent for us. I would have no reservations in recommending Russ Fortuno to anyone else looking for a RealEstate Agent!
— D.L., Green Valley AZ
Russ took care of everything
He is very personable, knowledgeable and reliable. Anytime we had a question or concern, he was right there with the answer. Our buyers were from out of state and had only 1 week to see the house and schedule all inspections. It could have been very stressful for us, but Russ took care of everything in professional and timely manner.
— S.S., Green Valley AZ
We recommend him to any one
We found Russ to be very professional and informed on the details related to the market as well as the negotiating process. He was also prompt to respond to our calls and emails. We recommend him to any one considering having their home listed.
— S.G., Green Valley AZ
I couldn’t have picked a better agent
All I can say about Russ Fortuno is that he did a excellent job in the complete process of selling my home. I would recommend him to other people. He knows local knowledge and his process expertise was very good. He respond to all my questions and kept me informed of any new items that came up. He did a excellent job in the negotiations with the buyer agent. I couldn’t have picked a better agent to handle the sell of my property.
— D.F., Sahuarita, AZ
Keeps any drama from becoming dramatic
Russ was always very responsive and retuned calls in timely manner. Was extremely calm and rational when going gets jiggy. Keeps any drama from becoming dramatic. His experience in executive management is an asset when dealing with the variety of challenges related to closing the sale. I highly recommend him to handle complicated transactions.
— M.L., Tucson, AZ