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Russell Smith

A native of Louisville, Russell brings deep business and real estate investment experience to his role at Kentucky Select Properties.

In 2012, Russell returned to Louisville after living in Washington, DC for 18 years. While he loved the nation’s capital, Louisville called him home once he and his wife started their family. Most recently, from 2010 to 2014, he founded and managed an investment research firm, supporting institutional investors with their evaluations of Boards of Directors and management teams. Prior to that company, from 2007 to 2010, he served in the public sector as a consultant and earlier as a Regional Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration. From 1999 to 2007, he worked in a variety of sales and executive education roles at CEB [NYSE: CEB], supporting sales leaders at Fortune 500 companies with their organizational transformation efforts.

After graduating from Kentucky Country Day, he moved to Washington to attend Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1998. He also took several accounting and finance classes at the University of Maryland University College. 

A real estate investor for several years, he continues to invest in residential and commercial properties, both alone and with partners.

In addition to spending time with his wife, two children and dog, he enjoys reading, fly fishing, cooking (and smoking on the Big Green Egg), and tennis. He has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator since 1991. 


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What Clients Have to Say ... 

“Russell was a fantastic real estate agent to work with. His responsiveness was unparalleled and his knowledge of the Louisville market is outstanding. My husband and I felt confident throughout the process with Russell as our agent, and he was very professional from start to finish.” – Megan B.

“Russell was amazing and went above and beyond to help my clients with the sale of their estate property. He was kind, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make this an excellent experience. Russell's communication skills are remarkable and he kept us updated throughout the process. I highly recommend him!” – Nicole W.

 “Russell was a pleasure to work with when selling a home recently. Russell is personable and hard working – both qualities key to his success as a REALTOR®. I would highly recommend him.” – Patricia H.

“Russell Smith is very conscientious and well-organized. Russell is a skilled negotiator. He was not only able to help us sell our property in a very timely manner, but he was able to negotiate a great transaction for our property. We have worked with other real estate agents in the past and Russell distinguishes himself as being the best!” – Janice K.

“Selling my home with Russell Smith couldn't have gone any smoother. Very professional and he went far and beyond making me feel comfortable as a first time experience for me. I would highly recommend him.” – Sharon W.

“As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and Russell had the answers. Throughout the whole process - from looking at multiple homes, to closing on our new home - Russell was very attentive, readily available and knowledgeable. With his help and guidance we found a home within our budget, that fits all of our needs and we were able to close on our home within a month of our offer being accepted.” – Carrie A.

 “I consider myself lucky to have been referred to Russell by a close friend of mine. I was a first-time home buyer and from day one he spent a lot of time making the process as easy on me as possible. I'm beyond comfortable sending all my friends that are interested in buying a house to him, knowing that they will be treated just as well as I was.” – Alan P.

“Working with Russell to buy a home in Louisville was great. Two things stood out. (1) The level of communication was above and beyond, which I really appreciated. (2) When we set out to look at 5 houses in one day – he brought snacks and drinks! It was the little things Russell did to make our experience easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend!” – Jamie W.

“Russell Smith is an excellent REALTOR®. He was patient, thorough, and friendly. He found the perfect house and helped me get into it with no hassles or worries. He and Kentucky Select Properties have my highest recommendation.” – Beth W.

“Russell represented me as my agent when I purchased my home. He is knowledgeable in real estate and very professional. He really takes a personal interest in your buying/selling situation.” – Joey K. 

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