I’ve been described as a creative, knowledgeable and caring visionary. I think that description suits me well! I’m passionate about homes and people. As a graduate of the Art Institute, I have a knack for architecture and design. I also have a degree in Human Resources Management. These complimentary degrees both help me blend the human side of real estate with the architectural and design aspect. Helping clients see what a house can be, and how to make it perfect for their needs as a home is what drives me.

I bring many years of real estate experience to my clients. In fact, I have negotiated, purchased and renovated more than three dozen homes myself over the past 30 years, not including those for design and/or real estate clients! Every client is special and unique. I like to look for things that are personal to the client and incorporate many of them into improving the client’s experience. To me, it’s about exceeding their expectations with something truly meaningful. One way I help do this is with my “eye for design”. My years as a Human Resources Director have trained me to troubleshoot, resolve problems, work effectively with a diverse audience, and above all be compassionate. You could say I bring a calming effect to buying and selling real estate.

I’ve lived in Tucson for more than 20 years. Originally from North Carolina, I moved to Germany during my later childhood years. Since then, I’ve continued to travel extensively throughout the world and have had the opportunity to live and own property in Denver, Portland, San Diego and now Tucson. I find relaxation through time at the beach, hiking, design work and playing the piano.

Let me put my many years of experience with homes and people to work for you too.

Client Reviews

Russ Carden is a wonderful person and an excellent real estate agent! He is quickly responsive to my interests and questions. He is an excellent communicator and I feel he has gotten to know me so as to better serve my real estate needs. He is dependable and his expertise in all aspects of real estate inspires confidence and trust. His customer service goes above and beyond! He helped me buy my new home and is now listing my old home for sale.

Deborah P

Russ Carden always went above and beyond! He was tireless, always even-tempered and good humored, creative, and tuned in to our needs. He is the best agent I have ver worked with.

Melissa J

Russ is absolutely the best!

Melissa J

Very knowledge of market conditions, etc. A no nonsense kind of guy willing to express his opinion when asked.. Willing to go the extra mile.

Candice Adams