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Sandra Russen

A seasoned Agent/Broker providing full Real Estate services in the Minneapolis West Metro Communities and West Central Minnesota since 1997.

Throughout her years in the real estate business, Sandra Russen has a robust array of experiences and skill sets with Residential and small Commercial Property sales, Hobby farm and Agricultural Land sales, REO, Distressed Properties and Foreclosures, Estate Sales, and Relocation Services.

Sandra has offered start-to-finish, full time real estate services in the West Central, MN communities of Montevideo and Granite Falls. Her career experiences include: Past Owner/Broker of two RE/MAX Franchises (2004-2014), Broker Associate with RE/MAX Preferred out of Willmar (2014-2017) MN, Hughes Real Estate and Auction (2017-2018), and most recently Owner/Broker of Russen Realty, LLC 2019-2023.

Effective March 1st, 2023, Sandra joined Fazendin Realtors of Wayzata as she transitions her business to the Delano, MN area. Sandra’s primary market areas are Wright County, Carver County, and the western metro of Hennepin County (Delano, Watertown, Maple Plain, Orono, Independence, and surrounding cities). Having established deep ties to her networks in West Central, MN, Sandra continues to provide real estate services with a focus on listings and relocation. Referrals are always appreciated.

Sandra is committed to providing relevant, informative insight to her clients. She stays active and connected in the Real Estate industry through various volunteer service and continued education.

To better serve her clients, Sandra Russen has gone the extra mile to earn the following Real Estate Designations and Certifications:

  • Certified Residential Specialist: The Proven Path to Success Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

    Certified Residential Specialist is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers. Those with the CRS designation are part of a nationwide, professional referral network  of top producers, 28,000 members strong.

  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

    Accredited Buyer's Representative The Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation is proof of an agent's unparalleled service and true commitment to the craft of buyer representation. An agent with the ABR designation has sought out additional training and education specific to understanding and better serving the needs of today's real estate buyers.

  • Graduate of Real-Estate Institute (GRI)

    The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated. New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
    GRI designees:

    • Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
    • Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
    • Are recognized nationally.
    • Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.

Volunteer Participation includes:

  • 2022/2023 Minnesota Membership Leader for RRC (Residential Real Estate Council)
  • Volunteer member of the Montevideo Heritage Haven committee, with a focus on problem-solving homelessness and housing for those in need of safe homes.

More about Sandra:

  • Participating member with the Minneapolis and Minnesota Association of Realtors
  • RPAC Member Contributor (Realtor Political Action Committee)
  • President of the WCAR (2014-2015) -West Central Association of Realtors
  • Volunteer on the Board of Directors for WCAR (2008-2017)
  • Volunteer on the Member Enhancement Committee (2017-2022) for WCAR
  • Board of Directors for 10 years at Brookside Senior Housing-Montevideo.
  • Chamber Member in Delano, Montevideo, and Granite Falls business communities.
  • U. S. Army Veteran
  • Proud Supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and other Veteran based services
  • Active Gardener and Dog Lover

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