What People Are Saying About Russo Real Estate

"Kathy is a pleasure to work with. She is calm, cool, and collected. She got answers in a timely manner to whatever questions I had. The sale went smoothly thanks to Kathy's attentiveness. If I had another house to sell, I'd use Kathy again."  Y. Levenson
Homesnap Review


"Kathleen Wicklund showed her kindness and empathy to the needs I was looking for in my home hunting and very fast we found the right place and she help me through out the whole process to obtain all the documentation and help I needed even after the moving. I will recommend her with no hesitance."
Marilena Jennings


Steven Finklestein is an excellent real estate agent. He is professional, courteous and very thorough in his work. We found Steven to be incredibly helpful in securing a new professional office space for us. Steven took the stress out of the process by securing necessary documents, making appointments and contacting individuals. This allowed us to focus on finding the perfect property for our needs. We also enjoyed working with Steven because of his authenticity and good nature. We would definitely work with Steven again and certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent to help them find the perfect home, property of business. Highly Recommend!
Eric Williams

Google Review

I recently closed on a home which was listed by Rhoda and her group. In a word, Rhoda was one of the most pleasant and professional counterparties I've ever dealt with on a transaction. She was always ebullient, kept us apprised of process updates, maintained an open dialogue between myself and the Seller and facilitated everything to ensure the transaction was smooth from end-to-end. The close process came and went without so much as a misstep, and this is testament to Rhoda's hard work behind the scenes in getting the infinitesimal items squared away. On a more personal level, I truly enjoyed Rhoda's company. She has a great sense of humor, is very warm and friendly to everyone she meets and you'll seldom see her expressing other than a smile. Right down to the end, she rushed over to my attorney's office where the transaction was closing to deliver the keys and even offered to drive me over to my (new!) home because I took an Uber to escape trying to find parking. She's as wonderful a person as anyone can hope to find. I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone in the process of buying or selling a house to retain Rhoda's counsel. She will leave an indelible mark in more ways than one, and will ensure you find a house that is a home. Many thanks, Rhoda!
Emad Khan

Google Review

"Steven L. Finkelstein is an amazing realtor and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
If you or anyone you care about needs a realtor, do yourself a favor and work with Steven L. Finkelstein. He is honest, intelligent ,
thorough, and a connsumate professional. We tried to sell our home for years with various brokers and had no luck. We hired
Steven and we closed successfully in a few months. We are so grateful for all his help and hard work....
HIRE HIM, you can't go wrong!"

Zillow Review

"Extremely nice people to do business with."
Erik Einbinder

"Steven Finkelstein is a real pro and helped us list and sell our family's home that we owned for over 65 years. He guided us with
advice and years of experience that helped us sell in record time...most of all he listened and cared for all of our questions
and concerns. Highly recommend!"
Christopher J. Kloeblen

Letter Received from Customer D.E. Teaneck, NJ

"Steven is the best realtor possible. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, skilled, understanding, creative and nice. All of which were required in the sale of my home which he sold for me. Steven got the pricing exactly correct so that it sold for $16K above the ask. And he was far more patient than I during a long closing process, dealing with many delays, all for reasons out of our control. I recommend Steven and Russo Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Northern New Jersey"

 "After 36 years living in our beautiful home, we decided to sell it.  We are so glad we chose Steven L. Finkelstein, of Russo Real Estate in Teaneck, NJ, as our realtor.  Steven patiently explained the process, was very responsive to our questions, texts and phone calls, helped us properly stage the house, recommended movers, storage facilities, a lawyer, and even found us a new apartment to live in while our new home is being built.  We received several offers above asking, and Steven guided us in accepting the best offer. We had the most remarkable experience because of Steven L. Finkelstein.  We recommend him highly. "

Ken and Debbie Rutz

"Kathleen [Kathleen R. Wicklund]: [We] appreciate all that you have done to make the sale of our house a smooth process. :)
Your presence brought peace and as a result it calmed us down when we were anxious. 
We couldn't have done it without you. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU so much for everything."

Arlene and Ricardo Cobeo

"Steven L. Finkelstein, Broker-Associate,  is simply, AMAZING!
I am extremely grateful for his help in finding our perfect place. Steven was always happy to answer any questions and provided crucial advice/guidance for a first-time home buyer.
Thank you very much, for all you do Steven! Cannot recommend you enough!"
Addiel Almonte
Teaneck, NJ

"There are no words to express how grateful I am to have had Steve Finkelstein as my agent but I’m certainly going to try!  I started working with Steve almost a year ago after meeting at an open house.  When he asked me if I was working with an agent, little did I know how fortunate I was that Steve would be the one to guide me through this past year’s crazy market and get me to the closing table.  From the moment we started talking, he was professional, knowledgeable and engaging.  This is the third home I’ve purchased and I have met many realtors in these transactions.  Steve is the cream of the crop.  I didn’t always make life easy for him.  While unintentional, my changing needs saw several deals go from “this is the one” to “this won’t work”.  He handled everything with grace, a positive attitude and a willingness to do whatever it took to get me into the house that I couldn’t find…but believed was out there.  Steve is a dream realtor: organized, down-to-earth, creative in his approach to finding a property when the inventory simply wasn’t there and thoroughly supportive in the process even as I started doubting I would find what I wanted.  Steve is the consummate realtor: stellar service, an infectious personality and the best “can do” attitude.  Have I truly expressed how grateful I am?  Not really.  I don’t have the words to do this justice…"
Carol Walmsley


"Thank you so much Annekee Brahver-Keely for all your help over the last two years in renting and now selling our condo... We are so grateful for all that you have done for us. It made all the difference to have your experience at hand when we set out to find a renter and then to sell in this crazy market... Thank you for everything!"
Becky & Will

"When you are looking for a Realtor, the goal is to find one that cares for the client, who has good feedback, listens, and follows through. Regardless of it being with a buyer or seller, your desire should be the same when it comes to buying or selling a home. The Realtor should also have a professional standing among his peers in the Realtor community. That can only be earned through time, hard work, and volunteerism.
Steven L. Finkelstein, in helping me sell my listing in Teaneck showed that same dedication to working cooperatively between all parties. He demonstrated a willingness to think out of the box, offer solutions and ideas, and worked hard to close and get his clients into their new purchase.
Is this not what you want when shopping for, or selling a home?
I recommend Steven L Finkelstein for his professionalism, dedication to the Realtor Code, and his ability to assist his clients to obtain the home of their dream."
Mauel Couto, Broker-Associate, Neno-Rosa Agency, Kearney, NJ

"Kathy Wicklund helped us to buy our home last year. We were inexperienced first time home buyers, and we were so fortunate to have her as our agent. She was a genuinely honest and competent realtor and became our friend. She had organized each showing as an educational session to give us a thorough understanding of the various styles of houses. And of course, through that process, we were finally able to find our home, and we are enjoying it so far. She is very diligent and responsive and has excellent negotiation skills as well. She truly knows how to make a deal. First of all, She is such a great human being, and I think that was the most important fact to choose the trustworthy agent to help us the biggest spending. I highly recommend Kathy. She will always smile and be your side until you found your dream home."
Ryan Cho

" We worked with Shirley Sosland to purchase a home in New Milford. She came recommended to us and for good reason. This was not our first home purchase, so we know how other realtors can be. She was the best realtor we ever worked with! We recommend her to everyone looking in Bergen County for a home or apartment. She stays within your budget and knows which home issues are truly big or small. If you want a person who cares about your happiness more than their pocket, you should hire Shirley! "
Sarina Kerper on Google


"Kathy Wicklund was involved, energetic and competent from beginning to end. Our home sold for more than anything else in our town has ever sold. She was attentive to our needs, cared deeply about our process and was always the epitome of honesty and integrity. I can't recommend anyone higher. 6 stars {the max} for this one!!" Margaret Szymanski


See what Carolyn K., of Teaneck says of Steven L. Finkelstein....

"Sometimes he's quiet as a mouse, but he will always sell your house!
His smile is catching and his face will take you to a happy place!
He makes you feel like you're the one, who likes to laugh & have some fun!
But, most of all, you'll have a friend, who'll stick with you 'til the end!
He'll say to you, 'please buy this house,' while wearing his amazing blouse.
So, after all, you'll have a deal-Your happiness will seem unreal.
You're tucked away,...A new address, and, late at night, you'll say 'God Bless.' "



"Throughout my life, my husband and I purchased 5 houses before we started looking for a house for our older
daughter. Eventhough we had many previous interactions with several real estate agents buying and selling our
properties, we only had a vague understanding that buying a co-op is entirely different process. Our agent was
Steven L. Finkelstein. Recently real estate is so overheated that many realtors don't put much effort and just
let the bidding process determine th buyer. Steven guided us flawlessly throught the process making himself always
available when he was needed. He is very knowledgeable and accurate in his statements. He is always on top of
things and concerned to make the process move efficiently for his clients. I highly recommend Steven. You would
be very pleasantly surprised." Anna Auerbach

"Thank you Kathy [Wicklund]. 
It was a blessing and a pleasure doing business with a professional and courteous classy lady as yourself.
Thank you. I pray You Have a bless safe healthy and Very Productive 2021!
With Love and Respect!"
Your New Friend 

" Naama [Manahan], We are so grateful for all you did to make our Jersey Dream Home a reality.
Thank you."
Ayodele and Torya


"I just purchased an amazing two family investment property with Kathy Wicklund as my realtor! She was amazing and made my first home buying experience so easy by being well informed, responsive and easy to communicate with. Kathy knows everything there is to know about real estate and knows just about everyone in Bergen county which makes the home buying experience much easier. Even after the sale, she continued to educate us about the process of taking over previous owners leases and took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page. She has taught me so much through this process and I know none of this would be possible if I had chosen another realtor without the same passion and experience as Kathy. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking to buy or sell in New Jersey and I plan on hiring her and her company for my future investment endeavors."
Jackie Morales


"Our family felt so comfortable working with Kathleen Wicklund...she was very knowledgable regarding all aspects of the selling process and was super responsive...we felt she was our partner throughout ...we strongly recommend Kathleen's expertise...she also made this process fun! She is a gem!" Mary Hoffmann

"Kathleen Wicklund was amazing. It was truly a blessing to have her in our corner and working with us throughout the entire home buying process. Kathleen’s service, attention to detail, availability, knowledge of the business, follow up process, and commitment to her clients was top notch. Enough can’t be said about how much smoother and simpler she made this process for our family. Far too often when buying a selling a home, the process can be overwhelming for many people, especially if it’s your first time. Kathleen took control of every task and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. She gave us the confidence we needed to get things done, and we trusted her and followed her lead. I would recommend Kathleen to everyone I know." Ray Paltooram


"A short while ago I spoke with Steve Finkelstein [Russo Real Estate Broker-Associate] about selling my co-op next door [to the Russo Real Estate Office].... Little did I know what I was getting myself into, one always expects the worst of people or at least have a fear of dealing with some one you may never see in person that things will somehow come out with more questions than answers. I would truly appreciate if you would publicly recognize for me Steven and his exemplary service and for going far beyond what a real estate agent is required to do. Living in Israel, 80 years old, unable to travel, and wanting to sell a property is daunting to say the least. Steven did more than sell my property. He cleaned out a storage locker, arranged for fire inspections and paid out of his own pocket till I sent him a check for all the fees. When it came time to sign documents and the lawyers did not have docusign he stepped in and took care of the situation and had it done in no time. He also arranged for a dishwasher to be disconnected and disposed of far beyond what any other realtor would do. Steven kept me informed on almost a daily basis and dealt with my tenant... He earned and deserves every penny he made as his commission and is a valuable asset to Russo Real Estate. Please convey me and my families earnest thanks for a job well done without ever meeting face to face I feel I was treated as a king. One last note. When I lived in the building you graciously allowed my wife to park her car in the back of you lot during emergency road closing so her car would not be towed away, Thank you for that also." Rob Lauderdale



"Russo Real Estate is a well run local business. The agents there actually help you find what you're looking for and really try to help unlike just about any realty I've been to over the years. It's no wonder they're such a big presence in Teaneck and the broader Bergen County." Timothy R.

"Rhoda and Bob and all of the support staff at Russo Real Estate were a huge help selling my aunt's home in Teaneck. This was an estate sale so we were dealing with everything long distance and needed referrals for contractors for pre-listing repairs and a few items that arose as a result of the home inspection. Everyone we were referred to completed the necessary work as requested, on time, for a reasonable fee. Rhoda personally checked in on things regularly and communicated directly so that we were always well informed.

Rhoda and Bob have a super understanding of the market and helped us navigate through multiple offers ultimately settling with a well prepared and qualified buyer.  Rhoda answered every question promptly and was a helpful resource throughout - and was an overall pleasure to deal with." Beth B.


"I want to personally thank Russo Real Estate for the tremendous job you and your staff did in selling my mother's estate house in Teaneck. No other brokers would have been as understanding, professional and knowledgeable then your staff at Russo Real Estate.

I would recommend you to any buyers looking to sell in the Bergen County area."

Larissa Swanberg-Obadia