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About me

Professional Experience

In 1976 Russ obtained his real estate license and has been selling The Thrill of Tahoe ever since! In '86 he became a part owner of CB Hauserman Real Estate, which became the leading office on Tahoe's northshore up to 2001 when Russ sold the firm to Coldwell Banker. Russ is now a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker and also owner of Hauserman Rental group, one of the largest vacation rental companies on the Northshore.


Russ was a trouble maker in his younger years, so his parents made hime go to The San Rafael Military Academy. After learning good study habits and respect he attended U.C. Berkeley, study math under Ted Kaczynski (the unabomber) and graduated with B.S. Degree in 1970. He was president of his fraternity, SAEs. Has made it through life without any bombs!

Professional Philosophy

Although I enjoy all the outdoor acitivities Tahoe has to offer, it's the people who make this place special. I am remind of this every day I spend in this great community.

Professional Affiliations

In 1999 Russ was Realtor of the year. He was a director and Treasurer of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors. He was also president of the Chamber of Commerce and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. 

Personal Background

Russ was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin County. After graduation from Cal Russ moved to Tahoe and has enjoyed life on the Westshore ever since. He has two boys who can call Tahoe their home - Lucky Kids!   I love to downhill ski and cross country and during the summer I enjoy mountain bike riding, water skiing, hiking and boating on Big Blue.


1. "I met an agent who was both professional and pleasant. Add to this rare combination an undoubted honesty and sense of both style and humor"...The Independent on Sunday

2. "Russ's honesty and integrity are impeccable. Pat and I recommend Russ Baruh very highly for anyone looking for a home or vacation spot in the Tahoe area.".....Earl & Pat Gorton

3. " He knows the market for lakefront homes with great specificity, he knows the pluses and minuses of various Tahoe areas, he is patient and pleasant.."...David Nelson

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