We Sell Leisure Village Testimonials

I’ve lived in Leisure Village, in a rental for two years. In February I was told they were selling the property, and I would need to move. After some ups and downs trying to by the house, I had to let it go. After some of the shell shock wore off – I needed to move forward.
My head was still spinning, I had a little more than 30 days to buy a house, pack my house and move. It had been thirteen years since buying my last house, plus I had never delt with an HOA before, and was totally overwhelmed. I saw a sign on a house across the street, called Meryll Russell and we were off to the races. Meryll led me though every step, of course giving me choices, but following her lead was the right thing to do. We were dealing with an agent that was not familiar with the village, so she was guiding both sides of the deal with ease and knowledge. The listing was “as Is”, however it needed termite work, a new heating and air system (that was original), asbestos abatement and more. She negotiated the deal so we got all those items covered. With-in the first week, we wrote an offer, Meryll set up appointments for a home inspection, termite, and heating and air conditioning companies and more. She knew what we needed and made it happen. She was always steps ahead, her guidance and knowledge are amazing, anything that came up she took care of. I got a call from Meryll late one day, she said there was a problem with the insurance, but I didn’t want to let you know till we fixed it. (WOW!) There was also, oh you need a permit for that or this, but I already got it (WOW again). There were so many things she took care of for me, even before I knew I need them. I could not be more appreciative and feel so lucky to have Meryll Russell and Sharron Parker as my agents. It’s amazing getting to work with wonderful people you like and can trust completely. We managed to close the deal in less than 30 days!! Thank you, Meryll and Sharron, for having my back, would have never gotten thru this without you!!!
Maureen Barclift

Sharron Parker & Meryll Russell, a mother/daughter team, are simply great to work with when buying a Leisure Village home. We first toured Leisure Village with Sharron about 3 years ago when visiting our son in LA. She showed us the entire community & several homes and helped us realize that Leisure Village would be a great place to move to from New York, but we were not yet ready to make that big decision. Sharron kept in touch with us over the next 2 years, during which time we finally decided it was time to make the cross-country move. When we returned to California, we met Meryll, who was nice enough to show us the community again & a few homes. Over the next few months, Meryll went out of her way to set up several virtual tours (one even while we were overseas) and at long last we found an Amalfi model that checked all of our boxes. Four weeks later, we closed.

Meryll & Sharron were always responsive to our many questions & they went above and beyond to help us through the buying process. All of the electronic “paperwork” was managed with us in New York & Meryll was always available at any time of day (even with the 3 hour difference) to help us navigate the many documents required to close escrow; she is an expert on this phase of the home buying process. In addition, she & Sharron made themselves available to check on work being done on the house both before & after closing, since we live so far away. This personal touch made us feel confident that the house was in good hands prior to closing & when we came out for the walk-through, they helped make sure everything went smoothly.

It’s been a pleasure doing business with Sharron & Meryll and we highly recommend them for anyone looking for a wonderful realtor/broker team that is experienced, knowledgeable, proactive and most important, are really nice people.

Bob & Myra Pilson

I wish I could give them 10 stars!!!! The entire experience with working with Meryll and Sharron was beyond my families expectations. My mother required more care and we had to move her out of her home in Leisure Village. We were planning to use our dearest family friend to list the home as we trusted her. Sharron had approached me one day to say that she knew my mother and grandmother personally and if she could help in anyway, she would. After much thought, and speaking with other realtors, we decided to go with Sharron and Meryll since they were very familiar with the community. That was the best decision, as they handled everything!!!! They staged the house for no cost to us- and it looked so warm and inviting. Not only did they stage, but Meryll herself, moved furniture and cleaned to make everything look more attractive. They went beyond by setting up inspections, meeting the handy man (since I couldn’t), scheduling donations and trash pick-ups, as well as having the landscape brought up to association standards. If I couldn’t be there, Meryll was there, making it so convenient. Further, they were always in communication with what needed to be done and would answer my questions within a day! I felt that utilizing a realtor who lives in the community was a benefit, as they knew the community, what forms needed to be completed as well as the association guidelines that needed to be followed. It made the world of difference! I am so grateful for everything that Meryll and Sharron have done for our family! They made a stressful and emotional situation, stress-free. Priceless! We are so appreciative of their hard work, dedication, compassion and integrity with selling our family home.

Kathy Jackson

I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Sharron and Meryll. If only everyone were as professional, efficient, and on top of things as they are! They not only are extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and the ins and out of selling a house, but they go so far above and beyond what a realtor does. They coordinated all the trades-people needed to renovate and update the house prior to the sale and they had a resource for everything that needed fixing. When the house was ready, they were able to sell it for over the asking price. They turned what might have been a stressful process into one that was smooth, quick, and pleasurable. And, they’re just lovely people. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Andi Delott

Sharron and Meryll from “We Sell Leisure Village” came highly recommended from several friends who have bought in “The Village”. They were super responsive to our request for a meeting and in short order came up with a plan to help us sell my Mom’s home. Through their expert guidance and vast list of contractors, we were able to renovate the home at a reasonable cost and get a very fair offer on the home in a quick timeframe. Meryll guided us through the whole escrow process and they both were always available to meet with the contactors so that I didn’t have to be there. This was a huge help! I would say, the hardest part of this process was learning to spell Sharron’s name with two R’s and Meryll’s name with two L’s! You won’t find anyone more knowledgeable about “The Village” than these two women and they will work hard to get you your desired result.

Lynn Moderhak

I was referred to Meryll and Sharron by my husband’s golf buddy who had recently handled the sale of his mother-in-law’s home when she moved to an assisted living facility. He was 100 percent satisfied. Knowing that this customer was the sort of person who would not settle for anything less than top notch, I decided to give Meryll a call. Over the years, I have worked with realtors on the sale of three of our homes. Working with Meryll and Sharron on the sale of my mother’s home was by far the best sales experience ever. I wanted to get top dollar for the house and I wanted it sold quickly. They advised me on what needed to be done to get the best price without having to put too much money into improvements. They also provided names of contractors who could make the improvements who were professional and reasonably priced. An important benefit of having this team handle the sale, is that they know the CC&Rs, HOA dues, WIFI providers, trash & recycling providers and city and country permit requirements. A prospective buyer can feel confident that they have been informed completely of such things before making an offer. This team had their finger on the pulse of the market so that our asking price was where it needed to be. They have an uncanny ability to anticipate needs and were there to help with a multitude of little time consuming details at a moment’s notice. Given their positive attitude, it is no surprise that our sale went through quickly and profitably. I can unequivocally recommend Meryll Russell and Sharon Parker.

Karen Jacobs

Sharron Parker and Meryll Russell are an awesome Mother/Daughter Real Estate team. Having lived in Leisure Village for years and serving on the Architectural Committee, Sharron knows what is required to pass the Village Inspection. She knows how to make your tired house sparkle with a fresh look. And she knows “PEOPLE”. People who will remove used furniture that the charities won’t pick up, remove trash, renovate the paint, flooring, electrical, plumbing, check for termites, replace the garage door, clean, wash windows. There is nothing these ladies don’t cover with qualified, fairly priced, available people. Then Meryll stages with just the right items to give potential buyers the look of a home. They know the market and the importance of setting the price to attract the right buyer. They listen to the seller and share advice to achieve the best offer. Meryll is an expert walking you through the electronic paperwork. From planning-to-sell to closing, this team is always available and spot on to make the journey as painless as possible. You can trust WE SELL LEISURE VILLAGE.

Tana Davis

When we needed to sell our late mother’s home, Sharron and Meryll made everything SO doable. They prepared our mother’s house beautifully for showing and handled all the details on our behalf. All we had to do was approve the steps as they ran them by us. We were able to sell the house quickly at a reasonable price, even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. We would enthusiastically recommend them for preparing and selling your Leisure Village property.

Udi Shorr

I highly recommend “We Sell Leisure Village”. From our first phone call with Sharron Parker to every subsequent interaction with Jon Niemann and Meryll Russell, my son and I knew we were in good hands. Jon in particular was instrumental in helping me find the right condo in what can only be described as an extremely tight and fast-moving market. He was always available to meet us and answer all our questions. The entire team went above and beyond in getting rid of the red stake plants I didn’t want and in recommending companies to do various necessary repairs on the property prior to and through the closing process. Their help and demeanor made what would have been a stressful and overwhelming process bearable and even fun at times. I can’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Phyllis Humple

Meryll Russell and Sharron Parker are simply exceptional. They are knowledgeable, capable, candid and transparent – an absolute pleasure to work with. They helped make the move across the country to Leisure Village Camarillo for my Mother in Law and her husband as efficient as possible – always with a smile and a ‘can do spirit’ that simply has no equal.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to them. Our experience is not unique – everyone that knows them has the same things to say.  They are simply the best, most capable realtors to work with.

Jeff & Paula Zander

When it came time to sell our Mom’s home in Leisure Village, we thought about using a friend as our Realtor, but thought we’d interview a local broker just to be sure. We are so glad we did! We had no idea how different selling a home in Leisure Village is. Sharron & Meryll walked us through all the Leisure Village escrow paperwork, the exterior inspection report and took care of hiring trades people to get all the items on the LV list repaired. They even filled out the paperwork to bring all permits up-to-date. They knew all the right people to help us update the home so we could get the highest price possible. Who knew that new flooring, paint, smooth ceilings, lighting, etc. could make such a world of difference? They helped us to understand that buyers in Leisure Village often feel overwhelmed with the thought of fixing up a home, so making it move-in condition was the best idea. They even knew people who could come pick up any furniture we didn’t want anymore, since so many donation places are not accepting large furniture these days. We got multiple offers the first weekend and escrow closed in less than a month. We can’t imagine selling a house in Leisure Village without these experts on our side. Thank you! 

Carol Johnson

When it came time to find a family member a new home in Leisure Village, the first place we contacted was “We Sell Leisure Village.” From our initial phone call with Sharon, to our wonderful interactions with Jon, all the while being guided by Meryll’s financial expertise, we knew we were in good hands. This entire team lives in Leisure Village. They know the community inside and out. At the time we were buying turnover was quick and inventory was low, but they were still able to show us a variety of models in multiple areas. Once we determined the right floor plans for our needs, the team set to work. Jon has a knack at making you feel like his only client. Personable, affable and never without a smile, there’s no wonder everyone he passes in the Village seems to know his name. Not only did they help us locate and close on the perfect home (not a small feat in a fast paced sellers market), they went above and beyond: recommending movers, guiding us with the ins and outs of HOA life, and helping our family member get acclimated to their new community. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, so it’s without hesitation that we highly recommend the team at We Sell Leisure Village.

Erin & Josh Waggoner

I am a seller in Leisure Village (LV) and my property closed moments ago. Sharron and Meryll were absolutely superb. I cannot imagine how I could have received any finer service. They assisted with all aspects of the sale, including removal of unwanted old property, repainting and carpeting, staging, dealing with LV and buyer inspection issues, escrow company, etc., etc. I absolutely give them my highest possible recommendation, and heartfelt thanks.

Peter & Pam Simon

Wonderful and complete service. Professional and helpful. Sharron knows every inch of Leisure Village and is generous with her time and knowledge. Our transactions were efficient, easy and pleasant thanks to her hard work.

Barbara Oliver

My husband and I decided that our next move should be Leisure Village in Camarillo, CA. Sharron and her team were recommended to us. Their service was outstanding, efficient and pleasant. Not only did they give up their Christmas Eve to write our offer, but they were able close our escrow in 30  days. This was remarkable since we had to deal with all the holidays, loan requirements, inspections and escrow. I highly recommend Sharron and her team of professionals.

David & Harriet Sheinberg

Sharon was my agent 19 yrs ago when I bought my house in Leisure Village. She is very professional and friendly. Her team has been agent for my rental. They take care of all problems or business regarding this condo. I can highly recommend her as a honest and efficient agent.

Mira Fontes

Sharron is extremely knowledgeable and has the staff and expertise to get the job done quickly. We listed on a Wednesday and were in escrow on Sunday. We were very pleased. Escrow closed without any issues.

Ellen Jackson & Bonni Hunt

Sharron has incredible knowledge and experience as pertains to Leisure Village specifically and Camarillo in general. I would not have purchased my home at Leisure Village without her patience, responsiveness, and intimate knowledge of the community.

Sharon Cipolla

Sharron’s knowledge and experience with the Leisure Village market was invaluable. She handled all the marketing and sales aspects of our home sale and provided valuable insight regarding where to get the best return for money spent prepping the home for sale. I highly recommend Sharron and her team.

Phil Gabriel

Sharon has extensive sales experience in Leisure Village, a 55+ gated community in Camarillo CA. She knows all the rules and regulations that LV requires and anticipates and informs you, in my case, as the seller what to expect. There was immediate traffic as the property went on to the MLS. She kept us current and up to date on all business-related procedures, viewings, offers and the process once an acceptable offer occurred (within less than 2 weeks of the property on the market). All handled with professionalism. If you are interested in selling or buying property in Leisure Village, I encourage you to consider Sharron Parker to assist you.

Brian Ross

Sharron was wonderful to work with in selling our Leisure Village home. She was pleasant, thoughtful, responsive, quick to get things moving, and extremely helpful. We live on the East Coast, and she took care of finding people to clean and do repairs for us. She made what could have been a difficult experience seamless and easy. We definitely recommend Sharron!

Barbara & Dan Gerber

Sharon, and her team, at RE/Max Gold Coast, provided exceptional service. She made recommendations for upgrades, improvements, etc for a quick sell. She also provided recommendations for vendors that provided quality work. Less than a day on the market and the house sold. We had a few bumps in the road, in the process, (none of which were her errors) and she and her team calmed each one. Her knowledge of the area, process, and realistic expectations added confidence to the challenges of home selling. I interviewed numerous agents to select the right one, and we made the right choice.

Barbara Barkemeyer

It is with much pleasure that I write this Letter of Reference for Sharron Parker.  Sharron worked with us as a realtor in selling our home in Leisure Village.

From the first day, Sharron impressed me with her knowledge and expertise in the housing market in Leisure Village.  She knows the market, the homes, the comparables, and the inventory, and we had complete trust in her judgment.

The suggested repairs and upgrades to the house were excellent, and the results were impressive.  The listing price she suggested was perfect.  The staging of the house was gorgeous and flawless.  Once the house was listed, it looked amazing, warm, and inviting.

Within the first week of listing our home, we had three excellent offers, and the home went into escrow and closed right away with no problems.  She expertly handled all the paperwork and everything went smoothly and easily.

In addition to being highly knowledgeable and professional, Sharron was absolutely delightful, sweet, and wonderful to work with.  She is kind, personable, and easy to talk to.  It was an absolute pleasure working with her.

Overall, Sharron has demonstrated a high degree of expertise, integrity and professionalism, and we have been totally thrilled with every aspect of her helping us sell our home.

I highly recommend Sharron whole-heartedly, with no reservations, for anyone looking for a smart, sharp, professional realtor who will get the job done right.

Lynn Miclea

Good morning Sharron,

Thank you for the wonderful tour of Leisure Village on Saturday. My wife and I truly enjoyed the wealth of information, as well as the personal attention you devoted to us. We are most appreciative. I also reviewed the Leisure Village newsprint and enjoyed both your columns, very informative indeed. I also came across the recent flood zone update, which caught me by surprise. Several years ago when I was a Banker, it wasn’t an issue.

My wife and I have made up our minds to move to Leisure Village, hopefully by this year. We prefer an Amalfi, second phase, out of the flood zone area…..is this possible? Additionally we would prefer a unit that has been in better care, enabling us to simply move in as opposed to fixing up, painting, replacing windows and carpeting. We would  one as we have seen, with a lower price. Then I would invest in new windows, etc. before we would move in.

Our plans are to close escrow on our duplex in L.A. (slated to close by June 25th) sell our SFR (I will attempt to sell For Sale By Owner) & rent until an Amalfi we like hits the market. We will definitely ask that you represent us as buyers.

Sergio M. Sanchez

Sharon was very supportive and helpful in finding our perfect home in Leisure Village in Camarillo. She patiently took us on several unsuccessful tours when we were visiting from New York and learned what we wanted from what we rejected. Shortly after an unsuccessful tour, she showed our son a house that had just come on the market which our son and Sharon knew it was what we wanted. She then helped the long distance transaction go smoothly.

Frank Seiden

Sharron is a professional. She was an expert at determining my needs and situation in finding the right home. Her expertise in the process and her follow through was amazing. Answers to questions were spot-on and responses were quick. I had problem with the climate control after the close of escrow, Sharron did not hesitate to point me in the right direction to solve that issue and get the help I needed. Her outstanding reputation in the area proved to be well deserved.

Jon Niemann

Sharron is the poster child of professionalism and attention to detail. She recently helped us sell our fathers home after he passed away and she made the experience effortless and she helped us to secure a higher than asking price offer for the sale. She was pleasant at every turn and we would highly recommend Sharron for the sale of your home. If you don’t have Sharron selling your home, you have second best. 

Steve Anderson

I want to thank you for all your help during the difficult process of selling our parents’ home in Leisure Village. I appreciate your experience, suggestions and thorough knowledge of working in the Village that enabled us to get the house sold quickly and with very little stress. The fact that you knew our parents and the house was very special to us. You and your team were so easy to work with and did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for everything.

Katy Huey

Sharron is an outstanding real estate professional whose expertise provided us with timely, accurate and insightful guidance as we navigated through a real estate purchase process. She anticipates issues and questions which she addresses effectively and concisely. Everything was managed with a calm and deliberate demeanor and all deadlines were met; no surprises! I would rely on Sharron for future real estate representations without hesitation. It has been a great pleasure working with her!

Michael Apelt

When the idea of moving to Leisure Village came to me, I looked online for realtors specializing in that specific area, Sharron appeared to have all that I was looking for. From my first call to her, I was impressed with her responsiveness, then when meeting her, was so grateful for her helpful knowledge of the whole area. We found a home we loved quickly because of her familiarity of the listings. She worked for us with attention to details all through the escrow. Now we are owners and look forward to remaining friends. Highly recommend her.

Gary & Donna Kenworthy

When the idea of moving to Leisure Village came to me, I looked online for realtors specializing in that specific area. Sharron appeared to have all that I was looking for. From my first call to her, I was impressed with her responsiveness. Then when meeting her, I was so grateful for her helpful knowledge of the whole area. We found a home we loved quickly because of her familiarity of the listings. She worked for us with attention to details all through the escrow. Now we are owners, I look forward to remaining friends. Highly recommend her.

Dale and Don House

Sharron is an amazing realtor. She knows her inventory and is the consummate professional. She was with us from beginning to end of our transaction and is still available to answer questions months later. I would definitely recommend Sharron to people who want the ultimate in service in the Camarillo area.

Ray & Marion Laser

I have worked with Sharon on several home sales and purchases and I recommend her as highly as I possibly can. She has expertise, experience, patience and carefully listens!

Michael & Sonia Lotker

Excellent service and communication. Very knowledgeable on Leisure Village Association policies. Informative of architectural guidelines. Informative of significant changes and amended bylaws.

Shaun & Stephanie Akers

Sharron Parker has done a great job helping us prepare our Leisure Village home for sale on the market.  She has been professional throughout, always returns phone calls & follows through with everything she says she’s going to do.  I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Sharron, and in fact I already have.

Rex Levi

Sharron is the consummate professional. She helped my mom and our family with the sale of my mom’s house. She offered sound advice from the beginning through negotiations and the close of escrow in order to make a sale quickly and at a reasonable price. Sharron was always responsive and cheerful, and had patience in explaining the stages of the selling process. Sharron and her team have a network of contractors and others to call on for necessary repairs and recommended upgrades. Her knowledge of Leisure Village requirements and procedures made things go smoothly. I highly recommend her.

Rick Hasen

Dear Sharron,

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to this however John & I would like to tell you how much we appreciate the amount of time and effort you put into the sale of my home and we are certainly happy with the results. You went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting us in getting the house ready for sale. You were with us every step of the way, as well as guiding us through the close of escrow.

Not only are you a fabulous realtor, but I value you as a friend. As we mentioned before, it would be our pleasure to refer you to anyone.

Faith & John

Professional. Efficient. Responsive. Three words that immediately come to mind. Sharron and Meryll helped us through a very fast 21-days escrow with an inherited property. The home sold the very first day it was listed! They were always ready to help and made an emotionally difficult time so much better than we expected. Sharron and Meryll will make you feel like you are their only client, whether your property is large or small. Highly recommend!

Mike & Janis Allen

Dear Sharron,

You have been a part of our journey from the VERY beginning and we are finally at a resting point, where we can begin to LIVE and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, family and friends – and SOME DAY the actual “leisure” that is promised in the name of our community – although I cannot imagine that time yet. Some day.

Thanks to you for your patience, support and professional guidance as we struggled through this challenging transition. We love our new home and there are many reminders throughout it of the times we spent with you planning, deciding, comparing and even kvetching!

Thanks also for the beautiful orchid and the card – they are lovely, just like you!

But the best gift of all is your friendship – we are so grateful that our paths have crossed and we look forward to spending more quality time together in the coming years.

Jerry & Marlynn


I am looking forward to planting my roots in Village 44. Thank you for taking a personal interest in my happiness.  It is a wonderful feeling to know of the compassion you bring to the situation beyond the rote paperwork and business of real estate. You exemplify a caring soul whom I appreciate and feel blessed to have met. My gratitude goes out to you.

Best to you for a happy & loving journey into your golden years.
Peace & many blessings,


YOUR Leisure Village Realtor Team

 Meryll Russell

Meryll Russell

Realtor - Broker




CAL DRE 01435748

Click HERE to Meet Meryll

Meryll has been a Realtor since 2004 and got her Broker’s license in 2019. She has sold hundreds of homes all over Southern California. Meryll received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from USC. She loves handling the internet marketing & social media aspects of our business. Her first job out of college was working for IBM selling personal computers. She has over 24+ years of sales and negotiation experience.

Sharron Parker

Sharron Parker

Realtor SRES


Seniors Real Estate Specialist



CAL DRE 00900167

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Sharron has sold over 1000 homes in her real estate career. She is passionate about helping people with the purchase or sale of their home, and is an EXPERT IN NEGOTIATION. Pride and professionalism are words that are often used to describe Sharron. She is one of those diligent, hard workers who always answers her phone, and returns calls and emails promptly. She is truly grateful for all the referrals she receives from her clients and friends.

Jon Niemann

Jon Niemann




CAL DRE 02104018

Jon has spent most of his career life in the successful marketing of wines in Southern California restaurants and fine wine retailers, leading seminars, wine dinners and events where he shared his passion for the California wine business. A Southern Californian with generations stretching back to the early 1800s, He absolutely LOVES helping our clients find the perfect home. His charisma is contagious. He is passionate about helping people find the right home.

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