Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Welcomes Zachary Meyer

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Zachary Meyer, to the Camelback Tower Office.  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Zachary Meyer is an entrepreneur with a passion for excellence. As an effective negotiator, he maintains constant communication throughout the buying and selling process. He believes that honesty and integrity is always the best practice.

Through extensive research of the housing market, he is able to understand the current level of competition as it relates to supply and demand. He skillfully applies this knowledge and listens to his client’s needs, to ensure the best possible outcome.

As a real estate advisor – Zachary’s goal is to help successfully navigate every step of the transaction. 

Zachary has a quest for knowledge that is insatiable. He cares about being better, doing more and educating his clients to the extreme. Having him as part of our team is an honor.

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
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Noble Vision – A World Premier

Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, is proud to sponsor The Noble Vision World Premiere Concert by the Flagstaff Community Band. 

The Noble Vision World Premiere Concert will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 5:30 pm and at Coconino Community College which is located 2800 S Lone Tree Rd in Flagstaff. 

70 members of the Flagstaff Community Band are currently rehearsing for the performance. 

Among those is a musically gifted saxophone player named Paula Mack.  

The Flagstaff resident has been playing the  saxophone for 20 years and shares her time between playing for the Flagstaff Community Band and working as a REALTOR for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.  Mack, who works out of the brokerage’s Flagstaff Office is excited to perform with the Flagstaff Community Band in the upcoming Noble Vision World Premiere Concert. 

“I am extremely proud to be a part of such a talented group of musicians,” explains Paula Mack of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, and member of the Flagstaff Community Band, “The Flagstaff Community Band has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to put together a beautiful ensemble, and this composition will be especially special to the Dark Skies Flagstaff area.” 

Noble Vision is a commission composed by Patrick J. Burns and celebrates the life and contributions of Percival Lowell, the astronomer who founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory and was established in 1894, placing it among the oldest observatories in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. This observatory is also known for discovering the dwarf planet Pluto.

The Flagstaff Community Band has chosen to honor Lowell with this commission to highlight this special part of the state. The observatory provided inspiration for the theme of the music and offered room for the composer’s creativity when writing the piece. The composer, Patrick Burns, in learning much more about Lowell Observatory, liked the grandness of very simply drawing attention to the work of Percival Lowell and the boundaries that he pushed through his thoughts, studies, and eventually discoveries.

Business, Entertainment, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Agents Recognized for 40 Under 40

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate, made a profound showing in the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS 40 Under 40 Award Winners 2021

A total of six agents with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty were named as 40 Under 40 Award Winners this year. The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS recognizes members who are 40 years of age or younger for their success, leadership, community & industry involvement. 

Janelle Flaherty’s passion and drive for real estate are shown through her numerous successes. Janelle Flaherty is a well-recognized member of the National Association of REALTORS and Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS. As an outstanding realtor in Scottsdale and surrounding areas, Flaherty frequents repeat business and referrals. Flaherty is known to provide her clients with exceptional communication, personal attention, and an overall excellent experience. In 2020, she had an impressive top sale of $1,050,000.  

Jessica Jablonski always aims to make the process the best possible for each of her clients, making her a top agent for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. In 2020, Jessica Jablonski landed a top-selling home priced at $850,000. Focused on properly preparing homes for the market, Jablonski continually maximizes her clients’ return on investment. Jablonski exceeds Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s mission by providing her clients with the most responsive, personalized service attainable.

Jeffrey Serpa’s top-selling home in 2020 of $2,975,000 undoubtedly outlines his successes. Serpa has made outstanding sales in local Arizona communities including Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Phoenix. Serpa has lived and worked in California, Ohio and throughout the Midwest, South Carolina, Florida, and even sailed the high seas in the Caribbean Ocean. Serpa’s unique career experiences across the country allow him to provide his clients with a well-rounded, notable experience.   

Mimi Sadeghi of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty always puts her clients first. Nevertheless, Sadeghi’s mission to her clients is to be in constant communication, keeping her clients fully informed throughout the buying and selling process. Sadeghi’s versatile background in architecture and business has positioned her to excel in customer service, honesty, and integrity. With her professional demeanor and extensive knowledge of the real estate market, Sadeghi was able to capture her top 2020 sale at $1,595,000.

Chris Tiller’s decade-long experience of contract negotiation and financial expertise allows him to exceed his clients’ expectations of finding a great investment and home. Tiller is known to be successful in a wide range of services and quality customer care. In 2020, Tiller of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty made an exceptional top sale priced at $940,000. Tiller stands true to his mission by marketing his clients’ homes to the highest number of qualified buyers possible.

Jennifer Wilson impressively landed her top sale of 2020 with a selling price of $3,500,000. Never settling for standard expectations, Wilson prioritizes long-term relationships with her clients. As an accomplished realtor, Wilson believes it is crucial to obtain strong knowledge of the community, strong negotiation skills, and a commitment to providing excellent services for her clients’. As a high-energy and highly motivated individual, Wilson’s passion for people and success has driven her to great accomplishments. 

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Jennifer Fueger

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Jennifer Fueger, to the Southeast Valley Office.  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Jennifer Fueger studied Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Mass and Harvard, excavated overseas, was a research fellow at CAARI and a Fulbright Scholar alternate. 

Jennifer enjoys developing a relationship with each of her clients. What you can expect from her is authentic, straight forward conversations that will help you make an informed decision. The process of buying/selling a home can be stressful; Jennifer’s role is to guide the process to a successful conclusion. She looks forward to working with you.

We are so excited to have Jennifer Fueger join our Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Southeast Valley office.  She has an incredible midwest work ethic from growing up in Wisconsin.  When you combine that with her  attention to detail and a heart built to serve others Jennifer will be amazing in the field of Real Estate.  Her vast knowledge of the real estate industry consists of years of working in title and escrow and also home loans.  All of Jennifer’s knowledge and skill will be so beneficial to her clients.

Cathy Green, Managing Broker
Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Real Estate

Introducing the new Ascent at The Phoenician®️ Mountainside Residences

Modern and spacious luxury homes that command Scottsdale’s most coveted views and location on Camelback Mountain.

Ascent is a private residential community inside the gates of luxurious The Phoenician® offering stunning views of the Valley, city lights of Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain. These exquisitely designed, single-family sized residences offer the best of luxury condominium living in the Phoenix area with floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize views and natural light, luxury kitchens, Sub Zero and Wolf appliances and spa-inspired bathrooms.

Residents will enjoy access to the Mountain Club with a private pool, yoga studio, fitness facilities, social lounging spaces and a professional demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and private chef experiences, as well as, a spacious private rooftop terrace with fire tables, lounge spaces, activity areas and 360-degree views of both the Valley and Camelback Mountain.

Ascent presents an extraordinary opportunity to live on Camelback Mountain, in a private community adjacent to The Phoenician® in a home that offers the rare combination of both luxury and low maintenance living. An attractive investment, the Ascent Mountainside Condominium Residences are offered from $1.5 million up to $5 million.

Contact Leslie Jenkins or Joe Bushong to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting today. We look forward to providing you a personalized experience that suits your individual needs as you search for your new home.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Katie McGee

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Katie McGee, to the Flagstaff Office.  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Katie is a runner, writer, and REALTOR® in Flagstaff. For Katie, Flagstaff isn’t just a beautiful physical place; it is a state of mind, a lifestyle, being a member of a community of people who share a sensibility that our town is unique and our resources are precious. Katie enjoys helping people find their own sense of place in Flagstaff because to live here is to be truly blessed.

We are excited to welcome Katie to our amazing team of real estate professionals. She has been a fantastic part of our community for years. Her expertise, integrity, and enthusiasm are perfect to serve those in the Northern Arizona real estate market.

Bret Lamberson, Sales Manager
Architecture, Art, Business, Community, Entertainment, Inspiration, Multi Purpose, Real Estate

Iconic Estates | Pristine Pools

Summer is in full swing, and there’s nothing better than diving into a refreshing, cool pool! In fact, in Arizona, a pool is not just a beautiful luxury, but a necessity. Not surprisingly, 6 of the Top 10 Cities in the US for Swimming Pools are in Arizona. In the desert, nothing is more beautiful than a sparkling swimming pool in the backyard.

Arizona’s top estates feature resort-style swimming pools with all the best amenities. From lazy rivers to infinity edges, luxury spas and water-park-style slides, you can find beautiful Pristine Pools throughout the Valley, Northern Arizona and in the Tucson region.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has a talented team of luxury lifestyle professionals across the state who can help track down the perfect home with a Pristine Pool, perfect for entertaining, hosting parties and relaxing with family! Plus, pools complement the architectural features of the home and provide a focal point for the landscape.

Dive into these Pristine Pools featured in this month’s ICONIC Estates!

James Beard award-winning Chef Christopher Gross is leading a new chapter at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. He’s reimagined this classic venue as the new home for fine French dining in the Valley with his newest version of Christopher’s restaurant—an ICONIC culinary experience in the making. Christopher’s is the restaurant Chef Gross has dreamed about opening for years. Check out his stunning venue and menu.

Ascent at The Phoenician, developed by Replay Destinations, is introducing 40 luxury living condominium residences—set to break ground in fall 2021—following the early sales success of its golf villas, introduced earlier this year.

Ascent came to be when The Phoenician recently deaccessioned a nine-hole golf course. “We are the master developers of this gated, 25-acre community,” explains Todd Patrick, Replay Destinations’ vice president of sales and marketing. “Part of it will include single-family homes built by Cullum Homes and the rest will be the luxury living golf villas and condominiums.”

The condominium residences will range from one-bedroom-plus-den to three-bedroom-plus-den floor plans, with current prices set from $1.5 million to $5 million. Joe Bushong and Leslie Jenkins of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.

Summer is the best time of year for grilling, and with all of the delicious marinade recipes and grilling tips out there, it is the perfect time to show off your proverbial chops using some incredible grilling accessories.

Grilling can seem like equal parts art and science, and grill masters know to trust their intuition when it comes to making delicious meals on the barbecue. However, technology has enabled us to take some of the guesswork out of grilling—making our fave dishes come out great every time.

Whether you are new to grilling or are a seasoned pro, some tips, tricks and gadgets can help you get the best results.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Tucker O’Neill

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Tucker O’Neill to the Pinnacle Peak Office. 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Tucker O’Neill is an Arizona native whose expertise stems from a life steeped within real estate. Tucker’s family has a long history of working in real estate in Arizona. His father, a developer specializing in infill projects in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Tucker’s mother is a real estate agent with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Beyond real estate, Tucker studied philosophy at Arizona State University. He is a person who values strong relationships with his clients.

Tucker brings an enormous amount of enthusiasm about his real estate career. During our first meeting, he struck me as being an exceptional professional, probing and already incubating how he is going to harness the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Brand to best serve his clients.  We are very excited to have him on our team!

Kevin Gonzales, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Jean Woodland

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Jean Woodland, to the Southeast Valley Office.  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Jean Woodland has built her career on helping many international students’ dreams come true both on an educational and professional level by assisting them in getting into college and graduate school, as well as career consulting. Her diverse cultural background and professional experiences built up an unyielding work ethic to strive for an exceptional client experience. It translates into her passion for exceeding client’s expectations in real estate needs.

With international trade business experience of over 10 years,  Jean traveled the globe to provide business consultant and negotiation which will ensure you get the best deal!

 Jean Woodland is the REALTOR® who listens and understands you. Let her ensure you the unimpeachable services in all spectrums of real estate needs.

We are so excited to welcome Jean Woodland.  She is an exceptional human who extremely values educating and serving others.  She is so passionate about life and community involvement.  She is excited to help others achieve the dream of homeownership and also to assist others to build wealth within real estate.

Cathy Green, Managing Broker
Architecture, Art, Business, Entertainment, Inspiration, Real Estate

Michelle Renteria Lists The New Darlings Home

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, the Valley’s leader in luxury real estate,  is proud to announce the New Darlings’ home is now on the market. Christina and Robert Martinez are the husband and wife behind the New Darlings. 

The New Darlings have 460k+ followers on Instagram and a wholesome family and lifestyle blog. Christina, Robert, and Oliver Martinez’s memories are recorded and featured on the blog, including the remodeling journey of their Phoenix home. 

The enchanting home is a 1930 Tudor in the historic Brentwood neighborhood of Central Phoenix. The property received a complete overhaul from its current owners, no surface untouched, no idea left undone. 

We spent so much time and energy to find a harmony between beauty and functionality for our home. We are sad to be leaving this house but we are excited to find new owners that will appreciate it as much as we do.

Christina Martinez

The 1,846 square foot main house is home to 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is listed at $700,000 by Michelle Renteria of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Upon entering the light-filled, opulent home, guests are greeted by smooth plaster walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, double archways leading into the stunning kitchen, and a dining space overlooking the lush backyard and guest house. The home’s garden-chic interior compliments the desert surroundings. 

The expansive owner’s suite boasts vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a massive walk-in closet complete with laundry, French doors to the patio, and a lovely en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, dual sinks, and stall shower.

The secondary bedroom and hall bath embrace historic details and charm while providing owners with modernized windows, closet system, and updated lighting and hardware.

The 200 square foot guest house provides the perfect space for out-of-town guests and is complete with a private bathroom, kitchenette, storage, and a private patio.

The remodel was completed in 2018 by Loyal Construction Co. and Ron Elliot Studios. It expanded the footprint of the home and included a full owner’s suite remodel as well as a kitchen, dining, and back patio re-imagination.

This is truly one of the most wonderful and thoughtful homes I have had the pleasure of listing. Robert and Christina have poured their talents into this home and have made it very special. A home this enchanting and modern in the beautiful Brentwood Historic District will not be on the market for long.

Michelle Renteria, Global Real Estate Advisor

Photos Courtesy of LaRue Photography