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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Jennifer Bellinger

The team of experienced agents continues to grow with Valley’s leader in luxury real estate.

 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 Bellinger, 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. 

Jennifer Bellinger has lived in the Phoenix area for 40 years. She grew up part-time in Los Angeles, CA, and is a dual-licensed REALTOR® in both states. Jennifer now calls Phoenix her permanent home. She travels back and forth and has first-hand knowledge of the challenges of moving as she has moved over a dozen times. She has had a wide array of real estate transactions; whether residential, land deals, or leases, she uses all of her positive energy, integrity, and hard work to serve her clients.  

Jennifer’s main strengths are: Her energetic personality. Amazing communication skills. Her direct approach to everything in life. Still, she is also really good at seeing the silver lining in everything. Jennifer loves to set goals and never sees any goal out-of-reach.  

Jennifer graduated from Northern Montana University, where she went to school on a volleyball scholarship. She received her B.S degree in education. Before she started serving her clients with real estate needs, she served as a director of children’s ministries at a huge church in Phoenix. Where she also spoke and taught in the main services several times a year. Jennifer is not shy when it comes to public speaking and has been an excellent storyteller. She is very well connected in the community and loves meeting new people and making them feel welcome.

Her biggest passions are her health and fitness where she commits to that daily. But her number one passion is to travel, and some of her favorite places and experiences that she has been on has been backpacking through Europe right after college, and recently a trip to Dubai where she was able to ride camels through the Red Desert.

Jennifer and Clay Bellinger raised three amazing children. Her daughter, Ashli Bellinger, is a professional counselor. Her son, Cody Bellinger has been a professional baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2013. The San Diego Padres drafted her other son Cole Bellinger in 2017 and he is currently going back to school to get his degree in finance. 

Jennifer recently started two nonprofits; raising awareness for homelessness and mental health and a family foundation to give back to the community and serve as an outreach and support depending on the community’s needs. 

When you meet certain people, you know immediately if they have ‘it’. Jennifer has ‘it’. Style, grace and the tenacity to make her a phenomenal partner with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. We are excited for the next chapter of her career to unfold.

SHerri Monteith, Manging Broker
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March 2021 Newsletter

Discover Arizona’s extraordinary properties, how we turned 2020 into a positive year with stories about our record-breaking sales, our commitment to the Arizona community and the state’s starry-eyed destinations. Read more

Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that its affiliated brokers and independent sales professionals achieved a record US$150 billion in 2020 global sales volume, a nearly 32% increase in sales growth year over year, as the definition of home changed for consumers around the world. Due to a longstanding commitment to innovation, Sotheby’s International Realty® agents were able to seamlessly help clients navigate the changing market dynamics brought on by the global pandemic with existing technology offerings which propelled business momentum. Read more

Founded over a century ago, Architectural Digest magazine is a perennial source of inspiration for home design and décor. To be featured in any manner by the publication signifies achievement. One of the highest accolades? Being named to the prestigious AD100 list, the magazine’s annual selection of the top 100 international designers and architects working today.

This year’s list features numerous creatives who have lent their talents to Sotheby’s International Realty homes that are currently on the market. Here are five luxury properties designed by the esteemed talent on this year’s AD100 list. Read more

Arizona may be home to some of the best sunsets in the world but even the most experienced star gazer would be impressed by the awe-inspiring starry night skies. Whether you’re an amateur astronomer or just love to observe the celestial objects in the sky, the Grand Canyon State has a star studded line up of stargazing spots.   Read more

The Cactus League has collaborated with state, county and municipal health officials to provide a safe and secure environment for the 2021 Spring Training season. Every ballpark is operating at reduced attendance capacity and is implementing strict protocols to ensure the health and safety of all involved. Read more

This March, Sotheby’s presents a global series of sales featuring an exciting array of contemporary art. With a variety of auctions in New York, London and Paris all accessible online, we invite new and established collectors to discover works of art at a range of price points and styles. Read more

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Stay Home, Stay Fit

Luxury properties in Scottsdale, Amado, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Paradise Valley, and Tucson offer swimming pools, sports court, tennis courts, saunas, and massage rooms  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present high-end properties across the state that offer uniquely designed state-of-the-art home gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools, and other fitness space and premium amenities. Offering everything needed in terms of home technology, home entertainment, fitness and wellness, the luxury listings also showcase impressive views and designs that bring peace and harmony. 

The most sought-after property in North Scottsdale. Sitting on more than 8 acres, the 12,500 square-foot home is located at 23035 N Church Rd in Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $7,299,000 and offering 7 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, the estate is a pro athletes paradise. The home is equipped with complete gym facilities, sport court, putting green, Olympic size swimming pool, weight room, lockers, steam shower. Relax indoors or out, watch a game or your own indoor or outdoor oversized cinema screen, multiple Sit-down bars and lounge space. Impeccably manicured grounds with waterfalls, a pond, oversized pool, fire pits and tennis court.  Exclusively with Frank Aazami and David Mayo.

Never before seen on the market private park-like compound lot. Listed for $4.5 million and located at 6600 N Invergordon Rd in Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, the exquisite 8,010 square-foot single level home features its own home gym, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 1 private guest home plus caretaker’s quarters. This one of a kind lot has impeccable grounds where outdoors work-out enthusiasts can swim laps in the unique lagoon-like pool, or take a walk along the walking/jogging paths. Play golf on the lighted putting green with surrounding views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain. Exclusively with Cheryl Anderson.

Further east, we have an ornate estate with breathtaking views to accompanying its own home gym.  The 8,837-square-foot home is located at 10208 N Palisades Boulevard in Fountain Hills, AZ 86268.  Listed for $3.5 million the hillside estate features 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 6 fireplaces. Besides its own home gym amenity, the estate also features a spa, sauna, reading nook and bonus room. Exclusively with Lisa Roberts.

In Tucson, 7403 North Secret Canyon Drive is for sale for $3.8 million. This contemporary unrivaled architectural masterpiece features more than 7,000-square feet of sustainability.  Offering a private well, solar panels, orchard and vegetable gardens, the 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is located in the exclusive gated community of The Canyons. The lushly landscaped grounds offer the perfect setting to practice yoga outdoors on the large artificial turf. The home also features a large pool, spa, waterfall and ramada.  Exclusively with Susanne Grogan.

Also in Tucson is a show stopping 36.74-acre sports complex property at 6655 N Rattlesnake Canyon Rd in Tucson, AZ 85750 for $2.75 million. The sports complex features a 60-ft indoor lap pool and spa, full sized batting cage with a professional pitching machine, and private workout area.  Designed with the same quality and craftsmanship of the main home, this home and sports complex is an athlete’s paradise, equipped with enough space to comfortably fit an entire baseball team. Exclusively with Judy Smedes and Kate Herk.

Further south, a 5,915-square-foot home at 8 Amado Montosa in Amado, AZ, 85645 for $795,000. The 3-bedroom, 7-bathroom elegant home features an indoor gym big enough for hosting your own boot camp, an outdoor fountain, pool and several entertainment spaces. Enjoy taking a walk through the mature rose garden or sitting in the pool with a cool beverage, this unique property has it all. Exclusively with Gary Brasher.

In the West Valley is an abundance of outdoor space for recreation enthusiasts at 13132 W Beverly Rd, in Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Listed for $1,150,000 this one-of-a-kind estate offers 6,611-square foot with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms.  Enjoy home gym, pool, sauna and steam room plus a sport court, horse shoe pit, and an abundance of land for outdoor and group workouts. Exclusively with Cindy Smith.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is able to work with prospective local and distant buyers to view listings through virtual tours, property videos and/or arrange private tours at their convenience.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines | January 2020

$750,000 Homes in Mississippi, Missouri and Arizona – New York Times

133-Acre Property With a Sports Complex in the Foothills Outside Tucson, Arizona – Mansion Global

Baseball star Jorge de la Rosa sells Arcadia home for $1.85M – Archy Worldys, AZ Big Media, News Break, The Arizona Republic

Housing market in 2020: Here’s what to expect in Arizona – AZ Big Media

PHOTOS: 3-acre Paradise Valley estate with tennis court on market for $8 million – AZ Family

PHOTOS: Prescott estate with brick from Chicago church on market for $2.3 million – AZ Family

Realogy Continues to Lead Industry in 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 – Yahoo! Finance, PR News

Russ Lyon Names Bret Lamberson as Office Sales Manager in Flagstaff – Flagstaff Business News

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Names Sherri Monteith Branch Manager of its Scottsdale Camelback Tower office –

Top Ten Luxury Homes Sold In Prescott Arizona In 2019 – Signals AZ

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Brian Sabean Sells Home with Russ Lyon SIR

A luxury Scottsdale home owned by former San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean has sold for $1.35 million and a record breaking $336.40 per square foot for the Scottsdale Mountain market.  Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents Nicole Humphrey and Tracy Fitzgerald listed the property at 12942 East Corrine Drive in Scottsdale.

“This is the highest price per square foot for a single-level home in the last year. This is a record-breaking sale. The Sabeans strategically navigated through the sale of their home, waiting for the right buyer who brought top dollar and were able to close in record timing,” said Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent Nicole Humphrey.

The 4,013-square-foot home features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and scenic mountain and desert views. There were multiple offers on the luxury Scottsdale home.

Brian Sabean served as General Manager of the San Francisco Giants from 1997 to 2014. The Giants won three World Series championships (2010, 2012 and 2014) during Sabean’s tenure. The Giants have their Cactus League spring training in Scottsdale. Sabean’s also held scouting and front office posts with the New York Yankees. Sabean drafted or signed Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte during his tenure with the Yankees.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Sabeans on multiple real estate transactions, which includes their most current home in North Scottsdale. The Sabeans value relationships, they’re very loyal and incredibly generous in the community. I look forward to our continued relationship.” Humphrey said.

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luxury real estate headlines | february 2019

Ed Pennington is the top producer of 2018 in

Haute Property Spotlight: Midcentury Modern ManorUptown Magazine

Golf Season is about to tee off with these five Desert Mountain estates

For Canada’s luxury property markets, the worst seems to be over The Globe and Mail

Deems Dickinson named to national real estate power

Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson Sells Arizona Home for $7.3 Million at AuctionMansion Global

Five 5 Distinctively Unique Listings Under $1,000,000Top Five Phoenix

Top 5 Luxury Condo Listings New To The MarketTop Five Phoenix

Former multifamily developer’s home tops Valley sales in JanuaryPhoenix Business Journal

Concierge Auctions Names Real Estate Industry Leaders to 2019 Agent Advisory BoardPR Newswire

Top 5 Kitchens in Listings Under $3,000,000Top Five Phoenix

Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher J.J. Putz lists PV home for $3MAZ Central

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luxury real estate headlines | january 2019

Significant Listing: Jerome ArizonaPrivate Air Magazine

Top 5 Luxury Ranch Style ListingsTop Five Phoenix

Property Video of the WeekSotheby’s International Realty

All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford sells Scottsdale HomeLA Times

All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford sold his Scottsdale home for $1.455 millionThe Sacramento Bee

Arizona execs named among most influential nationwide in residential real estatePhoenix Business Journal

Top 5 Listings for the Very Serious Wine CollectorTop Five Phoenix

Real Estate Powerhouse: Realogy Leads Industry on the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200PR Newswire

Real Estate Powerhouse: Realogy Leads Industry on the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200Stockhouse

Real Estate Powerhouse: Realogy Leads Industry on the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200Realogy

Former University of Phoenix leader’s property tops December home salesPhoenix Business Journal

Baseball, Real Estate

Timothy Alderson Joins Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Former Professional Baseball Player turned Real Estate Agent Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has recruited former professional baseball player Timothy Alderson to join its luxury real brokerage.

After playing in the MLB for 10 years with the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, and Washington Nationals, Alderson has decided to switch career paths and venture into real estate.

Alderson’s brother, a real estate agent in New York, is credited for sparking his interest in the business. As for choosing to represent Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Alderson says the choice was easy.

“As soon as I walked in, it seemed like a great fit. There was just such a great vibe in the office; everyone seemed very genuine and wanted to help,” said Timothy Alderson. “I am excited to join a brokerage which prides itself on white glove service and excellence at every level.”

Alderson attributes many of the valuable traits that he brings to the table in real estate to his baseball career. Having dealt with a multitude of high profile subjects, intimidation is not a factor when it comes to meeting new people. Traveling frequently has also helped him gain the necessary skills that allow him to connect with clients on a personal level, making them feel comfortable and at ease.

Born and raised in Arizona, Alderson is eager to gear his focus in real estate towards the Scottsdale area, where he also coaches baseball at Notre Dame Preparatory High School.

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Significant Sale ~ Cheryl D’Anna, Donna LeGate and Bob Terry Close $3M Scottsdale Estate

Luxury real estate experts Cheryl D’Anna, Donna LeGate and Bob Terry of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Desert Mountain office represent the seller and buyer for a $3,000,000 Scottsdale home that was once owned by former MLB player, Pat Burrell.

The timeless custom contemporary home that showcases elegant, clean lines, grand flowing open spaces, a sophisticated interior color palette and comes with majestic views. Privacy is protected by dramatic boulder outcroppings that form part of the unique landscaping. The home shows like new and the floating spiral staircase is a wonder of architectural design, leading to the upper level media and games rooms. Each bedroom has a large full bathroom en-suite and there are incomparable views from almost every angle, not least from the roof deck patio, where distant city lights, the exclusive Estancia golf course and famous Scottsdale sunsets will take your breath away.


Home Run Homes

Best Homes for Baseball Aficionados – Luxury Homes With Connections to America’s Pastime

Arizona is one of the top states for baseball lovers in the U.S. – you can play almost year-round and, of course, it’s home to the Cactus League. Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty has selected some of the best baseball properties in the state – places with perfect accommodations for baseball lovers. Each of these hardball havens blends beauty and class – much like the American pastime itself. They each have ties to baseball players or executives.

Our first favorite home run homestead is a log luxury retreat in Flagstaff, at 2892 Andrew Douglass, and being offered by listing agent Mary Mendoza for $3,250,000.

Former Major League Baseball slugger Tim Salmon once called this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 6,453-square-foot bucolic beauty his home. Crafted with Rocky Mountain logs, the custom home sits on 1.43 acres of stately pines and views of San Francisco Peak. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wood floors and a spacious great room with a wall of windows make this a luxurious, rustic hideaway for baseball lovers and anyone else.

On deck is a timeless Scottsdale custom home on 9820 E. Blue Sky Drive once owned by former major league star Pat Burrell. For $3,175,000, this all-star 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property is being offered by  listing agents Cheryl D’Anna, Donna LeGate and Bob Terry.

At 6,931 square feet, this custom, elegant home boasts some serious views and a natural privacy protector: boulder outcroppings that are part of the landscaping. A floating spiral staircase adds intrigue and leads to game rooms. Or, just take the elevator! Each bedroom has a large full bathroom en-suite and there are incomparable views from almost every angle, not least from the roof deck patio, where distant city lights, the exclusive Estancia golf course and famous Scottsdale sunsets will take your breath away

Batting third is this stunner on 6601 E. Meadowlark Lane in Paradise Valley. At $2,890.000, this is the home of Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall. The property is being offered by  listing agent Shawna Warner. The 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom beauty measures 6,432 square feet and is nestled on 1.56 magically landscaped acres on a corner lot in the shadow of Mummy Mountain.

With an open great room concept, a chef’s kitchen and separate butler’s pantry with and ice maker and warming drawer, it’s ideal for entertaining. Outside, expansive flagstone patios, pebble tec pool and a full athletic field for football, soccer games or banquet receptions make this an ideal home for lovers of any sport.

Closing out the list of baseball properties is the Scottsdale home of a former World Series pitcher. This 9002 E. Rimrock Drive, 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom property is $2,250,000 is being offered by listing agent Tracy Fitzgerald.

At 7,508 square feet, this pristine estate on 1.5 acres boasts mountain views. The master retreat is 800 square feet and includes a sitting and reading room and two closets. A guest casita features a private entrance, living room and kitchen. Exercise enthusiasts will appreciate the 1,500 square-foot gym with a 10-person steam room. For post-workout relaxation, a walk-in wine cellar awaits. A resort-style backyard with a putting green, televisions, fireplace, heated pool and spa, firepits and a play area makes this property irresistible.

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