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Russ Lyon SIR Agents and Teams Ranked With America’s Best for Arizona

America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country! Nearly 14,500 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best. Those ranked are among the top 1.5% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States!

2020 INDIVIDUALS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Lori Reiland (40) Lisa Roberts (59) Gary Brasher (65)

2020 INDIVIDUALS BY VOLUME Johnathon DeYoung (6) Lisa Roberts (9) Michael Johnson (15) Cheryl Anderson (21) Tami Henderson (24) Cionne McCarthy (35) Susanne Grogan (38) Josie Pakula (39) Lori Reiland (57)

2020 SMALL TEAMS BY VOLUME Power of 4 (2) Luxury Property Group (3) Wolski Gillenwater O’Keefe (4) Bushong, Christian, Almquist (6) Pellegrini & DeGeorge (7) Lucky Team (8) The Team 4 Results (9) The MacDonald Team (13) The W Group (18) Reeds and Doyle (19) O’Leary Luxury Group (26) Fitzgerald Luxury Group (29) The Marshall Brothers (31) Sertich Group (40) Cashman Partners (41) Elevating Luxury Properties (42)

2020 SMALL TEAMS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Pellegrini & DeGeorge (10) Lucky Team (29)

2020 MEDIUM TEAMS BY VOLUME Reisdorf Metz & Partners (22) The Ashcraft team (25)

2020 LARGE TEAMS BY VOLUME Private Client Group (4)

2020 LARGE TEAMS BY TRANSACTION SIDES Private Client Group (21)

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Elaine Reby

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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, Elaine Reby, 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. 

Elaine Reby’s passions for people, relationship building, and creating success stories are what drives her. Her core values are honesty and trustworthiness. Residential real estate is not only a business but a culture. A culture is defined by characteristic features of everyday existence such as transactional practices shared by people in a specific place at a certain time. 

She has made it her duty to leverage a market’s characteristics (its culture) in order to exceed her clients’ expectations and meet their real estate project goals. With the resources at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and her international background, Elaine can bring her clients in front of an international audience.

Elaine’s warm and welcoming demeanor paired with her sharp mind make her a natural fit for the real estate industry. I am thrilled that she has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and have no doubt that she will thrive with our brokerage!

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Architecture, Art, Business, Fitness, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Melanie Verstraete

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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, Melanie Verstraete, 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.

Whatever your Luxury Real Estate and design needs, Melanie Verstraete can provide the complete package. She is not just your usual real estate agent. Like a valuable jewel, she has many different facets for she is a REALTOR®, a designer, a stager, an interior designer, and a fix and flip expert.

Melanie loved art and design ever since she was a little girl. While in college, Melanie majored in automotive design, but quickly realized that was not her calling and pursued her degree in architecture.

Due to their entrepreneurial approach to business, Melanie and her dad started doing fix and flip projects in 2013 when the market was crazy in Arizona. As she and her father went around with different agents purchasing properties, Melanie thought to herself, “Why don’t I get my real estate license?”. This thought made sense financially and allowed them to keep the commissions for more of a profit. In that same year, Melanie got her real estate license and started controlling all the contracts while still assisting with the construction and doing all the interior design their projects needed. 

Melanie’s personality is one that people are drawn to immediately. Matched with her insane work ethic and eye for marketing, that’s exactly what makes her the perfect fit for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Jeffrey Serpa

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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, Jeffrey Serpa, 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. 

Luxury is a service, not a price point.

I have been fortunate to have lived and experienced different career opportunities all across the country. I have lived and worked in California, Ohio and throughout the Midwest, South Carolina, Florida and even sailed the high seas in the Caribbean Ocean. For me, Arizona is truly a place I call “home” and feel fortunate to live in a state that offers so much opportunity for adventure and perfect weather year-round!

Jeffrey Serpa was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Jeffery began planting roots in Scottsdale and never looked back! 

When I first met Jeffrey, I knew that Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is where he belonged. He exudes class and professionalism and we look forward to a very successful and lucrative career path with him!

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Angela Doss

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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, Angela Doss, to the Carefree 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. 

Angela Doss has lived in the greater Phoenix area and North Scottsdale since she was three years old. She has spent the last eleven years in the beautiful heart of Carefree where she currently resides.

Having a great sense of knowledge in the local area, Angela can honestly say that it is truly a slice of heaven; filled with many outdoor activities, farmer’s market, restaurants and shops, hiking trails, wild life, scenic views, and a quality of life for golfers, cyclists, retirees, 2nd home buyers, and families wanting a secure, higher quality home-life under the sunny skies of Arizona. 

Having a strong work ethic from early on; values, and a natural sense of genuine, client-care are what truly defines Angela Doss. It is through this, that she has developed some of the most profound and meaningful professional relationships. It remains her passion in creating value to her residential clients. Angela works enthusiastically and is committed to providing you with the marketing strategies that only Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty can masterfully define.

We are excited to welcome Angela Doss to our Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty sales team at the Carefree Office. I’m quite sure the fact that Angela is not only an Arizona native but also has lived in Carefree for 11 years will certainly be a great asset to our office

Joe Kliegl, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate, Technology

Russ Lyon SIR Opens New Innovative Office in the Southeast Valley

The new space will be located just a few doors down and three times larger than existing space with more amenities and state of art amenities

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate is moving, literally.   The brokerage is moving its Gilbert office just a few doors down. 

The new Gilbert office is located at 275 E Rivulon Blvd Ste 100, Gilbert, AZ 85297. The new office is just a few floors below the existing office but will now offer just under 6,000-square-feet of space and give agents in the Southeast Valley a bigger, more collaborative work environment. 

The brokerage’s new Gilbert office follows a similar modern office design as many of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s other locations throughout the Valley and Arizona. 

We are continuing our efforts to upgrade all of our offices to feature agent work areas that are designed for collaboration. Open office spaces significantly increase the collaborative process while providing a team-oriented environment. The heart of the office is the Hub. Part common meeting space, part break area, it is a vibrant space where our Sales Associates can meet as teams, share a lunch or engage in one of our many continuing education opportunities.

Jim Lyon, Chairman

The space also includes three glass enclosed conference rooms that allow for private meetings, each featuring a 55″ flat screen TV, computer and Apple TV.  The common sales area will boast an 85″ TV along with additional monitors to allow for presentations at office meetings and events.

Managing Broker Cathy Green of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty says the expanded space comes at good time when the Southeast Valley office is growing. There are approximately 70 agents and staff members working out of the office.

After occupying a much smaller space in the same building for many years, our production and agent count has exploded along with the incredible real estate growth in the Southeast Valley. The need to almost triple the size of our space is a direct result of the success of our Sales Associates and Management Team who both have been able to capitalize on one of the best real estate markets in the Valley.

Cathy Green, Managing Broker
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Historic Retreat and Two Inns in Tubac For Sale and Presented by Russ Lyon SIR

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present the historic 75-acre Kenyon Ranch retreat as well as the Tubac Country Inn and Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast for sale in and around the historic village of Tubac south of Tucson.

The village was established in 1752 and is considered the place where history and art meet. It is home to many shops, museums, and galleries as well as many neighborhoods and the Tubac Golf Resort.

Russ Lyon Sotheby International Realty Real Estate Advisors Catherine Marrero and Gary Brasher are excited to present Kenyon Ranch. The historic property was built in 1936 as a dude ranch and has most recently operated as a retreat with 17 guest casitas and 4 stand-alone homes. The 75-acre property features a 4,399-square-foot main house with a commercial kitchen and large dining room. Kenyon Ranch is listed for $2.6 million. It is located at 80 Kenyon Ranch Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

Kenyon Ranch has been one of the most important historical properties in Tubac. The retreat has wonderful panoramic views and amazing sunsets. It also features a 2,000 square foot lodge which is suitable for group events. All furniture, fixtures, and equipment to run facility are included in sale. Kenyon Ranch also has massage rooms, three private wells, a pool, hot tub, and horse facilities.

Cathy Marrero, Real Estate Advisor

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Advisors Bob Prigmore and Gary Brasher are also presenting the Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast at The Amado Territory Rancb near Tubac. The property has visibility from Interstate 19 and features an additional 3.84-acre developable lot. The B&B and ranch has 9 guest rooms each with a private bath as well as a manager’s apartment. The property is listed for $1.25 million and is located at 3001 Frontage Road, Amado, Arizona 85645.

This is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind property with a light-filled Arizona room. It is close to the artist’s village of Tubac and a great starting place to explore southern Arizona

Bob Prigmore, real estate advisor

Gary Brasher is also honored to present the Tubac Country Inn. The five-room inn is in the center of the historic village and is listed for $995,000. The property has five rooms, one of which can accommodate the owner. It was built in 1987 and is near the 27-hole Tubac Golf Resort and Spa and the Presidio State Historic Park. The property is located at 13 Burruel Street, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

“The Tubac Country Inn is in the center of the arts community and has a proven track record and can generate a stable return on investment. This is a turnkey operation and is ready for a buyer to purchase and start operating immediately

Gary Brasher, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Holly Sadlon

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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, Holly Sadlon, 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.

With over 25 years of experience practicing law, Holly Sadlon understands what it takes to serve as an effective advocate for her real estate clients. Whether Holly is finding a home for you or helping you get the most from selling your current home, she is here to guide you through the process. It would be her pleasure and honor to help you achieve your real estate goals. 

It is such an honor to have Holly Sadlon on our award winning Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Southeast Valley team. Holly’s expertise from her extensive 25 year career in law and mediation allows her to shine when it comes to phenomenal negotiation and communication skills.  Her ability to bring parties together to expedite the process and assure outstanding results are exactly what a client dreams of.  Holly’s incredible spirit and her love of serving others make her a perfect trusted advisor to all who are fortunate enough to work with her.

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

The Little Daisy Goes Up for Auction

The Sedona Estate Will Be No Reserve via Concierge Auctions and Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Located just outside of Sedona, in the town of Jerome, 300 Upper Bell Road—known as The Little Daisy—will auction online this month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Luxury Agent Donna Chesler of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Previously offered for $5.9 million, the property will sell with No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held June 26-30 via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

Be swept away to the grandeur of a bygone era at this thoughtfully-redesigned family estate. Once a famed miner hotel, the property was lovingly restored over 12 years and reconfigured into 8  bedrooms including a grand master suite—all while paying homage to the original structure. Original hand-plastered ceilings, exterior colorful tiles, walls of french doors, 3,000 square feet of verandas, and an antique copper sink are touches of the property’s past. Entertain guests with ease between the many verandas, blooming rooftop gardens, and the 9,000-square-foot rooftop entertaining space with a cozy sitting area, bar/dining space, and a hot tub for cold desert nights—all with sweeping views of the Sedona Red Rocks and entire Verde Valley. Other features include: master-suite with sitting area, spa bath, double vanities, claw-foot tub, bidet, his-and-her walk-in closets; chef’s kitchen with marble and stainless counters, marble island, bar seating, top-of-the-line appliances, walk-in pantry; formal dining space; billiards/media lounge; home office; wine cellar; 3,000-square-foot garage/workshop; lawn fountains and firepit; and outdoor shower—all 2 minutes to downtown Jerome and 40 minutes to Sedona. 

“After pouring a lot of love into this property for over 12 years, I am excited to partner with Concierge Auctions for the sale of my home,” said seller, Lisa Acker. “Their auction platform puts a spotlight on one-of-a-kind properties like my own, reaching the most discerning buyers from around the world.”

Nestled in Jerome, Arizona—once known as the “the wickedest town in the west” during its copper mining heyday—the town is known today as a mecca for art, history, and wine lovers alike. Surrounded by historic sites and protected land, residents enjoy beautiful desert landscapes, rock formations, and Native American ruins. Nearby Sedona offers hiking trails with Red Rocks views, while Flagstaff offers skiing, mountain biking, and incredible restaurants. 

“This iconic estate sits atop the hillside in Jerome, capturing all-season views of the mountains beyond. Deep-rooted in the town’s history and renovated into the incredible personal residence it is today, this is your chance to own a piece of American history,” said listing agent, Donna Chesler.

The Little Daisy, located at 300 Upper Bell Road, is available or showings daily by appointment and additionally available for private virtual showings. For property details, photography, diligence documents, and more, please visit ConciergeAuctions.com

As part of Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers’ representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call (212) 202-2940.

Photography by John Lloyd

Business, Golf, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Eric Barna

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. 

Prior to Eric’s becoming a REALTOR®, Eric Barna spent his entire career working as a golf professional at luxury real estate based private clubs.  His two passions of golf and real estate now join together for him to assist you in finding the perfect property to fit your lifestyle. 

Being a native Tucsonan, Eric understands the nuances of each community to assist his clients in their home buying or selling process. As a professional golfer, active outdoorsman, food and wine enthusiast Eric looks forward to educating and helping you achieve your real estate dreams.

We are thrilled to welcome Eric Barna to the Tucson Team. As a golf professional, Eric, a Tucson native, brings a world of expertise in luxury based private golf course properties in Idaho, Las Vegas and Arizona.

William Rose, Managing Broker