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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Jennifer Courtney

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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, Jennifer Courtney, to the Camelback Tower office.  Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Advisors 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. 

Born and raised in Kansas City, Jennifer Courtney takes pride in combining her midwest roots with her adaptation to the sunny southwest. With an unrivaled work ethic and pursuit for greatness, Jennifer received her formal education from the University of Kansas, with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science. 

An avid animal lover, Jennifer takes great pride in her two Japanese Chins, Jerry and Apple. 

Having relocated to Scottsdale 11 years ago, Jennifer has made luxury residential real estate her passion. A love of her community, mixed with her desire for sharing her knowledge of the area and her love of the unique desert landscape make Jennifer an obvious choice for your real estate goals and ambitions. With a background of over 10 years in the medical field, Jennifer has a desire for not only helping others, but for the details that are involved. No stone left unturned, each transaction will be carefully planned out and her clients will always be educated about their options. Jennifer is an excellent choice to guide you through what is likely to be the biggest transaction of your life. Her savviness of technology, mixed with her genuinely caring personality, make her the ideal candidate to represent you.

Jennifer’s confidence and ingenuity make her a natural for this business.Her passion for helping clients and attention to detail is evident. We look forward to the next stages of her career now that she’s partnered with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sherri monteith, Managing Broker
Architecture, Art, Business, Real Estate

Jan Kabbani Sells $4.7M PV Home

Jan Kabbani of the Russ Lyon SIR Camelback Tower office represented the buyer of a $4.7M custom home in Paradise Valley.

Built in 2011, the 11,756 SF home has 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and features privacy, security, Camelback Mountain views, gorgeous grounds, and timeless Mediterranean architecture.  The home was designed to entertain with a large kitchen, grand family room, private theatre room, wet bar and walk-in wine cellar. The main house is accompanied by a separate guest house complete with a full kitchen.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Tess Kimura

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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, Tess Kimura, to the Southeast Valley Office. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty delivers real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate. 

Tess Kimura has grown up in the Southeast Valley. She is an Arizona State University alumnus and earned her B.S. in Business Entrepreneurship. After spending some time in education, the jump to real estate felt like a natural fit for Tess. Her mother has been in real estate her whole life, and one might say it runs in her blood.

Tess has lived all over the valley and can recommend the best places to eat, shop, get coffee, and explore! She has a tremendous appreciation for all that the valley has to offer and believes that it gives us the best of all worlds; whether you are looking for a city lifestyle, something quieter, or anywhere in-between, you can find it here. Tess Kimura is committed to communication and working to serve her clients’ needs, helping them find their dream home, or bringing them a buyer.

We are grateful to have Tess Kimura as part of our award winning Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Southeast Valley team.  Tess has the ability to listen intently and help the client to figure out a plan to reach their goals. Her technology skills along with her work ethic and serving heart add up to a winning formula for success. Tess has grown up in an entrepreneurial family which has prepared her for life and for business.

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

Russ Lyon sIR Sells Hacienda Escondida

Marta Harvey and Dawn Jacobs of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Tucson office have listed and sold Hacienda Escondida for $2,675,000.

Built in 1943, Hacienda Escondida was recently transformed by award-winning architect Clay Scrivner into a magazine-featured ”Work of Art” that magnifies Pusch Ridge’s iconic views. A unique and private estate on 4.6 acres, this masterpiece in Oro Valley is hidden by trees, iron gates, tall hedges and adobe-capped walls. The 6,659 SF home features 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a 1 bedroom casita, workshop, studio and resort-like backyard.

Architecture, Business, COVID-19, Inspiration, Life, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Sells Ahmers Nest

The luxury contemporary home sold for $5.5 million

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce its agents represented both sides of the all-time record price sale in Fountain Hills.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty team Pellegrini & DeGeorge Partners Susan Pellegrini, Karen DeGeorge and Tony Pellegrini represented the sellers while Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent Dave Pattison represented the buyer in the $5.5 million sale of Ahmers Nest located at 13950 Bighorn Parkway, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268.

The record sale shows Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and Pellegrini & DeGeorge Partners’ prowess in Fountain Hills. 

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Fountain Hills office is number one in the submarket for sales volume year-to-date with 13.8 percent of the luxury market (sales of $800,000 and above). The Fountain Hills office is also number one in the submarket year-over-year with 15.8 percent of luxury sales.

“We worked hard to sell this one-of-a-kind property. It shows Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and our team of brokers are the dominant force in the attractive Fountain Hills submarket,” Susan Pellegrini said.

The 10,480-square-foot home has 5-bedrooms and 7-bathrooms. “The contemporary gem sits on top of its mountain in Fountain Hills with incredible views and imported finishes,” Karen DeGeorge said.

Tony Pellegrini worked closely with the owner learning the intricacies of the property and said “I have never seen so much attention to detail poured into the design of a property, especially when paired with a one of a kind hilltop parcel.”

Dave Pattison also specializes in luxury listings throughout Arizona. “This one-of-kind home offered astounding views, a prime Fountain Hills location and the quality the buyers were looking for,” Pattison said. 

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Suzanne Connor

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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, Suzanne Connor, 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. 

Suzanne Connor’s greatest strength as a luxury home specialist comes from everything she does outside of real estate. As a licensed Interior Designer and Arizona Sales Agent, Suzanne understands the true meaning of concierge service, the art of negotiation, and the skills necessary to design and present remarkable properties. Her devotion to her clients and her tenacity to “make it happen” is paramount to her success.

Suzanne’s work ethic is evident in the way she not only presents herself, but the pride she takes in preparing for her clients. We are lucky to have Suzanne’s good name partnered with ours and look forward to watching her story unfold.

Sherri Monteith, Managing Brkoer
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Welcomes Shannon Stone

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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, Shannon Stone, 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. 

Shannon’s love for all things real estate began at a very early age.  From as far back as she can remember, she has always loved homes.   When she was in her 20s, she bought her first home.   A year later, when she quickly sold it for twice what she paid for it, she knew she wanted to get into real estate!   She got her real estate license in 1994 and has since bought and sold many homes personally and has helped many others do the same.   

Shannon has a unique talent for selling homes for top dollar and in the shortest period of time.  Her discerning eye and attention to detail will help your home look it’s very best to a potential buyer. She’s a seasoned negotiator with the ability to successfully navigate all the unexpected scenarios that arise when buying and selling a home.  When working with buyers, Shannon takes full advantage of all resources to find the unique home they are looking for.  She loves the challenge of finding a home that perfectly suits the buying family & will use her extensive network of industry connections to find off-market or coming-soon properties that a buyer would never be able to find on their own!

If you’re looking for a REALTOR® with integrity, who is incredibly responsive, an excellent listener, a hard worker, and someone you will enjoy working with and getting to know, then give her a call today and put her experience to work for you!

Shannon’s go-getter attitude was evident from the beginning! A sharp eye for detail and a warm conversationalist make Shannon and her partnering with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty a recipe for absolute success.

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Welcomes Valerie Bonsonto-Schultz

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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, Valerie Bonsonto-Schultz, 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. 

Valerie Bonsonto-Schultz has a tireless work ethic. She just can’t help herself – it’s a blessing and a curse as she says. Valerie is both tenacious and compulsive about doing things as well as they can be done. 

Valerie has a genuine passion for the work together with a strong desire to win her client’s trust while developing a lasting friendship. She enjoys representing both buyers and sellers in skillfully working through the complexities of the home buying and selling process. 

It brings her joy to share the love she has for the Arizona lifestyle. In her free time, you can find Valerie usually reading a book, at the movies, or with her two boys riding bikes or swimming while savoring the warmth and beauty of Arizona.

Valerie is an outstanding professional.  Coming from the Chicago area her work ethic and midwest values combined with her serving heart prove to be an unbeatable combination. Valerie’s communication skills allow one to feel at complete ease from the moment they meet her until the completion of the transaction and beyond.  It is a pleasure to have her on our Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Southeast Valley Team.

Cathy Green, Managing Broker
Business, Real Estate

Russ lyon SIR Welcomes Wyndie Whitney

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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, Wyndie Whitney, to the Sedona 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. 

Wyndie grew up here in the Verde Valley. In fact, her family has been in this area for four generations. She knows the area so well that she’ll be able to help you choose the perfect location for your new home. She is one of the best people to ask if you are looking for recommendations on places to eat or fun things to do! 

Wyndie has abundant experience in customer service, having owned her own customer service business for more than five years prior to her real estate career. Through her professional experience, she has perfected her ability to multitask, communicate effectively, and use the latest technology expertly.  A natural born listener, she gives you, the client, the time you need to tell your story and convey your needs, wants, and concerns. Wyndie then takes that information and is your advocate, whether as a buyer or seller. Wyndie will make sure your needs are met, always keeping you educated and informed.  

Wyndie is exactly the type of agent we covet at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. She has a great demeanor and personality for the business and is dedicated to being the top professional she can be. She is such a quality addition to our team that I would trust Wyndie to work with my own mother.

Tod Christensen
Business, Golf, Real Estate, Sports

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Khyl Clemenshaw

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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, Khyl Clemenshaw, 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. 

Khyl Clemenshaw is originally from the great state of Michigan and graduated with a degree in business marketing at Ferris State University.  He became a Class A PGA Professional and chased his dream as a golf professional to Arizona in May 2007.  

After spending eight years at Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Khyl shifted his passion to real estate specializing in the luxury golf community market in Flagstaff.  

As a sales executive at Pine Canyon for five years, Khyl was able to perfect his craft as a real estate professional and developed many valuable relationships on and off the course.  He takes pride in making sure every aspect of the transaction goes smoothly by keeping his buyers and sellers informed along the way.  

As a trusted friend and advisor, nothing is more gratifying than a past client speaking highly of you to one of their friends.  It’s Khyl’s motivation and determination that continues to push him to be the very best at what he does.  He believes a house is not just a home, it’s a place where families and friends make lasting memories. Whether you are searching for your dream home or looking to sell, Khyl Clemenshaw is here to assist you!

We are thrilled to welcome Khyl to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family. He is a tremendous agent with fantastic expertise in luxury golf communities and beyond. His experience and integrity make him a perfect addition to the team. Khyl Clemenshaw is also the best golfer I know, a truly remarkable talent on the course.

Bret Lamberson