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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Joey Calistri

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, Joey Calistri, 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. 

After growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Joey graduated from Northwestern University and has been a professional soccer player for five years. Currently, Joey is a midfielder with Phoenix Rising FC who recently won the 2020 Western Conference of the USL Championship league. After playing in Phoenix for two years and getting a first-hand understanding of the real estate markets in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Joey is now a licensed agent and looks forward to helping his clients fulfill all of their real estate needs.

Meeting Joey and welcoming him on board with the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family has been a rewarding experience! He’s so eager to learn and it’s a joy watching him manage his soccer career, alongside his real estate career!

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
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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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Business, Golf, Real Estate, Sports

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Khyl Clemenshaw

Lisa Wadey's head shot

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
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It’s long been known that being sedentary is linked to chronic disease; with many around the world working from home and gyms temporarily closed, it’s easy for even those who previously led a very active lifestyle to slide into one much less so. Here are five ways to keep moving and stay fit, right from the comfort of your own home.

There’s an App for That

Fitness and mobile or wearable devices have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time now – with apps like LoseItJohnson & Johnson’s 7-Minute Workout, and countless others in both the App Store and Google Play Store, there are plenty of apps to help you manage your caloric intake, inspire you with workout routines, and more.

The Social Media Challenge

It can be hard to stay motivated on your own – especially if you’re accustomed to feeding off the energy that a gym or class can provide. Just because you’re removed from that environment doesn’t mean you have to disconnect. Take for instance the #pushupchallenge on Instagram; film yourself doing pushups and tag friends to challenge them and keep them moving. Get creative and start your own challenge! There’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition.

Go Virtual

Companies like PelotonMirror, and now SoulCycle are ready to bring the full-body workout into your living room with their in-home equipment and subscription-based models that offer live and on-demand classes to best fit your needs. If you prefer a little more Zen with your workout, CorePower Yoga is also offering free access to their OnDemand service while their studios are closed.

Try Something New

Listlessness and boredom can be the doom of any fitness routine – especially if you feel your options are limited. Now is the time to try something new. Try a type of workout outside of your comfort zone; gamify your fitness with the likes of Nintendo’s Ring Fit or even Just Dance – and speaking of dance – why don’t you take a free virtual dance class? The Ballet Coach is offering live and OnDemand classes for kids and adults through her Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

Think Outside the Living Room

Even with social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines in effect, ducking outside for a solo run or hike is a viable solution for your fitness fix. When the weather is right, your body will thank you for the much-needed sunshine and fresh air.

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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Angela Davis

Lisa Wadey's head shot

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 Davis, 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. 

Angela Davis’s passion for Real Estate started in Wyoming, where she grew up.  In 2004, Angela’s family moved to Flagstaff, AZ, where she is blessed to call home to this day. Flagstaff brought Angela new adventures, as she had the pleasure of working as an Executive Assistant for Coca-Cola and Pepsi while continuing her interest in coaching as the director and owner of the Northern AZ Juniors Volleyball Club.  

Despite many moves in Angela’s life, her real constants have always been a strong devotion to family, friends, and a healthy competitive environment. Growing up a coach’s kid, Angela knows what hard work, dedication, and success looks like and will use that same mentality in all facets of her real estate knowledge. 

Her choice to reignite my passion for Real Estate shows her devotion to the Flagstaff community and its residents. Flagstaff is a unique and dynamic market that takes knowledge and experience to understand. With her involvement in the NAU Skyjacks, Northern AZ Juniors Volleyball Club, and being a resident for over 15 years has prepared Angela to tackle any obstacle.

We are excited to welcome Angela to our team. Her history in real estate and commitment to the Flagstaff community make her a fantastic addition to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family.

Bret Lamberson, Sales Manager
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Luxury Real Estate Headlines | JULY 2019

Sotheby’s appoints new managing broker in GilbertGilbert Sun News

Longtime Giants general manager Brian Sabean deals desert home in Scottsdale, ArizonaLA Times

Ex-Giants GM Brian Sabean Sells Arizona MansionThe Mercury News

Record Scottsdale Sale for Longtime Baseball Executive

Brian Sabean Giants exec sells Scottsdale HomeABC 15

Baseball executive breaks record with sale of hi Scottsdale homeKTAR

Baseball executive Scottsdale mansion sells for record-setting priceAZ Big Media

Baseball Executive Sells Scottsdale mansion for $1.35 million record-breaking saleThe Arizona Tribune

San Francisco Giants exec sells Scottsdale homePhoenix Business Journal

Pricey! Paradise Valley home on market for $13,400,000ABC 15

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s agent celebrates 30 yearsScottsdale Independent

$10.2 Million home goes on sale in Paradise

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Mother-Daughter Team of Judy Smedes and Kate HerkReal Estate Daily News

133-acre Rattlesnake Canyon estate hits the marketAZ Big Media

Pricey! Tucson home for sale for $8.9MABC 15

133 acre Tucson estate on market for $

Ahwatukee luxury estate sells for $3.5M, a record for the neighborhoodKTAR

Ahwatukee home sells for record-breaking $

Posh Places: Ahwatukee mansion with Harry Potter-like library sells for record $

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s closes record-breaking home sale in AhwatukeeAZ Big Media

Haut Property Spotlight: Modern Hacienda page 52Uptown Magazine print and digital

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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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Homes That Will Wow NFL Fans

Top picks among the high-end homes include a floating glass staircase, a self sustainable luxury compound and top chef gourmet kitchen

The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock with the first pick of today’s NFL draft. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has its own first round picks of luxury homes that will impress football fans and every Monday morning quarterback.

The first pick is a spectacular 7,592-square-foot estate in Scottsdale’s Desert Highlands Hillside Villas development.  The property was designed by renowned architect Bing Hu and designer David Michael Miller. It offers floor to ceiling windows, awesome 360-degree views of the McDowell Mountains and sits at the base of Pinnacle Peak.  The 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home at 10040 East Happy Valley Road Unit 1048 in Scottsdale is listed for $6,200,000 by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Susan Coleman King. An adjacent lot is also part of the part the sale upping the estate’s privacy and spectacular views.

Next in the luxury draft is a 5.34-acre, 6,421-square-foot glimmering contemporary in Scottsdale offered by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Hugh Reed and Kathy Reed.  The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bedroom estate at 39602 North Charles Blair Macdonald Road lists for $3,675,000. It features a dramatic floating glass staircase that leads to an upper-level game room. The exterior has 2 spas, 5 fire features, 3 water features and a family sized pool.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Susanne Grogan has a pair of luxurious first round picks including one for the sustainability minded. Both are The Canyons, an exclusive, gated community in Tucson. The 7,080-square-foot estate at 7403 North Secret Canyon Drive is priced at $4,500,000. It offers a fully self-sustainable compound with a private well, solar panels, orchard and vegetable garden. The home also has plenty of luxury with a waterfall and gourmet kitchen with SS appliances and Caesarstone quartz counters.

Grogan is also offering 7518 North Secret Canyon Drive for $3,250,000.  The 7,655-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The property sits on 2 acres with unobstructed mountain views, a home theater and three powder rooms.

For the top chef looking for luxury, the home at 5801 East Donna Lane in Paradise Valley offers two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two sinks, two ovens, a six-burner Wolf range and two Carrara marble islands. The Santa Barbara contemporary is offered by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Lisa Roberts for $2,995,000. This impressive home totals 8,023 square feet, has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. It also features a wine cellar, wet bar, 600-square-foot guest quarters and a four-car garage.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Zoja Pedenko has a picturesque, European hillside villa in Paradise Valley at 5317 East Desert Vista Road. The 6,242-square-foot gated home has everything from a wraparound, negative edge pool and outdoor star gazing deck to Clive Christian cabinets, a steam room and a boulder and olive tree lined entry drive. It is priced at $3,500,000.

The first pick for golfers may be the 5,779-square-foot home at 9697 East Bajada Road in Scottsdale. The luxury property sits on the 5th and 6th fairways in the prestigious Estancia community. It is listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Josie Pakula for $4,500,000. The home has a grand courtyard, double negative edge pool and views of Pinnacle Peak.



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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

Architecture, Baseball, Business, Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Sports

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