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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Racquel Miller

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 agent, Racquel Miller, to the Camelback Tower.

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.

Racquel and her family have called Paradise Valley home for almost two decades. With first-hand knowledge of this exquisite area, she can offer an exceptional home buying experience. As a past educator, Racquel understand the importance of market knowledge. That translates into helping sellers achieve optimal market positioning and finding the absolute best location, home and value that meets any buyers’ needs.  While listing and sales transaction are inherently complex, her main goal: make your move as seamless as possible. 

 Racquel moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Miami, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master in Education. Arizona became her home in 1994. She later was married to her current husband, Jamir Miller, and now has three beautiful children.

Her husband was blessed to have a 10 Year, All Pro Career, in the National Football League. As an NFL wife, she was able to live a life of servitude. They are true believers in always giving back, leading to the creation of their Jamir Miller Foundation, supporting women and children at risk. Racquel has chaired and supported many fundraising events and continues to stay involved in her community.

“My passion is helping others and my calling card is service, at the highest level,” said Racquel Miller. “I am thrilled to be part of the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty team at the Camelback Tower.  I look forward to having the opportunity to service clients with my first-hand knowledge of our exquisite neighborhoods.”

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has gathered realty experts in the field of luxury real estate dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. Additionally, the seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the company’s agents to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.

“Racquel Miller is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “Raquel epitomizes the perfect Real Estate agent that we desire to be in business with at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. I am so grateful that she chose our Real Estate Firm to be in business with! I know that with her track record of success and servant leader mentality, she will be a huge asset to anyone buying or selling real estate in Arizona. Welcome to the family, Raquel!”


Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation Sits Down with David Johnson

The Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation had the opportunity to sit down for a Q and A with Arizona Cardinals star Running Back, David Johnson, about his upcoming Mission 31: POSSIBLE event hosted by the David Johnson Mission Foundation.

We understand you started the Mission 31 foundation this year, what inspired you to start it?

The Foundation came from wanting to have a positive impact on children’s lives. Growing up my coaches, teachers, and older mentors played a huge role in my life. That is why I went to college to become a Physical Education/Health teacher with a minor in coaching. My intentions were to better children’s lives mentally, physically, and emotionally. Just like my role models did for me. My wife, Meghan, and I would volunteer at children’s hospital and Ronald McDonald House. We loved the experience we had with the children, seeing them smile and get excited was an amazing feeling. Meghan has always wanted to work on an oncology unit for children. She went to nursing school and her dream job was to work at St. Jude’s children’s hospital in Tennessee. She has a huge passion to help children as well. This Foundation combines our passions in to one amazing cause.


How did you come up the name Mission 31? 

We wanted to incorporate my jersey number in the title. Then, we wanted a short but powerful word/phrase that would speak to others. One definition of the word “Mission” is the calling of a religious organization, especially a Christian one, to go out into the world and spread its faith. Meghan and I felt that the meaning fits our morals and what we want to do with the platform God has given us.

Why is this cause so near and dear to your heart?

When our son, DJ, was born he spent 5 days in the nursery/NICU. We were hopeful he would be okay, but as first-time parents we were still very scared. When you see your baby in pain like that you never want to go through something like that ever again. We constantly think about all the other families who have it worse than we did, and whose children have diseases and cancer and their hospital stays are much longer. We want to be able to bring some kind of relief to families when they are dealing with such a stressful time.


Tell us about your December Mission 31 Possible event that’s coming up.

The event on December 4th will be at the newly remodeled Mountain Shadows resort. Guests will have the chance to mix and mingle with me and my Cardinals teammates. Beginning at 6:30 supporters and fans will enjoy a cocktail reception full of silent auction items followed by the main event where they will enjoy world class cuisine, fine wine, and exciting live auctions all to benefit my David Johnson Mission 31 Foundation whose mission is to provide opportunities, support, and resources to seriously ill children and their families by offering daily support and life changing experiences. If you can’t attend the event, you can also donate on the website at


How will the money raised the Mission 31: Possible event be used? 

The money will be focused towards launching DJ’s Locker. These Lockers will provide patients and their family members access to electronics during hospital stays. They serve as a source of entertainment, a portal for communication and a diversion during treatment and recovery.