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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Kandis Richardson

As a real estate advisor for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Kandis has successfully combined her experience in commercial construction with her ability as a top-class negotiator.  She has separated herself from other sales people by offering a unique customer- service experience. When combined with her experience and over $100,000,000 in sales, Kandis has the ability to offer unparalleled client results.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your home sale and/or purchase.

Known for her warm and accessible personality, and tireless work ethic, she focuses on clear and honest communication with all parties during a real estate transaction.  Kandis’ professional ethics are unwavering, which leads her to be responsive, dedicated, and working toward your interests alone.  As a native of California and relocating to Arizona, she will share many decades’ worth of professional and local knowledge. Her areas of specialization include single family residences, condominiums, investment services, probate, SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Specialist) and SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist).  Primarily a listing agent, Kandis offers a powerful marketing system designed to sell a property quickly and for top dollar.  As a buyer’s representative she combines superior area knowledge. With her great communication skills, she brings peace of mind during each transaction.

During her private time Kandis enjoys spending time with her two children, hiking, biking, yoga, animals, community service and being in a warm and sunny climate. A naturally positive, upbeat and energetic person, when working with Kandis you will see why so many of her clients become friends and recommend her professional services to their family and friends.      

“It is a true honor to be a part of a local and national brand such as Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty,” Richardson said.  “I am truly excited for this opportunity and know that I can positively represent my clients interests with an amazing, professional reputation that Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has to offer.”

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.

“Kandis is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “Kandis 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, she will be a huge asset to anyone buying or selling real estate in Arizona. Welcome to the family, Kandis!”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Zoja Pedenko

Zoja was born in Moscow, raised in Europe, studied across Canada and the USA, all while continuing to explore the world through her love of travel. Now, she is happy to call the beautiful city of Scottsdale her home. Zoja’s diverse, worldly experiences allow her to understand the unique elements that make a place feel like Home. Zoja’s enthusiasm for helping others, combined with her diverse cultural background aid in her ability to connect with her clients, providing an exceptionally seamless service. Her goal is to make the selling or buying process an enjoyable experience.

Outside of real estate, Zoja gives back to her community through volunteering for Make-A-Wish Arizona, helping children with life-threatening medical conditions. She is happily married to her husband, with whom she enjoys to travel, explore new restaurants and hike the local mountains. Zoja graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science and she is fluent in Russian, French, Czech and English. 

“I’m very excited to join Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty because of the company’s prestige and outstanding reputation. I’m honored to be joining an amazing group of local real estate experts,” Pedenko said.

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.

“Zoja is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. ““I am thrilled that Zoja has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as her brokerage of choice to begin her Real Estate career. She comes to us with a deep understanding of many cultures and what it means to call a place home, experience that will undoubtedly benefit all of her clients.  Welcome, Zoja!”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Lindsay Mattoon

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Lindsay was a Health Coach for over a decade when deciding to purchase her first home. The intention was to ‘fix-it up’ over time. Within a year, the house was completely transformed. After the fourth home renovation, Lindsay decided to turn her love for real estate into a new profession and got her license. She continues to have a passion for living a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same.

Each transaction showcases Lindsay’s experience, creativity and passion. She is very personable and works hard throughout the buying and selling process. Her mission is to develop long lasting relationships and help clients achieve their real estate goals.

“I am beyond excited to be part of the finest real estate services company,” Mattoon stated.  “The success and collaboration I have witnessed thus far is unlike anything I could imagine. I look forward to being surrounded by the best!”

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.

“Lindsay is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “I am thrilled that Lindsay has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as her brokerage of choice to begin her Real Estate career. She comes to us with an extremely strong business acumen, and no doubt will be of huge benefit to each of her clients. Welcome, Lindsay!”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Zane Belden

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, Zane Belden, 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.

Originally from southern Illinois, Belden’s passion for real estate and homes began at the age of 25 as the General Contractor of his own home.  Prior to his career in real estate, Belden lead acquisitions in leasing, buying and selling land and oil reserves for his family’s oil business in southern Illinois and Kansas.  He also purchased, owns and manages several rental properties investments in southern Illinois. Since then, he has also bought, sold and rented several properties throughout Scottsdale.

With relatives based in Scottsdale for many years, Belden and his family are excited to begin a new journey.  His experience in buying and selling in the best golf communities, convenient townhomes and vacation homes/investment properties suit him well for the Scottsdale real estate environment.  His passion and enthusiasm turn any real estate endeavor into a fun and rewarding experience.   

 “I’m very excited to join the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family.  I say family because this is so much more than a brokerage. Support, leadership, excitement and class are what lead me to join. Truly a cut above that I’m honored to be a part of,” said Belden.

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.

 “Zane is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “I am thrilled that Zane has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as his brokerage of choice to begin his Real Estate career. He comes to us with an extremely strong business acumen, and no doubt will be of huge benefit to each of his clients. Welcome, Zane!”

Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Notable Listing: The Dome at Casa Blanca

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, “The Dome” at Casa Blanca is a Valley landmark has hosted movie stars, politicians, dignitaries and other celebrities for decades.

Listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent and Casa Blanca community resident Grant Almquist for $1,175,000, this architectural treasure is a charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence surrounded by a lush garden patio. The 25’ onion-shaped dome rises dramatically above a generous family room with clerestory windows that fill the space with natural light. Colorful tile and hand-carved millwork throughout adds to The Dome’s incomparable ambiance.

The Casa Blanca Inn was originally built in the 1930s, and it first served as the winter escape for the Kellogg Family. Later, The Dome became Casa Blanca Inn’s famed Sultan’s Table restaurant and cocktail lounge.

During its heyday, the Casa Blanca Inn was a winter retreat frequently visited by cinema legends and politicians alike. Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Betty Grable stayed at the Casa Blanca Inn. Additionally, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and his wife Mamie vacationed at the inn many times. Now, the Casa Blanca Inn is a luxurious guard-gated residential community.

“A prospective buyer will fall in love with this home from the first time he or she lays eyes on it,” said Almquist. “I am a Casa Blanca resident and I list many of the homes for sale in the community, but there is nothing else like The Dome. Not only is it a magnificently-designed historic treasure, there are countless stories about all the legendary celebrities who have visited The Dome and have stayed at the Casa Blanca Inn.”

Business, Real Estate

Swanepoel Power 200 List

 

Prestigious 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 List an Aggregate of Nation’s Most Influential Real Estate Executives

 Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty prides itself on being Arizona’s leader in real estate and is led by a well-respected and unsurpassed executive team. The iconic real estate firm proudly announces that the company’s Designated Broker and President Deems Dickinson has earned a spot on the 2019 Swanpoel Power 200 list.

The SP200 is considered the United States’ definitive ranking of residential real estate brokerage industry leaders. T3 Sixty, the real estate consultancy that publishes the list annually, analyzes hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction and sales volume data to compile the list.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Dickinson has been named to the SP200 list. In addition to this honor, Dickinson was elected to his third term as the Large Firm Director for the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, the state’s largest MLS, in 2018.

Dickinson has had an extraordinary four decade-long career in the real estate industry. At Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, he helps oversee over 900 agents who in 2018, closed a record $3.77 billion in total sales.

“This is an extremely impressive achievement,” said Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Chairman Jim Lyon. “Deems has devoted his career to our company and the service he provides to our agents is renowned. We can’t wait to see what else he will accomplish.”

Business, Real Estate

Ed Pennington Reported as 2018 Top Producer in Sedona Verde Valley

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Ed Pennington is the Sedona Verde Valley Top Producer According to Volume as Reported by Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®

The association, which keeps track of sales volume data in the area, found that Pennington ranked first in production with the highest volume in dollars for the entire area.

After joining Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010, Pennington’s earned a sterling reputation for his work in Sedona and nearby communities. Praised by his clients for his knowledge and dependability, he’s known for approaching every real estate transaction with enthusiasm and professionalism.

“I’m grateful to work with such a wonderful and supportive company as Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Pennington. “I could not have obtained such a level of success without the untiring dedication of my partner Jeanette Sauer, along with all the realtors in the area who are true professionals. I’m blessed to do what I do in one of the most beautiful places in the world with some of the most wonderful clients in the world.”

“I’m pleased to congratulate Ed Pennington for his success in Sedona Verde Valley,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Ed has been with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for nearly a decade and we are proud of his accomplishments. I wish him continued success in 2019.”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Odette Evans

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, Odette Evans, 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.

As a college student, Odette focused on learning languages. She speaks five languages and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Her goal was to be an international translator, yet love and marriage took her to Green Bay, WI, where she began her real estate career

Odette was one of Green Bay’s first licensed women REALTORS®. Her persistent discipline to ensure a quality home sale/purchase for her clients, led her to become one of the area’s top producers. In the 1980s, after seeing the Valley of the Sun’s beauty, she left the cold of Wisconsin for Arizona’s warmth, where she still lives.

Born into a diverse culture, Odette knows diversity may affect buying/selling a property. To keep current with other cultures, and her local Community, she volunteers with Scottsdale Sister Cities Association and the World Affairs Council of Arizona. These nonpartisan forums strengthen partnerships worldwide, and her relationships within them make Odette uniquely qualified to provide sound real estate advice to local and international clientele.

“I am extremely honored to join the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty family.  After several years in real estate, I have to confess that this is the only company I have encountered that offers its agents the best tools and services available, making every transaction a successful one.” 

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Brandon Hamilton

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, Brandon Hamilton, to the Pinnacle Peak 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.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” So, let me briefly tell you what I am not. Simply, I’m not a salesperson. What I am is a people person and a giver. My philosophy is simple: Clients come first. My background is nontraditional. I spent more than a decade working on air anchoring, reporting and hosting at NBC and ABC affiliate TV stations from Cincinnati to Dallas to right here in Phoenix, where I consider home. In journalism, you have to be curious, a great listener, an expert communicator, detail-oriented, conduct thorough research, be accurate, have integrity and empathy in storytelling, and thrive on deadline. All of these qualities will help make the home buying and selling process refreshing for you. At NBC, I hosted a series called Lifestyles of the Rich & Fabulous, featuring multi-million dollar homes and luxury resorts. This gave me insight and helped expand my market knowledge of not only North Phoenix and Scottsdale, but also the Valley overall. Some of you invited me into your home through your television, and now I hope to get invitation from you to either sell or find your dream home! With the horsepower of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, you are truly getting a first-class ticket in Real Estate. Outside of work, I am spending quality time with my wife, Chelsey. We love to travel, explore history, DIY projects and give back to the community.

 

“Joining Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is an absolute honor. As a history buff, I love the tradition and prestige that comes along with the name. It is important to work in an environment that encourages and inspires, and that’s exactly what you get with this company. I’m excited to join the best of the best in the business.” ­­

 

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.

“Brandon’s attention to detail and strong preparation skills will make him an excellent Sales Associate” said Branch Manager, Kevin Gonzales. “Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have such a high-profile Valley name on our roster!”