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Roy is an ex-college professor, school headmaster, past President of the Arizona Association of Independent Schools, and former-Marine captain who, after twenty-five years in education, found himself drawn to a career in Sedona real estate.
Carving out an under-served market niche, Roy initially committed himself to working solely with buyers, establishing his own real estate firm, Buyers’ Brokers of Sedona. Eventually he merged that company with Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s. For over fifteen years, Roy claimed the title of the number one Buyer’s Agent in the Sedona area.
In 2014, by popular demand from his past and present clients, Roy expanded his business model to include serving clients ready to sell real estate and began accepting property listings. In 2016, he accepted an invitation from the legendary, all-time Top Producer, Bruce Tobias, to create a “Dream Team” partnership, along with Buyer’s Agent Extraordinaire, Wendy Jacobsen. It’s a merger of extraordinary professional talent destined to dominate the Sedona Real Estate market for years to come.
Roy honed his skills by earning a number of challenging designations, among them: Master Certified Negotiation Expert (also completed the Harvard Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives); Certified Residential Specialist (the top 4% of residential agents in the US); Certified International Property Specialist (one of 30 in the State of Arizona); Resort & Second Home Specialist (one of the founders of this National Assoc. of Realtors group). He is a past member and Regional Director of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents, earned the Master Certified Buyer’s Agent designation, and helped design the curriculum for its Certified Exclusive Buyer’s Agent course. Few agents in the nation can offer their clients Roy’s level of professional expertise.
One of the early leaders in Sedona luxury real estate, Roy was a founding members and past President of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, a group dedicated to raising practitioner standards in that market sector. Roy holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and is recognized by the highly-selective and prestigious Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.
A native Arizonan who, in his characteristic contrarian fashion, grew up in New York, Roy moved to Sedona from Boulder, Colorado in 1991 and was the headmaster of Verde Valley School for five years before retiring from education and entering the real estate field. He truly loves the aesthetic, cultural, and spiritual qualities of Sedona as well as its wild natural beauty. He and his faithful Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Zeus and Zoe, are often found hiking the extensive trails of the area and swimming in Oak Creek. He’ll be happy to tell you about his favorite spots.
A dedicated lover and patron of the arts, Roy is a past board member of The Arizona Opera, Chamber Music Sedona, and the Canyon Moon Theater. He is also an art collector and a regular at Goldenstein Gallery art shows. As a member and officer of the local chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international food and wine society, he enjoys introducing his clients to the gastronomic delights found in Sedona. Many of them later join the Chaine.
Michelle, sometimes known as “Little Miss Sunshine,” is a longtime Sedona resident who hails from Decatur, IL. A twelve year real estate veteran, Michelle serves as the team’s Office Manager and CFO. In other words, she’s The Boss. Roy and Michelle met in the spring of 2009, immediately recognized each other as soul-mates, and were married in December. They’ve been on honeymoon since. Michelle is now cultivating a budding career as a writer and hopes to be published soon.
Genevie Evirgen, Licensed Realtor®: A truly remarkable human being and consummate professional, Genevie assists our buyers and sellers with client support, property searches & showings, correspondence, transaction coordination, and follow-up. We’ve rarely met someone with such compassion and a dedication to serving clients – who also is such a talented professional and organizational genius.
Roy, Genevie, & Michelle make a stellar team who make the process fun and profitable for their clients.