Experience, Knowledge, Integrity...these are the three guiding values of my accomplished 29-year career as a REALTOR®. I have a reputation for providing unparalleled service to my clients, for my extensive expertise in residential real estate, and most importantly for my honesty, professionalism, and integrity. By taking the time to forge personal relationships with my clients, listen to their needs, and understand their goals, I have earned my clients' continued business and referrals. There is nothing more rewarding than my clients' satisfaction and the friendships I have gained throughout my career. A Valley resident since 1980, my extensive knowledge of the community includes education, childcare, churches, synagogues, the Jewish community, the business community, golf course communities, active adult communities, senior living, cultural events, dining and entertainment, and much more. I have spent the past 21 years with Russ Lyon Realty Company, with sales in the top 10% and multiple prestigious Lyon's Elite and Lyon's Pride awards, and continue to remain a proud member of the Russ Lyon family with our new company, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty. My accreditations as a Certified Residential Specialist of the Council of Residential Specialists and as a member of the Graduate REALTOR® Institute provide me with a vast range of knowledge about real estate, contracts, negotiations, technology and ethics. I have also earned my Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification. I also specialize in Relocation, as a Sirva Relocation Specialist, and now part of the Cartus Broker Network, experienced in all facets of corporate and individual relocation, including the Employee Relocation Council. Born and raised in Chicago, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. Shortly after, I attained a Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, and graduated with Distinction from the University of Phoenix. I have over 40 years of sales, marketing, and management experience with organizations including Fairchild Publications, 3M Company, and the University of Phoenix, where I served as Director of Marketing. I am proud of my lifetime of volunteerism and community involvement, including the Foundation for Public Education, serving Paradise Valley Unified School District; the Sojourner Center, which provides shelter and support for victims of domestic violence, and The Make-A-Wish Foundation, where I served as a Public Relations Specialist and Wish-Granter for terminally ill children. I am currently very active in volunteering for Send Me On Vacation, a non-profit organization providing breast cancer survivors a much needed vacation to rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit after breast cancer treatment has ended. I currently live in the Grayhawk community of North Scottsdale, where I enjoy hiking, tennis, cooking, theatre, golf, dancing, watching any and all football, and spending time with my dog Oreo, friends, and family. I have one son who is the Marketing Manager for Restaurants with sbe and the SLS Hotel, who was an active participant in the Paradise Valley School District, graduating 4th in his class at Pinnacle High School and Summa Cum Laude from USC 4 years ago. As you consider the important decision to purchase or sell a home, you can trust that I will make your experience as stress-free as possible and that I will exceed all of your expectations!