Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Adding Accomplished Agent and New Communications Director After Record Breaking Year

Posted by Alisha Collinson — August 24, 2015

1440459087SCOTTSDALE, AZ - 2014 and the first two quarters of 2015 have been record breaking for Monson Luxury Group of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, and as result the North Scottsdale based leader in the luxury housing market is expanding. 

Founded and led by Monica Monson, Monson Luxury Group in 2014 had the highest residential sale in the Scottsdale market with a Silverleaf residence closing at $9,750,000, and similarly sold 1440459033the highest residential sale in the Flagstaff market for a Pine Canyon home at $3,275,000. The group also broke another record with the highest price per square foot in Estancia for a home closing at $5,700,000.

“2014 and the beginning of 2015 have been especially busy ones and as a result they have also been record breaking for Monson Luxury Group,” said Monica Monson.  “With sales exceeding $53 million for our group just last year, it was time to expand with two strong agents and additionally bring on a Communications Director who can help our clients and projects achieve maximum marketing potential.” 

1440459050An accomplished REALTOR, Michael Seligman joins Monson Luxury Group with more than 18 years of real estate experience in the Southwest. Licensed in both Arizona and New Mexico, Seligman has continuously landed in the top 10 for sales in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe markets.  With $20 million in sales just last year, Seligman looks forward to serving clients in the Valley’s luxury market.

“Over the years I have worked with a large number of clients who were either re-locating to the Scottsdale area or buying a second home here,” said Seligman.  “It is a privilege now to be able to serve clients in both markets with the same white glove service and attention to detail.” 

Jennifer Parks, a former Emmy Award winning television news reporter and communications director for one of Scottsdale’s most prominent PR firms, Rose+Moser+Allyn joins Monson Luxury Group in a dual role of REALTOR and Communications Director.1440459065

Parks, who is newly licensed and previously coordinated the successful corporate Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty public relations account, brings valuable luxury real estate marketing and PR experience, as well as media contacts to Monson Luxury Group.

“When you take Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and couple it with Monica Monson and what she has been able to accomplish at Monson Luxury Group these past few years, there is no stronger leader right now in the luxury housing market.  I’m just thrilled to be a part of this team.”

To get more information about Monson Luxury Group or to arrange an interview with Monica Monson, Michael Seligman, or Jennifer Parks please contact Monica Monson with the Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty at 480.250.0848 or by email at

Monson Luxury Group

Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is a leader in the marketing and sales of distinctive luxury properties and elite lifestyles in Arizona. Monica Monson has been recognized locally and Internationally as a guru marketer of luxury properties and has been featured in the Arizona Republic, So Scottsdale! Magazine, Arizona Foothills, Phoenix Business Journal, and RealTrends Report, to name a few.  Monson Luxury a Group produced over $53 million in 2014 with record sales in Scottsdale and Flagstaff. Upholding the highest standards in real estate, Monson Luxury Group has extensive experience working with affluent buyers, sellers and developers. 

About Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty has gathered realty craftsmen dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. From the ownership, management, agents and affiliate services, every person involved in the company utilizes innovative skills, programs and technologies to create the finest real estate services company to be found. The mission of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty is to provide its clients with the most responsive personalized service attainable – nothing less will do. The environment within Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty is unique in the industry. Seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the Company’s members to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved. Collaboration and networking are fostered to create a synergy that puts the whole company to work for every client. The artistic blending of proven traditions and state-of-the-art innovation is unsurpassed. These assets are positioned on a base of financial stability and corporate staying power.

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