Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Shine Bright in the Spotlight of 2016 Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business Awards

Posted by Taylor Richardson — May 2, 2016

1462210981SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business Awards Ceremony is one of the most prestigious real estate awards ceremonies in the state. It’s no surprise that Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty agents were honored multiple times at the 2016 Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business Awards after a very successful year! On Wednesday night, the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business recognized THE TEAM of Robin Orscheln, Shawna Warner, Rebecca Clayton and Lara Broadrick as “Real Estate Team of the Year” and agent Rachel Herold as “Rookie of the Year.”

After coming together in 2013, Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty’s THE TEAM has established itself as one of the most highly qualified real estate groups in the Valley. With more than 48 years combined real estate experience, THE TEAM has represented buyers and sellers from Paradise Valley, to Arcadia, to Silverleaf, and Estancia. 

“We are extremely honored for this recognition,” said Orscheln, one of the partners on THE TEAM. “Shawna, Rebecca, Lara, and I know that to become a successful real estate agent, one doesn’t simply have to be good at selling homes. A successful agent is one who is active in the community, has a keen eye for details, and approaches every aspect of a property sale with honesty and integrity.”

In 2015, the agents of THE TEAM combined to sell more than $113 million in area real estate, including the sale of some of the Valley’s priciest and most luxurious homes. In addition to their business success, all four agents are actively involved in community and philanthropic efforts.

“We couldn't be more passionate about any part of our industry than in giving back. All four of us are devoted mothers who volunteer monthly at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, our children’s schools, local homeless shelters, and food banks such as the Andre House of Arizona,” said partner Shawna Warner. “Additionally, we are active in the Arcadia community as we take part in, and raise money for, Arcadia’s Team Taylor Fun Run to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Not only was THE TEAM recognized, but Rachel Herold, a rising star at Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s International Realty, was awarded “Rookie of the Year.”  Rachel Herold practiced law in New York City before moving to the Valley 20 years ago, and her legal expertise, as well as her experience as a real estate investor, enable her to add value to every transaction for the benefit of her clients. “I love working in real estate and being able to share a broad range of expertise with my clients,” said Herold. “I am very honored by this prestigious award.”

Herold is also inspired to give back to the community, where she works through her support of local philanthropies. A devoted mother of two children who attended Brophy College Preparatory School and Phoenix Country Day School and married to Richard Herold, a real estate litigation partner at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, Herold has served as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the National Charity League, Phoenix Chapter. She also volunteers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, Foundation for the Blind, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and Crisis Nursery.

To speak with any member of THE TEAM or Rachel Herold, or for media inquiries, please contact Taylor Richardson at

About Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1947, Russ Lyon, Sr., greeted his first client at the Phoenix office of Russ Lyon Realty, and offered an uncommon blend of professional, trustworthy real estate service with a personal touch. Starting with that first handshake, three generations of the Lyon family and a dedicated team of Realtors have perfected the art of fine real estate service.

Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty takes pride in our tradition of excellence. It shows in the long-standing relationships we have made with our clients. In turn, we have built a reputation as the “locally grown” company with the unsurpassed knowledge and ethical standards that our clients rely upon time after time for high quality real estate services.

Right from the beginning, people have trusted the Russ Lyon name. Experience this peace of mind for yourself by putting your fine real estate in the hands of Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty. From around the corner to around the world, no one delivers more comprehensive real estate services, reach, and market knowledge than the professionals of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

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