After a gratifying twenty-five year career in education, Roy turned his talents to real estate in 1997 and has been remarkably successful in helping his clients purchase and sell homes and land, happily, in the Sedona Area. A perennial top agent in Sedona and the Verde Valley, he’s earned such certifications as: Master Negotiation Expert, Harvard Program on Negotiation; International Property Specialist; Resort & Second Home Specialist; Master Certified Buyer’s Agent; Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.
Roy is an ex-college professor, school headmaster, past President of the Arizona Association of Independent Schools, and former-Marine captain. He initially committed himself to working solely with buyers, establishing his own real estate firm, Buyers’ Brokers of Sedona. For over fifteen years, Roy claimed the title of the number one Buyer’s Agent in the Sedona area. In 2014 he broadened the scope of his business to include listing and selling property. Roy was the Sedona’s #1 overall agent in 2017 and in the Top 3 for the past five years.
In 2019 Roy & Michelle welcomed two extraordinary real estate pros, Coco and Drew Clark, as business partners. Together they form a truly dynamic team that is destined to be one of the dominant forces in the Sedona market.
One of the early leaders in Sedona luxury real estate, Roy was a founding member and past President of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals and is recognized by 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. He truly loves the aesthetic, cultural, and spiritual qualities of Sedona as well as its wild natural beauty. He and his faithful Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Sophia, and American Eskimo, Gracie, are often found hiking the extensive trails of the area and swimming in Oak Creek.
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. 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.
Coco & Drew Clark
Once in a great while, we encounter up-and-coming Realtors whose high level of professionalism, keen intelligence, and delightful personalities make them a joy to work with. Coco and Drew Clark are just such people. When the opportunity arose to expand the Sedona Real Estate Team, we immediately thought of Coco and Drew and invited them to join us. Happily, they accepted and we and our clients are profoundly blessed to welcome them to the Team. They bring a refreshing new energy and perspective to our goal of providing the best service possible to both our buyer and seller clients.
Previously, they had been rising stars at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s Realty after having finally fulfilled their dream of coming home to Sedona from Sacramento in 2015, drawn here by Sedona’s inspiring scenery, mild climate, amazing people, and profound spiritual qualities. Both Coco and Drew, with strong business backgrounds, were attracted to real estate as a career based on their own experience and success in property investments. They love serving their clients’ elemental need for creating a home in such a marvelous place that refreshes and feeds the soul. And, their clients love them.
Having graduated from an affiliate of UC San Francisco, Coco started out in Dental Medicine as a Registered Hygienist. Highly successful at that, she eventually was lured away to work for Colgate and became their top salesperson nationally. She went on to be an outstanding dental practices trainer for Johnson and Johnson.
Drew is an alumnus of Santa Clara University in Finance and Accounting. He and Roy share the experience of having been members of their respective nationally-ranked collegiate rowing teams. Drew then served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and stayed with reserves, ultimately achieving the title of Commander – therefore he way out-ranks Roy. In the years before moving to Sedona with Coco, Drew worked in Commercial Real Estate and as well as in the family auto parts business. He is a serious “motor-head” – once owning ten cars!