A little about me
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 perennially among the top agents for more than two decades. Every month for the past fifteen years or so, Roy has faithfully authored the real estate column in Sedona Monthly Magazine and has a wide and appreciative readership.
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.
MCNE – Master Certified Negotiation Expert
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
RSPS – Resort & Second Home Specialist
GRI – Graduate Real Estate Institute
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
CCSS – Certified Commercial Sales Specialist
CLHS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
B.S. – Cornell University (History/Economics)
M.A. – Syracuse University (History)
Ph.D. – University of Colorado, Boulder (History & Philosophy of Education)
Roy’s community activities have included:
- Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (Past-President)
- The Sedona Mid-Day Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow)
- The Sedona Chapter of La Chaine des Rotisseurs (Charge de Mission)
- Sedona Arts Center (Sponsor)
- Sedona Cultural Park (Patron)
- Verde Valley Sinfonietta (Founding Corporate Underwriter)
- Chamber Music Society of Sedona (Advisory Council)
- Arizona Opera (Board of Trustees)