Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Homes With Extraordinary Lives

Lauren and Steven Gilbard represent a dedicated real estate team with 17 years of cumulative experience marketing and selling luxury properties in Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Carefree. Born and raised in Phoenix, Lauren spent her undergraduate years at Arizona State University and subsequently worked in New York, Paris and Germany as a fashion model. Upon returning to Phoenix she worked in the investment field. Steven was born and raised in New York, receiving an Ivy education, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude and with Honor’s from Brown University. He received a Doctor of Medicine at New York University practicing his surgical specialty for 20 years. He published over 10 book chapters and scientific papers and delivered many more invited presentations nationwide,

Upon retirement from their respective fields, a genuine love of homes led them to a new career as real estate professionals and are now members of the Scottsdale Association of Realtors. They were members and residents of Desert Highlands for eighteen years and members of Desert Mountain for twenty years. Their personal residences appeared in Phoenix Home and Garden in 1993 and 2008.

They are able to provide clients with first hand knowledge of the luxury real estate market and intelligent service above and beyond the expected. Their goal is to provide an uncompromising level of service and in turn gain the respect and loyalty of all they serve. For the buyer, that entails finding a property that matches their architectural, lifestyle and location preferences. For the seller, a detailed and accurate evaluation of their property combined with aggressive marketing means that a qualified buyer will be found. Their strong communication and negotiating skills work towards the successful completion of the real estate transaction. This commitment to excellence is enhanced through Lauren and Steven’s affiliation with the jewel of the real estate industry, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Since the founding of the Sotheby’s auction house is 1744, the Sotheby’s name has earned renown as a purveyor for many of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. The Sotheby’s International Realty organization began in 1976, in part to serve clients desiring a complete package of estate disposition services and soon became known for representing extraordinary luxury real estate throughout the world.

Sotheby’s collaboration with Russ Lyon takes advantage of a company which since 1947 has been the dominant force in Arizona’s luxury market. Today the service provided by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is unparalleled in the industry with a commitment to providing clients with an experience that is convenient, efficient and remarkably satisfying.

Premier & Country Club Properties

At Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Lauren and Steven Gilbard have established a niche in premier and country club properties because of the exceptional and sophisticated service that they provide.

Buyers will appreciate their extensive understanding of the architectural and design nuances of a home; its construction and integrity. They enjoy their preparation of buyer tour materials detailing the homes and useful fact for comparison.

For the seller, they can create a custom campaign for your property. Utilizing color brochures, internet marketing, data base marketing, direct mail, public relations and advertising gains immediate exposure to interested buyers. They will maximize exposure of your luxury property to the world by utilizing such publication as Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes, Epic Places, Pinnacle Magazine and Reside Magazine. They will further maximize exposure in important feeder markets by contacting Sotheby’s agents in important feeder markets.

Computer Imaging

The use of of our unique computer imaging techniques allow us to present buyers a “virtual home” which can be reconfigured to provide them with multiple modification that they want to imagine.

In the case of the seller, this technique allows the home to be demonstrated to potential buyers in multiple design styles. Furniture can be “virtually” placed in the home and decor modified in any way. The exterior of the home can be modified to alter almost anything from color, to facade, to landscaping.

We are the only real estate professionals using this technqiue in Arizona and it has proven extremely successful in bringing buyers and sellers together.