About Roy Grimm
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Roy is an ex-college professor, independent school headmaster, past President of the Arizona Association of Independent Schools, and former-Marine captain who, after twenty-five years in education, found himself drawn to a career in Sedona real estate. Always passionate about providing his clients with beneficial services well beyond those of conventional real estate agents, Roy soon committed himself exclusively to Buyer’s Agency.
Along the way he honed his skills by earning a number of challenging designations, among them: Certified Residential Specialist (the top 5% of residential agents in the US); Certified International Property Specialist (one of 30 in the State of Arizona); Resort & Second Home Specialist (one of the founders of this National Assoc. of Realtors group); and Master Certified Exclusive Buyer’s Agent. Roy is a past member and Regional Director of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents – he helped design and taught the curriculum for its Certified Exclusive Buyer’s Agent course. Few agents in the nation can offer their clients Roy’s level of professional expertise.
Merging his company, Buyer Brokers of Sedona, with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in January, 2009, Roy and his team formed the Buyer Brokers Group – essentially still operating as buyer’s agents exclusively under the umbrella of RLSIR. Happily, freed of the administrative burden of running his own company, Roy returned to his real love: serving his clients directly as their representative and advocate. Since making that transition, he has been the number one buyer’s agent in the Sedona and the Verde Valley since 2008, as measured by volume of transactions. That’s simply an indication that buyers are strongly drawn to his professionalism and are well benefited by his services on their behalf.
One of the early leaders in Sedona luxury real estate, Roy was one of the founding members and is the current President of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, a group dedicated to raising practitioner standards in that market sector. He holds the Certified Luxury Home Specialist designation and is recognized by the highly-selective and prestigious 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 and was the headmaster of Verde Valley School for five years before entering the real estate field. He truly loves the aesthetic, cultural, and spiritual qualities of Sedona as well as its wild natural beauty. He and his faithful Great Pyrenees, Athena and White Lab, Dudley, were often found hiking the extensive trails of the area and swimming in Oak Creek over the years. He’ll be happy to tell you about his favorite spots. Athena and Dudley have recently passed on and the next generation of Roy and Michelle’s trail companions has arrived, a delightful pair of pups, Zoe & Zeus.
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. He is also an art collector and a regular at Goldenstein Gallery art shows. 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. Many of them later join the Chaine.
Michelle is a longtime Sedona resident who hails from Decatur, IL. A ten year real estate veteran, Michelle often assists Roy and his clients. Roy and Michelle met at Unity of Sedona, immediately recognized each other as soul-mates, and were married in December 2009.
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
RSPS – Resort & Second Home Specialist
GRI – Graduate Real Estate Institute
CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
TRC – Transnational Referral Certification
RECS – Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist
CCSS – Certified Commercial Sales Specialist
CLHS – Certified Luxury Home Specialist
B.S. – Cornell University (Industrial & Labor Relations)
M.A. – Syracuse University (History)
Ph.D. – University of Colorado, Boulder (Education)
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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)
E-mail Roy at: Roy@SedonaRealEstate.com
or call: (928) 300-0690