About Roy Grimm

Roy Grimm

Office 928-300-0690  Roy’s Website

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 initially committed himself to Buyer’s Agency for most of his seventeen years in the business and has been the number one buyer’s agent in the Sedona area for much of that time.
Merging his company, Buyer Brokers of Sedona, with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in January, 2009, and 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.
By popular demand from his clients, he has, since 2014, very successfully, broadened the scope of his practice to provide Full Service Real Estate, including accepting listings in partnership with Ed Pennington. Ed has been one of Sedona’s top listing agents over recent years. Both Ed & Roy are among the Top Five Producers in the area. Together the Pennington-Grimm Team is tremendously effective and are now, far and away the top real estate team in the Northern Arizona.
Along the way, Roy honed his skills by earning a number of challenging designations, among them: Certified Residential Specialist (the top 4% 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 Negotiation Expert (also completed the Harvard Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives). Roy is a PAST Member and Regional Director of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer’s Agents. He earned the Master Certified Buyer’s Agent designation and 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, and 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.
One of the early leaders in Sedona luxury real estate, Roy is one of the founding members and past President of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, a group dedicated to raising practitioner standards in that market sector. Roy holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing 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 retiring from education and 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 since passed on and the new generation of Roy and Michelle’s trail companions arrived in 2012, a delightful pair of Pyr 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, sometimes known as “Little Miss Sunshine,” is a longtime Sedona resident who hails from Decatur, IL. A twelve year real estate veteran, Michelle serves as the team’s Office Manager and CFO. In other words, she’s The Boss. Roy and Michelle met in the spring of 2009, immediately recognized each other as soul-mates, and were married in December. They’ve been on honeymoon since. Michelle is now cultivating a budding career as a writer and hopes to be published soon.
Roy, Michelle, & Genevie make a stellar team who make the process fun and profitable for their clients.
Roy’s Certifications:
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
Degrees:
B.S. – Cornell University (Industrial & Labor Relations/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)
– Masonic Lodge (32nd degree)
E-mail Roy at: Roy@SedonaRealEstate.com
or call: (928) 300-0690