Client Testimonials

Lesley is the best

We used Lesley to sell our home recently. She is extremely professional and experienced. Lesley goes above and beyond to make the process seamless. She works very hard for her clients. If you are looking for someone to help you buy or sell a home, Lesley is the best. We could not have asked for a better realtor.
Dr. Buffy and Joseph D

She sold our house in 36 days for cash at full price

Very professional at handling all aspects of our transaction. Hard, hard worker who prepared in depth for every meeting. She sold our house in 36 days for cash at full price. She was wonderful at getting a large number of potential buyers into the house. A great agent!
Holly and Tom W.

Lesley Vann was above & beyond our expectations

Lesley Vann is like family now to our family. We are a former military family who has transitioned to Arizona from California. USAA assigned us with Lesley Vann as a result of our special real estate needs. Lesley Vann is well calibrated, adaptive & efficient under pressure constantly protecting our interest personal and financial. Lesley Vann appeared to be highly knowledgeable of Arizona's geographical locations, cities, neighborhoods, schools & communities based off of our request & interest. Locations are paramount along with your investment & watching Lesley Vann negotiate respectively & diplomatically on our behalf, she always received respectful results from other professionals continuously. Lesley Vann always made us feel like we were making progress, providing us with amazing results giving us choices. Large families making life changing transitions under time constraints is a challenge but Lesley Vann seemed to thrive the more challenges we presented her with, especially at last minute. We learned Lesley Vann is an former educator who keeps your child's interest in mind. Lesley Vann was above & beyond our expectations offering complimentary interior design assistance keeping us aligned with our design budget in mind. Selfless, professional, investigative, Lesley Vann worked for us. She made our family feel like we were her most important priority. We stepped back & observed how informative, connected, seasoned, postured & highly prepared she is. Conscious of health & sensitive to our needs, Lesley Vann always carried water & snacks making sure we were comfortable. Methodical, analytical, attention to detail, Lesley Vann made sure we were constantly on track with our goals & request. She is constantly advocating on your behalf with surprising results. We looked forward to working with Lesley Vann daily & excited about what new, fresh daily prospective she had ready for us. "Thank You" Lesley Vann for your heartfelt, tireless, efforts. "Your positive energy has shifted our paradigms to a new beginning & more efficient, educated perspectives." Lesley Vann attracts positive environments, She is accompanied by a multi-faceted, real estate-force of professionals, resources & tools ready to move us in constant "positive navigation". Lesley Vann is a breath of fresh air. Its been a pleasure to work with her and her team.
JPJ Brantley

More Than On Top of Things

I must say that working with Lesley Vann was such a pleasure. She was always more than on top of things and willing and able to do her best in my interest. She is most professional and unlike many of the realtors I have known in the past who want to just sign you up and then not do much after that in order to sell or market your home. I was and am most pleased to have had her for my selling agent. You can’t go wrong with Lesley!

M. Martin

Lesley's commitment and dedication is unparalleled

We highly recommend Lesley Vann

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Lesley. We needed a realtor that showed initiative and would guide us to the right area in this big city as we were coming from Texas. Lesley listened to our requirements and shared many options giving us an honest and thorough overview of various areas. As our ideas changed she provided more homes to review. She was tireless and genuinely had our interest as a priority through the whole process. She takes care of all the details making the process as easy as possible even packing a cooler full of drinks and snacks" just in case." After closing she offered her knowledge of the area if there was any service we needed or questions we had. Now, five months later we know we made the right choice in a home and a realtor! We highly recommend Lesley Vann. You will not find a realtor that will work harder and bring top notch professionalism to your sale or purchase.  

Dr. S. & D. Erikson 

A seamless and successful process!

Lesley worked with my brother and me to sell our mother's house. The particular circumstances of our mother's home were unique, and we had felt challenged to move forward with selling until we hired Lesley. She brought creative ideas, a concrete plan, tireless implementation of this plan and an always upbeat, positive and enthusiastic approach. Lesley is smart, compassionate, wise, thoughtful and kind, and she turned what had felt like a difficult process into a seamless and successful one. I cannot recommend her more highly!
Dr. T. Muehsam

Lesley is the best

Sold in 6 weeks thanks to her eye for detail & marketing

"We hired Lesley Vann to sell our home of 18 years because of her genuine care for her clients. Lesley helped us at all phases: from helping us choose the right time to sell to shopping with me to stage our home. Our home sold in 6 weeks, thanks to her eye for details and her work at marketing our place. She is a professional and a natural at what she does. Thank you, Lesley."

Hardworking & Attentive; A Smooth & Stressfree Experience

To Whom It May Concern,

We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Lesley Vann who represented us in our recent purchase of our condo in Scottsdale, AZ.

Lesley guided us through the entire process, from searching for the perfect condo to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit her with a smooth and stress free experience.

Lesley has been one of the most hardworking and attentive realtors we have worked with, not to mention very personable. She always makes it a point to ask about our daughter and really connect on a personal level.

To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Lesley Vann and would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.


Marc and Mercedes Steffes

Worked so hard...the Home of our Dreams

"We wanted to say thank you AGAIN for helping us find the home of our dreams! You worked so hard to make this a reality and it means the world to us! We thought we'd send you this little gift so you may continue to feel inspired by the world and its many offerings!
Wishing you all the best moving forward!"
❤️ -Jackie and Sean

Did an Amazing Job


Thank you very much for all your hard work and patience with selling the house for us! You did an amazing job coordinating all the people and things we needed done to make the house look its best. We are very grateful! If we are lucky enough to have a chance to move back to AZ, then we will give you a call! Thanks again!

Adam and Courtney"

Under Contract in 1 Day!

Susie and Mark H.

“Lesley, We will absolutely make it a priority to provide the positive feedback on the unrivaled service you gave us. You spent a lot of tireless hours on our home search and fact finding to keep us well informed which helped us anticipate decisions so it's the least we can do! The word "unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. You may use any and all of the contents of this email and the one just prior. Feel free to use our whole names as well. Thanks again and looking forward to design and shopping:) S~


"Thanks Lesley for the follow up...Looking forward to selecting the slabs of granite (thanks for the insight on what you've seen with the different color patterns!). I certainly would like to stay in touch and talk paint colors and decorating!! And of course house warming:). Let's chat soon over lunch or cocktail! If we haven't expressed our gratitude for all the time and energy you spent with us, let me just say its been a world of difference from what we were accustomed to and we both wish we had you earlier to help us sell the home we just sold! A very heart felt thanks for your very personalized attention, we recognize we are not your only clients but you sure made us feel like we were! We will absolutely make it a priority to provide the positive feedback on the unrivaled service you gave us. You spent a lot of tireless hours on our home search and fact finding to keep us well informed which helped us anticipate decisions! The word "unrivaled" really does say it all! We will also go beyond and write a personal letter on your excellent service because we hope that every military service member is so lucky to have you as their realtor. Thanks again and looking forward to design and shopping:) Susie and Mark H."

Joe and Rosemary D

We've made several home relocations over the last 10 years, so we are recently and quite thoroughly versed in the sale/purchase/moving process. We also have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly among realtors. But now we have the pleasure of working with Lesley Vann and Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty as we consider moving from the east coast to Arizona. Lesley is a true professional, who strives to understand and meet our needs. She combines good listening skills with remarkable analytics and strategic thinking. Lesley's knowledge of the greater Phoenix and Tucson real estate markets as well as local and national builders is invaluable. She has extensive State, regional and neighborhood savvy, giving us confidence in her ability to match our interests with locations. And, although we are probably 6 months to 1 year away from a decision point, Lesley patiently and graciously shares her time, expertise and valuable contacts. We can unreservedly recommend Lesley Vann and Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty as consummate real estate professionals.
- Joe and Rosemary D

Nick and Britt S.

"Lesley is a complete professional. In my 13 years of real estate, I can say that Lesley was very responsive and took great attention to detail. Ms. Vann is warm, friendly, & knowledgeable. She was always available and responded immediately to phone and email questions.We would highly recommend Lesley to any potential client. ~ Nick and Britt S."

Ann Marie H.

"Thanks - you are amazing; and I'm so thankful we're working with you!

Ann Marie H."

Patrick T.

"Thanks Lesley, You are a very good and competent agent doing the best possible job...



"You're a great person and a great agent.



"Thank you for your help with this, Lesley."




We truly appreciate all of your efforts.

Thank you,


Steve B.

"Thank you so much Lesley. You have been awesome keeping us
posted. Be Well...."
Steve B.


"You are the best, thank you Lesley!"

MaryBeth H.

"Thank you Lesley. I can hardly express to you the excellent job you're doing."


"Wow you are an awesome cheerleader!"


Scott E.


I want to thank you again for your continued efforts and patience with this endeavor...

Scott E."


"We love how hard you are working and your ideas" 😀😀

Dr. Steve and Diane E.

"Thanks Lesley. I am impressed with your initiative. See you soon."

"Very good! Shows your professionalism!"

"...We will let you know of any other needs but I believe you have taken care of everything. We will stay in touch! Now go sell another house! You are the best of the best!"

Dr. Steve and Diane E.


"You did it! That was a tough one! Many would've dropped out. Good work!"


Melissa K.

"Woo Hoo! So happy to hear we are officially closed. Thanks for all your help Lesley.

Hope we get to work together again,



"HI Lesley:

I know how hard you worked.


Kevin W.

"Thank you for all of your hard work Lesley!!!

Kevin W."


"You are great to work with and we too are grateful for your hands on partnership!"


"Thank you for all you do Lesley!"

Barb B.

Thank you for all your emails and time."

Barb B.

Claire and Bob M

H.B. Hughes

"Lesley is a consummate professional. Her bright intelligence and a heart of gold are a rare combination, but Lesley has it all." H.B. Hughes

M. Higgins

"You are a phenomenal Realtor. One of the best I've ever worked with."

M. Higgins

Dr. Steve & Diane E.

"We just arrived home in Texas.
Will be in touch regarding the other emails Lesley.
You give great super service when it comes to finding a home!"

Dr. Steve & Diane E.


"Thank you for all you do! You are excellent!!!"



"You are amazing. I was worried that they were just a little too attached to their home and this might have been a fruitless endeavor.

Thankfully you have amazing people skills and brought this negotiating to a successful conclusion."



You are a very bright and intuitive person.


"Lesley, I believe you are an excellent agent."



"Lesley, thank you again for all your hard work. I really feel like you heard all my feedback and was delighted to cover as much as we did in a short span of time. We are so lucky to have you!Thank you again."


"Thanks for...all you've done."



"Thanks a lot for your coordination in finalizing this property.








Hi Lesl​ey​ , Job well done!


Congratulations on ​the​ sale!!!!!! See you tomorrow. Congrats again!! J .​


"Lesley, hello and congratulations on a lovely FB page. My thoughts and prayers are with you for success in connecting each client with just the right property. You deserve the highest and the best."



"Hi Lesley,
Good going. Congratulations on nailing it."


D.S. Williams

"Great Work, Lesley!"

- D.S. Williams 


"Thank you for being so fantastic and diligent. You are the best!" -Nancy


"Great job. Thanks for all your diligence."

" are really working hard here. Good job!"


"Thanks, good job."
-Paul H. 


"You are so wonderful and I admire your energy!

Larry S.

"Yahoo. Way to go. You made two older people with issues we can’t imagine very happy. Tks."

Larry S.


"Lesley, I can only imagine that when you received the referral for this listing, the last thing you expected was for it to be this challenging. I want you to know how much I - and ultimately my family - appreciate the effort you continue to expend here. It does not go unnoticed.

Have a nice holiday weekend.



"Great news. Brian has chosen Lesley to assist with his home sale. After his experience with the other agent, he had asked for another agent but after talking with Lesley, he said there was no need for that second agent. I really appreciate that!"



"You all have done a wonderful job..."



"Looking forward to a wonderful lunch with you on closing and we can then really CELEBRATE!!!!! xoxox



"...THANK YOU!!!! It was wonderful seeing you again and having such a great afternoon! ...It’s been great getting to know you and yes we must continue to keep in touch....I will not end this email with that, but with again, thank you for everything. It was truly wonderful...and I appreciate your kindness and friendship."


"Thanks for all your help and time..."



"You have to promise to meet me some day!!! I really was so impressed with your diligence throughout this transaction. MMM was lucky to have you on her side. I never thought my client would stay in the game through 8 counters ( a record)."



The listing looks great! The pictures and descriptions are excellent! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!



You are the best...I imagine you are one of the top realtors in your office!!!



"Hi Lesley,

Just wanted to say happy holidays and thank you for working so hard on our house. Thank you!
Have a great holiday and talk soon!

Sent from Courtney"



Congratulations to you! The results you had on this transaction are a sign that you nailed this listing perfectly regarding the 4 P’s of Photography, Promotion, Presentation and Price. The 5th “P” is Patience which is reflected in the ~60 days on market and 30 days to close. I’m sure there were challenges bust most importantly, you got it done for your clients. Job well done Lesley.

Sotheby’s should be proud to have you associated with them. I know I would be!!

All the best,

Owner, Designated Broker
D.L. Jones & Associates
Real Estate Professionals

Todd Gillenwater

Hello Lesley,

I just wanted to write you a note and say congratulations on the great year you had in 2016. You are a credit to our industry and a pleasure to work with.

Thanks for being an important part of our Carefree team.

All the best in 2017!

Todd Gillenwater
Chief Executive Officer, Owner
Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty

John Welsh

"By the way……sometime before summer passes…..lets have lunch and go visit Taylor's house again…..I would like to see what you think knowing the before….and then seeing the after…

John Welsh

John W.

Thanks for all your help!

John W.

Dr. Trish M.

Thank YOU, so very much!!!

...This has truly offered me hope, encouragement and inspiration….and, I believe I can speak for my wonderful brother David in that regard, too! ...Please know how very much I appreciate how accessible and responsive you are, always in touch in such a timely fashion!!!"

Dr. Trish M.

Judy and Kevin

"Thank you for all the time you have given to us. It is appreciated and will not be forgotten!!"

Judy and Kevin

Jackie R.

"You have been overwhelmingly kind during this process and trust everything will turn out for the best for all concerned. Thanks again, Lesley!"

Jackie R.


"You're so committed to your work and clients, so heartfelt and genuine in all you do. You do great work!"
~ Janice

Cindi and Gary

"We are so grateful for all your work on this adventure. On to bigger and better adventures.....

Thank you. We will be home late Saturday afternoon.

Cindi and Gary"

Renata M

"Thank you Lesley. I appreciate your efforts...Thank you!
Renata M."

Donna L

"You are awesome! Thank you, Lesley!
Donna L."

Geoffrey F.

"It was good speaking with you, and I look forward to working with you to sell my home.


Geoffrey F."

Janice Eastman

You Are Awesome!!!!

Josh and Tish B

I know you care so much and you are a blessing. Thank you so much for everything

You are amazing

Lesley thank you for your kindness and the time you put in to help. You are amazing.
Calvin P.

Dedicated to help us

Lesley thank you again for your professionalism and time dedicated to help us. Moving forward I will call you a friend. I can’t wait for you to meet my wife and the boys.
Calvin P.


"Lesley –
I continue to be more than impressed by your assistance and support.

"As I have said before and want to reinforce, your assistance is OUT OF THIS WORLD! thx. Maurice."

Patrick and Vicki L.

"Vicki and I met Lesley recently and found out what an experienced and knowledgeable person she has been to find our perfect home. I would highly recommend Lesley as a person to help you find that perfect home too!"

Patrick and Vicki L.

Lesley to Photographer

To whom it may concern,

We all know it takes a team to produce magnetic and profound results when real estate property photographs join with distinctive properties! It was my extreme good fortune to have met and worked with Jessica Peterson at the profound moment when I was "giving birth" to a new listing of global significance. Jessica, a total professional, arrived at the gated estate in the late afternoon, to do the daytime shoot. She was then able to capture magnificent sunset views for a long period of time, followed by an evening photo shoot where the entire back of the property was illuminated.

With almost 7000 square feet of momentous architecture and interior design, Jessica handled this large assignment with aplomb. Not only did she progress with grace and ease through this demanding set of three back-to-back photo shoots, Jessica worked with such dedication and artistry, that she did not seem to notice the hours passing. We all left there around 11 PM, after, (what I would later learn would be), world – famous photographs had been taken. Jessica's photographs went all over the Internet and around the world with marketing totaling almost $100,000, which showcased Jessica's art and artistry. Her photographs spoke for themselves, revealing a property of almost stupendous beauty.

Jessica's photographs touched the heart of the family who would become its buyers, and they purchased this property sight unseen (for a town's record-breaking sum), from the galvanizing and stirring quality of Jessica's photographs, alone. The rest is history.

Thank you, Jessica. Words cannot describe my gratitude for our work together.

You have a true and profound gift of photographic excellence. Thank you for bringing this gift to the real estate community, and to the world.

With gratitude,

Lesley Vann, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

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