SOTHEBY’S GETS A BITE OUT OF THE APPLE!

Sotheby's.jpg 2Sotheby’s International Realty is 1 of 20 exclusive advertising partners on the Apple News app, now through the end of December and is the only real estate company.

Apple News is a brand new application baked into every Apple device running iOS 9 or newer, allowing us to potentially reach over 800 million iPhones and iPads.

We are the only Real Estate company that has been selected, and we have a 5% Share-of-Voice on the ‘For You’ section of the app + a 25% SOV in the app’s Business Channel!

You can also add the Sotheby’s International Realty channel within Apple News, which has content automatically fed via our Extraordinary Living blog. It can be found by searching for Sotheby’s International Realty within the News app…

…or click here on your IOS device.

We are also supplementing this placement with an investment in ‘iAd In-App Advertising’, giving us an international reach while targeting real estate intenders across thousands of mobile apps.

Sotheby'sProven Results: Since going live on 10/16, Apple has been the
#3 overall traffic driving source to SIR.com behind Search and
Facebook. 98% of those users are new to sir.com.

Login to your Apple News App on your iPhone or iPad today
to experience the partnership!


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The Charles Schwab Cup Championship Returns to Desert Mountain – November 2-8, 2015

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour, returns to Desert Mountain.


The Award-Winning Cochise Course at Desert Mountain
The Award-Winning Cochise Course at Desert Mountain

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour, returns to Desert Mountain Club’s award-winning Cochise course November 2-8, 2015.

Fans of the game can watch the 30 top players on the Tour’s official money list (and some of the most accomplished players in PGA Tour history), compete for two coveted trophies—the Charles Schwab Cup Championship trophy and the Charles Schwab Cup, a points-based competition launched in 2001 to determine the Champions Tour’s leading player.

The program rewards both consistency and top-10 finishes week- in and week-out, at all official Charles Schwab Cup events. In 2014, Bernhard Langer won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup, the second of his career, closing with a final-round 5-under 65. Tom Pernice Jr. took the championship over Jay Haas after a four-hole playoff with an up-and-down birdie at the par-5 18th.

“Once again, it’s great to be back at Desert Mountain,” said Gerald Goodman, executive director of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. “This tournament is a celebration because every player has earned a spot in this field. When you play on a course that is as beautiful as Cochise and pair it with the club’s outstanding amenities, it makes the players feel they have accomplished something by playing in this event”.


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Cochise # 10 at Desert Mountain

“We’re all about great golf so it’s fantastic to be back hosting the event for the third time” said Desert Mountain Club COO and General Manager, Robert Jones. “The national and international exposure the club, Scottsdale and the immediate areas of Carefree and Cave Creek received in 2014 from broadcasts of the tournament on the Golf Channel was incredible,” he explained. “Last year, we reached 225 million households which gave Desert Mountain an opportunity to showcase the club, the amenities and our outstanding location.   It also provided a venue for many of our club members, who have a deep respect for and are great stewards of the game, to serve as volunteers during tournament week”.

Aside from golf, Jones added that the event helps to raise funds for local charities which received more than $118,000 in 2014.

Click here for more information.

Note: the tournament will also return to Desert Mountain in 2016. For more information about the Cup or to inquire about tickets, please contact Cheryl D’Anna, Donna Legate  or Bob Terry.

(480) 319-3800


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Please Join Us for A Full Moon Hike at Desert Mountain – Sunday October 25th

Please join us on Sunday October 25th for a Full Moon Hike on Desert Mountain’s award-winning  Hiking Trail System.

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We’ll meet at the The Ranch’s upper area parking lot at 7:00PM  promptly and will hike for approximately 2 hours along the China Wall Trail.

We recommend that you bring a flashlight although you may not need it as the trail should be well illuminated.

Our Full Moon Hikes are so much fun and we hope you’ll be able to join us!

Please RSVP to Cheryl D’Anna: cheryl.danna@russlyon.com

Did you know that  The Ranch at Desert Mountain, our new outdoor recreational amenity,  is at the heart of Desert Mountain’s unique award-winning trails system?

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Saguaro Forest Hike

The facility includes an ‘in-the-round’ outdoor meeting space (called a ‘kiva’), the new Tonto Ridge and Apache Skyline trails, a ramada-style shade structure for picnics and small gatherings, a lighted parking area, permanent air-conditioned rest room – and horse stable with corrals.

Coming soon will be a designated wilderness site at the south end of The Ranch where members can book a luxury camping experience.

Members and guest may now also schedule horseback rides in the club’s private wilderness area without leaving the Desert Mountain gates  – and rides are operated by ‘Windwalker Expeditions’ of Cave Creek.

For more information on The Ranch and our Full Moon Hike, please call Cheryl D’Anna (480) 319-3800

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OUR FEATURED PROPERTIES of THE MONTH – October 2015

Our featured home this month is 42253 N Saguaro Forest Drive at Desert Mountain and is the only Villa currently on the market.

42253 N Saguaro Forest Drive at Desert Mountain

This lovely, spacious Chiricahua Villa is in immaculate condition and has incredible far-reaching city light and mountain views.

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20150922224948566661000000-oBuilt on one level with a split floor plan, this 3+ bed / 3.5 bath, 3,747 SqFt home has been meticulously upgraded throughout and the sleek contemporary style blends beautifully with the vaulted ceilings and wooden floors, creating an inviting cozy warmth.

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The gorgeous patio, pool and spa area has also been upgraded and is perfect for entertaining and enjoying our spectacular Scottsdale sunsets.

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42253 N Saguaro Forest Drive  can be yours for $1,697,500.

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20150922224929041153000000-oThe price of this stunning villa includes an upgraded sound system plus new entertainment center, 2 custom couches, 2 custom wing-back chairs and beds, which are ‘as new’.


Our featured home site this month is 9601 E Taos Drive 256, located in The Gambel Quail Preserve at Desert Mountain.

20150224210047955156000000-o20150325212102871120000000-oThis  very buildable, level 0.83 acre homesite is situated right on the golf course and benefits from stunning mountain and sunset views.

20150325212110256723000000-oIts interior location on a quiet cul-de-sac means you’ll have peace and quiet, yet be conveniently close to the community gates, the 15 miles of private hiking, biking and horseback riding trails – and more.

Incredibly well-priced, 9601 E Taos Drive 256 is offered at $269,000 and has a privacy buffer from the NAOS, making this the perfect lot to build your dream home on!


If you’d like to schedule a private tour of this month’s featured properties or any of our other beautiful homes and home sites, please contact us:

Cheryl D’Anna (480)-319-3800

Donna LeGate (602)-399-0829

donna.legate@russlyon.com

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