Jeanette Sauer and Ed Pennington are a realtor team for Russ Lyon Sotheby's in Sedona, AZ. They helped us with both buying and selling, and we can't praise them enough - they are simply the best! Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, efficient and dependable, but they are also wonderful, caring people who "go to bat" for their clients. It has been a pleasure to work with them. Lindsey is their smart and dependable executive assistant who gives them the support they need to be a truly great team! Our deep thanks to all of you.
If you want an agent who treats you as if you are their only client, go to Ed. If you want an agent who will guide you through your most important and largest personal financial transaction, go to Ed. And if you want enjoy doing this go to Ed and Jeanette! You will be in good hands with Ed, a total professional who knows the Sedona market inside and out, along with Jeanette who handles every minute detail of your closing. From selection to negotiation Ed's expertise was invaluable. Their fabulous team was there for us taking care of all of the details to insure a smooth and successful experience. I have sold real estate, working with many in the business. This team is the cream of the crop. Team Pennington--consummate professionals who have the gift of treating each of their clients as #1—making Team Pennington #1.
There was an offer on the house on the first day - as a consequence of the wide local network of Ed and Jeanette. The team was effective in finding constructive and lasting solutions to various issues raised by the purchaser. The sale closed one day early. I received emails sent as early as 5:45am and as late as 9:00pm. Their success is a consequence of skill and exceptionally hard work.
Ed and Jeanette combined smart and insightful professionalism with sensitive and enthusiastic warmth. They and their team responded promptly to our requests for communication and information and were willing to go the extra mile, happily, to make sure we got what we needed. We came to trust their confidence and integrity quickly as they demonstrated their knowledge, experience and, frankly, wisdom, in what turned out to be a challenging situation. Because of them, all turned out well and we couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you!
My wife and I needed to help my mother sell a condo in Sedona and we were also in the market to buy a condo in Sedona. A friend of my mother's recommended Ed Pennington and his team (Jeanette Sauer & Lindsey Hanneman) at Russ Lyon Sotheby's in Sedona, AZ.
After researching the real estate agent community in Sedona, it became apparent to us that one of the highest producing agent teams (most listings, most sales, highest ratings) was the Pennington/Sauer team at Russ Lyons Sotheby. We conducted an interview and were impressed by Ed's knowledge of the market and his calm, positive and professional demeanor. (We had previously seen him present one of his listings to us prior to selecting him, so we saw how he represented his sellers.) Our interest was in having buyer representation, and after outlining our criteria (preferred price range, locations, views, privacy, workmanship, layout, etc), we worked closely with him to identify our dream home. Ultimately because of his reputation in the community, he was able to guide us to a wonderful property which he had received as a listing, and our confidence in his integrity wa such we did dual agency and he represented both the seller and us as buyers. We had a wonderful experience, easy and smooth negotiation, and both the sellers and us as buyers commented on what a positive experience it was for all concerned. We have purchased many high end homes in many markets (including Sedona previously) and are very experienced, sophisticated buyers (and sellers.) Ed, Jeanette and Lindsey provided a low stress and superb experience. We know the Sedona market very well (having lived there previously for a decade and in Arizona for over 20 years.) Ed and team found us a fabulous home at a very competitive price. We highly recommend the Pennington/Sauer team for both buyers and sellers!
Ed and Jeanette immediately "got it" when they saw our unique custom built home. They knew of a couple who had been looking at listings for several months, and our home seemed to Ed and Jeanette like the perfect fit for this couple. They were right. Our house never went on the open market. We sold it to wonderful people within days. The staging suggestions were spot on. The price point they recommended was beyond what we had expected, but it was based on local market expertise and it was exactly right. Everyone was hugely professional, including their associate Lindsey. And we also have new friends to visit when we return to Sedona for occasional vacations.
In the fall of 2017 we flew into Sedona, AZ to hike and purchase a home. Before arriving we did a thorough review of all realtors in Sedona and chose four to interview before embarking on our search for a home. Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer were by far our top choice. They are an extremely professional and knowledgeable team that knows the Sedona market incredibly well. Before meeting with Ed and Jeanette we were a bit concerned about their available time as they are the leading Realestate team in the area. In reality, it felt like we were their only clients - they were available 24/7 and always anxious to make sure we found the right home. It was also great that Ed has a background as a developer/builder such that he could expertly comment on structural issues and possible renovations. When we did decide to make an offer, Ed and Jeanette worked with us closely in formulating the offer and working through the required negotiations. Finally, Ed and Jeanette were very helpful in moving our loan application through the process.
Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer did a phenomenal job in listing and selling our home in Sedona. They are very professional, efficient and knowledgable. Our house closed two months after listing - in fact we had two full price offers within 2 weeks. Ed and Jeanette are the kind of people we wished we had known and met when we first purchased our home four years ago - it would have been wonderful to have them as friends. Knowing they are a sought after team and have a lot of clients, they still give you the feeling that you are the most important person they are dealing with. I highly recommend this team for all your housing needs, wether it is finding the right home, or selling your residence. Their assistant Lindsey fits right in - this team is an all around winner.
We could not say enough about how wonderfully we were treated by these two. They were truly awesome helping us find a great house in a wonderful spot. They continually went above and beyond to make the home buying process go as smoothly as possible.
We cannot say enough positive statements about this powerful real estate sales team in Sedona. Our expectations were surpassed on all levels, and our experience was as close to perfection as it gets!
Ed and Jeanette are the BEST realtors in Sedona! My experience from start to finish was incredibly easy, efficient and pleasurable. I walked into the process with specific desires and Ed and Jeanette both tirelessly met me with patience and an invaluable knowledge of the Sedona market. They took care of EVERYTHING and reminded me of every appointment and walked me through the entire purchasing process to ensure I was taken care of. They are a dynamic team and each provide very valuable assets to assist the buyer in making the best possible decision. It's really apparent that they deeply love what they do and extend that to their clients. I am so incredibly grateful for their guidance and expertise
They not only are experts in the market and industry, but they are amazing people. They helped us and made us feel so comfortable. We were very lucky to have met them and would not hesitate to use their services again and recommend that our family and friends do as well.
Worked extremely diligently on two properties that had problematic issues (one for being a very high end property and the other having a funky location) for several years, finally shepherding the sales to the finish line. Ed and Jeanette were all that we could ask for in a brokerage team.
Hope this finds each of you with a smile on your face and happiness in your heart. I could not have asked for better individuals to work with in the sale of Arroyo Seco. Each of you were special in your own way and brought your own unique talents to the table. In this journey of life many individuals cross our paths. Some make lasting impressions others do not. Ed, Jeanette and Lindsey will always remain in my mind and heart with lasting memories. I am so thankful I had Ed, Jeannette and Lindsey to take care of our Sedona property. Greatly appreciated, I assure you.
Ed and Jeanette are all the above and more 5 star+. As a former Realtor in CA I must say these two Realtors are the most professional agents I have EVER worked with. Whatever the cost you are buying/selling a 300K property or Million dollar+ the level of excellent service is the same. These two agents are well versed in all areas of Real Estate communication, negotiation, familiarity of the area while making the real estate experience smooth, easy and fun. We would ONLY buy or sell a property with these two amazing Realtors. Also, kudos to their assistant Lindsey for all her help, excellent follow-up and knowledge with the process. Thank you, Ed and Jeanette, for your outstanding assistance with our purchase. Look forward to many future transactions with both of you.
Ed & Jeanette are more than professionals, they go way above and beyond to help in any way they can. They made the entire process of selling our home as stress free as they possibly could, we could not be more grateful. You couldn't have a better team working for you, whether you are buying or selling a home.
Ed and Jeanette represented the seller of a spec home under construction that we purchased way before completion, making several changes. We were out-of-town and couldn't be there daily. Ed WAS there, and acted as intermediary between the seller and us. He answered our emails and phone calls immediately. He told us what was going on and acted as our advisor. If it wasn't for him, the deal would never have gone through because the builder worked for the seller. We can't say enough about him, and he and Jeanette have now become good friends!
True professionalism and care for your needs. We were given helpful information in listing the home and in selling it. We relisted with them because of their diligence and knowledge in the current market. Ed is very reliable and we trusted him. Jeanette came on board and wowed us with her enthusiasm. We continue a valued friendship with these fine people.
Looking for a real estate team that offers all the skill, experience, technical savvy, and hands-on tenacity that it takes to sell a special property in Sedona? Look no further. Ed Pennington and partner Jeanette Sauer from Russ Lyon/Sotheby's are your dream team! They started with an honest assessment of the extensive grounds (5.5 acres) as they got mud on their boots traversing every corner. Ed (along with my contractor and a subcontractor with a backhoe) plowed out a new path down to the perfect spot on Oak Creek, a stretch with a gently sloping bank, and a secluded, 7-foot-deep swimming hole. How do we know it was 7 feet deep? Ed had his 6-foot tall brother walk out into the middle of it and raise his arms above his head! Both Ed and Jeanette "got" the value of the house and grounds. Their passion for the property's unique beauty and location (at the foot of Cathedral Rock) was contagious (and caught by the buyers the first week the property was on the market). Although the place was all but sold with the first listing Jeanette posted on
Ed, found us a place in one day and made the process so easy for us. In addition, he went above and beyond realtor duties to help us with other items. We work with a lot of realtors and Ed and his staff are a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Linda and Steve
I have sold several homes, some with great difficulty and some with ease and Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer exceeded every expectation. seller! I wanted the BEST agents in Northern Arizona and I got the #1 Team! Thank you both for handling this home with such care and professionalism...We appreciate everything you both did for us! Wayne
"I am so thankful I have Ed, Jeannette and Lindsey to take care of the Sedona property. Greatly appreciated I assure you. Just do what you need to do to get it closed and let me know, as Lindsey did today, of action I need to take."
Ed and Jeanette spent many hours with us over several trips to visit potential houses and surrounding areas. They knew the locales and were able to provide information to help us make an informed decision. Attention, follow through, and after-purchase assistance were excellent. We will certainly recommend them to others we know.
I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are to have met Jeanette Sauer. From our first conversation to the close of our Flagstaff townhouse, the entire process was easier than deciding what to make for dinner…and I'm not exaggerating. We found Jeanette through a referral (Thank you, Todd!), and when I looked at her listings I wasn't sure she would be interested in listing our little place. Boy was I wrong! She didn't skimp on anything, from the professional photographer, marketing materials, and most importantly her excellent service--it was all top notch. She was getting calls on our place before it was officially on the market because of her dedication to us. I could go on and on about the quality of service Jeanette provided, but why don't you just find out for yourself! I promise she will not disappoint! — Lalia9 Zillow 9/4/16
Ed found us a place in one day and made the process so easy for us. In addition he went above and beyond realtor duties to help us with other items. We work with a lot of realtors and Ed and his staff are a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Ed Pennington was our buying agent for two property purchases in Sedona - he understood what we were looking for, and identified the challenges. He has tremendous patience and never pressured us. Ed is a very honest, skillful and knowledgeable negotiator and made the process as low stress and enjoyable as possible. He is an excellent communicator for both sides. There were no surprises or disappointments. We got exactly what we were looking for and now have a fabulous mid-century modern historic house on a fantastic Sedona lot. Our buying experiences were as pleasant as we could hope for.
Ed is a top notch professional and a consummate gentleman - he went way beyond the call of duty to be helpful when I was his client, and I'm now proud to call him my friend.
Mere words are simply inadequate to express the breadth (excellence across the board) and depth (perfect attention to even the smallest detail) of my profound respect and admiration and continuing gratitude for the professional set of real estate, building, construction and remodeling skills--and the complete trustworthiness of personal qualities as well-- that Ed Pennington brought to what I consider a major project in my life! I want to state up front that it would be my personal privilege and pleasure to provide, to any individual interested in Ed's services, a phone or personal interview in which I could elaborate in detail on and answer any specific questions about the richness of my experience with him.
I had never in my life been to Sedona. And I had only a couple of days to do my on-location research. Ed arranged all details of my 36-hour visit to Sedona. He was meticulous in addressing every detail of my life as I tried to envision it in Sedona. I produced for Ed an extensive list of desiderata which I assumed no one individual could address! Ed happily proved me wrong! Before we reached the middle of my 36-hour first taste of Sedona, Ed had already taken me to a property that met my impossibly rigorous set of requirements! I knew within my first few hours with Ed that he had miraculously identified a home that made my heart sing. More than that--he had already envisioned a list of remodeling objectives that would result in a property that would far exceed the specifications I had started with. I was so completely impressed with Ed in every way that I was able to get immediately on the airplane back to Chicago-- with instructions to Ed to make an offer on the house, with the understanding that if he was successful in getting me the best possible value for my money, he and I would proceed right away to his remodeling list.
The long and the short of it is that I was able to entrust to Ed's expert judgment every detail of the purchase, and the complete remodeling of the home, without ever returning to Sedona until my actual move-in date! Ed was able to intuit precisely what I would love--as well as to intuit dimensions that I had not yet imagined, but for which I remain so grateful every single day as I enter my second year as happy homeowner.
Dealing with Ed as my agent could not have been better. His knowledge and expertise about the Sedona area is just great. It was a pleasure working with him and his team throughout the entire process of listing and selling my home. Five star rating for sure. Would definitely recommend Ed Pennington.