Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Mother-Daughter Team of Judy Smedes and Kate Herk

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Judy Smedes and Kate Herk move to Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

TUCSON, Arizona Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty — Arizona’s leader in luxury real estate — is excited to announce Judy Smedes and Kate Herk, a top-performing team, have joined the Tucson office.

Smedes and Herk — a mother-daughter team — have moved to Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s from a competing brokerage. The duo did an impressive $23.5 million in transactions via 49 sales in 2018. Judy Smedes has been a licensed agent in the Tucson market for 30 years. Her daughter, Kate Herk, has been a licensed agent for the last 15 years.

“We are thrilled to have Judy Smedes and Kate Herk join our team. They are a dynamic and top performing team in the Tucson market and add to our already strong roster of agents. Their move is testament to the exceptional service we provide clients throughout Arizona,” said Todd Gillenwater, CEO and owner of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has 79 agents in Tucson and more than 850 across Arizona.

“As real estate professionals, we understand buying and selling a home is so much more than just a transaction. It’s a life-changing experience. That is why we dedicate exceptional and personalized service to all our clients. We see that level of dedication and service at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty,” Judy Smedes said.

Smedes has been a full-time, active real estate agent since 1988 and has sold some of the highest-priced homes in Tucson.

“I have been working alongside my mom as a Realtor for the past 15 years. We specialize in delivering innovative marketing plans for our listings including drone videos, professional photography and social media advertising. For our buyers, we focus on finding them properties before they hit the market through our extensive network of real estate colleagues,” Kate Herk said.