Tom Locati And Barry Van Patten Join Forces With Monson Luxury Group At Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

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Top-producing Scottsdale luxury real estate agent Tom Locati and his 7-year partner Barry Van Patten, of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, have joined forces with luxury marketing expert Monica Monson, founder of Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

As Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s #1 agent for the past six years and ranked four times by the Wall Street Journal’s list of top 50 REALTORS® in the United States by sales volume (most recently 2011), Locati has decided it’s time to step back from the day-to-day operations of his real estate business to pursue other interests. Monson and Van Patten will be taking the reigns and will be leading the way for continued success by joining forces and providing an exclusive marketing platform for their current and future clients.

“I have been very fortunate in the real estate business over the past 9 years. It is with much consideration that I am stepping back from day-to-day operations but I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Monson Luxury Group. Monica and Barry are consummate professionals and each have years of experience and talent in the luxury market,” says Locati. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Monson and Van Patten decided to join forces so they could bring the most exclusive luxury real estate experience to their buyers and sellers. Not only will their luxury home marketing program be second to none, their buyer’s can feel confident that they are getting the most out of the buying process.

“For Sellers, it’s like having their own marketing agency on hand to best represent their unique property. Every home has a story. With our expertise, we not only have the pleasure of telling the story but we do so with an eye for quality and our program targets affluent audiences in print, online and socially. Like any fine brand…there’s never a compromise.” says Monson.

“I’m thrilled with the transition. When you have two groups that offer the highest level of customer care, integrity and ethics, and years of experience with high-net worth clients, it just makes sense. The possibilities are endless and our clients will greatly benefit,” says Van Patten.

Monica and Van Patten, along with the support of Locati, will continue to pave the way for luxury real estate in the Valley. Monson Luxury Group also includes real estate agents Stewart Downey, Barry Van Patten II and full-time licensed assistant and concierge Alisha Collinson.


Monson Luxury Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in distinctive luxury properties and elite lifestyles in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Cave Creek and throughout the Valley. Monica Monson has been recognized locally and Internationally as a leading marketer of luxury properties and has been featured in So Scottsdale! Magazine, Arizona Foothills online and had her “2 seconds of fame” on BRAVO’s Million Dollar Listing. She is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and was a past co-chair of Scottsdale Luxury Home Tour. For more information about our group or our collection of properties, visit us online at or call 480.420.4LUX (4589).


Tom Locati and Barry Van Patten are top producing real estate agents in North Scottsdale and the surrounding areas specializing in award-winning golf communities and unique residences. Van Patten will continue to run the day-to-day operations of their exclusive clientele as Locati steps back to pursue other interests.


Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s franchise with nearly 1,000 agents serving the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan areas as well as Flagstaff, Prescott and Sedona, Arizona. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents specialize in all facets of the real estate business, including the most specialized luxury agents in the marketplace.

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