ROCO Luxury Homes
A born and raised Phoenician, Libby Cohen grew up in the historic Arcadia neighborhood just south of Camelback Mountain and has spent a lifetime loving her vibrant hometown. After studying at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Libby returned to Phoenix and went to work as a legal secretary, eventually becoming a representative for Westlaw , a division of West Publishing Co. When it came time to begin her family, her attention to detail and penchant for productivity were channeled into volunteer work with several board positions on local charities including Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Trends Charitable Fund, and the Arizona Costume Institute. Additionally, Libby served as chairwoman for The Phoenix Heart Ball, The Xavier College Preparatory Scholarship Luncheon, and the Arizona Kidney Foundation Dancing with the Stars Gala.
Earning her real estate license in 2006, Libby spent the first few years of her career cultivating a still-sterling reputation. Her impeccable work ethic and personable demeanor underscore an unparalleled expertise in the Arcadia and Paradise Valley markets. “Knowing the schools, the clubs, the restaurants, the arts and activities, and the people who live here are tools I rely on. Nothing replaces familiarity with the community,” says Libby. Intimate knowledge of the greater Phoenix area has resulted in tremendous professional success. Year after year Libby remains in the top 1% of realtors in Arizona based on sales volume.
When Libby isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joel and her sidekick, Frankie, a Lagotto Romagnolo. Libby’s lifelong love of the outdoors motivated her to earn a Master Gardener certification through the University of Arizona. She shares her passion for all things green through multiple volunteer programs, most notably via her involvement in the Maryland School’s elementary gardening curriculum. When it’s time to get away, “Airstreaming” is her first choice. Experiencing the natural beauty of the US National Parks is her travel passion.
Originally from the college town of Northfield, Minnesota, Julie Rohr grew up with a keen awareness of the importance of home; her father built a successful residential construction company and Julie spent her youth surrounded by house plans and building materials. She was taught the importance of both quality in home building and integrity in service.
Julie moved to Minneapolis for her collegiate studies, focusing on an interdisciplinary major in Industrial Relations- a field requiring great strength in mediation skills- and German. She graduated magna cum laude distinction from Augsburg University before beginning a career in marketing research. Her experience as a qualitative researcher and independent third party reinforced and complimented her education, rounding out a skill set that would prove useful in her future career as one of the top luxury real estate agents in Arizona. After a brief time away from the workforce, during which she became a mother of two, Julie was given the opportunity to head up a private family foundation,where she managed grant making to numerous legal and other educational non-profits. During her tenure as Executive Director of the Opperman Foundation, Julie met and socialized with numerous dignitaries, including several Supreme Court Justices. When Julie and her family moved to Arizona more than 17 years ago, she was struck by the beauty of the land, as well as the thriving development shaping the Phoenix metropolitan area. The ensuing transition to the real estate industry felt natural, and immediately paid off. Julie’s upbringing, her knowledge of housing and her skills in effective negotiating are reflected in the near-instant success of her real estate career: her first listing was a home valued at over $2,500,000 and she successfully represented both buyer and seller in a 30 day closing.
There was no turning back from the world of residential real estate for Julie- she loved it and it loved her back. After many successful years as an independent luxury home agent, Julie Rohr expanded her ability to serve a greater number of clients by combining her talents with a coterie of fellow “top 1%” agents. Hence, the ROCO Luxury Homes group was born. “Having a partnership allows us to fully attend to the needs of our clients, whether they are searching for their first Arizona home or are looking to capitalize on selling their important home asset”.
In her free time, Julie enjoys playing golf, attending the theatre and musical productions. She loves golf, dogs, travel and historical fiction.
Polly is an Arizona native born and raised in the highly sought after Arcadia neighborhood. Polly’s career in real estate began 12 years ago when she founded Polly’s Staged to Sell, a home staging company. During this time Polly worked with top Phoenix-area realtors in preparing homes for the real estate market to ensure they received top dollar. Today, Polly continues to use her home staging skills when advising her clients on how to prepare their homes for the biggest return. Polly’s buyers benefit from her expertise in the Valley market in terms of a deep knowledge not only of the homes and lay of the land, but also of the schools, restaurants, entertainment and network of community leaders.
Community service is a passion of Polly’s and over the years she has been involved with a number or organizations including: St. Vincent de Paul, Homeward Bound, Boys Team Charity, National Charity League, Board of Visitors, Brophy College Prep Mother’s Guild, Xavier College Prep Mother’s Guild and Andre House of Arizona which serves the homeless population of Phoenix and holds a special place in Polly’s heart. A member of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Polly was involved with the youth ministry for several years and currently serves on the Adult Learning and Living Committee.
Polly and her husband Ed, an anesthesiologist with Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, attended Ingleside Middle School, Arcadia High School and University of Arizona together. They currently reside in Arcadia where they have raised their three children.
An Arizona native through and through, Polly offers exceptional insight to her valued clients on the Arcadia, Paradise Valley and Biltmore markets.
- Libby Cohen: 602.291.1446 • Julie Rohr: 602.317.5667 • Polly Wintergalen: 602.320.1850