So you’ve made the decision to move to Phoenix. Maybe you visited the area once or twice, but in a metro area that is nearly 15 million square miles, figuring out the ideal place to put down roots and finding the perfect home for your family there can be overwhelming.
This is one decision you don’t want to navigate solo, but even finding a realtor can be fraught with anxiety if you don’t have any personal recommendations. To help you narrow down your search, we offer our top 10 realtors in the area.
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A top luxury agent in the Valley, Michael Banovac brings strong Real Estate, Marketing, and Internet knowledge to the table. He has over eight years of real estate investment experience and is a member of the Scottsdale Association of Realtors and the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour.
“Michael has done a fantastic job on my behalf. I’m a busy business owner living out-of-state who was looking to work with someone who could make the selling process “just work”. Michael possesses a rare combination of logical business acumen and creative marketing abilities,.” Said R.C. Thornton, President of RCJ Creative Group.
From 2012-2015 Banovac and his partners acquired, built, remodeled, and/or sold close to 100 homes with a value in excess of $40,000,000. In 2015, he was the youngest primary listing agent in the Arizona to close a residential property for over $2,950,000.
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When you’re looking for a luxury home, Walt Danley is one of the strongest realtors to have on your side. Danley is consistently ranked among the top-selling realtors in Arizona, with more than $3 billion in sales, a record unmatched in Arizona’s luxury home market.
Danley attributes his success to following four guiding principles: integrity, knowledge of the market, understanding the needs of his clients and old-fashioned hard work.
He is consistently on The Wall Street Journal’s list of the most prolific real estate agents in the country. He is also considered to be one of the 35 most influential people in real estate – a list that also includes Donald Trump and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Superior Court of Arizona named Danley a Special Real Estate Commissioner.
He started his firm in 2000 by hand-selecting real estate professionals that shared his energy, ethics and client-centric focus.
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Robert Joffe boasts 32-years of real estate experience with the last 15 in the luxury sector. Business acumen, professionalism, integrity and product knowledge sets Joffe apart.
In 2006, he formed The Joffe Group. Joffe is ranked in the Business Journal’s Book of lists as a top producer in the Valley, and by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 250 agents in the nation. Joffe is a special real estate commissioner for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
A recent client said, “I cannot speak more highly of Robert Joffe. He represented my wife and I on the sale of our house in Arcadia and the purchase of a new one. Not only does Robert know the Arcadia market better than any other agent I have met, but he also has integrity, which in today’s world is a rare commodity. If I could give Robert six stars, I would do so.”
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Lisa Roberts is ranked in the Top 75 of more than 42,000 licensed agents in Arizona, based on sales. In 2015, Lisa received national recognition by Realtor Magazine, as “30 under 30” and has been named “40 under 40” in 2015 and 2016 by the Southeast Valley Association of Realtors’ and Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors.
Roberts started her career with the concept that renters become buyers, and landlords become sellers. She successfully closed more than 85 rentals and $4.8 million in sales in 2012. Since then, Lisa has doubled her volume sold each year. 2015 was her best year yet, with more than $23 million in sales. This year, Roberts was a recipient of the prestigious Re/Max Hall of Fame award.
“Lisa, is a breath of fresh air when it comes to real estate agents, she is thorough, energetic, detail oriented and tailor’s her recommendations to her clients,” said Debra Flores. “She not only sold our home in less than 3 weeks but she found us a home in the neighborhood that was our first choice.”
While Roberts is proud of her real estate accomplishments, some of her proudest achievements are outside the workplace. She works with at-risk boys at Tumbleweed Center of Youth Development, volunteers at Vista de Camino Food Bank, and serves as a Christmas Angel for children and families during the holidays.
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Daniel Srdic parlayed over eight years of experience with his family’s commercial real estate company into immediate success as a residential agent. In 2015, his first year working with homebuyers, he was in the top 12% of agents in the Arizona Association of Realtors for total business closed.
“Daniel is truly an impeccable sales agent when it comes to buying a house. His taste and elegant style is truly what we needed to purchase our dream home,” said Sara Farhodi. “He has an amazing personality that makes it real easy to work with and his continuous support and references after the purchase in all aspects of home improvement reflects his professional demeanor. Daniel went above and beyond his basic duties as a real state agent to help us with all aspects when we needed help and suggestions.”
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Kathy Reisdorf, is a top producer in real estate year in and year out, with over $100 million in closed sales. She is currently ranked in the top 1% of agents in Maricopa County. Reisdorf was the recipient of the 2015 Brilliant–Bold–Beautiful award, from the Women’s Counsel of Relators, and was honored with the Sotheby’s Chairmen Board award.
Kathy and her partner, Cindy Metz, apply their experience, knowledge, and connections to ensure real estate success. They have over 25 years of combined real estate experience and bring sales, marketing, finance, and negotiating skills from previous corporate employment to the table. Customer satisfaction is paramount to them; as a result, 74% of their business is driven from personal referrals. They are private, professional and persistent.
“Kathy and her team did a great job navigating a somewhat complex transaction for my wife and me,” said Mike Tully. “She and her team were incredibly responsive, provided valuable advice, and paid attention to the “small” details that can sometimes trip up a successful purchase/sale. Kathy’s a true professional, a hard-worker, and I would not second guess referring her to a friend or using her again. Rest assured, you’re in good hands.”
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Laura Briggs recently won the “Rising Star in Real Estate” award from Phoenix Magazine and was just featured in the July, 2016 issue of Top Agent Magazine. Briggs got her start in the business focused on luxury condominiums in downtown Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix, but quickly expanded her focus to all residential home sales throughout the city.
Briggs’s approach to real estate is based on two simple principles: Work closely with clients to identify and understand their individual goals, and then develop a detailed plan to achieve those goals.
“Amazing. That’s the best way I can describe Laura,” said Brandy Harris. “We are new to the area and weren’t sure where to start. She listened to our “likes” and “dislikes” and found us the perfect home. She walked us through every step of the process with ease. She is very knowledgeable about the whole real estate process and was an awesome negotiator. She kept us in the loop and made the whole ordeal smooth and simple. I would absolutely recommend Laura to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home in the Phoenix areas. I will never use another agent.
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Martha Navarro, branch manager at the Goodyear HomeSmart office, is a 16-year real estate veteran who specializes in working with the Hispanic community. The bilingual Navarro was named to the Top 250 Latino Agents in the USA in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She has been a top producer at HomeSmart for the last five years. Navarro reports real estate news and Internet marketing tips on local radio station 1190 AM.
“I have worked with Martha many times and am currently selling and buying a house with her,” said Regina Duran. “She’s reliable, honest and has a lot of experience. She’s always there when you need her. I have referred many clients to Martha, many of which are Hispanic and some of which are bilingual. It’s nice to work with someone who speaks our language.”
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Mike Silver understands that being a great realtor requires more than just finding a home. It also requires being skilled in the art of sales, negotiation and persuasion.
Silver’s background in executive sales and marketing coupled with his master’s degree has provided him with skills in all of those key areas. However, sales and marketing skills will only take you so far. he also has the attentiveness, compassion, and overall friendliness that you want when trying to find a home. He prides himself on his ability to make others feel comfortable working with him, and his desire to work for the best interests of all of his clients.
“Mike stayed by my side for several months and numerous listings. He never expressed dismay or frustration with my indecision or lack of knowledge,” said past client Linda. “Mike explained the buying process several times so that he was sure that I understood what my rights and the seller’s rights were and how they worked.”
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Aaron Carter is a former NYC dancer who uses his artistic skills to “move” homes. He creates YouTube videos of dancers inside his properties to grab people’s attention. You can check out his unusual marketing here.
A past client raved: “Aaron Carter was the first person I called when I found out that the Phoenix area was in our future. No one could have been more encouraging, helpful and informative. We put ourselves in the best hands possible.”
Carter has lived in Phoenix for 15 years and knows the ins and outs of downtown, Biltmore, Arcadia and Paradise Valley.
Another satisfied home buyer stated: “Aaron Carter…dare to tell him what your housing needs are and stand back, watch a real polished professional get to work for you. He will listen to your wish list, inform you not only about the process, product, location and then tell you about the businesses nearby, he will be there to support you through every step. His wealth of knowledge and negotiation abilities are a formula for a successful outcome. Aaron is dedicated, focused and is a pleasure to interact with.”