Like the city itself, Phoenix’s real estate market is hot, with median prices increasing by 16.5% to almost $1.7 million in just a year. Trends suggest an increase in the coming months. More than 64,000 homes were sold in the city over the last 3 years, with a recent average stay on the market of 22 days. Buyers and sellers can expect properties to close for around 97.5% of the listing price. Some of the richest deals have been completed in Glendale, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Finding the right Realtor is stressful, so we’ve compiled the best of the best for you right here.
36. Herbert Budwig, Realty ONE Group
In Arizona, Herbert Budwig is regarded as a top agent. He has extensive experience in residential estates, development, and rental properties. Herbert was fascinated by the real estate industry from an early age because his family has a long history in the industry. Since he works closely with his son and has never forgotten their roots, he has maintained family values in his work. Achieving a balance between technical and character growth—growing both in attitude and knowledge—is the aim. This quality has helped Herbert advance in his career and sell several homes in his first year in the business.
35. James Wexler, Jason Mitchell Real Estate
The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends rank James Wexler as the top real estate agent in Arizona and among the top 250 nationwide. He has been the subject of a national cover story for Scottsdale Airpark News and Top Agent, the leading real estate publication. James was also listed as one of the Top 10 Agents in the valley by Homes & Lifestyle Magazine. He is a well-known player in the market, a true authority in his field, and the recipient of a plethora of accolades. James prioritizes his clients’ needs and best interests above all else, putting their needs ahead of his knowledge and abilities.
34. Eric T Fellows, Realty ONE Group
Being a devoted resident of Arizona has given Eric T. Fellows knowledge of and familiarity with the region. He lives a short drive from Phoenix and is familiar with the local economy and neighborhoods. Eric has the ideal home for every lifestyle and preference, and because he is in touch with so many potential buyers, he can sell it for top dollar. His work is based on his core beliefs, a high level of integrity, and a genuine love for what he does. Every step of the way, Eric will be present and diligently complete his work.
33. Melanie Nemetz Team, KW Integrity First
Melani Nemetz, who was born and raised in Arizona, founded the Melanie Nemetz Team. She gathered some of the area’s most talented and multifaceted local experts who she knows can stand out in a crowded market. Their unmatched customer service and analysis of market trends that produce clients’ winning strategic action plans have earned them recognition as some of Tribune’s top agents. They want departing clients to find peace in the new owners of their cherished homes and incoming clients to find their homes in Arizona. They support numerous charitable initiatives and are engaged community members who assist the needy.
32. The Sloat Group, Realty One Group
The Sloat Group conducts ongoing research and analysis with one goal in mind: to offer clients top-notch service. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with various types of real estate as a team of regional authorities and industry leaders. They have the ideal person to handle your transaction and the ideal solution to your needs, which will enable them to win. Arizona is a competitive and thriving market, but with a realtor like them on your side, you can relax knowing that you are in capable hands.
31. Cathy Carter, RE/MAX Alliance Group
Cathy Carter is not your typical client representative. She’s been a professional real estate agent for the past three decades and has developed a reputation that ensures she’ll sell your house. Cathy is one of the top real estate agents in Arizona and has a ton of industry knowledge. She is an expert negotiator, getting her selling clients top dollar sales and her buying clients the best possible deals. Cathy works hard to give her clients peace of mind because she recognizes how stressful it can be to make such important decisions.
30. Janine Igliane, Keller Williams Realty East Valley
In Southeast Phoenix, Janine Igliane is a well-known realtor. She is the best in Gilbert, outperforming the average agent in terms of production, performance, and sales. In Gilbert, a popular choice among the locals, Janine’s name may as well be synonymous with residential real estate. According to Zillow and Real Trends, she is one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents and has frequently been listed among the Top 40 Under 40. Working with her entails utilizing her expertise and experience. You can be sure that under Janine’s supervision, success is within your grasp.
29. Michael Domer, Walt Danley Christie's International Real Estate
Michael Domer, also known as Mike in the business, has been involved in real estate for 44 years. He has worked on half of the transactions in his area for more than ten years, bringing in millions of dollars from the sale of homes. As a veteran agent, Mike has developed a broad network of relationships with the city’s best and most dependable service providers as well as friendships with numerous prospective buyers and sellers. He has consistently ranked in the Top 1% of Realtors in the United States, is highly regarded by peers, and is a pillar in Arizona’s contemporary real estate market.
28. The Amy Jones Group, Keller Williams
Mindy Jones, a top-producing realtor in Arizona, is the owner of The Amy Jones Group. They are an all-female organization whose goals include community support, leadership in service, and service to others. They are experts in the field and are always aware of the newest and most powerful marketing tools available. They have sold over 2,300 homes worth over $700 million and assisted thousands of families in finding the ideal real estate solution. For almost a decade, The Amy Jones Group, regarded as the best agents in the area, has consistently received Best of Our Valley votes.
27. Andrew Bloom, BVO - Keller Williams
Andrew Bloom is the founder of BVO Luxury Group. Under his direction, they have developed into a top real estate service provider, offering comprehensive assistance to the people of Arizona and boasting over 3,000 satisfied clients. They achieved record-breaking productions, earning them the designation of Keller Williams’ Top 6 team worldwide just before the year 2019 ended. It’s easy to say that Andrew knows exactly what he’s doing and is fully qualified and skilled to handle your transactions. He gives generously to numerous charities, helps the most vulnerable people in his community, and is very devoted to his hometown.
25. Trevor Halpern, North&Co.
Trevor Halpern has been a true master of his craft throughout his 11-year real estate career. He is timely, meticulous and a strategic negotiator. Since 2015, Trevor has consistently ranked among the Top 1% of agents in all of Maricopa County. In fact, he’s been named the #1 independent agent at Phoenix-based North&Co. Education is a source of pride for Trevor, having graduated from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. His life and career are defined by simple rules: treating people with respect, leading with honesty, and doing the right thing 100% of the time.
24. Hillary Nguyen, Desert Point Group
Hillary Nguyen is an agent and owner of Desert Point Realty Brokerage. An industry veteran of over 10 years, she has excelled in both real estate sales and management. Specializing in REO and bank-owned properties, Hillary and her team serve Glendale, Phoenix, and the surrounding areas. Known for her ability to always meet deadlines, Hillary understands that accuracy in the business should be second to none. Professionalism, confidence, and prioritizing her client’s best interests are just some of Hillary’s key strengths that make her one of the most trusted in her field.
23. Claire Ackerman, The Ackerman Team
Integrity, trust, and honesty. The Ackerman Team stands by these three words as their core values when it comes to their level of customer service. Headed by award-winning Realtor Claire Ackerman, their goal is to execute greatness with devotion and leadership. With 20 years of professional real estate experience, Claire has several accolades under her belt. Among the Top 40 Realtors Under 40 from 2015–2020, she was named America’s Best Real Estate Agent by RealTrends in 2022. Claire and her team strive to deliver excellence with passion, purpose, and perseverance.
22. Cheryl D’Anna, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Cheryl D’Anna is a 34-year veteran of the real estate industry and is consistently ranked in the top 3% of all agents in Arizona. She began her real estate career at Desert Mountain, where she implemented successful sales strategies from 1988 to 1993. Prior to becoming a top broker, Cheryl graduated with a degree in Business from Northern Arizona University. She volunteers her limited free time to work with youth organizations such as Young Life. Her hobbies include hiking, desert Jeeping, golf and long walks with her Australian Cattle dog.
21. Patrick Rice, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Patrick Rice, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been in the real estate business for almost 40 years. Architecture and design have always been a passion for him. In fact, he earned his degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing and Advertising, from the University of Wyoming. Patrick relishes the opportunity to combine his long-standing passion and extensive education experience to buy and sell coveted real estate. With a maximum list value of $4.5 Million and a lowest value of $225K, Patrick’s knowledge of the real estate market covers a wide breadth of properties.
20. Cionne McCarthy, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Cionne McCarthy is consistently in the Top 1% of all agents at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. She was recently honored with the “Lyon’s Elite” Hall of Fame designation. With a career sales value of over $1 Billion spanning 41 years of experience, Cionne’s proven track record is a reflection of her professionalism, dedicated work ethic, and passion for success. She continues to set the bar high and has closed 26 sales in the last 12 months. Cionne spends much of her free time giving back to her beloved community, including volunteering for the American Heart Association, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, and the Child Crisis Nursery.
19. Will Carter, The Will Carter Team
Will Carter is one of Phoenix’s leading real estate specialists. He runs The Will Carter Team under Keller Williams Realty, focusing on acquisitions, relocations, investing and sales. With 28 years of experience, Will is a pro when it comes to training, coaching, marketing and consulting services, so it’s no surprise that his team is ranked in the top 1% of Arizona Realtors. Prior to becoming a broker, he graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in business management. A devoted family man, Will gives the same high level of service to clients that he would give to his own children.
18. Bonny Holland and Dave Cox, Leading Luxury Experts
Leading Luxury Experts is a results-oriented team of real estate professionals in Maricopa County. Driven by their team leaders Bonny Holland and Dave Cox, the group is known for giving superior customer service to their clientele. Dave is a military veteran who contributes his mastery of service, intense motivation and outstanding teamwork. Holly brings over 21 years of experience in the business and is one of the best in her field. Together, their mission is to make every customer’s dream home a reality, while understanding that each client’s success is the ultimate measure of the team’s success.
17. Mike D’Elena, North&Co.
Born and raised in California, Mike D’ Elena later moved to Arizona, where he earned his MBA in real estate from Arizona State. His career soon skyrocketed. In 2016 and 2018, Mike was named a Top 40 Under 40 Agent, and he currently boasts a lifetime sales total of over $200 million. Now overseeing one of Arizona’s best broker teams, Mike has been ranked among the top 1% of Realtors in the nation and the #1 Realtor at his firm. He’s also invested in his community, serving on the City of Tempe’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission. Mike enthusiastically provides top-tier service, while doing whatever it takes to make his clients happy.
16. Jera Banks, HomeSmart
Jera Banks comes with 20 years of expertise as a Realtor in the Valley of the Sun. She began her career as a real estate appraiser and quickly proceeded to soak up the knowledge of the industry. Her superior service was recognized with the HomeSmart Diamond Club Award as the #3 agent by volume in 2019. Jera is widely considered one of the best-seller agents in Phoenix, with 91 closed transactions in the last 12 months. Together with her business partner, Adam Bailey, the two have become shining examples of truly outstanding customer service.
15. Johnathon De Young, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Johnathon DeYoung specializes in the ultra-luxury segment of the residential real estate market in Paradise Valley. He earned a PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. This education provided him with additional tools to best handle negotiations and achieve successful and friendly relations. One of his most notable exclusive luxury listings is a 22,868-square-foot entertainer’s estate that offers resort-style living, listed at $14,600,00.00. In the last 12 months, Johnathan has closed 26 transactions. Fueled by his passions for architecture, interior decoration and interpersonal interaction, he is always motivated to provide the best service possible.
14. Dayv Morgan, HomeSmart Success
Dayv Morgan, a lifelong Arizona resident, graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Marketing. He is the owner of HomeSmart Premier and has been in the real estate industry for over 13 years. During this time, Dayv earned recognition as the #1 Realtor for both Maricopa and Pinal County. Among his most recent achievements is a remarkable 194 units closed in the last 12 months. Before becoming a Realtor, he spent 3 years living in Japan, which is one of the most complex and expensive real estate markets.
13. Josie Pakula, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Josie Pakula is a Chicago native who earned her dual Master’s Degree in both Nursing and Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Josie has in-depth knowledge of the Luxury Home & Horse Property Market, with impressive sales that put her in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. She is certainly a coveted member of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. Josie is also a U.S. Army Veteran who earned her Airborne Wings while on active duty. Her time with the Armed Forces has informed her unprecedented professionalism and subsequent real estate success.
12. Rebecca Durfey, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners
Rebecca Durfey has over 20 years of experience in buying and selling homes throughout Maricopa County. As a consistent top producer, she has managed to maintain her status in the top 1% of Agents in Arizona and the top 1.5% in the US. Her recent career move to Keller Williams has been a success, proven by a high sales volume which qualified her for superior recognition from the West Maricopa Association of Realtors. She continues to exceed client expectations, and in the last 12 months alone, she has closed a remarkable 83 deals.
11. Bruno Arapovic, HomeSmart
Bruno Arapovic is among the top professionals in his field. He specializes in condos, investment homes, luxury homes, single family homes, and townhouses. His 18+ years of real estate experience have created a deep familiarity with the local market. With honesty, efficiency, and expertise, Bruno has helped countless clients find their dream homes. His lifetime sales value is $605M, including 683 units sold last year. Bruno has been interviewed by both Top Agent Magazine and the Arizona Republic. He was named the #1 Realtor in Arizona for two consecutive years and was the #3 Realtor in the United States in 2019.
10. Lisa Roberts, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
Lisa Roberts is a seasoned real estate agent who knows the art of selling and buying properties inside and out. Boasting 16 years of experience, she successfully sold 63 units last year, contributing to her lifetime sales value of $200M. Lisa recently earned the status of Top Ten Individual Realtors in the State of Arizona. Her professional approach to real estate allows for a hassle-free experience. Outside of the business, Lisa likes to serve the community with her philanthropic work. She volunteers at Vista de Camino Food Bank, donates to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and even serves as a Christmas Angel.
9. Michael Johnson, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
With more than 21 years of experience as a real estate agent, Michael Johnson always provides excellent value to his clients in and around the Phoenix area. His academic background in business, marketing, and finance rounds out his already impressive real estate expertise. Michael’s professionalism, combined with his personal values of integrity, compassion, and social responsibility, allow him to go above and beyond for his clients. Recognized as a Top 1% Real Estate Expert, Michael is sought after by clients and partners alike. He has earned the trust of his customers through his prioritization of transparency.
8. Shelley and Steve Caniglia, The Caniglia Group
Established in 1983, The Caniglia Group has always stood by its core principle that clients come first. Comprised of award-winning agents led by Steve and Shelley Caniglia, the team has helped thousands of individuals and families meet their real estate needs. Servicing Paradise Valley, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, The Caniglia Group is among the most sought-after brokerage firms in all of Arizona. Building relationships and keeping up with market conditions are two of the key reasons why the team is always ahead of the rest of the industry. In the business since 1982, Shelley’s personal experience and knowledge of the area are unmatched.
7. Mary Jo and Mike Santistevan, The Santistevan Group
Part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, The Santistevan Group commands the luxury homes market in Phoenix and its surrounding neighborhoods. Husband and wife tandem Mike and Mary Jo Santistevan lead their team of real estate professionals while catering to over 1,500 clients with top-notch customer service. Integrating years of experience with innovations, unique strategies, and market trend studies, Mike and Mary Jo make a commitment to guide their clients through the entire sales process. They treat their clients like family, and always strive to make their interactions both personal and authentic.
6. Bobby Lieb, HomeSmart
Bobby Lieb has been helping customers buy and sell homes for more than 30 years, including 92 transactions in the last 12 months alone. At that pace, perhaps it’s no surprise that Bobby has generated over $93M in career sales. He has been the top-selling Realtor in North Central Phoenix since 2001 and was named the #1 Realtor in Maricopa County by The Phoenix Business Journal. Some of his notable high-profile clients include politicians, athletes, and actors. In his free time, Bobby teaches a 3-hour marketing essentials/agency law class, providing his expertise to the next generation.
5. Rachael Richards, Rachael Richards Group
Committed to doing real estate the right way, The Rachael Richards Group was ranked among the top 1% for sales volume in Maricopa County. The team was also featured in the Wall Street Journal’s national list of top-producing Real Estate teams from 2012 to 2014. Founders Rachael Richards and Ben Quillinan have developed the team at the highest level, focusing on sales coaching, innovation and education. The standards they set reflect their work ethic and first-rate professionalism. Previously, Rachael was recognized as a Rising Star Agent and named among the top 10 female agents in Maricopa County by both the Arizona Association of Realtors and the Arizona Republic.
4. Josh Peters, RETSY
One of the most trusted Realtors on the Retsy team, Josh Peters is also the founder of The Stately Group. A native Midwesterner, Josh applies the work ethic and values of his upbringing to ensure customer satisfaction. Having previously launched a privacy technology firm for wealthy clients, Josh has the perfect background to focus on the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley luxury markets. He has worked with numerous athletes, celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. This experience helped Josh be named one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Real Estate in 2019. Successfully selling 31 units last year, Josh’s transparency and honesty make him one of the best in his field.
3. Jason and Megan Williams, The Williams Team
The Williams Team, headed by Jason and Megan Williams, is among the top 35 companies in Arizona, according to the Arizona Republic. The husband and wife team specializes in helping investors, buyers, and sellers, and caters to new builds, relocations, and vacation homes. They are in the top 1% of all full-service Realtors in Arizona, totaling over $310M in sales and transactions. Jason and Megan are driven by their mission to provide a client experience full of professionalism, loyalty, and trust. They started the Salute to Service Program to help military personnel, teachers, and first responders.
2. Joan Levinson, Realty One Group
Joan Levinson’s knowledge of the Phoenix market is unrivaled and it shows. She’s represented more $10M+ real estate transactions than any of her Arizonan competitors. In fact, Joan was named Arizona’s number one Realtor and has previously received the superlative of America’s number one Realtor. Her home and office are located in the heart of Paradise Valley, where she has also served as an advisor to the township. The quality of her customer service is backed by the data: over 80% of her current clients are referrals from past clients, which include various celebrities, athletes, and top executives.
1. Christopher Karas, Launch Real Estate
With over one billion dollars of transactions completed, including 117 properties sold in the past 24 months, Chris Karas and his team have extensive knowledge of Phoenix real estate. Having lived over 22 years in the Phoenix area, Chris has spent 18 of those years in real estate. Covering neighborhoods from Old Town to Paradise Valley with price ranges from under $1M to over $20M, Karas Realty can effectively address your specific needs. Chris and his team pride themselves on their commitment to honesty and integrity with each sale.