How We Choose: Our Criteria for the Best Businesses
Looking for quality realtors in the Phoenix area?
It’s not easy identifying the best local companies, even if you’ve lived in the same city your whole life.
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Using metrics from major local directories like Google and working with our local networks to factor in offline characteristics like local reputation, quality of services and other anecdotal evidence we’ve gathered the top businesses in Phoenix in one easy list for you.
Find and support your favorite local realtors with this exclusive guide today!
Andrew Bloom of Keller Williams Realty has more than 26 years of experience in real estate. He and David Van Omen founded the BVO Luxury Group and grew it into an incredible team of more than 30 agents. His experience finding and selling homes for 3,000 families in Arizona has turned him into a great resource for anyone looking to buy or sell in Paradise Valley, Phoenix, or Scottsdale.
The Amy Jones Group is a dedicated group of professionals who take client care to the next level. The firm has served the Valley for the past decade, helping hundreds of families buy and sell homes. The all-female powerhouse group, led by Mindy Jones Nevarez, strives to educate and empower its clients with the information they need about the local market.
Mike Domer is the team leader of the Mike Domer Group, and he serves the Scottsdale multimillion housing market. He has 40 years of experience, and for the last 9 of those years, he was the sole selling agent for half of the homes that cost $8 million and more in Scottsdale.
Janine Igliane and The Home Selling Team have earned several awards for their accomplishments, including the No. 1 Top Producing Agent in Gilbert by BREA Awards, America's Best-Selling Real Estate Agents by Zillow and Real Trends and more. With an unrivaled understanding of the local market, Janine and her team are able to execute outstanding real estate transactions with exceptional service.
As a top-producing real estate group in Phoenix, the main priority of The Sloat Group is to provide outstanding customer service to its clients. Principal Mark Sloat and his team of experts offer unparalleled knowledge of the market and use cutting-edge technology for the most effective marketing. The Sloat Group understands that clients have demanding schedules, which is why these experts have 24//7 availability.
Melanie Nemetz has been in the real estate industry for more than a decade. Her attention to detail, strategic marketing strategies and strong negotiation skills have earned her numerous awards. She has had the pleasure of working with several repeat clients as well as clients who were referred to her—the biggest testament to Melanie's expertise in her field.
In 2020, Joan Levinson was ranked by Newsweek as the top realtor for Arizona and 51st in the entire country. She serves the Paradise Valley area, not only with her real estate expertise, but also with her time as a town advisor. She has lived in Paradise Valley for 30 years and also specializes in real estate in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Arcadia.
Jason Mitchell founded The Jason Mitchell Group in 2006 and has since sold more than 8,000 homes. His clients give raving reviews as he has a 97% satisfaction rate, and 90% of his business comes from his previous clients’ referrals. In 2019, he was awarded the title of Arizona’s Most Influential Millennial.
Christopher Karas is the founder and president of The Karas Group, which serves Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arcadia, Biltmore and more high-end areas of Phoenix. His team’s largest sale in the fourth quarter of 2020 was a Paradise Valley home on Yucca Road sold for $20,900,000. Another home in Nauni Valley Ranch sold for $18,000,000.
Herb Budwig is the founder of the Budwig Team for Realty ONE Group. While the team’s rankings in sales are impressive, what is especially notable about the Budwig Team is their dedication to clients and the people living in Arizona. They regularly participate in events to raise money for Feed My Starving Children, and they even host their own Turkey Drive each year for Arizona’s The CareFund.
Jamie Wong (RE/MAX Fine Properties)
Jamie Wong has been working in luxury real estate since 1998. She currently works in real estate sales in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. In Flagstaff, she is the managing broker, both recruiting and training new agents. Jamie prides herself on her integrity and work ethic for guiding her this far in her career.
Johnathan De Young is a specialist in fine luxury real estate for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. He works in Paradise Valley Scottsdale, and Phoenix. He is proud of his relationships with buyers and sellers, focusing on both discretion and loyalty. He keeps the number of his concurrent clients low so that he can devote plenty of time and attention to each individual he works with.
Julie Pelle has lived in Paradise Valley for 33 years and began her work in real estate 12 years ago. Most of her clients are referred to her from her large network of satisfied customers, and she has received many different real estate rewards from 2014 to 2017, and her business only continues to thrive.
Robert Joffe, founder and associate broker of The Joffe Group, has been a salesman since his teens. He has now worked in real estate for 37 years, and his company is in the top 1% of real estate agencies in the United States. His neighborhoods include Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arcadia, and Biltmore.
Laura Lester of Silverleaf Realty has worked in real estate for more than 26 years, and she began her career at Silverleaf Realty in 2008. Her personal sales make up over $250 million. Laura has expert knowledge of the market in North Scottsdale and is proud to specialize in the DC Ranch and Silverleaf areas.
Josh Hintzen and Morgan Hodges are the associate brokers of The MoJo Team, which has served Ahwatukee, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe since 2004. Josh is the team leader and was both born and raised in Phoenix. Morgan has been working in Arizona real estate for more than 15 years and prides himself on his negotiation skills to get you nothing but the best.
Kristy Ryan grew up in the Paradise Valley/Scottsdale areas and has an extensive knowledge of the real estate market across Phoenix. She works for RE/MAX Fine Properties, where she has been awarded the spot of 35th top producing individual agent for RE/MAX across the country and the number one top producing individual agent for RE/MAX in Arizona.
Mike Lehman began his career as a marketing and public relations assistant for the Minnesota Vikings in 1990. He found his passion for real estate only 8 years later and has been working in sales ever since. Mike has been with Silverleaf Realty since 2002, and he now is one of the leading agents for resale in North Scottsdale.
Silverleaf Realty hails their Designated Broker, Mike Sweeney, as one of north Scottsdale’s best real estate agents. In his time at Silverleaf Realty, Mike has found great success with marketing custom homes and homesites as well as in luxury sales. He also uses his experience to consult with land developers, advising on marketing strategies and trends, product positioning, and pricing.
Andrew Beardsley is a sales associate at Silverleaf Realty. He works in Scottsdale with all product types, from spec homes and homesites to resale and build-to-suit. Andrew takes pride in his extensive experience and financial expertise. Phoenix Business Journal named him as one of 2018’s top producing real estate agents.
Cheryl Anderson works with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and specializes in Paradise Valley. A longtime resident of the Valley herself, Cheryl has worked in real estate for 24 years. She was ranked as one of Arizona’s Top 25 Agents by Real Trends. Cheryl is passionate about fostering good connections between her sellers and buyers.
Tami Henderson has cultivated many years of experience as a real estate agent. She is currently with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale. She has offered Professional Real Estate Industry assistance as well as training to the FBI, Escrow Officers, Business Development Managers, and more. Tami is dedicated to ensuring her clients receive only the best quality of service.
Scott Grigg has 18 years of experience working in real estate. In 2009, he founded the Grigg’s Group and is now working with Realty Executives as well as being a member of the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Association. His speciality is luxury homes, and he is ranked among the top 1% of Luxury Realtors. He has received many honors and awards, including being named Arizona’s top producing agent under 40 years old.
Bobby Leib works in Central Phoenix real estate with HomeSmart Phoenix. He has been working with HomeSmart since 2011 and has consistently been their number one realtor. Over his 28 year career, Bobby has sold over 1,800 homes. He also founded the Elite Group, HomeSmart’s top producing division. Maintaining strong, trustworthy relationships with his clients is of the utmost importance to Bobby.
Joseph Scalia is an agent with Realty Executives Phoenix. He has many years of experience, with a focus on single family homes in Phoenix, as well as condos. Joseph sold a home recently for $3,875,000 and sold another home in just 21 days. His listings can sell for twice the price of an average home in his area.
Cionne McCarthy is in Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Top 1% of All Agents. She has over 30 years of experience and has received numerous awards and recognition. In 2018, RealTrends ranked her seventh of Arizona individual agents, based on Sales Volume. Cionne is dedicated to providing her clients with topnotch service.
Bruno Arapovic is a celebrated real estate agent with HomeSmart Phoenix. He has 17 years of experience and has been ranked the number one realtor in Arizona by RealTrends for units sold in 2018 and 2019. He is proud to sell over 20 times more real estate as well as eight days faster than the average agent.
Deborah Beardsley is an associate broker with Silverleaf Realty. She has been declared the number one residential real estate agent ranked by total dollar volume in both 2015 and 2016 by Phoenix Business Journal. Deborah specializes in Scottsdale luxury real estate. She also consults on speculative homes and new products with architects, builders, and clients.
Aaron Benson is a Scottsdale real estate agent with Realty ONE Group. He has sold over 8,000 properties, with an average sale price of $459,541. A lifelong resident of Arizona, he has been named a Leading Top Producer for seven years. His sales rank in the top 1% of Realty ONE Group’s agents internationally.
Ted Petersen of Launch Real Estate began his career in publishing, working for impressive sports publications such as GQ. He moved to Arizona in 2001, and in 2012, Ted started his own business, SportStar Relocation. While relocating athletes to Arizona, Ted grew his real estate business and uses his sports knowledge to help him find the best luxury homes for his athlete clientele.
Keith and Angie Bolognese work with TopComp Homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. In addition to being a real estate agent, Keith Bolognese has worked on Wall Street. He has 20 years of finance experience and 12 years of real estate experience. He specializes in fix and flips as well as single family rentals. Angie Bolognese has worked in both real estate and interior design. She is passionate about social media marketing.