Moving to Arizona? Look Into These Real Estate Agencies

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Arizona ranked as the ninth fastest growing state in the nation in 2013, gaining more than 230,000 new residents between 2010 and 2013, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Whether you’re embarking on your first post-college job, looking for a great place to raise a family, or ready for your hard-earned retirement years, many people love Arizona’s warm, humidity-free climate, 300+ days of sunshine, and abundance of outdoor activities and gorgeous natural wonders.

Fortunately, Arizona also boasts an abundance of smart and savvy real estate agents to help you find the best home or apartment in your budget. Here’s the 411 on some of the brightest in the state:

Long Realty

Long Realty was founded in 1926 by Roy H. Long, who loved the warm, dry climate and wanted others to find their homes in Arizona. In 1999, Long Realty merged with HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, bringing added prestige and connections to the family-owned company.

Today, Long Realty staffs more than 1,300 licensed real estate agents in close to 40 sales and affiliate offices across Arizona and Mexico. The firm ranks in the top 30 independent real estate companies in Arizona based on the Real Trends 500 survey.

Long Realty’s cutting-edge website lists more than 150,000 Arizona properties for sale, with listings for Southern, Central and Northern Arizona updated every 15 minutes. The firm hasn’t strayed from Roy H. Long’s firm commitment to customer service, but now also employs the latest tools and technology to make it even easier for real estate agents to connect Arizonans with the home or apartment of their dreams.

Long’s Hot Listing
1993 E. Quiet Canyon, Tucson, AZ
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Kirans and Associates

If you’re looking for a small, personalized realty firm with a big reputation, look no further than Kirans and Associates. Headed by multimillion dollar real estate producer Kiran Vedantan, who has negotiated 400+ home sales to be ranked in the Top 10 of Arizona real estate agents by Real Trends in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Kirans and Associates prides itself on a strong sense of community. To Kiran, real estate is not just about buying and selling properties, but building relationships.

Kiran focuses on successful home sales to become one of the state’s top agents, but also devotes time to educating other realtors through a number of radio shows he hosts. Headquartered in Chandler, Kirans and Associates often helps buyers search through MLS, essentially automating the search process for the most up-to-date information, and then aggressively negotiates the best deal, so you’ll find your dream home with minimum effort. That’s the difference a strong agent can make.

Kirans and Associates’ Hot Listing
4300 W. Earhart Way, Chandler, AZ
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has long been known as America’s most respected company and a prestigious name in realty. Backed by Warren Buffet, the company is recognized as one of the top firms in North America, ranked among Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies (2013), and a global leader in real estate with 80,000 agents and 2,800 brokerage locations.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties carries the company’s tradition of quality service proudly, ranking as the leading real estate company in Arizona, with offices in every corner of the state. As one of the world’s trusted names in luxury real estate as well as other homes for sale, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties provides a network of connections that can help you find and purchase your Arizona dream home faster.

HomeServices Arizona Properties’ Hot Listing
9490 E. Rising Sun Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
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Walt Danley Realty

If you’re seeking luxury high-end property, Walt Danley Realty represents Arizona’s finest. Affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate, the Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and Leverage Global Partners firms, Walt Danley Realty has access to the biggest and best Arizona homes, including a private inventory of properties not listed on the MLS.

President Walt Danley, a real estate veteran, was named one of the “35 Most Influential People in Luxury Real Estate” by Unique Homes Magazine and has consecutively ranked in the top 1 percent of real estate sales in the U.S. since 1977. Walt Danley Realty’s team of top-producing agents boasts a combined sales volume of nearly $3 billion. Serving Arizona’s most affluent neighborhoods, Walt Danley has the largest inventory of million dollar-plus estates. Real estate doesn’t get any more luxurious than this.

Walt Danley’s Hot Listing
5700 E. McDonald Drive #10, Paradise Valley, AZ
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ELPIS Real Estate Boutique

Located in Chandler, Arizona, the ELPIS Real Estate Boutique is the passion and product of Aimee Burrell’s experience as a home buyer and investor in the 1990s. With a lengthy list of real estate designations and certifications, Aimee built a company that emphasizes lifelong client relationships, while leveraging technology to give her clients the edge.

Burrell named her company after “the spirit and personification of hope,” in Greek mythology. The ladies of ELPIS Real Estate Boutique work with integrity to inspire hope in buyers and sellers across the City of Chandler and in surrounding areas, including Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley. If you’re looking for a real estate agent who will ultimately be your friend, look no further than ELPIS Real Estate Boutique.

ELPIS’s Hot Listing
1976 W. Prospector Way, San Tan Valley, AZ
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Which Agent Will Help You Find Your Arizona Dream Home?

While sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com streamline the home-buying process, a savvy realtor helps you land that dream home. Whether you’re looking for luxury properties you won’t find through MLS or if you need to negotiate a rental price within your budget, the right real estate agent is an invaluable asset. Will one of these five agencies help your home-buying or apartment-finding dreams come true?

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About the author

Clair Jones is the queen of the cross-country move, having relocated from Washington, D.C. to Utah, to Kentucky and back 5 times. When she isn't strategically packing her tiny car, she is probably toiling away in her garden, playing with her pet chickens or exploring the mountains with friends.