I've been a licensed REALTOR since 2002 holding the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. I completed studies for my Brokers license in October 2007. I started in the industry with the master developer of Fountain Hills, MCO Properties. Here I coordinated marketing & public relations work as well as the charitable contributions program. During this time I was exposed to the land development side of the business. I then went to work for Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate. Starting the brokerage from the ground up with the Designated Broker/Owner. I worked side-by-side with the Broker in managing the office, handling listings & sales files & event planning. I then went into full time sales as an agent listing & selling custom, semi-custom, condos, resale homes, lender owned and short sales. I relocated to the east valley in 2005 working with Sonoran Lifestyle & then RE/MAX focusing on the same as Fountain Hills with an emphasis in lender owned listings & resale homes. I continue to do business in Fountain Hills & Scottsdale with more attention to the Chandler, Gilbert, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley areas. Prior to holding a real estate license, I worked in a different aspect of real estate as a junior escrow officer in the title & escrow side of the business. I also gained invaluable experience in customer service while employed by Southwest Airlines as a ticket & operations agent. I hold 6 RE/MAX Club awards: Executive Club 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 100 Percent Club 2011 for the recognition of my outstanding sales performance & achievements in the real estate profession. In 2017, I decided it was time to open my own real estate brokerage, Carlson Real Estate Specialists! What this all means to you is my commitment to serving you with your best interests in mind! Look forward to working with you SOON!!! Updated March 2019