Jill Ramirez loves Real estate.
Jill’s first job in the real estate industry was in Title Insurance. She was responsible for all aspects of the real estate transaction from start to finish, which included working with some of the nation's largest builders from infrastructure to handing over keys to the new buyers. After many enjoyable years in Title, Jill left her role as Vice President of the company and moved into the lending side of the business in both Commercial and Residential. Jill co-owned Stetson Mortgage, with lending branches in Colorado and Arizona. She also served as Vice President of residential lending branches in Denver and Phoenix for Merchants Mortgage and was a member of YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Organization).
In 2006 Jill decided to round out her skills in the Real Estate business by becoming a licensed Realtor and relocating back to Scottsdale full time.
Jill’s passion and vast experience in all aspects of Real Estate makes her a unique asset to her clients. Jill has structured and negotiated transactions for residential and comm … [Read More]
Darrel Dufford is a Realtor in Scottsdale AZ.
Darrel’s varied experience in several industries including construction/homebuilding, residential financing as well as software sales and development makes him well suited to help families with their Real Estate needs.
Darrel’s main focus is helping sellers and buyers in the north Scottsdale area and has helped many families who were relocating to Arizona from other parts of the country and overseas.
He is an avid mountain biker and fitness enthusiast, he also enjoys traveling with his family and cooking.
Darrel can be reached at
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Recession and Expansion
There are times when the economy is brisk and everyone feels confident about his or her prospects for the future. As a result, they spend money. People eat out more, buy new cars, and…
…they buy new homes.
Then, for one reason or another, the economy slows down. Companies lay off employees and consumers are more careful about where they spend money, perhaps saving more than usual. As a result, the economy decelerates even further. If it slows enough, we have a recession.
During such a time, fewer people are buying homes. Even so, some homeowners find themselves in a situation where they mus … [Read More...]
When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a “home.” Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a “house.” There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation.
You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a situati … [Read More...]
For most people, changing employers will not really affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can be disastrous to your loan application.
How Changing Jobs Effects Buying a Home
If you are a salaried employee who does not earn additional income from commissions, bonuses, or over-time, switching employers should not create a problem. Just make sure to remain in the same line of work. Hopefully, you will be earning a higher salary, which will help you better qualify for a … [Read More...]
I have used Jill as my real estate agent in multiple transactions in the last 5 years. She was recommended to me by a friend. She is very on top of things and always available to show you houses at the drop of a dime. She even sold my last house for above asking the […]
Jill Ramirez sold our house in record time! We are so lucky to have found Jill – we now live in California and decided to sell our house in Arizona, Jill took care of everything for us – we didn’t have to travel back and forth to AZ. She kept us informed every step of […]
Bob & Sharon Lawson, Scottsdale
To Whom it May Concern, We wanted to take a moment to explain how much We appreciate Jill and Darrel with Arizona Best Realty. Jill and Darrel, Without equivocation, are the finest Realtors we have had the opportunity to work with during the purchase and selling of our home in Phoenix, Arizona. Their sincere desire […]
The Carney’s, Arcadia
Jill & Darrel helped us purchase our forever home! We were in a panic when our home we were relocating from hadn’t sold. Jill and Darrel created a custom fit housing fix for our unique scenario. The home we wanted wasn’t available for rent, but Jill negotiated terms, that a seller couldn’t say no to […]