The Arizona Home Group is proud of our hard earned Client Reviews. We hope you will consider our past clients reviews when choosing your realtor to help you buy or sell a home in Scottsdale.

Reviews From U.S. Clients…..

This was the most painless real estate transaction I have ever experienced! It could have easily been the most difficult as we started the communication when we were living 1500 miles away. Working with John we were able to have a full day of viewing houses as soon as we landed in Phoenix. He knew what we were looking for and was more interested in our finding the perfect house than in just selling us a house.

He was very knowledgeable about the entire Phoenix Metro Area and was able to give us very useful information about all areas of the valley. Once we had decided on the house, he and Terry worked tirelessly to help iron out the details and arrangements so that everything was set for financing.

Terry was amazing as far as making arrangements to get details handled long distance. She had recommendations for service people that were very accommodating as well as excellent at their jobs. From the time we landed in Phoenix to the time we were able to take possession ,was literally less than 4 weeks and there was nothing but quality work and communication. I could not have asked for a better group of people to work with!!
Vicki and John Watts – Springfield, Illinois

“We can honestly say that we would not be homeowners today without all of the hard work and time that Sharon put forth as our Realtor. She was wonderful at keeping constant communication through the process. Even after closing Sharon has taken time on multiple occasions to follow-up with us and make sure all is well. In the future we won’t hesitate to contact her for real estate needs and will be recommending her to all family, friends, and anyone that we cross paths with that is interested in purchasing a home.” Katie & Jacob Sparks, Spectrum at Val Vista – Gilbert, AZ

When we started looking for horse property we had a realtor who said he would show us property but on the same hand it would be a waste of time unless we were prepared to make an offer. The agent’s explanation was that homes were selling too quickly and there was no time to waste. Well, we didn’t need that sort of pressure so we continued looking for property and a new realtor. It was the next property we viewed on line when we made an appointment with Melanie Didier to see it. After seeing this property we were very undecided and just couldn’t make up our minds. Melanie never pressured us into making the purchase. A matter of fact Melanie told us to take our time because she knew it was important for us to really be sure before we made a purchase. We didn’t buy that property and instead decided to keep looking. We looked and looked. Melanie always accommodated us to see a place and was always smiling. Unlike many Realtors we have worked with in the past Melanie never pressured us to buy nor did she ever try to influence us in making a decision. Melanie was very patient with us and continued showing us numerous homes, never making any type of commitments. Finally we found the property that we liked but we would need to have a barn built and needed to know if we could afford that additional expense. We were having difficulty finding a barn contractor to get a price. Melanie went out of her way to try and help us with the barn. She had a friend who knew of a contractor who built their barn so she arranged for me to meet her at her friends to see the construction first hand and to speak to her friend regarding the builder. Again, Melanie went out of her way for us many times. She took a personal interest in our happiness. We appreciate everything Melanie did for us including selling our home for the price we wanted, and selling it in one day. If you’re looking for a real estate agent who is honest, hard working and dedicated to her clients then you really need to call Melanie Didier. She will be your real estate agent and friend.
Sal and Val Ciarleglio, Queen Creek, AZ

We found John Sposato’s website in the summer of 2009 when my husband and I wanted to move to AZ (from CA). John was courteous, “low pressure”, returned phone calls (many Realtors at the time did not) and showed us some appropriate homes immediately based on criteria we’d given him. We saw a few homes one day, fell in love with one and made an offer. It turned out there was a title issue that precluded the “owner” from selling the property. John worked tirelessly to have the title issue cleared, and got us our home very quickly.

In 2011 we decided to move back to my native FL, and again called John to assist us. He gave us a fair and objective opinion on how to stage our home, suggested a realistic listing price, and just before we listed our home he took us to our “competition” homes so we could see what we were up against. Within 10 days our home was sold, and John and his staff worked hard to ensure the transaction went without a hitch every step of the way.

I feel fortunate that we were able to work with John, and my husband and I would both highly recommend John Sposato – whether you are buying OR selling a home, you can’t go wrong !!!

Sincerely,
Lesley and Rob Moss
Jacksonville, FL

We would like to thank John & Terry for the great support and patience it took to get us our new home. From the beginning, I knew that I’d be working with John on this purchase, because he understood our situation and what we hoped to accomplish. The time and effort that goes into making something like this happen, is a true testament to the professional nature that John brought to the table. Despite a lot of hurdles we encountered along the way, John and Terry were there to support and provide the assurance that one hopes to get when dealing with a realtor. I think the thing that really showed through, was their experience in dealing with and the expectations that are associated with the entire Short Sale buying process. We can’t thank them enough for helping us achieve one of life’s many difficult challenges. Sincerely, Steve & Gricel Sato Gilbert Arizona

Sharon is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate process, home values and the current financial climate, particularly short sale and bank owned properties. She is persistent, yet professional and we are convinced that finding and purchasing our dream home would not have happened without Sharon’s drive and dedication. She was amazing to work with!” Scott & Karen Shively, Verrado – Buckeye

“Dear John: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to navigate this difficult real estate and lending market! We are so appreciative of your patience throughout this process- showing us dozens of potential homes and helping us understand value. We are so excited about raising our family in the beautiful dream home you helped us find. We would recommend using you and your team to anyone who is looking to relocate within or to beautiful Arizona.” ~ Gail, Rich, Ethan and Lauren Cohen Scottsdale, AZ

“I just wanted to say thank you for everything the team did to make our move to Arizona as seamless and easy as possible. We were a bit nervous about the big move from California to Arizona, not to mention purchasing our first home. John and Terri mad the whole process of finding the right home, and thee process of obtaining that home exciting and easy as they were there to answer every question we had, and I know we had more than our fair share…thanks for your patience! You always seemed to answer the phone when we called or returned our call as if we were your number one priority.  Being out of state during the whole home buying process was also extremely difficult but John went out of his way to make sure all the negotiations, inspections, and escrow were processed efficiently and timely which we certainly appreciated as we were able to open and close escrow and get moved into our home on short notice under 30 days. We are truly thankful we chose your services and will continue to do so with all of our future real estate endeavors not to mention recommending your assistance to other potential home buyers. Thanks again for all of your help getting us our fabulous new home!!!“~ Nick and Angela Fowler Chandler, AZ

“We can honestly say that we would not be homeowners today without all of the hard work and time that Sharon put forth as our Realtor. She was wonderful at keeping constant communication through the process. Even after closing Sharon has taken time on multiple occasions to follow-up with us and make sure all is well. In the future we won’t hesitate to contact her for real estate needs and will be recommending her to all family, friends, and anyone that we cross paths with that is interested in purchasing a home.” Katie & Jacob Sparks, Spectrum at Val Vista – Gilbert, AZ

“Sharon helped us with our winter home purchase. She was professional and easy to work with while being very thorough yet never making us feel pressured. She guided us through the multiple offer process that we seemed to run into on every house we had interest in. I thank Sharon for all her hard work and would recommend her to anyone looking for a home.” Don & Joy Gustafson Tacoma, WA and Buckeye, AZ

“Sharon’s knowledge of the area and housing market, coupled with her professionalism, made my relocation from New Jersey far easier than I would have imagined. I couldn’t have been in better hands. Thank you!!” Vincent Picariello, Ahwatukee Foothills – Phoenix, AZ

““We would really like to thank you for the service provided, by John Sposato and Terri.
John was so helpful in this process. He was very patient despite a few setbacks on our part, and during this tough time in the housing market he made this stressful process much easier to go through. Terri made sure that everyone was doing their part to wrap things up and never let the ball drop. Everything was explained to us and we were always kept up-to-date with what was going on. John and Terri worked together to make all the details fall into place and never let us down. We have and will continue to recommend their services to our family and friends.”~ Michelle, Gary, Gavin and Melanie Paulino Gilbert, AZ

“Sharon kept in touch with me for over a year while I made my move. We viewed over 25 homes and ended up negotiating an incredible deal with a builder on one of their models. Her knowledge and recommendations, even though we were dealing with a builder, were so helpful. She reviewed everything and made sure we did inspections which saved me several thousand dollars in repairs. I will definitely use Sharon again in the future.” Doug Steinseik, Verrado – Buckeye AZ

“One of the most important services Sharon provided was her willingness to visit properties first hand and provide us feedback prior to our arrival in Phoenix. She provided terrific insight into each home and what the positive and negatives were. We were amazed at her tenacity and expertise in working with lenders for us and her ability to get things done. Sharon’s professionalism, trustworthiness, knowledge of the market and her drive were amazing. She made the experience of buying our 2nd/retirement home a positive one and we would use Sharon again without question.” Ron & Beth Ganer, Omaha NE and Gilbert, AZ

“The purpose of this letter is to thank both you and Terry for your help in the purchase of my first home. I appreciate the time you both put into making the process as simple and easy as possible. I am delighted to have worked with such professionals and would give you both my highest recommendation. Kati and I couldn’t be happier.” ~ Zachary Fromkin

“”Dear John: Many thanks to you and Terry Roberts for your great assistance in finding our new home in Scottsdale in short order Patty and I couldn’t be happier with our choice of a highly motivated and qualified sales team to assist us in our search. We were on a fast track with our relocation from California and finding you on the Internet without referral from anyone was sheer luck (and good marketing on your part). I knew we had made the right choice when I received your immediate response to my inquiry. You took the time to ask qualifying questions and helped us focus on spending our search time wisely. You steered us away from busy traffic locations and your knowledge of the areas was very beneficial. You were patient when we discovered that what we thought we were looking for was totally different than what we truly wanted. You suggested we tour some neighborhoods on our own and made yourself available as a resource. The result was we were all pleasantly surprised to find the perfect “fixer upper” estate in 3 short days of hunting – but with your guidance we truly felt we had looked at all potential areas and were able to focus on a neighborhood and in the right property. You and Terry Roberts truly acted as our Accredited Buyers Representatives throughout the process and we are happily settled in our new home, six short weeks from our initial house-hunting visit. As I shared with you, I passed on your name to Wells Fargo Relocation as a referral for any future relocations to the Phoenix metro area. Thanks for being a great Realtor and for becoming a good friend as well. Your follow-up visit after the sale was much appreciated.”~ Best Regards, Don and Patty Diegel

“Dear John:
I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the time and effort that you and your staff provided in our purchase of a second home in Fountain Hills. We had no idea how difficult it would be to find the property that we wanted. Dealing with foreclosures, short sales and banks who know little about the properties that they own caused a level of frustration that almost caused us to give up on the whole idea. It was especially difficult when we had to travel 1,200 miles to see anything new that came on the market. The fact that we changed our minds a couple of times about the size of the unit that we wanted certainty must have been a test of your patience. Nevertheless, you hung in there and found new options every time we changed our mind. Ultimately, we think that we found the perfect place and with help from you and Terry, the closing was quick and easy. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase and really appreciate your efforts in making it happen. We are headed down to Fountain Hills to spend a few weeks to get settled in and spent some time enjoying the weather and the desert. As I write this, we are having an unusual April blizzard and at last count we had a foot of new snow and more on the way. Every time I open up the computer, I get the temperature in Fountain Hills and currently it is about 40 degrees warmer than it is at home. Again, thanks for ever thing. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a property in the Phoenix area.” Sincerely, Pat and Dave Zabel Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Reviews From Our Neighbors to the North….

I am pleased to recommend Sharon if you are considering the purchase of a place in the Phoenix area. We recently purchased and could not be more pleased. I explained what I was looking for, and Sharon suggested I look at a complex in Chandler.

There is a learning curve when you purchase in the states, and Sharon was just wonderful explaining the process and willing to go that extra mile. She stayed in touch for months and answered every question. Took extra pictures, I can not say enough for the work and effort she put forth on our behalf.

At one point when we lost out to a higher bid, I started to get discouraged, Sharon’s response was “have faith” and right after that we purchased.

She put us in touch with a contractor, and he was excellent.
Sharon works hard and listens, so if you want to explore a purchase, call her, you will be pleased, as we are. Paul & Patricia Rowat, Abbotsford, BC

“WE OWN the MOST INCREDIBLE vacation home in all of Arizona! REALLY!
John was able to help us focus on what we wanted and when we arrived he had created an itinerary of visits that further shaped the other refined visits. I was pleased from the start with his honesty, professionalism, and knowledge. We laughed one afternoon with him about how he maintains his interest in the process. I had asked how he is able to answer what must be the same questions over and over. He said, “The questions are the way the clients process the experience of purchasing their home. I understand the process and I see where they are but I realize the process is absolutely critical. We can not rush the process or jump to the answer before the clients are ready. This must be a comfortable experience and that is my job.” The experience with John and the Excalibur Team has been very positive. The entire team is competent, reliable, and professional. We received the materials to close the deal in a most timely manner. The advice on other services to use was equally positive and John even followed up on those for us. I have urged family and friends to consider doing what we did and that includes calling John Sposato and the Excalibur Team.” ~ Dr. D. B. Nelson, Edmonton AB

If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent in the Phoenix area you can’t find anyone better than Melanie. I was looking for a small condo to escape to in the sun and Melanie was recommended by a friend. I wasn’t looking to spend a lot but Melanie treated me as if I was spending millions. As a Canadian buyer, Melanie provided me with all the information I needed, guided me through the process, and stayed with me through multiple frustrating bids and the final purchase. She was my eyes as I was unable to fly down and now, after the closing, has even offered to go and check on my little hideaway from the cold and stress.
I have bought and sold a number of properties in BC and I have never had the service and attention here I received from Melanie. She responded within 20 minutes to any communication from me and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you Melanie for all you have done and any buyer would be lucky to have you as their representative. C. Lutterman, Chase, B.C.

“Being from Canada but looking at places in AZ was going to be a challenge, but Sharon was helpful right from the beginning. Prior to meeting her, we contacted her by email and introduced ourselves. As soon as we made contact, she found out as much as she could about our wants and needs and then proceeded to send us appropriate listings to check out. We traveled down in June and looked at a few and placed a couple of offers on short sales. These didn’t go through, but Sharon was so patient with us and always kept us updated. She offered her advice and expertise on this U.S. process along the way. We traveled once again in December of 2010 and were able to make an offer on a bank owned property which worked out so smoothly. We are now the owners of a wonderful holiday home in Johnson Ranch. We love the area, and enjoyed the process and working with Sharon. Even after the deal was done, she has been so sweet as to keep tabs on us and has even offered us a couple contacts for a local handyman and landscape person. We’ve used her contacts and have been equally impressed. Gord & Kim Peters – Lethbridge AB Canada”

“Dear John,Just a short note to again thank you for your assistance in the purchase our property in Scottsdale.We had arrived on vacation “just to look”-as we explained to you! As we are both accountants, we do not tend to be impulsive in financial matters. Several months prior to our vacation, your portal had been set to our specific details-location, price, size, and property type and was updated frequently. This allowed us to narrow our search long before our arrival. Since we were well prepared, one day was all we needed to decide that this was something that we wished to pursue. And, the first property we viewed was the one! After reviewing the comparative pricing information that you provided and with your expert advice, we made an offer that evening that was accepted the next day. We also appreciate your negotiation skills with the seller’s agent to allow the deal to be a WIN-WIN for both parties.
We decided to do some renovations prior to moving, and you were also extremely helpful in providing contractors who were very accommodating to our tight schedule. We also appreciate your help in choosing paint colours! The Arizona real estate market and subsequent purchasing process is somewhat different from ours in Ontario, and we were very comfortable with your advice and recommendations.
Thank you again for being part of the process and we would wholly recommend your services to others! We look forward to returning to the beautiful state of Arizona and spending many winters in its warmth and sunshine! ~ John and Julie Lower, Prince Edward County, Ontario

“Dear John, Just a short note to say thanks to you and your team for making our home purchase a very pleasant experience. From the first day we met to the final closing, everything was handled in a very professional way by yourself and your team. Being in the hospitality business, I know what it means to give good service and take care of your clients.You and your team more than exceeded our expectations. Thank you, also, to Terry and Sharon for all their help.Keep up the good work and again thanks for everything. We would definitely recommend you and your team to anyone thinking about buying a property in the Phoenix area.”~ Grant and Heather Naylor,Edmonton, Alberta

“We located Sharon on the Internet and began corresponding with her by email. We identified our criteria for our second home and she established a website unique to us and began to post potential homes for our perusal. We traveled to Phoenix to begin looking at houses we had identified from the website as potentials. Sharon took great care to ensure that we would see as many homes as we wanted and that they would be within our price range and criteria that we has originally set. One could not ask for better service than that provided by Sharon Coffini. She is courteous, caring and she was genuinely pleased when we found the home that was right for us in Gold Canyon. For anyone looking to purchase a home in the Phoenix metro area, I cannot imagine anyone providing better service than Sharon Coffini. Donald & Pam Woods – Calgary, Alberta Canada”

“Dear John, Hard to believe its been three months since we purchased our home in Maricopa AZ.
As a first time buyer in the US we counted on your experience and knowledge to make our purchase simple and straight forward. Our first contact was via an Internet search for Arizona properties. After a short email request you called me and I could sense your enthusiasm and superior customer service.
Prior to arriving in Phoenix, Lori and I appreciated the numerous listings and photos you emailed to us. It was your way to help us decide what we wanted in a second home. We began our search for a bungalow with a vaulted ceiling around $200,000.After two days viewing homes with you we decided to purchase a new Meritage Model home. A 2200 sq foot two story with swimming pool and fully landscaped. It was within our budget and with a guaranteed renter, the decision was easy. We sincerely appreciate the added contacts you made for us. This included an insurance agent, appraisal agent and connected us with a management rental company to help us when new tenants are needed. You also agreed to be our Arizona contact (as required by the county). As you know, we are several years away from retirement so we plan to continue renting this home out until we can enjoy it for 4-6 months a year. Thanks again for your assistance in purchasing our Arizona home. We highly recommend you to other Canadians. “Please feel free to pass along my name and phone number to prospective buyers.” ~ Stan and Lori Garchinskia, Saskatoon SK Canada

“Dear John, Linda and I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for us in acquiring our beautiful home in the golf community of Solera at Johnson Ranch. We are especially grateful that you did the foot-work for us by personally inspecting the homes in which we were interested. Since we were unable to make the trip to Arizona ourselves at that time, we had to depend on your judgment and recommendations. As it turned out, we’re glad we did just that. We are Extremely pleased with our home and the community in which it is located. Again, accept our gratitude for all your work above and beyond the call of duty.”~ John and Linda Marta, Gray Creek, BC Canada

“This letter will serve to introduce John Sposato, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire……”
Audrey and I are still pinching ourselves. We can’t believe we are in our perfect Scottsdale home. We asked John how he managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat. John said “he’d finally figured out what we were all about and what he thought we wanted” John…. Audrey and I “SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND
PROFESSIONALISM!” You believed in our dream and you NEVER gave up on us.
You are our HERO John and we will always be grateful to you and will recommend your services without hesitation.” ~ Fred and Audrey Ortbach, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

“Terry and I are a retired couple in our fifties. We owned a park-model trailer in Mesa, Arizona for over ten years. We found it too small. What we had in mind was something along the lines of a two
bedroom, two bathroom condo. Our friends were also interested in buying something with us. Whilst searching the internet, we happened upon the ReMax Excalibur web site. We got in touch with John Sposato, both by email and by telephone. We travelled to Arizona in October of 2008, and the four of us went for a house-hunting trip with John which lasted several days. John had his work cut out
for him as he was dealing with four very different people. Even though that trip was not successful, we stayed in contact with John, and tried again in March of 2009. This time, we found a condo in Mesa.
We found John to be very personable and professional. He tried to anticipate what we wanted and helped us to find our Arizona home. We can happily recommend him and his Remax Excalibur team without reservation.”~ Ian and Terry Heiliger, Saskatoon SK Canada

“We had a blast, and thanks very much for the time you spent with us showing us houses and educating us on the Phoenix market. It took awhile, but we finally made it happen. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family that are interested in getting into the Phoenix market.”
~Laurie and Scott Suppes, Warman, SK S0K 4S0 Canada

““We originally contacted John via the internet in September 2008 and later met him in person in Phoenix. Since that time, John worked with us to help us define and find what we wanted in a
vacation home. John is extremely knowledgeable about the market place. But, even better than that, he is very quick to help his clients determine what is important and then set about finding the right house
and location. In some ways we were very challenging clients for John. With his help, we had determined what would be the perfect house in the perfect location. We would not settle for less. John diligently
helped us. He went to homes and took pictures for us when we thought a home may potentially meet our specifications. We had some “short sale” trials and tribulations where we were not
successful; but we patiently continued searching. As John, would say “everything happens for a
reason” and that reason presented itself in January. We quickly placed an offer on a house, it’s first day on the market. We were successful! Support from John and the Arizona Home Group did not stop there; they continued to help us through inspections, minor repairs and escrow. They also provided us with a list of reputable and quality contractors who could perform our renovations. The quality of the work was great. The price paid was for very good value. We would highly recommend John and his team at the Arizona Home Group. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like more information.“ ~ Dan and Kerry Veldhuis, Stony Plain, Alberta

“Dear John, I would like to take an opportunity to thank you for one of the easiest, most professional and informative relationships we have ever enjoyed with a sales professional. From the moment we met, you dealt with the usual range of good and bad questions, unforeseen viewing issues and roadblocks with an intellectual calm, we found most comforting. It is never easy buying a home. In a foreign country and a challenging market the concerns multiply. However, throughout you were superb and we thoroughly enjoy our new home and we have you to thank for finding the perfect spot. Our sincere thanks and appreciation” ~ Nick and Sandra Ford

“I am very pleased to provide a recommendation for John Sposato. If you are considering buying real estate in the greater Phoenix area, you need to contact John! I was referred to John on the recommendation of friends, who had made an offer to purchase a house in Glendale and initially our contact was by email. John asked me very pertinent questions about my interests and needs and John kept me updated on relevant listings and market activity in Phoenix. It was six months before I was able to travel to Phoenix and John patiently continued assist me in understanding my needs and providing information.
When I visited Phoenix, John arranged for me to see several listings and helped me narrow down my
choices quickly. John made a recommendation on which condo would be right for me, in a community which met my needs perfectly. And he put together a great offer package for the seller, which meant I got the perfect condo for the right price!

John has helped me every step of the way – providing listings, showing me properties, making the offer and helping with the various documents related to the purchase. Even after the closing date he
personally checked the property for me and helped with arranging contractors for painting and flooring and resolving any minor issues. He has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent. He genuinely cares about making sure I am happy with my purchase, even after the financial transaction is long finished. John -1 can’t thank you enough for all your help. Even from thousands of miles away, you helped make this a relatively easy process. I couldn’t have done it without you. thoroughly enjoy life at my condo. Thanks again.” ~Karen Scribner Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada