Our agent, Alicia Girard was excellent! My wife and I have purchased 9 homes in 37 years and thus have learned to appreciate a really good agent like Alicia. Real estate transactions are complicated and having an agent that is truly professional, prompt, and detail oriented is invaluable. Significantly, Alicia put our interests ahead of her own in that she continued to negotiate for a lower price rather than just closing the deal prematurely which would have assured her a quick commission. Instead she kept advocating for us and saved us an additional two or three thousand. Also, unlike our earlier home purchases in which we were purchasing in areas we knew well, we came to the northwest Tucson area (Casas Adobes, Oro Valley, Marana) as out-of-towners with limited time. She listened well enough, and knew the area well enough, to know what we would like and not waste time on “no way” properties. We found Alicia by requesting a reference from our own excellent realtor in Grand Junction, Ron Sechrist of Bray Realty, and we have been very pleased with Alicia.