Scott Jarson

A native Arizonan, Scott (named after Scottsdale!) holds a fine arts degree from Arizona State University and lifetime of study and interest in art and architecture. He entered the real estate business in 1987. Scott holds EcoBroker®/Ecosociate® certification.

Together with his wife Debbie, they have specialized in what they describe as Architecturally Unique Homes™ since 1990. They share a passion for art, architecture and fine design that they love to share with others. Visit azarchitecture.com for continued updates on available properties, new construction, interviews, events, design resources and much more.

MEMBERSHIPS, APPOINTMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS:

2017 Tour Co-Chair, Luxury Home Tour, Mayor’s Appointee/Chairman Town Of Paradise Valley Hillside Building Committee, Chairman Real Estate Committee, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.  Member AIA Arizona Advisory Council, Member Taliesin West Board of Stewards, 2015 Tour Director, Luxury Home Tour, Board Member Luxury Home Tour, Board Member Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Phoenix Art Museum, Member Contemporary Forum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Architectural Committee, Member ASU Art Museum-Creative Impact Board, ASU Art Museum-Chair, Collections Committee Member ASU Art Museum-Collections Committee, EcoBroker© Affiliated Brokerage, EcoBroker© Affiliate, National Association of REALTORS©, Member Local First Arizona.

AWARDS: Over 30 career awards and recognitions for sales, marketing and civic endeavors:

Ranking Arizona #1 Real Estate: Team – 2018-19 and Top 10 Real Estate: Companies – 2018-19, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Wright Spirit Award 2014, ADDY Award, Phoenix Advertising Club – advertising – Executive Club, Sales Award, Top Ten Percent – Finalist, President’s Roundtable, Phoenix Association of REALTORS® – Sales Award – One Hundred Percent Club Sales Award – President’s Roundtable, Phoenix Association of REALTORS® – Top Sales Team – Finalist, Inc. Magazine & Center for Design Excellence – Marketing – Visionary Award for Creative Advertising North America – Best Ad, Homes and Land magazine – advertising – “Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate”  North America 1995 – Presidents Roundtable Award, Phoenix Association of REALTORS®  Executive Club Top  Sales Team Award – Personal Real Estate Investor – Creative Award – New Times Best of Phoenix – AIGA PRISMA Award for Website and Marketing Materials

 

Debbie Jarson

Debbie offers a design and fashion background, having attended Miami of Ohio University and the Toby Coburn School of Design in New York City. Debbie has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1984. She is the Designated Broker for azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate.

Together with her husband Scott, they have specialized in what they describe as Architecturally Unique Homes™ since 1990. They share a passion for art, architecture and fine design that they love to share with others. Visit azarchitecture.com for continued updates on available properties, new construction, interviews, events, design resources and much more.

Don Hammer

With over 3,200 Arizona residential transactions, Don offers the kind of experience that only comes from a long-term Real Estate career!

Don began his career as a multi-family income property agent.  Early on he was called upon to establish and operate a California brokerage at the request of Freddie Mac. Don successfully marketed Arizona REO properties for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and 10 other institutions.

Don’s accomplishments include experience as a multi-year Office Manager at the highly coveted Realty Executives Paradise Valley office, where he oversaw over 125 productive agents. Don is a long-term member of Luxury Home Tour (LHT) and was a multi-year chairman of the Premier Marketing Group – a select, ‘invitation only’ group of 100 high-production/high-character agents.

With decades of experience in new home sales, development and construction of “celebrity grade” luxury homes, Don has additional experience in renovation, rehabilitation and new construction. Previously, Don was also a licensed Arizona Appraiser.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Don has been a Phoenix resident since 1968. He is a Vietnam veteran and was part of the US Army Signal Corp Research & Development Center. He lives with his wife Jane, a retired Realtor, and his two dogs, a 2 year old Yorkie named Mikey and a 20 year old Poodle named Molly. Don also enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren Bailey, 15, and Cooper, 13. In additional to his real estate pursuits, Don has enjoyed a wide variety of entrepreneurial adventures and harbors a strong affinity for all things mechanical, electronic and scientific.

Don is a Managing Broker at azarchitecture Jarson & Jarson where his Real Estate acumen, sales, and dynamic personal skills are a great fit with our unique team concept.

Tracey Zemer

Arizona has been Tracey’s home since she was a teen. She has spent her entire career in sales, both in Real Estate and Advertising. Over the years, Tracey and her husband have enjoyed the process of remodeling several condominiums and homes. Tracey has a keen design sense and her passion for superb service has made her consistently appreciated by her clients. She works in all areas of real estate but is especially knowledgeable about the Arcadia, Paradise Valley and Urban Home Markets.

Most recently she’s had the opportunity to restore and expand an original Arcadia Adobe home that was built in the 1930’s. A great communicator, Tracey is patient, creative and highly professional.

Kathy Rios

Kathy has been licensed since 2004 and active in the real estate business since 2006. She takes pride in delivering a high-level of customer service to her clients and is also an active user of ZIllow Premier Agent which brings her professionalism to an even broader audience. Dedication to service is more than just lip service with Kathy: she is committed to answering phone calls and promptly responding to all text messages and emails! Tech-savvy, she often shares images and videos to help her out-of-state clients. Kathy holds REALTOR®, ePro, CHMS, RSPS, CPRES, SRES, and PPS designations. Kathy was also chosen by the Task Force at SAAR to become a SAFE (Senior) Ambassador, a designation she is very proud of.

You’ll find her always on the move: holding open houses, or busy working on marketing for her listings while interacting with sellers, buyers, and renters. “I really enjoy analyzing pricing, and coming up with strategies to target the right buyer for each house”, and finding just the right home for buyers? “The best part of the job!”

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Alison Hamlet

Alison graduated from the University of Arizona, earned a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and moved to the Phoenix area in 1995. In architecture school she embraced form and function and fell in love with the idea of design and it’s ability to enhance one’s life. From cool contemporaries to charming historic homes, Alison is able to see and bring to life the unique story behind each property. Alison is passionate about sustainable living. She actively serves as a GREEN designated REALTOR® and supports the US Green Building Council in its efforts to bring more high-performance home education to the real estate industry and consumers. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour.

Business person first, REALTOR® second, Alison is “serious as the day is long” in her approach to her clients’ success. Beginning her career as an award-winning political science teacher, she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry and rose through the ranks to an executive leading mergers, acquisitions, organizational development and labor negotiations. In that fast-paced, high-octane world, she developed the ability to quickly assess needs and find effective solutions and strategies. With this fine-tuned skill set, she has taken the real estate industry by storm. Alison believes that architecture can transform peoples’ lives and her number one goal is to develop that WIN for her clients.

Alison shares her own home with her husband and daughter, two rescue puppies, two rescue tortoises, and her chickens. Urban farm-life is her sanctuary, along with many other adventures, including traveling and discovering new places and people all over the world.

Kristen Ashhurst

Kristen Ashhurst is an East Coast native with a strong connection to the arts. She has lived all over the world and traveled even more extensively but has found a love for the quality of life and “dreams made possible” in the Valley of the Sun. She has a long, extensive career in the hospitality industry as well as in sales. These experiences have helped to shape her connection to clients and willingness to go the extra mile for those she encounters.

When Kristen first started in real estate, she knew she wanted to grow and learn as quickly as she could in this new industry. Shortly thereafter, she saw Alison Hamlet speaking at a forum and decided instantly that this was the person she could learn best from and assertively asked for help and the opportunity to work together. For the past few years, the two have built many joint client successes as a result.

Kristen also has a unique and highly creative spirit with a heart for animals and an ear for music. She is trained as an Opera singer at the New England Conservatory and the University of CA, Irvine and performed in many venues. Although her team is still awaiting her to burst into song during a signing, they see her “creativity of thought” in action daily. She is a nature lover, truly outdoorsy and an adventurer at the end of the day, pushing herself to new heights, whether running a 200 mile team relay race or hiking to the top of Mount Sinai in Egypt. For her clients, this “Just Do It” attitude establishes a mentality of success as Kristen finds out-of-the-box ways to problem solve for them.

Monica Holtzhauer

As an established member of the azarchitecture team, Monica is accomplished in both property management and residential real estate sales. While her experience in residential sales and managing top-to-bottom renovations laid the foundation for her real estate career in 2012, she has also worked in the high-pressure world of property management. What makes her successful at all of these comes from a particular combination of talents, interests, and personal experience.

One of the key foundations to Monica’s success as a REALTOR® is her Master’s Degree in Education. Monica understands that knowledge is power and the ability to communicate information among all parties is key to a transaction’s ultimate success.

Her background in history and a love for design and architecture have followed her through multiple relocations—across the country, across the state, and across town. She has experienced firsthand the often daunting process of relocation and has the innate ability to understand her client’s needs.

An aficionado of all things in the “Valley of the Sun,” she can also speak to area statistics, cultural events, shopping, dining, building projects, sports and more!

Monica currently resides in Scottsdale and has two grown children. She regularly travels back to the East Coast where she spent many years of her life but hasn’t lost her Midwestern roots. Meeting people from around the world and learning their stories is her passion.

Clayton Olsen

Clayton “Clay” Olsen is a rare Arizona native and, because of this, has developed an exceptional knowledge of local sub-markets, having also built an extensive network of relationships. In 2005 Clay obtained his real estate salesperson’s license and in 2008 became a real estate broker, followed by businessman, and real estate investor. Prior to joining azarchitecture, he was the designated broker of SDG Realty & Investments where he has helped numerous clients add valuable assets to their investment portfolios.

Clay grew up in Cave Creek and has done the bulk of his business in the north valley. He attended Paradise Valley Community College, where he studied civil engineering and business finance. After graduation he decided to take his career in a different direction and elected to get his real estate license to learn real estate investing from an inside perspective. Clay spent most of his career in residential resale with the past 5 years in multi-family commercial. He has owned and rehabbed many properties and enjoys investing in same.

As an investor of many single family residences and condos, and with the recent sale of a 12 unit property, Clay has come to place a very high value upon quality business relationships and understands the importance of strict underwriting standards and operating/renovation budgets.

Clay genuinely cares about his clients, and constantly strives to put their needs and goals above his own. He believes that this level of service is the key to building long-term relationships and a successful real estate portfolio for his clients.

An active member of his community, Clay is a partner with Pinnacle Forum, leads a community group of young men through Illuminate Community Church, and serves weekly at House of Refuge Sunnyslope. He had the honor of serving on the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Services Committee in 2014. He leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family, dirt biking, camping, hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.

Peggy Murphy

From the Golden Gate to the Grand Canyon State, Peggy has made Arizona her home since 1995. Originally from San Francisco, Peggy and her husband moved to Arizona with intentions of moving back to the city, but fell in love with the desert and decided to make Scottsdale their home.

After graduating from the University of the Pacific with a degree in Finance, she worked for investment firms and in the mutual fund industry until moving to Arizona and deciding to make real estate her career.

Peggy loves all things real estate, from design, architecture and landscape and has a wealth of knowledge to assist you in finding your perfect home. Peggy predominantly works in the Scottsdale area but has worked with clients and properties throughout the Valley. From new construction to Mid-Century to golf course communities, Peggy has expert knowledge of all types of homes!

She has been a licensed REALTOR® for 15+ years and that experience has enabled her to assist numerous clients with 1031 Exchanges, complicated investment projects, new construction and relocation.

In addition to working with clients throughout the Valley, one of Peggy’s passions is to help her fellow San Franciscans relocate to the beautiful desert. She has assisted many clients in finding their new home and is frequently in San Francisco, which enables her to meet with clients throughout the process.

Peggy and her husband have two sons and two dogs and enjoy everything the desert has to offer. If you are thinking about making Arizona your home, Peggy is the one to call!

Brittainy Williamson

Brittainy joined the growing azarchitecture team after a long career as marketing director/office manager with a local dentist office, Studio B Smiles (the official cosmetic and team dentist of the Phoenix Suns and AZ Diamondbacks)! She has a versatile skill set with experience in patient education, counseling, management, customer service, marketing and sales, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. She also has extensive marketing skills and has negotiated advertising and promotional contracts with local and national magazines, the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Suns Dancers, the Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers, and the ABC Show Extreme Weight Loss.

Brittainy is a dedicated professional with a passion for helping others. Originally from Arkansas, Brittainy has a BA in Psychology  and an MS in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy. She obtained her Arizona Real Estate License in 2019 in order to serve azarchitecture customers to the fullest as a REALTOR®.

In her free time, Brittainy enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and daughter Marah. She also enjoys mountain biking, triathlon, paddle boarding, yoga and all things outdoors. If you are looking for a trail to explore in Scottsdale, she is your gal!

Professional Associations:

  • Scottsdale Association of Realtors, Member
  • Arizona Association of Realtors, Member
  • National Association of Realtors, Member
  • Luxury Home Tour, Member

Kyle Gere

Kyle was born in California and raised as a Phoenician. In his youth, he moved over a dozen times throughout the Phoenix Metro Area, acquainting him well with different parts of the Valley. An entrepreneur at heart, Kyle attended college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in both Management and Marketing.

Since 2015, Kyle has been involved in real estate transactions in both Arizona and in Michigan, managing a portfolio of properties within the Medical Marijuana markets. His vast experience ranges from collaborating with architects, attorneys, sellers and buyers, lobbyists, along with governing bureaus in the commercial/industrial sector. Kyle successfully helped locate, negotiate, and close on several commercial properties that were licensed by the city for a medical marijuana dispensary, cultivation, and laboratory testing facilities. He is eager to transition his expertise from a business professional mindset into the residential markets.

He brings a refreshingly professional personality to the table when dealing with his clients. Inspired by modern and innovative architectural design, Kyle binges endless Architectural Digest, alongside his guilty pleasure: Selling Sunset. Kyle has a passion for Architecturally Unique Homes™ and the challenges that accompany them.

In his spare time, if he isn’t out hiking some of his favorite secluded trails or fly fishing in the Salt River, you can find Kyle investing in the stock market or playing with his dog, Kali.