“When I needed to find a smart, savvy real estate agent to work with me through a challenging home sale, family members recommended LaLeña.
Her 20 years of experience, integrity, and unflappable good humor made her my choice
Her record in the Phoenix area is impeccable. She is tough-minded and won’t settle for anything but the best for her clients. She has been my realty ‘warrior’. Want the best representation? I recommend LaLeña to you without hesitation!”
Maureen Gerard, Ph.D.
Arizona State University | Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Retired
Those kinds of recommendations are too common for one of the top real estate agents in the Phoenix valley. The measure of an agent comes in the form of referrals, and LaLeña proudly attributes 90 percent of her average business to referral streams. She barely has to advertise her services, yet still performs in the 99th percentile at West USA Realty. In an industry saddled with competition, how does a single agent acquire that kind of brand recognition, trust, and word-of-mouth?
To her eyes, it’s simple. “I have found over the years that what is ‘above and beyond’ to one client may not be to another,” she says, “One of my unique abilities is to recognize what is important to the individual client and ensure they are getting the best service possible…that is different in everyone’s mind, so I work hard to provide top-notch service and strive to exceed expectations with each client.”
That high expectation commonly manifests itself in LaLeña’s famous advocate perspective. Rather than hiring a real estate agent, clients generally discover they’ve earned a dedicated partner for the entire home-ownership process. This ‘mama-bear’ personality results in an agent who will truly strive for any client, constantly and doggedly pursuing their real estate goals.
This highly professional attitude benefits hundreds of highly discerning clients, including many upward-movers, professional athletes, and exacting retirees. Unlike many real estate agents, LaLeña’s strong educational background allows her to serve a wide range of clientele, from first-time homebuyers to those desiring the utmost luxuries.
As a graduate of the University of California – Santa Barbara, she obtained a Masters of Business Administration degree at Arizona State University. Those degrees, along with certifications as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and various other real estate courses, give LaLeña a level of business understanding uncommon among her peers.
“LaLeña has been our agent for almost ten years now and we have used her for three home purchases. Her expertise has made our transactions smooth and easy — each and every time. Her professionalism and contacts in the industry helped us get through the purchase of a short sale property and find us the home of our dreams. We didn't experience any of the horror stories we had heard about with short sales…instead, we were kept informed through the entire process and trusted LaLeña to represent our family and finalize the deal. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a trustworthy and professional realtor…whether selling or buying.”
City of Gilbert, Arizona | Fire Chief
To build such a strong business, LaLeña’s obviously been busy on the road, showing homes, and negotiating deals. Still, she tries to find time for balance — as any true bon vivant does, she loves the art of cooking and settling down with a good book. Outside of home, she embraces the outdoors and fitness lifestyle of many Arizonans and volunteers with the local National Charity League chapter.
No matter the real estate task: buying or selling, large estate or cozy quarters…LaLeña Christopherson offers the truest dedication to her clients you can find in Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and the surrounding area.
“LaLeña has been nothing but professional from the moment we asked her to help us sell our house. She has given 110 percent in all aspects that we would have expected from a real estate agent. She was realistic in assessing the value of our house in the current market, she gave us many valuable pointers in getting our house ready to go on the market, she remained optimistic and supportive throughout the entire process, and got the job done with minimal stress to us. Now that we have completed the selling process, I wish with all my heart that we could clone her and have her help us with buying a house in California. You won't regret your decision if you select LaLeña as your agent! Loving San Diego!”
The Boeing Company | Controller/Project Manager, retired