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About Realty Network Group

Our Story
The Realty Network Group is a team of handpicked real estate professionals, who powered by the international brand and support of Realty Executives, have master designed and developed the ultimate real estate sales system for buyers and sellers. The Realty Network Group is owned and operated by Associate Broker, Bret Johnson, a real estate veteran with over a decade of experience selling property throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan market. 

The group focuses on matching together a vast network of buyers with priority access to proprietary information on properties and sellers.  By leveraging the newest technology with the expertise of an elite force of professionals, the Realty Network Group is systematically reawakening the traditional way real estate is being bought and sold. The Group's real estate sales "machine" is powered by a hybrid team concept where numerous professionals all work together to achieve one true mission: to deliver superior value, service and accountability to our clients, agents, and communities.

Among the services provided are residential real estate sales, short sales, bank owned home sales, commercial real estate sales, investor services and property management. Furthermore, the Realty Network Group offers unique performance guarantees such as its Buyer Protection Plan where if a buyer is not happy with their home purchase, the Group will step in and buy the home back or sell it for free. As well, the Realty Network Group can guarantee the sale of a home, at a price and deadline acceptable to the client, or they will buy it at a pre-agreed upon price. 

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, discover the difference of working with a Network of professionals that clearly holds themselves accountable to their clients and customers. Contact the Realty Network Group today to experience first hand how leading-edge technology, systems, and vast network of buyers and sellers will help you to accomplish all your real estate goals and dreams, with guaranteed results.
Our Network of Agents

Bret Johnson

REALTOR® - Your Home SOLD Or I'll Buy It!

480-775-7700
602-502-6468
License Number: BR571135000
bret@renetgroup.com

Bret is the Associate Broker and Owner of the Realty Network Group. A full-time Realtor®, with over a decade of experience selling homes in the Phoenix Metro market, Bret specializes in residential and multifamily transactions. Originally from Colorado, Bret relocated to the valley of the sun to attend Arizona State University. Bret started his real estate career while still in college as an intern and worked under the mentorship of a leading real estate team and coach. Bret was exposed to all aspects of the business and immediately fell in love with the industry. Upon graduating from ASU, he was hired on as a licensed agent with the same team. Over a decade, Bret worked his way up, becoming a Sales Manager, Branch Manger and ultimately the Designated Broker for a small boutique brokerage with 2 locations. In 2016, Bret branched out with a group of handpicked agents to operate the concept for the Realty Network Group, currently powered by the international brand and support of Realty Executives. Bret has an exceptional drive and determination to help his clients and network of agents. He is always available to answer questions and provide expert advice. Please feel free to contact him with any questions and you will see that his knowledge, enthusiasm and character make him stand out in the industry.

Becky Trujillo

Executive Partner/Transaction Coordinator

480-775-7700
480-225-0196
becky@renetgroup.com

Becky Trujillo is a native of Arizona, raised in Safford AZ until her family relocated to Mesa in 1986. Becky graduated from Westwood High School and attended Scottsdale Community College on a softball scholarship. After school, she made her way into the customer service industry first working for the Mesa Public School District then for JcPenney as the manager of the Simple for Sports department, then making her way into the banking industry as a merchant teller and branch manager. After leaving the banking industry, she became a receptionist for Realty Executives, where she was able to move up and eventually work for one of the #1 producing agent who is the recipient of the R. Dale Rector Award, which is the highest award given by Realty Executives. During the next 17 years of her real estate career, Becky held titles of a dedicated Listing Coordinator, Transaction Coordinator, REO Specialist, Foreclosure Specialist and a Short- Sale Coordinator. Becky helped launch and build several Real Estate Professional Careers and she takes pride in being able to help real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, lenders and title companies come to the common goal of attaining the American Dream of home ownership. Becky is an avid outdoors woman, who along with her husband and four legit children enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and running. If you can’t find her in the office or exploring the outdoors, you will find her in her kitchen enjoying cooking for her family or reading a book. Becky has always measured her life not by what she has, but what she is willing to give.

Emily Adams

Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development

602-418-4844
emily@renetgroup.com

Emily Adams eats, sleeps and breathes real estate. Fiercely competitive, with a laser-sharp focus on excellence, Emily is not just a hustler, she’s a practitioner and problem-solver. The Realty Network Group, vision and scalable design are founded on seven core values: 1. To deliver superior value in everything we do. 2. Clients first, service at all times. 3. Dependability through accountability. 4. Always foster a team culture of respect and cooperation. 5. 100% positivity. No negativity allowed. 6. Embrace change. Shift to innovate. 7. Consistent action to become the best versions of ourselves. These seven core values drive her business decisions, ignite growth in people, and production, every day. Over the last decade, the Metro-Phoenix marketplace experienced some of the most vibrant and tumultuous market-shifts in the Country. In that time, Emily worked alongside some of the best in the business and became a student to all things real estate; in a pursuit to find better ways to engage with the consumer, secure a clientele-based business and refine how real estate is transacted. Emily is driven by her own personal pursuit to help REALTORS® define and implement new business models. Emily has a ‘knack’ for identifying ways to create new opportunities, in any market condition. Her strategies are tested and proven through her sustained successes as a marketing professional and a sales leader. Emily finds passion and purpose in connecting with people, sharing experiences and, together, elevating and innovating the traditional world of real estate. She proudly works closely with Owner, Bret Johnson to maintain a team that is nimble, innovative, relevant and ultimately offers a unique proposition to both consumers and our elite group of agents.

Blake Smith

REALTOR®

480-775-7700
480-254-3044
License Number: SA668988000
Blake.ReNetGroup@gmail.com

Blake is a passionate and market savvy professional whose clients’ satisfaction and best interests are paramount. His desire to serve his clients’ needs, coupled with his market expertise, construction knowledge and superior negotiating set him apart. Whether buying or selling, Blake Smith will provide you the special attention one expects of a dedicated, top-producing real estate professional. He is praised most often by clients for his enthusiasm, patient approach and unwavering loyalty. Blake and his family call Chandler, AZ home. When not selling real estate, Blake enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking.

Debra Koepke

REALTOR®

602-345-8644
602-319-7485
License Number: SA519099000
debbie.renetgroup@gmail.com

Debbie moved to Arizona with her family in 1969. Along with her husband and 3 sons she has been a long time Tempe resident. She started her working career with Ramada Inn Corporate Offices for 15 years and Alaska Airlines for 5 years. Both companies she’s had extensive contact with customers, vendors, handling customer service issues and complaints to handle point of resolution. In 2001 she started her real estate career specializing in residential sales. For the past 14 years she has been part of a successful real estate team. Six of those years she was also working as the listing coordinator and assisted the transaction coordinator. Taking care of her clients is the most important part of her business. Making sure her clients come first and keeping them abreast of how each and every step of the process works are very important. Staying involved from start to finish gives her clients a comfort level that they deserve. She would not be where she is today if it was not for her family. She enjoys spending time together with her family. Grandkids and Grand dogs are the joy of her life. She has been season ticket holder to ASU football for over 25 years, and she enjoys playing golf. She loves spending time up north during the summer months to get out of the heat.

Jennifer Baynham

REALTOR®

480-775-7700
602-499-4544
License Number: SA660139000
jennifer.renetgroup@gmail.com

Buying or selling a home is a major life event involving lots of moving parts and people. My job is to advocate for my clients, ensuring that I meet all of their criteria, desires and ultimate satisfaction, while making the process manageable. I educate my clients about the home buying or selling process so they are prepared and understand every step of the way. Whether that involves finding the perfect home for them to create endless happy memories, marketing and promoting a home to target qualified buyers or negotiating terms to ensure transactions are fair and efficient, I treat every action with integrity and care and am determined to have some fun along the way. I am a practical, collaborative, problem solver who believes in advocating for clients, colleagues and the real estate industry. I believe in creating strong relationships with top notch lenders, inspectors, title companies and other agents who share my passion to serve our clients. I have a long career in real estate and finance and have served clients for well over a decade. I am married to my best friend, have 2 incredible children, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum, 2 Labrador Retrievers and in my personal time I am happy spending time with all of them, hiking or practicing yoga. I work valley wide in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix and accept clients from new home buyers to those with luxury listings. I am more than a Real Estate Agent, I am a Real Estate Advocate

Marcy Briggs

Loan Officer

602-773-1171
602-989-2339
marcyb@cnnmortgage.com

I have been working in the mortgage industry since 1997. After relocating to Arizona from Michigan to pursue a mortgage career, I have held many positions within the industry, including Loan Officer, Branch Manager and National Trainer. I am an AZDRE Certified Instructor, member of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors and the South East Valley Association of Realtors. My primary professional goal as a Loan Officer is to continually service and educate homebuyers and real estate agents. I have a strong belief in giving back to the community through charitable organizations such as Arizona's Children and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Michael Freeman

Sr. Loan Officer

480-233-3330
NMLS#: NMLS ID 237263
freemanteam@fairwaymc.com

I have been working in the Real Estate Industry in some capacity for over 15 years now. The last 11 have been as a Mortgage Lender. I believe my success has been a product of how well rounded that experience has been. I have worked in Banking, Title, Short Sales, and Mortgage Lending. Toss in some personal Real Estate Investor experience and I've almost seen it all. I know my client's transactions inside and out. My experience gives me the ability to solve any problem that might pop up and has also taught me the most important thing in this business is communication! My goal is to continue to expand on that experience and to use it to continue to help my clients make sound decisions when financing their homes while giving them the best experience possible.

Pamela Carlson

REALTOR® - Team TLC

480-775-7700
602-677-4218
License Number: SA634997000
pamela.renetgroup@gmail.com

I have been a life-long investor and entrepreneur. I owned and operated over 80 apartment units at one time. I also owned and operated a B&B for 20 years and had the pleasure of meeting people all over the world. I have always had a passion for real estate and truly enjoy working with my daughter Tiffany Carlson-Richison & Rusty Lawrence helping Arizonans. I don't measure my successes through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of our clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Patricia Birmingham

REALTOR®

480-775-7700
480-659-3404
License Number: SA662145000
patricia.renetgroup@gmail.com

Patricia Birmingham was born, raised, and went to school in Arizona. After graduation, Patricia launched her professional career in the banking industry; first as a branch manager and ending up in resource management. Both positions helped to foster a client centric mentality and an attention to detail that sets her apart in her real estate career. After 11 years she retired from the bank and went into real estate full time. In addition to her real estate sales, she spent the first year working with banks providing broker price opinions to finely tune her pricing abilities AND was lucky enough to be chosen as a REALTOR featured on the popular show House Hunters. Now she is proud to say she participates in the Hometown Heroes program, allowing her to give back to everyday heroes in the process of purchasing or selling a home. In her off time, it's all about spending time with her husband and 2 young children.

Amy Ashley

REALTOR® - Team TLC

480-775-7700
480-326-9534
License Number: SA635300000
amy.renetgroup@gmail.com

With 17 years of real estate investing, 15 years of selling real estate, 9 years of lending experience and 6 years of account management and product sales I come to Realty Executives with a plethora of experience!! The most important thing to me is doing what is right for the client, and since I only do that; time and time again I get referrals as people like doing business with a hard working and honest person!! I have bought and sold over 30 homes personally for investment, I was the top producing loan officer for 9 years straight winning Circle of Excellence award twice and made Winners Circle each year at Republic Services. Quite frankly, I love working and helping people! Along with my success in my career, it has always been a passion for me to volunteer and help others. Just a simple extra smile at the grocery store that brightens someone’s day to delivering Meals on Wheels, I am committed to making sure I leave everyone in my path with a smile on their face!!

Rusty Lawrence

REALTOR® - Team TLC

480-775-7700
480-600-6157
rusty.renetgroup@gmail.com

After four decades in the business, I can safely say Real Estate is my life. I began buying and managing real estate back in the early 1970s in Minneapolis, MN, after graduating from the University of Minnesota. I got my real estate license and tackled the task of opening my own brokerage: Aspen Realty. As a broker/owner I build and sold homes in Minneapolis until moving to Arizona in 2000 to continue creating custom homes. As a dedicated Realtor with over 200 million SOLD in my career, I am thrilled to team up with my longtime friends and talented Realtor partners offer Arizona residents unrivaled service. Whether buying or selling, you will be assisted by a team determined to to exceed expectations, one client at a time.

Sandy Stabler

REALTOR®

480-775-7700
480-225-7959
License Number: SA557861000
sandy.renetgroup@gmail.com

Sandy was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. She started her career in customer service and financial marketing with two highly respected corporations in the securities industry in both CA and AZ. Sandy finally settled in Scottsdale and started her real estate career in 2005. Specializing in residential resale, Sandy is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors. Sandy's knowledge of the greater Phoenix area and years of experience in marketing allows her to provide outstanding service to buyers and sellers valleywide.

Tyler Smith

REALTOR®

480-775-7700
480-226-3406
tylerlucassmith@gmail.com

Tyler Smith moved to Arizona from Washington State and studied recreation management at Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation, he quickly excelled into the sports industry in the Phoenix area. Passionate about real estate, Tyler made a sizable transition. With support from family and friends, Tyler is now working as a Sales Agent with Pacific Arizona Realty. In his free time, Tyler enjoys live music, local eats and drinks, as well as spending quality time with his wife and two young children. Tyler provides excellent service to his clients. His work ethic and drive to provide the best quality possible, guarantees to keep both buyers and sellers gratified.

Vicki King

REALTOR®

602-345-8644
480-577-6664
License Number: SA582933000
vicki.renetgroup@gmail.com

Having lived and worked in the Valley of the Sun for over 32 years, I have seen the metropolitan Phoenix area grow into a dynamic and exciting place to enjoy what life has to offer. My husband and I have bought, sold and invested in real estate for many years. Over the past years, I have worked in the dental field and made many valuable contacts as the office manager for my father’s blossoming practice. I love working with people to help them achieve whatever goals they possess and am eager to help you find just the perfect new home for your family. If you are selling, the resources offered by our team helps to insure you will sell quickly, for the highest price and with the least amount of stress. You will benefit from our total attention to detail which helps us anticipate any "hiccups" along the way and solve problems to the mutual benefit of all parties. I want to be your "Realtor for Life" and we back up our promises with a 6 point satisfaction guarantee.

Tiffany Carlson-Richison

REALTOR® - Team TLC

480-775-7700
480-215-1105
License Number: BR556807000
tiffany.renetgroup@gmail.com

Before Tiffany Carlson-Richison had even celebrated her 20th birthday, she was a homeowner. "I purchased my first home at 19 and my second property at 21. I did not hire a Realtor for my first two purchases. The first transaction my parents walked me through the process as they had purchased hundreds of homes. As such, it appeared that the entire transaction was easy so I foolishly elected not to hire a real estate agent to assist me with my second purchase. Shortly after closing on the second property, which was a condo, I quickly realized that I made a big mistake not hiring a real estate professional, as I discovered that the HOA had no money in the bank and $30,000 of accounts receivable. I was forced to get involved and became President of the Association’s board. After learning the hard way, I knew that if I wanted to continue to invest in real estate I needed to become better educated about the industry, so I obtained my license," she says. At first, Tiffany admits, "I thought I could be a "part time" real estate agent, however; I soon realized that it would be impossible for me to effectively serve my clients without being fully committed to the industry. It was at that time that I hit the ground running and become 100% dedicated to the industry." Tiffany made that important decision in 2004 and since that time Tiffany says that her job as a REALTOR® has fulfilled everything she wanted out of a career. "I love the challenge. Everyday's a new day, every transaction is different, and the industry is constantly changing," she says. In addition, Tiffany enjoys using her natural strengths in the areas of critical thinking, negotiating and marketing properties which enable her to efficiently and effectively serve her clients. Her climb to the top of the Phoenix real estate market has certainly not been a fluke. Tiffany is incredibly attentive to detail, presenting each buyer and seller with the information regarding the property and current market conditions which allows her clients to make the best possible decision about their purchase or sale of their property. Her unmatched attention to detail coupled with her unique marketing skills (acquired through a degree in marketing from WP Carey School of Business) have allowed her to gain an extensive amount of experience within an 11 year period. Tiffany has had the opportunity of working with investors, flippers, first time home buyers, and experienced sellers during both the height of the real estate market as well as the low points. Plus she says, she’s incredibly driven to deliver the absolute best results for her clients. "REALTORS® are so fortunate to be a part of such an important financial decision. I take that very seriously."

Lisa Amato

Loan Officer

480588315125951
480-244-6490
lamato@homepointfinancial.com

Lisa Amato built The Integrity Team to provide the best customer service to our clients and realtor partners. We are available 8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week for our realtor partners and clients. We have four licensed mortgage loan originators on the team – Lisa Amato, Alex Amato, David Hunter and Pete Gray as well as a dedicated loan assistant – Erica Johnson. This provides consistent and continual availability to provide individual attention to each client and realtor. Having multiple loan originators also provides different backgrounds, experiences and personalities to best match the clients and realtors with a diverse team to help them reach their goals. After 16 years working at both mortgage banks and as a broker, we moved to Home Point Financial. This company provides the most streamlined process and lowest rates in the market. Home Point Financial is really the best way to provide the all-around best of everything for our clients – as a mortgage bank they have the lowest interest rates along with the full breadth of mortgage financing options available and just as importantly, Home Point Financial CARES about each client and realtor! Our clients and realtors aren’t just a loan number; they are people who have entrusted us with the financing of the largest purchase most will ever make. At a time when customer service has all but disappeared, it was important for us to align with a company that has the same commitment we have to our clients and realtors. We have built successful business as mortgage professionals by focusing on the relationships and not just the transaction. We love what we do. We serve many roles for our clients, starting off as a consultant, who offers options for them based on their situation. From there, we become their personal project manager once they are in contract. After the loan is closed, we become a trusted financial advisor for life. We care about the client, the realtor and helping everyone reach their goal of home ownership and improved financial stability.

Kent Nielson

Branch Manager & Loan Officer

602-644-1089
602-405-1880
NMLS#: NMLS 188625
knielson@vipmtginc.com

The mortgage industry is Kent’s passion and it’s what he knows and does best. He has been helping people achieve the dream of home ownership through honest and ethical, yet creative financing options for years. Kent Nielson joined the Mortgage industry in 2000, and has prided himself in being a straight honest Loan Officer. He has helped thousands of new homeowners navigate the ever-changing financial markets in order to obtain financing for their new home. The Kent Nielson Team has always ranked high among their peers and has accepted such accolades as “President’s Club”, “Top Producer’s Club”. Kent is was ranked in the top 5 producing Loan Officers at PRMI, Top 25 in the State of Arizona is currently is ranked in the top 1% of loan originators nationwide Kent has been blessed with great realtor partners, referrals sources and with the products and services that VIP provides he knows he has the tools to succeed and excited about the future opportunities this business provides. What he enjoys most about this profession is that things are constantly changing. There are always new guidelines to learn and regulations we must follow to protect yourself and the consumer. Kent enjoys discovering the nuances unique to every loan and educating himself on how to address each one at the start. “Most of the REALTORS I work with know I enjoy working with borrowers who have complex tax returns, especially those who may be self-employed or have been turned down by other banks.” It would not be possible without his dedicated Team members, Leilani Richardson, Chad Smith, Sarah Infante and Robyn Shunnara.

Realty Network Group

Client Concierge

480-775-7700
480-775-7700
azcentralhomesearch@gmail.com

Realty Network Group is a team of hand-selected, full-time professionals that have designed and operate the ultimate real estate sales system for our network of buyers and sellers. Our sales machine runs on a team concept with multiple professionals all working together to achieve one true mission: to deliver superior value, service and accountability to our clients, agents, and our community. Among the services provided are traditional real estate sales, short sales, bank owned home sales, commercial real estate, investor services and property management. Furthermore, we offer unique performance guarantees such as our buy back guarantee where if a buyer is not happy with their home purchase, the company will step in and buy the home back or sell it for free. As well, we can guarantee the sale of a home, at a price and deadline acceptable to our client, or we will buy it at a pre-agreed upon price. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, discover the difference of working with a group that clearly holds themselves accountable to their clients and customers. Contact us today and we will show you how our leading-edge technology and systems will help you to accomplish all your real estate goals and dreams, with guaranteed results.
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