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About Bob Phelps

Broker/Owner, Bob Phelps Realty LLC

“Experienced, Friendly & Professional”

I am a multi-million dollar producer with over 27 years of real estate experience in residential and investment properties. I know the Tucson real estate market very well as I have lived and worked here for many years..

Are you looking for an agent where the client comes above his own personal needs? My business is based on referrals, where trust and honesty are premier.

Whether you are looking for a first home, move-up home, second home, rental, family community, gated community, or resort-lifestyle retirement community, I will make the experience enjoyable in finding your ideal home.

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Client Testimonials

My wife and I have used the services of Bob Phelps, Realtor, on two occasions. We met Bob in year 1999 through friends who moved to Tucson several years before. We got to know Bob and he got to know us. Bob picked up on our likes and dislikes on houses and options during our visits to Arizona.

In 2000, we decided we to move to Arizona thus we needed a house in the Tucson Area. We contacted Bob and asked him to start looking for a house of a certain model in the Saddlebrooke Community. In a very short time Bob located a house that fit our request. Bob handled everything long distance since we were still living in Maryland. Our trust in Bob was unwavering, for we purchased our new home sight unseen.

Bob handled the financing, inspection, title search all long distance. Bob furnished great pictures of the property as well as the landscaping . When we moved permanently to Tucson in January 2001, we were not disappointed. The house was everything we wanted, everything Bob said it was . . . we loved it.

In 2005. we again used Bob’s expertise to sell our home in Saddlebrooke. Bob sat down with my wife and I and reviewed our home’s upgrades. He then took us to look at homes in Saddlebrooke of the same model which were for sale. Bob educated us as to what our home should be priced at for the current market. He wanted us to be comfortable with the price we listing for our home. Since Bob helped us price our house competitively, we sold our home in 3 weeks and got an excellent price. We were thrilled.

Since our first meeting with Bob and during our two real estate transactions we have found Bob to be respectful, honest, punctual, diplomatic with the truth, personable, knows what you want from a house before you have figured it out and fun!

There is no question that my wife and I would use Bob with any future real estate transactions. We also recommend his services to our friends, family, and co-workers with confidence that he will provide the same high quality service for them as well.

Edward Birmingham

We would like to highly recommend Bob Phelps who assisted us in purchasing our home in Saddlebrooke. Bob was extremely helpful and identified homes with the style, location, and price we had requested. He kept us informed throughout the process and was always prompt for scheduled appointments. His advice was both relevant and timely prior to and during the closing process.

Bob was exceptionally alert to market conditions, and in the particular activity concerning the homes we were considering. His knowledge allowed us to obtain the home at a fair price while sales were escalating rapidly.

Both Sharon and I recommend him without reservation

Lyle Dorland & Sharon Dorland

Our friend who recommended Bob said “Bob will work diligently on selling your home, and will not let up until it is sold”. This statement pretty much says it all. Our experience with Bob was that he is very knowledgable, thorough, honest and fun to work with.

We would not even consider using anyone but Bob for any future real estate transactions.

Cliff and Marianne Fowler, Medford, Oregon

Sorry this letter is so late in coming. I have been busy with all the activities here in SaddleBrooke that it is hard to get the things done that I should. I wanted to thank you for sending me the Arizona Highways magazine for the past year. I really have enjoyed it and it has helped me learn a lot about this new state I am now living in. What a lot of interesting places there are around the Tucson area!

Also, from one realtor to another, I wanted to tell you what a wonderful job you did in taking care of me all the time it took for me to get here. You never got tired of sending information to me even though you knew I couldn’t make a decision until I got my knees operated on and getting the information about the houses here kept my spirits up while I waited to get all that taken care of. But you didn’t quit there. You even took care of the boxes I needed to send here before I moved. I had nowhere to send those boxes and you stepped right up and let me send them to you so thank you again for going the extra mile. I know how hard it is to find the time to do the little extra things a realtor is asked to do with all that is involved with getting all the necessary things done so thanks again. You do what it takes to be a great realtor and don’t even think twice about it.

Sue Gilbrech
My wife Rita and I have known Bob Phelps since the year 2000 when we were searching for our second home in Oro Valley’s Sun City Vistoso. Bob was extremely accommodating and displayed an in-depth knowledge of Arizona real estate statutes. His experience with the Arizona climate was also beneficial as we weren’t familiar with the concepts of southern or northern patio exposures. He always had a great balance of patience and humor which you don’t find in many realtors. We would recommend Bob to anyone for their real estate needs and fully intend to have him sell our current home in Sun city when we upgrade in the near future.
Brian & Rita Goff
Bob Phelps represented us in the process of buying a house in suburban Tucson. We found him to be quite knowledgeable in local real estate market and the procedures required to close a transaction. He was quick to respond to our questions, provided us with information that we requested, followed up on issues with the seller’s agent on a timely basis, and acted in a professional manner at all times. If we were to buy another house in this market we would use him as our agent.
Randy Park & Susan Hollis

We met Bob at an open house during our first visit to Saddlebrooke. Despite our admitted time frame of “a couple years down the road”, he took the time to talk with us and provided plenty of helpful information.

We continued to keep in touch with Bob via email and internet and, as it turned out, bought in Saddlebrooke sooner than expected. Bob worked patiently with us as we tried to decide which home would best fit our needs. Our viewing of homes with him was pressure free and meetings were always on time.

We found Bob to be extremely receptive to all of our questions and concerns, with responses given in a timely manner. Not being familiar with the process of bidding on or purchasing a home in Arizona, his friendly, supportive and accommodating character eased the process.

We feel we’ve not only found the home we were looking for, but a new friendship in Arizona. Bob is our kind of realtor and we highly recommend him to any of our friends and family looking for real estate in the greater Tucson area.

Steve & Mera Laureys

If you are interested in buying or selling a house, then Bob Phelps is your man!

From the day we first contacted Bob by phone, from out of state to this day three years after he represented us in the purchase of our home in Saddlebrooke, Bob has always been there for us. When we decided to buy in Saddlebrooke but were still living in California Bob kept us up to date on what was on the market, sending us pictures he took of houses he thought we may be interested in, advising us of market conditions, sending us literature of the Tucson area and patiently answering all the questions buyers, especially out of state buyers always seem to come up with.

When we made our trip to Saddlebrooke to decide between the houses we were interested in Bob showed us and then re-showed us a number of homes all the while giving us expert advise as to the good and less desirable points of each home. He pointed out the value of a view home over those without a view, he explained desirable neighborhood features and he very honestly told us which houses were priced right or overpriced.

When we finally made our selection, Bob’s professionalism in negotiating with the sellers agent got us the house we really wanted at a fair and reasonable price. Bob was with us throughout the entire closing process handling everything at this end while we were packing up and getting ready to move.

Since then we have stayed in touch with Bob if we have any questions concerning the market conditions, or other questions about real estate in general. We have also stayed in touch with Bob because we consider him a very honest, very professional, very skilled real-estate agent. Even more important, we consider him a good friend.

We highly recommend Bob Phelps for any of your real estate needs. We have moved many times over the years and Bob is the best agent by far we have worked with in all those moves.

Dick and Sandy Mc Burney

We worked with Bob Phelps during the spring of 2004 to search for and purchase a home in Saddlebrooke, Arizona. We were walk-ins to his office when we met him and he immediately made us feel at ease and lucky that he was available for us. He listened to our wants and needs, comfort area with price and generally, spent some time to get to know us and learn what kind or style of home we would like. He was was patient with us as we worked to discover that for ourselves.

During our time working with him, he wes able to select homes that fit our budget and lifestyle as well as homes that had the features and characteristics that we would like. We had a good time as we toured the homes. worked through the issues of each and, just generally enjoyed the process of finding a home to purchase. His sense of humor and personality fit us perfectly and we moved from a Realtor-Client relationship to friendship.

As we worked through the process of making offers and negotiating with sellers, Bob’s advice and guidance was excellent. He did not push or try influence us in one direction or another unless it was evident to him that we were looking at something we should avoid. He was always right on.

We purchased a perfect home for us. One that he found on thc market as he got to know us and it was a match. It didn’t take long; he was always on the watch for our place.”

We learned that Bob’s character and his sense of duty to client is in the right place. He helped us work through some difficult issues with our home purchase that made us feel grateful to have him represent our interests, even if it meant no commission for him. He is the kind of guy you want in your corner.

We always refer our friends and acquaintances looking for homes in our area to Bob. He does a wonderful job with people.

Ray and Hilda Nichols

Congratulations on doing what you should have done years ago. Now that Bob Phelps Real Estate is in full operation, I am sure you will ask , why did I wait so long to do this. I consider it our good fortune to have met you seven years ago, to the day, and as I told you, I wanted you representing us, not if, but when we buy. You certainly met every criteria I expected in a Realtor, having been one for thirteen years, in Ohio.

The definition of a Realtor is: Honesty, Knowledgeable, Organized, Follows Through, and a good listener. Unfortunately, there are an over abundance of want-a-bees in this area. Given the opportunity, you will excel far beyond your goals.

You HAVE NO COMPETITION. Keep up the good work, and continued success.

Bill & Cathy O'Malley

To whom it may concern:

Bob Phelps is the Real Estate broker I hired to sell my house in SaddleBrook in a very difficult market. Bob devised an intelligent strategy to accomplish the sale. Every time any broker showed the house, Bob followed up to get feedback on the showing. When I received an offer from the buyer, Bob presented my counter offer and the deal was done. Bob handled everything promptly and effciently. I highly recommend Bob as he did a great job for me and I believe he is an excellent Real Estate agent.

Richard A. Phelps

We are happy to give a strong recommendation for using Bob for your real estate needs. In our experience with Bob, he was extremely timely in his response to issues (both during and long after closing) at all times trustworthy and a gentleman and extremely knowledgeable in the SaddleBrooke market.

We have found that buying and selling a home is always a stressful experience but rest assured that Bob will make it as smooth as possible.

Dom and Leslie Rocco

I was looking for a second home in Arizona (I lived out-of-state), and had friends who purchased at Saddlebrooke. I was referred to their agent, and gave her a call. She spent no time with me, pushed me off to her web site, and told me to call her bock after I took a look. I never did.

I started searching on the web and found the site, TuscsonHouseFinder.com. Bob and I started corresponding via email. He asked questions to find out what was important to me and started sending me listings. I had plans to only be in Tucson for a few days. Bob showed me literally ever listing that was currently available, over a two day period. We wrote an offer as I was leaving town and via the trip “Back Home” we discussed our counter offer.

Over the next sixty days we kept in touch. It was a seamless transaction, the house closed on time, and Bob was always available to answer any questions or concerns that came up. I always appreciated his “No Pressure” approach! It is important to trust the individual you’re working with in such an important decision.You will find no better individual to work with, than Bob Phelps.

Janet Springer

Bob was the realtor that listed and sold our home in Saddlebrooke. The housing market had been slow due to the sub-prime situation, and it took more than six months for our home to sell. While we understood the situation, this was the unfortunate reality when we listed our home.

What made matters tolerable was the constant communication from Bob, providing information on how many sales occurred, how long homes were taking to sell and keeping us informed. Further, he offered guidance on improvements to make our home more attractive to buyers, as well as pricing strategies. He was quick to answer our many phone and email messages throughout this period.

He maintained his high morale during numerous open house showings, often with few visitors. Again and again, he executed well and didn’t miss a beat. I suspect that home sales are a difficult calling during good times, but this period was simply tough.

We’d characterize Bob as persistant and a gentleman. He’s patient, professional, and most importantly, delivers on his commitments.

Mike & Nicole Stites

At this particular time, with the Real Estate market as unstable as it is, it is imperative that if you are looking for a home you need a Realtor who knows the market, the area, what you are looking for and, what is important to you. Bob Phelps delivers in all these areas.

We moved to Saddlebrooke from Oregon. We began looking at property on the Internet in the Spring of 2007. We hooked up with a realtor and made a trip out here. The trip was unsuccessful mostly because the realtor was unprepared and had little knowledge of Saddlebrooke. We were very disappointed.

Several months later we again searched the Internet and rediscovered Bob Phelps. Fifteen years earlier Bob had represented us in the purchase of a home in Oregon. After confirming he was the same Bob Phelps we began looking again for a home in Saddlebrooke. After several e-mails back and forth we made another trip. Bob showed us several homes over three days pointing out pros and cons of not only the houses but the different areas in Saddlebrooke. It was a terrific experience and we were able to purchase a beautiful Saddlebrooke home. The entire exercise went off without a hitch as Bob kept us informed at each step along the way. He is a true professional

If we were to decide to move again we will certainly have Bob guide us along the way.

Tom and Sandy Sullivan

A little less than three years ago, as strangers we relocated from Spartanburg, South Carolina. At that time we were looking for a real estate agent in SaddleBrooke, who not only could sell us a house but assist us in a region

We found such a broker in Bob Phelps. He helped us in every detail of the purchase of our home and assisted us beyond our expectations. Through his expert help we were able to adjust quickly in our new environment in the desert.

We could not have found a better person to introduce us to the Tucson area and its life than Bob. He is a real professional and we can recommend him without hesitation.

Guido and Jutta Suter

I think extremely highly of Mr. Bob Phelps, and therefore it is my great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation on his behalf.

I have known Mr. Phelps for about two and a half years. Mr. Phelps was my Real Estate agent, when I purchased a compound consisting of seven town houses in Tucson, Arizona.

I found Mr. Phelps very knowledgeable in all facets of investment property. Having done numerous real estate deals in the past, I was thoroughly impressed by his competence and attention to detail. He is an individual dedicated to getting his client the best deal possible, and in addition, he is a man of distinction and integrity. To put it simply, his efforts on my behalf were outstanding. I was able to call on him for advice, or questions that came up, at any time and he was there for me at a moment’s notice.

Should I decide to acquire additional investment properties in the future, I would be delighted to once again call upon his professional guidance and exceptional expertise.

Hermann Ultsch

My wife Jeanne and I have had the pleasure of selling our home through Bob Phelps of Windermere Realty. We would definitely recommend Bob as a listing or buying agent for residential property in the greater Tucson market, and SaddleBrooke in particular.

He was conscientious, knowledgeable and responsive to our needs.We are not easy clients to work with as we can be quite demanding. He was also very helpful in a difficult home market we’re still in.

Bob was always quick to respond with answers to our inquiries and has the broad knowledge and experience to make the home selling or buying experience in SaddleBrooke a pleasure. His expertise enabled us to sell our property in line with our expectations.

Jeanne & John Vandehey