- Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2010 - rhsalcedo
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $225K in Tucson, AZ.
As first time home buyers, we were all nerves and questions. Spirit was the best realtor we could have asked for. He explained in detail every thing we could expect or might want to anticipate for. He was easy to get in contact with and immediately responsive to our concerns. Over two years after buying our home, we still email Spirit for our real estate related questions and he remains has helpful as ever. We would highly recommend Spirit to any of my family or friends thinking about buying or selling a home. Edgar & Rebekah Salcedo
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10/09/2012 - user1637778
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Sahuarita, AZ.
This was my first time buying a home and Spirit was very knowledgable about the entire process. Being a first-time home buyer, I had many questions about practically everything. Spirit never acted as if he was over-qualified to be my agent and always took the time to answer my questions quickly and thoroughly. What I liked most about working with Spirit is that he was always quick to respond to any questions, or concerns I had. He was also very flexible with my schedule and would always find the time to work around my shift schedule. I am very appreciative that Spirit made buying my first home very easy, quick and painless. He always had my best interests in mind and I always knew that I was being well taken care of. It has been a pleasure working with him!
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07/08/2012 - user238181
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $625K in Tucson, AZ.
I found Spirit through Zillow, and based on the strength of other reviews and recommendations, I took a chance and contacted him. Spirit called me back within a couple of hours and after a very brief conversation, I knew he was the right choice for us.

I've purchased other homes in the past (outside of Arizona), and have worked with other agents. In fact, I had even been shown a few houses in Tucson by another agent. My other experiences have always been lacking - agents were often too busy with other clients to stay on top my details, or wasted time showing me properties they felt would be right for me without actually listening to my needs and preferences. In fact, my husband has not liked any of the agents we've worked with past and was not keen to interact with a new one for this house purchase...adding just another challenge to the overall house purchase equation...

My experience with Spirit was the antithesis of all the poor and mediocre ones I had had previously. He is detail-oriented, responsive, honest and a fantastic negotiator. He listens, hears what his clients are trying to articulate and translates that into potential properties that are best suited. In our case, I was very specific about many of the properties I did, and did not, want to consider. Spirit was extremely flexible and accommodating to show me what I wanted to see, but at the same time, always offered his sage advice and opinion based on what he had heard from us. According to our specific needs, he cautioned us against homes we viewed that were a poor value and provided all the details necessary to see the hidden value in others. He met with us to look at homes at all times of day - mornings, evenings and even once on a holiday - to make certain we would not miss out on a house if it happened to be "the one".

My husband even enjoyed these house-hunting excursions. He found Spirit knowledgeable, trustworthy, energetic and thorough. ....And, trust me, we looked at a lot of houses!

In the end, when we found the right house for us, Spirit guided us through the purchase process, always keeping everyone involved on-track and on-time. He assisted us the whole way through and was always available to answer our questions - no matter how trivial.

Now we own our dream home and couldn't be happier! Spirit is a trusted partner and I wouldn't ever call anyone else to assist us with any real estate transaction - sale or purchase. We've already recommended him to close friends who are working with him now to find their dream home. We've found a friend and trusted partner in Spirit and are looking forward to working with him again in the future. Thanks Spirit!
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2010 - arturodeturo
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $125K in Midtown, Tucson, AZ.
Spirit is an energetic agent who really knows the business, is on top of what is going on in the market and does his best to get you a good deal on the right house. His response to my questions and concerns was immediate and he handled the paper work and transactions expertly. I got a good house at a good price and a fast closing with minimal hassle.
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12/28/2010 - nicolehopkins
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $200K in Tucson, AZ.
Spirit is an amazing listener and savvy Realtor. Our home buying experience, which we thought would be stressful, was easy and painless, all due to his expertise. He answered all of our questions in detail and followed my lead with home searching. He knew about neighborhoods, appropriate schools and researched everything thoroughly prior to showing. In short, if I EVER had to buy again, I would use Spirit in a heartbeat and have recommended him to everyone who is going through this process.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/28/2010 - Tucsonresident
Sold a home in 2007.
Spirit is a hard-working and responsive realtor who takes pride in his work and endeavors to offer sound and honest advice about the local real estate market, rather than just telling his clients what he might think they want to hear. Besides using him myself I have referred him to several individuals who have appreciated his efforts and service. I would recommend Spirit to prospective buyers and sellers who desire honest advice and consistent responsiveness.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013 - user06695847
Bought a home in 2013.
After contacting several realtors online, only two responded. One promised to get in touch the following day (and never did), and the other was Spirit. For my wife and I, this was our first time working with a realtor, and I can't imagine finding one who would take a more personal interest in our home search. Spirit listened well to what we were looking for, kept a steady stream of possibles in front of us, and managed to find exactly what we wanted on our first day of visiting homes. He walked us through the purchase process, answering many questions and helping us understand the transaction from both our side and the seller's side. During the final weeks to closing, he stayed on top of the process in spite of being on vacation and jumped in readily when we were having an issue with communication with the title company. I'll certainly recommend Spirit to anyone searching for a home in his area and will likely use him again myself in a few years.
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05/15/2013 - robinson ck
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Blenman-Elm, Tucson, AZ.
We were looking to buy a rental property and found Spirit through Zillow a year ago. He helped us find a short sale property and we went through the entire short sale process including waiting for 1/2 a year, but lost it at the end due to bank issues. Spirit had worked very hard for us, although the sale did not go through. We thanked and wrote Spirit a very good Zillow review and then moved on (to a different city), and thought that we would not buy in Tucson. However, we asked Spirit to continue to keep an eye out for us and let us know if he sees any property that we might like. Spirit continued to send his good picks (not just those MLS auto updates), and we saw an outstanding pick. The house was not in the zip codes that we were looking at and it’s an older house, BUT it’s very close to UA and in a desirable location and more importantly it’s undervalue! Spirit was really thinking “out of the box” for us, not but to Spirit’s advantage – because he makes less commission and the sale price is quite a bit lower than the short sale one we lost.

Spirit has a lot of good reviews and that was how we found him. Initially, we worried that he might be too busy or did not have enough time for us, but he treated us as his only client - he was very easy to get a hold of and responded to our emails and phone calls right away. We worked with many realtors in the past, Spirit is one of the very very best.
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- Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013 - user08683873
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Tucson, AZ.
We "found" Spirit on Zillow while studying home listings in Tucson, AZ. We went by recommendations left by other posters here. What a break that was! I was skeptical about what i read, but now i'm a "believer" and we add our highest recommendations for Spirit as a buyer's rep to all the others. Mr. Messingham communicated with us by email prior to our Tucson visit and was versed in what sort of residential property we were looking for before we got there. H didn't waste his our our time showing us places that didn't fit the profile of what we wanted in a home. We did indeed find the home of our dreams! Besides being experienced as a realtor he was thoroughly knowledgeable about the various areas that would fit our needs from tax situations to proximity to shopping, banking, etc. He helped us with finding the right mortgage broker, inspection service and title search companies. He covered everything from "soup to nuts" as they say. He was always available to us and gave informed and expert advice and answers to all questions we presented. He was aggressive as our buyer's rep and finally put together a great offer on the house we wanted that was accepted by the sellers. A fit and energetic man, Spirit was always aware of and stated his fiduciary responsibilities to us, He's and honest and ethical person who elevates the bar for others in his profession and certainly elevated the realtor's standing in my estimation. We highly and categorically give Spirit our highest recommendations and hope others will avail themselves of his services. Your highest expectations will be met or exceeded.
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05/07/2013 - user772061
Sold a home in 2013.
Spirit is a professional, friendly and dedicated real estate agent. He is very knowledgeable about Tucson neighborhoods. He doggedly pursued the sell of our house and helped us to get a price that we were happy with. He personally held several showings of our house as well as following up with every agent and every lead to sell our home. Spirit was excellent at communicating with us every step of the way; he kept us updated on how many showings there were, what the feedback from each agent was and what we needed to do next. He gave us informed advice about the offers that we received and helped us negotiate our best deal. We highly recommend Spirit to everyone either buying and/or selling a home.
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