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Relocating to Tucson

Considering relocating to Tucson, Arizona? Check out our information on the area! Relocating to Tucson can be stressful if you don’t know anything about the city. If you still have questions while considering your move, contact me! I’ve lived in Tucson for 20+ years and have a wealth of information about the area.
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Housing Market Stats

Early in 2018, the median sales price measured at $193,000. The average price per square foot is $134.  

What’s up with the Weather?

Tucson is a great place to live because of our warm winters. The daytime highs are between 64°F and 75°F. We have over 300 days of sunshine each year. Our record high was on a toasty June day with a temperature of 117°F. View our updated 10-day forecast.

Crime

Property-related crime affects only .54% of Pima County vs. 4.63% in all of Arizona. Crime rates are considerably low in Tucson. For example, in January 2014, 110 crimes were reported. 11 were violent and 99 were nonviolent. Less than 1% of the Tucson population is affected by violent crimes.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Tucson is less than the US average. You can compare the cost of living in different cities using this calculator. This can be especially helpful if you are relocating!

Job Opportunities

People typically relocate because of a new job in a different location. However, if you are relocating to Tucson for other reasons, be assured that Tucson has a high employment rate. When data was last collected, in November 2013, 449,700 citizens were employed with only a 6.2% unemployment rate. 

Schools

Living in Tucson, you’ll have access to great education from pre-kindergarten all the way through college. Check out these school districts in the Tucson area: Altar Valley Elementary District Amphitheater School District (Includes Oro Valley Schools) Catalina Foothills School District Flowing Wells School District Continental Elementary (Green Valley) School District (See our page on Green Valley Schools) Marana Unified School District Sunnyside Unified School District Tanque Verde Unified School District Tucson Unified School District Wildcat School Vail Unified School District (Named #1 school district in Arizona)

Robin Willis

Associate Broker, SRES, CDPE with eXp Realty

(520) 481-3695
Robin.Wilis@eXpRealty.com

Buyers Love Us

Newlyweds and First Timers

My husband and I were looking for a realtor who would work with us as first time homebuyers and newly weds. We wanted someone who would be kind, patient, helpful, and caring. We got SO MUCH MORE with Robin. She was there for us every step of the way. She guided us to different home… Read more “Newlyweds and First Timers”

Happy Client

Robin is exceptionally responsive, detail-oriented, market savvy and professionally capable. I would recommend her to any friend, acquaintance or colleague. She knows her business in and out, makes no promises she can’t keep and does everything in her power to satisfy the expectations of all parties. – Happy Client

Robin Went the Extra Mile

Robin [Willis] gets my highest recommendation as she is very professional, extremely efficient, and has the ability to put the client’s needs first. She did everything I could have asked, and went the extra mile in finding the perfect home for me. I believe she is the best in the business. I would recommend her… Read more “Robin Went the Extra Mile”

Exceeded my Expectations

I was extremely satisfied with the services performed by Robin. The transaction was complex, and the outcome exceeded my expectations. – Donald Vander Stoep

Intelligent Realtor

I am not sure if I could say enough great things about Robin [Willis] and her team. Robin always appears to have the best interests of her clients in mind and she goes out of her way to ensure she covers everything. I have worked in the escrow and title insurance industry for over 15… Read more “Intelligent Realtor”

Working with her was the BEST!

I unconditionally recommend Robin. She is consistently reliable, knowledgeable, professional, and resourceful, and I am enormously thankful for her expertise in helping me find my perfect home. My situation was a particularly challenging one, and Robin took on every matter that arose (and there were many!). She was extremely effective in solving difficult issues, always… Read more “Working with her was the BEST!”

Very patient

Robin has been extremely patient with us–she stuck by us for THREE years until we found exactly what we wanted and could afford. She is very knowledgeable in the process and stays on top of details. Always professional and responsive. I have not hesitated to recommend her to others. – Busy World

Satisfied First Time Buyer!

Robin was so wonderful to work with while buying our first home! She was attentive to our wants and wanted us to get the best home for us! She was in it for us and our love for the home not just a sale! My husband was deployed during our home buying process and she… Read more “Satisfied First Time Buyer!”

Highly Recommend

Robin sold my home. I chose her over other agents interviewed because of her strong negotiation skills and taking care of protecting my interests during the process. Highly recommend. – Satisfied Seller

Realtor’s Perspective

Robin was great! She listened to me for what was most important to me in a home. She helped me find exactly what I was looking for. As a new Realtor myself she showed me how to treat a client right, a great role model. Robin was there every step of the way from showing… Read more “Realtor’s Perspective”

True expert

Robin took on the journey of helping us find our perfect home. She really is an expert at what she does. This is the second time she has represented me and it won’t be the last! – Satisfied Client

Third Time Customer!

Robin [Willis] has helped our family with three homes. Robin was great and very helpful. Robin makes everything easy and convenience with a home purchase. If you need an honest realtor that will find you your right home, call her. – Jose Vidales

She Won’t Disappoint You!

Robin came highly recommended to us by our neighbors. We were very pleased with Robin’s professionalism and her knowledge of the market. I would recommend Robin to anyone who is in the market to sell their home or to buy. She won’t disappoint you! – VPBaker

Very Happy Repeat Customer

We’ve called on Robin to help purchase two homes in Vail. Our first home was purchased while we were still living in the Midwest. She made the purchase process seem routine and painless. Our second home purchase was only 2 years later and we sought Robin’s help in making this purchase as well. – Steve… Read more “Very Happy Repeat Customer”

Satisfied Long Distance Buyer

Robin was very helpful throughout the whole process. I come from Columbus, Ohio and found Robin’s name while searching for properties here in Tucson. She emailed me updates for over a month for properties. Then when I sold my home my grandmother went into the hospital so I was late getting out here. Robin was… Read more “Satisfied Long Distance Buyer”

A Consummate Professional

Robin sold this home to us and for us. SHE is a consummate professional. When she sold it to us, she spent 3 weeks covering nearly all of southern Arizona and hearing our needs. When we needed to sell, she was quick to help and stayed on top of details for us. Throughout these processes,… Read more “A Consummate Professional”

Best in the Area!

I recently used Robin [Willis] to represent me in the sale and purchase of some homes when we downsized. I have bought and sold several homes over my years here in Tucson and Robin is by far the best realtor I have found. She was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the process, and was… Read more “Best in the Area!”

Found Our Dream Home

We recently purchased our dream house and Robin [Willis] was our agent. Robin was there for us every step of the way with expert advise and in constant communication throughout the whole process. Robin took the time to Really Listen to what we were looking for in a house and what was really important to… Read more “Found Our Dream Home”

Highly Knowledgeable Agent

I have worked with Robin twice (years ago for a short sale and just recently for a home purchase). I have recommended her to friends who have also had a great experience. Her knowledge of the area is fantastic and she also understands all of the steps in the purchasing and selling process so there… Read more “Highly Knowledgeable Agent”

Couldn’t Have Done it W/O Robin!

Our recent home buying experience was made possible by the hard work and expertise of our agent, Robin [Willis]. When the mortgage company became difficult Robin stepped in and smoothed everything out. She ended up doing everyone’s job, including her own, quite efficiently. I don’t think this deal would have closed without her. – Randi… Read more “Couldn’t Have Done it W/O Robin!”

Happy Long Distance Buyers

Working with Robin [Willis] was the best experience we could have hoped for. We were in a bit of a hurry as we looking to relocate to Arizona from Washington state as my husband had to report to his new job within weeks. We called Robin right away when we got the job offer and… Read more “Happy Long Distance Buyers”

Check out our page on all of the colleges and universities located in Tucson, as well:

Colleges in Tucson.

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Potential Appraisal Issues

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Homeless pets get our support!

Want to support homeless pets while buying or selling your home?  We are inviting you to bring your well-behaved pets to closing and I will donate $50 to support homeless pets.  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Use me as your Realtor when buying or selling a home in Tucson...

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

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Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

  Real estate agents are, by nature, salespeople.  While many are not salesly about selling homes, they certainly can be salesly about selling themselves.  This is because agents are perpetually applying for a new job. As they finish transactions with...

Potential Appraisal Issues

Thinking of selling your home soon? In addition to getting your home pre-inspected, consider how an appraiser will view your home. Most buyers today obtain home loans which makes the appraisal an important part of a real estate transaction. Appraisers will...

Will I need an attorney?

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Mortgage FAQ’s

Part of the complexity of buying a home is the mortgage loan process.  This is made even more difficult by the ever-changing guidelines that lenders have for loan qualification.  This video with a local Tucson lender helps demystify some of the...

Active Adult 55+ Communities in the Tucson Area

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Touring a Home When you’re Not in Tucson

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 Find Your Dream Home

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