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Craig & Stacey were great to work w/ & showed us what we needed to do each step of the way.

Rusty Jensen

Stacey is easy to get along with, makes herself available and is great with other agents.

Her ability to get along with a selling agent and her ability to negotiate on my behalf in a timely fashion led to my being able to purchase my house. She was also able to point me in a few directions after the purchase.

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Stacey brought professional warmth to the entire house purchasing process!

She took the time to understand our needs in a home and patiently helped us sift through the market until we found the right one. If buying or selling a home, reach out to Stacey! You'll be in great hands.

Jena Meyerpeter

Stacey and Craig we awesome!

They sold our house in 24 hours with multiple offers. We previously purchased the house with them and knew they were the only realtor we would work with. They had a very professional high tech strategy to hit the market quickly. I was pleased with the photos taken and the social media approach to selling. I could not be happier!

Jarrod Bertsch (Quality Engineer)

Craig was the listing agent for the home I purchased.

I did not have a buying agent by choice because this adds another level of agency that was not needed. I knew what I was looking for in a home and at what location. Craig partnered with me and acted on both the Seller and Buyer's behalf. This was a very positive experience since Craig worked quickly and effectively with the Seller's. We had an agreement in a couple hours and closed within 3 weeks. He made himself available and traveled 50 miles to the home at a drop of a hat. It was a very positive experience and his communication was outstanding. I recommend using Craig as a Buying/Selling agent for any real estate purchase in the future.

Dave Wheeler (Program Manager)

My husband and I recently moved to Arizona from Michigan.

Stacey gave us a tour of the different communities in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, and answered all of our (many) questions. We can be picky and indecisive homebuyers, and Stacey was very patient with us while we looked at many houses. We purchased a home last month, and because of how knowledgeable Stacey is about real estate and the Phoenix area, we felt confident in our decision! We love our home and had such a great experience with both Stacey and Craig. We're so thankful to have had such a wonderful and warm welcome to Arizona! If you're looking for a real estate professional who is knowledgeable, diligent, responsive, funny, and kind - look no further.

Sarah Tuffs

We were from out of state in search of new existing housing in the Phoenix area.

Craig and Stacey were experts and provided areas of interest for our housing search. Provided a great web interface to use for house hunting and supplied us with the right house for our budget and space requirements. Highly recommend them to all. They have many resources to help with inspection, finance and more.

L. Dunn

Our house sold after 4 days of going on the market!

! Their process was easy and hassle free. From the moment we met with Craig we knew that we had made the right choice. They coordinated all of the work that needed to be done on my house for sale while I got to sit back and enjoy my newely built home. From advertising awareness, to his weekly updates, and responsiveness of him and his entire staff i couldn’t ask for more.

Crystal Puffer (Quality Manager)

Stacey did an awesome job helping us find and purchase our new home.

She is extremely knowledgeable and always responsive. As out of state buyers, we started our journey over 3 years ago. Stacey was patient and stuck with us all the way. When we finally committed to making the leap, Stacey went above and beyond to accommodate us. She spent hours on the phone with us, walking us through the buying process in Arizona, and helping us to determine a plan. She also assisted us by visiting houses and letting us view them via FaceTime before we were able to come out. When we did make a last minute trip, Stacey gave us her full attention and took us to visit a multitude of properties in person. By listening to what we said - and what we didn't say- Stacey formulated a solid understanding of what a house would need to have to become our dream home. When it came time to negotiate, Stacey was an excellent communicator and obviously skilled. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and will always be grateful to Stacey for helping make our dream a reality. We lucked out when we found Stacey and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top notch, dedicated, exceptional agent.

Julie Piantanida

Stacey and her husband Craig were a great team and got our home ready to sell quickly!

I highly recommend her as a real estate agent. We will use her services again when we move back to Arizona!

Brian Marsh

We interviewed Craig and his team from long distance and were impressed with how professional both he and his wife, Stacey were in discussing our listing.

We decided to engage them by listing two properties for sale. At this time we are most happy with the results! Our first property sold within two weeks of the listing and everything went extremely smooth. Both Craig and Stacey were very actively involved in preparing the properties for sale and providing good solid guidance on every step of the process. They paid attention to detail and had a very good understanding of the market. We highly recommend Craig and Stacey!

Kaylor Shemberger

Stacey did such a great job for us !

She has a great attention to detail, always stayed on top of things and really knows what she’s doing! I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know !!

Casey Shaw (Business owner )

I can highly recommend Stacey of NextHome.

She did a wonderful job of walking us through the entire process - from the beginning of our search online all the way to close. (She has even been responsive to a few questions we’ve had after the sale!). She was flexible with different forms of communication (Face Time, phone, text, and in person). This was very important since we were coming from out of state. She had to be our eyes and ears when we couldn’t be there and she quickly tuned in to exactly what wanted. We are happy with our our purchase and will definitely look to Stacey if we want to sell or purchase again.

Chris S.

Craig and Stacey were just awesome.

All of their suggestions helped us make an effective sale and more importantly, they were our agent as an agent is expected to be...looking out for the client's best interest, not just looking for a quick sale. Huge difference vs some other agents. They made the process as easy as possible considering levels of complexity rise when dealing with higher end homes. Can't say enough good things about Craig and Stacey and I highly recommend them to anyone selling a home.

Kim Bozik

Their service was fast, efficient, friendly and totally professional.

Our home sold in three day and we got our asking price. Thanks to all involved.

Raymond Lloyd Anderson

Craig and Stacey are awesome.

They came well prepared for our first conversation showing they had done their research and were invested in our specific home sale. They helped us prepare for the listing and kept us informed as the process moved forward. In the end, we received an offer above asking price the same day as our first open house. Highly recommend!

Scott Mahler (Director, Digital Immersion)

Craig, Stacy and Stephen, Did an awesome job selling our home, it sold in 2 days!

!! Easy to work with very professional, making a stressful situation easy breezy. Thank you for your hard work, Steve, Danny and Brutus

Steve Stockton (Program Manager)

Stacey did amazing in working with us in in an ultra competitive market.

She was able to find us a home that works for our family now and in the future. If we decide to move again, I’ll be giving her a call!

Caitlin Herritt

We are so happy to have had the opportunity to work with Stacey.

She was so knowledgeable, warm, and patient with us, and made the process of finding our home very easy!

Molly Radigan

We honestly do not know what we would have done without Stacey’s guidance, experience and support during the process of buying our home.

We were from out of state and had a limited opportunity to find and make an offer on a home. We truly felt like she was watching out for us the entire time. She knows the area so well and she knew what areas provided the amenities we were looking for in a second home. I work as a Realtor in another state so I sat the bar really high and Stacey surpassed all of my expectations. We fell in love with our condo (and the entire community). That’s when we saw Stacey’s expertise shine through. She fought for us the entire time. We purchased a property that was in the frame stage of construction and she literally carried us through the design center (I'm pretty sure we would still be there trying to pick out finishes if she hadn't been there to help us out). She made sure she was there to represent us during the inspection process since we were out of state. I don’t know what we would have done without her. She kept in constant contact with us the entire time, even though we were in a different state. She took care of us through any issues that came up during the purchase, protected us the entire time, and she dealt with issues so we didn’t have to. She handled everything and it reduced the stress that we were under. But the service did not end with the closing of our home. She made sure to check on our house as we were out of state. Once we closed, she provided us with a list of resources in our area that were businesses we could rely on. We have used more than one service she recommended and we have not been disappointed. Stacey is well known in the area and has a fantastic reputation. Stacey still checks on us. It is rare to find a service level like what we were shown. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area. The bar is instantly raised when you work with Stacey. She works tirelessly to ensure that your goal to buy or sell a home is as smooth a process as possible. If we ever sell this house or need to purchase another one, we would definitely utilize Stacey again. We have such gratitude for her helping us to realize our dream of owning a second home in Arizona and we fully realize what a major role she had in making our dream a reality.

Tina Vorbeck

Stacy was our realtor for a recent Investment Property we purchased in Old Town Scottsdale.

She was very professional, timely, and knowledgeable. She helped us obtain a great price, and kept the project moving forward. Thank You for helping us with our new project!!!!

Mark Johnson (Home Owner)

If you want the best in 'The Valley', call Craig and Stacey.

Fast and effective service, along with great knowledge in Real Estate, is what sets them apart from the rest. Thanks for the work you do!! Rob Hoffman

Rob Hoffman

We bought our current home with Craig's help ten years ago and because of that positive experience we wanted to work with him again when we sold our rental home!

The second time around we got Craig and Stacey and what a great team they are! Stacey was exceptionally helpful with the rehab of the home that was going on the market! Because of her time and expertise we were able to maximize our return on investment! Thanks to Craig and Stacey for knowledge and expertise, we recommend and would gladly use them in the future!

Arthur and Nancy Engstrom

Stacey was incredibly helpful every step of the way!

I felt I could trust her from the start of the home buying process and that she had my best interest in mind. I would definitely recommend Stacey to my family and friends.

Emily Mills

It can be difficult to find a realtor that you are confident understands your needs.

Stacey proactively asked questions to gain a full understanding of our thought process and market expectations. She did a great job staging our home and keeping us informed once listed on the market. Her communication style is thorough and she responds timely. If you are looking for a realtor who will make your transaction seem easy, I’d highly recommend Stacey!!!

Kristen Marsh

Stacey Aker is a realtor that will go above and beyond for you and your family.

She makes sure that all of your requirements are fulfilled. Stacey will update you frequently along your new home purchase and keep you informed, also give you an understanding about the tasks at hand. Not only are you gaining a marvelous realtor but a friend along the way.

Jeana Velasco-Madden (Home buyer)

Stacey was amazing!

! Her savvy, experience, and dedication helped put my daughter into her dream home. In this market that wasn’t easy, but she was there every step of the way, day and night, providing the needed support throughout. As a mother of four girls, It was readily apparent from the start Stacey possessed the caring and intuitiveness that ensured my daughter’s experience was above and beyond.

Kathy Mills (SVP & CFO)

Relocating to Phoenix from Puerto Rico due to my job was already a huge leap but coming into a different culture and city which I had never visited previously brought a lot of ambiguity and anxiety.

I was clueless to 1) the market 2) which area works for me and my family 3) what I was looking for a home. Stacey was a god send, its important to have chemistry with your realtor and what makes an amazing realtor is that they understand more what you want and need then you are even able to articulate. Stacey first works in getting to know you and understand you, which helps give ease and trust that she will find the best property for you. Stacey provided transparent information on the current market and what can help you get an offer accepted, she knows so much of Phoenix that she can understand which neighborhood works great for you and your family dynamics and she made sure to pick out homes that fulfilled the wish list. My process for purchasing a home with the bank was a whirlwind but Stacey & her husband Craig were with me thru all of it, supporting and ensuring that we got to closing day.

Hiriana Arroyo

Craig and Stacey were the perfect fit for us.

They worked with our crazy schedules and tight timeline. They have a very up to date system for selling and buying houses with seamless transactions. Craig and Stacey were very much there for us during the many stressors of buying and selling at the same time!!!

Lacey Smekal (RN)

Stacey made our whole process from listing to closing painless.

It was so easy. She is fabulous to work with, very professional and knowledgeable. I recommend her highly.

Lori Stevens

Stacey was incredible from start to finish.

We got her advice months before we listed our first home to see what improvements would give us the most "bang for our buck." That helped us focus and have a list to guide us to be ready for selling. When it came to buying, she was very responsive to help us see the properties we were interested in, and we appreciated her expert advice on the potential for each home or lack thereof. When we were in the bidding process, she navigated through the best ways to have our offer stand out. Her stellar reputation in the community was an asset when dealing with the seller's agent. We are so happy that we chose Stacey, thanks to a referral. We talk about how lucky we had such expertise and support through a challenging and stressful process. We would highly recommend Stacey to anyone looking for a realtor.

Kelsey & Billy Donnay

Craig and Stacy did a great job with sale of our house - from cradle to grave - they helped get the house ready, staged, photographed for marketing, set up a safe house visitation plan and then quickly we received an offer.

Followed through the entire offer and escrow process and ensured nothing derailed or slowed down the inspection and close out process. I give them my highest possible recommendation, they will do everything necessary to sell your house at a fair and reasonable price -which creates win:win for all parties

Bruce Nevel (Senior Facilities Officer)
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"Craig and Stacey are great. We have purchased two homes with them and have referred them numerous times. I can't imagine buying or selling a home without their help. I really can't praise them enough."
5 /5.0
by user4308188
"Stacey was very helpful in looking for an investment property. She showed me all the listings that fit the budget, ROI, proximity that I was looking for. The full process was awesome and I felt very comfortable. Definitely recommend them to others."
5 /5.0
by Dan Mermelstein
"Craig was great from the start, opening up my online portal and sending me listings and updates daily. As soon as I found properties that I liked he scheduled them immediately. I am very pleased with the services they provided, the entire process was very smooth. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new home."
5 /5.0
by adam radloff
"After relocating from the East coast to Phoenix AZ we were in great need of a real estate professional to help us navigate the local market. We initially came in contact with Craig Akers purely by chance as he was the listing broker of a property we decided to view.After explaining our needs to Craig he quickly set us up with an automated MLS viewing and notification system based on the fundamental home search criteria we provided.From that point on, and without reservation, we decided that Craig was the broker for us. He was incredibly courteous, professional, and most importantly focused on getting us the home that we wanted, versus just putting us into a property for the sake of getting a close.He was the consummate professional from the beginning, guiding us through every step of the process, but not in an over-bearing way, but clearly as someone who had a vested interest in making our home search process as friendly and informative as possible.In doing so, Craig was also sure to nudge us if we needed nudging in order to make sure we didn't miss opportunities as they came to market. Craig exemplified what you would expect and need in a broker; someone who listens to your needs and focuses accordingly, but also someone who will tell you when you are about to make a mistake and gets you back on-track to ensure you meet your real estage goals.Craig was responsive to all of our requests for home showings. He showed up on-time and always worked to ensure he could accommodate our schedule 7 days a week. In short, I have recommended Craig Akers of NextHome Valleywide (formerly Omni Real Estate Solutions) to my family and friends for all of their real estate needs.If you are looking for an experienced, honest, and straight forward real estate broker who's primary goal will be to ensure you get the property of your dreams, than please don't hesitate to contact Craig and Stacey Akers - you won't be disappointed."
5 /5.0
by user90179145
"Our selling experience required us to move first and then list our home. We had our home built that included modifications to the floor plan that worked for us, but actually became objections to the potential buyers that viewed our home. After a short time, it became obvious that we needed to make some changes which included moving a wall and door, and then re-tiling. Of course the exact tile was discontinued, but Craig and Stacey were able to get an exact match in a smaller size. They worked with the contractor and made a very successful modification happen. We also replaced the carpet in the office. Craig and Stacey managed to work with the contractors and make these changes quickly and at very reasonable prices. The home was re-listed and sold very quickly. The amount of work needed to get the house in the best saleable condition was tedious, but Craig and Stacey came through with flying colors. This was all done while we were living on the other side of the country. We were very satisfied and appreciative of the great service we received from Team Akers."
5 /5.0
by Brad Townsend
"Craig has been very helpful with our searches. We haven't purchased a home yet because owners do not want to come down to a reasonable price. Most are over priced and takes a LONG time to come down to what is really reasonable."
5 /5.0
by sunlakesaz
"Craig and Stacey have assisted us in recently selling two properties and we couldn't be more happy with the service and expertise throughout the whole process. Both Craig and Stacey were extremely knowledgeable and very competent in advising us on the correct strategy and right pricing to get us the most return on our sale. Both Craig and Stacey exceeded our expectations in all regards and we would definitely use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone needing to either buy or sell a property."
5 /5.0
by kaylors45
"Stacey Akers is an excellent realtor. She truly cares about putting you into the home that will fit your family. There were several times where she could have suggested a home for our family that would be a quick sell for her. Instead, she only directed us to homes that were a true fit in spite of the fact it might take longer for her to make a sale. If you want a realtor that truly cares, contact Stacey."
5 /5.0
by puppysaver
"I met Stacey through a referral when I was looking to sell my home in 2005. Ten years later, and four different home transactions later, I not only consider her my realtor but she has also become a friend. Through each of these home transactions she was there every step of the way whether it was to sit through home inspections, our title signings, or to pick out our upgrades in a new home purchase. If there was ever a time she wasn't available, her husband Craig would be there. They make a great team! I also have been very happy with the mortgage lending company they work with. I strongly recommend them and have put my trust in them over the past decade for all our real estate needs."
5 /5.0
by michelle5250
"Stacey has a gift of listening and then putting all your wants together into finding the best home. We started out all over the place and very quickly she pulled out key information crucial to our home buying process. She is professional and made the whole process painless. I have confidently recommended her services to others and we are happier than we could have ever imagined with our new home."
5 /5.0
by Stevens505
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