I recently moved my real estate practice to UBG after years of being an owner and manager in the industry. My passion is helping agents learn and grow their business while helping my Clients realize their personal dream of Home Ownership, repeat that process and improve each time! In addition, as a Licensed Instructor I try to share this philosophy with others through education. History of involvement and track record of ROI for our Members and Clients at all levels of service, “I believe it is important to give back to the industry and leave it a little better for the future – that has been my goal in all of the roles I have taken on.” My business approach is quite simple in working with my clients (Hundreds of transactions personally and Thousands as reviewing Broker of record) or with other professionals inside of our industry – is to treat people with respect and follow through on commitments and treat folks like I would want to be treated. Over 40 plus years of business experience. One of a select group of 10 individuals with MRE (Master Real Estate) Designation in State of AZ. Member of Team to combine Wemar & SouthEast Valley Regional Assn. of REALTORS merged WESERV Association and have a history of service at Local, National and State Association of REALTOR’S levels. Founder SEVRAR Leadership program and Tempe Leadership class VIII graduate. FPC (Federal Policy Coordinator for AAR/NAR) for Senator Sinema and for Congresswoman Sinema and have served in the past for others – one of 535 REALTORS’ out of 1.3 million members that is assigned to each District and Senator throughout the U.S. Chair in 2021 – Legislative and Political Affairs at Arizona REALTOR’S and member Executive Committee. Past-President at SEVRAR and Board member & REALTOR OF THE YEAR -1999 and Past-President at ARMLS and current Board member chaired many different committees as well as serving on committee’s over my 30yr. span of membership.
Customer Service Matters!
"Where do I start? Duane Washkowiak was so easy to work with, and was very thorough. Given that I was purchasing two properties - at a distance, as part of a 1031 exchange, he had to work quickly. Despite this, he still went to every single house to personally screen them, and made certain that the homes would work well with both my current and future needs. His attention to detail is apparent, and very much appreciated throughout this process. I have worked with several other agents in my past, and from these experiences, I would have expected someone to just go with the first couple of properties that fell in their lap. Rather than doing this, he urged me to take my time and make sure that we were not moving to purchase something that was not right, just to get the exchange done. When I actually saw the properties, I was very impressed and satisfied. Buying houses sight unseen is always a challenge, but I am glad I was able to trust Duane's instincts. With respect to communication, Duane was always clear and concise. I already knew he was knowledgeable from previous interactions with him, which instilled confidence in my moving forward with my purchases for the 1031 exchange - even in a seller's market. He is polite and respectful of my time, and often times made himself available in off or odd hours to accommodate my crazy schedule. He never wasted my time, and was always much more prepared for our conversations than I was, and was able to guide me as needed. He was easily accessible, and friendly - making him approachable with any potential questions I had. My overall experience with Duane was great, and made my first experience with a 1031 exchange much easier and smoother than I ever anticipated it would be. He helped though every step of the process, and made excellent referrals when needed. He really knows the market, and other great professionals in the area, which helped to make this whole process run smoothly from beginning to end. I can not say enough great things about him, and plan on working with him again in the near future!"
"We have worked with Duane on multiple property transactions. He has never and I mean never steered us
wrong. He always puts his clients first."
"Once again we want to thank Duane Washkowiak for helping us on the purchase of our home. He made this stressful process easy and smooth. He understood exactly what we were looking for and is very knowledgeable. He maintained constant communication and solved any issues that came up quickly and effectively, paying attention to the smallest details. His open availability made us feel secure and confident during the entire process. Lastly, he did not rest until the house we found was exactly what we were looking for and call home today. I would not hesitate to request his services again and highly recommend him to anyone in need. Thank you Duane Washkowiak."