Reviews From Clients

Still not convinced?  Hear what James' clients think.


"My wife and I recently purchased a house in the Ahwatukee neighborhood of Phoenix. Of all the realtors I spoke with James was without a doubt the most professional and knowledgeable. Besides Ahwatukee we also searched in north Phoenix/Cave Creek and north Peoria. James was an expert on the Phoenix neighborhoods and the market. He had a wealth of knowledge about the neighborhoods from the schools in the area to the shopping and dinning options nearby. When we decided on our house James was able to negotiate a significantly lower price and got all of our closing costs covered. We were quite impressed! Most importantly, I am in the Marine Corps and my wife and I were stationed overseas while searching for houses. Other than a two day leave period for house hunting we had to do the whole process from another country. I don't believe another realtor would have been able to execute this. But James was available to us whenever we were able to call. His communicated everything perfectly and was able to speak to our bank for us and our insurance company whenever we were not available. He would also do frequent checks on the house and send us pictures when we forgot details about the house (for example what was the layout of the room) The amount of responsibility this placed on him was tremendous, he was acting as much more than a realtor for us. We also used a VA loan which is not an easy process and James was able to help us navigate the mortgage process. We are beyond grateful for his support and couldn't have found a better realtor or a better place for us to call home. Thanks, James!" - Chris, Ahwatukee


"James provided outstanding service, expertise and negotiation skills. Best of all, he secured a full price cash offer for the house! I recommend James to all buyers and sellers out there." - Jon, Arcadia


"James was very professional and helpful. He responded quickly to all of my questions. My home sold in 4 days for $3000 over asking price! I would highly recommend James for his real estate expertise." - Liz, Peoria


"James was absolutely beneficial in helping us land our new home. I am not very well versed in the home-buying process, but James made it simple and easy to understand. He was available at a moment's notice for any questions, or was immediately on the ball when any issues arose. He's also a shrewd negotiator who got us into our house well below market value. I have already recommended James to others and will continue to do so in the future." - Chris, Phoenix


"James is the real deal. I say that confidently as an investor who has worked with several different real estate agents. To close this sale, James worked hard to reach potential buyers and he was able to secure multiple offers, including a good cash offer. I am always looking for cash buyers as an investor. I will utilize James to list my houses in the future and I would recommend him to any buyer or seller." - Joe, Scottsdale


"James helped us with buying and selling our old home. He made both the process of buying and selling easy as it could be. I never had to worry about anything as James was one step ahead and took care of everything!! He will be the only one I work with in the future and I would recommend him to all of my friends and family." - Candace, Phoenix


"I highly recommend James Lanier for your realtor. He is very knowledgable and gets the job done. Anytime we need to go look at a house with short notice he quickly accommodates us. He also answers us quickly if we have any questions. He has been such a great help through this house hunting experience. Thank you so much James for your wonderful service." - Holly, Glendale


"James was an amazing real estate agent for us. He had our house sold in literally 7 days. He created an amazing virtual tour for our home and worked with a wonderful photographer to show all the beautiful aspects of our home. James was also very quick to respond to any questions, via text or email,  my husband or myself had regarding the sale of our home. I would highly recommend James to anyone looking to sell their home." - Samantha, Phoenix


"I cannot say enough positive things about James, but I'll try. He was sharp, responsive, flexible, courteous, kind and willing to entertain any idea I threw his way. I can't imagine using anyone but James when I go to buy and/or sell another home. He is simply the best agent I've ever worked  with and I would recommend him to anyone." - Dan, Shamrock Estates


"James Lanier is a great realtor! I will strongly recommend him to anyone purchasing a home. He makes sure you understand every step in the process of buying a home. Not to mention how stressful it can get some times. He is professional at all times and maintains strong communication. I'm very  satisfied with my home at this time and wouldn't done it without James Lanier help." - Mindy, Phoenix


"James helped me buy a townhouse that I will rent to my son. He made the process very easy and helped make the transaction go very quickly and smoothly. Thanks, James, for a job well done!" - Laura, Paradise Valley


"James was very professional and efficient in showing me houses in the areas where I wanted to look. He was a pleasure to work with, and clearly guided me through the entire buying process. I would definitely use his services again." - Lynn, Anthem


"James Lanier is an ELITE realtor. He's a great advocate for you as a client; working hard to ensure you have a pleasant experience and achieve your desired result whether buying or selling. He's responsive, knowledgeable and a diligent worker. I really can't say enough positive things about him.  Highly recommend." - Tim, Gilbert


"James is very professional and pays attention to details. I was very confident that he had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. He is the best realtor I have ever hired. I would definitely recommend James." - Elyssa, Deer Valley


"James was GREAT! We got a contract on our house in 2 days! We had not even started looking at houses and James had a plan right away. We found our home and everything moved super quick and James was great. Fast to respond, always available by phone and ALWAYS had our best intentions in mind. I  definitely am not looking to move again anytime soon, but I definitely recommend him to anyone who I know that is!" - Teresa, Buckeye


"James did a fantastic job helping me find my new home! Very professional, knowledgeable, and always available. James went out of his way to work around my busy schedule to show houses and he knocked it out of the park with customer service!" - Taylor, Scottsdale


"James is fantastic! He sold our house quickly and for the price we wanted while making it effortless on our part! We moved across the country with very little notice for a job opportunity and James made the process of remotely selling our house extremely easy. We had never sold a house before but  James’s expertise put us at ease. We are so grateful that James dealt with all the exhaustive details while we were busy settling into a new home and new jobs." - Brandy, Camelback East


"I have worked with James as a professional investor as well as on the sale of my primary residence. Selling a house can be a very stressful experience and I believe you'd be hard pressed to find a more attentive, knowledgeable and honest agent out there to work with in the Phoenix, AZ area. With  James on your side, the sale will go smoothly and any hiccup along the way will be dealt with quickly. I had already moved my family out of state so I was selling our house long distance. I wasn't worried, though. I knew with having James there in Phoenix, the sale would close. Not only did he handle the sale and all that comes with it, he would also drive by the house as often as possible to keep an eye on things and also lined up someone to take care of the pool. It was a relief knowing James was there for us since we were so far away. You can search high and low looking for another agent in Phoenix, but like I said, you'll have a difficult time finding anyone as knowledgeable, honest, hardworking, attentive and efficient as James. It was a relief to have him working for us." - Brandon, Phoenix


"James made our home-selling experience feel easy and effortless. He expertly navigated every turn in the road, and had every detail covered. He made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process, and got us exactly what we wanted out of the deal. He is very attentive and easy to work with. I  would highly recommend working with James!" - Wes, Glendale


"James did an amazing job selling our home! He is extremely thorough and detail oriented. His response time was incredible whenever I had a question. My experience with James was outstanding! I highly recommend him if you are buying or selling a home!" - Angela, Desert Ridge


"James was great throughout the process. I was out of state throughout the entire process and James took care of everything. He helped get the house in working order by recommending what needed to be fixed. He had his own workers come out to fix and clean the house and everyone was very reasonable  in price. James helped me through the negotiation process and I was very happy with the sales price. I would highly recommend James if you are selling your house." - Matt, Scottsdale


"James helped us sell our last house in less then a week in 2015. Then once we were ready to buy again he helped us close on our new house with in 30 days. Also, he was available whenever my wife or I had a question and got back to us with the answer promptly." - Justin, Surprise


"James was extremely helpful and patient. He set up a custom search for us and met with us at many different properties, giving us insightful guidance throughout the process. Once we found the home that we love, he took charge and helped us through the often tedious process of completing the sale.  He communicated very clearly, and made sure we were at ease with every step. We are so happy we had James on our side throughout the process, and would definitely recommend his services!" - Jessica, Deer Valley


"I can't say enough great things about James' work as our realtor. My family and I moved to AZ from CA. We had a big wish list for what we wanted in our new home and we had an extremely short period of time before we had to buy, close, and make the move. James made it happen. He's extremely thorough  and his knowledge of the area and the transaction process helped alleviate any anxiety we had about the transition. James was an advocate for us and in the end, he helped us to get into our dream home. We couldn't be happier with the results or with James' work and professionalism. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to work with an upstanding an honest guy, who will have your back and get the job done right. Thanks James!" - Hamilton, Cave Creek


"Our closing process was one of the most complicated ones James could face. He was there for us throughout the entire process at the drop of a hat and always with our best interests in mind. From scheduling viewings, working with sellers to closing and escrow James provided five star service  throughout. By far the BEST agent in the business in Phoenix." - Andy, Phoenix


"James was wonderful to work with. He was extremely patient guiding us through the entire buying process. Always professional and showed he cared that we found the right home. After closing James made sure all requested repairs were taken care of. Highly recommend James!" - Lupe, Surprise


"James was very helpful in helping me make my first home purchase. He took the time to sit down face to face with him and he explained every step of the way clearly. James was always available for questions and helped me set up all the other necessary steps in getting me ready to own my own  home. The hole process was paced at the time that i needed to. I suffered personal tragedy during the process and James helped me schedule up all that I needed to get done so i could handle my business in peace. He also kept in touch after everything was done to make sure I was happy with everything, and I am." - Tyler, Phoenix


"James is an absolute professional! He helped remodel my home and sell it for top dollar. He was helpful every step of the way and selling my home could not have gone better. We sold it within 48 hours of listing it! I highly recommend and trust James!" - Alex, Tempe


"James was very helpful and professional in the sale of three separate properties for us this year and is currently providing excellent service with a search to buy our forever home (and a rental in the meantime since the house sold so fast!). From the beginning James had great advise on how to  stage the properties before and during listing. He researched comparable properties so we could price appropriately. He was really there for us through every step of the process. He also assisted in contracting with various professionals to make repairs as needed. We received top dollar on all properties, and above list price on one of them thanks to his skillful negotiating!" - Dave, Scottsdale


"James helped us sell our house and was very patient and kept us informed throughout the process. Our house was difficult to sell because it had a leased solar but he stuck with it and we were able to sell for the price we had wanted. He was professional and helpful throughout this long process. I  would definently recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home!" - Rebecca, Vistancia


"James is that type of professionals you wish you had known before. Jame’s professionalisms, knowledge, experience and reliability are remarkable. He was not only very supportive throughout the selling process but also was able to sell my property in less than 30 days  (On Dec 24 to be exact) for the asking price while I was overseas. I would strongly recommend James without any doubt. Thank you James for the outstanding work!" - Julio, Arrowhead


"James is so helpful and supportive. It is amazing to have someone with this much knowledge on your side while making such big life decisions. He helped with the remodeling process and we sold our home at an amazing value. James was extremely helpful with the entire process, beginning to end." - Liz, Tempe


"James was extremely easy to work with, very knowledgeable, helped extract the most value possible from our home sale, and positioned the home listing to help get multiple offers at listed price within the first 24 hours on the market. Additionally, once under contract he helped facilitate all  agreed upon repairs with competent tradespeople for reasonable prices." - Kim, Deer Valley


"James Lanier helped my wife and I find a purchase this beautiful home in North Phoenix. James made the effort to understand exactly what we were looking for and adjusted his recommendations for us as our wants shifted during our home search. He was always available and quick to respond when we  wanted to look at potential purchases, which was much appreciated in a market where new listings were going under contract within a day or two of going on the market. James also did an excellent job helping to negotiate a very competitive purchase price, put us in contact with a good lender, and answered all of our questions promptly and fully. We would highly recommend James to anyone considering buying or selling a home." - Mike, Stetson Valley


"James is a true professional. He kept me informed throughout the selling process so that I knew what to expect, and was always willing to answer my questions along the way. My home sold quickly and easily thanks to James. I would recommend him highly!" - Mike, Deer Valley


"Our experience with James Lanier was fantastic. James was highly recommended by my brother related to other real estate transactions in the past. We originally reached out to James and he was quick to respond. He visited our home and made recommendations on staging. He worked around our  availability and was punctual to our meetings. James coordinated the pictures and the posting of our home quickly and expediently. He was quick to communicate with us every time a showing was requested and provided us with clear guidance through out the entire sale process. He was patient and provided great feedback during every step of the sale. Now that we have sold our home we plan on purchasing our new home with James as we have had nothing but great experiences during the time we have worked with him. Thank you James we look forward to purchasing our next home with you soon." - Mini, Scottsdale


"James did an amazing job on selling our house for us! He gave us great advice on how to get the house ready and was always willing to answer our questions. His marketing plan for our house led to it selling on the first day. He also did a great job negotiating our sale for us. James is very knowledgeable about the market and worked so well with our relocation company that they will use him for other clients in the market. I have total confidence in his abilities and I have already referred him to my friends, co-workers and family in the market." - Julia, North Scottsdale


"Working with James greatly simplified the home selling process and removed the stress from a normally stressful process. If you are an investor looking for a full service agent or just looking for help buying or selling your next home, James is the agent I would recommend." - Loren, Paradise Valley


"James was highly knowledgeable on the greater Phoenix area. He was always punctual, courteous and understanding. Any and all questions I had were answered quickly and clearly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to move in this area." - Erin, Buckeye


"James was extremely helpful with my home search! He was always flexible with my work schedule and gave me very good insight on negotiating with the seller. I would definitely work with him again in the future!" - Brady, North Phoenix


"James did a great job helping us understand the selling process and kept us very informed on our next steps. He did an amazing job helping us value our property appropriately." - Jeff, Ahwatukee


"We had a great experience selling our $1.1 million home with James. He was very responsive, proactive, and got us the best offer possible. He also had great contacts for every type of service/repair we needed done prior to listing. Highly recommend!" - Chris, Cave Creek


"James was fantastic to work with. He knew the local market better than anyone, and was able to help us maximize our sale value. He recommend minor upgrades we could make that were extremely cost effective and drove our value above similar houses! He was also incredibly responsive to our questions and always ready with an answer! Highly recommended, we've been in Phoenix for some time and he is the best realtor in town hands down!" - Ashley, Ahwatukee


"I was hesitant to use a realtor as I have sold other homes in the past myself however I am very pleased with my choice to use James Lanier, he was so knowledgable of the market conditions that I received over $15,000.00 more than my asking price of my home. I would highly recommend Mr. Lanier, his communication, documentation and professionalism were second to none! I will use him again in my future home purchases and sales without a doubt. I can not give him a high enough praise, in such uncertain times I can certainly recommend Mr. Lanier!" - Ken, Peoria


"James was incredibly helpful and informative during my first homebuying experience. The market was very challenging and competitive and James helped me set expectations through the process. Once an offer was accepted James was amazing at negotiating with the seller and making sure the house was taken care of and move in ready for me, far above and beyond what I even hoped, saving me a ton of time, money, and hassle. If you're looking for a home I highly recommend James Lanier. He and his partner were invaluable throughout this entire process." - Travis, Gilbert


"I know it's difficult for the average person to select a realtor. I've worked with a bunch of realtors in my time, and James Lanier is the absolute best. I've sold quite a few homes over the years, and James always gets top dollar. For anyone who is reading this review and still isn't sure who to work with, trust me... James is going to do better for you than any other realtor." - John, Scottsdale


"If I had to summarize James in one word, it would be: tenacious. Whatever the issue or setback, James is able to apply his experience and his network of contacts to get things resolved and get the sale moving forward. Buyer fell through? No problem; James has it covered. Need to call 30 roofers to get a repair done in time? James is your man. I went into the home selling process dreading all of the little details that always seem to crop up, and James took that weight off, completely. I'm extremely happy with how everything turned out." - Sean, Gilbert


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13835 N Tatum Blvd Ste 9439
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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