Best Real Estate Agents Near Me - Cathy Carter

If you are ready to search MLS near me for homes with a pool, then you’re probably also looking for the best real estate agents near me to help you with your home purchase. Having an experienced real estate professional in your corner will save you time, give you peace of mind, and very likely save you a great deal of money. In most cases, sellers have a real estate agent working for them, so you’ll also want someone on your side who has your back in negotiations and can help you make an offer on a home. Cathy Carter is a top REALTOR® in the Phoenix Southeast Valley as well as a luxury home specialist with over 25 years of local experience. Over the years, Cathy has helped hundreds of families find and get into the home of their dreams.

As your real estate agent, Cathy will uncover homes listings near me with pool that best match your preferences and needs; arrange for private showings; make sure prices are justified based on comparable home sales in the area; provide information about the neighborhood you are interested in; negotiate an offer including the price and other clauses and contingencies in the purchase agreement; navigate the home inspection and negotiate repairs or credits with the seller; decipher paperwork that could be filled with complex jargon and terms you don’t understand; request and review seller disclosures; draft and review documents and contracts, and guide you through the closing process.

Whether you are interested in Southeast Valley real estate near me in Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, or Scottsdale, Cathy has all the information and resources needed to ensure a successful home buying experience. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.  

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search MLS near me - with new listings updated every 5 minutes. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, save your search for real estate near me, create a free account, and receive notifications of new listings that match your home criteria delivered directly to your email. Scroll down below to browse homes listings near me with pool and learn more about the benefits of living in the Southeast Valley:

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For more information about homes listings near me with pool or to schedule a private showing, please contact Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a licensed full-time Southeast Valley REALTORⓇ - Cathy is the first to know when new inventory becomes available ensuring that her buyers have access to the best homes and securing an offer. As a local expert on the ground in Southeast Valley, Cathy can help educate you on the different neighborhoods and communities, the type of homes and features, the top builders in the region, school districts, area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and much more.

Narrow down your search MLS near me by having Cathy put together a list of pool homes that are the best fit for your family and arrange for private showings. Cathy would be happy to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you may have regarding property details, pricing, financing options, and more. Start the home search process today by calling Cathy at (480) 459-8488 or getting in touch by email.   

The Benefits of Living in Southeast Valley, Arizona

One of the fastest-growing innovation and technology centers in the country, the region’s strong technology and excellent educational facilities along with outstanding amenities provide the foundation for a quality lifestyle. Southeast Valley is home to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a fast-growing reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. East Valley leaders see the airport as an international aerospace center and a catalyst for bringing over 100,000 new jobs to the area over the next decade. The different communities that comprise Southeast Valley include ChandlerSun LakesGilbertQueen CreekSan Tan ValleyMesaTempeAhwatukee, and Scottsdale:  


Located about 22 miles southeast of Phoenix, Chandler is a city suburb that’s both cosmopolitan and family-friendly. Home to nearly 258,000 people, Chandler is a diverse and affluent community situated in one of the fastest-growing innovation and technology hubs in the U.S. In the 1980s, Chandler’s agriculture-based economy shifted to technology when Intel Corporation began its operations here. Chandler's innovative technology base and excellent educational facilities provide the foundation for a comfortable lifestyle.

The largest employer in Chandler is Intel Corporation with 2 campuses. Chandler is home to a vibrant and historic downtown, exciting cultural and recreation options, fabulous shopping (Chandler Fashion Center) and fine dining destinations, an excellent school system, over 60 parks and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year-round, and several top-rated golf courses. Most of Chandler is served by the nationally recognized, A-rated Chandler Unified School District. CUSD schools have been named Arizona A+ Schools of Excellence or U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 86 times since 1983. 

In October 2021, Chandler home prices were up 23.1% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $480K. On average, homes in Chandler sell after 29 days on the market compared to 31 days last year.  

Sun Lakes

Located about 24.7 miles southeast of Phoenix, Sun Lakes is a fabulous master-planned retirement community for active adults (40-plus years) featuring a vast array of resort-like amenities. The development has five distinct communities, each with its own golf course and clubhouse/activities center: Sun Lakes #1 (the original community (gated), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood (non-gated), Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated).

Residents of Sun Lakes have access to five golf courses, driving ranges, heated community pools, spas, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness facilities, arts & crafts centers, restaurants, cafes, stocked fishing lakes, miles of scenic walking paths, dozens of clubs, and planned events along with nearby shopping plazas, restaurants, a community college campus, public library, health care providers, and more. In October 2021, Sun Lakes home prices were up 20.5% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $454K. On average, homes in Sun Lakes sell after 30 days on the market compared to 33 days last year. 


The town of Gilbert is located in Maricopa County about 22 miles southeast of Phoenix.  Thriving in business and leisure activities, Gilbert has a vibrant Heritage District, great shopping (SanTan Village), a notable foodie scene, an excellent school system, numerous parks & outdoor recreation opportunities, and some of the best golf clubs in the valley. A youthful and vibrant community, the median age of Gilbert residents is 33.8 years with 67.6 percent of the population under the age of 45. The town's access to an educated and diverse workforce, a pipeline of emerging technologies from statewide universities, ease of market access, and quality living attracts worldwide companies to the area.

Top employers in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, and Deloitte, among other great companies. Most of  Gilbert is served by the highly-rated Gilbert Unified School District also known as Gilbert Public Schools (GPS). As of 2020, thirteen GPS schools have earned the "A+ School of Excellence™ Award" from the Arizona Educational Foundation. In October 2021, home prices in Gilbert were up 28.9% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $522K. On average, homes in Gilbert sell after 25 days on the market compared to 27 days last year. 

Queen Creek

The friendly town of Queen Creek is located in Maricopa County, with a small portion extending into Pinal County. Home to around 51,800 people, Queen Creek residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area, with easy commuting to and from metro Phoenix, great schools, an abundance of recreational activities, and a low-stress lifestyle. Queen Creek is a friendly, "first name" community, where the person behind the counter is someone who will know you by name. Located just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Queen Creek has more than 70 neighborhoods, communities, and/or subdivisions featuring a wide range of residential choices.

Queen Creek offers convenient shopping centers, an excellent school system, plenty of family-oriented activities, several top-rated golf courses, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in San Tan Mountain Regional Park (less than 8 miles away). In October 2021, Queen Creek home prices were up 43.1% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $560K. On average, homes in Queen Creek sell after 31 days on the market compared to 32 days last year. There were 204 homes sold in October this year, down from 212 last year. 

San Tan Valley

The bedroom community of San Tan Valley is bounded by the San Tan Mountains Regional Park on the west and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest, with a population of around 99,894 (2020). San Tan Valley was named after the nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park with more than10,000 acres of rugged wilderness and peaks that reach up to 2,500 feet. San Tan Valley consists largely of master-planned communities and offers the best of both worlds: Convenient access to city amenities and a laid-back, small-town lifestyle that makes the most of its scenic, Sonoran Desert surroundings.

Residents of San Tan Valley enjoy easy access to top-rated golf courses, parks, trails, and other outdoor activities, while also being close to grocery stores, big box stores, restaurants, and everyday conveniences. Students attend top-rated schools in the JO Combs Unified School District. In October 2021, San Tan Valley home prices were up 37.6% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $410K. On average, homes in San Tan Valley sell after 25 days on the market compared to 24 days last year. 


Mesa is a city suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Home to around 538,146 people, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona. The Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University is located in Mesa as well as the largest relief airport in the Phoenix area - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Mesa has a rich cultural heritage and is currently experiencing tremendous economic growth due to the expansion of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport attracting many new businesses to the area. Mesa is currently home to major companies like Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing, among others.

Boasting a thriving downtown, exciting local culture, great shopping and restaurants, an excellent school system, numerous sports facilities, Cactus League spring training baseball, popular annual events and festivals, and top-rated golf clubs, Mesa is a great place to settle down and buy a home. In October 2021, Mesa home prices were up 25.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $415K. On average, homes in Mesa sell after 26 days on the market compared to 27 days last year. 


The city of Tempe was named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, a gorge in the Tempi municipality of northern Thessaly, Greece. Home to approximately 195,805 people, Tempe is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east.  Top employers in Tempe include Arizona State University, State Farm Insurance, Freedom Financial Network, JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, ABM Industries, Wells Fargo, City of Tempe, SRP, Honeywell, and Insight Direct Inc.

Tempe has a lively downtown brimming with restaurants, stores, galleries, clubs, and nightlife and is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University. For parents with school-age children, Tempe offers outstanding education choices from preschool to graduate school. The city is served by three highly regarded public school districts: Tempe Elementary School DistrictKyrene School District, and Tempe Union High School District. In October 2021, Tempe home prices were up 25.0% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $450K. On average, homes in Tempe sell after 31 days on the market compared to 34 days last year. 


Ahwatukee is the southernmost village of Phoenix, known for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque mountain views, and charming small-town feel. Ahwatukee is situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve, stretching along its northern border. With a population of around 83,665 (2020), Ahwatukee offers easy access to outdoor activities like hiking biking, and horseback riding in South Mountain Park, great shopping and dining options, several top-rated golf courses, and close proximity to major employment hubs.

The community is served by the highly-acclaimed, A-rated Kyrene School District (Pre-K through 8th grade), one of the top-performing school districts in the state. All 25 schools in the district have received excelling or high-performing ratings.  In October 2021, Ahwatukee home prices were up 25.0% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $485K. On average, homes in Ahwatukee sell after 29 days on the market compared to 33 days last year. 


The city of Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County and has a population of around 265,249 (2020).   Scottsdale’s exciting art and culture, world-class resorts and spas, premier shopping and restaurants, exciting nightlife, popular annual events, over 50 top-rated golf courses, and scenic hiking trails make it a great place to live. Most of Scottsdale’s workforce is in the tourism industry. The city has one of the highest numbers of AAA Five-Diamond hotels and resorts in the country and is home to many renowned spas and resorts including the Four Seasons Scottsdale and Canyon Suites.

A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the "Resort Corridor" due to the many upscale resorts that line the street. Top employers in Scottsdale include Honor Health, CVS Health, Scottsdale Unified School District, Vanguard, and the City of Scottsdale. One of the largest employment centers in Scottsdale and in the state is Scottsdale Airpark, anchored by the Scottsdale Airport. The Airpark encompasses 8.6 square miles and includes over 2,900 businesses that employ more than 51,000 people. Scottsdale is served by the nationally-acclaimed Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), ranked among the top school districts in the country.

 In October 2021, Scottsdale home prices were up 21.2% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $725K. On average, homes in Scottsdale sell after 32 days on the market compared to 41 days last year. In October 2021, North Scottsdale home prices were up 18.1% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $833K. On average, homes in North Scottsdale sell after 33 days on the market compared to 47 days last year. 

Schools and Education

The Phoenix metro area is home to several award-winning school districts filled with top-rated schools. There are 458 public schools serving 253,554 students in Phoenix. There are 30 school districts with more than 200 charter schools and a number of top-rated private schools. Under Arizona’s open-enrollment law, children can attend other schools within the district or in another district by applying to that school, so families can be confident their child is receiving the best education possible. Phoenix has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Arizona. The 3 highest ranked public schools in Phoenix include Phoenix Union Bioscience High SchoolGreat Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale, and Basis Phoenix

The highest-ranked public schools in Phoenix by Public School Reviews

Community Colleges in Southeast Valley include Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado College, Scottsdale Community College, and Central Arizona College. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) offers students in 10 East Valley school districts a wide range of career and technical education courses. Students are prepared with skills for immediate entry into the local job market, and many are on career tracks that lead to higher education. Over 60% of EVIT students go on to college. Downtown Phoenix is home to the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Arizona State University has campuses in Downtown Phoenix and Mesa, with its main campus in Tempe. 

Partner with Top Southeast Valley REALTORⓇ - Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter has been a dedicated Southeast Valley REALTORⓇ for over two decades. Whether you are in the market for houses for sale near me, or it's time to list your current home, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need and deserve. Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy's personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the perfect home in the right neighborhood. If you're looking to sell your home, Cathy will get it sold quickly for top dollar, with most of Cathy’s listings selling within 5 days or less. 

Cathy will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and be your trusted guide and advisor every step of the way, ensuring the best possible results. If you would like more information about homes listings near me with pool, or selling your home in Southeast Valley,  please give Cathy a call at (480) 459‑8488 or send her an email

RE/MAX Cathy Carter Real Estate & Luxury Homes
Professional REALTOR®
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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