RE/MAX Realtor® Cathy Carter in Mesa & East Valley Arizona

If you are looking to buy a home in Mesa, AZ, finding the best Mesa REALTOR® to work with is key. You’ll want an experienced agent to help guide and advise you during the buying process and answer any questions you might have. A qualified agent will possess in-depth local market knowledge and be familiar with the area you are interested in living in. RE/MAX REALTOR® Cathy Carter in Mesa & East Valley Arizona has over 25 years of experience helping her clients find their dream home. Intimately familiar with the different neighborhoods and communities n Mesa, Cathy has a gift for uncovering the best Mesa real estate based on your specific criteria in a home. Whether you desire a low-maintenance condo situated in the heart of things, a cozy patio home on the links, a single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated subdivision brimming with amenities, a new construction home with the latest designer features, semi-rural horse property, a custom home tucked away in an exclusive golf course community or a sprawling luxury estate with spectacular views, Cathy can help you choose from the best Mesa homes for sale and secure an offer. Mesa’s year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting local culture, great shopping and restaurants, nationally recognized school system, numerous sports facilities, Cactus League spring training baseball, and top-rated golf clubs all add up to a great place to call home. Get the home search process started today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the best Mesa homes for sale, with listings updated every 3 minutes. You can view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Be sure to scroll down below to find out more about the best mesa real estate, current housing market trends,   and living in this vibrant Arizona city:

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If you would like more information on the best Mesa homes for sale or to schedule a private showing, please contact RE/MAX REALTOR® Cathy Carter in Mesa & East Valley Arizona - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. Serving Mesa and the East Valley since 1994, Cathy stays on top of the local market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the best Mesa homes for sale in the most desirable neighborhoods and securing an offer.   

7 Essential Traits to Look for When Choosing the Best Mesa REALTOR®  

When buying a home in Mesa, you want to choose the right real estate agent to work with because the wrong agent can cost you time and money. The best Mesa REALTOR® should have these 7 essential traits that separate the best from the mediocre ones:

1). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will be a Good Listener

A key characteristic of a good agent is how well they listen to their clients and retain what they heard. If you say your maximum budget for a home is $275,000, your agent should stick within that price when providing properties to view. RE/MAX REALTOR® Cathy Carter in Mesa and East Valley is an excellent listener and will be able to quickly ascertain your needs and wants and have a plan of approach that's based on your specific criteria.

2). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will be a Good Communicator

You want an agent who speaks to you often about what is happening during each step of the transaction. What you don’t want is an agent whom you rarely hear from. The best Mesa REALTOR® will be in constant communication with you and in continual communication with all other parties involved in the transaction. Cathy is a great communicator and makes herself available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns. She understands how important it is to promptly return any texts, calls, or emails from her clients and other parties involved with the transaction. 

3). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will be Honest 

The best Mesa REALTOR® will have the ability to be completely honest and transparent with you. You want an agent whom you can always trust to be truthful and upfront throughout the buying process, even if the outcome is not easy to hear. Having a trusted professional on your side means there is one less thing to worry about. Cathy’s clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions.

4). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will be Ethical

The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness, and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. Cathy strives to be the best Mesa REALTOR® and abides by a strict REALTOR® Code of Ethics and Standards, which means that necessary transaction facts are not misrepresented or concealed, contract deals are completely spelled out in the writing, all people are treated equally and with respect, and your best interests will always be protected.

5). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will be an Excellent Negotiator 

Your real estate agent’s negotiation skills can make the difference between a successful deal and one that falls apart.  In a competitive real estate market, it’s often the best real estate negotiator who walks away with the best deal. Cathy understands that being a strong negotiator is an essential skill as a successful REALTOR® and one of the things most clients consider when looking for an agent to work with. Cathy’s client testimonials speak volumes about her professionalism and impressive negotiating skills, which are second to none.    

6). The Best Mesa REALTOR® will have Good Energy

Because you will grow especially close with your real estate agent during the home buying process, one essential quality to look for in an agent is good energy.  Are they down-to-earth and positive? Do you feel that you can trust them? Energy reveals everything about a person, and relationships are everything in real estate. Cathy is known for her friendly personality and positive demeanor. Her personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. She is extremely down-to-earth and someone you can trust and feel good about working with. 

7). The Best Mesa REALTOR® Will have an Underlying Passion for Real Estate

When selecting the best Mesa REALTOR®, direct and candid communication, deep market knowledge, comprehension of the numbers, willingness to work hard and consistent follow-through are basic requirements. The agent you choose should also have an underlying passion for real estate. Without that passion, the other qualities will always fall short. Serving Mesa and the surrounding East Valley for over two decades, Cathy is extremely committed to her profession and passionate about real estate. One of the things she loves most about being a real estate agent is the opportunity to share the joy her clients feel when they find the home of their dreams.

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Mesa, AZ

Mesa is located in Maricopa County and home to approximately 527,670 people, making it the 3rd largest city in Arizona. Neighboring communities include Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Queen Creek and Apache Junction on the east. Situated about 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa is home to the largest relief airport in the Phoenix metro area - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as well as the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.

If you are seeking the urban amenities typically found in a larger city, yet still want the comfort of suburban living, Mesa has it all. The city offers year-round warm-sunny weather, great shopping and restaurants, exciting local culture, an excellent school system, numerous sports facilities, Cactus League spring training baseball, several top-rated golf clubs, and a variety of annual events and festivals held throughout the year.    

Northeast Mesa

Northeast Mesa is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city, home to several golf communities and custom home enclaves along with more affordable areas. Neighborhoods in Northeast Mesa are among the most popular in the valley for road bicyclists, who flock to the Usery Pass Road and Bush Highway. The Desert Trails Bike Park is in the heart of the area with trails for all ages. Saguaro Lake and Salt River Recreation offer boating, tubing, paddling, and other water sports. Desirable communities in Northeast Mesa include Las Sendas, Red Mountain Ranch, and Alta Mesa, just to name a few. 

Southeast Mesa

Southeast Mesa is an upscale neighborhood that’s attracting many new home buyers and businesses. The ASU Polytechnic campus located in Southeast Mesa attracts a younger crowd along with millennials, families, and retirees. Golf courses are abundant and many big recreational areas are close by. The master-planned communities of Eastmark (the #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona) and Mulberry are both located in Southeast Mesa, among other great communities.

Downtown Mesa

Mesa’s vibrant and historic downtown includes one square mile of exciting cultural attractions, international restaurants & casual eateries, boutiques & locally-owned stores, sports bars, breweries, wineries, and exciting nightlife. The Mesa Arts Center is s performing and visual arts complex located downtown, featuring concerts, performing arts, events, art activities, music, dance, shows, and comedy performances. In addition to Mesa Arts, the city has several museums including the i.d.e.a. Museum (a children's museum), Arizona Museum of Natural History, and Mesa Historical Museum.

Mesa Economy and Job Opportunities

Mesa is part of the thriving East Valley tech corridor, home to industry leaders like Intel, GoDaddy, Infusionsoft, Clearlink, TEKsystems, Microchip Technologies, Vixxo, and many others. The region’s advanced business services sector, especially financial services, has also grown extensively over the past 10 years, with companies like PayPal, GM Financial, and Toyota Financial Services generating thousands of jobs in the area. Located in South Mesa is the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, the largest relief airport in the Phoenix area.

The expansion of the airport is fueling the local economy and bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area. Major companies in Mesa include Boeing, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, and Mitsubishi, along with many other great companies. Boeing is one of the city's largest employers with 3,700 employees. The northeast Mesa facility, near McDowell and Higley roads, is most known for producing Apache Attack Helicopters.

Mesa Shopping & Dining 

Mesa is home to a number of great shopping destinations:  Mesa Riverview is the city's largest retail center where you can enjoy great values at over 30 brand-name retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall's, Sports Authority, and more. Superstition Springs Center features more than 150 stores and eateries, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts a free concert series throughout the year, a double-decker carousel, and an indoor children's play area. 

Village Square at Dana Park is a fashion-focused lifestyle center with high-end retailers, several eateries offering al fresco dining, fountains, and palm-tree-lined driveways. Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet offers a vast assortment of reasonably priced goods that you simply can't find anywhere else. Mesa serves as a culinary gateway to the Phoenix metro area, with the region's neighboring farms providing seasonal goods to enjoy in the city's many restaurants. From farm to fork, comfort foods, tapas, wine bars, craft breweries, and gastropubs, you'll discover it all in Mesa. 

Mesa Schools & Education

Mesa has some of the best primary education schools in Arizona. There are 26 “A” ranked schools in Mesa and 13 “A+” School of Excellence laureates. The community is served by four school districts. Mesa Public Schools (MPS) is an award-winning district and serves the largest portion of the city. The largest school district by student enrollment in Arizona, MPS offers special programs to meet the needs of every learner, including back-to-basics, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), and online learning. 

Gilbert Public Schools, the Higley Unified School District, and the Queen Creek Unified School District each serve a portion of southeast Mesa, with average ACT and SAT scores that beat both the state and national averages. The city has an impressive array of top-rated educational institutions and collaborative partnerships that focus on producing a workforce that is technologically prepared, which include Mesa Community College, ASU Polytechnic Campus, East Valley Institute of Technology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College-Williams Campus, A.T. Still University, Northern Arizona University-Mesa, Benedictine University, Upper Iowa University, Wilkes University, Arizona College, Carrington College, DeVry University and Pima Medical Institute.

Mesa Outdoor Recreation

Mesa and the surrounding area provide a multitude of year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, golf, water sports, and more. Usery Mountain Regional Park offers more than 29 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Lost Dutchman State Park offers several trails that lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. San Tan Mountain Regional Park has more than eight miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Within 30 minutes of Mesa are Apache Lake, Canyon Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Saguaro Lake, and Salt River, where you can enjoy water activities like boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing.  

Mesa Golf 

Las Sendas Golf Club

Mesa is home to some of the best golf clubs in the valley - designed by golf pros and architects such as Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, and Pete Dye. Golfers can enjoy a variety of options from challenging desert golf to traditional links play at Red Mountain Golf Club, Las Sendas Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club, Toka Sticks Golf Club, Painted Mountain Golf Resort, Superstition Springs Golf Club, Dobson Ranch Golf Course, and Augusta Ranch Golf Club. 

Mesa Professional Sports

Situated in the heart of Arizona's Cactus League spring training baseball, Mesa is home to two major spring training teams – the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park (the largest spring training stadium by capacity in Major League Baseball) and the Oakland A’s at Hohokam Stadium. Over the years, some of the greatest ballplayers in the history of the game have played in Mesa, including Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, and many others. Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena

Phoenix Metro Area Professional Sports

The Phoenix metro area is home to four Major League sports teams plus a professional WNBA team. The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

Getting Around Town & Beyond

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a reliever airport for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and is conveniently located in South Mesa. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in Phoenix about 21 miles from the center of town.  Mesa provides easy access to several major routes including US-60 (Superstition Freeway), SR-87, and the 101 and 202 freeways. Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro and the Valley Metro Light Rail, which stretches from upper-central Phoenix to downtown Mesa and offers quick access to downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University, Mill Avenue in Tempe, and plenty more along the way. 

Partner with RE/MAX REALTOR® Cathy Carter in Mesa & East Valley Arizona

Serving Mesa and the surrounding East Valley for over 25 years, Cathy is extremely familiar with the area, processes a vast network of local connections, and has the skills and experience to lead you towards a smooth and successful transaction. Whether you are interested in the best Mesa homes for sale or it's time to list your current property, you want to partner with the most qualifed Mesa REALTOR®. 

Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say:

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades, and closing in 3 weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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Cathy is able to provide her clients with the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service they need when buying or selling a home. If you are currently interested in real estate in Mesa or the surrounding East Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her by email


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