The Jason Mitchell Group is proud & excited to announce that Lauren Ballard has joined the family. Awarded 2018 Residential Real Estate Rookie of the Year by Journal Industry Awards and fastest selling agent in Phoenix – selling 40% faster than agents. Looking forward to the future, here is what Lauren has to say:
“Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and a Cactus Shadows High School Alumni (Go Falcons!), I am a proud Arizona native with deep roots in the Valley’s real estate world. I consider it a real pleasure to be able to assist clients in finding their dream property and providing concierge service to all my clients. The valley has so much to offer from sprawling desert scenery and gorgeous sunsets, to the best golf courses, spas and shopping in the world. Some of my most treasured times as a buyer’s agent include relocation clients due to the fact that I get to show them the incredible things Arizona has to offer. After traveling throughout 20 different countries, I can confidently guarantee there is no place like Arizona. My goal as an agent is to provide my clients with premier white glove service through guidance, education and integrity.
My goals outside of my career are entirely different! I have a strong sense of community and I thrive in an environment that supports the way of life. The culture of The Jason Mitchell Group is strongly based in giving back and supporting our local charities. This was a major factor when I was looking for the perfect place for my career to fully blossom. In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, I was blessed to be a part of a tight knit group of industry professionals who collected thousands of items for the survivors of the storm. Collectively, we gathered up all the offerings from our incredibly generous friends and headed to Texas to aid in the relief effort. You would be hard pressed to find a comparable kind of devastation like what we saw over that week. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to give back on that level and proud to have friends in the industry who are willing to donate their time to such a worthy cause. Now that we are back home, we are all more sensitive to the needs of our own community. A notable cause that I will be contributing time to this holiday season is that of The Purpose Movement brought to us by David Gillette, who has organized an incredible group of people who are “Panhandling for the homeless”. They are responsible for feeding over 5,000 homeless people and raising incredible awareness throughout our state. I hope by speaking about the spiritual gifts given to us by volunteering, we can encourage more people to get out and contribute!
My passion for real estate was something I did not become aware of until I was in the latter half of my 20’s. My father has been a developer in the Valley for over 40 years and I spent many days touring homes in all the different stages of construction. Big homes, small homes, luxury custom homes, you name it! I am fortunate to have experienced the incredible heart that goes into the details of a new build. That was where I unknowingly fell in love with the housing industry. I was a Leadership in International Management Major at ASU and built a thriving career in the beauty industry, however the exuberant pace of the real estate world pulled me back in. What does all this mean for you as a buyer/seller? I not only gained an appreciation of compassion and quality customer care, but I have a thorough understanding of value and the skill of negotiation.
When it comes time to sell, I believe we have a heartfelt connection to our homes and I thrive on telling that story and developing a customized marketing strategy to get your home sold. With a fine tuned understanding of the psychology behind marketing, I am confident in my ability to provide my clients with an unforgettable customer service experience and I invite you all to follow me on this amazing new journey with The Jason Mitchell Group.
Arizona is my first love, let me show you why!”