Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161) Real Estate Agent



Steffy Hristova
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
location_on Tempe, AZ — HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161
Get to Know Steffy Hristova

I am an Arizona Realtor specializing in East Valley (Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa) and Central Phoenix areas. I offer specialized real estate services across several categories: single family homes, condos and multiplexes, multi-family apartment complexes, office.

I listen, understand and add insight to the decision-making of my clients.
I really enjoy finding out what is most important for my Buyer-clients, and guiding them through the many available options. With my Seller clients, I enjoy preparing the home for sale, presenting it in the best light to the largest audience, and achieving the best price.
My specialty is finding you a home close to where you work thus shortening your commute time - so that you can spend more time with your family, with your hobbies and passions, in your garden.
Sometimes the shortest commute is from the second floor to the first - these are the mixed use properties, also called live/work spaces.


In other cases, your home will be a short walk, or a short drive from your work. I have the tools to structure an efficient search for you. Through my access to various residential and commercial databases, I can help you find a home close to your work, or a commercial space, close to your home.

I have extensive knowledge of communities in Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, and and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

Residential Properties -
Resale of single family homes; condominiums, duplex, triplex, fourplex
New Construction - Brand New Homes
Commercial - Apartment Complexes, Restaurant, Office
Rental Properties - Landlord or Tenant Representation
Certifications and Awards:

CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert;
ACRE - Accredited Real Estate Consultant;
SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource;

2024 - Voted #8 Real Estate Agent in Arizona, Ranking Arizona Magazine 2024
2022 - Diamond Club Member Award Winner - HomeSmart
2021 - Diamond Club Member Award Winner - HomeSmart
2019 - Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2018 - Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2017 Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2010 Real Estate and Development Award - Agent for Best 2010 Redevelopment Project in Phoenix


Arizona Association of Realtors
Scottsdale Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Phoenix Art Museum
Women in Commercial Real Estate
 Musical Instruments Museum
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

I am married, live in Tempe, with my husband.
My lighter side:
I enjoy listening good music, sometimes I like to play violin.
I like to translate poetry.
I like to speak different languages.
I am optimistic, I usually think it's not too late.


Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

Accredited Real Estate Consultant (ACRE)


Buyer Agent for 2010 Best Redevelopment Project in Phoenix - Mixed Use (Office and Apartment Complex down town Phoenix) - 2010 Real Estate and Development Award

Diamond Award Winner 2017 from HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2018 from HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2019 from HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2021 from HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2022 from HomeSmart


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Commercial Real Estate (apartment complex, office, restaurant, schools).

Carol Rawlings
Amazing realtor! Steffy Hristova was wonderful to work with. She has helped me sell 2 properties. She is very thorough and professional and took the extra time to always make sure I was comfortable through all the steps. I would highly recommend her for any of your real estate needs. ============= This is a verified review by and has been submitted by the customer directly involved in the property transaction.
Lilavc22 - Testimonial Posted on Zillow
Steffy is a knowledgeable and engaged realtor who will represent you on the buyer or seller side of things with care, support and success. The property I had was an unusual property that I had redesigned and rebuilt in the course of several years. Steffy was able to understand my intentions and goals providing guidance, encouragement and support whenever it was needed. She is a unique realtor who is creative and capable.
W Jesse Weins
We asked Steffy for a second time in several years to help us in the Phoenix market. This time we were buying & selling homes, and she did an amazing job once again. She has the knowledge, experience, and disposition/characteristics to do the job well. She negotiated vigorously. And she worked very hard to help us get a same-day double-closing for the two contracts, which was far from easy but turned out perfectly. We would recommend Steffy very highly.
Sundevil Joel
Steffy is incredibly professional and helpful. Even during quarantine she had a virtual tour prepared. She got my house sold at a great price and as quickly and efficiently as possible. I'll definitely work with her again for any real estate needs.
Jesse W.
We moved to Phoenix from out of state. We chose Steffy after visiting with several realtors. She had a lot of experience and seemed to know a lot about area. As we progressed in the process, Steffy went the extra mile on lots of occasions. She was a strong advocate for us, while being professional and courteous. She takes her role very seriously, was on top of all details, and knew what to be looking out for at each step. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Harindra F. Notre Dame, IN
Excellent service, timely, reliable and engaged. We would hire again for help with real estate lease documentation in a split second. I am sure she will be great in purchases too.
Jeff M., Oakdale, CA
A few years ago I decided to buy a couple of single family homes in the Tempe neighborhood where I grew up, with a view toward my eventual retirement, and some passive income. Steffy internalized my unique set of requirements and helped me purchase two properties that I am very happy with. Steffy brings a formidable set of skills to the table. First, she has thoroughly researched and deeply understands the various market, demographic, infrastructure and amenity characteristics of the Phoenix metro, especially Tempe, as I can attest having grown up there. This gives Steffy a leg up on selecting the right property at the outset. Second, Steffy is highly skilled at navigating the various stages of negotiations, disclosures, inspections, appraisals, etc. all while providing useful feedback to her client to help manage emotions and expectations. For example, one of the homes Steffy ended up closing for me was one that I originally found through a different agent. That agent had been so slow to respond and put together the offer sheet that by the time I was able to tender the offer, the home was already under contract with someone else. When I switched to Steffy (on the recommendation of a family friend), Steffy encouraged me to keep an eye on that property, while looking for others, as transactions often fall through, for one reason or another. Sure enough, the home went back on the market a few weeks later. Steffy noticed before I did--I was on travel, and alerted me to its availability. She was able to get the paperwork done quickly enough that I got the home under contract, and she eventually closed the deal at what I consider a very fair price. She also was able to promptly rent that property to a very nice young professional couple who have been excellent renters. She then found me a second property that matched my requirements, negotiated another fair price, and closed and rented that one for me as well, all within a time window of few months. But Steffy's value to me is not just in the deals she closed, but also the inferior investments she gently steered me away from, having viewed several other properties for me, for which she provided astute assessments of the value propositions. In summary I am very happy with the homes I got, and perhaps even more happy with the homes I did not! Did I mention that I was able to do all of this living out of state? Steffy managed everything such that I only had to fly in a few times, with nearly everything done remotely; viewings, inspections, appraisals, repairs, negotiations with the sellers, etc. all organized by Steffy in timely fashion, with zero missed documents or elapsed deadlines. I have made several other real estate transactions over the years in different states, and none have gone as smoothly and been as pleasant as those two transactions with Steffy. She is absolutely the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and I can not recommend her highly enough.
Bhoomi D. Tempe, AZ
Steffy is an amazing person. She showed me this beautiful townhouse in Tempe and it's perfect. Very approachable and kind. Kudos to her work ethics and friendliness. Thanks Steffy!
Guillermo U.
My name is Guillermo Ulloa and I moved from the Bay Area, CA approximately 3 years ago. My Bay Area's Realtor Mark Shaw referred Steffy Hristova for my Real Estate needs. I contacted Mrs. Hristova and she connected me with a lender for a mortgage loan approval. Mrs. Steffy Hristova took her time to learn my wife's and my own likes and dislikes in reference of the house we were wishing to acquire. She showed us a few properties and finally we decided to look into a brand new house to buy; she contacted some builders with an excellent reputation and we found the house of our dream. With Steffy's assistance, the process of buying the house was an experience any house buyer would love to have. I definitely recommend Mrs. Steffy Hristova as the best Realtor in the entire Phoenix Area.
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas reviewed Steffy Hristova Arizona Realtor on Facebook — 5 star; January 16 Steffy was our realtor for both a home sale and a new home purchase this past summer. Very happy with her professionalism, her attention to detail, her availability, and her guidance and suggestions throughout the process. Top notch, a good choice to represent you.
Gerald L.
"I have worked with Steffy on more than 14 transactions (purchases and leases) in the course of the last 7 years. She is an honest, considerate and supportive person, capable to see and understand things from another person's perspective. She understands the economics of a projects, she knows Tempe's multi-family and single family market, and the nuances of what it makes a purchase to be a profitable investment. She has great range of skills, from understanding the big picture to meticulous management of all transaction details. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking for assistance with multi-family or single family portfolio
Rev. Berg
Steffy has assisted me to buy more than one investment property. She possesses all the great talents an investor need and the key is that she is willing and very available when needed. I would recommend her to anybody who would like to do the same.
Sarah Malzewski
Steffy helped us find the home with the floor plan we had wanted for years. We found out the home was a short sale which I knew very little about. She was very patient in explaining it and very upfront and honest about how the process could go. It was an extremely long and drawn out process (7 months) with the uncertainty if we would even end up with the house. There were issues that came up she was even uncertain about but she went out of her way to find the answers and navigate the complexity of the sale. I would highly recommend Steffy if you're looking for an agent who will do whatever it takes to find the right home for you.
Ryan O Wright
Steffy was very attentive in finding the right house I was looking for. She setup search criteria that would automatically notify me when there was a match. She helped me with the various steps of buying a house. She even recommended a lender which I was very satisfied with as well. She was very responsive in that she kept me up to date with everything that need to get done. Fortunately, my transaction went smoothly, however, Steffy would advise me on what to do if the need to negotiate was required. Steffy along with the lender accompanied during closing. My overall experience with Steffy was excellent!
Kevin K.
Steffy was very knowledgeable and helpful in selling our condo. I really appreciated her professionalism and responsiveness. She always got back to me when I sent her emails or phone messages, usually within minutes. She kept us involved and informed on every step of the process. I really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her as a realtor.
Renee Andre - Buyer
When we choose to buy a house using our VA benefits, we choose to work with Steffy because she understood the process and was very patient with us. This was our first experience buying a home, but Steffy made the journey stress-free all the way! When we started looking for homes, we were all over the map- literally! From North Phoenix to Tempe, Steffy found homes for us that meet our criteria and was more than willing to drive us all over the valley for showings. As we debated which area to settle on, we had some specific needs for the home we would eventually buy, and we were set on a price-point we were not willing to negotiate. Steffy never pressured us to go over our chosen price-point, and always had plenty of listings to show us that met our family's needs. We have a busy schedule, and Steffy worked around that, and was even available for short notice appointments. She returned calls promptly, and carefully answered all our questions. We found Steffy to be a friendly and knowledgeable agent and we had confidence in her throughout the entire process. This personalized care is why the home buying process was actually enjoyable for us. In the end our family got a house that exceeded our expectations and fit our price point. We are very happy and would ( and will) recommend Steffy to anyone buying a home.
Steffy was knowledgeable and respectful of our needs. It was truly amazing and surprising how quickly our home sold.
J.W. Nicklaus - Buyer
For most of us buying a house is the largest purchase we will ever make so it's imperative to have a true buyer's advocate on your side when the moment arrives. Steffy knew I wasn't going to bring a pot of gold to the proceedings, she knew I was a minnow in an ocean of potential clients--not only did she work with me she helped me to avoid pitfalls along the way and made sure I remained engaged and aware of market conditions as I searched. Frankly, she never gave up on me even when I had on myself. Steffy is a genuine professional. Where other realtors had let me down Steffy took the time to understand my concerns and respected my fiscal boundaries. If you want to find yourself a realtor then you've got a lot of choices--but if you want a true buyer's advocate and someone who will not only work for but with you, then do yourself a favor and give Steffy Hristova a call. Sincerely, J.W. Nicklaus Published on Yelp
Charlie Birkemo - Seller
Steffy was recommended by a local realtor, and worked out great. Very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I would highly recommend her, either buying or selling.
Joanna and Steve Ettinger - Buyer
My husband and I weren't exactly sure at first what we were looking for but Steffy managed to narrow down our likes and dislikes fairly quickly and had houses for us to look at almost every day . She was always available and happy to answer questions and to educate us about the home buying process . She cared about what was going to be the right fit for our family and it showed. We found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood and we are extremely happy. We recommend Steffy Hristova to anyone looking to buy a house.
the Margary Family - Tenants and Later Buyers
My Fiance and I were referred to Steffy, and I can tell you of many years of dealing with Realtors, she blew my mind. She was most importantly a good listener - It was important to us to find a Home that would suit our family needs being that we have a 7year old and (at the time) 2 month old. We were specific to ur needs and she didn't waste our time trying to get us into what she thought was suitable. None the less she was extremely professional as my Fiance and I would have our debates over what we liked and didn't like. I am so ever grateful as we were late in the game to find a home and wanted to move quickly as this was prior to Thanksgiving and I just had to be settled in a home before then to allow me to have my traditional Thanksgiving with Family and friends. Steffy spent nearly the entire day with us while we looked at house after house. I would recommend her to any Family our Friend who was in need of realtor services. Thank you Steffy for just being an amazing person and patient. Love the Margary Family.
DerekPasieka - Commercial
Steffy was a pleasure to work with and took the extra time to research all the details about all my perspective properties of interest. After a exhausting search, Steffy helped me acquire an apartment complex in down town phoenix, which I later converted to an award- winning mixed use building. Thanks for your professionalism"
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