Our Team Guides You Through the Process
The Buying Process.
The buying and escrow process can seem daunting to potential homebuyers, but a qualified real estate professional who understands the entire process can help ease many of these worries. That’s what we’re here for: To help you understand the procedure so that you can focus on other more important things.
What Our Clients are Saying
“Drew was able to help me get my home sold in only two days. After finding out I had orders to move out of state in only 45 days, I contacted him and explained my situation. He was able to assure me that we could get the house sold quickly. I was impressed with how he made that that happen. As soon as the house hit the market, he was calling me with potential buyers. If you need a motivated and knowledgeable Agent, Drew is your go-to guy.”
“I had open house on first day when my house is ready on market for sale, Drew came to my house, and presentation to me how they marketing the house in the market, he gave me the confidence to sell my house quick. I decide to have Drew Smith as my real estate agent to sell my house, he did an excellent job of selling my house, the house was under contract within 10 days. I had great experience to work with him for selling my house. Very Impressive!”
“Tylor and the his team did a fantastic job at providing our family the best experience in our home buying adventure. Thank you for making our dreams come true with such ease and professionalism.”
Casa Lopez Valdez
“Drew provides exemplary service. He is available day or night to address any concerns. He made sure my first home purchase was a smooth and easy one. Even after closing, Drew continues to provide excellent service! Highly recommend letting Drew help you find the perfect home for you.”
“Drew and APEX were referred to me by a friend. At our first meeting, they toured my home and were confident they could get it off the market in a timely manner. My house was on the market for 90 days including over the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. With all of that going, Drew still managed to get several offers and was able to negotiate the asking price. We were extremely satisfied with the APEX Team. Highly recommend them for your real estate needs.”
“Tylor is an incredible agent, he helped me out so much and made my experience in buying my first home easy! Thanks, Tylor Billings! Definitely 5 stars all the way!”
“Drew and his team at The Apex Real Estate Network are very helpful. They are dedicated to their clients 150%. We were constantly updated and communicated with. I look forward to closing on a home with you this year. Thank you, Drew!”
“Drew Smith helped me achieve what most wouldn’t even consider doing. I’m currently moving back stateside from overseas and he seamlessly helped me find a home and streamlined the process of purchasing it. Drew made everything understandable for me as a first-time homeowner. Him and his team do amazing work, and I fully recommend him to anyone considering purchasing or renting a home! 5 Star service.”
“I’ve bought and sold over 10 houses with the Apex Team. They are professional, courteous, and always look out for my best interest. They manage my rentals in the Tucson area and take all the laborious and stressful work out of the equation for me. Residing in another state, this is something that is extremely important to me. Looking forward to a continued relationship with the Apex Team, and starting on my newest property utilizing the Apex construction team and management team once again.”
“The Apex Team has managed my rental property for over a year and I have been extremely impressed with their professionalism and the level of service they have provided.”
“I used the Apex Team to sell 1 of my investment properties and would strongly recommend Stephen and Jake to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, I was very impressed.”
“I rented a house from the team the last 2 years of college and was very happy with my experience. They were very prompt with all work orders and made paying rent very easy.”
“A great understanding of the rental market. They were able to help me locate an investment that met all my requirements and were fantastic at taking the deal through the closing process!”
“I recently closed on my first home purchase, and Stephen represented me with professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency. He made the entire process very easy and straightforward and addressed.”
“The best renting experience I have ever had. Everything as prompt and easy from the day I rented to all my maintenance requests. The customer service was great!”
“The Team addressed all of my questions (and I had many as a first time home buyer). I highly recommend Stephen and his team and will certainly refer family and friends in the future!”
“Worked with the team when looking to buy a property. I had difficulties in the process but the team solved all the issues that came up. This is a team you can trust.”
“The Apex Team is a true full service real estate group. They have helped us find numerous homes, rehab them, professionally manage and finally sell them. At this point it has been 10 successful projects.”
Waverly Rentals, LLC
“I am very happy and appreciative of the services provided from Stephen and the APEX team! They go above and beyond to care for their clients. I could not have chosen a better team! Thank you for all you do!”
Laura Bennett Farias
The Steps in the Home Buyer Process
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Get to Know Your Agent.
Seasoned real estate professionals that pride themselves on in-depth knowledge of the Southern Arizona. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing our team has the solution.
Ben received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona in 2011. In May of 2014 he graduated from the University Of Arizona College Of Law, where he specialized in business formation/organization and tax law. He is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Arizona and has over 9 years of real estate investing experience. He has been involved in over 100 real estate transactions, with specialization in helping investors find great opportunities. As a founding partner of The Apex Team, Ben has taken the reins as team leader. He continues to develop his leadership skills to help team members identify and pursue their goals and dreams. When not working on business development, Ben still enjoys finding great properties for investors!
Stephen McNair-Larese is our Lead Buyer’s specialist. He is a University of Arizona graduate where he majored in Translation and Interpretation, and minored in Teaching and Business Administration. He has a lot of experience with property management and working with investors to help them rent their homes for a profit. As our Lead Buyer’s Specialist, Stephen has helped many people become qualified to be able to buy the house of their dreams. If you or someone you know are in the market and looking for a house to buy (either now or in the near future) contact us and Stephen will help you out. He speaks Spanish, enjoys water sports, and is very devoted to serving the community.
Jake Arnold is a real estate sales agent and property manager for The Apex Team. Jake ran track for the University of Arizona from 2002-2007 where he won two national titles in the Decathlon in 2006 and 2007. He then ran as a Professional Track Athlete until 2013 and was inducted into the University of Arizona Hall of Fame in 2012. Jake Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Retailing and Consumer Sciences with General Business and Communication minors. He has experience in real estate investments and managing rental properties since 2008. The drive that powered him to athletic excellence allows him to effectively assist people in buying or selling properties in Tucson.
Rahel Butah was raised on the Central Coast of California and relocated to Tucson, Arizona three and a half years ago. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College she moved to Los Angeles and went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Directing from UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, Rahel launched her career at Marvel Studios, joining the company while the first Iron Man movie was in pre-production. Her time at Marvel Studios eventually led to a position as the Senior Artist Manager at The Third Floor Inc, the number one previsualization company in the movie industry.
After working in management in the movie business for several years, Rahel moved to beautiful Tucson, Arizona. She prides herself on great communication skills and the ability to provide top-notch customer service. Rahel is known for her passion, solid work ethic and integrity.
In her spare time, she loves to hike, explore new spots in town and volunteer at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Terry is a native of Hawaii with a military background and a passion for real estate. Terry’s career in the military has given him in-depth understanding of the needs of veterans and those who serve our nation. From Veteran’s Administration (VA) Loans to military relocation, he specializes in meeting your real estate needs.
Scott, born and raised in the Old Pueblo, is currently a senior at the University of Arizona pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics. His education has vastly contributed to much of his knowledge within the real estate (RE) industry. Scott found a passion for RE when he discovered the amount of potential that it can bring to someone’s financial future. Because of his understanding of investing, Scott works with investors around the country and helps them buy and sell properties in Tucson for a great return on their investment. While he focuses most of his time on career and school, outside of the office, Scott enjoys anything that has to do with physical activity (I.e. hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, etc.). Let Scott help you buy, sell, or invest in Southern Arizona.
Drew Smith is intensely motivated residential real estate professional. Drew was a distinguished member of the United State Air Force as a flight engineer and voluntarily parted ways after 8 years with a goal to live the largest life possible powered by Real Estate. Drew was recruited by The Apex Team Co-Founder Ben Riehle. With a taste for the finer things in life, he has set his sights on breaking into the luxury market. Drew’s other passions include health & fitness, social networking, philanthropic events and figuring out how to maximize work and minimize sleep.
Tylor was born into a military family and grew up in multiple states and countries to include Arizona, Tennessee, Iowa, and Germany. At the age of 18, he made the decision to continue his family’s tradition of military service and joined the Army. Tylor is a proud veteran of the United States Army, as well as Operation Enduring Freedom. After completing his tour of duty in Afghanistan, he moved to Tucson, AZ in August 2014.
Tylor’s dedication, professionalism, and servants heart will make him an asset whether your goal is to buy, sell, or invest in real estate.