Specialties and certifications
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS); represents properties at all price points with special expertise in luxury, golf and Catalina Foothills properties; member of Long Realty’s Chairman’s Club; ranked in the top 1% to 2% percent of all REALTORS® nationally and locally. I am the President of the Board for Flecha Caida Homeowners Association. It is one of the largest communities in Tucson. Importantly – it is in the Tucson foothills and comprised of over 500 homes.

My experience in real estate covers a lot of territory. Besides being a full-time REALTOR® since 2003, I’m a homeowner association board member and vice president. I’m an investor, too. I can help you find the best properties and negotiate the best sales or purchase price. And, as a native Tucsonan, I have deep knowledge of our delightful city. I remember childhood vacations on Mt. Lemmon, and I used to hang out with Ted DeGrazia and his family (they were our closest neighbors). Not many REALTORS® can say that.

A strong business background is a tremendous asset in real estate. During a 25-year executive career I worked in health care, education and public policy, overseeing multimillion-dollar budgets, marketing teams, advertising, operations, contract negotiations and business development.

Like most REALTORS®, I’ve helped clients in special ways. Once I made possible a closing on Christmas Eve, to conclude a transaction in which absolutely everything that could go wrong had done just that. What a nice thing to celebrate!

Friends say I’m dedicated, compassionate, intelligent, upbeat, generous, kind, hardworking and fun to be with. But don’t take their word for it—my clients agree. Here’s an excerpt from one testimonial: “We were admittedly difficult clients in the sense that we had moved almost 2,000 miles with very high expectations and little understanding of the Tucson market. . . . We had to put complete faith and trust in Deidre, which we did without hesitation. And she delivered.”

I went into real estate to make good use of all my strengths: consulting and teaching, contract negotiation, marketing, project management and client service. I value integrity above all else, and my commitment to my clients never wavers. Please get in touch; I’d welcome the opportunity to show what I can do for you!

Client Reviews

Having grown up in Tucson and lived in several major cities around the country, Deidre understands the needs of both Tucsonans and newcomers to the area.  She is a relentless advocate for her clients from the first phone call to the final settlement.  Her knowledge of the local market was invaluable in helping us narrow down our choices and find the perfect house in the perfect location."  

Phyllis L

"We were admittedly difficult clients in the sense that we had moved almost 2,000 miles with very high expectations and little understanding of the Tucson market.  Deidre had the patience to show us anything and everything we asked about ... and not because we were necessarily interested in a particular home, but to familiarize us in every way possible with our future home town.  We had to put complete faith and trust in her, which we did without hesitation.  And she delivered.  We admired her knowledge and integrity then, and we are very pleased to call her our friend today."

Meryl S

"Arvind and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deidre as she made the experience of selling and buying a home actually enjoyable!  Deidre is an energetic, informed, detail oriented andconcerned agent.  Her humor and friendship were free bonuses."

Cynthia F

"Arvind and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deidre as she made the experience of selling and buying a home actually enjoyable!  Deidre is an energetic, informed, detail oriented andconcerned agent.  Her humor and friendship were free bonuses."

Cynthia F

"From the moment we met Deidre we knew she was the right person for our buying and selling needs.  Deidre listened to our wants and concerns and provided listings that reflected them.  She provided great insight into the process of both purchasing and selling a property that allowed us to be happy and informed about the transactions we made.  I would strongly advise anyone who is lookingto purchase or sell an investment or home to contact her she is dedicated and disciplined and you will not be disappointed." 

E L

"Of all the realtors I have had dealings with over the last thirty years, I consider Deidre Larrabee to be the one that I most prefer to represent me.Deidre is a tireless worker who actually is more concerned in fulfilling her clients needs and desires than "selling whatever - just to close the deal".It is a wonderful feeling to know that you have a knowledgeable professional willing to counsel you in the very important but risky business of buying or selling property.”

Marilyn G

“I have been very impressed with your diligence, knowledge of the market, and professionalism.  You really work hard for your clients.  You’re also fun to hang out with."

Gary W

I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work and getting us into our perfect house so quickly. We will definitely refer potential buyers to you.The house is wonderful. We are settling in and LeeAnne has now realized that this is, in fact, HER house for a long time. She loves exploring and rearranging all of my pots, pans and Tupperware in the kitchen cupboards. In addition, we have also met our neighbors on each side as well as across the street. This neighborhood is so friendly and family-oriented."

Lona E

"Deidre puts so much dedication and passion into finding or selling her clients's homes!  She truly understands the Tucson market and, as an extra added bonus, she has such excellent style and taste. She always goes that extra step to make her clients' experience the best possible. I've used the services of real estate agents in several different states and Deidre is, by far, my favorite!" 

C H

"Deidre puts so much dedication and passion into finding or selling her clients's homes!  She truly understands the Tucson market and, as an extra added bonus, she has such excellent style and taste. She always goes that extra step to make her clients' experience the best possible. I've used the services of real estate agents in several different states and Deidre is, by far, my favorite!" 

C H

"Deidre was a perfect match for my needs.  As an out of state homeowner, Deidre virtually became my contractor, property manager, decorator and even sometimes,a house cleaner! Not many realtors would do that. She was ME when i couldn't bethere and always did it with a smile. She handled every aspect of the sale of my home as if it were her own. I would hire here again and again if given the opportunity. Inthe end, Deidre successfully marketed and sold my property, but more importantly, became a  friend." 

Marcy K

"You listened and gave your advice to what I wanted in a home. You had no problem showing me a home and hearing the reasons why I didn't like it and taking those reasons into consideration for the next homes. You were very flexible with my crazy schedule. Walked me through all aspects of buying my first home.  You found me my perfect first home and were very proactive to make sure I saw it first so that I had the best chance of getting into my home.  Not to mention having a great sense if humor which made the journey so much more enjoyable. Thank you again Deidre for everything."

Doug C

"Deidre demonstrated throughout my sale and purchase process that she is committed to my best interest.  Not only did she work hard to ensure all my questions were being answered and my concerns were being met but she did so in a expeditious fashion with the utmost of grace and cheer.Buying and/or selling a home can be an extremely stressful process no matter how large or small the transaction.  Deidre diligently worked to ensure myexposure to these stresses were minimized, streamlining my work load but never compromising the integrity of the transaction."

Charlotte H

"House sold in a few weeks, above asking price, no conditions by seller, and in this market that seems incredible.Not to mention that as out of state sellers, you were very accurate on repairsand maintenance needed, arranged minor repairs saving us a trip to the property, which was above and beyond, all during a family crisis."

Jim C

"It gives me great pleasure to recommend the professional services of Deidre Larrabee. Deidre demonstrates a strong sense of loyalty and commitment towards handling our needs.  Deidre’s perseverance and tireless efforts have created outstanding results for me and my family.  We have recently completed an important transaction and I am glad to say we look forward to working with Ms. Larrabee on our next purchase."

David W

"Deidre was a perfect match for my needs.  As an out of state homeowner, Deidre virtually became my contractor, property manager, decorator and even sometimes,a house cleaner! Not many realtors would do that. She was ME when i couldn't bethere and always did it with a smile. She handled every aspect of the sale of my home as if it were her own. I would hire here again and again if given the opportunity. Inthe end, Deidre successfully marketed and sold my property, but more importantly, became a  friend." 

Marcy K

"From the moment we met Deidre we knew she was the right person for our buying and selling needs.  Deidre listened to our wants and concerns and provided listings that reflected them.  She provided great insight into the process of both purchasing and selling a property that allowed us to be happy and informed about the transactions we made.  I would strongly advise anyone who is lookingto purchase or sell an investment or home to contact her she is dedicated and disciplined and you will not be disappointed." 

E L

Thank you, Deidre, for providing my family with your wealth of knowledge in selling our house in such a competitive market! You truly went above and beyond your duty! You were available at the drop of a hat, your recommendations were spot on, and your connections in the area were invaluable to pull everything together. We have bought a home and sold a home with you – and have had excellent experiences both times. During our most recent sale, we were out of the local area for a majority of the process, so your thorough attention to detail, clear communication and dedication to the cause were even more important than we could have imagined! We felt that you treated us like close family!

Christopher Lotto