Lori Mares - Lori Mares Team
Associate Broker, REALTOR - Tanque Verde - Tucson
Specialties and certifications
Associate broker; Graduate, REALTOR® Institute member; head of Lori Mares Team; represents buyers and sellers; REALTOR® since 2005; member of Long Realty’s 1926 Circle of Excellence for 2017; focus is properties fromTucson Mountains to Vail, Dove Mountain to Green Valley and everything in between!
Deep experience drives good decisions. It can’t be learned in a class or downloaded as an app. It must be lived. My own experiences help my clients get the best in real estate services.
Before becoming a REALTOR® I was a general manager for several well-known retail chains (think Dillard’s and Target). That says a lot about my business skills! But as I moved up the career ladder I had to move physically, too—nine times in 18 years. Usually I needed to rent or buy housing during one visit to my new location, with little information or professional help. Since college, I’ve moved more than 20 times. I understand the many reasons people move and know how to meet their needs when they do.
One time I was contacted by an airman who was deployed to Pakistan. He’d received orders to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and wanted to buy a home for his family. We spent two weeks taking video tours of available properties, but nothing clicked. Then I learned about another home coming on the market. It was perfect, and we closed the transaction just in time. That’s experience in action!
My biggest professional accomplishment has been to grow my business into a team. As an associate broker, I bring skills and accountability sales agents don’t have. Backing me up are three handpicked, licensed REALTORS®. Together we make certain your transaction, as a seller or buyer, is completed accurately and on time.
Friends say I’m honest, hard-working, patient, focused, and a “go-to person” if you want something done. I’m also painfully frank, which is a good thing. Real estate is no place for sugar coatings! And I’m here for the long haul. Whether you’re in Pakistan or Gila Bend, please get in touch. I’m ready to help!
Tanque Verde - Tucson
- 6410 E. Tanque Verde Road
- Tucson, Arizona
- Associate Broker
Lori was very patient with us while we looked at numerous homes for a couple months. She really seemed to understand what attributes we wanted and took us to the homes that meet our needs. Being new to the Southwest we found her to be an asset in educating us about the area.
Lori is exceptional! She listened to my list of must haves and nice to haves and created a day of home tours that were spot on. She knows the neighborhoods, the schools, and has an abundance of knowledge around the legalities of purchasing a home in AZ. I submitted an offer on a home which was accepted. Lori organized all of the inspections that I requested and guided me through the final negotiations. She is responsive, organized, and accessible. I highly recommend Lori for anyone looking to buy a home in Tucson.
Though my wife and I were rather indecisive with our house requirements, Lori was VERY patient and professional. She worked with us tirelessly for months, showing us many houses until we figured out and found what we were looking for. When we found our house, everything went smoothly. Lori helped us every step of the way, even helping paint after we moved in! (Your mileage may vary...) I have recommended Lori to friends and co-workers, and will continue to do so. If and when we sell our Tucson home, I hope Lori will be there to help us again.
We have only the best to say about Lori. She was responsive to every request and worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect house. She is caring and patient and always went above and beyond to guide us through the entire process. We strongly recommend Lori to anyone buying or selling a house.
Lori not only helped us find the perfect home, but gave us an excellent introduction to Tucson! She helped us with every aspect of our move from the Midwest to Tucson. I recommend Lori far and above any other realtor I've worked with in the past. What an asset to Long Realty! Thank you Lori!Lori not only helped us find the perfect home, but gave us an excellent introduction to Tucson! She helped us with every aspect of our move from the Midwest to Tucson. I recommend Lori far and above any other realtor I've worked with in the past. What an asset to Long Realty! Thank you Lori!
We used Lori on a scouting trip to the Tucson area. She was very knowledgeable about multiple neighborhoods and went above and beyond in her professionalism and assistance. I can highly recommend herResponse from Lori Mares Team on 05/02/2015Thank you for the kind words - I love showing off Tucson and appreciate the opportunity!!
Sandra was to best to work with. She hooked me up with a great mortgage company and held my hand thru the home buying process. She makes you feel like you are her only client! She takes the time to explain to the other realtors what your terms are and will fight for you. She organized everything. MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 10/20/2015Thank you for the wonderful feedback ~ I absolutely love working with 1st time home buyers! It was my privileged to assist you and I am thrilled to hear that it was a great experience for you!
Sandra was great throughout the entire process of me looking and eventually buying a home. She really listened to what I wanted and always did her best to meet that criteria. Even better, being a first time buyer, she was both endlessly patient and extremely helpful in getting me through the MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 05/16/2017Thank you so much for your recommendation! You should never feel rushed when making a decision like this. With that said, our market moves quickly and being prepared takes the pressure out of decision making! I am glad we were able to get you into your first place!
Sandra Johnson puts her whole heart and energy into finding you the house of your dreams. She went out of her way to show us houses we wanted to view, quickly understood the kind of house we were looking for in the areas we preferred, always showed professional respect for the seller's homes and MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 05/16/2017Thank you for your kind words. I never want my clients to feel like I put any less than my whole heart into finding their dream home! You make a great point that a home purchase is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life. I take that responsibility very seriously and walk buyers through each step of the way. What great friends you have become!
Lori and her real estate partner, Sandra Johnson, were the luckiest find we have ever had! They helped us to list and market our rental property efficiently and with great expertise. We had a sale before we ever hit MLS! My husband and I felt that we were well represented in every aspect of the sales process. We would highly recommend this outstanding team of Realtors to anyone looking to sell or buy!
Lori was excellent to work with. We were living up in Scottsdale while selling our house & Lori was able to get contractors lined up to fix issues buyers wanted done. She was a great resource for getting things done and in a timely matter. Would definitely recommend Lori!
Lori Mares and her team were most pleasant and efficient to work with. Everyone at her Long Realty office were knowledgeable, smart, and friendly. We were inexperienced buyers who found the help we needed. Lori responded immediately to all phone calls, and was on top of things at all times. The whole process was handled very efficiently and we were completely satisfied.
Sandra was the perfect agent for us. From the beginning it was clear she understood our needs on a personal level, and ended up finding us our dream house before it went to market. She went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!Response from Sandra Johnson on 05/16/2017We found a great mid century custom home that was a perfect fit! I was so excited for your family! Sometimes it truly is love at first sight ~ we knew as soon as we stepped through the front door! It was a pleasure to work with you :)
I was incredibly blessed to have Sandra as my sales agent ,associate when I needed to sell my mother's condominium. My mom had just passed away, and needless to say, it was an emotional experience to go through the process of estate settling, and selling her home. Sandra came to me through a MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 05/16/2017It was a privileged to stand by your side as you went through the process of settling your mom's estate. You did everything we suggested to make your mom's home show beautifully. I stood by you as your agent but quickly have come to treasure you as friend. Thank you for trusting me each step of the way.
Alejandro and I were VERY satisfied with the professional relationship we developed with Lori Mares. She quickly was queued in to what our preferences were regarding homes. Her timeliness with showings and communication was stellar. We appreciated her honest feedback and attention to detail. She is a superstar!***
I was a first-time home buyer and knew very little about the process. Lori did an outstanding job in helping me to search for a suitable property, secure financing, and complete the purchase. When obstacles arose, Lori provided an understanding ear and effective practical guidance. I would absolutely recommend Lori Mares as a realtor. I'm very grateful for her help, and happy with my new home. Thank you!
Sandra is an excellent Realtor. She is patient and wants the client to be in the right property; she is also completely honest. She is very good at picking the ancillary people needed to make the transaction work. Sandra is also a hard worker and is constantly keeping her knowledge of the MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 07/19/2017Thank you Rich! You will love being able to take advantage of our beautiful weather and all of the hiking and biking trails! Golf... just one more bonus :)
Sandra is a wonderful real estate agent. She not only walked me through the entire process thoroughly, she is extremely intuitive and attentive to my needs and wants and found me my home quickly. I will highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Tucson. From beginning to end, she handled MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 07/19/2017Thank you! You were a pleasure to work with and what a great home you have! I love that we were able to get something that had been cared for so meticulously. You have a great eye for what works and that made finding your home quickly a lot easier. We found this one before it went on the market timing is important too ~ Congratulations!
Sandra went above and beyond the call of duty. She went to a yard sale and Found us a house before it even went on the market! I couldn't recommend her highly enough.Response from Sandra Johnson on 09/22/2017Sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and fight for the right one! The house had great bones and a beautifully landscaped yard and pool! After a kitchen remodel this house is amazing! The buyer's had a great eye both in the purchase and selecting the perfect design features to complement the existing components. #yardyatzee #kitchenandmancave #whatsnottolove?
I consider myself extremely blessed to have Sandra Johnson as my realtor. She understands that I have no knowledge in purchasing a home and takes the time to make sure I understand what is occurring. She has also helped me stay on my timetable and made time to search for homes around my hectic MoreResponse from Sandra Johnson on 09/22/2017What a great client to work with! Hectic schedules are just a part of life especially when you are investing in the community through volunteerism at the level of this client! How awesome is it to hear back from your lender #instantequity ?
She sold my house in one day and skillfully negotiated whatever hiccups arose during the closing process. Very personable, responsible agent, I recommend her highly.Response from Sandra Johnson on 09/22/2017Thank you! We all pulled together on this one. We had a great team of people working toward a successful close and we all made it happen! Thank you for trusting me with the sale of your home! #notaflip #beautifulhistorichomessell!
It's alway's difficult to make a purchase via online information only, but Sandra made the experience easy and most importantly comfortable! Most realtors when dealing with an out of state buyer, just try to close a deal as quickly as possible. Sandra took the time to listen to my needs and never did I feel pressured just to make a purchase. Together we found the right place and negotiated the right price and I could not be happier!
It was great that I choose you as my agent thanks for your help and for understanding. I love working with you Sandara. For sure I will request you to all my friends and family members and I will tell them how great was working with you.Response from Sandra Johnson on 10/13/2017Working with you was my pleasure. What a beautiful and sweet family you have! I appreciate you recommending me to your friends and family ~ Sandra
Lori Mares went way above and beyond. Long Realty should be very proud to have her.
We would recommend Sandra to anyone interested in buying or selling a property. The entire process was made simple and done on time due to her diligence, responsiveness and attention to details. She epitomized her “I’m here to protect you” mantra. In addition to that, she was friendly, affable, and easy to work with. Thank you again Sandra.
Lori! We can’t thank you enough for helping us find and purchase our home. You went above and beyond to keep us informed and answered every question we had! Thanks for your patience and for showing us our house and allowing us to get a few measurements! You are amazing and we appreciate you! Thanks, Stacey & John
Lori Mares was a superb agent. We were very impressed with her knowledge, follow through, and professionalism. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Lori's help with selling my home was over the top. If I could give her a higher rating I would, a 10 at least. Since I was an out of town seller, Lori made sure that all the many details required by the buyer were taken care of. She worked with the appraiser, home inspector and buyer to make sure that the sale when through. If you have a tough property to sell, Lori is the one to handle the sale. I can't thank her enough for all the help she gave me during closing. A++ service from her and her staff. With out Lori's help, this sale would not have gone through. Thanks for everything Lori! You were fantastic.
Quickly learned what we liked and disliked by listening to our needs and showing us houses that were right up our alley.
Lori is very personable, extremely knowledgeable not only about the local area but how the real estate process works, quick to find out any detail that we needed, calm when the inevitable tensions of real estate transactions arise, and a pleasure to work with.
Lori has helped us sell various properties, a condo, single house, various price points and also led us through the buying process. At every stage Lori was available and knowledgeable on all parts of the processes. She went above and beyond, keeping us up to date on everything going on, helping to coordinate repairs, cleaning and doing all communication with the seller's agent. I recommend Lori to anyone buying or selling in Tucson or surrounding areas. Our last property listed in early Jan 2018, and we closed on it 2 weeks later. Living out of state that was incredibly impressive to us, and we are so grateful to Lori for her tireless work for us.
Lori was fantastic in every way. Knowledge, communication, professionalism, and support. She's wonderful!
After years of renting, I decided to buy, but didn't know where to start. Two different co-workers of mine recommended I contact Lori, and I'm so glad I did! Lori walked me patiently through each step of the home-buying process with an impressive knowledge of the market and thorough professionalism. She made sure to keep my must-have list in mind when scouting for potential homes, and once we found the home of my dreams, she guided me through each of the hundred decisions that come next. I'm now settling into my new home, and won't hesitate to recommend Lori to anyone!
Lori did an outstanding job selling my home. She communicated well and often about the status of the listing. Not only did my house close fast but I received more that I thought I would.
Lori was great to work with, well organized, and professional.
Lori Mares was was a pleasure to work with and she made the stressful part super easy. Look forward to working with her as we continue the process of building our next home.
Lori took the time to really get to know us and understand what we were looking for (and why). With that understanding, she only brought us to properties that matched up on every point - saving us time and helping us to eventually find the exact right house! She never tried to push us towards something that wasn't right just to make a sale. I'd HIGHLY recommend Lori to anyone looking for a home in the Tucson area.
Lori was fantastic and did a great job helping me sell my house. She offered great advice regarding what needed to be done prior to putting it on the market, recommended great contractors, and did a fantastic job staging an empty house. She provided excellent feedback when we discussed the list price and throughout he negotiation process. The house sold very quickly.
Lori did an outstanding job helping us to find the perfect home for us. She really paid attention to the things that were important to us in a home, not just the things we told her, but through our reactions to homes we toured. There was never an attempt to "sell" us on a house that did not suit our needs. Once we found our home, Lori shepherded us through every step of the purchasing process: the offer, counter-proposals, inspection, working with the owners to have repair issues resolved, and through the voluminous paperwork coming from all sources. Lori's ability to work with all parties to this real estate transaction was a major contributor toward this being not simply a completed sale, but one that concluded with positive feelings on our part, as well as on the part of the sellers. From the beginning of the home search through the closing, Lori worked tirelessly on our behalf. No client could ask for more from their realtor.
Lori and Sandra are professional and exceptional real estate agents. Sandra presented me with an offer less than 10 days after the property went on the market. She kept me informed on the status of the sale and was always available to answer my questions. People told me that it would be difficult to sell my home in the middle of July, but Sandra Johnson sold it in a few days!
Lori Mares is a true professional in every sense of the word. She worked hard to help me find the house of my dreams. Many times Lori would use her own time to answer my questions and help make easy the home buying process. I could not recommend my experience with her more. She treated me like I was family.
Sandra was a delight to work with.
Sandra and Lori were awesome! They gave us great feedback on our house to help us get it sold quickly and at a price higher than I thought possible. I highly recommend them!
Thomas & Nancy Nicholson
Most professional, hardest working, and effective real estate agent I've ever worked with. Sandra earned every dollar of her very reasonable commission. A pleasure to work with!
Brittany & Connor Lohmann
Lori Mares helped my wife and myself get over so many obstacles with our new home build. The builder was more than challenging and she helped us keep them in line above and beyond the call of duty. In the end our new build didn't work out and Lori didn't skip a beat showing us new homes and ultimately helping us complete the sale of another new home. If you want someone who truly has a passion for her job and community to help you find your next home I highly recommend Lori Mares.
Lori is always available to answer questions and always has the answers.