I am hard-working, honest, a great problem solver and I love working with people. Before becoming a REALTOR® I was a Registered Nurse, caring deeply for my patients. Now I care for my clients, making the transaction as easy as possible for them. My goal is a happy client and I go above and beyond to reach that goal! Every one of my clients gets 100% service from me and I’m always improving this service by furthering my education. My current certifications include:
• Associate Broker
• Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
• Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR®)
• Certified New Home Sales Associate (CNHSA)
• Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS)

I moved to Tucson from Finland in 1994. I love our beautiful weather and being able to use my covered patio for dining, entertaining or outdoor activities year-round. In my spare time I continue to help others in any way I can by volunteering for many non-profits. I also enjoy taking road trips, going fishing, and spending quality family time with my three adult kids.
I’ve been a REALTOR® since 2002 and I love it more every day. I use my passion to make the process fun for my client – after all it is such an exciting time. If you are looking for ‘Fun and Focused from Start to Finnish’ – talk to me!

Client Reviews

Tea went above and beyond when selling my mothers home in Oro Valley. Selling long distance was a concern for me, but Tea’s experience and connections to service providers made a seemingly impossible task possible. She is honest and thoughtful. I’d recommend her to both sellers and buyers as she is truly an asset to the transaction.


I was a complete novice when Tea helped me buy my first home. Her expertise was obvious, of course, but her thoroughness and careful explanations of every part of the process were greatly appreciated. Since I was making my purchase from outside Arizona it was essential that my realtor take the lead, and she did. Tea made excellent recommendations at each step of the way and guided me carefully through the sometimes baffling procedures and paperwork. She is a real professional and very easy to work with. All my questions were answered and I truly felt that the whole experience could not have been improved in any way. I will always recommend Tea Honkanen without hesitation.


We met Tea in 2005. We were in Tucson for the first time, for a meeting, and, fell in love with the city and the Sonoran Desert. Tea was so in touch with our needs and showed us several properties in different areas of rural Tucson. We bought a house that next weekend from Tea. We are from Wisconsin, therefore, Tea was a wonderful liaison between us and the sellers. She went out of her way and made everything so easy. For example, we were visiting some friends in Albuquerque, and, on the spur of the moment, decided to ride our motorcycles to our newly purchased home in Tucson. We hadn't planned on doing that, therefore, had not brought the house key with us. We called Tea; she met us in Tucson after we arrived from Albuquerque and gave us a key. She even bought us lunch! We have been true friends every since and meet for dinner a couple times a year. We only call Tea if we have friends who are interested in buying in the Tucson area. Tea is knowledgeable, ethical, hard-working and goes that extra mile!!!

Mary D

Tea Honkanen is an outstanding realtor! My husband and I have bought and sold several homes with Tea as our realtor and will not hesitate to call upon her again and refer her to others. Our daughter also bought her very first home and Tea was amazing throughout the entire process! If you are in search of a realtor who is professional, responsive, understanding and who goes above and beyond, call Tea Honkanen!

Debbie a

It's such a pleasure doing business with Tea Honkanen. Her knowledge, professionalism and ability to keep transactions together has been very valuable for her Customers (buyers and sellers). It makes my job that much easier when working with people that truly CARE about the Customers needs. THANK YOU TEA!

Cindy P

Tea is wonderful to work with. She kept me informed and up to date on issues throughout the entire purchase process and explained anything that I was not familiar with. She also went out of her way to help me out find contractors and handymen for the projects that I would be doing on my new home. Since I was still working in Phoenix at the time that I purchased my home I was not able to meet with contractors for estimates so Tea willing met with them for me and provided excellent feedback. I feel that she really went above and beyond what would be required of her position with at client. I am so glad that her name was given to me by a friend! She is an excellent, thorough realtor and just an all around nice person to work with and know.


Tea is an exception Agent. Her passion for her clients is second to none! I enjoy working with Tea and her clients because I always feel like I'm part of her team. Her communication is open and honest. It is evident that Tea loves what she does and treats her clients like family every step of the way. I always know when I get to be part of Tea's team to help a client buy their home that it will be an enjoyable, easy process for all of us.


We would not have our wonderful home here in Tucson if it weren't for Tea. She represented us most excellently and always had our best interest at heart. She was proactive in communicating with the seller and way ahead in organizing and coordinating the various inspections. We quickly learned that her extensive experience guided us through many unknowns with this purchase from over 1,500 miles away. You cannot get a better qualified nor dedicated and trusted real estate person to represent you. She has become a dear friend through this big life changing experience of purchasing a home. We will continue to be thankful for Tea coming along side of us and guiding us, expertly through the process.

Dan a

It's would be hard to imagine a more attentive agent that Tea. Her communication was great; she kept me informed every day or at least every other day regarding the sale and how the buyer was progressing with the sale of his house. I highly recommend Tea as the best agent in Tucson to help with the sale of a home.

Diane B

Tea went above and beyond of her agent responsibilities and made it possible for me to own a wonderful place, furnished and move in ready. We were on track with our closing date and every step was explained to me in detail and I felt that my best interests were always a priority in how Tea negotiated the deal for me. I cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend her services.

Tatiana Zolo

Tea was an awesome agent. Always available to answer questions and was friendly and caring. Tea worked hard on my behalf as a buyer and I couldn't be happier!

Jennifer Geiger

Tea's communication with her client is impeccable. She contacted me when she said she would do so. I never had to wonder about what was going on. She would call, text, or email information to me. Once again, I was able to close in approximately 3 weeks from when I received an offer. Tea's person to person skills are great. She can handle even the most difficult clients and is able to keep everyone happy.

Diane Blair

It's the first of many transactions. So, I will reserve the testimonial until the closing of the THIRD sale. :)

Bruce Wuollet