Sonny Lee

38 years of work experience
Service First Realty
122 N. 7th St.
Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635
(520) 226-8685

Ratings & reviews (44)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2014
iam4greyhounds
Showed me homes
We found Sonny Lee and his associates, Melanie and Gloria, always available for updates and our questions. They made buying a home a very good experience. I recommend Sonny Lee and Service First Realty when you are in need of buying or selling a home. If we are looking for a home in the Sierra Vista area, we will be using Sonny. Sincerely, William Cole
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2014
zuser20140615210751642
Helped me buy home
Sonny and his staff, Gloria and Melanie, are dedicated to making your search for a home a pleasant journey. They are knowledgeable, kind and a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. The whole process is a guided tour and they are with you to answer any questions you may have. My daughter and I looked at numerous houses and now have a place we can call home all thanks to Sonny and his staff. I do highly recommend Service First Reality to anyone looking to buy or sell a home because that is exactly what you get.....Service First. Thank you Gloria, Melanie and Sonny for the pleasant journey we shared in finding our wonderful home!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2014
zuser20140307122553685
Showed me homes
I contacted Sonny, to help my sister, who is trying to buy a home in this area.The agent we had, was totally unsatisfactory, did not really seem interested in selling her the home , and wouldn,t answer some questions directly. Even though it appears this seller is maybe a little flakey; or maybe a lot; Sonny is still working with my sister to her complete satisfaction, on this deal
Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014
jimkelley kelley
Helped me buy home
Sonny and his staff (Gloria and Melanie) moved heaven and earth to accommodate my visit to look at property. They were aware that I was under some time constraints as to amount of time available to look for a home. They made sure that I was able to look at a wide variety of properties and stayed within my budget. I would recommend Sonny and his agengy to anyone that is looking for a home in the Sierra Vista community and surrounding area. Top notch service all the way to final closing.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2014
AshleyKern
Helped me buy home
Sonny Lee is definitely a realtor that I will recommend to anyone. He was awesome to stick with us and look at all the homes no matter the house. He was very knowledgeable with homes and the processes honestly we don't know what we would have done with out him and his realtor assistant Melanie. She is also fantastic and also very knowledgeable they are a great team and even though it took almost a year to find the perfect home for us they never have up on us and was very supportive with all of our questions and concerns. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2014
ronald damian
Helped me buy home
My home shopping experience with Sonny Lee was a positive one. The staff was knowledgable and pleasant to interact with. I found the home I wanted on the first day of looking for houses. Sonny Lee has been in the business for decades and it shows. He has the whole thing down to a science. I highly recommend utilizing him and his staff for any real estate functions.
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
ira petit
Helped me buy home
Sonny really made it all happen. There were some issues with finance companies. After 30 days plus of doing what they asked us, Sonny went to another company and the deal was done within 5 days. Awesome job and I recommended Sonny to everyone who is buying and selling.
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
janelees
Helped me buy home
Excellent, fast service. We purchased the home from pictures on the Internet. Through several contacts with the office, Melanie and Sonny got all our questions answered in a very timely manner, including additional pictures that we requested of the home. The closing process was made very simple for us, which we appreciated greatly because we were over 1,000 miles away. Jane & Doug Lees
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
brmiddleton5
Helped me buy home
We started looking at Vista View Resort a year ago and have been talking with Sonny all of this time and he never once pressured us into buying or selling our home. We went by many times, looking at the model we liked, and we ask questions and he always very politely answer them. We planned to list our house with him, and he came out and told us what he could do and again, several months went by and he never pressured us to list it. The month before we were going to list it, we had a garage sale and someone from out of state stopped by and he offered to buy it and it wasn't even listed. We sold it on the spot so we never listed it with Sonny, but he did sell us the one in Vista View and it has been a pleasure working with him and the staff, and the contractor. Couldn't ask for better people to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
ronjmiller
Helped me buy home
Excellent, Very Helpful. Complete purchase while living in Germany and relocating to Arizona. Worked with Melanie, very helpful and responded to questions and concerns rapidly.
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
user72015501
Helped me buy home
Its all in the name. Service First. Sonny and his staff are on top of there game. We have purchased several homes and have found sonny to have the most knowledge of the Sierra Vista market.We would recommend sonny to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you Service First Mike and Pat Hardiman
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2014
user3017304
Listed and sold a home
Sonny, Melanie, and the entire staff at Service First Realty were a pleasure to do business with.. They presented my house well; kept me informed and up to date on processes and my responsibilities as I was already moved out of town. The house was sold in a slow market and for that I am grateful. The entire transaction was a very pleasant one from start to finish. I would highly recommend Service First Realty to anyone buying or selling in the Sierra Vista area.
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2014
ray13adi
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Sonny and his team are amazing, very professional they care for your interests and they want to make sure you are 100 percent satisfied. For our family sonny went out of his way so we could have the perfect house for our budget as well as our family. We are thankful for him and would definitely recommend his services to others. Thank you
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2014
judyhector
Helped me buy home
Sonny was extremely helpful in helping us find not just a house, but the right home. We must have looked at a dozen houses before finding the right one, and Sonny's knowledge of neighborhoods, house layout, and construction was definitely a plus--not to mention his ability to gain an understanding of what we wanted and help us select the right houses to view. His patience never flagged, even though we dragged him all over the Sierra Vista area. As well, Sonny's knowledge of the loan, title, and closing process was spot on and really made the buying and closing process smooth. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/14/2014
solanof1717
Listed and sold a home
Sonny and his team are excellent in all the sense of the word. They are very thorough and professional. I truly recommend them for any real estate transactions. They are well informed about the local codes and contacts to perform all work needed on the house to get the sale finalized. They answered all my questions in relation to the paperwork needed to meet the title companies expectations. If we had questions I would e-mail or call and right away they would respond. Sonny's negotiation skill were put to a test twice in this and both times he did exactly what was expected of him and the deal went thru very smoothly. At the end he explained every detail of the sale to me and that was the way it was done. Thank you Sonny and your team for all you did on the sale of our property. Fil and Maria Solano Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2014
martinjjm
Listed and sold a home
I couldn't be happier with how Sonny and his team handled the sale of my home. From beginning to end they were prompt, courteous, professional, and responsive. They answered all my questions and kept me updated throughout the process. Working with Melanie was a treat.....if she was any sweeter they would have to rename sugar. I recommend Sonny Lee and his team to anyone wanting to buy, sell, or rent property.
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2014
brandy j2004
Helped me buy home
Sonny is a joy to work with. He took the time to listen to what I needed in a home. His assistants Melanie and Gloria always returned my calls and kept me fully in the loop with everything. Sonny has a great team and because of them I was able to buy my first home and I'm absolutely in love with it. Sonny walked me through everything, he took the time to explain everything since I was completely new to the home buying experience. He is patient and very kind. He made my first home buying experience fantastic. I never felt pressured or lost at all during the whole process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/05/2014
j rummerfield
Helped me buy home
Excellent experience. Sonny and his staff were extremely helpful and kept us informed, educated, and protected through the entire process. Sonny's knowledge of the market helped us find the perfect dream home that meets our needs exactly. I am glad I did my research before selecting a realtor. Sonny was rated the best in our area and he and his team exceeded our every expectation.
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014
ceimizan
Helped me buy home
We could not be happier with Sonny and his team. We are first time home buyers and he made the experience wonderful. He answered all our questions and kept us informed at all times during the process and kept the stress and worry to a minimum. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase their dream home. Thank You Sonny and Team. Ed and Kay
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
kstahl61
Listed and sold a home
Sonny was very responsive to our needs, kept in close contact with us, met the contractors at the house whenever required (we had already moved out of state) and provided efficient service.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
glara0
Helped me buy home
I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer and first time home buyer. Sonny and his Staff were very Professional and Courteous whole assisting me purchase a home in the Sierra Vista area. Sonny was very patient, understanding and knowledge of the process. Sonny showed me approximately thrity plus homes and finally located the perfect home for me. He walked me throught the entire process while keeping my best interests at hand. I would highly recommend Sonny and his Staff for anyone interested in purchasing a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/21/2013
user75772368
Helped me buy home
Sonny and his assistants Liz and Melanie are great...They help and are there with efficient responses when needed... Sonny is very honest and open about his opinions in the best house to be chosen for you... I cant thank them enough for all they have done, because of this amazing team, we have the house that we are now making our home... I highly recommend Service First Realty, with patience and time, they will find you the home that best fits..
Highly likely to recommend
06/22/2013
user5712995
Helped me buy home
Sonny got me a great house at a significantly lower price than I thought I'd have to pay. He is driven, hard-working, and understands a customer's wants and needs.
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
user31439005
Helped me buy home
I was a first-time home buyer. Sonny made the entire process painless and stress free. He worked within my price range, found something in the area I wanted, and got things done very quickly. Highly recommended.
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2013
user9976528
Listed and sold a home
Out of town sellers and needed someone that could carry the load for us as we needed to sell the home from afar. I work in the financial services business, and had a career in commercial RE, so am opinionated and discerning about other professionals. Interviewed an other local broker who apparently is quite successful, but was not impressed with her follow-up or systems. Sonny has a good team in place, great technology, and systems, especially for an out of the area seller, and seems to know the local real estate marketplace well. He listened well, followed up, gave good advice, and found us a buyer in a fairly short period of time. I would happily recommend him to others, and thought that he did a wonderful job for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2013
joshleahy
Helped me buy home
Sonny is a great negotiator! He insured we payed the lowest price for our home and focused on what was most important to us. He also provided insight into options we hadn't thought of to ensure we were truly happy with the home we selected. Highly recommend Sonny and his team!
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
user5143076
Helped me buy home
As a licensed Texas realtor with a marketing degree, relocating to Sierra Vista, Arizona, I am always very attentive to customer service. I can truthfully say Mr. Lee is the best agent you can possibly hire to help you through the process of making the most important purchase of your life: your home. From the very first time my husband and I met with him, we instantly clicked. He demonstrated the highest ethical values and deep knowledge and experience. Be smart, when buying a house, hire an agent. Be smarter, when hiring an agent, hire SONNY LEE. We are vey thankful to Mr. Sonny Lee, and his awesome team, Melanie and Liz. Thank you guys, we love you!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2013
user0481572
Helped me buy home
My experience working with Sonny and his office staff has been nothing but exemplary. I made offers on 3 houses before deciding to buy land and build a house. Through all the different transaction, Sonny, was open and honest with me and provided valuable input to my decisions. Two of the contracts were cancelled after the inspections were performed. There were no issues in getting the contracts cancelled. No matter what the value of the sale, Sonny always provided excellent and professional support to get the contract closed. I would highly recommend using Sonny as your realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2012
user3463458
Helped me buy home
The team at Service First Realty, (Sonny, Melanie, & Liz) were a pleasure to work with. The home search was fun and stress free. We highly recommend this team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Sincerely David & Patsy Stanley
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
user7403983
Showed me homes
My experience with Sonny (agent), Liz and Melanie (his assistants) is as a homebuyer new to Southeastern Arizona. I have been in the miltary for 30 years , I have bought and sold several times, and he is the best realtor with the best supporting staff that I have ever worked with. A quick fair description would have to include that.....They are totally upfront, honest and they will care more about you and your family than any property transaction !!! Sonny seems to know everything about the area from older home construction, renovation, quality, value, as well as new construction with an insider edge to the best deal from the builders. Also knows the best inspector and the lowest quickest rates on financing approval. Their website is also great for setting up housing searches, updates and favorites. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/24/2012
user8611754
Helped me buy home
Hi My name is Tony I was a first time buyer looking for a home that wold be perfect for me and my family but did not know anything about buying and even how to start the loan process. A friend from work suggested that I try going with sonny Lee and his great team at Service First Realty. Sonny and his team helped me every step of the way I could not of asked for a better buying team they exceeded all my expectations! Service First Realty is not just the company name it is the company modo they truly put service and you first. when I recommend sonny Lee and his team to friends and family I tell them that he knows what he is doing and go see him first thank you everyone at Service First Realty!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/01/2012
user4001019
Helped me buy home
Sonny was great, I can not say enough about the girls that run that office, wow, we had a horrible time before switching to Sunny's realty service with finding a house that fit our needs and budget,especially being out of state buyers! He ran by the houses we were interested in, plus would go by and check and make sure the house that we put an offer in on still looked the way it did when we walked through it last, but the girls in his office are the ones that really pull things together and work diligently to meet our needs, they are a terrific team with all of them working together each one of them has their area of expertise and they make a fantastic team, we had Liz (Sonny's Assit.) meet us last minute when we got into town on a saturday, hang in there through the mass monsoons and run from house to house,soaking wet, she is really high energy and that is why she didn't cop out like our previous realtors assistant that left my husband and son at a house and walked out on us! They all were with us to the very end and nothing was to much to ask of them! God thank you guys so much for helping this nightmare happen! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2012
user273532
Helped me buy home
Sonny Lee has had over 35 years of experience and it shows. My house was a short-sale that went into foreclosure. It took 8 months to aquire the house. Sonny did not try to steer me away to another house. He helped me bid on the house (twice). We hit the desired foreclosure bid right on the nose. If Sonny is not available, His staff is more than capable of helping you out. There were times when I was out of town and needed to sign some documents (in a timely manner). Thanks to Melanie and her knowledge of docusign, I was able to sign documents from my IPAD while out of town. For Sierra Vista realestate you can't do better than Sonny Lee and Service First Realty. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2012
user1266957
Listed and sold a home
Sonny and Melanie were great! Anytime I had a question they were there to answer it. Anytime I called they had time for me and were honest when I asked them about anything. They always presented more than one option for me from the beginning and we spoke regularly. I was with another agency for the year before I heard about Sonny and the only time I spoke with them was when I put my house on the market with them and when I switch over to Sonny and Melanie. When we finally got an offer, they were in touch every step of the way! They were a great help!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2012
user1341722
Helped me buy home
Sonny Lee & his staff will explain the complete process needed to buy a home. The most important advice given, was to have all documents and credit issues resolved before getting started. The search for a home was easy, Sonny Lee was always there to show the properties and explain all costs it would take to acquire it. My wife is very happy to have Service First Reality & New American Mortgage to help us purchase our home. When you are ready to buy, make an appointment with Sonny Lee, he will guide you threw the process and direct you to the best lending team. Google my address in properties sold, and you will see that we got the right home at the right price, and perfect time... Thanks Sonny, Liz, Melanie, Glen, and Chris.... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2012
user7739686
Helped me buy home
Sonny and his staff were great during my home buying process. I started looking while I was assigned overseas and upon signing up on Sonny's website I was comtacted almost immediately. I gave the details regarding what we were looking for and from then on Sonny and his staff sent me links to properities they thought I would have interest in. During leave I made plans to head to southern AZ to look at properities and Sonny personally set aside 3 days to show us properities. Upon find the home we ending up buying Sonny and his staff could not have been more helpful regarding all the paperwork and any other details needed to be completed. I was back overseas but dealing with Sonny and his staff I almost thought I was in Sierra Vista, AZ. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2012
user4988133
Helped me buy home
Sonny and his team were very helpful in my home buying process. They are professional, courteous, and experienced. Any question that I had was answered promptly. I felt as if they would make time to fit me into their schedules and work around my schedule as well. I would recommend Sonny to anyone buying a home in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2012
DavidNagel
Helped me buy home
Sonny and Melanie helped me immensely with the purchase of my new home. I took an interest in the area while still living in another state. They created a list of possible houses based on what I wanted from a house and kept me updated on changes in the market. When it came time to buy, Sonny went to the houses I narrowed the list to and took additional pictures (about 50) to help my decision and also added his own thought on the properties since I couldn't see them in person. When I made the choice to purchase, Sonny helped me negotiate with my price range. When it came time to sign documents, everything was done electronically so I didn't have to waste time with snail mail. As closing neared and I hit a few hiccups, Sonny helped calm the sellers to keep the deal going. I would have to say that their use of modern technology and resources (and great PR) made working with them on buying my first house a great experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2012
user800566
Helped me buy and sell homes
I met Sonny Lee & his team when I was 21 years old through a sibling, which Sonny also helped my sister buy & sell a house. I would recommend Sonny Lee & his team to anyone they also helped one of my good friends buy a house not to long after I bought mine. Now me almost 24 I have changed my location because of the military & me wanting to sell my house. I had put all my trust back in Sonny Lee while I was gone for 5 months. Him & his team got it all done! The dedication for them to help exceeded more than I thought it would & the communication made the process of selling so much easier. I want to thank Sonny & everyone who has helped me succeed in owning a home to selling a home at a young age! I will never forget. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2012
user752152
Helped me buy home
Sonny made buying our home a streamlined process and ensured that we were buying a home that would be a pleasure to live in. He openly advised us at all points in the process and went far above and beyond what we were expecting. He's a no-nonsense kind of guy and really that is exactly what we needed. His office manager, Melanie was also top notch and kept all of us on track.
Highly likely to recommend
06/06/2011
richterastj
Showed me homes
I have worked with Sonny Lee aeveral times over the years. He has not only showed us homes but helped us to obtain finances. We have recently returned to Sonny and are getting ready to purchase a home. He has always helped our family and friends with our realestate needs. Sonny's years of experience will truly be an assest to your home purchase. Thank you Sonny. The Richter Family
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2011
madfella
Listed and sold a home
Sonny is great at what he does and knows his stuff. Thanks again Sonny!
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2011
shender64rg
Helped me buy home
He was always looking out after me as the buyer. He was very courteous and gave good advice.
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2011
JojkH
Helped me buy home
My husband is military, and we knew we were moving to Sierra Vista, AZ so we started looking for homes for sale in this area, long before we moved here. We came across Sonny Lee's website and was very impressed with all the different homes on display. Sonny did contact me but after learning we were not moving for several months, he did not harass us constantly like the other realtor's did, so I continued to visit his sight almost daily and when we arrived in Sierra Vista, I contacted him almost immediately. We wanted to move into a home fairly quickly. Melanie showed us a few homes on a weekend and Sonny showed us 2 more the following week. We walked into the home we now own and immediately fell in love with the place. We didn't haggle on the price, knowing this was the place for us. Sonny and Melanie were able to get our bid in quickly, communicated with the seller and our home loan lender daily till we closed. And, I'd like to add, that from the day we bid on our "new to us" home till the day we closed was only 23 days! WOW!!! Excellent work Sonny and Melanie! Thank You So Much! WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME!!! Less ... More