Spirit Messingham

8 years of work experience
Tierra Antigua Realty
1650 E River Road
Tucson, AZ, 85718
(520) 471-6900

Ratings & reviews (143)

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Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2015
zuser20150825062324218
Showed me homes
Spirit was very responsive in all of our communications, listened well and gave sound advice in our search for a new home. We felt that Spirit always had our best interests in mind. We highly recommend Spirit for buying or selling your home. He's a true professional, and he's very good at what he does.
Highly likely to recommend
08/16/2015
Bighotdaddy
Helped me buy and sell homes
Spirits is a fantastic real estate agent who is very professional and friendly. His honesty and knowledge of the industry made buying a home so easy. He was able to find the exact house we were looking for and negotiate a fantastic price for it. He took the time to help us understand each step of the process, often going above and beyond to help purchase our home. I would highly recommend Spirit as your next real estate agent in Tucson.
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2015
theresaleepreston
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers, Spirit provided exactly what we needed; patience, attentiveness, and a great sense of humor! Not only was his knowledge and professionalism impressive, he made the entire experience easy and fun. As daunting as buying a home can be, Spirit made it seem effortless due to his expertise, friendliness, and optimism. We couldn't thank you enough, Spirit!!!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I work with a lot of 1st time home buyers, buying a home should be both an educational and exciting process. Nice to work with clients that appreciate all my hard work. Thank you, enjoy your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2015
mgingrasdmd
Helped me buy home
True professional. Very kind, courteous. Quick to respond to emails/phone/text. Always available to help or show properties. Very knowledgeable in the Tucson area. Definitely keeps the interests of both parties in mind for a smooth purchasing experience. Highly recommend Spirit as an efficient, trustworthy realtor.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind review. All buyers in every price range have to make some sort of compromise(s). The advantage of viewing many houses together as the buyer, you can start to see which compromises you can live with. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your home buying process. Glad I could help you not only find the right property for you (before it was listed on MLS) but also help in finding a good local lender, home inspector, etc. Glad I was able to help make it a smooth transaction. Enjoy your new home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2015
zuser20141014092932730
Helped me buy home
As out of state buyers with only a few days to look around, Spirit's knowledge and experience in the Tucson market streamlined our house search and ultimate purchase. He kept us on a timely and efficient schedule to view homes, but we never felt rushed. His knowledge of the area helped us to quickly narrow our search area, and find a house that fits our needs even though our initial search criteria was vague. Spirit's focus and follow through with us even long distance is amazing. Spirit is an asset to Tucson! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words. It is so nice to see clients appreciate my knowledge of the Tucson Market. I have been in over 500 properties this year alone, that experience pays off for clients I work with. Once we started working together, viewing properties, I remembered a newer built home that I thought would be a good fit for you, even though it was not on your initial search. Thank you for your business, wish you the best of luck and Welcome to Tucson!
Do not recommend
08/05/2015
noreenz email
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I have been to Tucson many times over the years and know pretty much what I was looking for--a house that is over 2500SQFT. Spirit insisted that all the foothill homes in Tucson are under 1500 SQFT. This is not possible--so either he does not know the are or he was not listening to what I was asking for. On that basis we decided not to pursue working with him.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
To: Out of state buyer Noreen. You chose to contact me on 5/6/15 on Zillow.com, I called you within an hour. We discussed your criteria & available inventory. You told me that you were interested in a 2500SqFt+ newer build, modern home in the Foothills priced under $275K. I tried to explain to you, in your price range, a newer or modern home in the foothills would be a smaller sq footage than 2500SqFt. Of course there are larger homes in the Foothills!! I have closed several homes in that area this year and all were larger than 1,500SqFt & all were more than $275K. After speaking with you, we decided we would not be a good fit. I?m not sure why you decided to wait 3 months and then post a spiteful review of me. We never worked together. You are not a client, you contacted me thru Zillow.com & I responded. I answered all of your questions & tried to educate you on the Tucson housing market. Best of luck in your search. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2015
user4321022
Helped me buy home
Spirit knows the area so can advise you on that... He knows the other agents so can advise you how to negotiate with each one individually... He knows the process and so can let you know about hidden/unexpected expenses ahead.... But the main positive about Spirit is the ridiculously good responsiveness!!!!!! We cannot understand this! When you are looking at a house that has come on the market that hour, Spirit will be the one to get you in to see it first. Sometimes, that is what counts. Spirit won our House for us. 6/5 stars!!!! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kinds words, I enjoyed working with both of you. The house looks great and I know you love the neighborhood you are living in. Congrats!!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2015
user46616025
Helped me buy home
Spirit was a great choose for a buyer's agent. He does what the job takes to find you a house, and makes you feel like you are the only person he is working with. Spirit points out all the positive and negative things he sees with a home and uses his experience to advise what a better investment would be. He is not pushy, and doesn't try to sell you the house. He simply points things out that you don't think about (like houses being on a cul de-sac, upkeep on the house you are looking at as well as how the neighborhood is in general, the orientation of the house). Spirit treated me and my son with respect and listened to what we were looking for in a house. He never he's hesitated to show us one property, or even 14 in the same day! He is patient and very professional. I would definitely work with him again. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words, glad we were able to find what you were looking for. Thank you for taking the time to contact me thru Zillow.com, allowing me to work with you in your home buying process. Wish you all the best and Congrats on your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
desertyogis
Showed me homes
We were beyond impressed with Spirit Messingham. He generously spent several hours of his life showing us around neighborhoods in Tucson that we had been previously unfamiliar with. He gave us valuable insights and freely shared his considerable knowledge of the entire area with us. He was at all times professional, truthful, and helpful in every way and showed us many properties which were exactly what we had asked to see. Ultimately, we did not use him to consummate our real estate purchase, however this was through no fault whatsoever on his part. (A close family friend had urged us to look at their own property which we ended up buying - without using the services of any realtor.) However, we will absolutely refer him to family and friends without any hesitation. Thank you, Spirit, for a job well done! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind review. I understand that not everyone who contacts me will end up making a purchase. I enjoyed meeting you both, and showing you the different properties in Central Tucson. Please do keep me in mind in the future and welcome to Tucson!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
mija cyphert
Helped me buy home
Fantastic realtor. I would be shocked if you find anyone who could even compete with Spirit. Extremely friendly and polite. Always there to help out at a drop of a hat. Very tech friendly too, which helps create an easy and smooth process.
Highly likely to recommend
07/21/2015
DarbyConroy
Helped me buy home
We met Spirit by chance when we finally got up the nerve to start house hunting. Up front, he was straight forward, honest and really supportive of the house buying process from the buyers perspective. Spirit never lost patience with us and really steered us in the direction best for us. Tucson neighborhoods are not easy to navigate! Spirit knows Tucson, especially central better than anyone! We now have an amazing house in a neighborhood I never knew existed! We are so excited and truly grateful for Spirit and his expertise! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words, it was a fun adventure working with you and your family. I am thrilled we are neighbors, thank you.
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2015
conroy1722
Helped me buy home
If you are looking to relocate to central Tucson, call Spirit! As far as we are concerned, you'd be wasting time calling anybody else. Spirit knows central Tucson like the back of his hand. He's extremely friendly and comfortable to be around, knows the market shifts, and actually cares about what you need in a home. Because of Spirit, my family had the absolute best experience looking and buying a home. I'd give the guy 10 stars if I could.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you. I enjoyed working with you and your family. Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process. Hope you are very happy making this house, your new home. Thank you, Spirit
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
brianchavez80
Helped me buy home
Spirit did an excellent job helping me find a new home. He's very knowledgeable of the area and provided very good information through out the process. Spirit also made the buying process extremely simple with his guidance in all areas including getting the loan. I am so pleased with my experience that I will also be using Spirit to sell my existing home.
Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2015
skyislandsam
Listed and sold a home
We enjoyed working with Spirit right from the start. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in the midtown area and did a good job of walking us through the process prior to listing our home. He did an excellent job of keeping us informed throughout the process and getting all documents to us promptly after we accepted an offer. Best experience we've ever had with a real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2015
brebore
Helped me buy home
My wife and I decided to purchase our first home. I was dead set against having an agent and she felt an agent was the best way. We started with my plan of searching houses with all the internet has to offer. We divided the listings on Saturdays, and if one of us liked one, we would try to see it together on Sunday. With all of the open houses, my wife started taking in several stray agents that needed a commission. They called, emailed, texted, harassed and annoyed. Then she went to an open house and was sure she met the perfect agent that I could tolerate. We met with him, and I was far from sold, but was willing to see where it went. Well, my hat is off to my wife for picking such an outstanding agent. We went through viewing countless houses with Spirit, and went into the buying process on three homes. We changed our minds on the first two. Spirit, after doing all of the paperwork, was not phased. He kept a positive attitude, and always made us feel fine walking away from a deal or him. Spirit has uncommon patience, and a unique understanding of the differing needs of a couple. Five months of us, and he was a champion for us both. Spirit has the interest of his clients at heart, and takes his work personally. His objective is to get a win for you. He works with couples better than I have seen most in the counseling profession. He possesses an exceeding knowledge of the real estate business, and is eager to share that knowledge with the client in a comprehensible manner. Spirit loves what he does; it is evident and contagious. I have never written a review (positive or negative) about anything. I HIGHLY recommend Spirit to guide you through the process, and fight for your best interest. We love our home! Thank you, Spirit!!! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the brutally honest review. I feel you summed up how many potential home buyers/sellers view real estate agents in general. Consumers have a choice in the agent(s) they work with, choose wisely :) Wish you all the best, Spirit
Highly likely to recommend
05/28/2015
user4366241
Helped me buy home
Excellent buyers agent! It is evident Spirit loves what he does. He helped my husband and I buy our first home, both of us were first time buyers. My husband and I had different ideas about what we wanted in a home and have very different decision-making styles. So, we looked at a lot of properties and asked a lot of question (sometimes the same question over and over). Spirit patiently worked with us and helped us find a great compromise. He allowed us to search and learn about the process at the pace we were comfortable, without pressure at any point. Spirit is very knowledge about the Tucson area and real estate market. He is also extremely organized, efficient and generally a very helpful, trustworthy person. He responds quickly, thoroughly and doesn't mind repeating himself, which again was so valuable to me as a first time home buyer. A true professional! Once we found the home, he gave recommendations for inspectors, lenders, title agencies, etc. and then arranged the termite inspection, roof inspection, home inspection, etc. From the initial contact to closing he has been easy to work with. He made the process as smooth as it could be for us. From the care and top-notch service he provides, I would not hesitate to recommend Spirit. It has been a pleasure to work with him. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Glad you had a positive experience. Hard to believe we started looking at properties 6 months ago. It tends to be a learning process with buyers, more properties you see the more you can learn what/which compromises you can live with. Enjoy your new home!
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2015
cgpq
Helped me buy home
Spirit was very professional, conscientious, respectful, and knowledgeable. He was on top of things at all times. He was always available to us, returned calls, answered questions, set up inspections and set up contractors for needed repairs. We were very impressed and he made our new home purchase less stressful.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you, I enjoyed working with you. I am thrilled you were referred to me as an experienced buyers agent. Congrats on your new purchase! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2015
user331577
Helped me buy home
only took a week to find the house for me. Spirit is an educator and a watch dog who looks out for his clients. If you are new to buying a home or been through some uninformed or unreliable agents, then spirit is the guy for you.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you, I enjoyed working with you. I am thrilled you were referred to me from your lender. I hope you and your son are very happy in your new home :) Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2015
user6806973
Helped me buy home
Spirit is fantastic at his job! My wife and I had a wonderful experience with him. We had previous bad experiences both buying and selling a home, so we did our homework this time and we can say without a doubt that all of the positive reviews we found about Spirit are 100% correct. We contacted Spirit on a Saturday morning, knowing what and where we wanted to look for a house, and he made himself available on Sunday morning to do some showings with us. Each time thereafter that we contacted him, Spirit replied in a few hours, at most, usually within the hour, especially during the time we were writing the contract and negotiating with the seller, and even when he had a personal medical emergency. Spirit did a great job negotiating and we got a great deal from a difficult seller. In addition to Spirit's expertise and skill as a realtor, he connected us to other top notch professionals that assisted us with our financing, homeowner's insurance, home inspection, roof inspection, and title and escrow. Overall, we will be recommending Spirit to everyone we know that is looking for a realtor. We know he is extremely busy, yet he made us feel like we were his only clients. He is exceptional at what he does! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Glad your experience was better this time around. My only regret is that I could not have worked with you on your other transactions. Not all agents are the same :) Glad things went better for you this time. Enjoy your new home! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
mariellepfischner
Listed and sold a home
Professional, knowledgeable, reliable, efficient, hard working and consistent! Hell yeah Spirit! A wonderful man and realtor - very happy to know him and even more happy to have him use is exceptional skills in real estate (especially that we can now relax and enjoy our properties being sold!) He helped us sell a very remote house with a rough access road...! We tried 4 realtors before Spirit with no success... my suggestion is to skip the rest and start your journey off right with the right man! Thank you thank you thank you! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Awesome review, thank you. I understand this property was listed several times before, with multiple agents. Better results this time, picking the right agent makes all the difference. Wish you and Tony the best of luck. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2015
rezro
Helped me buy home
When I started looking for a house in Tucson I corresponded with about a dozen realtors. One of them encouraged me to disregard the, in his opinion, "far fetched, exaggerated many times bogus or manipulated reviews on Zillow...." I ignored that realtor?s opinion. Instead, I decided to contact Spirit to represent me as buyer?s agent in my purchase of a new home. My decision was based mostly on many other positive reviews of Spirit on these popular websites. I have not been disappointed. About a month after we started we closed on a property: searching, viewing, and evaluating properties; making and negotiating an accepted offer; inspecting, negotiating, and supervising repairs; and so on. After the offer was accepted, we were able to complete the remainder of the buying process while I was back home overseas, so naturally I had to rely on Spirit to get the job done, and done well according to my expectations. He did. His professionalism exceeded my expectations. From beginning to end he proved to be diligent, efficient, organized, honest, courteous, knowledgeable, and an able communicator. Any minor point of criticism that I could write here would be insignificant in the scheme of the entire process. In short, I am very grateful for my home-buying experience with Spirit. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
High praise, thank you. Buying a home can be stressful, when the buyer is out of state or in your case, out of country can be even more stressful. Hope you and your family enjoy your new home. Let me know when the next pizza party is :) Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2015
VijayMatel
Helped me buy home
Spirit is prompt, profession, and absolutely diligent in meeting all of your needs. He answered all my questions, even the dumb ones, with no judgement and will expert detail. I recently closed on a renovated home in midtown Tucson (Jefferson Park) and could not be happier with the entire process. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
It was a pleasure helping you find and buy your property, enjoy the process of making it your home. Thank you. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2015
gwlsculpt
Helped me buy home
Spirit is a brilliant, creative, hardworking and an honest realtor. His enthusiasm and nose for detail is only eclipsed by his character and sincerity. He is not the first good realtor I have worked with, but he is the best. If he starts to talk fast, just tell him to slow down... Then listen to him. George
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a house from out of state can be stressful, I am glad I was able to help. Congrats on your new home. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2015
tjsopretty
Listed and sold a home
I'm a Tucson native. I've been in the service business for upwards of 20 years. In those years, I've been in contact with many professionals in many different fields. As some know, Tucson is flooded with agents. I've known Spirit for quite some time now. Whenever I wanted to tap a realitor's knowledge, he would be one of the agents I would contact. Like doctors, I wanted a few opinions. You could tell his answers were acute, genuine and crisp. He didn't have the "salesman" tone. So when it came time to list my house, I would choose Spirit. I was not let done at all. From determining a list price, coaching me through how things transpire, NOT being a cheerleader and telling me things straight forward, to closing he was sharp and punctual. My house had issues I was not aware of. By the time I was made aware of them, he had already made phone calls and had answers for me on the spot. Spirit made the whole experience as smooth as it could. Completely happy with Spirit and would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody (already have)! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Trust is earned. Thank you for your business, and congrats on selling your home. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2015
aanwol
Helped me buy home
From the get-go Spirit has been nothing but professional and super, super organized. My husband and I reside in Wisconsin and were looking to purchase a "snow-bird" home in Arizona. We have many friends in the Green Valley/Tuscon area and knew where we wanted to be. From that point on, Spirit managed our hunt magnificently. I don't believe the man sleeps or eats. Before you could blink an eye, a task he set out to do was done. He made sure the residence we were interested in was checked out and within 3 weeks, we are the proud owners of a GV house. Everything was explained thoroughly and when I was unsure or just forgot, Spirit was prompt and courteous in clarifying what I needed to know. He is a MASTER in his business. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Congrats on your new home. Buying from out of state can be stressful, I work with a lot of out of state buyers, I understand the process and happy to be a part of your team. Thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2015
fbader8
Helped me buy home
High energy, extremely efficient, immediate response to questions, very knowledgeable about the area and process. We highly recommend him and enjoyed working with him. Note that we were out of towners and he helped us in understanding the Tucson market and where we wanted to be.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home from out of state can be stressful, glad I was able to help and secure you a great condo at a fantastic price :) I will never forget, "we have bought boats for more than this", that sounds like a good deal to me. Congrats! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2015
TonyPagel
Helped me buy home
I am blown away by the level of service that Spirit provided! This is my first home purchase and first time working with a realtor. He made the process clear, understandable, straight-forward, and, as stress-free as possible from first contact to closing. I chose Spirit from a recommendation of a dear friend and I whole-heartedly give my best recommendation for him.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am so happy you were referred to me, it was a pleasure working with you in finding your first home. Anytime you have questions or concerns, please let me know. Enjoy! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2015
thecombandwaddle
Helped me buy home
We were first time homebuyers looking for a very specific type of property in Tucson. Spirit was recommended to us by friends and we feel so fortunate! Spirit provided us with useful advice at every turn. As newbies to the process, Spirit made us feel like everything was under control and we felt like we had all of the information we needed to make the right decisions. We went into contract on our new home over the winter holidays (certainly not the most convenient timing), yet Spirit remained available and willing to meet us and talk to us on weekends and after hours. We highly recommend Spirit for your house search! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
When we met last December, reviewing your search criteria, I understood we had a tight search ahead of us. I am thrilled we found you such a great house in Poets Corner, in Central Tucson. I am excited to see the remodel when you have it completed. Thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2015
Wildcatdad
Helped me buy home
I don't usually write reviews but this guy is so good I did. I wanted to buy my UofA student a condo or townhouse. My wife and I looked online (from out of state) for potential places and called and talked to agents as we found places we liked. My theory at the time was to identify the listing agent of each place and contact them, as I thought that would get me the best results. Well about three months in, we had contacted or left voicemails to about 8-10 agents and with the lack of response, lack of enthusiasm, lack of professionalism, and lack of knowledge we felt like maybe we should just rent and be done with our search. I then found a place with a weird status I didn't understand (Active/CAPA), so I searched Google to try to understand it. This lead me to Zillow forums where Spirit Messingham had posted the correct answer I was looking for explaining fully that status. I then read his reviews and frankly was a bit skeptical, as they all were about like the one I'm writing is going to end up being.....very good. I thought, if all of these reviews are legit this is the guy I need to talk to. I called him (he answered!) with no particular place in mind, but told him what I wanted to buy, where, when (asap), and how much I wanted to spend.....we talked for about ten minutes and somewhere in that time span I knew this guy was the real deal and that if we were going to find the place we wanted from two states over Spirit was our best shot at making it happen. As soon as I got off the phone with Spirit, I called my wife and said "I just talked to the guy who is going to take care of us, and I think it's all going to work out." I told her to just forget about any other agent she had talked to and let's go with Spirit. She kind of laughed and said I seemed awful confident in this Spirit guy and that no other agent's were doing much anyway. Spirit called/texted/emailed back every step of the way, and in no time had educated me on the Tucson market (which is a strange one), brought my expectations as to what type of place I could find close enough to the school into reality, gave me access to the MLS with all properties that would work for me, met with my student and showed the properties, walked me through the offer process, recommended inspectors, met with inspectors.....etc etc etc... With Spirit's help we bought a nice townhouse that fit the bill in a great area, for considerably less than what I explained was my max budget. This all happened very quickly.........In fact I had two agents actually call and say something to the effect of "Hi, you had called and left me a message about a townhouse I have listed? Sorry it took me a while to call you back...." These calls came AFTER SPIRIT HAD FOUND OUR PLACE AND WHILE WE WERE UNDER CONTRACT! When told we had already found a place they seemed almost relieved so they could just hang up. To sum it up, if I hadn't found Spirit we wouldn't have bought a place. He is all that these reviews say he is. The man is on it from beginning to end. If you are serious about buying in Tucson call Spirit, tell him what you want, listen to his advice and get ready to move. When I'm ready to sell in four years there's only one agent I'm calling. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Wow, I am fortunate that other agents didn't give you more time or attention :) Thank you for your trust and your business, hope your daughter enjoys living there and look forward to help you sell in the next 4-5 years. Congrats and thank you for such an outstanding review. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
11/20/2014
franksframes77
Listed and sold a home
Mr Messingham was an excellent agent and provided me with need all the advise and assistance when needed. I was duly impressed with his keeping me informed during all phases of the selling process and assistance with meeting the concerns of the buyers. i can not say enough as to his professionalism.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you the kind words. I enjoyed helping you buy your home and in selling not 1 but 2 other homes. I wish you all the best, thank you for your business. Spirit
Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2014
nancyrupert flagstaff
Listed and sold a home
Every selling situation is unique. Spirit, and his co-realtor Cathy Erchull, were so willing and able to address every little (and big) twist and turn. I no longer lived in Tucson, where the property is located, and so had the extra burden of being an out-of-town owner. Their help and expertise was tremendous. The property had many showings, we received an offer after only about a month on the market, and closed the sale about 30 days later. This was the fastest sale I have experienced and I have bought and sold a number of properties over many years. I highly appreciate their skill, hard work, time and effort. I see all the other excellent reviews and I completely understand why Spirit received them. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for your business. I remember when we met, I was at a home inspection for a first time home buyer a couple of doors down from your townhome. You stopped by and I gave you a business card, couple of years later you called. This is why I work as hard as I do, thank you! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
russ303
Helped me buy home
Have you ever wished you could have the most competent capable real estate agent in your neck of the woods? Well, you have found him in Spirit Messingham. He just helped us with the purchase of a home. We couldn't be more delighted! His attention to detail, follow up and negotiating an agreement we asked for was superb. You will see why this skilled individual has consistent 5.0 rating!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you Russ. I really enjoyed working with both of you, found you the right house, at the right price in short order. Please continue to use me as a resource, as you have done months after we closed on this property. I am here, whenever you need anything. Congrats! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2014
ThomasParedes
Helped me buy home
Spirit is a gentle soul with a thorough and detail oriented approach. His experience and expertise is prevalent during any of his interactions. He is respectful and informative, yet direct and efficient.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kinds words Thomas. Glad I was able to help in your first home, enjoy! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2014
dsago1122
Helped me buy home
I cannot say enough good things about Spirit's skills and knowledge as a realtor. I think it would be a challenge to find anyone more dedicated to his work and clients than Spirit. My husband and I were first time home buyers and from the very first phone call Spirit was honest, available and willing to do whatever it took to help us find the right house and negotiate terms with the sellers once we did find "the" house. He gave honest opinions about his thoughts on houses we saw when we asked, but didn't give unsolicited advice. He didn't pressure us into "settling" for a house and told us from the very start that it might be a long process to find the right house, but he would stick with us as long as it took. We never felt like we were just another number in his book of clients. In terms of availability, he was always extremely quick to respond to emails and phone calls. He was willing to spend time answering questions we had, no matter how insignificant they seemed. I could probably write all day about the hundreds of times he helped us through the whole complicated home-buying process (from first viewing houses to seeking out a loan office to signing the title), but I'll just give one final example of his dedication to the buyers he works with. The day AFTER we officially owned the house we bought (meaning that technically his job with us was completed), we had a problem with a washer/dryer delivery that the seller had set up. To make a long story short, I ended up calling Spirit in a bit of a panic and asked him for help contacting the delivery company. He immediately told me not to worry, that he would make some calls and get it straightened out. Less than 5 minutes later I got a phone call from the MANAGER of the delivery company. That is just one example of a time that he went above and beyond to help us out. Spirit really seems to love what he does and clearly has a gift for this business. Thanks to him, we found a house we love in the time frame we were hoping for. Couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
WOW! Thank you for the kind words! I enjoying helping buyers, and it is so nice to be appreciated. Anytime I can be of help, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will be working with your parents when they will be in town this summer. Thank you. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/12/2014
NesmaryHernandez
Helped me buy home
Spirit helped my husband and I buy the perfect home for us. He was extremely helpful and patient throughout the process. He showed us over 60 homes and never rushed us into making an offer on a home that wasn't right. Once we made an offer, he kept us informed along the way. He demonstrated to be invested in helping us. We truly felt that he was part of our team. We also appreciated his transparency and professionalism. He exemplifies what a real state agent should be. We will be recommending him to our family and friends! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind review. We viewed over 60 homes together, it takes whatever it takes as far as I am concerned. I hope you are both very happy in your home. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2014
travis fagerness
Helped me buy home
I moved across the country and had to purchase a home quickly. My home purchasing experience with Spirit was outstanding! I've used other realtors in the past, and Spirit's work ethic and knowledge are far superior to any of them. Spirit uses online tools and online signature programs, so all paperwork is able to be completed over the internet. This was very convenient and saved a lot of time. Spirit also recommended other professionals (home inspector, title officer, termite inspector) and coordinated the scheduling for them. These professionals were very thorough and completed everything in a timely manner. With being new to the area, this was very helpful. Spirit replied to my emails very quickly (typically less than a few hours) and answered all of my questions completely. Finally, due to his negotiation skills, I was able to close on the home on time and at a favorable price. I would recommend Spirit to everyone I know and will use him again in the future! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words Travis. You and your wife found me from out of state, and happy to be a service to you as you navigate the choppy waters of buying from afar. It is nice to be appreciated, thank you for the kind review. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
07/14/2014
christina ross4
Helped me buy home
I have never had an experience like this in buying or selling a property and fully attribute it to working with Spirit! We were buying a property from out of state and we are not very familiar with the AZ way of doing things. Spirit guided us through every step of the process. We worked predominently by e-mail and thanks to his super responsiveness, we were able to go from the concept of thinking about buying to title in just over four weeks!! Again I attribute this to Spirit and his understanding of how to make things happen, his network of related professionals and his understanding of the market. There was no long drawn out negotiations. First offer accepted at thousands under asking price. I do not know how it could have gone better! He was always available, always had an answer, just wish I got this kind of service in other areas. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I understand how difficult it can be to purchase a home from afar, and always happy to help as much as needed. We did it! Congrats and thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2014
zuser20140601152008845
Helped me buy home
My fiancee and I started toying with the idea of buying a home, and one of our friends recommended we contact Spirit. We spoke with multiple realtors, and Spirit was by far the most professional, knowledgable, personable, and thorough of them all. Spirit was more than a realtor, and guided us all the way through the home buying process. Spirit took the time to explain the whole process in great detail at our first meeting, and it was easy from there. We looked at many homes together, and Spirit acted as a strong advocate for us once we decided to put an offer on a home. Spirit's extremely quick response times are what ensured we were the first offer in, and we were able to purchase the home we wanted! Spirit was overall absolutely amazing, and his responsiveness (emails, phone calls, texts, at almost all hours!), thoroughness (he prepared all the paperwork, correctly, the first time, for each step), knowledge of the area, and professionalism made the process easy. He is also very friendly, and makes driving around looking at houses fun! My fiancee and I HIGHLY recommend Spirit to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Tucson. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Congrats on your new home and getting married. I was SHOCKED when you told me some agents refused to interview with you in helping you with your purchase. I am an experienced agent, a team of one. I don't hand clients off to a minion or a new agent, I enjoy working with all my clients one-on-one. Thank you for your business. Love the historic San Clemente subdivision, enjoy! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2014
MikeMetz
Helped me buy home
I worked with Spirit for a purchase in Tucson, and was extremely impressed by his level of knowledge and customer service. Spirit was consistently quick with responses, at all times of day or night throughout the entire process. He's easy to understand, does a great job explaining things and is very friendly! Communication is key for this industry, and Spirit excels at it. He had a great knowledge of the area, real estate process and did a stellar job negotiating throughout the deal.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you Michael, so nice to be appreciated.
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2014
carmenvd
Helped me buy home
We are looking long distance and Spirit has been our representative. He knows the area well, lets you know the good and the bad, seriously tries to find the type of home you would like, and spends with you the time you need for finding what you want. I can not yet rate him on negotiation skills as we haven't gotten that far, but he is a very good agent. We are still looking and he is still representing. 6/25 UPDATE: We have purchased a home in Tucson with Spirit's help. He was very helpful in negotiating the buy. As helpful, maybe even more, is his knowledge of the process up to closing once an offer has been accepted. He knows the process well and makes sure nothing gets missed -- even when you're an "absentee" buyer. Spirit has been honest and forthcoming, and more than helpful through this entire process. I don't think you could find a better realtor. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you Carmen, I enjoyed taking you both out looking at homes while you were visiting Tucson. We didn't find you anything while you were here, but that is why I am a relationship person. When the right house came on the market, we were able to STRIKE and get you what you wanted, even from several states away. Congrats and thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
samrama
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were ready for an upgrade to a larger home. Spirit worked with us to understand what the market was like and what our options on a new home in our price range looked like. He provided excellent direction on how the process works and worked hard for us to locate our new home. We could not have had a better experience. As we were purchasing our new home, Spirit was busy preparing to sell our old home. He worked very hard to get our old home on the market and was successful at closing a sale within two months! Our experience as a buyer and seller was super and his guidance on the process was a wonderful experience. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
It was an honor and a pleasure helping you and your family find the perfect home for you. Based on feedback from all the parties you have thrown since then, we hit a GRANDSLAM. Congrats and thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2014
dbnielsen
Helped me buy home
Spirit worked with us as a buyers agent and was on our side all the way. He represented us fairly and accurately in all negotiations with sellers and their agents. We were shown listings that met our search criterion exactly so we did not waste time and efforts looking at properties that would not hold our interest. His experience shown best by handling the details of property purchasing in a manner that made smooth sailing for both of us.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home from out of state can be stressful, I have the experience to help. Thrilled you were referred to me, glad to be part of the team. Thank you and appreciate the referrals you have sent as well. Congrats! Spirit 471-6900
Likely to recommend
03/31/2014
snutt lopez
Listed and sold a home
Spirit was found via the internet with comments I reviewed. He lived up to all my expectations. He explained even though I am from out of State that he would be able to get everything done for me via email. He had my property for a short time before it was sold. Given the condition of the property I believe I was paid a fair price. Spirit made some suggestions that I heeded and it seemed to pay off. I would reccomend him to anyone looking to sell their home. Or if your from out of State he made this as pain free as possible. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Selling a home from out of state can be difficult. Glad I was able to be an asset and we were able to get it sold. Congrats. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2014
PingHe
Helped me buy home
Spirit was wonderful. He always responds very quickly to calls and emails. Very easy to work with. Very knowledgable and got us a good deal on the house. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for your business, hope you are very happy in your new home! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2014
user76930065
Helped me buy home
I reached out to Spirit in the fall of 2013 letting him know that I was considering purchasing a property in Tucson sometime in the new year. He responded immediately and I have been working with him ever since. Spirit has been great in helping me find the perfect property, in the perfect location, at the price point I wanted. He could not have been more accommodating in assisting me with my search & inspection process. I have purchased 4 homes but never one unseen until now. If I was working with any other agent I am sure this would not be the case. I would not hesitate to recommend Spirit to any one looking for a real estate professional and would definitely utilize him in the future if I purchase again in Tucson. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words, you have worked with several agents in the past. I am honored to stand out. Thank you! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2014
NashGo
Helped me buy home
I found Spirit while searching for homes on Zillow. Impressed by his Five Star Rating I decided to contact him. While having my current home getting close to closing in less than a month, I needed to act fast in purchasing a property, since I did not wish to rent and move twice. Spirit worked with me very closely and patiently, with the greatest support I could ever have wished for. Coordinating between a home sale in Pinal County to a new home sale in Pima County, Spirit was with me 101%. The home I sold and bought closed on the same day. And I was able to receive the keys and move in the next morning. Without Spirit?s help and support, I don?t think the move would have gone so smoothly. Spirit is a very honest, upfront, personable, considerate and professional Agent. You can?t go wrong with him as your Agent, I highly recommend him. If you are looking to buy a New Build Home, you should always have your Real Estate Agent accompany you. If you don?t you are on your own. The Builder?s Rep only works for the Builder ?not you?. This is a tip I learned from Spirit. Good luck and thank you for all of your help and support! KK, Green Valley, AZ Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Congrats on your new build, it was a pleasure. Thank you. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2014
chenson6
Showed me homes
Spirit is the most attentive real estate agent you could imagine. As soon as you send an email he immediately responds. He gives frequent updates and knows Tucson inside and out. He is great at helping buyers figure out what they want and incredibly patient. He will never pressure you into buying a home and gives sage advice throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him whether you are buying or selling!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
We knocked it out of the park on your purchase, CONGRATS. We looked at a lot of homes together, and it was time well spent. Thank you for your business, enjoy! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2014
christine nielsen
Helped me buy home
We recently purchased our new home with the help of Spirit Messingham as our realtor and the transaction could not have gone better. From the beginning of the process, Spirit was very involved in our search for the perfect home. After showing us the first few homes, he was able to really get a feel of what we were looking for and found us our house on the 2nd trip out! The moment we decided that this was the house for us, Spirit wasted no time in contacting the sellers realtor and the rest is history! He let us know the process, step by step, and kept us informed throughout. As I stated earlier, with Sprit as our realtor, the process of purchasing of our new home was an easy and exciting experience! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for your trust in helping you sell your home and finding your new home. I enjoyed working with you throughout the entire process, congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2014
greg osborne10
Listed and sold a home
Spirit is wonderful to work with. The process was smooth, and Spirit is great about being straight forward and answering any questions. I always know everything will get taken care of, so there is no stress and no need to constantly follow up. The combination of low service fee and prompt personalized service leading up to the closing was superb. I would use Spirit again.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoy working with you and your sister in helping you sell the property, working with you from out of city was a breeze with the good communication and online technology. Thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2014
mickey abel
Helped me buy home
Spirit was very attentive to details and anticipated all my questions and concerns. I would recommend him without reservation! Buy investment properties required that he consider larger implications than just those that apply to homeownership, like rental value, detailed knowledge of neighborhoods, tax issues, and anticipation of repair and upkeep as they relate to the local climate. He recommended loan professionals, contractors, and repair specialists that were all very helpful.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoyed working with you and your daughter in helping you find the right property. Thank you for your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2014
f1fan22
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Spirit when it comes to buying (or selling) a home. He brings a wealth of knowledge and always provides top-notch advice. Spirit has helped us buy 2 homes (primary residence and investment property), and after I recommended him to a friend, that friend has bought 2 properties and sold 1. With Spirit there is no sugar-coating anything - you will always get his honest opinion which is something I value very much. Spirit is very easy to get along with and has tremendous patience. He will show you as many homes as you want until you find the one that's right for you. 5-star rating all the way! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoyed working with both of you, each time you have bought a home. Keep me in mind for all of your real estate needs. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2014
townwizard
Helped me buy home
My partner and I initially contacted Spirit via email, having read other reviews of his performance. Living in NY, we wanted to purchase a second home in Tucson, and Spirit worked with us diligently for several months until we were ready to come out to Tucson and make a property selection. He sent us weekly lists of properties that met our requirements, and offered us guidance along the way. When we arrived in Tucson to review the properties, he was excellent. He took us to each one, answered many many questions that we had, and by the end of the day we had settled on the one we wanted. We talked with him about making a bid, and we actually closed a few hours ago on a fantastic Townhome that had every feature we wanted, and exceeded all our expectations. Spirit was a pleasure to work with. The following list of adjectives is completely accurate and is based on working with him for many months. He is knowledgeable, intelligent, professional, a good listener, reliable, a great communicator, a great teacher, patient, energetic, fair-minded, honest, accurate and always willing to go the extra distance to give the client what they are looking for. With no reservations, we recommend Spirit wholeheartedly for anyone who's out there looking for the right agent. We consider ourselves very lucky to have picked him as our RE agent for this purchase. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Wow, what a fantastic review! I am thrilled you found me online and I was able to help you with your purchase from out of state. I enjoyed working with you both very much, hope you enjoy living in Tucson :) Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
emfranklin
Helped me buy home
Spirit Messingham helped us locate and buy a townhouse for our two U of A college kids. We had several specific requirements that made the search more difficult, including that we were looking at the purchase as a long term investment. After looking at many prospects, Spirit found us a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse in a safe location with lots of room for our college son and daughter. Spirit really knows the local Tucson Real Estate market throughout the city!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoyed working with you and Mark in helping you sell your home, buy a home, and help you find a great townhome for your son. Hope he enjoys living there while attending the U of A. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2013
moonsnowbear
Listed and sold a home
Spirit is an excellent real-estate agent. He will answer all your questions, be extremely helpful, and always available. Spirit is very professional, motivated, and extremely knowledgeable about the market and how experienced with negotiation and how to proceed.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for finding me online, glad I was able to help you sell your condo. I wish you both all the best. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/16/2013
LaytonCox
Helped me buy home
Spirit helped me purchase a condo after I sold my previous home with another realtor. I really wish I would have met Spirit earlier, not only would he had saved me money but time and frustration as well. Spirit has extensive knowledge about the Tucson area and has truly been a great resources for things outside of the home (cough Fantasy Football cough). Spirit has not only become my go to guy for everything real estate but he has also become a friend and a valuable resource. I would recommend Spirit to anyone and everyone, I know he will be able to accomplish your goals. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed working with you and helping with any of your future real estate needs. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
ccnielsen70
Showed me homes
My husband and I are currently in the procees of looking for a house that will meet the needs of our family. From the first conversation we had with Spirit, I got the feeling that he was really interested in finding out exactly what we were and were not looking for in our next home. He has been readily available by email and phone to answer all of our questions , even the ones I could have easily Googled myself! Spirit's knowledge of the real estate market in Tucson is impressive. He is extremely well versed in the unique features that each neighborhood offers and his opinions are valued. I would definitely recommend Spirit if you are looking for an agent in the Tucson area. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I really enjoyed working with you and your entire family, I enjoyed our time together viewing properties. We found you a real winner!!! Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2013
jacoba1c
Helped me buy home
We are out of state buyers and Spirit definitely made our home-buying experience so much easier and even enjoyable. We flew into town for a weekend and Spirit made the most of our time by providing a ton of research prior to our arrival and then driving us around town, over 200 miles in one day, so we could look at 17 houses in one trip! In the end, we found the home that fits our family's needs and Spirit's knowledge of the area and negotiation skills definitely went a long way to making it happen. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an agent that will be friendly, honest, knowledgeable, and hardworking through the entire home buying process. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Wow, 200 miles in one day. What a ride, and glad we made the most of your visit to Tucson. Glad you were able to find me online and I was able to help. Wish you the best! Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2013
user6170346
Listed and sold a home
I found Spirit by doing my research and phone interviewing the best Realtors I could find in Tucson. I am from out of town and needed someone to handle everything. I have used Realtors for 32 years. Here is my personal opinion, Spirit is the best followup Agent I have ever used. He understands what needs to be done and how to do it. He earned my respect and my Future Business.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Considering the amount of Realtors you have worked with in your career as an investor, this is high praise! Thank you for the kind words, please keep me in mind for any future real estate investment needs in the future. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2013
pdwyer 06795
Listed and sold a home
Having been a realtor for several years before I retired I know a good agent when I see one. Spirit is a professional, and from a comment that a woman made in the Title Office, he is highly respected in the industry. She said that when she sees Spirit's name on the closing docs she knows that it will be a smooth closing as Spirit always is on top of the details. In the position of Buyer or Seller, if Spirit gives you advice regarding a purchase price or a listing price, you should take it. He won't steer you wrong I would not hesitate to recommend Spirit. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
High praise from a past Realtor! Thank you and glad I was able to help you not only sell your condo, but help you find the right townhome for you and your husband. Hope you are very happy living there. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
user0432325
Helped me buy home
My wife and I had been working with another Realtor for a few weeks before we started working with Spirit. Our house hunting experience with this "other realtor" was one of frustration. We felt like we were doing all of the research and our realtor was just the guy with the keys to the houses. After a while a friend recommended Spirit to us. If you are wondering if his name is appropriate, rest assured that it is. Before we started, we let Spirit know that we were in no hurry to buy a house. If we didn't end up finding the perfect house we would simply continue renting. Spirit was fine with this, and told us of a client he had who had been looking for a few years and had just recently found a home. He never tried to pressure us into anything, and insisted that we only consider the houses that would "blow our hair back" as he put it. Spirit was always on top of things, emailing us about new houses on the market that he thought might interest us before we noticed them on the MLS website. This was new to us because with our previous realtor, we were usually the ones calling him about houses. Spirit is also a pool of realestate knowledge. He sees so many properties that he is very "in tune" with housing the Tucson area. He knows when a house is worth what the sellers are asking, and most certainly if its an amazing deal! In the end we found a great house in a great neighborhood for a great price. We would receommend Spirit for anyone who wants to find their perfect house in Tucson. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for the kind words, it is nice when clients have worked with other agents before. That way, my level of care and services really stands out. I enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2013
Mz. Collier
Listed and sold a home
Spirit has listed and sold two homes for me in the last two years... i called him back the second time because he can get the job done.. very knowledgeable of real estate market in tucson, and the process. i would recommend him or use his services again any time.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Glad we we able to get both houses sold for you. This last one, after you moved out and left the state. It was a pleasure working with you, thank you for the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
08/28/2013
user6879665
Listed and sold a home
When my mother passed away, I had to relocate my father to Texas (where I live) and begin the process of selling their house. Spirit was there every step of the way and was able to overcome some very difficult obstacles regarding the sale of the house. His knowledge and experience really came through and was always sympathetic to my situation. Whenever things went wrong (out of his control), he was always thinking ahead and would turn a negative into a positive every time. The level of service Spirit provided was above and beyond in every situation and wish everyone I dealt with was as good as him. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Working with an agent from out of state takes TRUST. I am proud to have earned yours. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
jlstucson
Helped me buy home
My husband and I had a great experience buying our first home with Spirit and the vendors he recommended. He was prompt to reply by email and by phone and was very likeable with lots of good advice, and early to every appointment. When the seller's realtor suddenly became incommunicado with the seller (!) Spirit was able to make things go smoothly over several possible snags. Really put in all the effort needed to close the deal, while insulating us from stress. And trust me we needed this to be a stress free experience; we have a lot going on at work and in our personal life! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoyed working with you both, and glad we were able to get it done. I drive by your new house almost daily and think of you often :) Glad I was able to make this as stress free as possible. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2013
user5149012
Showed me homes
Spirit is a rare breed! From the moment we first talked, I knew we had made the right decision in calling him. We moved from out-of-state and he provided us with immeasurable information about Tucson. There was not one moment in the process we didn't know what was going on and when it was going to happen. We received the results of inspections, appraisal, etc. as soon as he did. More importantly, when we called, day or night, he answered the phone!! That was very important to my wife and I and the process. Should the time come when we move again, Spirit will get our call. I highly recommend him. You will not be sorry. Thanks Spirit!! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Working with out of state clients requires TRUST, I am proud to have earned yours. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013
user5341748
Helped me buy home
Spirit is a responsive, customer oriented and professional realtor. He has been excellent to work with. He put my needs first through the whole process and worked tirelessly to make things as easy as possible. I will absolutely work with him in the future and would recommend him without reservation.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Glad we found you the perfect condo, I enjoyed working with you as well. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2013
rcgreg
Helped me buy home
Our Tucson home-buying experience with Spirit could not have gone better! He went above and beyond to help us find the "right" home in a market that we knew little about. His above and beyond service did NOT stop after we had a contract...it continued all the way to closing. Bottom Line: Spirit is a professional! I would HIGHLY recommend that you give Spirit a call if you are in need of a realtor in Tucson. You will be very thankful that you did.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I enjoyed our time together viewing properties, and thrilled you were able to find me from out of state. Wish you and your family all the best. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2013
user34938632
Helped me buy home
As long distance buyers, we were very concerned that we make the right connection with a real estate agent who would listen carefully and understand our specific property requirements. We were looking for a retirement property that would work for us as seasonal residents. Spirit was the perfect choice! He was immediate in his response to our initial emailed inquiries. Right from the beginning he answered general questions to get us started in the home shopping process. He continued to answer questions (research when necesssary) and offer his expertise as we moved into the process. Ultimately, he brought us through to the end of our journey...ownership of a retirement home that is truly beyond what we would have imagined possible. From 2200 miles away we found our new home in the desert. Spirit is a very effective and skilled communicator. He possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and uses those skills to share/provide information, calm jittery nerves, and broker the best deal possible for his clients. His honest appraisal of people and property is a valuable combination in a business that requires clients establish a high level of trust in their representative. We highly recommend Spirit as a Real Estate Professional of knowledge, talent and integrity. We feel fortunate to have made this connection. Kathy & Phil (Windham, NH) Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Glad you were able to find me from out of state, working with clients from out of town takes trust. I am honored to have earned yours. We found you a great townhome and hope you are both very happy living there. Please continue to call me with any and all of your real estate needs, as you know, I am always happy to help. It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2013
user33383763
Helped me buy home
Spirit is the right man for the job for anyone looking for a home in Tucson. As a first time home buyer, I had many questions. Spirit answered all my questions timely and thoroughly. I also wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for, and Spirit helped me work out a list of "must-haves" in my budget. He also was very patient and always available for advice or to address concerns. Thanks Spirit for helping me buy my new home!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I work with A LOT of 1st time home buyers, I understand the process and like to communicate. Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process, I work hard to make it both :) It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user3486805
Helped me buy home
Hello to the world wide web! To all those out there who are considering buying a house in the Tucson area, I can highly recommend Spirit. You would be wasting your time calling anyone else, you will not find a better agent to help you. We have lived in the same place for 32 years and it was time for this old couple of educators to retire and we picked Tucson. Spirit was most patient with two people who had no idea what they were doing with regards to buying a house. He guided us to a wonderful 5 acre adobe house that we will cherish for many years to come that fit our expectations and our price range. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, very enthusiastic about the work he does and explained everything step by step. He will not only find you the place you want, he will work until the entire process is finished, all the way to signing the papers. He is one of the sweetest gentleman I have met in a long while. He will get the job done for you! Please take a moment and give him a call, you will not be sorry you did and he will work tirelessly until you find the home of your dreams. It only took him 2 days to find our dream home. He is the very best agent in the Tucson area by far! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I remember all the gravel roads we drove down looking for "the one". I sincerely appreciate the kinds words and glowing review. Thank you! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2013
user80575029
Helped me buy home
We are out-of-state home buyers (my husband and I are from New York) and from the very beginning, Spirit Messingham impressed us greatly. He was available every time we contacted him via email and eventually by telephone. He was knowledgeable and informative in a friendly manner. He let us know he was our employee but he became so much more than that. Spirit made us feel very comfortable in the home buying experience from beginning to end and he helped us find our dream home. We highly recommend him for anyone seeking a thorough and efficient advocate. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I work with a lot of out of state buyers, and it takes TRUST. I am proud to have earned yours and wish you all the best in your new home. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013
user06695847
Helped me buy home
After contacting several realtors online, only two responded. One promised to get in touch the following day (and never did), and the other was Spirit. For my wife and I, this was our first time working with a realtor, and I can't imagine finding one who would take a more personal interest in our home search. Spirit listened well to what we were looking for, kept a steady stream of possibles in front of us, and managed to find exactly what we wanted on our first day of visiting homes. He walked us through the purchase process, answering many questions and helping us understand the transaction from both our side and the seller's side. During the final weeks to closing, he stayed on top of the process in spite of being on vacation and jumped in readily when we were having an issue with communication with the title company. I'll certainly recommend Spirit to anyone searching for a home in his area and will likely use him again myself in a few years. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am only a little sorry the other agents never responded, all the better for you and me :) Thank you for the kind review, and your business. Wish you the best and please keep me in mind for all your real estate needs. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
robinson ck
Helped me buy home
We were looking to buy a rental property and found Spirit through Zillow a year ago. He helped us find a short sale property and we went through the entire short sale process including waiting for 1/2 a year, but lost it at the end due to bank issues. Spirit had worked very hard for us, although the sale did not go through. We thanked and wrote Spirit a very good Zillow review and then moved on (to a different city), and thought that we would not buy in Tucson. However, we asked Spirit to continue to keep an eye out for us and let us know if he sees any property that we might like. Spirit continued to send his good picks (not just those MLS auto updates), and we saw an outstanding pick. The house was not in the zip codes that we were looking at and it?s an older house, BUT it?s very close to UA and in a desirable location and more importantly it?s undervalue! Spirit was really thinking ?out of the box? for us, not but to Spirit?s advantage ? because he makes less commission and the sale price is quite a bit lower than the short sale one we lost. Spirit has a lot of good reviews and that was how we found him. Initially, we worried that he might be too busy or did not have enough time for us, but he treated us as his only client - he was very easy to get a hold of and responded to our emails and phone calls right away. We worked with many realtors in the past, Spirit is one of the very very best. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process, I work hard to make it both :) It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
user08683873
Helped me buy home
We "found" Spirit on Zillow while studying home listings in Tucson, AZ. We went by recommendations left by other posters here. What a break that was! I was skeptical about what i read, but now i'm a "believer" and we add our highest recommendations for Spirit as a buyer's rep to all the others. Mr. Messingham communicated with us by email prior to our Tucson visit and was versed in what sort of residential property we were looking for before we got there. H didn't waste his our our time showing us places that didn't fit the profile of what we wanted in a home. We did indeed find the home of our dreams! Besides being experienced as a realtor he was thoroughly knowledgeable about the various areas that would fit our needs from tax situations to proximity to shopping, banking, etc. He helped us with finding the right mortgage broker, inspection service and title search companies. He covered everything from "soup to nuts" as they say. He was always available to us and gave informed and expert advice and answers to all questions we presented. He was aggressive as our buyer's rep and finally put together a great offer on the house we wanted that was accepted by the sellers. A fit and energetic man, Spirit was always aware of and stated his fiduciary responsibilities to us, He's and honest and ethical person who elevates the bar for others in his profession and certainly elevated the realtor's standing in my estimation. We highly and categorically give Spirit our highest recommendations and hope others will avail themselves of his services. Your highest expectations will be met or exceeded. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am glad you were able to find me based on past reviews and recommendations. I am thrilled you too are happy with the service(s) I provide. I appreciate the kind words and glowing review. Please keep me in mind for any of your real estate needs, thank you. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2013
user772061
Listed and sold a home
Spirit is a professional, friendly and dedicated real estate agent. He is very knowledgeable about Tucson neighborhoods. He doggedly pursued the sell of our house and helped us to get a price that we were happy with. He personally held several showings of our house as well as following up with every agent and every lead to sell our home. Spirit was excellent at communicating with us every step of the way; he kept us updated on how many showings there were, what the feedback from each agent was and what we needed to do next. He gave us informed advice about the offers that we received and helped us negotiate our best deal. We highly recommend Spirit to everyone either buying and/or selling a home. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process, I work hard to make it both :) It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words. Thank you for your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
05/07/2013
user9530748
Showed me homes
My Husband and I have been working with Spirit for three months and we have not been the easiest clients to work with. At first we were all over the map as far as looking for houses. Spirit was taking us all over Tucson until he helped us to narrow our search down to two areas, Central and West. While looking at houses ,Spirit was very honest and gave us his opinion when we asked for it. He was very knowledgeable and his response time was incredible, he made himself available to us almost 24 hours a day! Spirit was able to negotiate a total of three houses for us and worked hard to have the contract in our favor. Unfortunately two out the three houses were canceled by us after deciding not to continue with the houses. Spirit was very gracious and understanding, even though he did not get paid for all the hard work he put in. Although we decided to rent in the end and did not end up with a house, we did end up with a new friend who made the process fun and a great learning experience. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
We did see a lot of houses, but that is ok. That is how buyers learn what compromises they can live with, and what they can't. Not everyone will buy a house, and I understand that. It is about what is right for you :) Thank you for taking the time to write the kind review and wish you all the best. If or when you are ready to buy, I will be here ready to help. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2013
user1765219
Showed me homes
Spirit is a very knowledgeable and dedicated real estate agent. Most importantly, he is patient. He happily took us to view 20 or so homes in a short time frame. Spirit researched the homes we showed interest in and also provided suggestions for other locations in the city. He was very quick to respond to emails and phone calls in order to make the home buying process any easy one. Spirit is very passionate about his work and it shows!
Response fromSpirit Messingham
My patience has grown in leaps and bounds in this job, glad it shows :) I am very passionate about the work I do, glad that shows as well. Thank you for your business, please keep me in mind for all your future real estate needs. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2013
user573836
Helped me buy home
I first contacted Spirit at the recommendation of a good friend of mine; my friend had worked with Spirit previously, as had several of his co-workers, and they all had nothing but fantastic things to say. As a first-time home buyer, I knew almost nothing about the process, but from my first phone call with him, Spirit's expertise immediately filled me with hope and confidence. Spirit's not only the best at what he does, but he made me feel like an expert as well - which is no small task. He is incredibly knowledgeable, but perhaps more importantly, that knowledge is always available - he responds almost immediately to any message, be it a phone call, text message, or e-mail, and he never makes you feel like you're wasting his time or asking a stupid question, even if it's a question you've already asked half a dozen times. If he has any fault at all, it would be that he's too honest - but I'd want and expect nothing less from someone helping me make a major life decision. When we reached the negotiation stage, he continued to go above and beyond for me, and was able to quickly adapt to rapidly-changing situations. I am convinced that I got the best possible deal I could have on the property that I wanted, and that it would not have been possible without Spirit's help. Whether I'm buying another house in the future, or selling an existing property, I have no doubt that Spirit will be the first person I call. I've already recommended him to several of my friends, and will continue to do so in the future. It is without reservation or hesitation that I gladly give him the highest possible rating. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process, I work hard to make it both :) It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words & glowing review. Thank you for your business, please keep me in mind for all your real estate needs Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2013
user42107256
Showed me homes
Spirit Messingham has been an integral part of my search for a home. In a very short time, he understood what I was looking for and has been there immediately when I needed a question answered. Spirit has put in hours and hours helping me find the right place, never pressuring me, and often times addressing issues that I may not have understood or realized were present. He has offered sound advice and I trust his opinions. Two thumbs up for Spirit.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Can't beat two thumbs up! Thank you for both the kinds words and your business. All the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2013
user4200594
Listed and sold a home
I had to sell my house at a very difficult time in my life and Spirit Messingham helped me every step of the way. From start to finish he was so knowledgeable and supportive. During the slow times he?d email me to let me know he had his eye on the situation and remind me that good things were around the corner. He was right and I?m now ?Sold?. Moving is bittersweet but the stress of having the home sell more quickly was a great relief. Spirit answered all of my questions as there were many. Whenever I called or emailed him I always got a response within the same day and usually within an hour or two after sending. Thank you Spirit! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Communicate is key, it is the cornerstone of my business. Glad I was able to help during this difficult time. Thank you for the kind words and your business. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2013
user1534826
Listed and sold a home
Spirit spent a lot of time looking at our home we sold, and suggested a list price about 25% higher than any other realtors who we interviewed. Turns out, his intuition was correct and we ended up selling very near that price. Had we gone with someone else, we probably would have had to walk away with a loss on the house! I highly recommend Spirit. His knowledge of the market was spot-on, and he was able to negotiate a deal that was fair and agreeable to all parties.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am THRILLED you didn't settle for what any of the other agents told you! I know the Tucson market, I am personally in over 400 houses a year, I know what properties are selling for. Thank you for kind words and your business. Wish you all the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2013
ldyirn
Listed and sold a home
Spirit sold my house in a week. I'm glad I picked him to sell my house. He is very knowledgeable and is very good at what he does. He kept me up to date from the beggining until the closing. He's not pushy and respects your opinion as a seller.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Communicate is key and it is so nice to have clients appreciate my no pressure approach. I am honored to have helped you sell your home, congrats! Thank you for the kinds words and your business, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/18/2013
narcoalpha
Helped me buy home
Spirit made buying a house the most painless purchase I have made. He worked with me to get exactly what I want within my price range, while taking all the hassle out of it. I will recommend him to anyone without hesitation, do yourself a favor and call Spirit, you won't regret it.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
We looked around a bit, and think we found you the perfect fit in the townhome. Wish you all the best, thank you for your business! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
user2530612
Helped me buy home
Spirit was excellent, he was able to smooth over some bothersome acctivities on the sellers and lenders part, was very responsive and had terrific advice about what was a good house for the money, very pleased. I'd fully recomend Spirit to anyone.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am thrilled you were referred to me, thank you for your business and kind words. All the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
02/25/2013
user7785293
Listed and sold a home
Working with Spirit was truly a blessing. I found Spirit on the Zillow website and noticed/reviewed all of his positive feedback from other clients. With all of the positive feedback he has recieved over his tenure as a Realtor my wife and I decided to contact him to list our house. Spirit came to our house met with my wife and I and developed a sales strategy for a traditional sale that would make our home competetive in todays economy especially competing with the shortsales and REO's in our neighborhood. Spirits communication skills are of the highest caliber and his professionalism is above reproach. Spirit has always answered all of our questions during the selling process with respect and genuine concern. As a military member and a home owner I would highly recommend Spirit to anyone that will be listing or buying a home in the Tucson area and we look forward to working with him again. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Thank you for your glowing review! I love your line "...professionalism is above reproach". I work with a lot of clients, and it is simply FANTASTIC when so many seem to appreciate all that I do for them. Wish you all the best, thank you for your business! Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2013
user4255189
Helped me buy home
I was very happy with Spirit as my realtor. I have had very difficult real estate transactions in the past but he handled this like a pro. I don't think I ever waited more than 30 minutes for a response to an email and he picked up the phone every time I called, I can't remember leaving any voicemails. I honestly thought I was his only client until he mentioned that he had several closings one day. I never would have guessed that he had so many clients with how attentive he was with me. Customer Service, responsibility and compentence seem to be dying traits nowadays, but not with this guy! Our transaction is moving faster than I can pack my house, and I love it. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
No voicemails is my goal! I like it when clients have worked with other agents, seems like they really appreciate all that I do. Thank you for the kind words and your business. Wish you all the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2013
RonnTrevino
Helped me buy home
For months I had been thinking."Now is the time to buy a house" I did a quick search online and called about 4 agents. Right away it was obvious that Spirit was the agent I should work with, friendly, knowledgeable, informative, and forward thinking. He's a buyers realtor and understands the process and questions you're going to have. He'll fill you with information, but he is not pushy. Everytime I called he made time to talk to me and was flexible with his schedule to show me listings. He asked me questions on what I was looking for and was patient and helpful while I navigated the process of buying a new home, I too asked a lot of questions. I started looking in October and 3 months later I was closing on my new home. I highly recommend Spirit to anyone looking to buy a first or 2nd home and consider him a new friend. Hope this helps anyone looking to buy a house. Good luck. :) Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
After talking to 4 other agents, glad I made the cut :) I enjoyed working with you and your mother, we found you an awesome house for the money. I appreciated the referral and glad I was able to help your aunt sell her house and help them buy their new home. Thank you for your business, your referrals, wish you all the best. Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2013
user6664138
Helped me buy and sell homes
I was interested in selling my home and contacted Spirit upon recommendation from a friend who had worked with him before. Spirit was extremely knowledgeable about the national and local real estate market which reassured me that he was informed about recent market trends and understood my concerns. He offered great practical advice about the market and timing of when to sell my house. I would highly recommend Spirit to anyone interested in purchasing and/or selling a home as he is honest and dedicated to his clients. Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Referrals are the backbone of my business. Thank you for the kind words and appreciate your business. Wish you all the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2012
MarkandGinaTimpani
Showed me homes
Spirit, is very honest and helpful. He knows the area very well and always has the best interest of his clients in mind. He works hard for his clients and will fight for what is right. He is always professional and keeps every one around him informed and up to date with how the home buying process is moving along.
Response fromSpirit Messingham
Buying a home should be an exciting and educational process, I work hard to make it both :) It was a pleasure working with you, I appreciate the kind words & glowing review. Thank you for your business, please keep me in mind for all your real estate needs Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2012
user5464077
Showed me homes
In my opinion, there is no other person like Spirit Messingham in real estate. Spirit has made viewing homes very enjoyable. His communication skills are exemplary and has met every request I've had in a timely manner. I've had a lot of questions and Spirit has been more than helpful. I appreciate his opinions as he would give me the pros and cons of each home we have looked at. He understands my expectations and has been very patient with me. Spirit is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend working with Spirit to buy/sell property any day! Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I am one of a kind :) Thank you for the kind review and your business. Wish you all the best, Spirit 471-6900
Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2010
rhsalcedo
Helped me buy home
As first time home buyers, we were all nerves and questions. Spirit was the best realtor we could have asked for. He explained in detail every thing we could expect or might want to anticipate for. He was easy to get in contact with and immediately responsive to our concerns. Over two years after buying our home, we still email Spirit for our real estate related questions and he remains has helpful as ever. We would highly recommend Spirit to any of my family or friends thinking about buying or selling a home. Edgar & Rebekah Salcedo Less ... More
Response fromSpirit Messingham
I work with a lot of first time home buyers, I understand that it can be a stressful process. I like to make it an educational and exciting process. Wish you all the best, and appreciate the kind words and your business. Spirit 471-6900