The largest regional real estate brand in the western U.S. is now part of the Rim country's booming home and land sales industry. Butch Joyner opened Windermere Real Estate's Windermere Majestic Rim Properties July 1.
The Payson office joins 12 other Windermere full-service real estate offices in Arizona.
The company has more than 225 offices throughout the West, with 6,000 agents. Windermere Majestic Rim Properties has a staff of seven. In addition to Joyner, the new firm offers clients the services of Deborah Burzynski, Kristin Croak, Susan Gershman, Jim Keith, Monica Nestich and Carol Flores Thompson.
Joyner originally came to Payson in 1996 and was involved in the onsite sales and development at The Rim Club and also was with Chaparral Pines Realty.
"I feel honored to have the opportunity to live and work in a community that boasts not only breathtaking surroundings and a great climate, but also a strong local economy and reasonable cost of living, which all make Payson an extremely desirable place to live," Joyner said.
He said he foresees a great deal of regional activity in the years ahead and will be supporting it with Windermere's proven marketing tools and services, such as agent benefits, along with cutting-edge tools and technologies.
"Payson has a diverse residential real estate market with prices ranging from the low $100,000s all the way up to three and four million dollars," Joyner said. "With a solid knowledge of the area and its distinctive housing market, we are uniquely qualified to serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in all price ranges."
Joyner enjoyed success with a basketball career and banking before entering the real estate field. He has facilitated more than 8,000 acres in raw land sales during his 23 years in real estate.
"I've been fortunate to work with several different projects that have each presented very specific challenges and opportunities," he said. "With each of these experiences I have gained knowledge and skills that will now directly benefit my clients in Payson."
The Payson office joins Windermere's Prescott office serving Northern Arizona. Windermere has been operating in Arizona since late 2001 and has plans to open at least three more offices this year. One of the new offices will be in Sedona, opened by Joyner and his counterpart in Prescott.
The firm plans to contribute to the community through its Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding to social service agencies that offer housing and services to low-income and homeless children and families. It also has a Community Service Day each year, which offers hands-on assistance to a variety of worthwhile community projects.
Windermere is at 608 E. Highway 260. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (928) 474-3412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.