THE TEAM CONCEPT
Think about all of the people involved in making your favorite resort the experience it is: Bellmen, check-in clerks, maids, designers, architects, builders, investors and so forth. Every person, whether you see them or not, plays a specific role in creating a holistic and enjoyable experience for you.
The real estate industry is largely comprised of individual agents who manage every part of a real estate transaction. That’s like asking the valet guy to cook and deliver your breakfast, make your bed, design the lobby, and build the pool!
To optimize this old approach for our clients, we have adopted a team model in which each member of our team has a specific role and brings a unique skill set and expertise to their position.
So take a breath, relax, and know that our team is here to give you a world-class resort experience!
Growing up, John’s father told him that he could be anything he wanted to be, except for a banker or a Real Estate Agent. So, in 2003, after earning a Finance degree from Arizona State University, John promptly began a full-time career in real estate. Now, of the more than forty thousand agents in Phoenix, John ranks in the top 25 and his dad has decided it's ok for him to be a Realtor after all.
One of John’s greatest strengths is in seeing connections that are not always obvious. His ability to think laterally has secured deals and solved problems for our clients that would otherwise seem impossible. For example, in seeing that clients often struggle with purchasing a new home at the same time they need to sell theirs, John created a system in which our clients can “trade up” their homes, optimizing the auto industry’s approach to the same problem.
John has also assembled a passionate team to support our clients in every facet of buying or selling their homes. He is proud to be the catalyst of change within the real estate industry and within the lives of his now thousands of past clients.
Jeremy is our team’s most careful thinker, and his methodical and detail-oriented approach is a balance within a team of fast decision makers. As an extension of his calculated way of thinking, Jeremy received both a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA in Finance from ASU.
While Jeremy began his career in the investment world, 2007 marked his transition into real estate with a focus on developing and restructuring residential communities and commercial properties. With over one billion dollars worth of real estate transactions under his belt, Jeremy is an exceptionally knowledgeable advocate for our clients. He is also a great ally for people who are seeking investment properties or who plan to remodel their home after purchase, as he flips several properties a year and has an uncanny ability to see value where others may not.
Jeremy, Adrianne, and their three children (Braylen, Winston, and Georgia) live in the Arcadia area and believe there is no better place to raise their family.
Brad is a fourth generation Phoenix native and has been rooted in Arizona's culture and community for his entire life. Brad also carries a true passion for everything he does and has had great success because of it. From touring across the country in a successful rock band to being a restaurant founder, owner, and operator, Brad brings an unparalleled level of energy and customer service to our clients. Brad has helped hundreds of families find their dream home and his charismatic personality makes him a client favorite at our yearly Gluch Group client parties.
In June of 2015, Brad married his beautiful wife Liz (who already shared the same last name as Brad, just spelled a little different!). They love new adventures, traveling, raising their two young children, and being active together.
Garett joined our team with a background in fundraising for elementary schools. He was the lead developer for a national company and designed leadership programs to encourage elementary students to live out their full potential- and to change the world! He brings this same passion for encouragement and care into real estate as one of the top agents in the state, having helped his clients buy and sell hundreds of homes.
Garett is an Arizona native born and raised and knows most every area of town well. He spent 5 years in Newport Beach, California chasing his dream of becoming a rock star before coming back home to his native home in Phoenix.
Garett and his wife, Tessa, live in the Phoenix area with their young daughter and not so young tortoise. Garett maintains his passion for playing and performing music and heads up music for various Young Life events.
Ashley is our Listing Coordinator and she can’t wait to help you get your house ready for the market! She comes to us with an extensive real estate background of over 12 years working directly with banks on listing their internal foreclosed properties. Ashley also serves as John’s assistant (and right-hand woman!) where no task is too big or small for her to tackle!
She was born and raised in Medford, Oregon. She moved to San Diego, California when she was 13 where she met her now husband, Hubert, when she was just 15. They have been together longer than they haven’t been! She loves to hang out with her husband and their two rescue dogs, Bruno and Panda, working out, traveling and hanging out with friends!
Stacy loves “all things houses”! From her role as a Realtor to hosting guests at various Airbnb properties, she prides herself on using houses to do good. She is passionate about walking alongside people during the home buying/selling process knowing that it is both one of the most joyous and most stressful experiences for people. As someone who has personally bought and sold several properties, she can really put herself in her clients shoes and works hard to make sure her clients feel understood, loved and cared for throughout the entire process. Besides being passionate about houses, her greatest joy is being a mom to her FOUR children. She and her husband Joe love enjoying the simple things in life like trips to the park, biking/walking to their neighborhood coffee shop and creating memories at home.
Work hard, have fun, and love people well. That is what Taylor is all about. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration, Taylor's passion quickly became helping people find what makes them come alive. Taylor's experience ranges from years as a youth pastor to extensive sales, marketing, operations, and customer relations backgrounds in both the auction industry as well as at Chick-Fil-A.
Taylor’s passion for people comes alive in real estate helping people in the Phoenix area find a home that truly makes them happy. He serves as our Inside Sales Team’s leader where he has the privilege of being the first impression new clients have when they call the Gluch Group. Taylor can often be found spending time with his family, golfing at one of the many beautiful Phoenix golf courses, or outdoors hiking with his dog Chip.
After graduating from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies, Brennon discovered that his true passion was serving others. Brennan was introduced to the world of real estate agency and the Gluch Group as one of our clients when he purchased his first house with the Gluch Group. That experience helped him to realize that his love of service matched up perfectly with being a realtor. Brennon strives to be authentic with every individual he encounters and has a knack for finding common ground with his clients.
Brennan and his wife Cassie enjoy visiting the beach when they are not at home in Phoenix finding a new trail to enjoy. Being active with their Golden Retriever "Moab" is what brings them the most joy.
A home-grown Phoenix Native, Herman has watched our city grow and expand for more than 3 decades and is proud to call The Valley home. As a former youth pastor with a background in teaching, Herman is passionate about helping people pursue their passions and goals within both life and real estate. Becoming a real estate agent after his career in ministry was a natural fit as it allows him to help his clients navigate the stressful home buying and selling process with ease. His deep concern for his clients well being combined with his analytical mind and sharp negotiation skills make him an excellent realtor with thrilled past clients.
Herman and his wife, Larissa, live in Central Phoenix with their three kids. Together, they hike, bike, and make as many new friends as they can. Five things he could talk about all day: The Suns, photography, raising kids, cooking, and power tools.
Pinki Bhandari serves as an executive assistant to several members of our sales team. After completing her post-graduate work in History from Delhi University Pinki joined a large MultiNational Company MNC worked there for almost 10 years as a Data Analyst. Her work there gave her a passion for attention to detail and she loves ensuring that our sales team and clients have every t crossed and I dotted. Pinki works hard to keep our real estate agents organized and ensures that our clients receive lightning-fast responses to their inquiries.
Pinki is a traveler and likes adventure. In her spare time, she watches cartoon movies and listens to podcasts and music. Pinki is married to Nikhil who is also on our team and together they have developed some new hobbies including cooking and running. In 2019 they reached a huge milestone completing the Delhi half marathon and their dream is to participate in the New York Marathon. She has a very positive outlook towards life and believes that if you do good, good will come to you.
Meet Nikhil Kumar, a stellar Gluch Group team member. We love Nikhil's passion for life and his ability to overcome tremendous obstacles to accomplish his goals. He recently shared a testimony regarding a marathon he recently ran and it inspired our whole team to tears. He teaches our team never to give up, choose joy, and love your life! Nikhil was born in Patna, India. He attended a boarding school in Delhi and received a banking diploma from Delhi University with honors in the history department. He married his best friend in 2017. Some fun facts about Nikhil: He is an adventurer at heart, enjoys traveling, talking to people, running, reading, cooking, and watching sports. He's a hardcore Liverpool FC fan (Soccer club).
I'd like you to meet one of our all-star team members: Mark Legaspi. Mark is one of the hardest working and committed people we have ever met. We catch him working on his days off all the time and know that his hard work ethic comes from his passion to serve our clients with excellence. Mark is also good at just about everything! He helps out answering incoming client calls, helps our sales agents with their clients, and is one of our transaction coordinators.
Mark was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines. He is the eldest of 4 siblings, raised single-handedly by my mother. He worked in a call center (graveyard shift) and as a financial advisor to send himself and his siblings to college. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Management Accountancy and recently Juris Doctor. ⠀
Some fun facts about Mark are that he loves to read in his free time, soak in the sun on a beach, and play with his dogs: Patch, Lemon, Lolita, Ponki, & Savvy.
Say hello to our amazing team-member: Vanessa Tariman. Vanessa is a true jack of all trades. There is no task, big or small that she will not tackle. Her drive and passion for what she does is humbling and appreciated every day.
Vanessa was born and raised in the southern part of the Philippines, Davao City. She graduated with a bachelor of accounting degree but had only experience working as an accountant for less than two years. In 2013, she decided to shift her career and workplace from an office-based accountant to being a home-based general administrative virtual assistant for a US-based property management company. For the past seven years, Vanessa enjoyed working remotely and gained so much knowledge about U.S. real estate transactions.
Vanessa spends most of her weekends baking with her two kids, JV and Jana, and biking with her husband, Edgar. They also love to travel as a family exploring white sand beaches that are just a 30-minute drive from their place.
I'd like you to meet Lance Lucero, one of our amazing behind the scenes team members. If you call our main phone number, he is the guy who will take your call! He is the very first impression that our clients have with the Gluch Group and Lance handles this critical responsibility with excellence. Lance is amazingly responsive and always excited to help a new client figure out how our team can best help them. Lance is truly amazing at his job.⠀
Lance has an extensive background in customer service prior to joining the Gluch Group in 2017. He worked for multi-national big banks resolving customer's issues, concerns, and transactions. His knowledge and experience in Customer Engagement Strategies and Solution have been valuable making sure that our client gets the time and attention they need the moment they make the initial contact with our team.
Some fun facts about Lance: he lives in Palawan, Philippines which is a world-class beach destination, yet he does not know how to swim. If he is not playing video games with his son Dylan, he is enjoying the city's cuisine with his wife Elyn.
We are so proud to introduce you to a very important team member: Annjuli Agustin. Juli lives in the Philippines and has been a critical part of our team for four years now. We love working with Juli because she is always so positive and thoughtful to not only her clients but for the team. She works hard, is very trustworthy, and we can ALWAYS count on her to do what she says she will do. She is a great asset to the team.
A little more about Juli, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, starting her career as a collections agent for a Business Process Outsourcing Company. She loves spending time with her family, especially her husband Daryll and their 5 dogs.
I'm so glad you get to meet Juli today, we would not be the team we are or able to do the sales volume we can do with excellence while maintaining healthy "family-time" boundaries without her help! She exemplifies our values: HONOR, HOPE, and EXCELLENCE with such grace; Juli, we are so thankful for you!
We are so excited to introduce you to another important member of our team: Shiva Garg. What we love about Shiva is his willingness to adapt. He has a "can-do" attitude that stops at nothing to adapt to new roles, find solutions, and learn/discover what is needed to help move our team forward. He wears multiple hats when it comes to filling what is needed on the team and does it with excitement and a positive attitude. He goes looking for problems and keeps his eyes open it identify them and provide remedies. Couldn't be more thankful to have a member like that on our team for the last four years.
A little more about Shiva: Born in Uttar Pradesh (India's biggest state), he moved to New Delhi (Capital) in 2007. He has a degree in Bachelor of Arts that he used in the finance industry and as a Quality Control analyst for Uber. He loves traveling, photography, listening to music, cooking (occasionally), watching Friends, & cartoon films Madagascar, Kung fu Panda, Despicable Me, The LOTR Trilogy, The Hobbit's Trilogy. He lives with Mom, Brother, Sister-in-law, and niece.