Local realtor records $1 million is sales for May

Maria and Mike Gutierrez and Irene Garcia of the Douglas Realty Group stand in front of one of their recent sales which put the local real estate company past $1.4 million in sales for the month of May. Garcia recorded $1 million of those sales.

May was a very good month for the Douglas Realty Group, located at 620 E. 10th Street as the local business recorded over $1.4 million in sales.

Mike Gutierrez, owner/broker for DRG, said his office had $1,479,500 in total sales for the month. Realtor Irene Garcia had $1 million in sales. She was recognized by Gutierrez as the top-performing agent for May.

“My success is attributed to my hard work and dedication,” Garcia said.

According to Gutierrez, Garcia posted the most closings and highest dollar volume in sales ever in her 13-year career as a real estate agent. She has worked as a real estate professional since 2006. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Garcia worked as an escrow officer for over 20 years.

He states word around town is that the local housing market is bad but if you look at statistics the past few months, numbers would indicate otherwise.

“I feel in general, the real estate market is picking up,” he said. “Douglas tends to be what we call a flat market with not a lot of ups and downs but over the past couple of months it has been very good.”

Gutierrez, who has been in the real estate market for close to 20-years, said this is an “exciting time” for DRG.

“We have a good group of people at Douglas Realty,” he said. “We hope to continue the success going into the future.”

Gutierrez added the old forest service building on Leslie Canyon Road closed last month as did the apartment complex on Eighth Street.

Mike’s wife and fellow realtor Maria, was recognized as DRG’s top listing agent. She has been with Douglas Realty Group for since the agency opened in April 2009.

Mike says Maria currently has over 65 listings for home, commercial and land sales. DRG also manages over 200 rental units.

“We can help people find commercial, home and apartment rentals,” Mike said. “There are a lot of new people moving into town from California, Washington and even Canada. We currently have a number of people looking at different properties in Douglas.”

For more on DRG or to preview their listings visit www.douglasazrealty.com.

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