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Local Real Estate Professional Brings Home National Honor For Fifth Year In A Row

Broker★Agent™ Advisor Honors Achievement

Scottsdale, Arizona (October 18, 2020 ) – Now in its 25th year, Broker★Agent™ Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry’s finest real estate professionals. Through it’s exclusive ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Program, proprietary criteria, formulas, and other valuable considerations it's our pleasure to announce for the 5th year running, Rance Fladeland of Tempe, Arizona has been distinguished by Broker★Agent™ Advisor as one of the best in business based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust for their service during the calendar year of 2020. This exceptional and continuous performance exemplifies the characteristics of the best in the industry.  Rance is one, of only a few, Nationally Designated Resort & Second Home Property Specialist Recognized by The National Association of Realtors who focuses on Vacation Rentals in Arizona and is truly one of the best in his area of expertise.

“Rance exemplifies the type of professional we designed this award for,” says Chad Golladay, Executive Publisher of Broker★Agent™ Advisor. “A true credit to their company, profession, and community both inside and outside of their real estate practice; one with whom the honor is truly ours in being able to share this award.”

There is no cost or fee required for this award, and all applicant’s credentials are verified, which makes this honor is one of the most genuine in the industry towards identifying those truly worthy of special recognition and distinction.

SOURCE: Broker★Agent™ Advisor

Rance Fladeland can be found in Broker★Agent™ Advisor's national online directory of award recipients here:

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Rance is certainly no stranger to the real estate and short term property management industry. He actually started his education in Real Estate around age 8. He's the prodigy of parents who were both successful entrepreneurs involved in real estate investing, property management, business development, and finance. From a young age, his parents would educate him on the important aspects of buying, selling and investing in appropriate real estate opportunities. 

After receiving his real estate license in 2014, Rance quickly made his mark by becoming recognized by The National  Association of Realtors as Arizona's Premier Designated Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) with a specific focus on Vacation Rental Management and Second Home Sales. He has since been awarded the National BrokerAgent™ Advisor Honors Achievement 5 consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), and in 2018 was inducted to the President's Circle For Outstanding Sales Achievement. Rance has worked with the Arizona State Governors Office and State Senate, as well as members of the Arizona Supreme Court, to evaluate current legislation and establish future industry standards. He has worked with local and state Realtor Associations and is a Premier Member of The International Consortium of Real Estate Agents, The National Association of REALTORS, The International REALTOR Association, The Arizona Association of REALTORS, WeSERV (The Southeast & West Valley Regional Association of REALTORS) and both the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) and the Latin Multiple Listing Service (serving Central & South America). Rance also held a Board positions on the SEVRAR Property Management Committee and worked with the Arizona Short Term Rental Legislation Work Group while currently leading our elite team of designated vacation rental professionals.

Rance's experience is vast, and he has helped buyers, sellers, investors, and renters from all walks of life, and from a multitude of countries worldwide. 

Rance says... "Although I was very young when I began absorbing certain aspects of the real estate industry I quickly developed an understanding of the skills and abilities necessary to put a variety of transactions together from both a buyer and a seller standpoint, so around age 10 I started buying gum and candy in bulk when my parents went to the grocery store, and then I'd take it to school and sell it for a profit. However, as an adult, it's ultimately the relationships that I've been able to build with my clients and the community, along with the many opportunities that I've had to help my clients achieve their goals, that provide me with a sense of accomplishment. I don't suppose at 8 or 10 years old I ever realized how important the education my parents were instilling would be later in life."

By working with Rance, you are choosing an agent that truly focuses on the relationships he builds with his clients and we see daily how he exceeds the expectations his clients may have experienced elsewhere. Rance represents you with the knowledge, integrity, resources, and the capabilities to succeed, he's dedicated to superior service, and while always looking after his clients best interest, is sensitive to his client’ buying, selling and investing needs.


Kimberly could honestly pass for wonder woman, and her compassion and big heart deserves an honorary round of applause! Not only has she played an integral role as Director of Operations at AZRNR, but she also oversees and manages all vendor relationships. Her professional 5-STAR experience has helped AZRNR achieve 5-STAR status, clearly a direct reflection of the hard work she puts in each and every day to ensure our managed properties are kept in top-notch condition and always ready for guest's arrival. The combination of vision and dedication create the perfect environment for business success and Kimberly's exceptional personality combined with industry knowledge and attention to detail sets the stage for our clients ongoing satisfaction!

When Kimberly's not running around with an inspection sheet in one hand, a phone in the other, she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and creating new adventures. She's currently working towards obtaining her real estate license and although has a tenacity for vacation rental management, she also wants to continue to focus on sales and long term property management as well. 


Marlys is not only Rance's mom, but she's also an avid real estate investor, designer, technical coordinator, financial consultant & overall business assistant. 

Since the early 1980s, Marlys has been actively involved in Real Estate investing and property management across the country. She's also founded numerous business ventures and a non-profit organization, which has served the company and the community well. Her 40+ years in business have proven to be a significant benefit to both AZRNR and the clients we serve. By providing significant back-office knowledge of website development, channel integration, negotiation strategies, creative financing, booking transactions, reservations, concierge services, and overall renter satisfaction, Marlys has helped launch Arizona Realty & Retreats to its current status. 

While she's always considered obtaining her real estate license, she discovered self-managing her own numerous investment properties across the country was plenty fulfilling and she's a woman who's become accustomed to wearing many hats both figuratively and literally. By not only being a successful businesswoman, but also an accomplished professional actress! She's been featured in numerous roles on both the small and big screens. Many of the roles she's played can be found on her IMDb profile page by clicking on her photo!


We're pretty sure Ian's been in the real estate business about as long as God's dog, and there's some question about how many cactus he's lifted his leg on along the way, but one thing's for sure, he has built quite a reputation as one of Maricopa County's Premier Real Estate Brokers.

Don't let the long hair fool you, under that mop (which we're happy to say has been trimmed up nicely) is a creative and brilliant mind that keeps us on our toes. He's kind of like a mixture between a 1970's Rock Star and Rainman!  Ian's always there to provide his agents with the resources and information we need, and loves to assist buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions as well.

As we look to expand our offices throughout Arizona, we're happy to have a broker with the extensive training needed to help us succeed in the latest real estate strategies. Ian is a great guy and a magnificent broker, with a big heart. Not only does he have a tremendous amount of real estate experience, but life experience as well and he serves his community tremendously by helping guide youth at risk to turn their lives around.

When Ian isn't closing deals on his own, overseeing agent transactions, or basking in the pool tanning his Adonis like body under the Arizona sun, he lives his life by the motto "Some guys play hard to get.. I play hard to want"!

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