Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)

10601 N. Hayden Rd. Ste I-100

Scottsdale , AZ 85260 about real estate in Tempe, Scottsdale, East Valley, Phoenix Arizona! Residential (single family, patio homes & multiplexes) & small commercial (office, restaurant, daycare, school)

Get to know Steffy Hristova

I am an Arizona Realtor specializing in East Valley (Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa) and Central Phoenix areas. I offer specialized real estate services across several categories: single family homes, condos and multiplexes, mixed use (live/work, residential + office/retail/restaurant).

I listen, understand and add insight to the decision-making of my clients.
I really enjoy finding out what is most important for my Buyer-clients, and guiding them through the many available options. With my Seller clients, I enjoy preparing the home for sale, presenting it in the best light to the largest audience, and achieving the best price.
My specialty is finding you a home close to where you work thus shortening your commute time - so that you can spend more time with your family, with your hobbies and passions, in your garden.
Sometimes the shortest commute is from the second floor to the first - these are the mixed use properties, also called live/work spaces.


In other cases, your home will be a short walk, or a short drive from your work. I have the tools to structure an efficient search for you. Through my access to various residential and commercial databases, I can help you find a home close to your work, or a commercial space, close to your home.

I have extensive knowledge of communities in Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, and and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

Residential Properties -
Resale of single family homes; condominiums, duplex, triplex, fourplex
New Construction - Brand New Homes
Commercial - Apartment Complexes, Restaurant, Office
Rental Properties - Landlord or Tenant Representation
Certifications and Awards:

CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert;
ACRE - Accredited Real Estate Consultant;
SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource;

2019 - Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2018 - Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2017 Diamond Club Member Award - by HomeSmart
2010 Real Estate and Development Award - Agent for Best 2010 Redevelopment Project in Phoenix


Arizona Association of Realtors
Scottsdale Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Phoenix Art Museum
Women in Commercial Real Estate
 Musical Instruments Museum
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

I am married, live in a condo in Tempe, with my husband.
My lighter side:
I like classical music, violins, and chellos.
I like to translate poetry.
I like to speak different languages.
I am optimistic, I usually think it's not too late.

Steffy Hristova's Blog Posts



Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

Accredited Real Estate Consultant (ACRE)


Buyer Agent for 2010 Best Redevelopment Project in Phoenix - Mixed Use (Office and Apartment Complex down town Phoenix) - 2010 Real Estate and Development Award

Diamond Award Winner 2017 by HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2018 by HomeSmart

Diamond Award Winner 2019 by HomeSmart


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Commercial Real Estate (apartment complex, office, restaurant, schools).

Testimonials for Steffy Hristova

  • Lilavc22 - Testimonial Posted on Zillow

    Steffy is a knowledgeable and engaged realtor who will represent you on the buyer or seller side of things with care, support and success. The property I had was an unusual property that I had redesigned and rebuilt in the course of several years. Steffy was able to understand my intentions and goals providing guidance, encouragement and support whenever it was needed. She is a unique realtor who is creative and capable.

  • W Jesse Weins

    We asked Steffy for a second time in several years to help us in the Phoenix market. This time we were buying & selling homes, and she did an amazing job once again. She has the knowledge, experience, and disposition/characteristics to do the job well. She negotiated vigorously. And she worked very hard to help us get a same-day double-closing for the two contracts, which was far from easy but turned out perfectly. We would recommend Steffy very highly.

  • Sundevil Joel

    Steffy is incredibly professional and helpful. Even during quarantine she had a virtual tour prepared. She got my house sold at a great price and as quickly and efficiently as possible. I'll definitely work with her again for any real estate needs.

  • Jesse W.

    We moved to Phoenix from out of state. We chose Steffy after visiting with several realtors. She had a lot of experience and seemed to know a lot about area. As we progressed in the process, Steffy went the extra mile on lots of occasions. She was a strong advocate for us, while being professional and courteous. She takes her role very seriously, was on top of all details, and knew what to be looking out for at each step. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

  • Harindra F. Notre Dame, IN

    Excellent service, timely, reliable and engaged.
    We would hire again for help with real estate lease documentation in a split second. I am sure she will be great in purchases too.

  • Jeff M., Oakdale, CA

    A few years ago I decided to buy a couple of single family homes in the Tempe neighborhood where I grew up, with a view toward my eventual retirement, and some passive income. Steffy internalized my unique set of requirements and helped me purchase two properties that I am very happy with. Steffy brings a formidable set of skills to the table. First, she has thoroughly researched and deeply understands the various market, demographic, infrastructure and amenity characteristics of the Phoenix metro, especially Tempe, as I can attest having grown up there. This gives Steffy a leg up on selecting the right property at the outset. Second, Steffy is highly skilled at navigating the various stages of negotiations, disclosures, inspections, appraisals, etc. all while providing useful feedback to her client to help manage emotions and expectations. For example, one of the homes Steffy ended up closing for me was one that I originally found through a different agent. That agent had been so slow to respond and put together the offer sheet that by the time I was able to tender the offer, the home was already under contract with someone else. When I switched to Steffy (on the recommendation of a family friend), Steffy encouraged me to keep an eye on that property, while looking for others, as transactions often fall through, for one reason or another. Sure enough, the home went back on the market a few weeks later. Steffy noticed before I did--I was on travel, and alerted me to its availability. She was able to get the paperwork done quickly enough that I got the home under contract, and she eventually closed the deal at what I consider a very fair price. She also was able to promptly rent that property to a very nice young professional couple who have been excellent renters. She then found me a second property that matched my requirements, negotiated another fair price, and closed and rented that one for me as well, all within a time window of few months. But Steffy's value to me is not just in the deals she closed, but also the inferior investments she gently steered me away from, having viewed several other properties for me, for which she provided astute assessments of the value propositions. In summary I am very happy with the homes I got, and perhaps even more happy with the homes I did not! Did I mention that I was able to do all of this living out of state? Steffy managed everything such that I only had to fly in a few times, with nearly everything done remotely; viewings, inspections, appraisals, repairs, negotiations with the sellers, etc. all organized by Steffy in timely fashion, with zero missed documents or elapsed deadlines. I have made several other real estate transactions over the years in different states, and none have gone as smoothly and been as pleasant as those two transactions with Steffy. She is absolutely the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and I can not recommend her highly enough.

  • Bhoomi D. Tempe, AZ

    Steffy is an amazing person. She showed me this beautiful townhouse in Tempe and it's perfect. Very approachable and kind. Kudos to her work ethics and friendliness. Thanks Steffy!

  • Guillermo U.

    My name is Guillermo Ulloa and I moved from the Bay Area, CA approximately 3 years ago. My Bay Area's Realtor Mark Shaw referred Steffy Hristova for my Real Estate needs. I contacted Mrs. Hristova and she connected me with a lender for a mortgage loan approval. Mrs. Steffy Hristova took her time to learn my wife's and my own likes and dislikes in reference of the house we were wishing to acquire. She showed us a few properties and finally we decided to look into a brand new house to buy; she contacted some builders with an excellent reputation and we found the house of our dream. With Steffy's assistance, the process of buying the house was an experience any house buyer would love to have. I definitely recommend Mrs. Steffy Hristova as the best Realtor in the entire Phoenix Area.

  • Mike Thomas

    Mike Thomas reviewed Steffy Hristova Arizona Realtor on Facebook — 5 star; January 16

    Steffy was our realtor for both a home sale and a new home purchase this past summer. Very happy with her professionalism, her attention to detail, her availability, and her guidance and suggestions throughout the process. Top notch, a good choice to represent you.

  • Gerald L.

    "I have worked with Steffy on more than 14 transactions (purchases and leases) in the course of the last 7 years. She is an honest, considerate and supportive person, capable to see and understand things from another person's perspective. She understands the economics of a projects, she knows Tempe's multi-family and single family market, and the nuances of what it makes a purchase to be a profitable investment. She has great range of skills, from understanding the big picture to meticulous management of all transaction details. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking for assistance with multi-family or single family portfolio

    Service Areas (7)
    • Tempe, AZ
    • Ahwatukee Foothills, Ahwatukee
    • 85260, Scottsdale
    • Coronado, Phoenix
    • Gilbert, AZ
    • Cavalier Campus, Tempe
    • Chandler, AZ
    • Southern Palms, Tempe
    Specialties (16)
    • Buyers
    • Commercial
    • Condos/Townhomes
    • Land
    • Luxury Homes
    • New Construction
    • Relocation
    • Renters
    • REO/Bank Owned
    • Residential
    • Sellers
    • Seniors
    • Short Sales
    • Vacation/Resort Properties
    • Homes with Casitas
    • Live/Work
    Languages (2)
    • Bulgarian
    • English