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Chad Grabham

Owner - Designated Broker

BR 544160000

Tel: 602-491-1525

About Chad Grabham


Not Your Typical Realtor. Not Your Typical Realtor Bio.

If you hate reading real estate agent bios, not to worry, I do too. They’re like cardboard — stiff, bland, and identical to every other one out there. You probably even saw this bio page and thought: “Oh God, is this going to be another boring list of achievements and awards?” “Where’s the photo of him standing in front of a million-dollar house or holding a phone to his ear with a big-toothed grin?”

Nope. Not here. (But for the record, I have some awards and designations, one bowling trophy I don’t remember winning, and yes, I passed the realtor and broker exams on the first try.)

Instead of lulling you to sleep, I thought I’d take the novel approach of giving you what you actually want: real answers to the questions you’re asking yourself right now. Because you care about the caliber of individual who will be ultimately guiding you through one of the biggest financial investments in your life.

You might be wondering things about me like…

Are you easy to work with?

Depends on who you ask. If you ask those who have stood between my clients and their real estate goals, they'll probably say no. But others will tell you I leave golden footprints in the sand. (This might be one of my favorite quotes from a previous client…) My mom thinks I’m “a peach” and recommends me to all her friends, even the ones who don’t need realtors.

Here’s what I can tell you for sure: I’m honest and candid. I take the same pride in being approachable and friendly as I do in zealously advocating for my clients. (Think Jon Snow fighting the White Walkers!) If you need a quick analytical brain, a strong dose of honesty, and a few mildly inappropriate jokes, you’re in the right place! Loyalty to my family, clients, and friends is one of my core values.

Are you going to return my calls and emails?

Yes, without question. I know this is one of the biggest frustrations and frequent complaints people have about their realtor.

You will find that I’m an answer-on-the-first-ring-kind-of guy. If I’m unable for whatever reason, I will provide same-day acknowledgment and work hard to provide a full response as quickly as possible. I have a high sense of urgency — especially when it comes to meeting (scratch that) exceeding your needs.

How fast can we get a deal done?

I own The Meru Group, which is a team of experienced agents. This means it’s not just me working for you, there’s a whole team behind you. We are all working toward meeting your goals and closing day.

I also own the RETHINK Real Estate brokerage. So when you work with me, you’re working directly with the decision-maker. (That’s right: Most agents work under larger brokerages and have to run everything up the chain of command.) Working with me? There’s no red tape.

Do you have experience doing exactly what I need?

Once I learn more about your goals, I can provide more personalized and specific examples. In the meantime, here are five areas that I specialize in:

1. Traditional home sales, such as buying and/or selling
2. Investments, including short-term fix-and-flips and long-term rental strategies
3. Distressed, short-sale properties and bank-owned properties
4. Seamless relocations, including out-of-state and international moves
5. Interior design, staging, and remodeling (think Nate Berkus minus the notoriety and hair)

Again, this isn’t an exhaustive list. If your goal or situation isn't represented above, don't worry. Contact me anyway. If I can't help, I have an extensive network and would be happy to refer you to someone else with that specialty.

Where do you excel most?

On a personal level, I’m pretty good at cooking. (I make a mean grilled cheese, just ask my kids!) My knees aren’t quite what they once were, but I still climbed Mount Whitney – the highest peak in the lower 48!

On a professional level, I’ve developed many skill sets over my 16+ years in real estate, including:

• The 5 practice areas noted earlier. (Seriously. I’m good at this stuff.)
• Listening. It’s truly a lost art these days. I want to hear what YOU have to say, so I can tailor a strategy around your goals and expectations.
• Negotiating. It’s part art, part science… and a little bit of magic. It’s one of my strong suits and a necessary skill in today’s aggressive market. It’s honestly one of the most important reasons you should hire me. (If you’ve gotten this far down in my bio, I assume you are considering hiring me…)
• Tenacity. I will be with you every step of the way. Bumps in the road sometimes happen (Have you heard of Murphy’s Law?), but once I commit to something, I will see it to the end.
• Candor. I pride myself on being open and honest about your real estate expectations — whether it be price point, length of time to sell, or if I am the best realtor to help you. I don’t want to waste your time or mine unnecessarily.
• Creativity. There’s no cookie-cutter approach when it comes to marketing your home or finding solutions to challenges along the way. I excel at doing things a little differently.

That was entertaining, but just how qualified are you?
Okay, but remember - you asked for it!

• Over $100 million in real estate sales.
• Nearly 1,000 homes sold in Metro Phoenix.
• Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE)
• Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
• Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI)
• Owner & Designated Broker of the RETHINK Real Estate brokerage.
• Creator of the RETHINK Real Estate streamlined process & individualized experience.
• Team Leader & Mentor to an up-and-coming group of AMAZING realtors.
• Never paid for one of those Who’s Who “awards.”
• Know all the words to “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” (I can hear you humming!)
• Hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim (nearly 26 miles) in 10 hours.
• Finished two half marathons last year & training for my first full marathon.
• My greatest achievement: I am the proud father of two beautiful girls.

What do clients think of you?

My clients are better suited to answer this for you. You can read some of them on the bottom of this page.
Recommendations (29)
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    schoolgirls
    Chad and his team helped us at a very difficult time. We had lost a family member and needed to sell her home. Chad, is the most kindest and understand realtor I have ever dealt with. He takes the time to explain everything to you, stays in constant contact with you though everything ! This process could not have gone more smoothly. Our home sold before it even hit the market for full asking price too. He did a phenomenal job from beginning to end !
    Jul 26, 2019
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    joshuamcrum
    We asked around for recommendations on realtors and got lots of great names, but Chad stood head and shoulders above the rest. We used Chad to sell our house and buy a new house across town, and due to his work, the process could not have gone more smoothly. He came to our initial meeting fully prepared with several hours' worth of work already invested and a plan to market and sell our home. Our house sold for full price the first weekend on the market, in large part due to Chad's efforts. Then Chad helped us quickly find another house that met exactly our family's needs, and made the purchase and closing easy. He was always available, and always anticipating our needs. We have already started recommending him to everyone we know. He is the best!
    Jun 04, 2019
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    connieandjim
    Chad Grabham, owner-designated broker of RETHINK Real Estate, sold our home in the Sierra Verde neighborhood of Arrowhead Ranch, Glendale, AZ, in Oct., 2018. His and his team's exceptional skills and service enabled us to get offers and procure a contract for full listing price the first weekend on the market. This was the fourth home we've bought and sold, and Chad was by far the best real estate agent we have ever used. His guidance and advice were spot-on every step of the way. With Chad steering the progress, his extensive list of contacts helped us make any necessary home repairs at reasonable rates. Chad was unfailingly personable, polite, and professional. He made sure we were well informed and comfortable with the process at all times. He was extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the transaction. As a good agent should, he calmed us when we needed to be calmed and motivated us when we needed to be motivated. Most importantly, Chad achieved the goal of a quick, virtually flawless sale of our home at full asking price. He went above and beyond our expectations in all ways and gets our highest recommendation. We are deeply grateful for Chad's integrity and hard work. His level of service is unmatched. We would absolutely use him again for any real estate transaction.
    Nov 04, 2018
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    kristimyers6
    Chad's level of service is unmatched! My home needed several repairs prior to listing. Chad coordinated all the arrangements and personally oversaw the work completed. The peace of mind offered to me as a working single parent was extremely helpful. His trade partners offered more competitive prices than I was able to arrange on my own.
    Chad is pleasant, transparent and most important to me, he is available around my schedule. Having previous worked with other realtors, I can honestly say I was blown away by Chad's partnership I previously hadn't experienced. I highly recommend you partner with Chad on your real estate needs.
    Oct 03, 2018
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    yellowjeep48
    Chad is an awesome Realtor. He has helped me in the past with rentals, land purchase, new home build, selling home and buying a home. Honest, hard working and dependable. Would never use anyone but Chad. Do not hesitate to use Chad.
    Oct 02, 2018

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