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    Featured Agents

    Aaron Brown

    Marketing Coordinator

    marketing@teamminik.com

    Charles Barrett

    Lead Agent

    215-341-6817
    License Number: SA650612000
    charles@teamminik.com

    Charles Barrett is never too busy to pick up the phone or answer any question. He is always providing education and guidance, to not just his personal clients but, to anyone who needs help. Charles grew up learning how to provide the best service possible to his clients. As a former personal trainer, it wasn’t just about getting to the goal but how he got them there. From day one to even after his clients’ time with him, Charles was there with his clients helping through the process of changing their lives. Now, in Real Estate, Charles continues to do the same. He believes that when you are purchasing or selling a home that it is a life-changing event. When you are going through such a big change you need a knowledgeable professional to guide you through the process as well as, let you know of things to come. Even after you are settled in your new home or your home sell is complete, Charles still likes to be available for the console. When Charles Barrett isn’t helping buyers and sellers he enjoys spending time with his family, and friends in the gym, hiking in central Phoenix or trying out new restaurants.

    Greg Magness

    Agent

    602-319-5385
    License Number: SA663351000
    gregreal11@gmail.com

    Hello everyone. My name is Greg and I'm a 2nd generation native Arizonan. I've been married to my wonderful wife for 25+ years and have 2 sons and a bunch of grandkids. I've watched Phoenix and all the surrounding municipalities grow into a thriving community. I love all that the State of Arizona has to offer. In my earlier career I was a Journeyman Electrician and retired from the City of Phoenix. I decided to become a realtor to help people and my electrical background gives me a unique insight into home construction. Whether a client is buying/selling or both I always strive to provide the best service possible. No matter if it's your first home or your fifth I make sure my clients understand each step of the process as we go through the transaction.

    Janet Hobbs

    Transaction Coordinator

    602-550-8357
    transactions@teamminik.com

    Janet was born and raised in central Illinois and graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois with a degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a dental hygienist for 14 years and very much enjoyed her work in the health field. She and her family moved many times including living in Albuquerque and Sedona and 9 homes later ended up in metro Phoenix. Once her children were grown she decided it was a time enter a new career and obtained her real estate license in 2001. Now serving as a real estate assistant/transaction coordinator, she enjoys assisting the agents on Team Minik in helping their buyers and sellers get through the homeownership process and strives to make their transition seamless. Janet finds nothing more satisfying than helping those first time homebuyers move from becoming a renter to a homeowner and seasoned homeowners finding that home of their dreams! In her spare time she enjoys concerts, movies, watching college football and basketball and spending time with friends and family, especially her two grown sons and daughter-in-laws.

    Jennifer Watson

    Agent

    623-810-4274
    License Number: SA679211000
    jdwats1@gmail.com

    Jennifer is a native Arizonan and although she has rested her head in other states along the way, she ultimately returned back home to the beautiful state of Arizona. She is a mother of 3 and when she is not working you can be sure to find her at the soccer fields cheering on her kids or up north enjoying all that Arizona has to offer. She is excited and honored that she gets to help and share in the journey to find your perfect home! Home buying can be stressful, but she is always there to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible. She can"t wait to be your agent and friend.

    Joel Minik

    Managing Partner

    602-448-0917
    Joel@teamminik.com

    Joel Minik is the COO and partner of Team Minik, a full service real estate company located in Goodyear, Arizona. Joel is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio, where he received a BA in Sociology and Communications. After Graduation, Joel launched his real estate career in Portland Oregon where he began his education with real estate developer and new home builder. Joel was an integral part in the purchase and development of hundreds of acres of raw land into single family homes. In addition, Joel worked as a hard money lender which caused him to ultimately relocate to the great state of Arizona in the late 90’s to purchase short sales, foreclosures and tax liens in Maricopa County to ultimately fix and flip the properties for profit. To help hone his real estate and construction background, Joel also worked as a commercial construction estimator and project manager until ultimately getting his real estate license to assist his wife in her exploding real estate business. Joel handles all finance and accounting for Team Minik, as well as software deployment and management of the Team. However, he is always available to show a house or address any client concerns as they arise.

    John Bayo

    Realtor

    480-739-7791
    License Number: SA67984000
    ajohnbayo@gmail.com

    John Bayo was born in Paris, France. He came to the United States at the age of seventeen to follow his dreams of being a professional basketball player. John is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. He attended Rocky Mountain College in Montana, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in business management. Following graduation, John returned to France and played basketball professionally for several years. He then realized that he wanted to share his passion for the sport with others so he relocated his family to Arizona to coach basketball. In this role, John was also able to guide his clients towards healthier lifestyles through exercise. This position gave him a great amount of personal satisfaction, as he is always striving to improve the lives of others. John was eager to impart his knowledge of finance and investment upon others. Additionally, he wanted a career that would allow him to utilize his customer service expertise and continue to assist people in making important decisions. He determined that obtaining his real estate license would allow him to do just that. John's unique skill set makes him an ideal teammate for those shooting for homeownership. When his schedule allows, John enjoys traveling and playing sports. He also enjoys going fishing when the Arizona heat permits it.

    Karla Cruz

    REALTOR

    623-209-9969
    License Number: SA67788400
    karlalcruzrealtor@gmail.com

    Karla Cruz brings her years of experience in the real estate industry in California to Team Minik at West USA Realty. She began her real estate career 4 years ago, and she brings her expertise and knowledge of the California market here to Arizona. While most of her clientele is California is a referral-based, she continues to go her business in Arizona. As your realtor, Karla will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, she will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, Karla will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state-of-the-art technology, team collaboration, and Team Minik’s superior marketing materials. If you are buying, she will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. Karla understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. As your realtor, she will assist with your next home purchase, and work hard to be direct and responsive to your needs, and provide you with honest and direct answers to your questions through constant communication, and being accessible to whenever you need her. Karla and her family live in Goodyear. When not assisting clients, Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children.

    Michelle Minik

    Managing Partner

    602-488-5432
    License Number: SA523526000
    michelle@teamminik.com

    Michelle Minik, the founding partner of Team Minik, based in Goodyear, Arizona, has over nineteen years of real estate experience. She has represented several clients, with an average of 108 transactions every year, resulting in a three-year average gross sale of $19,000,000 per year. Michelle strives for client success by continuing her education, holding designations for Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Short Sale Negotiator (CSSN), Online Marketing (ePro), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Master of Real Estate (MRE), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Network (SFR), and Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE). She has been recognized for the Presidents Circle every year since 2010, West USA Top 25 Agent of the month more than forty times, #1 Agent for West USA Goodyear in both transactions and sales volume for the last three years, 221+ 5-Star reviews on Zillow, and was voted 100 most influential real estate agents in 2016. Michelle has several out of state partners and clients that can attest to her knowledge and experience. Personal referrals and repeat business clientele prove her immaculate work ethic and character. She understands that buying a home can be a stressful time for her clients, which is why she has carefully hand-picked her team to ensure her clients are provided with a stress-free experience with seamless transactions. Michelle is available for her clients both day and night. In her spare time (which may not be very often), she enjoys hitting the green at the Wigwam, hiking the White Tanks and, of course, spending time with her husband and two boys.

    Stephen Bakunowski

    Realtor

    602-550-8072
    License Number: SA659245000
    bakunowskisellsaz@gmail.com

    Stephen is an Arizona native and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor' s in Elementary Education. He very much enjoyed his 7 plus years in the Education industry and most proud in creating the first gymnastics program when he was a PE coach at Washington Elementary School. Stephen has been in a realtor for over 3 years and has assisted sellers, buyers, investors and renters in achieving their real estate dreams. Most recently Stephen was the manager of the MLS/ Marketing Dept. for ListerAssister, implementing the system and running his team of 8 to efficiently meet the deadlines for the company's clients. With his passion for Education and systems, Stephen will strive to make your transaction smooth and stress-free. In his spare time he enjoys traveling around Arizona, hiking, golfing, exercising, and participating in 5k run/ walk events. He is the father of two amazing kids. Stephen is looking forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.

    Thomas Brennan

    Realtor

    602-300-8661
    License Number: SA655733000
    tb.azliving@gmail.com

    Tom Brennan brings his years of experience as a retired Air Force Veteran and as a building construction inspector( Certified Master Inspector) to Team Minik at West USA Realty. Prior to joining Team Minik, he served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a C5 Flight Engineer and Fighter Aircraft Crew Chief (F-106, F4, A10). As a flight engineer and crew chief, he learned to be strategic, detail-oriented, and proactive. As your realtor, Tom will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, he will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, he will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state-of-the-art technology, team collaboration, and Team Minik’s superior marketing materials. If you are buying, he will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be a well-equipped buyer with the strongest possible negotiating position. Tom understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. As your realtor, he will assist with your next home purchase, and work hard to be direct and responsive to your needs, and provide you with honest and direct answers to your questions through constant communication, and being accessible to whenever you need him. Tom has lived in Arizona since 2002. When not assisting clients, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, and his 5 grandchildren, all young adults, exploring and sightseeing historical sites, and participating in clay, trap, and skeet shooting.
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