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(520) 631-TONY (8669)
Tierra Antigua Realty

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My Accreditations
There is a lot of information below about the different accreditations and certifications and designations that I have earned.

I don't expect you to read all of that, but it's there if you want to.

What I want you to know is this.  I take helping you very seriously.  So over the past 15 years I have took every class I could so that I am always up to date with buying and selling real estate.  It's simple, the moreI understand, the more I can help you. 

Tony Ray
(520) 631-TONY (8669)

ABR = Accredited Buyers Representative. 

A buyers rep is a licensed real estate agent who represents a buyer in the purchase of real estate.  When you sign a buyers rep agreement with your buyers representative, you can expect the following services.  See the Buyers page for more information.
  • Listen and understand your specific wants and needs.ABR Accredited Buyers Rep Representative Tucson
  • Search daily to locate properties that match your criteria.
  • Refer you to a home lender who will pre-qualify you for a mortgage.
  • Accompany you in viewing the homes you've chosen to see.
  • Help you research properties and identify any problems or issues you should consider before you purchase.
  • Advise you on making and negotiating an offer.
  • Write the offer.
  • Provide a referral list of qualified vendors (such as home inspectors, attorneys, lenders, title, escrow, etc.) for any related services that you may need.
  • Keep track of all the details throughout the entire transaction—to closing and beyond.

CRS = CRS Certified Residential Specialist Tucson RealtorCertified Residential Specialist
A Certified Residential Specialist is a REALTOR who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training and by meeting significant experience requirements.
To earn the CRS designation, every REALTOR must have significant experience and a number of real estate transactions.
Every Certified Residential Specialist is required to maintain membership in the National Association of Realtors and must abide by its strict code of ethics.

EcoBroker =Eco Broker Ecobroker green Realtor Tucson NARgreen EcoBroker is the premier green designation for real estate professionals.

Real estate agents must complete a rigorous scedule of classes relating to all different scopes of "green" as it relates to real estate.
The EcoBroker® logo is the symbol of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices in the real estate industry.  Certified EcoBrokers® meet buyer and seller demand for real estate professionals with a real understanding of the issues that drive current market decisions.

For More Information about the EcoBroker Certification


GRI GRI Graduate Realtor Institute Tucson Real Estate= Graduate of the REALTOR Institute

The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services by earning the GRI designation.

REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and prote
ct their clients.

New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.

So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.


NAR Green = National Associations of REALTORS Green Designee

Green isn't just a trend; it's a movement. The National Association of REALTORS® believes that every step toward a greener, more sustainable environment is a step in the right direction. Whether you're looking to make your home, your business or your life a little more green, an NAR Green Designee can help.

Too many people and companies today are green washing, or falsely claiming to be green. To help you distinguish fact from fiction, the Green REsource Council provides NAR Green Designees with up-to-date resources and ongoing education:  Ask your NAR Green Designee about:

  • Green materials
  • Energy-efficient technologyNAR Green Eco Broker Realtor Tucson Ecobroker Real estate
  • Green ratings
  • Green design and decorating
  • Green incentives
  • Green living
  • Green building
  • Green cleaning
  • Green vendors
  • And more!

If you're ready to buy, sell or build green, an NAR Green designee can help.

 SFR = SFR short sales foreclosures Realtor TucsonShort Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification for REALTORS in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS.

This certification is offered by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. 

Buyers real estate agents and selllers real estate agents are trained on how to manage a short sale, an REO, bank owned property or a  foreclosure.

For more information about short sales, see the page titled short sales - seller solutions or the page titled short sales - buyer opportunities


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Green Realtor Tucson Real Estate HomesAbout Us: On this page you’ll find information about our company Tierra Antigua Realty, our history, my goals and my real estate designations - NAR green, EcoBroker, ABR, CRS, GRI.

Blog:  I use this space to write whatever is on my mind on any given day.  I might right about Tucson real estate, homes, mortgages, gardening, Tucson treasures, craft ideas, recipes, well, I’m sure you get the idea.

Buyers: As your Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), I will help you with all of your buying needs: Lofts, Condo's, Single Family Homes, Manufactured homes and Land.  Use the form on this page to receive listings of homes for sale in the Tucson Realtor MLS. My computer system sends these homes to you within minutes of being listed so you see them before most other buyers and even most Realtors.  If you are moving to Tucson, we'll send you a free relocation package.

Companies I Trust:  The companies on this page are companies that I have worked with  as  a Realtor selling Tucson real estate ( many over  12 years).  I can refer them with no reservation knowing that they will always take care of my clients and friends.  You can trust that they  will provide you with the best care and customer service.  Let them know that Tony Ray referred you.    

Contact Us: Find our contact information (Tony Ray Baker and Tierra Antigua Realty) or use the form on this page to send me your questions and / or comments about Tucson real estate.

EcoBroker_Logo_Green_Realtor_Tucson_Real_Estate_Photo.jpgEcoBroker: EcoBroker is an education and certification program for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to promote energy-efficient and "green" features in homes and buildings.  As your Tucson EcoBroker, I can help you identify homes with green features, market the green features of a home and help you make any home more green.

Environmental: This page has links to articles about environmental issues that can affect your home or buying real estate in Tucson.  Indoor air quality, radon, asbestos, mold are some of the topics I will cover.

Green Homes: This section has information about green building issues for new homes or the home you already own.  Solar, rainwater harvesting, recycled products, insulation, remodeling and many more ideas are to come.

Green Living: You can find out how to improve your indoor air qualityGreen Home Civano Real estate Realtor by removing toxic chemicals from your home.  How you can be better at recycling.  What are no VOC paints?  Green living is about everyday living and the things you can do to make your home safer and better.

Home Loans: If you need help understanding, Mortgages, APR’s, Fannie Mae, MIP, Interest Rates, etc., Phaedra is who I have referred my clients to for a long time.  And I mean a long time.  Many Realtor's in Tucson refer Phaedra.  She is honest and will answer all of your questions in a simple, easy to understand way.

:  News and information, fun and serious, about real estate and home.  This page is constantly changing, so check in often.

Lofts / Condos: Some of my favorite green projects are the stylish lofts around Tucson. The Ice Houseice house lofts tucson condos real estate, Indigo Modern and Barrio Metalica are some of the ones I think you must see to compare. There are also some great condo projects, and apartments that have been converted into condominiums, if that’s more appealing to you.

Referrals: Since 1994, over 94% of my real estate business has been referred to me by clients, family and friends.  Running my business by referral lets me spend more time working with my clients, not chasing new ones.  My clients use the form on this page to refer someone who deserves the same service that I gave them.

Relocation:  If you are moving to Tucson, be sure to fill out this easy form and we will send you a free, real estate relocation package. 

Restaurants: Locally owned, great food, great customer service.  Part of being a Realtor is eating out a lot, these are some of my favorite restaurants.  Tell them Tony Ray referred you. 

Sellers: Use the form on this page to receive a free, no cost or obligation, evaluation of your home.  On this page, I also explain my full service real estate practice and unique marketing that sells homes even in slow markets.  If you are moving away from Tucson, we can help with your relocation and refer you to a Realtor in your new city.

Short_sales_foreclosure_tucson_Realtor_real_estateShort Sales:  Information about short sales and foreclosures, including the Realtor Short Sale and Foreclosures Resource Certification.

Client Reviews:  My clients have something to say.  On this page, they tell all about their experiences when buying and selling real estate with me. 

Tierra Antigua Realty:  Information about Tierra Antigua Realty and myself, our history, goals etc.

Tucson Weather: It’s all about Tucson’s beautiful weather, like our average temperature. It's one of the reason's so many people relocate to Tucson.  I love it here.  The weather allows me to enjoy the great outdoors almost any time I want.  That is why I have put “Things to do” in Tucson on every page.