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KRISTIN CROAK

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Big Event

BIG EVENT! Our Time Out Shelter crew is up to something! We want to see the community as a whole show up to celebrate hope and take a stand against domestic violence and bullying! To accomplish this, we are switching up our usual efforts to impact the community and...

Payson Spotlight

Every month the awesome team at Payson Premier Dental showcases local pups that need a forever home! This month, I was their special community guest to help them get these babies adopted! Great news! The pup I am holding is Karlie and she found a home immediately!Dr....

The Grass Is Greener Right Here in Payson!

I am a proud member of the NEW & IMPROVED Payson Golf Club. I love all of our local courses and have been having so much fun spending time out there with friends, other members, and the new golf pro (Sue), learning how to play better. Living in a small town,...

Google My Name!

I have the best job in the world! I get to work with people that I genuinely care about to help them find the perfect home or sell their home at the best price, and often both! What is most overwhelming is their words about me when the work is done. I have over 130...

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

The Payson area offers so many great options for all ages and demographics. When considering a home purchase, lifestyle should play a large role in your decision. Our beautiful area is filled with homes that have breathtaking views that are of all price ranges! If you...

Payson Does It Again!

Payson Does It Again!

What have you seen people doing around town this past week? I want to hear about it!The fires in our surrounding areas have created a very uneasy situation for so many people. So many evacuees are finding refuge in our little town, and boy has Payson stepped up! I'm...

Low Inventory Means Big Money

Inventory all over Arizona and across much of the nation has been very low. No secret there. So, here is what I feel that means for 2021 and 2022 since so many of you ask me. When inventory is low, demand is high. People are fighting over homes right now! When demand...

ERA is Doing Big Things!

ERA is Doing Big Things!

Oh my gosh! Have you guys seen our ERA Young Realty building!?! It has so many of the amazing things that we all love about the Rim Country on it! If you haven't already, join the Sold on Rim Country Facebook group and follow along to see all kinds of community...

Where do you serve?

Where do you serve?

Where do you volunteer your time in your community!?   I am the President of the Time Out Shelter board and it is so rewarding to work alongside of a team that makes a huge impact in our community! Join their Facebook group to keep up with everything we are doing to...

Local & Not Going Anywhere

"I'm a local Payson Realtor, serving & supporting Rim Country! I start it, I finish it, and I'm committed with Results!" That is my motto and is what I choose to wake up and live to the best of my ability every day. It is no secret by now that I love this...

Adventure Where WE Live – Get Outside and Play in 2021

Adventure Where WE Live – Get Outside and Play in 2021

If you live in Payson or have visited enough, you probably know that our town motto has become "Adventure Where We Live" over the last few years. Our Tourism Department has seen a lot of success promoting our community this way and showcasing all of the amazing...

Cosults & Closings

What a crazy real estate market we are in! This really is something very unique that is happening and it is a wild ride for us hard-working Real Estate Agents right now. I am so thankful that, despite inventory being extremely low, I am very busy with many buyers and...

NEW GYM FLOOR!

NEW GYM FLOOR!

Keith Family Flooring really made something cool happen in our community this month! They created a goal to raise over $20,000 to replace the old gym floor at Payson High School... AND THEY DID IT! I was so blessed to come alongside of them, RVN3 Foundation, Backwoods...

The “Mountain Modern” Demand

The “Mountain Modern” Demand

In the Rim Country, we already know about the mountains. We consider ourselves well-versed in what it is to be "mountain folks." Over the past few years, we are starting to see many interior design styles take a modern turn in our community. Some of the homes are...

Events Are Coming Back!

If you know anything about Payson, Arizona... you know that we like to have fun together! In the Summer, Spring, and Fall months, we have so many amazing events happening every single weekend. With the events of 2020, our town was forced to cancel all of the fun...

Payson is Shining in 2021

It's been a very unfortunate 12 months, in many ways. Our community's strength has been tested through a pandemic, politics (locally and nationally), and the usual struggles that sometimes come with managing life in a rural community. I am proud to say that I am so...

“Asking” Price

With the market hanging out at top dollar in the Rim Country, we see many sellers cashing in for well over their asking price. Homes are a hot commodity, and multiple, immediate offers are the norm these days for sellers. Due to an increased national awareness of our...

Payson is Looking Forward!

Hey all! I am so excited, more than ever, to be living in Payson. So many really great projects are starting to happen within our community and our town staff and leadership are starting to look forward. Our local golf club was purchased a year ago and the new owner...

Payson is on the map!

Hey! It is safe to say that our little mountain community is officially on the map. Some people are not overly excited about this, but I would like to share why I feel this is really great. As a realtor, I have a very unique view of the buzz that is happening around,...

A First for the Payson Rodeo!

Did you know we have the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo right here in our little town!? In that time you would think we have done it all in the Rodeo game... but we are hosting something new! For the first time ever, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s...

Aspire Foundation – Have you heard of them?

Aspire Foundation – Have you heard of them?

Have you heard of the Aspire Foundation? It's incredible! They work directly with Payson High School to help our students gain college credits during their high school career. Over 400 students (and counting) have been involved in this program and it's one of the best...

The Seller’s Dilemma in 2021

With many, optimism was high that January 1st, 2021, would mean that 2020 was behind us. In reality, the craziness of 2020 has not slowed down at all and that is the same for us in the Real Estate industry. Last year was excellent for my efforts in the Rim Country...

What a Snow!

What a Snow!

Wow! This is a picture of my backyard this past week and it was even prettier than I could capture on my camera. We got over 2 feet of much needed moisture in the Rim Country and we are so thankful for it! It truly was like a winter wonderland and we had no choice but...

Winter is Coming, Finally! Make sure your home is ready!

There are so many things you can do to make sure that your beautiful home withstands our mountain winters. One of the most important, that can prevent the post potential damage is your pipes. Winterizing plumbing pipes is a process that prepares household plumbing for...

Embracing 2021

Embracing 2021

The year has turned and so much around us seems to be almost "day to day", as move forward as a community. Our kids are back to distance learning and some of our local businesses are fighting to stay open, while others are recording the best years that have ever had....

Thankful In 2020

The brisk winds are whipping us into winter, and even though this year may not have been what we have planned I am singing nothing but joyful songs of gratitude for the journey we have been through, the friends we have made along the way, and the lessons we have...

Thankful for Clients and Referrals

You You You You You You You! I am thankful for all of you! My business was built on you! I am ever mindful that where I stand is so dependent on my wonderful clients and the way they speak about me. It is my bread and butter. I will never cease to be grateful for my...

A Community That Takes Care of Each Other!

I am filled with gratitude this glorious November! I want to highlight this community that cares for each other so deeply! One of the ways is by coming to each other’s side in moments of crisis. Case in point: a family in our own community in Star Valley recently...

Election Day is tomorrow!

Election Day is tomorrow Tuesday November 3rd! The time has (finally!) arrived to make your voice heard! If you have not already dropped off or mailed out your ballot, be sure to scoot your tail over to your local polling location tomorrow and get your vote in! You...

It’s a season of letting go!

The leaves are coming off the trees, it is a season of letting go! Maybe a good time to purge items from your house too? Fall is a great time for a quick run through of your belongings to decide what can get the old heave-ho before the hustle and bustle of the gift...

Fall Is In The Air

Fall is in the air and all around us! From the beautiful changing leaves to the pumpkin spice in your morning coffee, there is no denying the season has come for cozy sweaters, Friday night lights, and comfort foods. Speaking of comfort, our friends at Danzeizen Dairy...

Not Afraid of the Camera – Let’s Sell Your Home!

3 Bedroom/2 Bath on almost 1/2 acre for $325,000! You have to check this out! I want to represent your listing because I want to represent you! I go above and beyond, just like the video here. I will get your property in front of the right buyers and help you sell as...

My Birthday/Client Appreciation Donation!

Every year I do a big give back to all of my amazing people at my client appreciation party... but this year we were not able to make it happen. So, I am using those resources to donate to 2 AMAZING, local non-profit organizations in Payson. Thank you so much to...

It’s my Birthday!

Wow! What a journey it has been over the past 60 years... that's right, 60! I want to let everyone that may be reading this to know that I am so thankful for you all!  I am having another wonderful year in real estate and the market is celebrating right along with me!...

Choosing Positivity

t's almost my 60th Birthday and I am so excited! Every year that goes by, I am reminded of the wonderful blessings that I have in life. I have learned so many valuable lessons in that time, and they were not all fun... but they have made my life what it is today! I...

What are you doing with your home during the pandemic?

Like many, you may now be spending a lot of time at home during the past several months. And you’ve probably become more acquainted with all the flaws in your home: the outdated kitchen cabinets, the frayed carpeting in the family room that needs to be replaced by...

I have 2 things to share!

Hey Everyone! I have 2 things to share (1 professional and 1 personal). 1. The market is extremely HOT in Payson right now and we have more buyers than we do sellers! If you are thinking of possibly selling your home to capitalize on your equity, call me to chat! 2....

“What is your favorite thing to do around here?”

I want to hear what YOU recommend and what do YOU love to do in our amazing community????? Please share it with me!I have been working with a bunch of new home buyers and many of them ask me this question. One of the coolest parts about living in a place like ours is...

Top 3 Realtor – Because of YOU!

Wow! 2020 has been such a crazy year for everyone and I am so thankful for all of the support that I have found in my community! I truly have the best people that I get to help buy and sell homes in the best place possible. I am so humbled to be a TOP 3 REALTOR in the...

Inventory < Demand

Inventory is king right now! It is an extreme seller's market in the Rim Country and we do not have enough homes to sell to all of these eager buyers. If you have been thinking of selling your home and cashing in on your equity, right now may just be the best time to...

Support for Local Businesses

Payson, some of our local businesses just took another hit! With the announcement of the Mogollon Monster Mudda and the 4th of July Celebration being canceled due to the current conditions (totally understood), it is so important for us to rise up and shop locally! So...

Fun at the Payson Farmers Market

I just have to take a moment to let you all know that I love this community! I have been putting myself out there a lot lately and trying to really experience and talk about everything Payson has to offer, and the support that I have received back has been...

What a season!

Whoo-wee. What a crazy, life-changing season we are in, friends! This month has seemed like it has been a decade long, and filled with new twists by the hour.  No matter how insane these present days may appear, I pray that we may always focus on what we can control,...

How can I serve you?

Hello friends! It is the last week of lovely February, and I want to pose an important question. How can I better serve you? Interest rates are super low, which in my line of work is like the golden ticket to the real estate chocolate factory, but what else is...

New neighbor alert!

Payson’s real estate sweetheart here, checking into the second week of February. It’s a short month, but still chock full of potential for success! How is your heart, how is your energy? Let’s keep both roaring and full. Exciting new neighbor alert! Did you know that...

Top 10 Realtor!

Wowza! Has the first month of 2020 been super productive for you too?? I have had tons of fun. I received amazing new  as the 2019 numbers came in. Thanks to ALL OF YOU, you have made me a TOP 10 realtor in Payson! I am keeping the momentum of last year going right on...

TOP 7 TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

It’s that time of year again. The summer heat fades away, the scattered deciduous trees stand out brilliantly on the mountains, and the kids go back to school. Fall time in central Arizona has got to be one of the most delicious experiences of living in the Rim...

FINDING YOUR WAY HOME: YOUR AGENT FOR YOUR REALTY NEEDS

Let’s face it, there are plenty of qualified real estate agents available pretty much anywhere you go. But what sets them apart? How do you know which one is right for you? All I can do is speak for myself and offer you my own humble opinion of why I know I’m the...

PUT YOURSELF FIRST

Yes, it’s not only possible, but it could actually cost you less than that dingy rental you might feel stuck with. What am I talking about? Purchasing your very own home, of course! It might seem like a dream, but it’s a dream within your grasp. Buying that first...

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVING STRONG

The Meals on Wheels program is in high gear this season. We here at the Central Board of Realtors have already raised $1686.00 and aren't taking our foot off the accelerator. As president of CABR, I've been campaigning for the Payson, Pine, and Strawberry food banks...

HAPPY LABOR DAY 2019

Happy Friday! Happy Labor Day weekend! Happy Birthday to me on Labor Day! Did you know that Labor Day was actually created by declaring a city-wide, one-day strike for workers of almost every occupation? It was common in the 1800s for workers...

TIMEOUT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Did you know that one in three Arizona women are likely to suffer abuse or acts of violence in her lifetime? The TimeOut organization based right here in Payson has assisted nearly 6,300 domestic violence survivors and their children over the...

PAYSON RODEO BACK IN TOWN

Another satisfied client! Join me in welcoming the Gassons to our beautiful Rim Country.Also the Payson Rodeo has officially begun! If you missed Thursday night’s performances, there’s still time to get in on the fun! Bronc riding, bull riding, steer...

RUNNING WITH THE PUPS EVENT

This weekend is the 6th annual Running with the Pups! There will be games, vendors, food and drinks, live music, and a gun raffle! The cost is $20 per person or $30 for couples which includes a meal. The event runs from 12pm to 4pm and all of...

PAYSON 4TH OF JULY

Here in Payson, Arizona, 4th of July means big fun! All of the activities for the day center around our beautiful Green Valley Park, where the day starts early with a patriotic ceremony at 8AM. Throughout the rest of the day, there will be...

PAYSON FARMERS MARKET

The Payson Farmers Market is back in business for the summer! One of the things I love about the farmers market here in Payson, Arizona is that the vendors themselves are real people, like us. One of the Payson vendors who formulates and makes...

MOGOLLON MONSTER MUDDER 2019

Mogollon Monster Mudder 2019Here in Payson, Arizona, one of the most celebrated events of the summer is the Mogollon Monster Mudder. The Mudder is event that takes place at the Payson Event Center just at the edge of town, where participants of all ages...

NIGHT OUT FOR TIME OUT FUND RAISER

One of my volunteer jobs here in Payson, Arizona is the VP for Payson’s Time Out Shelter organization. Saturday, June 1st, was our Night Out for Time Out fundraiser under the stars! We raised a little over $42,000 toward the building fund for the new...

MAJESTY OF LAW AND SPIRIT OF JUSTICE

I have never been so proud to share my voice for my community and the entire state of Arizona, for all of our private property rights! Meeting the congressmen in person last week and seeing our president in person was an experience of a lifetime.These two...

NAR LEGISLATIVE MEETING, WASHINGTON D.C.

CABRA President Mid-Year Update: Last week I was privileged to meet with Congressman Gosar and personally thanked him for the firewising grants here in Gila County. I’m so proud to be a voice for everyone in our community in saying thank you....

WASHINGTON D.C. VISIT

On the Hill today visiting Congressman Gosar, advocating for the state of Arizona on property rights. I thanked him for his support in Gila County on forest thinning from forest fires and his continued support on future grants for Gila, Yavappi...

AXIS COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

I’ve had the great privilege of joining the Axis Collective course at Axis Culture group. I’m really looking forward to leaning how to better myself and my business alongside so many other awesome leaders and influential people in our town. And...

PAYSON SPECIAL OLYPICS TORCH RUN

On Wednesday morning at 9:00am, the Payson Special Olympics were holding their 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Members of the Special Olympics team and their supporters marched down the southbound lane of Highway 87, directly through the center of town, walking...

MOGOLLON MONSTER MUDDER 2019

Here in Payson, Arizona, one of the most celebrated events of the summer is the Mogollon Monster Mudder. The Mudder is event that takes place at the Payson Event Center just at the edge of town, where participants of all ages compete in a wild — and very muddy —...

PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE, HOME MAINTENANCE

Being proactive with upkeep around your house and property is important no matter where you live, but especially here in northern Arizona. As the weather changes, merging from the freezing temperatures of winter into the gradual rising temperatures of summer, it’s...

EASTER IN PAYSON, AZ

Easter is just around the corner, and whether you’re looking for an all-out day of games for your kids, or just a quiet afternoon in the beautiful mountain temperatures, here in Payson, Arizona, there are a lot of ways to celebrate. Payson Eggstravaganza On Saturday,...

PAYSON, ARIZONA IS BUZZING!

Here in Payson, Arizona, the weather is beginning to turn warm once again, which brings about subtle but steady changes, not only for Payson, but for the surrounding Rim Country area. Plants and trees are starting to come back to life again thanks to the continual...

LAKES, RIVERS, STREAMS, & WATERFALLS!

What a blessing it is to live in the Rim Country! Every day I am thankful for the opportunity to wake up in such a beautiful place with such amazing people around me... and the air is always clean. With this later winter weather, we are finally enjoying some...