Why I chose my handle Joy of Arizona @joyofarizona
"Joy of Arizona" started as a play on words from the cookbook Joy of Cooking. When I first moved to Arizona back in 2011 it was with the expectation that Arizona would be for just a period of time while I was getting groomed for a VP position with the company I worked for at the time and then I'd move somewhere else, wherever they needed me to go. Little did I know that I would fall head over heels for living in Arizona and become non-relocatable. It was the second time I had relocated with this company. Prior to moving here, I expected Arizona to be tumbleweeds and dirt. Boy was I wrong. My first impression of Arizona was a visit here prior to taking the job. It was the month of April, I stayed in an airport hotel and was amazed when I saw people swimming in the outdoor pool. Back East where I was living it was cold and frigid still. The amount of sunshine we get here is probably still the number one reason I love living here, you can be outdoors so many days of the year here, and I live for being outdoors - not in a camping kind of way but a brunch on the patio kind of way, and Arizona fits that perfectly. Coupled with low property taxes making this a great place for future retirement, a great food scene, gorgeous parks for walking, and the sunsets, oh the sunsets. Arizona is now my forever home. Back to the company, I was working for, the Phoenix market of which I was a part of was purchased by a large franchisee, and my choices were to move with the company to another corporate market or take a position that required 100% travel and it was a BIG deal for me making that decision. I had worked for this company for many years, it had been my 16-year-old high school job of which I had been climbing the corporate ladder ever since. My decision was to start over in a new career ... enter real estate ... and stay in Arizona where I find so much joy, hence Joy of Arizona. I am forever grateful for the corporate experience as it taught me so much about business, and has led me to an industry that I am truly passionate about and apply that business acumen for success. So excited to continue to grow in the real estate field, and wow what amazing people I have already gotten to meet because of it!
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Hi, I'm Christina! I'm a full time licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona. I am passionate about all the things that go into making a house a home. I'm happily married and we have two cats at home. We are currently about one year into a full house remodel... and we're still married! I promise I'll add some blog posts on the remodel soon. I love the state of Arizona and consider myself a specialist in the South and Central areas of Scottsdale and Phoenix.
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