About Our Team


Pat Hune

Designated Broker

Pat specializes in new, resale, bank owned and short sale residential and multifamily real estate in the Phoenix area.  A licensed realtor since 2001 Pat started her own brokerage in 2007.  She has a bachelor degree in Business from University of Phoenix, Broker's License, ABR and MSSC in addition to extensive real estate training.  Her professional affiliations include the Southeast Valley Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She has traveled extensively including  Australia, China, Ireland, Israel, the Philippines, Malaysia, Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Prior to entering real estate Pat spent 20+ years in the electronics industry including 17 years at Intel.  Pat is originally from Ohio and moved to Phoenix in 1979. As a 30+ year Phoenix area resident Pat has extensive knowledge of many of the communities in the greater Phoenix area.  In her spare time Pat enjoys hiking, cooking, reading and herding cats.

Victor Flores

Web Master

Victor is our Web Master. Victor has a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Victor spent many years in the electronics industry working for Fortune 500 companies like Intel and Motorola and General Electric.  He recently developed applications for the iPhone and iPad called  iBuyhomes and Art Creator.  Currently he is involved in a start up company.  Originally from Pachuca, Mexico he immigrated legally to the United States in 1975.  After graduating from college Victor spent many years in Austin, Texas before moving to Phoenix in 1988.  He has traveled extensively including Ireland, Israel, Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia, China and Jamaica.  Victor is an avid table tennis player, scuba diver, hiker, wild life and scenic photographer and speaks both Spanish and English fluently. 


Karen Van Vugt

Realtor, Rental Property and HOA Manager

Karen Van Vugt has been a licensed realtor since January 2007.  Karen joined the company to handle Home Owners Association (HOA) and property management.  Karen manages many single and multi family properties all over the Phoenix area.  Her professional affilitations include the Southeast Valley Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.  Prior to getting her real estate license Karen had a long successful career in the restaurant industry as general manager for companies like Black Angus, Marriott, Blue Burrito Grill and Einstein Bagels.  Originally from Ohio, Karen has lived in Texas and California but is happy to call Phoenix home.  Karen and her husband Brad enjoy trying new restaurants, back yard BBQs and cooking.


Tiffany Van Vugt


A native of Arizona Tiffany joined 1st Southwest Realty in June 2011 to assist with property an HOA management as well as handling listings and sales.  Tiffany enjoys looking at homes, especially new homes. Tiffany is an aspiring artist, has been featured in several exhibitions and has been published in several art magazines.  Tiffany has completed 2+ years of college at Glendale Community College and Arizona State University studying art.  She is a member of the Southeast Valley Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.  In her spare time Tiffany enjoys working on her art in different mediums including photography, oils and pen and ink as well as relaxing with her dog.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, purchasing a multi or single family rental property or would just like to have additional information about real estate in your area, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail us.  Our  goal is to make sure our clients are well informed whether buying or selling their personal residence or an investment property.  Thank you for visiting our website. Please consider it as your online source for local real estate information and return often to see the current homes for sale. We  serve the surrounding cities of Anthem North, Ahwatukee, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Higley, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe.