1st Southwest Realty, LLC
1st Southwest Realty, LLC
Pat Hune, 1st Southwest Realty, LLCPhone: (480) 703-1976
Email: [email protected]

Pat Hune

Pat Hune



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.

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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.

What Clients Are Saying

When it was time to sell our parents home we talked to a few realtors including Pat. We decided Pat would be our best choice and we were right. She helped us with moving boxes, staged the house, took professional quality photos and wrote a great description. The house was under contract and sold within 36 days. We were thrilled. We were all relieved to have one less thing to worry about. Thanks so much, Pat!

Cindy - Great for out of state sellers

I've worked with Pat on four real estate transactions (buying & selling) while living in the Phoenix area. Most recently, she listed and sold my home in Tempe after a short notice job transfer. She helped stage our home for sale (even providing furniture of her own) ensuring the home would appeal to buyers. She helped coordinate landscaping so it was completed quickly and enabled us to get the home on the market. We had multiple offers within 10 days! I highly recommend Pat at 1st Southwest Realty when you are buying or selling a home. She is knowledgeable, professional, and gets it done!

Mary M - Great for both buying and selling

1st Southwest Realty has been our landlord for almost a year. We recently had an electrical issue and contacted our landlord immediately. Within 48 hours the problem was resolved. From day one they've been easy to work with quick to resolve any issues we've brought their way. Personally, I highly recommend them!

Alana H - Responsive to repair requests

Whenever I have a real estate question I ask Pat. She has a wealth of information about the Phoenix real estate market. Pat also publishes a monthly newsletter focused on just the Greater Phoenix Real Estate Market. If you have any questions about the real estate market just ask Pat from 1st Southwest Realty.

Bob S - Great newsletter!

Pat has a great deal of knowledge about the Phoenix market. She has fixed up houses for herself and clients. I am amazed at how nice the houses look after she does her magic . If you are thinking about buying or selling be sure to talk with Pat.

Jeanette H - Super real estate resource

I use 1st Southwest Realty for my property management and I am so glad I found them. After having a terrible experience with another Phoenix property management company, I have had nothing but a positive and pleasant experience with 1st Southwest Realty. Karen is the best! Always responsive and gets my vacancies filled quickly. We love working with 1st Southwest Realty!!

Dean P - Great for property management!

When I decided to sell my Tempe home, I contacted Pat. Pat has helped me buy and sell several homes over the years, and I trusted her advice. She really listened to my goals. The number one goal was to handle the showings through an open house while I was out of town. If the house was shown while I was out of town, it would be way easier, since my puppy is an escape artist and overly friendly. Pat held the open house, advertised it heavily for a weekend showing,, and it sold the first weekend that it was advertised. I had two offers when I returned. The rest of the process was easy. I highly recommend that you call Pat when you are ready to sell.

Nancy J O - Great job on a fast sale!

I think 1st Southwest Realty is the best real estate company in the Phoenix area. They managed my son’s rental property and did a great
job finding good tenants quickly. When it was time to sell Pat went above and beyond even shopping at construction thrift stores to
upgrade the house on my son’s limited budget. If you are looking for a property manager or a real estate professional to help you buy or sell
a home be sure to contact Pat and Karen.

Deb W - Great managing rentals and sales preparation

When we were relocating from Colorado Pat helped us find a new home. Our time to look at homes was limited as we were in the process of moving out of our current home. Pat took us to look at homes while we were in town so she could get a feel for what we were looking for in our next home. She set up a search so she would see any homes new to the market right away. She sent the ones she thought we would like via email. Pat looked at the ones we thought had potential and let us know the positives and negatives of each. We actually wrote the contract without ever seeing the house in person until the inspection. The moment we walked in we knew it was exactly the home for us. Because timing was critical we were able to move out of our prior home and into the new home without incurring expensive storage fees. We could not have done this without Pat.

M and M - Great job helping us buy remotely!

After working with a realtor who would not return my calls or emails or send me pictures of my rental property I called Pat. Within 24 hours I had pictures and a full list of issues with the property. Pat gave me her expert opinion about how to proceed with the property. In less than 30 days Pat had resolved a blight issue with the City of Phoenix and sold the property for more than we anticipated. If you are an out-of-state investor you should be working with Pat."

D Gray - Great communication!

When my family moved out of a rental property in Gilbert the owners tried to hold us responsible for damages that were pre-existing or normal wear and tear. I asked for Pat and Karen from 1st Southwest Realty to help me prove the repairs were not my family’s fault. Pat and Karen were able to provide pictures and documents proving the money the owners were asking for in damages was unreasonable and unjustifiable. I really appreciate their help in resolving this issue. I would definitely recommend 1st Southwest Realty for your rental needs!

Teri - Rental property management and tenant advocate

Pat and Karen did a great job managing our Glendale rental. When it came time to sell Pat helped get one of the units ready so the property would appraise. We appreciate their attention to detail.  Their level of service is above and beyond what we have experienced from other realtors. When we are ready to buy again we will definitely be working with 1st Southwest Realty.

Alister M - Great for property management and sales!

We contacted Pat and Karen to help us with our rental property. They were both very responsive and gave us all the information we needed to get the property rented quickly at a good rental rate and to great tenants. We highly recommend Pat and Karen.

Teresa B - Rental property management - great team!

I had a great experience with Pat and Karen from 1st Southwest Realty for property management and selling my properties. My previous manager left my buildings in disrepair and where costing me money. 1st South West took over the account and I had an immediate turn around and became profitable. When I sold the properties I again turned to 1st Southwest and they did a great job effortlessly getting me top dollar.

Kurt E - Perfect property management and sales team!

I really enjoy talking to Pat about real estate. She is a wealth of information. When I was thinking about buying in the Phoenix area I immediately thought of Pat. She took the time to listen to my needs, understand my goals and limitations and made great recommendations. and the situation was complex (i thought anyway) Unfortunately the seller and I could not come to terms but the experience was very educational. Thanks Pat!

E D - A wealth of information!

Living in Australia makes it difficult to manage properties in the US. Pat and Karen did a great job of handling the rentals
and the sale. The house was rented quickly. When I decided to sell and I contacted Pat. She handled all the details of the sale and overcame some of the issue the buyer had failed to organize. Selling in the US can be a little confusing as the rules are differant to those in Australia.
When I had a difficult time finding an apostille to notarize the documents Pat reached out to her other Australian clients and in
a matter of hours the issue was resolved. The house was sold quickly and painlessly. For once a reality that does go the extra mile.

Tom M - Great problem solver even internationally

I live in San Diego and have a rental property in Phoenix. I used 1st Southwest Realty for both property management and for the eventual sale of the property.  Karen did a great job of handling the repairs and finding tenants when it was a rental. The house was rented quickly with minimum expense.
When I decided to sell I contacted Pat. Pat helped with the improvements and repairs needed to get the house ready to sell while minimizing the expenses.
She even went to Stardust and Habitat for Humanity to search for replacement bathroom vanities. This save me hundreds of dollars and really upgraded the bathrooms. Pat has great contacts including a fiberglass refinisher. He made the shower surrounds look like new. Again this save time and hundred of dollars. If you are looking for a property manager or a real estate professional to help you buy or sell a home be sure to contact Pat and Karen.

John W - Great for rental property management and sales!

We consulted with Pat several months before we wanted to put our house up for sale. She advised us on what needed to be done to make the house ready for sale. She was also able to recommend craftsmen that completed several projects, such as painting, pool deck repair and kitchen counter replacement. Her advice was right on because when we did list the house it sold within the first 48 hours and for a price above our expectations. Pat was very good to work with and she represented us very well. We highly recommend her.

Matt and J M - Great help with preparing house for sale!

Pay is extremely hardworking and highly organized. She did an exceptional job marking and selling our house. We highly recommend her and would definitely use her services again. She did a great job helping us chose how best to invest in upgrades to ensure we achieve the highest possible return on investment.

Nathan D - Happy home seller!

Pat has helped me buy and sell fix and flip properties. One of these flips did not sell as quickly as we expected because people were having a difficult time envisioning how to arrange furniture in the combination living and dining room. Pat quickly resolved this problem and brought in furniture to help the buyers see the possibilities. The staging worked, as shortly after it was completed, we received an acceptable offer. Pat puts a lot of extra effort into helping her clients, and I consider her to be an excellent realtor.

Nancy O - Great realtor to help flip properties!