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Our Agents Understand The Area Best!
Experience Matters - Established 1990

The proliferation of services that help homebuyers and sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent, and it may have you wondering whether using a real estate agent is becoming a relic of a bygone era. While doing the work yourself can save you the significant commission rates many real estate agents command, for many, flying solo may not be the way to go--and could end up being more costly than a realtor's commission in the long run. Buying or selling a home is a major financial (and emotional) undertaking.  Having a Real Estate Agent that understands the area trends and what you are up against can be invaluable.  We invite you to meet our agents, we are confident we have the most skilled agents in the Area.

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Susan Keown

Associate Broker | REALTOR®

Realty Executives Arizona Territory
Mobile  928-978-2308

Susan is an Arizona native and has been a Real Estate Agent for over 30 years. She opened the Christopher Creek office in 1991 after originally vacationing in the area with her family. She soon fell in love with it and made the decision to relocate and live her dream among the tall pines. Susan became involved in the community serving as a past volunteer member of the Christopher Kohl’s Fire Department and the Tonto Rim Search & Rescue. Susan also helped establish the Christopher Creek Visitor’s Association and served as the secretary/treasurer of the Christopher Creek Homeowner’s Association and was a past member of the Payson Kiwanis Club.

Susan has a daughter and identical twin grandsons who she enjoys visiting with often. Susan and family also hike and have explored hundreds of miles of trails from the Highline Trail to the old Hunter Creek Trail and many in between.

Susan has received many awards since the opening of the office in Christopher Creek in 1991, including the Circle of Excellence Award and Multi-Million Dollar Producer Award. Susan is a member of two large Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in Arizona, the Central Arizona Board of REALTORS® and the Scottsdale Board of REALTORS®. This helps maximize the exposure of her listings to potential buyers. Real estate is a personal service business. Susan has built a strong loyal client base and has collected the necessary knowledge of the area to better service her client. She is knowledgeable in the areas of financing, contracts, negotiating and marketing. Susan has a proven track record of producing results.“I am dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Honesty and integrity are the qualities that establish a business and make it grow. I put these qualities first.”

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Garth Linkey


Realty Executives Arizona Territory
Mobile  602-920-5325

Garth is an Arizona native, He was born in Phoenix, Arizona where he spent most of his young life. At age 12, his parents built a cabin in Oak Creek Canyon and they loved it so much that it became their full-time home. Garth had many fond memories of hiking, fishing and living the adventure every young boy dreams of. 

In 2004 Garth, his wife Laura, and their 3 girls were living in the valley of the sun. Garth began his career in Real Estate and quickly became a multimillion-dollar producer for RE/Max, specializing in the emerging downtown Phoenix loft market.

Garth received several awards and even a write-up in the Phoenix Business Journal for his efforts. But after the real estate crash Of the mid-2000's, it was time for a change. 
Garth and his family moved to Payson area in 2013 to begin a new life. The lakes, the streams, And over 3 million acres of forest to explore breathed new life into an old soul, and for him, it felt like home. Garth now works with buyers, and he assists sellers in pricing and staging their property for a successful sale. 

To this day Garth is always looking forward. Whether it's finding a new area to explore in this vast beautiful wilderness, or trying to understand where the market is going and calculating the best move for you as his client. You can count on his honesty and integrity in representing your best interests above all others. The buying /selling process can be daunting, but rest assured, Garth will always put your needs first. 
If you are ready to make the big decision of buying or selling a home, please do not hesitate to contact Garth for help in discovering your next adventure. 

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Robert Linkey


Realty Executives Arizona Territory
Mobile  602-618-6888

Robert and his wife Donna were born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. They are the proud parents of seven wonderful and extremely talented children. Robert (Rob) became a City of Phoenix Firefighter in 1975 and he retired after 29 years of service as a Fire Captain in 2004.


After their first child was born, Robert and Donna wanted to figure out a way for “Mom” to remain at home full-time, to raise their children. Prior to meeting Donna, Robert worked as a realtor for “Tom Fannin Realty” (which later became Merrill Lynch). Robert’s unique firefighting schedule (one day on and two days off) allowed him to continue his real estate career to provide a secondary means of income for their family. He went on to work for other real estate companies such as Coldwell Banker, and West USA Realty in Phoenix. Robert has more than 44 years of experience as a realtor. He is a multi-million-dollar annual sales producer, and he has helped MANY friends and clients fulfill their real estate goals and dreams.


Throughout their marriage, Rob and Donna longed for the day that they could permanently escape the “rat race” and extreme heat in the “Valley of the Sun.” They both had treasured memories of their childhood experiences at their grandparents’ cabins in Oak Creek Canyon and Cornville Arizona. As Robert approached his retirement from the Phoenix Fire Department, a big decision had to be made: Do they relocate near Flagstaff, Prescott, or Payson? After careful consideration, they chose to move to the Payson area, and it was one of the best decisions they ever made. The drive to Payson from the Valley is short and beautiful. The elevation of Payson is a cool 5000 ft and there are four perfect seasons. Plus, mountain streams, endless hiking trails and six beautiful Rim Lakes are nearby.


It is Robert’s desire to help others find the home of their dreams in this beautiful Paradise known as “The Rim Country.” He is committed to do so through a “low key “/ “no sales pressure” approach. He works diligently to ensure that each transaction has a “happy ending “for his clients. You won’t be disappointed.

Jennifer Dean

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Associate Broker / REALTOR®

Realty Executives Arizona Territory

Jennifer, born in Bellevue, WA, raised in Kailua, HI, moved to Arizona in 1984 (and stepped off the plane wondering why it was hot at 9:00 pm in June). Jennifer quickly learned to love all that Arizona has to offer: 4 seasons, the beauty of the deserts, forests, the history and the people. A graduate of Saguaro High School, Jennifer attended ASU where she met her husband Kent in Spanish class. Both are proud Sun Devil graduates and cheer on the devils whenever possible. Jennifer and Kent made Phoenix their home and had two (mostly) amazing children. A Volunteer of the Year award for the City of Phoenix started Jennifer on her love of helping others. Having volunteered with Friends of the Orphans, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul, etc. for years, Jennifer turned her focus to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) when her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 11 and raised over $50,000 for research. Fast forward and Jennifer’s daughter is now obtaining her Masters in Global Crime, Security and Justice in Edinburgh, Scotland and her son works for DexCom who makes products that improve the lives of Type 1 patients, is also a gun smith and a National Champion shotgun shooter. Kent owns a home inspection company going on almost 20 years.

Jennifer has been an agent for 16 years and a delegated/associate broker for over 6 years. One of Jennifer’s passions is helping buyers find a home they love for their families and helping sellers move on to their next home/stage in life. A multi-million-dollar producer, Jennifer specializes in people. Not neighborhoods, price ranges etc. but people. She believes everyone deserves an agent who will listen to their wants/needs/desires without feeling intimidated. Buying/selling a home/property should be exciting not scary. 

Jennifer and Kent enjoy travelling and been blessed to see some amazing sights and love to explore the endless options in AZ: kayaking, hiking, trying local restaurants/businesses. Jennifer was born a horse lover and rides whenever possible. Jennifer and Kent make their home in Collins Ranch and think it’s a slice of Heaven. Jennifer continues to work with clients in the Valley and in Rim Country, finding it the best of both worlds. They have 3 rescue pups and 5 chickens (Jennifer is hoping to add to the animal family but Kent is not yet on board, meaning Jennifer will be adding to the animal family soon). Jennifer is an avid reader and has enough books on hand to read well into the 23rd century. Join Jennifer in discovering the possibilities in Arizona.

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