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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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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.

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Bren Palmer


Realty Executives Arizona Territory
Mobile  928-985-9001

Bren Palmer comes to Realty Executives Arizona Territory in Christopher Creek with
25+ years experience in the business world. As a Real Estate Agent, she is excited to
share her ability to see the big picture of home buying and selling. She has been
involved in close detail with the building, buying, selling, renovating, remodeling, and
maintaining requirements of home ownership. This gives her a unique perspective of
each home in consideration. Her training as an agent and with Susan Keown gives her
expertise in contracts for the protection of both buyer and seller.

Bren is a people person and strives to bring something of value to every relationship.
She feels the greatest accomplishment when a Win-Win is reached, and everyone
achieves success.

She is married to Darin Palmer, her lifelong friend. They began coming to the Mogollon
Rim area together in their teens. They have 6 kids and 8 grand kids.
Bren’s personal interests include the outdoors (hiking, riding, exploring, gardening)
reading (stories, self-help), interior redesign, and music (playing piano & singing).

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