The Skarphol Rapport
Welcome to my website – dedicated to excellence in real estate.
On this site you will find timely information, tips as well as state-of-the-art tools to help you search available properties in the Metro phoenix market.
As an Associate Broker, Steve brings years of experience in construction and homebuilding to the real estate purchase and sale process. This is particularly helpful for the first time home buyer and a real added value to the experienced home owner or sophisticated investor.
In addition, Steve has a passion for the natural environment and continues to pursue opportunities to consult, design and build sustainable residential properties. In that pursuit, Steve has earned the US Green Building Council’s, LEED Green Associate designation as evidence of additional knowledge of green build principals, materials and processes.
Advanced training in dealing with short sales and foreclosures is recognized by the earned designations: CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), CSSN (Certified Short Sale Negotiator) and the National Association of Realtor’s SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource).
Mr. Skarphol’s career of senior level executive management positions and ownership at top real estate firms forged expertise in: land development, industrial/office warehouse, commercial, retail, hospitality, homebuilding, and general construction in AZ, CA, and the Midwest. This high level of experience provides extensive knowledge in RE related fields such as acquisition, negotiation, investment, land planning, entitlement, zoning, construction, finance, consulting, short sales, foreclosures and REO.
As an entrepreneur, Skarphol founded a technology/communications firm servicing Fortune 500 companies in Arizona, which he subsequently sold to a Top 10 rated Arizona Technology Company.
Steve is a graduate of ASU with a BS degree in Construction Management, magna cum laude, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Community services include two terms as president of ABEVA HOA, and ten years as a City of Phoenix BVA volunteer. Professional industry Board service/membership includes: AGC, AIC, ACCE, NACORE, NAIOP, and ULI. Skarphol is a qualifying party for an AZ GC license and a former USMCR combat engineer. Steve enjoys running marathons, rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and golf; so when he’s not working in real estate… he’s experiencing it! Steve and his wife Patti reside in Paradise Valley.