Steffy Hristova

DRE: SA585680000

(480) 966-9353
(480) 443-7400 (Office)


Diamond ClubTop Ten Real Estate Agent 2024 - Steffy Hristova

I am an Arizona Realtor® specializing in East Valley and Central Phoenix . I offer specialized real estate services across several categories: single family homes, condos and multiplexes, mixed use (live/work, residential + office/retail/restaurant).

I listen, understand and add insight to the decision-making of my clients.
I really enjoy finding out what is most important for my Buyer-clients, and guiding them through the many available options. With my Seller clients, I enjoy preparing the home for sale, presenting it in the best light to the largest audience, and achieving the best price.
My specialty is finding you a home close to where you work thus shortening your commute time - so that you can spend more time with your family, with your hobbies and passions, in your garden.
Sometimes the shortest commute is from the second floor to the first - these are the mixed use properties, also called live/work spaces.

In other cases, your home will be a short walk, or a short drive from your work. I have the tools to structure an efficient search for you. Through my access to various residential and commercial databases, I can help you find a home close to your work, or a commercial space, close to your home.

I have extensive knowledge of communities in Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, and and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.
Residential Properties -
Resale of single family homes; condominiums, duplex, triplex, fourplex
New Construction - Brand New Homes
Commercial - Apartment Complexes, Restaurant, Office
Rental Properties - Landlord or Tenant Representation
Certifications and Awards:

CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert;
ACRE - Accredited Real Estate Consultant;
SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource;

2024 - Ranking Arizona - Top 10 Real Estate Agents in Arizona
2010 Real Estate and Development Award - Agent for Best 2010 Redevelopment Project in Phoenix (MultiFamily Apartment Complex)
Diamond Club Award - from HomeSmart


Arizona Association of Realtors
Scottsdale Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Women in Commercial Real Estate (AZCREW)
Phoenix Art Museum
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Valley Permaculture Alliance 
I am married, live in Tempe, with my husband.
My lighter side:
I like listening to classical music, and playing violin.
I like to translate haiku poetry.
I like to speak different languages.
I am optimistic, I usually think it's not too late.

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Helped me buy home

We had a difficult home purchase to make from a long distance. Steffy made every effort and did everything we needed with care and skill. We were very fortunate to have met her.

Helped me buy home

Steffy helped us find the home with the floor plan we had wanted for years. We found out the home was a short sale which I knew very little about. She was very patient in explaining it and very upfront and honest about how the process could go. It was an extremely long and drawn out process (7 months) with the uncertainty if we would even end up with the house. There were issues that came up she was even uncertain about but she went out of her way to find the answers and navigate the complexity of the sale. I would highly recommend Steffy if you're looking for an agent who will do whatever it takes to find the right home for you.

Helped me buy home

Steffy has assisted me to buy more than one investment property. She possesses all the great talents an investor need and the key is that she is willing and very available when needed. I would recommend her to anybody who would like to do the same.

Helped me buy home

Steffy was very attentive in finding the right house I was looking for. She setup search criteria that would automatically notify me when there was a match. She helped me with the various steps of buying a house. She even recommended a lender which I was very satisfied with as well. She was very responsive in that she kept me up to date with everything that need to get done. Fortunately, my transaction went smoothly, however, Steffy would advise me on what to do if the need to negotiate was required. Steffy along with the lender accompanied during closing. My overall experience with Steffy was excellent!

Helped me find tenant for rental

Steffy listed a property for us as we were renting out part of our home as a duplex. She was hard-working, timely, and professional. She worked hard to set up interviews and screen prospective tenants. She immediately followed up on every issue. She was quick to prepare all associated paperwork, such as the lease and move-in/move-out checklist. She was fair and personable with all concerned parties. She made a connection with people as part of her own personal community in Tempe.

Listed and sold a home

Steffy was my agent during the early spring of 2015. She knows my neighborhood well as she lived close to my old home in Tempe. For a couple of weeks, she was out of the country in Eastern Europe visiting an ill relative, but she still called me by phone at 3 in the morning (her time) to make sure I didn't have a meltdown if something went wrong. And I did have more than a few meltdowns during the stressful process of selling a 1969 home. She also provided a backup agent for me while she was away. She quickly returned home and continued to encourage me to be patient. It finally paid off. There was a perfect buyer for my home and everything went through smoothly and easily.

Listed and sold a home

Steffy is incredibly professional and helpful. Even during quarantine she had a virtual tour prepared. She got my house sold at a great price and as quickly and efficiently as possible. I'll definitely work with her again for any real estate needs.

Listed and sold a home

Steffy is a knowledgeable and engaged realtor who will represent you on the buyer or seller side of things with care, support and success.The property I had was an unusual property that I had redesigned and rebuilt in the course of several years. Steffy was able to understand my intentions and goals providing guidance, encouragement and support whenever it was needed. She is a unique realtor who is creative and capable.

Helped me buy and sell homes

We asked Steffy for a second time in several years to help us in the Phoenix market. This time we were buying & selling homes, and she did an amazing job once again. She has the knowledge, experience, and disposition/characteristics to do the job well. She negotiated vigorously. And she worked very hard to help us get a same-day double-closing for the two contracts, which was far from easy but turned out perfectly. We would recommend Steffy very highly.