Colleen M Olson

Real Estate Consultant


Growing up in a Real Estate family, I understand the importance of guiding buyers and homeowners through the financial & emotional process.  

As a Real Estate Consultant, my three most critical roles are to Consult, Negotiate, and Overseeing all transactional details.  As a Consultant, I guide prospective clients through the process of clarifying their goals because when their goals are clear their decisions are easy.  It's important that they know what is truly important to them and in doing so, I can be the best Consultant for them.  As a Negotiator, I treat clients' money as if it were mine.  When it comes time to making or saving money, I am a strong negotiator and clients soon come to realize that I earn every penny.  Last but certainly not least, as the person that Oversees ALL transactional details, with over 100 phone calls and over 150 pieces of paper per transaction, that attention to detail is not only critical but an error could be costly. 

Follow-up is extremely important to me, as I make sure that my clients and all industry counterparts are always kept abreast of what exactly is transpiring.  My clients' advocacy is my number one goal. 

On a personal note, I have been living in Arizona for the last 31 years and raised 3 wonderful children and I now have 3 grandsons. I have seen the tremendous growth and how it has transformed the valley, especially in the Luxury market.  The Real Estate industry has become and continues to be sophisticated and demanding every day.  As a consummate professional, I consistently and continuously educate, train, and meet with mastermind groups to better serve my clients.  

When you are relocating or looking for a second home to escape your winters, I will patiently listen to all your wants and needs, then find the best home that suits you.   I am also a staunch advocate that my clients live close to their work, especially if there are children involved.  So, if you have children, you absolutely want someone with extensive knowledge of the Paradise Valley, Scottdale, Chandler, Gilbert, and surrounding school districts. 

In conclusion, if you need someone who will go the extra mile to help you meet your goals, then I am your Real Estate Consultant For Life! 

Profile Details

Year Established


Certified Distressed Property Expert, e-PRO Internet Professional

Service Areas

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Paradise Valley, AZ, USA
Chandler, AZ, USA
Gilbert, AZ, USA
Cave Creek
Fountain Hills


Additional Resources

Recent Blog Posts

California Exodus to Arizona

Oct 01 - Colleen M Olson, Arizona Best Real Estate

All eyes on Scottsdale!

Sep 27 - Colleen M Olson, Arizona Best Real Estate

Congrats to our friend Sara Werner Costa 30 under 30 class of 2012

May 23 - Colleen M Olson, Arizona Best Real Estate

Featured Listings

12466 N 138TH Place

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

$3,195,000 USD

4 6
2214 N DAYTON Street

Phoenix, AZ, United States

$749,000 USD

4 3
2824 E DONALD Drive

Phoenix, AZ, United States

$750,000 USD

3 3
8575 E SHARON Drive

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

$1,450,000 USD

4 5
8851 E Mountain Spring Road

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

$750,000 USD

2 3
8224 E LIPPIZAN Trail

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

$899,000 USD

3 2


We found it challenging to find the right house, but Colleen’s prompt follow-up and answers to our questions were the best part of the process. I am very happy with the service we were provided.

Ken and Dawn Nava

"Your professionalism and dedication were unwavering. Even after dozens of offers, two years of trying, and everything going wrong, and even when we were exhausted and ready to give up, you were always ready to go and we can't tell you how thankful we are. Once the offer was accepted, Colleen handled everything - it was almost completely stress and hassle-free to close. No one will give the same level of attention and personalized treatment as Colleen does. No one would have stuck with us through all we went through and still found us the perfect home."

Andrew and Alyssa Rasch

Colleen you and Hannah are truly the exception in the real estate business. Real estate has really changed and technology is so important. The best part of the process was the personal attention, patience, and knowledge!

Sandy Lepping

"The level of professionalism and customer service from Colleen and her team was extraordinary! Recommendations can be a tricky thing, but not when it comes to recommending Colleen and her team."

Laura and Jeff Peabody

Working with Colleen and her team has been wonderful. They are so on top of everything which has made the process very smooth. Colleen is very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and her energy abounds. The passion she shows for her work really makes me feel like we have a superstar on our team. Thank you!

Todd and Kristina Asbell

"The best part of the process was the final recording! Thank you. You do an excellent job."

Leroy Earhart

“I was very impressed with Colleen’s follow-up and being our biggest advocate when we needed support in finalizing the walkthrough/closing of our build. Overall, Colleen’s consistent communication and always being available for us made it a great experience. I would recommend Colleen and her team without hesitation. We couldn’t have been any luckier!!!!”

Jena and Jason Wiseman

"The first day was the most memorable. Colleen and Heather came in and just took over because I was overwhelmed and had not the foggiest idea of what to do. I was referred by one of my dearest friends, and she did not disappoint."

Larry Schmidt

Since we weren't local, it was memorable that this process was seamless.

Eric and Sonali Fain

Exceeds expectations. My friend Colleen did another amazing job! There is no finer agent or person that I would ever want for my representative!

I will always use her company so long as Colleen and her team are a part of it and I will continue to make sure all my friends and colleagues utilize her services!

Jeff and Amber Morrow

"You’ve been spectacular throughout the first time we talked to now. We really appreciate the human side of things. You are just a good person, which is difficult to come by in most services industries these days. Again, thank you and we would never be afraid to refer you to our friends, colleagues or family".

Michal and Alina Malik

Colleen helped us buy this house. Needless to say, we knew she would the best job on selling. Fantastic communication. We live in California so relying on Coleen and her team as our boots on the ground and all her connections. Never a doubt or concern for us.

Great coordination from Colleen from coordinating a final house cleaning to going with her gut on the buyer. Incredible across the board.

Don and Mandy Sherwood

Looking for a home to buy with Colleen was exciting and she kept the excitement high with her positive fun attitude. She advocated strongly for us when we were competing with cash offers. She was in our corner from start to finish.

Analisa and Joseph Macias

Our agent in Seattle recommended Colleen and when we met her we knew she was perfect for us. I loved how quickly Brian, our loan officer, and Colleen could get us into a house in this market. Putting offers on houses and not getting them was discouraging but Colleen was great at keeping us positive and moving forward.

Moving from another state we didn’t know the area well. Colleen guided us on areas that would fit our family and lifestyle. The house we chose is perfect. It checks ALL our boxes and I could not imagine living anywhere else.

I would want this experience for everyone. The stress level was minimal and Colleen really made us feel that we were taken under her wing. Like family. Our family felt safe knowing our future was in her hands. I know she will do her best for everyone and make everyone feel like we did.

Derek and Lauren DeLaurenti

My property management company referred me to Colleen and after speaking with her, I decided she was a real professional. She also had an advantage with her father being in real estate for 55 years and learning the business at a young age.

Colleen and her team put everything together and were always a step ahead of what had to be done. I was in real estate for almost 45 years and always expected a lot of myself. Colleen is a true professional and always puts her clients ahead of herself. The Olson team did an outstanding job from start to finish and always return my phone calls promptly, in addition to solving any problems.

Marty Dowling

olleen was recommended to us by my relocation company. Good communications and Colleen was persistent. Colleen's attention to detail and persistence was necessary and much appreciated! The best part of the process was the fact that I was with Colleen, looking at another home when we received the wonderful news that our offer was accepted on our new home!

Jeff and Cori Nosal

Selling our home went smooth all the way through. We have used Colleen several times in the past, so we knew she is good. She knows what she is doing and kept us informed. She has her clients’ best interests at heart.

Chuck and Margaret Kelley

Colleen is very professional, knowledgeable, calm yet so full of energy and positivity that she makes everything so easy! She has a ‘can-do attitude that makes you feel confident about all the many transactions involved in the house selling/buying process. She reduces the stress with her upbeat attitude. She helped us greatly as sellers with the right and applicable advice.

Colleen and her assistant were very responsive and helpful. They were receptive to all the inputs we gave them and customized their guidance to our needs.

Amol and Sangeeta Kirtikar

You, along with your team, are the best!

A huge thank you for your determination of pursuing the sale of my home. YOu constantly stayed on top of any and all issues that arose and made it possible for me to purchase and close on my current downsized home on time.

You are not only an outstanding realtor but one that I would highly recommend but you have also become a trusted friend throughout this entire journey. Thank you so much for what you have done for me!

Sylvia Horowitz

Colleen was great at negotiating the contract on our home. We could not have imagined using anyone else to help us sell our home.

Mike and Vicki Nelson

Why did we choose Arizona Best to sell our home?  Two words - Colleen Olson.  Getting a full asking price was memorable. Especially since it's the first in 6 home purchases.

We loved coming up with a game plan with Colleen.  Her assistant was very helpful during the entire process. Exceptional job in all categories by Colleen and her team.

Eric and Laura Wilber

I want to share my experience in buying and selling homes with Colleen. I do want to share how amazing she is.
Every purchase and sale has been perfect. She is so efficient and is always one step ahead. I feel well looked after when selling or buying with her. The tools she uses from the pictures taken of the properties, the coordination of showings to the electronic signing makes the whole process so easy. She is not just good at what she does, she is exceptional. I gladly recommend her to my friends without hesitation. She is my go-to realtor and always will be. Thank you, Colleen.

Wendy Beatty

We were given options from the relocation department at Intel and Colleen had come highly recommended to us from other families that had recently used her for their move. She was amazing with communications and keeping us updated on everything regarding our home choice and purchase.

We are so grateful for having Colleen as our Realtor! She knew the area so well and we got to know all about our family and worked hard to make a vested interest in what suited us best. She helped us find our forever home and we are so happy here!

Russ and Joy Haugan

Colleen was great. She worked hard to get my home sold.

Dr. Sam Money

Colleen was recommended to us by a mutual friend. Colleen is very efficient and organized. Has many connections to others in the industry. She just picks up her phone and she makes things happen! She and her team are great communicators. They kept us well informed along the way and followed through on everything they said they would do. Best realtor I ever worked with ( have purchased/sold 4 other homes prior).

Mark and Cindy McClelland

We worked with Colleen when we moved from Arizona and really enjoyed our overall experience with her. When we moved back to Arizona 18 months later it was an easy decision to give her our business again.

Chris and Liz Jasper

Colleen has a way of making the home buying process stress free through her knowledge of the home, area, and market. She was fully engaged and available each of the days we needed her. She is energetic, passionate and punctual. She became more than our agent but a friend that continues to assist us with our needs navigating our new home town. We are forever indebted to her.

Eutychus and Tabitha Karuru

Colleen Olson is a proven, dedicated, consummate professional. Her commitment to personal service is second to none. Working with Colleen in a simple or complex real estate transaction will be a rewarding and successful experience. I give Colleen my highest recommendation.

Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate - CEO

Colleen, I got to reflect on you and the amazing commitment you’ve made to improve every aspect of your life. Your health and well being is off the chart. At the ‘Build Your Body Build Your Business Event’ you inspired everyone with your determination, courage and pure willingness to press beyond anything you had ever done. What struck me most was during our coaching session about “HOW”, your openness to grow your business so you can help more people reach their goals showed me that you are now more then ready to let go and really GROW! Love…..who you be!

Joe Stumpf - By Referral Only, Founder and Professional Coach

We were referred to Colleen by other Intel employees. They all had expressed that they received great customer service. We loved working with Colleen. We felt she understood our emotional needs with this very quick move from our hometown. She demonstrated that her goal was to make sure the buyer was happy with the purchase and the process. It was clear it was not about the sale, but about the satisfaction of the buyer.

Lincoln and Jessica Busselle

Colleen was recommended by a co-worker. By far the best experience we ever had. The best part of the process of buying a home was the communications. I always got a response from Colleen or her team on every question I had within a short period of time, even immediately at times. That is so important to me. Colleen’s video on each major step of the process helped prepare me for what was coming next.

Being new to the city, not knowing what the real estate market is and what areas that we should live in were the biggest challenge for us. Other realtors that we dealt with never really had our best interest in mind but Colleen did.. Colleen made me feel comfortable and I knew I could trust her. BTW, We love our new home!

Dee Dee Lin and John Knapp

Colleen becomes your expert business partner when it is time to list and ultimately sell your home. Colleen has a great team that works through every detail of the process, and over a very short time, you know that you are indeed with the best.

Additionally, Colleen’s team has a full group of service providers that can help you to prepare your home for the market, or to repair those items that may arise on an inspection report.

Great experience; and if we were selling again, I would list with Colleen.

Henry and Brook Brooks

A friend of a friend had used Colleen for their relocation and were thrilled. We were happy with how accommodating Colleen was during our whirlwind house-hunting trip. It was quite easy from start to finish. We used one of Colleen’s lender partners and her inspection team. Colleen’s entire team works well together. As a former agent, I enjoyed the experience of working with Colleen. She is an excellent resource for relocating families.

Steve and Julie Ford

'Colleen was a very good fit for us. She was always on top of things and kept the ball rolling. She was instrumental in getting us a great price on our new home! She is now our realtor and we will use her again and recommend her to friends.'

Bob and Ronda Lofton

I was relocated out-of-state and had to sell my house from long distance. Colleen was so helpful and thoughtful throughout the process, I can’t imagine doing it without her. A consummate professional, she was always positive and able to calmly talk me through the process. Most importantly, she sold my house for a price I never thought I’d get.

Brad Baldridge

When we decided to relocate, our realtor recommended Arizona Best who referred us to Colleen. She said in her initial video to us that she was a good negotiator and she was! She was very responsive, and never made us feel rushed when looking at homes. She also offered good advice on homes that might not be a good investment.

We would definitely recommend Colleen to our family and friends. They would have a realtor that listens and has her client’s best interest at heart.

Kevin and Valerie Ballard

‘Colleen came highly recommended by a business associate. She was responsive and invested time and energy with us. We appreciated how quickly she got back to us as issues or questions arose. We liked how she weaved through the process, establishing the sales price, etc.. She instilled confidence out of the gate! ‘

Bob and Judy Florine

”Colleen made me feel so comfortable leaving her to work with my daughter as I am located out of state. She eased my nerves and assured me we would find what we wanted. I was confident that she had mine and my daughter’s interest at heart and she made me feel like a friend sharing our interests and similarities with each other. I feel like I could call her any time with a question or if my daughter needed to touch base, or if I just wanted to have a cup of coffee.’

Tammy Doemel

‘I was selling a home from London. I loved the service, the knowledge and the speedy sale Colleen provided.’

Mary Jordan

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