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Arizona Realty & Retreats

The AZRNR Team


It may sound a little obscure, but Rance actually started his education in Real Estate around age 8. He's the prodigy of parents who were both successful entrepreneurs involved in real estate investing, property management, business development, and finance. From a young age, his parents would educate him on the important aspects of buying, selling and real estate investing.

"Although I was young, I began absorbing a lot and quickly developed an understanding of the skills and abilities necessary to put a variety of transactions together from both a buyer and a seller standpoint.", Rance says. "I began using those skills early on by going to the grocery store with my mom and buying candy in bulk, then  I'd take it to school and sell it for a profit." I don't suppose at 10 years old he ever realized how important that education would be later in life. 

After graduating from Northern Arizona University, Rance built an extensive career in Noninvasive Cardiology with Mayo Clinic and Banner Health before following his passion in the Vacation Rental industry and pursued Real Estate full time.  He received his real estate license in 2014 and quickly made his mark by becoming recognized by The National  Association of Realtors as Arizona's Premier Designated Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) with a focus on Vacation Rentals, and the co-founder of one of Arizona's largest vacation rental management companies before separating himself to establish Arizona Realty & Retreats.

Not only has Rance been awarded the National BrokerAgent™ Advisor Honors Achievement 5 consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), and in 2018 was inducted to the President's Circle For Outstanding Sales Achievement. Rance is also a Premier Member of The International Consortium of Real Estate Agents, The National Association of REALTORS, The International REALTOR Association, The Arizona Association of REALTORS, WeSERV (The Southeast & West Valley Regional Association of REALTORS) and both the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) and the Latin Multiple Listing Service (serving Central & South America). Rance has held Board positions on the SEVRAR Property Management Committee, the Arizona Short Term Rental Legislation Work Group and currently leads our elite team of designated vacation rental professionals. He has helped buyers, sellers, investors, and renters from all walks of life, and from a multitude of countries worldwide. 

By working with Rance, you are choosing an agent that focuses on the relationships he builds with his clients. Rance represents you with the knowledge, integrity, and the capabilities to succeed, he's dedicated to superior service, and is sensitive to the client’s buying, selling and investing needs.


Kimberly could honestly pass for wonder woman, and her entire crew over at Doolittle Services, LLC deserves an honorary round of applause! Not only has she played an integral role as Director of Operations at AZRNR, but she also oversees and manages her own high-end business at Doolittle Services, LLC. Her experienced, professional 5-STAR housekeepers, landscapers, handymen/handywomen, pool service technicians, carpet cleaners and more, have helped us achieve our 5-STAR status. Clearly a direct reflection of the hard work she puts in each and every day to ensure our vacation rental properties are kept in top-notch condition, and always ready for guest's arrival. Although we're not the only company that uses Doolittle Services works with, they are the only provider exclusively used by AZRNR. The combination of vision and dedication create the perfect environment for business success and Kimberly's exceptional personality combined with industry knowledge sets the stage for our clients ongoing satisfaction!

When Kimberly's not running around with an inspection sheet in one hand, a phone in the other, and a laptop under her arm, she enjoys traveling to new places, exploring new experiences, and creating new adventures. She's currently working towards obtaining her real estate license and wants to continue to focus on sales and professional long term property management. In the meantime check out the other services she currently offers over on the Doolittle Services Website and book your appointments now!


Marlys is not only Rance's mom, but she's also an avid real estate investor, designer, technical coordinator, financial consultant & overall business assistant. 

Since the early 1980s, Marlys has been actively involved in Real Estate investing and property management. She's also founded numerous business ventures and a non-profit organization, which has served the company and the community well. Her 40+ years in business have proven to be a significant benefit to both AZRNR and the clients they serve. By providing significant back-office knowledge of website development, channel integration, negotiation strategies, creative financing, bookings, reservations, concierge services, and overall renter satisfaction, Marlys has helped launch Arizona Realty & Retreats to its 5-star status. 

While she's always considered obtaining her real estate license, she discovered self-managing her own numerous investment properties across the country was plenty fulfilling and she's a woman who's become accustomed to wearing many hats both figuratively and literally. By not only being a successful businesswoman, but also an accomplished professional actress who's been featured in numerous roles on both the small and big screens. Many of the roles she's played can be found on her IMDb profile page by clicking on her photo!


We're pretty sure Ian's been in the real estate business about as long as God's dog, and there's some question about how many cactus he's lifted his leg on along the way, but one thing's for sure, he has built quite a reputation as one of Maricopa County's Premier Real Estate Brokers.

Don't let the long hair fool you, under that mop (which we're happy to say has been trimmed up nicely) is a creative and brilliant mind that keeps us on our toes. He's kind of like a mixture between a 1970's Rock Star and Rainman!  Ian's always there to provide his agents with the resources and information we need, and loves to assist buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions as well.

As we look to expand our offices throughout Arizona, we're happy to have a broker with the extensive training needed to help us succeed in the latest real estate strategies. Ian is a great guy with a big heart and magnificent broker. Not only does he have a tremendous amount of real estate experience, but life experience as well and he serves his community tremendously by helping guide youth at risk to turn their lives around.

When Ian isn't closing deals on his own, overseeing agent transactions, or basking in the pool tanning his Adonis like body under the Arizona sun, he lives his life by the motto "Some guys play hard to get.. I play hard to want"!

Press Release

Local Real Estate Professional Brings Home National Honor For Fourth Year In A Row

Broker★Agent™ Advisor Honors Achievement

Scottsdale, Arizona (February 26, 2019 ) – Now in its 25th year, Broker★Agent™ Advisor celebrates the success and accomplishment of the industry’s finest real estate professionals. Through it’s exclusive ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Program, proprietary criteria, formulas, and other valuable considerations it's our pleasure to announce for the 4th year running, Rance Fladeland of Gilbert, Arizona  has been distinguished by Broker★Agent™ Advisor as one of the best in business based on achievement, potential, leadership, ethics, community value, experience, capability, and trust for their service during the calendar year of 2019. This exceptional and continuous performance exemplifies the characteristics of the best in the industry.  

“Rance exemplifies the type of professional we designed this award for,” says Chad Golladay, Executive Publisher of Broker★Agent™ Advisor. “A true credit to their company, profession, and community both inside and outside of their real estate practice; one with whom the honor is truly ours in being able to share this award.”

There is no cost or fee required for this award, and all applicant’s credentials are verified, which makes this honor one of the most genuine in the industry towards identifying those truly worthy of special recognition and distinction.

SOURCE: Broker★Agent™ Advisor

Rance Fladeland can be found in Broker★Agent™ Advisor's national online directory of award recipients here:

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