Denise Monteforte may have a heart and personality as big and warm as the Valley of the Sun region of Scottsdale AZ where she lives but make no mistake she’s still a hard working straight forward New Yorker with a touch of the accent still about her speech despite living in the Southwest for over three decades! In 1980 Denise moved from NYC to the Scottsdale area and purchased a home. “The realtor showed me six houses and just said ‘ok pick one’. No personalized service, nothing,” she remembers. “I’d never bought a house before so I just thought that was how it was done.” A year and a half later she and her husband Gary moved again and he suggested that Denise should just get her own real estate license so she could take care of them. “So I did and I never looked back,” she says with her trademark smile.
After 36 years in business Denise has a wealth of real estate experience to draw on and the kind of industry contacts you’d expect from a beyond veteran agent. She serves the area of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley AZ and credits her kind nature for much of her success. “I love taking care of my clients and I usually become great friends with them,” she says. “I have many friends that I’ve sold multiple properties to over the years.” Denise is blessed with a Northeastern work ethic and considers herself on duty 24/7. “I take my job very seriously,” she explains. “You’re helping people make the biggest purchase of their lives. You have to be of high value to them.” Denise keeps in touch with past and prospective clients by organizing various parties, hiking trips and dinners throughout the year and employs all that the Internet can offer when marketing her properties. But she’s also a big believer in the power of good old fashioned open houses and realtor tours. “I always loved attending open houses before I was an agent,” she says. “There’s nothing quite like discovering a new house!”
When not working Denise is a tireless advocate for animals and makes rescue mission trips to Rocky Point Mexico every other month. Originally a high school teacher by trade she has also worked as a substitute special education teacher when the need arises. “I have a special place in my heart for teachers,” she explains. “They work so hard and I love to help them however I can.” Denise also loves to shop! “Seriously I could be a personal shopper for anyone,” she says. “You tell me you need something and I will go out and find it.” This is obviously a trait that makes her a great real estate agent! As for her future in the industry Denise hopes to keep on doing what she loves well into her fifth decade in business! “As long as I’m having a good time along the way then I’m in!” she laughs. In everything she does Denise’s kind heart and dedication to service shines though. As she says, “I care very much about my clients and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them.”
For more information on Denise Monteforte call 480-948-9540 or email [email protected]