Buying and Selling in Desert Mountain is our focus

The Davis Driver Group is a boutique, four-person residential real estate operation, very highly focused on the luxury market in north Scottsdale, Arizona, particularly the gated golf
communities there, and most especially the golf and recreational development known as Desert Mountain.

The Group is headed up by Associate Broker Davis Driver. Davis has been a broker in several states since 1973 and has sold real estate in Desert Mountain continuously since November of 1991. His wife of forty years became an agent in December 2014 and formally joined his practice at that time, making “official” what had been a strong “unofficial” partnership for thirty years. They lived in Desert Mountain for eleven years up until May 2022, when they took advantage of excellent market conditions and sold their home in Desert Mountain, keeping their Club membership. Purchasing another home in the community is on their “To Do” list. In the meantime, they spend several months a year in the community to maintain relationships with friends and the real estate community and stay informed on real estate matters.

Jeff Barchi has been a Realtor in Scottsdale since 1999, and consistently ranks in the Top 100 RE/MAX agents worldwide. His business philosophy is to provide individualized attention for each client’s distinctive goals. Selling? Your home is unique! We will ensure buyers are aware of what makes your home amazing through clear, detail-oriented marketing. Buying? The specific features most important in your next home are individual to you. We’ll learn those attributes and, together, we’ll find the ideal home for you.

Ashley Hills-Arias, also an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Fine Properties, specializes in residential real estate all over the Phoenix area, and is dedicated to delivering an unparalleled client experience. As a Scottsdale native, her local roots contribute to an extensive understanding of the Greater Phoenix Area real estate landscape and enhance her ability to provide insightful and personalized care for every client.

Together, and supported by a professional Transaction Management Coordinator, we do exemplary work for all buyers and sellers, especially related to Desert Mountain, clearly focused on “Quality vs. Quantity”. Our work in Desert Mountain is aided by a robust inventory management, market research, out-bound marketing, and client communication system Davis has created over the years for his work in Desert Mountain at an investment of over $1,200,000. Early in Davis’ Desert Mountain career, Davis realized he needed to create his own information system due to the local Multiple Listing Service not having many details of key interest to Desert Mountain buyers and sellers. His market data is acknowledged by even his competitors as being vastly superior to what the “MLS” has to offer. (The reports below, mainly on all Available Property in Desert Mountain, come from this “RCD9 System”). He worked as on-site Sales Executive for twenty-two years, leaving the Sales Office one year after a local brokerage took the office over after the community developer finished its work and turned the private club in the community, the Desert Mountain Club, over to its members. Working for off-site brokerages has afforded him greater opportunities to provide the highest quality services to his clients.

The Group has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers reach their respective goals in Desert Mountain and the greater Phoenix area, involving them in many hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of real estate transactions in the process. Thanks to Davis and Ann having lived in the community and having been Club members for over thirty years, sellers like the way we are
positioned to “sell” the Desert Mountain lifestyle, in addition to their real estate.

Desert Mountain sellers also like the advantages the RCD9 System gives us in pricing, crafting marketing plans, executing those plans, and communicating our activities to our listing clients. Why? Our approach produces great results for them! Looking back, in late 2023, to our listing performance on fifty-five listings in Desert Mountain over nearly the last six years compared to the performance of the other five most active listing agent teams on their collective 432 listings, we ranked #1 in selling:

• For over list price
• In the least amount of time
• For the highest percentage of original list price
• Without having to resort to discounts of ten percent or more
• To buyers other than those we represented on listings where such discounts were made


These are the key points sellers ought to focus on in selecting a Desert Mountain listing agent, not peripheral issues such as where an office is located, what office represents the most buyers, has the most “walk-in” traffic, or how many listings someone has sold (only a measure of how well the listing agent team did, not how well their clients did). See a Summary Table below of this information.

In addition to saving our buyers time and having superior data inform our negotiating strategy, buyers also like the way we help them get “plugged” into the community after they buy.

We welcome your further inquiry and promise to take exquisite care of your interests.