Bob Carlson

Designated Broker/Owner

Bob Carlson is a licensed Arizona real estate broker. Born a natural salesman, and raised by two parents who were also natural salespeople, he honed his craft early.  

 Pounding the streets of Paradise Valley, he sold everything from NFL pencils and candy bars to magazines and Christmas wreaths. Graduating from Cherokee and Chaparral, he attended the University of Arizona, to earn a BSBA in Business/Real Estate, and an MBA from Arizona State, with a concentration in Finance/Marketing.  During this time, he also served as a Fire Direction Officer in the Arizona Army National Guard.  

 Bob’s next move was to hone his quantitative and qualitative business skills, by working for Hewlett-Packard for 8 years in Santa Rosa, Scotland, and Silicon Valley, first in new product development, then in venture leasing sales.  After several corporate spinoffs, he chose to enter the residential real estate market in San Diego, primarily because his passions were client relationships and selling!

 After 12 successful years selling all over San Diego County with countless clients, Bob moved back to his hometown of Phoenix to partner with his mother, Jan Ross, in her business, and Ross Carlson Real Estate was formed.  

 His key to success in customer service is being a good listener, understanding his clients’ goals, and working tirelessly, with the utmost honesty, integrity, and professional expertise, to deliver the best possible outcome for them.

 When he’s not selling real estate, Bob serves as an executive board member at Homeward Bound Arizona, has been passionately involved in the recovery community for 18 years, and enjoys hiking with his dog Jack, swimming, snowboarding, church, and Bikram yoga.

Jan Ross

Designated Broker/Owner

After a master’s in French from Arizona State University and six years as a stay-at-home mom, Jan found herself divorced and ready to try something new.  Having always been interested in real estate, from the moment she was licensed, she was hooked. Like a duck on a pondJan jumped in and never looked back. Forty plus years later, she still truly loves what she does.  

 Decades of experience in the area gives Jan market and product knowledge most Realtors never even dream about. So, you know the type of home you like but can’t seem to choose the right area? Jan’s vast experience valley-wide makes her ideally suited to help you pick out the right home and area based on the merits and your must haves.  

 Thinking of selling your home and having difficulties selecting which Realtor you want to represent you?  Enter Jan Ross with the perfect package: inside knowledge on pricing and competition, years of negotiation experience to protect your best interests, relationships galore with numerous service providers to assist during and after a purchase/sale, and a network of professionals, buyers and sellers that will give you a leg up in any transaction.  

 Jan loves people, is a born networker, and has built her phenomenally successful real estate sales practice around one key idea:

She embodies impeccable integrity, and will always tell you the truth, no matter what.  

 From a duck on a pond, to an eagle on the summit, Jan is ready to make difference for you in achieving your real estate goals.  

I look forward to hearing from you and one other very important item: I will always tell you the truth as truth and integrity are number one in my business model.

Here I am, ready to go to work for you!  The one-time duck on the pond has become the eagle on the summit.