About Our Team

Meet the Live Better in Scottsdale Team

| The Team:

Joyce Tawes – Associate Broker
Heather Tawes Nelson – Associate Broker, MBA
Christine Burton – Realtor®

| A Team is Better Than One

In today’s competitive real estate market, having the right team taking care of all your real estate needs can mean the difference between an easy, turbulence-free purchase or sale process and a more challenging one. Whether you’re purchasing or selling your first home, a second home, or an investment property, let our professional team navigate you through the world of real estate. We are your one-stop-shop for all of your Scottsdale luxury real estate needs.

| What Does this Mean for You?

Skilled, Dedicated Agents – At face value, it may seem that buying and selling real estate is simple. It can be, but there are a lot of facets to the transaction that need to be handled and managed by a professional who knows how to navigate the waters – we are those professionals.

We combine our individual skills to operate as a team that can manage virtually any real estate request thrown at us.

|Your Privacy is Paramount

Any information you share will be treated with the utmost care and discretion and will not be shared with or sold to any third parties.

| How We Work

With the combined skills of Joyce, Heather, Christine and Clara, our clients are taken care of without any disconnect as to the level of service, regardless if you are local or coming in from out of the area.

Joyce, Christine and Clara are the go-to agents to meet when you’re ready to look for your future home or list your current one. They will be on-hand and available to you during the home buying/selling process and beyond. Whether it be touring homes, preparing your home for sale, networking with other agents, coordinating the inspection process, working with title and escrow or answering any questions you may have, they will have you covered.

Heather will also be there for you anytime to answer questions, research, and assist throughout the process. If you are listing your home, Heather will be the point person for all of your targeted marketing efforts, advertising and collateral.

And once everything is complete? We will still be there for you. Need a referral for a handyman, carpet cleaner or electrician? Curious about local restaurants and things to do? Want to see a quarterly market update to see how prices are moving? We will be happy to provide any of these services and more to you. Simply ask!


Get to Know Joyce

Get to Know Joyce:

Joyce Tawes Associate BrokerJoyce has been in the business since 2003 and during that time, has gained an incredible amount of knowledge about the local real estate market and the communities she serves. Joyce is extremely customer service oriented and will work exceptionally hard to make sure your real estate experience goes smoothly.

Many of our clients come to Scottsdale from other parts of the country and abroad and may not know exactly where they want to live. Joyce believes that one of the most critical things is to help them find the perfect community for their needs and lifestyles up front. And once the community or communities have been identified, she then works tirelessly to find the perfect residence.

“I pride myself on working one-on-one with all my clients. With an incredible team to assist me in the day-to-day operations, I focus on building a professional relationship and offering the highest standard of personalized service.”

As an avid golfer in Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Joyce understands the residential needs of her clients and has been able to successfully assist clients who are exploring properties and homes in Scottsdale, Carefree, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Cave Creek and more.

Joyce was featured in the Financial Times in May 2017, when the article’s author contacted her regarding the current state of the market for local golf homes. Read the article here

Designations: Associate Broker, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist – Million Dollar Guild, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, Certified Negotiation Expert

Joyce Tawes
Associate Broker
Realty ONE Group
Call or Text: (480) 209-7843
Contact Joyce Online

Get to Know Heather

Get to Know Heather:

Heather Tawes NelsonHeather’s local expertise, strong marketing and analytic skills, as well as extensive real estate experience will benefit you whether you are considering buying or selling a home for the first time, or are simply researching the market and the many homeowner resources offered. She has a wide breadth of knowledge about all phases of the real estate business.

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management and has over 14 years of corporate marketing experience. Since then, she has added another 12 years of real estate marketing experience. With her marketing background and corporate skills, she will effectively promote and market your home’s listing and find you a broad, yet strategically-targeted, audience.

In 2012, Heather began to efficiently split her time between the real estate industry in Scottsdale as well as Atlanta, Georgia. Heather will be there for you to answer any questions you may have, search for homes, update home searches, complete property research, market your home, send updates and maintain continuous correspondence.

From a transaction management perspective, she and the team work together to liaison with clients, title officers, inspectors, mortgage brokers, appraisers and any other key players involved to work toward a successful, smooth closing for each property.

Designations: Associate Broker, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist – Million Dollar Guild, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, Certified Negotiation Expert

Heather Tawes Nelson
Associate Broker, MBA
Realty ONE Group
Call or Text: (602) 751-1675
Contact Heather Online

Get to Know Christine

Get To Know Christine Burton:

As a residential mortgage loan officer for 10 years and a real estate agent for 4 years in Hawaii, Christine starts her real estate career in Arizona with a solid background in the residential real estate industry.  She looks forward to working with homebuyers and sellers in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Her understanding of the concurrent key steps during the loan process and real estate purchase process will help make the process more transparent for clients.  She has an extensive background in sales and sales management working for Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies.

Christine moved to Scottsdale from Pittsburgh, Pa, after helping her parents as her father struggled with Parkinson’s disease.   While spending time with her father, a retired USN veteran, she became acutely aware of the physical challenges of a house. A personal goal of Christine’s is to help people find a home that is disability friendly for current or anticipated health and aging needs.  She received the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation offered by the National Association of Realtors to support her goal.

On a personal note, she enjoys working out, working on small house projects, doting on her rescue dog and quilting with friends for non-profit organizations.

Designations: SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist

Christine Burton
Real Estate Professional
Realty ONE Group
Call or Text: (602) 872-8948
Contact Christine Online


Areas of Specialization


– Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek and the Flagstaff golf communities
– Golf Communities
– Premier Properties and Estates
– Second Homes
– Condominiums
– Residential Lots
– Investments
– Fractional Real Estate Ownership
– International Developments


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