American West Homes Realty

American West Homes Realty

 Real Estate Investment, Brokerage, and Property Development

About Joseph S Risi

Former founder, president, and CEO of Travel Excellence Network, which expanded to all 50 states and 32 countries.
Former owner of The Bandersnatch Brew Pub, Arizona's first brew pub, located in Tempe.
Former owner of Barley's Brew Pub.
Charter Member Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI)
Summa Cum Laude Arizona State University
BA in History and Spanish

President/CEO of American West Homes
Managing partner of American West Homes Realty, LLC
32 Years Real Estate Experience as an Agent, Broker, Builder, Designer, and Developer
Built hundreds of custom homes in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Idaho
Built over twenty office complexes and hundreds of multi-family units
Designed, remodeled and built ten Estates in Santa Barbara / Montecito, California
Designed and developed several residential master-planned communities including: Lakeview Estates, Canterbury Commons, The Hollows, and Grouse Creek Ranch
Licensed in Wyoming, Idaho, California, and Arizona
Certified Residential Specialist
Worked with Dept. of Commerce and Governor of Arizona on the formation of the Fair Trade Agreement.
Entitlement specialist - Rezoned hundreds of Real Estate parcels.

Entrepreneur, Money, Phoenix Homes and Gardens Magazines, The Wall Street Journal, Las Vegas Review Journal, Idaho Statesman, and The Arizona Republic.
Featured in Santa Barbara’s Food and Wine Magazine as vineyard owner and amateur chef.


Mission Statement and Business Philosophy

"By Referral Only... What Does It Mean To You As My Client?"

I am 100% committed to providing my clients with a world-class level of real estate service that is above and beyond expectation. In turn, I offer the same commitment to your friends, family and co-workers who you are willing to refer to me whenever possible.

By choosing to work by referral, instead of spending the majority of my time looking for business from the general public, I can focus on giving you the special level of care and consideration that you deserve. It's a great way to do business...and you'll appreciate the difference!


profile of Joseph Risi

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