Our Residential Team

Smart Agents, Successful Results

Karen Watkins

Residential Agent
(480) 734-7877

Karen was licensed in 2003. She has a business and administrative management background. She works as a buyer’s agent to find homes they will love, and her favorite part of the job is searching with her clients for that perfect fit. She is an excellent communicator and manages the sales process carefully and efficiently. She does the worrying for her clients, and works very hard to find exactly what they’re looking for. Karen owns investment properties and understands the value of well-purchased real estate.

  • Residential Know-How 98%
  • Passion for Helping Others 95%

Nate Wadsworth

Residential Agent
(480) 862-9555

Nate is a real estate entrepreneur. He was licensed in 2012, after a career specializing in residential investment flips. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU Hawaii, and has experience in most areas of residential real estate investment. At LRA, he works in both commercial and residential markets. Nate is always looking for private lenders and other accredited investors interested in adding real estate to their investment portfolios.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit 100%
  • Residential Experience 92%

Liisa Sharp

Residential Agent
(480) 600-8358

Liisa holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from ASU. She specializes in residential real estate, and has a deep understanding of building topics and issues. She is a listing agent as well as a buyer’s agent for residential properties. Liisa’s follow-up and tenacious project management of a real estate deal have greatly benefitted her clients.

  • Expertise Across Markets 89%
  • Architectural Understanding 98%

Suzie Earles

Residential Agent, Property Manager
(602) 509-4835

Suzie has been licensed in Arizona since 2005, and was licensed in California in 1989. She has many years of experience in several different areas: nine years of real estate experience, including three years handling REO transactions; fourteen years in property management with both commercial and residential properties; and nine years of transaction coordination, also in both commercial and residential areas. She is an expert buyer and seller agent, as well as specializing in transaction coordination. She is a member of SEVRAR. Suzie enjoys assisting clients in either finding the right property or getting their homes sold. Using her administrative skills, she is also able to assist agents and owners with successful transactions.

  • Variety of Experience 97%
  • Administrative Excellence 99%

Glenda Koernig

Real Estate Agent
(480) 694-0890

Creative. Adaptive. Problem solver. A guide. A coach.    Whether it’s helping to find financing solutions, figuring out which home is the best, getting an offer accepted in today’s competitive market, negotiating prices or handling the details of closing, Buyers soon discover she’s a reliable resource.  Sellers appreciate her market savvy, attention to detail, and quiet competence.  She believes everyone deserves a GREAT home buying or selling experience and devotes herself to that end.  Since 1996 Glenda has been helping buyers and sellers navigate successfully through the maze of acquiring or selling a home.  She’s a great listener and cares about you!  She is solution oriented and a fantastic sounding board.  She’s compassionate, yet  analytical.  She is nurturing, yet practical.

Glenda grew up on a small farm in South Carolina and received a BA in English from Furman University where she was a James B. Duke scholar.  She was an Army wife for ten years and spent three years in Germany.  Then, as a single mom, she helped her four children grow up to be happy, successful adults.North Carolina, California and the Pacific Northwest are all places she has called home. She has also sold real estate in NC and OR. She is now a permanent resident of Arizona and delights in all that it has to offer, including five years into being married again – happily.

  • Investment Talent 95%
  • Passion for Helping Others 98%

LaDawn Starks

Residential Agent
(480) 452-9436

LaDawn has been licensed in Arizona since 2009. She has worked with investors, long-time homeowners, and first-time buyers, helping them buy and sell property in the Southeast Valley. She has completed thousands of broker price opinions, and with that experience, can successfully analyze property to find the appropriate purchase price or list price.

  • Differentiated Services 88%
  • Broker Price Opinion Skills 99%

Ben Stapley

Licensed Agent
(480) 295-9125

Ben is a fifth generation native of Mesa, and earned an English degree from Arizona State in 2002.  Ben enjoys sports writing and teaching English in the classroom as well as private tutoring.

In 2009, Ben got a taste of the real estate world by doing residential inspection work for a local real estate group specializing in private equity investment.  That opportunity with the ‘Treehouse Group’ evolved into an amazing experience that helped shape a new large scale investment tool within the scope of single family residence properties.  Ben helped the team at Treehouse Group create what is now the largest publicly held SFR hedge funds in the country—Invitation Homes (INVH).  Between 2012 and 2014 at Invitation Homes, he was responsible for the acquisition of over 3,000 single family properties throughout all areas of the Valley.  Since 2015, Ben has enjoyed buying and selling properties for local investors, while gaining experience in commercial development and leasing.

He is a member of the National Association of Realtors.

  • Investment Knowledge 97%
  • Property Valuation 89%

Jenny Weech

Licensed Agent
(480) 246-7533

Jenny has a passion for helping her client’s vision become reality.  Home buyers will benefit from her experience as a real estate investor who knows how to find a dream home while still getting a smart price.  Sellers can expect  results as she uses her exceptional staging and marketing skills to make sure they get the most out of their home.   Having bought and sold several houses, she knows what its like to be a client and works to make the process seamless and hassle free.

Personally, Jenny loves spending time with her husband and four children.  She has a degree in Sociology and is the co owner of a construction company.  In her free time she loves to garden, camp, and go off-roading.

  • Investment Knowledge 95%
  • Property Valuation 92%

Nilda Quintana

Licensed Agent
(303) 319-2565

Nilda earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado. She specializes in residential real estate, and has a keen sense of the different neighborhoods in the Phoenix area.

At LRA, she is a real estate advisor and buyer’s agent for residential properties. Nilda’s 17 years of experience in business management allowed her to perfect the skill of negotiating and she is not afraid to have tough negotiation conversations in order to meet the needs of her clients. A multitasker at heart, Nilda goes above and beyond to ensure buyers and sellers can reach her at any time during the process of buying their dream home.

Sellers will notice that she is relentless in her search for potential buyers and makes cost-effective staging and innovating moves to yield the best results. Nilda is also fluent in Spanish.

Sara Pindar

Licensed Agent
(480) 313-2972

Sara joins LRA with a broad background of education and experience. She graduated from Brigham Young University with bachelor’s degrees in Construction Management and Near Eastern Studies along with a minor in Business.

During college she worked as a paid volunteer coordinator with Habitat for Humanity. Sara’s unique job history sets her apart as a Realtor. From negotiating payments on past due accounts to working miracles altering wedding dresses under pressure, Sara is an unrelenting problem solver and loves working with people. Primarily a buyer’s agent, she especially loves house hunting and finding homes that are just right for buyers. More than your typical real estate agent, Sara also assists sellers with home staging, photography, and landscape design.

In today’s exciting real estate market, the variety of options is growing rapidly. Because Sara is both an agent and real estate investor, she helps people navigate their choices between investors, for sale by owner, full-service real estate listings, and anywhere in between. Each situation is unique and Sara lends her expertise and current market knowledge so clients can decide which choice is right for them.

Whether first-time homebuyers, or long-time homeowners, Sara has the tools clients need to have the best home buying or selling experience possible.


  • Investment Knowledge 90%
  • Property Valuation 89%