Ben was born and raised in Hays, KS. After graduating from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Business Management, Ben moved to Arizona in 1987 and began his real estate career.
In his early career Ben earned the REO accounts of several lending institutions and began representing those lenders in the sale of hundreds of their REO/bank owned properties. The fact that those properties were located across the entire Phoenix Metropolitan Area (including the surrounding suburbs), gained Ben firsthand knowledge of the complete market and layout of the City. During that time, it was common that Ben would not only list the properties for the banks, but he would also procure the buyers for the properties himself as well.
As the years went on, Ben’s business continued to grow well beyond lender accounts because of the reputation he’d gained early on in his career, the respect of his clients, the clients they’d referred to him, and other real estate professionals he’d done transactions with.
After 10 years in the real estate business, Ben moved from the company he started his career with to Realty Executives where he aligned himself with the most cutting edge and well-respected company in the Phoenix Metro Area.
Fast forward to 2007 – once again Ben was approached by several national lending institutions to handle their REO accounts. Over the next 3 years, Ben single handedly sold over 500 homes for those banks (without a team). While his job was to sell the homes on behalf of the banks, Ben felt for every family that was losing their home, therefore he made it his mission to get those families money from the bank to help with their transition. The amount varied but was often times up to $2500 if they left the home in good condition and handed over the keys without incident. Time and time again Ben was successful in those negotiations and got heartfelt thank-you’s from families as they moved out.
For the last 30 years, Ben has represented thousands of sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants. His successful real estate career has been built based on clients who continued to call him for all their real estate needs. Because of the superior service he provides, those clients continue to hire Ben as their real estate agent while also referring their family and friends, confident that they too will become raving fans.
Realty Executives is now an International Company with more than 8000 agents. Year after year, Ben ranks in the Top 100 Agents Worldwide in total transactions. In recent years, his rankings are:
#40 in 2016
#44 in 2015
#58 in 2014
Ben is an esteemed member of: Realty Executives’ Hall of Fame, Realty Executives’ Executive Club and Realty Executives’ 100% Club.
A second generation Arizona Native, Julie was raised in North Scottsdale and has called Gilbert home since 1996. Julie attended Arizona State University with a major in Communications and began her real estate career in 1994. She spent 18 years of her career working in new home sales for some of the Valley’s largest homebuilders. During that time, she earned dozens of awards for Top Sales Achievements as well as Highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings. Julie served on the National Advisory Council for Meritage Homes and went on to serve on the Sales Leadership Team for K. Hovnanian Homes. Julie retired from new home sales in 2015 to team with Ben in his thriving real estate business.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Julie joined Ben as Director of Marketing and Operations for their Team. As Director of Marketing, Julie utilizes print media, social media and varying internet outlets to run agressive advertising campaigns for team listings and team endeavors. Her position took all marketing efforts off Ben's plate allowing him to focus on what he specializes in - working directly with their clients representing their best interests with their real estate transactions.
As a team, Ben and Julie bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the real estate industry. Both have proven track records of strong leadership skills which translate to strong leadership in the representation of their clients. Ben and Julie are committed to putting their clients’ needs first. They provide an unparalleled level of service by fully incorporating their clients’ needs and concerns into every transaction. They provide expert guidance, personalized solutions, aggressive marketing, and masterfully negotiate the most profitable transactions for their clients. Always standing behind their reputation, Ben and Julie address even the smallest of details to ensure their clients get exactly what they are looking for.
Today, as President and Leading Agent for The Ben and Julie Koerner Team, Ben personally handles each and every real estate transaction for the Team. As Director of Marketing and Operations, Julie sees that all marketing campaigns are vigorous, relevant and consistent.
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