Clay Strawn, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Sun Living, has been in the real estate business for over 10 years and is licensed in two states, Arizona and Indiana. Also a licensed appraiser in Indiana, Clay is a high volume REO Broker with extensive experience servicing various REO vendors. His volume has been so impressive, he has been named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 150 Agents in the Country (out of about a million REALTORS®) three years in a row from 2009 to 2011; an incredible accomplishment. In 2012 Clay opened EXIT Realty Sun Living in Chandler, AZ and as a Broker, Clay is passionate about coaching his agents to achieve success as he has done.
Clay was introduced to the real estate industry from the insurance end of the business in 2001 when he earned his insurance license and sold Property insurance in addition to Casualty, Life, and Health insurance. The next year Clay obtained his Real Estate Appraisals license and in the following year, his real estate license. Living in a small rural town and wearing multiple hats in the industry, Clay quickly learned many aspects of the real estate business. In 2006, Clay moved to the Chandler/Gilbert Arizona area with only what would fit in his Tahoe and quickly earned his Arizona real estate license. Immersed in a larger market, Clay intensified his real estate focus and developed a formula for success. Since making the move to the Phoenix Metro area, Clay has personally sold over 550 homes.
With his extensive experience and background, Clay has a very solid understanding of the real estate market along with all factors involved in both listing and selling properties. His vast knowledge gives him an advantage in properly pricing a property to sell in the quickest amount of time for the maximum sales price possible. Clay believes that knowledge is power, and to ensure he is the best educated resource for his clients and his agents, Clay has completed many industry designations. His designations include REO Certified (CREO), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) Certified and a Certified Default Services Professional™ (CDSP) Candidate.
Clay and his office are members of the Southeast Valley Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR), the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Clay is also a member of the National REO Brokers Association (NRBA) and REOConnection.
Originally from the small Indiana town of Loogootee, Clay is an avid sports fan. In his free time he is involved in the community through the Make a Wish Foundation as well as his local Church. In addition, together with EXIT Realty, Clay and his team donate to Habitat for Humanity. To date EXIT Realty has donated over $2 Million to the charity and built more than 15 Habitat Homes.
For Clay, building a real estate brokerage is about building relationships, both with the agents in his office and the clients he serves. When you work with Clay, you have a friend and advocate in the business for life, and your advocate is ranked one of the best in the business nationally. Clay’s agents and clients alike are so thankful to have such an incredible resource supporting them through their real estate transactions. Whether you are selling a distressed property, buying your first home, your last home, building your investment portfolio, or building your real estate career, Clay Strawn has the skills and expertise to make your real estate dreams a reality.