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About Realty Network Group

Our Story
The Realty Network Group is a team of handpicked real estate professionals, who powered by the international brand and support of Realty Executives, have master designed and developed the ultimate real estate sales system for buyers and sellers. The Realty Network Group is owned and operated by Associate Broker, Bret Johnson, a real estate veteran with over a decade of experience selling property throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan market. 

The group focuses on matching together a vast network of buyers with priority access to proprietary information on properties and sellers.  By leveraging the newest technology with the expertise of an elite force of professionals, the Realty Network Group is systematically reawakening the traditional way real estate is being bought and sold. The Group's real estate sales "machine" is powered by a hybrid team concept where numerous professionals all work together to achieve one true mission: to deliver superior value, service and accountability to our clients, agents, and communities.

Among the services provided are residential real estate sales, short sales, bank owned home sales, commercial real estate sales, investor services and property management. Furthermore, the Realty Network Group offers unique performance guarantees such as its Buyer Protection Plan where if a buyer is not happy with their home purchase, the Group will step in and buy the home back or sell it for free. As well, the Realty Network Group can guarantee the sale of a home, at a price and deadline acceptable to the client, or they will buy it at a pre-agreed upon price. 

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, discover the difference of working with a Network of professionals that clearly holds themselves accountable to their clients and customers. Contact the Realty Network Group today to experience first hand how leading-edge technology, systems, and vast network of buyers and sellers will help you to accomplish all your real estate goals and dreams, with guaranteed results.
Our Network of Agents

Bret Johnson

REALTOR® - Your Home SOLD Or I'll Buy It!

License Number: BR571135000

Bret is the Associate Broker and Owner of the Realty Network Group. A full-time Realtor®, with over a decade of experience selling homes in the Phoenix Metro market, Bret specializes in residential and multifamily transactions. Originally from Colorado, Bret relocated to the valley of the sun to attend Arizona State University. Bret started his real estate career while still in college as an intern and worked under the mentorship of a leading real estate team and coach. Bret was exposed to all aspects of the business and immediately fell in love with the industry. Upon graduating from ASU, he was hired on as a licensed agent with the same team. Over a decade, Bret worked his way up, becoming a Sales Manager, Branch Manger and ultimately the Designated Broker for a small boutique brokerage with 2 locations. In 2016, Bret branched out with a group of handpicked agents to operate the concept for the Realty Network Group, currently powered by the international brand and support of Realty Executives. Bret has an exceptional drive and determination to help his clients and network of agents. He is always available to answer questions and provide expert advice. Please feel free to contact him with any questions and you will see that his knowledge, enthusiasm and character make him stand out in the industry.

Becky Trujillo

Executive Partner/Transaction Coordinator


Becky Trujillo is a native of Arizona, raised in Safford AZ until her family relocated to Mesa in 1986. Becky graduated from Westwood High School and attended Scottsdale Community College on a softball scholarship. After school, she made her way into the customer service industry first working for the Mesa Public School District then for JcPenney as the manager of the Simple for Sports department, then making her way into the banking industry as a merchant teller and branch manager. After leaving the banking industry, she became a receptionist for Realty Executives, where she was able to move up and eventually work for one of the #1 producing agent who is the recipient of the R. Dale Rector Award, which is the highest award given by Realty Executives. During the next 17 years of her real estate career, Becky held titles of a dedicated Listing Coordinator, Transaction Coordinator, REO Specialist, Foreclosure Specialist and a Short- Sale Coordinator. Becky helped launch and build several Real Estate Professional Careers and she takes pride in being able to help real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, lenders and title companies come to the common goal of attaining the American Dream of home ownership. Becky is an avid outdoors woman, who along with her husband and four legit children enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and running. If you can’t find her in the office or exploring the outdoors, you will find her in her kitchen enjoying cooking for her family or reading a book. Becky has always measured her life not by what she has, but what she is willing to give.

Ashley Hanawalt

Executive Partner & REALTOR®


Ashley was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. She attended college at the Arizona State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Family and Human Development. During college she primarily worked at jobs that are known for excelling in customer service including In N Out Burger. In 2008, she found her love and passion for photography and started her own photography business. Her goal was always to provide exceptional service by going above and beyond for her clients. After graduating she moved to North Carolina to be with her husband, Zebulun, a Navy Corpsman for the Marines. After he got out in 2011, they decided to move back to Arizona to buy their first home and start a family. While going through the process of searching for a home her love for real estate grew. A few years later they decided to rent out their house. After a terrible experience with their first tenants and property manager, she decided to take matters into her own hands and became her own property manager to set a better example for the industry. She is a hard-working mother of three, who spends her spare time with her family, working on home renovations, gardening, photography and homeschooling.

Debra Koepke


License Number: SA519099000

Debbie moved to Arizona with her family in 1969. Along with her husband and 3 sons she has been a long time Tempe resident. She started her working career with Ramada Inn Corporate Offices for 15 years and Alaska Airlines for 5 years. Both companies she’s had extensive contact with customers, vendors, handling customer service issues and complaints to handle point of resolution. In 2001 she started her real estate career specializing in residential sales. For the past 14 years she has been part of a successful real estate team. Six of those years she was also working as the listing coordinator and assisted the transaction coordinator. Taking care of her clients is the most important part of her business. Making sure her clients come first and keeping them abreast of how each and every step of the process works are very important. Staying involved from start to finish gives her clients a comfort level that they deserve. She would not be where she is today if it was not for her family. She enjoys spending time together with her family. Grandkids and Grand dogs are the joy of her life. She has been season ticket holder to ASU football for over 25 years, and she enjoys playing golf. She loves spending time up north during the summer months to get out of the heat.

Pamela Carlson


License Number: SA634997000

I have been a life-long investor and entrepreneur. I owned and operated over 80 apartment units at one time. I also owned and operated a B&B for 20 years and had the pleasure of meeting people all over the world. I have always had a passion for real estate and truly enjoy working with my daughter Tiffany Carlson-Richison & Rusty Lawrence helping Arizonans. I don't measure my successes through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of our clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Amy Ashley


License Number: SA635300000

With 17 years of real estate investing, 15 years of selling real estate, 9 years of lending experience and 6 years of account management and product sales I come to Realty Executives with a plethora of experience!! The most important thing to me is doing what is right for the client, and since I only do that; time and time again I get referrals as people like doing business with a hard working and honest person!! I have bought and sold over 30 homes personally for investment, I was the top producing loan officer for 9 years straight winning Circle of Excellence award twice and made Winners Circle each year at Republic Services. Quite frankly, I love working and helping people! Along with my success in my career, it has always been a passion for me to volunteer and help others. Just a simple extra smile at the grocery store that brightens someone’s day to delivering Meals on Wheels, I am committed to making sure I leave everyone in my path with a smile on their face!!

Vicki King


License Number: SA582933000

Having lived and worked in the Valley of the Sun for over 32 years, I have seen the metropolitan Phoenix area grow into a dynamic and exciting place to enjoy what life has to offer. My husband and I have bought, sold and invested in real estate for many years. Over the past years, I have worked in the dental field and made many valuable contacts as the office manager for my father’s blossoming practice. I love working with people to help them achieve whatever goals they possess and am eager to help you find just the perfect new home for your family. If you are selling, the resources offered by our team helps to insure you will sell quickly, for the highest price and with the least amount of stress. You will benefit from our total attention to detail which helps us anticipate any "hiccups" along the way and solve problems to the mutual benefit of all parties. I want to be your "Realtor for Life" and we back up our promises with a 6 point satisfaction guarantee.

Frank Carollo


License Number: SA540054000

Frank Epitomizes Integrity, honesty ,straight forward and hard work in every detail of your real estate transaction .As your Realtor, Frank will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying or selling he will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. If you are selling, he will work with you to get you the fairest price, in the least amount of time, by using state of the art technology, team collaboration and Realty Network Group superior marketing materials and support staff. If you are buying, he will work hard to provide you with the best information and market data to inform and assist you so you can be well equipped with the strongest possible negotiating position. Frank understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. When to buy? Where to buy? How can I really make sure I’m getting a good deal? These are the questions he can help you answer As a full time Realtor, he will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. He will accomplish this through constant communication, and by being accessible whenever you need him. An important goal is build my business on repeat business and referrals from past client. Treating customers like family is both a guiding principle and a way of life. Give me a call today and let’s get started!

Tyler Smith



Tyler Smith moved to Arizona from Washington State and studied recreation management at Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation, he quickly excelled into the sports industry in the Phoenix area. Passionate about real estate, Tyler made a sizable transition. With support from family and friends, Tyler is now working as a Sales Agent with Pacific Arizona Realty. In his free time, Tyler enjoys live music, local eats and drinks, as well as spending quality time with his wife and two young children. Tyler provides excellent service to his clients. His work ethic and drive to provide the best quality possible, guarantees to keep both buyers and sellers gratified.

Rusty Lawrence



After four decades in the business, I can safely say Real Estate is my life. I began buying and managing real estate back in the early 1970s in Minneapolis, MN, after graduating from the University of Minnesota. I got my real estate license and tackled the task of opening my own brokerage: Aspen Realty. As a broker/owner I build and sold homes in Minneapolis until moving to Arizona in 2000 to continue creating custom homes. As a dedicated Realtor with over 200 million SOLD in my career, I am thrilled to team up with my longtime friends and talented Realtor partners offer Arizona residents unrivaled service. Whether buying or selling, you will be assisted by a team determined to to exceed expectations, one client at a time.

Michael Freeman

Sr. Loan Officer

NMLS#: NMLS ID 237263

I have been working in the Real Estate Industry in some capacity for over 15 years now. The last 11 have been as a Mortgage Lender. I believe my success has been a product of how well rounded that experience has been. I have worked in Banking, Title, Short Sales, and Mortgage Lending. Toss in some personal Real Estate Investor experience and I've almost seen it all. I know my client's transactions inside and out. My experience gives me the ability to solve any problem that might pop up and has also taught me the most important thing in this business is communication! My goal is to continue to expand on that experience and to use it to continue to help my clients make sound decisions when financing their homes while giving them the best experience possible.

Adam Friedlander

Senior Loan Consultant


Adam Friedlander is a Senior Loan Consultant who has been able to create loan solutions for specific mortgage needs. He works with a team of underwriters and processors to assist in funding each loan on-time, every time at imortgage. Adam's success is due to his unparalleled level of service at creating unique loan solutions. When considering the purchase of a new home, refinancing or obtaining additional property, please contact Adam for a personalized mortgage plan.

Tiffany Carlson-Richison


License Number: BR556807000

Before Tiffany Carlson-Richison had even celebrated her 20th birthday, she was a homeowner. "I purchased my first home at 19 and my second property at 21. I did not hire a Realtor for my first two purchases. The first transaction my parents walked me through the process as they had purchased hundreds of homes. As such, it appeared that the entire transaction was easy so I foolishly elected not to hire a real estate agent to assist me with my second purchase. Shortly after closing on the second property, which was a condo, I quickly realized that I made a big mistake not hiring a real estate professional, as I discovered that the HOA had no money in the bank and $30,000 of accounts receivable. I was forced to get involved and became President of the Association’s board. After learning the hard way, I knew that if I wanted to continue to invest in real estate I needed to become better educated about the industry, so I obtained my license," she says. At first, Tiffany admits, "I thought I could be a "part time" real estate agent, however; I soon realized that it would be impossible for me to effectively serve my clients without being fully committed to the industry. It was at that time that I hit the ground running and become 100% dedicated to the industry." Tiffany made that important decision in 2004 and since that time Tiffany says that her job as a REALTOR® has fulfilled everything she wanted out of a career. "I love the challenge. Everyday's a new day, every transaction is different, and the industry is constantly changing," she says. In addition, Tiffany enjoys using her natural strengths in the areas of critical thinking, negotiating and marketing properties which enable her to efficiently and effectively serve her clients. Her climb to the top of the Phoenix real estate market has certainly not been a fluke. Tiffany is incredibly attentive to detail, presenting each buyer and seller with the information regarding the property and current market conditions which allows her clients to make the best possible decision about their purchase or sale of their property. Her unmatched attention to detail coupled with her unique marketing skills (acquired through a degree in marketing from WP Carey School of Business) have allowed her to gain an extensive amount of experience within an 11 year period. Tiffany has had the opportunity of working with investors, flippers, first time home buyers, and experienced sellers during both the height of the real estate market as well as the low points. Plus she says, she’s incredibly driven to deliver the absolute best results for her clients. "REALTORS® are so fortunate to be a part of such an important financial decision. I take that very seriously."

Realty Network Group

Client Concierge


Realty Network Group is a team of hand-selected, full-time professionals that have designed and operate the ultimate real estate sales system for our network of buyers and sellers. Our sales machine runs on a team concept with multiple professionals all working together to achieve one true mission: to deliver superior value, service and accountability to our clients, agents, and our community. Among the services provided are traditional real estate sales, short sales, bank owned home sales, commercial real estate, investor services and property management. Furthermore, we offer unique performance guarantees such as our buy back guarantee where if a buyer is not happy with their home purchase, the company will step in and buy the home back or sell it for free. As well, we can guarantee the sale of a home, at a price and deadline acceptable to our client, or we will buy it at a pre-agreed upon price. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, discover the difference of working with a group that clearly holds themselves accountable to their clients and customers. Contact us today and we will show you how our leading-edge technology and systems will help you to accomplish all your real estate goals and dreams, with guaranteed results.