Vinny Yackanin knows Tucson real estate. Not only has he resided in the area for the last 40 years, but he has also been a licensed realtor in Tucson since 1979 and a multi-million dollar producer since 1982. He is also consistently one of Tucson’s top 1/2% percent of producers in the local and national real estate market.
Like many people in colder climates, Yackanin left his native Long Island, New York, in 1975 to pursue the warmer weather of the Sonoran Desert.
“I came out here to get out of the freezing winters and the humidity,” said Yackanin, who discovered the beauty of Tucson and the surrounding area upon his arrival.
Real estate became Yackanin’s calling while recovering from an injury sustained working construction. He pursued his license as a realtor and Tucson quickly became his forte. Since his start in real estate, Yackanin has earned a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and an Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) certification, which allows him to work with both buyers and sellers. He has been awarded a coveted accreditation award by the Realtors National Marketing Institute and since 1998, has ranked among the top one percent of realtors in Tucson. In 2006, he earned Long Realty’s most distinguished award as the Long Realty 1926 Circle of Excellence recipient.
In the 35 years Yackanin has been in real estate in Tucson, he has acquired an abundance of experience and knowledge he shares with his clientele. Along with his buyer agent and business partner Nancy Stewart, the two offer more than 60 years of experience combined. That experience gives their clients a real advantage in the currently challenging real estate market. Yackanin also recognizes the uniqueness of Tucson.
“My specialty is Tucson,” said Yackanin. “I love the mountain and city views here, the desert landscape, the Sabino Canyon area. Tucson just has so much going for it. I think it’s still affordable. The taxes are very reasonable compared to where I came from.”
Clients interested in using Yackanin as their agent will find his knowledge combined with his marketing ability and the latest in technology will help them achieve success.
“When we market a home, we take advantage of all of the technology that’s available and the marketing reach of Long Realty to promote and expose the property,” Yackanin said. “This includes professional photos, virtual tours, a professional and customized floor plan for brochures, and a comprehensive advertising program.”
What sets Yackanin above other agents is his interest in doing what is best for his customers.
“It comes down to doing what’s right for each and every client,” he said. “We look at the big picture and all of the variables- the timing, the tax and financial impacts, the market circumstances. We consider all of the alternatives, and then we do what’s right for them.”