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The Team

The team is based centrally within the greater Phoenix metropolitan area at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve where the SR-51 & Shea Blvd meet.


We work across the valley for clients at all budget ranges and for all transaction and property types.


Our style is a consultative style, exercising a well-developed set of sales skills when it's time to and otherwise understanding that our role is one of high impact and low profile in the greater scheme of what homes mean to clients and the community.

Michelle Cottingham

REALTOR® + Associate Broker

Certified Real Estate Instructor

Arizona Real Estate School Owner-Operator

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA Michelle’s career launched in 2000 at her Aunt’s Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage. A start in lending in an administrative role graduated to loan processor & finally loan officer. In 2003 she became a Realtor® in Arizona, working for a tech-startup Brokerage in the early days of real estate + tech . In the downturn Michelle was a Salesperson on an award winning RE/Max Team, in the recovery she branched out on her own at HomeSmart where she simultaneously represented clientele as a Salesperson, while creating the company's signature mentorship and training program as Manager Of Agent Development. Prior to joining RealtyONEGroup in 2019, Michelle held a dual role as a Salesperson and Managing Broker of the boutique brokerage, NORTH&CO.


Michelle's excitement for the technical facets of the trade and passion for delivering skillful care and representation of clients and the community play out in her work as a Continuing Education Instructor, RE School owner/operator.

Mobile: 480.365.8174

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Chris Cottingham


Chris Cottingham has lived in the valley since his family moved from California in the early 1970s. After attending elementary, middle, high school, and eventually Arizona State University he embarked on a 20+ year duration successful career in restaurant operations, culminating in opening and operating his own award-winning restaurant concept in Scottsdale.

After recognizing his dream as a restaurateur, he left the world of food and beverage in order to pursue an opportunity in insurance, and most recently was Manager of Business Development for the state of Arizona for a European-based insurance carrier, M.A.P.F.R.E USA Insurance.


In 2020, Chris joined RealtyONEGroup in a new chapter of his professional life as a Realtor®. Here he partnered with his wife Michelle, a well-decorated real estate broker boasting 13+ years of experience in managing, teaching, and selling real estate in Arizona. With a team focused on high-level knowledge, client-centric care, and impeccable execution, his unique background and blend of industries give him the confidence and experience to represent clientele and advocate for them at every stage of the residential real estate process.

Mobile: 480.773.3613

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