Hilary Backlund and Jason Lotoski are a husband and wife real estate team based in Tucson, Arizona, and also serving the surrounding areas of Oro Valley, Catalina and Marana. They relocated to Tucson in 2005 and are in love with the area and all it has to offer. Real estate is not a sideline for Hilary and Jay. They are full time REALTORS® and are passionate about providing the highest quality of service for their clients.
Hilary is an Associate Broker with the company, and holds her GRI (Graduate, REALTOR ® Institute, held by roughly only 20% of REALTORS®), an e-Pro designation (marketing through technology), and the National Organization Of REALTORS® GREEN designation. She has completed the education requirements for the Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist certification. She also held the Fine Homes and Estates certification at her previous brokerage, and has a strong marketing background. Originally from Missouri, Hilary has lived in and traveled to several different countries, both while growing up in a military family and on her own as an adult. She loves to travel and experience new cultures. In addition to her love of business, she enjoys reading (biographies and historical non-fiction being among her favorites), volunteering at the Golden Goose in Catalina (when time allows!), going to the movies and adoring her pets.
Jason (Jay) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and in addition to being a licensed REALTOR®, he has been extensively trained in the art of negotiation. As an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) he will guide you through the buying process ensuring you are well informed in every step of the way. He also holds the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR). Jay is a stickler for detail and has fantastic organizational skills. Born in Canada, and also well traveled, he loves the gorgeous southern Arizona weather and scenery. Jay has made great friends with the many people he has met since relocating to the States. Jay is also an avid golfer (member of the Oro Valley Country Club) and is very familiar with all the Tucson area golf courses. He knows the city very well, even better than some native Tucsonans!
Both Jay and Hilary love home remodeling, landscaping and interior and exterior design. They’re creative and quick to see the potential of a home, and they willingly share their ideas with their clients. Hilary and Jay know that real estate transactions can be stressful, and they are committed to making your experience smooth and pleasant. They are thrilled to have joined Long Realty, and are excited to be able to now offer clients the cutting edge tools and resources that the brokerage provides. As recipients of Long's most prestigious award, the 1926 Circle of Excellence for 2012, they continue to work tirelessly to raise the bar and exceed client expectations. Whether you’re buying your first home or selling a home you’ve lived in for decades, Hilary and Jay are the right team to trust for your real estate needs.