Matt Shiel is the best realtor in town. He has helped me purchase 2 homes, one in Henderson and one in Las Vegas. He also helped me sell my last home. I recommend him to all my friends and family and trust him completely to get the job done!

Shannon Huslig

Dec 11, 2018

The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas

The Best in Nevada Simply Vegas Real Estate
The Gafford Group is in the top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide; we sell more homes in a month or even a week than most agents do in a year. Experience matters, we negotiate more deals with more people than just about anyone and this will definitely give you an edge when it comes time to get you the best deal buying or selling your home.

Our company, Simply Vegas is the largest boutique firm in the state of Nevada. We have 350 agents, and we are #3 in total listing volume, number 1 and 2 have over 4000 agents’ combined and the fourth place company has over 800. So as you can see we are a company full of top performers.

Why that’s important to you? Simply Vegas is this the only firm in Las Vegas that has serious hiring standards, unlike other brokerages that will hire, really anybody. All of our agents were vetted to ensure minimum experience and service standards.

Simply Vegas has a larger market share than any Keller Williams, RE/Max or Coldwell Banker.

Simply Vegas did the largest single transaction in the history of Las Vegas 187mm- the Veer Towers acquisition. Why should it matter to you? If one of the largest hedge funds in the world trusts our firm with their transaction, I think you should feel OK about us too.

We sell more homes over 2MM as a percentage than any other firm. Why is this important to you? Because I only know one way to do this. I don’t dumb down my service based on the price of the home you’re selling. It doesn’t matter to me if you are selling a $2 million house or $200,000 house, the level of service will be exactly the same, it’s the five diamond, Saks Fifth Avenue level of service.
an hour ago
I am very pleased with our realtor Ara Sanders. We got in contact months ago when the thought of buying a home was a distant hope. She kept in contact with me and always offered any insight. Once we were ready to start the process I called Ara on a Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning we were meeting at her office to go over all the details. The process moved fairly quickly after that and now my family and I are moving into our new home this week. The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas also exceeded our expectations with their exceptional customer service and concierge services. I highly recommend Ara and Simply Vegas for any home buying needs!
8 hours ago
Facility Manager
What a great experience working with Michael. What I appreciate the most was the constant communication and always having a game plan for us when looking at properties when In town. I highly recommend using Michael and Simply Vegas when looking to purchase property. My wife and I couldn't be happier with our new house!
9 hours ago
Top notch service from beginning to end! Highly recommend John and Courtney if you’re looking to buy or sell.
Clients of D'Ann Finer
We bought and sold our homes with D'Ann and they were both such easy and stress free transactions. She went above and beyond for us, took us out as often as we wanted to view homes and never once did we feel she was ever burdened doing so. She's just a wonderful woman to be around and we would definitely recommend her to our family and friends for their home buying and selling needs. She worked everyday and at all hours as well so that makes it super convenient for our busy schedules. If you want the best in the business than look no further. D'Ann Finer is the one to see.
Sep 10, 2020
General Counsel
We made a corporate purchase of a residential home in Henderson and John and his team handled all issues from contract to close. Very competent and accessible at all times. I highly recommend The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas!
Sep 1, 2020
Michael is great very easy to work with good sense of humor. on time. very efficient and very professional and a pleasure to work with. you have a good man on your team and it shows with a great personality. I highly recommend him

The Brando Family
Aug 27, 2020
We had the pleasure of working with D’Ann when looking for our home. We first spoke with her when we saw a house posted by your group online I commented on the home and said We were interested in the home and not even 30 minutes later D’Ann gave me a call and scheduled a meeting to meet us and go over everything. Shortly after that a few weeks after we met her we were ready to go looking for homes. D’Ann was always available, always on time, always answered her phone, or an email, or text in response right away. She has always from the beginning been so happy, nice, helpful, kind, positive, sweet everything above through the whole process.

We feel like we have made a life linn friend meeting D’Ann and are blessed to have been through this process with her. We love her!

Thank you so much for everything.
Aug 26, 2020
D'Ann Finer and the Gafford Group was absolutely amazing to work with. I recently sold my home and bought my new one with D'Ann and she made the entire process seamless from one house to the next. She was extremely informative and always anticipated anything I needed making both experiences easy. D'Ann truly took all of my needs and wants into consideration. Her drive and compassion to get me everything I wanted exceeded my expectations. I will never be able to thank her enough and The Gafford Group enough.
Aug 25, 2020
Very professional and caring
Aug 18, 2020
D’Ann Finer far exceeded my expectations of what a realtor would do! D’Ann was genuinely kind, patient and attentive while listening to what my needs for selling my home were. By the end of our first meeting I had a crystal clear view of our plan and what to expect at each step along the way.
She always responded promptly, never left any questions unanswered, and had a fair priced expert, for everything we needed to do to prepare my home for sale, seemingly on speed dial. My home was sold within a week and for a higher amount than I was expecting. I will be enthusiastically referring D’Ann Finer to my friends and family moving forward!
Aug 18, 2020
Sonja was the absolute best. She understood our nèeds and directed to the home of our dreams. If you need someone that is knowledgeable and hardworking at their profession Sonja is the realtor for you.
Aug 15, 2020
Sonja did a outstanding job and helped us so much!!
Aug 14, 2020
To Whom it May Concern,
I want to take a few minutes and express our deep appreciation to Melani Michaud and the Gafford Group for their excellent work on our behalf during our recent purchase of our New home in the North Las Vegas area.
Melani was always there for us during these trying times with video walk through's and property research during all the COVID-19 restrictions. She took the time to get to know our needs and was able to present properties that reflected these needs.
I would highly recommend Melani to anyone looking to purchase real estate in the Las Vegas area as I know Melani will provide them with the same excellent service she did for us!

Thanks again Melani!

Stuart and Diana
Aug 14, 2020
The Gafford Group and Ara Sanders, did a fantastic job on helping me buy my first house!! Made it quick, easy, simple and most importantly stress free!!! I am very satisfied with there knowledge and professionalism!! Definitely recommend buying a house from the Gafford Group, especially buying from Ara Sanders
Aug 10, 2020
Michele Rodriguez was a realtor that we met at an open house before the Covid19 environment set into our economy. She had all the right energy we were looking for, adding to a comfortable knowledge of current technology. That energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge goes a long way when it comes to selling your home.
We live in a different State, so paperless transactions, and electronic signatures were also extremely important to us.
Her accessibility by text and phone was also excellent, and this did not change during the transaction. Yes, there were a few bumps along the way, but that is normal and were always resolved very quickly. She sold our house, with several offers being presented, at a very acceptable price, particularly with the many many challenges The Covid situation presented to Las Vegas. The escrow period completed according to expectation and closed on schedule. We had a VA buyer. Michele was very comfortable and knowledgeable with that unique type of transaction.
In reflection, the only part of the listing that I did not particularly find value with was the concierge service, which was part of an an add-on listing fee. The majority of the contractor repair people Concierge recommended did not match up with the skill set that was needed. It was like guesswork based on company names instead of good vetting.
Michel’s co-realtors, however, continuously provided excellent recommendations of contractors - painters, HVAC, and a handyman for last-minute door hinge installation.
Overall, we were very happy with the results and would use Michele again in the future for our Real Estate needs in Las Vegas
Aug 9, 2020
New Home Owner
The Gafford Group did an awesome job of making our home buying process a simple, yet exciting experience. We were in our dream home with the help of John and Courtney within 30 days of seeing it. Not only is the Gafford Group very responsive, they are willing to go the extra mile to make sure your expectations are exceeded. They also have an incredible concierge service that helps you with everything from switching over your water and energy services to getting you movers and painters. We would recommend them to any friends or family looking to sell or purchase a home. Thank you John Gafford and the rest of your group.
Jul 29, 2020
Retired secondary and university instructor
Want to buy a home in the Las Vegas area? Why not choose a real estate company that takes pride in finding a home for you through personal service agents who have unmatched support within their organization and make the process fruitful, enlightening, and streamline. That’s the Gifford Group at Simply Vegas.

How many real estate agencies provide not only highly qualified and personal agents like Michael Copenhaver, but can also financial services and a free concierge service that helps make your transition to Las Vegas living a relaxing and enjoyable process.

Let me finish by saying that our agent, Michael Copenhaver, who uses his characteristics of honesty and integrity as well as being diligent and conscientious, to successful guide you through the real estate process. It’s a pleasure to work with someone that brings out the best of the people around him and helps you find the exact home you wanted! Thanks Michael!


Rich McGown
Jul 28, 2020
Best realtor ever
First and for most, a lot of accolades go to Sonja Catlin. My family and I made a move from San Diego to Las Vegas, and Sonja made things easy and accommodating. She was with us through out the whole process and helped us through some super stressful moments. She throughly explained everything and what the process was and how long it would take. Definitely want to thank Ehleena with the concierge service. She was a great help setting up our utilities for us, giving me us 3 less things to worry about. My family and I appreciate Sonja’s availability with us, and patience with our persistent questions. We really can’t express our gratitude for helping us find our gorgeous first home!
Jul 26, 2020
Ordnance Maintenance Supervisor
I was extremely fortunate to have had Ms Ara Sanders as my realestate agent. I'm from California and working in Florida so it was a tricky purchase for me. I described to Ara what I invisioned and she was able to find me my perfect home. I couldn't be happier. From the beginning all the way through closing she promptly answered every question enabling me to have mutual and consice understanding of the procedures. Again very I'm grateful and blessed, she really knocked one out of the park with my home.
Jul 25, 2020
Ordnance Maintenance Supervisor
I was fortunate enough to have my realestate agent be Ms. Ara Sanders! I'm from California so it was tricky for me. Born a raised in Las Vegas she was able to help me find the home I invisioned. She truly knocked it the ball park with home. Her prompt feed back on my questions and my requests was impressive. From the very beginning all the way to closing she upheld her end of the bargain to help me find my perfect home. I can't thank her enough and any one would be only too lucky to have her as their agent. Thanks again Ara!
Jul 23, 2020
Hi Mike did a Great Job. I have nothing but praise for the way he helped me on this endeavor of buying this house I attained. The property owner was a problem. But Mike helped me get as best deal as possible. I could tell right off property owner was going to be problem. Well when pool service guy came off and made deal with him he verified problem. I well recommend Mike and already have to my friends and family. Mike is a crafty guy and knows how to identify obstacles in buying a House.
Jul 22, 2020
Courtney with Simply Vegas was the perfect choice in helping us pick out our first home! My husband and I were very new to the process and had no idea where to start but Courtney answered every question we had and was very reassuring. She knew what she was doing and was amazing to work with and was very kind and efficient. She made the experience of buying our first home a great one. We thank Courtney and Simply Vegas so much for helping us find our perfect home.
Jul 16, 2020
We could not say enough about how great Ara was to work with in selling our home! She was always so professional and on top of everything. She did an amazing job from the very first meeting with helping us to understand the process and all of our options from the listing to working through the sale process. She always had our best interest as her top priority and kept us well informed throughout the entire process. We had such a great experience selling our home with Ara and would recommend her 100% to anyone selling a home in the Las Vegas area!
Jul 1, 2020
D’Ann Finer was amazing! As a first time home buyer, I was nervous in general and had an endless supply of questions. D’Ann took the time to explain everything step by step and answer any questions I had. She worked tirelessly and constantly to keep me informed and updated all throughout the home buying process. D’Ann has an extremely positive and upbeat attitude which is a perfect combination when paired with her knowledge and passion for giving her clients the best experience possible. I can not recommend her enough! Thanks D’Ann!
Jul 1, 2020
D'Ann was wonderful from the very first time that she called me. She was extremely prompt whenever I wanted to set up a showing. It did not matter what time of day I gave her a call/text, when would reply almost instantly.
The houses that she would send me on a daily basis were fantastic!

I would recommend that anyone looking for a house goes through her!

Made the home buying process extremely easy with her wonderful team!

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