Michelle Shaver is a rising star in the Las Vegas community. If you're not currently working with Michelle then you're not getting the best representation available. Michelle is quickly establishing herself as an unmatched agent in this town. Her comprehensive approach will impress you and is second to none. She displays a humbling knowledge of the industry, maintains a sharp pulse on the market to include a vast inside understanding on future developments and variables that will impact your purchase or sale. Having Michelle at your side will showcase you as a very smart and attractive buyer or seller. She rolled up her sleeves and worked around the clock to facilitate a broad range of tasks needed to secure just the right home. She's the type of working professional that quickly understands your goals and works as a member of your personal team to help you accomplish whatever your real estate goals are in Las Vegas. I never knew a real estate agent could give me such an edge on my competitors and become so essential to my real estate experience. Establishing a relationship with her is the best investment you can possibly make. Words cannot express how grateful you will be for plugging her into your process. Michelle will leave a lasting impression on you personally and professionally that will establish her as your lifelong real estate partner and friend. You will never deal with anyone else after your experience with her. I'm born and raised in this town and have never seen anyone like her.

Benjamin Ness

Self Employed
Dec 26, 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 over 400 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.
Mar 29, 2021
Ara Sanders was incredible to work with. She helped my husband and I find our dream home in Las Vegas. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every step of the way in the home buying process. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent to work with! I have already recommended her to several family members looking to relocate to the Las Vegas Valley!
Mar 29, 2021
Ara Sanders was incredible to work with. She helped my husband and I find our dream home in Las Vegas. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every step of the way in the home buying process. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent to work with! I have already recommended her to several family members looking to relocate to the Las Vegas Valley!
Mar 29, 2021
Southwestern Sales Representative
I was so fortunate to have found Rachel Massie when I moved to Las Vegas. As my Realtor, she helped me find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. She was patient as I traveled all over the country for work and to look at homes over several months and cautioned me about making unreasonable offers when I fell too quickly for overpriced homes.
In short, she was always on my side working to make the house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Rachel was that she was always more focused on answering my questions, giving me good advice, and finding homes that met my needs than she was on closing a deal. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Mar 23, 2021
Michael was extremely proactive and helpful throughout the whole process. I could always count on a very speedy response to anything. Very knowledgeable and friendly!
Mar 17, 2021
We met Michael Copenhaver via the internet and phone roughly 15 months ago. At the time, we had not determined our destination to purchase. In June 2020 we made the trip to Las Vegas to tour the purchasing options. Michael did a fantastic job over a 3-day period of showing us the different parts of the Las Vegas area. We continued to look on-line, and got pre-approved so we were ready when the timing was right. We eventually were presented with a home that seems to fit our needs. Michael did a video tour that allowed us to react without a personal trip in, which we never thought we would do. We made the offer and the rest is history. We feel that we could rely on Mike to provide us with information, answer our questions and guide us along the way ( we haven’t bought a home for 35 years)! We are pleased with the service Mike provided, and we hope to say we made a new friend in the process! Mike will definitely be recommended to anyone we hear of interested in relocating to the Vegas area. Thanks, Mike!!
Mar 3, 2021
Pub Manager
Melani was OUTSTANDING!!! She is personable, spunky, and engaging. She assisted me with a sight unseen sale and did numerous videos of homes. Professional, top notch sales woman. Your company is lucky to have someone such as herself
Mar 1, 2021
Corin constantly went above and beyond!! Always pleasant and willing to do what she could to make the buying experience perfect. Best agent I’ve ever worked with!!
Feb 22, 2021
We had the opportunity to work with Ara at Simply Vegas, and she is the best!! She helped us get into our first home and I couldn't imagine going through that process without her! From the very first meeting she told us she was the one that will help us find what we want, she went above and beyond! She is there with you every step of the way and has got your back through the entire process. We love our first home and if we ever decide it's time for another opportunity we will be calling Ara to help!
Feb 21, 2021
Doctor of Physical Therapy
I can't recommend Simply Vegas, and more specifically Ara, highly enough! From the second we walked through the doors at Simply Vegas until the keys to our house were in our hand, she fought for us and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Being first time home buyers in a market as competitive as it currently is, on top of our weird luck, buying a house could have been a nightmare, but Ara's work ethic, advice, compassion, and moxie made it easy from start to finish.
Feb 15, 2021
We had such a great experience working with Simply Vegas. Our realtor was Melani Michaud and I can't give her enough praises!! We were first time homebuyers and she answered every single question we had along the way! Thank you so much Melani for working with us and for us!! You are fantastic!
Feb 15, 2021
U guys did Excellent work it was fast had and I will recommend u guys to my family and friends for sure thank u so much ?? for helping me to get my new home
Feb 10, 2021
OUTSTANDING! Michael Copenhaver was a godsend. We were very nervous and particular about who we used throughout this home purchase experience. This man did everything we hoped for and more. From the first meeting though after the closing. He is attentive to all details, even the things we didn't think about. I highly recommend him for everyone that wants to feel special while buying a home. No games, just courteous and professional. If you need a team that is clearly in your corner when buying a house, this is the man. Lastly, the concierge service was a huge bonus! Thank you for all that you do!
Feb 8, 2021
We are so happy with our new home! We are grateful for the professionalism of The Gafford Group, and the warm and personal touch of Amanda and her team. Amanda helped us to find the perfect home. She was always available for our questions, was assertive when representing us, and negotiated in our best interest. Thank you!
Feb 2, 2021
I want to say how awesome of an agent Amanda Karszes is. Relocating from the east coast to the west coast I envisioned to be a nightmare in the works. Not at all. I started out wanting to look at homes to purchase and she listened to what I thought I wanted set me up with houses to view. I flew to Las Vegas met with Amanda and looked at homes, as we toured different homes Amanda picked up on the details of what I really wanted and showed me just that. Throughout the process I decided to rent to learn the area because I saw so many homes that I loved in different areas. Amanda switched gears without hesitation, displayed patience during my craziness and found me a rental that I love and can see myself purchasing in the future. I have my forever realtor. I can not express how much I appreciate her assisting me with this move.
Feb 1, 2021
We had Melani Michaud as our agent. She was great to work with! Answered all our questions & made the process super easy. We are grateful & happy with our new home. Thank you so much Melanie! I would definitely recommend her to friends, family & anyone out there looking for a great & reliable agent.
Jan 30, 2021
I purchased and sold a home using Courtney and she made it a very pleasant and easy experience. Lets face it, lmoving sucks and is not fun, but she answered all of my questions at any given time and is exceptionaly knowledgeable and experienced, and most importantly she put the most amount of money in my pocket possible. I highly recommend Courtney!
Jan 29, 2021
Area Manager
Kami was a very helpful in purchasing my first home. He knew I was on a budget but still found a house within my price range in the area I was looking for! He also moved very quickly and partners with a great broker, I never thought it would be possible to close on a house in less than 30 days but he did it! Thank you.
Jan 26, 2021
We were introduced to Manuel Ayala and The Gafford Group while searching for a home in Las Vegas; Manuel's services are second to none. As a family traveling from another State, Manuel was able to accommodate our limited schedule which allowed us to look at several houses until we found our dream home. From showing of the property to handing over the keys, Manuel was there every step of the way at all hours of the day; he stuck with us from beginning to end looking out for our best interest at heart. We couldn't have done this without Manuel Ayala! Thank you so much!
Jan 19, 2021
Leigha Tropp did a great job of communicating with us on the purchase of our new home. Communication is everything and she was on top of it from start to finish of the purchase.
Jan 15, 2021
Ara Sanders was our buying agent. We were able to find and buy a home we love within a month of our first introduction. She fought hard for what we wanted and was incredibly professional. Highly recommend Ara Sanders in the Gafford Group in Simply Vegas.
Jan 15, 2021
Ara Sanders was our buying agent. We were able to find and buy a home we love within a month of our first introduction. She fought hard for what we wanted and was incredibly professional. Highly recommend Ara Sanders in the Gafford Group in Simply Vegas.
Jan 12, 2021
If you're looking for an agent who is committed and will go above and beyond to sell your home, look no further than Michael Copenhaver. We hired Michael to sell our home and did not regret it for a second. I am a licensed agent in another state, so I have extremely high expectations...Mike delivered! We had already relocated to the east coast and Mike handled EVERYTHING for us from booking contractors to touching up the landscaping and making sure our home had curb appeal to stand out, all while keeping budget in mind and advising us when some expenses were not the best investment. We wanted to get it on the market and sold FAST so he got in there and handled little touchups like paint & changing fixtures (most of which the homeowner would normally do) himself! The home sold in 1 week for much more than we originally anticipated, and we closed in about a month. He handled everything with the utmost respect and professionalism and I have no doubt he is one of the rising stars of Las Vegas real estate. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone I know. Thanks Mike!
Jan 12, 2021

I was helping my daughter searching for a home in Las Vegas. Amanda Karszes Did amazing job to help us and guided us through this journey. She had our best interest in mind and she was always available when we needed her. I’m very grateful for everything she did for us. Highly recommended.
Jan 11, 2021
We are first time home buyers and had a wonderful experience with our agent, Melani. She was professional, kind, and made the whole process so easy. She is so knowledgeable, helpful, and we are so grateful for her role in getting us into our dream home! Thank you Gafford Group!
Jan 11, 2021
Our Agent was Ara Sanders. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. My wife and I were first-time homebuyers, so we had a lot of questions. Ara was patient in answering our questions and addressing our concerns. She also did an excellent job in helping us close early.

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