The Hill Group Story

The Hill Group is an award-winning team of real estate professionals providing home buyers and sellers throughout Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix with an extraordinary real estate experience not found anywhere else. Our five core values drive everything we do: Honesty. Excellence. Accountability. Relationships. Teamwork. For every home we sell, our team makes a donation to a charity dedicated to expanding affordable housing and reducing homelessness.

Since 2003, we have been ranked among the top 1% of all Maricopa County real estate agents, named Residential Real Estate Team of the Year by Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, recognized on The Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 250 Agents, and received over 350 five-star reviews from our clients. You might even have seen us in an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters.

With our in-depth market knowledge, time-saving technology, and extensive marketing strategies, you can count on The Hill Group to guide you through even the toughest of real estate markets.


“The buying and selling of your home is a pretty big deal, at least we think so, and in this crazy market it took some searching to find a team of dedicated professionals who cared enough to be patient and listen and then understood that it was not just a business transaction, but our home, which we did with The Hill Group. We are certainly not novices at buying and selling homes, it is our 4th time around, but this is the first time that I felt fully represented.”

— Reem K.

“My family has been buying and selling homes with The Hill Group since 2003. Naturally, I turned to Josh and his team for my own first home purchase this past year, and as expected, the team's performance exceeded my expectations. Steven James is a phenomenal Buyer's Agent. Even in the midst of an insane Phoenix real estate market and COVID-19, Steven proved to be a highly valuable asset, always providing great advice and insight.”

— Kendall D.

“We had the best experience working with The Hill Group and Steven James. He was there every step of the way with information about neighborhoods and advice on what to expect throughout the process. Being out of state buyers, Steven and team knew the anxiety we would have so they communicated often and helped us through all the details big or small. We are so impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness.”

— Susan L.

“After meeting with a few Realtors we decided to work with The Hill Group and were incredibly happy with our decision. This was our first experience selling a house so we had quite a few questions throughout the process. We felt that Sean and Josh provided us with all the information we needed. They took the time to walk us through each step and prepare us for upcoming steps. They answered every question we had and provided us with advice when we were unsure how to proceed. I would absolutely recommend The Hill Group.”

— Kathryn J.

“Sydney was very professional and a true consultant helping us make the right decision and negotiated well when needed. The response and follow up from Joshua and Sydney was excellent. We could text them with any sort of request and they were on it! I wish there was a 6th star I could give them!”

— Christopher A.

“Our home purchase was remarkably smooth and we were well advised and protected through the process. Three years later when we were ready to relocate again, there was no hesitation to contact The Hill Group again to list our beautiful home, and within 3 days, our home sold promptly. A classy, responsive, and professional agency with superb agents!”

— Kim H.

“I recently worked with The Hill Group to sell my condo in Scottsdale. It was a great experience from beginning to end. Sean is great to work with and handled all of my issues. Even when I was difficult, he was understanding and took care of everything. I highly recommend The Hill Group and Sean. Definitely would be happy to work with them again!”

— Jolene V.

“We recently bought a home and sold our condo with The Hill Group, and could not have asked for a better experience. Professional from the start, they listened to our needs and remained reliable, responsive and honest throughout the whole process. We highly recommend them!”

— Kimberly S.

“Steven and The Hill Group made my home buying experience smooth and easy. I am definitely looking forward to continuing my business with them in the future. I would fully trust them with any real estate matters that I have. The Hill Group works very well and cohesively as team. From a high-end property, to a fixer-upper, or even foreclosure; Steven and The Hill Group have the experience, and skills to make it happen.”

— Josiah H.

“The Hill Group came recommended to us 15 years ago, and we are thankful for that recommendation. They have helped us both buy and sell houses (twice closing while we were out of state), and in every transaction, we felt like we were dealing with a family member. They always had our best interest in mind and provided all the information we needed to make decisions. If you are buying or selling in the Phoenix market, The Hill Group should be the first and last place you look for a real estate team.”

— Demone B.

“We have used The Hill Group to sell 2 houses for us in the last 18 months. Living 2,000 miles away would normally cause me to be concerned about dealing with an agency so far away. I would honestly say no other agent could have made this process easier or done as good of a job negotiating the multiple offers we received. They are amazing at what they do and their knowledge of the market alone separates them from everyone else. Thanks again Josh, Sean, Steven and Sydney, we will always be grateful.”

— Mark Z.

Joshua Hill Realtor® | Team Lead

Joshua is a third-generation Realtor and has lived in Arizona for most of his life. He understands the local real estate market because he has seen the Valley's growth firsthand as a buyer, seller, investor, and agent. He's immensely proud of the team he leads—they're hard-working and ambitious, while also being honest and empathetic. Joshua lives in Downtown Phoenix with his wife. Together, they enjoy riding their bikes, live music, theatre, and traveling.

Steven James Realtor® | Buyer's Agent

Steven describes his role on the team as official dream-home-finder, but he's so much more than that to The Hill Group's clients. He's an excellent communicator, compassionate, and driven by the advice his father gave him when he was young: "Don't worry, work." Steven lives in Tempe with his wife where they like to take walks and try new restaurants. When he's not showing homes and negotiating contracts, Steven enjoys listening to podcasts like "Crime Junkie", playing hockey, and spending time with his family.

Sean O'Gorman Realtor® | Seller's Agent

Sean's ambitious nature is reflected in everything he does. After serving four years in the Air Force and completing two combat tours in Iraq, he built a successful telecommunications company by bringing innovative ideas to the industry and putting the client's needs first. Now, he uses those same skills to provide The Hill Group's clients with an extraordinary home selling experience not found anywhere else. Outside of the office, you'll find Sean playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his wife and young son.

Sydney Jansen Realtor® | Operations Coordinator

Sydney excels in multiple key roles within The Hill Group, helping both buyers and sellers. One day, she might be showing homes followed by hosting an open house. The next, she's attending an inspection with a buyer and coordinating the photoshoot of our next listing. Clients have described her as knowledgeable, honest, and a true consultant. Sydney lives in Old Town Scottsdale with her husband, dog, and two cats. She is a talented opera singer and enjoys visiting our local farmer's markets and antique shops.