Meet The Hill Group: Your Trusted Phoenix Realtors

At The Hill Group, we pride ourselves on providing an extraordinary real estate experience not found anywhere else. Since 2003, we’ve helped over 2,000 clients seamlessly navigate the process of buying, selling, and investing in Phoenix area properties. Our Core Values — Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Relationships, Teamwork — guide us in everything we do.

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 even might have seen us in an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters.

Why Choose The Hill Group as Your Next Phoenix Realtor?

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what we say we can do. It matters how our clients feel after we’ve worked with them. And according to our past clients, it’s our attention to detail, willingness to go above and beyond, and commitment to guiding you through every step of the process that set us apart. Also, for every home we sell, our team makes a donation to the Arizona Housing Fund, a charity dedicated to expanding affordable housing and reducing homelessness.

Whether you’re looking for a Phoenix real estate specialist with in-depth market knowledge or extensive marketing strategies, you can count on The Hill Group to guide you through even the toughest of real estate markets.

  1. 2003

    The Hill Group was founded by Kirsten and Doug Hill

  2. 2011

    Ranked among top 1% of all real estate agents in Maricopa County

  3. 2011

    Ranked #4 among all NRT sales agents nationwide, based on number of homes sold

  4. 2011

    Ranked on The Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 250 Agents, based on total transaction sides

  5. 2012

    Ranked among top 1% of all real estate agents in Maricopa County

  6. 2012

    Ranked among Top 20 Residential Real Estate Agents by Phoenix Business Journal, based on total dollar volume sold

  7. 2012

    Ranked #1 among all Coldwell Banker sales teams in Arizona, based on number of homes sold

  8. 2013

    Ranked #1 among all Coldwell Banker sales teams in Arizona, based on number of homes sold

  9. 2013

    Ranked among top 1% of all real estate agents in Maricopa County

  10. 2016

    Residential Real Estate Team of the Year by Arizona School of Real Estate & Business

  11. 2019

    North&Co. named Top Real Estate Company by Ranking Arizona

  12. 2019

    North&Co. Legacy Club

  13. 2019

    North&Co. Top Ten Team

  14. 2020

    North&Co. made the Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

  15. 2020

    Broker Agent Advisor Seven Star Certificate of Excellence in Real Estate

  16. 2020

    Ranked among top 1% of all real estate agents in Maricopa County

  17. 2020

    Phoenix Magazine Top Real Estate Producers: INDIVIDUAL AGENT – GOLD GROUP

  18. 2020

    North&Co. Legacy Club

  19. 2020

    North&Co. Top Ten Team

  20. 2021

    North&Co. made the Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

  21. 2021

    Broker Agent Advisor Seven Star Certificate of Excellence in Real Estate

  22. 2021

    Joshua Hill selected as one of Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS' 40 Under 40 award recipients

  23. 2021

    Ranked among top 1% of all real estate agents in Maricopa County

  24. 2021

    Phoenix Magazine Top Real Estate Producers: Teams of 3-5 Agents – Copper Club

  25. 2021

    North&Co. Legacy Club

  26. 2022

    America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents - Phoenix Metro

  27. 2023

    America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents - Phoenix Metro

  28. 2023

    North&Co. Top Ten Team

  29. 2023

    North&Co. Legacy Club

  30. 2023

    North&Co. Stephanie. E. Gonzalez Award

  31. 2024

    America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents - Phoenix Metro


“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.

“Josh and Sean did a fantastic job getting our house under contract almost immediately after it was listed. The first offer fell through, but they had it back on the market right away without any stress on our end, and had it under contract again within 48 hours. They kept us updated every step of the way and gave us advice when we needed it most. They were great and we couldn't have asked for anything better.”

— Brian S.

“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 diligent and focused, while also being compassionate and honest. Joshua lives in Midtown Phoenix with his wife. Together, they enjoy renovating their historic home, live music, and exploring the downtown area on their bikes.

Steven James REALTOR®

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.

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.