About Hilary & Jay
Integrity and innovation paired with old fashioned customer service
Our mission statement is simple. We believe that you deserve agents who will deliver the highest level of customer service, and who possess the knowledge and sales experience to ensure that your transaction is a resounding success.
In addition, we also offer the latest technology to streamline the home buying and home selling process and give you an edge over other consumers working with lesser tools. In contrast to many other agents who are also top producers, we have opted to limit our number of clients rather than create a mega-team. You will always be working with us—every step of the way. This translates into the highest quality of personal service for you—our valued client.
Trust is everything. We adhere to a strict ethical code to always put your best interests first. Quite simply, we want to make you a client for life - and for you to be so thrilled that you recommend our services to others. Whether you are a first time buyer, relocating, selling luxury property, dealing with an estate situation or investing, we have the experience and the enthusiasm you deserve. Give us a chance to knock it out of the park for you - contact us today!
Hilary Backlund Lotoski
Associate Broker & REALTOR® | GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute | Fine Homes and Estates Certification | e-Pro Designation | GREEN Designation
Hilary is an Associate Broker, holds her GRI (Graduate, REALTOR ® Institute, held by roughly only 15% of REALTORS®), an e-Pro designation (marketing through technology), and has also earned the National Organization Of REALTORS® GREEN designation. She held the Fine Homes and Estates certification at her previous brokerage, and has a strong marketing background. On a personal note, she is a voracious reader (non-fiction mainly) and loves to write (fiction!). If she wasn't selling real estate, her dream jobs would run the gamut from novelist to creative design. Hilary also loves spending time with their (formerly feral!) rescue cats Harlow & Lucky.
REALTOR® | ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative | SFR – Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
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, and enjoyed great success during his time as an insurance negotiator prior to 2009. 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. Golfing is his other passion, and he logs in the majority of his rounds at the historic Oro Valley Country Club course.
"There are three types of workers: those who get things done, those who watch things get done, and those who wonder how so much got done."
- Author Unknown
We are driven by a vision
Hilary Backlund and Jason Lotoski are a husband and wife real estate team based in Oro Valley, Arizona, and also serving the surrounding areas of Tucson, Catalina and Marana. Married in 2002, 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. 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. This talent has morphed over the years into incorporating complimentary staging for their clients, a valuable service for their clients that other Greater Oro Valley real estate agents do not offer. Hilary and Jay know that real estate transactions can be stressful, and they are committed to making your experience smooth and pleasant. Both out of the box thinkers, they are quick to provide solutions for their clients during difficult transactions. Thoughtful and sensitive to individual needs, you can be assured of their genuine and careful concern for their clients. As recipients of Long Realty's most prestigious award, the 1926 Circle of Excellence every year since joining the company in 2012, these top Oro Valley real estate agents 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.
Members of The National Association of Realtors ®
Members of the Oro Valley Historical Society
Members and residents of the Oro Valley Country Club
Awards and certifications
Hilary and Jay are currently ranked in the top 3% of Tucson REALTORS® in sales production. Since joining Long Realty Company, they have been recipients of Long Realty Company’s highest tier of sales awards every year, which earns them a spot in the firm’s prestigious “Circle of 26″. This accomplishment has also allowed them to both become Vice President Members of the Executive Council, an elite group consisting of a small percentage of Long Realty agents company-wide.
However, the accolades they feel matter the most and are the proudest of come from their clients! You can read many of them here.