Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900 (Tierra Antigua Realty) Real Estate Agent



Spirit Messingham
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
location_on Tucson, AZ — Tierra Antigua Realty
Get to Know Spirit Messingham

Third generation, full-time licensed Realtor, putting my clients' needs first. I work with all of my clients one on one, taking pride in the quality work and services I provide. Experienced buyer's & listing agent in the top 1% of all Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2012-2017. I have the experience, passion and knowledge to help with your residential real estate needs. Call (520) 471-6900 for a free and no obligation consultation.  Click to read 221+ reviews written by past clients here:


Educating and helping clients conduct real estate transactions in Tucson since 2007. Clients can also count on my ten years of prior Fortune 500 sales experience, which included contract negotiation. Please read the 221 reviews written by past Zillow clients to see what kind of agent I am and what you can expect working with me. Experienced buyer's agent, showing an average of 400+ properties a year in Tucson with buyers I represent. I share this experience with clients, including first time home buyers, out of state clients, investors, relocation clients, retirees, and potential sellers. Buying or selling a home should be an exciting and educational process. Experience and communication are the cornerstones of a successful transaction.

Thinking about buying or selling in this market? Take advantage of my knowledge, experience, and passion for real estate. Whether you wish to buy or sell real estate, I will work with you throughout the entire process. Offering clients personal one on one service, dedication, honesty, professionalism, and communication from start to finish. Call (520) 471-6900.

-Top 1% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2017 YTD
-Top 1% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2016
-Top 1% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2015
-Top 1% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2014
-Top 2% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2013
-Top 5% of Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2012
-Multi-Million Dollar Producer Tucson Real Estate
-Board Member: Colonia Solana Homeowner's Association
-Tucson Historic Preservation Society
-Multiple (5X) Leadership Award Winner with Dun and Bradstreet
-Member Tucson Association of REALTORS, Inc.
-Member National Association of REALTORS, Inc.


First Time Home Buyers. Educating Clients. Luxury Homes. Relocation. Out of State Buyers. Have experience with REO (foreclosures) Short Sales, Buyers, and Sellers in the greater Tucson area. Bought & sold in all areas of Tucson, specializing in Central, North, & Northeast. Have questions, give me a call (520) 471-6900. I will help provide you with answers & options so you can make an educated decision.

University of Northern Iowa    Cedar Falls, IA 
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology  3.52 GPA, Magna Cum Laude-1997

Hogan School of Real Estate   Tucson, AZ 
90 Hour Real Estate Sales License Course  2007

Arizona License is current & up-to-date with Continuing Education classes.


  • Top 1% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2017 YTD
  • Top 1% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2016
  • Top 1% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2015
  • Top 1% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2014
  • Top 2% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2013
  • Top 5% Tucson Realtors by sales volume 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Producer Tucson Real Estate 2007-Present
  • Multiple (5X) Leadership Award Winner Sales with Dun and Bradstreet


  • Time management
  • Contact management
  • Contract negotiation
  • Sales
  • Communication-Cornerstone of all successful transactions.
  • Technology
  • Negotiation Expert
  • Listing agent
  • Experienced buyer's agent
  • Chauffeur
George L.
Spirit is a brilliant, creative, hardworking and an honest realtor. His enthusiasm and nose for detail is only eclipsed by his character and sincerity. He is not the first good realtor I have worked with, but he is the best. If he starts to talk fast, just tell him to slow down... Then listen to him. George
Alex T.
I'm a Tucson native. I've been in the service business for upwards of 20 years. In those years, I've been in contact with many professionals in many different fields. As some know, Tucson is flooded with agents. I've known Spirit for quite some time now. Whenever I wanted to tap a realitor's knowledge, he would be one of the agents I would contact. Like doctors, I wanted a few opinions. You could tell his answers were acute, genuine and crisp. He didn't have the "salesman" tone. So when it came time to list my house, I would choose Spirit. I was not let done at all. From determining a list price, coaching me through how things transpire, NOT being a cheerleader and telling me things straight forward, to closing he was sharp and punctual. My house had issues I was not aware of. By the time I was made aware of them, he had already made phone calls and had answers for me on the spot. Spirit made the whole experience as smooth as it could. Completely happy with Spirit and would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody (already have)!
Audrey W.
From the get-go Spirit has been nothing but professional and super, super organized. My husband and I reside in Wisconsin and were looking to purchase a "snow-bird" home in Arizona. We have many friends in the Green Valley/Tuscon area and knew where we wanted to be. From that point on, Spirit managed our hunt magnificently. I don't believe the man sleeps or eats. Before you could blink an eye, a task he set out to do was done. He made sure the residence we were interested in was checked out and within 3 weeks, we are the proud owners of a GV house. Everything was explained thoroughly and when I was unsure or just forgot, Spirit was prompt and courteous in clarifying what I needed to know. He is a MASTER in his business.
Frank B.
High energy, extremely efficient, immediate response to questions, very knowledgeable about the area and process. We highly recommend him and enjoyed working with him. Note that we were out of towners and he helped us in understanding the Tucson market and where we wanted to be.
Tony P.
I am blown away by the level of service that Spirit provided! This is my first home purchase and first time working with a realtor. He made the process clear, understandable, straight-forward, and, as stress-free as possible from first contact to closing. I chose Spirit from a recommendation of a dear friend and I whole-heartedly give my best recommendation for him.
Blair F.
We were first time homebuyers looking for a very specific type of property in Tucson. Spirit was recommended to us by friends and we feel so fortunate! Spirit provided us with useful advice at every turn. As newbies to the process, Spirit made us feel like everything was under control and we felt like we had all of the information we needed to make the right decisions. We went into contract on our new home over the winter holidays (certainly not the most convenient timing), yet Spirit remained available and willing to meet us and talk to us on weekends and after hours. We highly recommend Spirit for your house search!
Scott N.
I don't usually write reviews but this guy is so good I did. I wanted to buy my UofA student a condo or townhouse. My wife and I looked online (from out of state) for potential places and called and talked to agents as we found places we liked. My theory at the time was to identify the listing agent of each place and contact them, as I thought that would get me the best results. Well about three months in, we had contacted or left voicemails to about 8-10 agents and with the lack of response, lack of enthusiasm, lack of professionalism, and lack of knowledge we felt like maybe we should just rent and be done with our search. I then found a place with a weird status I didn't understand (Active/CAPA), so I searched Google to try to understand it. This lead me to Zillow forums where Spirit Messingham had posted the correct answer I was looking for explaining fully that status. I then read his reviews and frankly was a bit skeptical, as they all were about like the one I'm writing is going to end up being.....very good. I thought, if all of these reviews are legit this is the guy I need to talk to. I called him (he answered!) with no particular place in mind, but told him what I wanted to buy, where, when (asap), and how much I wanted to spend.....we talked for about ten minutes and somewhere in that time span I knew this guy was the real deal and that if we were going to find the place we wanted from two states over Spirit was our best shot at making it happen. As soon as I got off the phone with Spirit, I called my wife and said "I just talked to the guy who is going to take care of us, and I think it's all going to work out." I told her to just forget about any other agent she had talked to and let's go with Spirit. She kind of laughed and said I seemed awful confident in this Spirit guy and that no other agent's were doing much anyway. Spirit called/texted/emailed back every step of the way, and in no time had educated me on the Tucson market (which is a strange one), brought my expectations as to what type of place I could find close enough to the school into reality, gave me access to the MLS with all properties that would work for me, met with my student and showed the properties, walked me through the offer process, recommended inspectors, met with inspectors.....etc etc etc... With Spirit's help we bought a nice townhouse that fit the bill in a great area, for considerably less than what I explained was my max budget. This all happened very quickly.........In fact I had two agents actually call and say something to the effect of "Hi, you had called and left me a message about a townhouse I have listed? Sorry it took me a while to call you back...." These calls came AFTER SPIRIT HAD FOUND OUR PLACE AND WHILE WE WERE UNDER CONTRACT! When told we had already found a place they seemed almost relieved so they could just hang up. To sum it up, if I hadn't found Spirit we wouldn't have bought a place. He is all that these reviews say he is. The man is on it from beginning to end. If you are serious about buying in Tucson call Spirit, tell him what you want, listen to his advice and get ready to move. When I'm ready to sell in four years there's only one agent I'm calling.
Carmen V.
We are looking long distance and Spirit has been our representative. He knows the area well, lets you know the good and the bad, seriously tries to find the type of home you would like, and spends with you the time you need for finding what you want. I can not yet rate him on negotiation skills as we haven't gotten that far, but he is a very good agent. We are still looking and he is still representing. 6/25 UPDATE: We have purchased a home in Tucson with Spirit's help. He was very helpful in negotiating the buy. As helpful, maybe even more, is his knowledge of the process up to closing once an offer has been accepted. He knows the process well and makes sure nothing gets missed -- even when you're an "absentee" buyer. Spirit has been honest and forthcoming, and more than helpful through this entire process. I don't think you could find a better realtor.
Sam N.
We were ready for an upgrade to a larger home. Spirit worked with us to understand what the market was like and what our options on a new home in our price range looked like. He provided excellent direction on how the process works and worked hard for us to locate our new home. We could not have had a better experience. As we were purchasing our new home, Spirit was busy preparing to sell our old home. He worked very hard to get our old home on the market and was successful at closing a sale within two months! Our experience as a buyer and seller was super and his guidance on the process was a wonderful experience.
Dave and Dee N.
Spirit worked with us as a buyers agent and was on our side all the way. He represented us fairly and accurately in all negotiations with sellers and their agents. We were shown listings that met our search criterion exactly so we did not waste time and efforts looking at properties that would not hold our interest. His experience shown best by handling the details of property purchasing in a manner that made smooth sailing for both of us.
Cathy M.
I reached out to Spirit in the fall of 2013 letting him know that I was considering purchasing a property in Tucson sometime in the new year. He responded immediately and I have been working with him ever since. Spirit has been great in helping me find the perfect property, in the perfect location, at the price point I wanted. He could not have been more accommodating in assisting me with my search & inspection process. I have purchased 4 homes but never one unseen until now. If I was working with any other agent I am sure this would not be the case. I would not hesitate to recommend Spirit to any one looking for a real estate professional and would definitely utilize him in the future if I purchase again in Tucson.
Kathy K.
I found Spirit while searching for homes on Zillow. Impressed by his Five Star Rating I decided to contact him. While having my current home getting close to closing in less than a month, I needed to act fast in purchasing a property, since I did not wish to rent and move twice. Spirit worked with me very closely and patiently, with the greatest support I could ever have wished for. Coordinating between a home sale in Pinal County to a new home sale in Pima County, Spirit was with me 101%. The home I sold and bought closed on the same day. And I was able to receive the keys and move in the next morning. Without Spirit’s help and support, I don’t think the move would have gone so smoothly. Spirit is a very honest, upfront, personable, considerate and professional Agent. You can’t go wrong with him as your Agent, I highly recommend him. If you are looking to buy a New Build Home, you should always have your Real Estate Agent accompany you. If you don’t you are on your own. The Builder’s Rep only works for the Builder “not you”. This is a tip I learned from Spirit. Good luck and thank you for all of your help and support! KK, Green Valley, AZ
Courtney H.
Spirit is the most attentive real estate agent you could imagine. As soon as you send an email he immediately responds. He gives frequent updates and knows Tucson inside and out. He is great at helping buyers figure out what they want and incredibly patient. He will never pressure you into buying a home and gives sage advice throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him whether you are buying or selling!
Christine N.
We recently purchased our new home with the help of Spirit Messingham as our realtor and the transaction could not have gone better. From the beginning of the process, Spirit was very involved in our search for the perfect home. After showing us the first few homes, he was able to really get a feel of what we were looking for and found us our house on the 2nd trip out! The moment we decided that this was the house for us, Spirit wasted no time in contacting the sellers realtor and the rest is history! He let us know the process, step by step, and kept us informed throughout. As I stated earlier, with Sprit as our realtor, the process of purchasing of our new home was an easy and exciting experience!
Greg O.
Spirit is wonderful to work with. The process was smooth, and Spirit is great about being straight forward and answering any questions. I always know everything will get taken care of, so there is no stress and no need to constantly follow up. The combination of low service fee and prompt personalized service leading up to the closing was superb. I would use Spirit again.
Henry W.
My partner and I initially contacted Spirit via email, having read other reviews of his performance. Living in NY, we wanted to purchase a second home in Tucson, and Spirit worked with us diligently for several months until we were ready to come out to Tucson and make a property selection. He sent us weekly lists of properties that met our requirements, and offered us guidance along the way. When we arrived in Tucson to review the properties, he was excellent. He took us to each one, answered many many questions that we had, and by the end of the day we had settled on the one we wanted. We talked with him about making a bid, and we actually closed a few hours ago on a fantastic Townhome that had every feature we wanted, and exceeded all our expectations. Spirit was a pleasure to work with. The following list of adjectives is completely accurate and is based on working with him for many months. He is knowledgeable, intelligent, professional, a good listener, reliable, a great communicator, a great teacher, patient, energetic, fair-minded, honest, accurate and always willing to go the extra distance to give the client what they are looking for. With no reservations, we recommend Spirit wholeheartedly for anyone who's out there looking for the right agent. We consider ourselves very lucky to have picked him as our RE agent for this purchase.
Frank G.
Mr Messingham was an excellent agent and provided me with need all the advise and assistance when needed. I was duly impressed with his keeping me informed during all phases of the selling process and assistance with meeting the concerns of the buyers. i can not say enough as to his professionalism.
Nancy R.
Every selling situation is unique. Spirit, was willing and able to address every little (and big) twist and turn. I no longer lived in Tucson, where the property is located, and so had the extra burden of being an out-of-town owner. His help and expertise was tremendous. The property had many showings, we received an offer after only about a month on the market, and closed the sale about 30 days later. This was the fastest sale I have experienced and I have bought and sold a number of properties over many years. I highly appreciate his skill, hard work, time and effort. I see all the other excellent reviews and I completely understand why Spirit received them.
Russ V.
Have you ever wished you could have the most competent capable real estate agent in your neck of the woods? Well, you have found him in Spirit Messingham. He just helped us with the purchase of a home. We couldn't be more delighted! His attention to detail, follow up and negotiating an agreement we asked for was superb. You will see why this skilled individual has consistent 5.0 rating!
Thomas P.
Spirit is a gentle soul with a thorough and detail oriented approach. His experience and expertise is prevalent during any of his interactions. He is respectful and informative, yet direct and efficient.
Dana S.
I cannot say enough good things about Spirit's skills and knowledge as a realtor. I think it would be a challenge to find anyone more dedicated to his work and clients than Spirit. My husband and I were first time home buyers and from the very first phone call Spirit was honest, available and willing to do whatever it took to help us find the right house and negotiate terms with the sellers once we did find "the" house. He gave honest opinions about his thoughts on houses we saw when we asked, but didn't give unsolicited advice. He didn't pressure us into "settling" for a house and told us from the very start that it might be a long process to find the right house, but he would stick with us as long as it took. We never felt like we were just another number in his book of clients. In terms of availability, he was always extremely quick to respond to emails and phone calls. He was willing to spend time answering questions we had, no matter how insignificant they seemed. I could probably write all day about the hundreds of times he helped us through the whole complicated home-buying process (from first viewing houses to seeking out a loan office to signing the title), but I'll just give one final example of his dedication to the buyers he works with. The day AFTER we officially owned the house we bought (meaning that technically his job with us was completed), we had a problem with a washer/dryer delivery that the seller had set up. To make a long story short, I ended up calling Spirit in a bit of a panic and asked him for help contacting the delivery company. He immediately told me not to worry, that he would make some calls and get it straightened out. Less than 5 minutes later I got a phone call from the MANAGER of the delivery company. That is just one example of a time that he went above and beyond to help us out. Spirit really seems to love what he does and clearly has a gift for this business. Thanks to him, we found a house we love in the time frame we were hoping for. Couldn't have asked for a better realtor.
Nesmary H.
Spirit helped my husband and I buy the perfect home for us. He was extremely helpful and patient throughout the process. He showed us over 60 homes and never rushed us into making an offer on a home that wasn't right. Once we made an offer, he kept us informed along the way. He demonstrated to be invested in helping us. We truly felt that he was part of our team. We also appreciated his transparency and professionalism. He exemplifies what a real state agent should be.
Travis F.
I moved across the country and had to purchase a home quickly. My home purchasing experience with Spirit was outstanding! I've used other realtors in the past, and Spirit's work ethic and knowledge are far superior to any of them. Spirit uses online tools and online signature programs, so all paperwork is able to be completed over the internet. This was very convenient and saved a lot of time. Spirit also recommended other professionals (home inspector, title officer, termite inspector) and coordinated the scheduling for them. These professionals were very thorough and completed everything in a timely manner. With being new to the area, this was very helpful. Spirit replied to my emails very quickly (typically less than a few hours) and answered all of my questions completely. Finally, due to his negotiation skills, I was able to close on the home on time and at a favorable price. I would recommend Spirit to everyone I know and will use him again in the future!
Christina R.
I have never had an experience like this in buying or selling a property and fully attribute it to working with Spirit! We were buying a property from out of state and we are not very familiar with the AZ way of doing things. Spirit guided us through every step of the process. We worked predominently by e-mail and thanks to his super responsiveness, we were able to go from the concept of thinking about buying to title in just over four weeks!! Again I attribute this to Spirit and his understanding of how to make things happen, his network of related professionals and his understanding of the market. There was no long drawn out negotiations. First offer accepted at thousands under asking price. I do not know how it could have gone better! He was always available, always had an answer, just wish I got this kind of service in other areas.
Tyler K.
My fiancee and I started toying with the idea of buying a home, and one of our friends recommended we contact Spirit. We spoke with multiple realtors, and Spirit was by far the most professional, knowledgable, personable, and thorough of them all. Spirit was more than a realtor, and guided us all the way through the home buying process. Spirit took the time to explain the whole process in great detail at our first meeting, and it was easy from there. We looked at many homes together, and Spirit acted as a strong advocate for us once we decided to put an offer on a home. Spirit's extremely quick response times are what ensured we were the first offer in, and we were able to purchase the home we wanted! Spirit was overall absolutely amazing, and his responsiveness (emails, phone calls, texts, at almost all hours!), thoroughness (he prepared all the paperwork, correctly, the first time, for each step), knowledge of the area, and professionalism made the process easy. He is also very friendly, and makes driving around looking at houses fun! My fiancee and I HIGHLY recommend Spirit to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Tucson.
Mike M.
I worked with Spirit for a purchase in Tucson, and was extremely impressed by his level of knowledge and customer service. Spirit was consistently quick with responses, at all times of day or night throughout the entire process. He's easy to understand, does a great job explaining things and is very friendly! Communication is key for this industry, and Spirit excels at it. He had a great knowledge of the area, real estate process and did a stellar job negotiating throughout the deal.
Susan L.
Spirit was found via the internet with comments I reviewed. He lived up to all my expectations. He explained even though I am from out of State that he would be able to get everything done for me via email. He had my property for a short time before it was sold. Given the condition of the property I believe I was paid a fair price. Spirit made some suggestions that I heeded and it seemed to pay off. I would reccomend him to anyone looking to sell their home. Or if your from out of State he made this as pain free as possible.
Ping H.
Spirit was wonderful. He always responds very quickly to calls and emails. Very easy to work with. Very knowledgable and got us a good deal on the house. Couldn't be happier. Highly recommend.
Mickey A.
Spirit was very attentive to details and anticipated all my questions and concerns. I would recommend him without reservation! Buy investment properties required that he consider larger implications than just those that apply to homeownership, like rental value, detailed knowledge of neighborhoods, tax issues, and anticipation of repair and upkeep as they relate to the local climate. He recommended loan professionals, contractors, and repair specialists that were all very helpful.
Kevin and Joan S.
I highly recommend Spirit when it comes to buying (or selling) a home. He brings a wealth of knowledge and always provides top-notch advice. Spirit has helped us buy 2 homes (primary residence and investment property), and after I recommended him to a friend, that friend has bought 2 properties and sold 1. With Spirit there is no sugar-coating anything - you will always get his honest opinion which is something I value very much. Spirit is very easy to get along with and has tremendous patience. He will show you as many homes as you want until you find the one that's right for you. 5-star rating all the way!

3rd Generation Full-Time REALTOR®