Debbie Yost, chair of the Board of Directors for Arizona Regional MLS in Phoenix, Ariz., first entered real estate in 1980. She is the co-founder of Yost Realty Group, RE/MAX Casa Grande, and has been recognized as one of the Top 250 U.S. Teams for number of transactions nine times, with six of them running consecutively.
Her certifications include: Accredited Buyer's Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Investor Agent Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Mktg. Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource.
In 2018, Yost made headlines by championing the first major MLS joint venture in noncontiguous markets: Arizona and Wisconsin. The joint venture took place between Metro Multiple Listing Service Inc. (Metro MLS) and Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS®).
"The collaboration between two noncontiguous markets meets a national necessity for MLS consolidation that can finally provide a more subscriber-centric approach," says Yost. "By maintaining their respective locations, this partnership can uphold the integrity and trust each brand has built within their own marketplaces."