About Hilary & Jay

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 and your property deserve. Call us today—we are ready to assist you!

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.

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.

Hilary Backlund

Hilary is an Associate Broker, holds her GRI (Graduate, REALTOR ® Institute, held by roughly only 20% of REALTORS®), an e-Pro designation (marketing through technology), and the National Organization Of REALTORS® GREEN designation. She has completed the education requirements for the Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist certification. She also held the Fine Homes and Estates certification at her previous brokerage, and has a strong marketing background.

Originally from Missouri, Hilary has lived in and traveled extensively in the US and several different countries, both while growing up in a military family and on her own as an adult. She loves to travel and experience new cultures. In addition to her love of business, she enjoys writing, rehabbing furniture, reading (biographies and historical non-fiction being among her favorites), going to the movies and adoring her pets.

Jay Lotoski

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. 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.

Born in Canada, and also well traveled, he loves the gorgeous southern Arizona weather and scenery. Jay has made great friends with the many people he has met since relocating to the States. Jay is also an avid golfer (member of the Oro Valley Country Club) and is very familiar with all the Tucson area golf courses. He knows the city very well, even better than some native Tucsonans!

"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."

We Are Driven By A Vision

We are a husband and wife real estate team based in Oro Valley, Arizona, and also serving the surrounding areas of Tucson, Catalina and Marana. After marrying in 2002, we 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 us —we are both full time REALTORS® and are passionate about providing the highest quality of service for our clients. We’re creative and quick to see the potential of a home, and we happily share ideas with our clients. We understand that real estate transactions can be stressful, and are committed to making your experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.

Both out of the box thinkers, we are quick to provide solutions for our clients during difficult transactions. Thoughtful and sensitive to individual needs, you can be assured of our genuine and careful concern for our clients. As recipients of Long’s most prestigious award, the 1926 Circle of Excellence for five years running, we 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, we are the right team to trust for your real estate needs.

Awards and Certifications

Hilary and Jay of The Property Aces Team are currently ranked in the top 3% of Tucson REALTORS® in sales production. Since joining Long Realty Company, they have been top producers every year, which earns them a spot in the firm’s prestigious “Circle of 26″. In 2017 they were both awarded “Vice President Members of the Executive Council”, held by agents who have consistently and consecutively produced top tier sales production.

However, the accolades they feel matter the most and are the proudest of come from their clients! You can read many of them here.