Meet our team

48 Real Estate would love the opportunity to speak with you about buying or selling real estate. Contact us today.

RJ Cushing

   Like most all of you I looked at real estate, and thought that real estate was so boring. The same old marketing from the past time. So I decided to make that different. With outrageous listing videos, to driving our clients around in a 63 Cadillac, I wanted to make the experience memorable. It isn't just real estate anymore, its a life style. So 48 Real Estate was born, a team of real estate agents in Arizona, and California with one goal in mind, our clients. A resident in Phoenix Arizona I travel between Arizona and California working with clients and investors. We do have a focus on all of Maricopa County which is the greater Phoenix area, Southern California we spend time in coastal neighborhoods and beach front properties, and in Northern California from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe, as far north to the Oregon border. A serial entrepreneur I have started multiple companies in different industries, and spent several years in the Silicon Valley working as a Director of Marketing at a start-up before landing in real estate. Seeing such a huge gap in the way real estate was being marketed it just seemed like the right time to get in and disrupt an industry. We may do things different, but we do it well, and we get positive results for our clients. In the end our clients are all that matter, they appreciate our superior services, honesty, integrity, and our industry changing marketing. Real Estate, Beards, and Cadillacs, what's not to love about that?

   I attended Chico State where I studied Business and Marketing. My wife Kalle graduated from Sacramento State with her BA and has a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Phoenix. She has her teaching credentials in both California and Arizona. Kalle currently a teacher and has always had a passion for education at all levels. We are happily married and have 4 children.

Tom Aulman

   Tom is a native of Woodland, California and a U.S. Navy veteran. He specializes in meeting the real estate needs of veterans and VA home loans.

   Before joining 48 Real Estate Tom served as Director of Estimating and Sales at Charlie Mike Safety Supply, a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise. As a manufacturer’s representative for SCI Products’ Smart Crash Cushion, Tom served as project manager for over 200 installations of test-level 3 highway crash cushions throughout the state of California, where he worked directly with Caltrans Superintendents and district directors on staff training and impact resets. Tom conducted more than more than 100 presentations on impact attenuation for federal Department of Transportation and California state highway officials.

   During his career in the U.S. Navy, Tom served as a supply chain manager at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Tom was Damage Control Petty officer for the S-2 Division aboard the USS Sacramento (AOE-1) and served aboard the USS Arkansas (CGN-41). Tom is a veteran of two carrier battle group deployments to the Mediterranean and Middle East. He is a 12-year member of the VFW and the American Legion.

   Tom lives in the Ahwatukee area with his wife Julia and their two young children. Julia is a senior account manager for a leading commercial lines insurance brokerage in Phoenix.

Alexis Marchionda

   An ambitious entrepreneur with an eye for details. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA Alexis is not your ordinary Millennial. While her peers were busy in college - Alexis was busy putting in the work & earning the experience in leadership & sales first hand in restaurant management. Over the years she managed a variety of establishments & wore a multitude of hats as she worked her way up from server all the way to a General Manager. After spending almost ten years in restaurants Alexis had gained knowledge and experience in communications, sales, marketing, accounting, leadership & organizational management. Combining her experience with her unstoppable will & Alexis decided to move out west & begin a lifelong career in real estate.

   Alexis specializes in using today’s cutting edge technology to market & sell unique properties for top dollar; as well as keeping ahead of the market trends to help guide her investors into making strategic & profitable acquisitions. Alexis’ is an active investor herself with a diversified portfolio including multiple real estate investments, cryptocurrencies, stocks, bonds and mutual funds. With an analytical mind Alexis continues to set herself apart from the competition by paying attention to all the right details, going after what her clients want with a refined skill and knowledge of negotiation tactics. Her positive energy & dedication to quality customer service creates the ideal environment for enjoyable, smooth transactions. She prides herself on being proactive and resourceful seeing solutions where others just see road blocks. The passion Alexis has for real estate is also found in other areas of her life. She has a diversity of hobbies that include scuba diving, skydiving, shooting, weight lifting, wake boarding, snowboarding, hiking, camping & yoga - just to name a few. Alexis strongly believes in the gift of giving & feels blessed every day she is given the opportunity to help others.


   For sellers, it is our commitment to help sell your home or property in a timely fashion while helping you attain the highest possible price for your real estate. If you are interested in receiving a free home valuation, we encourage you to fill out my free home valuation form.

   For buyers looking for homes or other real estate opportunities here in the East Valley or other surrounding communities, we will work with you to find your ideal home. We will provide you with all of the necessary tools for finding the right property. From free access to search almost all greater Mesa area homes, to the ability to fill out My Dream Home Finder Form, everything we can possibly provide will be at your service. In addition, once we've narrowed down what you are looking for, we can begin the home showing process so you can get a closer look at the homes that should be a good fit. We help negotiate the best possible deal for our clients with each and every real estate transaction.

   Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs. John Ford knew that. So did Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis L’Amour. Spend a few days in Greater Phoenix and you’ll understand, too. America’s sixth-largest city still has cowboys and red-rock buttes and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. It is the heart of the Sonoran Desert and the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of Puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries. It's truly a dream place to call home.

   Nothing satisfies us more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful real estate transaction. It's all about creating memories and leaving a legacy. Thanks again for considering us as your real estate agents

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1760 E Pecos Rd., JK Realty #501 • Gilbert, AZ 85295
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