No one knows the Valley quite like Libby Cohen. A born and raised Phoenician, Libby grew up in the historic Arcadia neighborhood just south of Camelback Mountain, and has spent a lifetime loving and growing with her vibrant hometown. After earning a degree in Art History from the University of Arizona, Libby went to work as a legal secretary, eventually becoming a representative for Westlaw Online Legal Research; when it came time to begin her family, her attention to detail and penchant for productivity were channeled into volunteer work with several local charities and foundations, including the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Trends Charitable Fund, Arizona Costume Institute, and the Xavier College Prep scholarship program. By the time her youngest entered middle school, Libby’s love of gardening, cooking, and homemaking had blossomed into a love of all things “home” -- armed with her experiences as both a mother and board member, Libby earned her real estate license in 2006, and embarked on what has become one of the most illustrious careers in the history of Arizona’s luxury home market.
Under the tutelage of Nancy Nashban, Libby spent the first few years of her career cultivating a still-sterling reputation: her impeccable work ethic and personable demeanor underscore an unparalleled expertise in the Arcadia and Paradise Valley markets. “I know the schools, the clubs, the restaurants, the people… when it comes to finding your client’s dream home, nothing replaces familiarity with the community.” When Libby made the choice to strike out on her own, Walt Danley was quick to invite her to join his agency. The choice was an easy one. “Walt is an amazing mentor. He’s well-respected by colleagues and clients for good reason -- I learn something new from him every single day.”
Growing up, raising children, and establishing a career in what she declares “the biggest small town in the country,” Libby employs her intimate knowledge of the greater Phoenix area to provide white-glove service for her respected clients. This approach has proved tremendously successful. In 2019 and 2020 alone, Libby produced over $60 million in total sales, with an average sale of $1.8 million. With effective marketing, exemplary service, and proven results, Libby Cohen is in the top 1% of Luxury Producers in Arizona, earning her a spot in the Christie’s International Real Estate Master Circle.
When Libby isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joel and her daughters Rebecca and Maggie. Libby’s lifelong love of gardening motivated her to earn a Master Gardener certification through the University of Arizona, an education she gleefully puts into practice every morning in her backyard vegetable garden. She shares her passion for all things green via multiple volunteer programs, most notably via her involvement in the Maryland School’s elementary gardening curriculum. If you would like to get in contact with Libby (or delight in pictures of her adorable dog Frankie), you can find her on instagram at @libbycoh or on her website Libbycohen.com. For those interested in properties located in the booming Downtown Phoenix area, check out her instagram account @realtordowntown.