The Bakarich Team is the top HomeSmart team in Southern Arizona. Our group of talented individuals specialize in all aspects of real estate. Our top priority is to our valued clients and to always have their best interests at the forefront.


The Bakarich Team – Team Lead
HomeSmart Advantage Group (Swan) – Branch Manager

MICHELLE BAKARICH – REALTOR | ABR | SRES | ALHSMichelle was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. and relocated to Tucson, AZ. in 1989 to attend the University of Arizona. She has since raised her twin boys here in Tucson, who are both now attending the UofA as well. Michelle’s passion for her family and this community directly contributes to her excellence and strong work ethic when it comes to working with her clients and caring for their needs. She specializes in relocations, first time buyers, luxury homes, short sales, foreclosures, investment portfolios and estate sales. Michelle is passionate about selling real estate and working with buyers and sellers as a trusted partner in their relocation journeys.

Operations Director | Transaction Administrator

Susan Lasley, Transaction CoordinatorSusan has 20 years of experience with contract preparation, finance, and administration. She has superb customer service skills and an admirable work ethic, which has been a great asset to the success of The Bakarich Team. Susan is the team’s dependable and essential right-hand, ensuring all of our client transactions are handled effectively and on-time. She is a Tucson native who enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 3 amazing children.

REALTOR® | Buyer’s Agent

Bianna Contreras, RealtorBrianna is a Tucson native since moving from Sonora, Mexico at a young age. She found she had a passion for sales and customer service, so determined to use this ability for her career, Brianna became a licensed REALTOR at the age of nineteen. She understands buying a home is one of the biggest investments in life and takes pride in being involved in every step of helping people find their dream home. Brianna is fluent in Spanish and enjoys activities such as hiking, playing softball, and is currently learning to golf.

Engagement Coordinator

AMANDA PAYNE Engagement CoordinatorAmanda is our Engagement Coordinator with a passion for Social Media. She is responsible for planning and managing online communications to promote awareness and excitement about the activities of the team and our local community. Amanda is currently completing a degree in Marketing at the University of Arizona. As a proud Tucsonan, she enjoys hiking as often as possible and thrives in the 100+ degree weather. She is also an avid reader, and her passion for learning contributes to her diligence and attention to detail in all of her work.

Marketing Specialist

REN CALDWELL Marketing SpecialistRen has a background in IT and digital marketing. Her excellent communication skills, vast technical knowledge, and great attention to detail have allowed her to excel over the last 20 years in the industry. She puts her background to work for the team by listening and understanding our business needs to help us put our best foot forward, in turn allowing us to provide outstanding service to our clients. Ren’s assistance is essential in managing our website and marketing materials. She loves traveling and diving.

Contact Michelle and her talented team today to discuss your real estate needs with confidence!  (520) 991-6234