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Who We Are

Years of dreaming brought about The Foxtail Group.  The first Foxtail Realty office was opened in Casa Grande in 1970 by two cotton farmers who were childhood friends familiar with the area and the people in the greater Casa Grande Valley.  John Fearn and Jay Wilson loved Casa Grande and decided to use their brains rather than their backs to make a living.  They were smart, well liked and industrious men.  John used his foresight with Senator Carl Hayden on the Central Arizona Project, bringing Colorado River water to central Arizona farmers.  Jay served with Senator Blodwin Thode to create and build Casa Grande’s Hoemako Hospital, continuing to serve on Hoemako’s Board of Directors into the 1980’s.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Georgia (Fearn) Schaeffer, became a Realtor in 1995. She became acquainted with Dawn Zimbelman who became a Realtor and Georgia’s business partner in 2011.  Georgia’s daughter, Gretchen Slaughter, worked for Title Security Agency as an Assistant Escrow Officer for nearly seven years before becoming a Realtor.  In 2013, Gretchen joined her mother and Dawn at Coldwell Banker. 
Foxtail Realty has been in the back of the ladies’ minds for some time, so when the opportunity presented itself to join Platinum Living Realty January, 2019, the Foxtail Group became a reality.  The same industrious attitudes, service to the community and integrity that John and Jay embodied are what The Foxtail Group hold dear and want to pass on.   


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We met Gretchen on a Sunday on VERY short notice. We could tell right away she was a nice person and easy to talk to. She worked with us on trying to purchase the house she showed us that day. But ultimately it didn’t work out. A bidding war started and went WAY above asking price so we just bowed out. Gretchen stayed in contact and continued to send us listing of properties she felt might meet our desires. We had also been searching and found a house which we forwarded to her. She had us a walk through of the property in no time. We fell in love with the house. But there were some challenges if we were to get the home. Gretchen was awesome. Helped at every step of the process. If we were unsure of something she had the answer or got us the answer. She treated us like family. Would I recommend her? Yes her and nobody else. She will be the agent to sell our old home. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our dreams a reality. If you are looking for a caring person who looks out for you then you have the right realtor. Thank You Gretchen. We deeply appreciate all you did for us.

-Sara & Robert

Ever wish you could get something done with just “one stop”? Call this person if you are contemplating buying a home and achieve your dream. As a career military family we have lived in numerous locations and housing was nearly always the most stressful part of the relocation. Our experience in locating and buying our home in Casa Grande working with Gretchen was “a dream come true”. She is without a doubt, hands down, the most thorough, knowledgeable and pleasant personality we have ever worked with in dealing with real estate issues. We highly recommend you consider employing Gretchen and are totally confident you will be more than satisfied with her endeavors to leave no stone unturned to fulfill your every requirement with absolutely no pressure to influence your personal decision in any way.

– Loren Brown

I could not have dreamed of a better realtor. Gretchen is so kind and made my home buying experience exciting and fun without worry. Many realtors put their priorities at the biggest buck they can make, but Gretchen has integrity and cared to help me find the perfect home as well as negotiate the best, most fair price. All the closing was done while I was out of state and Gretchen made the process so easy. She has gone out of her way to check up on repairs and to ensure everything is perfect. I am so lucky to have found her here on Zillow. She went above and beyond what was required to help me find my dream home at the price I could afford.

– Melonie Anne

A good friend recommended Gretchen to me because we both believe in a greater being, God. I was pleasantly surprised with her belief as well as her knowledge in selling homes. Considering the market in Arizona City I was worried we would not be able to sell our home for what we were asking. Gretchen always believed and reminded me there was a greater being in control. I’m happy to say we sold our home at the right time, just when they accepted our offer for our new home. I thank God first, then Gretchen for her guidance and faith! 🙂

– Carmen Ramirez

Gretchen Slaughter was instrumental in selling our home and finding the perfect new home for us in a very short period of time. Her knowledge, professionalism, dedication and diligence in finalizing both our real estate transactions was greatly appreciated. We highly recommend Gretchen as the #1 realtor to use if looking to buy or sell real estate in the Casa Grande area!

– Ray Deimling

My wife and I wanted to purchase our retirement home in Casa Grande, AZ. The hard part about this was we live in San Jose, CA and won’t be moving for a year or so. Looking at Tulia and finding something we might like was tough enough until we contacted Gretchen. Having Gretchen go and view the homes we selected, send us photos of not only the house but the neighborhood which was great plus. She is very personable and very knowledgeable. She spent many hours and days replying to our calls and email request and found us the perfect home. I would recommend Gretchen as an agent and a friend.

– Bruce Collinis

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