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Gregory D. Hague

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Gregory D. Hague
Gregory Dean Hague

(1948-09-30) September 30, 1948 (age 75)
EducationMiami University (BS)
American University Washington College of Law (JD)
Known forHague Partners

Gregory Dean Hague[3] (born September 30, 1948) is an American businessman, lawyer, real-estate consultant, and entrepreneur based in Arizona.[4][5]



Hague graduated from Miami University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C., in 1974.[6] Hague received his first real estate license at age 18, and his first license to practice law in 1974 at age 26.[7][8]



Hague went to work in the family’s real estate business, Hague Realtors, one of the largest brokerages in the Cincinnati area.[4][7]

In 1978, Hague founded his first real estate firm, Heritage House Real Estate. Within a year of its founding, the firm was one of the largest brokerages in Cincinnati with 11 offices, 220 agents and more than 600 property listings. The firm went out of business in 1980 due to the market’s high interest rates and declining real estate sales.[9]

Hague moved his family to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1981.[7] In April 1988, he founded WHY USA, Inc. using what was considered a controversial business model.[7][10][11] WHY USA worked with home owners to sell their houses for an advanced fee payment plan. Hague started WHY USA with three people. After a year of operations, the company was affiliated with 221 salespeople.[10] The firm and its business model were featured in two best-selling books: Kiplinger’s Buying and Selling a Home[12] and Carolyn Janik’s How to Sell Your Home in the 90s with Less Stress and More Profit.[13] Hague franchised the business to more than 100 offices.[7][14]

Hague served on the Publications Committee of the National Association of Realtors in 1990.[15] In 1992, he sold WHY USA to his management team. In 1993, Hague founded Hague Partners, a real estate firm specializing in luxury properties.[7][16]

In 2009, Hague enrolled in a bar review course at the Arizona School of Law, where he studied 14 hours a day seven days a week for five months for the Arizona bar exam.[17][18] Hague received the highest score in the state of Arizona for the 2010 bar exam.[18]

Hague was an adjunct professor of law at the Phoenix School of Law where he was named Professor of the Year in 2011.[19] He was also a guest speaker at the State Bar of Arizona 2012 Convention,[20] and has taught CLE accredited education programs for attorneys.[21]

Hague initially practiced law with the firm Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona.[17][18] In July 2013, he founded Hague Law Group, and has a 9.5 out of 10 Avvo rating.[22] As part of his law practice, Hague volunteers with the Arizona Volunteer Lawyers Program.[22]

In 2013, Hague founded Savvy Dad, a website and blog for dads. The site features personal stories, as well as contributed stories from others. The site has had more than 40,000 visitors.[23] Hague's other venture is SmartsMatter, a self-help website.

Hague is the founder of the real estate company Hague Partners,[16] and the real estate coaching company Real Estate Mavericks. He is also the former CEO of Harvey Mackay University.[24]

Hague's real estate theories are based on the idea that the traditional practice of immediately listing a home with the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) may have a diminishing impact on home sales prices, calling DOM (days on market), information accessible on the MLS to buyers, "death to the price of a home".[25] U.S. News & World Report characterized his strategies as "counterintuitive".[26] Hague's 22 -step home selling formula was featured in Forbes.[27]

Hague has provided real estate-related commentary to the Wall Street Journal.[28][29]

He is the host of the Get Smart Real Estate Show airing every weekday morning in Phoenix on KTAR talk/sports radio.[30]

In 2018, Hague developed 72SOLD.com, a program that allows users to sell homes in 72 hours.[31][32]

In 2019, Hague initiated a political campaign to repeal a state law prohibiting Arizona communities from regulating short-term rentals.[33][34][35] In 2021, Hague's real-estate firm, 72SOLD, partnered with the Arizona Cardinals.[36]

In 2022, Hague's 72SOLD partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[37] That same year Hague’s company entered a strategic partnership with Keller Williams to enable its agents to use the 72SOLD program to market listings.[38][39] In 2023, Hague paired his company with BoxBrownie to create CGI enhanced photographs of real estate for sale.[40]



Hague's work has been published in the Arizona State Bar's Real Estate Law Journal.[41] He has published several articles for the Huffington Post.[42]

In June 2013, he self-published the book, How Fathers Change Lives, which is a collection of 52 inspiring stories about remarkable dads and how they impacted the lives of their children.[43] The book was featured in Investor's Business Daily.[44]



The Volunteer Lawyers Program named Hague a Top Attorney of the Month in 2013.[4] The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education named him one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year in 2012.[22] The State Bar Association presented Hague with the number one bar score award at its annual convention in 2010.[22] Hague's company, 72SOLD, ranked 260th and 474, respectively, on the Inc. 5000 in 2022 and 2023 and the AZ Big 100 in 2023.[45][46][47] In 2022 Hague's company won The Phoenix Business Journal's "Innovator of the Year" award.[48]


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  2. ^ How Entrepreneur Greg Hague Hopes To Change The Way America Sells Homes. Forbes. December 29, 2015. Josh Steimle. January 13, 2016.
  3. ^ United States. Federal Trade Commission (1992). Annual Report of the Federal Trade Commission. The Commission. p. 88. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  4. ^ a b c Cornelius, Peggy (February 2013). "A convoluted career path brings versatile lawyer to inspiration and reward as VLP volunteer" (PDF). Maricopa Lawyer.
  5. ^ "You've seen the ads on TV. Here's the story of how real estate company 72Sold got started Russell Shaw is his spirit animal". AZ Central. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Executive Inc.: Greg Hague has 72 reasons why he's sold on his approach to selling houses". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
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  10. ^ a b Filisko, Gabriella (August 1989). "Brokers Challenge Traditional Practices". Real Estate Today: 16–22.
  11. ^ "Response". Real Estate Today: 6–7. September 1989.
  12. ^ Buying and Selling a Home. Kiplinger. 1990. pp. 273–274.
  13. ^ Janik, Carolyn (1991). How to Sell Your Home in the 90s with Less Stress and More Profit. Penguin. pp. 29, 32.
  14. ^ "Real Estate Firm Sold On System Alternate Fee Plan Helps Lure Sellers". Sun Sentinel. September 17, 1990.
  15. ^ "Committee Credits". Real Estate Today: 68. November–December 1990.
  16. ^ a b "Chandler's only 20-room mansion for sale again". AZ Central. March 10, 2009.
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  21. ^ "Overview of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009". State Bar of Arizona. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
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  23. ^ Harvey Mackay (June 14, 2013). "Fatherly advice can leave lifetime impression". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
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  29. ^ Lewis, Christina S. N. "The Stampede of White Elephants". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
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  31. ^ "SOLD! 72 Hour Home Selling Program". KNXV. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  32. ^ Hague, Greg (2019-06-29), 72SOLD on Arizona Midday NBC, retrieved 2019-10-21
  33. ^ "Repeal1350". Repeal 1350. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  34. ^ "Hague: My thoughts on short-term rentals". Your Valley. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  35. ^ "Issues & Experts". Your Valley. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  36. ^ "Real estate company partners with Cardinals". Glendale Star. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  37. ^ "Diamondbacks and 72SOLD announce partnership". Your Valley. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  38. ^ "Keller Williams partners with homeselling program 72SOLD". Inman. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  39. ^ "72 Sold forms partnership with Keller Williams to take unique sales program worldwide". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  40. ^ "72SOLD announces global partnership with BoxBrownie.com". Queen Creek Sun Times. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  41. ^ Hague, Gregory (June 2011). "Arizona Mortgage Anti-Deficiency Statute Overview". Real Estate Law Journal.
  42. ^ "Greg Hague". Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  43. ^ Greg Hague (June 7, 2015). How Fathers Change Lives: Stories of Remarkable Dads. Greg Hague.
  44. ^ Alexander, Amy. "Father Knows Best Communication Skills To Connect". Investor's Business Daily. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  45. ^ "AZ Big 100: 50 Arizona businesses to watch in 2023". Az Big Media. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  46. ^ "Arizona's Inc. 5000 fast-growing honorees led by a company in the top 10". The Business Journals. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  47. ^ "72SOLD Ranks in Top 500 on Inc 5000 List". Queen Creek Sun Times. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  48. ^ "ACE Awards 2022: 72Sold's Greg Hague takes innovation to another level". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved 29 November 2022.