Cheryl Niven

Cheryl Niven


Realty Executives Northern Arizona Prescott Valley
Languages Spoken: English

Cheryl Niven - Biography

Cheryl Niven comes to her new real estate career with a substantial business background – in management, accounting, and franchising. Her business career began with US Steel where she rose to national sales accounts for packaging and building tools. She bought her first home at age 19.

She’s a native of Chicago who’s really enjoying the Prescott lifestyle after living in Illinois, Michigan and Florida. She and her husband, Steve Szalinski, owned and operated restaurants together, and they also sold restaurant franchises. Cheryl also worked in commercial property management and real estate site selection.

Many new real estate agents are challenged about the idea of running their own business, but that’s not the case for Cheryl.  Pouring her energy into business plans, finance, and budgeting have been a big part of her life. “What I’m really enjoying now is a chance to focus on neighborhoods, homes and the people who want to buy and sell them,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to do this, and now I get to.”

Her other interest is animals – cats and dogs have always been in her life. These days she’s often seen walking her Great Dane, Jake (almost as tall as Cheryl), through their neighborhood. “We’re hard to miss, so we make a lot of friends” she says with a bright-eyed grin.