scottsdale homes for sale: Things to do in Scottsdale #3 - 05/29/18 05:11 PM

 
Located just off the 101 and Indian Bend road!
If you’re looking for a casual family place for a fun day out, head for Butterfly Wonderland. Its remarkable state of the art facility is home to an incredible glass atrium that provides the perfect tropical rainforest habitat for thousands of butterflies from all over the world that fly around freely.
At the Butterfly Wonderland, they feature the largest butterfly conservatory in the country with over 3,000 fluttering butterflies. This experience will transport guests of all ages to the rainforest by immersing them in the world of butterflies and other rainforest animals. Live exhibits connect … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME - 04/25/18 08:49 AM

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison.
Location: Homes in the same neighborhood typically follow the same market trends. Comparing your home to another in the same neighborhood is a good start, but comparing it to homes on the same street or block is even better.
Date of sale: It varies by location, but … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: How to Makeover Your Investment Property Kitchen for $500. - 01/16/18 07:32 AM

There is nothing like looking at a design magazine or reading an inspiring article to get you excited about renovating your kitchen, but on a tight budget your options might feel limited. With so many resources available and enough elbow grease, you would be surprised how easily you can transform your kitchen.
Here are some simple ways to update your investment property kitchen without breaking the bank:
Paint
It goes without saying that paint can truly transform a room. Thankfully it is also a very cost effective way to update an otherwise ugly space. The avocado green walls may have suited your grandma, but … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 5 Things to Consider Before Committing to a “Fixer-Upper” - 01/10/18 08:57 AM
5 Things to Consider Before Committing to a “Fixer-Upper”
“Needs a little love,” “project home,” and “fixer-upper” are terms that pop up on listings around the country, aimed at enticing energetic and industrious homebuyers who are looking for a unique and rewarding challenge. However, are you really up for the demands that come with this kind of home purchase?
To answer this question – and address a variety of other concerns that come with fixer-uppers – let’s hear from some of the leading voices in the real estate industry. —— The concept of the fixer-upper is definitely appealing – as long as you … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: How to Choose Social Media for Your Content - 01/04/18 07:22 AM

This week I'll share my thoughts on what social media channels realtors should choose to post their content.
Since each social media channel is different, it is important to optimize content accordingly. For example, let’s say you just wrote a blog on “Open Houses” as well as created a video about open houses and now you want to share this content on social media.
Since Facebook is very picture heavy and optimized for video, you would want to upload the video natively to your post and then share the link to the blog in the “post” section. Remember to keep the post copy short and sweet!
Instagram, … (5 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 3 Tips to Hosting an Open House - 12/04/17 08:16 AM

While hosting an Open House yesterday, I thought I'd highlight 3 things to expect and be careful about when it comes to open houses, i.e. what to expect and be careful of when opening the door of someone else’s home to the public.
Have a buddy system.
If you’re not used to open houses or you don’t feel you’re ready for a potential sale, Jeff says to “have a buddy system.” If possible, recruit a veteran realtor who can help you get your bearings during your first open house. If it's a fairly larhe home its always good to cover … (3 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 5 Things That Get Damaged When Moving. - 11/12/17 10:13 AM
 Nothing is worse than having your stuff damaged during a move.  The good news is that you could protect your things with a little bit of TLC and extra planning as you’re packing.  Start by focusing on the top things that get damaged during a move and see these tips on how to protect them. MirrorsMoving is bad enough.  Want to avoid 7 years of bad luck?  Avoid packing your mirrors in picture boxes without any eco-bubble around them. If the front of the mirror faces the wall of the box without protection, it will likely break and cause a dangerous mess.Avoid bad … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Are You Using Social Media to Market? - 11/09/17 07:02 PM

 
Do you know the percentage of realtors that use social media to market their listings?
ANSWER: 9%
NO WAY ONLY 9%? I almost didn’t believe this one either. The audience for home buying wants and craves images of potential homes for them, as well as immediate answers to their questions.
So why haven’t agents delivered on a consistent basis? Social media is an ideal platform for Business to Consumer institutions like real estate agents because it opens the door for real-time conversation.
For example, say an agent posts an album of a newly-listed home. They can also include a quick description of the property and maybe … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Improve Your Curb Appeal In One Afternoon - 10/01/17 05:57 PM

 
Is your home ready for sale from the inside out? Most home owners know that interior staging is essential to selling a home quickly and for the most profit, but too many home owners don’t think to expand their staging vision to the outdoors.
Your home needs to be appealing to buyers the moment they set foot on the curb – hence, the term “curb appeal”.
Sure, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but making that excellent first impression on a buyer is often key to making a sale. Maximizing your home’s curb appeal goes by many of the … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Drones for Real Estate Listings - 09/18/17 09:10 AM

Considering using a drone? 
Marketing a real estate property is one of the most difficult things to do in business today.  The competition is brutal, partly because online listings generate most of the leads. Almost every property buyer today begins their search online.  So, it can be really hard to stand out from the pack.
Using drones for real estate photography will become increasingly common now that it’s easier for real estate agents to operate them, or vendors are abundant offering thier services. No matter what rules are in place, using drones will spark some degree of controversy, but there’s no rebottling that genie. Now that … (1 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 8000 E Mariposa Grande Dr in 85255 - 08/29/17 08:49 AM
 MLS: 5401557
 
A luxurious Arizona style Estate spread lavishly over 3 acres. Enter through the private gate to the motor court and a selection of 7 garage doors.
 
Step into the home on rare 30'' Beaumaniere french limestone slab floors. 3 fireplaces, Hand scraped pegged oak long plank floors at second level.
Cherry, Alder & black poplar cabinets.Book matched Italian verde bolongne granite in kitchen, & muliple other types of granite in home.Sub zero, Wolf & Asko appliances, Franke pro sinks.
Handsome hacienda beams in kitchen & great room. 8' knotty alder craftsmen solid wood doors.
Two unique outdoor showers,clay brick patios & all tile heated … (4 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Luxury Market Stats - 08/23/17 09:15 AM
This graphic analyzes the activity for single-family homes in the Scottsdale luxury resale market. 
 
Almost the whole market is humming along with all cylinders firing. However there is little sign that it is going to move up a gear from here… We are at a point where the seller remains in firm control but the seller’s advantage is no longer growing stronger. Whether that brings any significant relief to buyers I very much doubt, because we are entering the period, from early May to early October, when active listing counts tends to fall back, leaving even less supply for them to choose from. … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Horseshoe Canyon in Silverleaf - 08/23/17 09:06 AM

Horseshoe Canyon In Silverleaf Named for its horseshoe shape, Horseshoe Canyon is a prestigious neighborhood within Silverleaf.
In keeping with the rest of Silverleaf, the architectural styles are typically Spanish and Mediterranean styles. The Horseshoe Canyon area of Silverleaf can be accessed from the entry at Thompson Peak Parkway and Horseshoe Canyon.
The Silverleaf Club is located behind this gate and some of the homes in this neighborhood are within walking distance to the Club. Silverleaf’s private golf course winds partly through this neighborhood, creating home sites with exceptional golf course views.
This neighborhood is known for its custom estate homes of various sizes, … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: 5 Things to Consider Before Committing to a “Fixer-Upper - 07/10/17 09:04 AM
 
  
“Needs a little love,” “project home,” and “fixer-upper” are terms that pop up on listings around the country, aimed at enticing energetic and industrious homebuyers who are looking for a unique and rewarding challenge. However, are you really up for the demands that come with this kind of home purchase?
To answer this question – and address a variety of other concerns that come with fixer-uppers – let’s hear from some of the leading voices in the real estate industry.
The concept of the fixer-upper is definitely appealing – as long as you know what you’re getting into before you sign on the … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: How to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal in One Afternoon - 06/29/17 01:20 PM

 
Is your Scottsdale home ready for sale from the inside out?
Most Scottsdale home owners know that interior staging is essential to selling a home quickly and for the most profit, but too many home owners don’t think to expand their staging vision to the outdoors. Your home needs to be appealing to buyers the moment they set foot on the curb – hence, the term “curb appeal”.
Sure, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but making that excellent first impression on a buyer is often key to making a sale. Maximizing your home’s curb appeal goes by many … (1 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Live in Tonto Hills Cave Creek Arizona - 06/08/17 05:50 PM
 
Peace and Quiet 
Live in Tonto Hills about 6 miles east of Carefree Arizona and you'll soon associate home with unprecedented peace and quiet and the background noise of life falls away. We're talking middle-of-nowhere quiet. But beware, you might just get so used to the stillness that the rest of the world may feel noisy and hectic. With much of the neighborhood blocked from the city lights, you'll also experience the beautiful dark night sky. Home will be what it should be, your true sanctuary but with access to all that the Phoenix area has to offer.
Friendly Neighbors 
Tonto Hills residents are … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Crazy Reasons that Seller’s Use to Over Price a Home - 05/30/17 04:40 PM
Crazy Reasons that Seller’s Use to Over Price a Home
When you think of purchasing a new Scottsdale home, you likely dream of large master bedrooms, a open remodeld kitchen, large luxurious bathrooms and a large pool with a water feature. And while this is the case with many Scottsdale and Arizona homes, it's certainly not the case with them all. There are some homes that sellers overprice considerably, and not because they have made a pricing mistake. They are fully aware that they are pricing their home high, and the reasons will vary from one seller to the next. When you … (2 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Estancia in Scottsdale - 05/16/17 12:47 PM

Nestled at the edge of Pinnacle Peak, Estancia represents the breathtakingly best of Arizona. 
Stand anywhere in this private 640-acre community and see the beauty of the mountain peaks and the lushness of western vegetation.
The Scottsdale climate provides blue skies and comfortable temperatures most of the year allowing Estancia residents to participate in all the community offers. 
Golfers aspire to live here because of the famous 18-hole championship course. Residents love the spacious, Tuscan-style homes designed for outdoor living and play. Thirty-nine villas and 223 home sites await beyond Estancia’s gates and will appeal to buyers with impeccable taste.
The homes of Estancia fuse the … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: The Windgate Ranch Lifestyle - 05/08/17 08:13 AM
The Windgate Ranch Lifestyle
 
Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the most popular resort destinations in the U.S. That reputation isn't by chance. At Windgate Ranch, we enjoy views of the scenic McDowell Mountains and quick access to all of north Scottsdale's culture and recreation.
Convenience and culture are important, but opportunity for your family is a must. Windgate Ranch is located within Arizona's top-ranking Scottsdale Unified School District, making it an ideal location for your growing family. And state-of-the-art healthcare services are nearby.
When you first visit Windgate Ranch, you’ll see breathtaking desert landscapes and gorgeous architecture all around you. But it’s … (0 comments)

scottsdale homes for sale: Welcome To Silverleaf in Scottsdale - 04/12/17 07:54 AM
 
Welcome to Silverleaf, a private enclave of custom estate homesites and intimate retreats tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale, Arizona, and adjacent to DC Ranch.
With its classically designed Tom Weiskopf golf course, clubhouse and spa, Silverleaf represents the desert experience lived at the highest levels.
Silverleaf offers the best of both worlds: private resort‐style living with easy access to all that a major metropolitan area like Scottsale and Phoenix has to offer. Silverleaf is located within minutes from fine dining, world‐ class shopping, professional and collegiate athletics and a multitude of fine arts venues in and around … (0 comments)

 
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