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Our Seller Concierge Service

Making your life easier when selling your luxury home is a top priority for us at Walt Danley Realty. Not only do we want to help you find the ideal buyer at the ideal price, but we also want to help you get your home ready for market. As part of this commitment, we offer our clients a seller concierge service to assist in coordinating the details when preparing your house for sale. Gaining a Competitive Edge The luxury real estate market in Paradise Valley and the surrounding areas is very competitive. Luxury home buyers usually know what they want, and in order for a luxury home to sell at [...] read more

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The Week Publishes Best Properties on the Market

The Week magazine – one of the nation’s leading lifestyle publications – published this Spanish-style estate in its Best Properties on the Market column. Inspired by the classic Spanish Colonial designs of Wallace Neff, this captivating home encompasses every aspect of the modern, elegant lifestyle. Ken Brown designed the classic Spanish Colonial home in Desert Highlands in the beautiful Sonoran desert of North Scottsdale. Built in 2006, the estate is situated in a golf community designed by famed Jack Nicklaus, with access to a grand clubhouse. The outdoor living space is exceptional with an intricate mosaic-tiled pool and sweeping views of Pinnacle Peak mountain. As The Week pointed out, the home is set on [...] read more

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Downsize or Upsize? The Best Agents Can Help

The best agents in real estate from Walt Danley Realty know your Arizona luxury community. We know the properties and can help you find the perfect sized home to meet your needs. Whether you’re ready to downsize or considering an increase in square footage, we can help you determine what might work best for you in the long run. Retirement = Downsizing, Right? Common retirement advice is to downsize your home after the kids move out in order to reduce your living expenses. According to U.S. News & World Report: Money, “Nearly two-thirds of boomers surveyed in 2013 by The Demand Institute – a nonprofit owned by Nielsen – plan [...] read more

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Large Homes in Scottsdale | High Ceilings

The high ceilings in your luxury home visually engage the prospective buyer as they make their way through each room. The most luxurious, large homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley have gorgeous high ceilings that effortlessly add to the property’s style and opulence. Our real estate experts at Walt Danley Realty offer the top style and décor options for making the most of your home’s high ceilings when your house is on the market. Here are just a few suggestions: Use High Ceilings to Display Artwork Take advantage of a high ceiling to showcase your unique collection of exquisite art. Large paintings hang gracefully on a wall elongated with a [...] read more

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Top Performing Real Estate Agency | Staging Tips

To sell your home you need to set the stage for buyers. Walt Danley Realty, a top performing real estate agency, has exclusive tips for staging your luxury home. We’ve been helping homeowners in Arizona’s most affluent neighborhoods sell their high-end properties since 1977. Four top staging strategies for your luxury home include: Display Original Artwork We know your beautiful home is as unique as you are. When staging, it’s essential to let your buyers see its uniqueness as well. One of the best ways to do this is with original artwork. Contract with an artist to display original and signed paintings, prints, or sculptures to enhance the look of [...] read more

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Decorating Luxury Real Estate

When faced with the opportunity to decorate high-end luxury real estate in Scottsdale or Paradise Valley, it’s tempting to consider doing it yourself. After all, how often might you get the chance to trim a wall in silk or dress a window with automatic window shades? However, there are lots of advantages to hiring a pro to do your interior design. Here are some benefits to hiring a professional interior designer versus doing it yourself. 1.You could do other things. Busy people might not have the time to handle all the details of an interior design project. Remember, there are color swatches to pour over, and textile samples to consider. All these [...] read more

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High End Realtor | Luxury Bathrooms

With Walt Danley Realty, you are afforded a high end Realtor team that has cornered the luxury real estate market in Arizona. If you are looking to buy or sell a luxury home, we know exactly how to help. One of the selling points for luxury homes continues to be the amenities found in fine luxury bathrooms. Today, home buyers are looking for more than just the standard equipment. Here are some luxury bathroom features that will attract buyers to your luxury home: Oversized Shower Rain shower heads gives the effect of standing beneath a natural waterfall. When installed in an oversized, walk-in shower with built-in seating, the level of luxury [...] read more

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Best Valley Agents | Pocket Listings

The term pocket listing could well have come from the sports phrase. For example, football players may say that they have the opposition in their pocket, which means that they’re controlling the other team. In real estate, a home for sale is called a pocket listing if the agent doesn’t advertise the listing to the public on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  Pocket listings are common in Paradise Valley. In fact, the best Valley agents are those who have a network of REALTORS® they work with to buy and sell pocket listings. Why Do Agents Maintain Pocket Listings? Opponents of pocket listings say that the practice reduces competition, which may [...] read more

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Best Real Estate Agents Find the Best Communities

Choose a Lifestyle First The best real estate agents are those who can help you choose a lifestyle, not just a home. At Walt Danley Realty, we’re luxury real estate experts and understand that better than most. Consider these tips when you’re searching for your next home. 1.  Make a list of “must haves” and “nice to haves.” Consider what you want in a home, including style, size, view, and amenities. Then, consider what you want in your neighborhood, for example, do your children need access to highly-rated schools?  What type of shopping will you be looking for?  Do you prefer the security of a gated community?  Would you be [...] read more

WSJ House of the Week in Clearwater Hills

*UPDATE: Our stunning Spanish Colonial in Clearwater Hills won The Wall Street Journal’s House of the Week. Thank you for voting! This home deserves this great recognition. Read more about the inspiration behind the design here… —– The Wall Street Journal featured this stunning Spanish Colonial Revival in its House of the Day column in the MANSIONS section. The home is now in the running for House of the Week and, with your help, it can win. Please take a quick second to click on the photo of the home by clicking this link: http://graphics.wsj.com/photo-poll/house-of-the-week-0603 In the article published yesterday, the reporter beautifully describes the inspiration of the design and architecture, [...] read more