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Staging A Luxury Home

Everyone knows the obvious about staging a luxury home. You must de-clutter and depersonalize. You want a home buyer to walk into your home and envision it as their own. But that approach will only get you so far. There are a few strategies to staging a luxury home that we would like to share here because the expectations in the luxury market go beyond the basics. Know Your Buyer When selling luxury real estate, it is essential to understand the needs of the buyer in your community. In the Valley’s luxury market, we typically cater to those who are looking for a permanent residence, a vacation home, or an investment [...] read more

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Accredited Luxury Home Specialist | Catherine Jacobson

Catherine Jacobson is an accredited luxury home specialist who brings a wealth of experience to her role at Walt Danley Realty. This is especially true when it comes to her knowledge of Paradise Valley. As a longtime resident and accomplished real estate professional, she knows the community well and loves sharing the beauty of Paradise Valley with prospective home buyers. With more than 15 years in the real estate industry, Catherine currently serves as a member and former board member of the prestigious Luxury Home Tour, an affiliation that supports her cutting edge insight into current market trends. She also takes great pride in helping her clients with one of [...] read more

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Luxury Home Trends | That’s Entertainment!

Upscale homes in Arizona are designed with outdoor enjoyment in mind. The latest luxury home trends include extending your home’s living space to capture the natural wonder of your spacious property. This can begin with creating a peaceful patio to relax with your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. But, if you also have a penchant for planning parties, you will also want to consider transforming your yard into the ideal place to host unforgettable gatherings. Here are some backyard design ideas that will make outdoor entertaining oh, so delightful. Front and Center One of the first rules of interior home design and décor is to choose a focal point [...] read more

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Luxury Real Estate Listings | Paradise Valley Mountains

Luxury real estate listings in Paradise Valley offer home buyers the best of everything….extraordinary architecture, expansive grounds, and extravagant amenities. And, of course, you cannot overlook the exceptional location of the affluent Paradise Valley community. Surrounded by the incomparable Sonoran Desert landscape, Paradise Valley luxury real estate listings also offer incomparable views of rugged, Southwestern terrain. Dominated by Mummy Mountain, Paradise Valley is also bordered to the south by the iconic Camelback Mountain and to the west by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Piestewa Peak. The proximity of these mountains to luxury homes in Paradise Valley not only makes it easy to appreciate aesthetically, but also recreationally. Here are some [...] read more

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Courting High End Real Estate

High end real estate properties with ample lots sizes are ideal for creating the perfect backyard for an active lifestyle. Here in Arizona, this naturally means including a swimming pool and perhaps a putting green. But, for avid tennis players, there is nothing like walking out your back door to your own private tennis court. The only question is, what kind of playing surface is best? There are a number of tennis court options available. When determining which kind of court to install, you will want to consider characteristics that affect speed and style of play, as well as cost and maintenance. While there are many variations of court surfaces [...] read more

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3 Style Trends In The Luxury Home Market

Trends in the luxury home market can change with the seasons. But true classic style is always in fashion. The idea is to have a favorite solid foundation upon which you can transform and update your décor. This is good news for anyone who loves a particular style, but wants to maintain a fresh appeal in their luxury home. Here are three examples of ways to maintain your personal décor preferences while keeping up with trends in the luxury home market: Neutrals and Color: Neutral tones are always elegant, no matter what year it is. Soft whites, creams, and beiges create a perfect backdrop for any décor change. Adding trendy [...] read more

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Top 5 Ways To Market Luxury Homes In Phoenix

Marketing luxury homes in Phoenix effectively takes careful thought and consideration. It also takes experience and expertise. For this reason, it is essential to work with local real estate agents who specialize in the luxury market. At Walt Danley Realty, we are known as one of the most prestigious and successful real estate firms in the country. With a focus on Arizona’s most affluent neighborhoods—and an exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate—our team of talented specialists has positioned Walt Danley Realty as the premier luxury real estate firm for selling luxury homes in Phoenix. We attribute much of our success to our unique approach to selling luxury real estate. [...] read more

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Luxury Properties For Sale | Luxury Garages & Vehicles

Luxury properties for sale in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale typically showcase features such as gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and expansive bedrooms. And, while these are all essential for luxury homebuyers, there is another home feature that is often just as essential…the garage. While a garage may not seem quite as glamorous as other parts of a house, it can be just as important for those who love their cars and want an exceptional place to house them. Fortunately, luxury homes for sale in our area come equipped with some of the most beautifully appointed and spacious garages available. Luxury Garages Today’s luxury garages include upgraded finishes such as mahogany, granite, [...] read more

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High End Scottsdale Homes For Sale | Auto Tech 2017

Many high end Scottsdale homes for sale come equipped with oversized, high end garages. Perfect for the automobile enthusiast! If you have been searching for the ideal home for your collection of classic or luxury cars, our team at Walt Danley Realty can help put you on the right track to finding just what you’re looking for. If you are also looking at buying a new car in 2017, we thought it would be fun to share some of the latest, must-have auto technology available this year according to Autotrader. Advanced Self-Driving Capabilities You may have heard that Uber has come to Arizona to test its fleet of cars with [...] read more

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Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists

The name Christie’s is synonymous with luxury, service, and glamour, most notably in the realm of world-class art. As a celebrated auction house, Christie’s has a global presence in nearly 50 countries and salesrooms in such cosmopolitan cities as London, Paris, Zurich, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and New York. With a 250-year history, Christie’s offers close to 350 auctions annually in categories such as fine art, jewelry, collectibles, and wine. More Than An Auction House What many don’t know, however, is that Christie’s is also behind one of the world’s premier real estate networks. Working with more than 1,200 affiliated brokerage offices with 32,000 agents in 45 countries, Christie’s International Real [...] read more