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The Latest In Flooring Trends For Luxury Homes

When updating a luxury home before putting it on the market or renovating to make a newly purchased home fit your style, flooring makes the difference. A high-quality floor is one of the first things a guest or prospective buyer notices when they enter your home. At Walt Danley Realty, our experienced professionals know the latest in flooring trends. Let’s take a look at just a few. A Range of Hardwoods It doesn’t appear that hardwood will go out of style any time soon for your luxury home flooring. Right now trends range from the bold and dramatic look of very dark hardwood (almost black) to the lightest blond woods [...] read more

When Selling A Home, It’s The Little Things…

Staging a home helps make it more inviting and attractive to potential buyers. Our Walt Danley Realty professionals always recommend de-cluttering and de-personalizing prior to open houses or any showings. While clearing the daily clutter from kitchen counters is essential and removing personal photographs also is a must-do, it’s often the little things that can make a huge difference when staging your home for potential buyers. Make it Fresh Fresh flowers, tantalizing aromas, and an overall brightness to the rooms are all easy yet effective elements for home staging. Bake a batch of cookies just prior to the showing (they don’t have to be from scratch!) and the aroma will [...] read more

Storage Ideas For Luxury Homes

Every size home needs great storage space, from stylish containers that offer both beauty and function to built-ins that enhance the home’s interior aesthetics. Stroll through a Walt Danley luxury home listing and you’ll find a variety of unique and interesting storage options for every room. Kitchen Creative storage ideas for the kitchen range from a corner cabinet with built-in lazy-Susan to slide-out slim racks that easily store baking sheets. Pull-out organizers are key for storing larger pots and cooking ware, while a spice drawer keeps ingredients just a fingertip away when cooking. Don’t overlook the usefulness of built-in bins to keep produce like potatoes and onions handy and fresh. [...] read more

Why Branding Matters When Selling Your Luxury Home

When appealing to the affluent buyer, the brand of your agent and brokerage really does matter. Because, in the high-end home market, it’s essential to reach ideal buyers seeking an exclusive property just like yours. That’s how a brokerage like Walt Danley Realty works for you. An Established Brand Consumers in general choose brands that are familiar or have a solid reputation. This is true whether purchasing a vehicle, appliances, or even a new luxury home. Homebuyers often feel more assured when the seller is represented by a prestigious real estate firm that works primarily with luxury properties. In the Phoenix luxury market, Walt Danley Realty is well known as [...] read more

Julie Rohr

Top Luxury Real Estate Agent Julie Rohr Joins Walt Danley Realty

Walt Danley Realty is pleased to announce the addition of top real state agent Julie Rohr its brokerage of luxury specialists. Julie Rohr has extensive knowledge of highly coveted neighborhoods in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley including Estancia, Desert Highlands, Troon, Whisper Rock, and Silverleaf. Her expertise puts her in a unique position to represent both homebuyers and sellers of golf subdivision real estate. “Julie has an outstanding reputation for excellence in the luxury real estate industry that is built around her honesty and integrity,” said Walt Danley, president of Walt Danley Realty. “She is among the most dedicated real estate Associates in our profession with a strong work ethic. I [...] read more

Embracing Boutique Style

A luxury home should reflect your individuality and lifestyle. Throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the Paradise Valley, you’ll find homes of all designs and with décor styles as diverse as our southwest region. The popular boutique living style of décor reflects an easy way of life, one that’s rich with beauty and vibrancy. It’s a style that inspires while adding a chic touch to any room. Elements of Boutique Living Inviting and fresh are two keys of focus when creating the boutique living style throughout your home. To bring elements of boutique living into your home, begin by imagining the luxurious and comfortable feel of a well-appointed guest room or bed-and-breakfast [...] read more

Scottsdale & Other Intriguing Vacation Destinations

When the world is your oyster, there is nothing like discovering a new and exciting vacation destination. From the exotic to the quixotic, there are travel spots around the globe that are yours for the taking. And while the allure of choosing a random, unexplored locale may be appealing, it is also helpful to have some insight into some of the best places to vacation on the planet. With that in mind, here are six intriguing suggestions worth considering: 1. Vis, Croatia Hidden amidst the Adriatic Sea, this gem of an island is known as “the Mediterranean that once was”. Filled with historical landmarks and some of the worlds’ most [...] read more

5 Common Home Inspection Issues

Homebuyers have an array of options when considering a luxury home in the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley areas. Our professionals at Walt Danley Realty can help you find the unique home you want and need. However, as you begin the buying process, it’s essential to understand the top five common issues that can arise with a home inspection. 1. Electrical Home inspections always include a close look at the electrical. While the average luxury home features up-to-date electrical wiring, it’s important to make sure all outlets, switches, dimmers, and GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) work properly. 2. HVAC An inefficient HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system or one [...] read more

Upscale Amenities To Complete Your Luxury Home

If you are in the market for a luxury home, there is no doubt you want to find a place that reflects your exquisite taste and desire for opulent functionality. Whether looking for a primary residence or a vacation getaway, you’ll definitely be interested in some of the following upscale amenities that complete any luxury home: 1. What’s Hot in the Kitchen Spacious kitchens with large central islands and commercial grade appliances are perfect for family dining preparation or entertaining guests. Features such as warming drawers, a built-in buffet, and an open bar area are also in high demand. Of course, a must-have feature for luxurious kitchens is a climate [...] read more

A Home Office To Fit Your Lifestyle

One of the greatest luxuries of today is the freedom to work from almost anywhere at all. With mobile phones, portable laptops, and easily accessible wifi, may of us are afforded the flexibility to work on our own schedules, when it best fits into our own personal schedules. With this modern-day trend, it has become imperative to have places in our homes that support this fluid way of working. When designing a home work place, we naturally think of incorporating a designated home office. And, while it goes without saying that functionality is key, you also want to make sure that your home office is equally comfortable and attractive. For [...] read more