Juan Pesqueira

Don’t Worry! Luxury Home Scottsdale-Phoenix Market is NOT Cooling off, September was a slow month.

With only 69 property sales (above $1 Million) and topping out at $3.1 Million.  Let’s just say that September 2015 was not the best month for luxury home sales in the Valley of the Sun.  On the markets defense and as well as the agents like Juan Pesqueira who work those markets will tell you that September is typically slow month for sales all together.

Look at what is pending says luxury home realtor Juan Pesqueira. A record might be set as a brand new mansion in Paradise Valley priced at $16.5M is pending and according to the auction company the property is already SOLD or so they are marketing it that way. The Maccune mansion priced at $10M is now pending, and there is at least 4 pending homes with a price above $6M.  Yeah it’s the month of September if you ask me says Realtor Juan Pesqueira. In the famous words of the great Stuart Scott “as Cool as the other side of the Pillow” RIP

Let’s take a peek at the 5 most expensive homes sold in Scottsdale through Phoenix….

Number 1.

  • Location: 7215 E Arroyo Hondo RD, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
  • Price: $3,100,000

Number 2.

  • Location: 27156 N 103RD WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
  • Price: $2,750,000

Number 3.

  • Location: 9717 E Mariola WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
  • Price: $2,700,000

Number 4.

  • Location: 5622 E HUNTRESS DR, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (BRAND NEW)
  • Price: $2,681,400

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Number 5.

  • Location: 7310 N EUCALYPTUS DR, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Price: $2,675,000

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Bold Contemporary house in Paradise Valley lists for $2.7M

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Location: 6748 E BERNEIL LN, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

  • Square Footage: 5,987
  • Beds/Baths: 4 / 3.5
  • Price Tag: $2,675,000

Say What! Gone through an extensive remodel ready to entertaining guests inside and out. Features that can’t be missed a floor to ceiling black granite fireplace and wet bar, tall windows, limestone patio and geometrical pool, gym, a modern island kitchen, and huge walk in closet. Could be a primary residence or party pad.

Check out other beautiful contemporary and modern homes for sale

Property is listed with Walt Danley Realty.


$1.6M Spectacular One of a Kind, Stylish & Sophisticated Custom Home in Carefree AZ

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Location: 37608 N PIMA RD, Carefree, AZ 85377

  • Square Footage: 4,880
  • Beds/Baths: 4 / 4
  • Price Tag: $1,595,000

Say What! Situated on a premium lot with incredible unobstructed mountain views in highly desirable Carefree. This magnificent residence showcases custom architectural details with elegant and modern amenities.

Inside features: Offering nearly 5,000 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and guest casita. Gourmet kitchen, master with fireplace and wet bar, High-end surround sound throughout along with complete surveillance with audio/video inside and out.

Out back and outside: The backyard offers a heated & cooled Pebble Tec pool, fun loving slide, spill-over elevated spa and an impressive water feature and fire feature. A spacious covered Ramada located pool side, swim up bar & complete package of Wolf BBQ appliances, as well as TV – massive gates as you enter.

See listing…


This $1.8M North Scottsdale Hidden Hills BANK OWNED is Gated, Private, & Perfect!

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14431 E CORTEZ DR, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 17Location: 14431 E CORTEZ DR, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

  • Square Footage: 6,500
  • Beds/Baths: 4 / 6
  • Price Tag: $1,800,000

The Scoop: Amazing hilltop home with 360 degree views is an architectural masterpiece! Features expansive kitchen & family room with curved wood ceilings & immense windows to catch the city lights, Camelback & McDowell Mountain views. Enormous chef’s kitchen with 3 Dacor ovens, warming drawer, gas cooktop. Master bedroom & other bedrooms have private patios/balconies, walk in closets & baths feature stunning tile & stone work. Media room with floating wood ceiling, wine cellar, craft room with large closet, office with built in granite desk & rich cabinetry & patio.Hardwd & luxe stone flooring. Electronically controlled, cameras, security, sound etc.

See MLS lisitng

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Exterior features large covered patio, negative edge pool, huge fountain & fire pit, built-in bbq & negative edge grass area with unparalleled views. Gated, private, & perfect.

Contact for a private tour…

Sterling Estate Villas Silverleaf at DC Ranch

Brand New Lavish Sterling Estate Villas Silverleaf at DC Ranch ready for immediate occupancy

Sterling Estate Villas Silverleaf at DC Ranch


Location: Silverleaf at DC Ranch

  • Square Footage: 2,200-5,000
  • Beds/Baths: 3-5 Bedrooms/3.5-5.5 Bathrooms
  • Model:  Positano-Napoli
  • Architecture: Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival
  • Price Tag: $2,337,000-$2,745,000

With prices ranging from the low-mid $2.5 Million upwards of $3 Million these Brand new Sterling Estate Villas are impressive and come equipped with all the new high teck gadgets in luxury living. A few are up and ready for immediate occupancy but still allow a few tweaks.  If you want to have total control of the interior design you can purchase one and have immediate construction upon buyer accepted contracts.

Featuring a Mediterranean design with a combination of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival architecture. Lush courtyards, mature landscaping, and sweeping mountain and city views. iPad controlled automation systems, Gourmet Kitchen w/Sub-zero/Wolf Appliances throughout. Natural stone & wood flooring, Custom designed stone showers, Natural Gas energy efficient Hybrid water heater with recirculation system. Awarded gold-level certification by the National Association of Homebuilders as the ”greenest homes in Arizona”. Great location with majestic mountain and city views. Adjacent to protected open space w/views of McDowell Mnt. Home is close distance to the Silverleaf Club and Village Health Club.

For more info contact Sandi Fiola 480.212.6358 with Silverleaf Realty (Tell her Juan Pesqueira sent you) or if you would like our representation contact us

Matt Kemp Paradise Valley Estate

Sorry Ladies! Matt Kemp sells his Paradise Valley Bachelor Pad; Damion Easley Glendale AZ Mansion Shatters Record!

Pro athletes San Diego Padres slugger Matt Kemp and former major league player Damion Easley  both listed and sold their homes with prices so high they made the list of the most expensive home sales in the Valley of the Sun during August 2015.

Damion Easley Glendale Mega MansionNumber 1. Records are made to be broken and who better to break them than professional athletes? Damien Easley former major league player listed his Glendale mega mansion for $5.5 million, selling it at $4,250,000 making it the most expensive home ever sold in Glendale, Arizona and most expensive home sold in Phoenix metro during August 2015..

The mansion uniquely designed and built specifically for Damion Easley is a whopping 15,000 sq. feet, sprawling across 1.9 Acres. The home has unique baseball “esqu” features; one of the bedroom walls has a baseball decal, another room has a baseball score board, an indoor batting cage, and a synthetic grass whiffle ball field perfect for the kiddos. The home boosts 6 bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms, 6+ car garage, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen with butler’s pantry, Private Movie Theater, Private courtyards and balconies. The Resort-Oasis Style backyard has a gigantic sparkling pool, water slide, spa, putting green, in-ground trampoline, multi-use sport court and endless Mountain Views. The home also boosts a private fitness gym, humongous walk in closet, and a grand foyer that lets you know you have arrived. Click to see the house.

Matt Kemp Paradise Valley Estate

Matt Kemp Paradise Valley Estate

Number 6. Dabbed as the neighborhood party spot by LAVISH PaDz, San Diego Padres slugger Matt Kemp who put up his Paradise Valley Contemporary Getaway for $3.5 Million, and selling for $3.1. The contemporary bachelor party pad featured a chef’s kitchen, Movie Theater, game room, and steam room.  What’s a bachelor pad without a swim up bar, huge pool and spa, gas fire pit, gazebo, a BBQ grill, and sport court. Don’t forget this was the house with bathrooms that has mirrors eeeveryyyywhereeee – MIRRORS! Come on now you get a view from all angles :). And on top of it all he made a profit of $736,500, purchased back in 2010 for $2,050,000.  That’s like a couple of Rolls Royce’s, Lamborghinis, or even one Porsche Spyder. Hell he has so much money this almost seems like carrying around money.  If he was a gambling man why not go to Vegas and throw it all on red? . Click to see the house

Lets peak at the rest

August 2015 expensive home sales

Number 2.

  • Location: 6991 E IRONWOOD DR, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Price: $3,530,000

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Number 3.

  • Location: 7537 N LAKESIDE LN, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Price: $3,500,000

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Number 4.

  • Location: 6044 E FOOTHILL DR N, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Price: $3,450,000

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Number 5.

  • Location: 6001 N NAUNI VALLEY DR, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
  • Price: $3,250,000
Virtual Reality

Luxury Arizona Real Estate Going Virtual Reality! How Top Agents Sell to the Rich and Famous from afar.

Is there an app for that? Is heard amongst the young generation and teck savvy individuals.  In the future of luxury home shopping the saying will be can I tour it virtually?

Virtual Reality

The experience for buying luxury real estate has gone virtual.  Yesterday’s luxury home agents use professional photography, walkthrough video, and drone video from above to market listings.  Today’s luxury home agents are taking it to the virtual world!  The newest hot marketing tool and gimmick is virtual reality and 3D floor plans.

Virtual reality is relatively new and in the texting/early stages in ArizonaAccording to Fortune: Right now, the rich and famous are touring homes in virtual reality—and in a few years, so could everyone.

Samsung Gear VrThe Matthew Hood Real Estate Group at Sotheby’s International Realty has begun experimenting with Samsung Gear VR as a new showcase for multi-million dollar homes based in Los Angeles, as well as luxury residences in the Hamptons and in New York City.

3D scans allow a customer to walk through a house using a hand controller for navigation. An agent can lead a VR tour remotely and even see where the client is looking, which allows the agent to address things like a kitchen counter style while they’re looking at it—just as I would in a real world tour.  (Read full article here).

3D floor plans and tours is a new luxury real estate marketing trend being used by a few agents in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Phoenix metro who market luxury homes, high-end real estate, and penthouses. For some agents it’s taken over the walkthrough video.  Walkthrough videos are great but you can’t control the camera, with 3D floor plan you can.  You can tour any room in the house, get a 360 degree view, and walk through the property from the front door to the back and in between. According to Juan Pesqueira 3D floor plans & tours are best for Penthouses and expensive condos because you don’t have to focus on the exterior or neighborhood as you would with a single family. Condos and Penthouses are all about the floor plan, interior space, floor location, and views.


According to Realtor Juan Pesqueira all these high teck toys, gimmicks, professional photography, HD video, and drones show how far agents have come in marketing luxury property.  However it will never take away the experience or emotions a buyer gets by seeing a home, taking in the view, or stepping into someone else’s world. What it does do is make it a whole hell of a lot easier for buyers to pick and choose what properties they would like to tour and in some situations buy sight unseen.


See Walk through video below

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