Expensive Real Estate and How to Buy It

Buying a Luxury Home Mansion or Condo

From luxury homes in Scottsdale and sprawling mansion in Paradise Valley to private estates in Phoenix and even an urban loft or penthouse in Tempe. The process for buying luxury real estate or condos throughout the valley of the sun can make you feel like running around like a chicken without a head (when its 110 degrees outside there is no time to be running around).  Don’t worry Top Selling Realtors at Lavish pAdZ have compiled a list including insider tips, expected timelines, and everything in between for buying luxury property in Arizona.

Before you meet with a real estate agent or broker

  1. budgetEvaluate your budget – know what you want to spend for a down payment as well as monthly expenditures (i.e.; maintenance or common charges and real estate taxes, monthly mortgage payment, utilities, etc.)
  2. Obtain mortgage pre-approval (. ** Insider Tip** before meeting with an agent or have the agent refer a lender – believe me agents know some of the best). Don’t wait till you find the home or condo of your dreams as you can lose out in multiple offer situations.
  3. If you are paying CASH, a bank approval letter, financial advisor letter, or account info will suffice.
  4. Prioritize your needs – Space, views, location, features, etc.
  5. Identify your timeline for moving. This is important because buying a home can take as little as 14 days upwards of 60+ days.
  6. Research different neighborhoods to identify your preferred needs.
  7. SchoolResearch schools in the selected neighborhood(s)
  8. Evaluate access to freeways, proximity to work, etc., in the selected neighborhood(s)

Once you have met and chosen a Realtor/Broker

  1. Work closely with your Broker/Realtor and let him/her know your thoughts on properties, features, location, wants, etc. ** Insider Tip** Do not hold back, say exactly what you feel, and enjoy the process.
  2. neighborhoodExplore different neighborhoods to identify your preferred needs. . ** Insider Tip** If you ever want to know a true neighborhoods lifestyle and character tour them in the evening hours and Speak to the neighbors.
  3. After you have Research schools in the selected neighborhood(s). . It’s time to tour these schools, meet the principal, and teachers. . ** Insider Tip**
  4. Once a luxury home, mansion, estate, lavish pad, penthouse, or high rise has been selected, review building amenities, enhancement fees, inspection report, etc. with your broker/ attorney. This can be done during your inspection period or before.


  1. Seek Pre-Approval for a mortgage – typical timeframe 1-2 days

You must know how much you can spend before you spend it.

  1. Begin searching for a property – typical timeframe 1-3 months
  1. Find a Luxury Home, Mansion, Condo, or Property: Typical time frame: 1 week – 3 months

Depending on what you are looking for, the length of your search will vary. The average person sees 20-25 properties before deciding on one. Internet-savvy buyers save time by doing their ‘homework’ before their search. The average number of homes viewed before buying by our internet buyers is 4-5.

  1. Sign a contract – typical timeframe 1 day – 1 week

Generally, in Real Estate sales transaction in Arizona, two Realtors or Brokers represents each party (buyer or seller).  To initiate the negotiations or make an offer one must sign the Arizona Real Estate Purchase Contract and submit to the seller along with proof of funds or pre-approval loan letter. Negotiations begin at this point or if you are lucky they accept your first offer. Once both parties agree the buyer or seller sign the contract and forward the contract to the buyer’s agent who then forwards to Title Company and the buyer opens escrow with a 1-10% deposit; at this point the contract is executed.

** Insider Tip ** possible contingencies: financing, closing dates, closing costs, etc. The quicker the contract can be signed, the better. A contract is binding only after both parties sign it.

  1. If your first offer is not accepted; Let the Negotiating begin – typically timeframe 1 day – 1 week+

** Insider Tip ** Everything is negotiable so inquire about fixtures, window replacements, air conditioners, rugs, floors, curtains, appliances, working fireplaces, property disclosures, washer dryers, cars in the garage, even the pizza in the oven J

  1. Apply for a mortgage: Receive Commitment Letter from Lender. Typical time frame: 1 – 3 weeks

** Insider Tip ** Mortgage applications cannot be processed without an executed contract. If a home is being financed, per the contract a commitment letter from a lender is required a week before close of escrow. These letters are generally the last items to complete a real estate sales transaction.

  1. Inspections – typically time frame 10 days from signed executed contract

** Insider Tip ** You get 10 days to do any and all inspections: Home inspection, termite inspection, surveys, real estate taxes, enhancement fees, mold inspection, building inspection, title report, liens, etc.

  1. Schedule a Closing: Typical time frame: 1-2 weeks

** Insider Tip ** typical time frame from the time a home is found, to the time a home closes: 1 – 2 mos. If cash can be as quick as 15-30 days.  This is all part of the negotiations on the initial contract.

  1. From accepted offer/opening escrow – closing can take as little as 10-14 days or upwards of 45 days.


  • Condominiums are classified as “real property”. You, the buyer would get the deed, just as if you were to buy a house. As the owner, you may rent your apartment to anyone you wish.
  • Real estate tax is charged separately from common charges that represent monthly maintenance fees.

CONTACT AGENT and begin you luxury home, private estate, mansion, penthouse, high-rise, or luxury condo buying process or hit Juan up direct at


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On the Market: Sophisticated Modern Design described as a Sonoran Desert Masterpiece!

35646 N MEANDER WAY Carefree, AZ 85377 1

35646 N MEANDER WAY Carefree, AZ 85377

Price Tag: $1,795,000

The Hood: Carefree, Arizona

Architecture: Modern (Contemporary)

The Scoop: 4 BEDs/ 4.5 BATHs, 5 Car Garage, 5,255 sq. feet.

Located in Carefree Arizona and thoughtfully sited on 2+ acres of land. This 4 bedroom home on the exclusive east slope of Black Mountain overlooks the Boulders, the McDowell Mountains and an unobstructed expanse of sparkling city lights. The property is Energy-efficient and its natural materials include brick, cedar plank, and mahogany, copper and stone.

35646 N MEANDER WAY Carefree, AZ 85377 1

What stands out has to be the curving terraces and features a 25-foot heated pool and outdoor kitchen that offer places for multiple gathering spots. Don’t forget about the detached guest house an easy place to put the in-laws, guests, or the ones who partied way too much to ever leave!  The perfect 2nd home or anyone who loves desert living away from the city.

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An Extraordinary Soft Contemporary on the (not so) right side of the tracks asking $3,750,000

Lavish pAdZ! Dream Homes - Fine Estates - Architecture

6144 E FANFOL DR Paradise Valley, AZ 85253The Scoop: Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona La Jolla Acres! This brand new Contemporary by Arco Custom Homes is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Featuring so many extraordinary finishes and features like Premium Chef-Inspired Kitchen with Waterfall Quartz Island, Coffee Station, Retractable Glass Walls, 750+ Bottle Multi-Zone Glass Wine Room, Control 4 Home Automation System, an Elegant Soaking Tub On Raised Platform, and a Picturesque Quartz-Glass Bead Pool & Spa with Dramatic Fire Accents & Water Features, a Spectacular Ramada & Viewing Deck for The Ultimate Outdoor Living Environment. This is a perfect home for a family, athlete, or celebrity who is not too crazy going full blown contemporary.  All Business in the front , party in the back kind of feeling.

5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 6,400 sqft, 7 Car Garage on 1.01 Acres can be yours for $3,750,000.

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Big A** Homes Sold During the Month of September | Arizona Luxury Homes

Man oh man please do not tell me that our Luxury Home Market is not hot! During the month of September there was over 60 homes sold priced at 1 million and above.  Below are some that caught my eye and apparently other buyers as they will no longer be on the market.

Sold Price Tag: $5,100,000

Beds/Bath: 5/10

Damn: 11,068 square feet

Lost Canyons

Drastic price reduction from $12,000,000! Don’t miss this absolutely stunning, like new, approx 11,000sf mountainside home on 10+ acres. Current owners heart and soul went into every piece of building and design of this stunning mountainside estate. 5 bedrooms, 10 baths, media room, exercise room, office, 6 car garage, tennis court, pool, spa, privacy and more! Unsurpassed views of sunset and valley below. This home makes an incredible statement as it’s perched up against the side of the McDowell Mountains.


Sold Price Tag: $3,800,000

Beds/Bath: 6/7

Why:10,159 square feet

Cave Creek, Arizona

SHORT SALE opportunity! Subject to lender approval. Make an offer on this private, mountain-top sanctuary with over 36 acres of stunning desert. MORE LAND THAN IS OFFERED WITH ANY OTHER HOME IN THE PHOENIX AREA, now at a Short Sale price. A priceless chance to own one of the most unique locations and homes available, with top privacy and security. This estate features every attention to detail, from an outdoor gourmet kitchen, to the rich patinas of century-old reclaimed hardwood floors, cabinetry hand-crafted in the European tradition, entry road is gated, nature trails, even a bedroom that spans the mountain, to catch sunrises. . .and sunsets! This residence can’t be duplicated again. 24-hour notice requested. Under the short sale conditions, well may be a shared well.


Sold Price Tag: $3,450,000

Beds/Bath: 5/7

Son of a B***H:10,044 square feet

Scottsdale, Arizona Prado Estates

An exquisite Spanish Hacienda on 4.37 acres in the gated community of Prado Estates has spectacular mountain, Pinnacle Peak & city views & the finest finishes including marble & travertine flooring w/ inlaid mosaics, carved wood columns & cabinetry, scrolling wrought iron, canterra stone fireplaces & columns making it warm & inviting. A gourmet kitchen with Great Room w/ dramatic wooden trusses, huge granite kitchen island, gas cook top, 2 refrigerators, double ovens & wine room. Master suite includes a bonus room, luxurious master bath & 2 walk-in closets. 2 guest rooms in the main house,office w/ library, 12-person theatre, cantina-style game room & a guest house w/ bedroom, living room & kitchenette. Backyard has covered patios, built-in BBQs, pool, spa, walking paths & a view deck.

ARE YOU READY TO BUY YOUR NEXT LUXURY HOME IN ARIZONA? Contact us below or at 480.458.8007 for red carpet service.



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128 Luxury Homes SOLD in the Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Market September 2012




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The Luxury Home Real Estate market in the Phoenix area had a total of 128 SOLD homes listed at $750,000 and above during the month of September 2012.  Below are a few of the more expensive and beautiful homes sold.  Do you see a home you like if so call the luxury home experts or begin your search by clicking the Search above.

Sold Price Tag: $3,800,000


Size: 10,423

SilverLeaf at DC Ranch

Panoramic McDowell Mountain & city light views viewed atop this mountainside Tuscan estate in the Upper Canyon at Silverleaf. The residence has every feature to make your living & entertaining experiences a delight including a spacious gourmet kitchen opening to a family room & breakfast room; an expansive 2 way limestone fireplace for the living room, dining room, media room, wine room & 2 bonus rooms. Your guests will never want to leave the cozy guest casita w/ kitchenette, dining area, living room & full bed & bath. Custom details include reclaimed wood floors, custom cabinetry, Venetian plaster, natural stone floors & amazing ceiling details. Lovely outdoor spaces include covered patios, trellises, outdoor living, kitchen & dining rooms, pool & spa all w/ spectacular views.

Sold Price Tag: $3,000,000


Size: 7,427

Boulder Crest at Troon North

SLEEK NEW CONTEMPORARY by Sever Design Group. One of a kind estate with Art Form Pool extending a full story above grade. The entire main living area surrounded by a clerestory, floats above undisturbed natural desert. Cantilevered stairs look out over thousands of acres of Preserve land. Full window walls including a cantilevered fitness/master lounge extending over massive boulder outcropping. Finest granite & wood finishes. Miele Kitchen. Detached guesthouse, 4 car garage on 1.8 acres. Elevator option. 360 views of city lights, preserve land & mountains. Troon North Golf avail.

Sold Price Tag: $2,550,000


Size: 8,083

Paradise Valley, Arizona

This Beautiful, Newly Built, Gated, Mediterranean Style Home will Enchant with its great all around Mountain Views, Lawns, Garden & South Facing Backyard with a Large Heated Pool, Spa, Waterfall, Fountains & Outdoor Viking Kitchen. The Dining Room, Sunny Large Kitchen with Walk in Butlers Pantry with all Viking Appliances and Family Room open to a private interior Courtyard with lots of Flowering Plants, Cantera Fountain & Fireplace. Exquisite finishes are all around, from Antiqued Maple and Alder Custom Cabinetry to the hand scraped,large Plank Wood Floors, Onyx, Limestone & Travertine, Marble Mosaic Ceiling & Venetian Plaster entry to it’s Energy Efficient Construction & Smart House Control 4/Apple system, Home Theater, Wine Room & Large separate Guest House.

Main Entry Front – Tobacco Cantera Moldings around entry and Lion Deccos as well as on floor at the front door- Coletti wrought iron 6′ x 9′ arched entry door; Inside entry foyer – On floor – Versailles pattern light – Limestone with a dark and light Emperador Marble and red onyx Medallion in center; Entry walls and shell niches into living room are Venetian Plaster; The Living Room has a hand carved Travertine Mantel Gas Fireplace and a Bar with Custom Alder cabinets with Volcano Granite Surfaces and Custom Alder Millwork, Uline Icemaker; The Wine Room holds 895 bottles and is made out of all heart Redwood, with decorative wrought iron door, fully insulated and separately climate controlled; The Home Theater has Alder custom cabinets, Granite Counters, Beverage Center, the room screens enclosure fits a 105″ screen; all prewired with surround sound, speakers installed; The entry powder wood cabinet is topped with limestone, the wainscoting on walls is limestone accented with dark emperador marble, the flooring is limestone with dark emperador marble; The dining and family room floor has 7″ wide American Black walnut, hand scraped;

The Kitchen and pantry cabinets are glazed, antiqued maple and Island cabinets are Rustic Alder all topped with granite; All Viking appliances,- two dishwashers, two disposals, a 36″ refrigerator in the kitchen with a 36″ freezer in the walk in pantry, a 48″ gas range with griddle and with two electric ovens and a Viking hood; The large, main, hammered farmhouse copper sink as well as a smaller vegetable sink has oil rubbed bronze faucets and a disposal. The Pantry also has a microwave, single electric oven and a warming drawer, the floor is Versailles pattern light Limestone. The breakfast eating area has an inlay pattern of tumbled, honed gold colored limestone – matching the backsplash in the Kitchen and Pantry. The gas fireplace in the family room has real stone veneer; The courtyard has carved Cantera moldings around the back wall, the gas fireplace and entry door from the hallway, the flooring is the same Cafe II Cantera stone; The main laundry has maple cabinets. The back hallway flooring has slightly darker 18″x18″ limestone. The pool bath has limestone walls with decorative stone rope and glass tiles .

Each of the three back bedrooms has carpet flooring in the bedroom and travertine tile and accents on the floors and bathroom walls, each has a separate closet.

The upstairs master suite area, reached by elevator or a double grand central staircase, has the same 7″ plank American handscraped engineered walnut floors in the loft/2ndary and main office area. The office has a gas , wall fireplace with tobacco cantera surround. The flooring in the master bedroom is carpet. The gas fireplace has a carved Travertine surround. The master bedroom bar area has rustic alder cabinets with a refrigerated beverage center. The master bath suite has a 6′ long air bubble whirlpool separate tub with red onyx surround, inlaid with gold leaf accents; the oversized shower,has onyx walls accented with onyx and goldleaf; a double 6′ patio door opens onto an outdoor view deck to the back pool area and Camelback Mountain. Her vanity area has a red onyx mosaic surround accented with gold leaf. Her vanity cabinet and closets are glazed maple with antiquing. His vanity area has rustic alder cabinets and closet, the vanity mirror has red onyx surround with onyx accents. His and her toilets (and bidet) are all high efficiency, comfort heights Toto (as are all the other toilets in the house and guest house), the wainscoting is limestone with honey onyx accents and chairrail. The laundry has maple cabinets and limestone floors.

The Guest House has bevelled, honed Travertine Versailles pattern floors in the kitchen and living room; all appliances are stainless steel- Kitchenaid- the microwave and hood, a 36″ electric range and oven, a 36″ refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen sink is hammered copper with oil rubbed bronze faucets; The flooring in the bedroom is carpet, it has a separate extra storage, plus a large main closet; The bathroom has room for a full size washer/dryer (stacked), a separate toilet area, large tub/shower with travertine and dark emperador marble and glass foil accents surround; vanity with limestone top.

The main house has 4 garages with big, 3/4 horsepower motors, quiet, electric Liftmaster garage door openers, the guest house has a single garage; the house also has an Environmental Solutions whole house water purifier and softener; the whole house has 6 air conditioner, high efficiency gas/and/or electric; The whole house has been prewired for Control 4 apple controls, security, cameras etc. Currently most speakers have been installed, ready for buyer selection of TV’s etc. A control 4 lighting system has been installed, tied into the Control 4 whole house system for lighting scenes dimming etc. The house will have double wrought iron gates at each of the north and south entries to the house.

Fireplace in office and guest house LR. There are 3 Laundry areas, ie in Master suite, downstairs – general and in the guest house; Architecture is Mediterranean, Completely prewired house has the Control 4 System 2 and Apple controls. Outdoor kitchen with a 41″ barbeque grill, refreshment center and refrigerator drawers.

Sold Price Tag: $2,325,000


Size: 7,014

Finisterre Paradise Valley, Arizona

One of the most saught after Guard Gated Communities in all of Paradise Valley. This home has been completely remodeled and expanded in 2007 with 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths in main house and a 2,400 Sq. Ft. 2 bedroom 2.5 bath Quest House that is nothing less than amazing with a fully equiped gourmet kitchen, all Dacor appliances, Home Theater with fiber optic ceiling. 6 car Motor court,extra climate control Bonus Room could be Wine Room,Home Gym etc. Exterior of home has beautiful Cantera Stone and Ancient Stone with lots of mature landscaping. Views of both Camelback and Mummy Mountains. This home is a definate must see.


Arizona biggest Mansions on the market and some of the most expensive and unique homes for sale!


Who says Arizona does not have any Mansions?

Yes we have Selling LA, We have Selling New York, and Million dollar listings but let’s Forget LA, New York, even Miami and check out Arizona’s Biggest Mansions on the market today!

Look at Desert Living at its finest, Garson get me a dirty Martini with no vermouth and bring it to the pool.

Paradise Valley, Arizona

6721 E CHENEY DR 6721 E CHENEY DR 1 6721 E CHENEY DR 13 6721 E CHENEY DR 2 6721 E CHENEY DR 3 6721 E CHENEY DR 4 6721 E CHENEY DR 5 6721 E CHENEY DR 8 6721 E CHENEY DR 7 6721 E CHENEY DR 9 6721 E CHENEY DR 10 6721 E CHENEY DR 6 6721 E CHENEY DR 11 6721 E CHENEY DR 12 6721 E CHENEY DR 14 6721 E CHENEY DR 15 6721 E CHENEY DR 16

Price: $16,000,000

Bedrooms: 11

Bathrooms: 12.5

Square Footage: 22,215

This new, 3 acre estate, with Mummy Mountain as the background, sets a new standard of elegance for PV. This stately home, w/ 33,000sf under-roof, welcomes you into a world of flowering courtyards, past stunning stone work, artistic iron, through Hope’s steel doors into light-filled rooms that flow onto patios/gardens. All the fine interior finishes supplied by the JR McDade Co., and the technology is state-of-the-art. Highlights include a dual kitchen, theater, wine room, indoor basketball court/gym, smart guest casita and a spectacular courtyard guest home. The master retreat is spectacular w/ a bath that opens onto a private spa-centered courtyard. The swimming pool complex, with a lazy river layout, is surrounded by sundecks and mtn views. A modern take on an old world masterwork.

own courtyards and patios. The master retreat is one-of-kind with a spectacular bath that opens onto a private spa-centered courtyard. The main swimming pool complex, with a lazy river layout, is surrounded by sundecks and mountain views. For a discriminating buyer that wants the absolute ideal combination of old world feel and modern sophistication.


Location: La Place Du Sommet

Price: $9,895,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 8

Square Footage: 15,000

This Paradise Valley masterpiece nestled in the exclusive enclave of La Place Du Sommet. This architecturally significant Old World/Gothic & Refined French design offers unimaginable character and breathtaking views. The natural beauty of Mummy Mountain is the background for this magnificent 15,000sf estate on 1.8 acre! Chiseled cantera stone, marble and exquisite millwork set the stage for this 5 bedroom, 8 bath residence featuring music observatory, office, library, theatre/game room. Enjoy year round swimming in the indoor pool/spa. The gourmet kitchen opens to the spacious family room which then leads through the art gallery into a private guest house. . Plenty of parking spaces for entertaining plus 6-car garage. This is what I call a Trophy Property perfect for entertaining, athletes, celebrities, CEO, Doctors, come take a look!

Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona

Price: $10,995,000

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 13

Square Footage: 15,619

Elegance does not begin to describe this exquisite new home set on almost 2 acres. It offers superb finishes, excellent architecture and an alluring combination of formal and informal spaces for the residents. Cabinetry is furniture quality, beautiful wood flooring. Open kitchen/family room looking to lush rear yard, pool, guest house and separate pool house. This is a magical home for the buyer who expects the best all in one package.

Location: Paradise Valley Estates

Price: $7,500,000

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 10

Square Footage: 16,087

Steeped in European elegance, this home overlooks Paradise Valley from 1.43 gently sloping acres. Exquisite design and fine finishes work in concert with master artisans’ craftsmanship, rewarding your senses throughout the home’s graceful floor plan. Enjoy grand scale entertaining in the living areas, patios and balconies, or intimate gatherings around hand carved fireplaces. Each bedroom includes a private bath, and the master wing features a retractable glass wall in the bedroom opening to a balcony, alder paneled study and elegant master bath. In the living room, a retractable glass wall opens to a massive balcony with sweeping staircases to the rear grounds. Negative edge pool, spa, lush landscaping and grassy areas are all sure to please. A garage for six cars completes the home.

Location: Mummy Mountain Estates

Price: $15,995,000

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 10

Square Footage: 17,015

Sumptuous 5 acre estate with 35,000 sq.ft. Under roof and 25,000 sq.ft ac/heated. Incredible amenities include flooring of 6 ft. marble slabs from Italy, library with $350,000 Pierre Lang mahogany cabinetry, $1,200,000 Avia high tech security and sound equipment, a 13 seat mahogany theatre w/true movie projection and D-box chairs that move with the movie action, a luxurious master suite w/bathroom of 6 ft.onyx slabs and fabulous boutique closets, 2 swimming pools including a solar heated lap pool and 21 car garages w/$400,000 ”Show Garage”! There is also a billiard rm, wine rm, piano rm, 3 family rms, exercise rm, 2 libraries a 2 bedroom guest house, outdoor marble walkways and its own solar electric generating station hooked into APS! Lovely Mountain views with ultimate security.

Location: Top of the Mountain Paradise Valley, Arizona

Price: $8,750,000

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 11

Square Footage: 18,416

Own the mountain overlooking the PVCC private golf club. This amazing home conveys with 2.9 acres of hillside elegance. Magnificent views of Camelback Mtn and beyond, Master Bldr F.O. Buck has created the most exciting estate in PV! The privately gated, hand-crafted Southern European home offers 6B, 11BA in 18,416 livable SF w/ every luxury feature. Grand entry leads to an astounding 95′ great room with 25′ lanai doors opening to 5000 SF of viewing decks. 3000 SF master suite offers a full spa experience. Game room area w/theater, bar, kitchen, billiards, exercise room opens to 50′ infinity-edge pool/swim-up bar/spa. Warm, inviting for everyday living and awesome for casual or elegant entertaining. A home everyone will covet, yet only one lucky buyer can own.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: Scottsdale Very Own 6.9 Acre Private Gated Estate

Price: $12,995,000

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 9.5

Square Footage: 27,000

A private ‘world class’ residence listed at 1/2 of its replacement cost; w/Horse privileges – NO HOA – Just over 19 acres. Beholding depth, character and endless onsite amenities. Well secured behind its scenic iron gates. This million dollar private driveway winds up at a circular center court, room for plenty of parking for 9+ car garage. Some of the elaborate details include extensive hand carved pillars, built-in library, gourmet kitchen, ballet and dance quarter, signature indoor tennis court, mother of pearl swimming pool, mermaid style Jacuzzi, authentic desert botanical garden and a French Victorian courtyard. Convert the indoor tennis court into an 80+ car museum, basketball court or a private auditorium. Owner may entertain your Trade or Carry Financing

Location: Desert Mountain

Price: $10,900,000

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 9

Square Footage: 18,162

Villa Paradiso is reminiscent of a Classic European Villa with Magnificent Views, plus a Membership to the Exclusive Desert Mountain Golf Community (6 Jack Nicklaus Courses!). Spectacular in every respect, the Workmanship of this Exquisite Home emanates Precision and Quality… 11,500 sq. ft. of Living Space with Unique Features; Provincial Antique Stucco, European Style Stonework, 12 Masonry Fireplaces, 150 Year Old Exposed Beams, an Awarding Winning Kitchen (Unique Homes 2010 Ultimate Kitchen Winner), French Sach Windows, Roman Pan Roof Tiles, Walls of Glass to Enjoy the Panoramic Views, a 1200 Bottle Wine Room, the Largest Movie Theatre in Scottsdale, a Separate Guest House, over 4,200 sq. ft. of Verandas and Patios…and for Those Car Enthusiasts, a 7-Car Garage.


Phoenix, Arizona

Location: Biltmore Estates

Price: $5,950,000

Bedrooms: 9

Bathrooms: 11

Square Footage: 17,799

Grand estate home located on the famed Arizona Biltmore Hotel golf course with views across the course to Camelback Mtn. Large rooms for large scale entertainment and/or lots of family. All finishes are over-the-top quality. Main floor features living, dining, kitchen/breakfast/family room, one of 2 master suites; down is fabulous wine cellar; a must see for the buyer who wants it all.


Tucson, Arizona

Location: La Cholla Air Park

Price: $3,650,000

Bedrooms: 9

Bathrooms: 9

Square Footage: 15,574

THIS MAGNIFICENT OFFERING INCLUDES NEAR 7900 SF Mansion with 7 HUGE FRPLCS, WINE CELLEAR, VERY HIGH CEILINGS, WOOD FLOORS, GOURMET KITCHEN, HUGE COURTYARD, POOL/SPA, RAMADA, 1-BR POOL HOUSE, ALMOST NEW (’09) 3 br, 3 ba brick home (1900 SF), 5-stall horse facility plus tack, arena, corral AND 2-PLANE HANGAR(3,292 sq ft) PLUS lovely full 1- BR GUEST HOUSE w/frplc/big kitchen (lower level) & STUDIO OR OFFICE w/bath &kitchenette (upper level)featuring WRAP-AROUND DECK WITH 360 DEGREE VIEWS. There are 2 wells on the 16-acre estate plus, of course, city water. Living area on this estate is over 12,000 square feet.

Location: Canyons

Price: $7,900,000

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 10

Square Footage: 13,350

Incredible mansion of 13,320 sq ft. On a very private high lot in the Canyons. Home is state-of-the-arts w/electronics & commercial mech. systems. Many fixtures & fireplace mantels are European antiques, fabulous detail in crown molding, rugs, paint, & flooring. Home has an English Pub, award winning Theater for 15 people, luxurious master quarters, 3 guest suites, separate guest quarters, show kitchen & working kitchen, exercise room w/tanning bedroom, & show room w/turn table for 15 cars, rose garden, neg edge pool & spa, outdoor kitchen w/Kiln, just to name a few of the features of the amazing home.


Interested in any of these properties or any other on site let us know by phone or email.

What 1 million dollars get you in Arizona….. Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa



Price: $999,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Square Footage: 3903

Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This special family home/horse property offers a rural feel right in the heart of town. Wonderful curb appeal, inviting courtyard entry, charming remodeled interiors with warmth, quality and comfort in mind. Hardwood, Saltillo & travertine flooring, skylights, Andersen windows. Kitchen updated in 2003. Master suite and huge game room added in 2006. Family living, Southwest Style, for horse lovers, with oversize turnout and tack / feed shed. Delightful yard for entertaining or play. Very private. Lots of charm here! 3 C’s school district – can walk to Chaparral High.

Price: $1,025,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

Square Footage: 3868

Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This Charming Arcadia Style homes Remodeled, this 5 bedroom family home is 1 block walking distance to Cherokee Elementary. Improvements include a gourmet country kitchen with granite counters, Dacor appliances including warming drawer & cktop. The home has new windows, drs, paint, carpet, crown molding, recessed lighting. Baths have been remodeled w/ new counters, sinks, toilets, fixtures & tile. Built in cabinets have in Living Rm & Master Sitting Rm. There are 2 Master suites. One is an attached guest quarters, Resort like back yard includes a remodeled Ramada with a tiled fireplace, pebble-tec pool, cool dec , children’s play area & new brick pavers for entertaining. The Arizona Rm has new windows & door to covered patio. Very private cul de sac lot.


Price: $1,050,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5

Square Footage: 5229

This home is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. An Amazing, custom Tuscan-style villa with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, on 3/4+ acre corner lot. Enter single level main house through beautiful solid wood doors into charming courtyard. Main house is approx 4500sf and includes 4BD and 4BA, separate casita through courtyard entrance includes 2BD, 1BA, living room and kitchen. This home has it all & then some…theater room with wet bar, fitness room, office with built in desk, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gas cook top, double ovens, huge master suite with sitting area, Jacuzzi tub, snail shower, & enormous walk in closet, 18” tumbled travertine in brick pattern, pool, Ramada, sport court, children’s play area. Must see to appreciate all the spectacular upgrades!

Price: $1,050,000

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2.5

Square Footage: 2047

This Spectacular contemporary loft is located in the prestigious Kierland Plaza Lofts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Walk to fabulous upscale dining and shopping at Kierland Commons. This home is one of a kind, having been highly upgraded with exquisite finishes throughout. Flat screen TVs, sound system and electric blinds and custom closets are just some of the additional features offered. Enjoy views of city lights & mountains. Watch the sunset from the expansive balcony. Amenities include pool, spa, fitness center and concierge services.

Price: $999,950

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Square Footage: 2481


Price: $999,800

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2.5

Square Footage: 2117

This Gorgeous corner unit, priced to sell located in Scottsdale Waterfront High rise condo complex in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This unit has a contemporary flair with the honed black granite counters, stone fireplace surround, and the grey travertine floors throughout. Low-profile carpeting in the bedrooms, surround sound, and motorized shades and many more upgrades throughout. This unit sits right on the canal with North, East & South Views. The den is a great study area or billiard room. Must see!

Price: $999,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4

Square Footage: 4250

This Build to suit custom home on amazing 73,608 sq ft lot is located in McDowell Acres in Scottsdale, Arizona! The gourmet kitchen features a 48 inch SS wolf range, a 48”built in SS Sub-Zero refrigerator, granite slab counters, custom alder cabinets, crown molding, 18” travertine flooring & plush berber carpet, whole house security, 10′ – 21′ ceiling heights, unique ceiling treatments including cove, groin arches, and much more.

Price: $999,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Square Footage: 4443

This Gorgeous home with Spectacular yard, pool, grassy play area and so much more is located in Windgate Ranch in North Scottsdale, Arizona ! Entertainer’s Delight! Enjoy the fabulous Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite, abundant storage and breakfast room. Kitchen opens to a huge Family room flanked by windows showcasing the incredible yard! Wonderful Master retreat with large spa-like bath and walk in closet. Fantastic At-Home Office with custom cabinetry. Great Guest suites with lovely paneling accents & private baths with beautiful stone accents. Lovely private Dining room with subtle architectural accents. This home has it all sparing no expense! Welcome Home!


Price: $999,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5

Square Footage: 4465



Price: $999,999

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

Square Footage: 4640

This Tuscan Elegance Former Model in Aviano located in North Phoenix, Arizona area. Welcoming courtyard entrance with serene water feature, meticulously maintained home by original owners. Formal living room overlooking the sparkling pebble tec pool, spa and water feature, Gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and Viking appliances, custom alder cabinetry, large island adjoining wet bar opens up to spacious family room. Custom ironwork door throughout. Luxurious master suite retreat with three sided fireplace, jetted tub and separate shower. Private resort backyard, covered patio, built-in BBQ and firepit, Optimal location close to schools, shopping and dining


Price: $839,898

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Square Footage: 4365

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Located on one of the prettiest streets and Very Exclusive Central Phoenix Corridor Neighborhood of Orangewood Blk Estates. This absolutely stunning and Unique Modern Custom Home perched behind its very own Private security gate entrance. Within the gates sits a massive 39,262 sq. ft lot giving enough room for expansion and Imagination. As you drive up the circular driveway don’t hesitate to park your car under the Porte-cochère. Walk right into a beautiful and open floor plan that offers multiple uses for the large sq. footage. It has a unique custom design in all details starting with the coffered ceilings to the luxurious master bath. This beautiful home features a practical 1 bed / 1 bath guest house perfect for a mother in law, guests, family members, or clients who you are looking to wine and dine without letting them out of your sight. The best feature would have to be the huge Game/Bar room that can also be used as a dance floor â“ Dancing with the stars anyone? It comes with its own bar and the pocket doors bring the outside in and inside out.

The options and Possibilities are endless, a full size basketball court/ tennis courts can easily be added. There is so much room feel free to even expand or even build a 2nd home on the property. This property offers privacy, great for entertaining in private, and luxury living. Being centrally locate it offers easy access to all major freeways, nightlife, dining, entertainment, excellent school districts, and city living right outside your gates.

Price: $1,000,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Square Footage: 4272

This beautifully designed and executed home by Michael Scott Garvin of MSG Studio is located in Central Phoenix, Arizona. Designers own private residence with every upgrade possible in a home of this caliber. Home wraps itself around the entry courtyard. Old world decor, fixtures and materials used throughout. Cherry cabinetry with glass display doors and extensive custom millwork. Bathrooms are works of art with vessel sinks and furniture-grade vanities. Custom ceiling treatments throughout (barreled, arched, paneled and hand-painted) Hand-carved ancient stone columns. Chiseled stone flooring. Chef’s kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher drawers, and granite and marble surfaces. Stone accents in wine-tasting room. Floor plan is flexible, with plenty of rooms to use creatively.


Price: $999,980

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 6.5

Square Footage: 5964

This spectacular home in one of Tempe, Arizona’s most exclusive gated communities. This home has a gourmet kitchen, beautiful granite counters, huge walk-in pantry, large laundry room, spacious open design. This home boasts 6 large bedrooms with walk-in closets and baths. Master bedroom suite has room for sitting area and exercise equipment, spa tub, separate walk-in shower, enormous his/hers walk-in closet, and fireplace. Includes soaring 16′ ceilings in formal living, dining, huge great room, and large family room with alcove wet bar. Family room and great room have fireplaces. The home wraps around a large patio with a panoramic view of the gorgeous pebble-tec lagoon pool and waterfall with raised cascading heated spa. Lots of tile and freshly painted inside and out. Super energy efficient.


Price: $999,500

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5

Square Footage: 6588

This Gorgeous, Custom home located high on Las Sendas Mountain in East Mesa, Arizona with breath taking views. Partial covered resort style pool and spa, top of line kitchen overlooking great room, formal Dining, eat in Kitchen, Show home style Master Bedroom with sitting room, Huge Master Bath with Lion Feature Roman Tub, Huge Master Closet, Garden level entertainment center with Movie Center. Split concept for Bedrooms with an exercise room. Did I mention the office with views! For the extreme car collector the huge oversized garage is for you! The landscaping frames this home like no other. This custom home is a Must see!


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Beautiful Contemporary Luxury Homes in Paradise Valley, Arizona for Sale Today


Welcome to the showcase of Lavish pAdZ, here we showcase some of the most beautiful contemporary & modern architecturally unique homes for sale in Arizona – Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Throughout Phoenix. We have a passion for Contemporary and Modern homes like Barnaby (Bennie) M. Gonzales, Will Bruder, Bing Hu, And lest not forget the most famous one of them all Frank Lloyd Wright. To name a few.

Architectural design properties flourished in the 1950s and 1960s and continue to evolve today. Every home is unique and every design is complex.  Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Phoenix is the Mecca for contemporary and midcentury modern homes— from iconic designs by well-known developers to  contemporary architectural designs by famous and talented modernist architects that work or have done work in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley today.

Lavish pAdZ is, a team of real estate agents dedicated to serving sellers and buyers of contemporary & modern real estate throughout Phoenix, Arizona.  Below are some of the most beautiful contemporary and modern homes for sale today.

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  • Price: $1,499,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Square Footage: 4723

Today’s *** Beautiful Contemporary Luxury Homes ***

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BEAUTIFUL! Looking for Modernist Architecture of the highest caliber? This home offers a turnkey Modern Design that is World-class. Like a cool breeze, this home of Steel, Glass, & concrete floats into the naturalized desert Landscape like a refreshing mirage. The ethereal nature of this home is defined by wrap-around galleries of full height, finned glass halls that flood the home with dappled light and allow access to both interior spaces & a real connection to the outdoors. A complete rebuild of the home incorporates zinc siding, polished honed concrete floors, custom steel & glass doors & detailing only found in the finest of luxury Modern. Recently Published, this home offers a definitive architectural statement that is sophisticated and elegant, yet completely easy to live with!

  • Price: $1,995,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Square Footage: 3724

Not to be missed, this Will Bruder masterpiece is truly one of a kind. Cantilevering out from Mummy Mountain, this hillside property has views from the north Valley to the south Valley, and to the downtown skyline. The use of glass, copper and weathered steel allows the home to blend right into the mountain. Mountain outcroppings are actually incorporated into the foyer and master bathroom. A true work of art.

  • Price: $2,549,500
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Square Footage: 4450

The most spectacular Al Beadle designed home situated on 1.2 acres,overlooking the 18th fairway of the PVCC. Enjoy breathtaking & stunning views from the ”wall of windows” overlooking the grassy golf course, set against the red rock of Mummy mountain, & Cammelback. Every detail of the home is perfect, from the 10′ ceilings, Terrazzo & steel flooring, & stunning kitchen. Simple, clean lines describe the formal LR & DR with cedar ceilings and 10′ windows. Master Suite is open and bright, with views out of every window, with a large w/I closet and European bathroom. Fantastic tree covered patio perfect for entertaining, along with the one-of-a-kind pool featured in multiple national magazines. Whole home is Control 4 automated. The guest house is equally exquisite.

  • Price: $3,200,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Footage: 5958

The most spectacular and phenomenal modern home that you will experience in Paradise Valley. Complete privacy while the entire home opens to the outdoors from every room through all new custom pivot doors. Custom Italian cabinetry is topped with massive slabs of marble; exceptional master suite with book matched marble slabs, incredible spa bath, impeccable grounds, 5 car garage, beautiful mountain views. No expense was spared in this newly reconstructed home. Truly the most spectacular modern home available and not to be missed!

  • Price: $3,495,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Square Footage: 5800

Stunning masterpiece of warm modern architecture. Designed and built by Tennen Studio, this home is tucked into the hillside with views of Camelback Mountain. The spectacular home opens the indoors to the outdoors seemlessly, offering comfortable and elegant living spaces along with perfect entertaining venues. Impeccable finishes and exceptional architecture and design along with incredible landscape and outdoor spaces.

  • Price: $3,695,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Square Footage: 11,027

This Unique Contemporary home Artistically Envelopes the Mountain on the North Entrance of Paradise Valley.Walls of Windows invite the sunlight into this well designed living space. Honed Limestone floors lead you into the Chef’s kitchen featuring Top of the line Dacor and Asko Appliances, Cherry wood Cabinets and Black Granite Countertops. The indoor Sport court with adjoining Home Theater creates a wealth of entertaining options. Featuring an Indoor Batting Cage, Full Basketball court and Restaurant style booths with flat screen TV’s for the Spectators!Splash outdoors in what feels like a natural pool and Jacuzzi cut right out of the Mountainside with waterfalls included! Creston Touch pad screens throughout. This incredible estate Presents a rare opportunity for any Luxury Buyer!

  • Price: $3,699,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Square Footage: 8,658

Warm contemporary, privately gated oasis located in one of P.V.s most desirable locations. Designed for intimate enjoyment or grand entertainment, this property showcases art & wine, all while maintaining a uniquely sophisticated, yet fun lifestyle. Organic materials; stone, glass & steel. A fabulous visual experience is created by multiple Art Galleries, a GRT RM open to a double gourmet kit, & a telescoping wall of glass leading to an expansive outdoor LR & BBQ. Fire & water flank the resort style pool. Features; ”The Ultimate Sports Bar”, a temp controlled 1400 bottle wine rm w/ tasting area, mult TVs, vws of Piestewa Pk, a sep exercise studio, & sep guest hs The Mstr Retreat is detailed w/ rich stone finishes, mult closets, + an impressive sep dressing area. Grass/Play spaces!

  • Price: $4,695,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Square Footage: 9,559

An Architectural Masterpiece! Stunning custom, contemporary home nestled on a Paradise Valley hillside lot. Floor to ceiling glass walls & expansive wrap-around patios offer breathtaking panoramic views of Camelback Mtn, city lights & allow amazing star gazing. Superior craftsmanship throughout, this home has it all & more! Exquisite finishes include rift cut, white oak floors, unique marble, brushed steel, slate, suede wall coverings, & exotic woods. Full automation with top of the line technology & security. Meticulously maintained backyard surrounded by mature landscaping. Resort-style negative edge pool, oversized spa, grotto with built-in slide, waterfall & fire pits, plus built-in BBQ. Private, gated entry, perfect for entertaining & ideal for family. A rare, one-of-a-kind beauty!


  • Price: $7,895,000
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Square Footage: 12,676

Views, flat lot/elevated, 2.56 acres/privately gated, from the talents of Mark Philp architect/Toronto Interiors/McBride Construction. Soft contemporary/block constructn w/split flrplan/2 family rms/media/exercise/detached 2BR/2BA guesthse w/full kitchen. Details/finishes: wide plank oak rift-cut hardwood flrs laid in chevron & brittany patterns/ceasar stone/white frosted marble/limestone/Kalista/Wolff/Waterworks/hydrauza pool/spa/8.5 garages/grassy lawn/unbelievable mill work/lighting system. Review video tour/photos/floor plan. This property is gorgeous!

  • Price: $10,000,000
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 12
  • Square Footage: 12,860

10 ACRE ESTATE – Enter thru electronic gates and long driveway past speciman plantings,a 28 tree citrus grove and breathtaking views of McDowells,Superstitions,4 Peaks and rock outcroppings! Sweeping mountain and city light views pour into floor-to-ceiling windows of this fabulous 13,000 s.f. home on large FLAT front and rear grounds high on Mummy Mtn! Entertain in a 55 ft. gamerm w/its own complete kitchen,a theatre, 18′ high living rm w/telescoping doors,dining rm w/floor-to-ceiling mahogany wall,2 family rms and many lrg patios! Wide elegant hallways lead to a library,craft rm,exercise rm,7 bedrms+12 baths.Lrge circular pool,rolling lawns,mini golf course,picnic/barbeque area an lush landscaping form a serene/private nature oasis. 30 additional acres also available.

Today’s *** Beautiful Contemporary Luxury Homes ***

Contact LAVISH PaDz if you are looking to buy or sell a Contemporary Luxury Home in Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Tempe, or in the Phoenix area.

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Selling a Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Tempe, Phoenix, and Luxury Home in today’s Competitive Real Estate Market!

If You’re In The Market To Sell Your Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Tempe, Scottsdale, or Phoenix Luxury Home, You Probably Feel You Can’t Catch A Break. Nearly Five Years Into The Housing Bust, When Many Experts Thought The Real Estate Market Would At Least Have Stabilized, Sales And Prices Are Still Dropping In Most Of The Country.

You Can’t Count On Things Turning Around Soon, Either. It Would Take 8.6 Months To Clear Out The 3.5 Million Existing Homes Listed Today.

Put Part Of The Blame On Stiff Competition: Foreclosures And Short Sales,

“It’s Dreadful Out There For Sellers,” Says Patrick Newport, A U.S. Economist At Forecasting Firm IHS Global Insight.

It’s Not Enough To Show Buyers Your House Is A Deal: You Have To Convince Them It’s A Total Steal. That Means Slashing Your Price, Bringing In A Pro To Pretty It Up, And Creating A Killer Website For Your Home. Here’s How To Do It Right.

Slash Your Price, Big Time

Sellers Are Still Loath To Accept The Extent Of The Toll The Bust Took On Their Homes’ Value, Says Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Consumer Educator For The Housing Website Trulia.Com.

Many Also Give In To The Temptation To List The Property Above Fair Market Value To See What Happens. Big Mistake. About A Quarter Of Sellers In The Past Year Initially Listed Too High And Were Forced To Knock The Price Lower, According To Trulia.Com. Even In Cities That Have Held Up Well, Such As Charlotte, 25% Of Sellers Resort To At Least One Price Cut, And Often Two.

Think You Can Always Drop The Price If Your Home Doesn’t Sell? Bigger Mistake.

The First 30 Days On The Market Are The Most Important,” That’s When Your Place Attracts The Most Attention And Gets The Most Showings. The Result: You Often End Up With Less Than You Would Have If You Priced It Right To Begin With, So Get Aggressive Right Out Of The Gate.

Undercut Your Competition. In Normal Times Listings Of Similar Properties In Your Area Would Give You A Good Sense Of What Your Home Might Sell For. Today There’s A Big Gap Between What Sellers Want And What Buyers Are Willing To Pay.

Instead, Figure Out What You Can Realistically Expect To Get By Asking Your Realtor To Show You What Houses Similar To Yours Have Sold For In The Past Three To Six Months. If More Than A Couple Of The Comparable Properties Were Foreclosures Or Short Sales, Look Closely At The Photos And Descriptions Of Those Former Listings. Distressed Homes Should Be Included In Your Comps If They Are In Move-In Condition,

Once You Have A Handle On Your Likely Sale Price, List Your Home A Bit Beneath That. You Don’t Have To Undercut By Much To Attract Attention, Because That Price Will Probably Still Be About 10% Or 15% Below What Other Homes Are Listed For. Even If You’re Competing With Lots Of Foreclosures And Short Sales, Your Price Should Generate Enough Interest To Attract More Than One Bidder, Pushing Up The Final Price To Where It Should Be.

Take Out The Ax. No Bites Within 30 Days? Make A Big Move.

“When A Property Sits, People Start Thinking It Must Be Listed Too High. To Stimulate Interest, Make A Giant Cut — As Much As 10% Of The Asking Price, And Even More In An Area Where Prices Are Still Falling. That Should Be Enough To Warrant A Second Look From Buyers Who Passed The First Time, And To Bring In A New Pool Of Potentials Who Are Hunting For The Right Home.

Play Hardball. It’s Okay To Reject Low-Ball Offers If A Buyer Won’t Budge. But If A Buyer Is Willing To Negotiate, Push Aside Feelings Of Anger Or Insult And Start Counter Offering

Ideally You’ll Be Able To Negotiate Within $10,000 To A Couple Hundred Thousand And Even A Million Of An Acceptable Offer. Then, “Using Incentives Can Make It Easier To Reach An Agreement, For Example, If Your Buyer Refuses To Dicker, You Might Offer To Leave The Furniture, Tv‘s, Appliances, Even A Car Behind. Or Maybe You’d Rather Take The Reduced Price But Have The Buyer Agree That You Take 60 Days, Not 30, To Move Out. Remember This Is Something That Should Be Negotiated Once The Initial Offer Is On The Table Not Before. Always Be Open To Negotiation And Counters Because Without A Counter The Deal Will Never Get Done.  Also When Someone Makes An Offer They Want The Home And Are Already Emotionally Attached To The Property – Make It Happen.

Hire A Stager, Hire A Cleanup Crew, Trim The Hedges, Cut The Grass

There Are People Who Want To Sell, And There Are People Who Have To Sell. Veteran Real Estate Brokers Interviewed Say That Proper Staging Can Speed The Sale And Often Increase The Price Too. The Key Is To Get It Done Right.

Start With An Open Mind. Staging Demands A Psychological Shift That Many Homeowners Find Challenging: Thinking Of Your House Not As Your Home But As A Set. That Means Scrubbing Away Evidence That You Actually Live There. Your Goal: The Homey Yet Impersonal Look Of A Pottery Barn Catalogue.

Find The Right Stager.  Get Names From Realtors Or At Realestatestagingassociation.Com, And Then Review The Stager’s Online Portfolio Of Before-And-After Photos. Next, Call Homeowner References And Ask How Fast Their Homes Sold After Staging And Whether They Think The Work Helped.

Establish A Budget And Ask The Stager To Work Within It. Stagers Typically Charge $150 To $400 To Walk Through Your Home And Give Recommendations For Each Room. You Can Then Execute The Plan Yourself Or Hire The Stager To Do It For An Hourly Fee, Usually $100 Or So, Plus The Cost Of Any New Paint Or Furnishings.

If You Make Big Changes, Costs Can Add Up — But Can Often Make A Huge Difference Using What Homeowners Already Have

See Whether Your Realtor Will Pay. If You’re On The Hook For A Full 6% Commission, You Have Significant Negotiating Power.

Find The Right Hook

These Days It’s Going To Take Far More Than A FOR SALE Sign In The Front Yard And A Spot On The Multiple-Listing Service To Get Potential Buyers In The Door. That Means Getting The Word Out In A Creative Fashion — And Finding A Realtor (S) Who Is Willing To Do The Same.

“The More Eyeballs That Get On The Listing, The Better,” Says Katie Curnutte Of The Real Estate Information Website Zillow.Com. To Do That, You Need A Multipronged Marketing Plan Of Attack.

Create A Great Site. About 90% Of Buyers Begin Their Search On The Internet, According To The National Association Of Realtors. Make Sure Your Home’s Online Presence Has A Dozen Or Two Photos: Having 20 Instead Of Five PhotosWill Almost Double The Number Of Hits You’ll Get, According To Zillow.Com. And Have Professional Pictures And Virtual Tours On Every Site.  Pictures Will Get The Buyers Through The Door.

Throw Money At Them. Incentives Can Perk Buyers’ Interest Just As Much As Price Cuts, Says Matt Brown, Director Of Business Development At ForSaleByOwner.Com. In Fact, Many Buyers Will Agree To A Higher Price If Their Upfront Costs Are Lowered, Since They Often Run Short On Cash.

If You Can Afford It, Offer To Cover The Buyer’s Closing Costs Or Pay The First Year’s Property Taxes Or Condo Or Homeowner Association Dues. However, Those Freebies May Be Practically Standard, Particularly In Areas Rife With Distressed Properties.

Be Aware, Though, That You Must Disclose Any Such Gifts Or Payments When The Offer Is Agreed On, And Some Lenders Will Not Approve Them. If So, You Might Have To Find Another Incentive That The Bank Doesn’t Object To.

Showcase Super Condition. Yes, Some Buyers Are Hunting For Foreclosures In Rough Shape That They Can Nab For A Song. Yet Just As Many Shoppers Don’t Want — Or Don’t Know How — To Put In That Sweat Equity. So Hire An Inspector To Identify Every Problem With The Home, Even Seemingly Minor Issues Such As Dripping Faucets, And Fix Them.

“If An Outlet Doesn’t Work, Why Get The Buyer Wondering What Else Is Broken. Tell Your Realtor To Give Anyone Who Tours Your Home A Copy Of The Inspection Report And Your List Of Fixes.

Spread The Word Online. Having Your Home Listed On A Major Website Like Realtor.Com Isn’t Enough. Ask Your Realtor If You’ll Get An “Enhanced” Listing On The Site, Where Your Home Gets Top Promotional Billing. Many Realtors Will Create A Website Just For Your Home. You Also Want To Get Your Listing On Alternative Sites Like Craigslist, Facebook, Backpage, Trulia, Postlets, Arizona Homes And Land, LuxuryHomes.Com, And Any And Every Site Offering Real Estate.

Stay Away — Far Away. In Better Times You May Not Feel Obliged To Drop Everything To Accommodate Prospective Buyers’ Schedules. Today, If Buyers Can’t Get In On Their Time, They’ll Skip It. So Be Prepared To Show A Perfectly Clean Home At A Moment’s Notice. And Disappear (Along With Your Dog, If Possible) For All Showings And Open Houses So That Prospects Can Imagine Themselves In Your House — An Impossible Task When Your Family Is Vegging On The Couch.

Keep A List Of Must-Do Chores — Including Emptying Wastebaskets, Filling The Dishwasher, And Making The Bed And Walked Out Every Morning With The Place Spotless. On The Weekend She Holed Up At A Local Mall.

“Every Time I Thought I Could Go Home, A New Person Wanted To See The House,” Recalls McCoy. But A Few Extra Hours At The Mall Paid Off In Spades. In Just A Few Days McCoy Had An Offer For Her Home — For The Full Listing Price.

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