Beautiful Upgraded Grayhawk Home

Beautiful Upgraded Grayhawk 4 bed 2 bath 1 level home! Travertine and plank wood floors throughout, new granite counters, new tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, new matte black hardware, newly painted, and a very bright and open floorplan. New water heater. Large grassy backyard and large covered patio with North-South exposure! Walking distance to elementary school and playground. Lots of local amenities including golf, dining, shopping. Super easy access to 101 freeway.

7839 E NESTLING WAY, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Call today to schedule your private showing! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

 

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Finding All the Homes For Sale

Searching for a new home can feel like a daunting task, especially in the current Summer of 2021 market, but don’t let that deter you. There are more homes for sale than you may see at first glance, so be sure to take all 4 steps listed below to ensure you have seen ALL the homes for sale to find your next dream home!

Step #1 The Usual Suspects: Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com

The first place most home buyers begin to search is online with Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com where you search for current listings, coming soon listings, as well as pre-foreclosures…but don’t stop there!

Step #2 rDigz.com: Where Top Teams List Homes First

Download the rDigz app! The rDigz app not only has current and coming soon listings, it also gives a sneak peek preview of homes not yet listing on the market.

Step #3 Ask Top Listing Agents For Upcoming Inventory

Reach out to top listing agents in the area you are searching for. Local top agents meet with new sellers every week. These new sellers are often at least a couple weeks away from being ready to list their home for sale so they are not available to see on any searches yet. These are called “off market properties” that only their listing agent knows about.

Step #4 Ask Chris and Cheryl to Dive into Your Preferred Neighborhood

Chris and Cheryl will go above and beyond to find homes for sale in your preferred neighborhood. This may include mailing letters of interest to an entire neighborhood, or even personally knocking on doors in the neighborhood letting homeowners know there is a buyer for their home if they are considering selling.

When you’re ready to sell or buy your next home, call Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477!

 

Proactive in Communication – 5 STAR REVIEW

“I recently listed my townhouse with Cheryl and Chris and had a very good experience. Cheryl was very proactive in communication and helpful meeting with the inspector and contractors for the minor repairs. We were out of town and couldn’t have had such a seamless sales process if it wasn’t for Cheryl. Cheryl and Chris listed our house and also found the buyer. They worked as a team to represent both parties throughout the sale. I would recommend them for your real estate needs.”

-ZILLOW 5 STAR REVIEW

Tips for Choosing a New School

Looking for a new school for your child can be as overwhelming as buying a new home. Whether looking at public or private schools, there are several ideas to consider when finding the right fit for your child and your family.

Take a Tour of the School
When looking for a new home you don’t just drive by each home, likewise don’t just just drive by potential schools. Call and arrange to tour the school and observe a classroom. You want to see students who are genuinely engaged, not wasting time or bored. Schools should be relatively noisy places, it’s okay for classrooms to have talking and movement as long it is directed toward a learning goal. Take time to observe how teachers and administrators interact with the students and vice versa. Notice if student work is on display, no matter the grade level, it means that place is about kids and their work.

Look for a Place Where You Feel Welcome
Good schools should welcome parents as volunteers and visitors. The principal should be someone you feel comfortable talking with if there’s a problem. Ask about parent volunteer opportunities available throughout the school year.

Think Long Term
Remember your first-grader will be heading to middle school before you know it. Unless you plan on moving soon, also check out the middle and high schools in the district. If the upper-level schools in your prospective district are about kids doing great work, they’ll likely be a good fit if you like the elementary school.

Visit the School Community
Go to a school board meeting for information about the district. Notice if parents there because their children are being honored or are they there because of a problem? Likewise, attend a PTA or PTO meeting and talk with the parents there. Most parents are open to share school challenges and successes. Also consider the makeup of the students. Chances are if you choose a neighborhood school, you’ll find some similarities between your kids and their classmates, because there are probably similarities between you and your neighbors. Yet a school that has a diverse student body also offers benefits. Even if the school isn’t as diverse as you would like, after-school activities like sports and music give them a chance to interact with students from different backgrounds.

No matter how wonderful the school is, it’s natural to have some butterflies on the first day in a new school. Just like it takes time for a new house to feel like home, it takes time for kids to settle into a new school.

 

Chris and Cheryl Sold Our House for Top Dollar – 5 STAR REVIEW

“We used Chris and Cheryl in 2016 when we purchased a house. We lived out of state and Chris found the house we bought and sent us videos showing everything. It was a very smooth transaction especially with us relocating from out of state. We recently sold that house with Chris and Cheryl and could have been more pleased. The buyer threw multiple curveballs at us, however Chris and Cheryl knew exactly how to respond. They sold our house for top dollar and stayed in communication with us the entire time. We would highly recommend Chris and Cheryl for buying or selling. You will not be disappointed with the service they provide.”

-ZILLOW 5 STAR REVIEW

About Chris and Cheryl

Chris and Cheryl Park Realtor photoChris Park started his real estate career in 1993 in California, working for a top appraiser, analyzing reports and managing the marketing of their appraisal publications. In 1998 Cheryl became a mortgage loan originator as Chris continued to work as a marketing manager in publishing.

In 2001 Chris joined Cheryl as a loan originator and then received his mortgage broker license. They worked together as a highly successful team utilizing Chris’ extensive marketing experience to build their business.

Cheryl Park has been a licensed realtor since 2005. In 2009 she started working for prominent attorneys negotiating short sale transactions. Chris began working as a relocation consultant for major corporations moving their employees across the country and assisting them in the sale of their homes.

Having closed hundreds of real estate transactions over the years, Chris and Cheryl bring their unique background in mortgage financing, short sale negotiation and relocation home sale to their real estate business.

Residents of North Scottsdale, they understand the appeal of the Sonoran Desert and want to help their clients find their own piece of the “most beautiful desert in the world”.

When you’re ready to sell or buy your next home, call Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477!

Honest, Straightforward And Ready to Rock – 5 STAR REVIEW

“My husband and I are were referred to Chris after we had a terrible experience with another agency. My husband and I were ready to give up on the home buying process because it had been so stressful for us. Thankfully we took a chance and let Chris guide us through the process of yet again house hunting. Chris really listens to us, he was honest, straightforward, ready to rock at our pace. No pressure, no hounding about decision time on a home. Because Chris was so patient with us, my husband and I are now in our first home! Chris made the process so easy for us, I really give my hat off to Chris for his hospitality, honesty and for being a man of his word.”

-ZILLOW 5 STAR REVIEW

Featured Home in McDowell Mountain Ranch

McDowell Mountain Ranch

Gorgeous cul-de-sac home with tons of on-trend features and breathtaking mountain views!

The gourmet eat-in kitchen incorporates granite counters, stainless appliances, white cabinetry with pulls, a center island, and storage pantry space. Other features include recently painted exterior, custom ordinate accents throughout, soaring vaulted ceilings, 24in porcelain travertine flooring, charming family room gas fireplace, and a 2.5 stall garage. The master suite boasts a walk-in closet and a full bathroom with a furniture-grade vanity with dual sinks, a freestanding clawfoot tub, and a frameless glass shower with porcelain tile surround.

The spacious North facing backyard has a tall block privacy wall, an extended patio, and a large green grass lawn.

Call us today for your exclusive private showing! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Why are Assessed Value and Market Value Different?

It’s important to understand what your home is worth when you are considering selling. Knowing the value of your home gives you an idea of how much you could list your home for. It also plays a part in determining how much property tax you’ll be required to pay. There are different valuations of a home’s worth and you should understand the difference between market value and assessed value.

Assessed value puts market value in the context of property taxes and is based on the laws of the state or county in which you live. The assessed value is calculated as a percentage of the market value of the property. The assessed value is determined by an assessor’s office. Some offices have databases open to the public for you to see the history of your property, as well as what information what factored into its assessment.

Market value is used to determine how much a buyer would be willing to pay for your home. An appraiser determines the market value and is usually hired by your lender. Market value is a vital tool in helping to decide what price to list a property for. Often sellers want to list based on what they feel a buyer should want to pay. However, it is better to list a property based on current market conditions. Market value is based on recent sales of similar homes in the area, along with other factors.

Have more questions about your home’s value? Feel free to send us your questions!  We are always willing to answer any of your questions so that you can feel comfortable with the home buying or selling process! Contact Us

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Living in Scottsdale

Scottsdale house photoThe Scottsdale area north of Shea Blvd and east of Scottsdale Road is a great central location for those looking for established neighborhoods, short commutes, and easy access to everything Scottsdale has to offer.  Some of the most desirable communities are located in this part of town: Scottsdale Ranch, McDowell Ranchos, Desert WindSweetwater Ranch, Desert Hills, Scottsdale Country Club EstatesBuenavante, Patterson Ranch, Ironwood VillageMcDowell Mountain Ranch, and many more.  A lot of homes, especially within the Shea/Cactus corridor, have larger backyards, established landscape, and palm trees; many have been built in the 1980 and have been remodeled to meet current trends.

This area has many amenities within a short drive: Scottsdale Airpark, Ina Levina Jewish Campus, 76th Street Business Center, McDowell Mountain Ranch Recreation Center, Icen Den, Scottsdale Horseman Park are just minutes away.  Residents are surrounded by many dining choices and some of Scottsdale’s most popular shopping centers such as Kierland, The Promenade, Scottsdale Quarter, and Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Schools:  This area is served by Scottsdale Unified School District.  Private school options are also available, such as The Scottsdale School, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Lexis Preparatory School, International School of Arizona, Camelback Desert School The Goddard Pre-School, Mission Montessori Academy del Norte, and Shepherd of the Desert School.