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    Thursday, September 22, 2016   /   by Georgina Dalton-Corwin

    Top 10 Luxury Home Zip Codes In Arizona

    Are you a luxury home buyer?  What is a luxury home buyer?  

    Regardless of how you or anyone else may categorize "luxury homes", these are the top 10 zip codes for sales over $500,000 in the last year by sales volume.   

    # 10 is 85260 - Scottsdale
      
    Popular/Larger subdivisions in 85260 include:   
    Luxury HOMES FOR SALE IN 85260 over $500,000
    Scottsdale County Club, Palos Verdes, Buenavante, Vista Parc, Powderhorn Ranch, Madrid, Bent Tree, Camelot Ranch, Paradise Valley Ranchos and many other 1 acre custom properties and small subdivision neighborhoods in the Cactus Corridor and Sweetwater Ranch area.

    # 9 is 85331 - Cave Creek
     
    Popular/Larger subdivisions in 85331 include:   
    Luxury HOMES FOR SALE IN 85331 over $500,000
    Lone Mountain, Dove Valley Ranch, Tatum Ranch, Monte Vista, Tonto Hills, Carefree Sentinel Rock Estates, Rancho Manana, Bellissima, Ashler Hills, Colina Del Nort ...

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      scottsdale, dc ranch, gainey ranch, 85018, 85253, 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262, 85266, 85331

    Monday, August 22, 2016   /   by Georgina Dalton-Corwin

    "ONE"Privilege - Gainey Ranch Golf & Country Club

    You probably recall the American Express card member advertising campaign, "Membership has its privileges".  Privilege is something not everyone gets or has so it's intrinsically special.  Gainey Ranch Golf & Country Club has, a new kind of membership that the combines comprehensive Club, Community and World benefits. "ONE" (Optimal Network Experience) incorporates your home club with added value access to ClubCorp's industry leading network of more than 200 private clubs and special offerings.  When you travel away from home, the Gainey Ranch affiliation with ClubCorp gives members the privilege of free golf, free dining and more at 700 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues.








    Here in the Phoenix area, club privileges extend to: Anthem Golf & Country Club - Anthem, Seville Golf & Country Club - Gilbert, Arizona Biltmore - Scottsdale, The Capital Grill - Phoenix and Scottsdale, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia - ...

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      clubhouse, community, golf, homes sold, membership, renovation, scottsdale, social, gainey ranch

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016   /   by Georgina Dalton-Corwin

    Discover The Country Club at DC Ranch Lifestyle

    Did you know that joining a private country club could be easier than it once was, even 5 years ago.  The Country Club at DC Ranch has a variety of membership options to suite the lifestyles of it's diverse member community.  You are not required to own property in DC Ranch for starters and as Melanie Halpert, Director of Membership shared with me, they have members in their twenties all the way up into their nineties.  Which speaks volumes to the clubs appeal and range of activities.  Arizona Foothills Magazine named The Country Club at DC Ranch as having the Best Restaurant and Best for Kids in it's October 2013 issue.

    An extensive 3.5 million dollar renovation was completed in 2014 where the Hacienda Clubhouse was extended 10,000 square feet accommodating for it's growing popularity.  They also added a new Tennis Clubhouse, improved the kitchen and updated all the golf bunkers.

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      clubhouse, community, dc ranch, golf, growing, homes sold, membership, renovation, social, sport, the country club, scottsdale, north

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016   /   by Georgina Dalton-Corwin

    Start Asking 3 Questions To Get Great Service.

    The best customer service usually comes from the shortest relationships.  People seem to always mess it up by being human.  The information age is great in a lot of ways, but no one likes the hold music and the “press 9” for a human being after you’ve been on hold for 30 minutes.  Wouldn’t it be simpler to say, “We’re too busy to care about your frivolous issue today”?


    If you could buy a house at The Home Depot, you probably would.  Good consumers do the research on buying even a wrench.  If all houses were exactly the same size and had the same features, location, school district, etc… well, I wouldn’t have a job.


    Shorter interaction services, like retail, have a much higher probability for good service success.  If a company struggles with the basics of what we need, we move on.  There is also a correlation for the amount of money we’re spending, and it inherently increases our e ...

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