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Personalized service is the hallmark of this premier residential real estate brokerage. With offices valley wide, over 115 agents and a full-time relocation department of professional counselors who watch over each client, they’re on your side. Arizona Best services the entire Metropolitan Phoenix area. They have specialists that focus in each particular area. Many of their agents have moved several times themselves, and understand the importance of a knowledgeable, understanding and competent agent. Arizona Best is known and respected for its professionalism, demonstrated knowledge and experience, while providing a caring and personal atmosphere all their clients. With these attributes, they are able to provide you with the “best” service and a successful plan that is results oriented. Whether you are buying, selling or investing, their valley wide knowledge and professionalism is sure to give you your desired results.
CORPORATE/SCOTTSDALE 11333 N. Scottsdale Road Suite 100 Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254 Contact Information: Phone: 480-948-4711 Toll Free: 800-366-8064 Fax: 480-483-7439
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LOCAL HOMES Choose from over 42,000 floor plans available of existing homes. This also includes a ten year history of all the sales and price changes for your peace of mind. On any specific home we can show you how the size, price and plan fit with all other homes in the neighborhood. It’s important to know that you are not over paying or over improving for that community.
There are almost 425 new home subdivisions building all over the valley. Currently with a wide variety of locations, builders, and floor plans. They all cooperate with our Realtors with no additional cost to you. Our real estate agents can assist you with all of them! Go to the new homes on our web site to search all 425 new home subdivisions and price history.
INTERNATIONAL HOMES LEADING REAL ESTATE COMPANIES OF THE WORLD®
is a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 150,000 sales associates in 35 countries around the world. Our members dominate the US list of top 500 real estate firms. LUXURY HOMES LUXURY PORTFOLIO INTERNATIONAL™
Our luxury home marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International™, allows consumers to view over 15,000 of the world’s most remarkable properties, with translation in 9 languages and 65 currencies. Visit LuxuryPortfolio.com for more information. EXECUTIVE MOVING & RELOCATION PROGRAMS
RELO DIRECT® Our full-service relocation management company headquartered in Chicago, offer a high-touch, high-value approach to employee mobility. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination, and global services. Our customer-focused approach has resulted in 98% client retention and 98% transferee satisfaction. Accountability, Leadership, Excellence, Respect and Teamwork are the basis for our actions and support our goal of providing unparalleled service.
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Major corporations have benefited from our negotiated, discounted moving services. Instead of working with a moving company, insurance company and other service companies, a move management company simplifies your moving experience by coordinating every aspect of your move with one point of contact. You get the savings. Arizona Best Real Estate will provide discounted move management services for your interstate move. This free service allows you to be helped with the many details that are involved in a move, so you can enjoy the process! What are the benefits?
•High quality moves •Competitive pricing •Less Stress •Time Saving •Great value! CALL FOR A FREE GUIDE TO HELP YOU COORDINATE YOUR MOVING EXPERIENCE
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Over 42,000 floor plans All Available-1995 to present Continually adding prior years Floor plans dating back to the 1960’s Feature Sheets and Plat Maps in most cases Ongoing image quality enhancement
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Our specially trained team of relocation sales associates provides outstanding service which continually earns us service and performance awards from our networks. Arizona Best Real Estate is proud to have achieved the “RELO Quality Certification” designation, recognizing our superior local market knowledge, company commitment, sales talent and customer focus. We are the only company in all of Arizona that currently holds this illustrious award.
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Our Relocation Services/Corporate Division is a multifaceted department dedicated to both individual and corporate relocation needs. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World we are affiliated with over 550 firms and 150,000 sales associates in more than 35 countries. We use fully trained, salaried professionals to help you with every detail of your move, always available to help in every aspect of your transition.
Award -Winning SCHOOLS Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 30 school districts with over 1000 public, private and charter schools. They cater to the various needs of every child from special needs to accelerated programs, athletics to the arts. We are able to provide you with information and resources to help you choose the best fit for your child. Some helpful resources are: Arizona Department of Education: www.azed.gov Great Schools: www.greatschools.org Contact us, we are happy to help! Arizona Best Relocation Department for AIMS scores
Glorious sunny winters, balmy autumn days, and the pervasive perfume of springtime blooms are all a part of the seasonal changes in the Valley of the Sun. From October through April, the daytime temperatures range from mid 60s to mid 80s, melting in the glow of spectacular sunsets into cool desert nights. Occasional rain and thunderstorms occur primarily during the winter months, but snow is extremely rare and short-lived, even in the Valley’s higher elevations.
Very few metropolitan regions can rival Phoenix for navigational simplicity. The core neighborhoods of the city follow a traditional and extremely consistent grid pattern with Central Avenue (north/ south) and Washington Street (east/west) at the “zero point” intersection. All the numbered north/ south roads west of Central are called “avenue, drive, or lane.” Numbered roads east of Central are called “street, place, or way.” The following high-speed arteries facilitate traffic movement: •Interstate 17 (north/south through Phoenix around 25th Avenue) •Interstate 10 (enters Phoenix east/west turning south to Tucson) •U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway through East Valley) •State Route 51 (Squaw Peak Parkway to Northeast Valley) •Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway provides a belway through East Valley) •Loop 101 (Provides a beltway around major quadrants of the Valley) •Loop 303 (Phoenix bypass from I-10 to SR 74) •State Highway 87 (Beeline Highway links East Valley with Fountain Hills)
Enjoy the clean, graffiti free, well maintained and noise reduction of our rubberized paved highways, which provide a quiet enjoyable commute!
Activities Enjoy a walk, run or bike ride in the 21,000 McDowell Sonoran Mountain Preserve Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is like no other place in the Valley. It is unique geologically. It is home to stunning geography, lush cacti forests and diverse wildlife. It features award-winning trails and facilities. See for yourself. Now is a great time to explore the preserve, stretched across 21,000 scenic acres of Scottsdale. The Preserve encompasses the McDowell Mountains, where recent discoveries are causing geologists to rethink how this region formed and evolved. New trails and amenities are bringing Scottsdale’s “mountains of discovery” closer to residents and visitors. Check them out!
Desert temperatures rise above the 100-degree mark from June through early September, although Arizona’s characteristic low humidity adds to the comfort level. Virtually every environment is air-conditioned, from homes and automobiles to businesses and entertainment establishments. Many cafes or restaurants with outdoor seating provide cooling “misters” that encourage residents to enjoy the sun-drenched climate on all but the hottest of summer days.
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