Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
The Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty firm has acquired the expertise and talents of agents Kelli Richardson, Betsey Birakos, and Rick Swindell. The trio has a combined 15 years of experience working in the Phoenix Real Estate market as well as its surrounding areas. Phoenix has become one of the nation’s most popular destinations for people to escape the cold months of the winter and enjoy the everlasting sunshine. It also hosts the MLB’s Cactus League Spring Training Games, PGA Golf Tournaments, and Barrett Jackson Auto Auction at the beginning of each year.
The group that launched the AZGatedHomes.com website more than two years ago have become accustomed to seeing an increase of homebuyers during this time and this year has so far been no exception. In anticipation of the annual influx of winter home buyers to the area, Scottsdale alone has seen an increase of nearly 500 homes on the market in comparison to just one month ago. “The buyers who are saavy enough to take advantage of the increase in inventory during the winter home buying season are getting a better selection of inventory to view and buy from in addition to having more power at the negotiating table,” Kelli Richardson says.
The AZGatedHomes.com agents have identified a unique need that other Real Estate agents and their websites have not been able to sufficiently address. “Gated is a great option for the large amount of winter home buyers who come here to our wintertime t-shirt weather from Canada and other places to enjoy our nearly 150 golf courses and world-class resorts. Gated allows for an extra layer of security for people who only occupy their homes part time,” Swindell remarks. For buyers who want a bit more, there is the availability of on-site-guard gated communities as well.
Catering primarily to Canadian and other out-of-state clients, Richardson, Birakos and Swindell embrace a narrowed focus on this niche market in the Valley of the Sun and Scottsdale. While Scottsdale, AZ is a hotspot for snowbirds, the agents also find themselves crossing into other areas of the valley for buyers who are looking for similar amenities in different price ranges. This is also why choosing a winter home expert can be crucial for buyers who aren’t familiar with what areas best fit into their budget. "I really enjoy working with the snowbirds buying in Arizona. There is an added level of excitement on their end knowing they’ll soon be enjoying our beautiful winters and I find it really fun to tour all of the different areas and communities together,” Richardson adds.
Another great feature of AZGatedHomes.com is the focus on recreational opportunities and neighborhood-specific amenities. Visitors to the site will have an easy time sorting homes for sale by the amenities that each community offers. Due to carefully planned community designs, some neighborhoods are slated as golf communities while others boast private lakes offering picturesque views and recreational boating and fishing. For the Canadian or American home buyer who would like to narrow down potential properties in this manner, the agents’ website has been a very helpful tool.
About AZ Gated Homes
Offering a combined 15 years of experience in the upscale Real Estate business, Kelli Richardson, Betsey Birakos, and Rick Swindell have joined forces under the heading of AZGatedHomes.com. Associated with Luxury Real Estate brokerage Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, the trio is the local authority for gated and guarded properties as well as vacant lots. Contact them by dialing 480-320-8246 or visit their website at http://www.AZGatedHomes.com.