Best Real Estate Agents in Scottsdale

No matter what the market conditions may be, having a trusted real estate agent to call upon when you’re buying or selling your home is a wise decision.  From luxury estates to price-conscious townhomes, these Realtors will make sure that you receive the best deal possible.  Below are the ten best real estate agents in Scottsdale:

1. Scottsdale Fine Properties - Lesley Martinson

16641 N 91st St Ste 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

2. Keller Williams Realty

Jim Messenger, GRI, REALTOR
(623) 910-5304

3. Ranch Realty

7353 N Via Paseo Del Sur
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

4. Toltec Custom Homes - Monica Hammond

10040 E Happy Valley Rd. #412
Scotsdale, AZ 85255

5. MoJo Realty Group

8563 E San Alberto Dr, Ste 130
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

6. Russ Lyon / Sotheby’s International Realty - Judy Brickman

34305 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

7. Realty Executives - Matt Pellerin

10607 N Hayden Rd, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

8. REMAX All Stars Realty

480-998-6000 Ext. 126
8079 N 85th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

9. Dominion Real Estate Partners - Brian Young

7579 E. Main Street Suite 700
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10. Doug Simms Scottsdale Real Estate

20801 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Best Mortgage Brokers in Scottsdale

February 5, 2009 by Allison Davis  
Filed under Living & Real Estate, Mortgage Brokers

Scottsdale real estate rivals property from all over the country in both beauty and price, so it is very helpful to have a trustworthy mortgage specialist on call whether you are buying a new home or refinancing your pre-existing estate.  Below are the ten best mortgage brokers in Scottsdale:

1. De Anza Capital

33777 North Scottsdale Road Ste 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

2. Hart West Financial

9805 E. Bell Rd. Ste 120
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

3. America’s Mortgage Store

8436 E. Shea Blvd., #100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

4. Countrywide Home Loans

8414 N 90th St Ste 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

5. F.T. Financial

9420 E. Doubletree Ranch Road C-110
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

6. Kokopelli Mortgage & Financial Solutions

480-588-8920 x106
14300 N. Northsight Blvd. #214
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

7. IndyMac Federal Bank

7272 E Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

8. First Arizona Mortgage

8404 E Shea Blvd Ste 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

9. Northsight

8520 E Shea Blvd Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

10. Mortgage Concepts

9915 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Best Wedding Businesses in Scottsdale

Every bride and groom tries to plan a wedding that will please their families, their guests, and, of course themselves. There are so many plans to make, meetings to be held, and details to keep track of so whether you are walking down the aisle soon, just got engaged, or are dreaming of a wedding day far off in the future here are some of the top wedding vendors in Scottsdale that will result in a day to remember.

1. Distinctive Weddings, Amy Mancuso - Wedding Consultant

602-482-7792 (by appointment only)
[email protected]

Amy Mancuso is one of the premiere wedding consultants in Arizona and is a preferred vendor at the finest hotels and resorts throughout the valley. Let Amy show you how she can make your wedding an exquisite occasion that will be remembered forever.

2. Destiny’s Bride - Bridal Gowns

6166 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 609
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

A wedding gown maybe the most important dress a woman will ever wear. Destiny’s Bride has become the largest and most prestigious couture salon in the state of Arizona. They offer an elegant and comfortable environment with a multitude of designer gowns such as Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Augusto Jones and my personal favorite Amy Michelson among many more.

3. Lillian Lottie Couture - Bridal Accessories (Veils, Garters, Headpieces, Wedding Jewelry & Shoes)

7142 E 5th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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This is the only bridal salon nationwide where clients can work directly with the expert designers and highly trained staff to style their wedding attire. Lillian Lottie Couture is a full service bridal salon featuring high end bridal gowns, and custom bridal accessories like veils, garters, headpieces, wedding jewelry, shoes, and services seen no where else.

4. Twirl Boutique - Bridesmaid Dresses

Hilton Village
6137 N Scottsdale Rd Ste B101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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This boutique is the perfect place to chose your bridesmaid dresses. Designers from New York and San Francisco have made their debut in the valley , exclusively a t Twirl’s Scottsdale boutique, bringing a cosmopolitan sophistication to the Arizona bridesmaid. They carry designers such as Thead, Lynn Lugo, Alvina Valenta, the Vineyard Collection and many more.

5. Kelly Ashworth Design - Invitations

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Save the date & Wedding Invitations are a wonderful way to express the tone and feel of your wedding to your guest. Kelly Ashworth Design makes every element of the planning process fun and imaginative. They are filled with creativity and attention to detail and will help bring the spirt and emotion of your wedding.

6. Blume Events - Florist

1829 S. Horne, Suite 8
Mesa, AZ 85204
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My favorite aspect of any wedding are the flowers! Specializing in  wedding events, Blume creates unique fresh floral arrangements, and limits the number of events they work with each weekend so they can give special attention to each wedding. They have been In business for ten years and offer their clients a complementary consultation with the owner.

7. Cathy’s Rum Cake Caterers

4807 E Greenway Rd # 5
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Bring in a picture of that special border you have been dreaming about and Cathy will combine it with her delectable flavors. Your favorite flavors can be included, as each tier can be a different flavor. For a wedding cake the will leave your guests with a lifetime glow of enchantment you must choose Cathy’s Rum Cake.

8. Diamond Showcase - Jewelry Store

6900 East Camelback Road, Suite 1050
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Diamond Showcase is where educated consumers from Arizona and beyond go to find a diamond inventory that surpasses $15 million in G.I.A. graded diamonds. They offer an outstanding selection of engagement rings, men’s wedding rings, and women’s wedding bands.

9.  Rebecca Bouck Photography

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When it comes to commemorating your special day  you will simply want the best and most professional photograher. Rebecca’s photographs have graced the pages of People Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, Arizona Bride Magazine and a myriad of others.

10.  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain - Reception Site

5700 East McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Scottsdale offers many beautiful reception sites but to give your wedding reception extraordinary flair Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain surpasses them all. They offers ballrooms indoor and out with breathtaking views, spectacular lawns, a garden terrace and patio.

Top Scottsdale Neighborhoods

Considering that Scottsdale has become a top retirement destinations for some of the World’s wealthiest individuals, you will find beautiful homes and breathtaking scenery.  Growing up in Scottsdale gave me a unique perspective on the best places to live in the city.  Topping the list as the best place to live in Scottsdale is the Arcadia community.  From its large lots to unique architecture and high quality school district, it’s simply the best neighborhood to reside in Scottsdale.

  1. Arcadia
  2. Dessert Highlands
  3. DC Ranch
  4. Paradise Valley Farms
  5. Equestrian Manor
  6. Troon
  7. Scottsdale Country Club
  8. Greyhawk
  9. Gainey Village

Scottsdale Apartments and Condos

Besides a resort and vacation destination, Scottsdale has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and along with that growth, the city now has an excellent apartment and condo selection for families, young professionals, and college students.  If you are re-locating to the city from California, you will also be pleased by the prices offered, they truly are a great value.


1. Scottsdale Waterfront

7175 E. Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

2. The Mark, Toll Brothers City Living

6803 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3. Anacosta Apartments

9750 N. 96th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

4. Venu Condominiums

19777 N 76th St. #1297
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

5. Bella Terra Condominiums

5335 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

6. Scottsdale Luxury Suites

9820 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ  85255

7. Acacia Creek

7007 E. Gold Dust Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

8. Somerset

11375 E. Sahuaro Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

9. Bella Terra Condominiums (Different Complex)

5335 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

10. La Privada

10255 E. Via Linda Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Best Places to Stay in Scottsdale

In a city that thrives off tourism and resort travel, Scottsdale offers visitors unrivaled destinations to relax and rejuvenate.  My top selection for this category is a common resort destination for celebrities around the globe, this world renowned establishment is The Sanctuary.  From offering leading spa amenities to one of the best restaurants in the city, The Sanctuary is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime.


1. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5700 E. McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

2. The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3. Mondrian

7353 E. Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

4. Four Seasons Resort

10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

5. Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch

7401 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

6. FireSky Resort & Spa

4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

7. Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

8. Westin Kierland Resort Villas

6902 E. Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

9. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort

7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

10. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E. Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255