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Newport Beach

Wilken teams with Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers announced the opening of its first Scottsdale shop and entrance into the Arizona real estate market, breaking new ground as the luxury brand continues to expand throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Sandra Wilken, of Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, has become the first Engel & Völkers license partner  in Arizona, converting her 18-year, Scottsdale-based company to Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, Sandra Wilken Partners. The company, with a team of 17 agents that closed $58 million in transactions in 2012, now becomes one of 491 shops worldwide in more than 36 countries.

“Engel & Völkers brings the highest standards of real estate service to the most sought-after markets throughout the world,” said Anthony Hitt, Chief Operating Officer of Engel & Völkers North America. “We are excited to introduce our distinctive brand in Scottsdale and to debut with the leadership of Sandra Wilken, the most successful and highly respected name in the area’s luxury market.”

As an already well known and respected name in luxury real estate, Sandra Wilken has been among the top producing Scottsdale brokers for the past 38 years. Wilken specializes in luxury real estate purchases and sales of properties ranging from luxury condominiums to multimillion-dollar estates in the Valley’s most prominent, high-end communities such as Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the Arcadia and Biltmore areas of Phoenix, Fountain Hills and Gainey Ranch.

“It is an extreme honor to be selected by such a prestigious, international real estate company,” said Sandra Wilken. “With the success that my company has experienced over the past 18 years, it seems to be a natural step in catapulting us to an international level. This affiliation not only raises the awareness of our clients’ listings to the broader Engel & Völkers global network, but it allows the firm to expand our client base, the number of agents we employ and our total number of listings and transactions. The timing couldn’t be better with Arizona’s housing market seeing significant gains month over month. I see it as an opportunity to bring the world to Scottsdale and Scottsdale to the world.”

“Engel & Völkers’ global expansion strategy has always been based on being where our clients want to be, whether it is to reside, to vacation or to have a second or third home,” said Hitt.  “We’ve selected to open in Scottsdale’s because of its popularity among international home buyers, the leadership and established reputation of Sandra Wilken in the market and the area’s exceptional luxury properties. It’s the perfect home for our brand which is known internationally for of high end, white glove service. Sandra and her team became leaders in the market because of their higher standards of service, which they’ve succeeded in providing for the past 18 years. They have attracted the best agents in the area, and will continue to do so. They were the obvious choice to represent the Engel & Völkers brand.”

For more information about Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, Sandra Wilken Partners visit www.scottsdale.evusa.com or call 480-596-0001.

Newport Beach

Wilken teams with Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers announced the opening of its first Scottsdale shop and entrance into the Arizona real estate market, breaking new ground as the luxury brand continues to expand throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Sandra Wilken, of Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, has become the first Engel & Völkers license partner  in Arizona, converting her 18-year, Scottsdale-based company to Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, Sandra Wilken Partners. The company, with a team of 17 agents that closed $58 million in transactions in 2012, now becomes one of 491 shops worldwide in more than 36 countries.

“Engel & Völkers brings the highest standards of real estate service to the most sought-after markets throughout the world,” said Anthony Hitt, Chief Operating Officer of Engel & Völkers North America. “We are excited to introduce our distinctive brand in Scottsdale and to debut with the leadership of Sandra Wilken, the most successful and highly respected name in the area’s luxury market.”

As an already well known and respected name in luxury real estate, Sandra Wilken has been among the top producing Scottsdale brokers for the past 38 years. Wilken specializes in luxury real estate purchases and sales of properties ranging from luxury condominiums to multimillion-dollar estates in the Valley’s most prominent, high-end communities such as Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the Arcadia and Biltmore areas of Phoenix, Fountain Hills and Gainey Ranch.

“It is an extreme honor to be selected by such a prestigious, international real estate company,” said Sandra Wilken. “With the success that my company has experienced over the past 18 years, it seems to be a natural step in catapulting us to an international level. This affiliation not only raises the awareness of our clients’ listings to the broader Engel & Völkers global network, but it allows the firm to expand our client base, the number of agents we employ and our total number of listings and transactions. The timing couldn’t be better with Arizona’s housing market seeing significant gains month over month. I see it as an opportunity to bring the world to Scottsdale and Scottsdale to the world.”

“Engel & Völkers’ global expansion strategy has always been based on being where our clients want to be, whether it is to reside, to vacation or to have a second or third home,” said Hitt.  “We’ve selected to open in Scottsdale’s because of its popularity among international home buyers, the leadership and established reputation of Sandra Wilken in the market and the area’s exceptional luxury properties. It’s the perfect home for our brand which is known internationally for of high end, white glove service. Sandra and her team became leaders in the market because of their higher standards of service, which they’ve succeeded in providing for the past 18 years. They have attracted the best agents in the area, and will continue to do so. They were the obvious choice to represent the Engel & Völkers brand.”

For more information about Engel & Völkers Scottsdale, Sandra Wilken Partners visit www.scottsdale.evusa.com or call 480-596-0001.

diabetes

JDRF Builds Creative Fundraising Campaign

With the economy in a constant state of flux, JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) has come up with an innovative way to raise money for their cause. BedBrock Developers  and its Owner, Richard Brock has offered to donate at least $250,000 from the sale of a $3,350,000 home to be built in Paradise Valley, AZ. In addition, any funds raised beyond the $3.4M will be donated to JDRF. On top of this profoundly generous donation, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, as the listing brokerage, will make a sizeable donation in 2013. Total donation could exceed $280,000.

The French villa inspired home, designed by Carson Poetzl Inc., will be called “Matt’s House”, named after Richard Brock’s son, who currently lives among the 3 million Americans with Type 1 Diabetes and is the inspiration in structuring such a unique opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing research.

The 6,400 sq. ft. home will sit on a 1.06 acre lot and feature 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5 car garage, an office, pool and spa.

“As the father of a diabetic son, I understand the challenges that families face and sincerely hope that the involvement of BedBrock Developers can make a difference in advancing research.” says Richard Brock. He continues, “that house will always have special meaning to me.”

“We are so thankful to the Brock Family for making this generous commitment to JDRF,” said Cindy Adams, Executive Director.  “The funds raised from the sale of “Matt’s House” will help us make significant progress towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.”

You may view a letter here written by Matt Brock to the future home owner.

Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties

As Paradise Valley Real Estate Recovers, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties Expands

Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties grows as Valley real estate market prepares for comeback.


The real estate market in the Paradise Valley area is experiencing an increase in business and activity. According to The Cromford Report, Paradise Valley’s home inventory has decreased, which means more homes are being sold and monthly sales are continuing to rise. In fact, the annual change in sales in Paradise Valley and the Scottsdale area has increased by nine percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Due to this recent market success, Scottsdale-based Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties (SWLP) will launch a new division, Paradise Valley Premier Properties. This division will focus on buying and selling homes in Paradise Valley, the state’s most affluent town.

“Since the first of the year, we’ve already seen a significant uptick in buyers and sellers,” says Sandra Wilken, president and designated broker of SWLP, “and we’re gearing up for the rise in activity.”

This new division has also created a partnership with Bedbrock Developers and its PV Design Center, located in the heart of Paradise Valley, to offer clients and the general public a one-stop-shop for new construction and remodeling needs.

In the past five months, SWLP has increased its total transactions and new business acquisition by 30 percent.

“The town has always been unique with its central location in the heart of Phoenix surrounded by Camelback and Mummy mountains,” Wilken says. “We are starting to see an increased demand for homes in the area within all price ranges, and the inventory is at a low not seen in the past 10 years.”

With the new division, six new staff members were recently added. And, with the increase in demand, the firm is also looking to add at least three additional Realtors to its team of 15, specifically with experience in the $1M and above price range.

“We want to be in a position to take advantage of the market comeback,” Wilken says. “It hasn’t been this exciting to buy and sell in Paradise Valley in a long time.”

For more information about Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties, visit sandrawilken.com or call (480) 596-0001.