Selling Your Home September 13, 2022

Ask Your Agent the Right Questions

Working with a real estate agent can be extremely helpful when you’re ready to buy a home. Here are some of the ways a real estate agent can help you:

  1. Finding the right home: An excellent real estate agent will take the time to understand your wants and needs in a home and help you find properties that fit those criteria.
  2. Negotiating the price: Once you’ve found a home you love, your real estate agent will help negotiate the purchase price with the seller.
  3. Handling paperwork: The process of buying a home comes with a lot of paperwork. A real estate agent can help ensure everything is in order and help with any questions.
  4. Connecting you with other professionals: A real estate agent can introduce you to professionals you may need to work with during the home-buying process, such as mortgage brokers, home inspectors, and more.

When buying a home, you want to ensure you get the best deal possible. But how can you be sure? One of the best ways is to ask your agent the right questions. By doing so, you will get a better understanding of what’s going on in the market and what your options are. So don’t be afraid to ask away – your agent will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. When you start working with an agent, you want to be sure that you have the knowledge you need to choose someone with the background and skills to represent your interests, meet your needs, and make the process a positive experience.

Buyer’s Agents vs. Seller’s Agents

First, you’ll want to work with an agent representing sellers as the majority of their business. It is common for real estate agents to find their niche or specialty. They typically become agents who list homes and are a ‘Seller’s Agent’ or find homes for their clients and are ‘Buyer’s Agent.’ You’ll find that many agents have experience on both the buying and selling side of the situation, but when you are selling a home, it is optimal to work with an agent who has dedicated most of their time working with sellers.

Having rapport with your agent is essential. It is ideal to work with someone you like and someone who will communicate well with you.

Another effective way to sort the amateurs and the pros is to look at the agent’s track record.

Here are some direct questions which will help you compare agent experience and performance:

  1. How many continuous years have you been in real estate?
  2. How many homes did you sell last year working as the seller’s agent?
  3. Of the homes you’ve sold in the past year, what was the average number of days the home was on the market from the initial listing date until the final accepted offer?
  4. Looking at your past 12 months of closed sales, what percentage has the final selling price been compared to the initial listing price?
  5. How much will you charge me to sell my home? What sort of marketing efforts does this cover?
  6. Do you have an assistant to help you sell homes?
  7. Are you considered by your company’s owner to be one of the top producers in your office?

These questions may seem somewhat blunt, but full-time agents with a career built on selling homes shouldn’t have a problem answering you to the best of their ability.

Selling your home is a significant event in your life and should be handled by analyzing all of your options.

About Trent Beaver, REALTOR®

Trent Beaver grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small-town along the Colorado river. Growing up in the small town atmosphere Trent soon learned two key traits growing up, honesty and loyalty. Trent Beaver observed first hand that for any long term success, these qualities are a priority. Trent uses these two attributes for the basis of his business as a REALTOR ®.

As a REALTOR ® Trent puts his client first by being a good listener, good communicator, and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the home or property that suits your needs best.

In 2006, Trent Beaver moved to Prescott to further his education. He soon graduated from Yavapai College with his Associates of Business and from Old Dominion University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon purchasing a house with his wife, Jenni, who is a 3rd grade teacher in the Prescott School District, Trent Beaver soon realized his passion for real estate and began to fulfill the requirements to get his real estate license.

When Trent Beaver isn’t working at the BloomTree Realty Office, he enjoys traveling, Off-Road Racing, Golfing, and playing with his dogs: Scout and Piper.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921


Buying a Home August 11, 2022

Answers for First-Time Home Buyers

Basics for Buying Your First Home


When buying your first home, you need to know several things to qualify and make it a smooth process. We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help you with the home buying process.


1. What kind of credit score do I need to have?

One of the most important things is your credit score. You will need to know what is considered a good credit score and how to improve your credit score if necessary. Generally, 630 or above is what you’ll want to have. The better your score, the better the terms will be on your loan. Some lenders may give you wiggle room on this, but it depends on the circumstances. A loan professional can help you navigate this as you go.


2. What’s the first step to home buying?

Another critical factor is how much you can afford to spend on a home. Be sure to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan to know how much you can borrow. Once you know how much you can afford, start looking for homes in your price range. To find this out, you will need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Don’t shop for a home until you know what you can afford. Remember to factor in the cost of maintenance and repairs when budgeting for your new home. There’s no use in falling in love with a $300,000 home in your dream neighborhood if the banks will only write you a loan of $150,000. 


3. How much down payment is required?

Some loans will let you in for as low as 3% – 5% of the home’s value, but I would consider 5% the floor. The higher the down payment, the better, especially if your credit isn’t optimal. Working with a loan officer will help.


Now, if you can put 20% down, there are benefits. You will have a smaller monthly mortgage payment and a lower interest rate and will not need private mortgage insurance. Plus, you will need to prepare for closing costs and fees associated with buying a home. These can add up, so factor them into your budget.


There are a few key things to remember when saving for a down payment to buy a home. 


  • First, start early and be patient. It takes most people several years to save up enough money for a down payment, so don’t expect to come up with the funds overnight.
  • Where are you spending your money? Find out where your money goes. Track each expenditure, even your cash, to see where you are spending your money and reveal where you can trim to save toward a down payment. 
  • Setup a separate savings account. Have a different account with a “hands-off” attitude. Don’t let your dream home money mingle with your regular checking or savings account.
  • Pretend you already have a house payment. Once you determine the approximate amount of a new house payment, start making that payment now. Instead of paying a mortgage, pay your savings account. 

4. How much do I have to pay my real estate agent?

 As a buyer, you don’t have to pay your real estate agent. The seller is responsible for listing fees, and your agent will receive a portion of those fees for helping with the transaction. Don’t worry, this cost is usually factored into the price of the home.


5. Why should I use a real estate agent?

Real estate agents can be beneficial when purchasing a home, especially for first-time buyers. An experienced agent will know the ins and outs of the home buying process and can offer guidance and advice. In addition, a good agent will be familiar with the local market and help negotiate the best possible price for your new home. Using an agent can help make the home buying process much less stressful and ensure that you end up with the home of your dreams.


6. How long does it take to buy a house?

Buying a house can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on several factors. The first step is usually finding the right property, which can take some time if you’re not working with a real estate agent. Once you’ve found a property you’re interested in, you’ll need to get pre-approved for a mortgage, which can take a few days to a week. Once you have your financing in place, you’ll need to make an offer on the property, which the seller may or may not accept. If your offer is accepted, you’ll need to go through the process of getting a home inspection and appraisal, which can take another week or two. Finally, you’ll need to close on the property, which usually takes place 30-60 days after your offer is accepted. So, as you can see, buying a house can take quite some time. However, working with an experienced real estate agent can help to speed up the process and make it a little less stressful. 


Naturally, there’s more to buying a home, but this covers the essential introduction to the process. As your agent, I will walk you through the rest, guiding you along the way. When you’re ready to make a move, reach out to me at (928) 916-1921.

Buying a Home July 12, 2022

What is an HOA really about?

Understanding an HOA

If you’re a first-time buyer confused about what a Home Owners Association is (or does), you need to ask the right questions before considering buying. An HOA’s purpose is to protect owners’ quality of life and property values within a neighborhood or shared building. Although, how they make this happen can vary widely. Typically, when you purchase a residence subject to an HOA, you’ll be required to pay monthly dues, which often contribute to major repairs or maintenance or the upkeep of common/shared resources.

HOAs are common in many residential areas and can be either helpful or problematic depending on the neighborhood and the people involved. Some HOAs are very strict about rules and regulations, while others are more relaxed.

Some people feel that HOAs are a necessary evil, as they help to keep the neighborhood looking nice and can provide a sense of community. However, HOAs can also be seen as intrusive and overbearing, as they can dictate what you can and cannot do with your property.

Whether or not an HOA is a good thing depends on the specific community and the people involved. If you are considering buying a home in an area with an HOA, it is essential to do your research and talk to people who have experience with the association to get a sense of the management.

The covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) detail the HOA’s rules. These might have reasonable regulations, such as keeping junk cars out of the front lawn, or they might extend to what color you can paint your garage door. To understand how strict an HOA is (or isn’t), you’ll want to understand the details of its CC&Rs before you consider buying.

We have compiled a resource for our clients so you can easily access the CC&Rs of neighborhoods in the Prescott area. Go to to find downloadable documents for most of the Prescott Quad Cities subdivisions.

Here are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself and the HOA before you make an offer:

  1. How comfortable am I sharing decision-making about my own home? Yes, you own your property, but if you agree to abide by the CC&Rs of an HOA, you’ll need to be willing to abide by its rules.
  1. How much are the HOA fees, and how much have they increased over time? Current HOA fees and anticipated increases can seriously impact your budget. Sometimes HOAs can even require residents to chip in for major repairs or upgrades beyond HOA fees.
  1. What are all of the CC&Rs? Get a copy of the CC&Rs and make sure you understand the rules. Furthermore, see if you attend an HOA board meeting or obtain notes from past meetings. Observing will help you understand the HOA’s temperament and the type of past conflicts residents have had with the board.
  1. Is the home (or unit) you’re considering in compliance with the HOA’s CC&Rs? If you’re considering an offer on a problematic property, understand a real hassle may follow.

A great way to learn about the association’s history is by asking the neighbors around your desired home. Walk around the community and talk to a few residents. Are they happy? Have the neighbors had problems with the HOA? Does the HOA keep a well-run community?

If you like the idea of a group of neighbors who set community or building standards, a residence with an HOA may be for you. But if not, don’t worry, many other homes are out there! Contact me today, Trent Beaver, 928-916-1921.

Buying a HomeSelling Your Home June 14, 2022

Things to Consider When Moving with Kids

Keep Kids in Mind

With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take a different approach. Finding the right size, location, school district, and more is essential. Here are some things to remember when you’re ready to move with your family.


You’ll need to find suitable housing for your family, including any special needs your children may have. If you’re renting, check out the area carefully before signing a lease.

When it comes to finding a house that meets the needs of your school-aged children, location is critical. You’ll want to be close enough to their school for them to walk or take the bus, but not so close that there’s too much traffic or noise. You’ll also want to ensure there are plenty of things to do in the area, like parks, playgrounds, and after-school activities.


Research the schools in your new area and decide which one would be the best fit for your children. If you have children with special needs, find out what services and support the schools in your new area can provide.

The school district is an essential factor when having kids in school. 53% of homeowners say the quality of the school district is a vital factor when purchasing a home, and 50% select neighborhoods for the convenience of the schools.


If you need to find childcare for your children, research providers in your new area and visit them in person to ensure they are a good fit for your family.

House Size

When considering a move, consider how much space your family will need now and in the future. As your children grow, you may need more space. Many parents with kids under 18 said they need more living space than they currently have. National Association of Realtors®(NAR) reported that buyers with children on average purchase larger, detached single-family homes with four bedrooms and two full bathrooms at approximately 2,110 square feet.


Look into what kind of extracurricular activities and programs are available for children in your new area. Activities can help your children adjust to their new surroundings and make new friends.


If you have family or friends in your new area, reach out to them for support during the transition. They can help you settle in and get to know your new community.

When raising a family, buying or selling a home can be driven by different priorities. Making a move with kids can be a challenge, but if you take the time to plan and research your new area, it can be a smooth transition for everyone involved.  If you’re a seller with children and looking to relocate, contact me, and I can help you navigate the process in the most reasonable time frame for you and your family.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921


Prescott Arizona May 10, 2022

Great Things to Do with Kids in Prescott

One of my favorite things about being a realtor is becoming a resource of information for our clients. We often get asked, ‘What is there to do in Prescott?’. Luckily, the answer is that there are many things to do in Prescott, even for the kids.

There are valid reasons that Prescott, Arizona, is dubbed as “Everyone’s Hometown.” With Prescott’s perfect climate and four distinct but gentle seasons, everyone gets to have fun!

You can first start with Prescott’s charming downtown. Upscale shops and restaurants, art and antiques, and everything in between! Prescott has an old-fashioned town square with a historic courthouse, but what surrounds it is anything but old-fashioned.

Prescott is an excellent place for an active lifestyle. You can kayak at Watson Lake, hike, bike, ride horses or quad in the National Forest, or play at one of our many signature golf courses. Also, dogs love Prescott! Prescott is a very dog-friendly community, complete with a beautiful dog park.

But what about the kids? With the high retirement population, it is common for grandchildren to visit the area. You will be pleased to know that there is an abundance of options to do with your family and kids (or grandkids!) in Prescott. To give you a little help, we have put a list together that can help you plan your visit.

Gripstone: Prescott, AZ

  • Gripstone Prescott Arizona offers rock climbing, bouldering, yoga, a cafe, and a pro-shop. No previous climbing experience is necessary, and after a quick 30-minute video and hands-on tutorial, you will be ready to climb. Climbers under 14 years old must be accompanied by a participating adult over 18 years old. Children under 14 are welcome, and harnesses are available for tiny children. They have even had 2-year-old climbers!
  • Pricing starts at $16 for adults, and the pass lasts all day. It’s a full-body workout, it’s fun, and it’s great for all ages! You can leave for lunch and come back later for more climbing.  

Jarz of Clay: Prescott, AZ

  • At Jarz of Clay, you pick a pottery piece from hundreds of different options. You then paint your selection, and then it will be glazed and fired. Within 4-5 days, you can then pick up your glazed pottery! Jarz of Clay is located at the Prescott Gateway Mall outside the village shops.
  • The studio fee includes the price of each item. The studio fee includes the paint, use of tools, and the glazing/firing process. Canvas and wood paintings are also available. This activity is perfect for all ages. 

Heritage Park Zoo: Prescott, AZ

  • Visit Prescott’s local zoo! Heritage Park Zoo is located on 10 acres and overlooks Willow Lake. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary offers the Tarantula Grotto and Reptile House, with the Tarantula Grotto being one of the largest public displays of spiders in the country. While the Reptile House houses Gila monsters, iguanas, geckos, and even a 13-foot Burmese python.
  • The Heritage Park Zoo loves saving animals and giving them a home. Housed at the zoo is an American Black Bear that was orphaned, a gray fox found alone and half-drowned, and a mountain lion that was illegally kept as a pet in Arizona. Along with this, the zoo participates in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan by saving endangered species such as the Mexican Gray Wolf.
  • Heritage Park Zoo hosts special events throughout the year, including Zoofest, Eggstravaganza, Boo at the Zoo, moonlight events, and Zoo Camp for kids. The zoo is open every day of the year. You can view admission prices here.
  • Heritage Park Zoo Event Calendar

While these are only a few options, I hope this may give you a jump-start on what activities are available for entertainment in the Prescott Area! Below are some additional items that may interest you:

We enjoy spending family time in Prescott!  If you need more information on what Prescott has to offer, give us a call, and we can “Talk Prescott”!

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

Prescott Arizona April 19, 2022

Prescott Offers Endless Possibilities


If you haven’t figured it out already, Prescott and nearby Prescott Valley have something for everyone. You can find anything from affordable to luxury homes, homes on golf courses, active adult communities, and much more.

Prescott, Arizona, located in Yavapai County, is a breathtaking town filled with beauty and history. Prescott has a perfect location, approximately 95 miles south of Flagstaff and 95 miles north of Phoenix. Prescott, located in the Bradshaw Mountains, sits at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The Prescott area can brag of near-perfect weather, with an average high temperature in the winter around 52 degrees and an average of 89 in the summer.

Things to Do in Prescott

In Prescott, Arizona, you will find countless activities, including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, and shopping. Living in Downtown Prescott means living just steps from Old Town Square, providing a feeling of nostalgia mixed with a modern flare. You can also find a more private and secluded lifestyle in the rolling hills of the Prescott National Forest.

The historic downtown district of Prescott is nothing short of charming. Downtown Prescott feels like it was pulled right from the history books, showcasing an old-fashioned town square with a beautiful historic courthouse, quaint stores, and antique shops.

Prescott is home to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College, and Prescott College. The community has been referred to as “Everybody’s Hometown” because it is a fabulous place to retire and raise a family and a great place to call “Home.”

There are around 43,000 people in Prescott. The surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit comprise around 103,000 people.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

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Our vision is to lead the way forward through boldness and innovation, driven by our people’s creativity, teamwork, and integrity. As a partner of the most trusted global brand in Real Estate, we’ve won more independent consumer survey awards in the last three years than all other real estate companies combined.

About Trent Beaver, REALTOR®

Trent Beaver grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small-town along the Colorado river. Growing up in the small town atmosphere Trent soon learned two key traits growing up, honesty and loyalty. Trent Beaver observed first hand that for any long term success, these qualities are a priority. Trent uses these two attributes for the basis of his business as a REALTOR ®.

As a REALTOR®, Trent puts his client first by being a good listener, good communicator, and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the home or property that suits your needs best.

In 2006, Trent Beaver moved to Prescott to further his education. He soon graduated from Yavapai College with his Associates of Business and from Old Dominion University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon purchasing a house with his wife, Jenni, who is a 3rd grade teacher in the Prescott School District, Trent Beaver soon realized his passion for real estate and began to fulfill the requirements to get his real estate license.

When Trent Beaver isn’t working at the BloomTree Realty Office, he enjoys traveling, Off-Road Racing, Golfing, and playing with his dogs: Scout and Piper.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

Buying a Home March 16, 2022

How Much Down Payment Do I Need?

Calculating Your Down Payment

Getting your finances in order is vital when preparing to purchase a home.  If you’re looking to purchase a home, one of the first things you’ll need to consider is how much of a down payment you’ll need to make.  Depending on the type of loan you’re applying for, the size of your down payment could vary.

Generally speaking, most conventional loans will require at least 5% down payment.  Some government-backed loans, like FHA or VA loans, may allow for a down payment as low as 3.5%.  And if you’re eligible for a USDA loan, your down payment could be as low as 0%.

Of course, the size of your down payment isn’t the only factor that will affect your home buying experience.  You’ll also need to consider your credit score and the current market conditions.

So, how much down payment do you need to buy a home?  As we indicated above, the answer depends on a variety of factors, but in most cases, you’ll need at least 5%.  Keep in mind, though, that the size of your down payment also affects the competitiveness of your offer.

A high down payment shows the seller that you’re serious about buying the home.  It also demonstrates that you have the financial resources to follow through on the purchase.  This advantage can be significant in a competitive market, where the seller may have to choose from several offers.

A high down payment also gives you more leverage in negotiations.  If the seller knows that you’re willing and able to put more money down, they may be more likely to accept your offer – even if it’s not the highest one.

So, if you have the means, a high down payment is always the best way to go when buying a home.  It will make your offer more attractive to the seller, lower the amount you will need to borrow, and give you more negotiating power.  Just be sure that you have a solid plan in place for how you’ll finance the rest of the purchase.

If you’re interested in learning more about low-down payment options, there are several places to go.  There are programs for qualified buyers with down payments as low as 3.5%.  There are also options like VA loans and USDA loans with no down payment requirements for qualified applicants.

To understand your options, you need to do your homework.  If you’re interested in learning more about down payment assistance programs, information is available through sites like  Be sure to also work with a real estate advisor from the start to learn what you may qualify for in the homebuying process.

Give me a call, I can point you in the right direction!  Trent Beaver (928) 916-1921

Buying a HomePrescott Arizona February 17, 2022

Prescott Has Fantastic Golf Communities

Live Where You Golf

What I love most about living in Prescott, Arizona, is the area’s natural beauty. Not only are there mountains to climb and trails to hike, but also lots of different golfing options!

Prescott is home to multiple beautiful courses for both amateur and professional players. The courses are located conveniently near Prescott, making it easy for residents and visitors to golf as often as they want!

If you’re planning a golfing trip to Prescott, I’ve included information on some of the popular courses below.

The Club At Prescott Lakes, Prescott Lakes

18 holes over 7,216 yards with a par of 72 (Private)

315 E Smoke Tree Ln

Prescott, AZ 86301-4419

(877) 643-3501

Capital Canyon Club, Private

18 holes over 6,660 yards with a par of 71 (Private)

2060 Golf Club Ln

Prescott, AZ 86303-4957

(928) 350-3150

Antelope Hills Golf Courses

18 holes over 6,129 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)

1 Perkins Dr

Prescott, AZ 86301-8458

(800) 972-6818

StoneRidge Golf Course

18 holes over 7,052 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

1601 N Bluff Top Dr

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314-1901

(928) 772-6500

Talking Rock, Private

18 holes over 7,350 yards with a par of 72 (Private)

15075 N Talking Rock Ranch Rd

Prescott, AZ 86305-5681

(877) 922-4440

Prescott Golf Club

18 holes over 6,783 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

1030 N Prescott Country Club Blvd

Dewey, AZ 86327-5801

(800) 717-7274

Quailwood Greens Golf Course

18 holes over 5,258 yards with a par of 67 (Public)

12625 E State Route 69

Dewey, AZ 86327-4530

(928) 772-0130

Popular Prescott Golf Communities

Below are a couple of golf subdivisions in the Prescott area. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, let me know, there are several other communities to choose from!

Talking Rock

Talking Rock is an upscale master-planned golf community in the Williamson Valley corridor north of Prescott, Arizona. This prestigious community offers private and tranquil living only twenty minutes from shopping, dining, and medical services. At the heart of Talking Rock is the inviting Ranch Compound, a one-of-a-kind high country clubhouse, which provides a place to meet for recreation and connect with your neighbors. Architect Jay Morrish designed the highly acclaimed golf course, which lies perfectly in the natural contours of the land, the rolling terrain, and beautiful vistas.

Antelope Hills

Antelope Hills is a small golf community located on the 36-Hole Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Arizona. This quiet community is conveniently located on the crossroads of Highway 89 and Highway 89A, just minutes from downtown Prescott, the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Residents of Antelope Hills enjoy the nearby hiking trails in Pioneer Park, Watson Lake, and Heritage Park.


StoneRidge in Prescott Valley, Arizona, is set in a diverse terrain with Panoramic Mountain, Valley, and Golf Course elevations. StoneRidge community offers direct access to Highway 69, yet it is set back in the hills so that residents can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and star gaze the beautiful night sky. Residents of Stoneridge enjoy a Golf Course, two Clubhouses (Golf and Fitness), Meeting Rooms, Gym, Parks, Playground, Hiking, Walking Trails, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Horseshoe Pits, Locker Rooms, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, and Indoor Spa.  Families and retirees love to call StoneRidge home!

Give me a call, I would love to help show you all
that Prescott has to offer!

Trent Beaver


Prescott Arizona January 20, 2022

Legend Hills: Prestigious Prescott Valley Community

Legend Hills, Prescott Valley, AZ

The Legend Hills community, located at the base of Mingus Mountain, has breathtaking views overlooking Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona. The growing community is easy to find, take 89A North, as if you are heading to Jerome, Arizona, and just past mile marker 331, turn left onto Legend Hills Road.

As of November 2020, there are 625.95 acres of land in Legend Hills, 373.16 improved parcel owners, 272.79 unimproved parcel owners, and 151 custom homes. (Source

Legend Hills of Prescott Valley, Arizona, is a prestigious community with 2-acre minimums and immaculate homes. Legend hills offer high-quality contemporary and ranch custom homes. Many of the homes in Legend Hills feature foam insulation in the ceiling and blown insulation in the walls making the homes very energy efficient. Other custom features include central vacuum, custom kitchens, granite countertops throughout, tile and hardwood flooring, wood-beamed ceilings, and tile showers. You can find paver brick driveways and patios, beautiful stonework, crushed granite, and individual gates to your home on the exterior of the houses. Legend Hills also provides plenty of space for an oversized RV garage, allowing you to store your RV and toys safely. This popular community is a horse-friendly subdivision, with plenty of land for a barn and horse corrals. 

Enjoy stunning views of Mingus Mountain, Granite Mountain, and Bradshaw Mountain from inside your home or from the comfort of a covered patio.

Information regarding the Legend Hills community association can be found at

You can watch past meetings on Zoom. View the past Zoom meeting recordings here:

About Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley, Arizona, is a family-oriented community that sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet and is located 85 miles north of Phoenix.  Strong in economic development, the community attracts retailers and restaurants such as Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, Sprouts, Culvers, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a host of independent food and shopping choices.

There is no shortage of places to spend your leisure time. Attractions such as Fain Park, Mountain Valley Splash Pool, and special events such as Prescott Valley Days, Balloon Glow, or the Christmas Valley of Lights will keep you entertained all year long.

Families and retirees have chosen to buy homes and relocate to Prescott Valley because of its strong work ethic, quality educational system, family values, and great year-round weather. Can you tell that I love Prescott Valley?  If you want more information about Legend Hills, or other homes available in the Prescott area, give me a call!

Trent Beaver
(928) 916-1921

Selling Your Home December 21, 2021

7 Tips to Declutter Your Home to Sell

Homeowners are often reluctant to declutter their homes in preparation for a sale, but it’s important to remember that potential buyers will judge the home based on how cluttered or uncluttered it is. Clutter can make an otherwise great house feel dreary and lifeless. Here are seven tips you should know before decluttering your home so you can sell faster than ever!

  1. Start with the easy stuff: The first place to start decluttering is usually the easiest – the junk drawer, the coat closet, or under the bed. Just take a few minutes to go through each area and get rid of anything you don’t need.
  2. Create zones in your home: When it comes to decluttering, it’s helpful to think in terms of zones. This will help you stay organized and make it easier to find things when you need them. For example, you might have a zone for paperwork, a zone for kitchen supplies, and a zone for clothing.
  3. Don’t try to do it all at once: Decluttering your entire home can be daunting, so try not to stress yourself out by trying to do it all at once. Take it one step at a time, and you’ll get there eventually.
  4. Think about the end goal: When decluttering, always keep in mind why you’re doing it in the first place. Are you getting ready to sell your home? Then focus on decluttering the areas that will make the most significant impact – like the living room and kitchen.
  5. Create storage solutions: Once you’ve decluttered, you’ll need somewhere to put all of your stuff! This is where storage solutions come in handy. Invest in some good-quality shelves or cabinets so you can store things away neatly and out of sight.
  6. Don’t forget about sentimental items: It’s important to remember that not everything needs to be sold or thrown away when you’re decluttering. Keep your favorite photos, artwork, and other sentimental items so you can decorate with them once again in your new home.
  7. Hold onto things that matter: It’s easy to get carried away when decluttering because there is no denying how freeing it feels to get rid of clutter (and how much space it frees up!). But before you get rid of something, ask yourself if it really matters to you. If the answer is no, then chances are you can live without it.

These are just a few tips to help you declutter your home quickly and easily. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to having a clutter-free home in no time!