Monthly Archives: September 2014

My Exciting Announcement

My Exciting Announcement

My Exciting Announcement

Author – Melanie Nemetz

I am so thrilled to share my exciting announcement with you.  The exciting announcement is…drum roll please…. my brother, Mike Warren and I, have joined together to form a Real Estate Team.  Our team name is Home Vision Team.  Fostering Relationships is still our tag line as it is such an important part of my identity.

Mike Warren, Realtor®

Mike Warren, Realtor® , HOME VISION TEAM with Visionary Properties

We have already been hard at work for a few weeks now and Mike is enjoying his first sale/escrow transaction.  Of course, it helps that we have AMAZING CLIENTS!!!

What does this mean to you?

This means that you will have TWO professionals working for you with TWO times the power and expertise, and of course, TWO times the coverage!  When you list your home with us, you will have both of us working hard FOR YOU.  This means TWICE the exposure for your home.  Of course buying a home through us also means DOUBLE the availability to see homes!

An amazing adventure

For us, this is truly an amazing adventure we get to experience together.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to work side by side and bring you top notch professionalism and expertise.   Although we are brother and sister, we each bring our own unique personalities and minds to work for you.

Our first event

This Wednesday, September 24th, from 4:00-8:00pm, we will be hosting a table at the Power Ranch Harvest Festival.  We will be answering questions, displaying current listings, and discussing our strategies for marketing your home.  PLUS, you will want to come by and enter for a CHANCE TO WIN AN iPod NANO plus ear buds!!  We will also have a few Visionary Properties t-shirts you could win!  Power Ranch Harvest Festival will also have a hay maze, petting zoo, scarecrow alley (with voting for the best scarecrow), food trucks, as well as the weekly Power Ranch Farmer’s Market.  $5 entry fee for children.  Be sure to come by our table and register for your chance to win.  See you Wednesday!

Welcome Mike

Please join me in welcoming Mike to the world of real estate and congratulate him on his new endeavor!

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

Exciting Announcement

Exciting Announcement, Coming Soon

Exciting Announcement from Melanie Nemetz, Coming Soon

Author – Melanie Nemetz

I have an EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT coming early this week.  Stay tuned.  I can’t wait to share my news.

Exciting Annoucement

Exciting Announcement

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

 

Power Ranch Community-Wide Garage Sale

Power Ranch Community-Wide Garage Sale – October 4th

Power Ranch Community-Wide Garage Sale – October 4th, 7am-12noon

Author- Melanie Nemetz

The Power Ranch Community-Wide Garage Sale will be held on October 4th from 7am-12noon.  $2 will get your garage sale listed on the map that Power Ranch will distribute.  Registration can be done at www.mypowerranch.com, (power ranch resident site).  Registration is not required.

Power Ranch Community-wide Garage Sale - October 4th

Power Ranch Community-wide Garage Sale – October 4th

Power Ranch hosts a biannual Community-Wide Garage Sale, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  Power Ranch does the advertising for this and all we, the homeowners, need to do is register online for $2.  Simple as that.  Are you going to be having a garage sale?  Hopefully our weather will cool down prior to October 4th.  See you then.

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

Power Ranch Harvest Festival – September 24th

Power Ranch Harvest Festival  – September 24th

Power Ranch to Host Harvest Festival Wednesday, September 24th

Author – Melanie Nemetz

Power Ranch is scheduled to host a Harvest Festival at The Barn in Power Ranch during their Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-8pm.   The Harvest Festival will be going on in addition to the regular Farmer’s Market.  There will be a hay maze, scarecrow alley, snacks, picnic area, petting zoo and voting for the scarecrow alley!

The Barn at Power Ranch

The Barn at Power Ranch – site of Power Ranch Harvest Festival  {Photo credits – Premier Lister}

View of the back of The Barn at Power ranch

View of the back of The Barn at Power Ranch  {Photo credits – Premier Lister}

I am hard at work for the Power Ranch Harvest Festival with many details and lots of preparation.  Do you plan on attending?  It should be a wonderful, family event.  Here is a sneak peek at my preparations…

Must attend to get candy

Must attend to get candy

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

Plan on attending the Power Ranch Harvest Festival on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-8pm.   Purchase tickets in advance for $5 (for children only) which includes the hay maze, petting zoo, craft area & face painting.  Hope to see you there!

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

 

 

 

 

New, TW Lewis listing in Power Ranch

New, TW Lewis listing in Power Ranch

Author:  Melanie Nemetz

Announcing – new TW Lewis listing in Power Ranch!  Coming soon to the MLS but we are pre-marketing this incredible home!  View this home here:

http://vimeo.com/105729484 

Currently scheduling viewings for this fabulous home!  If interested, please contact Melanie Nemetz at 480-221-3034.

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

 

Flooding Causes Closures

Flooding Causes Closures

School District Closures & Valley Road Closures

Author – Melanie Nemetz

The phone rang at 7:15am.  It was the school district (Higley) with a recorded message that the Higley schools are open but expect transportation delays.  My kids will be off to school today but many other Valley kids will be home.

According to AZCentral.com, “The Roosevelt School District in south Phoenix and Litchfield Elementary School Districts cancelled classes, the Washington Elementary School District said classes would be delayed and the Tempe Union High School district gave parents the option of not sending students to school or of delaying their arrival.”

There is also flooding in the I-10 Freeway and you will want to check the 60 Freeway as well.  Check your road closures and pack your patience this morning.

New Power Ranch, TW Lewis Listing – Coming Soon!

New Power Ranch, TW Lewis Listing, Coming Soon

Author – Melanie Nemetz 

A new Power Ranch, TW Lewis listing, coming soon.   GORGEOUS, impeccably maintained single level, 4 Bedroom/3.5 Bath home with luxury backyard including pool, firepit, built in BBQ/outdoor fridge/ice bucket beneath a pergola.  Pictures coming this week!

More to come on this incredible, can’t miss home!  Stay tuned.

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”

Living, Loving, Supporting in Power Ranch

Living, Loving, Supporting in Power Ranch

Author – Melanie Nemetz

Living, Loving, Supporting

Living, loving, supporting in Power Ranch – what does that mean, really?  To me, it means my home isn’t just a home.  It is a home in a neighborhood with neighbors that I call friends.  It is means there is give and take, as there is in any relationship.  I have had 2 neighbors who have battled cancer.  As a neighborhood, we did our best to support each one through such a journey.  It involved scheduling meals to deliver, sending cards, emails, texts, and phone calls, to stand with them through their fight.

What does this mean to me?

Personally, I am able to share that when I became a (foster) parent, both my children arrived the same day.  I had not had a baby shower (hard to plan that with fostering).  I did not have ANYTHING other than bedroom furniture to offer the children.  My neighbors came by, one by one, bringing toys, meals, and gifts.  One even surprised me leaving hot chocolate by the front door.  What a thoughtful gesture and treat for the kids!  Given it was 2 weeks before Christmas, it was wonderful to have this level of support from my neighbors and friends close by.

Simply supporting the lemonade sale

This past weekend was Labor Day weekend.  My daughter informed me Sunday that she wanted to sell lemonade on Monday.  Blazing hot temperatures made me re-think this traditional lemonade stand as I did not want to sit outside in 100+ degrees and hope people would come by.  The sales person in me got to thinking…how could she sell lemonade proactively?  Well, the only other way that made sense in our heat – take pre-orders along with knocking on doors.  We had 3 pre-orders and sold the remaining lemonade along the way.  She had a productive and successful 30 minutes of sales and was so thrilled with her results!

Now, would she have been as successful if we didn’t know our neighbors?  We wouldn’t have had any pre-orders.  They wouldn’t have had any notice that we were coming.  One even reached out to let me know they weren’t home, so we knew to spend our time elsewhere.

Neighborhood encouragement

Experiences like these come as a result of truly acting like a neighborhood, like a community that cares about one another.  I am not sure who had more fun with the lemonade sale, my daughter (and her crew of her brother and cousin), her dad and me or those who bought the lemonade.  The smiles from neighbors was encouraging.  Each neighbor bought lemonade, more than they wanted I am sure, but some also tipped her (which she asked about afterwards and imagine her smile as she began to understand the concept of earning a tip).

I truly love my neighborhood.   I have lived here for 9 1/2 years.  Given I was a Sales Associate for the builder in our community, I got to really know people before they closed on their home and then I closed on mine!   I still remember being brought friendship bread shortly after we moved in, by someone I had sold a home to.  How blessed am I to have these types of experiences right here in my own neighborhood!

Living, loving, supporting in Power Ranch doesn’t happen over night.  It happens over years of being neighbors and building friendships.  I am grateful for my neighbors and the friendships we have had over the years.  Thank you!

 

Labor Day, Power Ranch style

Labor Day, Power Ranch style

Author Melanie Nemetz

Labor Day in Power Ranch is hard to miss.  Drive by either of the 2 recreation centers in the community and you will see the American flags along side each lake.  Power Ranch, with it’s strong sense of community, is quite active with numerous activities in any given week.  Holidays are celebrated in a way that makes each holiday it’s own, separate celebration.

American flags lining the Ranch House lake & recreation center on Labor Day

American flags lining the Ranch House lake & recreation center on Labor Day

The lake at The Ranch House

The lake at The Ranch House

The Ranch House recreation center

The Ranch House recreation center

The Barn recreation center

The lake at The Barn, lined with flags

Memorial Day, The 4th of July, Labor Day are all acknowledged with American flags lining each lake.  The community even has a parade celebrating the 4th of July with kids riding their decorated bikes or being pulled in a festive wagon.  Even with our blazing heat, friends and neighbors are out on the various holidays celebrating.  As I took pictures today, September 1, 2014, for this blog post, there were people out riding their bikes, walking their baby, taking their dog for a walk, fishing, and there were people headed to the pool(s) as well.

Of all the neighborhoods that I have lived in, Power Ranch is the only one that goes to this extent to offer such a feeling of community, particularly on the holidays.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and are able to refresh with a day off from your labors.  Thank you for reading and Happy Labor Day!

As always, if you or someone you know, are buying or selling a home, call Melanie Nemetz at (480) 221-3034 “Fostering Relationships – Helping a child into a home with a donation from each closing”