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Scott’s Family Reviews

Scott’s Family Reviews

Our family has been working with Scott since 1995. We have sold 2 houses and bought 3 in Terrivita. He and his remarkable staff has provided us with the most professional realtor experience we could ask for, we highly recommend the Scott Gaertner Group. -Joe and Judi D’Aleo

Long story short, Scott was the sales rep that sold Mom & Dad their Terravita lot back in the early 1990’s as the development was just taking off; 30 years later, he was our first and only call when the time came for the family to sell. His historical knowledge of the area and track record of success speak for themselves, but on top of all that expertise, Scott and Kate were always there for us, which was critical in that I don’t live in Arizona. Kate deftly handled numerous necessary “management” tasks on our behalf, dramatically reducing the need for travel to Scottsdale, saving time, money and especially worry and frustration. Her ability to get the right contractor on site and on task was remarkable as we prepared the house for sale. And when negotiations began, Scott and his team provided savvy insights into the current market and advice that proved quite correct and applicable. Bottom line is that the house sold quickly, we were happy with the price, and with very little stress on our side of the table. If you are a remote seller, I highly recommend Scott and his team (and I’m sure they will do a bang-up job for remote buyers, too as well as locals on either side of the market). –Jeff Ware

I contracted with Scott and his team to sell my mother’s house after she lost her battle with cancer. Simply, it was emotional for me and not something I particularly wanted to deal with. Nevertheless, Scott and his staff were understanding of my various issues and made the process smooth. They even provided support for making repairs. The home sold quickly and above what I believed it was worth. I believe it was Scott’s special understanding of Terravita that made that happen. However, I have used other realtors to buy and sell a number of homes in the area, and I believe Scott to be the best realator I have dealt with. As such, would not shy away from having him list a house anywhere in the area. – Philip Hantel

We recently sold my Dad’s house in Terravita… Scott was available to offer his professional advice about the real estate market, and alleviate a lot of stress that was occurring at the time.   …In October, my sister, brother and I traveled to Arizona to move all of my Dad’s furniture and other personal items out of the house and to his new residence (or a donation site).  This was chaotic, to say the least, and both Scott and Kate were available 24/7 to offer advice on how to best get the house ready to sell, how to get rid of unwanted furniture, or just to patiently answer all my questions. Both were friendly, easygoing, and quite honestly fun to be around. This is a great team of folks and I highly recommend them if you want the most knowledgeable real estate group for this area of Scottsdale. – Joan Unger

My parents are in their middle 90’s, my wife & I have been begging them to move to assisted living for their own protection.  It took 3 1/2 years and multiple medical emergencies to finally convince them & Scott Gaertner helped! I have known Scott Gaertner for several years for selling houses in Terravita and the way he treats his prospective Buyers & Sellers!  He visited my parents home over 3 years ago to help my parents make a decision!  They said they were not ready at the time.  We thanked Scott for his time and moved on!  When I called him back in November on 2021 we put it on the market.  Scott made a few suggestions to get a better price, and we agreed!  The first day we had 19 offers and sold the house $55,000 above asking price! Believe you me, Scott is the man!Alex Skoczen

Scott Gaertner is an expert when it comes to the North Scottsdale residential real estate market and in particular; Terravita.

We’ve known and worked with Scott for nearly 30 years.  We can’t imagine a more knowledgeable, professional, and hard-working Real Estate Agent.  For our latest transaction, Scott represented us on both the buy-side and the sell-side.  Both transactions were seamless.  To say we are completely pleased with Scott’s performance is a significant understatement.  In short, we highly recommend Scott! Chris & Mary H.

As with most things in life, “you get what you pay for”. When life events conspired against us, we regrettably arrived at the difficult decision that it was time to sell our family’s winter retreat located in Terravita in North Scottsdale, AZ. Selecting a realtor to work with is easy, selecting the right realtor to Partner with can be challenging. We reached out to Scott Gaertner because his name was top of mine because of his Team’s impressive marketing presence within Terravita. After a fairly extensive interview, we were sure we have the right team for the job.

Backing up Scott is a Team, we jokingly referred to as the “Machine”. First, Kate and Donna reached out to us to execute the listing paperwork via DocuSign. They then helped us arrange our requested preemptive homeowner’s inspection, as well as subsequently coordinate a few needed repairs that were called out.

In parallel, other parts of the Team were starting their pre-market campaign. A home designer came into the house to rearrange a few things and add a few carefully placed staging items. Once that was completed, a professional photographer and videographer were deployed to capture the needed “marketing assets”.

From there, the marketing team swung into action which all culminated in a coordinated sunset wine and cheese open house. I’m told cars were lined up down the street during the event. In the end, we accepted an offer from a well-matched buyer that was over our asking price a few days later.

In real estate, it all comes down to LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION . . . and choosing the right realtor to partner with to get you into or out of a property. We chose The Scott Gaertner Group and are darn glad we did.


Rick Hurley

My mom had passed and my brother and I assumed all was fine with my dad. Until he called one day to say he woke up and had no idea how long he was unconscious. Since we both live out of state, we knew it was time to get him closer to us. 

We got Scott’s name from a neighbor and I gave him a call. I told him that I had an investor that would give me X amount for the home. Scott told me that it wasnt enough, but to go back and see if I could get a little more and just take it because it will be quick and easy. That didn’t work so I called Scott back and asked him to help us get all we could for my dad so he could live the life he had become accustomed to. 

Scott and his team created a plan and helped us implement everything. They had people or suggestions for everything we needed and made sure it was done properly. In the end the home was almost unrecognizable for very little investment and sold within a couple of weeks for exactly what Scott said it would. We had a few unexpected hurdles during the process but Scott’s team was there to ensure everything was handled professionally.

Scott’s teams are the area experts and if you have a loved one who needs help moving on I believe that Scott’s team cares about helping more than a transaction.Seth Reese

Scott has long been known in Terravita as one of the best realtors. His is the first name that always comes up, the simple reason being that he and his team go above and beyond in all aspects of the selling process. An original owner since 1996, my mom decided that at 93 traveling between two homes had become impractical and after leaving for the season decided it was time to sell. First approaching Scott in the spring, he showed unbelievable patience and sincere care when a multitude of family events prolonged the process. When we were ready to go in the Fall, so were Scott and his team ensuring that the home was presented in not only the most beautiful condition but also assisting with recommendations for donating, art appraisal, packing and moving services, any question or concern we had was covered. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the amazing results and the fantastic selling price that we received in just one weekend on the market! It was much more than my mom anticipated and had increased significantly since her original “as is” idea from the previous Spring. The communication, follow-through, sincerity, knowledge, strategic planning and authenticity of Scott and his team streamlined a very emotional time in my mother’s life and attained a selling price that was certainly more than she and my father ever could have imagined back in 1996. – Jill Crowley

Scott Gaertner Group did a great job selling my mothers home. He knows the area and is super to deal with. His assistant Ashley is a dream to work with and was so very helpful! -Debbie Newport

I had an excellent experience with Scott. From the time I reached out to discuss the sale of my moms home to the very end, Scott was attentive, available, and very helpful. He walked me through everything with patience and expertise. When I needed things done, he knew of a professional that could handle the task. Selling the home was a sad end for my mom and Scotts kindness during the process was met with empathy and ease for her. In addition to Scott, his assistant Ashley was extremely responsive. She was on top of all the paperwork and was able to simplify the electronic correspondences for my mom. I would highly recommend them! – Dana Hendrick

We first met Scott during an open house for one of his listings when we were looking for a house for my dad.   We arranged another appointment the next day so dad could drive up to see the house for himself.  As we expected, he loved it.  Scott could see my dad’s enchantment with the house and made sure our offer was hand-delivered to the sellers that day.  Throughout the purchase & inspection we enjoyed dealing with Scott and Kate in his office, and all the documents & closing went smoothly.  My Dad loves his new home in Terravita and the lifestyle it affords.

We were so pleased with the first property, we then hired Scott as a Buyer’s Agent to find a house for my mother-in-law later that month.  Scott & his son Ryan were very attentive and ready at a moment’s notice to show mom as many homes as she wanted to see.  We found a beautiful home for her as well, and all inspections, documents & closing went equally as smooth the second time.  So now my wife’s mom is also living in Terravita and is thrilled with everything the community has to offer.

If we wanted to list or buy a home in Terravita, we would whole-heartedly recommend the Scott Gaertner Group.  They have displayed high ethical standards, hard work,  dedication to the customer and have made the process of home buying very enjoyable. ~Len & Diane Light

When my mother decided to move to Colorado, we listed her home with a local real estate agent that was supposed to “specialize” in Terravita with the hope of having a quick sale at a reasonable sales price. After 90 days of frustration and little activity, we enlisted Scott Gaertner and his team to sell her home. Scott developed a strategy that made a great deal of sense to us beyond the typical list the property on the MLS, schedule a Open House and wait. He proposed a number of simple steps and helped orchestrate these quickly. We relisted the home for the same list price as the other agent, and we had a full price offer in just three days. This was a huge relief for my mother. We highly recommend Scott and his team as they made the entire process extremely smooth and quick. ~Len Norten CEO, Freedom Motors

I don’t live in Scottsdale and due to some health issues needed to get my mom closer to me. So I called Scott based on his reputation, track record, and professional Team. Her home didn’t have a lot of the updating that buyers like to see, but his team put together a great presentation for the home and was always available to help with every part of process. I would highly recommend Scott’s group to anyone who wants to make sure they get their home sold and for the most money possible”. ~ M. K. Bernardo

I have spent the past 32 years in the real estate development and home building business. I’ve worked with hundreds of Realtors and it’s easy for me to say that Scott is at the top of the list. Scott has a strong skill set, a wonderful personality, and possesses a passion for quality service and customer satisfaction. Scott’s many years of experience and expertise in all aspects of residential real estate makes him uniquely qualified in today’s real estate market and business environment. In short, Scott is a seasoned veteran with a long and outstanding track record of high volume and excellent service. Along with his devoted, professional, and friendly staff, Scott makes the process of home selling and home buying stress-free.

In my personal experience, Scott assisted my parents with the purchase of their new home in Terravita. Being that my parents lived out-of-state, Scott provided them with meaningful market data and listing information tailored to their requirements and price range prior to their buying trip. Then, once in Scottsdale, Scott carefully selected and demonstrated several homes that matched their list of criteria. Once their offer had been accepted, Scott and his support staff went out of their way to educate, communicate, and in many instances coordinate the numerous activities necessary to formulate a smooth escrow and closing. What’s more, Scott continued to provide my parents with a high-quality experience following their close of escrow.” ~ Chris Haines, Division President KB Homes

I am a Realtor in Florida and when my grandparents made the emotional decision to downsize their home in Arizona they asked me to help them find a local expert. Due to some recent health issues they really needed to get this done, but with as little stress as possible. So my goal was to find the best agent to market the home, but also manage the process and protect my grandparents. After much research, I found Scott Gaertner’s team. I was so relieved to find a friend in the real estate industry and a team we could trust.

Scott’s team did a spectacular job; developing a strategic game plan everyone was comfortable with, advising my grandparents with expert experience, and creating a marketing plan that was so compelling the house sold only days after going on the market. In fact, there were multiple offers and Scott Gaertner’s strong negotiation skills resulted in net proceeds significantly above what was ever expected! In addition, he negotiated terms that allowed my grandparents to comfortably remain in the home until they found their new home.As a real estate consultant, and from personal experience, I can attest that if you want to earn maximum list price for your home while receiving a successful, full service experience then Scott Gaertner can help!”~ Cammie Briquelet, Keller Williams Florida