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Serena Hope Jones SmilingMy approach is a simple one. Take care of the client. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, I will help you navigate through the legalities, contracts and help avoid issues that might (and almost always, DO) arise.  The Real Estate profession is always changing. I make it a part of my business plan to always learn and always grow. I pass this knowledge on to my clients.
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“Serena is absolutely outstanding to work with! She is very knowledgeable, quick to respond to all inquiries and very helpful to her clients and is willing to help even when you’re not her client! She makes sure everything runs smoothly and is done correctly. I can’t say enough good things about her.”

Joe P.

“I have bought and sold a number of homes so I have worked with a number of realtors. Serena is one of the best. She knows what is going on in the market in general and had great insight into our area. She gave us good pointers to ready the house for sale. She also spent a good deal of time helping us locate a new house. Her insights into the homes we considered was very helpful.”

Sally M.


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All That I Love About Homes is in This Home…. 2249 W Calle Iglesia Ave Mesa 85202

For more information on this home, or to view the home for yourself, CONTACT ME TODAY! Serena Jones 480-788-3232 | Serena@SereneLivingAZ.com When I got into real estate, I did it to fix up homes. That is, until I saw the reaction to my first client realizing she just purchased her first home. I have been in love with the idea of ‘home’, ever since. Before, I knew what my home was… it was a place I hosted my own wedding, it was the place I brought my babies home too, it was a place that I hosted family gatherings or snuggling with loved ones… Home is most definitely where the heart is. When I first walked into the home at 2249 W Calle Iglesia Ave, I was overwhelmed by the obvious LOVE that this home had. This home was where there was a lot of heart, and around every corner, you can truly feel it. This amazing Dobson Ranch home isn’t like a lot of the homes on the market these days. There are no fancy floors or quartz counters. But to walk into the home’s backyard, you’ll see exactly what I mean when I say this home has an amazing heart. You MUST see it in person! It’s ready to embrace it’s new homeowner, so call me today. It goes on the market early January of 2016, but you can always get a sneak peak when you have an in with the Realtor Extraordinaire!...

A Story About a Unicorn and How the Stars Aligned (yes, it’s a real estate story)

Most of my days are filled with MLS searches, phone calls between agents and paperwork. This year I’ve helped more people buy or sell a home than ever and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it… but then there was this one… [fade in to memory scene] I was sitting on the couch one night, just relaxing and browsing Facebook… as I do.  I saw a friend’s post that caught my eye (or rather, alarms went off in my brain) He said he was getting a little antsy in his house. It was the longest he’s ever stayed in one place, and he was just wondering if anyone wanted to buy his house. Now, up till this point, I knew him, we’d been to the same gatherings, but he was more of an acquaintance. By no means did I ever imagine that I would get that particular listing in a normal situation, and I knew very well that a post like that just set off alarms in every REALTOR’s brain within a 50 mile radius, but there was just something about that house that made me want to be the one to find it’s new owner. Maybe it was the fact that it was built by a friend of ours. Maybe it was that it was built for my husband’s childhood best friend (later to be sold to our other friend). Maybe it was the history we’d had with that house and my desire to essentially keep it in the family. But this isn’t a normal house…. Obviously, I reached out to my friend and we discussed pricing...

1881 E Vaughn Ave – Camelot Village – Tempe, AZ 85283

For more information on this home, or to view the home for yourself, CONTACT ME TODAY! Serena Jones 480-788-3232 | Serena@SereneLivingAZ.com This home has been one of my most anticipated listings this year. Not just because of how remarkable it is, but because I have many fond memories in this home. One of my first visits was during an evening cocktail party, and the backyard alone had my heart. Since then, there have been laughs and many gourmet meals. If I could buy this amazing home myself, I would. 1881 E Vaughn Ave is situated in the highly coveted neighborhood of Camelot Village. Camelot Village is one of the more sought after, semi custom, communities in the 85283 zip code in Tempe, AZ. You wouldn’t know it, to drive around, as there are community signs as well as a newer community playground (supplied with city grant money), but there is NO HOA in Camelot Village.  The Camelot Village community is run by a group of volunteers who meticulously maintain the neighborhoods charm and beauty. You’ll find many community events going on through the year, including picnics and parades as well.  The pride of ownership and comradery stands out, you’ll surely fall in love with the neighborhood alone. As for the home situated at 1881 E Vaughn Ave… There is no doubt, this home is one of the gem’s of Camelot. The large, spacious living area is an entertainers dream, complete with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a wet bar and an amazing kitchen that opens up to the great room, perfect for entertaining guests while cooking.  On the East side...

Augusta Ranch 9344 E Kiva Ave

9344 E Kiva Ave Mesa, AZ 85209 Brought to you by Serena Jones – REALTOR Extraordinaire 😉 For a tour of this home, or others like it, contact me today 480-788-3232 | Serena@SereneLivingAZ.com   WOW!! You will be stunned, the moment you walk through the door! Quality, stunning style and pride in ownership don’t even begin to describe this amazing home. Large, bright, open spaces, split floor plan, large rooms, lush yard etc etc… this home has it all. The open floor plan highlights the beautiful country kitchen with it’s white cabinets, stainless appliances and custom butcher block island with a large single basin sink, overlooking the family room. Upgraded fixtures through out the home, including lighting, fans, knobs and hinges and gorgeous paint in every room. The 3 large bedroom are in the highly popular split floor plan, and the Master suite is not one you’ll want to miss. Enjoy the cool AZ air in the lush backyard oasis with beautiful extended patio and pergola. This is a MUST see! Call me today for a showing – 480-788-3232 Augusta Ranch is a beautiful golf community situated in South East...

2139 W Enid Ave Mesa 85202 for RENT

For more information on this home or others like it call Serena Jones 480.788.3232 or Serena@SereneLivingAZ.com If you’re interested in selling your home, contact me today for a free consultation and Home Valuation Now Available for rent, this adorable, remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bath home in Mesa, AZ 85202. This house is situated near the intersection of Dobson and Guadalupe. Close to EVERYTHING… Truly! Less than a mile away from Malls (fiesta mall), Hospitals (Banner Desert and Cardon Childrens hospital) Schools (for example Mesa Community college and Pima Medical Institute) Restaurants… too many to list, Shopping and the inspiring new shopping centers currently coming in at Alma School and Southern. And if all that wasn’t enough, it’s just a walk away from the light rail, city services, freeways and if you’re feeling inspired, the new cubs spring training center! (ok, a far walk, but still) Bed/Bath : 2/2 Garage : 2 car Yard : desert landscape/RV gate/Patio HOA : None living Sqft : 862 Rent: $1,000 mo Security Deposit : $1,000 Pets: No We’re looking for a steady tenant, with good rental history and decent credit. Please contact Serena for further information, application and instructions. Please note there is a max of 4 people allowed to live in the home. 480.788.3232 | Serena@SereneLivingAZ.com...

What does “As-Is” mean when buying or selling a home in Phoenix AZ

Selling a home in Arizona with an As-Is Addendum Most people see their home as perfect, even if the toilet only flushes when you pull the head phone cord tied to the float… Those are just quirks, it’s what gives the home character right? It’s a nice thought, but most people when shopping for their home don’t want to inherit those little quirks. If you’re thinking of selling your home ‘As-Is’, you should know that the general public now views your home as being a distressed sale. (such as a short sale or foreclosure) Your quirks are now giant red flags of disrepair and bigger problems ahead. You are not going to be able to sell your home ‘at value’. Essentially, it’s putting a big “Clearance” sign on your home. Buyers will believe that there are more problems with the home than what can be seen and they may believe they’re looking at a potential money pit. Fewer buyers will ever visit the home, removing it from their list before they’ve giving it a chance. There are many reasons why you may feel you need to sell this way, such as financial or familial issues. However you should discuss this with your REALTOR to ensure that the matter is handled correctly and in your best interest. If you’re selling because of financial issues, your agent may be able to offer a better solution than the As-Is. The misconception to an As-Is is that the seller believes the buyer no longer has a right to ask for repairs. That is untrue. The As-Is addendum should be seen as nothing more...

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