REALTORS® in Queen Creek

Posted by Cathy Carter on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 10:32am.

One of The Highest-rated REALTORS® in Queen Creek - Cathy Carter   

Arizona buyers who are interested in purchasing a home in the Phoenix metro area’s Southeast Valley will want to explore homes in Queen Creek for sale. From condos, townhomes, single-family homes, horse properties, new construction homes, to sprawling luxury estates, you’ll discover a wide array of real estate in Queen Creek to accommodate your lifestyle needs. To help navigate the market and find the perfect home in the right neighborhood, buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and one of the most skilled and knowledgeable REALTORS® in Queen Creek you will find. Intimately familiar with the different neighborhoods and communities in Queen Creek, Cathy has all the resources and information to help you explore your options and find your dream home. Located only 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, residents of Queen Creek enjoy convenient shopping centers, an excellent school system, plenty of family-oriented activities, several top-rated golf courses, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in San Tan Mountain Regional Park (less than 8 miles away). The highly-acclaimed Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) provides comprehensive pre-k through 12th-grade academic programs and holds the distinction of being one of only nine "A" graded school districts from the Arizona Department of Education for five years in a row. Get started on finding your dream home today by contacting  Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch by email


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If you would like more information on any of the above listings homes in Queen Creek for sale, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Cathy Carter today - specializing in new homes and luxury real estate. As one of the highest-rated REALTORS® in Queen Creek, Cathy keeps her eye on teh market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable real estate in Queen Creek and securing an offer. 

Current Phoenix Metro Area Real Estate Market Update

Queen Creek is a hot seller's market, with more people looking to buy than there are homes available. In January 2021, the median list price of homes for sale in Queen Creek was $440.5K, trending up 15.9% year-over-year. The median listing price per square foot was $194, and the median sale price was $425K. On average, homes in Queen Creek sell after 45 days on the market, a trend that has gone up since last month, and slightly down since last year.

Why You Need to One of The Best REALTORs® in Queen Creek in Your Corner

Purchasing a home is a significant financial and life decision and why you need an experienced REALTOR® in your corner who can advise and guide you every step of the way. There are many moving parts to real estate and finding a great house is just one piece of the puzzle. A local expert like Cathy Carter can help you narrow down your search for the right neighborhood or community that adds to your overall quality of life. With over two decades of local real estate experience, Cathy is able to provide her clients with an insider’s view of the market and the area they are looking to buy in. She will be able to inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities in Queen Creek, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, area amenities, nearby attractions, local community developments, and so much more.

To get the process started, Cathy will set up an initial consultation with you to gain a good understanding of what characteristics and features in a home and neighborhood are important to you. She will then sift through multiple databases of listings (and coming soon listings) on homes in Queen Creek for sale worth scheduling a private tour for you to see in person. While this may seem like something that’s easy enough to do on your own, it can actually be very time-consuming without the help of a qualified agent. 

In addition, Cathy may be able to uncover real estate in Queen Creek that you might not find on your own. Think of Cathy as an extra set of hands that can help you with the legwork of the home search and coordinate appointments for showings. She will do a comparative market analysis to ensure that the home you are interested in is priced according to current market value. Cathy can help guide you through negotiations and ensure that you are getting the most value for your money and the best deal possible.

As with any home purchase, there are too many potential pitfalls, hidden risks, and complications that can arise, and why you need help from an experienced agent. All real estate transactions involve a lot of paperwork that can be confusing and downright overwhelming. Cathy will make sure that all paperwork is filled out and filed correctly. She will also help you review any contracts you sign and make sure that you are getting exactly what you think you are getting. 

As your trusted Queen Creek REALTOR®, Cathy will:

✓  Notify you of new listings and any coming soon listings
✓  Schedule private showings  
✓  Conduct price target research to ensure that you don’t overpay 
✓  Make an offer on your behalf and negotiate both price and terms 
✓  Manage the transaction to closing and beyond 
✓  Arrange a final inspection
✓  Deliver the keys to your new home!

If you are ready to get started on your home search, Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have about real estate in Queen Creek, pricing, financing, and more. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here.

The Benefits of Living in Queen Creek, Arizona

The family-oriented town of Queen Creek is located in Maricopa County, with a small portion extending into Pinal County. Currently, Queen Creek is home to around 58,424 people and manages to balance the demands of an increasing population while preserving the environmental and recreational heritage it's known for. Queen Creek is a friendly, "first name" community, where the person behind the counter is someone who will know you by name, once voted one of Forbes's “Friendliest Towns in  America."

As of 2020, the total number of households in Queen Creek is 10,846, and the average household income is $113,814 - one of the highest in Arizona. Considered to be a highly-educated community, 72.8% of Queen Creek residents have college degrees or have taken college courses. Residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area  (45 minutes from Scottsdale and Phoenix) along with excellent schools, numerous outdoor activities at nearby San Tan Regional Park, scenic Sonoran Desert surroundings, and a low-stress lifestyle. 

Queen Creek Schools and Education

For parents with school-age children, the highly-acclaimed, A-rated Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) provides comprehensive pre-k through 12th-grade academic programs to meet the needs of all students. Quality programs include regular education, gifted, special education, and early childhood, as well as career and technical, and alternative high school services. The district includes approximately 9,000+ students who continue to score well above the state average in all areas of math and English language arts. 

QCUSD holds the distinction of being one of only nine "A" graded school districts from the Arizona Department of Education for 5 years in a row. The QCUSD boundary area includes the Town of Queen Creek and extends north of Mesa Gateway Airport to Warner Road and east to Meridian Road. Encompassing 46 square miles, the school district includes eight kindergartens through 6th-grade schools, two 7th grade through 8th-grade junior high schools, one 7th through 11th-grade high school, and one 9th through 12th-grade high school. 

Alternative education options include Benjamin Franklin Charter SchoolCambridge Academy, and Heritage Academy Queen. Institutions of higher learning in or near Queen Creek include Arizona State UniversityASU PolytechnicChandler-Gilbert Community CollegeChandler-Gilbert Community College – Williams CampusCommuniversity @ Queen Creek, and Maricopa Community College.  

Shopping in and Near Queen Creek

Queen Creek Marketplace

Queen Creek provides convenient shopping at Queen Creek Marketplace, Cornerstone at Queen Creek, Power Marketplace, and Queen Creek Village. You’ll find national retailers such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kirkland's, Ross, Super Target, T.J. Maxx, Walmart Supercenter, Sprouts Farmers Market, PetSmart, Home Goods, and a Harkins Movie Theater. Located north of Queen Creek in Gilbert is San Tan Village, an outdoor shopping and lifestyle center. Chandler Fashion Center, the second-largest mall in Arizona, is located in nearby Chandler. 

Things to Do in Queen Creek

Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, a 38-acre facility in Queen Creek that provides English and Western equestrian events as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts, and other special events. The park is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events such as the Arizona Cutting Horse AssociationArizona Reined Cow Horse Association,  Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, and Vintage and Vino, just to name a few. The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center in town provides Broadway-quality theater, spectacular plays, and entertaining musical acts in its modern 777-seat theater.

Schnepf Farms is a fourth-generation family farm in Queen Creek and the largest organic peach grower in Arizona. You can experience everything from peach picking to watching a historical re-enactment, enjoying a classic car show, or an antique craft fair, or just stop in to pick veggies in the u-pick garden. Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona's only working olive farm and mill. Family-owned and operated, the 100-acre farm has over 7000 olive trees. You can taste your way through the gourmet marketplace and shop for locally made olive oils and also enjoy the Italian-inspired eatery featuring old-world family recipes. 

Barney Family Sports Complex (The Barn), is a 77,000 Sq.ft. indoor sports facility in Queen Creek that includes two indoor hockey rinks. The Barn offers different youth and adult sports, clubs, and leagues as well as hosts many special events like high school dances, gymnastics tournaments, roller derbies, and birthday parties. Seasonal events include the Pumpkin & Chili Party (October), Winter Wonderland (December), Peach Blossom Festival (February), Dinner Down the Orchard (Spring), and Easter Egg-citement.

Queen Creek Outdoor Recreation and Activities

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Queen Creek and the surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding, which can be enjoyed year-round. Desert Mountain ParkQueen Creek Founders ParkQueen Creek Community Center, and local schools provide a variety of amenities that include sports fields, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, community pools, and more. Mansel Carter Oasis Park is Queen Creek's newest park featuring sports fields, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, a 5-acre fishing lake, a rock waterfall, a wheel-friendly skate park, a shipwrecked-themed slash pad, an equestrian hitch post, three fitness pods, and more.  

San Tan Mountain Regional Park is under 7 miles from Queen Creek. The park encompasses over 10,000 acres and preserves a small portion of The San Tan mountain range. A network of trails crisscrosses the park providing opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. MD Ranch offers scenic guided horseback riding through the San Tan Mountain Regional Park and the desert trails of the Sonoran Desert. 

Queen Creek Golf Courses

Golfers can choose from several top-rated golf courses in the immediate area, including Las Colinas Golf ClubApache Sun Golf Club, and Encanterra Golf Course. Las Colinas Golf Club is a public 18-hole traditional style golf course designed by golf architect Mike Asmundson.  The layout features an interesting variety of holes and offers a challenge for all skill levels. Apache Sun Golf Club is a public traditional 9-hole course designed by golf architect Leo Johnson. Encanterra Country Club is located in nearby San Tan Valley, featuring a private 18-hole desert/traditional golf course designed by golf architect Tom Lehman.

Surrounding Phoenix Metro Area

Phoenix is the center around which 30 communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. One of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies, health care, manufacturing, and financial services are also solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. 

The Phoenix metro area hosts hundreds of annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world), Barret Jackson Auto ShowArabian Horse ShowNASCAR Subway Fresh 500Fiesta Bowl ParadeZooLights at the Phoenix ZooDowntown Phoenix 4th of July CelebrationScottsdale Culinary Festival and Tour de Scottsdale Bike Ride, just to name a few. For sports fans, Phoenix is home to 4 Major League sports teams plus a professional WNBA team. The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field.

The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Baseball fans can also enjoy Cactus League spring training baseball in the Phoenix area. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S.  

One of the Highest-rated REALTORs® in Queen Creek - Cathy Carter 

Whether you are interested in homes in Queen Creek for sale, or it’s time to list your current property, you need an agent who knows the area, processes a vast network of local connections, and has the skills and experience to lead you towards a smooth and successful transaction. Serving the community of Queen Creek since 1994, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need and deserve when buying or selling a home. 

Cathy's client testimonials speak volumes about her professionalism and care for every detail:

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades, and closing in weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in Queen Creek, or in the surrounding Southeast Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call today!

CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE 
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578

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