If you keep up to date with the DWT's social media, you likely have seen posts of our team member, Joe Ercoli, also known as the orange truck guy. Joe is easily recognizable by being decked out in his DWT and Orange Truck real estate merch. Joe drives an impressive old-school Ford 100 truck that is bright orange. The 51-year-old truck is assured to make you do a double take while Joe is cruising down the road. Joe hosts his infamous cars and coffee event every third Saturday of the month at Top Fuel Espresso. Car owners of all makes, models, and years come to participate in the fun event ranging from a 1970 Fiat 500 to a decked-out Mustang. Car enthusiasts from all over the valley come together over their love for cars and to enjoy a nice cup of joe (no pun intended). Joe's cars and coffee event continues to grow monthly, especially now since the weather is so enjoyable. Start your day off right this Saturday morning by coming to Cars and Coffee bright and early. The event is held at Top Fuel Espresso, located right on Guadalupe and Cooper Rd in Gilbert. Be sure to stop by 7 - 10 am to see Joe with his Old Orange truck along with all the other cars!
This upcoming Saturday on November 19th Mike's League bar is hosting a charity golf tournament in order to raise funds for sports programs for kids with physical and cognitive disabilities. Mike's league was founded in hopes to remove the barriers and limitations placed on children with disabilities. The organization has a goal to create opportunities for children with disabilities that allow for them to thrive and grow. Getting children involved in sports is a phenomenal way for them to experience triumph and grow both physically and socially.
The golf tournament will be held a Springfield Golf located in Chandler. Enjoy your Saturday by playing some golf! Spots are still available to participate in this tremendous event. Foursomes cost $400 and include 18 holes of golf, alcohol tasting throughout the tournament , warm-up driving range time, golf carts, and a light lunch that will be served at the end of the tournament. If you can't make the event there are still ways you can help support! Mike's League will be holding an online auction which can be accessed here. Don't miss out on some amazing items including a trip to Myrtle beach, a Kentucky Bourbon Tasting Tour, and signed jerseys from notable athletes including Gale Sayers.
For more information regarding the event or to learn more about the organization you can visit their website at mikeysleague.org/Golf/.
Whew! What a weekend! We are still on a high from our 9th annual Save Second Base Pub Crawl that took place two weekends ago. It was great to see everyone come together for a great cause. We started off the party at Craft 64 for happy hour Friday afternoon. The large crowd then disbursed to the other eight bars located all over Downtown Chandler. The night ended with live music and beer pongs at Bourbon Jacks! Saturday morning we were back at it bright and early! An intense corn hole tournament took place Saturday morning on Quarthaus's lawn. Following the corn hole tournament, a beer pong tournament took place at the Stillery with all of the lender sponsors from the event. It was so great to see the sea of pink shirts flood the streets of Downtown Chandler!
We want to say a huge thank to anyone who helped support our Save Second Base event in any capacity. Our event is a success because of your guy's unconditional support! Through our 600 pub crawl ticket sales, raffle tickets, and Go Fund Me page we raised a total of $30,000 for our two recipients. It was such a special moment giving Shannon and Ronni their checks. Their positive and bright energy is so contagious. We are so grateful the two of them opened up and shared their stories with us.
We are already looking forward to our 10th annual pub crawl event that will take place October of next year. Before then we will be hosting our 3rd annual charity golf tournament in the spring. We as the Darwin Wall Team make it a priority to give back to our community and love to see others in the community come together to support a great cause all the while having fun.
Get excited! Our 9th annual Save Second Base pub crawl is coming up next weekend October 21st & 22nd! It is going to be a great time and in support of a tremendous cause. This year, the pub crawl will be donating all of its proceeds to two local receipts, Ronni and Shannon. Ronni and Shannon are Chandler locals who are both battling breast cancer. We are so honored and fortunate to have Ronni and Shannon apart of this year's pub crawl.
We are super pumped to have 9 participating bars at this year's pub crawl. Some bars have been OG's since the start and some are joining us for the first time. The 9 bars apart of this year's pub crawl are the Perch, Bourbon Jacks, Murphy's Law, The Uncommon, Craft 64, Quarthaus, The Stillery, Recreo, and Santan Brewery. Each bar has a unique atmosphere and is assured to be a great time! Whether your beer bonging at Bourbon Jacks or playing old school arcade games at The Uncommon this year's pub crawl will be nothing short of a fun weekend.
A corn hole tournament will be held on QuartHaus's lawn Saturday October 22nd during the day starting at 10am. Bring your partner and your best toss! For more information on registration head over to https://app.scoreholio.com/share/28r. We can't wait to see the sea of pink shirts take over Downtown Chandler. Click here to purchase your tickets for the pub crawl if you haven't already. Tickets include a free drink at each of 9 bars, a state-forty eight event shirt, and a swag bag filled with goodies from out event's sponsors. Get ready for yet another great event!
Welcome home! This stunning home located in the amenity filled neighborhood of Seville is a dream! Almost every aspect of this home has been remodeled including the luxurious chef's kitchen. The kitchen features quartz countertops, stainless steal appliances, dual countertops and a wine cooler to name a few. The spacious kitchen is the focal point of the home and have been renovated beautifully.
Stepping into the home you are greeted with a floor to ceiling gas fireplace that showcases the home's tall ceilings. Also found in the formal living is a grand contemporary chandelier that adds a level of luxury to the home. Gorgeous contemporary accents can be found all throughout the property.
Each of the 4 bathrooms in the home have been remodeled with beautiful and contemporary finishings. The master bathroom features a spacious shower and detached tub. The marble countertops accompanied by double sinks provides plenty of space.
This home's backyard has much to offer. With being on a 0.4 acre lot, the backyard is spacious for many actives and includes a large heated pool along with a spa. This backyard is perfect for entertaining with a big pergola with cafe lights and fire pit.
To see this beauty for yourself, reach out to the Darwin Wall Team to schedule a private viewing. Don't miss out on this stunning completely remodel in the coveted neighborhood of Seville.
Entertainment centers nowadays are luxurious and grand. Most span out from one side of the room to the other side of the room, housing the television directly in the center of the console and similar furniture. All other devices, DVD’s, remotes, and technologies span the remaining shelves of the entertainment center.
What if you could emphasize your current entertainment center and make it stand out even more than it already does? What if the television could be bigger and the sound system better? Well, it’s possible if you simply transition yoru entertainment center into an at-home movie theater. And though that may sound daunting, tedious, complicated, or all of the above, it’s really not.
Is it easy, transitioning from an entertainment center to an at-home movie theater?
Easy? It’s not so bad. We think the most difficult part of the equation is deciding whether or not a theater would be in your and your families best interest.
Ask yourself these questions:
If you’ve answered yes to one or most of these questions, you’re one step closer to wanting an at-home movie theater. Think about it, having such a set up in the comfort of your own home would be totally cool and super fun, especially for shows and movies you want to see on the big screen!
So, what do you need to put in place to have an at-home movie theater?
At home theaters must have a video projector. After all, it’s these technological devices that display the picture for the viewers to see.
When you’re looking at which to purchase, ask the experts a couple of questions. For instance, understanding the projector’s throw distance will definitely be helpful. You’ll want to be educated on relevant topics like angle tilt and how far down you should be hanging yoru projector, too. The more information, the better.
An AV receiver is also an important puzzle piece in forming the perfect at home theater. These special output devices create the cinema presence and experience. Technologically, it’s the AV receiver that sends video signals to your television or projector while also sending sound waves through to the speakers.
Projector Screen/Appropriate Lighting
The proper screen and appropriate lighting placement helps take the at home movie theater experience from ordinary to extraordinary.
Start by placing your projector screen strategically. The best place would be a wall where there’s not a lot of light - you don’t want glare. Ensure the bottom of the screen is about 2-3 feet above the ground while you’re mounting it so that all viewers can see what’s playing. If you want to be extra, get some dimmable lights to surround the room.
Surround Sound System
Sound is of the utmost importance in a movie theater, which means getting the correct surround sound system is crucial. Typically, the pros suggest a 5.1 surround sound. The six-piece system includes full-range speakers and a low-range speaker. Instructions are included in every setup package, but ask your local tech guys if you need assistance on how to properly plant them around your at home theater.
If you want to perfectly (or almost perfectly) mimic a cinematic theater, purchase some comfy leather recliners that have armrests on each side. The hip, new movie theaters have them, so why shouldn't you?
Just make sure you place them at a relatively normal distance away from the screen for easy viewing.
Last but definitely not least, add a mini fridge in the corner or back of the room so that you don’t have to run to the kitchen everytime you want to grab a snack or drink! Convenience in a movie theater is so nice, but not practical. However, it can be at home.
Once you have all the necessities, invite your favorite people over for a classic movie night filled with laughs, snacks, and drinks. It’ll be a blast - there’s no doubt about that!
The Darwin Wall Team is pleased to announce they have been named the best real estate team in Chandler by the East Valley Tribune! They have also been nominated by the East Valley Tribune for the best real estate team in the entire East Valley. Annually the East Valley Tribune gives readers the chance to nominate their favorite business / service located in the East Valley. The Easy Valley Tribune Best of the Best event is comprised of numerous different categories ranging from best golf course to best law firm in the valley.
The Darwin Wall Team needs your help in order for them to achieve the title of the East Valley Tribune's best real estate team. Starting September 1st anyone can vote for the DWT by simply going to www.eastvalleytribune.com/ and looking for the VOTE button on the site's homepage. Voting ends September 29th and voters are allowed to vote once a day per device. The East Valley Tribune's Best of the Best contest allows for a variety of businesses / services in the Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa area to get the recognition they deserve for being favored by the public.
Partying for a cause! The Darwin Wall Team will be hosting their 9th annual Save Second Base Pub Crawl this year October 21st - 22nd. All proceeds from the event go to a local beneficiary battling breast cancer. Last year the Darwin Wall Team raised $25,000 to help recipient, Rachel Ivey, cover ongoing medical costs with her fight against stage 4 breast cancer.
The DW Team is expecting over 750 participants for this year’s pub crawl. The event takes place in Downtown Chandler where attendees go to a variety of different participating bars and restaurants. Tickets for the event are $65 that include a free drink from each participating bar. Event goers are easily identifiable in their matching Save Second Base shirts that are also included with the purchase of a ticket as well as a swag bag full of goodies from the event’s sponsors.
The Darwin Wall Team is elated to be hosting their Save Second Base Pub Crawl for the 9th year in a row. Tickets are now available for purchase and can be bought through the pub crawl’s website, savesecondbasepubcrawl.com. The DW team makes it a priority to give back to their community and is looking forward to yet another successful event this October.
This past week Darwin Wall was deemed as one of the top 3 real estate agents in Chandler, AZ. This assessment was done by the company ThreeBestRated. ThreeBestRated determined the three top real estate agents in Chandler by conducting a point based inspection that included customer reviews, level of experience and overall ratings. Based on Darwin's superb reviews and extensive knowledge in the real estate industry Darwin was named one of the top 3 real estate agents of Chandler.
Darwin and his team are known for their exceptional service and dedication. Their reviews reflect this. The DW Team currently has a 4.9/5 star rating on google reviews.The testimonials from the DW Team's clients consist of numerous compliments on how knowledgeable and informative Darwin and his team are. A buyer client of Darwin's from three months ago stated that "Darwin was fun to work with, patient with us, and responsive every step of the way". On Zillow the Darwin Wall team has a total of 152 five star reviews. Darwin and his team's expertise have not gone unnoticed. Their reviews from their clients show how dedicated and committed they are in doing what they do best.
On top of Darwin's impressive reviews, his level of experience in the field sets him apart from others. Darwin got his license to become a realtor when he was still in college attending ASU. Since then he was been in the real estate industry and hasn't looked back. His 26 years of experience allow for him to advise his clients with informative and knowledgable information. Since Darwin has done business in a variety of different markets he knows how to navigate when the market changes and maintain his success.
Darwin's recognition of being named one of the top 3 real estate agents in Chandler is extremely well deserved!
Selling your house is a strategic move; you need to pick the right time to put it on the market to make the most bang for your buck. But before you select a date to sell, you should probably consider renovating areas of the house to get even more money for your investment.
Read on to learn about some of our favorite renovation tips.
Fresh paint modernizes every room.
Prospective buyers can tell if the paint in a room is old and musty. Outdated paint doesn’t draw anyone in, probably because painting a room is the most tedious, aggravating chore there is.
We suggest simply purchasing a gallon or two of neutral paint and freshening up some of the rooms in the house. It won’t cost you much, and you’ll definitely have a lot more candidates at your open house asking questions and acting interested.
Start and finish a bathroom remodel.
We don’t mean a complete 360 turnaround on the current bathroom. In fact, you can pick something small and work with that, it’ll still give your house more value at the time of purchase.
What are some of our favorite suggestions? Try re-caulking the bathtub. You might also try replacing the vanity or purchasing a new shower head. If the faucet drips every so often, consider swapping it out for something more reliable before your prospective buyers schedule a tour.
Add something fun to the house that people of all ages can enjoy.
The goal in putting your house on the real estate market is to grasp buyers’ attention immediately. You don’t want to be sitting there for months on end wondering when someone will inquire or place a bid on your place.
That’s why you should add something fun to the house. Something that would interest a single homeowner, a married couple, or a family with children. Options that fall under that category include an in house movie theater with a state of the art 8K projector, an outdoor firepit, or an office turned gameroom.
Prioritize energy efficiency.
In today’s day and age, energy efficiency is uber important. It saves money and conserves the planet's resources. Everyone is hopping aboard.
That’s why we highly recommend taking energy efficient matters into your own hands before you sell your house. It’s an attractive upgrade for future homeowners and it’ll earn you more when it comes time to closing paperwork.
You can start by adding insulation to your house. You can also go another route and replace old appliances with more energy-efficient volumes. This will ultimately reduce the cost of the monthly electric bill, earn more returns on your taxes, and improve resale value for the long haul.
Simple landscaping can be a win.
The outside of your house is just as important as the inside of your house, especially when it comes to attractiveness. And it’s so easy to make small investment purchases on low maintenance curb appeal options.
Like what? Try removing high maintenance plants or trees so that the new homeowners don’t have to deal with them. You’ll also want to consider clearing weeds and edging your sidewalks and driveway. Trimming the trees and bushes will make the appearance look 10x better, and fertilizing the yard will start the season off right.
Hiring a landscaper to do all of these attention to detail to-do’s isn’t a bad idea. Look in the local suggestions and see who’s willing to do the job you want at the price you want.
Those are our starter tips. If you want more, don’t be afraid to search them up. The more you do, the better - especially if it’s at no or little cost to you!