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Oct. 24, 2019

4 Steps for Selling your Home in Lake Havasu City

In 2019, homeowners are intelligent and informed--using the power of the internet to watch market trends and decide when to hold and when to cash out of the housing market. If you’re reading this article, you are likely one of those intelligent homeowners that have seen how high the market has risen and are now considering whether or not now might be a good time to sell and cash in on that equity. Read on for our 4 simple steps when selling your home in Lake Havasu City.

Step #1:  Get Your FREE Lake Havasu City Home Valuation

You can start the process by clicking here to get your estimated property value for FREE! Pricing your home correctly may be the most important aspect of getting both maximum value from your investment and doing so in a timely manner. This is when the local expertise that The COLLINS TEAM offers comes into play.

Step #2: Make Your Home Center STAGE

Staging and presenting your home properly can make a huge difference by allowing it to appeal to a wider audience. Staging a home with minimalist touches help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home and help highlight it’s best features.

Step #3: Market and SHOWCASE your Home

This is where The COLLINS TEAM thrives. Whether it’s high quality professional photos, video, drone footage, state of the art online and traditional marketing, or just good old fashioned word of mouth, we make your home stand out among the crowd!

Step #4: Let’s Make a DEAL

Fielding offers, counteroffers and contingencies from potential buyers can be overwhelming. Let the seasoned real estate agents on our team handle the hard part of negotiating with other agents and buyers! Are you ready to take the plunge and sell your home in Lake Havasu City? Give The COLLINS TEAM a call today.. And if you’re looking to buy something new, we’re here for you too!

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April 25, 2018

Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert Kingman Office Opens!

We are happy to announce the opening of the Kingman Office of Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert! With locations in Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Chino Valley, Cottonwood and now Kingman... ROGMD is taking over Northern Arizona! Our agents are some of the most prepared, most educated and top producing real estate agents in all of Arizona and we are proud to now have a home base in Kingman, Arizona as well! The team at Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert welcomes Carmen Jimenez as our new Kingman Branch Manager to lead our already 17 ONEderful agents... and counting! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and visit our home search site if you are ready to find your dream home in Kingman, Arizona. Don't forget to stop by our new office!


Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert – Kingman
2635 Kingman Ave. Unit B
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: 928-753-0430


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June 12, 2016

Independence Day: Experience Lake Havasu City's Fireworks Over the Lake

Looking for the perfect place to spend your 4th of July three day weekend? Look no further! One of the perks of owning your own Lake Havasu real estate is the proximity to all of the great events Lake Havasu City has to offerincluding this one. Even if you haven't found the perfect home yet, this is a great opportunity for a weekend summer getaway!

Celebrate Independence Day as the sun goes down and the fireworks go up over Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu! Whether you're going to take in the spectacle from your boat, from the beach or your tailgate, you're sure to enjoy the fireworks spectacular.

When: Monday, July 4th, 2016
Where: Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Cost: Free
What time: 9pm (Approximately)
More: Please refrain from bringing your pets, as the fireworks can be startling for them and can the loud noises can be painful for animals. All watercraft must have proper lights at night.

The fireworks will be launched across the bay from Lookout Point at The Nautical Beachfront Resort on Spectator Point. So check out some of the best spots below:

  1. Rotary Park
  2. London Bridge Beach
  3. Thompson Bay
  4. The Nautical Beachfront Resort
Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (6/12/2016) Robbie Shade (Flickr)
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May 8, 2016

Bowl For Kid's Sake this Saturday in Lake Havasu

Love bowling? Love children's charities? Then you're in luck! You now have the chance to aim for that perfect game while you also help kids in need. All are welcome, even if you usually bowl granny style with the safety rails up! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mohave county is putting on it's biggest fundraising event of the year this Saturday. No need to own Lake Havasu real estate or a home in Mohave County to participate, just come spend the weekend in Lake Havasu and spend your Saturday morning helping kids before you hit the lake!

Saturday, May 14th at 10am is when the fun begins. Join businesses, clubs, schools, community members and other organization to increase awareness and funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mohave County - a great organization that gives youth the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one mentorships. So don't miss out on the 14th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake by putting together a team of 4-6 players per lane and meet the fundraising goal of $300!

When: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Where: Havasu Lanes, 2128 N. McCulloch Bl., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Cost: $300 Fundraising Goal for Each Team
What time: 10am-1pm for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Event, 2-5 for the Business & Team Session known as "Call-Out Challenge"

If you do plan on searching for Lake Havasu homes for sale after the event is over, contact Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert today to set up some showings for you! Knock over some pins then knock on some doors. 928-680-7350

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (5/8/2016) Clintus (Flickr)
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April 22, 2016

Lake Havasu City: Fun Facts!

Are you planning on relocating or buying a vacation home in Lake Havasu City? Take a break from your hunt for the perfect Lake Havasu real estate for a moment to read a few fun facts about this much-loved desert beach oasis! Once you've learned a few interesting facts and are ready to continue the hunt, be sure to contact Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert to help guide your search and lead you to your dream Lake Havasu home! Spring is here and the water is fine, we'll see you at the lake!

  • Lake Havasu City was established by Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. in 1963, designed to be a self-sufficient, planned community.
  • Lake Havasu City is about 3 hours from Phoenix by car and about 2.5 hours from Las Vegas.
  • Around 775,000 people visit Lake Havasu each year.
  • Lake Havasu is almost always a warm retreat from colder climates with over 300 days of sun per year!
  • As of 2013, the population of LHC was 52,844 strong, and it is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. (Mohave County) thanks to affordable housing and a the climate making it a great place to own second homes.
  • Lake Havasu has more than 400 miles of beautiful coastline with sandy ocean-like beaches.
  • South of Lake Havasu you will find the beautiful Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, a 6150-acre habitat home to  the Bill Williams River, native fish and migrating birds.
  • Lake Havasu is home to 21 hotels & motels as well as 8 RV parks & campgrounds.
  • There are over 139 restaurants in LHC including Italian, American, Asian, Mexican, sports bars, fast food and more!


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (4/22/2016) Matt Kieffe (Flickr)

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March 31, 2016

The 34th Annual Home Show: Rockin' With the Times

Attention current Lake Havasu City residents, visitors, and soon-to-be homeowners! The The 34th Annual "Rockin' With the Times" Home Show is taking place this weekend beginning tomorrow, Friday April 1st. If you recently found your Lake Havasu dream home with the help of Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert, here is your opportunity to find everything you need to make it even better! Whether you love your Lake Havasu real estate and are looking for some upgrades or just want to browse the latest and greatest backyard gadgets, the 34th Annual Home Show is sure to have what you're looking for!

Last year this event drew over 18,000 people, and this year has the potential to surpass even that! Taking place at the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, this event will feature vendors offering anything and everything that will transform your house into a home! On display will be artwork, home furnishings, insulation, flooring, security systems, doors, windows, HVAC, and much more! You will also find real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, contractors, jewelers and many others. As with any great event, there will be plenty of food vendors so you can stay hydrated and energized! This is a free event so don't miss it! Details below and more at this link.

WHEN: 4/1/16-4/3/16
WHERE: Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
WHAT TIME: 3-7pm (Fri); 9am-5pm (Sat); 9am-3pm (Sun)
MORE: Rain or Shine

Interested in the Home Show but haven't found your home quite yet? Contact Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert today for the best chance to find the Lake Havasu real estate you've been dreaming about! 928-680-6350

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Jan. 28, 2016

Lake Havasu Real Estate: A Beautiful Escape

Whether you're looking for a home base for all of your adventures in your retirement, a vacation spot to warm up in the winter months, or to settle down and raise your family, you should consider finding the perfect Lake Havasu real estate! Lake Havasu City is known as “Arizona’s Playground“, and once you find your dream home with a beautiful lake view, there is no doubt that adveture will always be at your doorstep!

Nature and outdoor activities are the heart of Lake Havasu City's culture. There is an adventure to be had around every corner. Mountain biking, hiking, offroading, water sports, and motorsports are all just another "day at the office" of the lucky residents and visitors of Lake Havasu City. Both a beach town and a desert oasis. Always dreamed of owning “ocean-front” property"?  In LHC you can do so at a fraction of the cost of states like Florida and California! With pristine, sandy beaches and clear fresh water stretching far and wide with minimal waves, spending an afternoon at one of the lake’s lovely beaches is a picturesque family-friendly weekend activity - there are even island homes! Unlike the cold Pacific Ocean, the water temperatures in Lake Havasu are both ideal for cooling down in the Summer, and yet not too cold in Autumn.

If you're an avid golfer, you'll be happy to know that you'll be joining a community of golfers who migrated to Lake Havasu thanks to a climate that allows you to play during what typically would be the off season! If golf isn't your style, and you prefer activities that are a little more "high octane" - not to worry! Minutes from your future Lake Havasu real estate you are sure to stumble across open desert packed with off-roading trails, dunes and canyons to discover.

After a nice day on the trails or “at sea”, there are plenty of nice evening activities for the "grown-ups" of the family. No need to deal with the hassles and distractions of Las Vegas, but you can still enjoy the convenience of the slots and card games at Lake Havasu’s two casinos.

If you think that the desert has no life, you've certainly never visited Lake Havasu City! Contact Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert today to find the perfect Lake Havasu homes for sale! 928-680-6350

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (1/28/2016) InSapphoWeTrust (Flickr)

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Aug. 26, 2014

Realty ONE Group, Mountain Desert - NOW OPEN!

Meet Realty ONE Group - Representing Lake Havasu and You!Realty ONE Group, is proud to be one of the newest franchisees for Realty ONE Group in AZ! Announced in August 2014, we will be serving Lake Havasu property owners and prospective buyers. With Broker Mimi Lundy at the helm and Owners: Daniel Collins and Jeff Collins, we look forward to great success and playing a vital and essential role in the Lake Havasu community. Please spread the word and let us know how we can be of service to you!

Thank you!

- Realty ONE Group

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Aug. 23, 2014

Have a Steak at the Golden Horseshoe Near Your Lake Havasu Home

Live in Lake Havasu and eat at the Golden Horseshoe near your Lake Havasu home.One of the great reasons to live in Lake Havasu are all the great restaurants and things to do.  The Golden Horseshoe Steakhouse and Saloon is one of oldest restaurants in the area.  Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The children in your Lake Havasu home will enjoy the kids menu, with kid-sized burgers, corn dogs, pasta, and salad bar options.  If you meet up with friends who also live in Lake Havasu, you can share some of the distinctly Old West appetizers.  ‘Tater Hides, Buffalo Ears, and Chixen Tenders, as well as several other tasty choices, will delight the palates of everyone at the table.  For a light meal, just add the salad bar to your appetizer.  


For a more hearty meal, you’ve got lots of choices.  Since a Lake Havasu home is so close to water, seafood is a great choice.  Have a plate of the swordfish or the salmon crusted in almonds.  There’s also Australian lobster tails or steamed king crab legs.  Try out one of the expertly prepared steaks.  Or choose fro the Perfect Pardners section of the menu if you want seafood and steak.  There’s also the Spaghetti Western section for tasty pasta dishes.  Round out your meal with a fine wine or an icy house cocktail.  Keep the Golden Horseshoe in mind next time you want to give the kitchen in your Lake Havasu home a break and have a meal out.  Visit to see the full menu.  


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