Uncategorized June 11, 2024

Strawberries – Nature’s Candy

Strawberries—nature’s candy and a beloved fruit worldwide. Whether you’re biting into a fresh berry, blending it into a smoothie, or incorporating it into your favorite dessert, strawberries always seem to brighten the day. Summer is synonymous with peak strawberry season. This time of year is when the berries are at their juiciest and most flavorful.

Better Homes and Gardens is a trusted and fantastic source for your real estate needs, but don’t forget their expertise in gardening and cooking!

How to Store Strawberries in the Fridge to Maximize Their Lifespan

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“We’ve found that it’s best to store the strawberries, unwashed and whole, until you are ready to use them,” advises Lynn Blanchard, Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen director. “It’s important to not wash berries before storing. They tend to absorb water, and that shortens their shelf life.”

To potentially tack on a couple more days to the lifespan of your fresh berries, employ Mason jars if you own them, Blanchard says. The airtight nature of the jar seems to keep the strawberries fresher for slightly longer. Here’s how to store strawberries in Mason jars: Pat the berries dry, if any moisture remains, then gently drop them into a Mason jar. Add the lid and twist to seal tightly. Place on a shelf inside your refrigerator.

“Depending on the freshness of strawberries when purchased—which is the biggest factor in how long your berries stay fresh—they’re typically best within 3 days when stored in the refrigerator in a shallow container. But I have kept them for up to one week in a glass jar,” Blanchard confirms.

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

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Make individual strawberry shortcake cups when you build your shortcake in a mason jar.

Layer strawberry shortcake components to build pretty parfaits for a party-ready dessert recipe.

By BHG Test Kitchen Updated on July 6, 2020
Prep Time: 25 mins, Bake Time: 18 mins, Total Time: 25 mins, Servings: 8


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • 2 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper*; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, the 6 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using the back of a spoon, make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a small bowl stir together egg, sour cream, and milk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once, stirring with a fork just until moistened.

Using a small offset metal spatula, spread dough evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Meanwhile, combine 4 cups of the strawberries and the 3 tablespoons sugar. If desired, use a potato masher to mash berries slightly; set aside.

To serve, using a x-inch round cutter, cut 12 pieces of shortcake. Layer 2 shortcake pieces, 1/2 cup strawberry mixture, and 1/3 cup Sweetened Whipped Cream into six 8-oz. regular mouth canning jars. Top with remaining sliced strawberries.

Sweetened Whipped Cream:
In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

Individual Shortcakes:
Prepare Strawberry Shortcake as directed, except drop dough into eight mounds on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely. Serve as directed. Makes 8 servings.Per serving: same as above

Strawberry Lemon-Poppy Seed Shortcake:
Prepare Strawberry Shortcake as directed, except stir 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel into flour mixture after cutting in butter.Per serving: same as above except 382 calories, 23 g total fat, 3 g fiber, 11% calcium, 10% iron

Mixed Berry or Mixed Fruit Shortcake:
Prepare Strawberry Shortcake as directed, except substitute 5 cups mixed fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries) or 5 cups mixed fresh fruit (sliced peaches, nectarines, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and/or halved grapes) for the 5 cups sliced strawberries. Do not mash fruit. If desired, drizzle fruit mixture with honey.Per shortcake: same as above except 394 calories, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g total sugar, 17% Vitamin A, 25% Vitamin C Exchanges: 1 fruit Carb Choice: 3

Strawberry-Nut Shortcake:
Prepare Strawberry Shortcake as directed, except stir 1/2 cup chopped walnuts into flour mixture after cutting in butter.Per serving: same as above except 424 calories, 6 g protein, 27 g total fat, 3 g fiber, 20 g total sugar, 10% iron Exchanges: .5 high-fat meat Carb Choice: 3

Apple-Cranberry Shortcake:
Prepare as above, except omit strawberries. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples and 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries. Cook for 4 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Add 1/3 cup sugar and stir to dissolve sugar. Cool slightly. Serve as above.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 440 calories, 51 g carbohydrate, 25 g total fat (15 g sat. fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 30 g total sugar, 18% Vitamin A, 8% Vitamin C, 300 mg sodium, 9% calcium, 8% iron Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1.5 other, 5 fat Carb Choice: 3.5

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Agents in the News May 30, 2024

Home Grown in Prescott

Home Grown in Prescott

By Cody Carter, Realtor | Building Yavapai Magazine 2024

Few things in life are more exhilarating than transforming something from your dream realm into a reality. It’s when the imagination gets ignited that we start painting a picture of what wonderment the future could possess. And then the moment unfolds when you walk into a house that feels it could in fact be the space to that cradle that dream. You imagine where the newborn will sleep, where you’ll place the Christmas tree, your favorite piece of art, or where you’ll cozy up on a lazy day with a good book. We all need spaces that speak to our needs, reveries, hobbies and families. I firmly believe that “home” deserves to be a place that you love, and that I can help you comfortably navigate the journey to find just that.

Apart from my time at the University of Arizona, I have lived in Prescott my entire life. That said, I have been quite the globe trotter – exploring the distant corners of our planet, all the way down south to the frigid Antarctic interior. So what? My travels made me realize that the place I call home really is remarkable. This gorgeous city in the high desert not only boasts a mild four-season climate, but is packed with art, antiques, dining, shopping and 470 miles of trails. It’s an idyllic setting to raise a family, retire, or start a business. I have been a small business owner downtown, the heartbeat of the city, for two decades. Rivaling my time on the square is that of my father, who has been a businessman on Whiskey Row since 1981. My deep roots in this community manifest in passionate recommendations of things to see and do, and of course the many unique neighborhoods that are all like stars comprising the constellation of my life as a Prescottonian.

Becoming a homeowner, whether it is the first, second or tenth time can be a stressful process. The key is working with someone that you like and trust. When I say that I am someone’s Realtor, that commitment does not terminate at the close of escrow. It  is a relationship that is ongoing as life evolves and new needs arise. I pride myself in delivering a friendly, informed, and heartening experience to the sum of my clients. My mantra is that everything is “figure-out-able” and that even the stressful moments can be navigated with calm evenness. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, having an agent that is smart, attentive, confident and kind is fundamental.

“Cody brings grace and professionalism to the sum of her transactions. We could not be happier to have her on our team of agents.” – Ronnie DeBenedetta, Property Group

Bottom line is that I am a team player. Being a part of DeBenedetta Property Group allows me to be closely aligned with some of the most experienced and savvy professionals in our area. Together we have a collaborative way to grow and support one another in an ever-changing industry. Our group is equipped with an arsenal of talent, and qualified professionals such as home inspectors, loan officers and maintenance professionals. It’s basically one stop shopping if you want to have all the necessary resources at your fingertips and have FUN at the same time. Our office at Better Homes & Gardens – BloomTree is abuzz with laughter, collaboration, brainstorming, and a serious perk – the agent/broker dogs who come to work and fill our days with wiggles and the smile only a canine can deliver.

Operating only at the highest caliber, white glove service is always the goal. I always strive to deliver premium assistance that’s executed with close attention to detail and an extra level of care. It’s said that the average person knows around 5 real estate agents. Think about those people that you know, and what qualities they embody. In my experience, someone successful in the industry is generous in spirit. Someone whose door you feel is always open. Someone you feel comfortable asking for help. Someone who remembers your birthday, or where your son is going to college. To be surrounded by such individuals regularly is nothing short of an absolute joy.

Growing up close to downtown, I walked to and from school from the time I was about 8. There’s something about tennis shoes to pavement that makes you connect with the land, the seasons and the energy of a place. 30+ years later, my daughter retraces my steps after school, and in a sense, not much has changed. Sure, the area has grown, but the goodness of the community has remained intact. Prescott still boasts familiar faces, friendly neighbors, people who extend a polite wave. I have deep gratitude daily for this safe haven where our daughter is spreading her wings and learning to fly. But for now, she’s still in the nest, leaving her mark annually when we prop a ladder up against the wooden sign at the bottom of our road and repaint the letters of the street name a shade of mustard.

Free time hardly exists unless it’s scheduled, but when I do, I enjoy the outdoors with my husband and our four-legged trailblazer. Putting my Bachelor of Arts degree to use via portrait painting, I’m oftentimes found in the sunlit loft upstairs capturing the human spirit in my artwork. Evenings are typically spent in the ballet studio with our daughter, Zoe. We train together and regularly co-cast in local productions, including The Nutcracker. The art of ballet is endlessly challenging, but something about its long-standing tradition and required discipline is invariably attractive. Of course, the best part of the day is coming home to the butter-yellow house near the top of the hill that buoys up my outlook during the day and hosts my dreams at night.

“Love where you live.”

Prescott Area May 13, 2024

Ultimate Guide to Fun Activities with Your Grandchildren

Spending quality time with your grandchildren can be one of life’s greatest joys, offering a unique opportunity to connect, create, and explore the world through younger eyes. Whether you’re babysitting for the day, enjoying a weekend visit, or looking for ways to make those precious holiday gatherings even more memorable, there are endless activities that can make each moment memorable. From easy crafts to entertaining games and outdoor adventures to cozy rainy-day activities, there’s a wealth of options to suit every grandparent and grandchild duo.

In this guide, we’ve put together a selection of fun activities that will spark joy, laughter, and learning along the way. 

Easy Crafts to Unleash Creativity

1. DIY Storybooks: Encourage your grandchildren to become authors and illustrators for the day by creating their storybooks. Provide them with construction paper, markers, stickers, and anything else they might need to bring their stories to life.

2. Handprint Art: A beautiful way to capture the moment is creating art using handprints or footprints on canvas or heavy paper. These make for precious keepsakes or gifts for family members.

3. Garden Stones: Decorate garden stepping stones with colorful paints, glass beads, or mosaic tiles. It’s a beautiful outdoor craft that adds a personal touch to any garden.

Outdoor Adventures for Endless Memories

1. Nature Scavenger Hunt: List items to find or observe in nature, such as a specific type of leaf, bug, or bird. This activity encourages exploration and can be done in a backyard, park, or nature trail.

2. Gardening Together: Teaching your grandchildren how to plant flowers, vegetables, or herbs is fun and educational. It can foster a love for nature, patience, and the rewards of hard work.

3. Picnic and Cloud Watching: Pack a picnic and enjoy a meal outdoors together. Afterwards, lie on a blanket and watch the clouds go by, making up stories about the shapes you see.

Engaging Games for Indoors and Outdoors

1. Board Games and Puzzles: Classics like ‘Monopoly’, ‘Scrabble‘, or a challenging puzzle can provide hours of entertainment and are great for rainy days or quiet evenings.

2. Backyard Olympics: Set up simple athletic events in the backyard, such as a three-legged race, sack race, or mini-golf course made from household items.

3. Treasure Hunt: Create a treasure hunt with clues leading around the house or yard. The treasure could be a small toy, a book, or a special treat.

Entertainment That Bonds

1. Storytelling Sessions: Share stories from your childhood or tales from “the olden days.” Kids love hearing about the past, especially when it’s about their own family.

2. Cooking or Baking Together: Choose a simple recipe. Cookies, cupcakes, or homemade pizza are fun and tasty options that allow for creativity and teamwork.

3. Movie Marathon: Pick a series of movies or animated films to watch together. Make some popcorn, create a cozy blanket fort, and enjoy a cinematic adventure in the comfort of your living room.

The time spent with your grandchildren is invaluable, and the activities you choose to do together can enhance this special bond. Whether crafting, exploring outdoors, playing games, or simply enjoying each other’s stories and company, these moments are treasures that you and your grandchildren will carry with you forever.

The team at Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty is here to help you. We love Prescott! Give the team a call at 928-443-8800!

Arizona EventsPrescott Area April 30, 2024

Educational Speakers Coming to Prescott

About Signature Series

“Welcome to the Signature Series – where business leaders and industry experts come together to share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives on the most pressing topics impacting businesses today.

This quarterly event provides valuable opportunities to network with other business professionals, learn from keynote speakers, and gain a deeper understanding of the future of your industry.

As a business professional, you are the driving force behind the prosperity of our community. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your families and businesses make our community thrive. That’s why Fain Signature Group is proud to offer you the Signature Series; a platform where you can stay ahead of the curve, expand your knowledge, and connect with like-minded individuals.

At the Signature Series, we believe that businesses are the foundation of community prosperity and growth. We are committed to supporting you and providing you with the information and tools you need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

Join us at the Signature Series events and take your place as a leader in the business community.” ~ Signature Series

Upcoming Event: Attainable Housing

  • Date: May 15, 2024
  • Time: Doors open at 3:00 pm; Speakers begin at 3:30 pm
  • Location: The Center, 1280 E Rosser Street, Prescott

“The 5th Signature Series event takes on one of the biggest issues facing the country and our community. How do we create attainable housing?

Hear from industry experts and government program leaders on the various challenges our community faces in providing homes to our essential workforce and the impact it has on regional employment and economic stability.

The 5th Signature Series event is set for May 15th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at The Center in Prescott. Where the speaker panel will lead the business community in a discussion on Attainable Housing.” ~ SignalsAZ



Recipes April 11, 2024

Dip into Deliciousness: Party Dip Recipes to Wow Your Guests

Nothing says “party” quite like a delicious spread of dips. Various dips can elevate any gathering, whether it’s a casual game night with friends or a holiday soirée. With the right blend of ingredients, a simple dip can become a palate-pleasing star of the show. 

Thankfully, Better Homes and Gardens has incredible dip recipes to make our parties and open houses memorable. If you haven’t been to the Better Homes and Gardens recipe website, it is worth the visit!

Deviled Egg Dip 

It’s so much easier than making deviled eggs!

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Prep Time: 15 mins, Stand Time: 15 mins, Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 9


6 eggs

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

1 shallot, finely chopped (2 Tbsp.)

1 tablespoon capers, drained

1/3 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided



Place eggs in a single layer in a medium saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes; drain. Place eggs in ice water until cool enough to handle; drain.

To peel eggs, gently tap each egg on the countertop. Roll egg on countertop under the palm of your hand. Peel off eggshell, starting at the large end.

Using the large holes of a box grater, shred eggs into a medium bowl. Use a fork to coarsely mash the eggs.

Stir in relish, shallot, and capers. Add Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Fold in until combined. Fold in 1 Tbsp. chives. Top with remaining 1 Tbsp. chives and paprika. Serve with vegetable crudités and/or crackers.

Nutrition Facts

calories 108
total fat 8g saturated fat 2g cholesterol 127mg sodium 227mg total carbohydrate 4g dietary fiber 1g total sugars 2g protein 5g vitamin c 1mg calcium 35mg iron 1mg potassium 104mg

Benedictine Spread 

A Kentucky Derby Classic— The cucumber and cream cheese dip has been a Southern favorite for decades.

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Prep Time: 10 mins, Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 16


1 large cucumber (14 oz), peeled and finely grated

1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons chopped dill

2 tablespoons chopped chives


Transfer grated cucumber to a fine mesh sieve and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt, let drain for 5 minutes. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, dill, chives, and remaining 1/8 tsp. salt in a food processor.

Cover and process until well combined. Add in cucumber and pulse, until fully combined.

Serve with fresh vegetables or crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts

calories 72

total fat 7g saturated fat 3g cholesterol 17mg sodium 90mg total carbohydrate 2g dietary fiber 0g total sugars 1g protein 1g vitamin c 1mg calcium 22mg iron 0mg potassium 62mg

Let Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty help you with your home-buying and home-selling needs! We can even make some of these dips for your open house! 928-443-8800

Homeownership March 29, 2024

Spring is Here – Time to Freshen Up Your Home!

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to freshen up your home for the season. One of the best ways to start anew is by tackling spring cleaning with gusto. Whether it’s dust bunnies that have settled in for the winter or the clutter that’s cramping your home’s style, these top 10 areas are ripe for a revamp.

  1. Bedding Revival: Spend about one-third of your life curled up in bed, so make it a sanctuary! Strip off all bedding, including mattress covers and bed skirts. Wash them according to care instructions. Flip or rotate your mattress for even wear, sprinkle baking soda on it, wait an hour, then vacuum it up for a fresh start.
  2. Refrigerator Refresh: Empty your fridge and give it a thorough scrub down. Clear out expired condiments and forgotten leftovers, and use a food-safe cleaner to wipe down shelves and drawers. Remember to vacuum the condenser coils behind or beneath your fridge to improve efficiency and prolong its life.
  3. Filter Replacements: The change of seasons is the perfect reminder to replace or clean the filters in your HVAC system, air purifiers, and range hoods. Clean filters improve air quality and the efficiency of your appliances.
  4. Closet Clutter Clear-Out: Go through your closets and be ruthless with clothing and shoes you haven’t worn in over a year. Donate items in good condition and organize what’s left by category, color, or season to make getting dressed a breeze.
  5. Kitchen Appliances Deep Clean: Give your oven, microwave, dishwasher, and other kitchen appliances the attention they deserve. Use appliance-specific cleaners or a mix of vinegar and baking soda to tackle grime and grease.
  6. Baseboard Beautification: Baseboards often get overlooked in regular cleaning, but they collect a surprising amount of dust. Wipe them down with a damp cloth or use a microfiber mop. For tougher spots, use a gentle cleaner.
  7. Window Wash: Clean your windows inside and out to allow the spring sunshine to pour through. Dust the blinds and launder or vacuum the curtains.
  8. Reorganize Your Pantry: Take everything out of your pantry, wipe the shelves, and check expiration dates. Organize goods by type and usage frequency, making everyday items most accessible. Consider using clear containers for bulk items to keep track of inventory.
  9. Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans: These fixtures are magnets for dust. Turn off the power, remove light covers, and wash them in soapy water. Wipe fan blades with a pillowcase to catch falling dust and scrub any built-up dirt on light fixtures.
  10. Carpets and Upholstery: Rent a carpet cleaner or hire a professional service to deep clean carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture. Vacuum thoroughly beforehand and treat stains as needed.

Final Touches

After hitting these top 10 areas, your home will not only look refreshed for spring, but it’ll also foster a healthier and more pleasant environment for all who live there. Make this spring cleaning count by turning it into an annual tradition, and bask in the peace of mind that comes with a sparkling clean abode. Happy cleaning!

Prescott Area March 14, 2024

Exploring Granville, Prescott Valley: The Ideal Subdivision for New Home Buyers

Finding a place to call home is one of the most important decisions in life. For new home buyers looking for a blend of serenity and suburban allure, Prescott Valley, Arizona, offers a unique living experience. Tucked away in the heart of the Southwest, the Granville subdivision in Prescott Valley stands out as a premier choice, with its amenities and a community-centric living environment. If you’re ready to explore the prospect of settling in this charming locale, read on to discover everything you need to know about Granville.

The Essence of Prescott Valley

Set against the backdrop of the Bradshaw Mountains, Prescott Valley exemplifies the natural beauty Arizona is renowned for. Residents enjoy the best of both worlds – a small-town vibe combined with a city’s cultural and recreational offerings.

Prescott Valley sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet, a characteristic that not only blesses it with a mild, four-season climate but also treats residents to breathtaking panoramic views of the Bradshaw Mountains. The temperate climate and an average of 277 sunny days a year make it an alluring choice for those who appreciate the outdoors and an active lifestyle.

Prescott Valley is not just a place to live; it’s a location brimming with potential. The city’s economy is on the rise, and with the projected growth in the coming years, opportunities for budding entrepreneurs and professionals to expand significantly. Prescott Valley is strategically positioned within the state, with easy access to Phoenix and Flagstaff.

Immersive Living in Granville

Granville subdivision epitomizes family-friendly living, offering various amenities catering to diverse interests and needs. The recreation center is a hub for fitness enthusiasts, with a state-of-the-art gym and aerobics room. Swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, and a dog park ensure never-dull moments. 

The Academic Advantage

For families moving to the area, the quality of education is a crucial consideration. Fortunately, Prescott Valley is home to a range of excellent public and private institutions, each dedicated to fulfilling the potential of its students.

The Humboldt School District’s local schools, including Granville Elementary, Glassford Hill Middle School, and Bradshaw Mountain High School, are known for their comprehensive curriculum, excellent ratings, and helpful staff. 

Connections to Post-Secondary Institutions

For those with aspirations beyond high school, Granville is also a gateway to opportunities for higher education. Its proximity to Prescott and beyond provides access to esteemed colleges, such as Prescott College and Yavapai College, ensuring that Granville’s youth are well-equipped for a future of success.

Trails and Open Spaces

Granville acknowledges the soul-soothing benefits of communing with nature. Expansive trails and abundant open spaces encourage an outdoor lifestyle that beckons adventurers of all levels. These pathways are not mere walking trails; they’re the threads that weave communities together, fostering a sense of unity and shared love for the land.

Trusted Team

The team at Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty is an expert in Prescott area real estate. Please stop by our office in downtown Prescott or call us at 928-443-8800; a trusted agent will assist you.

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Homeownership February 28, 2024

Make the Leap Towards Homeownership

Leap Year Dreams

February 29 only comes once every four years, a rare gift of time we call Leap Day. This year, it’s not just an extra day on the calendar—it’s an additional opportunity to chase down those life-changing aspirations. 

For home buyers, it’s the perfect metaphor for taking that bold step towards homeownership. Leap Day reminds us that extra time is a treasure, allowing us to do more, dream bigger, and leap forward into new adventures. 

Make the Leap Towards Homeownership

As the calendar affords us one more day, why not spend it making your dream of homeownership a reality? Leap Day can be your catalyst for action, a nudge to start that application, schedule a viewing, or finally make an offer on that house you’ve been eyeing.

Seize the Extra Day!

Remember, the leap year is about making the most of every moment, including today. You can turn your homeownership dreams into a plan with actionable steps. Don’t wait for tomorrow—because, in a leap year, tomorrow is an extra today! Take a leap of faith, and may this leap year bring you closer to the keys to your new home.

Working for Our Clients and Our Community

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | BloomTree Realty has a couple simple goals; deliver the best service possible to our clients and be a supporter of important causes in the community in which we live. In short, we strive to be better and give back to our communities.

Our community-based values are infused into everything we do to ensure that clients are receiving the best possible outcome.

When you hire a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | BloomTree Realty Agent, you are not hiring just one agent; you are hiring a company with a committed group of professionals who support each other. You are hiring a dedicated leadership team committed to attracting and training the best agents and to supporting the community in which we all live.

Bloomtree and its partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, have teamed up to deliver the best training, culture, and brand value to produce the one-of-a-kind results clients expect and deserve.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | BloomTree Realty has won more independent consumer survey awards in the last three years than all other companies combined. We are dedicated to being better together…one client at a time.

Non-Profits February 13, 2024

Non-Profit Event Spotlight

Thursday, Feb 22 | The Point Bar & Lounge

Doors open at 5pm; event starts at 6pm.

The event will take place at The Point Bar & Lounge in Prescott, alley entrance, 114 N. Montezuma Street.

Hearty appetizers provided by La Planchada. Beer available for purchase.

Show up and leverage your $100 into $10,000 or more!

Non-Profit potential recipients at the next
100 Men Who Care event on February 22, 2024

House of Hope 316

Marley House

Susan J Rheem Adult Day Center

Who Is 100 Men?

100 Men Who Care, although not a nonprofit themselves, launched in 2019 to raise funds and awareness for local charities and nonprofits. To date, 100 Men Who Care has raised over $230,000 to help those in need.

Proceeds raised at each quarterly event are awarded to a charity voted on at that event. They promise to gift/donate $100 per participant to the winning group, whether present at the event or not!

How it Works

  • Structure: 100 men donate $100 each to a cause: $10,000 raised.
  • Frequency: Quarterly events, mid-week, 1 hour in length.
  • Beneficiary: Local organizations, 501C-3.
  • Presentations: Three groups present for 10 minutes each.
  • Vote: Paper ballot taken; highest votes received is awarded money raised for the evening.

    Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty loves to supports the Prescott community!

Prescott Area January 31, 2024

Valentine’s Day Fun in Prescott, AZ

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for unique ways to show your love, Prescott, Arizona, has an array of charming restaurants and activities to offer. From quaint park strolls to gourmet dining, you can celebrate this special day with memories to treasure.

Embark on a Wild Love Adventure at Heritage Park Zoo

Create new memories with your beau at Heritage Park Zoo, which is offering a Valentine’s Day BOGO admissions special. The zoo’s lush surroundings make for an intimate setting to appreciate nature’s beauty. Situated on ten acres north of Prescott and overlooking Willow Lake, the sanctuary has many opportunities for visitors and an exhibit unique to the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, the Tarantula Grotto. LEARN MORE.

Culinary Delights at Barley Hound

Surprise your loved one with a dinner reservation at Barley Hound, a cozy spot with an inventive menu. Barley Hound aims to be at the forefront of the culinary experience while maintaining a welcoming and casual small-town vibe. The menu is designed to please adventurous eaters while also featuring some delicious familiar items. LEARN MORE.

Watson Lake Kayaking for Two

If you both enjoy the outdoors, celebrate love by heading to Watson Lake for a delightful kayaking experience. Paddle through the sparkling waters surrounded by impressive granite boulders as you share moments of tranquility amidst beautiful natural vistas. 

French-Inspired Affair at Bistro St. Michael

Take your loved one to a place that screams romance – Bistro St. Michael. Experience the pleasure of crafted comfort food, drinks, and outstanding service surrounded by views of the courthouse plaza and Prescott’s busy downtown community. LEARN MORE.

Dance the Night Away at Palace Restaurant & Saloon

If you’re looking for a livelier way to celebrate, head down to the historic Palace Restaurant & Saloon. The old-west setting adds a unique flair to the evening, with music to set the mood. Share a dance across the oak floor with your special someone and relive the romance of years gone by. LEARN MORE.

Farm-to-Table Dining at Farm Provisions

Enjoy an authentic farm-to-table experience in an inviting atmosphere. Farm Provision’s slogan is “simple food elevated,” and is instilled in their seasonally changing menus. LEARN MORE.

Soak Up the Love at The Peavine Trail

Spend a lovely morning or afternoon with your loved one on the scenic Peavine National Recreation Trail. This 7-mile trail is perfect for walking, biking, or even horseback riding through stunning scenery and natural wonders. Pack a picnic to enjoy along the way and make it a day to remember.  

Secluded Picnic at Thumb Butte

Escape the bustling city and get lost in each other’s company amidst the beauty of Thumb Butte. Pack a romantic picnic with your partner and hike up to one of the lookout points for stunning views of Prescott and its surrounding forests. Take a moment to appreciate each other’s presence in this serene setting. 

As you plan your Valentine’s Day, let the quaint charm of Prescott inspire a Valentine’s Day that’s as extraordinary as your love.