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Summer 2022’s Desert Vibe Magazine Is Here!

The second quarterly issue of Desert Vibe magazine is finally here, and it’s full of must-see information about local events, listings, and market information!

Here are some of the things you’ll see in the summer Vibe:

This Desert Vibe, as with the previous, is being released in an online-only format, with interactive links to everything you’ll need! To read the full Desert Vibe magazine, go to

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2022 Turkey Trot Ticket Giveaway!

The 32nd annual Turkey Trot is kicking off Fountain Hills’ Thanksgiving! This year, the Sonoran Lifestyle Team is the Turkey Trot’s presenting sponsor, and we’ll be there the whole time

As presenting sponsors of the event, we have five extra tickets sitting around that we’d like to give away. If you’ve run the Trot in previous years and want a chance at a free ticket, your big opportunity is here!

Runners waiting for the 2021 Turkey Trot to begin.

Leading up to this year’s Turkey Trot, we’re going to be giving away five spots at the run FOR FREE! That’s right, if you want a chance to save $30 in registration, all you have to do is:

  • Send a picture of yourself at a previous year’s Turkey Trot to,
  • or tag @sonoranlifestyle with your photo on Instagram.

There are only five free spots available, so don’t delay! We’ll reply to the FIRST five entries with instructions for receiving their free tickets.

The Turkey Trot will take place at 7:15AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th. We’ll see you there!

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Painting Your House with CertaPro Painters

Summer is the perfect time of year for big home improvement projects. Painting your house, inside or out, can be one of the biggest of these endeavors. This summer, we recommend CertaPro Painters for any of your painting needs.

CertaPro of Mesa and Tempe is our first choice when we need painting done at our properties. They offer free Color Choice consultations to get you started and warranty all their projects.

CertaPro specializes in interior painting for walls, cabinets, stairs, and anything else you need. If your cabinets need to be painted into the 21st century, CertaPro has you covered.

CertaPro can handle the outside of your home as well, no problem. If you’re planning on selling your home any time soon and you know your house needs a fresh coat of paint, now’s the time to get started.

CertaPro Painters of Mesa/Tempe is currently offering $200 off for any project over $2,000, find the coupon by clicking here. For more information about the services CertaPro has to offer, click here.

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Vendor Spotlight: SERVPRO

SERVPRO is our go-to vendor for any issues related to damage from water, fire, and anything else you could imagine. Watch the video above for a quick introduction to what SERVPRO of North Central Mesa has to offer.

Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more local videos!

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Vendor Spotlight: AJF Inspections

AJF Inspections provides our clients’ homes with every type of inspection you could possibly need to make sure the infrastructure of the building is in great shape. Watch the video above to learn more about what services AJF can provide you.

Remember to subscribe to the RE/MAX Sun Properties YouTube channel for regular updates on homes, vendors, and local events!

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We Are a “Diamond Club” Team!

At the annual RE/MAX Sun Properties Awards Night, agents and teams were recognized for their sales achievements over the course of 2021. RE/MAX Sun Properties sold over $177 million last year alone, which is a new record for the franchise.

The Sonoran Lifestyle Team also reached a new milestone over the past year. RE/MAX International awarded the team the Diamond Club Team Award, one of RE/MAX International’s highest awards!

The Team managed to end the year having sold an astounding $60,348,897, nearly entirely in Fountain Hills! This is a huge achievement, with production increasing by 89% compared to the previous year.

Dori Wittrig, the Designated Broker of the Team, says “Thank you so much to the 80 families who trusted us with their purchases and sales during the year!”

Congratulations to the Sonoran Lifestyle Team for a great year! Here’s to an even better 2022!

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Cinco De Mayo with RE/MAX and Sami’s!

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us outside our main RE/MAX office, next to Sami Fine Jewelry for tacos and other Mexican delicacies!

Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of the Mexican victory against the French in 1862, and in the over 150 years since, it has become a holiday celebrated not only in Mexico but in the United States and around the world.

This year, Cinco de Mayo is coming to Fountain Hills outside the main RE/MAX Sun Properties Office and Sami Fine Jewelry with a food truck serving tacos and other Mexican cuisines and drinks.

The festivities will begin at 11:30AM and will go on until 1:30PM, or whenever the tacos run out!

RE/MAX Sun Properties and Sami Fine Jewelry are sponsoring this annual event, so feel free to stop by for some free tacos! The food will be served out front of the RE/MAX office at 16704 E Avenue of the Fountains, Suite 101.

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April Concerts Finale This Thursday!

The past two weeks’ Concerts on the Avenue have been amazing! Last week’s concerts, featuring Lucas Brown and the Nights Watch by Sofrita and Brady Lillie up by the RE/MAX Sun Properties main office, had record showing for the concert series.

Fountain Hills residents played cornhole, hula-hooped, and enjoyed the music outside while we served Sonoraritas and Charcuterie Cups at our office.

This Thursday from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM, the fun resumes one last time before the summer!

Come spend some time with us for drinks and music by Ritchie Fliegler and the Chuck Hall Band!

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“Recycle, Recreate” FH Earth Day Celebration

This Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! The Town of Fountain Hills is celebrating this special day for the ecosystem by hosting a celebration that evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the FH Community Center.

Ten families who register will compete in a Cardboard Fort Contest, which involves each family competing to create the most amazing cardboard fort. Meanwhile, other activities at the Community Center that evening will include everything from rock painting, to a paper airplane contest, to workshops for gardening, creating bird feeders, etc. out of recycled household materials.

Epcor and Republic Services, who are sponsoring this event, will have booths with educational materials, activities, and prizes!

One of the other main highlights of the event will be a Recycled Art Contest, where artists must make beautiful creations out of materials originally destined for the trash or recycling bin. The art will be presented at the event, and Republic Services will provide prize money for the winners!

Visit to pre-register for the Community Center’s Earth Day activities.

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Night Two of Concerts This Thursday!

On the 14th, the April 2022 Concerts on the Avenue series began with performances by the Copper State Blues Band and Dave Clark. The night was fantastic, with perfect temperatures and shops open late into the evening to enjoy the energy of the celebration!

We sponsor the Town of Fountain Hills’ Community Events, so we had our office open for the night. We served snack cups and Sonoraritas and chatted with our clients.

There are two more nights of concerts coming up, so if you missed the first one you’ve still got time! This Thursday, the 21st, and next Thursday, the 28th, these festivities will be replicated with different musicians performing and either end of the Avenue of the Fountains.

This Thursday, the band Lucas Brown and the Nights Watch will perform by Sofrita while Brady Lillie performs solo up by the Town Hall and the main RE/MAX Sun Properties office.

Be sure to stop by our office and spend some time with us!