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SEDONA CITY STREETS

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Sedona City Street Map

The City of Sedona publishes online maps for streets.  In black are those streets that are maintained by the City, while the blue lines indicate those privately owned and maintained.

If you are buying a property in Sedona, it may be wise to have a survey done if you find that you own the street.  It is possible that your property line goes into the middle of the road.

If you click on the “maps for streets” it will link you to the City of Sedona site.  The purpose of the article is disclosure.  While most people live in areas where all streets are maintained by the city, many of Sedona’s are private.  Any repairs, resurfacing, or liability may be that of the owner.  Ask questions when you purchase.  Check with your insurance company.

Blue lines indicate private streets.

Sedona Private Streets how2arizona real estate

Blue:  Private Streets

The black lines indicate City-Maintained streets, while the blue lines indicate Private ones.

Suggestion:  if you are considering the purchase of a property with private streets, be certain to have a survey.  In many cases where there is no HOA, your new property line may run to the middle of the street.  So runs your maintenance and your liability.  Discuss the issue with your insurance agent.

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West Sedona Streets

Full disclosure is paramount to a happy real estate transaction.

Call me if I can be of assistance!  Kathy Howe – 928-274-4088

I’ll give you the name of the gentleman at the City of Sedona who can help you determine if your streets are city or private.

 

 

REALTOR CODE OF ETHICS

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REALTOR CODE OF ETHICS how2arizona real estate

REALTOR CODE OF ETHICS

Ever wonder what working with a REALTOR(R) means to you, a home buyer or seller?

This month I taught 2 of my favorite real estate continuing education classes to Arizona REALTORS(R):   The Ethics of Dual Agency and Coding the Contract = Client Care.  Then yesterday two licensees asked me when I would be teaching my Ethics courses again…

I was first certified to teach the Code of Ethics back in 1989.

But, can you teach ethical behavior?

We can teach someone choices of behavior… usually pointing out consequences for bad behavior; but, can an educator “teach” ethical behavior?

Definition of a Code of Ethics:  “A written set of guidelines issued by an organization to its workers and management to help them conduct their actions in accordance with its primary values and ethical standards.

If you are a REALTOR(R) or are working with one, consider the following:

Not Everything Did I Learn in Kindergarten…

Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure of attending one of the best real estate continuing education classes ever.  25 years.  The class was put on by Lin Ferrara of Eagle University, First American Title, and featured Bill Gray of Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, along with our very own, Jim Sexton, of John Hall.  The class was “The Code Rules” with a certificate for 3 hours of Commissioner’s Standards.  It didn’t stop there!  That same class gave all REALTOR® attendees their “Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training”…yes!  Double value!

So what did I learn other than what I learned in kindergarten?

First, we need to review that insightful poem by Robert Fulghum which was read by Jim Sexton at the closing of the class:

  • Share everything
  • Play fair
  • Don’t hit people
  • Put things back where you found them
  • Clean up your own mess
  • Don’t take things that aren’t yours
  • Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody
  • Wash your hands before you eat
  • Flush
  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you
  •  Live a balanced life
  • Learn some and think some
  • And draw and paint and sing and dance
  • And play and work everyday some
  • Take a nap every afternoon
  • When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic
  • Hold hands and stick together
  • Be aware of wonder

“Be aware of wonder.”  My personal favorite.

After 25 years in the real estate business as a salesperson, a broker, a trainer, an educator, a past member of the Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board, and an ardent believer that “if you can dream it, you can do it!”, I was profoundly moved and reminded of what professionalism means through the Code of Ethics and our Arizona statutes and rules.

What did I learn?  Some things…

Article 1:  I should never use the term “free” when I advertise my buyer-broker-value to a prospective client.  Nothing in life is “free”.

Article 2:  I must disclose what I know about my listing, but I am not required to investigate beyond my “standard of care”.  Apparent is something I can see.  Latent is different.

Article 3:  If I am not a member of a board/association, I must contact the listing agent before showing a property to see if the listing agent will be cooperative with me and pay me.  Until we have a statewide MLS, I could work for “free” if I’m not careful.

I must understand what a variable rate commission means and alert other brokers to put on their “best game” if I represent the seller, and a buyer, at a reduced commission, in a multiple offer situation.

Article 4:  I must disclose any interest I have or any interest my family has in a property.  If I can’t legally marry them (or remarry them), I should disclose them.

Article 5:  If I want to purchase a property so I can “flip” it, I should not undervalue it if asked by the seller to give it a value.  “Flipping” is okay.  Under-puffing the goods is not.

Article 6:  I must disclose the $xx “bonus” I get from the home warranty company for selling or giving a home warranty at closing.

Article 7:  I must get the approval of my buyer for my broker to receive a “bonus” from the listing broker if my buyer buys the listed property.

Article 8:  I must follow my broker’s office policies about earnest deposits and not keep client cash or checks in my desk drawer.  I must turn over these monies to my broker to keep in the broker trust account so the broker can account for these monies to the client.  Better than me losing the cash or the checks!!

Article 9:  I must leave you, my client, with a copy of any agreements, so I will email the pdf file to you after we have written and signed it.  Digital is great!  Save a tree!  We all have digital abilities through ZipForms, eSignatures, and the Internet.  Life is good.

Article 10:  I must never discriminate.  If you are red, yellow, black, brown, green, single with children, gay, lesbian, Irish, Jewish, male or female, legally blind or different from me, I should find you a house.

Article 11:   I will continue not to do certain types of real estate, like business broker biz or property management, because I don’t give it my best.  I will refer business if I cannot properly service a client according to the standard of care.  I will let my client know that we will do things differently if I cannot be as good as I can be.  I want Christmas cards every year.

Article 12:  If I advertise “free” anything, I need to explain the terms and conditions.  “Free, but…”

Article 13:  I should not overstep my 26th AZ Constitution Amendment abilities by giving legal advice on issues that I do not have expertise on, in, or around.  Attorneys are good.

Article 14:  If I am accused of being a bad REALTOR®, I’ll participate in the process so I can show I’m a good REALTOR®.

Article 15:  Don’t talk “stink” about competitors.  Don’t leave verbal cleat marks on the backs of competitors to get a listing or gain a buyer.

Article 16:  I can go door-to-door with door hangers and put them on a door with a sign on the property if I am doing all doors in the area.  It’s like mailing postcards…

Article 17:  If I cannot get along with, disagree with, or am having a dispute with, another REALTOR®, I will submit it to the REALTOR® family to settle.

I learned that the reason I am still in real estate after 25 years is because of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and because of those of you who were in the class.  We learn, participate, and teach others, and in doing so, raise the bar of professionalism.

We are a profession.

REALTOR SINCE 1986

how2arizona real estate REALTOR

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy

  • Owner/Broker/Trainer
  • how2arizona real estate LLC
  • Resident of Uptown Sedona
  • Owner of how2educate LLC (real estate school
  • Maricopa County Court Mediator

PROUD REALTOR

Arizona Cities and Towns

Counties of Arizona

Counties of Arizona

Click here for a list of Arizona Counties

Click here for the official Arizona State Map for Cities, Towns, Counties, Voting, Election Info…

Click here for the Arizona Census Map giving facts about each of Arizona’s cities and towns

Wikipedia has this list published of

Arizona Cities and Towns:

Incorporated:

Name Type[12] County Population
(2010)[13]
Area (2010)[14] Density (2010)
(Pop./mi2)[14]
Incorporated[15]
Apache Junction City Pinal[a] 35,840 35.00 sq mi (90.6 km2) 1,024.2 1978
Avondale City Maricopa 76,238 45.65 sq mi (118.2 km2) 1,672.0 1946
Benson City Cochise 5,105 41.46 sq mi (107.4 km2) 123.3 1924
Bisbee[b] City Cochise 5,575 5.16 sq mi (13.4 km2) 1,080.3 1902
Buckeye Town Maricopa 50,876 375.39 sq mi (972.3 km2) 135.6 1929
Bullhead City City Mohave 39,540 60.18 sq mi (155.9 km2) 665.9 1984
Camp Verde Town Yavapai 10,873 43.15 sq mi (111.8 km2) 252.0 1986
Carefree Town Maricopa 3,363 8.81 sq mi (22.8 km2) 382.2 1986
Casa Grande City Pinal 48,571 109.67 sq mi (284.0 km2) 442.9 1915
Cave Creek Town Maricopa 5,015 37.92 sq mi (98.2 km2) 132.3 1986
Chandler City Maricopa 236,123 64.52 sq mi (167.1 km2) 3,665.8 1920
Chino Valley Town Yavapai 10,817 63.43 sq mi (164.3 km2) 170.7 1970
Clarkdale Town Yavapai 4,097 10.57 sq mi (27.4 km2) 393.1 1957
Clifton[b] Town Greenlee 3,311 15.0 sq mi (38.8 km2) 226.7 1909
Colorado City Town Mohave 4,821 10.34 sq mi (26.8 km2) 466.5 1985
Coolidge City Pinal 11,825 56.58 sq mi (146.5 km2) 209.3 1945
Cottonwood Town Yavapai 11,265 16.41 sq mi (42.5 km2) 686.5 1960
Dewey-Humboldt Town Yavapai 3,894 18.59 sq mi (48.1 km2) 209.5 2004
Douglas City Cochise 17,378 9.98 sq mi (25.8 km2) 1,741.0 1905
Duncan Town Greenlee 696 2.16 sq mi (5.6 km2) 323.0 1938
Eagar Town Apache 4,885 11.24 sq mi (29.1 km2) 434.9 1948
El Mirage City Maricopa 31,797 10.09 sq mi (26.1 km2) 3,170.7 1951
Eloy City Pinal 16,631 111.57 sq mi (289.0 km2) 149.1 1949
Flagstaff[b] City Coconino 65,870 63.91 sq mi (165.5 km2) 1,031.3 1894
Florence[b] Town Pinal 25,536 52.49 sq mi (135.9 km2) 486.9 1908
Fountain Hills Town Maricopa 22,489 20.42 sq mi (52.9 km2) 1,106.2 1989
Fredonia Town Coconino 1,314 7.32 sq mi (19.0 km2) 179.4 1956
Gila Bend Town Maricopa 1,922 55.37 sq mi (143.4 km2) 34.7 1962
Gilbert Town Maricopa 208,453 68.15 sq mi (176.5 km2) 3,067.2 1920
Glendale City Maricopa 226,721 60.13 sq mi (155.7 km2) 3,780.2 1910
Globe[b] City Gila 7,532 18.20 sq mi (47.1 km2) 414.2 1907
Goodyear City Maricopa 65,275 191.52 sq mi (496.0 km2) 340.9 1946
Guadalupe Town Maricopa 5,523 0.81 sq mi (2.1 km2) 6,833.0 1975
Hayden Town Gila 662 1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2) 523.2 1956
Holbrook[b] City Navajo 5,053 17.37 sq mi (45.0 km2) 291.3 1917
Huachuca City Town Cochise 1,853 2.81 sq mi (7.3 km2) 659.2 1958
Jerome Town Yavapai 444 0.86 sq mi (2.2 km2) 514.0 1889
Kearny Town Pinal 1,950 2.81 sq mi (7.3 km2) 706.0 1959
Kingman[b] City Mohave 28,068 34.82 sq mi (90.2 km2) 806.1 1952
Lake Havasu City City Mohave 52,527 44.48 sq mi (115.2 km2) 1,182.1 1978
Litchfield Park City Maricopa 5,476 3.34 sq mi (8.7 km2) 1,653.7 1987
Mammoth Town Pinal 1,426 1.04 sq mi (2.7 km2) 1,372.6 1958
Marana Town Pima 34,961 122.20 sq mi (316.5 km2) 287.8 1977
Maricopa City Pinal 43,482 47.57 sq mi (123.2 km2) 916.0 2003
Mesa City Maricopa 439,041 137.06 sq mi (355.0 km2) 3,217.5 1883
Miami Town Gila 1,837 0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2) 2,085.8 1918
Nogales[b] City Santa Cruz 20,837 20.84 sq mi (54.0 km2) 1,001.0 1893
Oro Valley Town Pima 41,011 35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2) 1,154.3 1974
Page City Coconino 7,247 16.64 sq mi (43.1 km2) 435.9 1975
Paradise Valley Town Maricopa 12,820 15.46 sq mi (40.0 km2) 830.9 1961
Parker[b] Town La Paz 3,083 21.99 sq mi (57.0 km2) 140.3 1948
Patagonia Town Santa Cruz 913 1.29 sq mi (3.3 km2) 709.1 1948
Payson Town Gila 15,301 19.47 sq mi (50.4 km2) 786.0 1973
Peoria City Maricopa[a] 154,065 177.97 sq mi (460.9 km2) 883.4 1954
Phoenix[b] City Maricopa 1,445,632 517.95 sq mi (1,341.5 km2) 2,797.8 1881
Pima Town Graham 2,387 5.93 sq mi (15.4 km2) 405.7 1916
Pinetop-Lakeside Town Navajo 4,282 11.37 sq mi (29.4 km2) 379.1 1984
Prescott[b] City Yavapai 39,843 41.58 sq mi (107.7 km2) 963.8 1883
Prescott Valley Town Yavapai 38,822 38.65 sq mi (100.1 km2) 1,004.4 1978
Quartzsite Town La Paz 3,677 36.72 sq mi (95.1 km2) 100.1 1989
Queen Creek Town Maricopa[a] 26,361 28.07 sq mi (72.7 km2) 940.1 1989
Safford[b] City Graham 9,566 8.59 sq mi (22.2 km2) 1,117.4 1901
Sahuarita Town Pima 25,259 31.04 sq mi (80.4 km2) 813.8 1994
San Luis City Yuma 25,505 32.10 sq mi (83.1 km2) 796.3 1979
Scottsdale City Maricopa 217,385 184.40 sq mi (477.6 km2) 1,182.0 1951
Sedona City Yavapai[a] 10,031 19.18 sq mi (49.7 km2) 524.1 1988
Show Low City Navajo 10,660 41.17 sq mi (106.6 km2) 260.4 1953
Sierra Vista City Cochise 43,888 152.54 sq mi (395.1 km2) 288.2 1956
Snowflake Town Navajo 5,590 33.58 sq mi (87.0 km2) 166.8 1948
Somerton City Yuma 14,287 7.30 sq mi (18.9 km2) 1,959.8 1918
South Tucson City Pima 5,652 1.04 sq mi (2.7 km2) 5,423.1 1940
Springerville Town Apache 1,961 11.69 sq mi (30.3 km2) 170.1 1948
St. Johns[b] City Apache 3,480 26.08 sq mi (67.5 km2) 134.3 1946
Star Valley Town Gila 1,970 36.13 sq mi (93.6 km2) 64.0 2005
Superior Town Pinal 2,837 1.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) 1,463.1 1976
Surprise City Maricopa 117,517 105.87 sq mi (274.2 km2) 1,111.3 1960
Taylor Town Navajo 4,112 32.67 sq mi (84.6 km2) 125.9 1966
Tempe City Maricopa 161,719 40.19 sq mi (104.1 km2) 4,050.1 1894
Thatcher Town Graham 4,865 6.13 sq mi (15.9 km2) 724.6 1899
Tolleson City Maricopa 6,545 5.75 sq mi (14.9 km2) 1,139.2 1929
Tombstone City Cochise 1,380 4.31 sq mi (11.2 km2) 319.9 1881
Tucson[b] City Pima 520,116 227.03 sq mi (588.0 km2) 2,294.2 1877
Tusayan Town Coconino 558 [c] 8.91 sq mi (23.1 km2[d] 62.6 2010
Wellton Town Yuma 2,882 28.93 sq mi (74.9 km2) 99.6 1970
Wickenburg Town Maricopa 6,363 18.77 sq mi (48.6 km2) 339.1 1909
Willcox City Cochise 3,757 6.28 sq mi (16.3 km2) 611.0 1915
Williams City Coconino 3,023 43.79 sq mi (113.4 km2) 69.6 1901
Winkelman Town Gila 353 0.75 sq mi (1.9 km2) 473.9 1949
Winslow City Navajo 9,655 12.35 sq mi (32.0 km2) 785.1 1900
Youngtown Town Maricopa 6,156 1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2) 4,016.1 1960
Yuma[b] City Yuma 93,064 120.41 sq mi (311.9 km2) 773.7 1914

[edit]Census-designated places

 

Name County Population
(2010)[13]
Area (2010)[14] Density (2010)
(Pop./mi2)[14]
Reservation[16]
(if applicable)
Aguila Maricopa 798 1.57 sq mi (4.1 km2) 508.1
Ajo Pima 3,304 33.33 sq mi (86.3 km2) 99.1
Ak Chin Pima 30 0.53 sq mi (1.4 km2) 57.0 Tohono O’odham
Ak-Chin Village Pinal 862 10.58 sq mi (27.4 km2) 81.5 Ak-Chin
Alamo Lake La Paz 25 46.56 sq mi (120.6 km2) 0.6
Ali Chuk Pima 161 1.44 sq mi (3.7 km2) 111.7 Tohono O’odham
Ali Chukson Pima 132 2.07 sq mi (5.4 km2) 63.8 Tohono O’odham
Ali Molina Pima 71 0.77 sq mi (2.0 km2) 92.1 Tohono O’odham
Alpine Apache 145 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) 241.3
Amado Santa Cruz 295 5.27 sq mi (13.6 km2) 56.1
Anegam Pima 151 2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) 65.3 Tohono O’odham
Antares Mohave 126 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) 194.8
Anthem Maricopa 21,700 7.99 sq mi (20.7 km2) 2,717.8
Arivaca Pima 695 27.78 sq mi (71.9 km2) 25.0
Arivaca Junction Pima 1,090 2.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) 372.9
Arizona City Pinal 10,475 6.18 sq mi (16.0 km2) 1,713.6
Arizona Village Mohave 946 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) 594.9 Fort Mojave
Arlington Maricopa 194 2.34 sq mi (6.1 km2) 82.8
Ash Fork Yavapai 396 2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2) 171.6
Avenue B and C Yuma 4,176 0.74 sq mi (1.9 km2) 5,681.5
Avra Valley Pima 6,050 22.19 sq mi (57.5 km2) 272.7
Aztec Yuma 47 6.16 sq mi (16.0 km2) 7.6
Bagdad Yavapai 1,876 7.98 sq mi (20.7 km2) 235.0
Bear Flat Gila 18 0.21 sq mi (0.5 km2) 85.4
Beaver Dam Mohave 1,962 8.42 sq mi (21.8 km2) 233.2
Beaver Valley Gila 231 1.50 sq mi (3.9 km2) 153.7
Beyerville Santa Cruz 177 0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2) 531.4
Bitter Springs Coconino 452 8.02 sq mi (20.8 km2) 56.3 Navajo
Black Canyon City Yavapai 2,837 24.27 sq mi (62.9 km2) 116.9
Blackwater Pinal 1,062 17.94 sq mi (46.5 km2) 59.2 Gila River
Bluewater La Paz 725 2.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) 349.0 Colorado River
Bouse La Paz 996 136.22 sq mi (352.8 km2) 7.3
Bowie Cochise 449 1.70 sq mi (4.4 km2) 264.7
Brenda La Paz 676 6.91 sq mi (17.9 km2) 97.8
Bryce Graham 175 0.84 sq mi (2.2 km2) 208.0
Buckshot Yuma 153 0.32 sq mi (0.8 km2) 505.9
Burnside Apache 537 9.28 sq mi (24.0 km2) 57.9 Navajo
Bylas Graham 1,962 4.40 sq mi (11.4 km2) 447.5 San Carlos Apache
Cactus Flats Graham 1,518 6.19 sq mi (16.0 km2) 247.1
Cactus Forest Pinal 594 2.73 sq mi (7.1 km2) 217.4
Cameron Coconino 885 18.72 sq mi (48.5 km2) 47.3 Navajo
Campo Bonito Pinal 74 4.02 sq mi (10.4 km2) 18.4
Cane Beds Mohave 448 8.29 sq mi (21.5 km2) 54.1
Canyon Day Gila 1,209 5.08 sq mi (13.2 km2) 240.7 Fort Apache
Carrizo Gila 127 9.05 sq mi (23.4 km2) 14.1 Fort Apache
Casa Blanca Pinal 1,388 15.79 sq mi (40.9 km2) 87.9 Gila River
Casa Adobes Pima 66,795 26.87 sq mi (69.6 km2) 2,496.9
Catalina Pima 7,569 14.11 sq mi (36.5 km2) 536.4
Catalina Foothills Pima 50,796 42.11 sq mi (109.1 km2) 1,209.2
Cedar Creek Gila 318 17.04 sq mi (44.1 km2) 18.7 Fort Apache
Centennial Park Mohave 1,264 2.17 sq mi (5.6 km2) 582.8
Central Graham 645 1.89 sq mi (4.9 km2) 341.8
Central Heights-Midland City Gila 2,534 1.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) 1,303.1
Charco Pima 52 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) 55.9 Tohono O’odham
Chiawuli Tak Pima 78 2.43 sq mi (6.3 km2) 32.0 Tohono O’odham
Chilchinbito Navajo 506 23.77 sq mi (61.6 km2) 21.3 Navajo
Chinle Apache 4,518 16.05 sq mi (41.6 km2) 281.9 Navajo
Chloride Mohave 271 1.51 sq mi (3.9 km2) 179.8
Christopher Creek Gila 156 3.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) 51.4
Chuichu Pinal 269 6.87 sq mi (17.8 km2) 39.2 Tohono O’odham
Cibecue Navajo 1,713 5.97 sq mi (15.5 km2) 286.9 Fort Apache
Cibola La Paz 250 20.19 sq mi (52.3 km2) 12.8
Cienega Springs La Paz 1,798 20.19 sq mi (52.3 km2) 12.8
Citrus Park Maricopa 4,028 5.80 sq mi (15.0 km2) 695.1
Clacks Canyon Mohave 173 3.32 sq mi (8.6 km2) 52.1
Claypool Gila 1,538 1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2) 1,308.9
Clay Springs Navajo 401 2.85 sq mi (7.4 km2) 140.9
Comobabi Pima 8 1.15 sq mi (3.0 km2) 7 Tohono O’odham
Concho Apache 38 0.45 sq mi (1.2 km2) 85.3
Congress Yavapai 1,975 37.69 sq mi (97.6 km2) 52.4
Copper Hill Gila 108 7.35 sq mi (19.0 km2) 14.7
Cordes Lakes Yavapai 2,633 10.81 sq mi (28.0 km2) 243.6
Cornfields Apache 255 0.39 sq mi (1.0 km2) 659.3 Navajo
Cornville Yavapai 3,280 13.20 sq mi (34.2 km2) 248.4
Corona de Tucson Pima 5,675 6.09 sq mi (15.8 km2) 932.2
Cottonwood Apache 226 0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2) 1,578.4 Navajo
Cowlic Pima 135 0.80 sq mi (2.1 km2) 168.8 Tohono O’odham
Crozier Mohave 14 1.05 sq mi (2.7 km2) 13.3
Crystal Beach Mohave 279 0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2) 824.6
Cutter Gila 74 0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2) 89.6 San Carlos Apache
Dateland Yuma 416 22.09 sq mi (57.2 km2) 18.8
Deer Creek Gila 216 1.74 sq mi (4.5 km2) 123.9
Del Muerto Apache 329 0.99 sq mi (2.6 km2) 332.2 Navajo
Dennehotso Apache 746 9.96 sq mi (25.8 km2) 75.0 Navajo
Desert Hills Mohave 2,245 4.90 sq mi (12.7 km2) 521.0
Dilkon Navajo 1,184 16.60 sq mi (43.0 km2) 71.3 Navajo
Dolan Springs Mohave 2,033 58.12 sq mi (150.5 km2) 35.0
Doney Park Coconino 5,395 14.96 sq mi (38.7 km2) 360.7
Donovan Estates Yuma 1,508 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2) 12,430.8
Dragoon Cochise 209 1.75 sq mi (4.5 km2) 119.4
Drexel Heights Pima 27,749 20.20 sq mi (52.3 km2) 1,373.9 Pascua Yaqui[e]
Dripping Springs Gila 235 6.70 sq mi (17.4 km2) 35.1
Drysdale Yuma 272 0.16 sq mi (0.4 km2) 1,662.6
Dudleyville Pinal 959 6.71 sq mi (17.4 km2) 143.0
East Fork Navajo 699 1.94 sq mi (5.0 km2) 360.4 Fort Apache
East Globe Gila 226 3.45 sq mi (8.9 km2) 65.6 San Carlos Apache
East Verde Estates Gila 170 2.50 sq mi (6.5 km2) 67.9
Ehrenberg La Paz 1,470 12.13 sq mi (31.4 km2) 123.3
El Capitan Gila 37 6.08 sq mi (15.7 km2) 6.1
Elephant Head Pima 612 7.43 sq mi (19.2 km2) 82.4
Elfrida Cochise 459 3.83 sq mi (9.9 km2) 119.7
Elgin Santa Cruz 161 5.95 sq mi (15.4 km2) 27.1
El Prado Estates Yuma 504 0.97 sq mi (2.5 km2) 520.3
First Mesa Navajo 1,555 15.75 sq mi (40.8 km2) 98.8 Hopi
Flowing Springs Gila 42 1.71 sq mi (4.4 km2) 24.6
Flowing Wells Pima 16,419 4.02 sq mi (10.4 km2) 4,084.5
Fort Apache Navajo 143 125.7 sq mi (325.6 km2) 125.7 Fort Apache
Fort Defiance Apache 3,624 6.10 sq mi (15.8 km2) 594.2 Navajo
Fort Mohave Mohave 14,364 16.70 sq mi (43.3 km2) 860.4 Fort Mojave
Fort Thomas Graham 374 8.67 sq mi (22.5 km2) 43.1
Fort Valley Coconino 779 7.64 sq mi (19.8 km2) 101.9
Fortuna Foothills Yuma 26,265 40.17 sq mi (104.0 km2) 653.8
Franklin Greenlee 92 1.00 sq mi (2.6 km2) 91.8
Freedom Acres Gila 84 1.75 sq mi (4.5 km2) 47.9
Gadsden Yuma 678 1.96 sq mi (5.1 km2) 345.6
Ganado Apache 1,210 9.15 sq mi (23.7 km2) 132.3 Navajo
Geronimo Estates Gila 60 1.32 sq mi (3.4 km2) 45.4
Gila Crossing Maricopa 621 0.87 sq mi (2.3 km2) 714.5 Gila River
Gisela Gila 570 2.88 sq mi (7.5 km2) 199.2
Gold Canyon Pinal 10,159 22.39 sq mi (58.0 km2) 453.7
Golden Shores Mohave 2,047 8.14 sq mi (21.1 km2) 251.6
Golden Valley Mohave 8,370 78.74 sq mi (203.9 km2) 106.3
Goodyear Village Pinal 457 3.36 sq mi (8.7 km2) 136.1 Gila River
Grand Canyon Village Coconino 2,004 13.40 sq mi (34.7 km2) 149.5
Grand Canyon West Mohave 2 17.60 sq mi (45.6 km2) 0.1 Hualapai
Greasewood Navajo 547 5.35 sq mi (13.9 km2) 102.4 Navajo
Green Valley Pima 21,391 32.26 sq mi (83.6 km2) 663.4
Greer Apache 41 0.53 sq mi (1.4 km2) 77.7
Gu Oidak Pima 188 7.09 sq mi (18.4 km2) 26.5 Tohono O’odham
Hackberry Mohave 68 17.59 sq mi (45.6 km2) 3.9
Haigler Creek Gila 19 1.61 sq mi (4.2 km2) 11.8
Haivana Nakya Pima 96 1.86 sq mi (4.8 km2) 51.6 Tohono O’odham
Hard Rock Navajo 94 5.92 sq mi (15.3 km2) 15.9 Hopi/Navajo
Heber-Overgaard Navajo 2,822 6.86 sq mi (17.8 km2) 411.2
Hondah Navajo 812 12.28 sq mi (31.8 km2) 66.3 Fort Apache
Hotevilla-Bacavi Navajo 957 11.76 sq mi (30.5 km2) 81.4 Hopi
Houck Apache 1,024 42.28 sq mi (109.5 km2) 24.1 Navajo
Hunter Creek Gila 48 2.20 sq mi (5.7 km2) 21.8
Icehouse Canyon Gila 677 4.90 sq mi (12.7 km2) 138.1
Indian Wells Navajo 255 10.40 sq mi (26.9 km2) 24.5 Navajo
Jakes Corner Gila 76 1.42 sq mi (3.7 km2) 53.5
Jeddito Navajo 293 5.42 sq mi (14.0 km2) 54.1 Navajo
Joseph City Navajo 1,386 7.41 sq mi (19.2 km2) 187.3
Kachina Village Coconino 2,622 1.22 sq mi (3.2 km2) 2,144.4
Kaibab Mohave 124 6.46 sq mi (16.7 km2) 19.2 Kaibab Paiute
Kaibito Coconino 1,522 15.90 sq mi (41.2 km2) 95.7 Navajo
Kaka Maricopa 141 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2) 545.0 Tohono O’odham
Katherine Mohave 103 4.62 sq mi (12.0 km2) 27.2
Kayenta Navajo 5,189 13.24 sq mi (34.3 km2) 393.9 Navajo
Keams Canyon Navajo 304 16.65 sq mi (43.1 km2) 18.3 Hopi
Kino Springs Santa Cruz 136 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2) 526.3
Klagetoh Apache 242 0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2) 722.8 Navajo
Kohatk Pinal 27 0.10 sq mi (0.3 km2) 275.3 Tohono O’odham
Kohls Ranch Gila 46 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) 39.3
Komatke Maricopa 821 2.24 sq mi (5.8 km2) 366.5 Gila River
Ko Vaya Pima 46 1.10 sq mi (2.8 km2) 41.8 Tohono O’odham
Kykotsmovi Village Navajo 746 16.93 sq mi (43.8 km2) 44.1 Hopi
Lake Montezuma Yavapai 4,706 12.04 sq mi (31.2 km2) 391.1 Yavapai-Apache
Lake of the Woods Navajo 4,094 4.14 sq mi (10.7 km2) 1,032.4
La Paz Valley La Paz 699 29.33 sq mi (76.0 km2) 23.8
Lazy Y U Mohave 248 15.71 sq mi (40.7 km2) 27.2
LeChee Coconino 1,443 16.60 sq mi (43.0 km2) 86.9 Navajo
Leupp Coconino 951 13.56 sq mi (35.1 km2) 70.2 Navajo
Linden Navajo 2,597 30.48 sq mi (78.9 km2) 85.2
Littlefield Mohave 308 11.96 sq mi (31.0 km2) 25.7
Littletown Pima 873 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2) 7,006.7
Low Mountain Navajo 757 36.90 sq mi (95.6 km2) 20.5 Hopi/Navajo
Lower Santan Village Pinal 374 4.15 sq mi (10.7 km2) 90.0 Gila River
Lukachukai Apache 1,701 22.02 sq mi (57.0 km2) 77.4 Navajo
Lupton Apache 25 0.35 sq mi (0.9 km2) 71.8 Navajo
McConnico Mohave 70 6.56 sq mi (17.0 km2) 10.7
McNary Apache/Navajo 528 5.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) 96.1 Fort Apache
McNeal Cochise 238 3.75 sq mi (9.7 km2) 63.5
Maish Vaya Pima 158 4.24 sq mi (11.0 km2) 37.3 Tohono O’odham
Many Farms Apache 1,348 8.18 sq mi (21.2 km2) 165.3 Navajo
Maricopa Colony Maricopa 709 5.57 sq mi (14.4 km2) 127.3 Gila River
Martinez Lake Yuma 798 9.14 sq mi (23.7 km2) 97.6
Mayer Yavapai 1,497 20.08 sq mi (52.0 km2) 74.6
Mead Ranch Gila 38 0.60 sq mi (1.6 km2) 63.6
Meadview Mohave 1,224 31.04 sq mi (80.4 km2) 39.4
Mesa del Caballo Gila 765 0.32 sq mi (0.8 km2) 2,428.5
Mescal Cochise 1,812 4.87 sq mi (12.6 km2) 372.8
Mesquite Creek Mohave 416 1.01 sq mi (2.6 km2) 410.2 Fort Mojave
Miracle Valley Cochise 644 0.55 sq mi (1.4 km2) 1,177.0
Moccasin Mohave 89 0.77 sq mi (2.0 km2) 116.2 Kaibab Paiute[e]
Moenkopi Coconino 964 1.50 sq mi (3.9 km2) 188.9 Hopi
Mohave Valley Mohave 2,616 14.04 sq mi (36.4 km2) 186.5 Fort Mojave[e]
Mojave Ranch Estates Mohave 52 0.75 sq mi (1.9 km2) 69.5 Fort Mojave
Morenci Greenlee 1,489 0.98 sq mi (2.5 km2) 1,549.2
Morristown Maricopa 227 0.81 sq mi (2.1 km2) 281.5
Mountainaire Coconino 1,119 10.20 sq mi (26.4 km2) 109.8
Munds Park Coconino 631 22.29 sq mi (57.7 km2) 28.4
Naco Cochise 1,046 3.30 sq mi (8.5 km2) 316.8
Nazlini Apache 489 7.46 sq mi (19.3 km2) 65.6 Navajo
Nelson Pima 259 0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2) 588.3
New Kingman-Butler Mohave 12,134 4.97 sq mi (12.9 km2) 2,441.8
New River Maricopa 14,952 55.76 sq mi (144.4 km2) 268.2
Nolic Pima 37 0.52 sq mi (1.3 km2) 70.8 Tohono O’odham
North Fork Navajo 1,417 61.62 sq mi (159.6 km2) 23.0 Fort Apache
Nutrioso Apache 26 0.31 sq mi (0.8 km2) 84.6
Oak Springs Apache 63 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2) 338.9 Navajo
Oatman Mohave 135 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2) 703.0
Oljato-Monument Valley Navajo 154 12.42 sq mi (32.2 km2) 12.4 Navajo
Oracle Pinal 3,686 16.41 sq mi (42.5 km2) 224.7
Orange Grove Mobile Manor Yuma 594 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 9,478.5
Oxbow Estates Gila 217 0.49 sq mi (1.3 km2) 442.0
Padre Ranchitos Yuma 171 0.29 sq mi (0.8 km2) 589.4
Palominas Cochise 212 1.93 sq mi (5.0 km2) 110.0
Parker Strip La Paz 662 4.16 sq mi (10.8 km2) 212.0
Parks Coconino 1,188 172.36 sq mi (446.4 km2) 6.9
Paulden Yavapai 5,231 57.06 sq mi (147.8 km2) 91.7
Peach Springs Mohave 1,090 7.91 sq mi (20.5 km2) 137.7 Hualapai
Peeples Valley Yavapai 428 15.14 sq mi (39.2 km2) 28.3
Peridot Gila/Graham 1,350 5.16 sq mi (13.4 km2) 261.8 San Carlos Apache
Picacho Pinal 471 6.35 sq mi (16.4 km2) 74.1
Picture Rocks Pima 9,563 70.88 sq mi (183.6 km2) 134.9
Pimaco Two Pima 682 4.54 sq mi (11.8 km2) 150.2
Pinal Gila 439 0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2) 1,001.5
Pine Gila 1,963 32.42 sq mi (84.0 km2) 60.6
Pine Lake Mohave 138 1.69 sq mi (4.4 km2) 81.8
Pinedale Navajo 487 9.68 sq mi (25.1 km2) 50.3
Pinetop Country Club Navajo 1,794 6.75 sq mi (17.5 km2) 265.7
Pinion Navajo 904 6.49 sq mi (16.8 km2) 139.5 Navajo
Pinion Pines Mohave 186 1.50 sq mi (3.9 km2) 123.8
Pirtleville Cochise 1,744 1.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) 930.8
Pisinemo Pima 321 2.27 sq mi (5.9 km2) 141.5 Tohono O’odham
Poston La Paz 285 1.36 sq mi (3.5 km2) 209.1 Colorado River
Queen Valley Pinal 788 9.74 sq mi (25.2 km2) 80.9
Rainbow City Navajo 968 2.18 sq mi (5.6 km2) 444.5 Fort Apache
Rancho Mesa Verde Yuma 625 0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2) 5,565.3
Red Mesa Apache 480 12.85 sq mi (33.3 km2) 37.4 Navajo
Red Rock Apache 169 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2) 145.0 Navajo
Red Rock Pinal 2,169 47.31 sq mi (122.5 km2) 45.9
Rillito Pima 97 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2) 1,372.4
Rincon Valley Pima 5,139 27.83 sq mi (72.1 km2) 184.6
Rio Rico Santa Cruz 18,962 62.44 sq mi (161.7 km2) 304.6
Rio Verde Maricopa 1,811 5.05 sq mi (13.1 km2) 359.1
Rock House Gila 50 0.64 sq mi (1.7 km2) 82.2
Rock Point Apache 642 14.18 sq mi (36.7 km2) 45.3 Navajo
Roosevelt Gila 28 3.09 sq mi (8.0 km2) 9.1
Rough Rock Apache 414 12.79 sq mi (33.1 km2) 32.4 Navajo
Round Rock Apache 789 14.35 sq mi (37.2 km2) 55.4 Navajo
Round Valley Gila 487 4.79 sq mi (12.4 km2) 101.8
Rye Gila 77 0.51 sq mi (1.3 km2) 151.3
Sacate Village Pinal 169 3.48 sq mi (9.0 km2) 48.5 Gila River
Sacaton Pinal 2,672 8.12 sq mi (21.0 km2) 329.0 Gila River
Sacaton Flats Village Pinal 541 6.24 sq mi (16.2 km2) 86.8 Gila River
Saddlebrooke Pinal 9,614 29.29 sq mi (75.9 km2) 328.2
St. David Cochise 1,699 5.34 sq mi (13.8 km2) 319.0
St. Johns Maricopa 476 2.28 sq mi (5.9 km2) 208.7 Gila River
St. Michaels Apache 1,443 3.82 sq mi (9.9 km2) 377.9 Navajo
Salome La Paz 1,530 33.33 sq mi (86.3 km2) 45.9
San Carlos Gila 4,038 8.58 sq mi (22.2 km2) 470.8 San Carlos Apache
San Jose Graham 506 4.21 sq mi (10.9 km2) 120.6
San Manuel Pinal 3,551 20.75 sq mi (53.7 km2) 171.4 Tohono O’odham
San Miguel Pima 197 5.65 sq mi (14.6 km2) 34.9
San Simon Cochise 165 0.70 sq mi (1.8 km2) 235.8
San Tan Valley Pinal 81,321 35.78 sq mi (92.7 km2) 2,272.7
Sanders Apache 630 2.39 sq mi (6.2 km2) 263.1 Navajo[e]
Santa Cruz Pinal 37 1.63 sq mi (4.2 km2) 22.7 Gila River
Santa Rosa Pima 628 6.55 sq mi (17.0 km2) 95.9 Tohono O’odham
Sawmill Apache 748 5.77 sq mi (14.9 km2) 129.7 Navajo
Scenic Mohave 1,643 16.50 sq mi (42.7 km2) 100.1
Seba Dalkai Navajo 136 15.13 sq mi (39.2 km2) 9.0 Navajo
Second Mesa Navajo 962 40.14 sq mi (104.0 km2) 24.0 Hopi
Sehili Apache 135 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2) 207.1 Navajo
Seligman Yavapai 445 6.41 sq mi (16.6 km2) 69.4
Sells Pima 2,495 9.50 sq mi (24.6 km2) 262.8 Tohono O’odham
Seven Mile Navajo 707 2.27 sq mi (5.9 km2) 312.4 Fort Apache
Shongopovi Navajo 831 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) 523.7 Hopi
Shonto Navajo 591 4.56 sq mi (11.8 km2) 129.7 Navajo
Sierra Vista Southeast Cochise 14,797 110.92 sq mi (287.3 km2) 133.4
Six Shooter Canyon Gila 1,019 2.92 sq mi (7.6 km2) 349.4
So-Hi Mohave 477 0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2) 544.7
Solomon Graham 426 0.21 sq mi (0.5 km2) 2,045.6
Sonoita Santa Cruz 818 10.56 sq mi (27.4 km2) 77.5
South Komelik Pima 111 3.90 sq mi (10.1 km2) 28.5 Tohono O’odham
Spring Valley Yavapai 1,148 10.58 sq mi (27.4 km2) 108.5
Stanfield Pinal 740 3.95 sq mi (10.2 km2) 187.9
Steamboat Apache 284 2.40 sq mi (6.2 km2) 118.6 Navajo
Stotonic Village Pinal 659 4.95 sq mi (12.8 km2) 133.0 Gila River
Strawberry Gila 961 9.47 sq mi (24.5 km2) 101.6
Summerhaven Pima 40 4.54 sq mi (11.8 km2) 8.8
Summit Pima 5,372 4.49 sq mi (11.6 km2) 1,196.6
Sun City Maricopa 37,499 14.54 sq mi (37.7 km2) 2,610.5
Sun City West Maricopa 24,535 10.94 sq mi (28.3 km2) 2,245.1
Sun Lakes Maricopa 13,975 5.34 sq mi (13.8 km2) 2,628.8
Sun Valley Navajo 316 31.61 sq mi (81.9 km2) 10.0
Sunizona Cochise 281 8.48 sq mi (22.0 km2) 33.1
Sunwest La Paz 15 24.25 sq mi (62.8 km2) 0.6
Supai Coconino 208 1.73 sq mi (4.5 km2) 120.2 Havasupai
Sweet Water Village Pinal 83 0.80 sq mi (2.1 km2) 103.8 Gila River
Swift Trail Junction Graham 2,935 3.70 sq mi (9.6 km2) 800.2
Tacna Yuma 602 1.92 sq mi (5.0 km2) 313.3
Tanque Verde Pima 16,901 32.98 sq mi (85.4 km2) 512.5
Tat Momoli Pinal 10 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2) 10.8 Tohono O’odham
Teec Nos Pos Apache 730 14.30 sq mi (37.0 km2) 51.1 Navajo
Tees Toh Navajo 448 17.00 sq mi (44.0 km2) 26.3 Navajo
Theba Maricopa 158 0.62 sq mi (1.6 km2) 254.2
Three Points Pima 5,581 46.42 sq mi (120.2 km2) 120.2
Tolani Lake Coconino 280 0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2) 655.1 Navajo
Tonalea Coconino 549 9.93 sq mi (25.7 km2) 55.3 Navajo
Tonopah Maricopa 60 1.37 sq mi (3.5 km2) 43.9
Tonto Basin Gila 1,424 31.32 sq mi (81.1 km2) 45.5
Tonto Village Gila 256 0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2) 765.7
Topawa Pima 299 5.16 sq mi (13.4 km2) 58.0 Tohono O’odham
Topock Mohave 10 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2) 38.5
Top-of-the-World Gila/Pinal 231 6.06 sq mi (15.7 km2) 38.1
Toyei Apache 13 0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2) 40.0 Navajo
Truxton Mohave 134 3.82 sq mi (9.9 km2) 35.5
Tsaile Apache 1,205 6.00 sq mi (15.5 km2) 202.5 Navajo
Tubac Santa Cruz 1,191 10.80 sq mi (28.0 km2) 110.3
Tuba City Coconino 8,611 8.97 sq mi (23.2 km2) 959.5 Navajo
Tucson Estates Pima 12,192 13.00 sq mi (33.7 km2) 938.1
Tumacacori-Carmen Santa Cruz 393 1.97 sq mi (5.1 km2) 200.1
Turkey Creek Navajo 294 0.82 sq mi (2.1 km2) 357.8 Fort Apache
Upper Santan Village Pinal 495 7.06 sq mi (18.3 km2) 70.1 Gila River
Utting La Paz 126 26.47 sq mi (68.6 km2) 4.8
Vail Pima 10,208 22.66 sq mi (58.7 km2) 450.5
Vaiva Vo Pinal 128 0.46 sq mi (1.2 km2) 277.8 Tohono O’odham
Valencia West Pima 9,355 10.44 sq mi (27.0 km2) 896.3
Valentine Mohave 38 1.59 sq mi (4.1 km2) 23.8 Hualapai
Valle Coconino 832 243.89 sq mi (631.7 km2) 3.4
Valle Vista Mohave 1,659 11.99 sq mi (31.1 km2) 138.4
Ventana Pima 49 1.04 sq mi (2.7 km2) 47.3 Tohono O’odham
Verde Village Yavapai 11,605 6.98 sq mi (18.1 km2) 1,662.5
Vernon Apache 122 0.57 sq mi (1.5 km2) 215.6
Vicksburg La Paz 597 142.93 sq mi (370.2 km2) 4.2
Village of Oak Creek Yavapai 6,147 5.26 sq mi (13.6 km2) 1,169.4
Wagon Wheel Navajo 1,652 3.08 sq mi (8.0 km2) 570.5
Wahak Hotrontk Pima 114 1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2) 74.0 Tohono O’odham
Wall Lane Yuma 415 0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2) 952.2
Walnut Creek Mohave 562 1.53 sq mi (4.0 km2) 366.2
Washington Park Gila 70 2.62 sq mi (6.8 km2) 26.7
Wellton Hills Yuma 258 0.64 sq mi (1.7 km2) 403.5
Wenden La Paz 728 14.95 sq mi (38.7 km2) 48.7
Wet Camp Village Pinal 229 4.40 sq mi (11.4 km2) 52.0 Gila River
Wheatfields Gila 785 8.06 sq mi (20.9 km2) 97.4
Whetstone Cochise 2,617 11.91 sq mi (30.8 km2) 219.8
Whispering Pines Gila 148 0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2) 344.8
White Hills Mohave 323 51.92 sq mi (134.5 km2) 6.2
White Mountain Lake Navajo 2,205 24.25 sq mi (62.8 km2) 92.1
Whitecone Navajo 817 45.11 sq mi (116.8 km2) 18.1 Navajo
Whiteriver Navajo 4,104 15.78 sq mi (40.9 km2) 261.9 Fort Apache
Why Pima 167 8.96 sq mi (23.2 km2) 18.6 Tohono O’odham[e]
Wide Ruins Apache 176 0.39 sq mi (1.0 km2) 449.8 Navajo
Wikieup Mohave 133 4.44 sq mi (11.5 km2) 30.0
Wilhoit Yavapai 868 15.69 sq mi (40.6 km2) 55.3
Williamson Yavapai 5,438 56.92 sq mi (147.4 km2) 95.5
Willow Canyon Pima 1 0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2) 3.0
Willow Valley Mohave 1,062 4.97 sq mi (12.9 km2) 215.2 Fort Mojave
Window Rock Apache 2,712 5.28 sq mi (13.7 km2) 513.9 Navajo
Winslow West Coconino/Navajo 438 17.86 sq mi (46.3 km2) 24.5 Hopi[e]
Wintersburg Maricopa 136 0.50 sq mi (1.3 km2) 274.5
Wittmann Maricopa 763 0.95 sq mi (2.5 km2) 803.8
Woodruff Navajo 191 5.78 sq mi (15.0 km2) 33.1
Yarnell Yavapai 649 8.82 sq mi (22.8 km2) 73.5
York Greenlee 557 1.87 sq mi (4.8 km2) 298.3
Young Gila 666 47.82 sq mi (123.9 km2) 13.9
Yucca Mohave 126 2.24 sq mi (5.8 km2) 56.3

There are 15 counties in the state of Arizona. Four counties (Mohave, Pima, Yavapai and Yuma) were created in 1864 following the organization of the Arizona Territory in 1862. All but La Paz County were created by the time Arizona was granted statehood in 1912.

The names of many of the counties pay tribute to the state’s Native American heritage. Nine of the fifteen counties are named after various native groups that are resident in parts of what is now Arizona. Three of the other counties have Spanish names from the language of the early Hispanic explorers of Arizona: La Paz CountySanta Cruz County, and Pinal County. Another county, Graham County, is named for a physical feature, Mount Graham, with the final county,Greenlee County, being named after one of the state’s early pioneers.

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Not Everything Did I Learn In Kindergarten

Kindergarten

The REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics

Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure of attending one of the best real estate continuing education classes ever. 25 years. The class was put on by Lin Ferrara of Eagle University, First American Title, and featured Bill Gray of Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, along with our very own, Jim Sexton, of John Hall. The class was “The Code Rules” with a certificate for 3 hours of Commissioner’s Standards. It didn’t stop there! That same class gave all REALTOR® attendees their “Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training”…yes! Double value!  REALTORS(r) rock!!

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So what did I learn other than what I learned in kindergarten?

First, we need to review that insightful poem by Robert Fulghum which was read by Jim Sexton at the closing of the class:
  • “…
  •  Share everything
  •  Play fair
  •  Don’t hit people
  •  Put things back where you found them
  •  Clean up your own mess
  •  Don’t take things that aren’t yours
  •  Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody
  •  Wash your hands before you eat
  •  Flush
  •  Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you
  •  Live a balanced life
  •  Learn some and think some
  •  And draw and paint and sing and dance
  •  And play and work everyday some
  •  Take a nap every afternoon
  •  When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic
  •  Hold hands and stick together
  •  Be aware of wonder
…”

“Be aware of wonder.” My personal favorite.

After 25 years in the real estate business as a REALTOR(r), salesperson, a broker, a trainer, an educator, a past member of the Arizona Real Estate Advisory Board, and an ardent believer that “if you can dream it, you can do it!”, I was profoundly moved and reminded of what professionalism means through the REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics and our Arizona statutes and rules.
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The REALTOR(r) Code of Ethics

What did I learn?

Article 1: I should never use the term “free” when I advertise my buyer-broker-value to a prospective client. Nothing in life is “free”.
Article 2: I must disclose what I know about my listing, but I am not required to investigate beyond my “standard of care”. Apparent is something I can see. Latent is different.
Article 3: If I am not a member of a board/association, I must contact the listing agent before showing a property to see if the listing agent will be cooperative with me and pay me (written agreement for commission). Until we have a statewide MLS, I could work for “free” if I’m not careful.
Note:  I must understand what a variable rate commission means and alert other brokers to put on their “best game” if I represent the seller, and a buyer, at a reduced commission, in a multiple offer situation.
Article 4: I must disclose any interest I have or any interest my family has in a property. If I can’t legally marry them (or remarry them), I should disclose them.
Article 5: If I want to purchase a property so I can “flip” it, I should not undervalue it if asked by the seller to give it a value. “Flipping” is okay. Under-puffing the goods is not.
Article 6: I must disclose the $xx “bonus” I get from the home warranty company for selling or giving a home warranty at closing.
Article 7: I must get the approval of my buyer for my broker to receive a “bonus” from the listing broker if my buyer buys the listed property.
Article 8: I must follow my broker’s office policies about earnest deposits and not keep client cash or checks in my desk drawer. I must turn over these monies to my broker to keep in the broker trust account so the broker can account for these monies to the client, deposit them with an escrow company Better than me losing the cash or the checks!!
Article 9: I must leave you, my client, with a copy of any agreements, so I will email the pdf file to you after we have written and signed it. Digital is great! Save a tree! We all have digital abilities through ZipForms, eSignatures, and the Internet. Life is good.
Article 10: I must never discriminate. If you are red, yellow, black, brown, green, single with children, gay, lesbian, Irish, Jewish, male or female, legally blind or different from me, I should find you a house (and treat you all equally)
Article 11: I will continue not to do certain types of real estate, like business broker biz or property management, because I don’t give it my best. I will refer business if I cannot properly service a client according to the standard of care. I will let my client know that we will do things differently if I cannot be as good as I can be. I want Christmas cards every year.
Article 12: If I advertise “free” anything, I need to explain the terms and conditions. “Free, but…”
Article 13: I should not overstep my 26th AZ Constitution Amendment abilities by giving legal advice on issues that I do not have expertise on, in, or around. Attorneys are good.
Article 14: If I am accused of being a bad REALTOR®, I’ll participate in the process so I can show I’m a good REALTOR®.
Article 15: Don’t talk “stink” about competitors. Don’t leave verbal cleat marks on the backs of competitors to get a listing or gain a buyer.
Article 16: I can go door-to-door with door hangers and put them on a door with a sign on the property if I am doing all doors in the area. It’s like mailing postcards…
Article 17: If I cannot get along with, disagree with, or am having a dispute with, another REALTOR®, I will submit it to the REALTOR® family to settle.
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I learned that the reason I am still in real estate, and a REALTOR(r), after 25 years is because of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and because of those of you who were in the class. We learn, participate, and teach others, and in doing so, raise the bar of professionalism.
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We are a profession.  I am proud to be a member of the real estate profession.

Kathy Howe, Owner/Broker  (proud REALTOR)REALTOR

  • how2arizona real estate LLC
  • 450 Jordan Road   “C”
  • Sedona, AZ 86336
  • 928-274-4088
  • kathy@kathyhowe.com
REALTOR(R) member of the Sedona Main Street Program in Uptown and resident of the Uptown area.

“As Is” Means “Buyer Beware”

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Are you thinking of purchasing a home? It’s a great time to buy!

“As Is” = “Buyer Beware”


Know that if you are going to purchase a foreclosure or a “short sale”, you will be required to sign an “as is” addendum. That addendum may be a bank-attorney drafted “as is” paragraph in the purchase contract addendum, or it could be the Arizona Association of REALTORS(R) “as is” addendum.

Whichever, you need to give some thought to what the “as is” addendum means.

Is “as is” just a statement that the Seller is not going to pay for repairs?

No. Absolutely not.

  • It’s about you taking the property in its current condition.
  • It’s about you not getting any warranties.
  • It’s about the Seller having to disclose all material latent defects.
  • It’s about the Seller having to give you time for inspections.
  • It’s about you doing inspections.
  • It’s about you checking and rechecking information.
  • It’s about you having to pay for repairs that are normally costs of the Seller.

Your Buyer’s agent will give you direction about city, county, state officials to contact. The HOA, homeowner association, information will be made available to you and you should talk with them and the neighbors. Be sure to ask for the “pickiest” home inspector. Yes. Without any Seller disclosure on a foreclosure, you want an inspection that addresses everything. You want an inspector who tells you the “good, bad, and the ugly.”

Arizona’s Home Inspectors are certified, but there are still A, A+, and “B” inspectors. Ask your agent for names of 3 inspectors and spend the time to interview them. Don’t be blown away by a huge binder with lots of paper, but rather look at the background of the inspector, and ask for references.

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More information can be obtained about the language of the purchase contract and the “as is” addendum in a post at how2educate’s website.  Click here.

The more you know about “as is”, the better your buying experience.

While you are looking for Sedona, Verde Valley, Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottononwood, Cornville, Village of Oak Creek, or Sedona Golf Resort properties for sale, you’ll give us a call.  We can assist you with “as is” property conditions.

Kathy Howe  Owner/Broker  928-274-4088

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Sedona “as is” properties for sale include foreclosures, short sales, and traditional sales.




Does “As Is” Mean No Seller Property Disclosure?

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In Arizona we use Hill v. Jones as our foundation for seller property disclosure.

“A seller has an affirmative duty to disclose material facts which adversely affect the value of the property.” Arizona Court of Appeals, 151 Ariz. 81, 725 P.2d 1115 (1986).

Recently we have begun to see more sellers using the “as is” addendum in traditional sales (not just REOs and foreclosures).  What does this mean to buyers?

Another Arizona case describes “as is” and its impact on a transaction:  S Development Company v. Pima Capital Management Co.

“We hold that latent defects in a property sold “as is” that are known to the vendor must be disclosed to the purchaser.   We also hold that a vendor may be held liable for negligent nondisclosure of facts basic to the transaction when the purchaser is precluded by the vendor from discovering those facts.”  These words reaffirm Hill v. Jones.  Sellers cannot say they have made all disclosures and then not allow the buyer an inspection period.

Further in S Development Company v. Pima Capital Management Co., “…Consequently, absent fraud or misrepresentation, a contractual agreement to accept real property “as is” with the right to inspect defeats liability…”

What is the difference between a latent defect and a patent defect as it affects property disclsoure?

Patent comes from the word “apparent”; therefore, a patent defect is one that can be discovered visible or by an inspection.

Latent defects are described as:  “a hidden flaw, weakness or imperfection in an article which a seller knows about, but the buyer cannot discover by reasonable inspection.” – the Free Legal Dictionary

“As Is” in Arizona has always been upheld as “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”, if 2 things happen:  1)  seller discloses latent material information; and 2)  buyer is allowed an inspection period.

Recently this story came out from Inman News (one of real estate’s top news organizations) about “as is” as it applies to Alabama real estate transactions.  Teer v. Johnston

As a buyer it is highly recommended that you and your agent discuss the ramifications of signing an “as is” addendum.  The onus of proof that the seller committed fraud or misrepresentation is on the shoulders of the buyer.  While the proof may be at hand, the courts may make a “caveat emptor” decision.

If asked to sign an “as is” addendum, try to write it out by stating something to the effect:  “…buyer is not asking the seller to pay for or to make any repairs but buyer conditions the sale on the warranties of sections…”

Most sellers think that “as is” means they don’t have to pay for repairs.  The same holds for some buyers and their agents.  It’s a lot more than about repairs…

It’s about property disclosure

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Proud resident of Uptown Sedona

Does Your Real Estate Agent Negotiate for You?

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DOES YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT NEGOTIATE FOR YOU?

Does your agent merely fax over your offer to the seller’s agent?

OR

Does your real estate agent ask to be present at the presentation of the offer for you?

As the seller, do you want to be able to ask questions about the buyer?  Might your questions of the buyer’s agent be able to clear up misunderstandings and give you a clear picture of the offer?  Might you and your agent be able to negotiate with the buyer’s agent?

In most areas of the country the NAR Multiple Listing Policies state something like the following:

SECTION 2.3 RIGHT OF COOPERATING BROKER IN PRESENTATION OF OFFER

The cooperating broker (subagent or buyer agent) or his representative has the right to participate in the presentation to the seller or lessor of any offer he/she secures to purchase or lease. He/she does not have the right to be present at any discussions or evaluations of that offer by the seller or lessor and the listing broker.

However, if the seller or lessor gives written instructions to the listing broker that the cooperating broker not be present when an offer the cooperating broker secured is presented, the cooperating broker has the right to a copy of the seller’s or lessor’s written instructions. None of the foregoing diminishes the listing broker’s right to control the establishment of appointments for such presentations.

The seller’s agent is also allowed to be present at the presentation of the counter offer unless the buyer gives written instructions to his/her agent not to allow the other agent at the presentation…and the seller’s agent has the right to see the written refusal of presence.

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As a buyer or seller, your agent should welcome the presence of the other agent.  Having the other agent at the presentation insures that all parties have been represented.  Both agents have been hired to negotiate for their clients.


You hire an agent to negotiate for you.

If you are the buyer, ask that your agent be at the presentation of the offer. To be certain your offer is presented in its total and to negotiate if the situation presents itself.

Before selecting an agent, ask the question:  “Do you encourage the buyer’s agent to be at the presentation of his/her offer?”  and “How do you intend to negotiate for me?”

If you get the response:  “we don’t do things that way here”…  ask for the agent to explain how they intend to negotiate for you.


Expect the best!  Hire an agent who will negotiate for you.  After all, most advertise that they “will negotiate for you”.


GREAT negotiators:
ASK more and better questions…
LISTEN intently to the answers…
FIND AND SATISFY NEEDS!

~ Jim Hennings


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how2arizona real estate
Owner/Broker/Educator
1120 W SR89A, B-5, Sedona, AZ 86336
Proud resident of Uptown Sedona!

928-274-4088

kathy@kathyhowe.com

Kathy Howe owns and operates how2educate LLC (real estate education) and is an Arizona Department of Real Estate educator who teaches real estate, including how to negotiate for your clients.

Our Vision and Mission Statement

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From our business plan…


Our vision:

…is to be one of Arizona’s premier boutique real estate brokerages.

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Our mission:

is to give you, our clients and customers, service that educates you, saves you time, makes your choices easier, and moves you toward your goals.  We succeed if you succeed.

Let us know if we live up to our vision and our mission.  It’s important to all of us.

Our goals and strategies are directed at achieving our vision and our mission.  Our vision is our “what”.  Our mission is the “how”.  We strive for professionalism and work diligently to achieve your best results.  After all, our vision and mission depend upon you and your impression of how we handle your transaction(s).  Success can only be achieved if we gain your trust and your loyalty.  Without you and yours, our vision and mission will only be momentary and eventually unfulfilled.

Our vision and mission depend upon your success.


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Proud resident and business owner in Uptown Sedona.  Vision and mission… to be involved.

Welcome To Our World!

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how2arizona real estate LLC is a boutique real estate company located at 1120 W. SR89A, B5 in Sedona.

Working with you would be our pleasure.

Sedona is made up of many subdivisions, cultures, and ideologies and how2arizona makes every effort to keep up.

We all share a love of Sedona and the sense of self that it brings to the psyche.  It’s a magical place.  It offers freedom of discovery.  It’s a place for introspection, hikes, creative endeavors and it’s your “Serengeti”.  See Stefan Swanepoel’s “Surviving the Serengeti” which just came out this last week.  Take the test and find out how your skills set mirror those of the animals of the Serengeti.

Kathy Howe aka SedonaKathy  928-274-4088  kathy@kathyhowe.com

how2arizona real estate  LLC

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Notice that how2arizona real estate LLC is located in the county of Coconino.

Sedona is bifurcated with Coconino to the East and Yavapai to the West.  The county lines were already drawn when Sedona was incorporated in 1988 and the residents just accepted it.  Yes, there are differences in zoning and in rules, but the locals catch on very quickly.

Contact how2arizona real estate LLC for tax information as we all have access to those records as REALTORS(R).

Call how2arizona real estate LLC with your list of possible purchase properties.  Linda is an experienced buyer’s agent and Kathy Howe has a real estate school, how2educate LLC, which gives continuing education to other real estate licensees.  We’ve done our research and have been called “professional” by our clients.  We’d like you to have the opportunity to work with us.  If and when you do, we’d like to have that A+ rating from you as well.

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