Sandra Wilken’s love for Paradise Valley and Scottsdale where sparked when her family relocated to the area from Boston in 1968. Wilken has been able to capitalize on her love of the area during her more than 40-year career in real estate.
Realizing that the real estate industry was where she wanted to stake her claim, Wilken quickly earned a reputation for providing comprehensive client service. Her early success and tenacity caught the attention of several Canadian developers who were interested in creating premier developments in the Valley.
Using her architecture, design, marketing and sales experience, her partnership with the developers led to the completion of seven Valley developments, including The Phoenician and Gainey Ranch.
Wilken has devoted more than half her career to developments in the Valley. And developers continue to consult with her on all aspects of real estate development. Wilken and her firm have sold $1.4 billion in new development residential real estate since 1979.
With the completion of Gainey Ranch in 1995, Wilken made the decision to open her own real estate firm, Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties. Her goals went beyond sales. She was determined to raise the level of professionalism in the industry and focus on providing greater client service.
Wilken’s development experience and unprecidented market knowledge allowed her to offer concierge service to her clients, who came from all over the world. She quickly earned her firm the reputation as Arizona’s most exclusive boutique luxury real estate firm.
In 2012, Engel & Volkers, the largest privately owned real estate company, approached Wilken with an offer to join forces. Engel & Volkers’ mission to provide all-inclusive service aligned perfectly with the vision Wilken had perfected during her career.
Wilken’s extensive network, attention to service and detail, and access to a wide array of real estate resources have allowed her firm to break records in the Arizona real estate market. She has developed a strong foothold within Arizona’s most distinguished neighborhoods.
Beyond Arizona, Wilken has grown her company to international stature and she continues to expand her global clientele. This success has allowed her to open a second office in the DC Ranch area of Scottsdale.
Honors and achievements for Wilken in 2019 include the $21,480,000 sale of the 11.48-acre Villa Paradiso, the crown jewel in Cameldale Estates, Paradise Valley; the sale of Arizona Cardinal’s Larry Fitzgerald’s personal home; the sale of the Vaquero Drive home in Gainey Ranch at the highest price per square foot of $558; and Engel & Volkers Global Top 25 Sales Advisors.
In addition to her career achievements, Wilken has dedicated her time to a number of local and national charities. These include Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, Larry Fitzgerald’s First Down Fund, Gabriel’s Angels, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Debbie Gaby Charities. She also donates a portion of her commission to her client’s charity of choice.
Wilken continues to live her passion and feels extremely blessed every day. She is truly honored to work with the best advisors and clientele in the most distinguished neighborhoods of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale.
Company Name: Sandra Wilken Properties
Main Office Address: 4821 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 107 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 596-0001
No. of Years with Firm: 6
Year Established Locally: 43