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Nicky Dou is an Executive Broker and Sr. Vice President at Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette. Nicky was the #1 Century 21 agent in Northwest Arkansas from 2008-2012 and is in the top 1% of all Northwest Arkansas Realtors. Century 21 Exclamation Realty merged with Coldwell Banker in February 2013 (Read about merger here). Nicky strives to be a leader in the real estate industry and stays on top of the latest trends and technology. Nicky is also an ePRO and an Accredited Home Staging Specialist. If you are looking for Real Estate in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, the Beaver Lake area or any other town in Northwest Arkansas, give Nicky a call or text @ 479.236.3457

Nicky Dou was born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas and has resided within Northwest Arkansas for over 35 years.  A valedictorian graduate of Springdale High School, she was actively involved in sports, cheerleading, student leadership programs and was Homecoming queen.  She also holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she was an active member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Nicky and her husband Jerry enjoy a wide variety of what this area has to offer.  Whether its boating on Beaver Lake, riding ATV’s and camping in the Ozark National Forest, enjoying Dickson Street’s live music, enjoying Crystal Bridges Art Museum or attending an Arkansas Razorback athletic event, these are the countless reason why Nicky and Jerry call Northwest Arkansas home.

In Nicky’s professional career, she strides to be the best in selling real estate while providing superior customer attention and service. Nicky “thinks outside the box” and has a passion for real estate and marketing. Nicky was #1 Century 21 Realtor in Northwest Arkansas (2008-2012) and was the #1 for the entire state of Arkansas in 2008, 2009 and #2 in 2010, 2011 & 2012. Ask anyone in the real estate industry in Northwest Arkansas and they will tell you Nicky Dou is “the marketing/technology expert – for real estate in Northwest Arkansas”. Nicky also enjoys photography, decorating (which helps tremendously in helping sellers get their Northwest Arkansas home ready to sell). Give Nicky a call or send her an email today if you are thinking about buying or selling your Northwest Arkansas HOME!

Nicky began her career in Real Estate back in 2001 at Harris McHaney Realtors. She climbed to the top sales agent position in her office quickly and decided to start up her own company. Nicky and Jerry Dou owned and operated “Element Realty Group” for just over 2 years in the Northwest Arkansas area. Although she loved running her own company – it really took her away from her true passion – working with her clients and selling & marketing homes! In November of 2007 Nicky joined forces with Coldwell Banker Faucette Real Estate where she was ranked the #1 Coldwell Banker agent in the State of Arkansas while she was with them; in 2008 Nicky joined Century 21 Exclamation Realty – located at Village on the Creeks in Rogers until February 2013 when Century 21 & Coldwell Banker in Northwest Arkansas “merged companies”. “I am extremely optimistic and excited about the merger” “I have never been a Realtor at the “largest real estate firm in Northwest Arkansas before” ~Nicky Dou

Nicky specializes in representing Buyers, Sellers, Developers, and Investors in the complete Real Estate Buying / Selling process.  She continuously stays updated with the latest market trends and developing areas to save you time and money.  Nicky is an ePRO graduate which has kept her on the cutting edge of the newest technology available for Realtors. Nicky is also highly active in the ActiveRain community where she has attended “RainCamp Dallas” and multiple webinars which has taught her so many new tools and tips from experts all over the country!  Nicky was the first agent in Arkansas to receive her ecoBroker designation… She remains the only ecoBroker in Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about ecoBrokers please visit their website at http://www.ecobroker.com

Selling your home?  Nicky utilizes a variety of marketing mediums to ensure her seller’s homes are sold fast and for top dollar.  Marketing the sale of your home is Nicky’s primary goal. Nicky is always thinking of new ways to get more buyers in your home. Nicky invests a lot of time and money on internet marketing including making sure that her listings are found in search engines and on top of google. Not to worry, Nicky has this down to an art and you just need to leave it up to her to get the job done.  Nicky utilizes INTERNET advertisement with best-in-class videos/virtual tour utilizing the popular “You Tube” website with video slideshows that Nicky directs and edits herself, e-brochures, and BEST THING – your home will be plastered all over the internet. Nicky loves to get your listing on the top of GOOGLE and other search engines… and quick! You will also find Nicky’s listings are on FaceBook, Trulia, Google +, Pinterest, ActiveRain Blogs, Realtor.com featured listings as well as many other websites. YOUR HOME WILL GET MAXIMUM EXPOSURE IF YOU LIST WITH NICKY DOU! 

Call Nicky Dou with Coldwell Banker to set up an appointment to list your home today. Nicky only takes a certain number of listings/month & you want to be sure to have the very best working on your behalf! During the initial appointment Nicky will do a walk through and make suggestions on getting your home ready for the market. Nicky is an “Accredited Home Staging Specialist” and feels that in this business she feels that every home on the market could use some “staging”. Once you are ready to go with the listing (once price has been established and listing agreement is signed) Nicky will spend a few hours staging your home using & rearranging your items (and might bring in a few of her own) and then take photos. Photos are very important and Nicky makes SURE that the photos will look their very best. Call for more details if you still have questions about Nicky’s listing process.  EMAIL NICKY NOW WITH YOUR HOME’S ADDRESS AND BEST TIME TO MEET to get started right away.

Nicky takes her job very seriously and treats each home she lists as if it were her own and each buyer’s investment/home as if it were her purchasing for her family. Whether it’s finding your dream home in Northwest Arkansas or getting top dollar for your home, Nicky will ensure your goals and real estate needs are fulfilled. Nicky was told once, “if you find a career you love, you will never have to work a day in your life!” Nicky loves her job and would not trade it for another!

For superior and professional real estate servicesin the Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Lowell, Elm Springs, Elkins, Farmington, Bentonville, Bella Vista, or Beaver Lake area, please do not hesitate to call Nicky Dou 479.236.3457. You will be glad that you did!

Nicky Dou, e-PRO, Eco-Broker, AHS, Luxury Home Specialist
Sr. Vice President, Executive Broker
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette

“THE BEST REALTOR IN ARKANSAS”

 

 

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About the Fayetteville, Arkansas Area

The center of a region experiencing phenomenal growth, Fayetteville has received so many awards it is hard to keep track. Consistently placed in Forbes Magazine’s top ten Best Places for Business and Careers, named one of America’s “Most Livable Cities”, and high on Money Magazine’s list of the “Best Places to Live in America”, this vibrant and historic city of 67,000 has much to be proud of. Set amidst the beauty of the scenic Ozarks, Fayetteville combines the best of small-town family values with fabulous outdoor sport and recreation and all the cultural sophistication of a city three times its size.

Where is Fayetteville, AR?

Fayetteville is located in Washington County in the far northwestern corner of Arkansas, not far from the Missouri and Oklahoma state lines. It is situated amidst wooded and gently rolling hills at an elevation of 1,401 feet in the Ozark foothills. Fayetteville is 50 miles from Fort Smith, AR, 72 miles from Joplin, MO, and 91 miles from Springfield, MO. 

Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places in Fayetteville, AR

First settled in the 1820’s, by the time it was incorporated in 1841 Fayetteville had a courthouse, jail, post office and several stores and over 400 residents. It was the scene of much activity and several major battles during the Civil War, and some of its oldest and most charming historic buildings date from this era. 

Considered the town’s most beautiful existing antebellum home, the Headquarters House was built for Judge Jonas M. Tebbetts and his family in 1853. Nine years later its owner was taken prisoner and condemned to hang for his Unionist sympathies, but was granted a last-minute reprieve when the general in charge of his case was killed in the Battle of Pea Ridge. The house was at various times used as a Headquarters by both sides in the war, and sustained damage when its grounds were the scene of heavy fighting as Confederate forces attacked the Union army during the 1863 Battle of Fayetteville. Now owned by the Washington County Historical Society, the house still contains furniture and other objects previously belonging to the Tebbetts family. 

Fayetteville’s oldest existing home, the Ridge House, provides an interesting link with the region’s original Native-American inhabitants. Built in 1839 it served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northup Ridge and fourteen Cherokee children after her Cherokee husband, the tribal leader John Ridge, was assassinated. In the same year, Mrs. Ridge helped establish the Fayetteville Female Seminary to provide a quality education for her daughters and other girls in a time when few received any education, and when the mixing of white and Cherokee students was actively discouraged. 

More recently, Fayetteville provided Bill and Hillary Clinton with their first home while they taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law during the 1970’s. 

Jobs in Fayetteville

With major corporations Tyson Inc. and JB Hunt Transport, and the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart calling Northwest Arkansas home it is little wonder that this region’s unemployment figures are the lowest in the state and among the lowest in the country. Other major employers include the University of Arkansas, medical and other educational facilities, and a host of thriving large and smaller businesses servicing Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods. Fayetteville’s vibrant economy and marvelous quality of life have placed the city in the top ten performing cities in the US several times in the past decade. 

Housing in Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville’s housing market is notable for its range of condominiums, medium-priced family homes, upscale neighborhoods, and exclusive residential communities. Demand for housing for the many students at the University of Arkansas, and the high cost of land in the city have resulted in a large number of condominiums, with prices ranging upwards from under $200,000 for 1-2 bedrooms. The market favors buyers in the $175,000 – 300,000 range, with a very wide selection of fabulous homes, many under 5 years old currently available. Upscale subdivisions and gated communities offer amenities like walking and cycling trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, and golf. 

Parks/Sports/Recreation/Golf in Fayetteville, AR

Set in the midst of the legendary Ozarks, Fayetteville is surrounded by some of the loveliest country and the best outdoor recreation in the nation. The city itself has numerous beautiful parks and gardens, with trails for hiking and cycling and plenty of peaceful picnic spots. Nearby scenic areas including the fabulous Devil’s Den State Park, Lake Wedington, White Rock Recreation Area, Beaver Lake, and the Ozark Highlands Trail offer wonderful outdoor sport and recreation, including camping, hiking, horseback riding, water sports, and caving. 

The Fayetteville area is a paradise for hunting and angling too, with terrific trout fishing on the White, Little Red, Mulberry and Spring Rivers, and northern pike, walleye, several species of bass and various panfish species abundant in the many lakes and smaller streams. Hunters find plenty of deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and other game in the region’s thickly wooded hills and valleys. 

Fayetteville’s award-winning Public Library has been welcoming book-lovers for over 90 years. Housed since 2004 in a purpose-built $23 million facility, it won the 2005 Thomson Gale Library Journal Library of the Year award. Hosting regular events including film festivals, book signings, and public forums, the library houses a local coffeeshop and Arsaga’s and has enjoyed spectacular growth in popularity with city residents in recent years.  

Special Attractions/Events in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville Square, with its beautiful gardens and famous Farmers’ Market, is at the heart of the city’s historic Downtown, venue for the up-and-coming annual Fayetteville Festival of Arts. The cool Dickson Street, with its clubs and non-stop music, great restaurants, and unique shops is also part of the Downtown area, and not far away the fabulous Walton Arts Center presents a breath-taking array of the very best in the performing arts and culture. 

The Arkansas Air Museum’s depiction of the State’s aviation history is a popular attraction. Historic and modern aircraft, ranging from early 20th Century racing planes to jet fighters and helicopters are displayed with fascinating artifacts from the world of flight in a vast wooden hangar, itself dating from World War II. 

Signs of its rich Civil War history are never far away in Fayetteville. The city was the scene of several important battles, and is home to two major cemeteries, both interesting and moving places to visit. The Fayetteville National Cemetery dates from 1867 and holds the remains of soldiers from both sides who were killed in the famous battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, while the picturesque Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery contains only Confederate remains from the same battles.  

A short drive south of Fayetteville in the beautiful Boston Mountains, Devils Den State Park adjoins the vast Ozarks National Forest and provides a wonderful range of outdoor recreation in a truly marvelous environment. An extensive trail system offers long and short hikes as well as horseback riding and mountain biking. Beautiful fast-flowing mountain rivers are great for canoeing and fishing, and the park’s unusual limestone and sandstone caves and crevices draw spelunkers from far and wide. Charming, historic cabins are available, or you can choose one of many campsites. 

 

About the Springdale, Arkansas Area 

Set the heart of the legendary Ozark Plateau Springdale offers its 60,000 or so residents the best of all possible worlds. With a vibrant economy, low unemployment, and superb cultural and community amenities Springdale is a great place to do business, while its excellent school system, safe, friendly communities, and fabulous range of outdoor recreational opportunities make it a wonderful place to raise a family. No wonder Springdale and Northwest Arkansas is one of the top five fastest-growing regions in America.  

Location 

The town of Springdale straddles the boundaries of Washington and Benton counties in northwestern Arkansas. It is situated in gently rolling wooded hills at 1322 feet above sea level on the Ozark Plateau. Springdale is 8 miles from Fayetteville, 58 miles from Fort Smith, AR, and 99 miles from Tulsa. 

Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places 

Rich in the history of the Civil War, Northwest Arkansas contains many sites of interest to students of military history and those interested in the lives of the men and women who helped make our nation. Only minutes from Springdale, two State Parks commemorate major Civil War battles, while throughout the district there are cemeteries, historic buildings, and other reminders of that tumultuous time.  

At the 4300 acre Pea Ridge National Military Park the site of the battle of 7-8 March 1862 is preserved. On this site over 26,000 soldiers fought for the future of the State of Missouri, and eventually, but with appalling losses on both sides, the Union prevailed.  

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park offers a more comprehensive insight into the realities of life and war in the mid-19th Century. On a self-guided driving or walking tour through the battle site, and with guided tours through replicas of typical buildings of the period and other interpretive programs, visitors come to see a little of what life was like for a Civil War soldier. Every second year, in December, a re-enactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove is held.  

The small town of War Eagle is another site of immense historical interest. Founded by Sylvanus and Catherine Blackburn in the 1830’s War Eagle became a thriving community, populated largely by the extended Blackburn family, and several buildings dating from the Civil War era still survive there. The local cemetery contains the remains of 125 Blackburn family members. A faithful replica of the original 1873 mill was built following the destruction by fire of the Farm’s second mill in 1924. Still operating, powered by the War Eagle River, it is the only working grist mill in Arkansas, and with its eighteen-foot cypress waterwheel is believed to be the only mill of its type still operating in the United States. The renowned War Eagle Arts and Crafts Fair has been held in the township each year since 1954. 

Jobs 

Springdale prides itself on its “business-friendly” atmosphere and its large skilled and educated workforce. The town houses the corporate headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meat-processing company in the world and one of Northwest Arkansas’s two biggest employers along with Wal-Mart, whose headquarters are in nearby Bentonville. Springdale’s forward-looking business and community leaders target knowledge-based industry, and the town’s new Technology Park is attracting considerable interest, with many jobs in the IT area becoming available. Other significant employers are in the education, medical, and services areas.

Housing in Springdale 

In Springdale it’s possible to buy a very nice family home for under $200,000, and some older houses can still be found for less than $100,000. Extensive subdivisions in and around the town offer a great range of new and near-new homes on a buyers’ market up to around $300,000, and at the top end of the market there are gated communities with beautiful upscale homes and amenities or private homes with acreage where you can keep some horses and enjoy the relaxed Southern lifestyle. 

Parks/Sports/Recreation/Golf 

With plenty of parks, both new and well-established, Springdale residents are richly served with outdoor recreational opportunities. Located in Murphy Park, the city’s oldest, the new $4 million Springdale Aquatic Park attracts people from all over Northwest Arkansas to its competition swimming and diving pools and its extensive play area, including several thrilling water slides. Other park areas offer hiking and cycling trails through lovely woods, quiet picnic spots for family gatherings, and facilities for organized and informal team sports like baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and basketball. 

Only minutes from the city the 500-mile shoreline of famous Beaver Lake allows access to some of the most beautiful scenic spots and the best hunting and hiking in the State. The lake offers fantastic boating and water sports, including swimming, scuba diving, water skiing, and jet skiing, and it is justly famous for its year-round fishing, with excellent stocks of striped, large and small mouth, and white bass, as well as bream, crappie, northern pike and walleye in abundance. 

Springdale’s Jones Center for Families is the unique vision of Bernice Jones, who has created a place where families and groups from throughout Northwest Arkansas can come together for healthy, wholesome, and enjoyable recreation that benefits and strengthens individuals, families, and the entire community. Serving 1.75 million people annually, the Jones Center offers a huge ice arena, swimming pools, health, wellness, and a host of educational enrichment classes, a public computer center that is used by over 100,000 visitors annually, and much more. 

Over 20 courses within a few minutes’ drive give Springdale’s golfers plenty of choice. The town has two excellent 9-hole public courses and a number of award-winning private courses nearby, including the superb Blessings Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and listed in Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Ten Best New Private Courses in the U.S. for 2004.  

Special Attractions/Events 

The remarkable Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, established in 1965, takes its name from the town’s original name. Initially developed to house a unique collection of Native American artifacts, the Museum has since expanded considerably and is now focused primarily on the social and folk history of the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. Exhibits and interactive displays including six historic buildings tell the stories of the people of the Ozarks from the original indigenous inhabitants, through the pioneers, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and into modern times, with folk music, games, and a collection of over 700,000 photographs. The Museum also houses a research library and offers programs, lectures, and changing exhibits on a variety of regional history topics.  

The Rodeo of the Ozarks is held over four days in July, with the spectacular last day on Independence Day. Over 500 contestants, many of them professional rodeo athletes, compete in classic rodeo events including steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and bull riding. A fabulous 4th of July fireworks display helps make this highpoint of Springdale’s calendar a great day for families to celebrate our Western heritage and the nation’s birthday together. 

Families, history and train enthusiasts, and all who appreciate wonderful scenery and the glories of nature will love the fabulous excursions on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad. One of only a few railroads left in the US still operating both freight and passenger services, the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad offers the opportunity to go back in time and experience the relaxation and opulence of the Golden Age of train travel. From elegantly refurbished antique passenger coaches travelers enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Boston Mountains and historic Arkansas River Basin while a well-informed –and uniformed–conductor adds a nostalgic and interesting historical commentary. 

About the Bentonville, Arkansas Area 

Rich in history, blessed with stunning scenery, and offering wonderful opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation, Bentonville is a city on the move. Part of the vibrant Northwest Arkansas region that ranks among the fastest-growing in the US, this charming city. Family-friendly neighborhoods and its intimate historic Downtown reflect the city’s small-town and rural community values, yet Bentonville welcomes newcomers and supports business, and is full of excitement about the future. Bentonville Schools tend to be one of the favorites in all of Northwest Arkansas…

Location 

Bentonville is Benton County in the Ozark Mountains, in Northwest Arkansas. It is located at an elevation of 1300 feet in the gently rolling wooded hills and deep valleys of the Ozark Mountains. Bentonville is 20 miles from Fayetteville, 77 miles from Springfield, MO, and 96 miles from Tulsa, OK. 

Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places 

In 1836 Benton County was established as the first county in the state of Arkansas, with Bentonville as County Seat. Through the intervening decades, many of them tumultuous, Bentonville has maintained its historic character and still boasts 72 historic buildings and homes within its city limits, including the well-known Peel House Mansion and Historical Gardens. 

The Peel Mansion was built with meticulous care in 1875, using the best local materials and craftsmen. With his wife Mary, Colonel Samuel West Peel, a pioneer businessman, Indian agent and Confederate soldier who became the first native-born Congressman from Arkansas, raised their nine children on the farm and apple orchard surrounding the house. A splendid example of an Italianate mansion, it has been beautifully restored and furnished with extraordinary period furniture and embellishments to create an authentic early Victorian ambience. 

In addition to its historic and scenic charms, Bentonville has become famous as the home of the founders of Wal-Mart and the site of their first retail outlet. The original Wal-Mart still stands in Bentonville’s town square, serving as a visitors’ center to illustrate and remember Wal-Mart’s history, its rural roots, and the philosophy of its founders, who exemplified the small-town virtues of frugality, hard work, and dedication. The front of the premises recall an old-time “five and dime” store, while the rooms in back form a kind of museum housing relics and mementoes marking the stupendous success of the Walton family and their company.  

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville opened in 2011 and is one of the foremost art museums in the United States. Set in gorgeous Arkansas woodland, the stunningly designed Museum is the brainchild of Alice Walton of Wal-Mart fame. Crystal Bridges 25,000 square feet of gallery space will house masterworks of American art from the colonial period to the present day. The Museum will also feature a 250-seat indoor auditorium, areas for outdoor concerts and public events, sculpture gardens and walking trails, and exhibits of Native American art as well as the work of regional artists and special collections from national art institutions. Nicky is especially excited about this as in her spare time, she is an “artist” – painting abstract art which is in the popular IO Metro furntiture and art stores across the country (Nicky was one of 25 (out of over 2000 entrants) that won the “local art contest” for IO Metro with one of her paintings of her “late night hobby” (Nicky won 2011 & 2012 “Local Art Contest” for IO Metro.)

Nicky with her latest IO Metro Artwork. To purchase LOCAL ART at IO METRO (Including Nicky Dou’s flags) CLICK HERE.

IO METRO ARTWORK - LOCAL ART - NICKY DOU

Jobs 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world’s largest service and retail corporation, has its headquarters in Bentonville, and many large and small companies (including some listed in Fortune 500) have regional offices in Benton County to support their accounts at Wal-Mart. The huge Tyson Foods Corporation- the world’s largest meat processor- is located in nearby Springdale. The economy of Northwest Arkansas is booming, with rapid population growth and many new businesses being established, including high-tech and knowledge-based industries. Unemployment is so low as to be practically non-existent. Nicky Dou’s real estate firm, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette is Wal-Mart’s recommended relocation firm along with most of the vendor community in Northwest Arkansas. This is HUGE for not only Nicky Dou, but for her buyers and sellers! For the best real estate service with the best real estate company in NWA – contact NICKY DOU!

Housing

Bentonville is a rapidly-growing town in an area experiencing high population growth and economic expansion. Its real estate market currently favors buyers, with a very wide range of homes available in all price ranges. There is growing interest in upscale residential developments and gated communities in the area, including some fabulous lakeside and golfing communities. Some of Bentonville’s top neighborhoods include Lochmoor Club, Oxford Ridge, Rolling Acres, St. Valery Downs, Chapel Hill, Heathrow, Stonehenge, Hanover, Brighton Heights, Wildwood, Riverwalk among many others. Nicky Dou resides in Bentonville, AR and her daughter, Madison attends Bentonville schools. Nicky LOVES Bentonville and would be happy to share her knowledge of the area with YOU!

Parks/Sports/Recreation/Golf 

Boasting nine public parks, an aquatic center, 19 baseball and softball fields, six soccer fields and a recreation center which houses two basketball courts and a weight room, Bentonville provides plenty of opportunities for exercise and sports. The nearby town of Bella Vista has seven golf courses, 12 lighted tennis courts, eight lakes, swimming pools, and several playgrounds. 

Surrounded as it is by the spectacular beauty of the legendary Ozark Mountains, Bentonville has so much to offer lovers of the outdoors, with wonderful State parks and natural playgrounds like Beaver Lake, Devils Den State Park, Lake Wedington, and the vast Ozark National Forest only minutes’ drive away. At 12,000 acres, the lovely Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area is the largest state park in Arkansas. Noted for its fascinating wildlife, glorious wildflowers, and intimate associations with the region’s pioneering histor

y, Hobbs offers miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain-biking, great hunting, a free shooting range, and much, much more. 

For garden and nature lovers, a visit to the newly opened Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a must. The Garden’s 86 acres adjoin Lake Fayetteville and include nine separate gardens on themes that highlight the beauty and environmental variety of the Ozarks. There is also an amphitheater, boat rental facility, exhibit gallery, observatory cafe, education center, conservatory, special children’s area, and trails for walking and biking. 

Bentonville’s golfers are especially well-provided for, with more than 20 stunning golf courses very nearby. The Bella Vista residential community alone boasts seven championship-quality golf courses featuring 117 holes of golf, and there are five more public and private golf courses in Benton County, with many more in adjacent Washington County. 

Special Attractions/Events 

For many Bentonville’s greatest attraction is the wonderful scenery of the historic Ozarks region, and there is no better way to enjoy this than to drive the fabulous Boston Mountains Scenic Loop on U.S. 71 and I-540. Snaking through the rugged mountain ridges and deep valleys, US 71 follows the contours of the land and gives you a taste of what travel in the region was like in days gone by. By contrast, I-540 is a modern super-highway that soars across the countryside, a triumph of man over nature. But whether they are traveled in the Fall with its glorious colors, or during the lush green growth of Spring, or at any time of the year, both legs of the Scenic Loop offer expansive views and intimate glimpses of the rivers, stream, and hardwood forests of this beautiful region.  

The Bentonville area is home to some of the State’s most popular art and craft fairs, including those at War Eagle, Spanker Creek, and in the historic Bentonville Town Square. The two fairs held each year since 1954 at War Eagle Farm & Mill are renowned for the range and quality of their exhibits and for the absolutely stunning scenery and historical richness of their location. Just minutes from Bentonville, the fair at Spanker Creek Farm is another outdoor event held in the lovely rural Ozarks, while a second indoor fair is held twice a year at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Bentonville. Whether you want to buy beautiful local and regional art works or produce home-grown and home-made in the traditional way, or just to soak up the atmosphere and relaxed Ozarks lifestyle, the Ozarks fairs are a wonderful outing for all the family. 

You don’t have to love motor bikes to enjoy the fabulous Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Festival, held each Fall just down the road in Fayetteville. Attracting as many as 350,000 avid onlookers, this four-day event features dozens of bike events, some of the hottest national and regional blues, rock, country, and jazz bands playing free on two stages, “babe” contests, mouth-watering food of every kind, and much more.

 

Testimonials:

“Her performance in successfully selling our home”

“I wanted to let people know how pleased Mr. Burkes and I were with Nicky’s performance in successfully selling our home on Lakefront Drive in Fayetteville. She helped navigate us through quite a bit of adversity to bring both parties to closing on an exceptional offer and better-than-expected timeline. Her professionalism, salesmanship, and marketing ideas were exemplory, and we will be recommending her to my friends and business contacts.” 

Kudos! “Brad J. Shoptaw”

“Nicky Dou is the best.”

Nicky Dou is the best. She conspired with my wife to make sure I did not buy the wrong house and got me in the right house. She continued to follow up with details that lingered for over a year after closing.  

Robert L. Jones, III, Attorney

“Nicky was, by far, the most professional agent “

“I would recommend Nicky to anyone wanting to buy a house. This was the fourth home my husband and I have bought. Nicky was, by far, the most professional agent we have used. She really listens carefully to the clients’ needs and desires and is very patient as those change!” 

“Paul and Patty Severino”

“She gives a good name to the business”

Nicky was perfect for me! She spent time with me like I was a big-time client, showed me things in my price-range and helped me find a house in one week! After working with Nicky, I realized in my last 10 real estate deals, I had never had a competent realtor. She gives a good name to the business.

“Pearl Brick” of Fayetteville

“She has a wealth of information”

Nicky found the perfect lot for my wife and I to build our future home. Her website is top notch and the entire experience with her was pleasant, professional and she has a wealth of information. We would recommend her over anyone else in this market looking for property or a home.

“Craig Curzon” of Fayetteville

“She is the most calm, sweetest and honest people”

Nicky not only became my real estate agent but she also became a good friend of mine. Being a first time home buyer I had no idea of what was in store for me and with Nicky’s help, guidance and patience I was able to get through this experience. She is the most calm, sweetest and honest people. I will be for ever grateful for all of her help on getting me the house that I so wanted. Thanks, friend!

“Heydee Lara” of Centerton

“Sold our home in just 58 days!”

Nicky, 

I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for the awesome service that you gave us in the listing and sale of our home. I can’t believe you sold our home in just 58 days! This was amazing to us as we had our home off/on the market for over two years!! I appreciate all of your recommendations and ideas in helping to stage our home. I believe that made a huge impact on creating a more warm and inviting feel to our home. I know that when we interviewed you, I hit you with a lot of tough questions. You had immediate answers. I was very impressed that you were ready with a marketing strategy to sell our home that was different than most other companies that we had talked to. I remember that when we first visited with you that I had multiple items that buyers had given us negative feedback on. With a smile on your face and a cheer in your voice, you put forth an immediate plan of action addressing how to overcome these problems, even the obvious backing up to the highway problem! We were so pleased that even with there being an abundance of homes on the market in our price range, you were still able to show our home at least twice a week. Your care, knowledge, and communication with us during this process has been unlike any other realtor we have had experiences with in the past. We appreciated the fact that you were always prompt in answering our questions or concerns AND that you were always prompt in providing feedback from a showing of the home. We had listed our home with two other real estate companies over a period of almost two years. Of the three companies, Element Realty by far exceeded our expectations with marketing, customer service, and with your sales experience. You were always on top of things, guiding us through all of the details of the sale of our home. Thank you for your creative marketing ideas and for your optimism in selling our home! Because it was such a joy and pleasure to work with you and your staff at Element Realty, we continually refer people to your office and will relist with you and your company again!!!  

Thanks again for everything and most of all for a home sold in 58 days! 

“Jennifer and Keith Rudder”

“We can’t imagine having a better experience with a Realtor”

We can’t imagine having a better experience with a realtor! Nicky was professional, friendly, courteous, fun, realistic, and very helpful! Our experience with her was very pleasant and positive. We have appreciated her help from the beginning, and she has continued to help us in many ways, even after the closing. It’s not surprising to us that she is one of the highest-ranked realtors in N.W. Arkansas.

“Randy and Linda Bowling”

A letter from one of Nicky’s clients:

Dear Nicky,

The experience of purchasing our new home has been perfect in every way, thanks to you.

Your website was easy to use and certainly covered the real estate market in Northwest Arkansas. With short notice, you worked us into your schedule at our convenience. You made us feel comfortable from the start. Was it your willingness, your listening ability, your knowledge of the real estate market in Northwest Arkansas? It was all of those qualities.

We feel like we were able to acquire the perfect house for us and that we have a new lifetime friendship with you.

Thank you is inadequate – but will have to do for now – to show our deep appreciation for your help. We highly recommend you to anyone in the market for a home.

Warm Regards,

Ken and Melissa Barclay

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