Cherry On Top

Join Scott as he gets to know Nancy from Cherry on Top in this week’s spotlight series video! She is a wonderful person and this is a business that truly gives back to the community it serves. First, click the image below to watch the video, and then head over to Nancy’s to treat yourself to a fat-free frozen yogurt from Cherry on Top. With 12 flavors of frozen yogurt and 72 choices of toppings to pick from, there is surely something for everybody!

Interview Transcript

– You ever find yourself in the mood for something sweet, a treat but you really want it to be healthy too so you don’t have to feel too guilty? We have the place for ya in Scottsdale North. Come on in. Hey, gang. Today I want to get you to know Nancy at Cherry On Top in the Summit. If you haven’t been here, you need to be. By the way, just have you get a sense of who Nancy is and what this place is to the community. You know what’s funny for me is I was introduced to this place through my daughter Shelby and honestly, her thing when she was little, she loved ice cream and I would say to her, “Shelby, what’s your first favorite food?” “Ice cream.” “What’s your second favorite food?” “Ice cream.” “What’s your third favorite?” “Ice cream.” And she’s the one who introduced me to this and I said, “I don’t like yogurt, we’re not going there.” And she goes, “No, it’s not like that.” And it’s not, this is like ice cream. It really is. – [Nancy] It is, it is. – [Scott] In fact, what is the difference between ice cream and yogurt? – Ice cream is made with cream and sugar and we all remember doing the old turning with the rock salt and all of that. Yogurt is actually a yogurt product. It is real yogurt which is fat free and it has probiotics in it. So even though ice cream and yogurt are similar in the frozen treat aspect, yogurt has more of a health benefit to it in that you get active cultures because the probiotic in our product is added after pasteurization. So it’s actually an active culture in the product. So it’s healthier and it’s a little easier on our waistlines because it’s fat free. – Yeah, exactly. – And then we also offer a dairy-free option for our folks that can’t have cream or dairy in their diets so that when they come in, they can enjoy something with their family and not have to worry about having the dairy. So we always offer a sorbet option. Our flavors are, we have two per machine. And then if any of the machines, if you wanted to pull the middle handle, you get a mixture, a twist of the two flavors together. Options are pretty endless. I have 72 different toppings in the store. These are all candies, cookies. We have a lot of fruits. – [Scott] I heard that you cut the fruit every day. – Yes. – And it’s all fresh. – Yes, so I always say if it doesn’t look like something I’d want to eat, it doesn’t go out on the toppings bar so that’s our motto here. So we look every day and make sure that everything looks lovely and ready and appetizing to put on your yogurt. – Well, I hope that convinces you that there’s something here you’re really going to enjoy and it’s going to be healthier for ya but something I’d like to kind of mention is the purpose of connecting Scottsdale North is to build community, to help people that live here to get to know the local businesses and use them because that really does add to the community. Well, in this case, what I most consistently hear about Cherry On Top, everybody loves the food but what I hear is the way you guys embrace the community. In fact, I noticed here, you’ve got some teams here, sports teams and over here. – [Nancy] Cheerleaders, yeah. – Cheerleaders there and then over here’s a wall that looks like a bunch of kids send you cards. – Yeah, so we try to do fundraising activities with the schools, the churches. We encourage them to get as many people as they can together, come in, have yogurt and then I get to send them a check and say here’s a percentage of your sales for the day or the evening and so I get these cards from the kids and they’re fun because the kids write them and they draw pictures and I have to display them because when they come in, they’re looking for their artwork. – [Scott] What about the daddy-daughter dances, this is kind of popular, huh? – Yeah, so in February we get, it’s probably two or three or four of our busiest evenings of the year. The daddy-daughter dances with the elementary schools and after the dance they come in to have a treat and they’re so adorable. They come in all dressed up with their dads with their corsages on and it’s like the home run for the dads. – That’s it. Do you hear the community? Really, really, really this is all about community and that’s the purpose of this video is help these guys be part of your community too. Come on up here and try this. You’re going to like it. They contribute back to our community. Everybody win. Nancy, thanks for taking the time. – Absolutely, thank you, Scott, take care.

About Scott Gaertner

Scott Gaertner

Scott Gaertner

Since 1984 Scott’s real estate career has always been committed to exceptional results and his business philosophy has always been “If you want extraordinary results, find out what the ordinary do – and then don’t do it!” Consequently his career has been a trail of astonishing successes created from ground-breaking methods.

His first year in real estate selling new homes for a large builder, Scott sold 101 homes and became the first recipient of the Arizona Homebuilders Association’s “Most Net Units Sold Award.” The Association created the award that year because they said nobody had ever heard of that many homes being sold in one year before! Later, due to his continued successes, he became the first recipient of the Homebuilder’s Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

In the resale home business, Scott continued his innovative trends by opening Scottsdale’s first real estate company devoted solely to representing real estate buyers. This pioneering event in 1990 was long before most had ever heard of the term “buyer’s agency” or considered buyer representation. After years of teaching classes and bringing much needed media exposure to the cause, buyer’s agency has become the accepted standard of practice. That cause complete, Scott moved on to a more traditional role with Keller Williams Northeast Realty. But of course, not in an ordinary way . . .

Shunning the conventional wisdom in resale real estate that says “Specialize in everything!” Scott adopted one small corner of the Scottsdale market to call his own. Using typically unconventional marketing methods and strategies, he became the dominant agent in one zip code of Scottsdale North. Dominant not only in numbers of sales, but in pricing successes for his clients.

By 2018, Scott’s techniques have proven so successful that he is now guaranteeing his results, and expanding his business to a much larger market in the North Valley.