14 Jul 2016

DISCOUNT HEART SURGEON? I DIDN’T THINK SO…

One of the first questions I’m often asked by a prospective client is “what is your commission rate”? I cringe inside and clench my jaws, but then reply politely with an informative response. It also includes the phrase “you get what you pay for”. That is oh so true in many businesses and my industry isn’t […]

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14 Jul 2016

WHAT DOES HOME WARRANTY MEAN?

This question comes up a lot, especially for first-time home buyers. What is a Home Warranty… and who pays for it? Let’s first talk about what it is. Essentially a Home Warranty is a protection plan, usually purchased a year at a time that covers certain components in and around your home. Plans vary, depending […]

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13 Jul 2016

REAL ESTATE TERMS TO KNOW

For the REALTOR® these may be words used every day, but for the potential buyer or seller, they can be foreign at first so I wanted to share some of the top words we use that aren’t understood initially. 1) COMP – this is short for “comparable”, which means comparable property. We look at the […]

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13 Jul 2016

I’M NOT INVINCIBLE

First of all, I want to say this blog post will essentially be nothing about Real Estate, but everything about life and not taking your health for granted. The past 9-days or so have been a real eye opener for me. I initially felt very weak, achy and just lousy, which I thought was part […]

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13 Jul 2016

BEING A MOM IS A THANKLESS JOB!

Today’s blog is being dedicated to my wife, Jennifer. My wife is a “stay-at-home” Mom first and foremost, but that comes with a lot of responsibilities. She makes what I do possible. You see, without her, I wouldn’t be able to start my days so early in the office or come home as late as […]

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13 Jul 2016

COME TOGETHER… OR FALL APART

America Needs a Leader… and Soon! This will not be a Real Estate related blog post, but one that I feel needs written and thought about. The world today is filled with so much hatred and division, it’s sad. Not just here in the U.S. but everywhere this occurs on varying levels, but living here, […]

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13 Jul 2016

Date Your Wife Before Someone Else Does

The title above may sound kind of funny, but it wouldn’t be if that literally happened, right? For too many years, I personally have not dated my wife like I should have. Before you wonder, NO, someone else hasn’t been either! 2016 has brought about change in this department, however. Starting tonight we will have […]

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13 Jul 2016

New Phoenix Restaurants in 2016

There will be many more than on this list, but here are a few highlights for those that want to try something new! SHAKE SHACK – this New York City Burger chain is coming to the valley in both Phoenix and Scottsdale. First will open in Scottsdale Fashion Square and then Uptown Plaza at Central & […]

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10 Jul 2016

REMINDERS FOR YOUR HOME BEFORE LEAVING ON VACATION

Today I wanted to share some helpful hints to remember before you go on vacation: Leave your front porch/coach lights on… using a timer can be a good way to ensure they’re not left on 24-hours a day though. Use another timer to have an interior light on overnight that can be seen from outside […]

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