Category: Real Estate Advice

27 Nov 2018

Hiring the Wrong Realtor can Cost a Seller Thousands!

The title may seem broad, but I wanted to highlight an example of this where I was involved in the transaction… fortunately my Buyers got to take advantage! A few months ago, we stumbled upon a home for sale where the photography was super dark, blurry and just poor image selection. Turns out, there was […]

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08 Oct 2018

Real Estate Market is “Normalizing”… What Does That Mean?

The headlines are starting to change a little bit… by now, you’ve probably heard about the Real Estate market cooling off somewhat. Well, let’s dig deeper into this! First of all, real estate is always local… each area will differ and price segments vary as well within the same overall market. Right now I am […]

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31 May 2018

What’s with all the Real Estate Billboards?

So you’ve probably seen various billboards along the valley freeways when driving around that are similar to the one shown above. I wanted to take a moment to explain a few things pertaining to them. I’ve mentioned this in past blogs, but it is oh so true, I need to once more… “If it sounds […]

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17 Apr 2018

Can I Afford to Buy a Home?

This question (“how much house can I afford?”) crosses everyone’s mind at some point in their life… in many studies, it’s “home” that people find most valuable, even more so than food often times. Having a place to go at the end of the day is nearly priceless. However, there’s a price tag attached to […]

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30 Nov 2017

How to Handle the Fear of Home Buying

The photo above was chosen for a reason… everyone would love the ability to see into the future to know things are going to be okay before buying a home. There are so many emotions during the process: excitement, stress, joy, anxiety, frustration, relief and the list goes on. I have felt the same things […]

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01 Sep 2017

Multiple Offer Situation FAQ’s

Every real estate market is different and trends cycle from Buyer’s markets to Seller’s markets and anywhere in between. Certain times of year can also impact this. Here in the Phoenix Metro area, it’s definitely not uncommon to see multiple offer scenarios, especially in the lower price points. Therefore, I wanted to write this blog […]

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01 Jun 2017

It’s Your Money, Don’t Give it Away!

With the rise in Investment Companies buying homes from the general public, in a more publicized format, I wanted to shed some light on the topic. I’m sure you’ve heard on the radio, seen online ads or watched commercials on TV where a company will  send you a cash offer for your home in less […]

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28 Apr 2017

25 Steps to Selling your Home

Thinking about Selling a Home, but not sure what’s involved or where to begin? Here is a quick checklist showing the usual 25 Home Selling Steps to make it happen: Choose your Realtor (me). Schedule a “Pre-Move Consultation” together. Repairs, Improvements & Touch-Ups. Deep Cleaning & Staging. Complete the Listing Forms. Schedule Videography & Photography. Install Yard Sign […]

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27 Apr 2017

25 Steps to Buying a Home

Thinking about Buying a Home, but not sure what’s involved? Here is a quick checklist showing the usual 25 Home Buying Steps to get you there. Choose your Realtor (me). Schedule a Pre-Move Consultation together. Get Pre-Qualified for Financing. Search for Homes. View Homes. Submit Offer(s). Seller Accepts your Offer. Open up Escrow and Deposit […]

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15 Feb 2017

Date Your Home

In honor of Valentine’s Day… I thought this would be a cool topic to write about. Well… being completely honest, I am borrowing the idea from my office manager, Tiffany. However, all content is 100% mine! It’s true… at first, many Buyers fall in love with their homes and really start the relationship strong with […]

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