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I held an Open House today in a condominium complex in an highly trafficed upscale neighborhood of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Thinking Sunday afternoon was prime time, I had high expectations of drawing a crowd. To my dissmal dissappointment I only had one neighbor stop by.  He was one of the original...
My heart goes out to those who have lost structures and damage to properties in the Southern California area fires.  I especially send my heart-felt thoughts to those who are amongst our ranks of Active Rainers.  The real estate agents, brokers, lenders, title agencies, home inspectors, handymen ...
I am thinking out loud!  How is it that the SELLER in a real estate transaction carries the burden of the cost of both sides of the real estate commission?  Why isn't it split equally between buyer and seller's agents and distributed at the close of escrow?  Wouldn't that help level the financial...
I came across an interesting selling technique that goes beyond the box.  He called it a Reverse Offer.  When an interested buyer visits an Open House or is considering your listing along with another, shortly after present him with an offer, just as a buyer would, from the seller spelling out al...
With the onset of the winter visitor months, Arizona is the haven for out-of-state residents.  The weather has cooled to a pleasant daytime 85 degrees and will only drop about 10 more degrees in the next 8 months.  The days are warm and the nights are cool, perfect for many outdoor activities suc...
I work in the Corporate Office of Independence Realty Professionals, Inc. in Tempe, Arizona.  The designated broker is very pro-active in creating tools for his agents to use in furthering their business.  He has put together a lead-generating website, to use as a referral ne...

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Keeping well-educated on current market trends and issues is the best service I can give my clients. Whether a 1st time home buyer, a life change relocation, a 2nd home purchase or a seller which deserves the very best in negotiating skills enhanced by the information gained through blogging. The thriving economic enviroment of Arizona along with affordable housing is a welcoming home for everyone. This is what motivates me to provide excellence in the residential real estate field.