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We've been checking our mailbox for our Thanksgiving card every day for a week. We were just going to permanently fire our mailing company, but our card came today--just in a nick of time!   So today we are grateful that our Thanksgiving card arrived and our clients will know that we're thinking...
11/27/2013
If November is the month for gratitude, then I'm way behind in giving thanks. Today, I am grateful to be working with a great agent in a difficult transaction. Here's what's going on. I'm selling a home for a client that is also buying another home. The home they are buying is contingent on compl...
11/26/2013
My son (also a realtor) was checking out comps for a friend who wants to list his home. It's going to be a tight squeeze to pay commissions and still break even. "He's made some improvements to the home, so he should be okay," my son said. Well, that depends. If he added a pool, he may have spent...
11/25/2013
The weather: everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything. Many real estate agents in the Phoenix area were talking about the rain that came in late Thursday night. Should we go ahead with our Saturday open houses or not? I know that sounds ridiculous to our friends in the northwest or the ...
11/23/2013
We have just listed a four bedroom, three bath home for sale near Highland High School in Gilbert, AZ! One full bedroom and one full bath on the main floor. Perfect for guests or for a mother-in-law apartment. Highland High School is less than 1/2 mile from the front door. No carpool necessary fo...
11/21/2013
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What does move in ready mean to you? I always thought that it meant the house was ready to move into. But I guess I'm wrong! One of my investors just bought a bank owned home that had been listed as a "move in ready" short sale. Well, I guess it was ready to move into if you like the smell of car...
11/18/2013
Are you looking for a great home in 85234? This fabulous Four Bedroom Home in Morrison Ranch, Gilbert, AZ is now on the market! It also has three FULL baths. One bedroom and bath are on the main floor--perfect for guests!  - - - - -  CLICK HERE TO SEE 49 MORE PICTURES! - - - - -  The low-maintena...
11/15/2013
Those of us who suffer through desert summers in Mesa, Arizona, love to call our friends in the more "normal" states (normal = anywhere else) in November just to ask what the temperature is outside. Well, yesterday, it was 91 degrees (at least) in Mesa. I was showing homes in the afternoon and th...
11/13/2013
According to the buyer's agent's cover letter, her buyer left my listing crying. Why? Because she loves the home so much and she knows it is the one. So what's the problem? She will never, ever live in that home. Here's the deal. If the buyer loves the home so much that's she's crying and saying ...
11/12/2013
Probably the best way we as real estate agents can honor our veterans is not to attend a parade once a year. Or worse, shop the Veteran's Day sales and ignore the reason for the holiday. The best thing we could do is give extra consideration to VA buyers when we represent the seller. I know that ...
11/11/2013
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