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The Top 15 Home Sales of 2017

The Top 15 Home Sales of 2017

Between January and November, roughly two dozen homes sold for over $4 million each, and 10 homes that sold for over $5 million. Needless to say, the residential real estate market flourished for high-end homes in 2017. Below is a look at the top 15 home sales for the year…totaling in $90 million: $8.65 million […]

8 Questions to Ask Your Future Contractor

8 Questions to Ask Your Future Contractor

Whether it’s to make the appropriate repairs for the sake of selling your home, or simply to help with a home improvement project, at some point you will probably need to hire a contractor. Here are 8 guiding questions to help you do so with confidence:   1. Are you a licensed contractor? To help […]

The Finest Home Sale in Gilbert of 2017!

The Finest Home Sale in Gilbert of 2017!

Gilbert’s housing market is very diverse, from newer stucco tract homes to large estates on acreage.  However, the property located on 21423 S 147th Street was by far the nicest home to sell in Gilbert in 2017. Absolutely extraordinary in every way, this stunning estate is highlighted by a magnificent main house (5 bedrooms; 4 full […]

Earnest Money Frequently Asked Questions

Earnest Money Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever I write up an offer for a buyer, invariably the one thing that generates the most questions is earnest money. What is it, why do I need it, how much should it be, how will I lose it – these questions almost always require a lot of discussion and education.   What is earnest […]

3 Questions That Weed Out Bad Agents

3 Questions That Weed Out Bad Agents

“How do I know if the agent we are going to hire is any good?  What are some good questions I can ask him/her to make sure they are good?” – Belinda Hi Belinda. Unfortunately, my industry is not seen in the greatest light, and for good reason!  Only about 20% of the real estate […]

What Should I Disclose About My Property?

What Should I Disclose About My Property?

“We sold our house a couple months ago and now the buyers are trying to come after us because we didn’t disclose that the next door neighbor’s dog barks a lot…. yes, seriously!  Can they do that?  Did I really need to disclose that?” – Tammy Hi Tammy.  Sorry you are going through some post […]

How to Cancel and Get Your Earnest Money Back

How to Cancel and Get Your Earnest Money Back

“I’m in the middle of buying a house but I want to cancel and get out of the deal WITH my earnest money.  What are my options?” – Tom Hi Tom.  Depending on how far into your escrow period you are, there are many options to get out of your contract and get your earnest […]

Should I Sell During the Holiday Season?

“EVERYONE says I shouldn’t sell my house during the holiday season.  Thoughts?” – Joan Hi Joan.  If we lived in ANY other part of the country where it wasn’t 65 degrees and sunny during the winter, I would agree that selling during the holidays is not a good idea. However, the selling season during the […]

When is it Time to Reduce the Price?

“Hi Mike.  We are currently trying to sell our house (unsuccessfully so far) and are wondering when would be a good time to reduce the price.  Thanks in advance.” – Ashton Hi Ashton.  This question is a bit hard to answer considering I don’t know the specifics of your situation, however I will do my […]

Do I Need a Realtor for New Construction?

“My wife and I are thinking of buying new construction in Chandler.  Do we need a realtor to represent us?” – Robert Hi Robert. When you buy a new house, do you need the services of an experienced real estate agent?  The answer is yes, and here’s why: When you buy an existing house, what […]