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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 […]

The Truth About Zestimates

The Truth About Zestimates

Debunking Zillow’s Algorithm Despite society’s continued reliance on Zillow to determine their sale price, the Zestimates are generally inaccurate – Here’s why: While Zillow pulls a lot of data, it pulls too much data. In addition to the regular sales in your community, Zillow also pulls data from short sales and foreclosures. They then compile an […]

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 […]

5 Features That Help Sell a Home

5 Features That Help Sell a Home

Incorporating these features will help you get the best return on your investment Even if you’re not quite ready to sell your home or you just moved in, as you work to create and design your new home, these are important things to keep in mind. 1. Plenty of bathrooms It’s far better to have an “extra” […]

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 […]

August Was the Month of Cancellations

August Was the Month of Cancellations

The average monthly cancellation rate is between 4-5%, however in August this rose to 26%. This drastic increase in cancellations was supported by other agents in my company, title companies, and lenders. With such a steep increase, something new MUST be happening in the market.  I have a few possible explanations based on what I see […]

My Takeaways from Inman 2017

My Takeaways from Inman 2017

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Inman, a real estate technology conference in San Francisco. Today I finally got to “brain dump” from that trip and here are just a few of my several take aways (reference the pictures): 1. (Picture with Mark Zuckerberg) – World renowned photographer Platon spoke for the best […]