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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 […]

Why It’s Hard to Sell FSBO

Why It’s Hard to Sell FSBO

Granted, some people are able to sell their own homes without the services of a real estate agent. Some of these successful do-it-yourselfers are very experienced home sellers. Others are transferring ownership of their home to a child, a coworker or a tenant who’s already living in the home. These circumstances are the exception, not […]

How I Market Your Home

How I Market Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, marketing is the name of the game. These days, open houses and flyers aren’t enough; a Realtor must have an online presence. Instead of inconveniencing you every Saturday, I focus my efforts on the MLS, IDX, and other online sources as well as preparing your house for being […]

5 Steps to sell your home, QUICK!

5 Steps to sell your home, QUICK!

5 Tips For A Quick Sale   Current Market Now is a great time to sell and your home may be worth more then you think. If you bought before 2001 or in the 2009-2010 timeframe, you likely have equity in your home. Phoenix home prices have gone up between 10-25% since January. If a […]

Hate to Burst Your Bubble… But There is No Bubble!

Hate to Burst Your Bubble… But There is No Bubble!

At least in the near future, the next “real estate bubble” everyone is talking about doesn’t exist.  Yes, home prices have gone up quickly in the last couple of years, but nothing like 2004 – 2007, plus none of the indicators that were flashing “dangerous red” are currently going off.  Here’s some solid data to […]