Selling your house? Let's be honest...there are a lot of things that are way more fun than listing your house for sale...going through a heart-wrenching break-up, surviving those mega-fun years with your teenager, sitting through one more season of The Bachelor (Season 20, are … [Read More...]
Home prices are going up in Phoenix. Great news if you are a seller...not so great if you are a buyer. Particularly a buyer who does not currently own a home. The bar for entry level homes is going up - homes are becoming less affordable. You are jumping onto a moving … [Read More...]
And now, for the traditional look-back at the year that was. How did the Phoenix real estate market fare in 2015? Not too shabby!
In a nutshell, 2015 favored sellers over buyers in most areas, as has been the trend since 2011. The good news for buyers, however, is that sellers … [Read More...]
Everybody wants happiness in their life, right? Most folks start off with the notion that money is the key to happiness. If you work hard enough and achieve "success", you will be happy. But is that really the secret to happiness?
Since 1937, a dedicated group of Harvard … [Read More...]
I am a big fan of the New Year concept. A fresh start. The New Year's Resolutions. I realized long ago that I was not the kind of person who benefited from setting New Year's Resolutions. Sure, I would go forth with the best intentions to weigh less, earn more, exercise … [Read More...]
I get asked all the time: Is this a GOOD Neighborhood. My answer - How the Heck Should I Know? I don't blame you for asking the question. I mean, who wants to live in a "bad" neighborhood, right?! But, I really don't know because my idea of a "good" neighborhood is probably not … [Read More...]
"All I can strive to be is the absolute best possible version of myself."
I moved to Arizona from Southern California back in 1983 to attend Arizona State University. I had planned to move back to my beloved Huntington Beach the moment I graduated, but somehow the desert changed all that for me. I put down roots in the Valley of the Sun and never looked back, well, except for the trips in the summer for a little cool, beach time.
Before I became a Realtor, I spent 14 years as an aerospace engineer - yes, I was a Rocket Scientist! Because I come from a technical background, I avoid the whole "salesperson" approach to my business. I am a problem solver, a researcher, a negotiator and a facilitator. Believe it or not, that's what makes me a great Realtor! I focus on the needs of my clients first, because I value the relationship with each and every one of them. And there are plenty of services I offer that do not depend on you moving!
I know many people are reluctant to contact Realtors because they are afraid that they will be coerced into selling … [Read More]