The History of Phoenix Real Estate (at least since 2005)

To celebrate 8 years in real estate, I present to you: The History of Phoenix Real Estate (since 2005). It's been quite a wild ride since I got my real estate license...let's catch up, shall we? For all practical purposes, our Phoenix real estate market has experience an economic disaster that is quite similar to a Category 5 hurricane. And much like New Orleans experienced with Hurricane Katrina, we have endured different phases of this experience. 2005: The Tasty Wave phase when everyone grabs a board and jumps in - regardless of any actual ability to surf or even swim 2006: The denial phase - oh, haw bad can it really get? 2007: The … [Read more...]

Revealed – Inside a Realtor’s Car

You've seen Realtors driving around in their shiny clean cars, chauffeuring about clients, heading to meetings and looking fabulous. Have you ever wondered what those well-traveled cars look like BEFORE they get to the car wash? Curious why your agent always says "I will meet you there"? Well, hang on to your hats - you're about to find out, and friends, it ain't pretty! Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com … [Read more...]

The Great Tortoise Addendum

What happens when the 20 year old tortoise doesn't want to be disturbed from his winter's nap - a tale of a Win - Win - Win transaction. The best kind, where everyone treats each other with respect and consideration...Love it! I wish the participants in all my transactions were as respectful and considerate as the members of this real estate party! … [Read more...]

Kristin LaVanway’s Secrets to Success

A friend of mine, Elizabeth Newlin, asked me how I do all the things I do. This coming from a Grand Canyon-hiking,marathon-running, cooking expert, ballet dancing trapeze artist. If you ask me, she does way cooler things than I do...But anyway, here they are: Kristin LaVanway's Secrets to Success. Try them out and let me know how it goes! And if you get a chance, check out Elizabeth's blog. She's hilarious... Kristin LaVanway http://www.HereInPhoenix.com 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com … [Read more...]

5 Tips from My Trip to the Sheraton Downtown

Today I traveled to the Sheraton in Downtown Phoenix to pick up a reporter who is writing an article on our fabulous Phoenix real estate market...I learned a few things along the way. … [Read more...]

The Greatest Fitness Program Ever In The History Of The World!!!

This year as part of my "Three Words Instead of New Year's Resolutions" program, I am focusing on Community, Strength and Create. As it turns out, this secret to fitness success helps in two areas as it is truly a mind and body experience. Some highlights: It's EASY! It's FREE! It WORKS! The only caveat - you must commit to doing this every day. OK, by every day, I really mean at least 6 out of every 7 days, come on, let's be reasonable. But I have been doing just that for the last 3 months and the results are phenomenal! I am leaner and stronger, I have more energy, I have turned on my creative power source, and I am feeling less … [Read more...]

2012 New Year’s Catch Up – The Fab and the Dull

Kristin LaVanway Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com I am soooo behind on posting videos, I decided to make one super-sized three-for-one special featuring a recap of the 2012 Phoenix Real Estate Market (zzzzzz), and word or three on New Year's Resolutions and a Very Special Home Tour. … [Read more...]

Phoenix Real Estate Update October 2012

Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com How's the Phoenix Real Estate Market doing these days? More "normal" than not...inventory still low, but most likely we will see fewer "speculators", and slightly higher inventory to close out 2012. … [Read more...]

Some &*!@* Advice for Buyers Agents

Kristin LaVanway 480-282-7464 Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com A public service announcement for buyers and their agents who are agonizing about whether or not to send in that offer to purchase one of my listings...HINT: You can't win if you don't play! Our Phoenix real estate market has been favoring the sellers over the buyers for quite some time. I hear over and over again about how buyers missed the boat because they waited too long to submit an offer. The sooner the better these days! This isn't news! But I get a lot of phone calls that almost seem like the agent is looking for a reason NOT to submit an offer: Is the property still … [Read more...]

Realtors Need Love Too!

Kristin LaVanway http://www.HereInPhoenix.com Kristin@HereInPhoenix.com 480-282-7464 You hate us more than lawyers and drug companies?? Awwww...come on now! According to the latest Gallup poll. the real estate industry is the fourth most hated industry in America! Not kidding...you can read to right here: http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/27/13459120-americas-most-hated-industries?lite But, I don't blame you. America...deep down I know you don't really hate us. You are just frustrated and who cab blame you? Things have been pretty bad. But I have new for you: Things are getting better, really they are! Even the news media has … [Read more...]