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April 23, 2024
That's Who We R Realtor

Real Estate Commissions – Facts Over Fallacy

Contrary to recent headlines, real estate commissions have always been negotiable. A lot of talk in the media has been falsely stating things like this CNN article that starts off with: “The 6% commission, a standard in home purchase transactions, is no more.” The fact of the matter is this – There is no standard or set rate of commission. Many media outlets ran with the story before getting or […]
November 21, 2023
Tempe Accessory Dwelling Unit Code

Tempe Accessory Dwelling Units Update

The conversation about Tempe Accessory Dwelling Units is heating up: At the 11/20/2023 city council meeting, the most recent Tempe Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Update recommendations were shared with the public. Prior to the meeting, the city sent postcards to residents, emails to neighborhood and HOA contacts and emails via a city newsletter. There is also an ADU info page on the website. After all of this outreach, we […]
August 23, 2023
South Tempe luxury teardown

South Tempe Luxury Market Alive and Well

The South Tempe luxury home market is alive and creating a summertime buzz. Traditionally, the luxury real estate market in the Valley slows down a bit in the summer. I mean, why wouldn’t it, right? Many people who are able to get out of town during our hot summer months do so to take advantage of cooler temps. They always have, they always will. But in the last few months […]
December 6, 2022
Yes Coyotes Tempe Entertainment District

I Believe The Tempe Entertainment District Is Good For Our City

After months of review, I firmly believe that the Tempe Entertainment District is good for our City. This page will be updated as more information is available, but I wanted to get a few things on here because the ignorance about the project is high. For several months, I researched, read documents, had conversations, listened to presentations and helped facilitate presentations about the Arizona Coyotes proposal to build an entertainment […]
October 31, 2022
removing listings from an IDX feed

Removing Listings From An IDX Feed

Removing listings from an IDX feed after the home is listed is pretty much impossible. Why? Because the display of information is something that is authorized when a listing is entered into our MLS system. The average homeowner and many real estate agents do not understand what IDX (Internet Data eXchange) is. Because of that, we often get emails from agents or homeowners who wonder why their listing is on […]
September 26, 2022
Valley Christian Tempe campus

Valley Christian Purchasing Sun Valley Tempe Campus

Some may consider the fact that the Valley Christian Schools purchase of the Tempe campus of Sun Valley Community Church is a match made in Heaven. Certainly, some will feel otherwise. Any time you have such a large change in plans for so many people, there will always people who question the move. BUT, this is a big deal. While the financial terms of the transaction are not currently available, […]

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  • The Nick Bastian team has excellent knowledge about the whole real estate process. They work as a team for the best interest of their clients. They made the selling process very smooth and easy . Excellent team to have on your side. Ash M - Phoenix, AZ
  • My only regret is not contacting Nick, Lori and their team sooner. They were extremely helpful to me in navigating my condo purchase during a very difficult market for home buyers. Brian K - Tempe, AZ
  • If you're looking for a highly competent real estate professional with a down-to-earth attitude and genuine focus on the best interest of the client, you won't find a better match than Nick Bastian. I know a lot of people in real estate in the Valley, but when I need a professional for my own personal needs there is no one I would hire before The Nick Bastian Team. Nick has been buying and selling real estate in the East Valley for DECADES. He is a true home-town real estate professional. He has seen the highs and lows of the market and watched while most of the East Valley was developed and built. This intimate "from the ground up" knowledge of the area makes him a valuable advisor. He is a walking database of information about the area, the particulars of different builders and developers, and the nuances of the different regions of the East Valley. Real estate and community are Nick's job, but they are also his passion. This means that Nick constantly follows business developments and lifestyle trends "for fun" that translate into helpful information for buyers and sellers. Personality-wise, Nick is a true pleasure to work with. He has an authentic, easy-going general demeanor but does not hesitate to deliver 'to the point' advice when needed with tact and diplomacy. Many real estate agents will tell you what you want to hear in order to make a sale, but Nick will tell you what you need to hear in order to make a smart decision. I particularly appreciate about Nick that he often volunteers helpful, relevant information that I didn't even know I needed to ask about. This is the true value of a real estate professional; someone who knows the stuff you don't even know you don't know. I just can't recommend Nick and his Team highly enough. Marla H - Gilbert AZ
  • I found Nick in an entirely unplanned and fortuitous way -- an internet search. As a home seller living in another state, I needed to rely on Nick and his team for support from afar. They did not disappoint! Honest, clear communication, local expertise. The process was smooth and quick. I would  highly recommend him to anyone. Michelle B
  • Lots of support and great patience. We were very satisfied, since we had already moved out of state and Nick and Colleen just kept at it. Arnold Maltz, Tempe
  • Nick is an outstanding realtor, and someone to put your trust in. He and Colleen helped us buy our first home. and they were reliable through the entire process. You won’t find a better team! Dayton S, Maricopa
  • From our first meeting to closing Nick and Coleen were on top of every aspect of the sale of our home. Always looking for potential issues and advising us to maximize profits. Thank you!! Ed Guzek, Sun Lakes
  • Both the buying and selling experience with Nick was very relaxed and at the same time professional. Nick told me what his plan was and then executed the plan in quick order. Very satisfied. Daniel Dobbin, Phoenix
  • Nick and Colleen,
    Just a quick note to let you know I’m back in Richmond, and to thank you for all your hard work through the process.
    The transit from Phoenix to Richmond was speedy if uneventful, besting my prior record by a half-day – not bad for an underpowered U-Haul with the aerodynamics of a brick… I resisted the impulse to take selfies in ‘Toad Suck, Arkansas’ and the ‘Big Skin Bayou’ in Tennessee (sadly, I’m not making these up…). I arrived in town on Wednesday evening, unpacking the vehicle yesterday.
    I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank you both for your exceptional counsel throughout the sale’s process. As you know, while Pat and I have acquired two homes over the years, this was our first crack at actually selling one. Your guidance and support was invaluable. Knowing that you had us covered on the sales-front allowed us to focus on the logistics of moving our household goods cross-country – no small thing in itself. Too, your facilitation of the donations to Goodwill (or as I liked to call it, “Moving Mount Charity”…) was a peerless success – a win for the community (and my lower back).
    In your last voicemail, Nick, you mentioned our “reasonableness”. I would say the same of you, adding “expertise”, “initiative”, and “collaboration”. Quite simply, you could not have made this experience any more pleasant or successful (two terms I wouldn’t necessarily have expected to use when describing a home-sale on the front-end of this process…). Please share our thanks with your entire team for a job well done.
    Did I mention how happy I am that I moved last weekend, versus this Saturday and 117 degrees?!
    Thanks again, and have a great summer.
    Best regards,
    Sean and Patricia
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Nick and Lori were the definition of “professional.” They dotted all the “i’s” and crossed all the “t’s.” They were available to us at any time. Their experience in the real estate world was evident. Chuck, Phoenix
  • Nick, Colleen and their entire team are knowledgeable, responsive and effective. They handled everything with my AZ rental property sale – prep, repairs, marketing, negotiations. Everything was effortless and professional. Bob Fink, Tempe
  • As a first time home buyer I was nervous to go through the rigor of home buying, but thankfully the Nick Bastian team made the process easy. They were thorough and gracious throughout the process! Chris Kelly, Phoenix
  • We were referred to Nick and he and his Team did an outstanding job in marketing and selling our Tempe Condo! Thank you so very much. Bryant, Tempe
  • The Nick Bastian Team helped us purchase 4 homes in the last 2 1/2 years. They are professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with! House closings have gone smoothly. I definitely recommend!! Debbe, Tempe
  • My husband and I bought our Tempe town home when our son was an ASU student in 2003. Over the years we enjoyed renting to students, but it got a little too hard being absentee landlords. We got a postcard from Nick Bastian, and I decided to give him a call. Nick made the process of selling easy. He’s very hands on. And when he discovered our tenants had covered the skylights, he even climbed up and removed the covering himself. We are happily no longer landlords, and Nick Bastian was there to help every step of the way. I recommend Nick and his team without reservation. Diana Shaw, Santa Clarita, California
  • Contacted Nick from California and had a great experience working with him and his team. He was very responsive and helpful, even referred lenders, contractors, underwriters. Highly recommend! Kyle T., Tempe
  • I was very glad we were able to have a realtor like Nick. He helped us understand everything going on and walked us through the process of selling our home step-by-step. I really had the feeling that Nick and his team were looking out for our best interest. Always prompt in their communications.  From beginning to end they did an amazing job! Thank you for a very positive experience. Paul K. Tempe, AZ
  • Working with Nick and his team was great. I live in San Diego and owned a second home in Tempe, AZ that I needed to sell. Nick set me up with a great contractor, listed the home, brought offers in over the asking price and wrapped up the deal. I didn’t have to go to AZ once! He gave me a great overview of the market before listing the property and the price he steered me towards was right on the money. I highly recommend Nick and his Team. –Sujantra McKeever, San Diego, CA Sujantra McKeever, Temple
  • Many thanks to you and Colleen for all your work in selling our Tempe house. We were hoping to sell the house in a few months time, for enough money to cover our expenses, and without making too many trips to Arizona to do it. Success on all counts! Thanks so much for your patience with our renters and for scheduling the work that needed to be done.  All of that really kept our stress level low. We’re happy to recommend you to anyone needing a reference. Best to you both, Deb and Tony, San Jose, CA
  • Team NB – You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for all of your help! Jon and Jessica, Chandler AZ
  • Thank you for the great job with our new home. You were always there to answer the call and many times the voice of reason. Your marketing strategies and your office staff were top notch. You also jumped through hoops to find us a rental property during our transition period and worked through a difficult negotiation on the home we finally purchased. It was a tough year, but you stuck by us to the end. We would highly recommend you to anyone selling or purchasing a home. Thanks again for all your efforts. Dalton Kesley, Tempe, AZ