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May 13, 2019
Rural and Warner public meeting notice

Rural and Warner Development Raising Eyebrows

There’s a whole lot of people interested in the proposed development project at Rural and Warner Roads here in Tempe. While the corner has been a hot topic of discussion in South Tempe for many years, recent news has brought the discussion to new heights around the water coolers, baseball fields, coffee shops, restaurants and homes of people living nearby. The community has been invited to a public meeting to […]
May 4, 2019
The Nick Bastian Team of REALTORS

New And Improved NickBastian.com

Welcome to the new and improved NickBastian.com website and blog. We are super excited to be launching this updated site with our good friends at the real estate tomato. I have owned this domain for approximately 25 years: it is my own little corner of the internet where I enjoy sharing our story. We have been purposeful in this redesign to make this site more about the relationships we have […]
March 18, 2019
That's Who We R Realtor

That’s Who We R®

That’s Who We R® is a new marketing campaign from the National Association of REALTORS®. Personally, I am glad to see more talk about what it means to be a REALTOR®. As an industry, I feel like real estate agents have done a poor job conveying the value of working with a professional. I also believe that representation and guidance is of utmost importance for consumers to get from their REALTOR®. For […]
March 10, 2019
sellers watching home buyers

Sellers Watching Potential Home Buyers

Are home sellers watching potential home buyers? Would that be a little creepy or do you think it is perfectly normal? Many people have different opinions about this topic. One thing is for sure, it is becoming a VERY common occurrance. Not long ago, it would be pretty uncommon for a seller to record your every move or your seemingly private conversations while you are looking at their home with […]
January 13, 2019
real estate texting

Real Estate Texting – A Handy Guide

“Real estate texting” is a VERY popular way for people to communicate. In fact, texting about real estate might just be more common than you think. I want to share a few of the most common acronyms people use to talk about their home purchase or sale via text message: NP: Not Pre-Approved SMH: Sell My House! WTF: Want The Fridge? BRB: Bonus Room, Baby! IDC: Immaculate Downtown Condominium IMHO: […]
October 11, 2018

Can A Real Estate Deal Just Be A Deal?

Can A Real Estate Deal Ever Just Be A Deal? I totally get it… Everyone wants a deal when buying a home. Right? Sometimes, people get so wrapped up in “making a deal” and hammering a seller on a price, that they end up paying more for a home than necessary, because they lost several properties because they wanted to hammer the seller for a really good deal. Eventually, in […]
August 21, 2018
NIck Bastian Realty Executives

All Real Estate Flippers Are Not Equal

Believe Me: All real estate flippers are NOT equal. There’s a LOT of so-called expert real estate flippers out there who watch some get rich quick show like how to become a millionaire or Flip This House. After a few episodes, they are ready to take over the world. Like most well run businesses, the people who do well are those who have a business plan, pay attention to detail and […]
July 7, 2018
South Tempe farmers market

Anyone Interested In A New Farmers Market?

It sounds like there’s a pretty good chance that we’ll be seeing a new farmers market in South Tempe. A survey went out from the people at the Tempe Public Market Cafe this morning asking questions about interest in a farmers market. They asked things like where we shop, what kinds of foods / products would be of interest, what is important to us in a farmers market, what days […]
June 28, 2018
Amadio Ranch Peach Truck Tempe

Peach Truck Coming To South Tempe

A peach truck? Yeah, there’s a peach truck coming to South Tempe… Here’s the deal. The Tempe Public Market Cafe will soon begin hosting the Amadio Ranch Peach Truck on Fridays from 3:30-6:30pm. Amadio Ranch is a family-owned and operated farm in Laveen where they grow organic fruits and vegetables. Beginning June 29th, 2018, they’ll be selling their produce, fresh eggs, local honey, homemade pies and more at the Cafe. […]