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. […]
April 6, 2018
old school tempe real estate agents

Kickin It – Old School

Recently, I played in a *really* fun golf tournament with several good friends of mine. The players were a bunch of awesome community members that included local business owners, politicians, non-profits and more. Just a great mix of people having fun to raise money for some great causes. The fact that we were able to have a beautiful course, perfect weather, great food and some awesome raffle prizes were just […]
April 4, 2018
how quickly can we close

How Quickly Can We Close?

How quickly can we close escrow? That’s a question we get quite often. For the most part, we have to use the old, “it depends” answer. Basically, we say that because it really does depend on a whole lot of things. I remember a recent closing of ours that took just FOUR business days from contract to close, AND the property was located within a Home Owners Association. That’s a pretty […]
January 28, 2018
greatest show on grass Tempe AZ

Redefining The Greatest Show On Grass

You have all heard of the greatest show on grass, right? Some say it is a golf tournament happening this week at the TPC, but I might argue that it happened this past weekend at Ed and Heidi Baker’s home in Tempe, AZ. Their 9th annual charity Bocce Ball Tournament raised more than $14,000 for the Tempe Community Action Agency on Saturday, bringing the total amount raised at this private […]
December 20, 2017
Hayden Flour Mill Tempe AZ

Historic Hayden Flour Mill Coming Back To Life

The historic Hayden Flour Mill has been a Tempe landmark since the 1800s. For years, we have heard of plans to revitalize the old Mill, and it finally looks like there is a plan in place to transform this Tempe treasure into a mixed use commercial development that will allow the old silos to continue watching over our city for many years to come. On December 14th, the city council […]
December 4, 2017
Welcome to Tempe, Herm!

The Herm Edwards Train Has Arrived in Tempe

Yesterday was the “official” announcement that Herm Edwards has been hired to coach the ASU football team. This morning, there was a press conference where we learned a little more about how Dr. Crow, Ray Anderson and many others hope to “elevate” this program to another level. During the press conference we learned more about the “new model” that will be used at ASU going forward. Under the new athletic […]
September 1, 2017
The Nick Bastian Team of REALTORS

Celebrating 25 Years As A REALTOR®

It is hard to believe that I am celebrating 25 years as a REALTOR® today. Wow. According to the Arizona Department of Real Estate, my real estate license was issued on 9/1/1992. If my math is correct, that was 25 years ago. Doing a little more math allows me to conclude that I have been a REALTOR® for more of my life than I have not… While so much of my […]