Nick’s opinion

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 […]
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 […]
June 3, 2022
AZ Coyotes Coming to Tempe

Are The Arizona Coyotes Coming To Tempe?

Are the Arizona Coyotes coming to Tempe, AZ? There’s been a LOT of talk about the possibility of the Coyotes coming to Tempe instead of playing way over in Glendale. Heck, who remembers back in 2016 when there was a time when we thought they might be relocating to McClintock and Rio Salado on ASU owned land? Fast forward to 2022 and we know that the Coyotes will temporarily play […]
May 30, 2022
thoughts and prayers in Texas

Thoughts and Prayers

It seems pretty fashionable to discount “Thoughts and Prayers” these days. The people offended or put off by anyone willing to pray for someone in need often seem to think they are doing a great thing by saying things like: Your thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need more than thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers don’t work. Interestingly enough, they often offer nothing more than empty, divisive words […]
May 30, 2021

How It’s Always Been Done

I love the “new” narrative from so many real estate industry experts. It goes something like this: The industry is changing. Embrace it. “That’s how it’s always been done” will put you right outta business! There’s a whole bunch of people in the real estate industry who are trying to have a race to the bottom. They want to “make it easier” and “more efficient” for buyers and sellers, while […]
October 13, 2020
the market always knows the price

The Market Always Knows The Price

In good markets and bad, the market always knows the price. It always has, it always will. While the big talk in the local real estate industry continues to talk about “low inventory” and high demand, there are other people out there waiting for the big crash… I wish I had a shiny crystal ball to say exactly what the future holds for us, but I don’t. One thing that […]
January 17, 2020

Postino Coming To South Tempe

Tempe Public Market Closed – Postino South Tempe Coming Soon: As of Friday, January 17, 2020 Postino has purchased and taken possession of the former Tempe Public Market Cafe! The doors are locked and a remodeling / rebranding will begin right away. No real word yet on how long until Postino opens their doors, just that they WILL be opening their doors here in south Tempe soon. The business transaction […]
October 20, 2019
Tempe Valvoline Store at McClintock and Warner

Two Sided Story Raises Questions In South Tempe

**See the bottom of this article for a 5/26/20 update from the City of Tempe. If you live in Tempe, especially South Tempe, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the proposal by a property owner who wants to put a Valvoline branded shop on the corner where a Shell gas station once stood. That proposal was turned town by Tempe’s Development Review Commission. **Update: the lot was sold in […]