Nick Bastian

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 […]
April 14, 2011

Hey Nick, How’s The Market?

There is rarely a day that goes by when I haven’t had a conversation about real estate. As you know, it’s in my blood and I enjoy talking to people about any aspect of the real estate business. In the mid 2000s, the conversations were a little different than they have been for the past few years. Obviously, we have gone from what seems to be one extreme to another. […]
November 24, 2010

Join us at the Parade!

The Tempe Fantasy of Lights Parade is this Saturday and begins at 6pm. Lori and I will be taking the kids to see the floats, fire engines, and costumed characters and we hope you can join us as well. During the parade, there will be a “Winter Wonderland” contest where some lucky person will win a $250.00 Mill Avenue shopping spree. Approximately 20 businesses along Mill Avenue will participate in […]
November 7, 2010

Nick’s 8th Annual Turkey Drive

It’s time for our 8th annual turkey drive! This year we will be delivering turkeys to the Salvation Army as part of the 3TV Big Guy Turkey Drive on November 18th. Yes, I said November 18th and no, that isn’t much time to raise money so PLEASE contact me SOON if you are able to help. We chose to work with Channel 3 TV this year after hearing some great […]
July 17, 2010

No Flyers in the Flyer Box!

OK, I saw this video last night titled “No flyers in the flyer box” and had to share it. My friend Darin Persinger is an awesome real estate coach with a unique style all his own. By that, I mean the guy totally understands the needs of his clients. How? It’s easy, he has “been there, done that”. Darin has had a very successful real estate business and now makes […]
February 24, 2010
I Help Homeless shelter in Tempe

Shower Power at Whole Foods in Tempe

Whole Foods in Tempe is participating in a VERY cool fundraiser today to help this year’s Tempe Leadership class raise money and awareness for their class project, Shower Power. Here’s the deal… Shop Wednesday February 24th at Whole Foods in Tempe located at 5120 S Rural ( at Baseline ) and 5% of the proceeds will benefit Shower Power. Shower Power is a project that will provide showers to homeless […]
November 20, 2009

Non disclosure – in real estate? “Really?”

A while back, I said I was going to begin a series of posts with the “really?” theme associated with some of the odd things I see happen in my business. So, once again, it is time to vent just a tad… If you know me, you know that I have a pet peeve about some of the things that happen in the real estate industry. Many of these things have to […]
December 3, 2006

Why Live on the Edge If You can Live on the Line?

There is an interesting dynamic coming to the valley… It’s called Light Rail… You have probably seen it “gaining steam” in the news lately as it comes closer to reality for Arizona. I recently attended a meeting with city and national planners of the light rail line to gather some more information. There is some real economic potential here for people and businesses alike. Currently, there are approximately 3000 businesses […]
July 9, 2006

Quick Update

Here is a recent article I wrote for one of our news letter’s. I hope you find it interesting! We are located in the South East Valley of Arizona: Quick Update: “Recently I was in a meeting with several long-time industry pros to discuss current market trends. With approximately 46,000 active listings (up from 30,000 just a few months ago), there is a greater need than ever for seller’s homes […]