Nick’s opinion

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 16, 2010

Can You Compete?

The last few years have been tough on traditional home sellers. Downward pressure on pricing has made it very hard for many people to compete against the large numbers of bank-owned and short sale properties. Unfortunately, many home sellers price their home for what they “should have sold for” when they first thought of selling. Over-pricing a home can be a huge mistake. In order to price properly, you need […]
August 18, 2010
NIck and Lori Bastian

Happy Birthday Lori!

Happy birthday to my beautiful wife. Thanks for being soooo much more than I ever hoped for. The perfect mother, the love of my life and the best friend I have ever had. I thank God each and every day for what we have…
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 […]
May 23, 2010

AZ Real Estate Market Heating Up

Ok, so we had our first 100 degree day recently, big whup…. Around here, that is child’s play. For many, the a/c has been cranking for weeks, but for some, they hold out as long as possible. I can tell you one thing, if you are selling a home right now, don’t try to “cheap out” and turn the a/c up to 85 or 90 when you leave for work […]
February 17, 2010

Deconstruction Hurts Many Homeowners

Deconstruction is a word making it’s rounds right now. It is a phrase being used to describe the practice of removing fixtures from a home facing foreclosure. Recently, a local man was arrested and charged with defrauding a secure creditor and criminal damage after the deconstruction of his Chandler home. Unfortunately, this has been a very common practice for the past couple years as the wave of foreclosures spreads throughout […]
January 10, 2010

Camelot Village – A great place to live

Camelot Village is another “cool neighborhood” in South Tempe. We occasionally feature neighborhoods that we think are in good locations, are close to shopping, restaurants, good schools etc. This neighborhood certainly fits the bill. Located just west of the 101 freeway and not far from the US 60, Camelot Village in the 85283 zip code is all about convenience. Located just to the West of Camelot Village you will find two […]
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 […]
January 31, 2007

Just Drivin’ By?

New home subdivisions, open house signs, web site ads from the mls with cool pictures and driving directions ever catch your eye? Of course they do.. It happens all the time to most of us. Can that ever be a problem? Ever notice the little signs builders use at the entry to the sales office that says: “If you are working with a Realtor, they MUST accompany you on your […]