real estate

February 3, 2012

What Are you Doing With That CASH?

You have probably heard the term “Cash is King” many times. Well, it is probably true! 🙂  Last year was a year where home prices were low and interest rates were lower. While the media kept perpetuating the idea that homes were barely selling during much of 2011, numbers released by the Arizona Regional MLS show that 2011 saw the second highest number of homes sales this century, which was […]
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 […]
September 11, 2010
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Google investing in real estate

I saw an article in Forbes Magazine this past week announcing the fact that Google is investing in real estate. No, not just to continue to gain market share in searching for homes on the internet, they have actually invested $86 million into helping fund 480 low-income housing units across the Midwest and West Coast. Apparently, the boatloads of cash they are sitting on is now being invested in places […]
July 30, 2010

Realty Executives Tech Initiative – BIG Website Changes Announced

Today is a day long in the making for some people at Realty Executives that have worked very hard on a project known as the “tech initiative.” Technology and innovation have combined to change two web sites from old school to cool school with what many will think of as a simple flip of a switch. This switch has taken the CTO at Realty Executives many, many hours of preparation […]
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 […]
March 30, 2010

River Run Homes Tempe AZ

River Run is a nice, gated community in North Tempe’s popular 85281 zip code consisting of 112 homes. These homes have 2 car garages and, according to the tax records, average approximately 1200 square feet. Within this community, residents enjoy well kept common areas, 2 community pools, tennis courts, sand volleyball and parking for RV’s, boats, trailers etc. Click here to see Homes For Sale in River Run. The link […]
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 […]