Adam T's Blog

Real Estate Agent - MavRealty
Updates on Phoenix/Scottsdale area Real Estate related items and general thoughts.



I just finished a post by   Steve Crossland entitled Does a Politically Incorrect Street Name Affect Home Value in Austin TX?It is interesting to see what can really stir the mind of a buyer.  It's not just whether a name is PC, weird or overly soothing.  Some are entertaining, some cute, some ar...
Yep, I knew it was just a matter of time....I always thought it would be me - I tend to have more 'junk' in hand - listings, phone, keypad, keys, lockbox insert, purse, etc.  I usually do a 'mental check list' before I lock up the house, but anyone who knows me, knows that in my personal life I a...
Hello!There was a great article on today.  It detailed that in January, the Phoenix Metro area hit a 5-month high for number of building permits issued.  What does this mean?:1.  Builders are selling their excess inventory homes.  For some time, they were carrying far more "Spec...
Hello!We will be heading out tomorrow (Wednesday) and hitting a number of new-build condo sites in the above-mentioned parts of Phoenix.  We like to physically visit as many as possible, both for product knowledge, and to get a good feel for the pros and cons of each particular building.  We stri...
Your Phoenix, AZ Housing Report for Zip Code 85050January 07  The following information is compiled from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) data. If you are considering buying or selling a home we hope it will be helpful. This data is for the entire ZIP code of 85050. If you would ...
There are so many people out there that try to sell their homes on their own.  We've heard all the reasons.  Including the big one, why should I pay someone else to do what I could do my self?  I won't go into all the steps of marketing at this point.  But I will cover What Can Go Wrong?!.  This ...
Hello!I recently had a great personal experience when booking a flight.  I'm still writing the 'thanks' letter to the individual who assisted me, and will post it here - but I was wondering:HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE A THANK YOU?Part of me thinks that this person was doin...
We thought you might be interested in some real estate statistics for the Phoenix Metro area.  These statistics come from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS).  Keep in mind that this does not reflect FSBO's, as reliable information on those sales is hard to come by.For the entire AR...
CONGRATS to the Graves' - we have found a buyer for their lovely home at 2611 N Nebraska, in Chandler!  Click HERE to see the home and details!  In real estate, it is incredibly rare for the listing agent to bring the buyer for their listing; the odds of it are staggeringly low.  Think about it -...
It's time to cowboy up!  This weekend is the 54th annual Parada del Sol celebrations.  So get out your cowboy hat, and head down to Old Town Scottsdale this Saturday morning. The Western-theme events are sponsored by the Scottsdale Jaycees. They include a horse-packed parade along Scottsdale Road...

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