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Anna "Banana" Kruchten is here to help you navigate buying or selling a home in the Phoenix Metro Area. My blog is updated almost daily so be sure to FOLLOW ME and keep in the know of what's going on in the Phoenix Real Estate Market. On my blog you'll find Real Estate Information, Market Statistics, Neighborhood Information, School Updates, Upcoming Workshops, Information about Local Business Partners and occasionally posts just for fun!



Holding An Open House at Another Firms Listing - Is that legal in Arizona?For many years my previous brokers insisted that we could not, should not and will not hold a house open from another real estate firm.  I have held firm with this belief for the last 5 years as owner/broker of my own compa...
 My Favorite Closing Gift in 24 years! Closing gifts are one of the things I give a lot of thought to each and every time.  My goal is to make the closing gift special and meaningful for my clients.  This is not always an easy task.  With first time buyers they're usually more than grateful for L...
How to avoid a Hitch in the git-a-long - Hire a professional Phoenix real estate agentWe've all read a lot of posts these past few years about agents being down right rude, nasty and in-communicado. It's sorefreshing to team up with agents that are professional, helpful and understand the value o...
Hocus Pocus!  Promote Your Local Business Partners And Look What Can Happen!A few short weeks ago I wrote a post about How to Choose a Phoenix Home Inspector Tom Buckhardt.If you're one of those people who doesn't get the value  a Localism post can bring to your community business network, it's t...
Phoenix St Patrick's Day Events - Luck of the Irish to You!Are you ready to find your pot of gold this year - what kind of question is that!  Foolishness - of course you're ready!  Let me help me get your jig in gear! There are many fun and interesting St Patrick's Day events in Phoenix Arizona.O...
Living in Phoenix is so rough in March!Ok here's the deal - this is just between you and me, got it?  Good.  Since my schedule has been kind of nuts this last few weeks it was time to play a little hookie this afternoon.  The intention was to take a Phoenix Spa Day, read a book a friend gave me t...
J & J Arrowhead Pharmacy Glendale AZ - Grand Opening Monday March 14 - 8 :00 am to 8 :00 pmPicture yourself back in the 'olden days' when you walked into the local drug store and received personalized service from your local pharmacist along with a healthy dose of friendly chit chat.  Fast forwar...
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Market Report February 2011Phoenix Arizona has been seeing a huge increase in homes sales, especially in the under $200,00 price range. Inventory is tight and many homes have muliple bids in the lower price range.  Many sales are either foreclosures or short sales. Pic...
Scottsdale Arizona Real Estate Market Report February 2011Scottsdale Arizona homes have been selling off the charts. Many well prices homes have multiple bids. Recently a client of mine was up against 4 bidders on a excellent investment opportunity and won the bid, all within 3 days of being list...
The Power of Networking and Active Rain Relationships -Another Success StoryLast May I attended a CDPE conference in Tempe AZ  where I met several Active Rain members.  Some AR members I knew from seeing their picture, others I recognized when they got up, asked a question and then I'd say to mys...

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