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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!

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2014 

Relaxing Sunday in Phoenix       Now  I wish I could say I'm relaxing in the pool today like this little cutie!  But alas that's not the case as I've got 2 sets of clients in from out of town wanting to buy homes so I'm off to show homes.  And I'm looking forward to it as they're such nice folks!...
06/29/2014
Talk about Awkward - Boom on my Butt   A few years back I had some investors in town looking to purchase homes. They were really nice folks, easy to talk with, knew exactly what they were looking for and a lot of fun to boot.  All was going well on the first day, very well. I had lined up a bunch...
06/24/2014
3 strikes and you're out - yesterday. Today 3 home runs!   #1 Yesterday I wrote about a situation that popped up at the 11:59 closing hour. The feds held up a closing because supposedly the buyer was on a terrorist watch list. What a bunch of bunk. The man is 78 years old and had lived in the sam...
06/24/2014
When you think you've seen it all.....   It's been an interesting journey on one particular sale file. All was going along very smoothly until last week when all heck broke out.  The underwriters wanted more and more information, more than I've ever known to be asked for in 25+ years in the busin...
06/23/2014
Dream Dream Dream - Dreams Do Come True!   It's been fun reading the posts for the Beazer New Dream Home Challenge.  There are some pretty awesome ideas for dream homes and I could see myself in many of the homes described by fellow ActiveRainers.  But what would I really want if I was building a...
06/20/2014
What Happens if We Can't Close Escrow on Time in Arizona?   A client asked me what would happen if escrow did not close on time.  And that is a  very good question to ask.  Often times sellers have movers lined up as do the buyers and everyone is anxious to close on time. It can be a stressful ti...
06/20/2014
Hey BananaTudes.....What's Up!   It's been very strange lately.  I've been so darn busy I've not had much time to be 'in the rain'.  I'm missing you all and your fantastic tude!  Hope you're having a great week!  We sure are here in Phoenix!  I'm off to teach a communication class (online marketi...
06/19/2014
Crowdsourcing - My Re-discovered Social Media Gold Mine   When Bob Stewart announced the Social Media Crowdsourcing Contest I immediately knew what has shifted in my social media online marketing this year. Since about 2007 we've been creating in house photos and virtual tours which were at best,...
06/13/2014
Making it about the clients and not the salesperson...   We're in the process of remodeling the kitchen and it's almost time to pick out appliances. I have an idea of what I am looking for in a gas stove and my husband has his eye of some fancy refrigerator. We're meeting next week with the desig...
06/08/2014
Phoenix - Moon Valley Home For Sale - 3 bed 2 bath Pool   For Sale  209 E Caribbean Lane Phoenix AZ 95022   Phoenix - Moon Valley.  3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a Pool on cul-de-sac. Gorgeous home with Living Room with Dining Area , Family Room with Fireplace and French Doors to Patio/Pool Area. M...
06/07/2014
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