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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!



You know you might be from Phoenix Arizona if... It's pretty easy to spot a Phoenician. And it's even easier to spot a visitor!  Business attire is laid-back & casual unless you're an attorney in court. Really, I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen an agent in a suit. I don't thin...
Phoenix/Scottsdale ActiveRain Meetup  Tuesday May 12, 2015    It's that time of year when local ActiveRainers get together, have fun, share ideas and mix and mingle with old and new friends.  It's just an all around, laid-back relaxing couple of hours.  If you're new to the ActiveRain community -...
Buying a Phoenix Area Home after a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy.  I receive calls frequently from people who are now ready to buy a home again.  They want to know the waiting periods and what they need to do to be prepared to buy another home.   Below is an excellent article that is easy...
Is the 2nd Time Around the Charm? Yes sometimes the 2nd time around can be the charm! Several weeks ago I wrote a post about a couple that moved to the Phoenix Metro Area from back east. They bought a home, site unseen from an agent they didn't know. The home was on the opposite side of town that...
Important Medical Advice for Real Estate Professionals I highly suggest you take this medical advice very seriously. A few years back I shared this with fellow ActiveRain members and some of you scoffed it off - totally.  And you know if that was YOU.  I'm not mentioning any names (well maybe jus...
 Anna Banana Q. 4. U. Yesterday I got an interesting email from a long time client/friend.  She's having a problem with her adjoining neighbor and asked for some advice.  I welcome my clients questions no matter how long ago they bought or sold a house from us. They know I'm their 'go-to' source ...
Re- thinking home pricing strategy... This morning I had an interesting meeting with several other owner/brokers. We got to talking about online marketing  and how to improve our marketing skills.  From there we asked - how do buyers search for homes online?  Well that was a pretty easy question ...
 Some Online CE Courses Stink My tight schedule dictated I take on online course this afternoon so I could renew my license and get back to work.  For Pete's sake I've never seen such a mess of a class - ever!  I typically attend CE classes in person and I teach a lot of  CE classes as well. I kn...
Welcome to ActiveRain - Have you written your 1st Blog Post yet? ActiveRain and blogging can be overwhelming when you first start down the blogging journey.  The best advice I can give you is just get started today! Just Do It!  It really doesn't matter what you write or even if you're a good wri...
It's Friday Fun Time  - Are you up for a Half Flight of Bacon? I bet you think I'm joking!   I can hear your disbelief .....   Wine comes in flights or half flights, right? Not Bacon!  There is no such thing as a half flight of Bacon, is there?   Bacon is being served with half flights of wine? C...

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