debbie nieman realtor: Taking Care of your Seller at What Cost? - 04/13/16 02:57 AM
Doing the right thing to take care of your clients as a Real Estate Professional is something I believe and live by.  I have found not all agents feel the same way.
 
When you take a listing your number one purpose is to get that property sold for your client for the most money in the least amount of time.  If that means opening the property for another agent’s client once in a while, you do that- it doesn’t make them your client or so I thought…..
 
Recently I was thrown into a situation that I don’t understand.  I have a buyer – … (3 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Live the Lifestyle of Mountain Park Ranch - 02/12/16 12:40 AM
Located in the Heart of Ahwatukee which is in Phoenix, Arizona,  this charming community boasts Three Community Pools (one heated), 3 spa's, Tennis Courts and Various Play Grounds for Children of All Ages.
Mountain Park Ranch was developed in the late 1980's and early 1990's with quality of life a focus. Surrounded by moutains and acres of biking and hiking trails it is made up of various builders, with single family homes, condo's, apartments and townhouses.  Pricing int the area goes from the high             $ 100,000's  into the $ 1,000,000.00.  You will find a property that … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Getting Ready for Spring Training in the East Valley - 02/11/16 08:59 AM
For all of you who love going outside and enjoying some sun and baseball, I have some good news for you. MLB’s spring training will be starting back up in just a few weeks, the beginning of March, and the East Valley is home to some great baseball teams like the Angles, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants, and Rockies. If you’re interested in check out a Cactus League game and want to stay in the East Valley, here are some quick overviews of the teams and their stadiums.
 
Anaheim Angles
Tempe Diablo Stadium
2200 W Alameda Dr,
Tempe, AZ 85282
 
Come out and see superstars Mike … (4 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Two East Valley Events You Must Check Out - 01/21/16 01:02 PM
If you’re into cool cars or are a fan of golf, the East Valley’s two biggest events are back. Both Barrett-Jackson and the Waste Management Phoenix Open take place in North Scottsdale within the next two weeks. If you live in Ahwatukee, you’re a 45-minutes drive away. Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, or Mesa residents, plan on about 30 minutes. Here’s everything you need to know about these two events.
Barrett-Jackson
January 23-31
7400 E Monte Cristo Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
http://www.barrett-jackson.com
Shift into drive and don’t miss the world’s greatest collector car auction—Barrett-Jackson.
Here, you’ll be able to watch, and bid on, some of the most beautiful … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Brunch Down Memory Lane at Wimpys - 01/20/16 11:54 AM
A couple Sundays again, I took my son out for brunch. Like usual, I told him to pick and he suggested Wimpy’s Paradise in Downtown Chandler. I had never been there before, but he said, “trust me mom, it’s delicious.” Boy was he right—like usual.
 
Wimpy’s Paradise is more than your usual hole-in-the-wall, small family diner in the East Valley. It was once part of Pittsburgh Willys in Gilbert, but now, it’s all under one roof in Chandler. During the week, it serves fresh burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. On Sundays, it has a breakfast menu with … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Ready to Shovel Sunshine? - 01/04/16 11:47 PM
Ready to Shovel Sunshine?
If you're like the hundreds of people living in the Mid-west and East coast not to mention our Canadian neighbors, you may be thinking another 3 months of shoveling snow if you're lucky.  Wouldn't you like to shovel some sunshine?
In Phoenix you can experience over 300 sunny days per year on an average with the winter months of Phoenix and surrounding areas of Gilbert, Chandler and Ahwatukee weather permitting allowing you to Hike, Bike Ride, Golf or just walk.  Afterwards why not relax and have dinner with your new friends you met at the golf course with a tasty beverages outside with … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Healthy Eating Doesn't have to be Boring - 01/04/16 10:13 PM
 
With the Holidays behind us it’s time to think about 2016 and this year. My wish for all of you and myself...a world of Love, Light and Good Health. and to whatever else God puts before us, the strength to reach out to your friends and allow them to help you through it- together we can make this world a better place! Enjoy the year and Hugs to everyone!
With that being said I’m focusing on better clean eating and frustrated with the sauces and items that are loaded with sodium and sugar. It seems the more fat free items come on … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: This New Year's Eve Lets Think outside the Box - 12/30/15 02:05 AM
With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, it’s time to decided how you’re going to celebrate. Block party on Mill Ave? Visit the clubs in Scottsdale? Hit up a casino in Chandler? All of these are fun ideas, but be prepared to encountered huge crowds in a bar-like atmosphere.
 
Personally, I would much rather enjoy a low-key New Year’s party—preferably one where I can actually hear my friends and have a conversation. So, if you’re like me and live in the East Valley, here are a few ideas to help you ring in the New Years right.
 
 
Go Horseback Riding early- … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Let's Go Horseback Riding Phoenix! - 12/01/15 04:24 AM
 
Let’s Go Horseback Riding
 
I’ve loved horses ever since I was little, so it’s no surprise that horseback riding is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Lucky for us, Arizona is full of numerous trails and terrains that are perfect for horseback riding. A lot of them are located in the East Valley, only minutes away from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa. Here are a few of my favorite horseback riding adventures in the East Valley.
 
Arizona-Horses.com
 
Arizona-Horses.com is a great way to explore South Mountain on horseback. Their trails allow you to enjoy some of the best scenic views of the mountain. … (2 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Shopping in the 21st Century - 11/27/15 11:14 PM
With all the holidays we celebrate, my favorite has always been Thanksgiving. Not because it was my mom’s favorite, which it was, but because Thanksgiving is a holiday that has nothing to do with gifts. Thanksgiving is a day to get together and celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones.
When I was little, I remember Thanksgiving as the time to over eat, laugh, being silly, and play games. It was all about getting together and sharing memories. We can talk about the origin of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims coming to America, but for me, it was so much more.
To me, Thanksgiving … (2 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Breakfast and Lunch in Chandler, Arizona - 11/16/15 11:34 PM
 
Fresh. Healthy. Delicious. Those are the three words I would use to describe the food at the Original ChopShop Co. in Chandler. After just one visit, ChopShop is now a part of my East Valley breakfast rotation.  One of my clients turned me on to this place. She insisted I check this out after she read my review on Earnest Restaurant.
 
Located off Boston St. in Downtown Chandler, The Original ChopShop Co. offers an assortment of breakfast and lunch options, as well as a smoothies and fresh juices. Everything here is fresh and made to order, which is probably why it tastes … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Ahwatukee Custom Homes for Sale - 11/13/15 04:43 AM
If you’re looking for that Custom Home for Sale in Ahwatukee (an area of Phoenix that is located against South Mountain just south of the freeway) Now is a great time to purchase. Living the life of luxury in Ahwatukee Custom Estates allows you access to great mountain hiking, some amazing local restaurants not to mention ease of freeway access and award winning school districts.
Currently there are 16 active Custom Homes for Sale in the Ahwatukee area that would be considered luxury homes. These are priced from $ 820,000 – 1,995,000. Of the 16 active properties currently available in Ahwatukee Custom … (3 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Keeping in Touch with Clients after Closing - 11/13/15 12:48 AM
If you are a real estate professional getting those clients and closing the transaction is what we do. 
Then what?  For me, communication and keeping in touch with my past clients is more about building that relationship then asking for referrals (which is a definite plus and I do).
Many of my clients are first time home buyers that are very green about what to do after they move in and the sinks back up.  There is no property management company to call because they are their own property managers sort of speaking. I am there to assist with a plumber or a year … (16 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: My Review of Earnest, Chandler’s New American Bistro - 10/27/15 06:36 AM
Last weekend I tried a new restaurant in Chandler called Earnest—it was amazing. Located on the SE corner of Chandler Heights and Alma School, Earnest is a modern bistro with everything you could want: fantastic food, gorgeous décor, full-size patio, great service, and a huge wine selection.
 
 
Right when you walk in, the first thing you notice is their wine collection, which is on display behind a big, clear-glass wall. There must have been at least 300 bottles. It looked heavenly. The hostess was very friendly and took us to our patio table. When we sat down, she handed us an … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Ahwatukee Custom Estates Perfect 10 - 10/21/15 06:29 AM
Each month I’m blessed with a lot of great listings, which you can view HERE, but there’s usually one that stand outs from the rest. For October, that listing is 12667 S Honah Lee CT, Phoenix, AZ 85044. It's my perfect 10 in the Ahwatukee Custom Estates.
 
Built in 2005, this luxurious Ahwatukee home is truly amazing. It’s on a ½ acre in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Ahwatukee Custom Estate subdivision. The house is just under 6,000 sqft, with 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a 4-car garage. And when I say it has everything—I mean everything. Hardwood floors, lush carpet, crown modeling, … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Here are Two Places You're Guaranteed to Have Fun at - 10/13/15 01:59 AM
As an East Valley resident, I’m always looking for new places in the Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Tempe area that’s full of fun. Last month, I discovered two places that fit the bill. If you’re looking for something new and a little different, here are two places that you could take the family, gather with your friends, or enjoy a date night. Both of these places have been open for about a year, but I just found out about them.  Here are Two Places You're Guaranteed to Have Fun at.
 
Main Event Entertainment
Tempe, AZ
 
Located in South Tempe, off I10 and Warner Rd., … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Hiking in East Valley- Phoenix - 09/29/15 12:24 PM
After another hot and miserable summer, I’m happy to say it’s finally cooling off soon (I hope)—meaning hiking season is back and around the corner. I’ve been waiting six months, but now, I can finally lace up my Nike's and hit the trails. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities when I’m not blowing bubbles scuba diving. It allows me to play outside, enjoy nature, and get a great workout in. But if you’re like me, hiking the same trails over and over again, or battling the crowds, is not quite my idea of fun. So, to help you out, here … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Favorite East Valley sports bars. - 09/23/15 05:10 AM
For a lot of you—my son included—Sundays mean football! If you aren’t able to attend the game on Sunday, finding the right place to watch it is crucial for a perfect gameday experience. Lucky for you, there are a bunch of great sports bars located throughout Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Tempe. Here are my Favorite East Valley sports bars.
 So what makes up the perfect sports bar? Giant TVs? Fun crowd? Great food? A delicious Bloody Mary bar? All the above? Well, if you’re looking for a new and fun place to watch the games, below are a couple of my favorite sports … (1 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: What should we offer? - 08/06/15 12:24 PM
 
What should we offer is a question I get asked along with How much below the asking price should I offer?  That question is one that Realtors and Buyers debate on a daily basis.
 
If the seller’s agent does their job and prices the property properly (meaning near or at current market pricing) then you should offer the asking price.  Often I get buyers who believe they are not getting a deal unless they offer a price that is less than what the seller is wanting. I will explain to them if their asking price was $ 10,000 less than what you … (0 comments)

debbie nieman realtor: Ahwatukee Custom Estates - 07/31/15 05:21 AM
 
When you think of Ahwatukee Custom Estates also know as Equestrian Estates what do you think of?  Equestrian by definition is a rider or horseman of horses so naturally equestrian estates would be a place to keep horses correct?  Partially correct as it is so much more than that.
 
Tucked into the majestic South Mountain Ahwatukee Custom Estates is a great place to hike and bike ride along with entertain your family and friends. There are riding trails along with an area set aside for the horse owner.  In Ahwatukee Custom Estates you will find most homes sitting on a lot that is larger than your standard … (1 comments)

 
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