phoenix real estate: MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN RANCH HOMES FOR SALE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - 07/01/17 07:42 AM
MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN RANCH HOMES FOR SALE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
 
The McDowell Mountain Ranch Community is a very desirable community to live in located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The mountains are spectacular all year round in my opinion. The city of Scottsdale has set aside acreage for preserves in order to make hiking and biking trails for people to enjoy the nature around it. I have to say it is a very upbeat community to reside. The McDowell’s also comprise of popular landmarks such as Pinnacle Peak and Tom’s Thumb. People love to hike all the different mountains located in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
What … (40 comments)

phoenix real estate: ESTRELLA MOUNTAN RANCH COMMUNITY GOODYEAR ARIZONA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE - 06/30/17 06:56 AM
ESTRELLA MOUNTAN RANCH COMMUNITY GOODYEAR ARIZONA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
 
Many people relate to Goodyear as the tire company. However, there is a city named Goodyear in Arizona. Goodyear Tire Company purchased 16,000 acres to produce cotton to harvest the cotton to make tires. The city of Goodyear was incorporated in 1946. World War II had a shortage of cotton so Goodyear found where they could grow excellent cotton. Goodyear gets it start.
 
Maricopa County has the third largest population of millionaires in America. Many of them live in Goodyear, Arizona. They find reasonable homes for sale, plenty of space, larger backyards, … (10 comments)

phoenix real estate: DESERT RIDGE COMMUNITY ARIZONA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE TODAY - 06/30/17 06:24 AM
DESERT RIDGE COMMUNITY ARIZONA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE TODAY
 
There are many great areas to live in throughout the Valley of Sun Arizona Real Estate. Desert Ridge has become one of those communities that many people desire to live in because it has so much to offer as a community. Desert Ridge is located in North Phoenix. Please view the map below

It is an easy commute to get to work since the highway systems are minutes away. Plus, there are back roads if the highways are backed up during rush house. There are always alternative routes to arrive home at a decent … (9 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY'S TIP TO SELL YOUR ARIZONA HOME IN TODAY'S HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET - 06/30/17 06:09 AM

HARRY'S TIP TO SELL YOUR ARIZONA HOME IN TODAY'S HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET
 
In preparing your house to sell, ask yourself over and over if your house looks like someone else's dream house. Houses in move-in condition tend to be inviting to buyers; houses that are in like-new condition typically sell fastest and procures the best price because it outshine the competition.
With that in mind, here are a few things to consider as you look over your house when getting ready to sell:
Exterior
Remember the sixty-second rule: that's all the time you have to create a good … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY'S TOP 5 PROJECT TO INCREASE VALUE OF HOME PHOENIX REAL ESTATE - 06/29/17 09:54 PM

HARRY'S TOP 5 PROJECT TO INCREASE VALUE OF HOME PHOENIX REAL ESTATE
 
It is summer time here in Phoenix. I have been working hard all year. Now, I find myself updating my personal home to maintain its curb appeal. What more can I do to it? Market is up. Do I have to invest any more money into my property? Yes, I want to invest in my property to maintain its current and future market value. I always budget a portion of my money to go back into the house. Here are some tips that I will share with … (6 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY'S TOP 5 REASONS TO HOST AN OPEN HOUSE - 06/29/17 09:50 PM

HARRY'S TOP 5 REASONS TO HOST AN OPEN HOUSE
 
 
Here are 5 Reason to host an open house:
Spirits - hosting an open house keeps you active in real estate and can lift spirits when in a slump.  Relationship - kindle the relationship your building with your seller. Experience - you won't learn if you stay cooped up in your own home.  Leads - generate buyers leads. Knowledge- spending time at the house will give you more knowledge about the property and enable to you better sell it over the phone, or in writing, through detailed description. Here is a check list to … (2 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY'S TOP FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE A MORE EFFECTIVE EMAIL IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS - 06/29/17 09:19 AM

HARRY'S TOP FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE A MORE EFFECTIVE EMAIL IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS
 
How many E-mails do we write per day? How many E-mails do you read per day? E-mail has become part of our lives on a daily basis. I am sure I read and write over one hundred E-mails per day. It is important to me that that I effectively communicate with people via E-mail. So, here are my Top 5 tips on writing a more effective E-mail.
Subject line so people can decided to open it or not. Spam is huge on the … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: ARIZONA RENTAL SECURITY DEPOSIT SHORT DUE TO RENTAL NOT IN GREAT SHAPE FOLLOW THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - 06/28/17 07:36 PM
ARIZONA RENTAL SECURITY DEPOSIT SHORT DUE TO RENTAL NOT IN GREAT SHAPE FOLLOW THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
 
Property management is one of those items that many real estate investors have decided to do it on their own until the tenant stops paying rent. Real Estate and Beyond in Phoenix, Arizona, offers Phoenix Property Management for $60.00 per month. What do I get for $60 per month? I get this question a lot from real estate investors. I tell them cash flow.
Recently, one of my tenants informed me that they had suffered job loss and need to vacate the property before the end … (5 comments)

phoenix real estate: NOTHING LIKE FOOD TO INCREASE COMPANY MORALE - 06/27/17 06:25 PM
 
NOTHING LIKE FOOD TO INCREASE COMPANY MORALE
 
Is morale down where you work? Does it get you upset? Do you wish people were more excited about real estate and what they do? Well, it starts with YOU. The one thing I have learned that everything starts with ME. Me decides how Me starts the day. I have decided to start out each morning with a positive attitude. ME decides to make it happen each day.
I have organized a small company BBQ today with my fellow associates. I planted the idea last week to have a friendly company BBQ. I solicited that … (7 comments)

phoenix real estate: ARE THERE ANY BANK OWNED SALES IN THE PHOENIX REAL ESTATE MARKET? - 06/27/17 06:04 AM
ARE THERE ANY BANK OWNED SALES IN THE PHOENIX REAL ESTATE MARKET?
 
I had a great discussion with one of my real estate investors about how he picked up bank owned properties during the down market. He asked me are banks still selling homes. He wanted to know the exact numbers. I said let me get back to you. Well, it took me a little bit to find the information. However, I did find the information. I was able to provide my Phoenix real estate investors with the exact number over a five year period and produced a graph for better clarity.
 
Let's … (10 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY’S TOP FIVE REASONS WHY RENTALS STAY VACANT PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - 06/27/17 05:55 AM
HARRY’S TOP FIVE REASONS WHY RENTALS STAY VACANT PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
 
I recently met up with an investor from California who wanted to hire me to manage his portfolio. I spoke with him over the phone last week to learn more about his property and to set realistic expectations before signing up to be his property manager. He had very simple realistic expectations. All he wanted was a good tenant paying monthly rent and to get a return on his investment each month since he was retired. This is not too much to ask for in a tenant. Right?
Well, I finally met … (12 comments)

phoenix real estate: HARRY’S TOP REASONS TO OBTAINING TITLE INSURANCE - 06/25/17 09:12 PM
HARRY’S TOP REASONS TO OBTAINING TITLE INSURANCE
Real estate is a part of everyone's life. We see real estate for sale or lease on a daily basis via Internet, television, radio, and newspaper. The definition of title means an owner has the right to maintain or sell real estate in his/her possession. The owner has the right to enjoy the property. Title is the history of ownership of a parcel of land. Title companies do title searches to ensure that a buyer will have clean title when purchasing a piece of real estate. They want to ensure there is a true hand … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN REFERRAL POWER NETWORK INCREASE REAL ESTATE SALES - 06/25/17 09:03 PM
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN REFERRAL POWER NETWORK INCREASE REAL ESTATE SALES
Where do you obtain information on how to maintain a decent credit score? This information is not taught in school or college. Many people are clueless when it comes to establishing and maintaining credit. Here are some questions that people have when it comes to credit:
 
How do they come up with the credit score? What are the factors? Why do I need to establish credit? How do I remove information that is not correct? Why is my insurance so high? Will employers check my credit score? I receive many … (6 comments)

phoenix real estate: PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AIR CONDITIONING TIPS DURING THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS - 06/25/17 08:45 PM
PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AIR CONDITIONING TIPS DURING THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS
 
I just wanted to inform everyone that the hot weather is here in Phoenix. Yes, we do live in a desert. Plus, the concrete does not help at all with the heat. We hit 120 degrees in Phoenix this past week. The Phoenix International Airport did cancel 50 flights due to the hot weather. Now, this is the time I get maintenance calls for air conditioners going it. People want them fixed NOW. We do not guarantee same day service. However, there are times we do hit the mark.
 
HARRY'S TOP 7 … (5 comments)

phoenix real estate: PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DOORS ALWAYS OPEN FOR PAST CLIENTS - 06/25/17 08:24 PM
PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DOORS ALWAYS OPEN FOR PAST CLIENTS
 
I started my day off like any other day with being at the office early to catch up on paperwork and to return phone calls. I answered my phone about midmorning from a past investor that decided to stop using me as her property manager because I was leaving for another company. She decided to stay with the existing Phoenix Property Management company. I respected her wishes and continue to move on to start my own Phoenix Property Management company.
Her first question was “Are you still doing Phoenix Property Management?” I informed that … (0 comments)

phoenix real estate: SUNDAY QUOTE WISDOM - 06/25/17 08:06 PM
SUNDAY QUOTE WISDOM
 
You can do anything, but not everything.—David Allen I was searching for a quote to write about tonight. Then, I read the one above and it hit me like a rock. We tell ourselves we can do anything. We all have that in us. However, we cannot do everything. This is so true. I remember my first two years in real estate. There are so many different areas of real estate to practice see list below  Buy/sell real estate First time home buyers Fix and Flips Property Management Rental leases Commercial Selling burial lots  
I am very fortunate that I decided … (4 comments)

phoenix real estate: PHOENIX ARIZOAN REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT JUNE 2017 - 06/09/17 06:57 AM
PHOENIX ARIZOAN REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT JUNE 2017
 
The Phoenix real estate market is on fire this year. We have a perfect storm when it comes to low mortgage rates, buyer activity and low inventory makes the market active. We are seeing more and more buyers coming out to purchase homes. Sellers are seeing a great opportunity to put money into their home to obtain maximum dollar when selling their home. It is a crazy market at this time.
Real estate investors are coming into the Phoenix real estate market to purchase multiplexes like crazy. This too has become a very tight market … (24 comments)

phoenix real estate: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSISTENCY IN PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - 05/31/17 07:23 AM
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSISTENCY IN PHOENIX PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
 
I have to admit that the property management business is not for everyone. I told myself I would never do Phoenix Property Management when I obtained my license back in 2002. I stayed away from it because everyone told me it was very difficult. I was offered an opportunity in 2009 to join a firm that offered real estate selling plus property management.  The rest is history. Today, I have my own real estate brokerage called Real Estate and Beyond, LLC. We offer management and sales to all.
I have put my Phoenix Property Management … (14 comments)

phoenix real estate: PERSONAL INVENTORY THAT CONTINUES TO GROW MY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS AND BEYOND - 05/29/17 08:19 AM
PERSONAL INVENTORY THAT CONTINUES TO GROW MY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS AND BEYOND
 
I always remembered my earlier thoughts of owning my own business. I have always been attracted to the real estate business. I had always worked for “Corporate America” because I was taught that was the safe thing to do. In 2002, I had three things happen to me in 90 days that made me switch to real estate see below
Had first child Purchase my first home Laid off from nice paying job Why am I writing about this incident? It is because I had to really make a decision … (18 comments)

phoenix real estate: SUNDAY QUOTE - 05/28/17 09:49 AM
SUNDAY QUOTE
 
"Stay positive, work hard and make it happen." by unknown author
 
I come across people on a weekly basis that seem to be unhappy in life and want to blame everyone else for their unhappiness. Why? I think it is easier for them to blame other people than putting the time into making a good life for oneself and their entire family.
 
Who wants to hand around with a person that complains all the time? Nobody likes a grumpy person. Personally, I have put the work in and stay positive in life. I have so much to be thankful for when it … (24 comments)

 
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Harry F. D'Elia III

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Intended to share information, ideas, and tips on buying and selling real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. Written by realtor and radio host, Harry F. D'Elia. This Blog focuses on the creation of wealth through real estate and is involved in teaching others how to conservativley buy and sell real estate to enhance one's current portfolio. Agent's are welcome to follow along and learn from Harry how to successfully meet your clients needs.


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