az: Realtor Day at the Capitol - 01/13/15 01:01 PM
Realtor Day at the Capitol  - 
Attending REALTOR® Day at the Capitol last month with at least 300 other REALTORS®, ActiveRain was also on the brain.  This room full of REALTORS® included some heavy hitters active in Associations, Legislature, Women's Council of Realtors, and members of the Senate!  So it was fun to also chat about ActiveRain to those that might appreciate connecting with some 250,000 other pros around the country.  
When I mentioned ActiveRain to 2 agents I met from
 Kingman, Arizona their ears pricked a bit.  They are Bob Bass and James Davis, Bob Bass Realty, Kingman, Arizona.  Their … (4 comments)

az: Total Remodel in Tempe, Arizona - 03/30/14 03:58 PM
Total Remodel in Tempe, Arizona
Never lived in since the remodel, this cute home in a great neighborhood and has it all! Huge great room with dining area next to the kitchen; 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms; in North Tempe, Arizona.  
New in 2012 includes:
All flooring, popcorn ceilings removed, new paint, roof, kitchen has new appliances and cabinets with plenty of work space and cabinet storage.  No dividing walls for a more open feel with the great room and sliding glass doors next to the dining area. 
New lighting & ceiling fans, doors and hardware. This home feels much larger … (3 comments)

az: Want to Lower Your Energy Bill? Add Radiant Barrier - 07/03/13 01:01 PM
Want To Lower Your Energy Bill?  Add Radiant Barrier
Want to Lower Your Energy Bill?  Add Radiant Barrier -  It's no secret that it gets hot in Arizona.  Temperatures lately have been breaking records, but have you ever thought about the temperatures on hard surfaces like your roof or walls?  It's easy to understand that when standing in the sun, it feels warmer than in the shade.  But did you know that standing in the sun in the morning is just as hot as it is in the afternoon? 
Bill Clay, Bill Clay Design Studio, shows us with his camera readings just … (7 comments)

az: Homes in Maravilla, Scottsdale, Arizona - 01/15/13 07:14 AM
Homes in Maravilla, Scottsdale, Arizona        
Maravilla is a centrally located, gated neighborhood in the mid-Scottsdale area.  There are 89 Homes in Maravilla, which were built in 1993 and 1994.  Maravilla is close to the major retail center, Paradise Valley Mall and within a few blocks of several schools, both elementary, middle and high schools.  The area schools are both  public and private.
There are two neighborhoods named Maraville built by the same builder, Centex, and nearby.  Maravilla 1, written here, is gated and is located on the Northwest corner of Thunderbird & 56th Streets. 
Maravilla II … (3 comments)

az: UPDATE - 3rd Time - Frank Lloyd Wright Home Sells Today! - 12/20/12 05:31 AM
UPDATE - 3rd Time  - Frank Lloyd Wright Home Sells Today!                Previously, I’ve written about this historic home selling, not selling and now SELLING for the 3rd
time for $2.38 million.  Apparently, the old adage
is true - the 3rd time is a charm!
Congratulations to the new owners.  For
information and photos of this very special Frank
Lloyd Wright Home in Phoenix, AZ, follow the
links above.

az: Ways to Save - A FREE Green Event, Phoenix, AZ - 09/06/12 09:39 AM
Ways to Save - A FREE Green Event, Phoenix, AZ
Sustainable Communities AZ is busy planning another 
FREE green event, “Ways to Save...... energy, money, resources & environment”
September 12,  6 - 8 pm, 
Devonshire  Community Center
2802 E Denvonshire, Phoenix, AZ  85016.
Visit SC-AZ for full details.   
Sustainable Communities AZ is an Arizona non-profit whose mission is “To connect Arizona communities to sustainable living by sharing knowledge, encouraging partnerships and inspiring change.”
Bring your paper documents  to this FREE Green Event, Sustainable Communities AZ, to shred (courtesy of  Jepco / Bio Pappel) and pick up some free CFL … (4 comments)

az: Prime Provisions, Scottsdale's High End Deli! - 08/07/12 09:23 AM
Prime Provisions, Scottsdale's High End Deli! Scottsdale has a new “high end deli!”  Prime Provisions, Scottsdale  has a great concept for Scottsdale residents and visitors who want local, fresh produce that is entirely from Arizona!  From the herbs to the beer and wine, everything is local. To quote Local First Arizona, when you purchase locally, it creates local jobs; more revenue is kept locally; and tax dollars stay in Arizona.  And so it is with Prime Provisions, Scottsdale. Prime Provisions, Scottsdale, is conveniently located on the Southwest corner of Scottsdale and Bell/Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.  And they offer catering as well.  So … (6 comments)

az: Homes for Sale & Sold, July, 2012 in Kieland, Scottsdale, AZ - 08/06/12 01:33 PM
Homes for Sale & Sold, July, 2012 in Kierland, Scottsdale, AZHomes in Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ are selling quickly!  Kierland is a beautiful section of 85254 that garners a Scottsdale address thanks to the Post Office!  The area is near great schools, awesome retail, luxury dining within a few blocks  (Kierland Commons & the Scottsdale Quarter), close to freeways, golf courses, and all things Scottsdale, AZ has to offer.Kierland is made up of a total of 900 single family homes, high rise condos, townhomes and golf course properties.  Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona currently has three homes for sale (out of 299 homes in all of Kierland). … (0 comments)

az: Two Ears and One Mouth - 08/03/12 01:32 PM
Two Ears and One MouthJust read a great blog by Tammy Lankford, Eatonton Georgia.  Tammy’s blog outlines how well she listens to her clients and how much they trust her because of her ability to translate that skill into her profession of finding exactly the right home. Great blog Tammy!Her blog made me think of something I used to tell my girls when they were growing up.  Now raising 3 girls was challenging enough, but imagine how vocal things were! So my saying goes like this, “You were given 2 ears and one mouth.”  Two ears, as in you’re supposed to listen twice … (9 comments)

az: Do You Want to Sell it or Own It? Listing Agents - Help!! - 07/31/12 10:40 AM
Do You Want to Sell It or Own It?  Listing Agents - Help!While setting up showings 24 hours in advance for a Buyer client looking to buy one or two homes in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley or Phoenix yesterday, I had to laugh.  Due to the higher price ranges, this proved more difficult than the lower end showings!The first agent was out of town, the sellers were out of town, and another agent had an emergency so the home couldn’t be shown for 2 days.  Has anyone mentioned to this seller that this is why we have lockboxes?The agent went on and on … (10 comments)

az: It's My Turn - Buying a Home and Wading in the Bidding Wars! - 07/25/12 08:20 AM
 It’s My Turn - Buying a Home and Wading in the Bidding Wars!Oftentimes as agents we become complacent to the intricacies of a buyer’s emotions during a home purchase.  Buyers can hesitate to make a decision because their favorite neighborhood doesn’t have their chosen floorplan.  They can hesitate as if it seems they “don’t have to buy.”  At each of these opportunities it might seem frustrating and their demands might seem trivial.  But I can tell you now from experience, that these are all very important points of contention.  You see, I’m now in the Buyers’ shoes.  Selling my home in 2009 … (5 comments)

az: Luxury Rental in Gated Pinnacle Peak Place, Scottsdale - 07/18/12 02:31 PM
Luxury Rental In Gated Pinnacle Peak Place, ScottsdaleSet on an acre in gated  Pinnacle Peak Place, Scottsdale, Arizona, the home is situated for maximum  sunset views.  Inviting courtyard with outdoor lighting, fountains, and true Southwest charm, this home is perfect for entertaining.  Features include:Huge chef’s kitchen, high end granite, Hickory cabinets,  and top of the line Viking Appliances including sub zero refrigerator to suit any cook!  Split floorplan separates guest rooms and Master Bedroom.  Den/office is near the Master Bedroom and the home has over 5000 sq ft, with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom and a 4 car garage for toys!  Master Bedroom … (6 comments)

az: How I Will Market Your Green Home For Sale! - 07/18/12 01:51 PM
How I Will Market Your Green Home For Sale!Timely reporting, great communication, weekly updates, recontact every showing agent with price reduction information,  and facilitating your sale personally are included with the sale of your home.  Also included are:ENHANCED ONLINE MARKETING WITH BRAND AWARENESSYour home will be featured on,,,,, Homes,,,, and  The latter two are first in Google searches for “Green Homes for Sale.”  DUAL AGENCYRE/MAX ranks 3rd as the most searched website for homes.  The company has implemented a new system to send information from interested parties directly to each listing agent.  That is, when … (13 comments)

az: Kierland Summer Concert Series, Scottsdale, AZ - 06/18/12 02:15 PM
Kierland Summer Concert Series, Scottsdale, AZ -
Don’t miss this FREE outdoor concert series.  Outdoors in Arizona in June?  It isn’t as hot as you might think.  Attending the concerts in the past, I thought the same thing, but was pleasantly surprised.  Kierland Summer Concert Series, Scottsdale, AZ for 2015 is every Saturday evening in June. 
Kierland Summer Concet Series, Scottsdale, AZ starts at 7 each Saturday through June.  Some tips before you go:
Having gone to these concerts before, its wise to arrive early if you want to sit in the shade or near the misters from the restaurants that surround the … (7 comments)

az: FAQ - Why Would I Want To Be A Green REALTOR - 06/09/12 04:29 AM
FAQ - Why Would I Want To Be A Green Realtor? This is a question asked frequently in my everyday life as a realtor.  There are several reasons:It’s a value added service to my clients.They appreciate that I take an interest in benefiting their health and the environment.Home buyers appreciate the industry information about product information as we view homes.Home sellers know that I understand and market their green home effectively to a large audience.It’s a small business niche, but a growing construction field. There are two courses a realtor can take to become a green realtor.  These are NAR Green and … (2 comments)

az: Scottsdale Housing Inventory - 04/09/12 07:14 AM
Scottsdale Housing InventoryScottsdale is experiencing a decline in inventory, much like other areas around the country.  The difference is that Scottsdale has a vastly different make up of homes.  Prices range from a $104,900 short sale all the way up to a $24,500,000 home with over 20,000 sq ft in Silverleaf, DC Ranch.  Currently, there are 1,563 homes; and 606 condos,  mobile homes, townhomes and lofts for sale in all of Scottsdale.  In the past 30 days, sales for single family homes reflect a 7 week supply of homes on the market; and an 11 week supply of condos and all else … (0 comments)

az: Sustainable Communities AZ Presents - Clean Living at Your Home - 04/04/12 04:27 AM
Sustainable Communities AZ Presents - Clean Living at Your Home
A first ever event for this Non-Profit, Sustainable Communities AZ,  Phoenix, will be held 5/9/12, 6 - 8 pm, at the
Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N 40th St., Phoenix, Arizona.  The event is free and open to the public.
The event will include presentation topics on environmental concerns,  dry cleaning, pest control, and cleaning supplies.  There will be 15 booths with products and business owners present to answer questions and concerns.
It's not always easy to recognize a truly green cleaning product in the current marketplace as false claims are a daily … (3 comments)

az: Home for Sale - New to the Market in Scottsdale, AZ - 03/12/12 07:34 AM
Home For Sale - New to the Market in Scottsdale, AZ
This single level home has been remodeled and shows pride of ownership.  Check out the new kitchen, updated bathrooms, gorgeous tile floors, and updated pool.  The yard was updated in 2008 and is "resort like" in appearance! 
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az: Interviewing a Potential Home Buyer - 01/28/12 06:50 AM
Interviewing a Potential Home Buyer - 
The first question that is usually asked of someone interested in buying a home is, "How many bedrooms do you need."  While this is an important question, it doesn't speak to what is most important to someone wishing to purchase a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Over the years and few relocations later,  I've learned that relocating to another state can be stressful, exhilarating, frustrating and confusing all at the same time.  
Having experienced relocation first hand, it's easy to understand how this affects families. Timing of events is even more important when home buyers … (4 comments)

az: Homes in Gated Maravilla, Scottsdale, AZ - 11/29/11 08:29 AM
Homes in Gated Maravilla,  Scottsdale, AZ -
There are quite a few gated neighborhoods in Scottsdale, AZ, but most of them are out of reach for todays buyers.  There are a few exceptions, and Maravilla is one of them. Located in Mid to North Scottsdale, Maravilla was built during 1993 - 1994 and is comprised of 89 homes. 
Maravilla was once an orchard on the land of a nearby home.   That homeowner has slowly sold off the surrounding land to 2 different developers, Centex and custom home builders.  Centex built Maravilla homes during 1993 to 1995 and range in … (4 comments)

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