kellie fitzgerald: When you represent the buyers...but know the sellers - 07/02/09 09:33 AM
Hi everyone!   I know, it's been a while since I've posted...but, I'm back!
So, I'm sitting in my office on a very stormy day and my phone rings.  OK, nothing special about that.  But, it's the sellers of a property I'm representing the buyers of...we're in escrow. 
I, as politely as possible, tell them I can not discuss this transaction with them...they have an agent and they should be talking to their agent, not me.   They tell me they have left messages for their agent, but he has not responded to their calls and they really need to know what's going … (0 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Beware of Roadrunner? - 06/09/09 09:51 AM
I know, some of you are probably wondering where, exactly, I show property with all my "animal-related" posts...But, seriously, take a look at this little guy.    Yes, he's on a kitchen counter.    My buyers and I were taking another look at this property when this roadrunner showed up at the back door literally begging for lunch.    My buyer opened the door and this little guy just walked right in and hopped up on the counter like that's just where he was supposed to be.     Turns out, he was right.   The sellers have been feeding him (or her?) hamburger meat and, being … (8 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Just too cute not to share - 06/06/09 11:52 AM
Many of you know I raise dairy goats...well, these two little guys are 1 day old about right now.   I just had to share.


kellie fitzgerald: When two of your clients want the same property - 05/30/09 09:23 AM
For the past several weeks I've been working with two different sets of buyers who have been looking, essentially, for the same thing.  In the back of my mind has been the dreaded thought "what if they both fall in love with the same property?"  But, I thought that was a pretty remote chance.
So, while I have not shown them exactly the same properties, there are some subtle differences in what they're looking for, there have been a couple of properties that I have shown everyone.
Wouldn't you know it?  Yesterday I got a call from family 1 saying 'we're … (0 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: The ____ (insert your favorite country of origin here) are coming!!! - 05/28/09 07:35 AM
Recently we had an "tour" of people from a distant land come through the area I live and work in.  They were looking for "real estate bargains" and certainly were serious buyers.   Lucky enough to have been selected to travel along with them, I got to know some of these investors and some of the cultural differences that exist between our lands.
One example was when a particular investor did find a property he especially liked...he wanted to pay for it right there, on the spot.   The concept of first writing an offer, then waiting for a response etc. was just … (0 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Happy Monday! - 05/18/09 02:33 AM
I don't know what the weather's been like where you are, but here in the southeastern corner of Arizona it's been unseasonably HOT!   I know, most of you think that's what Arizona is always like.  Actually here is the Sulphur Springs Valley, we're not usually this hot until late June or July...just about when our monsoon rains start.   So, being in the mid-90's in May is quite unusual.    The good news is that, yes, our monsoon rains are supposed to start earlier than usual as well this year.  In fact, yesterday we had an afternoon shower and it's already building over … (0 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Why do you want my signs? - 04/04/09 12:13 PM
I don't know if anyone else experiences this - or if other areas have this issue as we do around here, but for the third time in the past week I've received a call from a seller saying "hey the sign you put in our yard is gone."    Huh?   Why on earth would anyone take a real estate sign?   What can they possibly be using them for?
This seems to be a very common occurrence in my neck-of-the-woods as I have several real estate friends who also have signs "go missing."   None of us can figure out what the deal is.   … (4 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Investing in Land in Cochise County - 02/26/09 01:26 PM
Wow, I've received calls from many people asking all kinds of questions about the local market here in the past, but this most recent call has got to be the all-time "winner" for scheer number of questions asked in a single phone call.   Not that this is a bad thing at all, it's just that most people don't really take the time to write down everything they need to know in order to make an investment decision.   Well, this guy wrote a book!
It really got me thinking about how we, as real estate professionals, might be able to assist people … (0 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Investing in Land - 01/03/09 03:54 AM

OK, so I've received a call from someone in another state who purchased land, sight unseen, and now, after the fact, wants to know what it's worth. First off, unless you are a successful, experienced investor who has established a relationship with a trustworthy, experienced real estate professional in the area you want to buy land - don't do it. You absolutely need a professional you can trust to go take a look at the property, evaluate that area's market condition and the market potential of your prospective purchase - before you make any purchase.After you've already bought the property … (2 comments)

kellie fitzgerald: Welcome to Cochise County! - 01/03/09 03:00 AM
I thought I'd start this blog with a general welcome to those of you who have never been to our little corner of paradise!   Cochise County is the southeasternmost corner of the state of Arizona.  The valley I love so dearly is the Sulphur Springs Valley and that is located on the eastern edge of Cochise County.  The Sulphur Springs Valley is a wide semi-arid grassland with elevations varying from about 3,500 up to about 5,500 feet in elevation.  This blesses us with year round temperate weather.
We're bordered on the west by the historic Dragoon Mountains, with the famous Cochise … (5 comments)

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