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Real Estate Agent - The Realty Butler llc/West USA Realty, Inc.
Focusing on general issues in real estate, and local issues in Arizona real estate.



Well, if this isn't the be-all-end-all of the real estate business, I don't know what is. Motivation and discipline are the keys to succeeding in this business, and frankly, I could use some. Being poor is certainly motivating. It's those times when we are nursing a few deals through escrow, and ...
I have recently been in contact with a few buyers in my market. What I am discovering is that buyer's expectations are now even worse than what seller's expectations were last year. In 2004-2005, sellers felt that they could ask for what ever they wanted for their home, and probably get it. There...
Well, as I mentioned in a previous blog, I believe that our local market experienced a brief surge as impatient buyers had waited long enough, and needed homes so their kids could go to school. That little surge is fading fast, and that leaves us all looking at. . .the Winter season.Now, our mark...
No I'm not talking about Realtors ;>)What I am observing, like the rest of you, is that listings are expiring like crazy. Seems only natural, since many agents seem to be having difficulty selling their inventory. I am finding that roughly half the expireds will not relist their homes in the near...
Hello Again!!I have had a fun time messing with this active rain stuff, and I feel it could indeed be beneficial in the long run. However, I have to wonder about the general public finding this site useful. It seems like a fabulous place for agents to network and perhaps grow influence with other...
I must admit that I'm envious. I have a great real estate colleague who is completely in control of her buyers. This young lady has her system for working with buyers down to a very controlled science. Now, I'm not a buyer's agent, per se, but I have my fair share. I sometimes get caught up in sh...
Hello Folks!Welcome to my 1st real estate blog. I just wanted to take a minute to describe what I see happening in the west valley's real estate market. In late July and early August, many of my clients experienced an upswing in potential buyer visits, and out of the 10 homes I had on the market,...

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