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Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog, presented by Tony and Suzanne Marriott of BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty.

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2015 

This is a blog post for the "October Challenge: Your Best Advice for Real Estate Newbies  BY PATRICIA KENNEDY" #0.  Find out what real estate agents in your neck of the woods (who you admire) are doing. #1.  Create a Business Plan. #2.  Adhere to the Business Plan. #3.  If some elements of the Bu...
10/31/2015
Once your home is "Ready for Showtime!" and you are ready to press the "Active" button it is critically important to have your home readily available for qualified Buyers (and their agents) to tour.  You accomplish this by making the property available for showing during reasonable showing times ...
10/31/2015
One of the last things a Seller needs is a hefty repair bill for a major item connected with the home they are selling - either before contract, or after contract but before close of escrow.We place a Home Warranty on every one of our listings for the benefit of the Seller.  It further enhances t...
10/30/2015
Lou Ludwig "The conditions in your life continue to change . . . . What remains a constant in your life . . . . Is that you can make the choices on what to do about the conditions . . . . and when you’ll do it."  Key thought - re-blog of the day! Life . . . . is a Matter of Choices “A man either ...
10/28/2015
As you may have read elsewhere, Lowe's has discontinued the REALTOR discount program effective next week, and invested in SoloPro - a real estate website promoting flat fees for Buyer Agents and rebating the Buyer Broker commission to the Buyer.  It's evident that the decisionmaker at Lowe's is C...
10/27/2015
This gem from Joan Cox is the reblog of the day. It's evident that the decisionmaker at Lowe's is CLUELESS - this direct from the SoloPro website instructing the Buyer Agent to make increased commission from the Seller part of the contract!  Would not fly in Arizona:  http://www.solopro.com/agent...
10/27/2015
Randy Prothero Rarely, make that never, has this happened to us.  The closest we came was when a Buyer Agent essentially abandoned their Buyer prior to closing and the Buyer's Lender stepped into the primary contact role - language barriers, short sale, etc.  It closed - that was the important th...
10/26/2015
Tni LeBlanc "So, deciding that you will never pay list price might also mean that you will never negotiate reasonably with reasonable people."  So true - and this gem is my re-blog for today! How Not to Buy A Home - Develop An Irrational Aversion to List Price   I’ve seen it happen to even the mo...
10/26/2015
Another key miminal investment a Seller can make prior to putting their home on the market is to have a professional appraisal.  While some may argue that a competent real estate broker can use comparable properties that have recently sold to establish "market value", which they can, the reality ...
10/25/2015
It's no secret that a well staged home is appealing to Buyers - which is why home builders stage their model homes.  It can drive competition if more than one Buyer writes an offer, or can help the home sell faster.  There are NO disadvantages to staging, and potentially significant benefits.  We...
10/25/2015
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