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2015 

As a buyer's agent in Tucson,Arizona I work with many buyers and view hundreds of properties a year (I view 400+properties a year).  Over the years I have noticed there are different types and stages of buyers.  Listed below are the stages of buying I have observed: Stages of Buying 1. Intense St...
03/31/2015
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Have any of you experienced that?  You finished writing and having your clients sign the offer, you submit the offer to the listing agent.  You call to confirm receipt and are met with a message before you are even able to leave a voicemail "This voicemail is full, please try again."   It is appa...
03/30/2015
The ultra-competitive battle among real estate website portals seems to be heating up even further. The statistics are out and Zillow (15.71%), Trulia (8.31%), and Realtor.com (7.21%) account for one-third of all real estate-related traffic from desktop computers, according to Experian Marketing ...
03/30/2015
You’re often too busy to spend the time you’d like staying connected with your online community, sharing content and engaging with followers. But you know it’s an important part of your marketing, sales, and lead generation. How can you save time? Here’s how some of the busiest people we know tac...
03/29/2015
E-mail is the #1 activity on mobile devices, beating out even texting or making phone calls! There is no question that e-mail is the ground floor of any successful marketing strategy.     Marketing e-mails need to be designed well, optimized for mobile devices, and personalized when possible. The...
03/28/2015
In 2011 there was a revision to the contract: the Loan Status Update became a requirement instead of a “nice-to-obtain” document. Lines 66 - 68 state: “Buyer shall deliver to Seller the LSU with a minimum line 1 - 40 completed describing the current status of the Buyer’s proposed loan within five...
03/28/2015
 Working with a client, maybe a first time home buyer that was not able to get pre-approved?   One option for them may be a credit re-scoring.  This is just one of many reasons why I have relationships with local lenders who work with our client to get them approved.   Keep in mind, there are no ...
03/27/2015
Recently I have read that Tucson ranked as high as 3rd for AARP's best places to retire.  I read another survey by Bankrate.com that listed Arizona as #9.  Thought it might be useful to have a list of some of Tucson, AZ accomplishments.   As the winters seem to continue to get worse and worse (se...
03/26/2015
Historically this is the busiest time of the year for Residential Real Estate in Tucson, AZ.  As an experienced buyer's agent, I convey this to buyers.  I have learned, most have to learn it themselves first hand before they truly believe and understand.   This time of year, I expect to write on...
03/19/2015
  After reviewing the Tucson market statistics for February 2015. There are several key points that draw my intrest and attention.  Cash sales remain strong, however in the month of February sales with Conventional Loan(s) exceeded those of Cash Sale(s) 36.7% Vs 33.7%.   1.      Total Under Contr...
03/17/2015
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