Golden Valley, AZ Real Estate News

By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
In sales and especially in real estate, the goal is to have the potential clients aka as sales leads to pull you to them. Using the often-witnessed push sales behaviors does not really work very well. Hence, the often heard comment "He was a pushy salesman" or "She was a pushy salesperson."Yesterday, I scheduled a tour of five vacant land parcels here in Golden Valley, AZ with a potential cash buyer client. Until I actually invest some time with a potential client, I do not know if I want the individual as a client.  Not all individuals who want to list or buy real estate properties are a good fit for me. In our travels to the third property, I stopped my vehicle on something less than a cow trail. I walked back to my client’s car and asked “Do you really wish to continue to this proper...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Another real estate copycat suit emerged with this comment in the filing:The complaint alleges that “most” buyer agents will steer clients away from listings that offer a lower commission.My brain thought “really, most agent will?”  Did those who filed the complaint actually survey real estate agents? My sense is this is an assumption about human nature. And we all know about what happens with assumptions.In my now eight years in selling real estate as well as listing mostly vacant land (Remember, I love to sell dirt), I know of a few real estate agents who may look first at the cooperating fee being offered. However, “most” will show properties that meet their clients or potential clients’ (aka customers) needs and wants without looking at the cooperating fee being offered.Professional...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Monday is a new day for a new week. Some of us may embrace this day with enthusiasm, others with not so much enthusiasm and some just glad the weekend guests have left.There is a song by Asoredee that is truly motivational. Maybe this is how we should approach each new day?Wake up it's a brand new dayMake a brand new wayIt's a really nice morningDon't stress chase the pain awayHear the little birds say it's a really nice morningThis the day that everything changeAnd u never gon say I hate it in the morningWake up it's a brand new day Wake up it's a brand new daySleepy head outta bed let's prayAin't no time to be lazy in the streetsJust keep pushing with the hard work then u get paidNo food in the belly but we movingCos we know we got a higher power who is watchingDirecting taking us thr...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
I love selling dirt here in Mohave County, Golden Valley, AZ. Now the question of why I love selling dirt is one I can easily answer.First, selling dirt is much easier than selling or listing residential properties. Usually, only three (3) trips to the vacant land parcel are required. One to physically visit the property to see if I wish to list it and take photos. Second to return to vacant land parcel and place the sign on the property along with directional signs to the property. Third to remove the signs.Second, the paperwork is far less than selling residential properties. Usually there are no inspections unless the property is improved with septic or well or some outbuilding. Confirming permits is an easy email to the county. Another email to the County Flood Department is also ea...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Real estate agents and REALTORS® wear different hats. For me being located here in the high desert of Mohave County, AZ, the image of a 10 gallon hat came to mind.Not only is that hat very large, the hat becomes heavier as the relationship between myself and the clients continues to grow. Then when an offer is accepted, more items are added to the hat and soon it is so heavy I feel it may crush me with its weight.Here are some of the items though not necessarily all: Completing real estate purchase contract and all necessary addenda from septic to well to homeowner’s association to contingency to …. Coordinating schedules with all inspectors, home, termite, solar, well, etc., as well as ensuring clients may the necessary payments Securing all additional documents if not already provided...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Today is Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day.Yes, professional real estate agents are today's matchmakers because they can match the buyers to their real estate needs and wants. These agents: Live in the area, think local Know the Market Trends such as days on market, property values, etc. Advise on resources from inspectors, lenders, title company, etc. Understand the real estate contractual process Continue their professional development through experience, classes and certification As the source of the source, have sources out of area agents may not have To find that perfect best matchmaker to help you with your real estate needs, then invest the time to do your research. That investment of time will save time in the long run as you look for that vacant land for a future home to a...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
When selling a home, many states require real estate property disclosure. This requirement usually happens because of lawsuits where the sellers failed to disclose known property defects or what are also identified as known material facts.In AZ, the AZ Association of REALTORS® has a copyrighted, eight page disclosure document that has been approved by lawyers. This document, Seller's Property Disclosure Statement (for homes) or Vacant Land Seller's Property Disclosure Statement   is alignment with current state statues as well as outcomes from past lawsuits.Years ago, I had the opportunity to list a manufactured home. This residential listing opportunity was a referral from a friend, now a client as well.After touring both inside the home and outside the property, I asked if there was a...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
I love selling dirt (vacant land)or residential properties on acreage here in NW Mohave County, AZ from Yucca, to Golden Valley, to Kingman, to White Hills and places in between. However working with first time home buyers, retiring Veterans or those looking to relocate for their own personal reasons is always enjoyable and interesting as these buyers finally discover their first home or that next home.Many buyers want a fixer upper that requires some tender loving care (TL), but not that much beyond their own talents and budget. Then others look for a home that meets their basic needs and if they receive a few extra "wants," these buyers are more than happy. For many, these buyers want a move in ready house.With low inventory here in Golden Valley, AZ house hunting can become quite a c...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Living here in the high desert of  Golden Valley, AZ as well as Mohave County, AZ, I have had the opportunity often to drive the road not taken.  Often these roads are single lane dirt roads and sometimes they are more like cow trails. This is why I always tell people DO NOT FOLLOW GPS.By traveling a road not taken allows me to further understand the high desert, come across a variety of plant life along with some interesting creatures besides the bovine and wild burros.I believe one must know the area where one sells properties. And to be honest, being from the Midwest (the flatlands), going up and down high hills on a single lane dirt road has been quite often scary.  Even though I have been traveling the "road not taken" for some time, I am still not 100% comfortable driving many of ...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Clouds create such imaginative thoughts and images. Is it a bird, a plane or what?Years ago, there was a song by Joni Mitchell entitled “Both Sides Now” which was about clouds as obstacles to seeing the sun. However, by looking at clouds from both sides, a different perspective emerges. At the recent 2024 Grammy's Joni sang this song and received a standing ovation. How often in life when we look at something from a different perspective we have a change of thought or even a change of heart in living every day? Possibly these two refrains sums up life:Oh, but now old friends they're acting strange And they shake their heads and they tell me that I've changed Well something's lost, but something's gained In living every day I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and sti...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Yesterday I received an award from the AZ Association of REALTORS®. This award is given annually to those REALTORS® who achieve 36 hours of continuing education each year. Since the inception of this award, I have earned it every year.Yes, attending continuing education classes are an investment of time and dollars.Yes there is knowledge given.What some fail to realize the amount of worth within those classes.  The worth is not just knowledge, but also connecting with other agents throughout the state.From that worth, a real estate agent realizes the value of that worth respective to the fees they charge and/or receive.Let me share my most recent story which explains why time and knowledge equal worth equal fees. Here in Golden Valley, AZ there are considerable off grid vacant land prop...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
The work week has started for many with great or not so great anticipation as to how the week will unfold.Do you know the word origin of this word? Again, like many other words in the English language, this word has Latin roots and literally means:Taking into possession beforehandThink about that for a moment. What will motivate you to take possession of before you receive it?  By this original definition, anticipation is truly a positive word as few people want to take possession beforehand of any negative actions or results.Maybe this song may take you back or propel you forward?Feature Photo of Sun Rising Over the Hualapais Mountains Mohave County, Golden Valley, AZ Courtesy of Leanne M Smith taken at 7:30am on 2/5/2024Any reproduction of Leanne M Smith’s blog for use by any AI or GA...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
For the last several days I have been working with new out of state buyers who have lived in a particular state for over 20 years and said directly “We gotta get out of this place” or indirectly. Their words have been echoed by most of my out of state buyers.Currently, I have a buyer under contract from the same state. This morning, he just sent me a text again telling me he can’t wait to “get out of this place.”There are many reasons why people relocate from one area to another or one state to another. We relocated for three reasons:#1 - To be closer to our youngest grandchild#2 - We were tired of shoveling snow  #3 - Husband did not like what was happening in NW INOther reasons for relocation may include: A new job or job transfer Remote working availability First time home buyers Dow...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
This morning the clouds were moving ever so slowly and yet revealed their colors and the possibilities of the day to come.  How often do we ignore the possibilities of what are around us because we are so busy in worrying about things we have no control over?The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. George Bernard ShawProbable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. AristotleThe future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. John SculleyWe have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. Thich Nhat HanhThe only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. Les BrownPhoto Courtesy of Leanne M Smith, Sunrise on 1/22/2024 over the Hualapai Mountains, Golden Valley,...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
An early morning sunrise for me creates anticipation of the day to come. Today's early sunrise here in Golden Valley, AZ (Mohave County, AZ) started around 6:58am MST. This photo was take at 7:05am MST.When we see such beauty in the morning and realize the potential opportunities that await to be discovered, how can we not have anticipation?Carly Simon had a song entitled Anticipation. Hopefully this will start your day off on a path to embrace the numerous opportunities today has to offer. 
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
The sun setting over the Black Mountains here in Golden Valley, AZ (Mohave County, AZ) is simply stunning. With vibrant colors of reds, yellows, blues and purples, often the sky looks like a Van Gogh original. One can actually imagine Van Gogh feverishly at work with this wide brush strokes and bold colors.Stunning sunsets as well as sunrises over the Black and Hualapai mountains make living here in Golden Valley or Kingman, AZ unique. One never knows what to expect except the unexpected. If you want to vacation or move to this little corner of NW AZ where some say where the wild west lives on, reach out to me.Photo Courtesy of Leanne M. SmithAny reproduction of Leanne M Smith’s blog for use by any AI or GAI, distribution or reproduction including but not limited to electronic newslette...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
What does it mean to be resolute? The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary has as its first definition “marked by firm determination: RESOLVED” and the second definition is “BOLD, STEADY.”With all the angst in our industry coupled with the 2024 economic predictions, real estate agents as well as sellers and buyer must have “firm determination” as they move forward into 2024.This begs the question of how to be resolute with so many challenges, obstacles, call them what you will in front of us?For me, in my corporate sales experience, I weathered through the gas lines under Jimmy Carter and the mortgage interest rates of 10% and higher. As a single parent, I had a plan, and worked that plan. Today is no different. I have a plan with daily goals (think lists) to be accomplished. So far my fir...
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By Elise Harron, Rural Vacant Land and Development Specialist
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
0000 Cove Road Golden Valley, AZ 86413 2.35 Acres Historic Route 66 Horses Welcome Price : $3,901 Lot Size : 2.35 Acres Community : Golden Valley Ranches County : Mohave Property Type : Vacant Land MLS Number : 878825 click for more information and pictures Property Description Bring your family and bring another family to buy the lot diagonally across the street for the same price, great buys, good location, level lots and incredible views. 2.35 Acres Historic Route 66 Horses Welcome Kingman is a small city with a population nearing 30,000. The town is located on Route 40 is less than 2 hours to the Las Vegas Strip and 3 hours to Phoenix. Kingman is one of the hidden treasures of Arizona. It is a perfect launching point for day trips and scenic hiking. 2.35 Acres Historic Route 66 Hor...
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By Patricia Austin CRS ePRO GRI MRE
(Cinque Terre Realty)
Hello, not is truly the time to buy Real Estate. Golden Valley is a wonderful area located between Bullhead City and Kingman in Mohave County in Arizona.  A short drive to Laughlin, NV to enjoy the entertainment and the Colorado River.  I have listed 2 manufactured homes. #1- 2 bedroom 2 with detached garage with a 3rd bath, 1 acre on a paved street. Water, power and great views of mountains a beautiful sunsets. Great purchase for vet, first time buyer.           #2 - 3 bedroom 2 bath on 1 acre $68,000.00, fenced and owner is anxious to sell.  If you would like additional information regarding these properties just email to me at pgaustin@frontiernet.net.  I also have some great vacant land parcels available as well for 1 acre to 80 acres. Have a good and blessed Thanksgiving.  
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By Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040
Four month old Phantom entered his first competition in Clairmont, California this weekend at The Rare Breed Association (ARBA) Dog Show. Phantom is a Cane ( pronounced "connie") Corso and is following in his sire's footsteps, Scandifio's Nino, a great champion with purebred Italian bloodlines. Phantom won (3) 1st Place Puppy, (3) 1st Place Best of Breed Junior Puppy and (3) Best of Breed! We are all so proud of him. He is a great addition to our family and we love him dearly. He is so gentle and full of love. He will grow to be approximately 140 lbs. of Love to be exact. As you can see by the picture below, Phantom and my grandson, Micah, had a Big Day.
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