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Jan. 21, 2020

Renovating vs. Selling As Is: Which Is Better?

 

If you’re struggling to decide between renovating your home before listing it on the market and saving yourself the effort by selling it as is, consider the cost of the renovation projects you’d want to do and compare them to the return you’re likely to get when you sell ...

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Dec. 19, 2019

The Penrose Christmas Party was a Success!

 

I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who came out to the 2019 Penrose Christmas party. The food and drink were wonderful and Chazz the magician was fantastic! I cannot tell you how many people came up and thanked me for bringing him out because they couldn’t ...

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Sept. 24, 2019

What Can Sellers Do to Have a Top-Dollar Sale?

 

There are certain habits that successful home sellers have in common when it comes to selling for the most money in the least amount of time. Having sold real estate for close to two decades and after helping over 1,700 families, I’ve learned a few things about what ...

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Sept. 10, 2019

Why Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell?



As of August 2019, there have been some major changes in our real estate market. Last month, we had 9,666 homes come on the market for sale versus 10,001 the year before. That’s a 4.5% decrease.

There were 16,555 active homes on the market this August ...

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July 11, 2019

Home Sellers: Remodel First, or Sell As Is?

 

Almost every day, sellers ask me, “Should I sell my home the way it is, or should I remodel it first and then sell it?”

A survey from the National Association of Realtors looked at the costs to upgrade a property versus the recapture on the sales price ...

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June 4, 2019

Giving Back With the Phoenix Dream Center



Today I’d like to give you a quick glimpse into why our team has partnered with the Phoenix Dream Center—America’s largest rescue organization for sex trafficking victims. I’ve personally been on the Phoenix Dream Center’s board of directors for many years, and now I’m leveraging this position to raise funds ...

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Feb. 26, 2019

What Will Rising Rates Do to Your Real Estate Goals?



Affordability and mortgage rates go hand in hand. That said, their impact goes deeper than some might think.

Many are quick to point out that interest rates were once hovering around 18%, and that today's single-digit rates are incredibly low by comparison. This is true. The difference is that ...

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Dec. 26, 2018

Should You Wait Until Prices Go Down to Buy Your First Home?




If you’re a first-time homebuyer, does it make more sense to rent now and wait for real estate prices to come down and buy a home at a lower price in the future?


There are a couple factors you need to consider. First, how long are you planning on renting ...

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Nov. 19, 2018

The Shifting Market’s Impact on Agents

The real estate market is shifting, and it’s affecting agents as well as buyers and sellers.

As you’ve probably noticed, the market is slowing down. Right now, there are a lot of agents in the business, and the average agent sells about four or five homes a year. As interest ...

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Nov. 8, 2018

Reasons to Buy or Sell Your Home During the Holidays

A lot of people tell me they don’t want to buy or sell during the holidays. They’ve got dinners to plan, and many have family coming to town to stay over. So that’s completely understandable.

But if you want to sell your home for top dollar, the fourth quarter is ...

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