One of the questions I commonly get when I’m showing homes in Scottsdale is: Why are all these subdivisions call “Ranch”? For starters, we have McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch, DC Ranch, and more…. … and yes, they were really ranches. Today, I stumbled across the post, The Stories Behind Scottsdale’s [...]
I met Joe Ferrara in San Francisco last year. He is a prolific blogger, an intellectual property attorney, and a social media strategist. He also has a passion for helping people, and which I discovered in his session at the first Real Estate BarCamp, where he was leading a session on how to help homeowners’ [...]
Scottdale’s McCormick Ranch Golf Course – View of Hole #4 green on the Pine Course, Camelback Mountain in the background Here’s a quick pic showing just lovely our weather is at this time of year. A lot be grateful for!
1. Clean. De-clutter. Make it pretty. 2. Price it well, based on condition, location, and competition. 3. Make it easy to show. Results: Listed on 10/27/09 for $300,000. Under contract in 20 days. Sold 12/4/09 for $288,000. Start to finish in 38 days.
With winter almost upon us (grin), I thought I’d slip out on my bike to see what signs of fall I could find in Scottsdale. Wednesday was one of our very, very few overcast days, so you’ll get a chance to see what one of our gray days looks like! Found a ton of ducks, [...]
John Hall & Associates publishes a monthly e-newsletter for its real estate agents. Packed with lots of current and useful info, I discovered the following gem, which conveniently answered another question one of my clients had been asking. Q: I’m already a homeowner. If I buy a replacement home after Nov. 6, 2009, to use [...]
Kari Monk, over at Wells Fargo, shared a copy of the new HUD-1 Settlement Statement a few weeks ago, and when I looked it over, I was pleased. Since then, I’ve talked to a number of other real estate agents who heard it was coming, but had no idea of the changes that had been [...]