Stephen Murphey contacted me, asking for an interview for his ASU class in Communications. Without taking a breath, I agreed. Having spent so much time in school, I have a soft spot for students. Turns out Stephen is taking a Ph.D. level class, where he is focusing on social media, and we had a great time chatting about … [Read more...] about Side bar conversation: Social media, real estate, small business strategies, and more
Archives for March 2010
Interesting chart that Michael Orr has on his lead-in page at CromfordReport.com today. Look at all these highs and lows that were recorded in April 2009. Today, a year later, I've posted today's results for some of the most meaningful statistics: Market Statistic Reading Difference % … [Read more...] about Phoenix Metro Real Estate: In Retrospect – Highs & Lows
I have a client moving into one of my Scottsdale listings next week, and while I knew she'd been looking independently for three months, I didn't know how challenging her search had been until last night. She copied me on an email, referring me to a colleague who needed to find a home to rent in the next week. In part, … [Read more...] about Single Family Rentals Harder to Find in Scottsdale
The following home buying stats from 1999 and 2009, were just published in this month's Certified Residential Specialist magazine. % of U.S. home buyers 1999 2009 Bought single family home 82% 78% Bought in suburban neighborhood 46% 54% Began home search online 37% 90% Married 68% 60% Single … [Read more...] about Home Buying Trends
Notice of this event is courtesy of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS): On Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 10am to 4pm, the Arizona State Escrow Association in conjunction with the Better Business Bureau, Arizona Department of Financial Institutions and the Arizona Mortgage Lenders' Association will host the … [Read more...] about Phoenix Homeowners’ Survival Event – Free Community Assistance
I've been taking this fabulous series of classes from the Scottsdale Association of Realtors, called Scottsdale 101. An amazing amount of information is being provided to us by the employees of the City of Scottsdale and my plan is to share some of what I hear. It's interesting to learn about the inner workings of the city, and … [Read more...] about Scottsdale 101: Governing Structure
Sitting here at my desk this afternoon, completing the final paper for a house that sold this week, I found myself wondering if the number of houses for sale in Scottsdale has decreased, now that we are into the spring selling season. I've been as busy as ever, and I know many other agents are too, so thought it was worth a … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Real Estate Update: What’s inventory doing?