Calie Waterhouse and Gay Potter tagged me for a meme last week. I like the way @Tyler Hurst says it: "The rules are simple. Write seven things about yourself and then tag seven people, link to their blogs and ask them to do the same." I leaned over the handlebars of my tricycle when I was 3 years old, in the garage at the top of the basement stairs, … [Read more...] about What you may not (want to) know….
Five years ago, when I was looking for a brokerage to work under, I chose John Hall & Associates. My previous real estate agent had suggested I consider the company, because three of my prior real estate transactions had involved John Hall agents. She said the transactions were handled smoothly, and the agents were extremely ethical and very … [Read more...] about The Power of Volunteering
Not much in the way of writing or blogging has come out of me in the past couple of weeks. I’ve wondered if it’s writer’s block, or if I’m getting bored, or if there’s just nothing new to report about. It’s a combination of all that, and more. A couple months ago, I had a transaction fall apart on the day of closing. For all my efforts, I couldn’t save … [Read more...] about Why Do I Write?
My real estate business has been growing, yes, even in this down market. I've been cautious in creating a team, but have decided that in order to best serve my clients, it's time to grow. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Calie Waterhouse. I met Calie about five years ago, when I was actively attending the AZREIA meetings in downtown Phoenix. Calie … [Read more...] about A New Face At Home in Scottsdale
This has been one of those weeks where I've had so much to write about in the world around me, that I feel like I've neglected to share much what's going on in the world of Scottsdale real estate. I have a half written post on what constitutes a low-ball offer in today's market. I'm waiting for the Altos updates which come out tomorrow. I am adding … [Read more...] about Have I Forgotten I’m a Scottsdale Realtor?
Yesterday, I was reviewing the status of a repair negotiation for one of my clients with one of my assistants, and she made the comment that I protected my buyer clients like a bobcat mama. I've thought about that statement repeatedly since then... and I'm concerned. Let me tell you why. I participated in one of the recent Arizona Regional Multiple … [Read more...] about Unrepresented Home Buyers – Why?