You’re not buying a car

Negotiations

We all know someone like him, or her. The one who lives by the guiding principle that you should never pay the asking price for anything.  That “everything’s negotiable” and the seller will always accept less … eventually. While this trait might be useful in a car dealership or jewelry store, in the real estate […]

Making home buying easy for first-time buyers

I was meeting with a new first time home buying couple and that had a lot of questions which I was glad to answer. They were very concerned with the process and how long it took and all they needed to know. First I told them I appreciated to concern and the thirst for knowledge. […]

In search of the smokin’ deal

East Valley Team member Kristin LaVanway talks about how East Valley buyers need to be realistic on their offers. We get a lot of off-the-wall questions about Phoenix real estate…like this one. Buyers are still surprised when sellers don’t kneel down in gratitude when an offer – especially a CASH offer – is made. Buyers […]

East Valley short sale basic training

East Valley Team member Kristin LaVanway talks about how East Valley short sale buyers need to be more serious in their offers. The East Valley Team is taking a stand. When a buyer submits an offer on a short sale – it is hazardous to everyone’s health (financially speaking) if they do not intent to […]