We did it!  We chose to embrace a more minimal lifestyle and made the big move to downsize…not to the extent of joining the “tiny house” phase, but for us personally, a life adjustment. I must admit that after living decades in large homes with spacious yards, our priorities in life changed.  The allure of […]

Homes for sale in Lone Mountain

Cave Creek…there’s a new kid in town!  Lone Mountain is a gated community of newly constructed homes, laid out over 600+ acres of pristine Sonoran Desert.  In fact, Lone Mountain is still in its’ growing stages.  There are four builders within Lone Mountain; Pulte, Lennar, Taylor Morrison and Richmond American, all in the process of […]

Staging your Arizona home for sale and the importance of WOW

There are many choices to be made when considering the sale of your home.  Finding the right agent… one who is knowledgeable and experienced is very important.  But so is creating that emotional WOW factor that hits the buyer when they enter your home.  It’s been said that emotions can be twice as important as […]

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Introduction – Emotion vs. Reason When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a “home.” Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a “house.” There is a reason for this. […]

Writing an Offer – Safeguards Regarding the Property

Disclosures From the Seller Although you have toured the property, looked at the walls and ceiling, turned on the faucets and played with the light switches, you have not lived in it. The seller has years of knowledge about his or her home and there may be some things you want to find out about […]

Listing Commissions and Related Issues

Are Commissions Negotiable? In some areas of the country there is a certain percentage that real estate agents expect to earn as a commission.This commission amount is a certain percent of the sales price.Or, some companies will charge a set fee for their services.However, just like anything else in real estate, this amount is negotiable.When […]