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 […]

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. […]

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 […]