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Nov. 4, 2019

Why NOW is the Best Time to Sell Your House

We've all heard it a million times - spring time is the selling season ...  🏠 🏠 



But is it?  Here are 10 reasons that may have you changing your mind and considering selling before the new year. #7 is my favorite 😊

❄️   Why NOW is the Best Time to Sell Your House  ❄️


1. There are motivated buyers in the market who must buy for tax reasons.


2. During the Holiday Season there are typically fewer homes on the market. Less supply means less competition. Less competition means more money in your pocket.


3. Many people have time off during the Holidays, which increases their availability to see homes. Buyers who buy during the Holiday Season tend to be serious buyers. 


4. Buying is an emotional purchase and emotions tend to run high during the Holiday season. Strategically, having the opportunity to work off the buyers emotion is in your favor ... they tend to offer a higher price when emotions are involved.


5. The Holiday season reminds many people of family. The home is the foundation of the family unit. More people become motivated to buy during the Holidays more than other times of the year.


6. The interest rates stay historically low, which allows a buyer to afford more in the market. When rates are low, buyers tend to present higher purchase offers. 


7. Many sellers will wait and list after the 1st of the year, which causes a lot of new inventory in January. The longer you wait the more competition you create for yourself.  You can expect a flood of new inventory in the 1st quarter of 2020.  As supply increases, your likelihood of getting an offer at an acceptable price decreases. 


8. Since most people do not want to move during the Holidays, you can secure a selling contract now while your opportunity is high, and arrange for a delayed close or rent back with the buyers. 


9. Companies typically bring new talent in starting at the beginning of the year.  These new hires are looking at property now. You must be on the market to take advantage of these buyers.


10. Selling now can give you more buying power later. By selling your home now, you can buy in January when the market becomes saturated with listings as a non - contingent buyer - you have negotiating power.  And that's what you want, right?


Click here to find the value of your home or contact me directly at 480-387-4722.


Posted in Commentary
Oct. 16, 2019

Arizona 2020

Posted in Market Updates
June 11, 2019

Places to Cool Down This Summer

It's HOT but there are lots of places to cool off. 

Here is a great list of places to hide from the heat.  My favorite is a trip down the Salt River.  What's yours?

Groupon has lots of great deals at some of these locations.

Posted in Things to Do
June 5, 2019

#HouseCrush: 17933 E. Avendia Del Valle Dr

17933 E. Avendia Del Valle Dr | Gilbert, AZ | 85298

5 🛏 3 🛁 🏊‍♀️Pool 🐴1 Acre

My #housecrush is a gorgeous, remodeled, modern farmhouse.  It has a beautiful kitchen, quartz counters with high-end finishes, ceramic, wood-plank tile, and wrap around porch.  The master suite is on the main floor with tiled shower, claw foot tub, marble topped vanities and walk-in closet.  Sitting on an acre, this horse property is walk-able to Auxier Elementary School and with stunning views of the San Tans.  


See Full Listing Here

Posted in House Crush
June 3, 2019

Local Events June 2019


The temperatures are rising and there are plenty of fun things do do around Phoenix like movie nights, food trucks, Big Surf's 50th Birthday and more.  Check it out!

Posted in Things to Do
April 30, 2019

Bellaza II by Taylor Morrison

Live Tour of Residence 2 and Residence 3 at Bellaza II.

I recently toured one of Chandler's newest Taylor Morrison Communities, Bellaza II.  It has 3 customizable floorpans ranging form 2,911 to 3,509 square feet.  Additional structural options include additional suited bedrooms, multi-genrational suites and bedrooms in lieu is garage space.

In the videos I mention a Bellaza I.  That community is actually named Whispering Rock and is located on Germann, east of Val Vista.  That community is selling out of Bellaza II.

Pricing Starts at $500,900 at Whispering Rock and $520,990 at Bellaza.

Take a look at my live walk through of these smart floorpans.

Residence 2

Residence 3

There are a lot of incredible included features:

H.E.R.S Rating 57 or Higher

WIFI Capable, Programable Thermostat

Spacious Covered Patios

Coach Lights

12' Ceilings

Two-Tone Interior Paint

Charging Zones

42" Cabinets

Granite Counter Tops

GE Profile Appliances with Double Ovens and 36" Cook Top

Contact me for current pricing at both communities and let's go take a look!

Posted in New Construction
April 16, 2019

How to Declutter When Your Family Isn't on Board

Posted in Commentary
April 5, 2019

Easter Egg Hunts

Want to know where the best Easter Egg hunts are?  


Posted in Things to Do
April 5, 2019

Things to Do April 2019

Posted in Things to Do
March 26, 2019

#HouseCrush: Residence 3


Residence 3 | The Reserves at Val Vista | Gilbert, AZ  85298

March 26, 2019


My #housecrush this week is Residence 3 at The Reserves at Val Vista in Gilbert.  Residence 3 has a smart floorplan with dozens of available customizations, including coffered ceilings, Rolling Wall of Glass, fireplace and upgraded laundry options. 

Residence 3 has 3 elevations to choose from with 9 color options.  Floorpan options start at 3,720 square feet, 4 car garage, and large lots of a minimum of 21,000 square feet.


Located in southwest Gilbert, just south of Riggs Road, The Reserves at Val Vista is in the award winning Chandler Unified School District.  The Reserves at Val Vista, is She Homes,  gated community with tree-lined streets and beautiful homes. All of the homesites are a minimum of    a quarter acre and have at least twenty feet between each home. The common areas include an outdoor fireplace, bocce ball court, hopscotch, and giant chess.  Photos courtesy of Shea Homes.


Contact me for current pricing, details and additional floorpans.