Blog Profile / Phoenix Real Estate Guy

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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Search vs. Social–Which is the Blueprint for Agent Success?

Let me start with a disclaimer.  This post consists of my opinions and my opinions only.  They have been formed, however,  through hundreds of  conversations and interactions with some bright and talented people in the real estate space. (You can always hear more of Bill’s opinions on his Twitter account) So, what do I mean [...]Show More Summary

So, You Say ‘It Didn’t Appraise’?

Hello all ye fair Phoenix Real Estate Guy fans. I am not he. Don’t worry, though, Jay’s heart is doing much better and I hear he’s even occasionally encountering some green, leafy things on his plate now. We’re all happy he’s healing well and has seen the nutritional light. But, you know, he’s pretty busy [...]Show More Summary

What To Expect After a Short Sale

A wise mentor of mine once taught me this concept: Crisis + Time = Humor Over the last few years, more than just a few homeowners have went through the short sale process – and from what I can put together, there will be people trying to decide whether a short sale is right for [...]Show More Summary

FHA Buyers: Phoenix housing market 2nd class citizens

Call me an infrequent flyer. Last week, I stood in the long line at the Phoenix Sky Harbor security checkpoint like a lamb being led to slaughter. The short line, the one that guys in fancy suits get to use, was strictly forbidden because I didn’t know the secret handshake. I also lacked preferred silver [...]Show More Summary

Contracts are neither moral nor immoral

Are short sales moral? I am going to talk a little bit about the “moral side” of a short sale. My favorite part of this story… the twist at the end that makes the whole thing laughable. I was reading this article on CNBC this weekend about short sales and felt I needed to jump [...]Show More Summary

It almost feels like 2005 all over again

If you’re going to make your debut on a widely-read website, what better way to do so than with a bold prediction … I boldly predict that inventory here in the Phoenix real estate market will not decline by more than another 7,900 homes over the next millennium. What’s striking is such a prediction, timeframe [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix Real Estate Guy Turns Seven!

Seven years ago today, the first post on Phoenix Real Estate Guy was crafted and published. OK, “crafted” is a real stretch. But it was published on May 8, 2005. That seems like a lifetime ago. Since that day some 2,000ish articles have been published here, some of far better quality than post #1, many [...]Show More Summary

Announcement: Dean Ouellette named Vice President of Business Development for Thompson’s Realty

We are thrilled to announce that Dean Ouellette is taking the position of Vice President of Business Development at Thompson’s Realty effective immediately. Dean has been with Thompson’s Realty for over two years, and is an outstanding real estate agent. His passion for teaching and helping agents is known by many and fits perfectly in [...]Show More Summary

On Having a Heart Attack

Life can change in the blink of an eye. Or the beat of a struggling heart. A week ago at this time, I was being wheeled from the emergency room into the heart catherization lab at Banner Heart Hospital in the middle of what a cardiologist described as a “massive heart attack.” Believe me, it [...]Show More Summary

RETSO 2012 Presentation: Internet Prospecting with WordPress

As promised, here is the slide deck from my presentation at RETSO (Real Estate Tech South). They won’t be a whole lot of good without the accompanying talk, but… So sorry there wasn’t enough time to get to all the (great) questions. Feel free to drop your question in the comments and I’ll be happy [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – April 2012

Jay’s Note: Here’s a nifty little video by Thompson’s Realty agent Kristin LaVanway with an update on the current Phoenix real estate market. Writing about market stats is difficult, and boring. Which is why you rarely find stats posts here. How does one make statistics interesting? Kristin does in this video. Hopefully there will be [...]Show More Summary

On Joining Zillow…

What you are about to read may very well blow a few minds across the real estate Internet space. Or not. We’re about to find out… Ready? Earlier today, I accepted a full-time position with Zillow. No, really. Soon I will be Zillow’s Director of Industry Outreach & Social Media. Interesting, isn’t it? Why? When? [...]Show More Summary

I’m a home seller, can I cancel the contract on my home?

It doesn’t happen very often, but occasionally a home seller will decide that they don’t really want to sell their home after all. What can they do? If your home is only listed for sale and there isn’t a pending offer, then you can cancel your listing agreement. Maybe. It depends on the brokerage you [...]Show More Summary

Get an iPad 3! Phoenix Real Estate. Peyton Manning Cut! Phoenix Homes. Elections!!

Pay no attention to the silly article title. It’s purely a play on what is making news today. Yep, even the Phoenix real estate stuff, though it is buried under the earth-shattering and life-changing news about “the latest iPad” (apparently it’s real name) and Peyton Manning and a bunch of… people… trying to get elected. [...]Show More Summary

It’s On! RE Bar Camp Phoenix #4 April 26

Real Estate Bar Camp Phoenix is back for its fourth iteration! April 26, 2012 at Scottsdale Stadium. Details can be found on the new “REBCPHX” website – You can register there, or below. Online event registration for RE Bar Camp Phoenix #4 powered by Eventbrite Real Estate Bar Camp San Diego: Video Montage WordCamp [...]Show More Summary

Why your listing is on my website

I get emails like this all the time… Hello Phoenix Real Estate Guy. Can you tell me why you have my listing on your web site? The short answer is because YOU authorized it when you entered the listing. Apparently though, there are a number of real estate agents and even Designated Brokers that do not [...]Show More Summary

Why Pinning May Be Sinning in Real Estate (and elsewhere)

Source: via Diego on Pinterest If you are even remotely connected to the real estate interwebs you have seen all the buzz lately from real estate agents about Pinterest. Pinterest is booming, according to some it is “the fastest growing social network site in Internet history.” As such, real estate agents are flocking to [...]Show More Summary

Thompson’s Realty is 4 Today!

Happy… Birthday? Brokerageversary? to Thompson’s Realty! Four years ago today, Francy and I opened the doors to Thompson’s Realty. The grand plan then included hiring one other agent and making a go at what at that time was a horrific national real estate meltdown in one of the hardest hit marketplaces on the planet. Fast [...]Show More Summary

WordCamp Phoenix 2012: Top 10 WordPress Best Practices for Real Estate Websites

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp Phoenix 2012. If you have never been to a WordCamp, go. WordCamps are dedicated to sharing all sorts of information, tips and tricks for WordPress. This was my third iteration of WordCamp and all have offered a boatload of quality information. As promised, here is my [...]Show More Summary

I won’t show your listing until your seller justifies the price!

Check the title again. That is a direct quote from a buyer’s agent that just called on one of our listings. I won’t show your listing until your seller justifies the price! Interesting tactic, particularly in what is the current seller’s market in Phoenix. Here is my take: 1) It’s not the sellers job to [...]Show More Summary

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