Blog Profile / Phoenix Real Estate Guy

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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

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Finally, a Sexy Book about Fixing & Flipping Houses

There’s a growing epidemic in this country. Scantily clad woman are on the loose – on billboards, TV, online and in the newspaper – promoting everything from lip balm to tiny foreign cars. I actually heard a radio spot last week with a voluptuous-sounding woman advertising tee times for a local golf course. “Join me [...]Show More Summary

Chemo and Caffeine – A True Story

This is part 3 of my ongoing series as I detail my experiences in my battle with colon cancer. Last month, I covered my first visit to the infusion center.  Today, I would like to tell a story that just might help others caught in the same position down the road. The list of possible [...]Show More Summary

9 Places You Won’t Find Your Loan Officer

Occasionally I hear people complain that their loan officer is nowhere to be found. “Really?” is my usual response when I hear them tell me how their loan officer is MIA and how they need to get in touch with them immediately. I think that normal people who can’t find their loan officer must just [...]Show More Summary

Therapy Treatment Begins…

Let’s do a quick recap. August 20th – Routine colonoscopy because I’m 51.  Find a lesion.  Sent to lab for testing August 22nd – Doctor calls and says “It is cancer.” August 29th – Take wife to US Open in NYC for our 25th anniversary because doctor said it was ok to go. September 14th [...]Show More Summary

Are you sure you want to take on that new housing debt?

Did you hear what a famous economist said about the upcoming troubles in the US economy? First… I remember a time about two years ago, I was driving around with a new first-time home buyer shopping for a no money down USDA loan out in the outskirts of Queen Creek. My client had a pre-qualification letter in [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix Real Estate hotter than Phoenix weather?

Everyone has read plenty about how hot the Phoenix real estate market is. And we all know how hot the weather in Phoenix is, but is it as hot as you think? The weather that is. There are a lot of misconceptions about the city, and this great new video by Greater Phoenix dispels some of those common urban [...]Show More Summary

Why eXp? They are more than a real estate company

I had been with Thompson’s Realty for almost 2.5 years when they decided they were going to merge with eXp Realty. When the announcement was made I for one was excited about the possibilites. eXp offers a lot to their agent from the technology to innovation, revenue sharing and training. I was excited, but what [...]Show More Summary

My Top Ten Takeaways From Colon Cancer Surgery

In last month’s post, I described my feelings and experience when you hear the news that the diagnosis is cancer.  Since then, I have had a colon resection, or in regular speak, they cut out about 5 inches of my colon to remove the affected area, and then re-attached the two ends.  Colon is good [...]Show More Summary

Twitter for People that don’t “get” Twitter

I’m uncomfortable with anyone referring to me as an expert, unless it has to do with cereal or cheap red wine – which is why I feel a little funny writing a post titled “Twitter for People that don’t get Twitter”. It implies that I’m some sort of Twitter expert. Clearly, I’m not. (But you can follow [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix market for $500. Answer: What Is Change

Change is hard. Seriously, we get it. The last few years have been hell on wheels for most of us in Phoenix. The houses that we bought for what seemed like an obscene amount of money were worth three times what we paid for them just 6 short months later… and then, in a blink [...]Show More Summary

Monday Morning Phoenix Round-up

What exactly is going on with the Phoenix housing market these days. Here are a few recent stories that help paint the picture. Housing frenzy spread to rentals in metro Phoenix Last week the Arizona Republic reported on how the resale market is not the only part of the Phoenix housing market that is on fire. Rentals [...]Show More Summary

The Scent of Real Estate

I was out showing houses the other day and I got to thinking about how you would buy a house if you were blind. Have you been watching Master Chef this summer? The winner was blind and I kept thinking she was going to cut one of her fingers off and have to present the [...]Show More Summary

Sellers – Ask to see an MLS Portfolio

So you’re thinking about selling your house, and you need to find a highly qualified Realtor to help. On one hand, you want to work with somebody who’s going to give your house as much attention as you do. After all, this is your home – the place you’ve shared thousands of memories with your [...]Show More Summary

Thompson’s Realty Announces Merger with eXp Realty

We are (truly) thrilled to announce that we have signed a Memo of Understanding, effective today, to merge the Thompson’s Realty brokerage operations with eXp Realty. Why eXp Realty? I have had the pleasure of knowing the CEO of eXp Realty, Glenn Sanford, for a couple of years. Glenn is a remarkably astute businessman, and [...]Show More Summary

How Not to Remodel Your Rental Property – A Pictorial

I rented a small house in Portland, Oregon last weekend for a wedding. I’m pretty sure we were the first renters to stay in the property. The wedding was lovely. The house… was a lesson that would be useful to all potential investors looking to rehab a property for renters. How not to prepare a property for [...]Show More Summary

Search Phoenix New Homes…A Better Way

So you’re thinking that you would like to move.  And you’ve decided that maybe you want to build a new home.  Sweet!  Here’s what you should do: You should totally just drive around all weekend in the comfortable 172 degree AZ temperatures following randomly placed road signs pointing in all directions, stopping in and out [...]Show More Summary

Why a Phoenix technology based brokerage matters

A few weeks ago I wrote about why as an agent you want to work with a Phoenix technology based brokerage. Today let’s take a look at it more from the consumer side. The market is crazy right now, houses are flying off the shelves. You need to give yourself every advantage possible. First you should [...]Show More Summary

Three Words You Do Not Want To Hear

It is cancer. Three words.  Three life changing words. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 1,638,910 new cancer cases in 2012.  Break that down daily, and 4552 people each and every day will hear those three words. Wednesday, August 22nd was my day to hear those three words. Here is a look at [...]Show More Summary

How is the Phoenix Real Estate Market?

So how is the Phoenix real estate market? We get that all the time. If you are looking to buy or sell a house I recommend you check out our free Phoenix Real Estate Market Email. If you were on the list today, here is what you would have received. Inventory slowly increasing The Phoenix [...]Show More Summary

Phoenix Homes and Unicorns….What They Have In Common (hint…it’s not Google)

What does the Phoenix housing market and Disney have in common? More than you may think. I had an interesting conversation with my seven year old daughter this morning. She is getting very excited for an upcoming “big trip” to Disney World this winter. She’s been hunting down videos about Disney on Netflix, and basically [...]Show More Summary

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