Information for Sellers

May 7, 2019

What's The Property Status? Delayed, Active, Under Contract, Contract Contingent, and Pending.  What's the Difference and What Do They Mean?

You found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, but your Agent says it just went from Under Contract to Pending. But what does that mean? Here's a quick guide to MLS listing status options.

Delayed - Delayed status is relatively new to MLS. It is the MLS equivalent of ...

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April 22, 2019

Seller's Property Disclosures. The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown. What To Expect, and What You Need To Know as a Buyer OR a Seller.

As a Buyer, the information you receive about a property will come from a variety of sources. Among these are public records, a home inspection report, and the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement, in most cases. As a Seller, the information you provide needs to come from you.

The Good.   ...

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April 13, 2019

Did You Know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts Are As-Is?

Did you know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts are As-Is?
Why that's important and what it means if you are the Buyer - or the Seller.


The documents used by REALTORS are updated and revised on a pretty regular basis, and there's quite a lot that goes into the revision ...

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Feb. 8, 2019

Under Contract But Not Out of the Woods

So you saw a house you liked, but it went under contract before you could see it. Or perhaps you put in an offer, but there were multiple offers, and the Seller accepted another Buyer's contract. So you think it's gone forever?

The first 10 days after a ...

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Dec. 27, 2018

THE SEVEN THINGS YOUR QUICK-CASH SALE INVESTOR DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR OFFER. AND WHY NOT.

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If you're a property owner, you are no doubt inundated with unsolicited quick-cash offers to purchase your property. You receive handwritten letters and postcards, text messages, and phone calls.

With home values strong and competitors like OpenDoor and Zillow purchasing properties, it's becoming more and more difficult for ...

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Aug. 9, 2018

WHEN MY HOME IS FOR SALE AND MY KEY IS IN A LOCKBOX, HOW DOES MY REALTOR MAKE SURE ALL THE OTHER REALTORS CALL BEFORE SHOWING MY HOUSE?

You've Staged The Rooms And Taken The Photos.  

You wonder how many potential Buyers will come looking before the offers start rolling in. Will the showings begin during the week? Will they wait until the weekend? You've asked for a couple of hours notice before a showing ...

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July 25, 2018

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL A HOUSE NEXT MONTH, IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

So, What Are The Right Questions?

Of course, there are always the basics. "How much house can I afford?"  and "What will I need for a down payment?" Or if you're selling, you might be asking "How long will it take to sell my home?" and "What are ...

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July 10, 2018

WHEN YOUR FLEDGLINGS FLY FREE, HOW DO YOU PART WITH YOUR EMPTY NEST?

When The Last Child Leaves Home, For Some Parents There Is No Question Whether Or Not To Keep The "Empty Nest." They Stay Where They Are And Remodel A Room (Or Two). Maybe There Are - Or Will Be - Grandchildren. Perhaps There Are Close Ties To The Community, Or It Is ...

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July 3, 2018

THE TOP 3 SELLER FAQ FOR STAGING TO SELL YOUR HOME

Many Of My Clients Ask In Advance If I Will Help Them Prepare Their Home For Sale.

They know me and are familiar with my staging process and results, and perhaps I have even staged and sold a home for them in the past. But when that isn't ...

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Oct. 27, 2017

WHEN YOU SHOULDN'T JUST SWEEP HOME STAGING STATISTICS UNDER THE RUG

CAN STAGING A HOME REALLY HAVE AN IMPACT ON ITS SALE?

Absolutely! I have seen first hand the impact staging can have on a home's marketability and value. But don't just take my word for it. 

According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home ...

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