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Sept. 13, 2019

SOLD 2925 Hidden Valley Dr

JUST LISTED $320,000

Just $320,000 gets this gem.  

NICE NEIGHBORHOOD and good curb appeal in this home priced for a fast sell. The front includes a seating area with pony wall and a 3 car garage boat deep for the toys. Step inside to the open floor plan including cathedral ceilings, granite countertops and a breakfast bar for easy entertaining. This home even has a wood burning fireplace and you don't find that often. I just love the size of the master bedroom and it has a private bath with a garden tub, a walk in shower and dual sinks. Outdoor access includes doors with built in blinds. The backyard already has the block walls for privacy. 

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Sept. 10, 2019

The importance of access when selling your home

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.

 

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access you can provide to your agent to be able to show your home.

Here are five levels of access you can provide to a buyer, each with a brief description:

  • Lockbox on the Door – This allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
  • Providing a Key to the Home – Although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
  • Open Access with a Phone Call – The seller allows showing with just a phone call’s notice.
  • By Appointment Only – Example: 48-hour notice. Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.
  • Limited Access – Example: the home is only available for a couple of hours a day. This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

Questions? Give me a call 928-846-6044 Brenda

Posted in Seller Information
Aug. 27, 2019

SOLD 3089 Talley Drive

UNDER CONTRACT

Perfect starter, investment or vacation home. There is plenty of room to add a pool later if you'd like in this privacy fenced backyard with double side gate.  Hurry this one will sell soon! 

$252,000

2 bedroom

2 baths

3 car garage

Visit the Utube video below to see more! 

3089 Talley Dr

Posted in Buyer Information
Aug. 21, 2019

Seniors are on the move!

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market | MyKCM

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,

"Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land.

To give proper recognition, we’re going to look at some senior-related data in the housing industry.

According to the Population Reference Bureau,

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent.”

Seniors Believe in Homeownership

In a recent reportFreddie Mac compared the homeownership rates of two groups of seniors: the Good Times Cohort (born from 1931-1941) and the Previous Generations (born in the 1930s). The data shows an increase in the homeownership rate for the Good Times Cohort because seniors are now aging in place, living longer, and maintaining a high quality of life into their later years.Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market | MyKCMThis, however, does not mean all seniors are staying in place. Some are actively buying and selling homes. In the 2019 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) showed the percentage of seniors buying and selling:Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market | MyKCM

Here are some highlights from NAR’s report:

  • Buyers ages 54 to 63 had higher median household incomes and were more likely to be married couples.
  • 12% of buyers ages 54 to 63 are first-time homebuyers, 5% (64 to 72), and 4% (73 to 93).
  • Buyers ages 54 to 63 purchased because of an interest in being closer to friends and families, job relocation, and the desire to own a home of their own.
  • Sellers 54 years and older often downsized and purchased a smaller, less expensive home than the one they sold.
  • Sellers ages 64 to 72 lived in their homes for 21 years or more.

Bottom Line

According to NAR’s report, 58% of buyers ages 64 to 72 said they need help from an agent to find the right home. The transition from a current home to a new one is significant to undertake, especially for anyone who has lived in the same house for many years. If you’re a senior thinking about the process, let’s get together to help you make the move as smoothly as possible.

Posted in Buyer Information
Aug. 5, 2019

Best Realtors



You want to hire the best agent when you sell your house.

You see real estate agent “John Listalots” all over town. His signs are everywhere. So, you figure he must be a great agent.

It seems like he sells almost everything in town, and you figure that he probably “has all the buyers”.

From an outsider’s point of view, this makes sense…

What better way to gauge and choose the best agent to list and sell your home?

You have the evidence in front of your eyes. So many other people have chosen him to sell their home, how could it not be true?

Something you should know…

Before we get into the three reasons why you shouldn’t just hire the agent with all the signs around town, there’s something you should know.

Very few real estate agents do tons of business. In any given area, there’s always an agent or two who seem to do all of the business.

But that doesn’t mean that the few agents who do most of the business, are the best agents.
Nor does it mean that the agents you don’t see doing much business are not the best agents.

There’s a difference between “top” agents, and “best” agents.

The “top” agents aren’t necessarily the “best” agents, who will do the best job for you, and get you the most money for your home. (But that isn’t to say they can’t, don’t, or won’t either.)

It’s just to say that you can’t judge an agent by the number of for sale signs they have up in town.

Don’t hire a real estate agent just because they have tons of for sale signs around town.

And, don’t not hire an agent who doesn’t have a lot of for sale signs around town.

The 3 reasons…

1. Appearances can be misleading.

Just because an agent has tons of for sale signs up around town all of the time doesn’t mean that the agent is selling them all. He might only sell half of the houses he lists.

And, the ones he does sell, he might not necessarily sell for the highest possible price.

Maybe he does. But maybe not. Just don’t base your decision off of appearances.

You might be better off hiring an agent who doesn’t sell lots of houses per year, but gets them all sold, and for the highest price possible.

2. Time and attention.

An agent who has lots of listings on the market could very well not have a whole lot of time and attention to devote specifically to you and your house.

Again, maybe he or she does manage to pay close and careful attention to every single one of their clients. But maybe not. In fact, there is a good chance an agent doing so much business cannot pay you lots of attention.

You might be better off hiring someone who has less listings, and can devote a lot of time and attention to you and the sale of your home.

3. They are too good at selling.

An agent who is good at finding and getting so much business is likely a very good salesperson.

But what are they good at selling? Maybe they do sell a lot of the houses they list, and quickly

Does that mean that agent did the best job and sold it for top dollar, or is it that the agent is good at selling their own client on agreeing to less than the best price and terms? Could they get more for their client? Is the agent pushing his or her own clients to do things, just to make a quicker sale, or a sale at all?

Almost impossible to prove. And not necessarily the case with a top producer. It’s just food for thought.

And it’s food worth chewing on…

Because so many great real estate agents, who take a tremendous amount of care in getting their clients the absolute best results, get overlooked simply because they aren’t the agent with the most for sale signs up around town.

Don’t overlook the best agent in your area, by just hiring the top agent in your area who has the most signs.

Dig a little. Ask around for that local agent who happens to be the best kept secret. And when you find one, don’t doubt your choice just because they aren’t the top producer. Trust him or her, and let your agent do the best job possible.

Posted in Seller Information
July 18, 2019

Is it time to sell?

Posted in Seller Information
July 17, 2019

Why it might be time to sell

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.

As the percentage of homes listed continues an upward path prices stabilize and home value slows. As you can see inventory is growing.  

Bottom Line

What a difference we’ve seen over the course of this year! If you’re thinking of selling, now is the time as inventory is on the rise.

Posted in Seller Information
June 25, 2019

Getting pre-approved

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the ‘My Home’ section of their website:

“It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence, in competitive markets.”

Freddie Mac describes the ‘4 Cs’ that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow:

Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments

Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash

Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase

Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time

Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it often helps speed up the process once your offer has been accepted.

Bottom Line

Many potential homebuyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores necessary to qualify for a mortgage. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to do so today.

Posted in Buyer Information
June 19, 2019

Golf Courses in Lake Havasu City

The golf courses in Lake Havasu City are top of the line. Surrounded by sun painted rock formations or the shimmering waters of Lake Havasu and the Colorado River oh what views you will have. 

Must play Golf Courses:

Lake Havasu Golf Club: 

Lake Havasu Cities first golf course opened in 1967 with the first 9 holes. 2 courses both the East Course and the West Course offer wonderful Lake Views from many of the holes. 36 holes with fantastic views of Lake Havasu. This golf course offers are restaurant and patio with some of the best views in Lake Havasu City. This course if designed for all golfers and all levels. It also includes a putting and chipping green as well as a driving range. Private and group lessons are available.

The Refuge Golf and Country Club: 

This stunning green course is private however you may play this golf course without a full membership with a popular program "Member for the day" which allows you access to all this course has to offer. The views are amazing and showcase Lake Havasu. You will use all clubs in your bag on this par 72 6704 yard course. Private lessons are available. 

Bridgewater Links:

This one is located at the London Bridge Resort and is a 9 hole amazing course that is spread out over 1769 yards. Another one with great views of Lake Havasu and The London Bridge. Considered a premier executive golf course that guarantees a memorable golf experience to all golfers. 

Emerald Canyon Golf Course:

Take a short drive to Parker, AZ for this must play golf course. This one is a challenge with several water hazards which are also used as habitats for 2 endangered species, Bonytail Chub and Razorback Sucker. Play through the canyons and enjoy amazing views of the Colorado River and the Mountains. It also includes a lighted driving range. Make sure you get an advanced reservation as this one is a popular challenge to play. 

June 17, 2019

3 Reasons not to FSBO

Posted in Seller Information