Monthly Archives: September 2010

How Do I Get the Best Deal On Real Estate Services?

Certainly, we are all aware that Real Estate fees are negotiable and that there is no set standard for the services of a REALTOR. Mind you, that does not mean agents are under any obligation to deviate from their stated rates, but it does mean that what Agent X quotes for his services is not…

Trick Or Treat: October Real Estate Promotions!

Trick Or Treat, Scottsdale

Times were a buyer could reasonably anticipate that a seller would provide a one year home warranty policy with the sale of a home. Given the equity crunch that many are experiencing, and the prevalence of short sales and bank owned homes in the current market (which typically do not provide such policies), home warranties…

Listing Price Reductions: Go Big or Go Home

Note:  The following is the opinion of Paul Slaybaugh only, and, therefore, patently correct. Unless you are trying to get under a specific price barrier, you are better off leaving your asking price alone than making a minuscule reduction. Sounds contrary to logic, doesn’t it? And contrary to the groveling we agents typically employ to…

What Do You Mean It’s Under Contract? The Listing Says “Active”

Realtorsaywhat?

That is the G rated version. The working title was initially more along the lines of: “What the &^%$ Do You Mean the &^%$#&^ House Is Under &^%$^&# Contract? The &^%$#$@ Listing Says It Is &^%^&#%$ Active!” There is little more frustrating to the do-it-yourself consumer than outdated data. It’s hard enough to navigate unfamiliar…

Why Would the Seller Counter My Scottsdale Short Sale Offer?

Upside Down Seller

If you were to stand in the center of Scottsdale and spit in any direction, chances are good that you’d hit a home with negative equity. Thus if you’ve been shopping for a home, chances are equally good that you have come across a short sale listing or fifty along the way. If you are…

The Scottsdale Foreclosure Hotsheet

New listings for Scottsdale homes!

Interested in foreclosure homes?  You’ve come to the right place.  The Scottsdale Foreclosure Hotsheet brings you the latest bank owned property listings to hit the market.  Follow the link below for daily updates of the latest Scottsdale bank owned foreclosure home listings. New Scottsdale Foreclosure Real Estate Listings While there are deals to be had…

Is That Scottsdale Home Really For Sale?

Can You Trust a Scottsdale Short Sale Seller?

Is that Scottsdale home really for sale? It sure looks like it is. There’s a  sign in the yard, property information on the internet, an asking price and everything. The comings and goings of Real Estatey type people with wide eyed gawkers in tow confirms that the quaint Spanish hacienda is looking for a new…

Is It Time For a Multiple Buyer Listing Service?

Is it time for an MLS database of active buyers? I ponder this on the heels of difficulties in locating quality resale homes amidst the bank owned rubble of today’s market. We have long been beholden to the seller in the Real Estate hierarchy as a home listing sets all subsequent wheels in motion. Cooperating…

The Accidental Landlord: A Crash Course to Leasing Your Scottsdale Home

I get it. I really do. You need to lease your Scottsdale home in the worst possible way. Be it job trouble, an exotic mortgage that is done playing nice or any number of other financial ghoulies that have hitchhiked this recession, you need to get away from that house payment before it devours you….

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