What Makes 85254 the Magic ZIP Code

What Makes 85254 the Magic ZIP Code

Ninety percent of the homes in the 85254 ZIP Code have a Scottsdale mailing address even though they are in Phoenix city limits. That means lower taxes and utilities, more flexible zoning and a much easier building permit process. This higher prestige at a lower cost...
Downsize & Invest

Downsize & Invest

At breakfast today, the owner of the restaurant came to our table to talk real estate. She said her last child was now off to school and the family home was suddenly huge.JoAnn said, “Why don’t you sell and get something smaller?”Her reply caught me off guard. She...
What Stays – What Goes – Who Knows?

What Stays – What Goes – Who Knows?

Buying or selling a home can be a very exciting time. It can also seem disconcerting when it comes to determining which things stay with the home and which things transfer to it’s new owner. What stays? What goes? Here are some helpful points to remember when it...
Agent of Chance or Agent of Choice?

Agent of Chance or Agent of Choice?

Did you know that buyers of real estate often end up with a stranger representing them? It’s true. And in many cases a buyer ends up with no representation at all. How can this happen? It’s really the buyer’s choice.   If you just call the agent who’s number is on a...
LIST TODAY – SOLD TOMORROW

LIST TODAY – SOLD TOMORROW

The Summer Selling Season sizzles with smart sellers and urgent buyers.At Those Callaways, summer means many buyers wanting to make a move before school starts in August.  Add to that the thousands of families moving from colder climates to Arizona because their homes...

Dollars Per Square Foot – A Tool, Not A Rule

When I was a brand new agent, I met an appraiser at our first sale in escrow. I was all prepared with comps to justify our Seller’s price. I was excited. He was a nice fella.  We exchanged business cards and I began quoting how much our sale was in dollars per square...