September 2018

Found 17 blog entries for September 2018.

Oro Valley and Tucson Real Estate-Marketing Your Listing Basics

Marketing Your Listing
Keep all aspects of the transaction confidential.
Treat clients and their representatives with respect and cooperation.
Respond to every client call or e-mail promptly.
Solicit management assistance immediately if a problem develops
A written marketing plan listing all websites where the listing will be posted.
A written comparable market analysis that includes current listings, recent sales, plus
expired or withdrawn listings.
Complete the full listing packet and turn it in for processing within 24 hours.
Coordinate sign and keysafe placement.
Post listing to Long Realty website, Multiple

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Oro Valley and Tucson Real Estate-Buy Your Home Trouble Free

Here are several shields against trouble in your quest for the home of your dreams

We Notice our Buyers Packet provides you vital information relative to your transaction. It includes things to watch out for, a reference guide, and pertinent definitions. You receive this before we start looking at homes.

A written property disclosure statement from the seller discloses any problems with the house and the surrounding area that are known by the Seller.

Professional property inspections can reveal structural, roof, termite and other problems with the property. At this point you have a choice whether to proceed with the sale, or cancel the contract.

A home warranty can give you

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Oro Valley and Tucson Real Estate-Buy or Run

When you go to an open house, it's easy to get caught up in your own world. In fact, the seemingly innocuous chitchat you overhear can help you decide whether to follow through and make an offer—or run. The comments and criticisms you pick up on during an open house can contain nuggets of valuable financial and personal info you can put to use.

Here are some examples.

The owners are flexible on price

Translation: What [the agent] is really saying is that the home can and will be sold for under asking price. If you're serious about making an offer, use this nugget of info to your advantage. Take a closer look around the property with a critical eye. Do the kitchen appliances need updating? Is the

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Oro Valley and Tucson Real Estate-Tools to Find the Right Home

Steps to Find the Right Home

I will streamline the process. Seeing homes with you I will understand your needs and narrow down the options to find the right fit. As your exclusive agent, I’ll use these tools and strategies to find you the right home:

My Websites: Search active listings, pending sales and sold properties all over Arizona with full property details, photos and neighborhood information on any device. Visit and .

My Mobile App: Information as mobile as you are! Search all MLS listings and get full property details using our Home Scan feature simply by standing in front of any house that is on the

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Oro Valley and Tucson Real Estate-Own a Home Good or Bad?


  • Owning a home is a long-term commitment of time and money

  • Homeownership may allow you to take advantage of tax benefits

  • With a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, your monthly payments will be stable for the life of the loan

Owning your home is considered the American Dream by many, and here’s why:

  • You can take pride of ownership. You’ll have a place that is uniquely “yours” that you can customize – from paint colors to major remodeling projects.

  • You may have some tax benefits. You may be able to deduct the interest on your mortgage and property taxes. These tax savings may offset a portion of the cost of owning your

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Oro Valley and  Tucson Real Estate Rent v Buy?


  • Homeownership is a financial commitment, pre- and post-purchase

  • Buying may make sense if you plan to stay in your home for at least five to seven years

  • The math behind renting vs. buying

Buying a home is a big financial investment – perhaps the biggest one you'll make in your life. Be sure to do your homework and carefully evaluate how you want to live and how much you can comfortably afford.

Homeownership can be very rewarding if you are properly prepared, know what to expect, and make informed financial decisions.

Is buying a home right for you? It may make sense if you:

  • Have reliable income, good credit, and documentation

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