Buyers Are Back!

By now you've heard that real estate market is a crazy seller's market, with low inventory and houses flying off the shelves way above asking price.  

Well, guess what...  Buyers are back, baby!  

Things are changing quickly.  In this episode, we bring you the very latest from the front lines of Prescott-area real estate and what you can expect in the weeks and months ahead.
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Kudos to Yavapai County

Do you get hives at the thought of dealing with local government agencies in your area?  Well, in Prescott you may find things are different... and better.  And if you get close enough, you may smell a skunk pig.
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Fretting a Crash?

People worry that what goes up must come down, and nothing has gone up more than real estate in recent years.  Are we overdue a crash?

In this episode, we share our thoughts on the crash potential for Prescott-area real estate.
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New Paperwork Requirements

Real estate runs on paperwork, and if you've bought or sold any recently, you may have been struck by just how much there is.  Well, the Prescott real estate association (PAAR), keepers of the local MLS, have just come down with new rules that could lead to fines if some of that paperwork isn't completed quickly enough.  Find out about these latest gotchas and what we think about them in this episode.
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Picking the Right Lender

You may have heard that weirdness prevails in the real estate market these days, and nowhere is that more true than with lenders.  In short, lenders are struggling right now... big time.  In this episode, we discuss some of the major lender fumbles we've seen recently and how you can avoid the nightmare scenarios that have become all too commonplace in real estate transactions because of them.
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The Fast Cash Option

 Selling a home can be grueling, particularly when it requires significant cleanup and prep... or when you're facing very difficult circumstances. If the idea of bypassing all that with a quick cash offer in hand sounds attractive to you, then you need to check out Express Offers - a new seller program we introduce in this episode. 
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Coming Soon: Coming Soon

We've always been one tool short.  All over the country, sellers have used a "coming soon" status to let buyers know their homes are going up for sale.  But not in Prescott.  The local Realtor association has always deemed it a big no-no; that's changing.  In this episode, we talk about the policy change and what it will mean to buyers and sellers in the area. 
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Matchy Matchy

Need to match a color... exactly? Maybe you need to touch up a section of your house that's faded, or you want to integrate a color in your favorite throw pillow into your overall room design.  Well, we've found just the thing: our favorite new gadget from our favorite paint store in Prescott. 
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Big Personalities Beware

Charming, loving family homes are very personalized - and often very hard to sell.  In our continuing series on home staging, we explain why that is and what you should do about it to capture top value for your home.  Check it out!
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Why Color Can Cost You Big Money

Often the things that make a house a home are the very things that will cost you plenty when it's time to sell.  This is particularly true when it come to color choices.  

In our continuing series on home staging, we offer our tips on paints, finishes, and color choices.  Check it out! 
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Simplifying to Sell

Real estate has gotten kind of spiritual.  Life coaches and spiritual healers will tell you that the first and most important step in selling your property is to create a canvas that allows your buyers to paint a picture of their new lives inside your home.  

Deep, right?

While all that may make sense to sellers drinking mushroom tea, you may be looking for some more specific steps - a little less spiritual and a little more concrete.  

Well, in this Wine Down, we bring this concept straight down to earth (where most homes are sold anyway).  Come check it out!
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Escalating Things

In this episode we discuss an approach to making competitive bid situations more fair and effective for everyone.  No, it's not an auction.  It's simpler and getting more and more popular in the Prescott real estate market.
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Animals at Your Service

Exotic pets can be all fun and games... unless you run afoul of the latest real estate laws on what's allowed and what's required of buyers, sellers, and their agents.  In this episode the Pickle Lady reveals all the latest updates, so you can be sure to not step in that.
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Real Estate Twilight Zone

We've been getting lots of questions about homes in Prescott that are "Active with Contingency."  It's a state of nature that can only be found within the confines of the Prescott-area MLS.  In this episode, we explain this eerie twilight state and how it came to be.
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Love Letters

Buyers desperate for a home often like to send the sellers a "love letter," explaining who they are and why they love the home.  If you've ever received one, then you know how touching these letters can be.  Unfortunately, the powers that be have put the kibosh on them, so they're going away.  In this episode, we explain why.
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