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A Message From Commissioner Judy Lowe

General Real Estate, Industry News

Judy Lowe Arizona Department of Real Estate Commissioner   As real estate business models evolve nationwide, and Arizona’s market continues to grow, Teams will remain an established practice within real estate brokerages.  Here are a few helpful points you may reference when developing or evaluating your Team. “Teams” within the Arizona real estate industry are… Read more

Team Building Today

General Real Estate

Max Hansen CEO, Y Scouts, Inc.   With baby boomers retiring and millennials entering the workforce, the concept of work constantly changes shape. Now, younger generations refuse to view work as an exchange of time for pay. And with research showing that by 2030 millennials will make up nearly 75 percent of the global workforce,… Read more

An Effective Negotiator

General Real Estate, Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business     The word contract gives most people thoughts about a long, grueling process that requires tedious review and attention to detail. However, there is another side to contracts that involves a much different skill set: negotiations. Typically, some form of negotiation takes place before… Read more

The Insider’s Scoop On the New AAR Purchase Contract

General Real Estate, Industry News

P.R. ‘Randy’ Cooney President, The Success Institute Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Those who have been in real estate in Arizona for many years may recall a residential purchase contract that was one page. It included the property address, names of buyers/sellers, price, earnest money, down payment, loan amount and a… Read more

There Are Riches in Niches, If You Are Well Informed!

General Real Estate

Gary Hix Author, Domestic Water Wells in Arizona, A Guide for Realtors and Mortgage Lenders Educator, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   Domestic water wells may seem like something you would have to travel to the heart of the Arizona desert to find. On the contrary, many water wells exist throughout Arizona in… Read more

The Power of Real Estate Investment Strategies

General Real Estate

Steve Chader Author, #1 National Best Seller HOLD   I earned my license just after moving to Arizona many years ago. At the time, I did not know anyone that would like to buy or sell a house. My broker advised me to know the local market, so when I did find a prospect, I… Read more

A Conversation with Robert Joffe – A Top Luxury Home Agent

General Real Estate, Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Throughout this Journal issue, our guest columnists offer their opinions and experiences about luxury: the definition, the demand and the trends. When it comes to luxury homes in Phoenix metro, Robert Joffe can definitely add to the conversation. His 16 plus years of experience in… Read more

Luxury Home Appraisals

General Real Estate

Andrew Ament Certified Residential Appraiser, Censeo Valuation Consultants, LLC   The Phoenix area has a diverse housing inventory in terms of size, design and quality of construction. The luxury home market, defined loosely as homes priced over $1 million, is also quite diverse. The market includes relatively small, high rise condominiums with expansive views to the… Read more

IRC 170 Exchange: An Easy Luxury Home Exit Strategy

General Real Estate

Brad Grannis Real Estate Asset Manager, ASU Foundation For A New American University   Luxury listings often require a huge amount of patience (e.g., time on the market) and the fortitude to tackle deferred maintenance. For the right sellers (high-net worth individuals or family offices), there is a little-known IRS code that allows the seller to… Read more

The Impact of the Luxury Market

General Real Estate

Steve Burch Senior Vice President, John Burns Real Estate Consulting   With waterfall islands, floor to ceiling windows, walls of glass, retractable full wall sliding doors, gourmet outdoor/indoor kitchens, separate prep spaces and oversized dual laundry areas fit for royalty, the luxury housing market features the full range of innovation and style. Sure, it’s predictable as… Read more

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