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Publisher’s Letter

Publisher's Letter

    Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    The atmosphere in the local area in August always seems to shift. Retail shopping is a  bit more crowded and the street traffic is heavier than the previous couple of months. It’s evident many people are coming back from summer vacationing and… Read more

Publisher’s Letter

Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    I’m always amazed how quickly our mid-year issue approaches. This is the time when I ask many writers and columnists to analyze the first half of the year to help our readers plan ahead. As you will find in this issue, 2017 is progressing… Read more

Planning For A “Warp Speed” Environment

Publisher's Letter

  Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   In a sales driven industry such as real estate, searching for ways to increase personal production is always top of mind. Traditional strategies combined with new tactics can often lead to success. As pointed out by many professionals in our industry, smartphones, social… Read more

A Tribute: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business Old Town Scottsdale Campus

Publisher's Letter, School News

Tricia Covert Senior Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   This Journal issue is focused on ways to attract and retain customers. Simply stated, what motivates people to stay loyal? The topic is appropriate as the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business (ASREB) announces that it will be leaving the Old Town… Read more

The Valley’s Culinary Scene: A Contributor To Growth

Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Senior Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   There are certain factors we typically use to assess the Valley’s real estate growth. These include housing affordability, job opportunities and new home permits. But another important factor — the culinary scene — has become a prominent focus as well, especially with the… 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

A Conversation with Charles “Hos” Hoskins Former Maricopa County Treasurer

Industry News, Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with the former Maricopa County Treasurer, “Hos” Hoskins, to outline annual tax lien auction information for our readers. As of January 1, 2017, Hos begins his retirement journey and Deputy Treasurer, Royce… 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

Drone Trends for Real Estate

Publisher's Letter, Special Interest

Tricia Covert Publisher Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Many tools come to mind when looking at new and innovative services available to the real estate industry: video, social media, apps and lead generation software – to name a few. A tool that is gaining momentum is drones – also referred to as… Read more

City Improvement Programs

Market Update, Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   The status of the home market continues to be at the forefront of conversations for people both inside and outside of the real estate industry. With rising home prices, increased sales and even fix-n-flip transactions, various City Councils are also taking part in the conversation… Read more

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