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Flipping Homes: Facelift to Teardown

General Real Estate, Special Interest

Isaac Kahn Co-Founder, Palmyra Development Co.   Any experienced fix and flip investor will agree that selecting the proper criteria for the flips you’re looking to perform is a crucial first step. The three most important components in forming your criteria should be location, price range and the amount of work needed in order to properly… Read more

Fix & Flip for the Real Estate Professional

Special Interest

Alan Langston Executive Director, Arizona Real Estate Investors Association     Nobody knows an exact count, but there is a rather large number of Realtors® who also invest in real estate. If you aren’t one of them, this is the perfect month to explore the possibilities. Also, if a Realtor® represents investors or plan to in… Read more

Minding The Income Gap

General Real Estate, Special Interest

Paul Ohanian Founder and CEO, Scottsdale Wealth Planning, Inc.   There was a time when you could walk into your local bank and buy a 9 percent Certificate of Deposit (CD) as a common investment option. Today, that income staple is extinct. What was once a fairly cyclical pattern: interest rates go up and interest rates… Read more

Fifteen Noteworthy Notes

Special Interest

P.R. ‘Randy’ Cooney Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   In the spring of 2009, I received a phone call from Austin, Texas. On other line was the executive assistant for Mr. Gary Keller who is the founder of Keller Williams International Realty. His assistant was extending an invitation for me to attend a… Read more

One Minute: Can You Make A Positive Business Impression?

Special Interest

Pat Warren Corporate Etiquette Consultant, Accelerated Learning   In today’s fast-paced work world, trying to navigate proper etiquette can be tricky. Between relaxed dress codes, the prolific use of technology, blurred boundaries between social and professional courtesies – the way in which we should conduct ourselves has become a conundrum. Strong social etiquette skills and being… Read more

Recruiting for Today’s Employment

Local, Special Interest

Max Hansen CEO, Y Scouts, Inc.   If you’re an employer in Phoenix metro with aggressive growth goals, then you better start prioritizing recruitment. A couple years ago employers had their pick when it came to hiring a quality candidate. As the economy has improved, the job climate has changed. Today it’s harder than ever to… Read more

Destination Marketing Drives Arizona’s Economy

Industry News, Market Update, Special Interest

Debbie Johnson Director, Arizona Office of Tourism   The results speak for themselves: marketing Arizona as a vibrant travel and tourism destination drives our state’s economy. It’s the only industry producing revenue in all 15 counties of our state. In 2014, Arizona’s travel and tourism industry generated $20.9 billion in direct visitor spending. The majority of… Read more

Words from Mark Brnovich Arizona Attorney General

Industry News, Local, Special Interest

Mark Brnovich Arizona Attorney General   As Arizona’s Attorney General, I’m committed to fighting against discrimination, but I also recognize the importance of protecting our real estate community from frivolous lawsuits and unmerited claims. Education is the key to protecting yourself from a housing bias lawsuit. Within my office, the Civil Rights Division enforces civil… Read more

Food For A Client Purpose

Special Interest

Diana Brandt Founder, Arizona Foodie   All over the Valley restaurants are popping up and giving us reason to head out of the kitchen and into their dining rooms. This is a small sample of where you can go to meet your clients for a bite, chat up some friends, or simply enjoy a meal. Ocotillo… Read more

The Six Over Sixty

Special Interest

P.R. ‘Randy’ Cooney Arizona School of Real Estate & Business   At our recent Arizona Broker Summit, held here at the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, I asked a panel of brokers to address what is the “one thing” that is most important in owning, operating and running a real estate company. The… Read more

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