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John Tomblin,,   Appraisers have numerous valuation tools in their cache when it comes to appraising homes. These include the “Sales Comparison Approach,” the “Income Approach,” and the “Cost Approach.” For most residential appraisals, the Sales Comparison Approach is the most widely accepted and reliable indicator of value. But what does an… Read more

Undue Influence — or Not?


David Allen Partner, Jaburg|Wilk Attorneys at Law   Has it ever crossed your mind — even if only for a moment — that if you are extra super nice to rich old Aunt Harriet (or whomever the “Aunt Harriet” in your life may be), who is getting up there in years, never had any children,… Read more

Arizona Department of Real Estate Education Update

Real Estate Education Update

Commissioner Judy Lowe Arizona Department of Real Estate   Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) recognizes that the caliber of real estate education provided to licensees is crucial in promoting professionalism and consumer protection. The ADRE, in collaboration with Arizona’s real estate educators, is constantly researching ways to enhance educational standards, including content quality, content… Read more

Navigating Legal Issues When Practicing in the Luxury Housing Market


Kristin E. Rosan Partner, Madison & Rosan, LLP Attorneys at Law   Most will agree there are key differences in clientele when practicing in the residential market versus the commercial market. Similarly, there are differences in clientele between the residential market and the luxury home market. These differences make it easy for agents to alter… Read more

Will Blockchain Uplevel the Real Estate Market?

General Real Estate, Technology/ Social Media

Sarah Kirsch Richardson Tru Realty   Love it or hate it, blockchain is starting to affect nearly every industry. And while most associate blockchain with bitcoin or cryptocurrency, it really refers to cryptocurrency’s underlying technology –– and that technology holds a tremendous amount of promise for a range of industries and uses, including real estate…. Read more

Signs of a Roaring Luxury Residential Market

Market Update

Fletcher Wilcox V.P. Business Development & Real Estate Analyst, Grand Canyon Title Agency   Defining what a luxury residence is can be difficult. Someone’s notion of what constitutes luxury may not meet another’s definition. This article will look at the luxury market from several different angles. One such angle is price, though price is not… Read more

6 Pro Tips for Giving Your Luxury Client a Luxury Experience

General Real Estate

Cindi Acker-Hein for Hondros Education Group Entire sites, publications, Pinterest boards, Instagram feeds, and reality shows are devoted to luxury homes. The überwealthy collect them, and even average buyers dream of them. Obviously, we all know there’s something special about the luxury real estate market. But what about the luxury buyer and seller? Is marketing… Read more

Phoenix Metro Changing Demographics and Why You Should Care


P.R. ‘Randy’ Cooney The Success Institute for Real Estate Professionals Designated Broker, Realty Executives     In my 30 years as an agent, broker, trainer, author, and coach, hundreds of highly successful agents have been generous enough to share their best strategies, tips, routines, and formulas for success. I put together a list of fundamentals… Read more

What Is a Luxury Home?

General Real Estate

Nate Hoelzen President, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business    On its surface, luxury real estate as a concept seems specific to the consumer, varying from each individual. For many, it depends on how you look at the property itself and the word luxury. The definition of a luxury home also varies across different… Read more

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