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The Philosophy of Brian Buffini

The Philosophy of Brian Buffini

I remember one of the first podcasts I listened to by Brian Buffini, and it was a game-changer.  I have followed his systems for years as I have built my real estate career on referrals.  The philosophy is simple - take care of the client, clients before...

Don’t allow the price to derail your negotiation

Don’t allow the price to derail your negotiation

Negotiations!  It is so easy to get tripped up during a negotiation over $5,000 to $10,000 very easily.  Most buyers focus on the price when in reality, the payment is what matters.  I have said it before and I will say it again, you live in the payment, not the...

Does Size Really Matter?

Does Size Really Matter?

Let’s talk about the size of the home.  When it comes to finding your perfect home, I often say, you live in the floorplan, not the square footage.  What does this mean?  Often times, I have been in a home that while it was the exact square footage the...

True or False

True or False

True or False: The lower I write my offer, the more the seller will back down from their list price.  False!  The goal in writing an offer is not to end up in days of back and forth negotiation. Remember, the seller can accept an offer that comes in during...

Post Pandemic Predictions from Forbes

Post Pandemic Predictions from Forbes

Here are some post pandemic predictions according to Forbes.  → Buyers will upsize – especially those in smaller condos or city spaces who were cramped during Quarantine.  → Outdoor space and home offices are moving to the top of the must-have lists – having a...

What did the Inspector say?

It’s inspection day! All of those feels of finding the perfect home come to a complete halt once the inspector opens his mouth  Fair warning – there will be a list of repair and maintenance issues with every house. You are buying a used home. A home that has been...

Will my home sell while the world is flipped upside down?

Will my home sell while the world is flipped upside down?

Will my home sell while the world is flipped upside down? A question I hear often and I have the answer. Yes!  Lack of Competition – Inventory is low. When I say low, I mean LOW. For the size of Phoenix, a balanced market allows for around 35,000 homes. That...

Time to Sell: Quick Tips to Help You Prep Your Home

Time to Sell: Quick Tips to Help You Prep Your Home

Many homeowners have been there before, waiting for what seems like an eternity for that one buyer to visit their property, fall in love and make a deal. Nowadays, it can become more challenging to secure a home sale due to the pandemic. Though it’s tempting to solely...

Buyers Timeline Step 14

Buyers Timeline Step 14

Join me over this buyers series as I walk you through the 14 steps of the buyer's timeline.    Step 14- Move In! You are now a homeowner! Ready to enjoy your new home and all the neighborhood has to offer. As you settle in – here is a great checklist to become...