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Managing Your Short Term Rental

When you are deciding how to manage the rental of your vacation home, you have to choose which management style will work best for you and your lifestyle. Is it best to hire a property manager? Or self-manage? Maybe a combination of the two is best-suited. Property management route: A property manager is a professional vacation…

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Vacation Rentals: Nail It The First Time.

Ready to reap the benefits of OWNING the vacation rental? Leasing to short-term tenants has proven to be an extremely profitable and a highly-sought after investment; especially in Scottsdale.  Why out-of-towners love Scottsdale in the Spring: Escape freezing temps, rain/sleet/snow/blizzard (vacation in 75 degrees never sounded better!) Events hosted in Scottsdale: Barrett Jackson, Waste Management Open,…

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Successfully Booking Your Spring Stay in Scottsdale

Planning to vacation in Phoenix-metro between January- April? Start looking a year in advanced, or AT minimum 8 months ahead of your stay. I cannot tell you how many out-of-state clients of mine have contacted me at the ninth hour in hopes of coming to Phoenix for a month. (I dont blame them for wanting to escape the…

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What Makes A Good Investment? 3 Factors To Consider

While searching for that perfect home, most people focus their attention on pretty cabinets, stainless steel appliances, or having a beautiful pool. However, it’s important to note that you are not only investing in the home, but also in the longevity of the neighborhood. Three determining factors of a strong neighborhood and community: Highly Rated Schools:…

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Why Phoenix Sellers Are Jumping For Joy

Even in the heat of the summer, sellers are in a cool place, living in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Most sellers who have owned their home for a year or so, are reaping the benefits of homeownership. One of those benefits is the equity gains, which is a beautiful thing! At the present time, putting…

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Have You Made Real Estate Part of Your Retirement Goals Yet?

“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket,” they say. We have all heard that diversifying your investment portfolio is crucial. The truth is – adding in real estate to that retirement plan can change your life and enhance goal outcomes. Something as simple as buying a home and living in it for only…

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Want to build something new? Don’t do it alone!

We’ve all done it… …You’re out-and-about and stumble upon a new-build community that was just too beautiful to pass up, so you walk in… …stop right there! While it is tempting to quickly pullover to “just take a look” at the new community and the pretty models, it poses a big problem. Many buyers go into the…

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Slow Down During the Summer?

People often ask, “Does the market slow down in the summer?” Even when it is 110 degrees, buyers will still be out looking to buy homes, but with the heat, it deters most buyers who are “looking just to look”. On the other hand, buyers who are serious about making offers, that need to move;…

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