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The Search Changes I Have Made and the Ones I Can’t

At the end of last week I made a small change to the search capabilities here and on my other half-dozen websites. Since the beginning of August I’ve been requiring those looking at homes on the sites to register with a name, phone number and e-mail address if they want to see property details after running a search. As of last week, you now have three free searches and eight or so properties you can view before you have to sign up. (If you want to save your searches, you still need to register but this is common sense – […]

Phoenix Real Estate Inventory Update – April 28

Take another 1,200 homes off the Phoenix real estate market. As of a few minutes ago, there are 27,296 single family detached homes for sale in Maricopa County. With 5,943 closed sales the past 30 days, we’re looking at 4.59 months of inventory – down about a week from last week’s report. In the bank owned arena, there are 5,155 active listings in the Phoenix real estate market and there were 4,035 closed sales the past 30 days. The result is 1.28 months of inventory, roughly five weeks’ worth. The absorption rate for non-bank owned also fell to 11.60 months. […]

Come Join the Conversation on Facebook

One of the topics at last week’s REBarCamp Phoenix was the use of Facebook to further facilitate the conversation in the effort to create a more robust online community. Or something equally impressive sounding. So this weekend, just before I fried my desktop computer (don’t ask) I created a specific Facebook page for All Phoenix Real Estate.com. There are a couple of slide shows already there with more to follow once my desktop computer and the photos sitting there come back home (don’t even THINK about asking about backup – ask my wife how well I took that one). Most […]

Definitives About Phoenix Real Estate Definitely Are Guess Work

We’re going to learn a great deal about the Phoenix real estate market over the next couple of weeks. Lender moratoriums on foreclosures are coming to an end and, depending on who you talk to, the market’s soon to be flooded under a vast wave of backlogged foreclosures. Except … no one’s really sure where things stand. Theoretically, the moratorium was supposed to be on homes already in foreclosure. Yet what you hear quoted often are the number of homes where Notices of Trustee’s Sale (a public notice that the homeowner has 90 days to get current or the house […]

Would I Live There? Doesn’t Matter and I Can’t Tell You Anyway

Yes, dear readers, it’s time for more fun with the Fair Housing Act. Last Friday a group of us were discussing various scenarios when the subject arose of how to answer the question, “Would you live in this neighborhood?” One agent said he had answered honestly, that he probably wouldn’t. I said I thought such an answer was a violation of the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits agents from steering buyers toward or away from any given neighborhood based on things such as race, national origin, religion, familial status, etc. A third said he would answer such a question because […]

Saturday Field Trip From the Comfort of Home

Ideally this would be a standard feature but the truth of the matter is I don’t get out of the house all that often. But when I do I’m happy to share. Montezuma’s Castle and Montezuma’s Well are located in the Verde Valley, an hour or so north of the Phoenix metro area. Neither have anything at all to do with Montezuma; they’re one-time HoHoKam settlements carved into limestome cliffs. Montezuma’s Well is something not seen often in Arizona and absolutely never seen in Phoenix – a natural lake. Over one and a half million gallons of water flow into […]

Friday Afternoon Theme Music – April 24

There’s one word not suitable for work, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me. After a couple of days embedded in real estate conferences it’s often difficult to tell what’s real and what’s not. The rule of three as given in American Pie has nothing on most real estate conversations. My point? A lot of what you read about individual success has little basis in reality. Hell, Tobey only needs a sale or two to catch some folks and he’s neither licensed nor human. It’s all a grand illusion, dear readers, much like Dennis DeYoung’s suddenly dark hair during Styx’s 1996 […]

Phoenix Real Estate: The End Is Near, Maybe

I owe you some music but the last couple of days have been bereft of real estate news, at least here on the blog and there’s something that I’ve been wanting to share since the start of the week. Two days ago at the Arizona Regional MLS’ Technopalooza event, one of the speakers declared with what he said was 99% percent certainty that the Phoenix real estate market struck bottom on April 6. Okayfine. While I think we’ve been heading that direction for a while, I’m not so certain we’re there. Talk to me in about a month after the […]

Tobey Rocks REBarCamp Phoenix

“Where’s Tobey?” I can’t begin to tell you how often I’m asked that question. Maybe it’s affection for the dog or maybe it’s the desire to listen to him rather than me. Whatever the cause, clients and colleagues alike always ask the same thing whenever they see me. “Where’s Tobey?” Usually I say that he’s busy showing dog houses or some such. Because, for all of Tobey’s visibility, he’s yet to make a public real estate appearance. Until this afternoon at REBarCamp. As announced via Twitter earlier in the day, The Rock Star Cometh. Some were confused as to why […]

Bo Knows Social Media

Tomorrow is the Arizona Regional MLS’ Technopalooza and I’m on the lunch hour panel to discuss how social media and how it fits into my business plan. Except that other than the blog thing, I don’t really actively use social media for business. Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows this already. Social media to me is designed to be social. So that’s when I do, when I have time to get on there. A couple of weeks back Tobey started Tweeting because, well, everyone else in the world seems to be doing it. (Fun in the Coyotes press box, […]