Archives for April 2009

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]