Running Down the Laundry List

3958597223_81a4edcefc_nFar too many ideas in my head today, almost none of which justify an entire post …

If you read us on RSS and your feed exploded this weekend with listings in Glendale, you have my apologies. I’ve gone back to an old programming friend here that turns listings into blog posts and only now added the code that should eliminate the listings from your RSS feed. If you’re still seeing them let me know. …

Does anyone else watch Wicked Tuna? Every week I sit and shake my head as one fisherman talks about wanting to kick the other boat’s ass and be “on top of the leaderboard.” Seriously, does that even matter? Catch your fish, make sure you can pay your bills and take care of your family and stop worrying about the other damned boats. …

One more note on Wicked Tuna … how are Ralph and Bill still in business?

State Farm has a radio ad, similar to the television ad, with Jessica and her former client Jerry. On the radio version, Jerry begs Jessica to take him back as a client and she says she can’t do it. Really? Isn’t she in sales?┬áNot that I haven’t fired clients in the past and, just maybe, that’s what is happening here. Except it can’t be, because I can’t imagine the ad agency thought that far ahead. Jerry, just cancel your current insurance and move back to Jessica. Or another agent. Won’t do much for the ad campaign, but it will make all our lives a bit easier. …

There are times I miss the days when I didn’t watch any reality television, or any television outside of sports. Then I check the DVR and forget all about it. …

One of the best things that happened as a result of my old SiriusXM radio dying is getting both a new radio and an upgraded subscription where I can listen to any major league baseball game that I want. …

Last Friday was the fifth version of the Real Estate Bar Camp Phoenix. At this point, there’s not a whole heck of a lot to talk about. Most of the topics that were BarCamp staples when the movement started five years ago no longer are relevant. One of the best sessions I saw was a lunchtime “blog burnout” discussion. I compared a real estate blog to when I adopted a stray kitten for a first time. No one told me cats live into their teens. I was picking up a kitten and signed on for 16 years.

I’m now seven years deep here and long since ran out of things to say. Yet we keep on rolling. …

It’s interesting to see the disconnect between brokerages and their agents remains as disconnected as ever. Or maybe I see it this way only because I long ago reached a point where I don’t need a brokerage to do much more than pay me on time and stay out of my way. …

Every family event, someone asks me if the market’s moving a bit better. Like we weren’t deep into our second year of a fast-moving sellers market. …

Speaking of which, Channel 3 had “real estate week” last week. Tips for consumers to help them purchase and sell. I didn’t watch a minute of it on the advice of my cardiologist. …

Here’s an example from 3 On Your Side under Appraisal Alert. Amazingly, the entire story says absolutely nothing of value. …

As of the moment, 9,570 detached homes for sale across Maricopa County. So, until next time. …

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About Jonathan

Jonathan Dalton is a 30-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.