So Much Happening, So Little to Say

avatarthumbnail.jpgFor all that has been happening on a macro level, it’s been a little bit quiet here on All Phoenix Real The main reason for this is even as I wait for the fire and brimstone to fall from the heavens signaling the apocalypse, I’ve also been fairly busy.

Of course, every real estate blogger will tell you how incredibly busy they are so as to dispel the notion they’re in front of their computers for much of their work week. Except for even the busiest of agents, this usually is where we are.

I’m still a one man-one dog operation and frankly, Tobey doesn’t do much of anything. So logistics often get in the way of the writing, either literally taking away the time I need or simply leading to a prolonged case of writers’ block. Happens to best of us.

This also is the middle of the High Holy Days, which tends to be a busy, stressful time – at least if you’re president of the shuel and also chair of the Worship Committee.

We had more than 190 people come through our doors Monday night for Rosh Hashanah and of those, only two dozen were aware of how much work it takes to put together something of that scale. Which is fine, actually. That’s the point. The general population of temple members don’t really need to know everything that’s going on behind the scenes.

In some ways, it’s almost a failure of sorts if it’s apparent just how much work is being done before, during and after services to keep everything moving. After all, it’s my job to make sure that everything appears effortless.

For that matter, the same can be said for my work in real estate. Most of what I do takes place behind the scenes – working with title companies, lenders, the other agent, etc. to make the purchase or sale move along as smoothly as possible.

Except it’s not always that smooth. And that’s particularly so when dealing with bank owned properties, where signatures from the lender’s asset managers are somewhat difficult to come by and the escrow companies are so buried it’s often hard to get the communication I need in anything close to a timely fashion. From their side, the bank owned sales are almost like an assembly line … they just keep churning. Not so from my side, where the only transaction that concerns me is my clients.

Actually purchasing or selling and moving is stressful enough. My clients don’t need the added stress of seeing how the sausage is made, so to speak. My job is to relieve as much of the stress as possible, not add to it.

It’s not always easy. It sometimes takes me away from here. But still, it’s my job.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-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


  • Deborah Madey 9 years ago

    I have trained my Jack Russell in varoius assistant duties. Snowy (my JR) even has a new uniform being made especially for her. Will send pics when it’s done.

  • Chris Butterworth 9 years ago

    I hear ya. (except I don’t believe you’ve ever had a case of writers’ block!!)

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