So You Want to Be a Sportswriter …

As anyone who reads this website regularly knows, I write free-lance articles for AP Sports and have for the past 20-plus years. It’s easier to list what I haven’t covered – Arizona State football and the Arizona Cardinals – than to list the events I have worked, ranging from the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes and […]

“We’d Rather Give the Buyers a Better Deal”

Confession time … I troll the real estate by owner listings in craigslist, not because I happen to be in the market for a place nor because craigslist is in any way, shape or form an ideal format for serious buyers to find a place (for reasons ranging from ads that make the old four-line […]

The Value of a Buyers Agent

Let’s puncture a couple of real estate myths today, shall we … Myth #1: I’ll get a better deal working directly with the listing agent There’s one obvious flaw with this train of thought – the listing agent doesn’t work for you, he or she works for the seller and is pledged to work in […]

Some Costs of Selling Your Home as a FSBO

That picture above is an actual photograph of a home listed for sale in craigslist. Without getting too deep into a whole debate about political correctness – the world’s already coming to an end as we know it thanks to the p.c. police (brown bag, really?) – I think I can safely provide this piece […]

Do It Yourself Marketing

I’ll admit it … I use Zillow. Not to search for homes, mind you. But to look for potential clients. Folks who need the help of a professional real estate agent, even if they don’t happen to realize it. Marketing, as anyone who has watched Mad Men knows, is as much art as science. But […]