Welcome Home to Phoenix

avatarthumbnail.jpgNothing says vacation has ended like coming home from San Diego to temps in the one-teens and a house without a working air conditioner with temps in the high 90s. Fortunately, both beagles were well watered and were fine and after jiggling a switch for a while (and waiting for a few hours as the air conditioner dropped the house temperature 25 degrees) we were fine as well.

So many ideas for posts came into my head during the past week and most disappeared nearly as quickly, receding on the retreating surf. Oh well …

While I was away, though, Inman News ran its series on attracting international buyers. Since I don’t have a subscription to Inman News I never saw the actual article for which I was interviewed (and couldn’t post it anyway) but I seem to sound brilliant in the brief summary on the site:

Part 2, Agents, brokers tap international buyers, features interviews with real estate professionals who market properties and services to foreign buyers. Phoenix-based Realtor Jonathan Dalton has developed a specialty in working with Canadian buyers, and Stan Ponte of Coldwell Banker International Previews describes the magnetism of the Manhattan market to buyers from around the planet.

I’m wishing I had come up with a cool word like magnetism but I think I settled for trying to explain what hooped meant and why I have shoes that remove easily.

What’s struck me as interesting is those on the outside view working with Canadian buyers as some sort of novelty, which really isn’t the case. You’ll need to learn some additional details about the transaction and you’ll need to figure out some of the different terms Canadians have for homes in the Phoenix market, but real estate essentially is real estate wherever you go.

The biggest question is how do you put yourself in front of Canadians looking for real estate here in Phoenix and this blog serves as an answer. I’m likely going to have to find a witty way to expound upon this when I’m speaking on Tapping the Global Real Estate Market at next month’s Inman Connect conference, but it’s about that simple.

Not easy, mind you. But relatively simple.

Speaking of which, I’ve got 12 houses in the wings waiting for a Canadian buyer to take a look in about 90 days … I’ve also got a Chrysler Town & Country which has traveled close to 900 miles with three kids the last few days. Time to do some quick cleaning.

[tags]Phoenix real estate, Canadian buyers Arizona real estate[/tags]

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 allphoenixrealestate.com.