The Prescott Area Endless Possibilities Offered in Prescott, AZ If you haven’t figured it out already, Prescott and nearby Prescott Valley have something for everyone. You can find anything from affordable to luxury homes, homes on golf courses, active adult communities, and much more. Prescott, Arizona, located in Yavapai County, is a breathtaking town filled with beauty and history. Prescott has a perfect location, […]
Retirement Making Your Home Ready for Your Retirement Years If you love your home and plan to live in it through your retirement years, you’ll want to be sure it’s safe for you as you face some of those little challenges aging presents. Assess your home and see if there are any changes you may need to make. Doing so will not only reduce […]
Buying a Home Pretty Homes Can Hide Ugly Problems It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television. Some of the transformations are incredible, but some transformations seem ‘too good to be true.’ Okay, maybe they are ‘true,’ but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term? When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective buyers, you need to […]
Selling a Home Items to Keep Safe During an Open House For many, an open house is a make-or-break event for marketing a home. The mix of people stopping by can lead to an offer or a quality referral. With the directional signs pointing your way, the balloons bumping off the signposts, and the house looking its best, a successful open house creates a network of […]
Home Staging Don’t forget to stage your garage! Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the regular touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, especially if you’re not living in it while it is […]
Real Estate Terminology Understanding Pocket Listings in Real Estate Not every home sold gets a shiny new for sale sign out front. Some homes that are for sale change hands quickly and quietly without any public advertising whatsoever. The real estate industry refers to these as “pocket listings.” You may also hear pocket listings referred to as “coming soon” listings or “whisper” listings. Pocket […]
Real Estate Terminology What are Multiple Listing Services (MLS)? Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online or on your phone. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Realtor.com, Trulia, or Zillow to help you browse listings. But where does listing information come from? Way back in the day, […]
Prescott Valley Why People Love Living in Prescott Valley, Arizona About Prescott Valley Prescott Valley, Arizona, is a thriving family-oriented community that sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet and is located 85 miles north of Phoenix and a few minutes east of historic downtown Prescott. In fact, Prescott Valley was the seventh fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona between 1990 and […]
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Buying a Home Commonly Overlooked Home Inspection Details Home inspection professionals are trained to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough, however, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. If you’re making a major investment in a home, there’s no reason you have to […]
Home Remodel Tips Remodeling Without Return: The Home Office Many home remodeling projects do wonders for the value of the home. Certain upgrades and renovations pay dividends when it comes time to sell, allowing you to recoup the money you’ve invested in the upgrade. As always, there are exceptions. There is one renovation that stands head and shoulders above the rest (or should I […]
Selling a Home Tips to Sell Your Home Faster When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile of Home […]
Selling a Home Questions for Sellers to Ask Agents Odds are the day will come when you need to speak to a real estate agent to help you sell your home. When that day comes, you want to be absolutely sure you have the knowledge you need to choose someone who has the background and skills to represent your interests, meet your needs, and […]
The Prescott Area What To Do with Kids in Prescott One of my favorite things about being a realtor is becoming a resource of information to our clients.  We obviously get the standard questions, ‘Do you know a plumber?’ and ‘What do you know about the schools in the area?’, but we also get asked ‘What is there to do in Prescott?’.  Luckily, the answer […]
Buying a Home Questions You Need to Ask Sellers When you’re about to put your hard-earned money into a home, you want to know everything you can about that home’s history. While there are common questions to ask about a home’s condition, history, and location, there are some questions buyers often overlook. Don’t rely on sellers to volunteer this information. In some cases, they […]
The Prescott Area Golf Course Living in Prescott, AZ Not only is Prescott, Arizona, a desirable place to live, it is an incredibly popular place to play golf!  The Prescott area is home to numerous award-winning golf courses. Live on the Green Many people move to Prescott to live in a golf course community.  Below is information on some of the more popular golf […]
Buying a Home Resources for Evaluating Local Schools The quality of schools are a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. In fact, more than half of all homebuyers with children under 18 years of age rate the quality of the local school district as a major factor influencing their choice of a neighborhood.  (Source: “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” from the National […]
Buying a Home Why You Need a Final Walk-Through You might be tempted to skip the final walk-through when it comes time to buying your home, but as a Realtor, I view a final walk-through an extremely important step in the home buying process. A final walk-through’s primary purpose is to assure you that the property that you are purchasing is in the condition […]
Home Staging What is Virtual Home Staging? Did you know that… Over 77% of the buyers find it “easier to visualize the property as their future home” when it’s staged. 27% of buyers are more willing to “overlook property faults” when the home is staged. 40% of buyers are “more willing to walk through a staged home they saw online” When it […]
Home Remodel Tips Ideas to Free Up Your Kitchen Space You probably don’t need a scientific study to tell you that the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a family home. It serves as a hub for food, a communal space for gathering, and often a message center for family traffic. Some consider it the “brain” of the home. Many homes have […]
Home Protection 10 Tips for Protecting Your Home During Vacations Prescott, Arizona, has received numerous accolades for a great place to take a vacation, but if you are a Prescott resident, you may find yourself leaving our beautiful area and vacationing elsewhere.  While you are gone from your home, there are simple strategies that you must take to ensure your home is safe while you […]