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Zillow Improves on the Zestimate

For many Homeowners, Zillow is the first place to go to check on their equity. For Buyers, they look at the Zestimate when making offers to purchase as some gauge of home value. For us Realtors, we see the Zestimate and cringe, knowing that it is almost n... Read more

The New AS IS Contract: Let the Buyer AND Seller Beware!

Originally Published on February 24, 2017 In law school we learned some Latin. One very popular expression that you may have heard is “Caveat Emptor”, Let the Buyer Beware! When the Arizona Association of Realtors published its new Residentia... Read more

What does “Coming Soon” Really Mean?

Originally Published on January 26, 2017 More and more these days you may have noticed a real estate for sale sign embellished with another, what we in the business call “Sign Rider”, hanging down from it and advertising “Coming Soon&rd... Read more

Housing Forecast 2017

Originally Published on December 23, 2016 We are pleased to report that Tucson, Arizona is predicted to be the #9 hottest real estate market in the Nation for 2017! Bucking the trend predicting a slight slowdown for the U.S. real estate market next year,... Read more

Backup Offers; Should We Bother?

Originally Published on November 12, 2016 You just lost a bidding war on the home of your dreams and your agent suggests that you make a backup offer. Should you bother? You just sold your home after multiple offers netted you more than expected. The oth... Read more

Seller Remorse: What Right Do Sellers have to Cancel?

Originally Published on October 3, 2016 When I first got into real estate my Broker had a little plain bottle of pills on his desk. “What are those?” I asked. “Buyer remorse pills.” he replied. “We offer these to the buyers ... Read more

It's Back to School Time!

Originally Published on August 30, 2016 We know that school district is a major consideration for many of our buyers, but did you know that you can send your kids to private school TUITION FREE? The State of Arizona Income Tax Credit provides a vehicle t... Read more

What You Should Expect from a Final Walkthrough

Originally Published on July 29, 2016 Just before closing and the Buyer gets the keys to the castle, the Buyer's Agent will suggest that the Buyer (not the agent) conduct a final walkthrough inspection of the property to make sure that the premises a... Read more

My Beautiful Life with a Serial Mover

Originally Published on June 27, 2016 My husband, Ernesto “Ernie” Gamboa loved golf and home improvement. He also loved to move with me. In the 17 years that we were together, we bought, sold and moved 10 times, even had a home in Pinetop/Lak... Read more

Unmet Expectations Frustrate Real Estate Consumers

Originally Published on May 26, 2016 I recently read a Facebook post put up by a colleague about the nature of ​t​he job of a real estate salesperson. In my opinion he was right on when he said that Real Estate Salespeople actually spend more of thei... Read more
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Lisa Larkin, Esq., CRS, CLHMS, CRMS, AHWD, IRES
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Sigrid Ekrut, SRES, CMRS, AHWD
Realtor Associate
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