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Visit Family Friendly Williams Arizona

Road Trip!!  Williams is a perfect destination for an epic road trip or a few day getaway.  Williams is an easy drive approximately 2.5 hrs from downtown Phoenix.  There are two different routes, one that is 95% freeway that is 2.5 hrs and one that is 2.75 hrs but includes a mountain pass road through Prescott.  Williams is nestled in the tall pines of AZ between some amazing Arizona destinations such as BearizonaFlagstaffSedonaGrand CanyonSnowbowlMeteor Crater, & Observatory to mention a few.  Williams boasts a summer average temperature of 80 degrees made up of warm summer days and cooler summer nights.  With a population of just over 3,000,  Williams offers the quaint southwest small-town feel.   With over 30 restaurants ranging from cafes to steak houses, one’s belly will never growl while visiting this historic town.  Williams is located right on the historic route 66, which offers all the Route 66 merchandise and swag one could dream of!  If you are looking for outdoor activities… Look no further.   Williams offers HikingBikingCamping4×4Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Winter Sports and more.  Williams offers the Grand Canyon railroad station.  Catch this train and visit the Grand Canyon and Beautiful northern AZ wilderness.

 

By: Mathew Lambert, Follow us on Facebook: Team EvoAZ

Central Phoenix, AZ Area Info – Everything you need to know!

Central Phoenix, AZ Area Info – Everything you need to know!

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Welcome to Central Phoenix.

As defined by the boundaries, Central City Village has an area of roughly 10 square miles. This includes not only Downtown, but the close vicinity and the Sky Harbor area directly east. The village is bounded by McDowell Road and the Grand Canal to the north and northeast, the border with Tempe to the east, the Salt River to the south, and 19th Avenue/I-17 to the west.

Because of its location at the historic center of Phoenix, there are many old homes and buildings located in the Central City Village that convey the history of Phoenix. Downtown, which includes the larger commercial and government buildings, as well as sports venues such as Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field, is the core of the village and the city of Phoenix. Because of this, Center City village is almost unique, in that it has a much more urban environment than the other, more suburban, villages of Phoenix. The village also includes Sky Harbor International Airport, the busiest airport in Arizona and among the busiest in the nation, which provides domestic air travel, as well as international travel.

Central Phoenix Everyday Life & Information 

Central Phoenix Social Media Groups Central Phoenix FB Page https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixCentralCorridorLiving/

Urgent Care Locations https://goo.gl/maps/hJbYSjhEZ55gMJ6z9

Area Schools https://goo.gl/maps/hJbYSjhEZ55gMJ6z9

Groceries & Food Markets https://goo.gl/maps/RT7U7RBupqAL8umx7

Search homes for sale in Phoenix or the Greater Phoenix Area https://katielambert.exprealty.com/ask/da5773dd141a66efd862187a6ff5dce2

Open house schedule for homes for sale in Phoenix https://myre.io/0ivHJP6XgMMs3

Dining & Entertainment

Area Restaurants https://goo.gl/maps/72s3jgZTJXcVYUyU9

Entertainment https://goo.gl/maps/nLcEe5yWjTXhbCpn8

Outdoor Recreation 

Hiking & Biking https://goo.gl/maps/F3RV94gFX2sguThp9

Central Phoenix Parks https://goo.gl/maps/rQEmETpSgecvetHn6

Shopping Home & Hardware

Retail Shopping https://goo.gl/maps/DFAg3pPqk24Ym15t6

Home Improvement & hardware https://goo.gl/maps/uF492HxDpG5cPKdK9

Pool Supply https://goo.gl/maps/DhC8pLtf2VyGcLRM7

Auto Service

Auto Repair https://goo.gl/maps/wyH7A3nYwHfQ4oCHA

Car Wash https://goo.gl/maps/yL11U9X2P38XkYNw5

Health Care & Beauty 

Health and beauty https://goo.gl/maps/ejTY1LEhVZcU8R9T8

Dentists & Doctors https://goo.gl/maps/dRorMUMUN5DYhSq9A

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FOUR HISTORIC ARIZONA HOTELS TO CHECK OUT

Arizona might be one of the youngest states in America, however it is still rich with history.  Here are four of our favorite historic hotels in AZ.  All very different in charm and tale.  If you are looking to get out and explore what Arizona has to offer start with one of these great destinations.

Enjoy!

#1 Tempe Mission Palms

#2 Hotel Monte Vista Flagstaff

#3 The Inn at Castle Rock Bisbee AZ

#4 Jerome Grand Hotel

The Okay, The Better and The Best when Selling your Home in Arizona

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 Let’s face it, everyone wants to “save” a buck but does it always make sense in real estate to choose your agent based on their paycheck?  Let’s explore that idea…

In my experience there are three different types of real estate agents when it comes to selling your home.  I call them the Okay, The Better and The Best.

The Okay:

These are the “companies” that are really just cash investors.  The ones that will buy your home whether it’s ugly or not and claim you can “pick your closing date”.
On the surface, it seems like a swell idea.  They buy the home for “market” value (and they determine what market value is) and you pick your closing day.  No commissions paid.  They just charge “transaction” fees that usually exceed the maximum amount you’d pay if you sold the traditional way.  Typical real estate fees are 6% in AZ…you are probably looking at 1% or so (depending on price range but for the most part) in seller closing costs (all sellers pay seller closing costs…even if you don’t pay real estate commissions or unless the buyer covers them for you).  In my experience, these fees that are charged to the seller exceed 7%…sometimes by quite a bit.

Another thing to keep in mind is the inspection period.  This is an opportunity for them to renegotiate…yeah, after you are packed and ready to move on to wherever it was you were planning to go.  Perfect timing for you to be totally motivated to just agree to whatever because it’s easier.  So, they pay you less for your house than what you can get on the open market, probably beat you up in the inspection period AND they charge more than a traditional real estate agent charges.  Hmmmmmm…. 🤔

The Better: 

These are usually your “flat listers”.  This is the company that you pay X amount of dollars to (usually a few hundred) and they list your home on the MLS and put a sign in your yard but that’s it.  The marketing, the showings, the negotiations and basically all the details are left up to you AND you still pay the “co-broke” to the buyers agent (in AZ 3% is the norm).

The downside of going this route:
A. It’s not that much different than selling by owner. You are still unrepresented by an expert in the field (which could spell danger even after the sale is final).
B. There’s no opportunity to tap into a well established marketing plan.  Seasoned and high producing agents build huge networks that take years to build and hours and hours per week to maintain.  Since demand plays a huge part in getting the most money out of your home and in your pocket, this could be a HUGE but hidden mistake.  We THINK because we are paying less we are doing better when, in all actuality, having little to no experience and zero network may impact demand enough that you could actually be giving up tens of thousands to save a few bucks.
C. There’s no safety precaution.  Unfortunately home sellers can be a target for criminals.  Without experience and proper safety protocols in place, you could be opening your home up to criminals and everything that comes with it without even knowing it.  For sale by owners beware.  You are a target for those that are less than ethical and perhaps those looking to take advantage and, in some cases, even rob you.  Why would criminals target a for sale by owner?  Why not?!  They are sitting ducks ready to open their home to any stranger that “shows interest”.  There are usually no safety precautions taken whatsoever.
D. Negotiations and adhering to the contract appropriately could also be quite the hurdle.  Real Estate negotiations are not just about numbers but also about terms and managing all of the personalities that are a party to the transaction as well as third party affiliates.  Without experience being proactive may prove to be very difficult and you’re likely to be forced to be reactive instead.  Selling a home isn’t the least stressful life event for anyone, it’s much more difficult when you are also putting out unexpected fires along the way.  You are also missing out on tapping the referral network of an established real estate agent.  The relationships that are formed over years and years of doing business with reputable companies that are necessary to the transaction could make or break any sale.  The timeframes of the contract are pretty tight and performing within them could be a challenge without the proper relationships in place.

 

The Best:

 

These are your traditional real estate agents (and preferably Brokers) that are well established in the area, have a provable track record and have years of experience.  These are not your first year in the business rookies and might not even be your nephew that has a day job but also a real estate license.  These are the tried and true professionals, the producers, the real business owners.  They have systems in place for everything, use technology to its fullest and work in an ethical manner that supports their longevity in the industry.  Most importantly, they have the track record, the review and online presence to prove it.
They have been in business long enough to have established marketing networks, a network of professionals for referral and an acute knowledge of the process.  They can rattle off the provisions of the ADRE purchase and the listing contract off the top of their head.  They know the market.  They have predictions based on fact and logic.  They have enough experience to proactively advise from the transaction start to finish.
How can you tell if you are dealing with a true professional…ie: The Best?  Google is your friend here, people!  Google them!  If they don’t produce enough content or activity to AT LEAST fill the entire first page of Google then ask for testimonials (or find them yourself online).  Ask for proof of previous sales in the area.   Ask for their marketing plan.  Ask to meet their assistant and transaction coordinator (if not their team) and question it if they don’t have one.  These are the signs of a true professional.

What’s the upside of going this route:
A. Without a doubt, because they will act within their fiduciary duty, you will get the most money that you can for perhaps the largest sale of your life.
B. The process will be as smooth as possible.  Experience, connections to a large network and systems ARE everything.  A professional will rely on experience to be proactive and to handle any otherwise unexpected circumstances with grace and “like they have done this once or twice before”.
C. You can expect thorough and frequent communication.  A professional understands the importance of information, statistics and feedback.

Sometimes “the Best” is a “the Better” in disguise.  You can spot these quickly because they’ll be quick to negotiate down on their commission sometimes even before you meet them.  Ever see the “4.5 listing fee” ads?  If they don’t feel they provide enough value to support their fees, then this conversation will be an easy win for any seller.  Seller beware.  If you win this conversation you might reconsider hiring this person as this is a direct reflection of their negotiation skills.  What’s going to happen when your money is on the line if they give up their own so easily?

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Team Evolution Real Estates September Newsletter!

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September 2017

Welcome to Team Evolution’s monthly interactive newsletter! This interactive newsletter is filled with local events, restaurants, and the hottest news in greater Phoenix and the world! ENJOY!

 

Check out Team Evo’s newest project home, Weldon is well underway and looking more and more beautiful each day! Our #DreamTeam uses their superior expertise and knowledge of the real estate market to make homes beautiful again. If you are interested in learning about your home’s market value and how you can obtain the biggest bang for your buck call us today!
Call/Text 480-250-0023 or shoot us an email and ask us to show you the money. 

We would love to show you our current buyers for YOUR home. Yes, we said show you buyers for your home. Contact us today! 

 

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10 Spots For Dining With Your Dog In Phoenix

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Beer Brunch in Arcadia

I know what you’re thinking – beer brunch, Rachel? With kids? And I’m saying – YES! We first spotted O.H.S.O. Nanobrewery while driving home from Scottsdale Fashion Square, and the ‘nanobrewery’ definitely piqued our interest…

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Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold In Phoenix 8/21/17 to 8/28/17

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Affordable and Holding!

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Top 7 Storage Ideas For Your Kids’ Rooms 

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Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

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MOMnationAZ

MOMnationAZ is a large, local group of MOMs that have banded together to provide value to the community that we raise our families in.  The group organizes awesome, local and free events for families, gives to charity and provides a great forum for answers to just about any question a Mom or Dad could have.

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Join East Valley Dad Nation if you are looking for some rad dads to hang out with. They also have some great deals for members as well.

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