Being a Brilliant Buyers Agent

Everyone has a child, sibling, parent, cousin, friend, or acquaintance who "just got their real estate license". As stated in an earlier post, it's tempting to want to help that new agent out by throwing them some business. Perhaps they can put you on an MLS portal and when you see an interesting property, you can have them take out their shiny new e-key and open the door to your potential new home. But what if you want to make an offer on that home? is your newbie agent capable of being a … [Read more...]

Hiring A Stellar Sellers Agent

Real estate is an interesting industry. To be a successful agent you need to be incredibly organized, technologically savvy, quick on your feet to anticipate, recognize and solve problems, entrepreneurial, a marketing genius, a great listener, an influencer, an information junkie, an exceptional communicator, and possess an ability to maintain a degree of equanimity (holding steady despite magnificent swings in the market and in the life of a transaction). Despite that long list of skills and … [Read more...]

The Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team Just Got Bigger & Better

The Sharyn Younger team is proud to announce the addition of Traci Tartaglio as a referring agent. Traci has been a licensed Realtor® for four years combining her love of real estate with her business acumen derived from decades as the owner of Ahwatukee Carpets. She has helped families all over the valley create homes they love with flooring and remodeling services.  She is great at helping people identify their needs and applying just the right solutions to get them the biggest bang for their … [Read more...]

3947 W Corrine Drive, the perfect Moon Valley home

It seems like everyone is looking for a similar property: single story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with no pool and a not too big, not too small backyard. Baby Boomers looking to downsize, millennials planning to start a family, investors hoping to add to rental inventory, this is the property that seems to work for most buyers in the market today. And these days, it seems like seeking a needle in a haystack. With inventory low to start with, and a suburban landscape peppered with the once coveted two … [Read more...]

1347 W Onza Avenue an “in-demand” flip property

Many of my current buyer clients are interested in "flipped" properties. Why spend all kinds of time, money and aggravation putting in the coveted white cabinets, quartz counters and wood look tile when someone else can do it more inexpensively and you can purchase a move in ready dream home? Check out this Mesa listing:  1347 W Onza Avenue an "in demand" flip property. What else makes 1347 W Onza Avenue an "in demand" flip property? Well let's start with the location. Right on the … [Read more...]

Arizona Real Estate Market Benefits From New Tax Plan

  There remains a good deal of confusion about the new tax plan put in place for 2018 as the new associated regulations trickle out. My tax accountant, Dan Dipomazio, CPA, is working hard to stay on top of those incoming regulations and keeping me informed about the real life consequences to my specific situation. A NY Times opinion piece in todays Review section articulates my theory about how the Arizona real estate market benefits from the new tax plan. 'New caps on the home … [Read more...]

Chandler Home For Sale

Like watching HGTV to see the dramatic reveal in home renovations? This Chandler home for sale in the 85226 zip code is most definitely an "after" property. Beautifully appointed with no detail left unattended to, this  nearly 2000 square foot Chandler home in the desirable Dawn Subdivision has every update imaginable. Gorgeous kitchen and bathrooms all with refinished cabinetry and granite counters; stone showers, engineered hardwood floors and tile upstairs and down - no carpet anywhere to be … [Read more...]

EAST VALLEY CULTURAL OFFERINGS

As a Real Estate agent helping people new to the valley, and as a member of the City of Chandler Human Relations Commission I'm proud of our community for all they do to celebrate diversity. 2018 is poised to be a wonderful example of how we honor a variety of cultures with a number of east valley cultural offerings. Beginning in January, there's a whole lot going on that you will want to know about and participate in. On January 11th, the East Valley JCC will have an exhibit at the … [Read more...]

Early 2018 Is A Golden Opportunity To Sell Your Home

I've spoken to several people lately who are thinking about selling their homes in 2018. If you are one of those who have been sitting on growing equity and are feeling the urge to downsize, upsize or relocate, early 2018 is a golden opportunity to sell your home. We have been in a strong sellers market for going on 2 years now and 2017 found it growing stronger. The number of properties for sale is down 12% from this time last year, meaning considerably less competition for sellers. The autumn … [Read more...]

Considering Selling Your Home? Don’t Delay!

Every November I spend hours working on my business plan for the coming year. I look at how things went in the current year and plan for growth in the next. I'm pleased to announce that The Sharyn Younger Team had a great 2017, having sold 30 homes and sourcing 90% of our business through referral. A great big thank you to those of you who trusted your family and friends real estate needs to our team. My current business planning turned up the following observation: I have three times as many … [Read more...]

Second Annual Chandler International Film Festival

Who would have thought that Chandler, Arizona would become known as the Caanes of the southwest, but here we are. The second annual Chandler International Film Festival is scheduled for January 12th through January 15th, 2018 in downtown Chandler and it's going to be a fascinating four days! I'm excited to be on the volunteer committee through the Chandler Human Relations Commission and can't wait to see some amazing films. Chandler's very own Mitesh Patel is a director, producer and film … [Read more...]

Why I’m So Passionate About Real Estate

There are lots of reasons to enjoy a career in real estate. I've heard many people entering the profession with expectations of time freedom, easy money, and access to lots of HGTV worthy properties. What they quickly find out is that their time will be dictated by two things: the needs of their clients and how passionate they are about building a thriving real estate practice; the money isn't exactly "easy" and is directly tied to their knowledge, skills, and the level of service they provide … [Read more...]

Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale For Large, Affordable Homes

Great news for the east valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area! 3 of our cities made the Smart Assets list of The Best Cities To Buy A Home Big Enough to Raise a Family. This award is based upon price per square foot, rates of appreciation, and percentage of family income required to purchase and own a median priced home. Check out Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale for large affordable homes. And that's not only good news for east valley buyers, but sellers as well. Most sellers in the … [Read more...]

Purchase A Chandler/Gilbert Home Under $200,000

It's getting increasingly difficult to purchase a Chandler/Gilbert home under $200,000. The largest inventory exists in the condominium and town home market. Fortunately there are some very nice developments with homes up to 1500 square feet, great amenities and locations, and even detached units that feel just like a single family detached home. The request I get most frequently when it comes to condos and town homes, is to find one with a garage. And yes, you can purchase a Chandler/Gilbert … [Read more...]

LUXURY CONDOS IN CHANDLER: Simple yet tasteful living

The baby boomers....They've been credited or blamed for so much that has shaped our society over the past several decades. And now we're starting to see the housing market respond to a shift in their home buying behavior.  Have you noticed all of the luxury condos in Chandler and other parts of the valley? Those either retiring or planning to soon, whose birds have flown the nest, are ready not only to downsize, but to simplify as well. Yard work? Um, No! Outdoor maintenance? Who needs it? A … [Read more...]