Mid 2019 Real Estate Market Performance Was Better Than Expected

It's always easier to assess past performance of the real estate market than it is to predict future performance (thanks Captain Obvious!). However looking at recent and current market data is one of many important factors in making predictions that are likely to be on point. Mid-Year is always a good time to evaluate not only what IS happening, but also to help in setting expectations for the rest of the year. Additionally, it provides a lens through which we can determine how close we came to … [Read more...]

INHERITING REAL PROPERTY

If you are fortunate enough to have been born during the baby boom generation (between the mid-1940’s and 1964), then you may be among the many families who will inherit real estate in the coming years. Boomers are expected to inherit $136 trillion over the next four decades and much of that wealth will come in the form of real property. Should that time come, will you know what to do with the home or land that becomes a part of your portfolio? There are several professionals you will want to … [Read more...]

SHOULD YOU LIST YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

  What do sellers want when listing their home? To sell quickly, painlessly and for the highest price possible. Not rocket science. We are often asked, "when is the best time to list my home?" "When is the worst?" Common sense would lead one to believe that listing a home just before or during the holiday season is a bad idea. This is not necessarily the case. Sure, many buyers have turned their attention to other things: gift giving, travel to see family, and sugar plums dancing in … [Read more...]

What This Listing Agent Does To Sell Your Home

Hint: It's More Than Just Planting A Sign In Your Yard! There is a common myth out there that a listing agent is over-compensated for listing and selling homes based on a misperception of what it takes to sell your home - even in a strong sellers market. The Sharyn Younger Team recently sold a home in 2 days. What has to happen in order for that result, particularly in a $700,000 price point which garners less demand? Here's what this listing agent does to sell your home: Pricing … [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...]

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...]

Are we in a housing bubble?

The most frequent question I'm asked lately is "are we in a housing bubble?".  The Phoenix housing market was predicted to be among the hottest in the country in 2017 and now that we're through the first third of the year, I'd say that prediction is on track to being right on the money. With homes appreciating at a nice clip and inventory shortages at some price points resulting in multiple offers, it would be easy to conclude that we're in a housing bubble. Especially those who lived through … [Read more...]

Buyers And Sellers Can Avoid The Dreaded “Fall Out Of Escrow”

"Derailed" , "Gone South", "Fell Out", "Crashed and Burned" - there are lots of ways to describe a home sale that falls apart before it gets to the finish line. I am seeing an increase in deals that don't make it to the closing table. Buyers and Sellers can become frustrated by investments of time, money and emotion in a process that doesn't result in a win and can put them weeks behind in achieving their goals. There are things both buyers and sellers can do to keep a sale on track and avoid … [Read more...]

Ahwatukee and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

  There's been so much press about the expansion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway down Pecos Road in Ahwatukee to connect the east valley and the west valley. Opinions vary as to the wisdom of running the freeway through the southern portion of Ahwatukee. Some have been dead-set against it. Some feel that of all the options that have been considered, this is the most practical. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, the fact is, it's becoming a reality. Homes have been … [Read more...]