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...]

What does an appraiser do in a home purchase?

We've been talking about the "team" you will have at your side when you purchase a home. Your Realtor is your coach and gets you on the field by helping you find the right home and negotiating an accepted purchase contract; then monitors performance to make sure everyone is playing their position to their full potential (and obligation). Your teammates will be the title/escrow officer, your lender (if you're financing), your home inspectors(s), and the appraiser. Many people get the home … [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...]

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...]

Why List Your Home With The Sharyn Younger Team?

Why list your home with the Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team? Everywhere I go these days I meet real estate agents, even when I’m not working. Flying back to Phoenix just yesterday, I sat next to a Phoenix Realtor who saw I was using  real estate software on my computer and asked for some advice. With 40.000+ real estate agents in the valley, it’s important to know why you would choose The Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team or refer people you care about to us. Here are a few of the reasons to call … [Read more...]

When to invest in an up-front appraisal

When is an up-front appraisal a good idea? As in many things real estate, it depends... Is the home in a market that sees very few home sales per year? Is the home very unique in some way that makes for little in the way of comparable properties? Is there a wide range of comparable property values making it difficult to know where your home lands? Has the market been excessively volatile? If you have hired a Realtor that is experienced in listing properties, in most cases their … [Read more...]