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Friday, 15 August 2014

I giant congratulations to Juan & Marta for buying this excellent home! and an even bigger congrats to our very own Patty Labenske for helping them find it!

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Monday, 11 August 2014

JUST LISTED IN HIGHLAND POINT AT ARROWHEAD for only $275,000. Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with pool. Call us for a private showing 623-362-3051.

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Friday, 08 August 2014

Trying to sell your home and debating on whether or not you should sell on your own? Well here is some food for thought!!
"FSBOs accounted for 9% of home sales in 2013. The typical FSBO home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 for agent-assisted home sales."

http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-quick-real-estate-statistics

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Friday, 01 August 2014

It has been said that gardening can be benefitial in several ways, but in a new study according to the National Institute of Health it can also help combat obesity!! In the article listed below you can find more ways that gardening can not only help improve your life but also your home. 

http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-01/gardenings-surprising-health-benefits

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

NEW LISTING!

Move in ready home an ideal open floor plan. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is in excellent condition with upgrades such as energy star dual pane windows and a solar water heater that will keep the electric bill low in these hot summers! It has a beautifully landscaped front and back yard with a covered patio. With a 10 min walk to Sunrise Elementary and quick access to major highways, the location cannot be beat.

Please contact us with any questions or if you would like a showing! 

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Here is a BEFORE and AFTER of one of our client's homes we are about to list! We take pride in how our listings are showcased. A little bit of maintenance can make a huge difference in the value of your home.

Call the DiBiase Team today if you would like us to show you what little improvements you can make that go along way when selling your home.

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Friday, 21 March 2014

The Stetson Valley Easter Eggstravaganza is back!

Come join us again for the 2nd annual egg hunt and a fun filled morning! There will be a large obstacle course, a bounce house, egg hunts, games, kettle corn, sno cones, a photo booth and more!

                                                                               

Come bring the family and have a great time, mingle with your community and visit our booth! Look for the DiBiase Team at the bubble booth. Come hang out with us and let's make some crazy bubbles!

The DiBiase team is proud and honored to sponsor and participate in community events such as this one!

When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 @ 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Where: Deem Hills Park in Stetson Valley

Search thousands of homes: www.dibiaseteam.com

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Selling your home can be a very stressful, complex process. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, the market has slowed down for sellers. Homes are not selling as quick as they were a few months ago, which is resulting in more inventory. It’s extremely important that you do your research and consult with a knowledgeable realtor.  From pricing your home right to making sure it shows well, there are many things to consider in today’s market when selling that will determine whether you have a quick, successful sale.

1. PRICING YOUR HOME   The most common mistake among sellers is pricing too high. Its EXTREMELY important that you’re realistic about what you price your home at to begin with. Have your realtor send you a list of homes that are currently listed and that have sold recently. While looking at your competition make sure you consider how many homes listed in your neighborhood are similar to yours. If your home is priced at the top of the market, buyers sometimes won’t even consider looking at it because your neighbor has the same house for a better deal. You risk letting your home sit on the market for too long and having to reduce the price. Buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with your house.

2. REJECTING OFFERS. Sellers often assume that receiving a decent offer almost immediately after putting it on the market means buyers with higher offers are on their way. So you reject it, however this might not be a risk worth taking. You might not receive a more competitive offer than the first one, instead respond to the offer and negotiate. Once a house has offers, other buyers considering your home are pressured to submit theirs.  Responding to offers and entering a negotiation also buys you time without immediately rejecting the first one, in the case that you do end up receiving a higher offer.

3. PERSONALIZED HOME.  A personalized home is much harder to sell than a neutral one. When potential buyers see your home, they try to picture themselves living there. You do not want them to walk in and think “wow we would definitely have to paint over these turquoise walls” or “we will really have to replace these crazy light fixtures”. It seems silly but cosmetic features are often deal breakers for buyers, so it’s certainly a good idea to invest a little time and money in making your home neutral and likeable to everyone.

4. LIGHTING. Sellers often don’t take having the correct lighting into consideration. I know, here in the desert we like to block out every beam of sunlight that comes through to keep our homes cool, however buyers don’t like to walk into a dark house.  Low lighting can hide important highlights of your home and this is the opposite of what you want when a potential buyer steps into your house. So, open up those shutters and make your home fresh, bright and inviting.

5. HOVERING.  Do not hover and bombard buyers during showings! It’s very uncomfortable and awkward for them. They want to be able to communicate freely and honestly with their agent and they certainly do not want to do that with the seller there. Let the possible buyers roam your house and picture living there in comfort.

These are just a few of the many circumstances to be aware of when selling your home. So before listing your home make sure you do your research and choose a knowledgeable realtor that can guide you through the in’s and out’s of a successful sale. Here at the DiBiase Team it is our first priority that you have a smooth, stress free transaction, while getting the most money for your home. Call us today!

Selling your home can be a very stressful, complex process. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, the market has slowed down for sellers. Homes are not selling as quick as they were a few months ago, which is resulting in more inventory. It’s extremely important that you do your research and consult with a knowledgeable realtor.  From pricing your home right to making sure it shows well, there are many things to consider in today’s market when selling that will determine whether you have a quick, successful sale.

1. PRICING YOUR HOME   The most common mistake among sellers is pricing too high. Its EXTREMELY important that you’re realistic about what you price your home at to begin with. Have your realtor send you a list of homes that are currently listed and that have sold recently. While looking at your competition make sure you consider how many homes listed in your neighborhood are similar to yours. If your home is priced at the top of the market, buyers sometimes won’t even consider looking at it because your neighbor has the same house for a better deal. You risk letting your home sit on the market for too long and having to reduce the price. Buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with your house.

2. REJECTING OFFERS. Sellers often assume that receiving a decent offer almost immediately after putting it on the market means buyers with higher offers are on their way. So you reject it, however this might not be a risk worth taking. You might not receive a more competitive offer than the first one, instead respond to the offer and negotiate. Once a house has offers, other buyers considering your home are pressured to submit theirs.  Responding to offers and entering a negotiation also buys you time without immediately rejecting the first one, in the case that you do end up receiving a higher offer.

3. PERSONALIZED HOME.  A personalized home is much harder to sell than a neutral one. When potential buyers see your home, they try to picture themselves living there. You do not want them to walk in and think “wow we would definitely have to paint over these turquoise walls” or “we will really have to replace these crazy light fixtures”. It seems silly but cosmetic features are often deal breakers for buyers, so it’s certainly a good idea to invest a little time and money in making your home neutral and likeable to everyone.

4. LIGHTING. Sellers often don’t take having the correct lighting into consideration. I know, here in the desert we like to block out every beam of sunlight that comes through to keep our homes cool, however buyers don’t like to walk into a dark house.  Low lighting can hide important highlights of your home and this is the opposite of what you want when a potential buyer steps into your house. So, open up those shutters and make your home fresh, bright and inviting.

5. HOVERING.  Do not hover and bombard buyers during showings! It’s very uncomfortable and awkward for them. They want to be able to communicate freely and honestly with their agent and they certainly do not want to do that with the seller there. Let the possible buyers roam your house and picture living there in comfort.

These are just a few of the many circumstances to be aware of when selling your home. So before listing your home make sure you do your research and choose a knowledgeable realtor that can guide you through the in’s and out’s of a successful sale. Here at the DiBiase Team it is our first priority that you have a smooth, stress free transaction, while getting the most money for your home. Call us today!

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4250307/5-common-mistakes-sellers-make-when-selling-their-home-#sthash.C7vBDVdF.dpuf

Selling your home can be a very stressful, complex process. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, the market has slowed down for sellers. Homes are not selling as quick as they were a few months ago, which is resulting in more inventory. It’s extremely important that you do your research and consult with a knowledgeable realtor.  From pricing your home right to making sure it shows well, there are many things to consider in today’s market when selling that will determine whether you have a quick, successful sale.

1. PRICING YOUR HOME   The most common mistake among sellers is pricing too high. Its EXTREMELY important that you’re realistic about what you price your home at to begin with. Have your realtor send you a list of homes that are currently listed and that have sold recently. While looking at your competition make sure you consider how many homes listed in your neighborhood are similar to yours. If your home is priced at the top of the market, buyers sometimes won’t even consider looking at it because your neighbor has the same house for a better deal. You risk letting your home sit on the market for too long and having to reduce the price. Buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with your house.

2. REJECTING OFFERS. Sellers often assume that receiving a decent offer almost immediately after putting it on the market means buyers with higher offers are on their way. So you reject it, however this might not be a risk worth taking. You might not receive a more competitive offer than the first one, instead respond to the offer and negotiate. Once a house has offers, other buyers considering your home are pressured to submit theirs.  Responding to offers and entering a negotiation also buys you time without immediately rejecting the first one, in the case that you do end up receiving a higher offer.

3. PERSONALIZED HOME.  A personalized home is much harder to sell than a neutral one. When potential buyers see your home, they try to picture themselves living there. You do not want them to walk in and think “wow we would definitely have to paint over these turquoise walls” or “we will really have to replace these crazy light fixtures”. It seems silly but cosmetic features are often deal breakers for buyers, so it’s certainly a good idea to invest a little time and money in making your home neutral and likeable to everyone.

4. LIGHTING. Sellers often don’t take having the correct lighting into consideration. I know, here in the desert we like to block out every beam of sunlight that comes through to keep our homes cool, however buyers don’t like to walk into a dark house.  Low lighting can hide important highlights of your home and this is the opposite of what you want when a potential buyer steps into your house. So, open up those shutters and make your home fresh, bright and inviting.

5. HOVERING.  Do not hover and bombard buyers during showings! It’s very uncomfortable and awkward for them. They want to be able to communicate freely and honestly with their agent and they certainly do not want to do that with the seller there. Let the possible buyers roam your house and picture living there in comfort.

These are just a few of the many circumstances to be aware of when selling your home. So before listing your home make sure you do your research and choose a knowledgeable realtor that can guide you through the in’s and out’s of a successful sale. Here at the DiBiase Team it is our first priority that you have a smooth, stress free transaction, while getting the most money for your home. Call us today!

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4250307/5-common-mistakes-sellers-make-when-selling-their-home-#sthash.C7vBDVdF.dpuf

Selling your home can be a very stressful, complex process. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, the market has slowed down for sellers. Homes are not selling as quick as they were a few months ago, which is resulting in more inventory. It’s extremely important that you do your research and consult with a knowledgeable realtor.  From pricing your home right to making sure it shows well, there are many things to consider in today’s market when selling that will determine whether you have a quick, successful sale.

1. PRICING YOUR HOME   The most common mistake among sellers is pricing too high. Its EXTREMELY important that you’re realistic about what you price your home at to begin with. Have your realtor send you a list of homes that are currently listed and that have sold recently. While looking at your competition make sure you consider how many homes listed in your neighborhood are similar to yours. If your home is priced at the top of the market, buyers sometimes won’t even consider looking at it because your neighbor has the same house for a better deal. You risk letting your home sit on the market for too long and having to reduce the price. Buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with your house.

2. REJECTING OFFERS. Sellers often assume that receiving a decent offer almost immediately after putting it on the market means buyers with higher offers are on their way. So you reject it, however this might not be a risk worth taking. You might not receive a more competitive offer than the first one, instead respond to the offer and negotiate. Once a house has offers, other buyers considering your home are pressured to submit theirs.  Responding to offers and entering a negotiation also buys you time without immediately rejecting the first one, in the case that you do end up receiving a higher offer.

3. PERSONALIZED HOME.  A personalized home is much harder to sell than a neutral one. When potential buyers see your home, they try to picture themselves living there. You do not want them to walk in and think “wow we would definitely have to paint over these turquoise walls” or “we will really have to replace these crazy light fixtures”. It seems silly but cosmetic features are often deal breakers for buyers, so it’s certainly a good idea to invest a little time and money in making your home neutral and likeable to everyone.

4. LIGHTING. Sellers often don’t take having the correct lighting into consideration. I know, here in the desert we like to block out every beam of sunlight that comes through to keep our homes cool, however buyers don’t like to walk into a dark house.  Low lighting can hide important highlights of your home and this is the opposite of what you want when a potential buyer steps into your house. So, open up those shutters and make your home fresh, bright and inviting.

5. HOVERING.  Do not hover and bombard buyers during showings! It’s very uncomfortable and awkward for them. They want to be able to communicate freely and honestly with their agent and they certainly do not want to do that with the seller there. Let the possible buyers roam your house and picture living there in comfort.

These are just a few of the many circumstances to be aware of when selling your home. So before listing your home make sure you do your research and choose a knowledgeable realtor that can guide you through the in’s and out’s of a successful sale. Here at the DiBiase Team it is our first priority that you have a smooth, stress free transaction, while getting the most money for your home. Call us today!

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4250307/5-common-mistakes-sellers-make-when-selling-their-home-#sthash.C7vBDVdF.dpuf
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Searching for the home of your dreams can be a stressful experience, especially in today’s market.  With interest rates at historic lows, rising prices and a high demand, properties are selling incredibly fast. Buyers often get caught in “bidding wars”, and unless you’re a cash buyer your chances of getting your offer accepted are very slim.

When purchasing a home, it is very important that you are well prepared and well informed.  Get prequalified with a lender before beginning your search, that way when you find the perfect home you are able to submit an offer on the spot. Once you have chosen a residence that fits your life style and meets your financial criteria, it’s imperative to remain diligent andpatient during the lengthy, buying process.

Don’t let minor aesthetic differences cause the home of your dreams to escape you during this period. If the cabinets don’t match the counters or the light fixtures are a little out dated, be aware the most of these things can be easily modified. Instead, try focusing on potential, look at the big picture and the overall structure of the home.  Hiring an inspector is a great tactic; they will provide a detailed report on what in the home needs repairs, and a break down of costs. Inspection findings may also be used as legal leverage in the buying process, depending on what state you live in.

Remember that purchasing a home is a long term investment. Be sure to research and hire a realtor that knows how to seal the deal and make your transition as smooth as possible. It’s a tough market for buyers right now and with that in mind be sure to be patient, and keep an open mind. Don't let minor repairs and or a small difference in price hinder purchasing the home of your dreams.

Visit our website and meet our team: www.dibiaseteam.com

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Now that the new home market has stabilized and new builders are picking up where they left off, I’ve found several of my clients are undecided about whether to go with a brand new home or buy a resale, so I decided to compile some of the pros and cons:

  • Pro – New home: Make it your own. One benefit of buying a new home is that you can customize it to your own taste and liking.  For example you can choose the color of the tile, where the bathroom would go or pick the color of the exterior paint.New home
  • Pro - Resale:  Unlike new homes, well-maintained resale homes have most likely gone through some remodeling at the previous owner’s expense, which can include newer/better counter tops, newer appliances, upgraded flooring and landscaping. Boy! That can save a lot of money, time and effort.
  • Pro – New Home: Less maintenance & better energy efficiency. Think about it this way, brand new things are less likely to break than used things. Although you could be stuck with a bad egg, chances are you will not have to do a whole lot of maintenance for quite a few years. Do your research about the builder and talk to people that already live in that community. Also, new homes are built with better materials specifically engineered to minimize maintenance requirements. New homes also typically come with newer appliances which can save you a lot of money in the long run. Think green!
  • Pro – Resale: When looking into buying a resale, buyers should consider existing homes in stable neighborhoods that have held up their value. Homes in good neighborhoods, close to good schools and commuting points will always hold up their value.
  • Con – New home: While the negotiating can be similar with builders and sellers, builders do usually require a larger deposit up front compared to your typical earnest money deposit.
  • Con - New Home: Lots of builders will advertise a low price but once they get you through the door, they might show you models loaded with upgrades, and if they convince you, this can add anywhere from 5 – 20% on to the cost of the new home.  

Con - Resale:One real disadvantage financially with a resale purchase is that the negotiating circumstances are personal. The sellers have an emotional tie, while builders are negotiating purely on a financial basis.

So there’s good and bad to both of them and so many more things to consider when purchasing a home. But something to always consider before you start looking is talking to a licensed real estate professional that does that as a full time job. With their expertise, they will be able to give you some good advice as to where to start.

We can help you find your dream home & we have over 16 years of Real Estate experience! Call us today!

 

Visit our website and meet our team: www.dibiaseteam.com

Like us on Facebook for a sneak peek of all our listings:

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If you are thinking about buying a home, these 5 GREAT tips may be of great help with the process. In this video, we discuss the importance of working with a qualified Real Estate agent, as well as other points that you MUST know before you embark on this journey.
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