Sharon Rodgers's Blog Posts

Sharon Rodgers's Blog Posts

Negotiating Tactics That Kill A Sale
Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation t...

FREE HotList Of JUST LISTED Homes In Chandler Arizona
Chandler, Arizona -- This suburb southeast of Phoenix is home to top rated schools, quirky celebrations like the OSTRICH FESTIVAL every March, and a 25-foot Tumblewe...

Priorities For Move In
Moving into a new home is a very exciting time.  We tend to day dream about all of the fun stuff, decorating and new furniture.  But there are more important items that y...

3 Ways To Guarantee Buyers Remorse
The factors that go into purchasing a home are as varied and diverse as the people who purchase them.  Three items, however are universally important in your decisio...

Buyers Agent Will Work For You
When purchasing a home, some buyers choose to do their own online shopping and contact a Seller's agent when they find the property that interests them.  This puts the Buyer a...

Happy Thanksgiving 2017
There are so many reasons to be THANKFUL this year!  Our clients' confidence in and commitment to The Rodgers Team for all their Real Estate needs is just one of them.&nb...

Honoring Those That Have Served Or Are Currently Serving Our County
Thanks to our Men and Women who currently are serving and our Veterans!While we should always be thankful for the service of our Men and Women in the armed forces, it is nice tha...

THANK YOU VETERANS
Thank you to All Who Have Served!  We Appreciate the sacrifices you make to assure our American Freedoms!I'm Grateful to have been able to participate in Celebrating and Honor...

Superstition Mountain Views And Horse Property To Boot
The Allure of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction is legendary.  Ride yourself into this mystical landscape on horseback from your own property. LOOK HERE ...

Beautiful Chandler Golf Course Homes
Chandler is a fast-growing city southeast of Phoenix.  It has all the shopping and restaurants you love in the big city... without the big city congestion or real estate&...

Mesa MultiFamily Properties
Real Estate as an investment opportunity has always been popular.  In Mesa, there are several good options that don't cost much more than the AVERAGE single-family sale price....

GILBERT Home With NO HOA
Sometimes you just want your own Piece of the real estate Heaven ... with no hassle from a governing body (Home Owners' Association) to limit your enjoyment of the property.&n...

Priority Tasks For Your Move In
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some...

First Time Buyer
Don't get overwhelmed in  your home search, allow a Realtor/Agent to guide you through the process.  Best part is it if free of charge to you as the buyer.First Time Home...

2017 Trends For The Bathroom
Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn't for everyone, but even for traditionalist, it can be a fun way to incorporate some new ideas.5 Trends for 2017Geometric Patt...

Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making S Move
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they're concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. &nb...

Have You Considered A New Build
Sometimes it is difficult to find the home you want on the re-sale market and it requires that you have to do a remodel once you get in.  There are advantages to purchasing a ...

Sun City Anthem 55 Plus Community
Check out this like new home, featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, upgraded kitchen with Granite counter, all tile floors except bedrooms.  Enjoy the cool evening on the patio with ...

Bring On The Toys And RV
Located near Lindsay and Brown roads in Mesa, this home has been well cared for by the original owners.Home features 4 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Formal Living, Eat in Kitchen with Br...

New To The Market In Apache Junction
Check out all of these new listing!  Click to view!For more information on these homes, call, text or email our team.Proudly serving the East Valley, including Mesa, Gilbert, ...

East Valley Available Homes With Sweat Equity
Check out these available homes in the East Valley, just need a bit of love.Click here to view!For more information on these homes, give our team a call.We proudly serve the real e...

New Listing In Alta Mesa
Check out this beautiful home located on a corner lot!  This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has been updated and is move in ready!  {mls: 5544564}For more information, give us a ...

Eliminate Negatives From The Buyers Mind
Keep in mind that you have 1 opportunity to make a good first impression.  Here are some simple steps that will help you to prepare.Curb Appeal:  Put away items that detr...

Things To Do In January 2017
ICE SKATING -- right here in Phoenix, APS sponsors and event to make you "feel the season" of winter with an outdoor ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix.  Burn off ...

New Years Eve Events In East Valley
Looking for something to do for new years eve?  Golfland's New Year's Eve Bash - this is a family friendly environment featuring miniature golf, laser tag, race cars, & arcade...

Holiday Festivities 2016
This is a time of year that we engage in special activities with our friends and family.  Below is a list of events that you may enjoy.  Enjoy the memory-making!Higley Ce...

Hang Your Stockings With Care
One of my favorite Christmas Traditions is the hanging of the  stockings by the fireplace.  Ahhh.... the fireplace.  Haven't had one of those in my house for over 30...

Looking For A Winter Home
Whether you are looking for a seasonal home, second home or a forever home!  These 55+ Communities have a lot to offer.Recreation CentersCommunity PoolsCommunity SpaGolfTennis...

Scary Houses
Well, Actually these are just needing a little FIXING-UP, which can CERTAINLY be scary!  LOOK HERE for Fixer-Uppers in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert.If you are looking for a ...

Is A New Home In Your Future
There are many benefits to purchasing a brand new home.  Here are just a few.You have options that you can select that better match your living.Opportunity to have builder rep...

5 Steps To Leasing Your Next Home
Looking to lease?  What appeals to you? Single family home: 3 bedroom 2 bath, attached 2-car garage; Four-plex, or Duplex.  When it comes to home leasing The Rodgers T...

Mesa Dream Home
Check out this beautiful home home located in the gated community of Legacy!  This home features 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, formal areas, covered patio, pool, 6 car garage and is si...

Getting More Buyers Into My Home
If your home is listed on the multiple listing service and you are not getting as many showings as you would like, there are several things that you can do that will help.  M...

Buyer Representation
While it may be a lot of fun to drive around neighborhoods looking for home for sale and getting to know what neighborhood your like, it is very important that you have a professio...

Looking For Things To Do In October
Fall is here and the many festivals, Fairs and other events come to life.October 1-2 - Arizona Dragon Boat Festival - This event is free and you will experience the sport of dragon...

Immaculate Home
Check out this beautiful home in Oasis at Magic Ranch in Florence.  This home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, eat-in Kitchen, covered patio and backs to the golf course.{mls: 5495...

Signing Loan Docs On Your New Home
Time to Sign Loan Docs at the Title CompanyHere is a list of items that you will need. Your Drivers License, Military ID or Passport Your must bring a...

Great Home In San Tan Valley
You will love this stately, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, all on one level, home with attached 2-stall garage. Step into an arched entryway opening to formal dining/living room. Wrap ar...

Be Represented When Buying A Home
Why go it alone when you can be represented by a buyers agent free of charge.Why should a buyer work with a Realtor?It is important to choose a realtor that you can easily commun...

HEY BASEBALL FANS
One of our local radio stations has a segment called "Would-You-Rather-Wednesday" Today's question was "Would you rather learn to play a sport or a musical instrument?" &...

Layton Lakes In Gilbert
Lakes in the Desert ... WHAT??  That's right.  Just south of the Loop 202 in Gilbert and Chandler there is a growing community called Layton Lakes, home to lakes, wa...

Shiny And New
Phoenix and its surrounding cities is fortunate to have many homes available for sale.  In addition to our healthy resale market, we have a plethora of new home builders with ...

Looking For An Adventure
Looking for some fun family activities in the East Valley!Check out SkyVenture Arizona for Indoor Skydiving -  SkyVenture ArizonaEscape Live - escape to an interactive ad...

New Listing In San Tan Valley
Check out this beautiful home with tons of upgrades.  Wood flooring in formal dining/living room, 42' cherry wood cabinets, stainless appliance, newer A/C, Carpet, Hot Water h...

Aug 3 2016 9348 1 Fixer Uppers
Have you though about purchasing a home that is in need of some fix up.  There are also loan programs that will allow you to include this in your mortgage.  These may all...

Who You Gonna Call
As a homeowner, inevitably you will  eventually find yourself in need of a Painter, Electrician, A/C technician, Roofer, Landscaper.  Who You Gonna Call?  While we d...

Agritopia In Gilbert Arizona
Agritopia a a community at the Northwest corner of Higley & Ray Rds in Gilbert, Arizona.  Nestled within the tree-lined streets of this community you will find an urban farm, ...

Jul 28 2016 9348 1
Is a new build in your future?  There is a lot of building going on, you don't have to drive around looking for them.  Begin your search here.Follow this link to begin: &...

Check Out THIS Area
Location, Location, Location.  The  community you choose to purchase a home in is just as important as the actual house itself.  In order to assure that you are...

Jul 20 2016 9348 Tesoro At Greenfield
Check out this 1,750 sq ft condo, it features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath with the master downstairs.  Many upgrades and a small backyard.Click to View Virtual Tour!{mls: 5456032}&nb...

Great For DIY
Here are some homes in Mesa that you can get at a good price and put in some work to make it your own or begin a careen in fix n flipping!http://sharon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/ind...

Totally Remodelled With Stunning Kitchen
Totally Remodeled!{mls: 5466666}http://sharon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/details.php?mls=22&mlsid=5466666Serving the Real Estate needs in the East Valley!  Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe,...

Almost An Acre No HOA
Perfect Family Estate Located in the Prestigous Heritage Acres!{mls: 5466477}http://sharon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/details.php?mls=22&mlsid=5466477Proudly service the East Valley ...

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Get Out Of The Heat
Summer has arrived and it is HOT!  Pack your cooler full of water and head out for some fun.Go tubing or Kayaking down the Salt River.  Head up to cooler weather and...

In Remembrance On Memorial Day
THANK YOU to all you have fought, all who have died, and all who have come home changed.  ...

4 Reasons Your Real Estate Deal Could Fall Apart
Not every contract that is written for a real estate purchase culminates in a happy new homeowner receiving the keys to that property.  Below are four reasons that a deal may ...

5 Tips To Quickly Sell Your House
You want to sell your house FAST ... as in a solid contract and moving toward escrow within weeks, not months?  Here are 5 easy tips to help you accomplish that. Entice Buy...

Thinking About A Move To Arizona
If you are thinking about a move to Arizona but not sure where you would like to live.  Here is a link to some community information.To enhance your buying and selling experie...

San Tan Valley
Sometimes it is work the drive to be able to obtain an affordable home.  You can get more for your buck!San Tan Valley is located in the South East Valley, the current populat...

Chandler Makes Top 10 Places To Live In Arizona
Thinking about relocating to Arizona?  If so, you may want to check out Chandler.  Chandler has so much to offer, it is the home of our annual Ostrich Festival, BBQ Festi...

What Is Going On In Our Rental Market
If you are thinking of Investing in Rental Properties, now is a great time.  Most rental are receiving multiple applications and many renters are becoming very discouraged in ...

Want More Information On Gilbert Arizona
The town of Gilbert was once a very small farming community, today Gilbert is one of the top places to live in Arizona.  Located outside of Phoenix.The downtown Gilbert area h...

Maybe NEW Is Not Your THING
Sometimes in the hustle-and-bustle of our lives we just want to slow down and reminisce about by-gone eras with all its courtesies and charm.  We pull out the old classics lik...

Spring Retirement Training
Entertainment, Relaxation, Warm Climate, and Health care resources make Mesa, Arizona a wonderful place to retire.  If the idea of being here mid-summer with 100+ de...

Upcoming Events In Mesa
Well this is one of the best times to be out and about in Mesa, the weather is perfect.From Farmers Markets, Kids Events and lots of Family Fun.Fridays Community Farmers Market - 2...

Three Ways To Guarantee Buyers Remorse
3 Ways to Guarantee Buyer’s RemorseThe factors that go into deciding which house to purchase are as varied and diverse as the individuals you purchase them.  There are, how...

Mesa Real Estate Mar 28 2016 9348 1
With Summer near, the market is heating up.  Currently in the East Valley including Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler,Gold Canyon & Apache Junction, we have a total of 3,618 Acti...

Why Is It A Great Time To Sell
If you are thinking of selling, this is a great time. Our inventory of homes is low and home prices are up.  Homes priced right for today's market are moving very quickly...

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space
Yesterday I was showing homes out in the lovely East Mesa Community of Eastmark.  One of the first things my clients wanted see in each home was the backyard sp...

Is Your Home Priced Right
Is your home priced to sell in today' market? There are 4 reasons that one must price a home correctly from day one of the listing.Time Chances are that your home will ultimately...

Ready To Write A Purchase Offer
Once you find the home you want to buy, the next step is to write an offer – which is not as easy as it sounds. Your offer is the first step toward negotiating a sales contract w...

Sellers Is Your Home For Sale
Is your home on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)  for sale?  If so, are you getting showings?  If not, here are some things to consider.How flexible are you with s...

Staging Your Home To Sell
Is Your Home Staged to Sell?It’s a proven fact that staging a home will help it to sell for the most amount of money the market will allow in the shortest amount of time. Staging...

Castle Cave Or Condo
Does your REALTOR know what you want?  ONE benefit of working with a professional Realtor is that he or she will know what types of homes are available in your area. &nbs...

Built In THIS CENTURY With A Pool
Want something "Newer" with a Pool AND a Garage.... and budget is $200,000 or less. Sounds impossible, but it ISN'T!  LOOK HERE for homes that meet that criteria....

Golf Course Homes In Chandler 2016Jan26
Looking for a little more Green time in your life?  How about a home in a Golf Course community.  LOOK HERE for homes with 3+ bedrooms up to $300,000....

Search Gilbert Homes
Thinking about a home in Gilbert!  There are currently 895 available.  Click here to see the available Single Family Homes!The Rodgers Team is here to help you with all o...

Mesa Homes For Sale
Are you looking for a home in Mesa Arizona?If so, here is a great place to start!  Currently there are 2,308 available properties.Check out Available homes! The Rodgers T...

Selling Your Home
To have a successful sale requires that you concentrate on five considerations: Price Terms Condition Location ExposureWe want to eliminate all negatives from the buyers mi...

Meeting With Real Estate Professionals
So you've decided to sell your home and have a fairly good idea of what you think it is worth.    Being a sensible home seller, you schedule appointments with three local...

Get Ready For 2016
Well we are nearing another year and as 2015 comes to a close, we all want to be better for 2016.  It is that time to make your Resolutions and set goals for 2016.What ever yo...

Verifying Facts
While many buyers choose to allow friends and family members to view homes on their behalf it it very important that you verify fact.  I recently encountered a buyer on one of...

Merry Christmas 2015
Wishing You Love, Life and Peace on Christmas Day and throughout the Year....

We Knew It Was Coming MIXED REACTION To Federal Rate Hike
I have taken several questions in the last week regarding the increase in the Federal interest rate hike earlier this month.  Some Buyers are panicking that they will not be a...

Buying A House With Unpermitted Additions
This is a very individual decision. If the modifications were made to the home without permits, you may be required to obtain permits and have the work inspected to ensure that it ...

Christmas In The Desert
While we do not have the snow or cold weather that much of the country has this time of year, the display of Christmas Lights around the valley are great.Arizona Temple Christmas L...

Cheap Ways To Increase Your Homes Value
Everyone from your mother to your Business 101 professor has told you that "first impressions are lasting impressions."  They are Right.  This applies not only to your pe...

Staged To Sell
It's a proven fact that staging a home will help it to sell for the most amount of money the market will allow in the shortest amount of time.  Staging does not have to be&nbs...

Pricing Right For Todays Market
Why is it important to price your home correctly from the start.Here are 4 reasons that one must price a home correctly from day one of the listing.1.  TimeChances are that yo...

Selling Your AZ Home
Why is it important to price your home properly?There are 4 reasons that one must price a home correctly from day one of the listing.TimeChances are that your home will ultimately ...

Sun Groves In Chandler AVAILABLE December 3
CLICK the PICTURES for a list of available properties in Sun Groves, Chandler.Stats for this community from Sept-Nov 2015: 26 homes soldAverage Sale Price $282,515Average SqFt...

GREAT LOCATION In HIGLEY PARK Gilbert
Lightly lived in!  Come check out this Fantastic Home 4 bedroom, 2 bath Tile in all the right placesFormal Living & DiningKitchen -- Granite, Stanless appl...

NEW In Circle Cross Ranch Aubrac Circle
This Great little home is on a Large Cul-De-Sac and Corner Lot.  With 3 bedrooms PLUS Den PLUS Bonus Room, there is room for everyone.  Easy-Care desert landscaping ...

South Chandler Home At Foot Of San Tan Mountains
THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME IN HIGHLY DESIRED CHANDLER AREA !! THIS LOVELY 4 BEDROOMS/ 2 FULL BATHS HOME BUILT BY DR-HORTON. THE ENTRY OF THIS GORGEOUS HOUSE PLAN LEADS TO LIVING ROOM AND...

Stunning Views Of The Superstition Mountains From 2287 S Mountain View Rd
Beautiful home with Spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction.SEE IT ALL HEREA covered patio stretches across the entire back of the home and offers an out...

Why Would I Consider Selling During The Holidays
Well this is a perfect time of the year to sell a home.  Many sellers will remove their home from the market during the holidays as it is not convenient for them during the ho...

Working With Professionals In The Industry
While it may seem that all of us Realtors are created equally, this is far from the truth.  There are Realtors that are professional full time agents who know their contr...

Halloween Weekend Fun
Fall Festival Fri. 10/30, 5pm East Valley High School, Mesa This Fall Festival includes a car show, a rock climbing wall, live auction, and trunk or treat.Double, Double, Toil ...

RedBrick Realty Annual Haunted Hallways TONIGHT
Come one come all to RedBrick Realty's Annual Haunted Hall's!Be sure to dress up the kiddo's and bring their candy bags to trick-or-treat as they walk through the Haunted Hallways!...

Getting To Know The Showing Process
The Closing Process!! Well there are a lot of behind the scenes things that take place in order for you to close on your home and get the keys. As you will see below the steps for ...

Closing Process
The Closing Process!! Well there are a lot of behind the scenes things that take place in order for you to close on your home and get the keys. As you will see below the steps for ...

Getting The Keys To Your New Home
This is a question that is ask in every transaction.  When do I get my keys and when can I start to move in?In Arizona, keys are delivered upon successful funding and recordin...

Halloween In Arizona
Well it is beginning to feel like fall, down in upper 70's today.  Here are some great events taking place!Vertuccio Farms 17th Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze - located at 4...

Cha Cha Cha Changing
One thing I love about Selling Real Estate is that it is not static industry.  Just like the old  sailing adage, "you can't direction the wind, but you can adjust your sa...

The Buying Process
While it can be intimidating beginning the home search process, we at the Rodgers Team have professional Realtors to help you throughout the buying process.  1st thing is to m...

Traveling For Perspective
After a recent trip through the rural ares of our great southern state of North Carolina, I now have a greater appreciation for what my clients from that region are looking for. &n...

Time To Take A Hike
While there are a lot of places to hike in Arizona, I wanted to share some great hiking trails.  Lost Dutchman State Park and Superstition Mountain Wilderness - This is locate...

Process For Closing
The Closing Process!!Well there are a lot of behind the scene things that take place in order for you to close on your home and get the keys.  As you will see below the steps ...

What Should A Buyer Expect To Pay At Time Of Purchase
Here are the costs that a buyer should expect to pay when purchasing a home!Lenders title insurance premium.Escrow fee - this is split with the seller.Documentation preparationNota...

What Should A Buyer Expect To Pay
Here are the costs that a buyer should expect to pay when purchasing a homeLenders title insurance premiumEscrow fee - this is split with sellerDocumentation preparationNotary fees...

Thinking Of Selling
Why is it a great time to sell?Inventory is lowHome prices are upHomes are selling quickly if priced for today's marketYou can find your dream homeServing the East Valley, Mesa, Gi...

New Builds In Gilbert
Some great new builds are being built in Gilbert.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AGilbert&fbts=4980961&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000...

Mesa Fixer Uppers
There are still some fixer upper homes in Mesa.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AMesa&fbts=2252632&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&m...

Horse Properties In Tempe
WIth Tempe being a landlocked city, it is very difficult to find horse properties in Tempe.  Right now, there are 17 properties on the market that are eligible horse propertie...

Phoenix Renters Looking To Buy As Rental Prices Increase
CBS 5 News had a story last week on valley renters looking to buy as rent keeps increasing.As rental prices keep increasing, Phoenix residents are looking at ways to purchase a hom...

Should I Buy A House With Unpermitted Additions
This is a very individual decision. If the modifications were made to the home without permits, you may be required to obtain permits and have the work inspected to ensure that it ...

Working With A Real Estate Team
It's often said that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.  The Rodgers Team is composed of four very knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professionals.  ...

Staged Your Home To Sell
Is Your Home Staged to Sell?It's  a proven fact that staging a home will help it to sell for the most amount of money the market will allow in the shortest amount of time. &nb...

Create More Space In Your Home
Here are a few ways to visually create more space in your home!!Position mirrors in the right places to make a room appear larger.  Make sure the mirrors reflect what you want...

Google Fiber One Step Closer To Tempe Arizona
Last night Tempe Board voted 7-0 to approve the next steps needed to allow Google Fiber in Tempe, AZ.  While there are several more steps that need to be taken, residents and ...

Fixer Upper Homes In Mesa Arizona
There are still some good fixer upper homes in Mesa.  {search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AMesa&fbts=2816994&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&ma...

Featured Property 614 E Poncho Ln San Tan Valley
If you are looking for the perfect home to entertain your family and friends, this one is a must see with all of its extras! This home features 2 Built-in bars, one inside and the ...

Just Listed In Tempe AZ
As the another school year is about to start, here are some just listed homes in Tempe, AZ.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3ATempe&fbt...

NEW LISTINGS In Gilbert July 27 2015
LOOK HERE for New Listings in Gilbert, AZ.With the highest percentages of "family households" in the state, Gilbert has an array of homes from urban condos, apartments to larg...

Entry Level Homes Are Selling In Days
The Phoenix market is heating back up leading to entry level homes (homes priced under 250,000) to sell within days.  Arizona Central wrote an article last week about how it i...

Buying A Home With Unpermitted Additions
This is a very individual decision. If the modifications were made to the home without permits, you may be required to obtain permits and have the work inspected to ensure that it ...

Jul 8 2015 9348 1
Improving Your CreditWhether you need to rebuild a damaged credit history or simply maintain your solid rating, here are some things you can do to achieve your goal.Check your cred...

Home Inventory
If you are considering a move and have a home to sell, now is a great time as the home inventory is very low.  With this being said, low inventory usually means that prices wi...

Throw A Pool Party This Summer
A recent article in The Huffington Post named Scottsdale AZ as one of the 10 Best Cities to throw a Pool Party.  We've always know that Scottsdale is a great place to live, wo...

Time To Sign Loan Docs At The Title Company
Here is a list of items that you will need.Your Drivers License, Military ID of PassportYour must bring a cashier's check made out to the title company.  Wiring funds is also ...

Gilbert Homes With A Pool
It is hot out there, cool off by buying a home with a pool in Gilbert.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AGilbert&fbts=877452&beds=0&bat...

Basement Homes Located In Mesa
Basement homes can be tough to find in Arizona. Here are ones currently on the market in Mesa:{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AM...

Who Is Gonna Pay For That
It all comes down to the "Bottom Line" when selling or purchasing real estate.  Below are a few of the costs you will encounter during the process and who is respons...

Gaining An Advantage As A Buyer
Right now the Phoenix market for Single Family Homes under $200k is very competitive. How does an eager buyer in that price-point gain an advantage over the other offers that ar...

Purchase Contract Contingencies
The Arizona Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract has several built-in contingencies that protect a Buyer's earnest money.  If these contingencies are not fulf...

Fixer Upper Homes In Tempe
There are still some deals out there.  Here are some fixer upper homes in Tempe, Arizona, home of Arizona State University.Let me know if you would like to view any of these h...

Offer To Purchase Real Estate
Once you find the home you want to buy, the next step is to write an offer – which is not as easy as it sounds. Your offer is the first step toward negotiating a sales contract w...

Purchasing A COOP In Arizona
What is a housing cooperative?This is formed with owners/members and allows each member to control the housing and community facilities where they live.  This is usually a not...

Olive Garden Has A Breadstick Food Truck Coming Through Phoenix
Olive Garden is promoting their new breadstick sandwich by driving around in a food truck giving away free breadstick sandwiches.  The food truck will be at Scottsdale Fashion...

Golf Course Homes In Mesa Arizona
Love to golf!!  There are a lot of home in Mesa Arizona in Golf Course Communities!  Want to see what is available?Click for Golf Course Community Homes!For more informat...

Top Ranking Arizona High Schools
For my families that are moving to the great state of Arizona, and concerned for the education of their children, U.S. News and World Report has compiled a list of the Top Hig...

Historic Homes Have A Story
Last night I attended graduation for Chandler High School.  During the principal's address he shared with the crowd that this was Chandler High School's 100th Anniversary. &nb...

Over 40 Waterfront Homes Available In Chandler
Would  you believe that there are over 40 waterfront homes in Chandler for sale right now!?{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AChan...

Average Home Values In East Valley
Wondering what an "Average" home is in your area?  The chart below will show you sales in the last 30 days for homes in the East Valley cities of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Temp...

Check Out That Neighborhood
It's impossible to ignore the real estate mantra of "Location, Location, Location."  We've all heard that in Real Estate, location is Everything.   Here are som...

Fixer Upper Homes In Mesa
Some great fixer upper potential homes in Mesa.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AMesa&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&map=0&options[...

Just Listed Homes In Tempe
There are some great homes that were just listed in Tempe:{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3ATempe&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&ma...

A Memorial Day Thank You
Freedom. The enduring American value.  Today we remember our military men and women who have paid for that freedom with their lives.  We are truly grateful for the s...

Do I Need A Home Warranty
There are many advantages to a home warranty protection plan.  As a seller it helps reduce repair costs required as part of the sale.  It protects the buyer by paying for...

What A Difference Paint Can Make
I have a friend, Alexandra Vailas Evjen, who is a stylest and does amazing work.  She recently blogged about the difference painting the house can make.Check ou...

Fixing The Condo Patio
Recently, a client of mine had a home inspection that reported water damage to the patio/landing in front of the condo door.  The patio had leaked severely enough for the gara...

Chandler Has Almost 50 New Builds
Check out the new builds in Chandler{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AChandler&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&map=0&options[]=newco...

Is Your Home Staged To Sell
Is Your Home Staged to Sell? It’s a proven fact that staging a home will help it to sell for the most amount of money the market will allow in the shortest amount of time. Stagin...

Fixer Uppers In Mesa
Here are some great fixer uppers listed in Mesa:{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3AMesa&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&map=0&options...

Townhouse Or Condo
Townhouse or Condo -- What is the difference? With a condominium you own the interior air space solely, as well as an undivided interest in the real property including th...

Just Listed Homes In Tempe Arizona
Here are some of the homes that have just been listed in Tempe, Arizona.{search: http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/index.php?types[]=1&areas[]=city%3ATempe&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&m...

Seasonal Rentals In Chandler
Ready for an extended vacation with all the amenities at your fingertips?  Seasonal rentals are homes or town-homes that you can rent for an extended stay without having ...

3 PLUS Car Garages In Las Sendas
It's a lovely time of year to get outdoors and enjoy our blooming desert.  I've found that oftentimes that means riding a bike, an ATV, or motorcycle.  Finding a place to...

Items That May Need To Be Investigated By A Pro
During the inspection period, each buyer should investigate all items that would be of material matter.  It is common to do a professional home inspection and a termite inspec...

Inspection Completed Now What
Once your home inspection is completed, what is next!  Complete a thorough review of the inspection with your Realtor!  Determine the items that would prevent your from l...

The Closing Process
The Closing Process!!Well there are a lot of behind the scenes things that take place in order for you to close on your home and get the keys.  As you will see below the step...

When Do I Get The Keys
This is a question that is asked in every transaction.  When do I get my keys and when can I move in?In Arizona, keys are given out after the property is funded AND recorded. ...

Critters You Might Encounter
"Arizona law requires the seller to disclose material (important) facts about the property, even if you are not asked by the buyer or a real estate agent.  These disclosure ob...

Play PacMan In Your Neighborhood
Google is always coming up with fun little games to play.  Today, you can go to https://www.google.com/maps and in the lower left corner is a pacman screen.  If...

55 And Over Homes In Mesa Arizona
As the "snowbirds" are leaving Arizona as the weather starts to heat up, it is a great time to find deals on homes in the 55 and over communities. Here are some homes on the m...

3 Bedroom Homes In Tempe Under 200000
Tempe, Arizona is an attractive city attracting college age and post-college age residents.  With Tempe being landlocked, it can be difficult to find good deals on homes. &nbs...

WIDE OPEN SPACES
Many of my clients from the Midwest are looking for “room to breathe” when they move to the Phoenix area.  Having grown up in the Midwest myself, I understand that they ...

WATER Wheres The Water
I’ll never forget the first time my good friends from Washington visited me here in Arizona.  Luckily for them, the visit came in early spring just as the desert was in fu...

Sun Groves Homes For Sale
Sun Groves is a community in the southeast corner of Chandler.  With great views of the San Tan Mountains and backing up to Reservation land, this community offers quite su...

What Are The Advantages Of Using A Real Estate Agent To Help You Buy A Home
What are the advantages of using a real estate agent to help you buy a home?Buying a home is certainly one of the most rewarding experiences most of us ever have; it’s also one o...

What If You Are A Buyer In A Sellers Market
What if you are a buyer in a sellers market?It is very likely that if you are looking to purchase a home under 200,000 in the East Valley that you will soon realize the difficulty...

What Does A Realtor Do For You
While it may seem that we just show homes and receive a paycheck.  This is far from the truth, a Realtor does a whole lot more.Help you locate homes that meet your wants and n...

Energy Star Homes In Gilbert
Seems that these days, we are all looking for ways to save on our utility bills.  One way is to purchase a home that is an Energy Star Home.  These homes meet strict ener...

Steps To Purchasing A Home
OVERVIEW OF THE HOME PURCHASING PROCESS -- Part 1Many people are overwhelmed with the idea of purchasing a home. Knowing the steps to buying a home can make the process much smooth...

What Is My Return On Remodel
If I spend $10,000.00 on a kitchen remodel, how much of that would come back to me when I sale my house?That’s a great question! Any remodel can be enjoyable for the current home...

Earnest Money
We are often asked what is the point of earnest money and how much earnest money is required.  First the point of earnest money.  Earnest money is to show the seller that...

The Long And Short Of Short Sales
A Short Sale is when there is more debt owed on the property than the property’s value.  In a loan default situation, (pre-foreclosure) the creditor (s) may be willing to ag...

Difference Between Home Insurance And Home Warranty
Some terms in real estate sound very similar and new buyers can get them confused. One of those is home insurance vs. home warranty.Home Insurance is required by a lender and cove...

TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More
It’s often said that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. TheRodgers Teamis composed of four very knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professionals.  L...

What Is Going On In The East Valley
Well we are seeing multiple offers on homes below 200,000 and some selling above the list price.Valley wide we have 18,913 Single Famly homes available.Mesa has 1,251 single famil...

Starter Homes In Mesa Are Selling Quickly
Right now, there are right around 100 homes in Mesa in the price range of 150,000 to 170,000 that are pending, meaning the seller just accepted an offer. The average days on ...

Tips For Buyers
Before you begin your home search, here are some simple steps that you should take.1.  Speak with a lender, determine how much home you can afford and make sure your feel comf...

Why Do We Work As A Team
Achieving excellence through Team work! Kevin & Sharon Rodgers, The Rodgers Team It’s often said that th...

Basement Homes In Mesa
Finding a basement home in Arizona is not easy.  However, here is a list of 60 homes currently on the market with a basement in Mesa, AZ. {search: http://jon.eastvalleyho...

The Three Ts Of Real Estate
TRUST - TOUR - TRANSACTHave a TRUST-Building consultation First.  Purchasing a home for your family is a major life-style and financial decision. Meet with the ...

Choosing A Countertop That Best Meets Your Needs
Choosing a Countertop Questions are the Answer to getting this right.  How Much Cooking will you be doing?  Are you a master chef with every possible cooking g...

Your Winter Home In Arizona
There is a REASON Phoenix is one of the Top-10 places in the USA where people purchase a winter home.  Today (mid-January) we are a Sunny mid-60's temperature with just a...

Things To CONSIDER When Purchasing A Home In A GOLF COURSE Community
While the rest of the country is shoveling Snow and enduring a Harsh "Bucket-O-Yuck" weather, Phoenicians are swinging their 9-iron on the Golf Course. Lay down that Shovel and ...

New Homes To The Market In Mesa
If you are thinking about moving in Mesa, this blog is for you as it will show you brand new listings as of today!It is a great time to buy, interest rates are low, FHA mortgage in...

Home Shopping Tip Pick Your Realtor Not Your House
One of the biggest trends we have seen in the real estate industry is how much consumers are using the internet to educate themselves before contacting a real estate agent. On th...

It Is A Great Time To Buy
Beat the buys season!Since many people like to looks for homes and plan their move around the school year,  the summer is typically much busier and can become a seller’s m...

Thinking About A New Home In Mesa
New Homes!!Are you thinking of purchasing a home this year?  If so, this is a great time to buy with interest rates at an all time low.  We have new homes available star...

Small Scale Living Coming To Phoenix
A movement has started of people looking to move out of their larger homes and live in much smaller shipping containers. A movie was recently produced about it called “Tiny” ...

What Is Next After Home Inspection
Once your home inspection is completed, what is next! Complete a thorough review of the inspection with your Realtor! Determine the items that would prevent you from living in th...

New Years Resolution Buy A House
Here is a look at the top ten new year’s resolutions, according to statisticbrain.com and how each of those can be aided by buying a home this year: 1)     Lose We...

Come For The Holidays Stay For The Weather
If you are in town for the Holidays and thinking, “I could get use to this weather”, why not stick around?I put together a list of the available low maintenance condos and to...

Gingerbread Houses Galore
It's an annual tradition in many homes at this time of year -- building the Gingerbread House.  Some years they are covered in candies, and other years an intricate pattern of...

Christmas Lights
Thinking about driving around town to view beautiful Christmas light displays, there are several homes throughout the valley.  This is a great way to celebrate the holidays ...

7 Tips For Buyers
1.  Know what you can afford before you fall in love with your dream home.2.  Consider additional expenses that come with owning a home like property tax, insurance and r...

Overview Of The Home Purchasing Process Part 4
In previous blogs, we looked at the first several steps in the home buying process.   http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/blog/Overview+Of+The+Home+Purchasing+Proces...

Chandler Condos Approved For FHA Financing
FHA financing can be an attractive option for many first-time buyers with limited down payment since only 3.5% of the purchase price is required.  Many types of residential re...

FHA Approved Condos In Gilbert
Here are some condos that are approved for FHA Financing.  This may seem strange to some but in order to obtain FHA financing on a Condo or Townhouse can be tricky, the subdi...

Homes In Tempe Arizona
Tempe Arizona is a landlocked college town that is very desirable for real estate.  Average home prices in Tempe is currently a little over 200,000 dollars (around 216,000)&...

Overview Of The Home Purchasing Process Part 3
In previous blogs, we looked at the first several steps in the home buying process. http://www.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/blog/Overview+Of+The+Home+Purchasing+Process+Part+1http://w...

Sun Groves Community In South Chandler
RECREATION:  On Thanksgiving morning I had a the privilege of cycling through this friendly and inviting community.  The Welcome Mat was out as a passed the serene&n...

Moving To Mesa Arizona
  Thinking about purchasing a home in Mesa Arizona!  I have put together a list of homes between 200,000 – 500,000 that are available to purchase. The Rodgers T...

Selling Your Home Prepare For The Home Inspection
Make sure that the home inspector can easily access and evaluate the entire property. Remove furniture, boxes and other items that might obstruct the inspector’s view of an im...

Costs Involved In Purchasing A Home
Many first-time buyers are surprised by the costs involved in the process of purchasing a home.  Surprises are good on special occasions like birthdays and holidays, but not w...

Available Homes In Golf Course Communities
Golf Course Communities   If you love to play golf all year long, Arizona has some great Golf Course Communities. Mesa Arizona – Single Family Homes rang...

Superstition Mountain Views
This home is situated near the Superstition Mountains with beautiful mountain and city light views!    This home features a gated courtyard with fountain, great room with...

Overview Of The Home Purchasing Process Part 2
In my last blog, I covered the first steps of the home purchasing process, http://jon.eastvalleyhomesearch.com/blog/Overview+Of+The+Home+Purchasing+Process+Part+1, in this blo...

Homes In Apache Junction
 Great 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Renaissance Park. The home features a Great Room, eat-in Kitchen, low maintenance landscaping.  Near US60 - Superstition Freeway,...

Experience Integrity And Hard Work
Buying or selling a home can be one of the most expensive, stressful and time-consuming decisions that a person can make. Don't Do it Alone! There are MANY steps to take befor...

Preparing For The Home Inspecton
Make sure that the home inspector can easily access and evaluate the entire property.Remove furniture, boxes and other items that might obstruct the inspector’s view of an import...

Overview Of The Home Purchasing Process Part 1
Many people are overwhelmed with the idea of purchasing a home.  However, knowing the steps to buying a home can make the process much smoother.  This blog will outline t...

Benefits Of Working With A Real Estate Team
It’s often said that the whole is greater than the sum ofthe parts. The Rodgers Team is composed of five veryknowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professionals. However, wor...


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