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West Valley Listing Inventory

by Joe Bourland

Supply and Demand....The Phoenix Real Estate Market

by Joe Bourland

Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO on the positive signs for the housing market.

As you will see, the inventory in the Phoenix market is extremely lowDemand is high

Are you toying with the idea of selling your home?  Would you like a free Market Analysis of your home? 

Email Joe with your property address as the subject line and he will email you back a complementary Market Analysis of your home.

joe@joearizona.com

 

 

October Market Update

by Joe Bourland

 

October is upon us and market conditions continue to improve.  There are several positive indicators in our local market including jobs on the horizon. According to Lee McPheters, editor, WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in an article dated Sept 28, 2012 entitled, Six Months Running: Arizona Ranks Among Top Ten Growth States,Arizona non-agricultural employment increased over-the-year by 2.3 percent in August, a growth rate sufficient to keep the Grand Canyon State ranked among the top ten for the sixth consecutive month. Arizona placed sixth among all states in the rate of job creation, down two notches from fourth position in July.”

In addition, in keeping my commitment to you to keep you updated on current real estate market, next are some comments and statistics compiled by Michael Orr, Cromford Associates, LLC: 

“In September we started to see a change from the summer doldrums that have hung around since June. Before we comment on what's going let us examine the basic ARMLS numbers for October 1, 2012 relative to October 1, 2011 for all areas & types. Nothing very impressive there, assuming we have all got used to the idea that average price per sq. ft. for sales is up 23%. The luxury market has had its usual quiet summer …

  • Active Listings (excluding AWC): 15,562 versus 19,327 last year - down 19% - and up 8% from last month
  • Active Listings (including AWC): 21,624 versus 26,869 last year - down 20% - and up 5% from last month
  • Pending Listings: 9,714 versus 10,841 last year - down 10% - and down 4% from last month
  • Monthly Sales: 6,719 versus 7,645 last year - down 18% - and down 15% from last month
  • Monthly Average Sales Price per Sq. Ft.: $100.80 versus $80.33 last year - up 25% - and up 2.7% from last month
  • Monthly Median Sales Price: $150,000 versus $114,467 last year - up 31% - and up 2.9% from last month

Orr goes on to say The change in price over the last 12 months is clearly impressive. There are very few occasions in which the average price per sq. ft. rises by 25%. The only previous time I know of is May 2005 to March 2006 and that was at the height of the bubble. A rise of 2.7% in the single month of September would also normally be startling, but we have got used to big numbers. When the market eventually gets back to normal we should expect to see 2.7% for a whole year, not a single month.

Homes are still selling very quickly and sometimes going for more than list price- If you are thinking of selling NOW is a great time! OR, if you are thinking of buying an investment property or 2nd home- now is the time before prices really increase!

Real Estate is my FULL TIME career. I can help you navigate through all of this information to find answers that make sense for you- to make your best real estate investment decisions.

Call me TODAY if I can help you or someone you know with their real estate investment goals!

Best regards  ~

JOE                                                                                                         

Supply and Demand.....Supply Low/Demand High!

by Joe Bourland

According to The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, in an article entitled Phoenix-area Home Prices continue to Soar- Market also Has Short supply, Increase in Foreclosures… “Phoenix-area home prices have been zooming up for months, and the streak continued in May. However, a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University takes a closer look at the short supply of available houses, an increase in foreclosures, and a possible leveling off of skyrocketing prices this summer. The report on Maricopa and Pinal counties reveals:

  • The median single-family home price went up more than 32 percent from May 2011 to May 2012.
  • The overall housing supply dropped by 50 percent in the same time frame.
  • The number of completed foreclosures of single-family homes and condos combined went up 18 percent from April to May.

The report’s author, Mike Orr, says high demand and low supply remain the dominant factors in the Phoenix-area housing market. For example, the number of active listings for single-family homes without a contract in the greater Phoenix area was down to 8,550 as of June 1. Fierce competition for available homes has continued to push prices up.”  You can read the entire article at: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/news-media/news-release-display.cfm

In keeping my commitment to you to remain updated  on current market conditions… Below are some statistics compiled by Cromford Associates, LLC.  As of August 1, 2012 from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (Maricopa County):

There were 20,085 Active Residential Listings- Same time last year we had 27,787

This number includes “active with contingency” offers (6,682)- so if you exclude these “AWC’s”, the inventory available is even lower at just 13,403 Active Listings

Using the total and at a rate of 7,167 sales per month (as of 8/1/12), the months supply is at 2.9; however excluding the AWC, the supply is just over 1 ½  months!!

Of 20,085 total Active Residential listings:

1,177 were Lender Owned- (6%) - same time last year:  3,782 (14%)

6,966 were Pre-Foreclosure/Short Sales (35%)- same time last year: 10,823 (39%)

10,460 were Normal Listings (52%) – same time last year 11,611 (42%)

There were 10,412 transactions pending- same time last year 8,663

 So as you can see, inventory of homes for sale remains EXTREMELY LOW!!  Homes are typically selling quickly and sometimes going for more than list price- If you are thinking of selling NOW is a great time! Call me TODAY for a market analysis of what your home might sell for in today’s hot market conditions!

Real Estate is my FULL TIME career. I can help you navigate through all of this information to find answers that make sense for you- to make your best real estate investment decisions.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions on the information I send, or if I can help you or someone you know, with your real estate investment goals.

Sincerely,

~ Joe

I have two questions.

by Joe Bourland

I’m having flash backs from 7 years ago when the market was insane.  I remember the minute you posted a house on the market, there were 5-10 offers immediately waiting in your inbox.  Didn’t matter that the buyer had not even seen the house, there were so few homes on the market that buyers had to jump on a new listing, which often times meant they didn’t have the luxury of even seeing the house!


Fast forward to today –


I posted a new listing first thing on Monday morning, by noon that same day I had 3 offers.  And you guessed it; buyers didn’t even see the house.  This home is now under contract and ready to close in about 4 weeks.  House after house I list repeats the same scenario.  There are so many qualified buyers out there and so few homes…..flash backs to 7 years ago.
 

Short sales still rule the day.  But because banks have somewhat ‘figured’ out a process, more and more are closing in a timely fashion.  I do anticipate more short sale listings to come on the market as the Mortgage Debt Relief Act is set to expire at the end of 2012. Because of the buyers out there lying in wait…these homes will be sold rather easily. REO’s and ‘regular sellers’ still have their place in this market and are reaping the benefits of the low inventory.

 
So there are 2 questions I have for you:


1)      Are you a potential short sale?  If you have questions about your options, call me.  I enjoy talking to people about short sales and know that I can be of service; I do have a proven track record.
2)      Do you have a friend or family member who needs my help?  If so, please email me their name and number and it would be my pleasure to assist them.

Respectfully,

Joe Bourland, The Bourland Group

joe@joearizona.com

Let's do something fun in July!

by Joe Bourland

JULY EVENTS

·  Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.
In 2012: Various dates in July

·  Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 12 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area. The 56 game season takes place in June, July and August. There are 13 teams in the Phoenix area. You can catch a game (free admission) in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
In 2012: Various dates in July

·  Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 7 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2012: Every Monday in July

·  Cabela's Kids Kamp
Free programs on topics related to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities for ages 9-13 at Cabela's in Glendale.
In 2012: Every Monday evening (except when store is closed for a holiday)

·  Chandler Center for the Arts' Summer Concert Series
Family-friendly, free to the pubic concerts. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Foyer doors will open one hour prior to show-time. Chandler Center for the Arts.
In 2012: July 27

·  Christmas in July
Christmas shopping, Christmas music, holiday crafts and Santa. Start at the Glendale Visitor Center. Historic Downtown Glendale
In 2012: July 21

·  Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2012: July 21, 22

·  Deer Valley Rock Art Center Twilight Tours
Join educators for a guided tour of the Deer Valley Rock Art Center’s spectacular rock art. The Center’s knowledgeable educators will tell you all about the petroglyphs, archeology, Native American cultures, and the desert plants and animals. Starts at 6 p.m. Reservations required. Northwest Phoenix.
In 2012: July 13, 27

·  Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2012: Third Friday of the month

·  Family Fun Day
A day of fun that brings family exhibitions even more to life. This free event draws more than 1,000 visitors for art making projects and performances. ASU Art Museum, Tempe.
In 2012: July 14

·  Fiesta Mall Entertainment
Mariachis, magicians, dancers, bands -- several entertainers each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Center Court at Fiesta Mall in Mesa. Family friendly. Free.
In 2012: Every Saturday and Sunday

·  First Friday
About 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free. See the video.
In 2012: First Friday of the month

July 2012 Market Update ~ JoeArizona.com

by Joe Bourland

The Arizona Republic recently reported (by Catherine Reagor on Jun. 30, 2012, under Arizona Republic News) that “Metro Phoenix’s housing-market recovery has spread to the new-home market. Building permits, new-home sales and prices have been climbing steadily this year. All are long-awaited positive signs for one of Arizona’s biggest and most-important industries.”  It went on to say that “Last week, seven builders finalized deals to spend more than $50 million on home lots in the new Mesa community Eastmark, a project being developed by DMB Associates.”

In keeping with my commitment to you to keep you updated on current market conditions…According to the Cromford Associates, LLC, as of July 3, 2012 from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (Maricopa County):

There were 19,952 Active Residential Listings- Same time last year we had 28,920

This number includes “active with contingency” offers (7,064)- so if you exclude these “AWC’s”, the inventory available is even lower at just 12,888 Active Listings

Using the total and at a rate of 8,494 sales per month (as of 7/3/12), the months supply is at 2.3; however excluding the AWC, the supply is just 1 ½  months!!

Of 19,952 total Active Residential listings:

1,204 were Lender Owned- (6%) - same time last year:  4,228 (15%)

7,224 were Pre-Foreclosure/Short Sales (36%)- same time last year: 11,150 (38%)

10,069 were Normal Listings (50%) – same time last year 12,006 (41%)

There were 10,614 transactions pending- same time last year 11,637

 So as you can see, inventory of homes for sale remains EXTREMELY LOW!!  Homes are typically selling quickly and sometimes going for more than list price- If you are thinking of selling NOW is a great time! Call me TODAY for a market analysis of what your home might sell for in today’s hot market conditions!

Or if you’re ready to make a move, you may consider holding on to your current home and leasing it out, while buying a new primary residence and have the benefit of appreciation of both properties as an investment plan. 

Real Estate is my FULL TIME career. I can help you navigate through all of this information to find answers that make sense for you- to make your best real estate investment decisions.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions on the information I send, or if I can help you or someone you know, with your real estate investment goals.

Respectfully,

Joe Bourland

 

**  Next are some excerpts from recent articles you may find interesting…

News from the Arizona Republic- Builders bullish on local housing market

by Catherine Reagor on Jun. 30, 2012, under Arizona Republic News                                                                                 Metro Phoenix’s housing market has become a bellwether for a national real-estate recovery.

The group included: Charley Freericks, president of Scottsdale-based DMB; Dea McDonald, general manager of Eastmark; Charlie Enochs, division president, Taylor Morrison; Michael IlesCremieux, vice president of land acquisitions at Meritage Homes Corp.; Paul Kroff, division manager of Woodside; and Andy Warren, president of Maracay Homes.

Question: Describe the state of Phoenix’s housing market now. How does this region’s recovery compare to the rest of the nation?

Enochs: “Phoenix is definitely on the leading edge of the recovery. We have seen remarkable sales velocity and price increases.”

Warren: “We are very fortunate in Phoenix because investor demand has cleared out the backlog of foreclosures. That has helped us transition out of a distressed market to more healthy one quicker than other parts of the country.”

IlesCremieux: “Many investors locally and nationally are saying Phoenix is the bellwether for a homebuilding market coming out of the recession.”

Kroff: “We are bullish on Phoenix’s homebuilding market. We knew the pendulum would swing back, and investor demand for foreclosures helped the market recover faster.”

Freericks: “It’s always easy to over judge Phoenix on the upswings and downswings. But now we are seeing positive signs on every front (of real estate).”

McDonald: “There is shift from resales to new-home sales. We don’t manufacture the market. We follow builders closely to see what deals they can do and what makes sense for their business and homebuyers.”

REALTY TIMES- JULY 4, 2012-

Steady Mortgage Rates Contribute to Housing Market Improvements -by Ed Ferrara

“It was good news this past week for housing when data for pending home sales showed an unexpected jump in May…According to the National Association of Realtors, pending homes sales, which represents the number of contracts signed, increased 5.9% to 101.1 from 95.5 in April. Construction Spending also rose 0.9% in May, according to the Commerce Department, which was the biggest gain since December.”  It went on to say “Even with a low 5% down payment, obtaining a conforming mortgage with private mortgage insurance is possible and available”

Market Update - May 2012

by Joe Bourland

According to Catherine Reagor in The Republic on Apr. 26, 2012 …
Home prices are surging in metro Phoenix, climbing 8 percent in March alone and 20 percent in the past 12 months…The trend is projected to continue throughout the year, although at a slower pace… Prices have begun to rise at a fast pace and bargains are no longer plentiful.” Orr goes on to say ‘Most homes that are priced well are attracting multiple offers within a couple of days, and many are exceeding the asking price.’…A growing number of national real-estate analysts say metro Phoenix is leading the U.S.' housing market's recovery.”

 

Now to update you with current statistics…According to the Cromford Associates, LLC, as of May 1, 2012 from Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (Maricopa County):

 

There were 20,781 Active Residential Listings- Same time last year we had 34,594

Of these Active Residential listings:

1,304 were Lender Owned- (6%) - same time last year:  5,520 (16%)

7,703 were Pre-Foreclosure/Short Sales (37%)- same time last year: 13,259 (38%)

10,460 were Normal Listings (50%) – same time last year 14,430 (42%)

There were 11,996 transactions pending- same time last year 13,326

There is just over 2 months supply of residential inventory currently on the market, whereas last year at this time we had over 3 ½ months of residential inventory listed. Inventory of homes for sale in many price ranges remains EXTREMELY LOW!! 

Please know that as a licensed REALTOR I have access to the most up to date information available- and can help you determine what your home might sell for in today’s market- I can also provide you with data specific to your area or for your particular situation. Just let me know if you have questions and remember….

Real Estate is my FULL TIME career. I can help you navigate through all of this information to find answers that make sense for you- to make your best real estate investment decisions.

 

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions on the information I send, or if I can help you or someone you know, with your real estate investment goals.

 

Best regards

Joe Bourland, REALTOR

........Next are a couple of excerpts from recent articles you may find interesting…

From the Arizona Republic on April 26th, 2012

 “Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory at ASU, doesn't expect home prices to continue to climb as fast as they did in March over the next few months. But he projects metro Phoenix's housing appreciation for 2012 to reach 25 percent by September.

Orr credits the turnaround to steep drops in foreclosures and in the number of homes for sale, coupled with an increase in sales.

Fewer foreclosures means fewer inexpensive homes for buyers. The number of homes taken back by lenders in metro Phoenix is down 60 percent from March 2011.

Housing inventory has dropped steadily during the past year because of a record number of investors snapping up properties out of foreclosure.”

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And from Michael Orr in The Cromford Report- May 1 2012

 “In Maricopa County, the number of residential properties that reverted to the beneficiary through a recorded trustee deed in April 2012 was 751. This was the lowest number since July 2007… The number of residential properties purchased by third parties at the trustee sale was 961. This was the lowest number since December 2010 (which was during the Bank of America moratorium)… Although third parties now dominate the trustee sales, taking 56% of the residential properties auctioned, the trustee sale is clearly in decline as a significant source of residential real estate. However foreclosure notices (notices of trustee sale) remained at a fairly constant level over the last 3 months. This indicates that short sales will survive as a major supply channel of residential real estate for a considerably longer time than foreclosure auctions. Because short sales generally take longer to complete than foreclosures, the number of homes in the foreclosure process has stabilized and even increased over the last month.”

 

May 2012 Events in Maricopa County

·  ArtBridge Thursdays
Artists, crafters and jewelers exhibit and sell items in a family-friendly, festive environment. SouthBridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission.  Every Thursday in May

·  Astronomy Evenings
A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+. Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale. May 11

·  Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 7 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.  Every Monday in May

·  Blues, Bruise and BBQs
Blues bands, body-painting competition, beer gardens, entertainment. Goodyear.May 5

·  Cabela's Kids Kamp
Free programs on topics related to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities for ages 9-13 at Cabela's in Glendale. Every Monday evening (except when store is closed for a holiday)

·  Carefree Sundays at el Pegregal
Free musical entertainment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee but food must be purchased. el Pedregal, Scottsdale.  May 6, 13

·  Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays
Features live performing artists, local painters, sculptors, dancers and musicians. Just east of Murphy Park at 58th Avenue north of Glendale Avenue, event goers will have the opportunity to watch artists at work as well as tour the historic area. Free to attend. May 5

·  Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
Neighborhood and community Cinco de Mayo celebrations are free or very reasonably priced. You'll find lots of Latino music, dance, Mexican food, games--it's fiesta time! First week in May

·  Community Cinema
Free movie and post-show discussion, presented by City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Arts Center, ITVS Community Cinema and Eight Arizona PBS. Dobson Lecture Hall at Mesa Arts Center. Free. May 17

·  Desert Botanical Garden Butterfly Pavilion
Walk among the beautiful butterflies at this special springtime event located at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. March 5 - May 13

·  Farmers Markets
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts. Several locations. Various dates in May

·  Fiesta Mall Entertainment
Mariachis, magicians, dancers, bands -- several entertainers each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Center Court at Fiesta Mall in Mesa. Family friendly. Free. Every Saturday and Sunday

·  First Friday
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free. First Friday of the month

·  Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night including, nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Tours begin at 7 p.m. Recommended for families and children of all ages. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. every Saturday evening in May

·  Free Art Friday
Preschoolers and their parents participate in an activity involving art and/or music. The theme varies from month to month. No registration required. Free. Tempe. May 20

·  Friday Night Franks
A unique outdoor cookout experience in the Sonoran desert. Live entertainment, Native American storytelling, horseshoes, wagon rides, and an old fashioned wiener roast. Free admission, charge for food and beverages. Fort McDowell Adventures.
every Friday night in May until Memorial Day

·  Gilbert Art Walk
Fine art in different mediums, all price ranges. Artists qualify to be part of the event through a jury selection process. All art items are original creations. More than 30 booths. Water Tower Park, Gilbert.  May 25

·  Lake Pleasant Adventure Day
Clubs, organizations, dive shops, and more will be on-site with freebies, goodies, drawings, demonstrations, and activities for you to try. Water activities for everyone. Lake Pleasant, west of the 10-lane boat launch.
In 2012: May 19

·  Lucky Ducky Derby
Quacktivities start at 11 a.m. Duck Drop at 1:30 p.m. All of the proceeds from the Arizona Lucky Ducky Derby benefit local children's charities. Scottsdale Waterfront.
In 2012: ??

·  Friday Night Drag Racing
Legal street drag racing at Firebird International Raceway. Race or just be a spectator.
In 2012: Various dates in May

·  McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Free Concerts
Scottsdale. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a variety of music from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Train and
carousel rides are available during all concerts for a small charge.  Sunday nights in May

·  Memorial Day Observances and Events
There are community events, concerts, and observances on Memorial Day weekend.
In 2011: Memorial Day Weekend

·  Montelucia Summer Concert Series
Cover bands take the stage and perform live in Cortijo Plaza. 6:30 p.m. Free. Scottsdale.
In 2012: ??

·  Mother's Day Events
Each year there are a variety of events, activities and dining specials to celebrate that special Mom in your life.
In 2012: Various dates in May

·  Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
In 2012: First Friday of the month

·  Movies at the Museum
Phoenix Art Museum. Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated.
In 2012: Various dates in May

·  Movies at the Park                         
Free admission. Bring a blanket, snacks, and water. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 7 p.m.). Movies are shown by the fire pit on the west side of Kiwanis Lake at Kiwanis Park, Tempe.
In 2012: May 4, 11, 18, 25

·  Movies in the Park
Family friendly movies will be shown at Pacana Park in Maricopa. Bring your own snacks and a blanket and enjoy the show. Snacks will also be available to purchase. All movies are free and begin at about 7 p.m. Call for info 520-316-6961.
In 2012: ??

·  Museum Day
May 18 is International Museum Day. Participating museums offer free admissions and gifts on Museum Day.
In 2012: May 18

·  Music in the Garden
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Ullman Terrace. Ticketed event. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2012: May 4, 11, 18, 25

·  Music in May
Free concerts at Anthem Community Park amphitheater at 7 p.m. Bring your picnic and your blanket or lawn chairs. Concerts are about two hours long.
In 2012: Every Friday in May

·  National Train Day
Free admission to the Arizona Railway Museum. These are real trains in various stages of restoration by volunteers. Special opportunity to go inside of many of the trains. Chandler.
In 2012: May 12

·  Pandora Festival
New and provocative plays by women playwrights at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
In 2012: May 18 - 20

·  Phoenix Bridal Show
Vendors for products and services for all your wedding needs. Downtown Phoenix.
In 2012: May 20

·  Phoenix Children's Chorus Spring Concert
Chorus members ages 9 - 18 are joined by guest artists for their performance.
In 2011: May 21, 22

·  Phoenix Comicon
Presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.
In 2011: May 26 - 29

·  Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the US Airways Center.
In 2012: Various dates in May

·  Phoenix Symphony in Goodyear
Phoenix Symphony will take the stage at 7 p.m. Estrella Lakeside Amphitheatre, Goodyear.
In 2012: May 20

·  Queen Creek Peach & Art Festival
Enjoy peach picking, recipes, sampling, and entertainment at Schnepf Farms.
In 2011: May 14, 15, 21, 22

·  Railbirds                                                                 
Bird scavenger hunt. Teams led by bird experts identify birds seen along METRO Light Rail. Followed by awards fiesta at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.
In 2012: May 5

·  Science Saturdays
Combines science experiments with historic home tours. Different science projects at each session. Historic home tours and garden walks will also be available. Free. Tumbleweed Park, Chandler.
In 2012: May 12

·  Scottsdale ArtWalk
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.
In 2012: Every Thursday evening

 

 

100% Satisfaction.....

by Joe Bourland

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Matt Wimpress, Customer Service Manager
Quality Service Certification, Inc.
949-481-4438
Matt@QualityCertified.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2012


Bourland Receives Platinum Service Recognition

Joe Bourland of RE/MAX Professionals in Avondale, AZ has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum.  The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2011 as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).

A Quality Service Certified (QSC) award status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results.  After the conclusion of real estate transactions, clients of QSC agents receive a survey, asking them to rate the agent on various aspects of the service process.   The surveys are administered and the results are received and compiled by LRC.

Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials.  An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on a consumer website (www.QualityService.org) where sellers and buyers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction.

“Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC.  He adds, “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party.  100% service satisfaction record like Joe Bourland has achieved is just awesome.”
 

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RE/MAX Professionals
10320 W. McDowell Road, Suite B2005
Avondale AZ 85392
623-322-8588
Fax: 623-505-4222

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