Recently, my wife’s grandmother in SC passed away. She was 100 1/2! Almost unheard of in our day and age. While she had been in declining health for the last several years, she was fortunate to live a life that was full and energetic. She worked on the farm with her husband and 4 boys, as well as grandchildren galore. She had the 4 sons and their wives, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Before she passed away, there were 5 generations alive and well. Another statistic almost unheard of in our day. I remember her cooking that was always a delight and she made the best maccaroni pie I’ve ever had. She worked the fields, cleaned house, and cooked for family and friends. There is no telling how many bails of cotton she picked in her lifetime. The technological advances she observed in her 100+ years were phenomenal. As the old adage goes, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.
What has this got to do with real estate? Everything! Real estate is not the business it was 10 years ago or even 2 years ago. Record inventories and numbers of license holders are driving our market as never before. As of last week there were over 117,000 people in AZ holding a real estate license, up almost 20% in the last few months! With so much inventory and agents to choose from, it’s never been more important to hire professional, full time agents; people who know the business and treat their real estate practice as a business. My Arizona Home Team treats our practice as a business. We run P & L statements, just like a “real” business. We work our business every day for many hours. As self-employed independent contractors, if we are going to survive, we must treat our clients with the highest respect and integrity, always keeping their interests above all others. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and work ethic. So when it comes to hiring that agent to represent you in the largest investment most of us will ever make, one must work with the real pros. Our team has over 30 years of experience in real estate. To the consumer, that means massive knowledge and expertise. You can trust us to work harder for you than any other agent or team in the business.
While we may not perform back breaking manual labor like my wife’s grandmother, real estate is just as strenuous in other ways. It is not uncommon for our team to work 60 hour work weeks and many days in a row before a break. The benefit to our clients is uncomparable. Trust your real estate needs to the professionals at My Arizona Home Team!