The reality TV show, “Survivor….” has had many versions, challenges and immunity rewards over the years it has been on TV. So has My Arizona Home Team. As the market continues to fluctuate and in most cases decline, it is becoming more important for buyers and sellers to have quality representation. Many REALTORS® have left the profession completely or have severely curtailed their activities, taking other employment and practicing real estate part time. Who are the survivors and thrivors in real estate? My Arizona Home Team strongly believes that to survive in the profession, the client/REALTOR® relationship must be one based on knowledge, professionalism, and trust in every way. That’s how we’ve weathered the storms of the last 18 months or so.
MY ARIZONA HOME TEAM KNOWLEDGE
With over 30 years of general contactors experience and combined real estate experience over 50 years, our knowledge of the market is unsurpassed. My Arizona Home Team knows that price per square foot is the least accurate way to measure value. There are way too many variables involved to make such a broad assumption. Factors such as builders, options and upgrades, landscaping, exterior features, all enter into the determination of value.
My Arizona Home Team is a knowledge-based team, meaning we base our entire business model on knowledge and see our role as consultants not salespeople. What’s the difference? A consultant has extensive knowledge of the market, builders, construction quality, upgrades and true value. All of these factors are essential to you, the client, in order to make an intelligent decision. In contrast, a sales person simply wants to earn the commission and may not be concerned with the client’s best interest. My Arizona Home Team consults with our clients through EVERY step of the buying and selling process to ensure their interests are protected.
MY ARIZONA HOME TEAM PROFESSIONALISM
Statistics show that 50% of all agents complete less than 1.9 transactions per year. Clearly, these are virtually non-productive agents who pursue the business as a hobby and NOT a business. As a result, they lack industry and market intelligence as well as essential problem solving skills that may cost their clients tens of thousands of dollars. As the skill level drops, fewer contracts come to close and the public perception of the profession declines. My Arizona Home Team’s full time agents close, on the average, over 75 transactions per year. We rank among the top 10 teams in our Region. We also commit to more than 15 hours a week to education and training. Several of our team members teach and facilitate training for our company.
MY ARIZONA HOME TEAM TRUST
Locally, there are over 117,000 licensed agents, most of whom “have never experienced a normal market, let alone a down market.” (REALTOR® Magazine, Feb. 2007) Many of these newer agents are part timers, with limited understanding of the current market and the factors that make it what it is. “Inexperienced agents could give bad advice to buyers encouraging them to pay more than a property is worth in a [correcting market.]” (CNNMoney.com, Nov. 2006)
Trusting My Arizona Home Team with your real estate needs is the wisest decision you can make when considering who will represent you in your sale or purchase. Our years of experience both in real estate and in a variety of other disciplines combined with our expertise in the WHOLE market is the reason why we ask you to trust us. We don’t take trust for granted, and recognize that we must earn the trust of our clients and fellow agents. We work hard to earn the trust of our clients and are willing to prove it! Remember there is more to real estate than just having a license.