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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

People ask: Where do you get your business?

I am often asked, by both clients and newbies to the real estate business, where I find my clients. My clients are just curious but the new agents want to know because they are typically scrambling to build their business in a very competitive Tucson homes market.

The vast majority of my clients are either repeat clients or from referrals from past clients, friends or business acquaintances. I try to stay in touch with past clients and see many of them at social functions or just out and about in Tucson. And I often get calls from them asking for a recommendation of a plumber, painter or roofer.

In the early years, I met a number of buyers at open houses. They would stop to see a house I was holding open, were not working with another agent and we just hit it off. I am still getting repeat business and referrals from many of these.

I haven't kept exacts stats for this but how do things look nationally for real estate agents? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released a survey showing that experienced agents (and I humbly include myself in that category) get 38% of their business from repeat clients and 25% from referrals. 63% say they have received no new business from open houses in the past year (most buyers are looking online these days...not driving around) and agent websites bring in about 1% of agents' annual business.

I love the repeat business and referrals. It means I have been doing a good job for my clients. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

Monday, June 12, 2017

SOLD! 3443 E Lee Street

This classic 1947 midtown Tucson bungalow has so much heart, charm and potential.  Complete with Saltillo floors, lots of closet space, carport, and a large backyard with desert landscaping and mountain views. This light and bright two bedroom masonry home in the Mountain View neighborhood is close to UA, the Loft Cinema and Whole Foods. Asking price was $110,000.  SOLD FOR $115,000.  3443 E Lee Street Tucson AZ 85716

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." - Al Bernstein

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New on the Market! 2912 N East Plaza Drive

2912 N East Plaza Drive
New on the market and OPEN HOUSE this weekend, Sunday June 11 from 1pm to 4pm.

This delightful home is a rare find in the La Madera neighborhood...a home facing right onto La Madera park! With lots of upgrades, a large low care landscaping yard, water harvesting, cork floors, quartz counters, and more, this 2 bedroom/1 bath home one won't last long. $184,900.  Click the link for more details and lots more pictures: 2912 N East Plaza Drive

La Madera Park
 
Large brick patio with roof and Weber gas grill
Park View