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Arizona Short Sales

What are Arizona short sales and should I consider them?

Arizona short sales are like other transactions in many ways. Let’s focus on the differences between a regular real estate listing and a short sale listing.

A “Short Sale” is when a homeowner and a bank cooperate and agree to sell a piece of real estate for less than what is owed on the lien or mortgage. Usually this takes place when there is a good reason why the current owner can’t continue to make the payments or pay the difference between the mortgage and the selling price. Why would a bank take, as a payoff, anything less than what they are owed? The same reason credit card companies do, some money is better than less money down the road. If a bank were to say no to a Arizona short sale and decide to play hardball, their only other recourse would be foreclosure. This would mean:

1. More time not getting paid.
2. A house that is empty and not being taken care of and possibly vandalized.
3. Lawyer and trustee fees
4. Holding cost to upkeep the property
5. Closing costs, and they still need to pay the Realtors, title agencies, cleanup crews, rehab costs, etc.

Arizona short sales can be a big no-brainier for banks, however, some banks get the concept better than others and try to streamline the process. While other banks bury their head in the sand and foreclose. Obviously, we don’t see the entire picture. I’m sure banks have their reasons for not doing Arizona short sales. Even with streamlining, short sales can take months to get approved as the bank must qualify the seller for the short sales, approve the asking price by getting an appraisal, and dot all the I’s and cross the T’s. Not all Arizona short sale agents are the same. Call us at RCP.

Arizona Real Estate Etiquette

Proper Arizona Real Estate Etiquette Techniques

Arizona Real estate is very interactive at times. Employing proper etiquette can always be helpful and produce happy buyers and sellers.

Buyers and Buyers agents:

When showing “occupied homes”: Give the occupant ample notice and time to tidy up before viewing the property. Show respect to others property and privacy. Refrain from negative comments about a houses appearance or features until you are away from the occupant.

If you arrive at a home and another agent is already there, waiting in the car until the other buyers have had time to view the property without feeling rushed is a great and professional practice.

Listing agents and sellers:

When you have an appointment to show your listing be at the house on time. Nobody likes waiting!

Have the air conditioning on and offer a glass of water to the potential buyers. Arizona is hot!

Put your dogs and cats up so the potential buyers can view the house without having to worry about being afraid or your animals getting out.

In short, being considerate and thinking of others can go a long way. It also promotes a positive feeling about your house, and you may be more likely to get an offer or get your offer accepted.

Scottsdale Investment Property

Buying Scottsdale Investment Property

Scottsdale investment property can be very rewarding. There are a few different types of Scottsdale investment properties depending on the type of investor you are. If you are out of the state or out of the country, you will probably want a property management company to handle the day to day items. If you are looking to buy and flip, there is no need for property management, however, you want to buy and sell for the right price and in record time. Scottsdale investment property is broken down into:

Single family: A regular house used as a rental, or bought to fix up or remodel and flip to a new buyer.

Multi-Family: More than one unit or building, i.e duplex, tri-plex (3-plex), four-plex, or bigger.

Commercial or Industrial: Retail, restaurants, office spaces, medical offices, etc.

There are many opportunities in Scottsdale investment property. Investors from Canada and right here in the states are buying in historic districts and other areas at a fraction of what their resale value is. After a considerable remodel, they sell these properties for top dollar. Other investors are buying Scottsdale investment properties for their rental value. The rental market in Scottsdale is strong and single family homes can make a good return. Some of the best deals are being found in investing in multi-family real estate. These properties can provide an amazing CAP rate for your portfolio. Call RCP to explore your options.