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May 9, 2022

SUMMER IS COMING

Hello Arizona, summer is here.  In fact this weekend, it if going to be 102 degrees in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ.  

 

WIth no rain in site, we are in for a long hot summer.  Im going to give you a couple tips on keep COOL.  First, we all want to save money, so in the evening around 8 pm, turn your AC down to 74. Make sure windows are shut and blinds are down.  When you head out in the morning for work turn the ac to 83 degrees.  Make sure the fans are on and this will keep your home cool.  If you have indoor animals, they will be comfortable.   This is a technique that has been proven to save on your ac.  

 

Now if you have a pool, kick those ceiling fans on, jump in and then go to your sofa for the best nap ever.  If you have other money saving tips, call THE GRANDON GROUP, Arizona's #1 Brother and sister Real Estate Team. 

 

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April 29, 2022

Schools and your home value

 

Election season is here.  While, we do not get into Politics it is important that people know how elections and local positions affect your community and home values.

 

Everyone knows how the schools have been in headline news lately and not for good news.  We have starting seeing that people with self serving intentions or just plain morons are sitting on school boards and making HORRIBLE DECISION.   While Arizona has some incredible schools, a couple of the district have had issues.  We will not get into those issues, but you are welcome to call me to discuss.

 

Selling Real Estate is not just about showing a home and writing a contract.  There are several variables that go into findina home for buyers.  The one we are talking about today is Schools.  Everyone wants their kid in a great school district.  Great school districts tend to offer more variety for success and more access for kids to "BETTER" educational items.  Great school districts also have one thing in common, HIGHER PRICES ON HOMES.  Great school district have parent involvement, they have good , non self serving superintendents, a solid school board and a PTO.

 

The school boards have been hijacked and education has gone down.  This is why it is important for ALL HOME OWNERS to get involved.  Reach out to the candidates that are running for school boards and VET THEM and ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS.  

1. Why do you want to serve on the School board or Why are you spending about 30K to get elected to a job that does not pay and it is nearly FUll time?

2. What is your thoughts on overrides and increasing taxes

3. Do you belive Sex ED should be taught in k-8 grade

4. Are you decisions for the parents or for the superintendent?

 

There are so many more questions to ask.  You are going to find that community involvement makes for the best homes prices and community.  Those in these communities that do not have children in school tend to blow off this critical race, but the School boards help set policy and this is a direct impact on your home values.

 

The Grandon Group is Arizona's #1 Brother and Sister Real Estate team.  We love promoting Arizona and the incredible real estate market.  We are heavily involved in our communities.  If you have questions about schools please call JAOSN GRANDON at 480-276-2954.

Posted in Market Updates
April 25, 2022

PETS IN THE HOME

Selling a home can be stressful.  THE GRANDON GROUP, is Arizona's #1 Brother and Sister Real Estate Team and we are here to help.  My sister and I also grew up on a ranch so we are really familiar with animals.  This blog is more for the in home pet people(birds, dogs, cats, reptiles, fish and more.

 

Animals know when something is going on so getting ready to sell your home can be stressful to them.  Keep in mind that while you might not be able to smell your pets, many others can and this can cost you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS even in a gerat market like this.  I would suggest that you have someone come over that is generally never over at your home.  Ask them about pet smells.  Ask you Realtor, if they can smell anything.

People are usually clean but here are a couple of suggestion that homeowners may overlook:

 

1. Keep your pets clean.  Make sure they are bathed on a regular basis and put all wet towels in the wash when done.  This will keep odors from getting trapped.

2. Make sure cat boxes, bird cage, fish tanks are cleaned weekly.  Each one of these gives off odors and many times they are in a confined room so it makes it that much worse.

3. CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS MONTHLY.  Pets smells get trapped in them

4. Make sure food bowls are cleaned daily and there is no food laying around.

5. Open windows and let the air flow thru a couple hours before a showing.

These are just a couple of suggestions from The Grandon Group.  Our job is to make sure we market and present your home in the best light.  We are always available. Please call STACEY at 602-312-5610 or Jason at 480-276-2954

We look forward to meeting you and your pets.

 

FACEBOOK @THEGRANDONGROUP @PRESCOTTLIFESTYLE

 

stark and rudy

Posted in Market Updates
July 31, 2017

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