November is a great time to express gratitude as we approach Thanksgiving celebrations. Our team would like to let you know how much your support and business means to each one of us.
The Kolb Team was founded in 2010 by John and Becky Kolb and since then, we’ve grown to include seven team members; this includes Carey and Trish Kolb, Lynette Messick, Anne Annis, and Helen Edie.
As of November 15th, we have “under contract” and sold 435 homes. Roughly half of our business comes from you – our clients, friends, and sphere of influence. We are believers in supporting this community and the organizations that make a difference in our world. We support Feed My Starving Children, Hamilton High Homeless Program, Matthew’s Crossing Foodbank, Convoy of Hope (an organization that supports cities and countries devastated by natural storms).
As a result of your business and referrals, we have contributed over $40,000 to these causes. So please accept our heartfelt thank you for supporting us with your real estate business and referrals.
Giving Back: Not one, but two, Shred-A-Thons are coming in January
Mark your calendars, the Kolb Team is once again sponsoring a Shred-A-Thon for both IronOaks and Cottonwood-Palo Verde.
Due to the incredible success we had with the last Shred-A-Thon, the HOA’s have asked us to split this year’s event into two locations to help with traffic flow.
IronOaks’ will be held on January 19th from 8 am to 11 am. This event is limited to IronOaks residents only. See more details at https://www.thekolbteam.com/ironoaks-shred-a-thon-2020/.
Cottonwood-Palo Verde’s will be held on January 25th from 8 am to 11 am. This is limited to Cottonwood and Palo Verde residents only. See more details at https://www.thekolbteam.com/cottonwood-palo-verde-shred-a-thon/.
Our very own, Becky and John Kolb have been selected to be featured on the cover of Real Producers Magazine and were chosen to be the “featured agents” in the November issue.
Real Producers Magazine is a publication geared towards real estate professionals in the East Valley.
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We Support the Assistance League and Ask for Your Support Too
The Assistance League clothes 10,000 needy schoolchildren each year.
With proceeds from their Chandler thrift store, Assistance League of East Valley provides new school clothing for over 10,000 needy schoolchildren in the East Valley each year.
The all-volunteer organization also provides 12 college scholarships; 5,000 assault survivor kits for hospitals and fire departments; and parties for elderly day care attendees.
You can help by shopping at the store, 2326 N. Alma School Rd, Chandler, and by donating good used clothing, furniture and household items. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues-Sat. New members and volunteers welcome. Information: www.assistanceleagueeastvalley.org.
The Seller Property Disclosure Form is a 7-page document that must be completed by the seller and given to the buyer upon contract acceptance.
At a recent disclosure continuing education class, the instructor stated that many lawsuits arise in a home sale because the seller or their agent fails to disclose information to the prospective buyer. I use the term “agent,” because if the seller tells the agent about a leak and then fails to disclose it, the seller’s agent must disclose it to the buyer’s agent. The SPDS is broken down into sections that include:
- General information about the home
- Exterior & Garage
The seller’s agent is prohibited from completing this form for the seller. Essentially, anything you know about the home should be disclosed. Very rarely does a buyer cancel the sale because of information disclosed on the SPDS. If the home had a leak, disclose it by sharing what happened, what was done to repair it, and whether or not there were issues in resolving it.
One of the questions on the SPDS form asks whether or not the home being sold is in the vicinity of an airport. Many in our area select “no,” but in actuality, part of Sun Lakes is included in the flight pattern for the Chandler Regional Airport. Folks on the west side have crop-dusters on the Indian Reservation, and there is a small airport on the reservation. It is best to disclose information like this in the context of SPDS.
What you do not have to disclose is whether or not a death occurred in the home. If asked directly, you must answer truthfully, but it is not required to be disclosed on the SPDS. Rest assured, however, buyers will talk to the neighbors who are not reticent to share everything they know, including the roof problem you’ve had for a few years. So be kind to your buyer and yourself and answer those questions to the best of your knowledge.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a Trip to a Desert Paradise
A day trip doesn’t always mean going out of town. No need to make big plans, this is the best time of year to visit destinations right here in the Valley of the Sun. One of your first stops should be the breathtaking and award-winning Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
This 140-acre oasis is nestled at the base of the red rocks of Papago Park. Visitors can stroll through five thematic trails to explore the beauty of Sonoran Desert plant life, from towering cacti and alluring succulents to brilliant wildflowers and lush trees. Don’t miss the agave garden! This plant best known as being the main ingredient of tequila is a stunning botanical.
Founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937, this is the place to take in a lecture or workshop on desert landscaping, nature art, cooking and wellness. The attraction is also a great venue for special events such as the upcoming Las Noches de las Luminarias, seasonal exhibits, concerts, family activities, two delicious dining options and a Garden gift and plant shop.
You won’t regret this “25-minute trip to paradise” from downtown Chandler!
Real Estate Update
Thinking of selling? NOW is the time while demand is strong, and prices remain solid.
Press here to see what sold last month. The report is broken down by HOA, address, and floor plan (if the agent listed the model in MLS).
As always, if you or someone you know is considering buying or selling a home,
we are here year-round and would love to help! Visit us online at
TheKolbTeam.com or call 480-440-0849.