Overseed, Golf Expo, and Tribute Bands – all words that mean fall is upon us and snowbirds are returning for another fun-filled season at Sun Lakes.
It’s time to join the golf, tennis, and pickleball clubs and all of the other activities that fill our calendars. Our new website page has a direct link to many of these clubs. Just go to https://www.thekolbteam.com/events/ where you can find these links and other events that we are hosting.
The Helping Seniors through the Selling Process seminar is back by popular demand this October 24th. We are also hosting two Shred-A-Thons this year, one for IronOaks and one for Cottonwood-Palo Verde. Hosting for two different locations will help us avoid the long traffic lines we had last fall. So, check out the events page for more information on these events.
This newsletter is not all about events; some of this letter is devoted to the crazy Sun Lakes real estate market. At a recent conference hosted by Cromford, (with whom we have a paid subscription to monitor the real estate industry daily) they shared that the market will remain stable for sellers through the end of the year. We are finding that to be true. We recently listed a home in Cottonwood at a little above market price.
We had 12 showings in one day, six offers and it sold for over asking price. Folks, we are long overdue for a shift, and this crazy market is not going to last forever!
If you or someone you know is thinking of selling, take advantage of the market we are in right now!
The wall we’ve been working on is currently being constructed, and soon the concrete will be poured. The courts are taking shape and should be ready to play on this fall. It was no easy task to remove the massive amount of dirt, but that part is over, and it’s truly starting to take shape!
For more information on the pickleball league, watch this short video with Pickleball President Rhonda Ballard and some of her team members.
Giving Back to The Community
August 24th was our first seminar on Senior Eye Health Care. We partnered with Barnet Dulaney Perkins and only expected about 20 during the hot summer season, but we ended up having 40 people! Clearly, there was interest and a need.
We plan to repeat this seminar in the winter months so watch our events page for more information!
Jacob’s Mission is an entity near and dear to our hearts. Started by three foster moms, these ladies paid one million dollars to a rundown Church in East Mesa. Keller Williams Red Day had over 100 people show up to organize, construct a playground, stock a pantry, and separate clothes for kids into size groups. This program supports families who foster kids.
Many do not qualify for assistance, and this organization is there to provide food, clothing, study partners, and so much more. We helped by sponsoring a “back to school supply” drive with a box in the IronOaks clubhouse.
The Sun Lakes community is so generous that we delivered TWO SUVs full of school supplies and backpacks for these kids! We appreciate your help in supporting this with us.
Visit Jerome – A Ghost Town with a Lively Past!
From saguaro filled desert to high country forest, Arizona is known for its vast and awe-inspiring landscapes. This state is perfect for day trips! A scenic two-hour drive north of Phoenix will lead you to Jerome, a place that in the 1800s and early 1900s was known as one of the most raucous (and lucrative) mining towns in America. After the ore vein dried up, so did the booming population of 15,000. It became a ghost town, said to harbor the souls of lost miners.
Today, it’s a combination of historic buildings, mine tours, museums, restaurants, saloons, shops, galleries, and art studios - all with incredible stories to tell.
Jerome was built on top of a vast deposit of copper, 5,000 feet above sea level. The town was cleverly (and seemingly precariously) constructed on the side of Cleopatra Hill (the views are spectacular!) with hairpin turns connecting the three main streets. A New York City newspaper called this boom town “The Wickedest City in the West.” A local count tallied 37 bars, 13 bordellos, and four churches, which the locals figured was just about right! Miners, smelter workers, freighters, gamblers, bootleggers, saloon keepers, storekeepers, prostitutes, and preachers made up the colorful fabric of this town.
Cooling off (averaging 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix!) with a scenic drive to this National Historic Landmark won’t disappoint. Today's commerce in Jerome centers around the artist community, so after exploring the mines and museums, make sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the famous joints and do a little shopping at the eclectic studios.
When people hear this word, they often think they have to pay a lot of money to get someone to stage their home before they sell.
Staging is merely removing much of the day to day things from counters and wall space so that it is concealed and the home appears much larger. For some, that may mean removing some of the furniture. When we view your home, we are looking at it through the eyes of a buyer and will offer tips on how you can increase the number of showings that are productive and will bring one or more offers. We also provide access to staging professionals who can do this work for you. Studies show that homes that are staged sell for more money and in less time than those that aren’t.
Watch this video that will give you more tips on staging your home to sell.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com.
"The Kolb Team were wonderful realtors to work with in selling our home in Oakwood. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient, and they were successful in selling our home. From their initial info, comps, beautiful brochures, marketing, etc. they made every effort to sell our home, and we were thrilled with the result.
We have been involved with them in three transactions as we also bought another home in Oakwood that we have since sold. We give them the highest recommendation. You will be delighted to work with this great team."
Real Estate Update
One of our competitors likes to say, “We have sold more homes than anyone in Sun Lakes.” While that may be true, we are precisely the same with 71 closed homes so far in 2019. We know how to price homes in this market! We recently had competition on a listing where a local agent wanted to list $30k under what we recommended. We got the listing, and it sold in two days. We know how to get a buyer’s offer accepted in this market as well. It takes more than just submitting an offer.
Home values have been on the rise for quite a while. Are you ready to find the
value of your home? Go here to find out: https://re.thekolbteam.com/idx/homevaluation
Watch Carey’s Video on Tips to Get an Offer Accepted
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.