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The Disappearing Agent

by Nate Martinez

Ever feel like your agent just disappeared? Don't let this be you! Choose a RE/MAX Agent - because nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Valley of the Sun, please call me today!

Helping Buyers Manage Risk with Home Inspections

by Nate Martinez

Helping Buyers Manage Risk with Home Inspections

It would be impossible for even the most knowledgeable Realtor to know everything about every mechanical system in a home. That is why it is important to have inspectors and licensed contractors to assist with those details. However, as real estate professionals, my team and I have learned a few of the basic facts about home inspections so we can better represent our clients and help them identify possible red flags that could lead to expensive repairs.

1.) When a home inspector reports a “split” HVAC system, they are basically measuring the temperature difference between the air going into the AC system and the air coming out.  A Split of 16-22 degrees F is considered a “good split”.  If the number is higher or lower than that, there is typically a problem.

2.) When you ask a seller to make a repair:
*Per our Arizona Residential Contract, we want to make sure the seller provides a receipt for any repairs done. This will give you protection during the re-inspection process.

*We should always ask the seller for a receipt from a licensed contractor(s).

*Performing a re-inspection will ensure the contractor actually performed the repair.

3.) Adding refrigerant to an AC unit is not a repair. If a contractor adds more than 2 pounds of refrigerant, they should be searching for and repairing any leaks or replacing a system component.

4.) Since home inspections are not “technically exhaustive” they do not disassemble HVAC units to inspect the coils, etc. It may be wise to hire a licensed HVAC contractor to do a separate inspection of the AC unit.

*An additional inspection of the AC until will give you a broader scope that what is evaluated during a home inspection and usually run about $75.00. If the unit is older, the house has been a rental or pets have lived in the home, you may want to consider having an additional HVAC inspection.

Of course, another great way to mitigate risk is to request a Professionals Home Warranty! Ask my team how we can help you negotiate a Professionals Home Warranty in your home purchase.

Renewed trust for tough times

by Nate Martinez

Renewed trust for tough times

Does it feel like trust is one of the major casualties of the economic meltdown of 2008 – followed by the “Great Recession,” the “Jobless Recovery” and now the threat of a “Double Dip Recession?”

Weren’t we assured that home values were destined to go up and up and up?

There have been lots of promises that help is on the way—and lots of warnings of scams and schemes that have only served to confuse the matter. So where’s a homeowner who’s underwater or overleveraged to turn?

Here’s the bottom line: the choices that homeowners make when they feel they are at the end of their rope will have ramifications for years to come on their ability to qualify for credit, their job prospects, their security clearance and their overall finances. When a family’s financial trajectory is rapidly heading in a negative direction, there’s no substitute for the helping hand of a knowledgeable expert who has the integrity, the experience and the training to reverse the course—someone who is tapped into regulatory initiatives and can separate fact from fiction.

It is my mission to serve as a credible source of information and perspective to homeowners who have found themselves in a tough situation and need help sorting through their options. That’s why I sought out the Certified Distressed Property (CDPE) designation—the most renowned and recognized credential in the distressed property field, and it’s why I continue to stay on top of regulatory and industry developments that impact options available to homeowners who are struggling with their current financial situations.

My message to homeowners who do not know where to turn: there is hope. Foreclosure is not inevitable and neither the government nor your bank wants to see that happen. No one expected to find themselves on the brink of foreclosure, but I have worked with many clients who have managed to turn their financial trajectory around and get on a path of financial recovery. It CAN be done! And it would be my privilege to help.

I invite you to visit my website for a copy of my most recent report entitled, Is Your Mortgage Payment Dragging Your Down?

Free Fridays

by Nate Martinez

Free Fridays!

It's Friday again and last week I told you we would be offer a FREE copy of the current HUD homes for sale in Maricopa County.

To learn more about HUD Homes and the bidding process, please check out my website on How to Buy a HUD Home. If you are in the market to buy or invest, you don't want to miss out on HUD Homes in our market!

To receive your FREE copy of the current HUD Home list, please email me at Nate@NatesHomes.com or you can call us at 602-942-7000. Properties are selling fast! Don't wait to check out the awesome deals available on FREE FRIDAYS!

RE/MAX Brand Recognition

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX Brand Recognition

The public has made their choice according to JD Powers - RE/MAX is the most recognized name in the real estate industry!

Thank you for helping RE/MAX achieve this prestigious award - it is a privilege and an honor to be among the elite, "best-of-the-best" agents in the world.

 

Free HUD Home List!

by Nate Martinez

Free HUD Home List!

Every Friday, HUD posts a current list of homes for sale through the HUD Homestore website. If you are interested in learning more about HUD Homes and the bidding process, please check out my website on How to Buy a HUD Home.

There are many benefits to purchasing a HUD Home - including 3% concession towards your closing costs!

To receive a FREE copy of the current HUD Home list, please contact us TODAY! HUD Homes are selling fast, so don't wait to check out the great buys available through HUD Homestore!

Thanks for Making RE/MAX Number One

by Nate Martinez

Are you on Google Plus?

by Nate Martinez

Are you on Google Plus?

The master minds at Google have done it, yet again...if you have not had a chance to check out Google Plus, then, here is your invitation to join my circle on the newest way to connect through the power of the social media. Google Plus allows you to connect with what is called circles and you have control over who sees what, how much and how you see/view the news feeds - plus it is backed by the power of Google.

Check it out and join me on Google Plus - click here!

Welcome Aboard Gretchen Ravenstein

by Nate Martinez

Welcome aboard, Gretchen Ravenstein!

Gretchen Ravenstein joined our team this week as a full time licensed associate. She is a native to Arizona, born and raised in the Valley and also a long time past client of the team. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Gretchen ran her own local business in Glendale. She has a vast knowledge of the Valley and the real estate market which her clients find as a benefit. Gretchen believes being a Realtor is more than just selling homes - it is about the client, their hopes and dreams. It is a relationship built on trust, knowledge and expertise. She absolutely loves real estate and her performance reflects that. In her free time, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. To reach Gretchen Raventstein, you can email her at Gretchen@NatesHomes.com or 623-643-1018. We welcome Gretchen to our team - congrats on making the move to RE/MAX Professionals!

Nate Martinez speaking live from the RE/MAX Top 100 Event

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez speaking live from the RE/MAX Top 100 Event in Denver, Colorado.

It is RE/MAX events like these that enable myself and my team the opportunity to provide fresh, innovative ways to help our clients with all their real estate needs. I look forward to sharing what I learned - please give me a call to discuss your next real estate move.

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RE/MAX Professionals
20241 North 67th Avenue, Suite A1
Glendale AZ 85308
623-643-1010
602-430-5226
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