We want to serve those who faithfully serve our community!
The Drew Team wants to say THANK YOU to First Responders. Our passions is to serve, but we wanted to do something tangible for law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs. This short video gives a brief overview of how we partnered to save them thousands.
This is a program we want to make available to all our local heroes so border patrol agents & correctional officers are eligible as law enforcement. We want to serve those who serve! Below is printable flyer we hope our neighbors will share:
We are passionate about HONORING those who keep us safe!
* The Drew Team to cover $1500 of your closing costs OR reduce commission - money stays in YOUR pocket!
* The JW Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage will cover the cost of your appraisal completely (FREE) up to $700 stays in your pocket!
* Magnus Title Agency will reduce their title fee by $500!
* Ability Home Inspections will discount the cost of home inspection by $80!
Again we say THANK YOU!
The Drew Team's own Steven Drew has been a volunteer fire fighter and knows there are a lot of programs out there, most of which take a huge fee and pass on a token savings to the first responder... So this program was created in house and these savings are direct to YOU keeping money in your pocket because we understand the sacrifice and service you bring to our community! Every team member and partner has a personal reason for wanting to be part of this, but it all starts with gratefulness for those who serve our community! THANK YOU!
2020 was a year of challenges AND opportunity for us at The Drew Team! While this is a business, it is also our passion to serve our community... yes, in real estate, but also in giving, serving & seeing lives changed for the better. Little did we know how many opportunities would be born out of the challenges.
Like so many of you we entered 2020 with "plans." Past client events, charity poker & golf events + more! Soon that would all feel like an April Fools joke. HOWEVER we DID still raise thousands of dollars for Phoenix Children's Hospital, Supported Hope Women's Center AND hosted our Past Client Appreciation give away (including a new TV).
THIS is only possible because the neighbors, visitors, investors and community that allows us to serve them! In 2020 we again had the privilege of handing keys/deeds 100+ times because of the trust placed in us. So this is really a gratitude post to say THANK YOU to those who gave us the opportunity amidst the challenges of 2020.
Additionally we created a logo this year to demonstrate what we are focused on... being the Key to reaching YOUR real estate goals! That is the aim that keeps us pushing to impact our community, using our expertise and experience (rapidly approaching 1,000 property transactions in the SouthEast Valley).
The truth is that there are easier ways to make a living but their are very few that are so satisfying -- Once again, THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you in so many ways!
We also launched our First Responder program to serve and save money for those that serve our community so sacrificially! These are savings directly to the First Responder -- grateful to our partners who joined us in making this a significant!
From Raw Land to Custom Built Homes, we can hep reach your goals. We have lender, inspector, construction, property management and remodel partners - everyone necessary to reach your dream regardless of what type of property or project that may look like.
And if you are thinking of moving up, downsizing or cashing out of an investment we have tools and resources! Contact us to get a simple value or talk about options for reaching your goals. Remember, by allowing us to serve you we get to also impact our community in many other positive ways BUT the ultimate expression of that is when we are the key to reaching YOUR goals!
What to do when you want to move, sell & buy, in a VERY competitive market?
The real estate market in Arizona (especially the SouthEast Valley) enters 2021 as hot as we've ever seen. HOWEVER that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities! Opportunities like the best rates in decades, the greatest gap between rent cost vs home purchase value, and opportunities that we may never see again.
So how do YOU take advantage of this opportunity in the real estate market? The answer is more simple than you'd expect. Who YOU work with matters more than ever! At The Drew Team we win multiple bid situations, we find properties BEFORE they hit the market, we even find ways to help families move from their old house into a new home without having to find a temporary place. In fact we even helped a client who was trying to do "for sale by owner" to take advantage of our marketing/expertise so that they made nearly 10% more on the sale of their house!
How can The Drew Team do this? While that answer is different for each individual sale or purchase, the simple truth that covers everything is that we have experience and expertise that is far beyond most agents. As an example, the average agent will do 5 or less transactions in AZ this year... as a 4 agent team we have completed more than 100 sale or purchase contracts multiple years in a row (with a total number or nearly 1,000 since 2009). So our agents average completing multiple sale/purchases each month, while the average agent is doing NOTHING for months at a time.
This simple fact means we are working in the market, in the community and aware of the driving force for buyers and sellers, along with a unique understanding how to create an offer that gets accepted without costing you more than necessary! In 2020 we did this with New Build homes, older homes, condos, multifamily homes, we coordinated sell/buy with no gap numerous times, we did 1031 exchanges, investment property and land. We helped first time buyers, down payment assistance program buyers, those who moved up and those who downsized. Oh, and we have help buyers/sellers from Canada, Mexico, Qutar, Israel and around the world. No matter what your goal we can help YOU achieve it!
Maybe more importantly than everything above is this simple truth, WE LISTEN to YOU! Nothing is more debilitating in a market like this than running around to look at property you don't want as it takes precious time away from being ready, seeing and getting an offer in on what YOU do want. So we have a process to ask questions, get information and provide you unique resources that help YOU identify homes that will suite your lifestyle.
Our very own Casey Hurlburt and his lovely wife Justine took home top honors for costumes, if you see above its not a surprise they won. However far more important is the reason we were there, to help fund the work of Hope Women's Center... and this is what they said after the event's success:
"Our Topgolf event was a hole in one!! THANK YOU! We raised $55,000 to help us continue the important work of walking alongside women and teen girls facing crisis, poverty, and abuse. "
What we love about the Hope Women's Center is simply stated in their mission statement:
Hope’s mission is to encourage, engage, and equip women and teen girls facing any difficult life situation. We guide women from trauma to transformation!
The Drew Team is immensely grateful to our Veterans, each one's service & sacrifice protects our freedoms that we cherish! The U.S. government has secured a special benefit Veterans related to home ownership. Many are unaware of this fantastic benefit that can save Veterans significant money out of pocket AND over the course of the loan. Take a look at this quick highlight of some benefits to a VA Loan:
While there are stipulations and we are not a lender, we can tell you that beyond your DD214 (if retired) or your Certificate of Eligibility (which most lenders can get for you) there is no more documentation needed than for traditional loans. PLUS the benefit of NO money down and NO Private Mortgage Insurance will save most Veterans a significant amount of money over the life of the loan.
So, if you are a Veteran, THANK YOU! If you, or a Veteran you know, is considering a home purchase please contact us so we can be sure they get all the information to take advantage the benefits they earned and so much deserve!
The Drew Team wants to honor those who serve and keep our communities safe! Let us serve YOU and save you money!
Firefighters, EMTs, Police, Correctional and Boarder Patrol Officers we appreciate your service and sacrifice for our communities. The Drew Team wants to SERVE you and save you money while helping to reach YOUR goals! So we partnered with our friends at Fairway, Magnus and Ability to be sure you save money at every step of the process by bringing discounts directly to you to keep more money in your pocket.
* The Drew Team is going to cover $1500 of your closing costs OR reduce commission - money stays in YOUR pocket!
* The JW Team at Fairway will cover the cost of your appraisal completely (FREE) up to $700 value!
* Ability Home Inspections with discount the cost of a home inspection by $80!
* Magnus Title Agency is reducing their title fee by up to $500!
Welcome to Autumn! October sees the market continuing on its path since summer: real estate remains HOT, inventory remains LOW as do interest rates and everyone wonders where it is headed. So, for this update I wanted to give a quick glimpse into our supply & demand and what could change. Take a look:
A few caveats from the video: 1. No one has a crystal ball, any future trending must be understood as hypothetical but also logical based on the numbers. 2. Typical election years see a slow down in all real estate activity but 3. 2020 has been anything but typical!
For those that want to see those numbers better:
Queen Creek/San Tan Area (270 / 535 = .5 month supply)
Active homes for sale - 270
Pending agreements to sell - 642
Closed transactions last 30 days - 535
Average number of CLOSED transactions last 4 months is 524 -- with a .5 month supply
The East Vally as a whole is an 18 day supply vs QC/STV at 15 day
(Includes, Queen Creek, San Tan area, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction & more)
Now it is easier to see why a quick change to the market is unlikely. Inventory at a 15-18 day supply would take many more listings and very few sales to even beginmoving towards what is typically considered balance - 90-120 days of supply. Sellers are in the driver seat at this time but there are opportunities and The Drew Team has been helping buyers win & get into great homes! Often builders have filled this gap, BUT currently the typical AZ builder is 9-10+ months out and the spec home inventory is almost non-existent.
So what does this mean for your individual situation? For most it means that waiting on an election result will have far less impact on the real estate market than in past years. HOWEVER, every person's situation is different and every neighborhood is unique! The Drew Team is committed to reaching YOUR goals, so give us a call, click or message and let us give you the information you need to make the right decision for your needs. No matter how far off you may be, we have found getting the information sooner allows for you to make the best decision to reach your goals.
With Covid, a fast moving market, many moving from out of state AND the struggles of busy lives, The Drew Team wants to makes things easier as Robin McAvoy demonstrates in this short video!
Get a glimpse into the day of a successful REALTOR like Robin McAvoy, the market AND what The Drew Team does to reach YOUR goals by providing tools & service to make it easier!
Whether it a video preview tour, a live video walkthru or even a video zoom call Robin & The Drew Team are committed to making the process beneficial for reaching your goals! This allows you to see the neighborhood, ask questions and have that face-to-face without actually having to be in contact.
With so many seeking to avoid contact, and many more leading busy lives, let alone those making a move from out of town it is our commitment to do what is necessary so you will be happy with the home you choose. We are passionate about service, relationship and reaching YOUR goals.
The Drew Team's Casey Hurlburt was out previewing homes and came across a gem in Hastings Farms community in Queen Creek! It is highly upgraded, one year old 4 bedroom/3bath and under $400,000! Watch this 1 minute video to see what the hype is about:
To get details you can contact Casey direct at 206-423-0717 or the Team line. To learn more about Casey visit our Meet the Team page... but don't wait, homes like this are selling the first weekend. Let us put our experience to work to help you win in this competitive market!
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Some agents forget what we really do, but The Drew Team knows what matters... reaching YOUR goals! That reaching of goals is most easily identified by the moment we get to hand keys to new home owners, so it is always great to celebrate when we get to do so AND in September we got to do so ELEVEN times!
From Queen Creek to Florence to San Tan Valley to Apache Junction to Coolidge to Gilbert we accomplished the goal.
For so many people a home is much more than the place the sleep, cook or relax, it is the place they make memories, raise a family, discover their passions and create the moments that make life a joy. The Drew Team celebrates even more so when our clients tell us how happy they are. Here are two great examples. See more of our reviews!