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March 31, 2021

What's holding you back from selling NOW?

Arizona real estate is HOT right now and most home owners have more equity than they realize!  Additionally they have many more OPTIONS than they know!

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We work the entire Phoenix valley but here is a great example of what we accomplished this past weekend in the Queen Creek area.  We ALSO accomplished some unique terms to help these sellers REACH THEIR GOAL.  We can do the same for YOU!

Obviously homes are selling FAST, with MULTIPLE offers and for MORE money than most expected, however we ALSO got some great additional terms, perks and conveniences to help RELIEVE STRESS!

Here are some examples of what we accomplished on recent sales for our sellers:

** Selling the home in 24 hours!

** Securing the seller's ability to stay in home an additional 6 months AFTER the sale is completed! (Money in pocket)

** Having the buyers cover some or even ALL of the sellers closing costs!

** Buyer waiving appraisal or agreeing to pay THOUSANDS over the appraisal value!

** Buyer waived the inspection, so that NO REPAIRS would need to be done!

Every situation is unique, just like YOUR situation is unique, so what matters most is having a TEAM on your side that will work to reach YOUR goals.   Unlike the companies bombarding you with radio ads and mailers (Open Door, OfferPad, Zillow, Homie, 72 Sold etc)...   we at The Drew Team do TWO unique things:

1. We create a flexible plan TAYLORED to YOU and YOUR goals.

2. We represent ONLY YOU so that you know what a competitive offer actually is by showing you ALL the options.

Don't settle for some marketing company, investor or canned approach to the most unique situation! YOUR situation deserves a customize approach that will relieve stress and reach YOUR goals!  That is what we have done for nearly 13 years at The Drew Team!   It is also why we have a 5 star rating on Facebook, Google and Zillow with over 200 reviews.

So what is holding you back from taking advantage of this fantastic seller's market?     Contact us and allow us the privilege to serve you in overcoming the obstacles to making your Home Dream's come true TODAY!

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March 19, 2021

The Key to Selling Fast for Top Dollar and Less Stress!

The real estate market in Arizona is extremely competitive and sellers are in the driver's seat.   No surprise there, right?   Here is an example of how we are helping our seller's capitalize on that market:

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However wholesalers are advertising to make it seem like a huge hassle to sell - even though most of our clients sell their home the first weekend.  They are spending HUGE dollars to get this message out, ever wonder why?  Because they are making big money convincing you NOT to compare options. And there are options! 

 

Wholesalers go by many names (OpenDoor, OfferPad, Knock and more).  Most say they will give you a competitive offer.  Competitive with what?  Other wholesalers!   Did you know most of them have fees that are far more than the commission they are telling you to avoid?  Did you also know it is considered unethical for agents to agree with each other on commission? It is ALWAYS negotiable with agents. That means these companies discussing it publically DON"T act as agents and DON'T represent YOU!       WE DO!

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Why is this important?  Because if they DON'T represent YOU, then they are building their profits on you.  An agent and more so a REALTOR, like us on The Drew Team choose to represent you in a Fiduciary capacity.  That means we MUST put your financial best interests FIRST (even before our own).   

The last point is that these companies are selling convenience...  less showings, more flexibility etc.  Sounds good right?  BUT they still need to view the home, do inspections and have limits.   YET, if you choose to be represented by a REALTOR, like us at The Drew Team you have the opportunity for true competition to give you all the terms you want.   

A few examples of what competition produced from the last couple of months at The Drew Team:

- Buyers have waived inspections completely (wholesalers never do).

- Buyers have been willing to let the Seller stay in the home an additional 3 months while finding a new home.

- Buyers have paid more than the appraised value to win the home.

- Buyers paying up to 15% more for a home than it was listed at.

- Typically we have multiple offers the first weekend (no more showings needed)

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So the wholesales most often take more of your money in fees, more of your time process and they eliminate the competition that will help you sell for Top Dollar AND get you the Best Terms for YOUR unique situation.    Please consider your options.  We at The Drew Team have been serving Arizona for more than a decade, serving in nearly 1000 home sales and have 100s of 5 star reviews because we represent YOU and want to be the Key to reaching YOUR goals.

  

 

 

 

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Feb. 23, 2021

Help Us Honor Our First Responders!

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:

 

The Drew Team Saving First Responders Thousands

We are passionate about HONORING those who keep us safe!  

DETAILS:   

* 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!

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Jan. 20, 2021

Grateful to Serve 102 times in 2020!

          

To view on YouTube click it HERE

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).  

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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). 

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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 sacrificiallyThese are savings directly to the First Responder -- grateful to our partners who joined us in making this a significant!

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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!

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Jan. 5, 2021

How to win in a HOT real estate market...

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.

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    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!

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    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.

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Nov. 23, 2020

Hope Women's Center TopGolf Event

A Massive Bright Spot in 2020 for The Drew Team!  

Grateful we were able to be a part of The Hope Women's Center Fundraiser at TopGolf!  A fantastic night meant to bring funds and awareness to the amazing work of the Hope Women's Centers around the Valley...  please visit the Hope Womens Center Website to learn more about how they impact families in Ariizona. Hope Womens Center The Drew Team  Hope Womens Center The Drew Team Sponsor

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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! 

Hope Women's Center website for more information!

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Nov. 11, 2020

Veterans We Thank You!

DO YOU KNOW YOUR VA HOME LOAN BENEFITS?

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:

VA Loan Benefits example from The Drew Team Arizona

 

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!

 

 

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Oct. 27, 2020

Thank You First Responders!!! Save $$$$

The Drew Team wants to honor those who serve and keep our communities safe!   Let us serve YOU and save you money!

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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.

DETAILS:   

* 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!

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Oct. 16, 2020

October Market Update "Supply/Demand"

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 begin moving 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. 

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Oct. 9, 2020

How We Reach YOUR Goals and Make the Home Search Easier!

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.

Search for homes at our Search Portal

Find out more about Robin McAvoy on her Meet the Team Page for Robin McAvoy

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