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01
Apr

Daylight Savings Helps Bring More Qualified Buyers

March traditionally kicks off the strongest real estate selling season in our Las Vegas valley. The daily sunshine we’re all accustomed to is here to stay, daylight savings time has begun, and more qualified buyers will be out and about viewing available homes. Here are some thoughts on market conditions for the coming months…

The resale luxury home market picks up steam now and continues strong through July. Sales then begin to taper off at the end of August as we head into fall. It takes time to get your home prepared, on the market, and sold for top dollar. If you’re serious about selling your home this year, March is THE month to call us and get started.

Interest rates are still incredibly low now, but The Federal Reserve continues to advise that interest rate hikes are coming, with possibly up to three increases this year alone. The Fed’s greatest fear is inflation – both real and imagined. The policymakers hedge against inflation by raising interest rates. Obviously this will reflect in higher mortgage interest rates. When interest rates go up, home values are affected because there are less total potential buyers that qualify for the more expensive houses.

We may be in an asset bubble. As our S&P 500 graphic in this issue shows, the stock market is currently over 50% higher than with the previous bubbles. I’m a high-end residential real estate expert, not a macro economics professor, but The Fed has been priming our nation’s financial pump for numerous years and it will not continue forever. Here’s the best advice I can give you on any form of bubble: It’s always better to get out a bit early rather than too late.

We specialize in 43 guard gated and select gated communities in Summerlin, Las Vegas and Henderson. You can benefit from my 14+ years of experience in luxury residential real estate. Please contact me at 702-605-7480 and I’ll be pleased to explain precisely how we can help you.

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01
Mar

The 4 Factors That Will Always Cost You Time, Money & Headaches When Selling Your Home

I’m always grateful for the opportunity to help clients in need. Recently, I’ve seen an increase in the number of home sellers contacting me because they did not sell their home with their previous agent. While each situation is unique, here are some common factors I’ve encountered.

The first issue is what I call the “related agent”. Almost everyone knows someone who is a real estate agent. It is all too common to hire a relative, friend, or friend of a friend, instead of a dedicated expert with specific experience in your market. This “related agent” hiring rarely ends well. There is a huge difference between listing your home and actually selling your home.

Another issue is what I call the “real estate factory.” Bigger is not always better. Successfully selling luxury residential real estate is completely different than the total volume of homes an agent is willing to list – especially when they do it at inflated sales prices. An agent who patronizes home sellers into thinking their home is worth more than it really is will have a hard time delivering a successful sale.

The last two common factors which always cost home sellers time, money, and headaches, are second rate marketing materials and/or a poorly defined sales plan. It’s important that the quality of the marketing match the caliber of your home. You also need to recognize that listing your home on MLS and crossing your fingers is not a sales plan. Additionally, every selling aspect must be formally addressed before any plan execution takes place.

We exclusively specialize in guard gated and select gated communities in Summerlin, Las Vegas and Henderson. Our team is well versed in every phase of marketing and selling your home for top dollar.

Please call me at 702-605-7480 if you’re serious about selling your home this year. I look forward to providing you with an honest and strategic conversation on the best way to sell it.

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01
Feb

The Prime Selling Season Is Just Around The Corner

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season and a memorable year. There were 271 homes that sold for over $1,000,000 in Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson last year. Buyers have been very busy indeed and this trend is likely to continue in 2017.

You will note in this month’s Rob Report, the amount of homes currently available for resale has declined over 9% from the previous month and over 5% year over year.

The spring selling season will be quickly upon us and right now it’s a seller’s market. The best results are achieved by those homeowners who properly prepare their homes for sale and choose an expert to get it sold. If you’re planning on selling your home this year, now is the time to call us and get the process started. It takes time to professionally prepare your home for an optimum sales price, especially if there are repairs to be made and/or staging to complete.

Our team specializes exclusively in selling guard gated and select gated homes in the 43 communities updated in every issue of the Rob Report. You deserve an outstanding team to help you prepare, competitively price, and market your home to the largest number of qualified buyers.

Remember, the prime selling season is right around the corner, so give us a call today at 702-605-7480. We look forward to showing you what we can do for you and adding you to our list of extremely satisfied clients.

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24
Jan

Top 16 Luxury Real Estate Sales of 2016


Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season and a memorable year. This month, we recap the Top 16 guard gated home sales for 2016. In addition to the Top 16, there were 271 homes that sold for over $1,000,000 in Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson last year. Buyers have been very busy indeed and this trend is likely to continue in 2017.

The spring selling season will be quickly upon us and right now it’s a seller’s market. The best results are achieved by those homeowners who properly prepare their homes for sale and choose an expert to get it sold. If you’re planning to sell your home this year, now is the time to call us and get the process started. It takes time to professionally prepare your home for an optimum sales price; especially if there are repairs to be made and/or staging to complete.

Our team specializes exclusively in selling guard gated and select gated homes in the 43 communities updated in every issue of the Rob Report. You deserve an outstanding team to help you prepare, competitively price, and market your home to the largest number of qualified buyers.

Remember, the prime selling season is right around the corner, so give us a call today at 702.605.7480. We look forward to showing what we can do for you and adding you to our list of highly satisfied clients.

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Top 16 Luxury Real Estate Sales of 2016

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#16) 35 Midnight Ridge Drive | $3,732,758 ($570/SF)
The Ridges | 6,547 SF | Sold 5/25/2016

 

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#15) 2874 Red Arrow Drive | $3,800,000 ($591/SF)
Red Rock Country Club | 6,425 SF | Sold 9/20/2016

 

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#14) 763 Ricota Court | $4,000,000 ($316/SF)
Roma Hills | 12,649 SF | Sold 6/13/2016

 

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#13) 1607 Liege Drive | $4,000,000 ($486/SF)
MacDonald Highlands | 8,237 SF | Sold 3/17/2016

 

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#12) 509 Dragon Gate Court | $4,000,000 ($597/SF)
MacDonald Highlands | 6,705 SF | Sold 5/26/2016

 

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#11) 1480 MacDonald Ranch Drive | $4,050,000 ($348/SF)
MacDonald Highlands | 11,639 SF | Sold 10/25/2016

 

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#10) 1203 MacDonald Ranch Drive | $4,190,000 ($533/SF)
MacDonald Highlands | 7,855 SF | Sold 9/21/2016

 

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#9) 5 Midnight Ridge Drive | $4,204,168 ($587/SF)
The Ridges | 7,158 SF | Sold 1/13/2016

 

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#8) 2 Club Point Court | $4,400,000 ($434/SF)
Anthem Country Club | 10,130 SF | Sold 7/19/2016

 

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#7) 6990 South Pecos Road | $4,430,000 ($228/SF)
Paradise | 19,429 SF | Sold 6/30/2016

 

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#6) 56 Meadowhawk Lane | $4,500,000 ($693/SF)
The Ridges | 6,489 SF | Sold 2/19/2016

 

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#5) 19 Hawk Ridge Drive| $5,500,000 ($592/SF)
The Ridges | 9,293 SF | Sold 7/14/2016

 

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#4) 28 Painted Feather Way | $6,500,000 ($658/SF)
The Ridges | 9,873 SF | Sold 2/16/2016

 

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#3) 23 Hawk Ridge Drive | $7,000,000 ($631/SF)
The Ridges | 11,093 SF | Sold 6/24/2016

 

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#2) 608 Queensridge Court | $7,800,000 ($610/SF)
Queensridge | 12,781 SF | Sold 1/29/2016

 

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#1) 1625 Enclave Court | $17,550,000 ($696/SF)
Country Club Hills | 25,211 SF | Sold 6/24/2016