Serena Jones's Blog Posts

Selling Your Home 3 Times To The Same Buyer

Most people, when looking to sell their home do all the basics... They clean, they declutter, they may paint the bright green room. They will put the candles out, and make sure all the beds are.

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Do I Need An Appraisal Before I List My Home

The simple answer is no. But you were probably looking for more than that, right?What is an Appraisal?  Well, it's an opinion of price. When you're getting your home ready to sell,

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How To Choose A Home Inspector

Real Estate Inspections can be a very sticky subject at times. It's important that you know, not all inspectors are the same. We're asked all the time for a "good inspector". I'd like to ask you...

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What Is Escrow

Recently, I had a little disagreement with an Escrow rep. In this particular case, my buyers lender required that a bill be paid out of escrow. If my buyer had made a payment directly, it could take

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Creepy Crawler That Should Die

Halloween is the time for Creepy CrawlersWhat better time to talk about all the things creepy and crawly, then Halloween? If you can stick with my babbling, I'll give you some good advice, promise.

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Constantly Changing And Evolving

Someone asked me the other day, "Why are you taking a class, didn't you just renew your license?"  Yes, but that's not why I'm educating myself. You see, most people believe that if you

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No This Is Not The 2005 Bubble All Over Again

Have you heard anyone say recently that this market is just like the 2005 housing bubble?  I have... and it's not, in case you were wondering. Now, if you need actual proof, let me

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Tempe Agent Of The Year

Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESerena Hope Jones Receives 2017 Best of Tempe AwardTempe Award Program Honors the AchievementTEMPE August 2, 2017 -- Serena Hope Jones has been selected for the

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6 Reasons Your Home Wont Sell

Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can't figure out why it won't sell,

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There Are No Rules In The Real Estate Game

We've all played at least one of the 3,019 (as of yesterday) versions of the game Monopoly, right?  Even in so many versions, there's still a few rules we all know. You  beat the

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There Are 42000 Licensed Realtors Pick Your Favorite

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. There are 42,000+ active REALTORS in AZ. Any one of them can run a search, set up portals, open doors, write contracts, put a sign in a yard, fill

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What Is An AZ Monsoon

AZ Monsoon SeasonWhen most people think of Arizona they envision dry desert terrain covered with cacti and the occasional dust storm rolling through. What they don’t usually think about is rain,

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