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RE/MAX Professionals Celebrates August as the Month of Miracles

by The Russo Team

RE/MAX Professionals Celebrates August as the Month of Miracles 

Giving back is a priority in the RE/MAX culture. All over the world, RE/MAX agents make a difference in their communities - volunteering, donating money, contributing time and ultimately changing lives.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) raises funds and awareness for 170-member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

We are excited to announce that our offices will be participating in our fourth annual “Month of Miracles” throughout the month of August. This is a month-long fundraising event is designed to raise much-need money to support our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well as raise awareness in our community.

“Children’s hospitals depend on local donations — like those from RE/MAX agents participating in Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs — to provide the top-of-class care kids deserve,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “On behalf of the millions of families impacted by RE/MAX donations, we appreciate each agent’s efforts and thank them for truly making miracles happen in their communities all year long.”

Last year our Month of Miracles event raised over $15,000 and our office made a total contribution to Phoenix Children’s Hospital of $44,160.20! We were recognized by RE/MAX LLC for being the highest contributing office in the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico) to the Children’s Miracle Network, and our local Phoenix Children's Hospital!

Each donation helps fund pediatric medical equipment, treatments, charitable care and other healthcare services for local CMN hospitals. As the contributions continue to grow, we are able to aid a larger number of sick and injured children – which is something we take great pride in being able to do for our community.

Please help us reach out goal of ONE MILLION PENNIES for the “Month of Miracles” in August, 2018. You can drop by any one of our four offices to participate in our fundraising efforts, or contact the Russo Team and we will be happy to pick up your donation.

On behalf of all the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, we thank you in advance for your support in helping us achieve this goal for our community!

Sincerely,

Frank Russo

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The Russo Team April 2018 Newsletter

by The Russo Team

The Russo Team April 2018 Newsletter 

Please enjoy The Russo Team Newsletter for April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the complete copy here:  http://www.russoteam.com/agent_files/180327_RussoNewsletter_APR18_4UP_RE_v1.pdf

Frank Russo

Russo Team

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Coming Soon: Entertainer’s Dream in Crown Point

by The Russo Team

Coming Soon: Entertainer’s Dream in Crown Point 

Located in the prestigious Crown Point community in Peoria, Arizona this entertainer’s dream home is highly upgraded and move-in ready. Over 3,400 square feet sitting on a premium sized lot that is surrounded by desert oasis landscaping. The floor plan features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a work out room or office with a separate exit. The interior design includes formal living areas, large family room and a well-appointed gourmet kitchen.

For the chef-inspired this kitchen is elegant, as well as functional. Multi-leveled cabinetry with roll-out shelving, granite countertops, and a huge island with counter seating. A cozy breakfast nook and a wet bar with a convenient wine rack complete this space. Stainless appliance package includes double wall ovens, built-in sub-zero refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

The entertainer’s dream continues outside where there are all the amenities one would hope to find in a desert paradise of this quality. Accented with brick pavers on the driveway and sidewalks, the grounds include Marbella limestone decking, a built-in BBQ, outdoor fireplace, pool, and low maintenance artificial grass. There is plenty of room in the 3-car garage that has built-in cabinets and an epoxy treated floor.

This home has not been listed in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS), however if you or someone you know is interested in a scheduling a private tour, please contact the Russo Team at 602-864-1200. Don’t miss this opportunity to own one of Crown Point’s rare jewels. Call us today.

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
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Wealth Building for Everyone: Seminar Coming Soon

by The Russo Team

Wealth Building for Everyone: Seminar Coming Soon


Don't think of real estate investing as a one-time transaction; think of it as part of your long-term wealth building strategy. We are hosting a seminar, were we will teach you the principles of investing in real estate to build your wealth based on the book HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth. The easy-to-follow five-step process we will be discussing:

1) FIND the right property for the right terms and the right price

2) ANALYZE a property to make sure the numbers and the terms make sense

3) BUY an investment property where you make money going in

4) MANAGE your tenants and property like a pro

5) GROW your way to wealth and financial freedom

  • Date and Time: Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: 7121 W. Bell Road in the Basement Training Room

All attendees will receive a free copy of the book. There is NOTHING to purchase at this wealth building seminar! We give you ALL of the tools & strategies you need. Don't bring your checkbook! 

Please RSVP to lrusso@russoteam.com or click here to register on Facebook event by Thursday, January 26th, 2017. This event is coming soon and space is limited so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
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602-864-1200

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Home Sales Defy Seasonal Trend December National Housing Report

by The Russo Team

Home Sales Defy Seasonal Trend: December National Housing Report

Last month saw more homes sold than any other November in the eight-year history of the National Housing Report from RE/MAX. All but one of the fifty-three markets surveyed posted an increase in sales over November 2015, with nearly half of the markets at least 20 percent higher. Despite the typical winter slowdown, November home sales finished 19.1 percent above a year ago and prices increased 1.4 percent over October.

The continued decline of inventory and talk of rising interest rates may have contributed to November’s surge of home sales,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. Over the past 11 months, the majority of markets have seen home prices return to their pre-recession levels, reaffirming that 2016 has been the best year for the housing market since the recession.”

Are you thinking of making a move in 2017 but not sure what your home is worth? Give us a call today. We will help you successfully navigate the home selling process. We look forward to hearing from you soon – Frank

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

Wealth Building for Everyone

by The Russo Team

Wealth Building for Everyone


Don't think of real estate investing as a one-time transaction; think of it as part of your long-term wealth building strategy. We are hosting a seminar, were we will teach you the principles of investing in real estate to build your wealth based on the book HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth. The easy-to-follow five-step process we will be discussing:

1) FIND the right property for the right terms and the right price

2) ANALYZE a property to make sure the numbers and the terms make sense

3) BUY an investment property where you make money going in

4) MANAGE your tenants and property like a pro

5) GROW your way to wealth and financial freedom

 

  • Date and Time: Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: 7121 W. Bell Road in the Basement Training Room

 

All attendees will receive a free copy of the book. There is NOTHING to purchase at this wealth building seminar! We give you ALL of the tools & strategies you need. Don't bring your checkbook! 

Please RSVP to lrusso@russoteam.com or click here to register on Facebook event by Thursday, January 26th, 2017. Space is limited so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
www.RussoTeam.com
602-864-1200

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Holiday Message from The Russo Team

by The Russo Team

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Holiday Message from The Russo Team

Season’s Greetings friends! It’s truly the most wonderful time of year, and it’s a wonderful life that we get to live – and even better when we have the opportunity to help home buyers and sellers with the most important decision they can make. As this year is counting down, we want to say THANK YOU for the many years of continued success as your trusted real estate partner.

We are grateful for every past client who did business with us again this year, and for all the referrals of your family and friends. We love what we do, and we hope you know how much we appreciate you today, and throughout the year! From all of us at The Russo Team, we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe holiday celebration. May your season be filled with all the reasons that remind us throughout the year – that it is a wonderful life! Happy Holidays – Frank 

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
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RE/MAX National Housing Report for November

by The Russo Team

RE/MAX National Housing Report for November

According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for November, Phoenix, Arizona saw a +12.2% increase in property values! Despite a slight decrease in the number of transactions, this October is the second best in the history of the National Housing Report.

“Although October sales weren’t quite as robust as what we've tracked so far in 2016, it's only the second month this year that didn’t exceed the strong levels set in 2015. But finishing just 1 percent below October 2015 sales is still a very solid performance,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. “It’s the 13th consecutive month of double-digit decline in inventory year-over-year, and that appears to have pushed prices up in all but one market.”

If you are considering a move in 2017, but not sure if now is a good time please give us a call today. We can help you determine the value of your home, and create a plan that will meet your real estate goals. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
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Be Thankful, a Message from The Russo Team

by The Russo Team

Be Thankful, a Message from The Russo Team

Be Thankful 

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Source: http://www.coolest-holiday-parties.com/thanksgiving-poems.html

From all of us on The Russo Team, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
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Limited Services, Limited Fees: What You Are Really Paying For

by The Russo Team

Limited Services, Limited Fees: What You Are Really Paying For 

We have received several phone calls lately from clients wanting to know more about limited services for a limited fee. With a strong housing market, it is not uncommon to see start-up real estate companies popping up with offers that make sellers question what they are really paying for. Let’s take a closer look at what limited services for a limited fee look like when it comes to selling a home:

Pick-a-plan-pricing: instead of charging a percentage of the sales price as a commission, you might see a flat fee pricing plan that has limited services included. While they may list your home for sale in the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS), the flat fee may not include a yard sign, or a lockbox. If you want those services, the price goes up. Keep in mind, even with a pick-a-plan-pricing, you will still pay a commission through ARMLS to a buyer’s agent; that costs is typically three percent of the agreed upon sales price.

No marketing plan: with a limited service real estate company, you might be saving on the commission money but you’ll also be giving up any professional marketing that might be included with a traditional listing agreement. If you want professional photos, virtual tours, videos or Internet exposure, you will be responsible for the cost and navigating which sites will help you sell your home. Of course, the limited service companies will offer a package that includes a marketing plan, but it will cost you more money.

Showing your home: when someone wants to see your home, you will be responsible for arranging the time, screening the buyer’s qualification, and verifying that the person calling is in fact a licensed REALTOR®.

Negotiations: in many of the limited service agreements offered, negotiating the purchase contract is not included in the flat fee. This means you will be responsible for negotiating the best price and terms on your home – by yourself. For a more experienced home seller, this might not seem like a big deal – but it could also be the moment you realize what the flat fee pricing is really costing you.

The Escrow Process: every limited service company is different and their fees may or may not include assistance during the escrow process. If the flat fee you are paying to save on commissions does not include representation during the escrow process, that means you will be responsible for making sure that escrow is opened (this means the buyer has deposited their earnest money funds with the title company), negotiating any home repairs the buyer asks for, following up on the appraisal, keeping in touch with the lender to make sure the buyer’s loan is proceeding and dealing with the buyer’s agent. It is important to point out that the buyer’s agent is not there to help you, and actually they would be putting their license in jeopardy if they did.

Not too long ago we published an article in our newsletter with a list of over 150 items that we do while representing our client in a real estate transaction. These five bullet points are just a few of the risks that hiring a limited fee company means for you. This year, we have been able to negotiate between 98 and 103 percent of list price to sales price for our seller clients. If you are worried about the cost of commissions charged by traditional real estate companies, I would ask that you consider what it is really going to cost you by when it comes down to having an experienced professional represent your best interest. You pay for what you get, and if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. If you are thinking about selling your home, please don’t risk your bottom line to save a few bucks on commission. Give us a call today – Frank 

Frank Russo
The Russo Team
RE/MAX Professionals
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602-864-1200

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