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SimplySOLD is a boutique real estate brokerage firm located on the Camelback Corridor in Phoenix, Arizona that  focuses on the needs of residential buyers and sellers in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the greater Valley of the Sun real estate market. Our clients include investors, the luxury buyers and sellers, Canadian and international buyers and those seeking to sell to them. We also provide commercial property real estate representation.

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N. Mark Kramoltz, JD, GRI, CIPS writes blog articles on the metro Phoenix, Arizona, national and global real estate markets. Written from his perspective as a designated broker and real estate attorney, his articles avoid the inaccuracies and vacuous industry propaganda common to most real estate writings. Due to his love of animals and military history, he also frequently writes about dogs, cats and horses that have played a role in military conflicts. Subscribe to his blog now!

Avoid Dual Agency.

Avoid Dual Agency.

My rejection of the consumer unfriendly practice of dual agency means that SimplySOLD is different than the competition. I work only for you, and not for the other side of the sale. And my policy of placing my clients' interest must first has garnered national...

Going, Going, Gone.

Going, Going, Gone.

More sellers listed their homes in the Phoenix metro area in the 3rd quarter than in either the 1st or 2nd quarters of this year. This is not the normal seasonal pattern, but due to Covid this is not a normal season. And they are selling fast. There was a 92% increase...

The Top Consumer Complaints.

The Top Consumer Complaints.

Number 2 on the list of the top five consumer complaints is home improvement contractors. Problems include shoddy work, failure to start or complete a job, and failure to have proper licensing. Read 10 Musts When Hiring a Contractor about the importance of vetting...

Earth Shaking Home Risks.

Earth Shaking Home Risks.

The U.S. Geological Survey says 16 states are at high risk for a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. Sure California is on the list, but who would guess Arkansas is? Joining them are Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Idaho,...

Rin Tin Tin, Part 4.

Rin Tin Tin, Part 4.

The TV Show. Most people who are familiar with Rin Tin Tin know him from the 1950's television show. The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin was set in the old west and co-starred a young boy who shared the adventures. By then Rin TinTin III was too old for the role, so owner...

Haunted Home Stories for Halloween.

Haunted Home Stories for Halloween.

At Halloween in previous years, I have told stories of scary homes for sale (in Horrifying Home Stories for Halloween). But houses not on the market may be cursed too. Built in the mid-1800s, Ashton Villa is a mansion in Galveston, Texas said to be haunted by previous...

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