Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand.

One of my specialties is representing the best interests of Scottsdale area buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for Scottsdale,Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, N.E. Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

Now is an incredible time to buy--interest rates are at an historical low, prices are as low as they are going to get--some areas are on the rise--and you have a great selection of homes although that has started to head back to normal. You've read alot about bank owned properties also know as reos and repo's as well as short sales. Having done both short sales and repos, my suggetions would be repo. Why? With bank owned homes you know the price and will get a rsponse within 3 to 4 days. I search early and late each day for my bank owned buyers and show them the best values out there in thier price range. The good bank repos go fast.

Short sales are often a shot in the dark. Many short sales take between one and 6 months for a response--sometimes never. The successful short sales tend to sell close to market but with select bank repos you can still get a GREAT BUY.

Let me know if I can guide you through the process.

I also assist in managing the property should you want to lease it and also market homes for lease--you cna usually see several places I have for lease on this website under Listings.

For first time buyers, you still have the upt to $8000 credit from Uncle Sam until 12/09.


The following articles provide useful information and are a great place to start if you're considering buying a home.

How to choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search Why use a Realtor When Buying a Home?
How to Choose a Home Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches
Take Charge When Buying a Home The Basics of Making an Offer

What's the difference between "Mike sold me my house" and"I worked with Mike to find my home"?


I have a low key style and do not push my buyers. I talk less and listen more. I listen to YOUR goals, dreams and all the little details YOU share. After our initial chat and showing you a few homes, I will have a complete picture of what YOU want regarding aesthetics, floorplan, square footage, lot size, views, financing/price,location, schools,style, amenities, special needs and more. With 32 years as a top producing, full time agent with an exhaustive and up-to-date knowledge of the Valley real estate market, I can find YOU the best there is, in the shortest time and for the best price.

My experience, tools, and style enable me to exceed YOUR expectations.

For a brief resume, click on sellers on the home page.

Can I help YOU find your dream home or great investment(I also offer complete leasing services and management assistance--making it easy for in-state & out-of-state investors).