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Why Sellers Should Pay a Buyer Agent’s Commission

May 22, 2024
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Traditionally, sellers have covered. the buyer agent’s commission. Let’s explore why they should continue to do so in light of the NAR Settlement.

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Balanced Market Emerging in Phoenix Retirement Communities

April 16, 2024
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April 2024 market report. . Balanced market emerging in Phoenix retirement communities between buyers and sellers.

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Phoenix Retirement Community HOA Fees Update 2024

Phoenix Retirement Community HOA Fees Update 2024

March 22, 2024
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A lot of HOA fees went up January 2024. Get your downloadable copy, so you can compare Phoenix retirement community fees!

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December 2023 Sun City West Market Report

February 6, 2024
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We are in a strong sellers market, but what will snowbird season bring? We will look at anticipated expectations for buyers and sellers.

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2023 Phoenix Retirement Community Home Value Update

January 18, 2024
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2023 phoenix retirement community home value update. Home values are down but how much? view this months market report.

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Phoenix Retirement Community Home Values Drop almost 7 Percent

Phoenix Retirement Community Home Values Drop Almost 7 Percent

July 13, 2023
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Where are home values a year after the height of the market in PHX’s 55+ communities? Let’s discuss pickleball & grass trends too.

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Days on Market substantially increase in Phoenix Retirement Communities

April 14, 2023
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Not so long ago, Phoenix retirement community homes sold quickly for well above the asking price. We are now seeing a shift.

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Phoenix Retirement Community Home Values Dip

January 13, 2023
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Home values and prices continue their decline as they dip again in the 4th Qtr. We’re headed towards a buyer’s market.

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Phoenix Retirement Community Home Values 3rd Qtr

October 12, 2022
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Home values were on the decline in Phoenix retirement communities during the third quarter of 2022. A stark contrast to the first quarter.

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Phoenix Retirement Community Home Value Update June 2022

July 11, 2022
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Home values inch higher in Phoenix retirement communities. At the six-month mark, home prices didn’t go down, but they didn’t go much either compared to the 1st quarter of 2022..

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    We have hired Sharon 3 times now and this is our first time for selling a home. Sharon set the price right, an accepted offer was in 5 days. She protected our interests when we had a buyer with many requests for us to do unnecessary work “for his benefit”. We consider her a friend and a great realtor. We would highly recommend her and would hire her again if the opportunity comes up. Alyce and Jim C.
    Response from the owner: Dear Jim and Alyce, Your heartfelt review truly brightened my day! 🌟 Congratulations on successfully selling your home, and it was an absolute pleasure working with both of you. Here’s to a lasting friendship for many years ahead! Warm regards, Sharon
    Debi DeBelser
    Sharon is a great realtor, specialiing in the +55 communities in the Phoenix area. She is tuned into each community and can really help you in finding the right one and right home for you. She is always on time and on schedule and will take as much time with you as you need to find the right community and home. After closing, she's also checking in with you and offers help and assistance with any issues you may run into while trying to set things up in your new home. Thanks Sharon!
    Response from the owner: Debi, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a delight assisting you and Ty. Seeing your happiness when we discovered the perfect home with that stunning view was incredibly fulfilling. I'm grateful for the opportunity to help you find your ideal golf course retirement home. Wishing you many years of bliss in your new sanctuary!
    Toni Steffen
    I've worked with Sharon on her website for a number of years and she has always been very professional and committed to her clients in providing detailed information regarding the retirement communities here in Arizona.
    Response from the owner: Thank you, Toni for the nice review. My website looks so good due to your efforts. It's wonderful to have trusted partners I can count on, so I can focus on my clients. I appreciate you. -Sharon
    Dave Stoller
    Sharon assisted us in finding a suitable residence in the West Valley. She is a very gracious, kind person and is well-organized, prompt in communicating and diligent and thorough as to all details of the home-buying process. We highly recommend her.
    Response from the owner: Thank you for the wonderful review, Dave. You and your wife were a pleasure to work with. I hope you both enjoy your new home.
    Arch Miller
    Sharon’s goal is to make the moving experience – from touring properties to closing escrow and beyond – as stress-free as is possible.Her website includes a plethora data that makes surveying the various communities in Sun City and Sun City West convenient. A favorite feature is the printable copies of the floor plans. The buyer can select a favorite floor plan, and Sharon will customize the property search to your specific floor plan(s). For buyers wondering how well their furniture will fit, the dimensions are available. That is practical and helpful information.Sharon’s personal dedication to serving her clients’ needs is unsurpassable. For example, with only days before closing escrow, the paperwork transferring ownership of the solar panels was delayed for various reasons related to the seller. Sharon spent an hour on the phone with the solar company sorting out the details so that I would not have to hassle the stress.In escrow, the people whom Sharon recommended were also excellent, which for those of us who do not live in the area is invaluable. The escrow officer was friendly, efficient, and timely. The home inspector was adept at detecting conditions that needed repairing, especially minor repairs (an exterior electrical plug hidden by plants) that the untrained eye misses, and his recommendations were constructive.Sharon will help you find the property that you want and support you through the entire process.
    Response from the owner: Arch, thank you for such a stellar review and taking the time to go into detail. You are and were and are a pleasure to work with. Things don't end here. Thank you for choosing me to help you find your perfect retirement home.
    Mitch S
    What makes a really good realtor? Look no further than Sharon Rowlson and you'll have your answer. She is the consummate professional who has great experience, fantastic communication and personal skills, great patience, provides expert advise, great listener, great attention to details, has a great understanding of the local housing market, a great attitude, has an extreme interest in helping others, and is honest with great integrity.Literally for years I've been considering relocation from the Pacific Northwest to a Southwest 'over 55' active adult community for my retirement. I finally purchased recently with great assistance from Sharon. She has been there every step of the way patiently educating and staying in touch to answer all of my many detailed questions regarding all the various "over 55" active adult retirement communities. There are many, each with their pros and cons. Originally discovered her via a Google search, her website was/is very comprehensive showing comparisons amongst those many "over 55" communities. Being tech-savvy is important in this competitive, constantly changing real estate environment and the site helped a lot before we initially communicated. Sharon is on time, always follows up and has many great networking connections should one be needed (e.g. inspectors, handy folks, mortgages, etc). Though I purchased a new construction home Sharon has been with me every step of the way providing great advise both functionally and support-wise. There are a lot of moving parts in life affecting such a large transaction as a home purchase and having an understanding professional like Sharon is a great asset. It's great to have a well grounded, knowledgeable realtor like her who has been through new build construction a bunch of times. She has even provided me guidance and tips regarding selling my current home despite me having a local realtor in my current city before I actually relocate to her home state. And she has offered to help with finding temporary housing for me as I await my closing date in the new city. Though she's very busy (because she's so good) I never have problems reaching her within a short amount of time. Though we first know each other professionally, because of her great demeanor and kind qualities we have also become friends. It also doesn't hurt working with a professional who loves and has animals in the family as well.I highly recommend Sharon Rowlson if you are looking to sell or, in my case, purchase a new home and need expert guidance through the complicated competitive real estate world.Mitch SSeattle area to Arizona
    Response from the owner: Big thank you for such a great review, Mitch. You are on an exciting new adventure. I hope you have many happy years in sunny Arizona in your brand new retirement home. I thought I had replied but must have not hit post reply. My apologies.
    Lynda DeCarlo
    Sharon helped us with the purchase of a home in a Del Webb 55+ Community at Sun City Festival in Buckeye, AZ. As we were relocating from So. California, her knowledge about the area was invaluable. She helped guide us through the process and was very organized & efficient keeping us well informed and up to date on all aspects of the transaction. If anyone is interested in buying or selling a home, we highly recommend utilizing her services. Sharon is the ultimate professional!Ray & Lynda D.
    Response from the owner: Lynda and Ray, what a pleasure to work with you both. Thank you for the 5-star review. I really appreciate it. Hope you are loving Sun City Festival and so glad we are staying in touch.
    Kathleen DeRosa
    Allen and I so enjoyed working with Sharon. Her level of professionalism and communication was exceptional. Thanks Sharon for helping us find our forever home.
    Response from the owner: Kathy, Thank you for the wonderful review. I hope you and Alan are enjoying your new Del Webb forever home. It was a pleasure working with you both. Sorry for the late reply.
    Marty Cohen
    We were looking to purchase a home in a retirement community in the Phoenix area. The best thing we did was to hire Sharon Rowlson to assist us with this process. She made suggestions and showed us homes in many different communities. Her skills shined after we found a house we loved and were ready to make an offer. Sharon assisted us in making the proper offer, since numerous offers had also been made on this house. I believe her communications with the seller's agent set us apart from the other potential buyers and our offer was accepted. We can't thank her enough with the assistance she provided us.
    Response from the owner: Marty-thank you for the wonderful review. You and Annette were a pleasure to work with. I hope you both have many years of happiness in your new retirement home.
    Chris Dupuis
    Sharon helped my husband and I purchase a beautiful home in Sun City Grand. We were purchasing from out of state which made it a challenge. Every time we found a property Sharon drove to it and looked it over to give us her honest opinion. She was with us every step of the way and referred us to so many people to help us including painters and home inspectors. I would highly recommend working with Sharon. She genuinely cares about you and your purchase!
    Response from the owner: Chris, you are my 20th review, Wow! A big thank you for your thoughtful review. It has been a pleasure working with you and your husband. I hope you have many happy years in Sun City Grand and in your new home.

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