Arizona East Valley Green Living

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Sonoran Living
You made some changes this week Craiglist and your ears should be burning because the real estate community has been talking about you ALL week.  And tweeting and posting and blogging and....that includes me. I read every Facebook post I could find and tried to keep up with the Tweets, I took as ...
Posted 5 months ago
When my dad came home from work he would change from his work clothes into his work clothes.  Yes, he had clothes he went to work in and clothes he worked from home in.  They didn’t LOOK any different but to his mental state they were considerably different.   He needed to separate his work life ...
Posted 9 months ago
Working with buyers becomes a challenge when nothing you show them seems to fit their needs even after they have seen quite a few homes that YOU think are perfect for them, based on THEIR wish list!I love the show HGTV’s House Hunters so I had a plan.  We would play my version of the HGTV House H...
Posted 12 months ago
"I loved the home on Sweetwater but take if off the list.  Thanks for the updates but I just haven't seen anything fantastic yet." That's what my buyer just emailed me after seeing yet another home that met all of his criteria and then some.   There aren't many homes on the market in his price ra...
Posted about 1 year ago
Dad was not a romantic and of course Mom was (opposites do attract).  'Why do you spend money on cards' was alway my Dad's reaction when Mom bought a Valentine card for him (not restricted to Valentine Day cards however). Lucky for him Mom was creative and determined. Every year she takes a card...
Posted about 1 year ago
I have a buyer with an unusual requirement.  After our buyer’s consultation everything seemed pretty average.  He was moving on after a divorce and wanted a 2 bedroom condo for himself and his dog.  As we looked at homes a few items on his wish list became clearer.  He wanted dark kitchen cabinet...
Posted about 1 year ago
Becoming a BOLD TECH Real Estate Agent is easier than you think. I spent the morning with instructor extraordinaire, Chad Hyams, in  BOLD TECH.  It’s a Keller William's class but you don’t have to be a Keller Williams Agent to take BOLD TECH (or any other Keller William's classes).  Awesome right...
Posted about 1 year ago
I thought I had a fail proof plan to avoid the Final Hour Nail Biter called Underwriting.  My buyer, a master teacher with a 720 credit score, had all of her paperwork in the hands of her lender 3 days after contract approval.  Lending sent a Loan Status Report every week to the listing agent, as...
Posted about 1 year ago
Business planning is only as hard as you make it. It's basically a master to-do list with accountabiity measured in.  I created 3 top level goals for business and 3 top level personal goals for 2013.  If you haven't created your business plan yet it's not to late.  Here are 3 easy steps.... WHAT ...
Posted over 1 year ago
I had a dilemma today, how could I thank the Active Rain Team who has been there all year to answer my questions, offered so may classes that I felt I was working towards my Master's Degree, and created a platform from which I was able to grow my business.  They went from a virtual company to par...
Posted over 1 year ago

Valerie Tourangeau

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My passion is to inspire homeowners to create green and healthy homes and support the local economy as a real estate agent.