I'm Bullish on The Luxury Real Estate Market. As summer winds down, we are sure to see winter visitors arriving soon, and that's always great for our real estate market. Our city shows beautifully October through May, and all it takes is one visit for people to get hooked. .
Trading Time for Money. I've been very lucky in my career to have worked alongside some incredible leaders. People who not only understand the importance of work/life balance, but also are in business for the "right reasons". We all have come across those who are not, and inevitably they disappear never achieving the greatness they could have, had they just understood that money should never rule a transaction and should certainly never rule your life.
Retire Me No Way! Happy New Year everyone! I’m happy to inform you that the market is strong, and the new year is starting off very well. After a slow second half of 2022, 2023 seems to be happily on its way to another great year for Arizona luxury real estate. An interesting thing has been happening to me lately.
Robert says Don't Panic! The market is simply experiencing an inevitable correction. If you know me at all, you know that I’m a proponent of not speaking until I have something worthy to say. I’m constantly being asked my opinion on the current market conditions and I’m very confident with my analysis.
Joffe Featured in the News Phoenix is still a sellers market, but the spigot has turned off. The housing market has been a seller's market for quite some time now. But recently, we've noticed a slight shift in the market: new listings and price reductions are popping up, and it looks like things are becoming slightly more stable; the "frenzy" has subsided and home buyers and sellers alike have plenty of options across the greater Phoenix area. This doesn't mean bad news for sellers.
Joffe Featured in the News Acre Lot in Arcadia Sells for RecordBreaking $4.75 million The Arcadia neighborhood has proven its desirability once again with the record-breaking $4.75 million sale for a 1.05 acre parcel. As this property was a part of the original David & Gladys Wright property, it comes with a storied history and prime location. These factors, mixed with the hot market we all have experienced, contributed to the most valuable parcel sale ever in Arcadia's history.
It May Be Surprising, But Its Good News! I love my job and I know that I’m so lucky that's the case! It makes me very happy to talk to people day after day about their favorite thing… their home. I love that I am trusted to help with what is often the biggest investment in a family’s portfolio, and quite frankly, I love doing deals and helping people get the most from their purchase and sale. It’s obvious that a lot is going on right now with the covid crisis, school uncertainty, economic frailty, an election year, and other societal factors.
These Sure Are Interesting Times. I’ve been waiting to write this blog for quite some time because with so much sickness, sadness, and turmoil in the world, talking about business seems self indulgent to me. However, what I’ve realized is that we need our everyday distractions, hobbies, curiosities, passions, and business interests to take our minds off all the things that are less than pleasant surrounding us. So, I think it’s okay to address market conditions and give you a momentary reprieve from thoughts that are certainly more important in the grand scheme of things.
Stock Market Disruption Worries. Well, it sure has been a tough week in the stock market, and I’ve been inundated with calls asking my thoughts. I have been as bullish on this home market lately as I have been in a very long time. Properties have been consistently moving at pricing that I believe is sustainable.
Feeling Grateful. I do my best not to blog until I feel like I have something that I believe is truly worth saying. Today, I simply feel the need to say thank you. I cannot help but feel grateful for all the good fortune that has come my way while doing something that I love, with people I enjoy, and the support of my family and friends.
Thinking About Fourth Quarter Expectations. Today’s big question is what’s in store for fourth quarter 2019? With good reason, many of us are on edge with the unprecedented uncertainty we’re experiencing both nationally and internationally. It’s safe to say these are strange times.
Honest Relationships Really Are Everything. I was asked a question over the weekend and it got me thinking about whether my quick answer was indeed correct. She asked what I think has enabled me to have such longevity in the real estate business and why do I still love what I do so much. I very quickly responded with “honest relationships”.
The Joffe Group Made This List! Anyone who knows me knows that I really dislike the annual realtor rankings. My issues with it are many, but I’ll just name a couple. First, they can be easily manipulated by those who choose not to follow the unwritten rules of integrity. And second, as someone who is consistently ranked, I’m very uncomfortable boasting about it.
What Does The Summer Heat Mean For Buyers and Sellers. What Does the Summer Heat Mean for Buyers and Sellers in Arcadia and Paradise Valley? It seems like I’m asked several times a week if my business drops off in the summer. The assumption that it does certainly makes sense, but the reality is that it actually stays steady.
Paradise Valley High End Market Is On The Move. Paradise Valley High End Market Is On The Move. I’m on a plane heading back from a beautiful beach vacation and thinking about how lucky I am to have such a fantastic team by my side to cover for me while I’m away.
Joffe Talk Lets Talk Real Estate. Wow – Why So Many Homes For Sale In Arcadia? My wife and I were talking business over dinner last night, which we often do, and she asked me a very simple question. “What is going on with the Arcadia market?” The answer to that is often as straightforward as the question, but last night it was not.
Joffe Group closes largest deal in history of Arizona MLS. Robert Joffe, founder of The Joffe Group at Launch Real Estate, has announced that he and co-listing agent Jonathan Friedland closed on the sale of a $12,750,000 home in Paradise Valley. According to a comparative release report run on Arizona’s MLS, this is the largest deal in the state’s history. In January, 2017, Robert Joffe, founder of The Joffe Group at Launch Real Estate, announced that he and co-listing agent Jonathan Friedland closed on the sale of a $12,750,000 home in Paradise Valley.
Popular Valley neighborhoods see an influx of new homes. Realtor Robert Joffe with the Joffe Group at Launch Real Estate told 3TV news that it is a sign the real estate market has recovered from the great recession. “Yeah, we are fully recovered. Arcadia, in particular, is one of the areas I specialize in.
3TV News on Key Things Buyers Want in a Home. When it comes to homes, new or remodeled, luxury touches and open space are what buyers want. From high end finishes to high tech features like complete home connectivity are what buyers want. 3TV visited with Robert Joffe, Realtor with The Joffe Group at Launch Real Estate, and Brett Brimley, of Brimley Development, at the Brimley office where Robert and Brett showed off many of these details from a great room where kitchen, dining and living flow, to luxury touches like pocket doors, and wood beams fill out the look.
Curious about Home Values DONT ASK ZILLOW! One of the most popular websites in real estate is undoubtedly Zillow. But did you know that their home value “Zestimates” are usually WAY off? In fact, the CEO of Zillow just sold his own home in Seattle for 40% LESS than the Zestimate! Per Inman News, “On February 29th, Spencer Rascoff sold a Seattle home for $1.05 million, 40 percent less than the Zestimate of $1.75 million shown on its property page a day later.”