My favorite Chandler community in the $200k range

Stonegate Crossing Chandler AZSomeone asked me what my favorite community in the $200,000 price range was. For me, it is Stonegate Crossing.

Why do I like Stonegate? Stonegate is one of those rare communities that is half in an HOA and half the community is not inside the HOA, which give options for both.

Stonegate not only has a great park in the heart of the community with a full court basketball court and volleyball court, but it also backs up to Espee Park, which is one of the best parks in all of Chandler.

There is something for everyone. To find out a lot more about Stonegate Crossing make sure you visit our page on Phoenix Real Estate Guy.

Waterfront Properties in Chandler


Yes indeed, there are waterfront properties in Chandler

You may or may not have seen on my Phoenix Real Estate Guy site, I started a series called #AskTPREG. The question for episode two was, are there any waterfront properties in Phoenix. Yes, and a good amount of those are right here in Chandler.

Chandler has dozens of waterfront communities including Ocotillo, The Springs, Spyglass, Silver Lake and much more.

If you have any interest in talking more about selling or buying a waterfront property in Chandler, or anywhere in the valley, call me at 480-524-0110.

How many houses should you look at before you buy home?

Real Estate Question of the Day: How many houses do buyers look at on average before they purchase a house?

According to the National Association of Realtors, the average buyer looks at about 12 houses before they finally purchase a house. Over the last year, my average for a buyer is about 10 houses viewed before the buyer purchases a home.

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 11.10.59 AMYesterday I went to a funeral of a family friend. Sharon died way too young, with a 12-year old son left behind. What does that have to do with how many houses should you look at? Actually everything!

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It makes you realize what is really important. Spending time with your family and friends is what is really important. Not looking at 20-30-40 houses.

If you are spending time looking at 20 houses, you are looking at a lot of things that do not match what you are looking for. You are likely viewing a lot of homes that don’t match the exact criteria that you want in a house.

Spend some time with your real estate agent and figure out what is important to you in a house. Let your agent search for homes that match that criteria and really narrow down the search to the homes that match. Then you can spend more time looking at homes that you would want to live in and less wasting of your time that should be spent on more important things.

Let me know what real estate questions you have and I will answer them in under 2 minutes.

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And you are really wondering why your Chandler home didn’t sell?

See the photo below, this is an actual photo taken recently from the MLS, it was not altered.

Actual MLS Photo


As a Chandler real estate agent, I often get calls from people wondering why their Chandler house is not selling. While I cannot solicit or initial calls from houses that are listed, we can answer questions if a home owner reaches out to us.

Often, the reason it is not selling comes down to 1 of 2 things. Either it is not price correctly or it does not show well at all online.


It is a big mistake to not price your home correctly at first. Why? I will do more on this soon, but if you have ever been shopping for houses, and you find out the days on the market is high, what are your first thoughts? If you are like everyone else, it is either A) What is wrong with the house B) I can steal this one or something with a combination of both of those.

Get the price right on day one. Stop thinking I need to leave room to negotiate. There are things you can do to make your house sell for more, but once you have the number that you believe it is going to sell for, list it within 1-2% of that.  You will cost yourself a lot of time and money in the long run if you do not.

Online Appearance

This is no longer 1995, everything starts online these days. I have two types of clients. Those that like to search my MLS site Homes Around Chandler by themselves, and leave me comments on houses they like, or those who like for me to search for them and just send them comments on the ones I think match what they are looking for.

How it works in real life

Either way it always starts the same, with me as their Chandler real estate agent, or them as the Buyer, looking at photos to see how the house looks. If I am looking at houses that are listed between 250,000-325,000, I am comparing it to other properties that are in that price range. If I see 8 properties, and 7 of them have professional photos, and one has cheap photos that do not make the house look very appealing, which ones do you think I am recommending to my client

If your house should be priced at 225,00, and you decided to price it at 250,000, to not “leave money on the table” do you think we are taking a look at it when we compare it to homes that are worth an extra 10%?

Don’t hurt yourself. As soon as your house is on the market. Go online to different sites and do a search for houses like yours. How does it look compared to them? Would you take a look at it, or would you pass for something that looks a lot nicer?

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What is new in 2015, lots of good things going on in Chandler

2015 is shaping up to be a terrific year for myself and for Chandler Arizona. There is so much going on. First the San Marcos Golf Course is open after their remodel in 2014.

SanMarcosGolfBunkerChandlerAZ.jpgChandler finally has a great coffee shop in downtown Chandler with Peixoto Coffee Shop. Chandler is getting a new movie theatre that will be opening towards the end of 2015.

I have a new brokerage, I have joined Realty Executives and look forward to using some of their programs to benefit my clients.

And finally in 2015 what is old, is new again. I will be doing more frequent video blogging answering your questions about real estate and Chandler Arizona.

I received a question just yesterday about townhouses in Chandler that I will be answering soon.

If you want to follow my video series you can do so on this blog, via my Youtube Channel, get the 15 second version by following me on Instagram at @DeanOuellette or on my Facebook Business Page about Chandler Real Estate.

I look forward too reconnecting with everyone through video again.

Over a dozen companies in the Chandler area hiring over 100



The job market in the Chandler are continues to grow. The Arizona Republic ran a story recently that listed over a dozen companies in the area that are currently looking to hire over 100 employees each.

There has been a lot of recent news about new projects in Chandler including the new mix of luxury apartments, a hotel, offices and shops called Chandler Viridian by the Chandler Fashion Center.

It is is an exciting time to be in Chandler.

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