Own It Girl
Diane Brennan is a realtor in Phoenix and host. Own It Girl is dedicated to empowering women with the knowledge and tools needed to get ahead in the real estate game! It's no longer a man's game. New shows weekly!
info_outline We Talk To A Real Sugar Daddy 01/26/2022
We Talk To A Real Sugar Daddy We talk Arizona real estate as well we talk to a real Sugar Daddy and find out all about this arrangement. Curious? We sure were! On this podcast: Realtor & Host Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker, Ashleigh Herman with Realty One Group, Courtney Crowder & Stacy Voss with Bay Equity, Marcus, host of "Secrets of a Sugar Daddy" podcast. (2:48) UNSUNG HEROES PROGRAM - How we help first responders in the Valley buy or sell a home. We contribute 25% of our commission to help the first responder , Bay Equity gives the hero back 1.4 of 1% of the total loan amount and our participating title companies give back as well. First responders include police officers, firefighters, active duty military, Veterans, 911 operators and emergency room personnel. Reach us at (3:39) CONGRATS to our clients! (4:18) GILBERT - Is it really teeming with singles or does it still have the stigma of being a "family" place. We discuss. (5:26) MCCORMICK RANCH, SCOTTSDALE - We have a new listing in a great area in Scottsdale, AZ (5:45) BUYER BEWARE - This company is essentially advertising “free cash” to homeowners. It appears that once the homeowner signs their agreement and they get the “free cash,” MV Realty, or someone else under their umbrella, records a signed Memorandum of Agreement against the property where the homeowner agrees to use MV Realty any time in the future to sell their home. The recorded Memorandum is essentially a lien on the property so it clouds the title. If the homeowner at any time in the future decides to sell using another company, they can't close without MV removing the Memorandum Agreement which will cost the homeowner thousands of $$$. One complaint was written by the trustee of a property after their Dad had passed away and the trustee sold the property. The trustee never knew that the Dad (who apparently had Alzheimer’s) signed this agreement until it showed up on the title. The trustee had to pay this company thousands of $$$$ to get the lien removed. The trustee complained and he received a letter written in “legalese” that they are not doctors and did not know Dad was mentally impaired, and the agreement of course also included some language that includes all heirs successors. (7:38) TIK TOK - Diane's love of Tik Tok continues and she posts them on her IG stories. If you want to follow the IG stories that Stacey loves on Diane's feed, just follow her on IG @myrealtordianebrennan (9:50) BANISHED WORDS LIST - We all still want to use these! Lake Superior University came out with the list of words they'd like to see banished in 2022. (13:29) OWN IT GIRL'S MARKET REPORT - Find out how low listings are in a few of the cities in the Phoenix metro area. (14:20) SUGAR DADDY AND SUGAR BABIES - Marcus is the host of "Secrets of a Sugar Daddy" podcast and a real live Sugar Daddy. We find out all about the ins and outs of these arrangements. OUR CONTACT INFO: Diane Brennan, Coldwell Banker Realty [email protected], 602-620-2277 IG & Tik Tok: @myrealtordianebrennan Ashleigh Herman, Realty One Group, , 480-532-3140 Courtney Crowder Bay Equity Home Loans 280-459-3307 Stacey Voss SW Business Development Officer Marcus "Secrets of a Sugar Daddy" podcast
info_outline Shady Agents 01/19/2022
Shady Agents Diane & Ashleigh talk about the process of becoming a real estate agent and what you have to do once you get your license. They also talk about the shady and unethical things some real estate agents are doing with multiple offers. They also talk about home appreciation. Thanks to our friends at the Cromford Report for their list of ranking cities by average sales price per square foot. The least expensive cities have outperformed the rest. Top spot for annual appreciation is Coolidge, Arizona at 40.5% rate of appreciation in one year. It's the most affordable on the list of 40, sitting at $146.94/sf. Other high appreciation areas include Tonopah, AZ at 39% Arizona City at 36.1% Maricopa, Arizona at 34.9% Queen Creek, Arizona at 34.8% When it comes to the lowest appreciation rate, Eloy, Arizona is at 19.2% Carefree & Sun City West are at 22.8% each. Generally, the areas with a high median age increased at a slower rate than areas with a low median age. However, more expensive areas have historically moved later than cheaper areas when following house price trends. Supply in Paradise Valley and Carefree has dropped much more than other areas in the last 12 months. So it would not be a surprise if their appreciation catches up over the next 12 months. Arizona's real estate market is showing no sign of turning in buyers' favor. Let's see how Buckeye, Arizona is doing in honor of Ashleigh, the Queen of Buckeye. It's average $/sf is $196.46 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Fresh Start Women's Foundation - FUN THING TO DO Waste Management Open - OUR CONTACT INFO: Diane Brennan, Coldwell Banker Realty [email protected], 602-620-2277 IG & Tik Tok: @myrealtordianebrennan Ashleigh Herman, Realty One Group, , 480-532-3140
info_outline Real Estate & Great Reads 01/12/2022
Real Estate & Great Reads Join Diane Brennan, Host and Realtor with Coldwell Banker, Ashleigh Herman with Realty One Group, Justin Volpone with Bay Equity Home Loans and Mary Van Alstyne with Landmark Title. (1:39) We invite first responders to take part in our "Unsung Heroes Program." Diane and Ashleigh contribute 25% of their commission to the hero. Bay Equity contributes .25% of the total loan amount toward closing costs. First Responders include active duty military, Veterans, police officers, firefighters, 911 operators, emergency room personnel. (3:10, 49:39) We are going to try a new restaurant each week and let you know about it. This week is The Henry in Phoenix on Camelback and 44th Street. Look at the picture of Diane's steak she got at the Henry. Listen to the reaction of the crew. Find the picture on Instagram @thatrealestateshow and @myrealtordianebrennan (4:37) We find out what everyone's reading or audiobook they're listening to and what they think Ashleigh: The Gap and the Gain, Dan Sullivan with Dr. Benjamin Hardy Mary: A Happy Pocket Full of Money, by David Cameon Gikandi Justin: I Will Teach You To Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi Tristan: Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber Diane: Will by Will Smith (14:35)There's a chain letter type of thing going around Facebook. Check out Diane's FB page. If you'd like to join: email Diane: [email protected] (16:11) Diane talks about her road rage incident with a California driver. (24:10) Find out the latest about the AZ Real Estate Market thanks to our friends at the Cromford Report. The sellers market continues. We have low supply in the Valley and it's getting worse. We have had the lowest number of active listings at the end of 2021 that has ever been recorded. Looking at this month, January, compared to a year ago. We are down 4.5% in active listings from 2021. Down over 15% in supply from last month. The monthly average sales price per square foot is $267.31. That's up 28% from last January and just over 1% from last month. Our monthly median sales price sits at $425,000. Last year, at this time, it was $332,000. That's up 28%. To those that continue to think the market is cooling off, the real world data does not agree. The housing market heated up in the last 10 weeks of 2021 and starts 2022 with a huge excess of demand over supply. This is not because of colossal demand. It is because of the unusually low supply. We normally see a strong flow of new listings in January while buyers tend to stay quiet until February. It's too early to tell if that will occur in 2022. It did NOT occur in 2021 and this was a striking reminder that the market was abnormal. In the next 4 weeks we will find out if the market remains in an abnormal state. Prices continued to advance during December, more than 1% higher over the month. It would be surprising if we don't see at least a 3% increase over the next 3 months. The Cromford report says its money woul be on a move in excess of this, but nobody knows for sure what the future will bring, and the market continues to spring surprises on everyone. HERE WE GROW AGAIN! (26:30)Here's why 300,000 more people may be moving to Buckeye (30:55) Glendale hires architecture firm to revamp arena that will no longer be 'hockey venue. (28:27) Appraisals (40:45) What does a title company do? IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT TO US: Diane Brennan [email protected] 602-620-2277 Ashleigh Herman 480-532-3140 Justin Volpone 702-541-0653
info_outline Make Sure Your Realtor Does This!! 01/05/2022
Make Sure Your Realtor Does This!! Join Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker, Ashleigh Herman with Realty One Group, Justin Volpone with Bay Equity Home Loans and Mary Van Alstyne with Landmark Title. On Own It Girl, we talk about the loud New Year's Eve this year, pew pew pew. Update on Diane's red light therapy order disaster and her new sleeping habits. She goes over some of the tips. Learn what to do if you get bumped off your flight. We follow erika @erikakullberg, a lawyer on TikTok and she says what this is called is "Involuntary Denied Boarding." According to the Department of Transportation, if the next flight the airline can get you on results in over a 2 hour delay, the passenger is entitled to 4 times for the one way fare. So your one way flight is $250. You are entitled to $1000. We also discuss which stores have really good return policies. We have an update on Arizona's real estate market. Still a sellers' market. And here's some advice if you're working with a Realtor. Make sure they are doing the following: 1. Preparing an appraisal package for the Appraiser 2. Meeting appraiser at the property (if appraiser allows) 3. Make sure your agent is presenting you with all offers 4. Make sure your agent is returning all phone calls and inquiries about the property. If you'd like to get a hold of us here is our contact information: Diane Brennan [email protected] 602-620-2277 Ashleigh Herman 480-532-3140 Justin Volpone 702-541-0653
info_outline What You Need to Know About Home Inspections and Maintenance 11/24/2021
What You Need to Know About Home Inspections and Maintenance We join Marc Frieslinger with Doubletree Home Inspections and talk tips on home inspectors and maintenance items to know about!
info_outline Bees in Mesa, Trips to Italy, and Inflation Effects 11/03/2021
Bees in Mesa, Trips to Italy, and Inflation Effects Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty starts with a story about bees at a home she was trying to show and a cool hack at Costco.
info_outline Inflation Effects on Real Estate and Fighting Against Abuse 10/27/2021
Inflation Effects on Real Estate and Fighting Against Abuse Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty talks with Tom and Diva about the state of the real estate markets, and Tom Ross with Bay Equity jumps into important points about inflation, refinancing, costs of materials and labor, and it's affect on debt.
info_outline AZ Real Estate and U-Haul to the Rescue! 10/06/2021
AZ Real Estate and U-Haul to the Rescue! Diane Brennan, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty and Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans talk about Diane's experiences the previous week in Vermont, and the story about the rental they ended up with.
info_outline What Does a Normal Market Feel Like? 09/22/2021
What Does a Normal Market Feel Like? Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty and Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans talk in depth about a real estate market that should be looked at with a different perspective. We've experienced unprecedented growth and the easing off does not necessarily mean that there are signs of trouble.
info_outline Buying and Selling a Home 08/25/2021
Buying and Selling a Home Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty, Tina Tamboer with the Cromford Report, and Tom Ross of Bay Equity Home Loans talk about how easy it is to get a license to be a realtor in the State of Arizona, and some stories about new agents.
info_outline What You Need to Know About Listing a Rental with AirBnB 07/28/2021
What You Need to Know About Listing a Rental with AirBnB Should you list your house on AirBnB? How does it work? What are the downsides? Diane Brennan and Tina Tamboer dive into all the basics and it's effect on market demand and more.