As Jonathan mentions, commuting can be an issue. The city has a good transportation system which was developed with this situation in mind. Geographically, Phoenix lends itself to a feeling of community with the city's 'mountains'. Call us today and we will be glad to talk with you about what appeals to you most.
One of the best features about Phoenix is you can find a wide variety of homes at a wide range of price points across the Valley and, with few exceptions, the amenities most residents need are in easy reach from virtually anywhere.
One last piece of advice I'd give is make sure to look not just in Scottsdale, where all your friends will tell you that you must be, but also in other areas of the Valley. Arrowhead Ranch offers a tremendous lifestyle at a fraction of what you might pay to live in Scottsdale simply because it's Scottsdale.
I will initially provide neighborhood information and a color map differentiating the neighborhoods, an MTA map of the subways and a list of web sites, so they can do research at home. I then suggest having them visit for a week, prior to the move, to get acquainted with the city and its neighborhoods.
I provide additional advice and tips, but it quickly becomes specific to each particular buyer(s) needs and wants.
~Set a timeline.
~Meet with a lender and determine your price point.
~Interview Realtors and find a professional who can help you navigate the tremendous inventory on the market.
~When you find a home that meets most of your criteria, make an offer. Your Realtor should have been able to narrow your choices to homes that suit you best.
~Home buying is a process - arm yourself with a solid strategy and enjoy the ride.
It is an exciting time! Arizona has so much natural beauty! Does your buyer have an idea of what town they might be considering? If so, my first suggestion would be to contact that Chamber of Commerce (or several) and ask for a relocation package. They offer a wide variety of information that your buyers will find useful. If they do not have any idea, I do offer a relocation package for Arizona in general that I would be happy to send out to you. If you'd like we could have a conference call with you and your buyers to find out more about their needs and timing. We could then work together to find them their perfect home here in the Valley of the Sun. I moved here from Illinois 17 years ago and love it!! Please feel free to contact me and I will gladly assist.
May I make another suggestion that I have given to my Buyers as a gift. The Arizona Highways magazine is an awesome publication that is just packed full of "yummy" Arizona stuff...It will make anyone fall in love with our beautiful state...I did!
Please contact me if you would like me to send you relacation information. If you have specific clients that need special attention, don't hesitate to contact me.
You can never do enough research before moving somewhere new but finding the right agent is probably the best use of one's time.
A good agent is one who will not only efficiently and comprehensively handle a transaction including negotiations but will also be a guide to the various nuances of an area and listen - yes LISTEN - to you and your needs!