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Bizzy Orr

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Bizzy Orr


What Does It Take To Downsize?

(Published on - 2/23/2020 9:40:30 PM)
Mom Sold Sign
This Fall, I helped my wonderful Mom, Penny Brown, sell her NE Tucson property. There were a lot of moving parts for her. Not only was she selling a unique property but she was moving all the way from AZ to OR (to live near my sister's family). Mom was downsizing, needed to have an estate sale, had to figure out what to move and how to move it, the list goes on. I'm happy to report that her home sold quickly and she is now feeling settled in her townhome.
Helping Mom with her sale came to mind while I was reading an article by Marilyn Heins in the Sunday edition of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper. This sharp, 89 year-old author is downsizing from a home she has lived in for over 40 years, moving to an independent living apartment and writing about her experiences. Moving can be stressful but with a little planning and the right people helping you out, it can be be fairly painless and quite smooth.
I've had a lot of experience helping people downsize (& upsize) and I'm never too busy for you or anyone you refer to me. Call or text me at 520-820-1801 to see how I can help make this process a little easier. Thanks! ~Bizzy

Finding Your Core Values, Your True North, Your WHY

(Published on - 11/14/2019 9:39:54 PM)


Right now my generation, Gen X, is hovering around that Big 5-0 Birthday milestone. Many of us are contemplating our lives, where we are going, what’s next, am I fulfilled, is this it, am I being the best version of myself? A lot of us are burned out, stressed out, having trouble seeing how we got here…


Many business and life coaches will tell you to find your WHY. It will give you the motivation to get up every day and be excited to make a difference.  When I was contemplating my WHY, I started to think about who I am, what I’ve done in my life that made me the person I am today. What are my Core Values?

I had a pretty big lightbulb go off when I thought about being a kid growing up in rural Missouri. My sister and I were active members of the local 4-H club and our Mom was our club leader.


4-H Pic of Ellen & Bizzy- cutest pig contest


We elected officers, held monthly meetings put on with parliamentary procedure. We had regular classes and activities.  We participated in local, district and state competitions as well as fairs for public speaking, personal appearance, fashion review. Some kids raised animals. I took whittling, ceramics, sewing, cake decorating, leather work.  If there was a class we wanted to take, Mom would find a local teacher, or she would figure out how to teach us these classes herself. She is one resourceful woman and I’m grateful for her every day!


We said the 4-H Pledge and Motto at every meeting—both of which I can still recite by memory. I looked up 4-H to find out some history of the organization. At the first National 4-H Camp in Washington, DC in 1927, the present 4-H Pledge was officially adopted (in 1973 they added “and my world”). The Pledge and Motto have stood the test of time and still ring true today.


4-H Pledge:

I pledge my Head for Clear Thinking,

My Heart for Greater Loyalty,

My Hands for Larger Service,

And My Health for Better Living,

For my Club, my Community, my Country and my World.


4-H Motto:

To make the best better.


These are my Core Values still today, my True North, my WHY. This is how I want to live my life-making the best better and having clear thinking, greater loyalty, larger service & better living.


Have you found your WHY?






Tucson Housing Market Update ~October 2019 Stats

(Published on - 11/14/2019 9:35:51 PM)
How's the Housing Market, you ask?
Here are the Latest Stats from October 2019:
For the Tucson Metro Area, houses are selling for an average of 96.7% of their list price, the median price for homes has improved to $229,000, absorption rate (# months of inventory on the market) is the lowest in the past 12 months at
only 2.86 months of inventory--it's sill a Hot Seller's Market,
and average days on the market is 47.8 days.
But homes I Listed in 2019, Sold in an average of 16 Days on the Market for 99.48% of the Listing Price! If you would like to see a detailed CMA of your community, just let me know. I'm never too busy for you or anyone you would refer to me! Call or text Bizzy Orr at: 520-820-1801.


A New Look for Bizzy Orr

(Published on - 11/14/2019 9:31:32 PM)

You may know there is a new wave of people embracing their natural hair color and I'm now one of them! I just updated my business photo and am embracing my #silversister status! New business cards should arrive this week and I'll be sharing them soon. Follow me on social media: FaceBook @BizzyOrrRealtor,
Instagram @bizzyhomes, also #bizzytucsonhomes.
I would love to connect with you!


The Skies Over Tucson: Jeff Orr, Guest Writer, Pilot

(Published on - 3/19/2019 7:04:46 PM)



If you’ve spent any time at all in Tucson, you’ve no doubt noticed the incredible diversity of aircraft flying overhead. You can look up at any given time of the day and into the night and you’ll see airliners, helicopters, fighter jets, light piston-driven aircraft and just about everything in between—even hot air balloons and gliders. The 300+ days of sunny weather per year in Tucson makes it the perfect place to take to the skies in whatever craft you happen to have on hand.

The bulk of the flights you see in the air above Tucson originate from Tucson International Airport and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base(DM), although Ryan Field, Marana Regional Airport handle a fair amount of traffic as well. If you’re lucky, as you’re driving north on I-10 north of town, you might even catch a glimpse of a 747 making its final landing at Pinal Air Park.

TIA is the airport that almost all Tucsonans have some direct experience with because most of us have flown in and out of there on a commercial airline flight. What a lot of people don’t know is that The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162ndWing operates a fleet of about 80 F-16s off of a 92-acre base on the northern edge of the airport’s property as well. The military and the Tucson Airport Authority share responsibility for using and maintaining the taxiways and the runways and have done so since the 152nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron set up shop in 1956.

Davis-Monthan sits across I-10 about four miles north of TIA with a single runway that’s oriented parallel to TIA’s main runway. In fact, they look similar enough that more than one pilot over the years has accidentally lined up to land on the wrong one—not that I would know anything about that personally…

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base plays host to several different units that operate A-10s, C-130s, HH-60 helicopters and various aircraft from units temporarily assigned to DM in two or three week blocks. From time to time, you might get to see an old Air Force ghost flying in the form of an F-4 Phantom or other retired jet flying into or out of the Boneyard which is attached to DM. In addition, the US Border Patrol flies Lear Jets and Blackhawk helicopters out of DM. There are a LOT of flying machines at Davis-Monthan!

When you see fighter jets, mostly the 162nd’s F-16s and DM’s A-10s, departing the city, they’re probably heading toward one of three major military airspace complexes: The Barry M Goldwater Range and Sells Military Operating Area (MOA) to the west, the Tombstone MOA to the southeast and the Outlaw/Jackal/Rustler MOA complex to the north. To get there, pilots fly from DM or TIA toward Kitt Peak, Sierra Vista, or Reddington Pass respectively. When they come home, they roughly fly past those same points in the opposite direction.

The flight paths that commercial flights take are also based on the locations of those military operating areas. They come and go from Tucson via the gaps in between them. On weekends and holidays when the military isn’t flying, air traffic control will sometimes let civilian airliners fly through the MOAs because they’re “cold.” These shortcuts often will cut several minutes off a flight.

The biggest difference between military and civilian airplanes you’ll notice on a day-to-day basis is that commercial planes’ sole purpose is to fly as straight a line as possible to the runway to land. They don’t spend any time circling overhead the city.

The military, on the other hand, oftentimes flies multiple patterns on a single flight to practice takeoffs and landings. In fact, the mission of two of the three A-10 squadrons at DM and three of the four F-16 squadrons at TIA is to train new pilots. That means there are a lot of practice takeoffs and landings happening here.


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