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Agent Highlight: Terri Clark Loves Families & 1st Time Buyers

(Published on - 11/16/2023 3:33:35 PM)

Recently our agent Terri Clark was interviewed for The Hallows Podcast (YouTube). Terri has been in Flagstaff for 23 years, and her experience and knowledge of the area is invaluable.

Terri holds a special place in her heart for families and first-time homebuyers, and works hard for each and every client.

A few topics covered:

  • Is Flagstaff a family town?
  • Should you wait to buy in Flagstaff?
  • What about buying in town, versus in the outer areas?
  • Make a realistic plan as a Buyer - know yourself!
  • What about a starter home, versus a forever home?
  • If you love Flagstaff, just get in and make a start!

And more!

Thanks to The Hallows Team at Benchmark Mortgage for the following video.

Reach out to Terri to learn more about buying or selling in Flagstaff!


Terri Clark



Third Quarter 10 Year Comparison

(Published on - 10/26/2023 3:32:30 PM)

Happy Fall!  Every year seems to move faster than the last. This year I celebrated 11 years as a Realtor. Considering this, I thought it might be interesting to compare today’s real estate market with the market ten years ago. The graph below compares statistics for the 3rd Quarter of 2013 to the 3rd Quarter of 2023.


  Qtr. 3 2013 Qtr. 3 2023
Closed Sales 411 325
Median Sales Price $265,000 $673,500
Percent of List Price Received 97.8% 98.2%
Percent Cash Sales 26.8% 35.4%
Median Days on Market 76 50
Active Inventory 764 381
Unsold Listings 166 68
Percent Distressed Properties 11.8% 0%
Months of Supply 4.1 2.4


It is no surprise the median sales price for homes in Flagstaff has increased by 39%. The mortgage interest rate in October of 2013 was 4.39% for a 30-year fixed. On Monday, the mortgage interest rate for 30-year fixed rose to 8.0%. This is the highest we’ve seen since 2000. You might be asking yourself if we are in another real estate bubble. Although it’s not reflected in the graph above, the months of inventory and the number of unsold listings skyrocketed in 2007-2008. This was more dominant in larger, metropolitan markets such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. The number of unsold listings and the months of supply have both decreased from 2013 to 2023. It is also important to note that the percentage of cash sales has also increased, demonstrating the strength of investors and second-home buyers.

While some of these stats might seem depressing, there is hope. Mortgage interest rates fluctuate. If you buy a home with a higher than desired rate, you can refinance when rates go down. If rates continue to rise, it’s best to get into a home sooner rather than later so you are not paying a higher rate along with higher prices.  Builders and sellers are beginning to offer point buy-down opportunities for interested, qualified buyers. Our Flagstaff market might have seen fewer sales this year but none of them were distressed properties. (One caveat, the MLS doesn’t show foreclosure sales that happen on the courthouse steps. It only records those properties sold through the MLS. The distressed properties would be classified on the MLS as short-sales.) There have been fewer unsold listings and homes are selling for closer to the list price. Demand for homes is still exceeding the supply we have available in our area. Owning real estate remains the best investment and the greatest indicator of generational wealth.

I could go on and on but this seems enough for now. If you would like a longer explanation or if you have questions, please let me know. I love to talk about our real estate market! If you know of friends or family who have real estate questions, I would appreciate the referral.

Our office, Realty Executives of Flagstaff, is once again competing in Best of Flag. It would be so appreciated if you would vote for us in the Real Estate category. You can text 654 to 928-770-6559. You can vote once daily through October 31.

Kimberlie Geile-Gonzalez

Realty Executives Agent

Realty Executives of Flagstaff

15 E Cherry Ave

Flagstaff, AZ 86001


(928) 699-9750

Annual Property Check Up?

(Published on - 10/19/2023 3:37:00 PM)

If you’re like most people, your home is your most important investment. On the one hand, it’s a financial asset (and hopefully a growing one!) But, on the other hand, it plays a huge role in your overall lifestyle.

So, ideally, your home should be right for you from both a financial and lifestyle standpoint.

Is it?

That’s a question worth answering.

In fact, I recommend that my clients review the financial and lifestyle values of their property at least once a year. It’s helpful to know what your property is worth on today’s market and it’s absolutely vital to know if your home is still supporting the lifestyle you want. (For example, is it now too big or too small for your needs?)

I can help you with that analysis.

Give me a call. I’d be happy to arrange a visit and do an “Annual Checkup.” I can give you a good idea of what your home would likely sell for on today’s market - and help you determine the degree to which your home is fitting the lifestyle you want.

Reach out to me anytime.

Wishing you many blessings,


Kimberlie Geile-Gonzalez, Realtor, GRI, SRES, rCRMS, ABR, e-PRO, AHWD, SRS

Realty Executives of Flagstaff

15 E. Cherry Ave.

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Office: 928-773-9300

Direct: 928-699-9750

Flagstaff: A Mountain Town Bargain? The Real Estate Rundown, Ep. 3!

(Published on - 10/5/2023 3:31:56 PM)

Join our own Renée Gaun, and she joins Chris Hallows at Benchmark Mortgage for the newest episode of the Real Estate Rundown.

This episodes topics include:

Wall Street Landlords - are large corporations buying single family homes, betting on Millenials buying their first homes?

Winter is Coming - a look at how the real estate market ebbs and flows during the winter months. Winter may be the most opportune time to buy.

Are You A Statistic? - looking back at how the numbers for 2023 have stacked up.

Mountain Town Bargain - Flagstaff and all it offers is a bargain when set beside comparable mountain towns in Utah and Colorado.

Let's dive into the latest episode!

Call Renée Gaun for more information on Flagstaff, the topics covered in this podcast, and buying and selling in Flagstaff!


 Renée Gaun 

928-606-6232 Renée

15 E. Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, AZ. 86001


Agent Highlight: Lori Zeoli Real Estate People's Champion & Climbing

(Published on - 9/21/2023 5:01:35 PM)

Get to know one of our agents, recently interviewed for the Hallows Team Hometown YouTube channel.

Chris Hallows and Lori talked about climbing and bouldering in Flagstaff, and Lori's past as a teacher. As a "Champion of the People" she loves helping locals buy their first home. 

Lori especially loves Flag for the active lifestyle opportunities, and the healthy life balance. No matter where in Flagstaff you live, you are only minutes from town and have plenty of places to go to enjoy "Nature's Playground!"

Catch their interview below.

Thanks to the Hallows Team at Benchmark Mortgage for the video!

Contact Lori to learn more about the healthy lifestyle Flagstaff offers, and for help or questions on Buying or Selling in Flagstaff!


Lori Zeoli, GRI




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