Del Rounds and Darren Tackett were both named high-volume agents by U.S. News and World Report for 2016. In the past year, they have helped their clients with the most residential sales and purchases of condos, townhomes, and single family residences.
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The Valley of the Sun is ranked among the top 100 places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. Using data from trusted sources like the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Labor and U.S. News' own internal resources.
Methodology determined by Americans' preferences: public survey what they believed was the most important thing to consider when thinking about moving.
- Job Market Index 20 percent. (Strength of each area's market determined by employment and earning potential)
- Value Index 25 percent how comfortabley average resident can afford to live within his means The Value Index is determined by dividing the blended median annual household income by the blended annual cost of living for each metro area.
- Quality of Life Index 30 percent: considerations of residents.
. Crime Rates
. Quality and Availability of Health Care
. Quality of Education
. Commuter Index
- Desirability Index | Consumer survey determined what areas of the country they would most preferred to live in.
- How long have you been in the business? There are a lot of agents out there that do this part time, and they can't provide the level of service that somebody who is doing this day in and day out can provide.
- What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle? You can find this out by looking at how they market themselves. Do they prefer new builds, land and lots, first time homebuyers, etc? You might feel comfortable working with someone who specializes in they type of property you are looking for.
- How will you communicate with me? Choose an agent who responds quickly in the mode of communication that works for you, whether it’s email, text, or phone. Also ask who will be your main point of contact, because some busy real estate agents use a team of assistants or sub-agents to handle day-to-day tasks, and you may not have direct access to the agent you choose.
- Can you share references? Also ask what portion of business comes from referrals or repeat business. If an agent mainly works on referrals or repeat business, that can be a positive indicator that prior clients were satisfied.