Arizona Mobile Home Search

Searching for Arizona homes on your mobile device.

Are you are out and about taking a walk around your Arizona neighborhood ? Are you out on a drive and you see a Home for Sale sign and curious about what the price is ?  All you need is a mobile app for your Android or Apple mobile device and you can find out the current listing price, information and pictures with a few taps.

My favorite app for getting information on Arizona homes for sale is Homesnap  It will find homes by your devices GPS , address or even snapping a picture.  If the home is for sale,  Homesnap will give you the information available from the local MLS (ARMLS here in Arizona). If the home is not currently on the market the app will search for past MLS records for the latest sales price and or available public records.

Once you pick a property Homesnap will even keep tract of it for you. It will send you notifications of price changes and change of status.  Even if you are not currently in the market and looking at buying a home right now, the app will keep you up to date on what’s going on in your real estate market.

Do you want to see that house for sale?  Share that house you found with family, friends? It can all be done within the app with a few clicks.

Are you traveling ? Homesnap is fed by over 40 MLS feeds nationwide. If you see a for sale sign while on vacation, look it up.

To get the app for Android or Apple click here then download the app to your device.  You will be up to date on the latest on what’s happening in real estate. If it is because you are looking to be buying a home, selling a home or you just want to know what’s going on. Be the first in your neighborhood right on you phone or tablet

As always. I’m happy to help in any of your real estate needs and I’m never to busy for your referrals

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 1:55 am
Alfred J Carter | Posted in Buying, Search, Selling |

Arizona Real Estate Photography Tips

One of the most important steps to marketing Phoenix homes for sale are the pictures your real estate agent will have taken once you decide to sell your home. Your agent will then put the home pictures up on the MLS and online real estate sites. Your real estate agent or photographer will then set up a time to come and take pictures of your home for sale. First impressions are important, and the first place Phoenix area home buyers and real estate agents will see your home is online either in the agents multiple listing service or on an online real estate site. Please have your home ready at the time of the photography appointment.

When you are getting ready to sell your Phoenix home, here are some tips to get your house ready for sale. This will help for good home pictures and showings to show your home in it’s best light

General tips.

  • Clean the whole house, de-clutter
  • Turn all lights and lamps ON
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs, use same type of bulbs
  • Turn all ceiling fans OFF
  • Turn all TVs and computers OFF.
  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
  • Remove personal photographs
  • Make all beds
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  • Use closets to store misc.items
  • Remove, change items that will not stay.

Front Exterior

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)
  • Remove empty planters
  • Remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc.

Back, side yards.

  • Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions
  • Pillows/cushions should be fresh, not faded
  • Clear out kid’s toys, balls, frisbees, etc.
  • Clean pool
  • Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose
  • Hide pool cleaning supplies
  • Turn on pool fountains/water features
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove trash cans


  • Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc.
  • Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker)
  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet
  • Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher

Dining room

  • Clean, dust polish table.
  • Set table as if company is coming.
  • Push in chairs evenly
  • Remove childrens chairs

Living room.

  • Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.
  • De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth (no more than 5 items, including art)
  • Clean interior of fireplace and re-paint if needed
  • Fluff and arrange furniture pillows
  • Remove kid’s toys

Master bedroom.

  • Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available
  • Press bed linens and bed skirts
  • Clear nightstands of all personal items
  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables
  • Remove all clutter from top of dressers
  • Remove family photos from walls
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos

Guest, kids bedrooms.

  • Remove personalized names from walls
  • Remove wall stickers/posters
  • Remove diaper genies
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos


  • Clear countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.
  • Put toilet seats down
  • Close closet doors
  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs
  • Remove dirty towels – leave out only new, unused towels
  • Remove floor mats


  • Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet
  • Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet
  • Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair
  • Contain pets in hidden crate or outside
  • Clear back yard of pet waste/toys


Posted on April 29, 2018 at 8:13 am
Alfred J Carter | Posted in Marketing, Selling |