Jeff Fisher of remax fine properties. it takes more than just a license to sell and buy homes in phoenix.
If you think of the housing market in the Phoenix area you know that it is vast and complex. With all of the different parts of town you could choose to live and the dozens upon dozens of design styles to choose from you could literally lose your mind while trying to decide.
On the flip side of that is choosing a realtor to help find what’s right for you and to help guide you in the home buying process. If you want this process to be as painless as possible then you know that need to find someone who knowledge of valley and of the many rules and regulations that go along with it.
One name that stands out above the others is Jeff Fisher of RE/MAX Fine Properties. He specializes in great properties for buyers and sellers. Before Jeff decided to become a Realtor he worked for the City of Scottsdale As the Director of the Planning and Zoning department. Because of this he knows Scottsdale like few others can imagine.
After his 20+ years in working for the city he then went to work in the banking industry at First National Bank of AZ working directly for the President doing residential loan due diligence.
Being armed with all of the many years of combined experience in both of these two industries he knew could well on his own as Realtor and working for himself.
Being a Realtor isn’t an easy thing to start out in if you don’t have a large immediate circle of friends and family and business relationships to draw from. Sure anyone can go get their license and hang their name somewhere but can they actually sell? Jeff knew that he had the skills and background relationships to hit the ground running and he did just that. He used his circle of influence to be able to talk to seasoned pros and try to gain some insight but even then he still had people that would hold back key pointers because they didn’t like having him as competition. They knew his background and they knew he could become a force, which he has done over the years.
He states that even after all his years as a Realtor it is easy to lose sight if you don’t keep engaged in the market and to what is trending and what the clientele is looking for. Client engagement is probably the number one factor in being at the forefront of this industry. Knowing the neighborhoods and the surrounding communities is also key to helping people find the home they are looking for.
On the flip side “working with sellers can sometimes be a challenge as well” he said. He says that occasionally there are sellers that don’t want to modernize their properties before putting them on the market. He has had sellers that want top of the market value for their homes but have outdated styles that won’t fetch those prices without an update and end up staying on the market for years because they won’t listen to what the professional has to say. “It’s like going to a doctor or a lawyer and taking his advise.” Why wouldn’t you take the advice of an industry professional when dealing with probably the single largest asset that most people will ever own.” This goes back to knowing your market and what is going to sell and what won’t.
So why would a client choose Jeff over all of the many choices in Realtors in the valley? His municipality and banking experience for one are enough to set him apart but also his philosophy in “Properties Promoted Properly”. He relies heavily on social media to help his buyers and sellers to get the job done. Gone are the days of posting door knockers and posting ads in newspapers. If you are not taking advantage of the free use of these platforms then you are not going to be engaged and you are going to miss out on much what can be done for your clients. With the millennial generation beginning to take over the market, you have to be in their wheelhouse and that done through social media.
When asked what he does differently at his open houses aside from the social media marketing Jeff says the uses doughnuts. Who can refuse a quality doughnut every now and then?
With start of the new year and looking into the future, Jeff would like to grow by 50% with both buyers and sellers and if the market projections for the upcoming year are any indicator he should be able to do just that. Already the current inventory is low so it’s a sellers market making it very advantageous to have a home on the market right now.
You can find many people here in town with real estate license but won’t find many with the background, experience and credentials that you will find in Jeff Fisher With RE/MAX Fine Properties . With a proven track record and a finger on pulse of the market you can’t go wrong no matter what part of the valley you are interested in.
The valley of the sun as we all know is very large and with all of the people here it tends to bring a lot of events in all sizes and for just about any taste under the sun. So with all of these events comes the need for food and I’m sure that most of us have seen the explosion and popularity of the food trucks here in Phoenix.
There are food trucks for any kind of food you can think of and many of them have figured out how to make it work and many have come and gone. To be successful in this game you need to be able to adapt or you won’t last long.
That’s where Mike and Vicki, the owners of Doughlicious Wood Fired Pizza & Specialties have excelled. They bought their first trailer not really knowing what they were really getting into. They say that “this business and the pizza concept kinda chose us, we didn’t choose it”. Yes they knew they were purchasing a pizza truck, but they didn’t know that it would become what it has for them in the past years. So their journey began…
They began to start working events and festivals around the valley and over time they have been at just about every one of them. As I was saying earlier, you need to be different, innovative and flexible in order to thrive much like a brick and mortar restaurant. They realized this right away and made a commitment to providing the freshest quality ingredients and highest possible service with a clean look and feel. They also quickly excelled at providing great products at a fast paced and a high volume environment as well as at a slower pace for more personalized service such as catering. That’s what sets Doughlicious apart from many others. Their attention to detail when it comes to using the freshest ingredients, continuously expanding their menu to meet unique needs, and delivering high-quality services are the things that built their reputation. They are pleased to get inquiries from past event organizers and corporations to come back and work their public or private events on regular basis.
Their Doughlicious Wood Fired Pizzas include, but not limited to their traditional Margherita, Cheese and Pepperoni, as well as some unique flavors such as Meatlovers, BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Pesto and Pesto Chicken, Supreme Veggie and more.
However, Doughlicious Pizza is not just about pizza although they do offer just about any kind of savory pizzas as mentioned above, they also offer dessert pizzas made with Nutella, marshmallows, Graham crackers and fresh berries.
With the many different events that they do comes many different menu requests and they are more than happy to oblige for their clients. They are also known for their giant curly fries, juicy burgers, flavorful sausages, and occasionally yummy funnel cakes and crepes.
They have taken to specializing in catering corporate events, private parties, weddings, anniversaries, school festivals, sports fundraisers, and so on. They say that catering usually calls for appetizers, salads and pizzas because of the ease of serving them and that those items work well in a catering type event.
On the other hand when they do the car shows, drag races, boat races and large shopping events, those types of events they can make the menu a little more complex because of all of the different types people that attend. They will still stick to their signature wood fired pizzas but they are able to add their grilled and fried menu in order to suit the crowds that usually come with big appetites.
When asked what they would have done differently if they were start it over again, they say that they would go after more of the catering side early on because the catering is a little more predictable.
After all they have learned a lot about this business and are very excited about their future. Their passion and dedication are clear when talking to them about it.
If you are looking for a caterer or a food truck for your private or public event, school, wedding, corporate function or any other occasion, you can contact Doughlicious here.