What does a chicken wing have to do with the PHX Housing Market?

A Chicken Walks into the Phoenix Housing Market...

And is instantly turned into a hot wing. We've been trying to tell you for weeks now how insanely hot the Phoenix housing market is. Some of you have listened, but others are still skeptical. Do you think I would put myself through this much torture to prove to you how hot it was if I wasn't telling the truth?! According to these 4 sub-markets in the East Valley, I ate a corresponding hot-wing to show you the level of buyer activity:

1. $1M - $2M: ASIAN ZING
2. $750k - $1M: HOT
3. $300k - $500k: MANGO HABANERO
4. Under $300K: BLAZIN'

 Wanna see how I did? PS... I wasn't allowed to drink any water. Watch the video and tell me if you've ever had the BLAZIN' hot sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings!

Curious how your home would do as an Air B&B? Don't forget to check out your home's current value & see all of your options as a homeowner. 

See you next Monday for another Merrill's Market Madness! 

By the way... do you like books/podcasts? My amazing wife does, and shares what she learns each time she reads/listens to one on her show "Getting Your Crap Together with Kristi". You won't want to miss it! 

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Seville Market Update
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Who are the Big Helpers? - Agent Phil Shambre
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Update regarding housing market for the Phoenix Metro Area
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Die with Zero by Bill Perkins - Book Review
In this video, I will be reviewing an amazing book called Die with Zero by Bill Perkins. It's all about getting what you can out of your money and your life before you pass on. In the world of business, we hear all about the importance of making money, saving money, and investing money. While all those things are important, it's not often discussed how we should spend the money. This book brings that topic to our attention and challenges us to start using our money to get all we can out of life up until our
What Maintenance looks like as a Landlord - Investor Insights
If you're looking into getting started in real estate investments, it's important to know what types of maintenance you'll likely be dealing with. In this video, I talk about the different types of maintenance and repairs that come with being a landlord. If you want to become a rockstar real estate investor, make sure you subscribe to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @ResilientRealtor. Merrill Jencks | 480-466-6320 | [email protected] merrill.bighelpergroup.com
Did you know that you could buy up to a fourplex with as little as 3 1/2% down.
Did you know that you can buy up to a 4plex with as little as 3.5% down?
Tips for Being Consistent in Using Video
Are you struggling to be consistent in using video? Maybe you're posting a video here and there, not really seeing much of a result. The key is being consistent! I know that life can get in the way of posting videos, but I have some tips for being consistent to share with you!
What does a Real Estate Agent do all day?
Ever wonder what a real estate agent does all day? If you ARE a real estate agent, you might be wondering why you feel like you're not where you're supposed to be, or maybe you're overwhelmed and feel like you're doing too much? In this video, I will share the checklists I use and share them with my agents. Download the guides here: https://bit.ly/3rIS1KE If you're looking to strengthen your real estate skills, make sure you subscribe to this channel and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ResilientRealt
Why Homes Don't Sell
What kind of home Insurance & warranty should I have for an investment home?
What kind of home Insurance & warranty should I have for an investment home? In this video, Merrill Jencks goes over what kind of home insurance you will need for your rental property, and if you need a home warranty. Make sure you speak to your insurance agent and let them know that you have a rental property and not an owner-occupied property. It may be more expensive, but the coverage is worth it if your tenants extensively damage the home. Home warranties are something we often recommend to our cli
Inflation avoid it by investing in Real Estate
Float Down Policy
Are you looking to buy a home soon and working with a lender? Make sure you lock your rate before rates rise, and talk to your lender about a "float down policy" and if that's a possibility for you! So many people don't know about this float down option, so it's worth talking to your lender about! If you want to learn more about buying and selling real estate in today's real estate market, make sure your subscribed to this channel and follow me on social media at @BigHelperGroup and @MerrillJencks
Buyer contingencies to get out of a contract
How to Prep your House to Sell
Are you getting ready to put your house on the market and want to know how to prep it to sell? There are a number of small improvements you can make to prep your house to sell for more money and in less time! If you want to learn more about how to buy and sell real estate in today's market, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @BigHelperGroup and @MerrillJencks
How to Retire by Investing in Real Estate
Do you want to learn how to Retire by investing in Real Estate? There are lots of ways you can get ready to retire. One of the best avenues to retirement is to invest in real estate. If you want to become a better investor, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @bighelpergroup or @merrilljencks!
Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Fail
Reasons Why Real Estate Agents Fail A lot of people think they want to be a real estate agent. But there are some things you should know first. Watch this video and find out why most agents fail within their first year, what you can do to avoid that fate, and more! If you're looking to strengthen your skills as a real estate agent, watch more of my videos and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ResilientRealtor.
What does "Contingent Sale" Mean in Real Estate?
What's the best way to structure a contingent sale in Real estate? What does contingent even mean? People want to know how they sell their house and buy a home without being homeless in between the move. There are ways we can prevent that! Watch this video to learn how to protect yourself and move from one house to the next seamlessly. If you want to learn more about buying a selling real estate, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @BigHelperGroup and @Me
Should I hire a Showing Assistant as a Realtor?
Should I hire a Showing Assistant as a Realtor? As a real estate agent, you're always looking for ways to improve your business. One way to do that is by hiring a showing assistant. In this video, I'll discuss the benefits of having a showing assistant and how they can help you sell more homes. I will be talking about what is a showing assistant, how to use a showing assistant, and how to pay a showing assistant. As a realtor, I know that it can be challenging to fit it all in. Let me know after watching
Cap Rate VS Cash on Cash Return
What's the difference between cap rate versus cash on cash return with regard to investing? Maybe you're new to investing in real estate and haven't thought about or heard of the differences between these two aspects. Well, I'm here to help! In this video, I flush out the definitions of cap rate and cash on cash return while you're investing in real estate! If you want to learn more about investing in real estate, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on social media at @BigHelperGrou
Real Estate Follow Up Tips
Real estate follow-up tips for realtors. It can be hard to Balance Lead Follow Up and Appointments as a Realtor. As a real estate agent, it's important to have a good follow-up system for leads. In this video, Merrill & Kristi Jencks talk about the importance of balance when it comes to lead follow-up and appointments. We also offer some tips on how to make sure you're getting the most out of your time! If you're looking to strengthen your real estate business, make sure you subscribe to this channel and
How to Invest in Real Estate if I don't have a lot of Money?
Are you looking to invest in real estate, but you don't have a lot of money to start? Without at least some money, it's going to be very difficult. But if you have a little bit to start with, you can actually start making some moves! With the right strategy, you can start to invest in real estate without a lot of money and start building your wealth through property ownership. If you want to learn more about investing in real estate, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Instagram a
Watch what you Say in the House
When you're touring a home you might buy, make sure to watch what you say in the house! These days, almost everyone has some kind of recording or video device in or outside of the house. If you're not careful, you could say something that might give the seller the upper hand in the negotiations. When it comes time to talk to your real estate agent about your feedback, make sure you're not in or in front of the house!
Why you should Pay Attention to Home Values
Home values are on the rise, and if you pay attention to what your specific neighborhood is doing in the market, you can position yourself to make some big moves. Whether or not you have plans to sell your home, it's important to pay attention to the value. Maybe you would consider selling if you found out your home was worth a certain amount of money, or maybe you choose to do a cash-out refinance. Either way, home values should be on every homeowner's radar!
What to do After Finding a House
So you found the house you want to buy! Finding it is just part of the battle. After looking and looking, you want to make the next step. What's next? It's time to make an educated offer! Want to learn more about buying and selling real estate? Make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @bighelpergroup and @merrilljencks!
Who Not How - Book Review
Are you thinking about reading Who Not How by Dan Sullivan? I highly recommend it! This book has altered how I operate my business and personal life. Who not how is different than any other book I've read on this topic, and have already started telling all of my coaching clients to read it! If you like my book reviews and don't want to miss another one, or you're a real estate agent that is looking for more training and tips, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instag
Should I fix up my home or lower the price?
When you're selling your home and you're not getting as many offers or as much money in your pocket as you want, it might be time to ask yourself "should I fix up my home or lower the price? Lots of sellers face this question, and it's important to know the difference. If you want to know more about buying or selling, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @BigHelperGroup or @MerrillJencks
What does an "as is" contract mean?
When you're purchasing real estate, what does it mean when you accept a contract "as is"? There are different ways to construct your contract when you make an offer on a home, and sometimes making it "as is" gives you an advantage over other offers. Want to learn more about buying and selling real estate in today's market? Make sure you're subscribed to my channel and follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @BigHelperGroup and @Merrill Jencks!
Should you do the 75 Hard?
Have you ever heard of the 75 hard challenge? It was created by Andy Frisella, and might looking like just a physical challenge, but the 75 hard is more of a mental toughness challenge! Here are the the outlines for the challenge: For 75 days straight you must... - Follow a diet. - Work out twice a day for at least 45 minutes. - Drink 4 liters (about a gallon) of water per day. - Read 10 pages of nonfiction a day. - No alcohol - Take progress photos every day. If you want to become a better business own
Make Big Money as a Real Estate Agent
Are you in real estate and want to make big money? One of the best things about real estate is that there is no ceiling to how much money you can earn. I'm going to talk about some ways that you can start making more money as a realtor in 2022. If you want to become even more successful in real estate, make sure you're subscribed to my channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @ResilientRealtor.
First Things First Book Review
Have you ever heard of the book First Things First by Steven Covey? If you're looking for a guide to prioritizing your personal and professional goals, or if you're getting more done in less time, but are missing the deeper relationships, the inner peace, and the confidence that you're doing what matters most and doing it well, then this is absolutely the book for you. If you're looking to step up your game in your business and even your personal life, make sure you're subscribed to this channel. And, if
How to get out of a Real Estate Contract as a Buyer
When you're buying real estate, you enter into a contract with the seller. While it is a legally binding contract, there are still ways to get out of the contract. As the buyer, you have multiple opportunities to cancel the contract and get your earnest money back. If you want to learn more about buying a selling real estate in today's market, make sure you follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @merrilljencks and @bighelpergroup.com. If you live in Phoenix, AZ, and want to make some real estate moves, se
What's happening in the Phoenix ??housing market ?? today - April 2022
In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, we take a look at how the market is reacting to far to these skyrocketing interest rates...and what kind of impact do we expect it to have moving forward. If you want to know more about the phoenix housing market and buying, selling, and investing in real estate, make sure you are subscribed to this channel and follow me on all social media platforms at @BigHelperGroup and @MerrillJencks.
Partner workout versus solo workout
When you workout, do you go solo or have a partner? In my experience, I show up more when I have a partner versus when I go on my own. What other areas in our lives should we have a partner in, so we are held accountable for our promises?
Reasons why your home is not selling
Have you listed your home and it's not selling as quickly as you wanted it to? Maybe you keep getting low-ball offers? It's time to consider why that's happening, especially in a hot market like we have today! There are a few reasons why your home might not be selling, watch the video to learn how you can adjust what you're doing to get your home sold! If you want to learn more about buying and selling real estate, make sure you're subscribed to our channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @bighe
Why you should Pay Attention to Home Values
Home values are on the rise, and if you pay attention to what your specific neighborhood is doing in the market, you can position yourself to make some big moves. Whether or not you have plans to sell your home, it's important to pay attention to the value. Maybe you would consider selling if you found out your home was worth a certain amount of money, or maybe you choose to do a cash-out refinance. Either way, home values should be on every homeowner's radar!
10% Value Increase in 3 months! - March 2022 Phoenix Market Update #76
In this week's edition of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, we take a look at what average prices have been doing in the past couple of months, what kind of an impact the rising interest rates are having, and how do we expect things to change moving forward? If you like keeping up to date with the housing market in Phoenix, AZ, make sure you're subscribed to this channel and follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @MerrillJencks and @BigHelperGroup!
The Phoenix ??Housing Market is Slowing down! ????
In this week's episode of Merrill's Market Madness, we take a look at the most recent trends in the Phoenix housing market. What is going on with inventory and demand? What kind of impact do we expect that to have on the market moving forward.
The affirmation that changed my life ??
I wrote the same affirmation down for 6 months and it changed my life. I wanted to change a part of my business and knew that writing an affirmation every day would play a big part of that success. I know that writing an affirmation might sound hokey, but if you take a chance on it, you might find that it will change your life.
The sky is falling!! ?? Phoenix ???? Housing Market Update
The sky is falling!! In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, we look at the trends in the Phoenix housing market. What impact has skyrocketing interest rates had on the market so far? How are home values being impacted? What can we expect to see if this trend continues? If you want to stay updated on the Phoenix housing market every month, make sure you're subscribed to this channel. I also post 3 videos a week on tips and tricks for buying, selling, and investing in real estate. Also
Getting a pulse on the Gilbert, AZ ????housing market!
Getting a pulse on the Gilbert, AZ housing market! Let's take a look at the direction of the market --what is going on with average home prices and inventory in Gilbert, especially amidst the rising interest rates.
Gilbert, Aizona Housing ??Market Update - June 2022
June 2022, what is happening with the housing market in Gilbert? What are the trends, what is going on with supply and demand, and what do we expect will happen with home values looking ahead? Hello, my name is Merrill Jencks I am with the Big Helper Real Estate Group at EXP Realty and I'm coming to you today with an update regarding the housing market in Gilbert Arizona and this is June of 2022. So if you live in Gilbert, if you own a home in Gilbert or you're renting or you are thinking about moving to
Best way to find off market properties
We are struggling with inventory, right? But we still have buyers ready to find a home! It's time we start to look for off market properties. By that, I mean that we can't just depend on the MLS to give us the homes. It's time to be hunters, not just gatherers.
Is the PHX?? housing market shifting?? ?? - Market Update May 2022
The market continues to shift--but how quickly is it shifting, and what will this mean for buyers and sellers in the months ahead?
June 2022 Phoenix Housing Market Update
A look at the activity we saw in the Phoenix area for the month of June, and what we can expect to see moving forward.
Phoenix Housing Market Update: July 2022 Recap
In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, starring guest host Lynda Yap, we take a look at what is happening in the housing market for the Phoenix metro area. What happened in July and how does that compare to last month and last year? Furthermore, what does it mean looking ahead? Lastly, what did the fed's changed in the fedaral funds rate do to mortgage rates?
Are we moving into a Buyers Market in the Phoenix area?
Are we moving into a Buyers Market in the Phoenix area? In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, special guest host Chris Ulrich helps us break down the slow down in the market and we will discuss what is happening with prices and inventory and how buyers now have all the momentum!
What to do when the home doesn't sell the 1st weekend!
Gone are the days when buyers had to give up their firstborn children in order to get a home! We've actually seen seller concessions coming back (!!!) and listings are staying on the market a bit longer than they have been in the past. But that doesn't mean we need to panic! Let's talk about new strategies we can implement to represent our sellers and get the home sold.
Phoenix Area Housing Market Update for August 15th
In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Morning Market Madness (starring awesome guest host Terry Cottle) we take a look at the slowing housing market, rising MSI numbers, and then dive into the different parts of the east valley--which market is the hottest and which is the coolest?
Phoenix Housing Market Update
In this episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness (On a Tuesday), Starring special guest host John Hogen, we take a look at the housing market in Phoenix. Are house prices continuing to fall? The answer might surprise you! Also, how did August compare to July and to August of the last couple of years? Lastly, what is happening in the luxury market in the SE Valley?
What keeps you from taking action
Has there ever been a time in your life when you really wanted to do something but you failed to take action? We've all experienced that, and we get into a rut. We wanna do something yet excuses come up and we just don't take action. Three questions that you can ask yourself to help you know how to get into action. First, do you just lack confidence? Is it something that you just don't have enough experience in and if you had more experience, you'd have more confidence and you take more action? If so, what
What about my storage sheds, pool equipment, and curtains??
What about my storage sheds, pool equipment, and curtains?? It's important to remember when selling your home which items are considered fixtures and are included in the sale of the home. If you'd like a little bit more of a complete list or you want to have a discussion of what is included and what isn't included I'm always happy to do that but some of the I would say the three things that I see the most common misconceptions on are curtains and curtain rods those are considered fixtures and they are sup
Adjustable Rate Mortgages Pros and Cons!
I want to talk to you about a subject that's kind of been not discussed for a decade at least and that is arms adjustable rate mortgages. They're becoming more and more popular now that interest rates have risen so much now adjustable rate mortgages have some pros and cons. The pros to an adjustable-rate mortgage are that the payment will be lower because you're going to get a lower interest rate and most adjustable-rate mortgages have interest rates fixed for three five or seven maybe even 10 years. So, t
3 things to know before you buy a home
When you are looking for a potential home to buy, it's important that you look out for a few things that might complicate selling the home down the line. Not all real estate agents know that these can complicate a sale and lessen the value of the home. So before buying a home, make sure you pay attention to these three items: - Powerlines -Traffic Noise -Railroad
What is the insurance claim history report?
What is the insurance claim history report? One important disclosure that a seller needs to provide a buyer in Arizona is called an Insurance Claims History Report. The seller needs to get a five-year letter from their insurance agent just stating what insurance claims if any they've had in the past five years. Now all the time I get sellers who say well we haven't had any claims so I don't need to provide that letter. Actually, we still need to provide the letter from the insurance agent saying that you
Do you have a compelling reason to perform???
Do you have a compelling reason to perform? I'll never forget it when my coach said to me "every person needs to have a compelling reason to perform." But what does that mean? A compelling reason just means that you have a vision, you know what you want. Why is that vision so important? Because I promise you if you have a goal, worthy of a goal. It's going to take you getting out of your comfort zone. Let's face it. Nobody wants to get uncomfortable, right? We're creatures of habit, we want to be comfortabl
Will home prices drop in Phoenix?? - September Housing Market Update
Inventory continues to climb, but prices have really stabilized. Does that mean we have reached "the bottom" are are we just on a short plateau before going down again? We take a look at the trends to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions. Good morning everyone and welcome to a new episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness! Today, we are going to be taking a look at the Phoenix housing market. What are the trends, you probably heard inventory is rising, and prices are falling? I want to share
Calendar days or business days in purchase contracts
9/26/2022--Phoenix Housing Market Update
In this week's episode of Merrill's Monday Market Madness, we take a look at inventory rising, months supply of inventory, interest rates, price reductions and looking ahead at what might be on the horizon?

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