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Geodesic Dome - Progress Report

A few days ago I asked some questions in the 'Rain, as I often do, because I had been approached regarding an opportunity to list a Geodesic Dome home.

 

Not something we have done before.

 

 

Self, I said, we need to have a plan in place BEFORE we decide whether or not to embark on this adventure.

 

The first two hurdles the Seller posed was, they had NEVER been able to find an Appraiser to appraise the property, and they had NEVER been able to find a Lender to lend on the property.

 

Not a big deal if you have a cash buyer who doesn't care about the value and will make an acceptable offer.

 

But that leaves a very limited pool of Buyers.

 

I'm happy to report that after following a trail of breadcrumbs for the past 10 days, I've managed to identify not one, not two, but three appraisers experienced, competent, willing and able to do an appraisal.

 

While the time frame(s) for completion are similar, the fees vary significantly (sound familiar?)

 

We have also found at least two lenders who will lend on the property.

 

There are some other unique aspects that still need to be fleshed out, but things are looking brighter than this time last week.

 

Stay tuned!

 

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About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Very, very interesting Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I wait for follow up post.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

I have listed a couple in the past, but never had to deal with appraisal issues.  They are neat homes, best of luck with your listing.

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) almost 5 years ago

Tony and Suzanne- good for you for taking the time to do the legwork necessary before going forth with this!!!   How interesting it will be!  Just the other day we passed a dome home on A1A. Best of luck with it!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Mary Yonkers Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  There will be more to this story!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

David Baker Realtor - Laveen Homes for sale Did they sell for cash? Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Kathy Streib More fun than playing Sudoku! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Tony & Suzanne, I've never heard of a Geodesic Dome home and I'm intrigued. I'll be watching for updates and look forward to seeing interior photos as well as hearing about the advantages of a Geodesic Dome home. Is this a new trend in AZ?

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) almost 5 years ago

Carla Freund No - this is a remnant of the past.  It was built in 1980, and there are literally a handful left in AZ - not sure how many elsewhere.  A challenge!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

My goodness!  I don't know of any dome homes in our area, and I've certainly never seen one like that.  So interesting! Good luck with the listing!  

Posted by Dana Tapia, Gulf Coast Real Estate Professionals (Re/Max of Orange Beach) almost 5 years ago

 

                    Thank you Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers for my Ah-ha moment. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Pretty interesting stuff.  Hope there aren't too many of them around you need to worry about.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

Very cool. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos on this one once you list it!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) almost 5 years ago

Dana Tapia & Lisa Pigott thanks for stopping by with a comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Kathy Streib Thanks for the "feature"!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Very few Roger D. Mucci very few...thanks for stopping by with a comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Janis Borgueta thanks for stopping by with a comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Wow....I've never seen one, nevermind be involved in the sale of one!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 5 years ago

Challenges like this are such a great learning opportunity.  Looking forward to the updates.

Posted by Darin Henderson, Guiding You Home (Holland Realty Services) almost 5 years ago

Now that is a challenge. I was wondering if this was the reason for your questions. Good luck if you move ahead. We can all learn from this

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Tony and Suzanne, I'm so glad that you found your appraisers.  This is clearly a niche, and I'm glad there were blog buddies who could help you.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

That's so cool. I am surprised that lenders wouldn't want to lend on something like that. But glad you found a solution and are going forward. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 5 years ago

Patience is a virtue and Persistence pay!  Good job!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 5 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Sharon Tara   thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Darin Henderson   thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Jeff Dowler CRS   thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Patricia Kennedy   thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner   thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Apologies for the tardy response Carol Williams  thank you for your comment!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

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