Buying a Home June 7, 2023

How to Avoid Common Earnest Money Errors

Earnest Money Mistakes

When buying a home, earnest money is an essential factor to consider. What is earnest money? Earnest money is a deposit made by the buyer that shows good faith and indicates their commitment to completing the purchase. This deposit is held in trust until the final closing and is credited toward your down payment or closing costs.  

The amount of earnest money depends on the buyer’s situation and market conditions. Generally speaking, the higher the home’s purchase price, the larger the deposit should be. It’s important to remember that your earnest money is typically non-refundable if you decide to back out of the deal for any reason other than contingencies written into the purchase agreement. That’s why it’s essential to find a home you’ll be happy with and understand all contractual provisions before signing.

A deposit demonstrates your commitment to the purchase and your plan to follow through on the contract. But there’s a real risk involved: If you withdraw your offer or change your mind, you might lose your deposit and be out of a chunk of cash.

Here are ways to avoid losing your earnest money when buying a home

  1. Understand the Contract. The first and most crucial step in protecting your earnest money is understanding the contract. The contract outlines the terms and conditions of the transaction, including the timelines and contingencies. Make sure you read and understand every detail before signing. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your real estate agent or lawyer. It is imperative to look at closing dates and other dates related to the process leading up to closing. Violating the timeline could also cost you your earnest money
  2. Work with a Qualified Real Estate Agent. A knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent can guide you through home-buying and help protect your earnest money. They can help you understand the contract and contingencies, perform due diligence, and negotiate on your behalf. 
  3. Don’t sacrifice contract contingencies. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement, but keep your desire for a home from causing you to hastily remove contingencies that are built into contracts to protect buyers. Typical contingencies include loan, title search issues, appraisal, and insurance obstacles. Make sure you consult your realtor before you waive these. You need to fulfill the contingencies outlined in the contract before the deadlines. If you cannot satisfy the contingencies, you may need to cancel the contract and risk losing your earnest money.
  4. Avoid committing to a home “as is.” If you’re putting earnest money on an offer for a foreclosed home, don’t be too eager to accept any home problem. Take the time to understand the home’s issues before writing the offer.
  5. Be Prepared for the Worst. Ensure you have recourse to get some or all of your earnest money back. If the sale doesn’t finalize, you and the buyer must sign a document voiding the agreement. It is always a good idea to prepare for the worst-case scenario. If the deal falls through due to circumstances beyond your control, you may need to forfeit your earnest money. However, you can protect yourself by including a contingency that states the earnest money will be refunded if the deal falls through due to specific reasons, such as the seller’s failure to disclose information.

Buying a home is a significant investment, and protecting your earnest money is crucial. By understanding the contract, performing due diligence, fulfilling contingencies, being prepared for the worst, and working with a qualified real estate agent, you can avoid losing your earnest money and ensure a successful home-buying experience. If you have questions or concerns, contact me to help you understand everything in plain language!

Ready to buy? Let me help you find the right home and protect your interests along the way! 

Trent Beaver


Buying a Home May 11, 2023

Get a final walk-through before closing!

Don’t Skip The Walk-Through

Ready to become a homeowner? Congratulations! Before you have the keys and the deed is in hand, there’s one final step – the walk-through. A final walk-through is a crucial part of your home-buying process, as it assures that the property you are purchasing is in the agreed-upon condition and ensures that everything looks as it should before you take ownership of your new house. Read on to learn why a walk-through before closing is essential and how best to approach this task.

Why Do a Final Walk-Through

Final walk-throughs are not a home inspection or a time for negotiations. Instead, the final walk-through allows us to address common issues such as:

  • If the current owner is on schedule to move out
  • That the property is in the same condition it was when shown
  • That any repairs required have been completed

Vacant Home or Occupied?

For homes that are vacant or still occupied, final walk-throughs are vital.

If the seller has moved out of the home, and it is now vacant, problems may have arisen while the house was vacant. Leaking faucets causing flooding or other plumbing problems could have occurred, and a final walk-through will help catch the problem before closing.

On the other hand, if the sellers still need to move out, make sure the seller is present during the final walk-through. Sellers will be able to explain details about the house that the buyer may need to know, especially tricky pool heaters, access to attics, funny light switches, and sprinkler timers.

Additionally, the final walk-through is a time to compile a list of companies that have previously serviced the house.

I like to schedule final walk-throughs at least 4 – 7 days before closing, as this is often enough time to resolve any outstanding issues before paperwork must be signed. (The walk-through itself may happen within 24 hours of closing.)

Checklist for the Final Walk-Through

  • Electrical: Check the home’s electrical system by turning on and off every light switch and checking the electrical outlets. A great way to check the outlets in your home is to bring a phone charger and plug in your phone to ensure the outlet is functioning correctly. Also, check to ensure the garage door, security system, and doorbell are in working order.
  • Doors and Windows: To check latches and locks, open windows and doors. Make sure your home is secure.
  • Plumbing: Flush toilets, run faucets, and check under sinks for leaks. Ensure the bathrooms are free from water damage and that the sinks and bathtubs drain properly.
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Whether it is freezing or hot outside, test the heating and air conditioning.
  • Appliances: Test the oven, dishwasher, open the fridge & freezer, and don’t forget to turn on the washer & dryer.

I’m dedicated to protecting my clients from the beginning through the end of the home-buying experience. If you want to work with someone who pays attention to the details, give me a call today:  Trent Beaver (928) 916-1921

Buying a Home April 12, 2023

Area Resources for Home Buyers

As a REALTOR ®, Trent puts his client first by being a good listener and communicator and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the best home or property that suits your needs.

To elevate his level of service, Trent has developed a list of resources for his clients. Trent recognizes the need to feel confident in who you hire, and sometimes that isn’t easy, especially if you are new to the Prescott area.

Trent has developed website to help navigate trades, businesses, and information on area utilities. website makes navigating home ownership easier.

The Premier List is about providing our clients with stellar service after the sale. We pride ourselves on being available to you and your resource to help you as you get comfortable in your home, but we also want to be there for you whenever you need something. Whether you’re already thinking about a remodel, you need some minor handyman service once you have got situated, or you are looking for options for estate or tax planning; we are here to help. The Premier List offers options for you to search depending on what you need, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, by all means, please give us a call or send over an email; we’re here to help, and we will place you with a trusted resource to help you with your need.

The Premier List Resources

Buying a house in the Prescott area is a great decision that can be made easier by knowing the available resources. Whether you’re looking for home inspectors, subcontractors, or general moving help, many quality local businesses are ready to help with your transition. Also, remember to call Trent Beaver and the Premier Homes Team! With their incredible knowledge of the real estate market in Prescott and all the resources they bring, they can make this exciting step into homeownership more fun and stress-free, (928) 916-1921.

Buying a HomePrescott March 14, 2023

Own a Piece of Prescott History

Are you looking for a home with unique charm and character? Historical homes provide just that, plus so much more! Whether it’s an old Victorian farmhouse or an antebellum plantation house, these properties are filled with potential and offer buyers the chance to reconnect with bygone eras while preserving something special. From the stories held within their walls to the beauty of antiquity found inside, there are countless reasons why buying a historic home can be a great decision. 

What Makes a Home Historic?

To be accepted as a historic property, the home needs to be at least 50 years old and meet one of four criteria:

  • It’s connected to significant historical events.
  • It’s connected to the lives of influential individuals.
  • It’s considered an embodiment of a particular master or historic style.
  • It has provided or is likely to provide important historical information.

Not only is the Prescott downtown courthouse square surrounded by historical businesses and attractions, but the surrounding neighborhoods are full of history as well. In Yavapai County, 132 properties and districts are listed on the National Register.

The top three listed on the National Register (see full list here):

  1. Arizona Pioneers’ Home – 300 S. McCormick St.
  2. Blumberg House – 143 N. Mt. Vernon
  3. Brinkmeyer House – 605 W. Gurley

Historic homes allow property owners to own a piece of history and embrace the character and stories of a beautifully crafted home. But historic houses also come with particular issues that newer homes don’t. So, before you commit to owning a historic home, you must understand how to find and buy the right one and be prepared for the ongoing care and maintenance your new home will require. 

Beware of Toxins

Be aware of lead, asbestos, and other things hiding behind the walls. Pipes and paint can be lead culprits, while asbestos in basements, attics, and walls may lurk. Also, it’s common for abandoned septic tanks, cesspools, wells, or even heating oil reservoirs buried somewhere on the property.  

Renovation Restrictions

Depending on preservation guidelines, a truly historic home may be ineligible for particular renovations. Check out the preservation guidelines beforehand if you have plans for improvements. 

Wiring and Plumbing

If the electrical system in the house hasn’t been upgraded, you might find yourself facing problems. Adding appliances or other significant power loads to the system can cause issues. Older plumbing found in historic homes can also change typical plumbing repairs into complicated projects. 

Authenticity is Expensive

The materials you’ll need to repair or restore the house’s original fixtures, windows, or other aesthetic components can add up quickly. 

♦ See Historic Homes For Sale in Prescott

About Prescott

Once the state’s territorial capital, Prescott, Arizona, is rich with history embodied in its world-famous Whiskey Row, the historic courthouse, and numerous historical landmarks. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife or the history of “Everybody’s Hometown,” you will find something that will interest you. Visit the official Prescott, Arizona, website to learn more by clicking here.

Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, Prescott sits at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The average high temperature in the winter in Prescott is around 52 degrees and averages 89 in the summer. There are approximately 46,000 people in Prescott, but the surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Prescott Valley and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit, comprise around 119,000 people.

From the historic homes to the unique culture, Prescott is one of Arizona’s gems. Whether you want to buy a piece of history for yourself or take time to enjoy learning about the past, this city is a great choice. And when it comes to finding that perfect property, I would love to help. If you’re interested in finding a historic home in Prescott that can become your slice of remarkable history, call me today – I look forward to helping you on your quest!  Trent Beaver (928) 916-1921


Selling Your Home February 13, 2023

What is a Pocket Listing?

Are you in the market for a new house? Are you tired of seeing duplicate listings show up on online markets time and time again? It may be time to consider what’s known as a pocket listing. Pocket listings are gaining popularity as more home buyers look for alternatives when finding their dream home. But what exactly are they, how can they help you find the right place to buy, and most importantly – why should you care about them? This article will dive into these questions and explain all you need to know about pocket listings when purchasing your next property.

In general, pocket listings are homes for sale that change hands quickly and quietly without public advertising.  

In the past, “pocket listings” were usually the avenue for the famous and wealthy who wanted their privacy and would work with an agent who could find a buyer among word-of-mouth networks of agents representing high-end buyers. Often this happened only in urban areas or in the luxury segment. Still, pocket listings are becoming more mainstream in markets where inventory is tight and bidding wars are not uncommon.

During the technology age of marketing homes via the web and social media, why not advertise a home in a market where multiple offers are the norm? It can depend. In some cases, the seller may want a quick and painless sale and would prefer to avoid going through the traditional cleaning, curb appeal sprucing, and open houses. When the seller’s agent knows the buyers directly, a simple walk-through with prospective buyers is often enough to secure one acceptable offer.

Sellers should understand that it’s possible for a pocket listing to generate a slightly lower price. While it’s not always the case, the trade-off for a quick, quiet sale may be worth it. If you’re considering a pocket listing, you will likely be required to sign something which indicates your consent to avoid a wide-scale advertising effort. An agent is responsible for trying to secure a seller the best possible price and will want to ensure there’s a clear understanding.

Pros and Cons of a Pocket Listing

There are many items to consider when selling a home, especially if you will do a Pocket Listing. Below is a recap of the pros and cons of a pocket listing from an article by

  • Pros for the seller are that they maintain their privacy and that a pocket listing can prevent the unfortunate experience of having a home’shome’s value decrease because it remained on the market too long. 
  • Pros for the buyer are that the competition won’t be as fierce, the buying process will be more flexible, and they may be able to purchase the home below market value. 
  • Cons for the sellers are that fewer buyers will be solicited, and it may take longer for the house to sell.
  • Cons for the buyers are that there will be less wiggle room on the price, and there will be a lack of information and photos on the home. 

On the whole, casting the widest possible net for a buyer is the best strategy for securing the highest closing price. Still, if you’re more comfortable with a quick and quiet approach, you should talk to an agent about the prospect of a pocket listing. 

Selling is a tough decision, with numerous factors to consider. Give me a call, and I can answer your questions and put your mind at ease.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921

Buying a HomeHouse Maintenance January 12, 2023

Buyer Beware: Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself

Don’t Hesitate to Inspect a Home Yourself

A home inspector‘s goal is to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention.

If you’re making a significant investment in a home, there’s no reason you have to leave 100% of the inspection up to someone else. There are areas you can review for yourself or hire an outside party to check.

Before you sign off on the house, don’t neglect to review these commonly overlooked areas:

Roof: Yes, inspectors will consider the roof condition, but they probably will only be on top of the roof when they do it. A roof is one area where check it out yourself or hiring a roofing contractor to take a look can significantly benefit negotiations.

Fences: You might think there’s little to inspect here, but replacing a fence is expensive. What looks sturdy on a sunny day can turn into a giant repair after a storm. This risk is especially true of wooden fences.

Drains: Fill up tubs and sinks and see how long it takes them to drain. If they’re slow, you’ll want to know why. It could be something as simple as a clog, but better safe than sorry.

Fireplaces: Home inspectors will often give these the once-over, but they are unlikely to light a fire. If you can, make sure these operate as expected. Also, find out when the chimney was last cleaned, and how often it was maintained. If the owner had burnt wood in the fireplace or wood-burning stove, no matter what kind of wood, the chimney should be cleaned regularly to prevent a chimney fire. Click here for a video tutorial that shows you the signs of when your chimney is ready to be cleaned and gives instructions on how you can quickly sweep your chimney.

Heating/Cooling: The time of year might impact how thorough an inspector is with the heating and cooling system. Even if it is a hot summer day, remember to run the heater, and vice versa; even if it is a snowy winter evening, run the A/C. Heating and Cooling units are big-ticket items, and you will want to be sure it performs as expected.

Electrical Panel & Outlets: Your inspectors will review the homes electrical, but things may be missed. To be thorough, check each room’s outlets by plugging in a phone charger. Along with this, open up the electrical panel. Is it neat and organized, or is it a tangled mess with disconnected wires?

Pricing is directly tied to a home’s condition, so don’t overlook the opportunity to protect yourself from repair bills. Along with this, problems in the inspection process can give you leverage in negotiations.

Ready to hunt for a home in great shape? Let me help you with your search. Contact me today!

Trent Beaver
(928) 916-1921

House MaintenancePrescott Arizona December 16, 2022

7 Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill

Prescott, Arizona, covered in a blanket of snow, is breathtaking! Match that with Christmas lights, and it truly makes it the most magical time of year. With the temperature drop, you may notice an unwelcome increase in your heating bill. Here are some tips on how to lower your heating bill and still stay cozy this winter:

  1. Weather Stripping: The most critical and common step to take in lowering your heating bill is ensuring no gaps around doors or windows. The best way to do this is by weather stripping. Weather stripping creates a barrier between the cold outdoors and will help keep your house warm.
  2. Cover Your Water Heater:  Insulating your water heater can reduce the energy it takes to heat the water and save you money. This simple project can be done in an afternoon or less, and a water heater blanket can be found for $20 – $40 at most hardware stores.
  3. Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature: Consider dropping your water heater temperature from 140F/60C to a safe but reasonable 120F/49C. This will help reduce the energy used for heating the water while still providing enough hot water for everyday needs.
  4. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat: Set your thermostat lower than usual during the day when no one is home, then raise it closer to what you find comfortable when people are present. This will save money on energy bills without having a noticeable impact on comfort levels.
  5. Swap Out Your Furnace Filters:  Dirty filters block air from freely moving through your system, making it work harder and use more energy. Replacing the filters every 60 days will help promote better airflow throughout your home and save you money in the long run.
  6. Change Your Curtains: Use thicker curtains to help keep out the cold winter air. This simple addition can make a big difference!
  7. Service Your Furnace: Annual maintenance on your furnace can help catch any minor problems before they become more prominent, more expensive issues. It will also ensure the unit is running efficiently and not wasting energy.

Following these simple tips, you can stay warm this winter while keeping your heating bill low! With a little effort and just a few dollars, you can quickly reduce your heating costs and enjoy the winter months without worry. Remember, wearing extra layers around the house is an essential factor in staying warm! Have some cozy sweaters, fluffy socks, and warm blankets handy to keep everyone comfortable as temperatures drop. Enjoy Prescott’s beauty while having peace of mind knowing that you’re doing all you can to save money this winter. Happy Holidays!

Buying a HomeReal Estate News November 8, 2022

Find Your Neighborhood’s CCRs

Do you know the CCRs of your property? If not, you should. The Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCRs) are the rules that govern your neighborhood or community. Knowing and following them is essential to maintaining the quality of life in your community. Violating them can result in penalties, so if you don’t know what they are, now is an excellent time to find out.

Lucky for you, I have compiled complete resource of CCRs in the Prescott area. Having these documents available during the home-buying process is an excellent tool for making an informed decision.

Visit to download the CCRs for your area.

(We have them listed alphabetically for easy searching.)

What are CCRs

The CCRs of your neighborhood are important because they dictate what you can and cannot do in your neighborhood. The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, commonly known as the CC&Rs, is a legal document filed with the county recorder’s office and made a part of the official real estate records that run with the land that is part of the community.

The CC&Rs outline the processes and procedures community members must follow, although the HOA might also have other requirements.

Below is a list of some items you may find on the CC&Rs. There are countless options and possibilities of items that can be included, so read your document carefully.

  • Restrict the height of your fence
  • Require a defensible space for fire protection
  • Prohibit political signs
  • No livestock
  • No temporary house trailers or tents
  • No billboards
  • No mobile homes
  • No Dome-shaped homes
  • Buildings shall not exceed two stories
  • Each owner has an equal right to the use of the common wall
  • Each unit shall be kept neat and orderly.


Simply put, the CC&Rs provide a roadmap to homeowners of what is expected and permitted in their neighborhoods.

If you have any questions about the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for your community or neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call me at (928) 916-1921. I would be happy to help you understand them better so that you can abide by them and maintain the quality of life in your area.

Search for your CC&Rs Here

Buying a Home October 11, 2022

How You Know When to Make an Offer

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, some telltale signs tell you when it’s the right time to make an offer on a house. The market is constantly shifting and changing, so staying current on the latest trends and data is essential. If you’re unsure of when to pull the trigger, we put some tips together to help you out.

We understand, house hunting can be overwhelming.

As realtors, we understand that you are preparing to make a substantial financial and emotional investment. As a future homeowner, you take great care to find a place that is “just right” for you and your family. You can even get a little addicted to touring houses, always convinced the perfect home is just about to hit the market. Sometimes the inability to pull the trigger on the house can cause serious shopper’s remorse. You could miss out on a home that, in retrospect, was ideal.

So how do you know a home is “the one”?

Here are some practical ways to check your buying temperature and know when it’s time to make an offer:

1. The home fundamentally meets your needs. There’s plenty of compromise in home hunting, so take note when you find one with the basics covered.

2. You would consider renovating for those luxurious little extras. Maybe the home is missing that pool you’ve always wanted or is missing a detached workshop/garage space. These factors help recognize the home’s potential when you think you would be up to tackling a project to make it perfect.

3. You’re in love with the kitchen. Studies show that most of our waking hours are connected to or using the kitchen. If you’re in love with the kitchen but think the master bedroom is a little small, consider where you would be spending most of your time. Careful not to pass on the home when it could be the one.

4.The bathroom feels comfortable to you. Many times, other people’s bathrooms will give you the creeps. If you feel good about the bathroom, it’s a healthy sign.

5. You start to see your possessions in the house. If you’re thinking, “ah yes, the flatscreen could go on that wall,” and “wow, my bed would fit perfectly in this suite,” then you’re starting to imagine the house as your own.

6. You picture where you are going to place your Christmas tree. Many professionals claim that when you visualize where your tree will be placed, you may be in the ‘right’ home.

7. You become possessive about the house and defend every flaw you see. Maybe your agent points out a flaw and says, “There is a stain in the kitchen sink,” and you become defensive to them for saying something so mean about this house. If you see the flaws and decide that defects do not matter, you’re falling in love.

8. The idea of someone else buying the home gives you a pit in your stomach. Pay attention if you’re “sleeping on the decision,” and the idea that a home is no longer an option makes you anxious. It could be time to offer.

If you’re considering making an offer on a house, there are several key factors to keep in mind.

1. Location: The location of the property is crucial. You’ll want to consider things like the surrounding neighborhood, public transportation, and schools in the area.

2. Size: The size of the property is another vital factor to consider. You’ll need to decide how much space you need and what kind of layout you’re looking for.

3. Condition: The property’s condition is also an important consideration. You’ll want to inspect the property thoroughly before making an offer to ensure no significant repairs are needed.

4. Price: Of course, the property’s price is crucial in deciding whether to make an offer. You’ll need to consider your budget and what you’re comfortable spending on a home.

5. Financing: Another vital factor to consider is financing. You’ll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage and compare interest rates before making an offer on a property.

6. Warranties and inspections: You’ll also want to ensure that warranties or inspections are in place before making an offer. These components can give you peace of mind knowing that the property is in good condition.

7. Title insurance: Another essential factor to consider is title insurance. Title insurance will protect you if there are any property title problems.

8. Homeowner’s Insurance: Another factor to consider is homeowner’s Insurance. Homeowner’s Insurance will protect your investment in case of any damage to the property.

9. Closing costs: You’ll also need to budget for closing costs, which can include things like loan origination fees, title insurance, and appraisal fees.

10. Timing: Finally, you’ll need to consider the timing of your offer. If your offer is accepted, you’ll want to ensure you’re prepared to move forward with the purchase quickly.

We Can Help!

So, what are the signs that it’s time to put an offer in on a house? Well, there is no definitive answer, as each situation is unique. However, if you have been watching a property for sale and feel ready to make an offer, give me a call. I would be happy to help you through the process from start to finish! (928) 916-1921

Selling Your Home September 13, 2022

Ask Your Agent the Right Questions

Working with a real estate agent can be extremely helpful when you’re ready to buy a home. Here are some of the ways a real estate agent can help you:

  1. Finding the right home: An excellent real estate agent will take the time to understand your wants and needs in a home and help you find properties that fit those criteria.
  2. Negotiating the price: Once you’ve found a home you love, your real estate agent will help negotiate the purchase price with the seller.
  3. Handling paperwork: The process of buying a home comes with a lot of paperwork. A real estate agent can help ensure everything is in order and help with any questions.
  4. Connecting you with other professionals: A real estate agent can introduce you to professionals you may need to work with during the home-buying process, such as mortgage brokers, home inspectors, and more.

When buying a home, you want to ensure you get the best deal possible. But how can you be sure? One of the best ways is to ask your agent the right questions. By doing so, you will get a better understanding of what’s going on in the market and what your options are. So don’t be afraid to ask away – your agent will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. When you start working with an agent, you want to be sure that you have the knowledge you need to choose someone with the background and skills to represent your interests, meet your needs, and make the process a positive experience.

Buyer’s Agents vs. Seller’s Agents

First, you’ll want to work with an agent representing sellers as the majority of their business. It is common for real estate agents to find their niche or specialty. They typically become agents who list homes and are a ‘Seller’s Agent’ or find homes for their clients and are ‘Buyer’s Agent.’ You’ll find that many agents have experience on both the buying and selling side of the situation, but when you are selling a home, it is optimal to work with an agent who has dedicated most of their time working with sellers.

Having rapport with your agent is essential. It is ideal to work with someone you like and someone who will communicate well with you.

Another effective way to sort the amateurs and the pros is to look at the agent’s track record.

Here are some direct questions which will help you compare agent experience and performance:

  1. How many continuous years have you been in real estate?
  2. How many homes did you sell last year working as the seller’s agent?
  3. Of the homes you’ve sold in the past year, what was the average number of days the home was on the market from the initial listing date until the final accepted offer?
  4. Looking at your past 12 months of closed sales, what percentage has the final selling price been compared to the initial listing price?
  5. How much will you charge me to sell my home? What sort of marketing efforts does this cover?
  6. Do you have an assistant to help you sell homes?
  7. Are you considered by your company’s owner to be one of the top producers in your office?

These questions may seem somewhat blunt, but full-time agents with a career built on selling homes shouldn’t have a problem answering you to the best of their ability.

Selling your home is a significant event in your life and should be handled by analyzing all of your options.

About Trent Beaver, REALTOR®

Trent Beaver grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small-town along the Colorado river. Growing up in the small town atmosphere Trent soon learned two key traits growing up, honesty and loyalty. Trent Beaver observed first hand that for any long term success, these qualities are a priority. Trent uses these two attributes for the basis of his business as a REALTOR ®.

As a REALTOR ® Trent puts his client first by being a good listener, good communicator, and responding to your needs quickly. He upholds his core values and looks to be your lifetime REALTOR ® finding you the home or property that suits your needs best.

In 2006, Trent Beaver moved to Prescott to further his education. He soon graduated from Yavapai College with his Associates of Business and from Old Dominion University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Upon purchasing a house with his wife, Jenni, who is a 3rd grade teacher in the Prescott School District, Trent Beaver soon realized his passion for real estate and began to fulfill the requirements to get his real estate license.

When Trent Beaver isn’t working at the BloomTree Realty Office, he enjoys traveling, Off-Road Racing, Golfing, and playing with his dogs: Scout and Piper.

Trent Beaver

(928) 916-1921