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Hire Bobby, Get Bobby!

Posted On: March 4th, 2019 8:41PM

I remember a few years ago, my long time friend, realtor Jeff Polett, used as his slogan, "When You Hire Jeff You Get Jeff," which I think was a brilliant marketing tool. I understand Jeff's comment because I started as a realtor 27 years with a team of four in which our top realtor would get the listing and then had nothing to do with the property the whole time we had the listing but showed up at closing to get the check. I did all the work, which helped me learn the business quickly even though the client hired my boss and not me.

 

I have worked on my own now for 20 years and I truly agree with Jeff that if you hire ME you should have me involved from the beginning to the end and not pass your valuable asset to another agent on the team. Our true North Central boundaries are about 14 square miles, where I have taken pride in being able to sell more than 3,000 listings by myself in 27 years because I work six and seven days a week selling what YOU hired ME to do. It also helps that I have an incredible assistant, Kathy Wright, who has been with me for 19 years. I don’t need a team to sell my homes as long as I do everything that I promised you that I would do. I have already sold 16 homes by myself in 2019, although I do have a partner just with three Paradise Valley listings ($5.8 million, $1.6 million and $1.49 million), all of which are now in escrow.

 

I owe a lot of my success to my father, Herb Lieb, who moved to Phoenix in 1964 to become a partner at a lady's store at Park Central Mall called Kagels. Next my dad opened the first disco in Phoenix, called Herb's Underground, in 1970, where his DJ was the one and only Bill Heywood. After my dad sold the Underground he opened The Jockey Club Nightclub in 1976, located at Town and Country Shopping Center, which he sold in 1986. I came from Atlanta in 1978 to become a partner with my dad at this nightclub, where we had more than 2,000 members. Many of my current and past clients were members of our club. Finally, we opened another Jockey Club in 1987 at Uptown Plaza and then sold the location to Sweet Tomatoes in 1996. I was burned out in the bar and restaurant business, so in 1992 I started in residential real estate with Mark Moskowitz, who was with Realty Executives, as my mentor. I had been coming to Central Phoenix since I was 7 years old to visit my dad twice a year, so when I finally moved to Phoenix when I was 22 I felt like I knew every person who lived in this area, including their pets. North Central has been my home for more than 40 years, so I am very lucky to live and work in the same area that my dad moved to in 1964. I have seen many changes to North Central in 50 years and I am very proud to be VERY active in my Dad's old ‘hood!! Thanks to all of my past, current and hopefully future clients who hire ME, knowing that I will work hard to get your home sold and hopefully help you find your new one!!

 

Bobby Lieb Associate Broker

HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder

5225 N. Central Ave., Ste. 104 Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mobile: 602-376-1341 Fax: 602-996-9141

bobby@centralphx.com www.centralphx.com www.biltmoreazagent.com

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Luxury Homes in North Central

Posted On: January 23rd, 2019 9:32PM

I have been a licensed Realtor/Associate Broker for more than 26 years specializing in North Central Phoenix, which offers homes in a wide variety of values. I was fortunate to sell 118 homes in 2018, 48 of which sold for less than $500,000 and 32 homes that ranged from $57,000 to $400,000. There are many luxury homes in the area as well that are valued at more than $750,000. We were fortunate to sell 27 of these homes in 2018 and we also sold 10 homes last year for more than $1,000,000, including one home for more than $3 million.

As I mentioned in December, our sale at 6755 N. Central sold for $2.28 million, which was an all-time record at $458 per square foot! I wanted to focus this month's article on our evergrowing luxury market. I feel my advantage in selling here for more than 26 years is that I know our area values well, as I have seen all the high-end homes that have sold the past few years.

My primary focus is the North Central area, where I market our listings every month with three full pages in The North Central News and send postcards promoting our listings. Additionally, I am a big believer in social media. We post our listings on social medial sites and internet sites that we feel are effective. We also hire professional photographers. Another great marketing tool we use is having the property on the North Central Realtor Tour, which is great exposure for the property.

It takes smart marketing, knowledge and experience to sell homes successfully. When you hire me, you hire a successful Realtor with proven results. I always do my best to sell homes within a reasonable time and for the best price possible. Just two weeks into 2019, we sold 115 W Morten Ave for $1,050,000. So, if you are considering selling or buying in North Central, please call me. You can also visit our website for client testimonials at www.centralphx.com. Wishing everyone a great start to 2019!

 

Bobby Lieb, Associate Broker

HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder

5225 N. Central Ave., Ste. 104

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mobile: 602-376-1341 Fax: 602-996-9141

bobby@centralphx.com

www.centralphx.com www.biltmoreazagent.com

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Bringing 2018 to a close..

Posted On: December 18th, 2018 5:04PM

Is it really almost 2019? I cannot believe that it is almost time to ring the bell on another year.

Thank you to all of our North Central families who have
allowed me to sell almost 120 homes totaling $63 million in sales for 2018. We sold eight homes

for more than $1 million, including three homes for more than $2 million, and on

the other side we sold four homes for under $100,000.
Whatever you have to sell, I would be honored to list and
sell it. I am very proud of my kids Sean and Juliann. Sean is a commercial realtor

with SRS Real Estate Partners located at 32nd Street and Camelback, He just became First Vice President at

his company. You can contact Sean at 602-376-9797 Both my kids went to All Saints, then Sean went to

Brophy Prep and the University of Arizona while Juliann went to Xavier and Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Juliann is now a realtor with me and hopes to be practicing as a sports psychologist in 2019. It is really exciting to see all the new businesses opening up in our area but lets not forget the ones that have been around for 20 or more years. I just stopped in to Inman & Sons Auto and Truck Center with nails in two tires. Jeff Inman, who is the son of the owner, was a class act and helped me on a Saturday afternoon by stopping what he was doing and putting air in all four tires. Some auto repair shops would have tried to sell me four tires. Hats off to Inman Auto and Truck Center! We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday, and here’s to a healthy and happy 2019!

 

Bobby Lieb, Associate Broker

HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder

5225 N. Central Ave., Ste. 104 Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mobile: 602-376-1341 Fax: 602-996-9141

bobby@centralphx.com

www.centralphx.com www.biltmoreazagent.com

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We’re coming up on year’s end!

Posted On: November 14th, 2018 8:50PM

Happy almost Thanksgiving 2018! It just does not seem right that there are only 60 more days before 2019 hits upon us? I have often written here in this monthly article how much has changed for the better in North Central starting with all the new restaurants on Central Avenue, 7th Street and 16th Street. Additionally, watching Uptown Plaza, where my old nightclub, The Jockey Club was located for eight years (1987- 1995) has revitalized Central and Camelback into an incredible location filled with a mix of excellent retail, restaurants and one of the best grocery stores in the Valley, AJ'S. I am proud to say that a 2013 custom home that we listed a couple of months ago located at 6755 N. Central Ave just sold for $2,280,000 – the highest per-square-footage price ever at $459 per foot. The home is 4,968 square feet and built by Rick Stark, who owns North Central based Starion Custom Residences. Rick and wife, Alex, designed an incredible home for their family with the best quality of everything throughout both inside and outside. There is a huge demand today for quality luxury homes in North Central and the only thing holding builders back is the lack of land, which forces some builders to tear down older existing homes. My request for some builders and flippers is PLEASE be consistent throughout with your construction. Starion Custom Residences also has many remodels currently being built in North Central and the surrounding areas. Contact Rick Stark at 602- 861-2247 to set up a consultation. I am so appreciative for the continued support and referrals from all of you over the past 25 years. I was fortunate to be ranked the Number One Realtor in Maricopa County for 2017 by the Phoenix Business Journal for number of homes sold, which was 117. In 2018 we have sold 102 home so far ranging from $55,000 to $3.29 million (I have to feed my dogs so I will sell anything!) We have actually sold eight homes over $1 million this year, including two homes over $3 million. I currently have 36 homes for sale in all price ranges and have listed 125 homes in 2018. I am very fortunate to have an assistant WHO has been with me for more than 19 years, Kathy Wright, who has an incredible work ethic and keeps me organized. I also have another amazing person who works with me and her name is Juliann Lieb (Xavier class of 2010), my 27- year-old daughter. Juliann sets up our open house schedule for realtors every week, checks our vacant houses weekly to make sure that everything is in good shape and she also has been an excellent buyer's agent. In three or four months, Juliann will begin using her degree in Sports Psychology to help young athletes succeed in their respective sports. Juliann can be reached at 602-376-0472. Thanks again to all of you for allowing me to be involved with either listing or selling your homes. I have been lucky enough to have represented some of you in three or four home purchases over the years and I am glad you still talk to me!! Have a great Thanksgiving  holiday and keep safe! 

 

Bobby Lieb Associate Broker

HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder

5225 N. Central Antral and Biltmore Specialist

602-376-1341 (mobile) View our listings at www.centralphx.com 

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Thanks to local restaurateur

Posted On: July 23rd, 2018 9:22PM

Last month my wife and were invited to a tribute to Bob Sikora, who created Bobby McGee's Restaurants in 1971 along with many other Valley favorites. There were more than 300 guests in attendance including many patrons who frequented McGees as well as many employees from Bobby McGees.

 

The event was very special to me because Bob mentioned my dad, Herb, as his inspiration for the discos inside Bobby McGees as well as his first disco bar, Mabel Murphy’s, which was located in Scottsdale and created in 1972. My dad created the first disco concept in Phoenix in 1970 and called it Herb's Underground. Later on in 1976 dad created the Jockey Club, located at 20th Street and Highland, and in 1986 another Jockey Club at Central and Camelback. Bob founded Mr. Lucky's in 1971, which featured Charlie Pride, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, who became great friends with Bob.

 

Waylon's family was in attendance last night including his wife, Jessie Colter, who is also a well-known superstar country singer. Bob also founded Chimmie McFadden's Restaurant, which was located on 16th Street and Highland. He then opened 23 more Bobby McGee's restaurants ranging from Australia to Honolulu and added a few more in Tucson and Phoenix before selling all his locations except for one. Bob changed the Bobby McGee's on Northern and 27th Avenue in 2005 to a new BBQ concept called Bobby Q's. Bob went all over the country and taste tested BBQ everywhere until he found the magic formula that his restaurant now serves.

 

There is another Bobby Q's located in our area at 3154 E. Camelback Road, which now also features a new farm-fresh, flavorful summer protein bowls and salads approved by fitness expert Dr. Art Mollen. I am so proud of our family friend, Bob Sikora, and I appreciate the friendship and respect he had with my dad for more than 40 years. Stop by and visit Bob at his latest concept, Bobby Q's. The valley restaurant scene owes Bob a debt of gratitude for turning a quiet little city called Phoenix into the metropolis we now live in.

 

Bobby Lieb

Associate Broker

HomeSmart Elite Group Manager/Founder

5225 N. Central Ave., Ste. 104

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mobile: 602-376-1341 Fax: 602-996-9141

bobby@centralphx.com

www.centralphx.com www.biltmoreazagent.com

 

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