Posted On: October 3rd, 2016 6:51PM
Happy October to all of you in North Central land. Probably the most difficult thing that I have done in the past 10 years is writing this monthly column because it is not easy doing this since I am not a writer. I truly appreciate the 25-30 emails and calls that I get every month complementing me on this article and its content. My dad moved to Phoenix (North Central) in 1964 and my brother and I would come out here twice a year to visit him from Atlanta. It is absolutely incredible how this area has changed in the past 50 years and even more amazing in the past five years.
Growing up in Atlanta, my friends would always make fun of sleepy Phoenix, Arizona, which they imagined consisted of only desert and cactus (they were not too far off). When my brother and I would fly from Atlanta to Phoenix, there were zero non stop flights. We always had to touch down in two different cities before touching down in Phoenix. Nobody makes fun of Phoenix anymore and thank goodness we can fly non stop between cities now! It is safe to say that Phoenix has changed for the better in the past 25 years. Once my dad and I sold our nightclub, The Jockey Club, in 1993, I knew that I wanted to specialize in selling real estate in Central Phoenix. Guess what? Twenty-five years ago the realtors who sold in Arcadia, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale made fun of North Central, similar to what my Atlanta buddies used to say about Phoenix. Twenty-five years later, with all the new housing, new businesses, great schools and incredible location, the agents realize how powerful North Central is now and even try to sell or list here. Very similar to what the country use to think about Phoenix, Central Phoenix is a very powerful area to live in and raise your family. It took some changes but nobody makes fun of us anymore!! I want to thank everyone for helping me achieve the #2 ranking for residential real estate in the 2015 Business Journal based on sales volume and sales.
There are more than 20,000 licensed realtors in Maricopa Country so this is an incredible honor for me, especially considering that I specialize in North Central. I also want to thank North Central resident attorney Ben Green and his firm, Benjamin C Green, P.L.C., for providing two recent presentations before two separate HomeSmart groups on the risks of DUI, license suspension issues and underage drinking issues. Ben practices in the areas of criminal/DUI defense and MVD administrative proceedings. Ben represents both adults and minors in criminal, DUI and other alcohol-related offenses. He also assists clients with driver's license suspension issues. Ben can be reached at www.bengreenlaw.com. I look forward to hearing from all of you every month. You can email me at email@example.com or call me at 602-376- 1341. Thanks!
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