Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unbelievably Low Interest Rates! Call me now, historical lows that will go up!

Excerpt below taken from the ARMLS STAT Report, and I just got a pre-qualification letter from my client's mortgage company for an interest rate of 3.85.  That's amazing!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old & New

Juxtoposition of old and new. It can be hard to do it right. Take these old farmhouse sinks that are so trendy right now and put them in a contemporary space. Be careful what you pair them with so the styles can coexist elegantly and do not clash. Check this article and feel free to contact me for some free advice, I love to make spaces come together!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Houzz Quiz: What Style of Kitchen Should You Have?

I took this quiz and completely thought I would get a super contemporary kitchen but I ended up with a Farmhouse kitchen.  It must have been my love for re-purposed items and rustic, highly textured materials.  What kitchen style are you!

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Latest in Interior Design Materials!

Click on the link below to see the newest in design materials, compliments of Phoenix Home and Garden.

Starts on Page 38

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door

Barn doors are extremely popular right now, and I love them too!... But there are some drawbacks to consider.  Is a barn door right for your home? Well, let's find out.  Click on the link below to read.

Compliments of Stephen Francisco Gomez, an interior designer and Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Attention To Detail - Staging

When selling a house, it is all about paying attention to the details.  Of course, the obvious is to clean the house better than ever, and continue to clean and dust until it sells.  But, when staging, look for opportunities to create a good mood.  I had a client that had a little fire pit; he also took down a tree that was ugly and dying.  We chopped the tree down and split it into pieces and stacked them neatly next to the fireplace.  The buyer loved the ambiance and ended up putting in an offer and asked that the fire pit and wood stay.  We of course obliged considering the wood was free and the fire pit was about $40.  Can you believe it? $40 to make a sale of hundreds of thousands of dollars!  When you stage right, it makes all the difference.  Below is an example of how a bit of stacked wood can help define a space and create a mood.

Give me a call if you need any help 
Stephen Francisco Gomez
Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona
Real Living Property For You

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Trends I like!

Now these trends below I can definitely get on board with.  New metals are gonna be trending because the standard steel looks are getting tiresome for most.  Expect a blast of new finishes to invade the market!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New Trend Alert, What do you Think?

So, I get updates from other designers about what is hot and this is a new trend.  I'm not sure that I am sold just quite yet on the marbleized look but keep your eyes out, you may start seeing it!  Btw, I like the table in the picture but it's the wall that I'm not sure about.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More!

Get creative with your backsplash!  It can make a world of difference and everyone loves a well planned backsplash!

Check out these ideas below:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Master Bedroom & Master Bathroom Remodel

My most recent client needed to change a house to make it work better for her mother.  Below is the design that they decided on.  I absolutely love to see my clients so excited and happy with the results.  They never dreamed the room could look they way it does.  The best part is, that as a Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona, I know that the house will sell much easier for them down the road if it ever becomes an option.  Check out the new and improved spacious bedroom, walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

BEFORE (As-Built)

 AFTER (Floor Plan)

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Is your space "Shabby" or "Shabby Chic"?

Make sure when your re-purposing or using items that are worn, weathered, antique or otherwise don't look new,  that your pairing it with items that keep your space feeling fresh and clean.  Without "Chic" complimenting your design, all your left with is "Shabby" and shabby doesn't sell.

Click the link below to see good examples

Monday, September 1, 2014

10 Secrets to a Neat Living Room

Keep the clutter at bay with ‘speed bumps,’ hidden storage and a little-stuff drawer.  

Click the link below to get the full scoop, it's a great article!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Beware of the Mundane Realtor!

Believe me!... Choosing the wrong Realtor can be devastating!... They may just want a paycheck and don't really care about your personal situation.  I pride myself on making the right decision for YOU!  I study the market because I want to be the most knowledgeable person for YOU!  Make the right decision and let my team help you through the buying and selling process.  We pride ourselves on service and I am proud to be a Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona.
Below is a link that has some good tips, but every situation is different, call me and I would be happy to chat about your situation.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BEWARE OF VMA's!! (Zillow, Trulia, etc.) Look at the price this homeowner came to me thinking their home was worth off Zillow. Our CMA showed good comps between $215,000 - $230,000. Although, it would have sold fast at $176,000, they could have left over $40,000 on the table. Let a professional facilitate your transaction, we are worth every penny! 

Call me to find out what your home is worth! #480-570-4514

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another Happy Client!

Part of my client's house transaction included renovating his home.  He had some options of materials and design layout to choose from.  His home was in Arcadia, which is a very nice community in Phoenix, Arizona.  
The construction company and architect sent me a standard AutoCad floor plan.  I was able to take their 2D layout and raise it to 3D, so that my dimensions were accurate.  I then manipulated the materials and redesigned attributes that my client wanted to see.  Below you will see a small hall bathroom that shows his new contemporary lighting, full back splash, floating vanity, marble counter top, contemporary faucet and tub tile work.  
The bottom two photos show different tile layouts so he could decide if he wanted a lot of mosaic tile or just a deco band through the middle.  This was a great client because he was so happy to see what he was going to get before he paid for anything.
Many times I do this for my clients free of charge after we buy a house together.  If you live anywhere in the Phoenix, Arizona area and you need a Realtor, this is a service I may be able to give to you free of charge also.  I am a professional interior designer who sells real estate.  Let's make your new home amazing too!

Mosaic Tile - Tub to Ceiling 

Mosaic Tile - Tub to Ceiling 

Mosaic Tile - Tub Deco Band

Mosaic Tile - Tub Deco Band

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7 Major Signs a Home is Staged Wrong!

Staging is so important to making a sell.  If you can't stage correctly then I advise you not to stage at all.  Follow this link and learn the 7 major tips to staging.  Many Realtors in Phoenix, Arizona and around the world pay professionals hundreds of dollars just to give them tips on how to make their house perfect for the sale.  When you hire Stephen Francisco Gomez as your Realtor you get professional staging advice for FREE because he was an interior designer for years before selling real estate. Call at 480-570-4514.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Home Ownership Can Set You Up for Life!

Getting people to believe in home ownership is important!... For many people it is their retirement nest egg. Why not yours?!... Housing prices will rise and the house equity you build will pay you for living in it! With rental prices rising like crazy, it's cheaper to own!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

If You Can't Visualize it!... I Can

So my client had a house in DC Ranch and mentioned that she would really like to replace an entire wall with white cabinets from floor to ceiling.  She was worried that it would cost a lot and that she may not like the results.  I drew these renderings and showed her exactly what it will look like.  I took all the guess work out of it and she loved it!  Next step: Do it!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


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Stephen Francisco Gomez - Designed To Sell

Friday, August 22, 2014

Great Program for First Time Home Owners!

My lender informed me of a first-time home owner program.  I'm now hustling to try and get as many family and friends into a home at very little down and before the prices shoot up!
I have the best mortgage lender out there!  Every single person I've ever sent to him absolutely loves him.
Let's see if you qualify, it's not that heard right now!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When resale value matters to your remodeling project!...

1. Do not go too trendy because when you move it will be out of style and who wants the cost of remodeling again?... Choose styles that stand the test of time!
2. Home owners love energy efficiency, so make those changes for you to benefit from as well as future buyers!


Your Realtor will probably tell you to make everything neutral and remove all the furniture. Well... not every case is that simple!... Buyers these days may want to see a beautifully staged room or vignette. Can your Realtor help advice you what option makes your space look the best?... Make sure you have it Designed To Sell!  Call Stephen Francisco Gomez to be your Realtor.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


When quickly inspecting a new house look for these possible red flags!

1. Diagonal cracks in the drywall... possible structural defects!
2. Sticky Doors... possible structural problems!
3. Puddles near foundation... possible grading issues!

Save on Home Energy Costs! Great Article!

This time of year, cutting energy costs are on everyone's mind!... These kind of articles are common but this is a good one. You will see the savings!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Giving Clients Options for Interior Decorating!

Below was a foyer that needed some updating.  The client asked me for some options.  They also wanted to use some of their own decorations.  These were the four options I sent to them:

Saturday, August 16, 2014


TIP: Walk-in Showers & wet rooms are all the rage so... If you are going to convert a tub to shower then do it in the master bathroom but make sure that you leave at least one tub in the home so you don't exclude families with small children from the buyer's pool in the future

Your Guide to Residential Home Styles

This will help you with the verbiage of all the different house styles. Let me know what you think.

 Guide to Residential Styles

Friday, August 15, 2014

If You're a Renter, It Is Time to Buy!

Good news for investment rental properties, bad news for renters. Is it time for you to buy?
Click on Link to Read Why!

10 Ways to Prepare for Home Ownership

1. Decide what you can afford
2. Develop your home wish list
3. Select where you want to live
4. Start saving
5. Get your credit in order
6. Determine your mortgage qualifications
7. Get pre-approved
8. Weigh other sources of help with a down payment
9. Calculate the costs of home ownership
10. Contact ME at any point in the process and I can assist YOU

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Great innovative changes for your home!...

 5 Smart Home Upgrades

Help The Buyer Visualize The Potential of Your House!

These sketches helped sell a high priced listing. The buyer needed more space and we showed him with these sketches how he could convert the patio to add more square footage and make it look great!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How Would Your Furniture Fit?!

I drew these renderings to help a client see how their furniture could fit into the space.

Literature That Keeps Your Realtor Sharp

Make sure your Realtor is updated on the current market trends.  I read these so you don't have to! But if you want to check articles from Michael Orr and others, then click the link below.

 Phoenix Snapshot