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


Expert Real Estate Market Analysis
Marketing Specialist
Professional Staging/Design Tips

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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Visualizing an Outdoor Space

These renderings I drew helped the client decide how they would build a pergola on the side of their house. Do you think this would be helpful to you?

How to Help Visualize the Space You May Live In

I rendered this technical layout with human silhouettes for space planning to help the client visualize the space he would be living in.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Floor Plans Help Sell Your Home

Adding a professional floor plan to your pictures can help a buyer visualize living in the home!... We added this floor plan to help sell a home and we received a winning offer in 1 week!...

Floor Plans Help Sell Your Home
As your Realtor, this is a perk Stephen Francisco Gomez can do for your home.  With his interior design background, he is proficient in Cad design.

Back Splash Tip for Your Counter Top!

Back splash tip for your counter top! When trying to coordinate your counter top and back splash, do not choose two busy patterns. Make one of the two neutral to compliment the other. Let me know what you think of the examples below.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 Easy Design Touches for Your Master Bathroom

 10 easy design touches for your master bathroom

If you need help implementing these changes, call or message me for a consultation; A trained eye may be all the difference.  Let's make those changes that will get your house SOLD!

Virtual Remodel Designed for Clients

Virtual Remodel designed for clients.  After seeing these, they could really imagine living in this space!

 Kitchen Realistic Renderings

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Design Your Master Bath to Sell

I re-designed this Master Bath  for a client and it really upgraded the room.  It really stands out compared to others in the neighborhood.  Using these computerized renderings really let's clients see what the space is going to look like before they decide to do it.

 Before - Computerized Rendering

After Construction

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

After going to school for 1-1/2 years for Heating and Air-conditioning, I realized how important it really is to remove your filter every month.  You can absolutely save yourself hundreds to thousands of dollars by replacing a $1 filter.  Not only is it saving energy costs but future repairs as well.
Click the link to find more really great tips for all homeowners.  Be an informed homeowner!
Feel free to message me or call me with any questions.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Master Bathroom Remodel Increases Value and Sellability

In the Arcadia District, this house needed something to make it stand out.  I designed this walk-in shower w/ wrap around bench, massage body sprays, rain head, glass wall, glass block, T.V. viewing and mosaic detail along with a floating vanity.  Now it's a jaw dropper and will make the Master Bathroom a huge selling point!

After Construction
After Construction

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stage your Home to get a Quicker Sale

Looking to sell your home faster, for more money?  The secret is to get your home ready for market with Home Staging.  Imagine getting this done by a top professional Arizona designer, for *FREE, because he is your Realtor.

Arizona Homes Designed to Sell will meet with you to evaluate your home and analyze how to show it at its very best to potential buyers, essential in this competitive market. We also offer market preparation and staging services for you to address the objectives of preparation, without having to do it yourself. During this overwhelming time, we offer our service to help reduce your stress and increase your selling success.

*may vary, depending on the scope of project

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Is it "Shabby" or "Shabby Chic"?

So, I have a little issue with people using the term "Shabby Chic" but in reality what they're designing is just plain "Shabby"!  Please make sure when your using weathered furniture, antique items, intentionally worn stuff, etc.  That you surround it with "chic".  Please click on the link to see examples of how to do this well.  It's a great way to re-purpose otherwise what appears to the untrained eye as junk