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8388 E Hartford Dr. , Scottsdale - AZ 85255

About Chris Silva

Free Sedona Vacation when you purchase a home from me.  I realize packing and moving is hard work and can be a hassle.  That's why when you hire me as your Agent, I'll treat you to a 3 day mini vacation in Sedona Arizona so you can relax and unwind after moving into your new house. 

I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction.... it’s a life-changing experience for some people. As a licensed Realtor®, I’ve helped many families with their real estate needs. I have the local knowledge and experience to make life easier for my clients when navigating through a sometimes complicated real estate deal. 

My clients enjoy working with me because  I Listen.   I understand their housing needs. I also have extensive experience in home renovations and can offer my clients tips, guidance, ideas and wholesale resources that save time and money as they fix up their new home.

Raised in New England, I earned an early education in housing fundamentals by helping my Dad manage the family’s rental properties.  I learned the real estate business at a young age and gained valuable knowledge and experience that I still use today.  Anyone who knows me, know’s…..Real Estate has always been my passion.

I earned my Bachelor Degree in Marketing from New Hampshire College and I’m a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Arizona Association of Realtors and the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors.. I take great pride in the relationships I build and I work relentlessly on my client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. 

Today’s buyers and sellers need the experience of a seasoned Agent that can guide them through the complex documents of a real estate transaction. The industry is a lot different since we emerged out of the worst housing crash in history. There are far more regulations in the industry now that affect and impact residential mortgages and financial disclosures for consumers.  It's important to work with an Agent who is educated about the all the changes in order to have a good experience. With my extensive local market knowledge and negotiating skills, I'm ready to represent you to the best of my ability. 

 

As a full service real estate professional, I work with buyers, sellers and investors representing my clients in real estate transactions across the Metro Phoenix area in all price ranges and property types.  I'm also highly trained and experienced in complex transactions such as:

~  Short Sales

~  Foreclosures

~  Pre Foreclosures

~  Divorce Sales

~  Auction Properties

~  Probate Transactions


Residential Single Family – My residential single family services connect buyers with sellers every day, and I do it with professionalism and a total dedication to my clients.  This property type is the majority of my market transactions, but by far not the only one in which I have expertise.

Condominiums – While condominiums are residential, they’re a very different market focus, and I am an expert in evaluating condos and helping buyers and sellers to cope with the special financing and homeowner concerns for this type of residence.

Multi–family – Investors are great clients for me.  Multi–family properties are a very unique market. The detailed return on investment and valuation calculations investors need to evaluate properties for rental are second nature to me.

Vacant Land – Land is a very special property class.  It’s relatively easy to show a gourmet cook a wonderful commercial kitchen in a home and see their eyes light up. It’s more of a challenge to help a buyer or seller to realize the potential in a piece of land.  There are some nice vacant lots available in Metro Phoenix that are ready to build on.

Distressed Property – Under valued properties that need substantial rehab and repairs in order to bring its market value back.  Many "House Flippers" or investors acquiring rental property look for these opportunities as there are handsome profits to enjoy with the "hidden equity" in these deals.

Probate Property –   Most heirs who acquire real estate from a loved one who has passed, don't want the added financial responsibility of taking care of the property.  They sometimes are not sure what to do with such real estate. Many investors will buy these properties in "as-is" condition for a quick sale so the family can close out the estate.

Foreclosure / Bank Owned Homes  –   The most common sellers of foreclosures are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These transactions are referred  to as REO (real estate owned) by the bank. There are many other banks and lenders that sell the properties they had to foreclose on and this type of purchase is more complicated because the lender has their own contract and documents that disclose the terms of the sale.  I am certified as a Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist so after completing many bank owned transactions, I know the challenges of protecting my clients interests. 

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