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Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert AZ, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix are the primary area's where Captain Bill serves Sellers, Relocating, Move-up and Downsizing Buyers. Contact Captain Bill to learn more about homes for sale in Val Vista Lakes Gilbert AZ. Sellers, ask about Captain Bill's 45-Day Listing Agreement.
Small World for Short Sale Specialists Jeff Dowler and Captain Bill Travis   In 2007 I did a lot of studying on the subject of short sales, and attended a couple of 3 day boot camps put on by a former loss mitigator. This is when only a few Realtors were doing short sales. At that time most knew ...
  The Wells Fargo Short Sale that Almost Wasn't   Recently my short sale listing closed after sweating it out for a month, and having to issue a cure period notice. Buyers agent was knowledgeble and cooperative, but his client was a bit difficult; and so was WF. This short sale listed at $199,900...
The Risks of Overpricing a House   Recently a Val Vista Lakes custom waterfront home went on the market, drastically overpriced, in my professional opinion. The home is a beautiful custom home on the waterfront and was listed at over $1,000,000. The list price is around $280 per square foot. Aver...
Val Vista Lakes Gilbert AZ  September Real Estate Report Val Vista Lakes is the premier lake and waterfront community in the East Valley Town of Gilbert AZ. There is nothing to directly compare with this community because of the lakes and the spectacular Clubhouse amenities. Val Vista Lakes recen...
Stop Bashing Fellow Realtors for Educating Themselves   The real estate agent license school teaches students to "pass the real estate exam". That is all. From there the agent must cough up money and work with a mentor, and/or take advanced classes to get an education in real estate to learn how ...
How to Produce a Large Successful Event Michelle Haney, the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse Recreation Manager, produced the "TASTE OF VAL VISTA" section of the Val Vista Lakes 25th Anniversary Celebration. I asked Michelle to tell us how she went about orchestrating such a large and successful Val Vis...
Val Vista Lakes 25th Anniversary Celebration a Huge Success (Balloon Video is Below) Val Vista Lakes held one section of the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday evening, September 25, which was open to the public, in the parking lot of Fry's store. There was a large turn out of residents of ...
Listing Agents vs Selling Agents | Why Can't We All be Professional     There are a couple of posts discussing complaints of Listing vs Selling agents. My comments are too long for the posts so I want to voice my opinion here. Since I'm primarily a Buyers agent, and I also list a few homes (curre...
Queen Elizabeth requests a POVERTY GRANT to HEAT HER CASTLES Queen Elizabeth receives 38.2 million pounds a year from the government, and that includes 7.9 million pounds to cover staff salaries and her personal spending. In England there is around one million people homeless; and about half of ...
  It's All About ME!!!!       We're all familiar with the narcissistic real estate agent who thinks more of himself than he does of his clients. This video parody seems to picture that very agent, who has a surprise for his clients.               Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse 25th Anniversary Celebra...

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Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert AZ is a lake community with gorgeous waterfront homes available for sale. These Val Vista Lakes Gilbert homes are located in the East Valley of the Phoenix area.

Captain Bill lives in Val Vista Lakes; and is an active member of the Val Vista Lakes community.

He writes many articles on his blog about the Val Vista Lakes waterfront community, and in addition he writes about his favorite Town of Gilbert AZ.