San Francisco thinks Las Vegas Is More GAY!!

My friend from San Francisco just email me a link to an article in San Francisco Gate newspaper talking  about how Las Vegas has surpassed San Francisco as a gay and lesbian destination.   My eye brows raised at reading that statement.   It was a nice article though.  Here’s an excerpt:

Las Vegas, in fact, now outranks San Francisco as a destination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender vacationers. It ranks second to New York and ahead of San Francisco in the latest Gay & Lesbian Tourism Study, conducted each year by Community Marketing Inc., a San Francisco research firm.

If you’d like to see the full article, click here.

Glad to know we’re more accepting than I thought.

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The Las Vegas Market is Hot

Ok, I should clarify that: Segments of our market are hot. I’ve been looking for some properties for my clients in a master plan community called Summerlin on the west side of Las Vegas. A lot of my clients are investors coming back into Las Vegas to capitalize on our down market. Properties that are listed around the $150 sq /ft price range in Summerlin, and under $350K are selling like hot cakes. Yes, we’re even seeing multiple offer situations on many of them. So contrary to frightening media report of a complete collapse of our market, there are still parts of town that are selling like crazy. In fact, I’ve personally seen banks intentionally price a property so under market in order to create an “unofficial” auction. Click on the picture below to see the recent sold properties since March 1, 2008. Take a look at the list price versus sales price. Many times the sales price is higher than the list. How is that possible in a down market? Foreclosures are ruling the market right now and banks want to get them off of their books. If you’d interested in foreclosures in Las Vegas, please give me a call directly at 702-683-2169 or email me with questions. Thanks!
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Client Testimonials for Felipe Crook

Here are what some of my clients had to say about working with me.
“Felipe made what could have been a tedious process, fun and enjoyable.
He took the time to get to know me, really understand my needs, and find
my perfect home in the perfect location.  Felipe’s knowledge of the
market and ability to effectively negotiate resulted in a bonus of over
$40,000 in addition to the generous incentives already offered by the
builder.  Wow!  I would highly recommend Felipe to friends and family
for their future real estate needs.

Tate South

“My partner and I purchased a very nice home in Las Vegas and Felipe Crook was instrumental in helping us find this home.  In a matter of few days after we began looking, Felipe found us the home that we were looking for.  He was patient and understanding of our needs and very knowledgeable of the area that we wished to live in.  We will definitely call upon him again for any of our future real estate needs.”

K. Gray

I would love to add more client testimonials to this blog. If you’re looking for a real estate agent who is professional, courteous, and attentive,  please give me a call toll free at 866-589-1646 or email me at Felipe@felipecrook.com. I look forward to working with you!

Felipe CrookFelipe Crook

Fine Homes International Specialist

Prudential Americana Group Realtors

Las Vegas NV 89117

Toll Free 866-589-1646

Is Vegas Gay Friendly?

I’ve been working with a few gay couples moving in from out of state. It’s been very fun meeting new people and showing them the ropes of Las Vegas. One of the ideas I am trying to live by right now is “You get what you look for.” My business coach talked aboutGay Realtor Las Vegas Gay Realtor Las Vegasan experiment with this type of thinking. He sent two men out in the streets of Manhattan. The first man was told to pick up as much spare change as possible from anywhere in Manhattan. The second man was asked to find as many animals as possible. They were asked to return in 8 hours. The first man found $75.31. The second man found 122 kinds of animals. Then the first man was asked “While you were out, how many animals did you see?”He replied “Zero.” The other man was asked how much money he saw on the ground and he replied “Zero.” So the lesson of this experiment is go to Manhattan if you’re poor. 🙂 Just kidding, the real lesson is to be very intentional on what you’re focusing. If you are constantly saying how there are freaky people who only like to booze and gamble, guess what you’re going to find? Same thing with finding acceptance from the straight community. If you expect that people are going to treat you like crap Human Rights Campaignbecause you’re gay, they will. It’s amazing how the slightest shift in mentality can have monumental results. I have not had any issues with people regarding my gayness. I think Las Vegas is friendly. It’s no San Francisco, but we have our fair share of acceptance. If you’d like to help gay rights, come to a Human Rights Campaign social every third Thursday of the month. I’ll keep you posted when the next meeting is.

Remember, thoughts create our reality.

Luxury Homes of Las Vegas

Gay Real estate Agent Las VegasI have started an additional blog specifically about the luxury home market in Las Vegas. If you’d like to visit it go to: Http://LasVegasLuxuryHomes.wordpress.com 

I started that blog specifically as a resource for everything luxury in Las Vegas. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to view many fine homes and high rise projects that I felt it would be a benefit to all my clients. I’ve started a Las Vegas High Rise Series where I will discuss all of the high rise projects happening in Las Vegas. There have been so many projects that have come and gone, and they didn’t even buy me dinner. 😦

The latest post was about Veer Towers in City Center. The $7.8Gay Realtor Las Vegas Billion project by MGM MIRAGE in between Bellagio and Monte Carlo. It’s quite impressive! If you’d like more information on it click on the picture to the right and you’ll be connected to all you need. If you’d like brochures on any high rise project, please email me at Felipe@felipecrook.com or call me directly at 702-683-2169.

2008 Las Vegas Real Estate Market

I know how sick everyone is about hearing how horrible the market is in Las Vegas, but Gay Realtor Las VegasI’m here as a beacon of hope to all of those home owners, and potential home owners. First off let me say that houses are still selling. My team increased our business by 40% in 2007 for a grand total of $11,000,000!! How is that possible in this market? My team is committed to excellent service and saving you the most amount of money possible in the biggest transaction of your life.

I’ve added some major new services I’m offering to my clients this year. First off would be my International Real Estate Services.  Yes, I will now be able to assist you in purchasing properties abroad.  There are paradises outside of the United States that are very affordable.  I am in the process of getting my Certified International Property Specialist Designation from the National Association of Realtors.  There are only aroundInternational Real Estate 1500 members in the world who belong to this organization. I’m really excited about helping people find their retirement home, or their dream vacation home around the world.   My language skills are a huge asset to this part of my business.  I speak French, Portuguese, and a little Spanish.  I’m actively taking Spanish Classes to be in tip-top shape.  I’ll keep everyone updated with my progress.

The time to buy is NOW.  When the market recovers, it is going to recover quickly because of all of the job growth in Las Vegas.  With the construction of two major strip casino projects, plus numerous other buildings, there will be more jobs than people and when that happens the real estate market responds nicely.  It could be a quick transition, so make sure you position yourself to profit as much as possible from the downturn in the market.

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If you would like a customized property search in Las Vegas, please email me at Felipe@felipecrook.com   or you can call me direct at 702-683-2169, or visit our website at http://www.VegasHousesForYou.com.

I hope you all have a wonderful 2008!

Felipe Crook

Prudential Americana Group Realtors

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