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Paul B. Fictum, CPA
Associate Broker
CPA Advantage Realty, LLC
2500 South Power Road, Suite 124
Mesa, Arizona  85209
480-703-4425  Mobile
480-247-4403  Fax
realestate@paulfictum.com

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Welcome to the premier resource for all your Gold Canyon, Arizona real estate needs.  I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my Gold Canyon, Arizona real estate website has to offer, including Gold Canyon homes for sale, Gold Canyon land for sale, Gold Canyon luxury home listings, valuable Gold Canyon real estate information for buyers and sellers, and more About Me, your professional, experienced Gold Canyon, Arizona real estate agent!

Looking for a home or land in Gold Canyon, Arizona?  Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date database list of all available properties in Gold Canyon, Arizona, or use my Dream Home Finder form, and I'll conduct a personalized search for you.  In addition, please feel free to utilize my one click subdivision search for the following search categories:  Gold Canyon Homes, Gold Canyon Land, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club (Superstition Mountain), Vista Del Corazon, El Mirador at Superstition Mountain (El Mirador), Pasion En La Colina Del Cascabel (Pasion), Quail Canyon at the Superstitions (Quail Canyon), Mountain Whisper at Gold Canyon Ranch (Mountain Whisper), Hieroglyphic Trials, Gold Canyon Estates, Mesa Del Oro, Gold Canyon East, Fairway Views, Superstition Foothills, Toscano Villas, Tesoro Townhomes, Mountainbrook Village, Peralta Trails, Entrada Del Oro, Gold Canyon Acreage Homes, and Gold Canyon Commercial Properties. 

If you're planning to sell your home or land in Gold Canyon, Arizona in the near future, nothing is more important than hiring the right individual to represent you.  In addition to 10 years as a Gold Canyon, Arizona resident, I have 20 years experience as a real estate licensee in Arizona, including owning and operating my own real estate brokerage.  An important place to start is knowing a fair asking price for your Gold Canyon, Arizona home or land.  I would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis.  I will use comparable sold listings and my real estate expertise (I've been personally involved in over $25,000,000 of Gold Canyon, Arizona real estate transactions) to help you determine an accurate market value for your Gold Canyon, Arizona home or land.  I look forward to assisting you!

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Do Personality Assessments Work? Sometimes.

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I’ve always been skeptical of personality assessments. After taking the DISC twice—once getting a D/C and more recently getting a high, nearly even I/D—I found that both results matched my personality on some levels and conflicted on others. This is where my skepticism come in. There’s truth in assessments to varying degrees.

Whether or not you’re looking into assessments for personal insight or to use as a tool for hiring, it’s important to find the right one for you. Recently, I wrote a piece for REALTOR® Magazine on EQ vs. IQ, which examines the concept of emotional intelligence and how it relates to working with clients. I interviewed experts in the field who offered actionable tips for getting in touch with your EQ and applying it to your job in real estate. The article is divided into three parts, and in the last section—which is targeted at broker-owners or hiring managers—I dive into how to recruit high-EQ candidates.

As part of my research, I took Keller Williams Realty’s Keller Personality Assessment (KPA), which I found to be the most accurate and enlightening assessment I’ve experienced to date. It encapsulated so many idiosyncrasies of my personality that it was astonishing. But I shouldn’t be surprised since their business model is all about building teams that work well together. What better way to get a window into a person’s true self than by asking them to take an assessment to learn how they’ll fit in with your group? The key word in that question is “window.”

Whether you’re using DISC, a brokerage tool like KW’s KPA, or another test, such as the Caliper Profile, look at it as one piece of the puzzle (e.g. don’t put all your eggs in one basket). You still need to make sure you’re recruiting the right person or making a good hire. Here are some takeaways after taking the KPA:

Know what you’re assessing. Hiring someone just because you like them or you “click” isn’t always a good idea. Really consider the skillset the job requires before administering the assessment. Know what you’re looking for and have a checklist. Make sure you’re judging candidates not only on their strengths but how those strengths might serve as either pros or cons in a specific position.

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Understand that an assessment might not tell the whole story. Some candidates can overthink their responses when taking an assessment, which may affect accuracy. That’s why it’s imperative to ask follow-up questions pertaining to the results of any tests you administer. Ask the candidate how they feel about the results and how accurate they think they are. Ask for examples pertaining to candidates’ assessed strengths as they’ve played out in real-life or on-the-job.

Don’t put people in a box. I hate using that box cliché, but it’s true. Many assessments cement a person as one way or another, failing to consider how one trait might inform other characteristics. For instance, my high responsiveness, spontaneity, and logical problem-solving skills, coupled with my desire for independence, means I work best in environments that are busy, active, and give me a range of responsibilities to manage. But looking at each of those traits independently, you might not draw that conclusion.

In-person interviews are best. It’s much easier to read someone’s comfort level when you see their body language. You can also give them insight into your company culture. And according to Karina Loken, president of The Loken Group with Keller Williams Luxury International in Houston, if a candidate feels your office is a good fit for them, it’s always good for your organization.

 Read More: Is EQ More Powerful Than IQ?

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I've known Paul for over 20 years on both a personal and professional level. I've worked with numerous real estate agents in several states over the last 30 years, and I can say with confidence that Paul is the most intelligent, savvy, and organized real estate broker that I've done business with or met. Paul sold my home in Gold Canyon, Arizona for $1,500,000 after just a few months on the market, and I was extremely impressed with the service/advice I received from Paul throughout the process of selling my home. Working with an educated, trustworthy real estate agent who is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) definitely makes a difference...thanks Paul! Reed Simon
Paul handled the sale of our house after we unexpectedly had to move out of state for work. He did an excellent job of keeping us informed while he negotiated the sale and resolved issues that came up along the way. Being hundreds of miles away meant that we had to completely rely on Paul, and he delivered beyond our expectations. We highly recommend him. Brian and Michelle McDowell
Paul has done an excellent job for us regarding the sale of our home in Gold Canyon and in finding a replacement home quickly. We have also worked with him in the past on another home sale and purchase in Gold Canyon. Paul is a professional in all areas of the purchase and sale process, and we highly recommend him. Steve and Holly Johnson
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Gold Canyon Land - 60 Acres - Homes & Land Cover Page

Our new issue of Homes & Land of the Phoenix East Valley has arrived, and I am very happy to share it with you. Thousands of copies have hit the streets over the weekend in hundreds of prospect driven locations! You can be the first to view it! It&... Read more

Coming Soon - Land for Sale in Gold Canyon, Arizona - 60 Acres

Coming Soon - Land for Sale in Gold Canyon, Arizona - 60 Acres! This 60 acres is ideally located at the base of the legendary Superstition Mountains in Gold Canyon, Arizona adjacent to the federally designated Superstition Wilderness Area which contains ... Read more
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CPA Advantage Realty, LLC is licensed to provide real estate brokerage services in the State of Arizona.  Although some real estate licensees employed by CPA Advantage Realty, LLC are duly licensed as certified public accountants in the State of Arizona, CPA Advantage Realty, LLC is not a certified public accountant firm and is not regulated by the Arizona State Board of Accountancy.