It's a Crazy World!

If you are reading under the link "Looking to Live or Invest in Bentonville?' then you already know - the Bentonville real estate world has gone mad! Property prices are slowly moving upward and the supply of homes and building sites is growing smaller. If you are wondering how to get an edge in the Northwest Arkansas Market, give me a call at 479-903-0328 or drop me an email at I think I can help.

Looking for a discrete local realtor with which to do your transactions?

Well you have come to the right spot. Your transaction needs are safe with me. I operate on a one on one basis with no other help in the office. The entire transaction is handled by me and if needed, my attorney or the attorney of your choosing. I have experience with professional sports attorneys and agents, and you can even have your favorite agent call me for information on a referral basis.

Northwest Arkansas is growing and I understand that not all of the buyers are local nor do they wish to be anything but anonymous. Your business is safe with me. Please feel free to drop me an email or a call at 479-903-0328 and we'll talk about it.

You will love the Northwest Arkansas Market! 

Bentonville Real Estate is Gathering Steam...

I am pleased to report that after 90 days in business, things are moving along nicely. I have picked up a few listings from both internet searches and this website and have had several closings, which isn't bad considering I started from nothing but the folks I already knew and the ones that I have picked up in that short period of time.

If you are considering buying or selling I hope you will give me a chance to talk to you about your decision. It is a big decision to make and sometimes it's nice to just sit down and talk to someone one on one about how to proceed. I think you will be pleased with the conversation even if we don't work together for some reason.

And, of course, you don't have to live in Bentonville to use Bentonville Real Estate Co. I have listings all over the place. The point is, Bentonville is the most popular place to search for if you are coming here from somewhere around the world and don't know the area. Many people only know that Wal-Mart is in Bentonville. They don't know Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, Bella Vista, Gravette, etc... because they have only been told about Bentonville. So Bentonville is where they begin the search. And where better than Bentonville Real Estate, right? So even if you live outside of Bentonville, the point is to help these folks discover the other nice areas in Northwest Arkansas if they hadn't heard already. And that is what I intend to do.

Give me a call, 903-0328, any time to discuss your needs. One on One customer service beats calling the big guys every time.

Benton County Named the Fastest Growing County in Arkansas

As I have said many times, Benton County, and Bentonville is the place to be...



From the Northwest Arkansas Council website:

Northwest Arkansas’ largest counties were among the five fastest growing places in the state, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau estimates that Benton County — the state’s second largest county and the home of companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Arvest Bank and J.B. Hunt Transport Services — led Arkansas in growth in the 15-month period that ended in July 2011. Benton County’s population grew 2.8 percent to 227,556 residents.

Washington County — home of Tyson Foods and the University of Arkansasranked fourth statewide in growth rate. With 207,521 residents, the county is Arkansas’ third largest county.

If the overall 2.5 percent growth rate of the two counties were to continue, the combined population would reach 500,000 in 2018.

Benton and Washington counties are the core of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which also includes Madison County and McDonald County, Mo. The Census Bureau reported in April that the four MSA counties’ combined population was 473,830 on July 1, 2011. Only 22 of the nation’s 366 MSAs grew at a faster rate between April 2010 and July 2011.

Other statistics gleaned from the Census Bureau’s information about the 15-month population change:

  • Arkansas’ population increased by 22,064. The state’s population should top 3 million in 2015.
  • About one in four new Arkansas residents lives in Benton County (28.2 percent).
  • About half of the Arkansas population growth occurred in Benton and Washington counties (48.3 percent, 10,673 people).
  • Benton and Washington counties’ addition of 10,673 residents is more than Central Arkansas’ four largest counties (Pulaski, Garland, Saline and Faulkner counties combined added 10,162 residents).
  • In an area that includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, only three counties added more residents than Benton County, Ark.
  • Benton County’s addition of 6,217 people exceeded every county in states such as Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi.
  • 28 of the Arkansas’ 75 counties increased in population.

Big Money at Stake - Alcohol Sales Could Bring in $33 Million Annually to Benton County

The genesis of the ballot initiative group Keep Dollars in Benton County has the potential of bringing up to $33 million additional dollars into county and city coffers if the ballot amendment is approved. Benton County has been a dry county since the 1940's, but continues to be the "wettest" dry county in Arkansas with 120 private clubs serving alcohol to consumers. It is high time we took advantage of this tax boom, as folks are going to continue to drink alcohol purchased in Missouri and in Washington County. Might as well drag the Prohibitionists kicking and screaming into the 21st century, for the good of our county. We've had to do the same thing with those who didn't believe that the area could accomplish all that it has.

After all, who would have figured that a little town in Arkansas could be home to the largest company in the world? Sam Walton did...haha.

Area Foreclosures Continue to Be Low

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, 02/19/2012

Foreclosures remain at significantly lower rates than a year ago...

RealtyTrac reported 110 foreclosures in the pipeline in Washington and Benton Counties, down 84.53% from January 2011. Nationally foreclosures were down 19% over the same time period.

We are blessed with the potential for early recovery from the recent downturn.

Area Nets 731 Jobs in 2011- Research Says Outlook Better for 2012

Northwest Arkansas Morning News 2/19/2012 -

The four big cities in Northwest Arkansas, along with Bella Vista, added a net 731 jobs in 2011, according to federal unemployment statistics...Kathy Deck, director for the Center for Business and Econominc Research at the University of Arkansas predicts that 2012 will show a net jobs increase of 2000.

Good news for those looking to relocate to Northwest Arkansas I would say...

Moving to Bentonville? Want to Know More about Investing In Real Estate in Bentonville?

As Northwest Arkansas grows, and Bentonville and Benton County in particular, many folks are looking for more information not only on the area, which is covered in other places on this site, but also are looking to either move to Bentonville or invest in our real estate market, which promises to grow over the coming years.

With predictions of over 200,000 visitors per year to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the construction of the unique 21c Hotel, and the future construction of the Walton Arts Center, Bentonville is the hub of activity in Northwest Arkansas.

Home to hundreds of suppliers and support to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Bentonville has a melting pot flavor not seen in many areas throughout the United States and is projected to continue to grow over then next few years. By 2025, Benton County is projected to be the most populous county in Arkansas.

Please feel free to email me at with any questions about the area, the market, history, or anything else you need to know. Or call me at 479-903-0328, any time.