The Cromford Report

Greater Phoenix - Residential Resale


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The Cromford Report ...

is owned and produced by Cromford Associates LLC, an Arizona limited liability company managed by Mike Orr and based in Mesa AZ.

Mike holds a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in England and spent 31 years in the computer industry, working for IBM, Amdahl, Splash Technology and the Santa Cruz Operation. In his most recent positions he was President of Tarantella and CEO of Mobilearia.

He first started investing in real estate in 1976 and left the computer industry to focus on real estate in 2002.


The Cromford® Report provides detailed information to track the history and current status of the Greater Phoenix residential resale market and offers unique insight into its future direction.

Updated daily and usually published online within a few hours, this site is intended for anyone interested in the state of the market and how it affects their investments and livelihood. Our goal is to present data that is timely, informative and easy to understand - data not available anywhere else in this level of detail or immediacy.

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February 4 - More eduction for you in February:

Cromford 101 - Unraveling the Mysteries of the Cromford® Report

This class walks people through the basics of using Cromford® in their business and leaves them with a better understanding of the charts and how to use them to generate more business. (Cromford Subscribers Only) 

East Valley:  February 13 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Caliber Home Loans - 16430 N Scottsdale Rd.., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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West Valley:  February 21 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Caliber Home Loans - 1616 N Litchfield Rd.. #215, Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Cromford 201 - Digging Deeper with the Cromford® Report

This class teaches how to use the report every day in business and how to find the right chart, for the right occasion, the best charts to "predict" market change and the best charts to use in marketing to make an agent look and talk like an expert. (Cromford Subscribers Only)

East Valley:  February 14 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Caliber Home Loans - 16430 N Scottsdale Rd.., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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West Valley:  February 20 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Caliber Home Loans - 1616 N Litchfield Rd.. #215, Goodyear, AZ 85395

Registration Link:

January 28 - A new beginner class is running during February:

February 7 at 11:00 - 1:00 at Old Republic Title in Phoenix 85016 - Make More Money with the Cromford Report - register at

This is for people who have never used the Cromford Report or have subscribed in the past but never quite figured out how to use it. One month of Cromford Report subscription is included in the class price. The class is led by Butch Leiber, Certified Cromford Trainer.

September 30 - We have added Tableau charts in Cromford Public to show monthly sales and purchases by Zillow's iBuyer division (Sign Post Homes).

September 22 - A new video is available, illustrating how to use the Listing Presentation Dashboard with your clients. Use THIS LINK to view it.

Left to right:

  • Asel Nelson, Tina Tamboer, Mike Orr, Sophie Orr

The content of the Cromford® Report is provided on a subscription basis to ARMLS subscribers. To access it for the first time you need to sign-up and obtain a user ID and password.

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Market Statistic
Annual Growth in Pending Listings -42.9% record low 1/18/14

These are based on the current millennium (2001 onwards). The figures shown are for the entire ARMLS area and all dwelling types are included. For-sale-by-owner, auctions and other non-MLS transactions are not included. For more detailed information on record highs and lows please see the Extremes section.

The Cromford® Report is designed to help you answer your questions about the Greater Phoenix residential real estate market. For example:

  • How does today's market compare with the same time last year?
  • Which price range is selling fastest over the last month?
  • In which city are REO buyers most active right now?
  • Which is the cheapest area to buy a resale home?
  • How long is it taking to sell a home in my ZIP code?
  • What is the balance of supply and demand for resale homes in my city?
  • What proportion of homes for sale are short sales or pre-foreclosures?
  • Where are prices changing fastest?
  • What percentage of listings are finding a buyer before they are canceled or expire?
  • Are today's list prices realistic compared with achieved sales prices?

You can find tools to help you answer all the above questions, and many more, within the Cromford® Report web-site.