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Posts about things going on in Real Estate in Milford, Michigan; Highland, Michigan; White Lake, Michigan; Commerce Twp, Michigan,; West Bloomfield, Michigan; South Lyon, Michigan; Birghton, Michigan and HArtland, Michigan in Oakland and Livingston Counties of Michigan
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This is the 8th in a series of 12 posts of frequently asked questions about the real estate process from the sellers’ perspective. Answer - Well, great! Now you accept it or reject it or counter it. This is another area where your Realtor can make a big difference, in this negotiation phase. Mone...
03/31/2014
Post # 7 out of 12 posts for sellers looking at the real estate process from their point of view. There is an unspoken sub-title to the question above - Should I change my agent? Answer - There is a popular book titled “When bad things happen to good people”, which tries to teach people how to co...
03/29/2014
I’ve got to move to another state to get started in my new job, or I’ve bought another house locally and it’s ready for me to move in, should I move my furniture to my new location and leave a vacant house? The 6th in the series of 12 posts for  sellers – answers to frequently asked questions Ans...
03/27/2014
The 5th in a series of 12 posts about the real estate market from the sellers’ perspecitve.   Answer -  Get out of the way! No kidding. Make it as easy as possible for the Realtor to do his/her job. Not only should you allow a lock-box to be placed on your house, you should make the showing instr...
03/22/2014
The 4th in a series of 12 posts for would-be home sellers. Let’s discuss getting the house listed. Your Realtor® will be asking you to sign a contract giving them the exclusive right to market and sell your house for some period of time, usually six months or more. Don’t get all wigged out by the...
03/14/2014
The 3rd of 12 posts in a series of Frequently Asked Questions about the real estate process from the sellers' point of view. Answer - Well there are two areas in that question that need different approaches. If there is a major defect, such as major foundation settling that is causing major crack...
03/14/2014
Part 2 in a series of 12 posts for people who want to list their house for sale.    Let’s look at getting your house ready for market. Here are some tips: GET RID OF CLUTTER! The biggest thing that I see, both as a listing agent and when showing houses to a potential buyer, is unbelievable clutte...
03/13/2014
The 1st in a series of 10 posts about the real estate process from the buyers’ perspective.   Answer - Probably the most important things to do are the following: Get a good Realtor®! The hunt for a new home can be a huge time waster if you don’t have the insight, knowledge and skills of a good R...
03/11/2014
I’ve been reading a lot lately about the tastes and preferences of the so-call Gen “Y”, Aka the Millennials. Many articles contain the same characteristics of what they are looking for when they are looking for a new home: 1.    Something smaller and less pretentious – Gen “Y-ers” are not your ty...
02/21/2014
The biggest influence on real estate so far this year has been the weather, not the economy (which has fortunately remained stable). The snow and cold have put a significant damper on customer and showing appointments. The good news is that values continued to rise, in many cases over 10%, and th...
02/20/2014
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