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BERKLEY MICHIGAN HOME FOR SALE 1827 Bacon This spotless Berkley bungalow greets you with a traditional front porch and double stairways.  The interior boasts hardwood floors, wet plaster and cove ceilings.  The updated kitchen presents with stainless appliances, oak cabinets, and ceramic flooring...
HOME FOR SALE FERNDALE, MICHIGAN The seller of this Ferndale brick bungalow with copper gutters and flashing has updated all the essentials of the house while retaining the charm of the past.  You are greeted by a double door entry with tile floor.  The living room presents with cove ceilings; a ...
Home for sale Beverly Hills, Michigan A unique Rouge River setting for this marvelous Cape Cod.  The house presents with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 ½ baths.  The master bedroom and a full bath are on the first floor.  The massive living room presents with a natural fireplace, built in book shelves,...
I am likely preaching to the choir when I talk about locking doors to the agents who are active on AR--this group is most likely the most professional and serious part of our industry. Having said that, please, pleae,please lock the doors.  How many sellers have called to say that they just retur...
A young couple was referred to me--first time buyers.  We looked at homes for about 4 weeks.  There were a couple of homes that they liked but I thought would be a bad investment for them.  We went back and saw them a couple of times and the emotion wore off and they agreed--not a good choice.  S...
A few years ago, I lived in a condo.  IN the middle of the night, the unit next door caught fire--faulty fireplace.  I awakened to the sound of fire trucks outside my bedroom window.  I turned on the light and saw smoke wafting across my ceiling.  I grabbed the dogs, my wallet and keys and headed...
What a treat.  After showing four houses in a row to walk into the fifth one to find the lights on, dreapes open, music softly playing, beds made, a clean and lit kitchen, neat closets,a highlight sheet, and no offensive pet odors.  The reaction of clients is so very positive. Obviously, the sell...
In the past two weeks I have had two experiences that make me wonder why some poeple are in this business.  I have a vacant listing--some furniture but no one living there.  An agent I have known for many years was showing the house and called me to tell me that it looked like a critter had gotte...
It continues to amaze me that professional Realtors cannot take 30 seconds to provide feedback to a listing agent and the sellers following a showing.  We have a new program that automatically emails the showing agent the day after the showing and requests feedback.  The email contains a picture ...
There were five new listings that showed up for one of my prospects this maorning.  Three of those listings had no picutre.  In this day of digital cameras and picture phones, how can an agent enter a listing knowing full well that it will have maximum exposure on the first day it is listed (pros...

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