5 New Year’s Resolutions Homeowners Should Make for 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions Homeowners Should Make for 2017

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

5 new years resolutions every homeowner should make for 2017 2016 is coming to a close, and with the new year just around the corner, people across the world are gearing up to set their intentions for the upcoming year in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. And while you’re bound to make at least one standard resolution (like “finally get in shape” or “eat more vegetables”), as a homeowner, there are some home-specific resolutions you’ll want to think about to get the most out of your property and the experience of owning a home this upcoming year. Here are …

The Gift Of Housing This Season

The Gift Of Housing This Season

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Homebuyers often have difficulty gathering enough cash for their down payment and closing/settlement costs, so asking a parent, grandparent or relative to help by providing a tax-free gift may be a solution. As the end of the year quickly approaches, remember that tax-free gifts can be made once per calendar year. That means a gift late in 2016 can be repeated just weeks later in the new year to help you build savings for a home purchase early in 2017.     For 2016, an individual is allowed to give up to $14,000 in cash (or valuables) to any other …

A Lesson In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know

A Lesson In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

These Are The 6 Lessons In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know                                       Lesson #1 A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel …

Homes And Being A Savvy Home Buyer

Thomas Gilliam Home Buying and Selling , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Homes Ever Changing Market Homes in our local real estate market is always changing. Compared with not so long ago, that’s a good thing. If you are ready to buy a home in today’s market, you need to take note of recent changes that may affect your buying power.Buying a home in our local market today is not just about finding one in the best condition in a great location for an affordable price. Smart home buyers today require a deeper knowledge of the economy, the local market and regulations. We can help you pinpoint all you need to know …

Homestaging Doesn’t Have To Be Costly

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Homestaging to get you home in showing order doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, homestaging is a matter of stepping back and getting the big picture. Being the home owner there is noone that knows your home better than you which is why your the expert in homestaging it for a quick sale. Try to picture the home as you first saw it yourself and highlight the things that made you love the home. One of the most frequently ask questions from my sellers is “should I leave furniture for showings” my response is yes, but not too much …

Homebuying

HOMEBUYING

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

HomeBuying-Bust Through If you—or someone you know—is still on the fence about homebuying today, don’t wait. We’ve heard lots of excuses in recent years. Not enough down payment? Credit score too low? Can’t qualify with a foreclosure (short sale, bankruptcy) history? Too much debt (especially, student debt)? Rates too high? Loans too expensive? Don’t know where to start?                     All of these worries can be—and are—overcome with time and determination. Don’t be walled in by old assumptions when it come to homebuying. In this market with low rates and little down …

Market News

Market News

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Market News is a monthly service that I provide to my clients to not only help them in their local real estate market here in Oakland County, but to give them access to the national Market News as this affects them here in Novi, Northville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield and the Metro Detroit area as a whole. Market news gives you the ability to see what is going on in the National real estate market, such as homes sold, statistics and other data important to both home buyers and home sellers in the Oakland county area. Market News is Video …

Agent?-Demand The Best

Agent?-Demand The Best

Thomas Gilliam Blog , Oakland County , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Being a real estate agent can be rewarding and fulfilling career for many agents, but there’s also, like any job, accountability. Home buyers and sellers alike put their trust in you in making the most critical financial decisions they will ever make, and it is up to the agent to honor that trust. The competition here in the Oakland County area is fierce between agents as inventory’s are down 12% compared to last year at this time. It is true that the market is off to a slower start but it is bound to come back strong due to interest …

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Thomas Gilliam Home Buying and Selling , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell Getting your home ready to sell is not an easy task, but just take it one step at a time, set your goals and get help from your Realtor, when you sell your home its important to pay attention to details, you would never dream of inviting guests to your house without making certain preparations, so don’t invite potential buyers without first making the necessary updates by preparing your home to sell.  If you are like most sellers, you want to get as much as possible for your home and you want to do …

Is Your Novi Real Estate Agent Getting You Maximum

Is Your Novi Real Estate Agent Getting You Maximum

pdseoadmin Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Is Your Novi Real Estate Agent Getting You Maximum What can your  Novi real estate agent offer you? That is the question you ought to be asking yourself these days. With the huge shift in traditional marketing methods to the internet, and now social media/networking platforms online, it pays to do your homework before signing any contracts. Although nearly 90% of Novi home buyers and sellers are turning to the internet for their real estate related needs, a depressingly lower amount of Novi Realtors are actually taking the time to learn about online marketing strategies. This can be detrimental to …