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Oakland County Michigan Home “SOLD”- What 9 They Learned

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Once you sold your Oakland County Michigan home recently there was quite a learning curve. This was your first home, which you’ve lived in for more than a decade, so you expected to invest a lot of time cleaning, organizing and making some minor repairs that you had been putting off. Here’s what you didn’t see coming as told by the couple who got their Oakland County Michigan home “Sold”. 1.White and bold wall colors are no-nos We worked with a stager — a person who specializes in making homes more sellable. Walking through our house with her was humbling …

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Apps That Commonly Get It Wrong Zillow, Trulia, Redfin

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Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin are Apps That Commonly Get It Wrong but have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their own) to get information about the market, view properties, and connect with property owners. But while most people believe these listing sites are a reliable source of information, there’s actually quite a bit of misinformation that can throw a wrench in your home search or sale. Here are the three things real estate apps commonly get it wrong (and how you can avoid them while selling …

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Fall Season Home Seller Tips That Bring Home Buyers

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When spring season comes around, the boxes come out and you start filling them up with things that you no longer need. It’s a great way to freshen up your house. Summer season is spent indoors, with a couple of days on the beach to get that perfect tan. In anticipation for fall, many fall season home seller face lifts are over looked by fresh cut lawns, painting and other summer time honey do lists. When fall finally rolls around, there are only a few days left before the holiday season commences. Most of your weekends are spent on the …

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Fall Time Change and Real Estate Similarities-Realtor Tom Gilliam

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What Does The Fall Time Change Have To Do With Real Estate? Millions of people adjust the fall time change on their clock now that daylight savings is ending. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the fall time change occurs is different in some areas of the world. It isn’t universal. Adjusting to the time change is confusing enough for people on a local level. So, forget about trying to make sense of it nationally, or globally. Why does it exist? Is it still useful? Why doesn’t it get observed everywhere? …

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Why Do Houses Expire In Oakland County?

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You’ve seen this happen… A house sits on the market forever in Oakland County Michigan, and it doesn’t get sold. You see an agent’s for sale sign sitting in the yard for months and months. And then, all of a sudden, another one appears. Sometimes, the new agent will get the house sold. But sometimes, no matter how many different agents list the house, it just never sells. You’ve been watching that house “expire”. That is industry-speak for when a house doesn’t get sold during the time frame an owner has a listing contract with a particular real estate agent. …

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth As the seller, you are often going to have trouble with setting the asking price for your home. If it’s over priced, it will sit on the market for too long and if it is under priced, you might not get any money back on the renovations you just made. This is why it is important to consult a real estate agent before proceeding with any sort of real estate decisions. They have all the resources, which you don’t have access to and they can easily find any information they need. …