Why Houses Expire

Why Do Houses Expire In Oakland County?

Thomas Gilliam Blog , expired listings , listings , Oakland County Leave a Comment

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. …

Home Searching Oakland County Michigan

Home Searching – Online vs. In Person Visits

Thomas Gilliam Blog , buyers , buying a home , buying a home in oakland county michigan , listings , Oakland County Leave a Comment

Looking at Homes in Person When home searching you might have heard real estate horror stories where houses put up for sale online turned out to be riddled with all sorts of problems when buyers actually visited them. Considering the competitive nature of the market, most sellers today offer buyers the opportunity to tour their houses virtually. A professional blueprint of the house is made and you can have a satellite view of the house, the rooms and even see the minutest details such as the arrangement of bed sets and furniture. If you are scouring the market for your …

bother your agent

Bother Us Agents Please-Three Good Reasons Why

Thomas Gilliam agents , Blog , home improvment projects , home values , listings Leave a Comment

Real estate agents hear this all the time…“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”…after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, your brother-in-law, cousin, your sister…) Maybe you’re truly trying to be considerate. But, maybe it’s because you’re not even aware that you should. Or, you just don’t want to feel obligated or pushed into doing something. (Despite what many people think, most agents are not pushy. Most …