Staging on a Budget – Buyers Love a Clean and Well-Scrubbed House

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Want to hear those “oohs” and “aahs” when a potential buyer comes for a tour of your house? The answer to this is staging. Staging does guarantee that your house will see much faster and above the market value. However, it is not all that matters. A few renovations and repairs go a long way in the home inspection report, which can be your saving grace. What staging does show the buyer is spotless rooms, clean walls and carpet, well organized kitchen and a set table for the negotiations. Moreover, the online listing shows spectacular photos, which make your home …

Housing Negotiations

Housing Negotiations – 6 Mistakes That Can Make You Lose a Winning Deal

Thomas Gilliam Blog , buyers , buying in farmington hills , Farmington Hills , sell your home , seller mistakes , sellers , sellers market , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Have you been searching for your dream house for long? Did you find one but the negotiations did not go your way? Your house search is contingent on negotiations… it can either make or break the deal. Of course, your real estate agent will be by your side guiding you throughout the process but at the end, you have to take the final decision. Often people let go of a great deal on a home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan thinking that the price is too high. Until you have looked at the comps and have had a house inspection, …

home appraisal

The 3 Secret Keys To Get a High Home Appraisal

Thomas Gilliam appraisal , Blog , high appraisal , home cleaning , inspection , novi homes , repairs , Uncategorized Leave a Comment

How to Get a High Home Appraisal The one thing that both sellers and buyers want is a successful and smooth transaction. Thanks to the real estate agent, this is possible but one thing always stands in the seller’s way: the home appraisal value. If the house is not appraised at the right value, the seller could be looking at a huge loss, no matter how recent or big the renovations. This is why it is recommended that before making any major renovations on your home for sale in Novi, Michigan, consult a real estate agent and get to know …

5 Tips That Will Help You Stage Your Home to the Best

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

The first thing that every real estate agent recommends to its client is staging. It helps in making your home look inviting and warm and moreover, it boosts the value of your house. Lastly, you can be assured that once your house is buyer-ready, it will get sold in no time. The first step in the “home-selling” guide is to impress the buyer with your house’s appearance. Buyers like to envision themselves living in the house when they take a tour, which means no clutter, smelly odors and your dog running excitedly in circles around the buyers. Here are five …

Why Buying a House is better than Renting One

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

“My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.” – Christina Applegate How many times have you thought about this? Countless! We all have dreams about buying the perfect house and truly making it a home. Becoming a homeowner is the American Dream and many people save for years, just so they can buy a home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan. However, when it comes to the question, should I buy or rent, many people take the latter …

The Ultimate Checklist for When You Are Finally Ready To Buy a House

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Are you ready? Becoming a homeowner is not that easy! There are a lot of factors you need to think about before moving further in the process. This Q & A session will help you find out whether you are ready to face the challenges in the home-buying process or not. Let’s begin: To help you follow the conversation easily, the answers have been color coded. The red color represents a negative tone and the green color represents a positive tone. Q1. You finally found the dream of your house. Are you ready to place an offer? Yes – It’s …

Repairs That Can Tank the Sale Value of Your House

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Before putting up your home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan on the market, why not make a list of repairs and renovations that can boost its sale value? There are certain projects such as painting the interior walls, insulating the roof, adding a patio and more that can help add charm to the house. However, often homeowners make unnecessary changes in the house and are not able to recoup the price from the sale. These mistakes are not only costly but are also equally damaging for the sale timeline. How? The renovations you made were costly and now that you …

Reality vs. Expectations – Buyer Myths that Can Cost You a Great Deal

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

As a homeowner, you should now be familiar with how the real estate market works. It’s all about the right timing and perfect staging that gets the buyer market talking. However, when the time will come to put up your home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan, there are some things you need to know about: buyer myths. A buyer myth makes the seller believe that as soon as their house will go up on the market, the offers will start coming in high and heavy. When a real estate agent is hired, the seller comes to know the cold …

Projects That Will Help You Improve the Curb Appeal of Your House

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It’s ok to go a little crazy when shopping for furniture and decorative items for your new house. Everybody wants to create the perfect home that is not only beautiful but has all the comforts too. That Jacuzzi you installed in the bathroom is a great place to let go of your stress after a hectic workday. That hidden door, which leads to an oasis where no one can disturb you, is pretty amazing, isn’t it? It really gives a 007 vibe. In all this interior decoration for your comfort, you forgot to pay attention to the exterior, especially the curb …

homes for sale in Northville, Michigan

Stopping Making These 5 Silly Mistakes When Selling Your House

Thomas Gilliam Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Most homeowners, who plan to sell their house, often get stuck on two things: renovations and repairs. While these two points do matter, there are a few legal considerations that are swept under the rug. These small mistakes tank your deal and that is how bad word spreads about your house. The key to avoid these mistakes is to think objectively instead of subjectively. Once your feelings are involved, you won’t be able to market or sell the house properly. Most people stick with major repairs and leave the small ones. Of course, this will make a huge difference in …