Why Homebuyers Need A Qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR®

Why Homebuyers Need A Qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR®

A qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR® holds the key to uncovering the most valuable properties, negotiating the best terms and price and facilitating a smooth and successful transaction. Tom Gilliam is a top producing real estate agent in Oakland County MI with over 20 years of experience assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate goals.

Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize or planning to relocate to Oakland County from another part of the metro Detroit area or beyond, you will need to a qualified agent who can help you navigate the local market and find the perfect home for your lifestyle and needs. Tom knows the Oakland County housing market inside and out and can provide you with detailed, accurate information that goes well beyond what’s listed on the MLS. 

Tom can inform you about the different cities and neighborhoods in Oakland County, the types of homes and features offered, the builders, nearby schools, commute times, local area amenities, property values, current market trends, and so much more. Tom stays on top of the local market at all times and is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that his buyers have access to the best homes and securing an offer. 

To ensure that you get the most value for your money, Tom will evaluate the prices of homes currently on the market and those that have sold in recent months to determine whether the seller’s asking price is in line with market data. He keeps his finger on the pulse of the local economy, business developments, community trends, and other factors that can affect the market value of property in the area.  

When you partner with Tom, you can be assured that you’ll receive the most accurate, reliable, and trustworthy information  as you make one of the most important financial and personal decisions in your lifetime.  Get started on finding your dream home today by calling Tom directly at (248) 790-5594 or you can get in touch with him here!

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most up-to-date listings for Oakland County MI homes for sale. You can save your search, create a free account, and receive email alerts of new listings that match your home criteria delivered directly to your email.

Search All Oakland County Michigan Homes for sale 

$25,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
34.94
ACRES
BENZIE
COUNTY
1300 Furnace Street
Elberta Vlg-Gilmore Twp, MI 49628
 
$16,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
120.64
ACRES
EATON
COUNTY
6500 W Mt Hope Highway
Delta Twp, MI 48917
 
$15,999,900
Commercial For Sale
Active
30,000
SQFT
1250 Library Street
Detroit, MI 48226
 
$13,474,217
Land For Sale
Active
138.2
ACRES
MACOMB
COUNTY
26 Mile
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
 
$12,300,000
Land For Sale
Active
205
ACRES
WAYNE
COUNTY
50155 Bemis Road
Sumpter Twp, MI 48111
 
$10,730,400
Land For Sale
Active
134.15
ACRES
MONROE
COUNTY
Cabela Blvd
Dundee, MI 48131
 
$10,550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
10
TOTAL BATHS
15,123
SQFT
2756 Turtle Bluff Drive
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
Turtle Lake Condo Subdivision

If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the Oakland County Michigan home listings above, please contact Oakland MI REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam today!

PARTNER with the Most Qualified Oakland MI REALTOR® – TOM GILLIAM

Tom Gilliam - Oakland County MI REALTORThe real estate market is always changing, but Tom’s commitment to exceptional, personalized service is unwavering. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Tom adheres to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and possesses a strong work ethic. He will always take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, keep you updated every step-of-the-way, and will do whatever is necessary to facilitate a smooth and successful transaction.  

If you’re looking to sell your home in Oakland County, Tom incorporates the most effective and cutting-edge marketing approaches for getting your home in front of as many potential buyers as possible. If your home isn’t on the key real estate websites, it will be invisible.

When you partner with Tom, your property will be listed in hundreds of locations all around the Internet and will get exposure on all the major sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Movato.com, Homes.com, and other many other sites that homebuyers frequently visit. 

You can be assured that Tom is 100% committed to getting your home SOLD for the highest market price in the least amount of time possible. He is an expert negotiator and will work hard to protect your investment by making sure that no money is left on the table.  

With Tom as your personal agent, you’ll have the most qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR® by your side who will protect your interests, advocate for you, and handle all the details of your home purchase or sale for a smooth and successful transaction. Tom genuinely cares about the people he works with and is always accessible to his clients – his phone never goes unanswered. 

To find out more about buying or selling Oakland County MI real estate, Please call top Oakland County MI REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam today at (248) 790-5594 or you can get in touch with him here!

Tom Gilliam, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Classic
29630 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills 48334
Call: 248-790-5594
Office: 248-737-6800
Email: [email protected]
License #301741

Search the MLS for Oakland County MI Homes for Sale

Search the MLS for Oakland County MI Homes for Sale

Explore Oakland County MI Homes for Sale! What appeals to homebuyers about Oakland County, Michigan is the sheer volume of available jobs, entertainment, housing, and great neighborhoods. Situated northwest of Detroit, Oakland County is the wealthiest county in Metro Detroit. Home to approximately 1.251 million people, Oakland County is the second-most populated county in Michigan. Buyers will find a wide range of Oakland County MI homes for sale to choose from in the county’s 62 cities, townships, and villages. Whether you’re in the market for low-maintenance condos/townhomes, single-family homes, lakefront homes, or gorgeous luxury estates, you’re certain to find the home of your dreams in Oakland County. 

There are several communities in the county with vibrant, historic downtowns such as Milford, Ferndale, Birmingham, Farmington, Royal Oak, and Rochester. These Main street downtowns and heritage corridors feature a variety of boutiques, retail stores, galleries, art exhibitions, farmer’s markets, sidewalk cafes, international cuisine, fine dining, and much more. The most affluent cities are located primarily in the center of the county such as Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, and West Bloomfield. These upscale communities include many exclusive luxury homes priced from one million on up. 

Tom Gilliam is a top producing Oakland County MI REALTOR® with over 20 years of experience assisting home buyers. Tom’s knowledge and professionalism and his expertise in the local market will give you the assurance you need for making the best home purchase decision. To learn more about Oakland County MI real estate, feel free to call Tom directly at (248) 790-5594 or you can get in touch with him here!

Search the MLS below where you’ll find the most accurate and up-to-date listings for Oakland County MI homes for sale. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about real estate in Oakland County MI and living in one of the wealthiest counties in metro Detroit:

Browse Oakland County MI Homes for Sale

$25,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
34.94
ACRES
BENZIE
COUNTY
1300 Furnace Street
Elberta Vlg-Gilmore Twp, MI 49628
 
$16,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
120.64
ACRES
EATON
COUNTY
6500 W Mt Hope Highway
Delta Twp, MI 48917
 
$15,999,900
Commercial For Sale
Active
30,000
SQFT
1250 Library Street
Detroit, MI 48226
 
$13,474,217
Land For Sale
Active
138.2
ACRES
MACOMB
COUNTY
26 Mile
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
 
$12,300,000
Land For Sale
Active
205
ACRES
WAYNE
COUNTY
50155 Bemis Road
Sumpter Twp, MI 48111
 
$10,730,400
Land For Sale
Active
134.15
ACRES
MONROE
COUNTY
Cabela Blvd
Dundee, MI 48131
 
$10,550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
10
TOTAL BATHS
15,123
SQFT
2756 Turtle Bluff Drive
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
Turtle Lake Condo Subdivision

Current Market Trends

The Oakland County market is hot right now. Oakland County MI home values have gone up 2.5% over the past year and real estate industry experts predict they will rise another 1.8% within the next year. The median price of Oakland County MI homes for sale currently listed is $312,250.  

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County is among the ten highest-income counties in the U.S. The county’s “Automation Alley” is one of the largest employment centers for engineering and related occupations in the country. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler automotive companies are major employers within southeast Michigan and have a significant presence in Oakland County.

In addition, Oakland County is the proud home of Oakland University,  a large public research university in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills. The county has a multitude of great shopping options including three super-regional shopping malls: the upscale Somerset Collection mall, the Twelve Oaks Mall, and Auburn Hills Great Lake Crossing Outlets.   

Oakland County Lakes and Lakefront homes

Known for having hundreds of lakes, Oakland County is home to large lakes, small lakes, private lakes, lakes with public access, lakes with state parks on them, lakes that only allow electric motors on them, and lakes that allow speed boats and jet skis on them. You’ll also find a wide range of Oakland County MI lakefront homes for sale from cozy lakefront cottages to spacious luxury waterfront homes. 

Residents of Oakland County have many options for enjoying the outdoors including several state parks, state recreation areas, and regional and city parks to choose from. Many of the communities in the county provide hiking trails, skate parks, sports courts, and multi-use sports fields. During the winter months, you can have fun at the ski and snowboard resorts in the Oakland County, such as Alpine Valley in White Lake Township, Mt. Holly in Groveland Township, and Pine Knob in Clarkston. 

Popular Oakland County Communities:

  • Bloomfield Hills is one of the most affluent communities in Oakland County and the perfect choice for buyers who desire a high-end lifestyle. Located only 20 miles from downtown Detroit, Bloomfield Hills has numerous gated communities, larger homes, and top-rated schools. More than half the homes in Bloomington Hills are over $1 million. 
  • Auburn Hills is a prosperous community with abundant employment opportunities. Buyers will find a wide range of Oakland County MI homes for sale within upscale neighborhoods to historic homes to family-friendly neighborhoods near great schools. Auburn Hills is home to the Palace Arena (NBA’s Detroit Pistons) and attracts couples, families, and retirees alike.  
  • Birmingham has many prestigious neighborhoods, gated communities, and top-rated schools. The popular downtown area is brimming with cafes, bistros, boutiques, shops, and more. The community boasts an average family income of over $100,000 per year and you’ll find many luxurious homes.
  • Royal Oak – is popular among young professionals, with plenty of nightlife, entertainment, employment opportunity, and close proximity to Detroit. There’s also plenty of opportunities to buy your first home or condo overlooking the Royal Oak downtown area.  
  • Franklin is an affluent suburban community in Oakland County filled with gorgeous luxury estates on large acreage. Franklin has a charming downtown area featuring high-end shops and restaurants. It’s a great community for homebuyers who are seeking a luxurious lifestyle along with plenty of privacy.

The nearest major airport serving Oakland County MI real estate is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport with international and domestic flights from Detroit, located about 37 miles from the center of Oakland County. Windsor International Airport, which has domestic flights from Windsor, Canada and is about 37 miles from Oakland County. Bishop International Airport, with domestic flights from Flint, Michigan is located about 48 miles from the county.

Partner with Top Oakland County REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam

Whether you’re interested in Oakland County MI homes for sale or its time to list your current property, Tom Gilliam provides the kind of knowledge, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Tom adheres to a strict ‘Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.’ He possesses a strong work ethic and will do whatever is necessary to facilitate a smooth and successful transaction. Tom will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns and will always have your best interests in mind.

Partner with Tom and you’ll have an Oakland County real estate expert by your side who will protect your interests, advocate for you, and skillfully handle the details of your home purchase or sale for the best possible outcome. To find out more about buying or selling Oakland County MI real estate, please call Tom directly at (248) 790-5594 or send him an email today!   

Tom Gilliam
REALTOR®
RE/MAX Classic
29630 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills 48334
Call: 248-790-5594
Office: 248-737-6800
Email: [email protected]
License #301741

Recession Possible-Home Shoppers, Real Estate Experts Are Optimistic

Recession Possible-Home Shoppers, Real Estate Experts Are Optimistic

Most experts predict that following a seven-year period of economic growth the US economy is headed towards a recession (most likely sometime in 2020). But while The Great Recession devastated the housing market, house shoppers remain optimistic about how the market will handle a potential recession in the coming years.

Expect A Recession But Remain Optimistic

According to a recent survey from Realtor.com, nearly 70 percent of home shoppers said they expect a recession to hit the US economy sometime in the next three years (by 2022). But despite the fact that most believe a downturn is looming, many remain optimistic about the housing market, with 41 percent of home shoppers predicting the market would fare better than it did in 2008.

The experts agree. “When the U.S. enters its next recession, it is unlikely that the housing market will see a sharp nationwide downturn. The same record low inventory levels that have made buying a home so difficult recently will likely protect home prices in the next recession,” said Realtor.com’s chief economist Danielle Hale in the article.

The Takeaway

If you’re thinking about buying a home, don’t be nervous. There might be talk of an upcoming recession (and, obviously, you’ll want to do your own financial due diligence), but the optimism about the housing market from consumers and experts alike is a good sign.

If you’re considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent worth their salt and they’ll tell you: NOW is the time to do it.

The real estate market is seemingly changing by the day, and if you want to get a great home for a great price, making a move now is in your best interest; conditions a year from now (or even six months from now) aren’t likely to be as hospitable.

And why is that? Why shouldn’t you, if you’re interested in buying a home, wait? Why is NOW the time to make a move?

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Home Sales Make A Serious Rebound—Just In Time For Spring Season

Home Sales Make A Serious Rebound—Just In Time For Spring Season

The start of 2019 was slow for the real estate market, but it looks like that’s starting to change—and just in time for the spring season, which is historically the busiest time of year for buyers and sellers across the US.

According to a recent article from REALTOR Magazine, existing home sales posted a huge jump from January to February 2019—an 11.8% increase, the largest month-over-month gain the market has seen since December 2015. The reason for the jump? According to the National Association of Realtors™’ chief economist Lawrence Yun, the dramatic increase in existing home sales from January to February can be attributed to a number of factors including increasing inventory, falling mortgage rates, and a higher level of consumer confidence.

The Takeaway

This dramatic jump in existing home sales is good news for both buyers and sellers. So if you’ve been thinking about getting into the real estate market, it looks like the upcoming spring season is shaping up to be a great time to make a move.

Knowing Whats Included In The Sale Of The Home

Knowing Whats Included In The Sale Of The Home

As a homebuyer looking for homes in the Oakland County, Michigan area you may find yourself asking what property is included in the sale of the home, so this is to give some clarification on the topic of personal verse included property. Although your realtor would know exactly what is included and excluded with the sale of the home, but you should be aware as well when searching for a new home especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Keep in mind attention to the details is a must to prevent a disagreement between the home seller and home buyer at time of the final walk-through and what was included in the sale of the home.

Knowing the difference between what’s included in the sale of the home and what’s excluded  

First things first, when a homebuyer receives the listing ticket or reads the description it should state what is included in the sale of the home and also it should state exclusions as well to prevent any misconception of the buyer’s expectations of what included in the sale of the home.  Many times, the issue or confusion can be addressed before or after the showing by the homebuyer, but can still arise after seeing the home days later. Basically, anything that is fixed to the property is included in the sale of the home unless otherwise stated in the description or directly from the home seller.

What are examples of fixed items that are included in the sale of the home

As a homebuyer you may need examples on what property is included with the sale of the home in order to make a homebuying decision. Some Include:

  • Built-In Dishwashers
  • Built-In Stoves
  • Built-In Microwaves
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Drapes
  • Light Fixtures
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Blinds
  • Dressers Built-In

These are just some examples of things that are “Nailed Down” or attached to the home that in most cases are property that is included in the sale of the home, but as I mentioned their may be some exclusions to some of these items if stated by the home seller. It is best to discuss this with your Realtor as each home is different.

What if I wanted something in the home that is excluded and not attached?

Normally if something is excluded and not included in the sale of the home means the home seller is not willing to part from it, but your Realtor at time of writing offer could ask on your behalf to include it in the sell. An example would be something like a hanging mirror that you think looks great with the home and you as a homebuyer would like to have it. The best option is for the home seller to avoid property that is not included in the sale of the home be removed and replace the property before starting to show the home for sale.

It is my hopes that this helps with both homebuyers and home sellers understand what property is included in the sale of the home. Remember that I’m always here to help in all of your real estate needs and services. You can call or email me anytime [email protected] or 248-790-5594

 

 

 

Home Seller Offers-Response Time Is Important

Home Seller Offers-Response Time Is Important

In today’s Oakland County Michigan housing market it is important now more than ever for home seller offers to respond to a buyers offer for purchase of their home, usually the time frame would be within twenty four hours which allows for the home seller offer to have plenty of time to be reviewed,considered and possibly allow time for the listing agent to review with their home seller as well. Although the twenty four hours is the standard, there are times that this is not possible as some home sellers are out of town,family issues or other events that may prevent them from being able to respond within the time frame which would require your real estate agent to write an extension which would allow more time for the review of the home sellers offer.

Although the timing may change for your sellers offer to get reviewed and the home buyer will most of the time understand that this is a process and their offer may take a little longer to get an answer, there are other issues to look out for. Unfortunately we have home sellers that have multiple offers in hand and seem not to be in any hurry to accept and of the seller offers that they have and you may wind up as a home buyer getting into a highest and best offer situation, its always best if your buyers agent ask beforehand if their are other offers on the particular home your trying to purchase. Most realtors will tell you if they have multiple seller offers on a particular property. As your realtor we will inform you on the best ways to handle this situation if it arises while presenting your offer the the sellers agent.

Lets Breakdown The Sellers Offer Process

When a home owner receives a legitimate home seller offer in writing, the seller can accept the offer, reject it, make a counteroffer, or do nothing. While the home owner is not legally bound to respond, if a seller doesn’t respond in a timely fashion, the buyer might become irritated and lose interest in the property.

Protection For Home Buyer and Seller Offers

Most real estate contracts contain an expiration date. If the seller doesn’t respond to the seller offer by the specified date, the agreement becomes null and void, unless the buyer agrees to reopen negotiations

Advice For Both Home Buyer and Home Seller With Offers

As a seller, your response time might defer depending on market conditions. Responding quickly makes sense in a down market, whereas responding slower in a thriving market could give the seller more time to receive multiple offers. A good practice for both buyers and sellers is to respond to any offer or counteroffer quickly and decisively unless circumstances warrant otherwise.

Remember buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you can make in a lifetime. It would be my pleasure to assist you in all of your home buying and home selling needs here in Oakland County, Michigan, please feel free to call me anytime 248-790-5594

 

 

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