Buying a Home in Novi MI Why You need a REALTOR

Ready to Buy a Home in Novi MI? Why You Need A Qualified REALTOR®

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Ready to buy a home in Novi, MI? Most folks will agree that buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. That being said, there are a lot of moving parts to real estate and buying a home is no small feat. That is why partnering with a trusted Novi REALTOR® only makes good sense. A savvy agent can help you navigate the local market, protect your interests, and guide you step by step from negotiating a price to navigating home inspections.

Using A REALTOR® Costs You Nothing When Buying a Home  

Yes, real estate agents get a percentage of the sales price of a home which makes some buyers hesitant to use one because they believe it drives up the overall cost. However, the seller, not the buyer, pays the commission so the many benefits of using a REALTOR® when buying a home in Novi are not costing you anything – and may just save you money in the long run.

Finding The Perfect Home in the Right Neighborhood

It’s true that anyone can search the MLS online for a house, and may even be able to get a peek inside without formally signing with a licensed, professional real estate agent. But unless you have time to make searching for the perfect home in the right neighborhood a part-time job, an experienced Novi REALTOR® like Tom Gilliam, who is intimately familiar with the local market, can help streamline your home search and match you with the perfect home for your family much faster. 

According to the National Association of Realtors, finding the right home tops the list for the most difficult steps in the home buying process. 10 weeks was the average amount of time buyers spent searching for a home in 2018. (NAR Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, 2019)

Explore Homes for Sale in Novi MI

A highly-skilled agent like Tom keeps his finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and is aware of new listings for Novi homes for sale as soon as they become available, ensuring that you have immediate access to the best homes and securing an offer. Working with a real estate agent like Tom gives you access to homes you might otherwise miss seeing.

Working With A Local Expert Saves Time

Top Novi REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam is a local expert and can inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities in Novi, the types of homes and features offered, the builders, nearby schools, surrounding area amenities, local community developments, current market trends, and so much more. You won’t find that kind of in-depth local information by searching the MLS. 

And if you’re looking for something specific, like a home with a pool, a four-car garage, a big yard or a guest house, a skilled agent is a person whose job it is to know if there’s a house in Novi to fit your needs. Tom will make sure he has a good idea of what you’re looking for in a home and won’t waste your time showing you houses that are not the right fit.

Ethical Considerations

Though not all real estate agents are REALTORS® (members of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), those who are members have taken a strict oath to abide by a code of ethics.  REALTORS® are obligated to put the clients’ interests ahead of their own, make full disclosure about the problems with a property, and be truthful in advertising. Under the code, penalties can include a $5,000 fine, a one-year suspension from the association or a three-year expulsion.

Transaction Details & Paperwork

Numerous documents are involved in a purchase transaction such as the written offer, the written and signed counteroffer, the little details (such as specific repairs) and what exactly is and is not included in the sale. The chance of missing something, not checking a box or initialing a margin can drop significantly when you work with an experienced Novi REALTOR® like Tom Gilliam, who knows the paperwork inside and out. 

 Partner with Top Novi REALTOR® – Tom Gilliam
Tom Gilliam - Novi MI REALTOR

Whether you’re interested in buying a home in Novi or its time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving Novi homebuyers and sellers for over 20 years, Tom Gilliam has the knowledge, skills, dedication, and expertise you need and deserve.

Tom goes above and beyond for his clients and will exceed your expectations. To find out more about buying or selling Novi MI real estate, please contact Tom today at 248-790-5594 or you can get in touch 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

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Thomas Gilliam

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I'm a Professional Realtor for 17 years with RE/MAX CLASSIC in the Oakland County MI and the Metro Detroit area and love what I do. Real Estate is my passion... Exceeding your expectations is my goal!