Oakland County Realtor -Tom Gilliam
About Tom Gilliam-Realtor: If you are looking for a home in Greater Oakland County, Michigan, you need to find a Realtor who knows the community. Tom Gilliam currently lives in the Greater Oakland County Area and is very familiar with the market, neighborhoods, schools and community issues. Located into the heart of Farmington Hills, Tom is ready to help families find homes in the Oakland County area including: Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Troy, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Northville and the Metro-Detroit area (specifically Canton and Novi).
Oakland County, Michigan is full of great neighborhoods that are perfect for families or single adults. With access to public transportation and easy accessibility to the Metro Detroit area, you can live in a suburban neighborhood and still have access to the amenities of the big city life. Oakland County is one of the best places to Buy a Home or Sell a Home in Southeastern Michigan and is a great place to live. From the City of Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy, Northville and Novi to name a few it is a community that continues to thrive in the Housing Market. Oakland County also has many parks a recreation some highlights of Oakland County Parks include a nature center, five golf courses, wedding and banquet facilities, an action-packed BMX race track and two waterparks to name a few. If your looking for a perfect community to Buy or Sell a Home, Oakland County Michigan has so much to offer and is sure to please the pickiest of Buyers. Lets us know if we can help you find the perfect Home in Oakland County Michigan or Sell your homes fast and as seamless as possible.
Tom works as a Realtor with the RE/MAX Classic Offices. He was spent 16 years helping families find the perfect home as well as assisting families who need to sell their home. As a Realtor Tom specializes in helping first-time home buyers. Because navigating the real estate market can be difficult, having an expert who is intimately familiar with the neighborhood you are considering is a great way to get inside tips about traffic, shopping centers, family activities and other small details that make a community feel like home.
If you are considering purchasing a foreclosure or a short sale, having a professional real estate agent is essential. Because these sales are often more complicated and drawn out, having an agent on your side can increase your chances of getting the home of your dreams. Tom has specific experience dealing with short sales and foreclosures. He is trained in working with these unique real estate issues and has hands-on experience helping other buyers and sellers navigate these waters.
For Tom, helping a family find the perfect home brings a sense of accomplishment. His goal is to help you find the home you want at an affordable price. Real Estate is a competitive market and sometimes you’ll find a Realtor that pressures you into purchasing a home you don’t’ want or are not sure about. Tom believes that you should be truly happy with your purchase. Buying a home is a big investment, don’t settle for a home you don’t truly love.
As a Realtor who has spent nearly two decades helping families find their perfect homes and sell their properties for a fair price, Tom knows that the best way to decide whether you love a home is to fall in love with it in person. Of course, technology has its place for home buyers and sellers. Using social media and websites can save hours of time by allowing you to narrow homes down before you start traipsing through door after door.
While Tom believes the convenience is a benefit to the real estate market he also believes that working face-to-face allows him to get to know you better. He focuses on getting to know what you want and helping you find it. With Tom you get the convenience of online listings and the benefits of personal, face-to-face service to even better tailor your search.
Whether you need to sell your home so you can move on to a new job or you are looking for your starter home in Oakland County, Tom is here to help you make the process as easy of a transition as possible
Greater Oakland County Halloween Fun
It’s that time of year again, when the child in us wants to get out and play as we did when we were younger. If you’re anything like me I procrastinate about Halloween until the last minute with whether to stay in and pass out candy or to go out to a party or Haunted House. The Greater Oakland County area offers so much to celebrate Halloween regardless if you are a child or an adult. One of the things I enjoy most this time of year is seeing home buyers and sellers get ready for Halloween with decorations and discussions of who’s going to wear what costumes, its great fun and an extra perk in my profession.
I wanted to share some of the events, places to go and things to do in the Greater Oakland County area in this blog post in hopes it will help you prepare or even get out doing something before winter 2014 sets in. Remember be safe and always side towards caution towards costumes, trick or treating and haunted houses. Make sure you are comfortable and enjoy the Halloween season with great friends and family.
The Greater Oakland County area has the best Halloween attractions in the South East Michigan area. Whether it’s Pumkin Pickin or creating amazing fall memories then you will want to head out to the Greater Oakland County area.
Bloomfield Hills: Bloomfield Maze
Charles L. Bowers School Farm runs a haunted maze from Saturday, October 4th through Sunday November 2nd. The farm also has wagon rides, a petting farm, fresh donuts and apple cider. The haunted maze is $15 per person.
Farmington: The Haunted Winery, Inc.
Once upon a time, the historic building on Grand River Avenue housed a haunted winery. Note: As of this writing, the haunted attraction appears to be no more – at least the website is no more. While there is a Twitter page, there are no details about the attraction..
Ferndale: Hazelhurst Manor
Hazelhurst Manor was “dark” in 2013. Note: As of this writing, the website has not been updated for 2014.
The attraction fills four stories of former factory with special effects, horrific characters, scary monsters and hidden passageways. It was listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest walk-through haunted house from 2005 to 2009. These days, its motto is “I show no mercy.” Admission is $28 per person, with VIP tickets for $45. Group sales are available. The attraction runs September 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th, then Wednesdays through Sundays October 1st to November 2nd. It is open the entire week before Halloween.
Note: The attraction is now selling advance time-slot tickets.
South Lyon:Barn of Horrors
The Barn of Horrors is part of “Friday Night Haunts” at Erwin Orchards and has robotics and special effects. It also has a Corn Stalkers Maze. The attractions open on September 27th for a special preview. They start in earnest on weekends from October 3rd to November 1st, with a bonus night on Thursday October 30th. Tickets are $15 for the Barn of Horrors, $12 for the Corn Stalkers Maze or $24 combo ticket for both attractions. Note: The attraction does not accept credit or debit cards.
Tips for a Safe Halloween
S. Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
H. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
A. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
L. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
l. Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O. Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E. Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
N. Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.