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Listing Your Home

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Listing your home can seem like a complicated process and some home sellers have their own theory about listing agents and even agents all together. Understanding how the process works and how your listing can work for you is the first step in realizing its not as complicated as one would make it seem. I hope this information will help in understanding the listing process and how your home listing can work for you. Unlike many other professionals, real estate agents are only paid if they are successful — if the home sale goes through. A lawyer who loses a …

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend Home Schuffle

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Home Searching on Labor Day weekend, many of my home sellers and home buyers always ask me “Do home buyers look for homes on Labor Day weekend” my reply is yes. The Labor Day weekend is about a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers, but it is a great time for retailers and others in the market for goods and services especially home buyers in the market for a new home. Home sellers should take advantage of large numbers of potential home buyers free to shop; Labor Day has become an …

Home Seller Fix Ups

Home Seller Fix Ups

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Many soon-to-be-sellers ask us how much time, effort and money they should put into Home Seller fix ups. In general, there is no hard and fast rule. It can depend on what type of buyer you are trying to appeal to. If your target buyer is a “fixer-upper” buyer, then obviously your cash outlay may be considerably lower than for a “move-in condition” buyer. The Three Phases Of Fix-ups The basics. Requires a minimum cash outlay, typically requiring more elbow grease than money. Includes: Mow the lawn. Trim the bushes. Edge. Clean closets, storage areas, garage. Wash windows. Scour the …

Garage Sales

Garage Sales Everywhere

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Garage Sales are all over the place this time of year, as I was driving around with my Home Buyers I must have seen at least ten in Oakland County alone. As Home Sellers and Home Owners get ready for fall and either making more room for storage or are relocating possibly even selling their home, it’s clear that avoiding them is impossible and with the great deals out there who would want to. I wanted to share some tips for those who are having a yard sale in hopes it will make it easier for them and possibly have …

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Fast Track Selling

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Fast Track Selling Times running out for Home Seller so everyone says, even those who are not professional Realtor’s seem to think. With school starting back and fall fast approaching Home Sellers seem to be in a panic mode this time of year and agents seem to be fighting off this assumption that these Home Sellers really have concerns about and don’t want to be “Left in the cold” sorta speak. Although it is true that the housing market seems to slow a bit this time of year due to many factors and Home Sellers with children seem to put …

Open House Burglar

Safe Open Houses

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Safe Open Houses Safe Open Houses is the goal, recently in the Greater Oakland County Mi. area there have been reports of robberies while agents hold open houses on their Sellers Properties as a means to get more traffic through the homes for sell. This is quite serious and can cause great harm to agents and their seller’s property. In an open house you can either be bored to tears or you could have many people coming in at the same time and it can easily become a hectic situation especially if there is only one agent holding the home …

Energy Savings

10 Tips to Help You Save Home Energy

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10 Tips to Help You Save Home Energy – Oakland County Mi Before you spend money on the latest energy-efficient gizmo that’s supposed to save you money, let’s look at some energy saving ideas that will really help you save home energy. The strategies that we will look at will maximize the effort you put in, and help reduce your home energy consumption. First sit down and think about all the different ways your family uses energy around the house. Now put an approximate type and cost of energy used. You may have trouble breaking down the cost but try …

User Friendly Homes

User Friendly Designs in Your Home

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User Friendly Designs in Your Home are both attractive to future Home Buyers and can even add additional value. Whether elderly or handicapped you don’t have to e either to enjoy and appreciate the designs manufacturers are coming up with to make life easier. As a Realtor in the Greater Oakland County Mi area I have seen many things that are new in homes and some of them amaze me and I always think “What a Great Idea” and as always I see more and more of these user friendly designs that make life easier for home owners.Most homeowners have a list …