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A day in the "WINTER LIFE" of a Michigan Real Estate professional - 01/30/09 08:59 PM
Now don't get me wrong, I love me some good ole Michigan winter! Usually around mid February, I start yearning for spring to come along. Well, it's hit me already. I figure it's because we've received record snowfall. It just keeps snowing and snowing and then it snows some more! I look at it this way, as each winter day passes; we're closer to spring, so, I got that going for me!! Most things are easier, no piling on the heavy coats, boots, gloves, hats and mittens! When I go out into the frozen tundra to show homes or check on my listings, I bring the (15 comments)
Step away from that door! - 01/25/09 03:59 PM
I'm the proud listing agent for a home that's in the foreclosure process. Having taken a crash course in what is the reality here in Western Michigan. I'm learning so much and find the process both challenging and rewarding! I received a call from a gentleman working for the bank, he had an order to secure and/or check on the property. My clients are in the process of making other living arrangements and have started to move some things from the home. I had done my due diligence's to post a sign on the door to CALL ME which the fellow so (11 comments)
Kent County MI Real Estate Word of the Day "Price" - 01/24/09 03:09 PM
So your sitting at your computer searching through all the homes on the market, and your thinking boy, I'd like to sell my house, but will it ever sell? You've found the home of your dreams online at an awesome price and you wonder again, would my house sell? You have the best palace on the block, in an ideal location! What would be the best possible price? Sellers often say lets' just put it up, see what happens, and more often than not they price it too high. This, in my and most real estate professionals opinions, is a HUGE MISTAKE. I show my sellers the cold hard facts and some still (2 comments)
Learning to give back more! - 01/19/09 08:42 PM
I'm so excited about the new outlook and possibilities our country has in store in the upcoming months!I feel encouraged that our new president is calling on all Americans to give back. While I was never one myself to really "get it" in my 30's, I do feel I've come a long way in my 40's with finding meaningful ways that I can make a difference. I've learned so much over the years with volunteering and have received more that I could ever imagine in return. Just the pure satisfaction you get by helping others will give you a great sense of well being! (7 comments)
2009 First Time Buyers Guide Grand Rapids Michigan - 01/19/09 04:27 PM
Choosing the right agent- When it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life you need to have personable and professional agent on your side. This agent should have closed on several homes through out the year and be a full time real estate professional. They should keep up with the trends in the industry to effectively consult with their clients. Where do I find this agent?-In Grand Rapids MI check out open houses, blogs and ask family and friends who they would recommend. When choosing this person make sure you connect and they have your best interest in mind. You will (0 comments)
Today show features Grand Rapids MI - 01/17/09 09:04 AM
Wow! How excited was I to learn that our city, Grand Rapids MI was featured on the Today Show this morning. To hear my man, Matt Lauer talk about Grand Rapids was so cool! Who knew we had such a great city and very affordable home prices! Now EVERYONE knows what we have known all along! Home buyers today looking in the city of Grand Rapids can expect to pay anywhere from 89,900-300,000 depending on the size for a lovely home in the city! You would be less than a 45 min drive to lake michigan and anywhere from 5 to 20 mins (0 comments)
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