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group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Internet solutions providered for area real estate agents.
Choose What's Best For You?
Effective September 17, 2009 working to create new company to assist real estate agents with their internet marketing questions. Stay tuned for updates.
Effective July 1, 2008 The State of Michigan Enacts the Agency Responsibility Act, which documents what services real estate professionals provide to their customers and clients. Here is more information about the Agency Responsibility Act Additional information and sample forms are available. I suggest reading before contacting an agent. (forms are being revised and should be available around 11/16/2008)
Looking for information or knowledge before a real estate transaction? While no one can be your complete Real Estate resource, we recognize the fact that you have a choice in real estate agents. For instance, some agents will tease you with partial information and then ask for your contact information to receive more. Others will freely provide all the information you ask for, without obligation. We prefer to earn our living by working hard for you, before you sign a contract. We are committed to earning your business through professional, highly personalized, service to meet your family's needs. We are committed to making your home buying or selling experience the most rewarding, stress-free process possible. If we cannot service you, we will gladly refer you to a qualified competitor.
Our goal is for you to have a stress free transaction, build a lasting relationship, and create long time clients! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail!
Not happy where you live? We'll take the time to listen to your needs, desires, and educate you to the market so you can find your dream home. Your total satisfaction is our number one priority. Michigan requires ALL real estate professionals to work for the homeowner unless under a signed Buyers Agency Agreement see below. This includes agents at an Open House, any Website, Answering Office Phones, and your licensed relatives.
Anyone with a license can show you homes. But, BuyersAgent recognize our legal duty to provide service to the best of our ability. We provide information on ALL homes, not just from our company. Then, we provide information which includes educating you on resale value, researching real estate activity of similar homes before allowing you to make an offer, assisting you through negotiating a contract, and working with your lender to verify you qualify for a mortgage. We are also your "Devils Advocate", which prevents the excitement of your pending purchase from creating buyers remorse after submitting an offer. Need additional information to make your decision? Let's start with the danger of Procuring Cause.
Need more information? Contact us today, no hard sell and no obligation service.
Search For HomesReceive Homes By Email: Requires Valid email address, homes sent Weekly or Daily by Request. 64 specific Criteria to include in comments. We can search for all items below the comments section. Homes are fromall Real Estate Companies. Maximum 250 homes per email. Please read about Procuring Cause before viewing any home.
The following site offers Internet Data eXchange (IDX) homes from the Multiple Listing Service through The Michigan Group. Homes are Listings from all Real Estate Brokers available through Realcomp II. MLS No Sign-in Required for this siteAdvanced Home Search
or call 248-858-5402 or toll free at 1-888-350-0900, ext. 85402
The following sources of information are available online from State and Federal agencies. Some professionals make you contact them to receive this information. How do you feel about someone forcing you to contact them to receive public information? If you are a real estate professional and gather information from this site, all I ask is that you send me a site in return. My goal is to provide knowledge to my customers so they get a better deal. I am available from 9-12 M-F to share any information you have.
Serious About Selling? Make no mistake. Selling your home for every dollar in this market is a war. Our online and offline marketing programs will give you the edge you need to sell your home. You do want to be one of the 30 percent actually selling their home, right? Our customized marketing plan for your home will bein writing. Some agent marketing plans involve simply dropping your home asking price $10,000 every 30 days. This creates frustration, costs you time, and ultimately money. We provide Complete Market Research before you price your home. You get ALL the facts on each home, including additional concessions paid by theseller. Our service includes teaching you to think like a buyer. Because, the most successful home sellers are those willing to think like a buyer! A very brief outline of our Marketing Battle Plan and a purposely jumbled Marketing Example are available online. (Some agents have no idea where your home can be marketed or the many choices of vertical search engines that are not on this list)
What other choices are there in selling your home? Choices for sellers are simple. You can choose to sell your home without representation of a professional. Many people successfully sell their homes this way. If you're honest with me up front, there are several ways I can help without getting involved in your sale. Of the 30,000 agents in Michigan, almost everyone has a different method of marketing and successfully selling homes.
Some agents use what I've heard call the Use-Less Marketing Method. Basically, this involves placing your home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), pounding a sign in your lawn, placing an ad in the newspaper, and praying it will sell. This method can be very successful in a sellers market. Another method I've heard of is the Worth-Less Marketing Method. Practioners of this method sometimes refer to themselves as "full service" agents. And to varying degrees they are correct. They offer more exposure of your home by placing it on http://realtor.com/. Depending upon the level of service provided, this marketing strategy is also very successful in every type of market.
Before signing any paperwork, other than Agency Disclosure, I suggest interviewing at least three professionals. Does it matter how many years they've been in the business? No, professionals do exist in a vacuum. Even someone newly licensed will have the backing of agents in their office. What matters is their marketing plan. How much exposure will your home get to qualified sellers?
If you would like some additional information, a limited number of booklets can be borrowed to help you get an idea of the services offered to make an informed decision before placing your home for sale. Home Owners Warranty First of American (one year, renewable)
Standard of Practice 1-3 REALTORS, in attempting to secure a listing, shall not deliberately mislead the owner as to market value.
Relocating? View a Cost of Living Calculator. If you are moving to or from S.E. Michigan, we can assist you in collecting the information you need, and make your transition as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact us for any information. We love to assist people in relocating, and have helped many people move to this area! Relocation Client List
You will have the added benefit of working with an agent who understands your needs when buying, selling, or relocating. Finding the right home is only the beginning. You will receive assistance every step of the way to ensure smooth sailing. Thank you for visiting the site.
Please bookmark our blog, and visit it often. We look forward to hearing from you. And, if you happen to know anyone else that's thinking of moving or just has a question. Please refer them to our site.
Who to Choose?
Specializing in waterfront real estate and residential properties. Most of my life has been spent either fishing Michigan's waterways or protecting the environment by preventing pollution from entering Michigans waters. I utilize Analytical Problem Solving techniques to anticipate and solve your problems before they occur.
As a Realtor®, I am obligated to take 8 hours of continuing education yearly to maintain my license. Since 2003 I have taken more than 350 hours of training and countless hours searching the Internet to improve my abilities and provide better service to my clients. If I am unable to handle any difficulty in your transaction, I will inform you of the problem. I have an International network of real estate professionals willing to share their expertise to work around the problem.
Service Area for Home Owners Oakland County Livingston County Washtenaw County
Service Area for Buyers Oakland County Livingston County Washtenaw County Genesee County Lapeer County
Additional areas upon request. Nationwide referral to qualified professionals
These Certifications were earned to imrove my ability to provide quality service to you.
QSC: Quality Service Certified 2004-2007 RECS: Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist 2004 - 2007 e-PRO: Internet Professional Realtor® 2004 Certified Marketing Expert 2004
NAR: National Association of Realtors® MAR: Michigan Association of Realtors® WWOCAR: Western Wayne Oakland County Association of Realtors® Active Rain Real Estate Network National Listing Service (NLS) US Green Building Council (USGBC)
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I wanted to compliment you on your dedicated answers and how in depth you go with the consumers. You are, what makes me proud to be a Realtor and I can say I have peers in the industry like yourself, with character and dedication.
Mike B 9/2008
Just want to let you know that all your time and effort was very much appreciated.
All your Internet knowledge made me feel extremely comfortable working with you. I would not hesitate to recommend you to family members and friends that are looking for a full time professional and knowledgeable Realtor.
Your attention to detail is very impressive!
Thank you again for all your help.
Diane B. May 7, 2007
Great job today with your presentation. You have a friendly style of connecting with your audience.
You deliver good information and encourage participation. It was a pleasure to share the stage with you.
I look forward to the next time we can work together. I enjoy learning from you!
Energetically and Respectfully, John Tenza President Question Masters, Inc. 734-994-8400 May 2007
... I wanted to thank all the professionals that answered my question about advertising a lakefront home to reach the most people and "Gary", we followed your advice and listed where you suggested... unknown N.C. resident from Active Rain.
...As first time home buyers we sometimes feel that we are getting into an area that we have no knowledge in, but then we will receive a e-mail from you Jen D. 2006
I am sure we can do this property. I would probably look at doing a construction/rehab loan. How it would work would basically be that we take the purchase price of 117,000 - get a contract with a company to build the kitchen and roll it all into one rehab/construction loan. I would love the chance to work on this with you so let me know what you think. Jennifer S. 2006
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.