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How do you handle a "difficult" listing scenario? You don't hear much discussion about how to market homes where challenging circumstances necessitate a sale, be they divorce, death, separation, foreclosure, job loss etc.  The reality is that a very significant portion of homes which are on the m...
In the past several years a service called Staging has gained national attention due to the need to showcase homes.  Initially this trend was observed in homes that needed some "sprucing up" to justify the exhorbitant prices in super heated segments of the market.  But as the market cooled, it be...
Transformational Building- Continuation of "Transforming the Nature of the Transaction!Locating a builder was easy, selecting the right one to take on a custom home project was infinitely more complicated.  The Grand Rapids Home Builders Association  on-line at was a great...
I relish the opportunity to stop by the upscale eatery in Macys when I am in the southwest side of the city.  Through my frequent visits, I have developed a relationship with the Manager, Margaret who runs one of the best deli/cafes in Grand Rapids. Anyway, my appreciation for good food and taste...
  Is My Home Ready to Sell ?   Quiz/QuestionnaireThe Grand Rapids Real Estate Association currently has over 10,000 listings for sale.  On average 1000+ homes have sold every month which means there is ample supply of homes for sale for every buyer.  The good news is that homes are still selling ...
12/12/2006 & Announce Plans for New Nationwide MLS System.Yes, it is happening.  A very profound event took place on 12-07-06 with the announcement that two very big players are forming a new MLS system.  This announcement was picked up from Inman News service, Inman News "Founded by...
 The Art of GivingThe frenzy of activity that marks the month of December is unmatched.  End of year parties and activities, gift buying, and holiday shopping can rapidly merge into an experience which is taxing and depleting emotionally, physically and financially.In our desire to give materiall...
Grand Rapids, MI:  The last couple of days have been a breath of fresh air as winter took a temporary holiday break and the sun dazzled us with its glorious warmth.  Well, let's qualify warmth, no it's not beach weather, but the combination of sunshine, no snow and no blood curdling wind gusts is...
 Yes, That's right, the Grand Rapids Multiple Listing Service has Just Added a Brand New Category to their On-line Profile for real estate agents.  Your Realtor can now search for Homes on-Line that are available for Rent, Lease to Purchase Options AND Land Contracts!This has happened in response...

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