Tom Gilliam-Oakland County MI Realtor

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My blogs are about helping home buyers ,home sellers and even home owners with new and old ideas to prepare them for either scenario. Being a Realtor in Oakland county Michigan is a fulfilling job and I'm very proud to share my knowledge and to learn from other as well.

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2014 

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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...
08/31/2014
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 ...
08/29/2014
The Offer on Your Home… It is an exciting moment when an offer to purchase your home comes in can also feel a little overwhelming. One common first impulse is to ask “How much are they offering?” While price is an important factor, it’s also important to sit back and look at the big picture when ...
08/28/2014
Inside Tips To Sell Your Home’s Best Features Room By Room You know about “curb appeal.” That’s what gets home buyers out of their car and through your front door. Then what? “Room appeal” sells those same buyers on your home, room by room. The inside secret is arranging each and every room into ...
08/27/2014
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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 yourtarget buyer is a “fixer-upper” buyer, then obviously your cash outlay may b...
08/26/2014
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Homes by Schools seem to be one of the most important criteria for Home Buyers with children. The difficulty for us as Realtor’s is that we have to be very careful in the discussion of this school verses that school when it comes to advise to our home buyers. It is unethical to discuss our opinio...
08/24/2014
Garage Sales Everywhere 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 ...
08/24/2014
Put Your Rent Check to Work:-The only one who benefits from a rent check is the landlord. Renters never see that money again, while homeowners usually profit when they sell. In addition, renters can’t use any of their rent payment as a tax deduction, like homeowners can. If you or someone you kno...
08/23/2014
Negotiating  The Best Contract For Your Home Purchase is very important when it comes to writing a Purchase contract on a new home. Keep in mind the Home Sellers want (in most cases) to do whatever possible to make the you, the Home Buyer happy and keep the deal together. The way you and tour Re...
08/21/2014
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To Pay or Not to Pay : Among the first things people ask when shopping for a mortgage loan is: What’s the interest rate? The answer is often a percentage rate with points—for example, 4.5% plus 2 points. Here’s what those points are all about. A loan discount point is equal to 1% of the loan amou...
08/20/2014
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