farmington hills: Why You Should Consider Farmington Hills MI Homes for Sale - 07/25/19 07:13 PM
Why You Should Consider Farmington Hills MI Homes for Sale Buyers who are looking to purchase a home in the metro Detroit area should consider Farmington Hills MI homes for sale. A small, wealthy city in Oakland County, Farmington Hills is part of the northwestern suburbs of Metro Detroit, located about 30 miles northeast of downtown Ann Arbor.
Farmington Hills has a charming, historic downtown area, which has recently seen extensive development along with an award-winning public school system. With a population of 81,235 and a median household income of $76,637, Farmington Hills was recently ranked as the fifth-best city in the … (0 comments)

You are probably wondering that if a person can buy a house on their own, then why can’t they sell one on their own as a For Sale By Owner (FBSO) . Homes for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan deserve a great Real Estate agent to market, stage, arrange appointments and screen buyers to assure they are pre-qualified and able to purchase your home and get you the best price possible. 
Houses that have the sign stating “FSBO” (for sale by owner) do not make much profit. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2017, 89% of the sellers sold their house through a real estate agent … (0 comments)

farmington hills: Completely Updated Farmington Hills Ranch - 10/25/18 01:09 PM
Completely Updated Farmington Hills Ranch23400 Haynes Street, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Price: $201,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1400
Call Tom Gilliam at 248-790-5594 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.
Beautiful One Story Ranch With Updates GaloreThis one story ranch is completely remodeled from top to bottom. Remodel includes newer furnace, newer hot water tank, newer roof,updated windows,remodeled bathrooms and bedrooms,completely re-painted throughout. This ranch is on a fenced lot with plenty of frontage and space,extra large 2 car garage features an extra bonus room for a workmans shop or even a she-shed if desired.Close to all major freeways,shopping,downtown … (5 comments)

farmington hills: ENERGY AUDIT – 4 THINGS TO CHECK FOR YOUR WINTER HOME SALE - 10/25/18 12:47 PM
You are probably wondering why you need an energy audit for your home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Well, imagine getting an offer for your house with the buyer paying the exact asking price. You had a home inspection done and the report came back clean. As a good gesture, you included insurance for the appliances and agreed to pay for repairs for the next year. Fast forward two months and the house is sold. A few months later, you get a call from the owner that the HVAC system is not working properly. Upon their inspection, the new homeowner found out the duct … (0 comments)

farmington hills: Realtors Work Hard For The Money: 184 Things We Do! - 08/18/18 05:40 PM
Listed here are 184 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full service real estate brokerages in return for their sales commission. Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some may not be needed. More importantly, they reflect the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today’s real estate transaction, underscoring the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process – a REALTOR®.
Pre-Listing Activities  
Make appointment with seller for … (1 comments)

farmington hills: Farmington Hills First Time Buyer Guidance - 02/01/18 08:22 AM
Buying real estate may be somewhat scary. The Farmington Hills first time buyer guidance in this blog will clarify certain things. Homes are a big financial investment and buyers should become well educated.
The First Steps                                                                                                                                          … (0 comments)

farmington hills: SOLD! Checklist For Selling Your Farmington Hills Home - 01/10/18 05:06 PM
As a Farmington Hills homeowner, the selling process can be an overwhelming experience – especially for first timers. Since they’ve never been through the experience of selling a home, many homeowners feel a bit lost as to what they need to do before they can pass their keys over to the next owners. But not to worry! Here’s a checklist for selling your Farmington hills home that covers all the essentials for homeowners getting ready to sell their first property:
Sprucing Things UpBefore homeowners list their home, they will want to handle any minor fixes that might keep them from getting top … (0 comments)

farmington hills: Farmington Hills Michigan Homeowner Tax Advice - 12/06/17 06:34 AM
The tax deadline is right around the corner! Do not miss out on money saving tax benefits of real estate ownership. The Farmington Hills Michigan homeowner tax advice in this blog may help with your tax returns.
Look for the 1098 Form from Your Mortgage CompanyInterest paid on primary mortgages, second mortgages, home equity loans, and home renovation loans are often tax deductible. You will receive a mortgage statement, a Form 1098, from each mortgage company. It will detail amounts paid during the 2016 year. It may also reference amounts paid for mortgage insurance, which might be deductible if you meet the income and … (2 comments)

farmington hills: Farmington Hills Residents Encounter the Equifax Hack - 09/19/17 12:46 PM
When news of the Equifax hack first broke, the credit ratings giant scrambled to minimize fallout from this massive personal information breach. After an initial embarrassing misstep (they tried to have affected consumers sign off on Equifax’s liability), the company moved to ameliorate the hack by offering free ID protection to consumers.
Farmington Hills homeowners and potential home buyers had reason to do more than shake their heads at yet another electronic pratfall. In one way or another, most Farmington Hills real estate transactions involve creditworthiness appraisals that are managed by the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax is one). That means that … (0 comments)

farmington hills: Amid Hurricane News Blanketing Farmington Hills Media… - 09/11/17 07:49 AM
Last weekend’s regular Michigan news should have been promoting all the usual upbeat feature stories about the onset of football season, the start of a brand new school year, the finals of tennis’ last grand slam tournament and the like—but Farmington Hills readers would have gotten eye strain trying to find any of them. Instead, the dark clouds brought by Hurricane Irma and Harvey cast dense shadows across the region and the nation’s news. It was certain, too, that even after the terror of their actual passages had subsided, the fallout would continue to reverberate—expensively—for a very long time.
A Good News Item Buried in … (1 comments)

farmington hills: Farmington Hills Real Estate Agents, Radio Ads, and Boosting Income - 09/09/17 06:41 AM
Successful Farmington Hills real estate agents almost universally share some common personality traits. Among them is one skill that’s not usually mentioned when it comes to real estate agent requirements. By the time we’ve been on the job for long, Farmington Hills real estate agents have necessarily become really experienced and skilled drivers!
When I’m chauffeuring a buyer on a Farmington Hills property tour, the car radio is turned down. That’s because we have much to chat about—everything from impressions from the homes we’ve just seen and background information on the next to the latest intelligence on neighborhood happenings. It’s an enjoyable … (1 comments)

farmington hills: Farmington Hills Homes with “Empty Nest Syndrome” - 11/14/14 02:28 AM
“We’re not getting any younger honey!” Have you heard this one before? You may be getting to that age now where the kids are either close to finishing college, finding full time jobs and picking up a sweet rental, or finally tying the knot. There may still be one 20 something year old lingering around for longer than expected, and you haven’t fully achieved “empty nest” syndrome yet, but the time is coming soon.      
So what do you intend on doing with all this new found time, space and energy? Chances are you don’t plan on just staring … (0 comments)

farmington hills: HOME SEARCH 101: Tips For Locating The Right Schools - 04/21/13 02:55 AM
When it comes time to buy your next home in Oakland County Michigan or anywhere, your decision will be based on dozens of criteria. If you’re like many home buyers, good schools will be at the very top of your list. Even buyers without children are often concerned about the quality of schools. They know property values often reflect the reputation of local schools-both public and private-and that a home near good schools may be easier to sell later on.
Plan Ahead It pays to look at schools early in the house-hunting process so you can narrow your focus to … (0 comments)

Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations (Re/Max Classic)

Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic

Exceeding Your Expectations

Farmington Hills, MI

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Address: 29630 Orchard Lake, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48334

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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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