I am a REALTOR® in Battle Creek, Michigan and I enjoy helping people find their way home. I am a Certified Residential Specialist, a GRI and I also have my e-Pro Certification.
Get to know Michael Delaware
Let me take a moment, and tell you a little about myself.
I believe that when one lives in a community, or is part of an organization, one should serve that area and give of oneself to be truly happy. It is my purpose in life to help everyone I know to live a better life. Thank you for taking time to stop by my profile and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Since 2006, I have been serving the people of Michigan as a Realtor, working for a great company like Troxel Realty, who provide the back up and support that helps me care for the people I serve.
I have been a Top Producing Agent--Over 100 Closed Transaction Sides, and several Million in Total Sales Volume.
I have also written and published four books on Real Estate: 'Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream', 'Land Contract Homes for Investors', 'Land Contract Homes: The Top 10 Mistakes Home Buyers Make... And How to Avoid Them!' and 'Going Home... Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps' which are available on Amazon.com and other booksellers in both paperback & eBook format. For a complete list of books I have written in non-fiction and fiction, see my author page by clicking here.
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST:
I am also a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and have been a member of the Council of Residential Specialists since 2007.
LOCAL REALTOR ACTIVITIES:
Some of my local Realtor Association Activity includes:
Member of the National Association of REALTORS from 2006 to present.
Member of the Michigan Association of REALTORS from 2006 to present.
Member of the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS (BCAAR) from 2006 to present.
BCAAR REALTOR ROOKIE of the YEAR recipient for 2007.
BCAAR Board of Directors, serving as a Director in 2009
BCAAR President-Elect in 2010
BCAAR President of the Board 2011
BCAAR Governmental Affairs Committee, 2007 to present.
BCAAR MLS Committee, 2007 to present.
BCAAR Professional Development Committee, 2006 to present (Serving as Chairman 2008-2013)
BCAAR Public Relations Committee, 2007-2008
BCAAR Pro-Standards 2007-2013
BCAAR Representative for Southwest Regional Information Center (MLS) Specification Committee, 2008-2010.
I have enjoyed serving as a volunteer for Big Brother for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan in the past, as of late I am working on projects to raise funds in support of the animal shelters in my community.
I am also a local supporter and annual Contributor to the Binder Park Zoo since 2007. You might see some of my pictures from the zoo interwoven into my blogs from time to time, as I enjoy taking photographs there, along with other great places in my community of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Michael Delaware's Blog Posts
I specialize in working with first time home buyers, who have the desire to become homeowners. I will help them navigate through the entire process, including referrals to getting them qualified to buy, and approved for a loan, as well as the selecting the right home for them, as well as the area.
I also have a helped a great deal of Real Estate investors to get started in acquiring investment property for their portfolio. I have a working knowledge of my County, and several surrounding counties, and can help them select the best area for them to invest in residential or commercial Real Estate.
I am a certified Residential Specialist (CRS) through the Council of Residential Specialist, a division of the National Association of REALTORS®. I am also an e-Pro Internet Certified Professional. I have also earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI).
I have also written two eBooks on Real Estate to help new home buyers and prospective investors: 'Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream', 'Land Contract Homes for Investors' and 'Going Home... Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps' which are available on Amazon.com currently in both print and Kindle format. For more book titles written and available by author Michael Delaware, click here.
'Realtor of the Year' 2010 for the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors
Licensed Realtor in the State of Michigan
Testimonials for Michael Delaware
"My friend was beginning to look for a house. After she read Michael Delaware's book entitled 'Going Home... Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps', she called me really excited because she had learned so much about fixing her own credit. My friend told me that because she and her husband had taken a few of the steps he recommended in the book, that they were able to qualify for a loan at a much better interest rate than they previous expected after they disputed some things they did not know were there on their credit report.
They were lucky enough to be able to get a few things removed in a matter of a couple of weeks, and recently met with a loan officer a few days ago. So following their experience, I read the book myself, and I was amazed at how much I did not know about repairing credit and buying a house. It helped me to understand how to straighten some issues out on my credit as well, and I am now working on that.
I also found his book extremely informative in helping to get into the right mindset on how to buy a house, and I wish I had known some of these things when I bought the house I have now. Should I ever need to go looking for a house again I am definitely going to follow these steps! Looking back, it would have saved me a lot of money."