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By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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   photo of Ada Covered Bridge by Terry Westbrook I hope to see everyone use their local resources to make their homes & properties look their best. We all appreciate good neighbors and part of being a good neighbor is to take excellent care of your home and property.......Would you want to be yo...

By Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
(Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner)
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 Come one, Come ALL!  Your new Park in ADA TOWNSHIP is OPEN on OCT. 28th Roselle Park is located along the scenic Grand River in Ada Township on over 240 acres specifically for nature preservation and low impact recreation: WALKING, HIKING, BIKING, AND NATURE APPRECIATION The Public Debut Open H...

By Eric Webster, Grand Rapids, MI, Five Star Realty
(Five Star Real Estate)
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In a conversation with my broker the other day, he was telling me about some statistical work he'd been doing on the sales history in Grand Rapids, MI.  It's pretty interesting.Grand Rapids is a market that doesn't experience the 10% appreciation every 20-mintues that some area of the country bec...

By Ethan Dozeman, Real Estate in Grand Rapids
(Realty Executives Platinum Group)
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Look at the sponsers for this event, Lola Audu is the trainer and speaker, and is trying to inform and help the real estate community regarding Web 2.0 and what is happening that most realtors unaware of.  Come and learn from a wonderful speaker on October 28th and November 7th, at the Grand Rapi...

By Bonnie & Terry Westbrook, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
(Westbrook Realty)
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 I believe there is a risque joke that has a punch line about Interior Designers only doing it in beige! And who can blame them!  Don't you wish all your listings had neutral beige walls, clean, neutral beige carpet, and white or beige bathroom fixtures? I know, I know, it's boring.......but your...

By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
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    Web 2.0 is Dramatically Altering the Real Estate Landscape!Are You Informed?Are You Equipped?Are You Engaged? A New Expanded Blogging Seminar.. 1.  Understand Web 2.02.  Make Your Blog Work3.  Hands on Interaction4.  Ask QuestionsATTRACT MORE LEADS!3 Hours of Training...that Could Increase Yo...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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There are a lot of neighborhood experts.....or so it seems.How can you tell a neighborhood expert?  Well they tell you.....or that is what they say on websites, business cards and ad print.  So who is the real neighborhood expert?The neighborhood expert actually knows the neighborhood.  They know...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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When you provide real information, do they listen?  Do they understand or care?I just wrote a blog about representing a buyer that had made a verbal offer before contacting me for help.  I went with my new client and provided information concerning the market, financing and appraisal requirements...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Recently I wrote an offer and the seller signed the purchase agreement immediately.  Then came time for the inspections....the seller didn't want to have inspections.  I thought that meant we may find something that was not disclosed.  I had to get the sellers agent involved to make sure the sell...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I just represented a buyer that had made a verbal offer to a FSBO.  The buyer wanted to purchase this property and had a relationship with the owner before she died.  So it was emotional and the purchase price the buyer had offered reflected the emotion.I asked the daughter of the deceased owner ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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In this market we are experiencing many new issues that we have not faced in years.  You can write a purchase agreement that seems logical, seems correct for the market and have an appraiser have difficulty finding comparables.I recently wrote a purchase agreement on a property where I have previ...

By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
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 This past week, I was at the Michigan Association of Realtors Conference in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. It was an excellent time of education, training and getting together with friends. I attended Saul Klein's class on the Future of Technology, Web & the Real Estate Industry. Truth be told...a year...

By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
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  Selecting the right builder for a new home construction process can mean the difference between "being sane" at the end of your home building adventure or feeling like you've embarked on a scary roller coaster ride. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, there are a number of different issues to consider w...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Just another open house, or so I thought.I advertised my open house 3 days preceding the actual open house with three different ads displaying the date, time and directions with contact information and a slightly different spin on the property.  I also placed a cable ad with the open house inform...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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The midwest housing market one of the Nations best buys. The Today show with Matt Lauer hosted a segment reporting the Midwest as one of the nations most reasonable places to live and purchase homes in the current market.Further showcased was Grand Rapids, Michigan in a feature outlining home val...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Recently I have heard more agents say "sellers" do not understand the selling process.  They have this mis-guided thought that I can accomplish whatever they ask me to do!During the listing process we help "sellers" understand the current market.We offer:We provide current market data for pricing...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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   One of the most contested issues that can cause tempers to flair is a dispute over earnest deposits.  You want a migraine....deal with two sides that both think they have been had!The contract outlines how the earnest deposit can be retained and relinquished if the buyer does not follow the co...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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When homes are on the market a long time...some sellers just cave with the first offer.  They are so concerned that they will not be able to move on with their lives they take the first offer they get, sometimes the "only offer"!Sellers have reasons for selling.  As buyers agents we do not know t...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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This is a question that should not need to be asked, but with recent events in my own search to purchase I have been exposed to more sellers and agents that have limited market knowledge.  It is very difficult to market a property if you only have media knowledge.  The television, radio and newsp...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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If you have been reading my posts you may know I have been both a seller and a buyer's agent lately.  Not just for clients but for myself as well.It is interesting and my wife is now my client and spouse, not a good client but a great life partner.  I do the same methods of representation for mys...

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