Finding a real estate agent who is capable of representing your best interests might take meeting a few. Be patient, and look for these traits when interviewing agents: Experience. Experience is a must. Trusting a major purchase to someone who has experience handling all the different situations that can crop up in a real estate […]
Category Archives: Seller Intel
Offer 101: How to Shrug Off an Offer that Fell Through
How Much Should a Seller Pad the List Price?
Does the seller have to accept a full price offer?
Let’s say a buyer submits a full price offer on a property, along with a solid pre-approval letter, and a strong earnest money deposit. The seller declines the offer. Can they do that? <Insert proper disclaimer that I am not an attorney, this is not legal advice, and you should contact an attorney for counsel […]
The Real Estate Spring Market
In real estate, it’s the beginning of the spring market already. Buyers are ready to fall in love with their dream house, and you’re worried because yours is not on the market yet. What are you waiting for? If you’re waiting for the snow to melt off of your landscaping, that’s likely to be April. […]
Missing Summer? We feel you!
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Should I Sell My Michigan Home During the Holidays?
The question of whether or not to sell your home in Michigan during the holidays comes up every year. It is a legitimate question.The answer is…it is really up to the seller, homes sell year round…but it could have advantages. What would you say if I told you, December has been my highest selling […]
But My Zillow Zestimate Said…
Is Offering a Buyer Agent Bonus an Effective Sales Strategy?
Buyer Agent Bonus offerings are back, but is offering the agent a bonus an effective sales strategy? Let’s break it down I suppose a few agents might be motivated to show a home based on the additional compensation, but not most. Buyers are typically choosing what they would like to see based on the search […]
Selling While Spring is Still Groggy
Let’s be honest, early spring is ugly. The early spring landscape here in Rochester and beyond is not flattering to any home. Our once emerald lawn is the color of straw and our carefully designed landscape is nothing more than well-manicured sticks poking up from miniatures of Stonehenge. I just listed two beautiful homes, one […]