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Put away the collections – Metro Detroit home selling tips

One of the things you want to do when selling your Metro Detroit home is to appeal to the greatest audience of home buyers you can.  So how do you go about this?  How do you as a Metro Detroit home seller achieve this objective?  You want your home to be neutral.  You may think this is blah, but you

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How to get less for your home, and keep your home on the market longer – Michigan home selling tips

There are many ways to hinder the sale of you home.  This is a quick article on “How to get less for your home, and keep your home on the market longer”.   It is an opposite example of how to get your home sold for more money and how to sell your home quicker. Here are the things to do if

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When is it time to lower your home’s list price?

Home sellers and real estate agents walk a fine line of underpricing a home and overpricing the home.   A seller will always wonder if they priced their home too low if they get a full priced offer the first day.  They do not want to leave money on the table.  In a strong market homes sell quickly and for full

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How to negotiate home inspection issues when selling your Metro Detroit Home

Many home sellers think that once the purchase agreement is negotiated that negotiations are over.  That is untrue in some cases.  So home buyers enter into the home buying process planning on negotiating the price down or using the home inspection as a way to get repairs done.  Negotiating the home inspection is very important and requires different negotiating tactics than

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Metro Detroit curb appeal tips – Metro Detroit home selling tips

When I list homes I want to help my clients prepare their home to get top dollar.  Beautiful updated homes get top dollar naturally.  However it also becomes a point in how much time and money do you want to put into a home and how much do you get back?  It does not make sense to put $20,000 into

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5 great curb appeal tips to draw buyers in the door

Cleaning up the outside and curb appeal is one of the most important things you need to do before listing your Metro Detroit home.  Think of it as staging the outside of your home.  How to get your home sold quicker – Early Spring curb appeal tips.  The goal is to sell your home, and like any product you need to get it in front

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Hiring the right Metro realtor – top Michigan realtors

  If you look at most realtor’s biography you will see that they are selling multi million dollars of real estate.  So what does that really mean to you as a buyer in the Michigan real estate market?  Some may say 3 million or 5 million dollars.  A 3 million dollar real estate producer is at the low end of

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Metro Detroit home selling tips – biggest return on your remodeling dollar

If you are looking to sell your Metro Detroit home in the future what you do to it does affect the value.  Sometimes Michigan home owners do a remodeling project that reduces the value of the home.  They may love it buy it may lower the value.  One of the common ones is reducing a 3 bedroom home to a

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What’s in – what’s out – Oakland County real estate tips

Well the end of 2014 is almost here and it is our slower time between the holidays, so I thought I would take some time and talk about what’s in or what buyers want in Oakland County real estate.  I help people moving to Walled Lake Michigan  and home buyers moving to Oakland County Michigan, so I pick up what buyers

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Is your home getting the attention it needs? Michigan Home selling tips

I was putting some of my clients homes on the local patch sites and doing some other blogs I ran into a few listings on our MLS.  One was a $8,000,000 dollar home.  Yes 8 MILLION DOLLARS.   Sad to say either the agent was very lazy or the insides of this 8 million dollar home was ugly because it had

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