In 2023, the real estate market experienced a notable downturn, with fewer than four million transactions taking place, marking the lowest figure in three decades. Comparing the demographic landscape of 1993 to the present day reveals a substantial increase in the U.S. population, from 260 ... Continue Reading » about Unlocking Opportunities: Why 2024 Presents the Perfect Time to Make a Real Estate Move
My main message to buyers these days in the ever-shifting real estate market: There is opportunity to be had in the West Michigan real estate market. Am I just making lemonade out of lemons? No. I truly believe now (March-April 2023) is the best time to be a buyer that we've had in the ... Continue Reading » about Buying a Home in West Michigan: The Time is Now
An emphatic - YES! FSBO's (For Sale By Owner homes) sell, on average, for 26% less 💲 than homes listed with an agent. (Source: NAR) Taking out other factors, such as accepting a lesser price when selling to a family member or friend, etc, FSBOs still made ~5.5% less in purchase price. ... Continue Reading » about Is selling my home FSBO going to leave money on the table?
You want to sell your home in the shortest possible time for the highest possible price, right? Of course you do! That is every seller’s goal and as your Realtor, it would be my goal as well. So here’s what you need to do to make that happen: 1. Clear your surfaces! Look at every flat ... Continue Reading » about 8 Critical Steps to Prepare Your Home for Selling
You never get a second chance to make a first impression to a potential buyer (or a Realtor previewing your home), so make sure your home has a curb appeal that makes people go “wow.” Take a walk around your property right now—front to back. Pretend you’re a prospective buyer. Do you like what you ... Continue Reading » about Make It Sparkle: Seven Tips for Adding Instant Curb Appeal
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home is always stressful. Here’s a handy checklist of five things you can do up front to make the process a lot easier. Before you start packing (please!), here’s what you need to do: 1. Prepare a budget. You ... Continue Reading » about Making the Right Move: A Checklist for Homebuyers