Posted in Clarkston, MI, RE/MAX Encore, Real Estate, Realtors, Uncategorized

Trust Experience

We are witnessing what always happens in a recovering real estate market.  New Realtors, new real estate offices, contractors, etc. pop up everywhere to try and make some fast money.  Then when the market cools they will disappear, close and go out of business just as quickly, moving on to make fast money somewhere else.  When choosing a real estate or construction professional, do your research! No matter who you choose, trust your assets to those that represent the industry through good times and bad.  Those of us that work even harder in bad times to maintain as much of our values as possible, then to help them recover.  These are the professionals that work for our local values, not to make some fast cash and move on.  It baffles me how someone will trust their most valuable asset to a nephew that “does real estate on the side.”  Would you trust a surgeon who dabbles in his trade to do your major surgery?

 

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Posted in Advice, MI, RE/MAX Encore, Real Estate

Real Estate Projections for 2014

Recently RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan projected the Top Real-Estate Trends for 2014.   I completely agree with all points made in this article.

Demand is sky high due to a lack of homes available for sale and it continues to push prices higher. While so many people have complained that “mortgages are hard to get”, I just didn’t see that in 2013.   Now I may be one of the few, but my clients ranged from $75,500 to $728,500 so my demographic is very broad and it isn’t like I was in a select market.

2014 is going to be an excellent year again for Sellers, our area values and for Buyers, but homes will be harder to find. Buyers have to be made aware that homes area a bit harder to find, but if they are patient we can find that perfect home for them! If you are a Seller and have been waiting for values & prices to come back, now is the time.