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5 HARMFUL HOMEOWNER HABITS TO BREAK

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid:

  1. Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and can be insulting to the seller. The seller has a range in mind that they’ll accept, and if you’re not even approaching the low end of that range, they won’t even consider the offer.
     
  2. Incremental negotiations: Don’t continue to go back to the seller with small increases in your offer ($1,000 or less). The constant back-and-forth can grow tiresome and lead the seller to consider other opportunities.
     
  3. “Take it or leave it”: Try not to draw a line in the sand with your initial offer. The seller can get defensive and consider other offers if you immediately show that you’re unwilling to budge. Even if it’s true, don’t make a show of it.
     
  4. Nitpicking after inspection: Obviously if inspection reveals a major issue, it should be factored into the final sale price. But insisting on a lower price for every minor repair can put negotiations in a stalemate.
     
  5. Asking for more, more, more: Some buyers will request that the sellers throw in add-ons like furniture or appliances that weren’t included in the listing. Try to avoid giving the seller a reason to build up resentment and think that you’re being greedy.

Great End-Unit Condo For Sale In Farmington Hills!

**Spacious- End Unit -Condo**

31240 Country Way.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

 

Welcome Home! This sharp, end -unit condo is ready and waiting for you! Featuring an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, cozy gas fireplace in the living room. Completely renovated with new flooring, an updated kitchen with granite counters, beautiful cabinets and SS appliances. Spacious master bedroom with an updated master suite. The partially finished basement is light and bright with tile floors and a drop ceiling, perfect for additional living space. Buy now and enjoy the rest of the summer relaxing in the community pool or on the community tennis courts! Also available for lease at $1800 per month

| 2 Bedroom | 1,025 SQFT | $209,900 |

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Spacious 1930's Style Colonial In Historic Seminole Hills

Classic Colonial

193 E. Iroquois Rd.
Pontiac, MI 48341

 

Classic Colonial in the Historic District of Seminole Hills. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths hardwood floors throughout, spacious kitchen, formal dining room, huge living room with natural wood burning fireplace. First floor laundry, family room, 3rd floor walk up is great for additional storage or living space. Master bedroom with adjacent oversize room. Tons of classic details throughout nestled on a double lot in a dynamic neighborhood!

| 4 Bedroom | 3,464 SQFT | $198,000 |

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Price Reduced - Southfield Colonial For Sale On Glenmorra

**Priced Reduced**

21310 Glenmorra St.
Southfield, MI 48076

 

Welcome Home! This four bedroom colonial is located in Mount Vernon Sub on a dead end, little traveled and quiet street. Featuring a great eat-in kitchen that open into the spacious family room with a natural wood burning fireplace. Living room with large windows and wood flooring that opens into the formal dining area. Upper level bedrooms including a cozy master bedroom with full bath. Full basement, attached garage, fenced yard and much more!!

| 4 Bedroom | 1,898 SQFT | $229,900 |

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Selling Your Home? Leave It As Is!

Well, sort of. We are by no means saying, do nothing but it's easy to get caught up in the idea of all the things wrong with your home when you're about to list. However, not everything needs to redone. Avoid the "while we're at it" attitude. It will cost you not only time but more importantly, money, that you could be spending on renovating YOUR new home.

Your goal is to find a happy medium between spending the least and netting the most from any potential buyers. The home should read as nice, new(er), neutral, and filled with necessity. If you're unsure what's included in those four qualifiers? We've compiled a list of things you don't have to waste your energy on below:

  1. Don't Compete
    The old saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side", seems to effect us all from time to time. For example, if everyone in your neighborhood has a fitted kitchen and a master bath, you may need to make improvements but if most of them don't, then you don't need to worry about them. Realtors will always check comps in the area for you but if those homes aren't even for sale and it's only 1 or 2, you have nothing to worry about. The most important thing is to be practical in your renovation.
     
  2. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
    What's the first thing people see when they enter your home? The entry and main living areas are what buyers pay the most attention to. Don't worry about things like the laundry room. For these "bonus" rooms, a good cleaning is usually enough. Buyers will customize these as they see fit.
     
  3. Is It Irreparable or Just Dirty?
    Could your shower really just use a deep clean and re-caulking? A power clean can bring life back to old tiles, appliances, etc. Hire a professional cleaning crew first before you decide to go ahead with expensive tile replacements or even bigger projects.
     
  4. Revive Not Replace.
    Rather than replacing baseboards, trim, tiles, an old fireplace, etc simply revive them by adding embellishments or a new coat of paint. You would be amazed by the results a new coat of paint can get you!
     
  5. Stage
    If you feel your home is too simple, just add coffee table books or raised displays to play up the minimal appearance of the home.
     
  6. Don't Overanalyze
    A lot of times sellers can get overzealous about what potential buyers want. If the improvement is as subtle as simply putting in solid wood doors opposed to hollow doors, don't waste your time. Most buyers won't even notice the change.
     
  7. No Fancy Drapes
    Buyers will not be impressed because you purchased a lavish new drape. To envision themselves in the home, you should keep things simple with plain, some shade of white blinds. If it's too much of you all over the home, it will be hard for them to envision themselves in the space.
     
  8. Don't Replace Appliances
    This will vary by market but overall, it will not add to your gain if you buy the new appliances for them. If they have the option of replacing them with what they want, they will be happier in the long run.

For more tips and tricks, call one of our experienced agents today!

 

Increase Property Value by Avoiding These Landscape Blunders

Everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression. It’s no different when it comes to your home’s curb appeal, which refers to your property’s overall appearance from the street.

To make your home’s “frosting” as appealing as possible, you’ll definitely want to think about planting stunning blooms and making sure your landscaping is well manicured and maintained. Implementing a long-term landscaping plan can help increase your property value when it comes time to sell.

When you go to plant, make sure to avoid the below common landscaping mistakes that homeowners make when planting trees and shrubs.

First, avoid planting invasive tree species. Some such species, like bamboo, grow quickly and actually push out native plants, which does tremendous damage to an area’s biodiversity.

Another no-no is planting too much and too close together. When too many trees and plants are crammed together, the greenery doesn’t have enough space to grow bigger, stronger, or healthier. While aesthetically this could look good for the first few years, the plants will eventually mature and fight each other for light and nutrients. So, unless you want a property covered in dead leaves and branches, it’s best to save your coins and plant less.

When planting anything, you’ll want to make sure you’re not too close to home. This, professionals warn, is a nightmare in the making. Trees planted too close to the home will, over time, get woody and grow too close, which will bring bugs and moisture inside. The resulting dampness could actually lead to rot inside your house, and the tree’s big roots could damage your property’s foundation or basement.

When it comes to planting and maintaining your home’s green exterior, do your research and exercise restraint. While trees and shrubs certainly boost your home’s value and curb appeal, some green mistakes could cost you.

Classic 4 BR Colonial For Sale In Southfield

Great Location!

21310 Glenmorra St.
Southfield, MI 48076

 

Welcome Home! This four bedroom colonial is located in Mount Vernon Sub on a dead end, little traveled and quiet street. Featuring a great eat-in kitchen that open into the spacious family room with a natural wood burning fireplace. Living room with large windows and wood flooring that opens into the formal dining area. Upper level bedrooms including a cozy master bedroom with full bath. Full basement, attached garage, fenced yard and much more!!

| 4 Bedroom | 1898 SQFT | $239,900 |

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Great Ranch Style Home For Sale In Warren

Perfect 1st Time Home Buyer Or Investment Property

11291 Lozier Ave.
Warren, MI 48089

 

Great ranch home for first time home buyer or investment property. Septic replaced in 2016 and newer hot water tank. Schedule your appointment today and be on your way!

| 2 Bedroom | 720 SQFT | $52,900 |

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Beautiful Lake Front Home In White Lake, MI!

Beautiful Lake Front Home!

10785 Oxbow Lakeshore Dr.
White Lake, MI 48386

 

Lakefront, located on private all-sports Oxbow Lake. This unique home boasts over 7200 square feet of livable lake living. Each of the three levels provides panoramic views of the lake. Main level has open floor plan allowing access to the large island serving kitchen, living room, and adjoining sun room. Home features two spacious and private guest/in-law suites. The master suite has steam shower, jetted tub and private access stairs to the study directly above. For those in a hurry, there is a fireman's pole from the upper to the entry level! Lower level has it's own living room with fireplace (one of 4 in the home) and a door wall leading directly out to the shaded patio. Home gym, game room, maybe a home office, the lower lever provides ample finished space for whatever you choose. Lakeside, landscaping features a beautiful waterfall descending from the house to the lake providing a most impressive view. Truly a must see home!

| 5 Bedroom | 4801 SQFT | $769,900 |

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**PRICE REDUCED** HUD Home For Sale In Historic Seminole Hills!

HUD  Listing

170 Cherokee Rd.
Pontiac, MI 48341

 

WELCOME HOME TO THIS 2 BEDROOM AND 2 BATH RANCH LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC SEMINOLE HILLS. THIS ADORABLE RANCH STYLE HOME IS MOVE IN READY AND FEATURES KITCHEN WITH APPLIANCES. SPACIOUS BACKYARD. EASY ACCESS TO MAIN HIGHWAYS WITH PLENTY OF SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS.ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE, BUYER/BUYER'S AGENT TO VERIFY ALL INFORMATION. Buyer accountable for cost/coordination of inspection if needed. Buyer to select closing agent/firm. 203K eligible subject to an FHA appraisal. FHA case #261-871524. FHA insurable code:IE. Repair escrow $1000, CALL AGENT TODAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TO SEE THIS PROPERTY.

| 1479 SQFT | $99,000 |

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