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Berkley MI

If you own a house in Berkley, MI right now you might need to pinch yourself.  The housing market in Berkley, MI is so hot right now.  Houses are selling within days at or above asking.  I had to find out just how crazy the market was in Berkley.  So I ran a report on the MLS for houses that have sold or have gone into contract within the last 30 days under $300,000.  What I found is mind blowing.

Here is the report:

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The first 40 out of 54 houses in this criteria have all gone into contract within an average of 3 days from their list date.  Year to date there has been 79 house sold in Berkley and there are currently 37 waiting to close.  This is the same in other hot areas such as Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester, etc.   This market makes a realtor’s job very easy, just get the listing and you are almost guaranteed to make your commission.  So in a supply and demand world, with demand so high right now why use the big name realtors when selling your house?  Seems like you should be looking for someone who is knowledgeable, helpful, understands the market, and is willing to negotiate the cost of their service. 

Finding A Realtor

Shocked at commissionsWhen you are looking for realtor, ask them if they are willing negotiate their commission.  Ask them if they are willing to take a flat fee for selling your house.  See if they are willing to negotiate the buyers broker commission?  Double check if their broker charges any other fees on top of the 3% commission.  These are usually hidden and you will have to read the fine print. 

Let me sell your house

This is why I became a realtor.  Let me save you money and let you keep what you have earned in your house value.  I only charge a flat fee, for selling your house.  Read my blog on what you need to know before selling your house.  Stop Giving your money away and call me today!!!

What you need to know before selling your house!

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Selling your house in a seller’s market is very exciting and can be very profitable if you are in the right situation.  If you bought your home around 2009 to 2013 you probably got your house at a great deal and chances are that your house is worth much more than what you have bought it for.  This is great news and can have you seeing $$$.  Not so fast!  Selling your house can come with some big costs, and I want to point them out to you so you can make an informed decision.  Let’s say you bought a house between 2009 – 2013 and it was for $200,000 and now with the market and demand your house could be worth $250,000 – 300,000.  Here are the costs associated with a house sold at $300,000.

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Costs (estimate):

  • Sellers Real Estate Broker Commision: 3% or $9000
  • Buyers Real Estate Broker Commision: 3% or $9000
  • Other Broker Fees (if any):  $0
  • Title Fee (depends on Title Company) $900 estimate
  • Title Insurance (depends on Title company) $1100 estimate
  • Transfer Taxes (depends on Property) $2600

Total Estimated Costs: $22600

Other Costs(estimate):

  • Moving Van: $70/day
  • Storage Unit: $150/ mo (first month free)
  • Professional Cleaning: $100
  • Staging: (depends on the house)
  • etc

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As you can see the costs can add up quickly.  This is the reason that I want you to be smart about selling your house.  Yes, you have accumulated value in your home but don’t just turn around and give that money to someone else.  With me, George Davis from National Realty Centers, you have a flat sellers broker fee of only $2000 when you also purchase your next house with me.  Also with me, we can set the buying broker fee at 2.5% or $7500 for a house at $300,000.  Save yourself around $8500 by selling your home with me.  What can you do with $8500 savings?  You can put $8500 more down on your next house, you can make some significant updates to your next house with $8500, or go on vacation.  Think of all your options.

Read my blog on Selling your house in a week or less.

Call me today and see how much you can save with my flat fee:

248 419 1131

In a housing shortage why do some houses sit for too long?

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There could be a multitude of reasons why a house sits in this crazy market.  With such a housing shortage you would think even less appealing homes would be scooped up because demand is so high.  Not so fast!  People do want to buy houses but they are not stupid.  Some of the major reasons homes don't sell in a housing shortage are:
  1. The house is priced incorrectly.  Just because the homes around you sold for a median of $300,000 doesn't mean your house is worth that much.  Some sellers expectations and sentimental attachments to their homes don't let them see the deficits.  This is where a good real estate agent needs to voice his opinion and tell the sellers the true value of the home.  As well as the damage to a homes value if priced too high and sits for too long.Warren Mi Real Estate
  2. The house could be perfect, but if the agent doesn't represent the house and the seller well then the house will sit.  If a house is updated but the pictures were taken on the agent or homeowners phone and therefore are blurry and hard to see then the listing will take a hit.  I don't know how many times I see this happen and the house listing expires.  When if the agent had just taken the time to get professional photos taken or had done it themselves the listing would have sold.Bloomfield Mi Realtor
  3. House is cluttered up and not cleaned up for photos and showings.  I don't care how awesome your kitchen is if it is cluttered up in the pictures and or the showings.  It is very hard for the buyer to see past the clutter.  Take the time and rent a storage unit and get rid of all the clutter for a month or two until you move into your next house. (Promise this helps!)Franklin Mi Realtor
Get an agent that knows what he is doing and does it well.  Make sure your agent takes good pictures, writes an accurate and exciting description and properly gives your the correct home value based on comps in your neighborhood.Shelby Township Mi Real Estate