Does your real estate agent know your deal breakers?

What are absolute deal breakers for you? When most of us are looking for our next home, we generally have an idea of what we want, but have you considered what your deal breakers are (Examples could include:type of insulation, main floor laundry, 3 bedroom/2 bathrooms, etc)? By sharing this information with your real estate agent, they can better help you with your property search and save you some excess time and headache of finding the right home by weeding out properties that don’t fit within your search parameters.

Local housing market is heating up…

Summer is officially upon us. Unofficially, Memorial Day marked the start of the start of summer and with it comes increased home sales. Our local market in the Upper Peninsula is heating up. There are more buyers than sellers currently, which puts us in a sellers market. The properties that are moving are going fast, sometimes the may go under contract in the same day. This means that if you are thinking about listing your home in the near future, now would be a great time. As a seller, anytime you can have more eyeballs in front of your property, the better it is. As a buyer, do your homework ahead of time (i.e. pre-approval, financing, etc) and when you’re ready to make an offer, it will be considered more seriously. Also, if you’ve been on the fence about listing your home, now would be a great time to jump in.