Attention Sellers!

With the Governor’s extension of the stay-at-home order today, you may be wondering when you will be able to put your home or property on the market. We can still list your home, it will just look a little different than the normal process. Our course of action could be adjusted to your needs and may look like the steps below: – First, we have a phone call or zoom (virtual) meeting to discuss your listing and your unique needs as a seller. – If you decide to list at this time, you can send the best photos you have to feature your listing. As soon as it is allowed, I would visit the property to take high quality dslr images and update the listing. – To gather interest, we can provide notes on the listing if you are willing to collaborate to do virtual showings, until we are allowed to resume traditional in-person showings. I would take the lead to set up the virtual showing and always be with you on the call. I would just need your help to guide the tour through your property. – If you would like to wait until traditional activity is resumed to list your property, we can have a conversation in the meantime and be ready to go when it is allowed.

Call or Text Rick @ (906) 280-6118

Key Realty Delta County LLC

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Do I need a title search?

If you are new to home buying or selling and are trying to complete a transaction without a real estate professional, you may wonder why it is recommended to get a title search. The main reason that it is strongly recommended is because its an avenue to ensure the piece of real estate is real and valid that you are purchasing. The title company checks for outstanding liens against the property and provides insurance as well as ownership history. This helps protect all parties involved. For example, the buyer wouldn’t want to buy a home only to discover there is an outstanding bill due on the property. That new owner could end up being financially responsible for the full amount due even though they did not own the property when the bill resulted. By working with a title company on your closing, you have the piece of mind that a search has been done by the title company to ensure the property you are buying is a “marketable” title and is able to be sold. If this process was not done, then you could potentially buy a home only to discover that there are other parties that may have ownership rights to the property as well.

To learn more information about title companies, check out this article

If you are looking for a title company in Delta County, please check out these companies below:

Bay Title & Abstract

2403 Ludington St

Escanaba, MI 49829

(906) 233-9000

Delta Title & Abstract

201 Ludington St

Escanaba, MI 49829

(906) 786-3582

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.

Take the time to make your home shine

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When selling your home, typically potential buyers will want to see your home before committing to buying it. As a result, it is imperative to allow the buyer to fram the best possible picture of your home when the come for the showing. What does this mean? It means, clean up the clutter, wash the floors, vacuum the carpet, wash the cupboards, basically make your home shine. There aren’t many bigger turnoffs for a buyer, than walking into a home that is dirty and cluttered with other peoples stuff. First impressions are important and in a competitive real estate market, you can use every advantage you can get to sell your home.

Check out this helpful article from the Cleaning Institute