Thursday, June 10, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
Here’s what the market looks like as things return to normal.
I’m coming to you today from Michigan State University to check in with you and to let you know that life is coming back. Graduations are mostly all concluded, and very recently, face mask requirements were lifted. I’m excited to see things getting back to normal, and I can’t wait for the upcoming semester to begin as things relax.
If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, I’ve never seen a better time in my almost 20 years in this business. You’d be hard-pressed to get a better price for your home than you could right now.
For buyers, things are a bit more difficult, as inventory is historically low. But low interest rates mean that homes are more affordable, even with rising prices, so now would be a good time to work with your agent to find a property you like.
If you’re looking to either buy or sell a home or you have any questions about the real ; ...
Thursday, May 27, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
My team and I have moved our office to a new location.
In case you haven’t heard, my team and I have moved to a new office at 300 Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing. Today I took a visit to our old office (which we had to shut down due to COVID) to remind you of this fact and pay tribute to the four suites we occupied at the old location. It was sad that we had to move, but we took the opportunity to save some money and look after the interests of our agents. I hope for nothing but the best for the owners of the building, and I look forward to seeing you at our new offices some day soon.
As always, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home or have any real estate needs at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.
Friday, May 21, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
Here’s a quick update about our spring real estate market.
I’m outside today at the Breslin Center, which is always a neat place for me to be because I love basketball, to give you a quick update on the market. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home anytime in the near future, I’ve never seen a market like this. Homes are selling for 15% to 20% over asking price and within days of being listed. There has never been a better time to be a home seller in my 18 years in the business.
If you have any questions for me about the market or your situation, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
This is one of the craziest markets I have ever seen.
Today I’m standing in front of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (a building which I helped build when I first moved to Michigan) to bring you a quick market update. If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate, the past year has been one of the craziest real estate markets we’ve ever seen. The market has never been more favorable to sellers, so now is definitely the time to list.
If you’d like to take advantage of this market or are in need of a home to buy, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
Here are the five main real estate misconceptions you shouldn’t believe.
Today I’m sharing five common misconceptions about today’s competitive real estate market and what the truth is:
1. You should get pre-approved after you find the perfect home. That is false; it’s crucial to get pre-approved before you search for properties. When you find the home you're looking for, send your pre-approval along with the offer, and the sellers' agents will take you seriously.
2. Always start with your lowest offer. The truth is, you need to put your best foot forward from the beginning. Offer the best price that you can afford!
3. It’s best to price your house on the high end. In reality, your property should be priced competitively according to the other homes in the area. If you price your house correctly, it will receive more offers and sell quicker. When a property is overpriced, it just sits, and the more days it sits on the market, the more buyers will ...