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 because when sellers and their agents see a lowball offer, they toss it aside immediately.
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 prop ...
Monday, March 29, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
These three tips will help you maximize your home sale
How do you get the most money possible for your home when you decide to sell? Here are the top three tips to remember:
First, declutter the home. I would take this a step further and deep clean your home as well—clean the furniture, clean the air vents, wash the windows, etc. Make everything look as nice as possible so you only have to do it once instead of every day it’s on the market. The biggest complaint I hear from today’s sellers is how many times they have to reclean their home. Selling a home is a lot of work, so make sure yours is ready from the get-go.
Second, stage the home. My business partner and I do an awesome job of staging homes for our seller clients, so make sure you work with an agent who places a similar emphasis on home staging.
"Selling a home is a lot of work, so make sure yours is ready from the get-go."
That brings me to my last tip: Work with an experienced agent w; ...
Monday, February 22, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
Here’s a quick update on Lansing real estate for February 2021.
It’s been a seller’s market for the last two years here in Lansing, with home values hitting record highs as of 2021. We did not let the pandemic slow us down and fortunately, we had more closings in 2020 than in 2019. There are still buyers who are looking for homes, with very few properties to choose from. That makes now the perfect time to sell your home to get top dollar before the rush of listings this Spring. To learn more, watch this short video.
If you have questions for me about what’s going on or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
Home sellers: Are you looking for someone experienced, trustworthy, and knowledgeable about the market to help you sell your home for the most money possible?Peter MacIntyre of MacIntyre & Cowen RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals Grand River is the agent for the job. Peter can offer you an intense, 12-step marketing plan to capture the maximum number of buyers for your home. Our show-stopping staging ideas combined with cutting-edge marketing tools that swarm your market will get your home seen by as many potential buyers as possible.Peter understands the current market, and he works with sellers to help them make good business decisions and get their homes sold for top dollar—and fast.
We are the experts, and we specialize in residential, luxury, relocation, and new construction home sales. We have expert buyer’s agents who understand both the real estate market and the financing programs available to work around your busy lifestyle.
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Thursday, February 11, 2021 / by Peter MacIntyre
I’ve sent out copies of “How to Get More Money for Your Home,” and so far, the responses have been really great. Many have told me that they wished they’d gotten the book before they sold their home.The good news is that we have copies of the book available for FREE here in our office. If you’d like a copy to learn tips and tricks for selling your home for top dollar, feel free to reach out to me or visit https://www.greatermichiganhomes.com/. I’d be happy to send you a copy.