Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / by Paul Wolfert
Are you a homeowner that’s looking to buy a new property but feel stuck because you have to sell the one you’re in first? If you’re in a position where you need to buy and sell at the same time, I’m going to show you exactly how to do it—and it’s easier than you think. In this video, I’ll let you in on 2 secret strategies to find the best deal before someone else does, all while avoiding scary situations that could leave you homeless. Because careful planning and precision timing here are key, and I’m also going to give you a 7-step checklist that will help you transition from your current home into a brand-new property.
Step 1: What Do You Qualify For?
Before you dive into selling your home while you’re trying to buy, be sure to get in touch with your mortgage lender to see if you actually need to sell in order to obtain financing. If you’re able to qualify to purchase a new home without ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert - "The Move-Up Expert"
Many older homes have lower values when they go up for sale because they have outdated materials and a design that is no longer contemporary.
Fortunately, there are many different ways to boost the resale value of any property and attract buyers. If you want to improve the quality and the appeal of your house, here are a few tips to follow.
Allow for More Light
Dim and dark interior settings can feel depressing and can reduce the value of older homes. Allow more light in by installing a skylight or a sun tube, which will use less energy and will create a well-lit environment. Sun tubes are popular options because they're affordable to install and can be used in smaller areas of the building.
You can also install sheer curtains on the window and remove blackout curtains to prevent natural light from being blocked during the day.
Install New Cabinetry
The cabinets are one of the most important features throughout the ...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
Selling your Michigan house is a lot easier when you have an experienced professional relieving you of the lion’s share of the work. I spend full time dealing with the ins and outs of marketing, dealing with qualified prospective buyers, and making sure the Michigan technical requirements are met to the letter. That means that the lion’s share of what you need to deal with are the finishing touches of showings and open house presentations.
But long before any marketing can get under way; before an eye-pleasing Michigan listing can be created—and even before a final choice the right Realtor® is made—two formidable opponents have to be met and conquered. Taken individually, neither is nearly as imposing as when they team up. But when they work together, they can stall the initiation of any Michigan house selling initiative for months—even years. Unfortunately, they’re always hanging around the house, waiting to cause trouble. ...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
What time is it?
Time to move! Maybe.
The timing for when to buy or sell a home in Michigan can be a decision that pretty much makes itself.
Sometimes family demands call for a move to larger or smaller pad; sometimes a change in career demands or a schooling decision requires a residential switcheroo.
But there are other times when an eventual move is in the cards—but timing is flexible.
That’s a situation where the whole decision can sometimes be based on guesses about the future of Michigan home prices.
This is when people ask me “how much do you think that house will cost next year?” or "Do you think my house will go up/down in value?"
Nobody likes to be taken by surprise—especially if the surprises were predictable.
As we venture into the peak real estate selling season here in Michigan, it would be nice to know the direction home prices are headed.
Right now, it looks as i ...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
Nowadays, leisurely swiping through an endless supply of homes online while relaxing in your underwear seems almost natural. It’s actually a gorilla-sized leap forward in terms of home-hunting productivity.
Scratch that. It’s a King-Kong sized leap.
Back when my grandfather opened Century 21 Row, it was entirely different. You’d need to get in an agent's car to find out what’s available. Hopefully wearing more than just underwear. But whatever...I wouldn't judge.
My tiny brain has a hard to imagining a speedier and more convenient way for buyers to examine the crazy number of properties for sale in Wayne County, Oakland County, or any other county in Michigan.
It’s even good for sellers. Being able to view houses that are currently for sale gives them an awesome way to examine the neighborhood competition.
In a matter of minutes, homeowners can make sure their house is priced right and is in line with what ...