Greetings and Welcome to my Real Estate Website
When I obtained my Real Estate license on march 17 1988 interest rates were in the double digits,We used a typewriter and carbon paper to prepare 6 orginals of the "offer to purchase" .Voice mail,Caller ID,Cell phones,GPS,Digital cameras and searching the web to find a home didn't exist. the MLS listings were published in a book that came out twice a month.At the end of my first 9 months in the business I received the Rookie of the Year Award.It's hard to believe that was 23 years ago.
Technology has sure changed how homes are bought, sold and leased!
Buyer Consultation ( Real estate 101)
Before going out to look at homes my clients have completed what I call Real Estate 101.
During the Buyer consultation we discuss
Realistic monthly housing costs and what that means in relation to a price range
Price range and expectations of what you get for your money
Areas and Styles of homes
Proposal A..TV ,SEV ,Homestead,NonHomestead,Capping,Uncapping(this one almost has a language of its own but its very important to understand how our property taxes are assessed and the impact it will have on a newly purchased home)
The Wish list... must haves vs would be nice items
Paperwork... we go over an actual offer to purchase and amendments
Inspections and When to do do What
The oldest child in a family of 7.
Grew up in the University District of Detroit .
Immaculata High School
Spent childhood summers on Harsen's Island
Museums History and Eye Candy all rolled into one!
Science Centers (Cranbrook ,Detroit Science Center)
Art Museums (Detroit,Windsor,Grand Rapids,Milwaukee,Chicago)
Historical and Interesting Homes in Detroit,Grand Rapids,Milwaukee and Chicago
Botanical Gardens(Windsor,Vancouver,Milwaukee,Rotary Garden in Janesville Wisc, The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle,Garfield Conservatory,Franklin Park Conservatory)
Hometown USA events(Royal Oak,Ferndale,Lake Orion,Berkley,Metamora,Birmingham)
Farmers Markets(Royal Oak,Ann Arbor,Detroit Eastern Market)
Stage Productions at the Fisher Theatre,Music Hall,The DSO,The Gem Theatre,The Bonstelle
Visiting Detroit Landmarks ( The Whitney,Pewabic Tile,The Garland Stove,Belle Isle,The Detroit Yacht Club, The Detroit Boat Club)
Albert Kahn Buildings and Homes
Marshall Frederick's Sculptures
Frank Lloyd Wright homes and stained glass
First Time Buyers
Second Time Buyers
Third time Buyers
(95 percent of my business is repeat and referral )
Homes in the University District,Palmer Woods,Sherwood Forest,Green Acres
Homes Built between 1900 and 1929
Homes built between 1930 and 1956
Homes built between 1957 and 2011 I think that should cover it!
Investment Properties (backed with 25 years of landlording experience)
Member of the Board Of Review for the City of Royal Oak for 17 years
National Association of Realtors
Grace Centers of Hope