Your EcoFriendly Real Estate Agent | Serving Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin...
- 32121 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Birmingham/Bloomfield MI Real Estate Your EcoFriendly Real Estate Agent !!!
Gail Corcoran will passionately tell you that, in only a few short years, it is all going to come down to living "green"! Will it be possible to adequately sustain our current standard of living at the very least? Or even more importantly, will our children be able to? Or instead, will everything natural and beautiful about our planet be destroyed? Real estate provides an excellent place for beginning to review our everyday choices of existence...whether one hopes to build a brand new home, seeks to purchase an existing one, or has no intention whatsoever of moving in the immediate future. Awareness is always the first step to change, and together we can learn how to protect our beautiful world - keeping it safe, energy efficient, and healthy. Implementing eco-friendly practices need NOT be difficult at all and every positive action will indeed begin to make a difference. Gail can provide you options for making more efficient choices. She will guide you with practical steps on how to (truly) love where you live!!!
As a dedicated Realtor®, an expert in Green technology, Gail is well qualified to guide you in buying or selling a home. She believes in using her skills in finance, contracts, negotiation and marketing to your best advantage.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people. Because of that, it is imperative that you work with someone you trust and feel is a market expert with integrity. People trust Gail with their most valuable asset. It is a responsibility she takes very seriously. She knows that your success - is her success!!!
Gail offers local expertise in a home market tailored to meet your needs. As a local professional in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area, she knows the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations and local economy. She will do the legwork, keeping you up-to-date with new listings and conditions as they impact the market. You will find that Gail makes the process as pleasurable and stress-free an experience for you as she can.
She doesn't measure her success through awards received or achievements, but rather through the satisfaction of her clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, Gail will provide sound and trustworthy advise to help you achieve your real estate dreams.
"Meeting your needs, achieving your goals"
Let Gail guide you through the complexities of buying or selling your home, eliminating hassles and stress. She truly does look forward to working with you!!! Feel free to contact her....
Serving the Birmingham/Bloomfield Area
*Residential Homes and Condos
*First Time Home Buyers
*Fine Homes and Estates
*New Residential Construction
*Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
*Member of the Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR)
*Member of the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors (GMAR)
*Member of the GreenREsource Council (GRC)
*Member of RealComp (local MLS system)
*Member of MiRealSource (local MLS system)
*Member of the Birmingham/Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
*Lifetime member of Sandler Sales System President's Club
*A dedicated FULL time Realtor...
A few easy tips for handling the headaches of moving:
Moving from one house to another is always a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are some simple tips on how to get it done with minimal stress and strain.
Look at all the alternatives: hiring a moving company, for example, versus renting a truck and doing it yourself. Whichever alternative makes most sense for you, get bids from more than one vendor.
A few days before the moving company is scheduled to arrive or you’re supposed to pick up your rental truck, call to confirm that everything is on track to happen when it’s supposed to .
Prepare your change of address cards in advance and send them out as soon as it’s appropriate to do so. The post office, utilities, companies and people you do business with, city hall, friends, relatives – all should be notified of your move.
Get an early start on packing by concentrating on seldom-used items first. Each box should have its contents and the room those contents belong in written on it clearly.
Take a hard look at things you seldom or never use and throw away as many of them as you can. The more you throw away, the less you’ll have to move. Every item you throw away is one less item to clutter up you new home.
Use your extra towels and linens to protect breakables. When your supply of these things is exhausted, crumpled newspaper makes an excellent substitute. Write “Fragile” on all appropriate boxes.
Put your valuables (such as jewelry) and important documents (birth certificates, car titles, etc.) aside in some safe place where they won’t be misplaced.
When the house is empty, go back for a thorough final inspection. Check closets, crawl spaces, basement, attic, out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of all kinds. Have a second person make the same inspection separately.
Clean your new home thoroughly before moving in. It’s infinitely easier that way.
Decide in advance where you want the heavy furniture. Changing your mind after the movers have departed is no fun – especially for your back!
Locate all fuses, circuit breakers, and water/gas and electrical valves. Record the meter readings and check the smoke detectors.
List the phone numbers of the local police and fire stations, doctors, nearby hospitals, etc. Put a copy of your list near each phone.
Above all, plan, plan, plan and plan some more. Make a schedule you can live with, and then stick to it. Preparation and forethought will help you to keep everything under control and finish the move with your sanity and your nervous system intact.
(Century21 Real Estate LLC (century21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate organization).
Low Cost Tips For Sprucing Up Your Home
- Trim bushes
- Mow the lawn diligently as seasonally required
- Edge the grass around trees and walkways
- Place a flower plant (evergreen planter in winter) on the front porch for color and attention
- Polish or replace your house numbers
- Wash all windows - inside and out
- Place a seasonal wreath on your front door
- Place a doormat outside your front door
- Keep garden tools, hoses, and children's toys out of sight...
How To Get An Offer For Your Home
- Price it right!!!
- Prepare for visitors
- Be flexible about showing appointment and open house opportunities
- Anticipate receiving an offer
- Don't resist a price adjustment if/when this may become an option for success
Why Should I Work with a Realtor...?
- Receive objective information and opinions for properties
- Have the most current information/listing status for available properties..
- Have a negotiator working through the process according to your best interest
- A realtor handles real estate transactions for a living - a true expert in the field!!
- Have someone to help you maintain a equalized balance for both the emotional and financial facets of a home purchase
Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood
- Is it close to your employment? your favorite activities?
- Investigate details of the school district
- Check with local authorities for neighborhood safety
- Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable
- Research to see if a property in this area will be a lucrative long-term investment
- Make personal observations while visiting.
The Perennial Question - How Much House Can I Afford...?
A handy-dandy affordability calculator here to start you out!
*Architecture and Home Design
*Going GREEN Movement
*Buy American Movement
*Ongoing longtime Birmingham, Michigan resident
*Alumni of St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
*Alumni of Cranbrook House and GardensAuxiliary, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
*Passionate sponsor for the Leader Dogs for the Blind Organization
*Dedicated sponsor of the Michigan Humane Society
*Supporter of the Easter Seals foundation
*Wayne State University - 4.0 GPA
*Sandler Sales Selling System
Working in the very same community as where I personally live
only intensifies the vast local knowledge I can EASILY transfer to my clients.
Insider information, if you will!!!
*Dance, theatre, music, brain games, and...
Welcome to My Website...
I hope it will prove useful as a beginning insight into our current real estate market.....until such time, of course, that we may personally meet in the near future. I look forward to this opportunity!
A Simple Definition of Being Eco-Friendly (or "green"):
"USE IT UP | WEAR IT OUT
MAKE IT DO | OR DO WITHOUT..."
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