How not to sell your lake home – SE Michigan lake home selling tips

Selling a lake home is different than selling a regular house.  First of all we are selling the lake lifestyle and the lake first.  The home is very important but sometimes the lifestyle and lake the home is on will overcome some minor deficiencies.  Today we are going to talk about major issues, or issues […]

When do you Lower your List price on your lake home?

When I meet with lake home sellers many times their idea of initial list price is much higher than the recent sold homes.  Once in a while they sell at a higher price than the sold comparables, but many times the house sits and sits.  Why do seller’s list so high?  Sometimes it comes down […]

9 Curb Appeal Tips to Sell your Michigan Lake home

When I list your Michigan Lake home my goal is to get you top dollar for your waterfront property.  But I need your help in doing this.   You may have to do a few things to make your home appeal to more buyers.  Sellers that listen to my advice usually get more money for their […]

Lake house selling tips – decluttering

The prime Michigan home selling time is coming up.  It is about that time to start getting ready to sell your Oakland County lakefront home if you are thinking of listing it this spring.  It always takes a little more time than you think to prepare your lake home for sale.  So where do you […]

Selling your lake home – offering buyer incentives

What I noticed last fall is that there were many lake homes that did not sell all summer?  So how do you get your lake home sold?  I saw lake homes on White Lake in White Lake Township and lake homes on Pine Lake in West Bloomfield that did not sell.  So what was the problem.  So realtors […]

Silly Stevie Seller – Pre-conceived notions – lake home selling tips

Lake home selling tips

I want to tell you a story about Silly Stevie Seller.   This story applies whether the lake house is on Forest Lake in Bloomfield Hills Michigan or Fox Lake in Commerce Michigan or any lake in Michigan.   This is now the 2nd year Silly Stevie has had his lakefront home on the market at the same price.  Silly […]

Are you smarter than Oakland County lakefront Realtors? Then don’t hire one!!!

I had a tough week with an Oakland County lakefront  home seller.  He was an arrogant man that thought he knew it all.  Let’s call this guy Stevie.  He thought he was smarter than most of us Oakland County lakefront realtors.  This applies to all lakes including Dunleavy Lake in Oakland County Highland MI and Eagle […]

Get out of the house – Oakland County lakefront home selling tips

Bitten Lake/ Wallace Lake Brighton Michigan

If you have your White Lake home for sale and there are buyers scheduled to see the home…………get out of the house.  This Oakland County lakefront home selling tip will help you sell your house.  BUYERS HATE WHEN THE SELLERS ARE HOME.  They can’t talk about the house freely,  the buyers feel uncomfortable, they won’t […]

Staying warm & keeping them inside – Lake Home selling tips

We have hit a major cold spell here in the Metro Detroit area.  We have not had this type of cold  for a couple of years.  Many metro Detroit home buyers are staying inside.  So Metro Detroit lake home sales are down.  So how do we combat this slow down if you have your lake […]

De -personalizing your lake home – Oakland County lakefront home selling tips

De- personalizing and de-cluttering your lake home are two important steps to selling your Oakland County lakefront home quicker and for more money.  Let’s talk about de-personalizing your lake home.  Why should you de-personalize your lakefront home?  The whole thinking behind de-personalizing your lakefront home is that “the buyers should be able to visualize themselves […]

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