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Selling a Vacant House

When you have to move quickly, your home may be vacant when you put it up for sale. Like anything else, there are pros and cons to selling a home that isn't occupied. Although you don't have to deal with the hassle of prospective buyers coming in and out while you're still living there, vacant Brighton homes for sale can be harder to unload because buyers may wonder why they're empty and if there's something wrong. Whether you're still in your home or need to move and sell it while it's vacant, our real estate agents can help you understand how to make it more appealing.

  1. Make a Good Impression Online
    If you're going to be moving soon, clean up, stage your home and take photos of it before you move the furniture out. Send the photos to your real estate agent to add before it's listed online. An empty house may not seem like a big deal, but buyers who are looking for homes online often skip the vacant ones because it's hard for them to envision their furniture and possessions in the space. Some companies do virtual staging, which adds computer-generated furnishing to photos of the rooms.

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Livingston County Wedding Venues

Do you hear that? It's the sound of wedding bells ringing over the not too distant horizon. If you are searching for the perfect place to celebrate your special day, then you will be delighted to know you don't have to look far. The following are some of the most beautiful venues in Michigan that our real estate agents recommend. Each of these fabulous places are right down the road from what could be your new home in the area. 

  1. Lazy J Ranch - 625 South Hickory Ridge Rd, Milford, MI 48380
    If you love the past and want a touch of downhome charm, then Lazy J Ranch is the right place to celebrate your nuptials. They'll stack the hay bales, fire up the band, and show you a rootin', hootin', hollering good time. While you're checking them out, be sure to look at Milford homes for sale because you might want to move into the community and keep the party going.
  2. Crystal Gardens - 5768 East Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
    Classy and sophisticated are the best ways to describe the venue at Crystal Gardens. They will take care of everything from the banquet to the band, so all you have to think about is having fun and which of the Howell homes for sale you and your new spouse want to buy.

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Choosing a Real Estate Agent

With so many real estate agents to choose from, it might feel overwhelming deciding what agent you want to help you sell your property. Before you put your home on the market, you need to know what you're looking for in a prospective agent. Here are the questions you should be asking when choosing a real estate agent for selling your home.

  1. What kind of real estate experience do you have?
    When asking an agent about their experience selling homes, don't focus only on the number of years they've worked as an agent. This isn't always indicative of an experienced, well-informed agent. An individual may have worked as an agent part-time for numerous years, but only have experience dealing with a limited number of real estate scenarios.

    Instead, look for an agent who has handled an assortment of properties and scenarios. Should something go awry when you're selling your home, this will ensure your agent has the knowledge to handle the situation effectively. You also want an agent experienced with selling properties similar to your home in terms of location, price, and features.

  2. How will you market my home?
    You want your agent to have a plan for marketing your home, and it should be a plan that you're comfortable with. Will the agent stick with traditional real estate marketing techniques, like open houses and listing your home in the local paper? Or, will they use more contemporary techniques, like sharing your home via social media and offering potential incentives to individuals who share your home with their friends and family? Ideally, the agent's marketing plan should give your home some internet presence (one that satisfies your comfort level regarding privacy about your private affairs).

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Livingston County January Events

Even though the holiday season has come to a close, there's still plenty of fun to be had throughout January. Our real estate agents encourage you to come out to these great winter events in Livingston County over the first few weeks of the year.

  1. Livingston County Polar Plunge — Brighton High School 7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI 48116 | Jan 25, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Are you ready to take the Polar Plunge? Grab your favorite swimsuit and get ready to dive into a chilling pool of water for a great cause. Benefiting the Special Olympics Michigan, the Livingston County Polar Plunge dares you to jump into the Brighton High School pool in the middle of January while raising money for charity. While we don't suggest visiting Brighton homes for sale soaking wet, we do encourage you to stop by, watch and donate to this wonderful winter event.

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