Technology has made it possible to buy and sell property with very little in-person contact. In fact, you can be an entirely different city during your real estate transaction. Our real estate agents have helped many buyers find new homes using video conferencing and other online tools. Here are their top 5 tips for anyone who is interested in buying a home remotely
You're ready to sell your home, but you aren't sure if you can handle the task on your own or if you should hire one of our real estate agents. We think it's important for potential home sellers to understand what a real estate agent does so that they better understand the value and convenience provided by an agent. Here's what you need to know.
Planning to buy or sell a home in Livingston County this summer? Understanding the latest real estate trends is one of the key ingredients in the recipe for accomplishing your goals, and our team always has an eye on the data to help you stay informed. That data can give you an edge over the competition, whether you're making an offer or positioning your home for a sale. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our Livingston County Market Activity report for May 2022.
Keeping up with the latest real estate trends is part of the job for a real estate agent, but it can also be very beneficial to you as a buyer or seller. As always, there is plenty of data to evaluate on Livingston County real estate this month. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our report on February Market Activity for Livingston County.
Moving into a new home is always exciting. But moving involves more than just adapting to a new house. You'll also be in a new neighborhood, and it's important to take the time and get to know that community. The following are fun and easy ways to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings.
Planning on buying or selling a home in the Livingston County area this year? A strong understanding of the latest local real estate trends is key to success, whether you're buying, selling, or simply gathering information to help you plan what to do next. Our real estate agents keep a constant eye on the latest real estate trends in the area, and we've got all of the details in our August Market Activity Report for Livingston County.
When the real estate market favors sellers, our real estate agents know that it's common for homebuyers to get into a bidding war. A bidding war occurs when two (or more) potential buyers put in offers on a home at the same time.
If one offer includes terms or conditions that are more favorable, the seller can select that offer. However, it's also possible that the buyers will need to revise their offers one or more times until one offers a higher price. Here are some guidelines to follow when you're in a bidding war.
Training for a 5K is such a fun and productive way to improve your fitness and work towards a goal. Whether you're a dedicated runner or a newbie to the sport, it's fun to gather with other runners and give it your all — usually for a good cause. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting 5K races scheduled in Livingston County this summer. Here are a few our real estate agents have come across.
At Griffith Realty, our real estate agents are always working hard to support the success of our clients.
A big part of that commitment is staying engaged with every detail of how our local market is changing. By identifying trends, we help you reach your real estate goals here in Livingston County.
Our real estate agents work with many military veterans interested in buying a home. Servicemembers have unique access to a special mortgage loan program sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Known as the VA home loan, it provides mortgage loan options with favorable terms and few upfront costs.
When you're ready to decorate – or redecorate – your home, you'll need to find the right style of your décor to suit your tastes and also work with your lifestyle. It's often difficult to know exactly what type of style would work best, which can make you procrastinate or buy items without much thought and regretting your purchases later.
Take the time to figure out the right style of décor for your home with the following tips from our real estate agents:
Fall offers so many opportunities to celebrate the change of seasons by changing things around in our homes. Subtle or striking, these changes are easily achieved by bringing fall outdoor colors and accents inside your home. Start at the porch and the front door, and work your way through the home. Our REALTORS® recommend making these seasonal decor changes, not only to get you in the mood for fall fun but also to attract attention if you're planning to sell your home.
As we make our way into autumn, many men and women are strongly considering settling into a house in Livingston County. Dozens of families, professionals, and students have weighed their options throughout the summer and are now ready to decide whether or not they're ready to begin the next chapter of their lives in a welcoming new home. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty are aware that your interests in buying or selling real estate may be changing right now as elements of your social and professional lives begin to normalize. Rest assured that you are not alone in this decision; many other homeowners and home sellers throughout Livingston County are weighing the same options.
Do you have an extra bedroom that's been quietly calling out for a purpose? Maybe you're empty nesters with some newly-available space. Maybe you're a young couple with plans to fill all those bedrooms someday, but not just yet. In any case, our real estate agents are here to help. Be sure to consider some of these options for putting that space to good use!
With so much uncertainty clouding our everyday life, the last thing you need to worry about is whether or not you'll be able to successfully buy or sell a home in Livingston County. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty understand the concerns our home buyers and home sellers have and want you to know that we are continually committed to helping you achieve your real estate goals. We may not know what life will be like in a post-pandemic world, but we do know that the real estate industry is already showing signs of recovery.
Current Market Activity in Livingston County
Like most areas of our nation, Livingston County has been negatively impacted by the spread of COVID-19 in nearly every way imaginable. As expected, the real estate industry did feel these effects over the last few months, and it's reasonable to assume that this industry, as well as most others, won't be "back to normal" for some time.
However, we are pleased to announce that the latest real estate reports measuring home sales in Livingston County are showing signs of improvement. Although life may not have returned to "normal," it's clear that buyers and sellers alike are adapting to our new normal by moving forward with their real estate plans. According to the most recent data regarding residential real estate activity in Livingston County during the month of May:
What does this mean for buyers and sellers in Livingston County? Due to the low inventory in Livingston County and home buyers now being able to go out looking for homes, the reported activity in the market is quite high. Homes are selling quickly and for close to list prices. Making June a good month to sell and a very competitive market to buy a home in.
Real Estate in the Age of the Coronavirus
If you're interested in buying or selling your home in Livingston County, we invite you to let us assist you through this process. The real estate industry is adapting and evolving to flourish in the post-pandemic world, and Griffith Realty has made changes in stride to keep all of our agents and clients as safe, confident, and worry-free as possible. Read more about the changes Griffith Realty has made to our operating methods, how you are impacted as a buyer or seller, and how you can do your part to keep everyone safe while achieving your real estate goals. Contact us today to learn more.
Griffith Realty has been the trusted name in Livingston County, Michigan real estate for almost 40 years. When people think of the area, they think of our real estate agents first.
We work with clients of all backgrounds, from residential buyers and sellers to condominium developers and builders, from single-family homes to industrial and commercial. We also offer real estate investment advice and counseling on the relocation process.
Clients come to us for real estate expertise they know they can rely on. Agents, on the other hand, come to Griffith Realty when they're ready to go to the next level in their career and their relationships within the community. We'll help you reach even more of your potential.
Now, we are looking for dynamic, experienced agents who are community-minded, ready to be challenged, and grow.
The widespread presence of COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the world. Though no industry was spared from the profound ripple effect the coronavirus has caused, the real estate industry was fortunate enough to adapt and evolve to meet the increased needs for safety and contactless transactions. At Griffith Realty, our real estate agents prioritize the health and safety of our families, friends, and neighbors which is why we have taken every action possible to protect buyers, sellers, and agents as they seek to achieve their real estate goals.
Real estate transactions in the age of the coronavirus will certainly be different, but these changes will likely result in a safer, streamlined process that benefits buyers and sellers alike. In anticipation of the Michigan governor easing the current restrictions in place for the real estate industry, we wanted to take a moment to share with you the additional precautions we're taking, and how these increased safety measures will impact your real estate experience.
How We're Changing Our Methods
Potential homebuyers are browsing online listings to help them with their house hunting. With so many online listings at their fingertips, how do you make sure your home stands out from the rest?
Follow these tips to make your home a showstopper.
Looking for more tips on getting your Brighton home to stand out on the market? Contact us today!
Read Across America Day, held on March 2nd, is the perfect excuse to pick a book up at your local library in Livingston County! Grab your reading glasses and your library card and learn about a few of the wonderful libraries in our area below.
Don't wait until your home is on the market to get it in top-notch shape. Instead, ready your home for buyers before you even put it on the market. Get started on this list before adding your home to the inventory of Brighton homes for sale.
Have more questions about preparing your home to sell? Contact us today.
As homes become more wired and technologically sophisticated, buyers are looking for smart home features to make their lives more convenient and secure. And it's not just younger buyers who want smart home features - they appeal to buyers of all ages.
Our real estate agents point out the following smart home features that today's buyers are looking for:
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.
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.
Our REALTORS® at Griffith Realty take pride in pursuing the highest level of knowledge and skill in the real estate industry. Our experience helps us deliver exceptional customer service and personalized advice to our customers considering Brighton homes for sale.
While there are many real estate agents in the United States, only a fraction are true REALTORS®. This distinction is easy for buyers and sellers to overlook, especially when you are buying for the first time.
What makes a REALTOR® special and why should you choose one?
Let's look at some of the most important reasons: