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July
18

July Market Activity

As the summer heats up, Livingston County's real estate market continues to move at a brisk pace. The most recent market data is highlighted by inventory growth, a substantial decrease in the number of days homes are spending on the market before being sold, and a slight decrease in median sales price compared to the spring. Our real estate agents are here to keep you informed with all of the latest data on Livingston County Market Activity for July 2022.

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July
11

Real Estate Agents

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. 

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June
20

Market Activity

As spring turns to summer, the Livingston County real estate market continues to heat up along with the weather. The latest trends show increases in inventory in Livingston County and decreases in the number of days that properties are spending on the market before being sold. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our report on June 2022 Market Activity in Livingston County.

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April
18

April 2022

When the weather gets warm, the flowers start blooming, and the days grow longer, you can be sure that we're entering one of the busiest times of year for real estate transactions. Staying up to date on the latest real estate trends in Livingston County is key to achieving your goals, whether you're planning to buy or sell a home this spring. Our real estate agents are here to help you make informed decisions with the latest market activity data for Livingston County.

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April
11

Houseplants

Houseplants can improve the look of your home by adding texture and color while also making its environment cleaner and helping you feel more at ease. But deciding where to put your houseplants can be tricky. In addition to placing them in a spot where they'll receive the right amount of light, you'll want to make sure they don't dominate a space or fade into the background.

Our real estate agents suggest some of the following great places for houseplants:

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April
4

Storage Space

If you're like most people, you probably feel like you don't have enough storage space in your home. Things have a funny way of accumulating and filling up empty space. Whether you live in a small cottage or a five-bedroom ranch, our real estate agents have some tips to increase your home's storage.

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March
21

Home Improvement

When you move into a new home, it's always fun to make it your own. This does not have to mean a total remodel, and it doesn't have to mean spending thousands of dollars, either. There are plenty of smaller home improvement projects that you can tackle on a weekend for a reasonable budget. Our real estate agents are excited to share the following weekend home improvement projects with you.

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March
14

Lawn Care Tips for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to handle all those lawn care tasks on your to-do list. Our real estate agents know that a lush, green lawn also helps your home look inviting to potential buyers. Check out these spring lawn care tips to get your yard looking its best.

  1. Clean Up Your Yard
    When your yard has dried out from the latest round of rain or winter precipitation, set aside time to pick up any debris and dead vegetation. Focus on picking up leaves, wayward rocks, and sticks. If you have snow that's refusing to leave, use a shovel to gently spread it out so that it'll melt quicker. 
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February
28

February Livingston County

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.

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December
27

Real Estate Agent Tips

Utilizing the services of a real estate agent to help you sell your home in 2022 is a wise decision. A real estate agent can save you time when it comes to navigating paperwork and can get you a much better price for your home. But once you've said yes to using an agent, how do you find the right one?

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December
20

December 2021

Information is power when you're making a real estate decision, and understanding the latest market trends can help you achieve your goals. We keep a constant eye on the most up-to-date data on the real estate market in Livingston County to help you make informed decisions when buying or selling a home. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our December Market Activity report for Livingston County.

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November
22

Market Cooling Down

It's no secret that the housing market has been HOT for the past several years. However, all market trends eventually come to an end. Buyers have started asking our real estate agents whether things are finally cooling down and what they should expect going forward. 

While no one has a crystal ball, the latest data shows that inventory is creeping up, some homes are staying on the market for longer, and some home sellers are cutting prices. What does this mean for you and your home buying or selling prospects? Here are a few of our predictions. 

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September
27

September Livingston County Market

Shopping for a home is so much easier when you can base your decisions on real, proven data, and our real estate agents keep a watchful eye on the Livingston County real estate market in order to keep you up to date on the latest trends. Staying up to date on the trends makes it simpler to choose between comparable homes, make competitive offers, and plan out your budget for a home purchase in advance. Discover all of the latest trends in our report on September Market Activity for Livingston County real estate.

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September
7

Storage Unit TipsOur real estate agents know that moving creates exciting lifestyle changes, but it also presents challenges for relocation. Whether you're moving across town or across the country, planning and organizing your move will make things much easier.

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July
26

Outdoor Upgrades

Thinking of selling your home? If so, you should look into upgrading some of your outdoor spaces. While you may not be able to afford all the upgrades you'd like to do, you can choose a select few and increase your return on investment. Here are some expert suggestions from our real estate agents that will help you improve your home's value. 

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June
21

June 2021

Whether you're planning to buy, sell, or simply gathering information to decide what to do next, a thorough understanding of the latest trends in your local real estate market is key to achieving your goals. The latest trends in Livingston County show that buyers and sellers have been busy this spring, with significant year-over-year and month-over-month increases in market activity. Our real estate agents are here to help you make informed decisions, and we've got all of the latest details on Livingston County real estate in our June 2021 Market Activity report.

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May
17

May Market Activity

Our real estate agents spend every day immersed in the Livingston County real estate market, and we are happy to share the key details with you to help you make informed real estate decisions. Catch up on all of the latest data for Livingston County real estate with our May Market Activity data.

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April
19

April Livingston County

A deep understanding of the local real estate market is critical to success, whether you're ready to buy, sell, or simply gathering information to help you decide what to do next. The Livingston County real estate market has seen increased activity this spring, and our team is keeping an eye on every detail to help you stay informed as you plan your next real estate transaction. Our real estate agents have all the key information, in our April Market Activity report for Livingston County real estate.

April Market Activity for Livingston County

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April
12

Decluttering Your Kitchen

Whether you're a credentialed chef or a heater of canned soups and maker of grilled cheese sandwiches, you do all this and more in your kitchen. For many of us, it's the busiest room in the house. Thus, it tends over time to collect more unused stuff than other rooms. Every couple of years, go through your kitchen and ruthlessly bid farewell to the things you have never used or use so seldom that they're not worth the space they take up. Once you free up counter and shelf space, you'll find yourself enjoying your kitchen much more. 

Organizing your drawers, cabinets, fridge, and the counter starts with decluttering. Here are some tips to get your decluttering started. 

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March
1

Brighton List Your HomeIt's natural to feel some stress as you think about getting ready to list your home. Fortunately, many have gone before you and have contributed their collective wisdom to a best practices playbook for home sellers. Organize your home and your sale according to the tips below. 

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January
18

January 2021 Market Report

It's a New Year, and for many men and women, it's an opportunity to reconsider their real estate goals. Our real estate agents completely understand why you may have paused your listing plans in 2020. The sudden disruption of the year, coupled with uncertainty for the immediate future, created a valid reason why it may not have been the right time to buy or sell a home. We want all of our potential clients to know that we prioritize your comfort and confidence above all else.

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January
11

Home Office Brighton

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that a home office can go anywhere if you believe hard enough. With so many people working from home now, our real estate agents have seen some pretty clever ways of incorporating home offices into everyday living spaces. Here are 5 creative tips to consider.

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December
28

Real Estate in 2021

What can we expect from the real estate market in 2021, after the unprecedented year we have just experienced? The good news is that the real estate market has remained strong this year, and the strong demand for homes is likely to continue into 2021. Our real estate agents have more information on what to expect from real estate in 2021 and how the trends may impact your own decisions.

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August
3

Make Your Home Look Spacious

If you're planning to list your home for sale, you want it to look spacious and roomy, whether in a virtual or an in-person tour. But even when your rooms are of average size, they can look smaller if the home is dark, or if you have too many things crammed inside. Fortunately, our real estate agents can recommend several ways to stage your home, so it looks spacious and roomy!

Have a look at seven easy ways you can make your home appear more spacious.

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July
20

July Market Activity

As we continue to move towards our "new normal", one of the seemingly larger obstacles many homeowners face is whether or not now is the right time to buy or sell real estate in Livingston County. Our real estate agents at Griffith Realty understand that this life-changing decision is only made more difficult with the increasingly uncertain times we're living in. While we may not know when much of our normalcy will return in our day-to-day lives, we can assure you that the real estate industry has adapted to the "new normal" and is offering unique opportunities for buyers and sellers throughout Livingston County to achieve their real estate goals.

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June
16

Livingston County June

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:

  • Although the number of active listings was down from 2019, it has increased by 8 percent since April 2020.

  • The median listing price for residential homes in Livingston County in May was $359,000, which was an increase from April 2020.

  • Believe it or not, the average number of days a property sat on the market before being sold has decreased compared to May 2019.

  • The median sale price for residential homes in Livingston County in May was $282,000.

  • The number of properties sold decreased both year over year and month over month.

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.

April
27

Making Your Home Stand Out

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. 

  1. Remove Clutter
    Don't let clutter show up in your listing photos or video! If you've stayed in your current home for a while you likely have accumulated quite a bit of stuff. Nothing is as unappealing to potential buyers as a messy house. The presence of clutter in your home can decrease your chances of selling. Go through every room of your home and box up items you don't want or need anymore. Before you get your camera out, make sure you declutter first!
  2. Enhance the Curb Appeal
    In the real estate scene, first impressions do matter. If your curb appeal and landscaping are impressive, you are more likely to attract potential homebuyers. Enhancing your curb appeal can make the difference in creating a lasting impression on house hunters.
  3. Complete Thorough Repairs
    Pre-inspection repairs are important before selling your home. After all, no one will want to look at a house that has leaking pipes, broken windows, faulty wires, squeaking doors, and burst sewers. It's best to address these home improvement tasks earlier on instead of having a deal fall through near the finish line. Plus, getting these done early will give potential buyers peace of mind.
  4. Clean and Polish the Floors
    Cleaning the interiors and exteriors is a tough job that you have to do if you want to make your home stand out. This includes vacuuming the hallways, entrances, and staircases and polishing the floors and finishes. Making these areas shine will make your online listing photos and videos shine as well! 
  5. Depersonalize
    Potential homebuyers are not looking forward to buying your stuff, but your home. They want to picture their furniture, appliances, and other items in their potential new home. With this in mind, you should depersonalize your home by removing your collections and personal effects. Plus, removing your items will make the house seem bigger and increase your chances of making a sale.
  6. Set the Right Price
    Setting prices can be a tough call given that a high price might scare away buyers, while low prices may question the true value of your property. However, the ideal way to go about it is to compare the prices of similar properties in your area. Doing so will give you an idea of how high or low you can go in terms of pricing.
  7. Enlist a Real Estate Agent
    Real estate agents have vast experience in finding buyers and selling homes. Our real estate agents can help you with listing and effectively marketing your home.

Looking for more tips on getting your Brighton home to stand out on the market? Contact us today! 

February
24

Before Listing Your Home

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

  1. Declutter Your Space
    Some homeowners want to wait until they're moving to get rid of unwanted items; instead, declutter every space in your room now so that your home appears clean and organized. Take decluttering a step further and pack away items that you seldom use (like holiday decorations, seasonal clothing, and old mementos) and store them out of view. Buyers will be able to view the details of your home better when furnishings don't hide them. Our real estate agents can examine your home and let you know if further decluttering is necessary. If you've gotten rid of as many items as possible but still need to pack more things away consider renting a storage unit.
  2. Scrub Your House from Top to Bottom
    Now that your home is decluttered, it's time to make it gleam from top to bottom. Buyers are more likely to view a clean home as one that's been taken care of. A deep cleaning will also eliminate odors that may have accumulated over the years from spills, pets, and cooking. If you don't feel like you have the time or energy to give your home the cleaning it deserves, outsource the job to a cleaning agency.
  3. Complete Minor Repairs
    If there are minor repairs you've been putting off, like fixing light fixtures, replacing broken hardware, or repairing dents and dings in your walls, now is the time to tackle these items. Minor repairs are relatively inexpensive, but they have a significant effect on the overall look of your home. A buyer may also believe that if you've neglected to make small repairs during your time in the home that you've also foregone larger, more expensive repairs. 
  4. Stage Your Home
    Staging involves altering the appearance of your home so that it's as appealing to as many buyers as possible. Start by giving your walls and trim a fresh coat of paint. Stick with hues that are fairly neutral, like off-white shades, light gray colors, and beige tones. Then, set up each room so that potential buyers can better envision their lives in your home. Incorporate functional furniture that gives each room a purpose. Add accessories and home decor that brighten the room and make it more appealing.
  5. Hide Evidence of Your Pets
    Your pets are beloved members of your family, but they can be a deterrent to some buyers. Buyers may believe that a home with pets is dirtier than a home without pets (even if that's not the case). On days when you have an open house or showing, have a plan in place to remove your pet from your home. Find a pet-friendly space where you can hang out for a couple of hours while buyers are checking out your home.

Have more questions about preparing your home to sell? Contact us today. 

February
3

Smart Home Features

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:

  1. Home Security Cameras
    Many different types of smart home security cameras are available, but they usually have the following features: motion sensors, night vision, and two-way talk capabilities. Also, your smart camera system will come equipped with an app that gives you access to a live feed of camera views if you're away from home.

  2. Programmable Thermostats
    These smart home features make your home more comfortable and can even help reduce your heating and cooling bills. They can be programmed to turn on before you wake up in the morning or return home in the evenings. Over time, they'll learn your habits and respond accordingly, keeping your home comfortable without running your HVAC unit unnecessarily.

  3. Lighting Control System
    Smart lighting involves replacing your traditional light bulbs with smart bulbs, which work in your existing sockets. Using a hub that's connected online, you can then adjust your lighting from anywhere. You can program your lights to turn on before you come home from work or slowly get brighter as you prepare to wake up in the morning.

  4. Smart Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    These detectors may not be the most glamorous smart feature, but buyers appreciate the convenient safety enhancements they offer. If they detect smoke or carbon monoxide, they'll send a text alert to your phone and will also warn you if their batteries are getting low.

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January
27

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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January
13

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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December
16

Winter Home Selling

Listing your house in the winter involves a slightly different approach than attempting to sell in the warmer months. With the holidays and weather conditions impacting the way you present your home, you need to proactively take steps to ensure every showing is a success. Here are a few tips our real estate agents encourage homeowners to follow when selling your home during the winter months.

  1. Consider Inspections in the Fall
    If you're hoping to list in the winter, we encourage you to get your home inspected in the autumn. Focus on inspections that cover these areas: the roof, HVAC systems, gutters, fireplaces/chimneys, air sealing windows/doors, pests/rodents, and mold/mildew. Fixing these problems ahead of your listing helps ensure that inspection issues won't disrupt the negotiations.

  2. Prioritize the Exterior
    Curb appeal is important all year long, which is why you can't neglect your landscaping. Remove dead tree limbs or debris around the property and consider planting perennials to spruce up the space. You also want to remove hazards around the home like icicles or patches of ice and slush to ensure a safe space for your potential buyers. Make sure you keep the entranceways of the home clean as well.

  3. Keep Holiday Decorations to a Minimum
    We recommend that sellers refrain from decorating their homes for the holidays. However, we also understand that many homeowners want to enjoy one last holiday season in their house. If you must decorate, we encourage you to choose lights and decorations representing the winter season and doesn't cater to one specific set of beliefs or traditions.

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November
4

Staging Tips During the Holidays

Selling your home during the holidays presents the opportunity to add a splash of festivity to your home staging. But there are some popular decorations you may want to leave in storage until next year. Decorations that complement the existing look of your home can be a great way to make your home feel warm, cozy, and inviting to buyers. Our REALTORS® know what it takes to stage a home during any season, and we've got some tips to help you stage your home for sale during the holidays.

  1. Less Is More
    Whether you normally go all-out with holiday decorating or opt for simple decorations, less is more when staging your home for sale during the holidays. Large lawn decorations and extensive outdoor lighting may be fun, but they're not the best choice when competing with other Brighton homes for sale. Instead, opt for simple outdoor lighting that highlights the best features of the home, and small, tasteful touches indoors.

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September
16

You know your home's perks and issues better than anyone. Buyers want to know about any known issues so they can factor repair costs into their offer. Know what you need to disclose during the sale process. Our real estate agents are here to help you with every step of selling a home, including our guide to what sellers need to know about disclosure.

Why Disclosure Is Required in Real Estate Sales

Let's say you're shopping for Livingston homes for sale. Wouldn't you want to learn everything about the potential investment? As a seller, you have a responsibility to disclose certain known issues to buyers. Not only is disclosure the right thing to do, but it's required by law. Exact disclosure laws vary by state, but most require known, significant issues with the home to be disclosed.

Failing to disclose issues with the home can lead to a canceled sale, or potential fraud litigation if the buyer discovers issues that should have been disclosed after closing. By disclosing issues truthfully, you can avoid these potential snags.

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September
9

Reasons House Doesn't Sell - Griffith Realty

No matter how many people attend showings or open houses of Brighton homes for sale, the only ones that matter are the ones who make an offer. Is a lack of solid offers making you nervous? Here are some common reasons why your home may not be selling.

  1. Unrealistic Expectations
    Sometimes people hear the term "seller's market" and sit back waiting for offers to pour in. No matter how advantageous current market conditions are, put forth the effort to display your home most appealingly. 

  2. Narrow Perspective
    Sellers often come up with an asking price by simply pulling data and settling on the average amounts. This method fails to incorporate market fluctuations, trends, and other intangibles. Do some research into the factors that are consistently generating solid offers.

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June
10

Sell Your Home in BrightonBeing able to move into your new place before selling your old house may seem like a big advantage. But while it might make the process easier for your family, selling a vacant house often comes with some unique challenges. Empty houses tend to take longer to sell and go for a lower price than occupied Brighton homes for sale. Our REALTORS® have compiled these six tips that will help you sell your vacant home.

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October
23

5 Reasons to List Your Home This Fall
A lot of people think of spring and summer as the prime selling season for real estate.  While these seasons are a great time to sell, fall can be an even better time to add your home to the list of Brighton homes for sale. During the fall, the weather cools, summer vacations are over, and the kids are back in school, creating a much more relaxed atmosphere for all. Our REALTORS® are passionate about helping clients sell their homes.  Here are five reasons to consider listing your home for sale this fall: 

  1. Demand is High
    Market conditions are in your favor as a seller. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer traffic is high amid healthy job growth, driving home buying demand. Meanwhile, inventory – (homes listed for sale) – remains low. That means that demand is outpacing supply, which is good for home sellers, increasing the odds that their homes will sell quickly and at their listing prices.

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September
26

Making a Counteroffer
As a home seller, you're anxious to receive an offer to purchase your house, and getting an offer may or may not be all that you had hoped it would be. While getting an offer below your asking price isn't uncommon in the real estate market, it indeed isn't ideal. Rest assured, however, that there are proven strategies for dealing with an offer that doesn't satisfy your terms. Our REALTORS® at Griffith Realty are here to guide you through the art of making a counteroffer with these three tips. 

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September
18

Tips for Selling Your Home
Selling your home is an exciting time, although it can be an overwhelming task to accomplish on your own. Our REALTORS® are here to help guide you through the entire process to make your experience both productive and positive. We'll take the lead in getting your home sold, but there are a few steps you can take as a seller to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. 

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June
19

Staging Your Home

Successful Staging Can Be Key to Selling Quickly

When you finish your pre-listing fix-ups, it's time to consider staging for your first open house. Staging is the process of presenting a neutral look that allows buyers to envision your home as their home. That can't happen if your home reminds them that someone else still lives there. 

Our REALTORS® work with buyers and sellers. We understand that staging is an important factor in selling your home for the best price. We offer these ideas to help you understand what it takes to stage your home for an open house.

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June
1

Stage Your Home to Sell
When you're selling your home, you want every single thing you do to it to count. You want your home to really pop when potential buyers walk through it. You want to guarantee that your home will get their attention.

In other words, you want your home to be the one that makes them say, "Wow," the one they keep thinking about even after a day of looking at properties. Wondering how to make it stand out this much? Here are five ways to give your home the WOW factor.

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May
7

What Stays When You Sell

What Stays With the House When You Sell

It's difficult enough negotiating a home sale without adding controversy over my stuff/your stuff. While you know ahead of time that you plan to remove your vintage chandelier and double-door refrigerator, the person falling in love with your home isn't considering what it will look like without those features.

A University of Pennsylvania study, "Emotions in Real Estate Negotiations, " concluded that there's often an emotional component to home sale negotiations. The process of sorting out what goes and what stays can be one of the emotional triggers. When it occurs, it can slow down the negotiation process.

Our REALTORS® understand that possessions can complicate your negotiations, but there are ways to avoid it. Here are a few ideas to consider before you butt heads with a buyer over the things you refuse to leave behind.

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April
2

Sell Your Home CMA
When it comes to selling a home, few things are more important than setting the right listing price. Arriving at the perfect not-too-high, not-too-low number isn't easy, which is where a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) comes in. Our REALTORS® have learned that a CMA is the best way to land at the perfect price.

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February
20

It's no surprise that many home buyers rely on technology to power their home search, from connecting with real estate agents through social media to taking virtual tours of homes that catch their eye. But did you know you can now start the search for Brighton homes for sale, simply by using your voice? At Griffith Realty, we love using technology to make your life easier while shopping for a home, which is why we're excited to be one of the first real estate businesses in Michigan to offer Voiceter Pro. Our REALTORS® have all of the details on this exciting tool, and on why we find it so important to offer you the latest real estate technology.

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