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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.