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How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls that Cause Families to Overpay, Waste Time or Lose Money

by Tracy Wick, MUP, SRES®, Associate Broker – Attorneys are experts at crafting estate plans that protect real estate assets, but where is the field guide for dealing with a family member’s house full of possessions when age, personal or medical reasons dictate that it is time to sell a primary or vacation home? Elders and their families are often overwhelmed and conflicted about how to approa

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Made for Michigan Paint

by Motor City Paint Company™ Finding the right paint for a Michigan home is difficult work. The truth is, not all brands of paint are created equal. Some are made for certain climates, others for different kinds of homes. And some paints simply don’t stand up to the test of time. For Michigan homes, finding the right

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Property Protocol™ Case Study: Hoarder House

by Tracy Wick – Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited hoarder house for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the home was in need of a major clean-out:  

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A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

by House Logic – Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the next level in a video game. When you get past this step, you get to advance to a fresh, exciting place — your new home, to be exact. In Every Inspection, There Are Stakes for Buye

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Property Protocol™ Case Study: Condo Fixer Upper

By Tracy Wick – Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited condo for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the condo was in need of repair. Without any improvements, the maximum list price of the condo was determined to be $100,000. Deferred maintenance items were iden

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Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

  Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior’s home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions – and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision

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Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home: Kitchen Toss out expired cleaning items or those you haven’t used in years. Go through food storage containers – if there’s not a lid to match the bottom, throw it out. Drawers – Have a garbage can nearby so that you can easily toss items

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