Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast Michigan

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Real Estate Agent - ReMax Encore
Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale
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Why Zillow is a Good Thing They are well optimized so my listings get good exposure. And their Zestimates are SOOOOOOO wrong!! The first is a no brainer. Free exposure with a pretty decent format. My listings are attractively displayed with multiple photos and a good description. I can edit the p...
10/19/2014
When High Tech is just an excuse for laziness This post is NOT a criticism of electronic signatures, Twitter, Facebook… nor of agents who utilize these methods in their real estate business. This post IS a criticism of agents who criticize those of us who choose NOT to use any of the above in our...
10/17/2014
Paperless is NOT green I’m getting pretty tired of listening to agents boast about being paperless thus calling themselves “green.” First of all- something is substituted for paper. Usually a device that is electronic – more than likely built from petroleum products and run (charged) with coal. I...
10/17/2014
Oakland County MI Home for Sale- Open House Sunday, Oct.  5 from 2 pm - 5 pm 455 Timber Hill, Ortonville MI North off Oakwood. East of M-15/Ortonville Rd
10/02/2014
All Sports Crescent Lake Lakefront Home for Sale- 285 Reymont Waterford MI- $280,000   Beautiful, updated, lakefront home on all sports Crescent Lake with sandy beach/swimming area, dock, seawall. Updated home is in move in condition- almost everything is new/updated as well as stupendous lake vi...
06/05/2014
Pleasant Lake Lakefront Home for Sale Lapeer MI   Outstanding views of private, all sports Pleasant Lake from this totally updated home. Newer roof, siding, furnace, central air, water heater, water softener, pressure tank. Newer appliances. Newer fireplace insert, newer carpet. Newer cement driv...
06/05/2014
Should I stay around for the showing? Many home sellers in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan ask this question. You should leave and I should not be there either. For the showing you want potential buyers to be as comfortable as possible. You want them to feel free to express any concerns or dis...
03/15/2014
Lake Orion home sales have been rebounding for the past few years and prices continue to "soar." Values are increasing, but I'm not sure they are increasing as much as the increases in average and median sales prices indicate. There has been a large decrease in distressed sales in Orion, which I ...
03/15/2014
Clarkston MI home sales have been in the rise the past few years. If you look at the graphs below, prices pretty much bottomed out in 2009 and were pretty stable in 2010 and 2011 and prices in 2012 and 2013 really started rebounding with the median sales price in 2013 was almost 25% higher than i...
03/15/2014
 Is My Listing REALLY Overpriced?  It seems lately the explanation that comes with a low ball offer is that the house (my listing) is overpriced. I guess soooo grossly overpriced that your buyer chose it as their favorite. I understand a buyer submitting a low offer trying to see what they can ge...
03/15/2014
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